Rudy Horne, an associate professor of mathematics at Morehouse College in Atlanta, died on December 11. Dr. Horne received a credit as the mathematical consultant for the Academy Award nominated film Hidden Figures. It was his job to verify that the mathematical equations used in the film were accurate.
Dr. Horne joined the faculty at Morehouse College in 2010 and was promoted to associate professor in 2015. Earlier, he served as an assistant professor at Florida State University for five years.
Dr. Horne was a graduate of the University of Oklahoma, where he double majored in physics and mathematics. He held master’s degrees in physics and applied mathematics and a Ph.D. in applied mathematics from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Below is a video of Dr. Horne discussing his career.