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List of Past Colloquia

Fall 2019

Date and TimeSpeakerTitle / Abstract
August 28 at 4:05 pmMatthew DallasFractional Calculus: Motivation and Fundamentals
September 11 at 4:05pmZachary Hamaker: Zachary is a newly Assistant Professor.
Jobs Panel
September 25 at 4:05 pmPhilip BoylandTopology, Tangling and Fluid Mixing
October 9 at 4:05 pmAlexander DranishnikovTopology and Robot Motion Planning
October 23 at 4:05 pmTracy StepienCell migration in development, wound healing, and cancer: Modeling, simulation and analysis
November 6 at 4:05 pmJesse ThornerHeuristics in Number TheoryHeuristics in Number Theory
November 20 at 4:05 pmZachary Hamaker

Spring 2019

Date and TimeSpeakerTitle / Abstract
January 16 at 4:05 pmJohn HesterRefutational Completeness of Paramodulation
January 30 at 4:05 pmColin DefantStructure in Stack-Sorting
February 27 at 4:05 pmScott McCulloughSetting Analysis Free
March 13 at 4:05 pmJohn OpreaGeometry, Soap Films and Biology
March 27 at 4:05 pmPaul RobinsonHigher Trigonometry
April 10 at 4:05 pmAlexandre TurullFinite Groups and their Representations as Groups of Matrices

Fall 2018

Date and TimeSpeakerTitle / Abstract
August 29 at 4:05 pmAlexander ElchesenThe Grothendieck Group of a Commutative Monoid
September 12 at 4:05 pmSummer Atkins Fellowships and Internships
September 26 at 4:05 pmLuca Fabrizio Di Cerbo: Luca is an Assistant Professor, and has also applied to jobs in the financial industry.
October 10 at 4:05 pmDalton Worsnup Homotopy Type Theory
October 24 at 4:05 pmParker EdwardsFantastic real semialgebraic sets and where to find them
November 7 at 4:05 pmAndrew KriehnA Cook's Tour of Hyperbolic Geometry
November 28 at 4:05 pmDarby J. SmithIntracelluar Transport: Rigor Motors and Bayesian Inference

Spring 2018

Date and TimeSpeakerTitle / Abstract
January 17 at 4:05 pmColin Defant How to Guard a highly symmetric Mall
January 29 at 4:05 pmKeith CopenhaverHow Normal is Your Family Tree?
February 14 at 4:05 pmJason Johnson The Ghost of Bach
February 28 at 4:05 pmJobs PanelFeaturing Leo Betthauser, Peter Bubenik, Michael Catanzaro, Jeramiah Hocutt, and Jindrich Zapletal
March 14 at 4:05 pmJamie Scott An Introduction to Inverse Semigroups
March 28 at 4:05 pmPaul SchwartzA look At Continua Arising In Generalized Inverse Limits
April 11 at 4:05 pmAnthony Van DuzerMachine Sortable Permutation

Fall 2017

Date and TimeSpeakerSpeakerTitle / Abstract
August 30 at 4:05 pmMichael EngenOn the dimension of composition posets
September 27 at 4:05 pmDr. Paul RobinsonDivergent Series
October 11 at 4:05 pmNikola MilicevicA General Introduction to TDA
October 25 at 4:05 pmDr. Michael HullDehn's solution to the word problem in surface groups
November 8 at 4:05 pmCeleste VallejoAll models are wrong but some are useful
November 29 at 4:05 pmAndrew LathamA characterization of subnormal subgroups

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
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

Date and TimeSpeakerTitle
January 20, 4:05pmDr. Murali RaoProbability
February 3, 4:05pmMr. Ali UncuSome Weighted Partition Identities
February 17, 4:05pmDilation Theory and Completely Positive Maps
March 16, 4:05pmMr. Reuben Bernstein-Goff Big Data: Obstacles, Tools, and Open Problems
March 30, 4:05pmDr. Sergei ShabanovThe Formalism of Siegert States in Resonant Scattering of Electromagnetic Waves
April 13, 4:05pmDr. Mike Jury

