List of Past Colloquia

  • Spring 2017

Date and TimeSpeakerAbstract
January 11 at 4:05 pmDouglas Pfeffer17th and 18th Century Calculus — A Series Approach
January 25 at 4:05 pmJason JohnsonA Combinatorial Proof of Fine's Theorem on Partitions
February 8 at 4:05 pmJoshua HillerWhat do you mean "the" multistage model of carcinogenesis?
February 15 at 4:05 pm Career PanelFeaturing Dr. Cenzer, Dr. Knudson, Dr. Alladi, Dr. Bubenik, Evan Milliken, and Ali Uncu
February 22 at 4:05 pmTodd MolnarThe Local Distribution of the Number of Small Prime Factors
March 15 at 4:05 pmJohn HesterMetaphysics in Mathematics
March 29 at 4:05 pmTBATBA
April 12 at 4:05 pmTBATBA
  • Fall 2016

Date and TimeSpeakerAbstract
August 31 at 4:05 pmFrancis AdamsSet Theory and Small Sets of Reals
September 14 at 4:05 pmJeremiah HocuttBeyond Cesàro Continuity or: Who ever said differentiable
functions were continuous?
September 28 at 4:05 pmKeith CopenhaverCounting With Unknowns: Generating Functions
October 12 at 4:05 pmEndrit FejzullahuThe Probabilistic Method in Combinatorics
October 26 at 4:05 pmDarby SmithMolecular Motors: Stochastic Equations of Motion
November 16 at 4:05 pmDr. Richard Crewp-adic numbers and p-adic differential equations
December 7 at 4:05 pmDr. Miklós BónaPermutations and Genome Sorting
  • Spring 2016

January 20, 4:05pm Dr. Murali Rao Probability
February 3, 4:05pm Mr. Ali Uncu Some Weighted Partition Identities
February 17, 4:05pm Mr. Ben Russo Dilation Theory and Completely Positive Maps
March 16, 4:05pm Mr. Reuben Bernstein-Goff  Big Data: Obstacles, Tools, and Open Problems
March 30, 4:05pm Dr. Sergei Shabanov The Formalism of Siegert States in Resonant Scattering of Electromagnetic Waves
April 13, 4:05pm Dr. Mike Jury
  • Fall 2015

September 9
4:05pm
Doug Pfeffer A look at the changes to analytic rigor in the 18th and 19th centuries.
September 23
4:05pm
Dr. Peter Bubenik Topological Data Analysis
October 7
4:05pm
Raymond Schaub The Leontief Input-Output Model
October 21
4:05pm
Dr. Jonathan King How to Think about things bigger than your Brain? or (The Firing-Squad Problem and related Conundra)
November 4
4:05pm
Evan Milliken R0 and other applications of linear algebra to mathematical epidemiology
November 18
4:05pm
Kiara Hall Introduction to the Philosophy of Mathematics
December 2
4:05pm
Celeste Vallejo Little’s Law Applied to a Stochastic Model of Poliomyelitis
  • Spring 2014

January 21
4:05pm
Dr. Jindrich Zapletal A course in descriptive set theory, Fall 2015
February 4
4:05pm
Larie Ward Operators Grow on Trees
February 18
4:05pm
Todd Molnar The Anatomy of the Integers via Large Prime Factors with an Application to Numerical Factorization
March 11
4:05pm
Dr. Paul Robinson The Pendulum Swings
March 25
4:05pm
Dr. Christopher Porter Coin Tossing, Randomness Extraction, and Algorithmic Randomness
April 8
4:05pm
Christopher Cyr Permutable p-groups Are Hard to Find (in Sn)
  • Fall 2014

September 3
4:05pm
Dr. Jed Keesling Queueing Theory and its Applications
September 17
4:05pm
Ben Russo My Love/Hate Relationship with the Cantor Set
October 1
4:05pm
Dr. Scott McKinley Fluctuating hydrodynamics of microparticles in biological fluids: modeling, simulation and analysis 
October 15
4:05pm
Joshua Hiller  Constructive Lower Bounds in Hypergraph Ramsey Theory
October 29
4:05pm
Daniel Gray Superpatterns Containing Special Subsets of Permutations 
November 12
4:05pm
Dr. Lei Zhang  Some examples of Partial Differential Equations that indicate interplay with other fields
December 3
4:05pm
Ashwini Amarasinghe Topological Dimension 
  • Spring 2013

January 22
4:05pm
Cheyne Homberger Patterns Within Random Permutations: Some Open (and Recently Closed) Questions
February 5
4:05pm
Joel Rosenfeld An Introduction to Reproducing Kernel Hilbert Spaces and a Few Applications
February 19
4:05pm
Kevin Knudson Algorithms in discrete Morse theory
March 12
4:05pm
Krishnaswami Alladi Paul Erdos – One of the Most Influential Mathematicians of Our Times
March 26
4:05pm
Tim Olson The Singular Value Decomposition and the Real World
April 9
4:05pm
Josh Hurwitz  A Simulation Platform to Quantify Emergency Department Patient Flow
  • Fall 2013

August 28
4:05pm
Jay Pantone Checker Jumping, Coin Counting, and Cap Throwing: Why Generating Functions are Magic
September 11
4:05pm
Scott McCullough Setting Semialgebraic Geometry and Convex Analysis Free
September 25
4:05pm
Jindrich Zapletal Infinite Games in Mathematics
October 9
4:05pm
Richard Crew
October 23
4:05pm
Evan Milliken The Real Dynamics of Bieberbach’s Example
November 6
4:05pm
Becky Borchering Assessing Seasonal Drivers of Rabies Dynamics in Three North American Carnivore Species
November 20
4:05pm
Ali Uncu  Generating functions for Partitions, Generalizations and Further Results.
  • Spring 2013

January 16
4:05pm
Nick Sharpe A Family of K-automorphisms in Ergodic Theory
January 30
4:05pm
Lee Raney Group Representations and Characters
February 13
4:05pm
Francis Adams Nonstandard Analysis: Calculus with Infinitesimals
February 27
4:05pm
Alexander Dranishnikov The Category and the Topological Complexity
March 13
4:05pm
Jill Stupiansky Mathematical Modeling of Citrus Greening Disease
March 27
4:05pm
Vince Vatter Geometric Grid Classes of Permutations
April 10
4:05pm
Sergei Shabanov The Resonant Wave Scattering Theory and Applications
  • Fall 2012

August 29
4:05pm
N/A Meet and greet
September 12
4:05pm
Peter Sin The Golod-Shafarevich Theorem
September 26
4:05pm
Paul Robinson Additive Functions
October 17
4:05pm
Sebastian Wyman Introduction to Computability, Computable Analysis, and Effective Symbolic Dynamics
October 24
4:05pm
Graham Picklesimer Finitely Additive Measures and the Theory of Games
November 14
4:05pm
Jonathan King Situations Where You Didn’t Think You Needed Ergodic Theory
November 28
4:05pm
Sergei Pilyugin