List of Past Colloquia

Spring 2018
Date and Time  Speaker  Title / Abstract 

January 17 at 4:05 pm  Colin Defant  How to Guard a highly symmetric Mall 
January 29 at 4:05 pm  Keith Copenhaver  How Normal is Your Family Tree? 
February 14 at 4:05 pm  Jason Johnson  The Ghost of Bach 
February 28 at 4:05 pm  Jobs Panel  Featuring Leo Betthauser, Peter Bubenik, Michael Catanzaro, Jeramiah Hocutt, and Jindrich Zapletal 
March 14 at 4:05 pm  Jamie Scott  An Introduction to Inverse Semigroups 
March 28 at 4:05 pm  Paul Schwartz  A look At Continua Arising In Generalized Inverse Limits 
April 11 at 4:05 pm  Anthony Van Duzer  Machine Sortable Permutation 

Fall 2017
Date and Time  Speaker  Title / Abstract 

August 30 at 4:05 pm  Michael Engen  On the dimension of composition posets 
September 27 at 4:05 pm  Dr. Paul Robinson  Divergent Series 
October 11 at 4:05 pm  Nikola Milicevic  A General Introduction to TDA 
October 25 at 4:05 pm  Dr. Michael Hull  Dehn's solution to the word problem in surface groups 
November 8 at 4:05 pm  Celeste Vallejo  All models are wrong but some are useful 
November 29 at 4:05 pm  Andrew Latham  A characterization of subnormal subgroups 

Spring 2017
Date and Time  Speaker  Abstract 

January 11 at 4:05 pm  Douglas Pfeffer  17th and 18th Century Calculus — A Series Approach 
January 25 at 4:05 pm  Jason Johnson  A Combinatorial Proof of Fine's Theorem on Partitions 
February 8 at 4:05 pm  Joshua Hiller  What do you mean "the" multistage model of carcinogenesis? 
February 15 at 4:05 pm  Career Panel  Featuring Dr. Cenzer, Dr. Knudson, Dr. Alladi, Dr. Bubenik, Evan Milliken, and Ali Uncu 
February 22 at 4:05 pm  Todd Molnar  The Local Distribution of the Number of Small Prime Factors 
March 15 at 4:05 pm  John Hester  Metaphysics in Mathematics 
March 29 at 4:05 pm  TBA  TBA 
April 12 at 4:05 pm  TBA  TBA 

Fall 2016
Date and Time  Speaker  Abstract 

August 31 at 4:05 pm  Francis Adams  Set Theory and Small Sets of Reals 
September 14 at 4:05 pm  Jeremiah Hocutt  Beyond Cesàro Continuity or: Who ever said differentiable functions were continuous? 
September 28 at 4:05 pm  Keith Copenhaver  Counting With Unknowns: Generating Functions 
October 12 at 4:05 pm  Endrit Fejzullahu  The Probabilistic Method in Combinatorics 
October 26 at 4:05 pm  Darby Smith  Molecular Motors: Stochastic Equations of Motion 
November 16 at 4:05 pm  Dr. Richard Crew  padic numbers and padic differential equations 
December 7 at 4:05 pm  Dr. Miklós Bóna  Permutations 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 BernsteinGoff  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 InputOutput Model 
October 21 4:05pm 
Dr. Jonathan King  How to Think about things bigger than your Brain? or (The FiringSquad 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 pgroups 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 Kautomorphisms 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 GolodShafarevich 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 