Mathlete Wins First Place

Mathlete Wins First Place
Posted on 11/16/2019
Mathlete Maxwell MoranLCHS math scholar Maxwell Moran scored first-place last week at CSU’s Math Day competition for the category of Original Mathematics Research. Maxwell submitted an independent-research project entitled “Signal Propagation Mathematics” which presented a mathematical construct for signal propagation using the ionosphere. He validated his research using the Weak Signal Propagation Network created by Nobel Prize winner and Princeton University physics professor Joe Taylor. During his project, Maxwell sent out a beacon signal using a transceiver and an antenna he constructed himself, and his signals were spotted and registered by more than 500 stations worldwide. Dr. Kenneth McLaughlin, Chair of CSU’s Department of Mathematics, did the honors of presenting Maxwell with a crisp $100 bill. The hand-off is memorialized in a nearby photo.

To view the results, visit CSU's results archive webpage.