Fall 2015

Date and TimeSpeakerTitle
September 9
4:05pm
Doug PfefferA look at the changes to analytic rigor in the 18th and 19th centuries.
September 23
4:05pm
Dr. Peter BubenikTopological Data Analysis
October 7
4:05pm
Raymond SchaubThe Leontief Input-Output Model
October 21
4:05pm
Dr. Jonathan KingHow to Think about things bigger than your Brain? or (The Firing-Squad Problem and related Conundra)
November 4
4:05pm
Evan MillikenR0 and other applications of linear algebra to mathematical epidemiology
November 18
4:05pm
Kiara HallIntroduction to the Philosophy of Mathematics
December 2
4:05pm
Celeste VallejoLittle's Law Applied to a Stochastic Model of Poliomyelitis

Spring 2014

Date and TimeSpeakerTitle
January 21
4:05pm
Dr. Jindrich ZapletalA course in descriptive set theory, Fall 2015
February 4
4:05pm
Larie WardOperators Grow on Trees
February 18
4:05pm
Todd MolnarThe Anatomy of the Integers via Large Prime Factors with an Application to Numerical Factorization
March 11
4:05pm
Dr. Paul RobinsonThe Pendulum Swings
March 25
4:05pm
Dr. Christopher PorterCoin Tossing, Randomness Extraction, and Algorithmic Randomness
April 8
4:05pm
Christopher CyrPermutable p-groups Are Hard to Find (in Sn)

Fall 2014

Date and TimeSpeakerTitle
September 3
4:05pm
Dr. Jed KeeslingDr. Jed Keesling
September 17
4:05pm
Ben RussoMy Love/Hate Relationship with the Cantor Set
October 1
4:05pm
Dr. Scott McKinleyFluctuating 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 GraySuperpatterns 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 AmarasingheTopological Dimension 

Spring 2013

Date and TimeSpeakerTitle
January 22
4:05pm
Cheyne HombergerPatterns Within Random Permutations: Some Open (and Recently Closed) Questions
February 5
4:05pm
Joel RosenfeldAn Introduction to Reproducing Kernel Hilbert Spaces and a Few Applications
February 19
4:05pm
Kevin KnudsonAlgorithms in discrete Morse theory
March 12
4:05pm
Krishnaswami AlladiPaul Erdos - One of the Most Influential Mathematicians of Our Times
March 26
4:05pm
Tim OlsonThe Singular Value Decomposition and the Real World
April 9
4:05pm
Josh Hurwitz A Simulation Platform to Quantify Emergency Department Patient Flow

Fall 2013

Date and TimeSpeakerTitle
August 28
4:05pm
Jay PantoneChecker Jumping, Coin Counting, and Cap Throwing: Why Generating Functions are Magic
September 11
4:05pm
Scott McCulloughSetting Semialgebraic Geometry and Convex Analysis Free
September 25
4:05pm
Jindrich ZapletalInfinite Games in Mathematics
October 9
4:05pm
Richard Crew
October 23
4:05pm
Evan MillikenThe Real Dynamics of Bieberbach's Example
November 6
4:05pm
Becky BorcheringAssessing 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 2012

Date and TimeSpeakerTitle
January 16
4:05pm
Nick SharpeA Family of K-automorphisms in Ergodic Theory
January 30
4:05pm
Lee RaneyGroup Representations and Characters
February 13
4:05pm
Francis AdamsNonstandard Analysis: Calculus with Infinitesimals
February 27
4:05pm
Alexander DranishnikovThe Category and the Topological Complexity
March 13
4:05pm
Jill StupianskyMathematical Modeling of Citrus Greening Disease
March 27
4:05pm
Vince VatterGeometric Grid Classes of Permutations
April 10
4:05pm
Sergei ShabanovThe Resonant Wave Scattering Theory and Applications

Fall 2012

Date and TimeSpeakerTitle
August 29
4:05pm
N/AMeet and greet
September 12
4:05pm
Peter SinThe Golod-Shafarevich Theorem
September 26
4:05pm
Paul RobinsonAdditive Functions
October 17
4:05pm
Sebastian WymanIntroduction to Computability, Computable Analysis, and Effective Symbolic Dynamics
October 24
4:05pm
Graham PicklesimerFinitely Additive Measures and the Theory of Games
November 14
4:05pm
Jonathan KingSituations Where You Didn't Think You Needed Ergodic Theory
November 28
4:05pm
Sergei Pilyugin