Being a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.
I am originally from Truro, NS and I attended Mount Allison University for a BSc in Mathematics in 2004. I received my PhD in Mathematics (number theory) from Queen’s University in 2009 and my MSc in Mathematics from Queen’s University in 2005.
Prior to joining Laurier, I held a visiting professorship position at the University of Delaware (2009–2011) and then a postdoctoral fellowship at Queen’s University (2011–2013).
Research Interests / Ongoing Projects
My research follows two streams. Over the past few years I have studied the transcendental nature of various infinite sums, infinite products, as well as special values of well-known functions (zeta, gamma, digamma, etc.). Recently I have become very interested in math education and have begun some projects set out to study more effective methods of teaching mathematics. In particular, I am interested in attempting to quantify how new/innovative teaching methods compare to the traditional lecture model.
Awards and Achievements
Nominated for two university-level “excellence in teaching” awards.
Student Opportunities / Supervising
I have research opportunities available for interested students in the areas of number theory, algebra, and math education. Any student with a background in pure mathematics (algebra, number theory, analysis) is welcome to approach me about potential projects for the Honours seminar course MA489 or potential summer research assistantship. There may also be opportunities available for those with a background in mathematics and an interest in education (or a background in education and an interest in mathematics) to assist with ongoing projects in math education.
I am willing to supervise graduate students in the areas number theory, algebra and graph theory.
Weatherby, Chester. “Transcendence of series of rational functions and a problem of Bundschuh,” Journal of the Ramanujan Mathematical Society (2013).
Weatherby, Chester. “Transcendence of multi-indexed infinite series,” Journal of Number Theory (2011).
Murty, M. Ram and Weatherby, Chester. “On the transcendence of certain infinite series”, International Journal of Number Theory (2011).
Weatherby, Chester. “Transcendence of infinite sums of simple functions,” Acta Arithmetica (2010).
Beattie, Margaret and Weatherby, Chester. “Student Research Project: Integer Points on a Hyperboloid of One Sheet,” The College Mathematics Journal (2006).
Beattie, Margaret and Weatherby, Chester. “Pythagorean triples and units in integral group rings,” Journal of Algebra and its Applications (2005).
Murty, M. Ram and Weatherby, Chester. “Evaluating the sum ∑nϵZ 1/(n2+Bn+C k,” The American Mathematical Monthly (In press).
Murty, M. Ram and Weatherby, Chester. “Special values of the Gamma function at CM points,” The Ramanujan Journal (In press).
Weatherby, Chester. “On the transcendence of certain Fourier series,” Journal of the Ramanujan Mathematical Society (In preparation).
Chester Weatherby, Donna Kotsopoulos, Douglas Woolford and Laaraib Khattak. “Success in post-secondary mathematics education” (In preparation).