Rudy Horne | |
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Born | Rudy Lee Horne |

Education | Crete-Monee High School |

Alma mater | University of Colorado Boulder (PhD) University of Oklahoma |

Known for | Nonlinear optics Hidden Figures |

Scientific career | |

Institutions | Morehouse College University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Florida State University California State University, East Bay |

Thesis | Collision-Induced Timing Jitter and Four-Wave Mixing in Wavelength-Division Multiplexing Soliton Systems (2001) |

Doctoral advisor | Mark J. Ablowitz ^{ [1] } |

**Rudy Lee Horne** (1968 – 2017) was an American mathematician and professor of mathematics at Morehouse College. He worked on dynamical systems, including nonlinear waves. He was the mathematics consultant for the film * Hidden Figures *.^{ [2] }

Horne grew up in the south side of Chicago.^{ [3] } His father worked at Sherwin-Williams.^{ [4] } He graduated from Crete-Monee High School.^{ [2] }^{ [5] } He completed a double degree in mathematics and physics at the University of Oklahoma in 1991.^{ [6] }^{ [3] } He joined the University of Colorado Boulder for his postgraduate studies, earning a master's in physics in 1994 and in mathematics in 1996. He completed his doctorate, *Collision induced timing jitter and four-wave mixing in wavelength division multiplexing soliton systems*, in 2001 which was supervised by Mark J. Ablowitz.^{ [1] }^{ [7] } He was the first African American to graduate from the University of Colorado Boulder Department of Applied Mathematics.^{ [8] }

After completing his PhD, Horne had a position at the California State University, East Bay.^{ [2] } before working as postdoctoral researcher at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with Chris Jones.^{ [9] } Horne joined Florida State University in 2005.^{ [8] }^{ [10] } Horne joined Morehouse College in 2010 and was promoted to associate professor of mathematics in 2015.^{ [2] } He continued to study four-wave mixing.^{ [11] } His work considered nonlinear optical phenomena.^{ [9] }^{ [12] }^{ [13] } He uncovered effects in parity-time symmetric systems.^{ [14] }

Horne was recommended to serve as a mathematics consultant for Hidden Figures by Morehouse College.^{ [15] }^{ [16] } He worked closely with Theodore Melfi ensured the actors knew how to pronounce "Euler's".^{ [2] }^{ [17] }^{ [18] }^{ [19] }^{ [20] }^{ [21] } He spent four months working with 20th Century Fox.^{ [8] } In particular, Horne worked with Taraji P. Henson on the mathematics she required for her role as Katherine Johnson.^{ [22] }^{ [23] } He taught the cast how to get excited by mathematics.^{ [24] } His handwriting is on screen during a scene at the beginning of the film where Katherine Johnson solves a quadratic equation.^{ [3] } He appeared on the interview series *In the Know.*^{ [25] } Horne completed a Mathematical Association of America *Maths Fest* tour where he discussed the mathematics in Hidden Figures, focusing on the calculations that concerned Glenn's orbit around in 1962.^{ [26] }^{ [27] } He appeared on NPR's Closer Look.^{ [28] }

He died on December 11, 2017 after surgery for a torn aorta.^{ [29] }^{ [30] }^{ [2] } The University of Colorado Boulder established a Rudy Lee Horne Memorial Fellowship in his honour.^{ [8] }^{ [31] } He was described as a "rock star", inspiring generations of black students.^{ [32] }^{ [22] } He was awarded the National Association of Mathematicians (NAM) lifetime achievement award posthumously in 2018,^{ [33] } and was recognized by Mathematically Gifted & Black as a Black History Month 2018 Honoree.^{ [4] }

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