Join Caltech alumnus Edray Goins, PhD (BS ’94) and former Caltech postdoctoral scholar Jim Gates, PhD for a discussion addressing challenges facing traditionally underrepresented populations in math and physics.
Caltech alumni are invited to join MIT alumni for a virtual discussion addressing challenges facing traditionally underrepresented populations in math and physics.
Presented by the MIT Alumni Association, the MIT Forum for Equity aims to engage alumni through thoughtful online conversations that help educate, inform, and examine the problems focused on social justice and help to catalyze change in our communities and in the world.
Jim Gates, PhD is a theoretical physicist. He is currently the Brown Theoretical Physics Center Director, Ford Foundation Professor of Physics, Affiliate Mathematics Professor, and a Watson Institute for International Studies & Public Affairs Faculty Fellow at Brown University. He is known for his work on supersymmetry, supergravity, and superstring theory.
Edray Herber Goins, PhD (BS ’94) is Professor of Mathematics at Pomona College. The product of the Los Angeles Unified (LAUSD) public school system, he attended the California Institute of Technology, where he majored in mathematics and physics, and earned his doctorate in mathematics from Stanford University. Dr. Goins has held positions at the world's premiere research institutions, including the National Security Agency in Ft. Meade, Maryland; the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in Berkeley, California; the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey; the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in Bonn, Germany; Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts; and the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California. In January 2004 he was featured in Black Issues in Higher Education as one of the "2004 Emerging Scholars of the Year.” From 2004-2018, Dr. Goins was a professor of mathematics at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.