Mathematics Seminars

Throughout the year, the department offers weekly mathematics talks. During the early part of the semester, talks are given by members of the faculty or by invited speakers from other institutions. During the latter part of the semester, talks are given by junior or senior mathematics majors enrolled in MAT 495. Refreshments are provided at the start of each talk. Members of the College community and the general public are welcome to attend.

Seminar Schedule (Fall 2014):

  • Tuesday, September 2
    Speaker:  Christopher Hammond, Connecticut College
    Topic:  The James Function
    Location:  Fanning 310
    Time:  2:45 p.m.

  • Tuesday, September 9
    Speaker:  Brian Hartman, University of Connecticut
    Topic:  Multivariate Regime-switching Lognormal Models
    Location:  New London 101
    Time:  4:30 p.m.

  • Tuesday, September 16
    Speaker:  Robert Suzzi Valli, Manhattan College
    Topic:  Shortest Paths on Cubes
    Location:  Fanning 310
    Time:  2:45 p.m.

  • Tuesday, October 7
    Speaker:  Timothy Feeman, Villanova University
    Topic:  The ART of Tomography
    Location:  Fanning 310
    Time:  2:45 p.m.

  • Tuesday, October 14
    Speaker:  Augustine B. O'Keefe, Connecticut College
    Topic:  Using Algebra to Solve Kinematic Problems for Robotic Arms
    Location:  Fanning 310
    Time:  2:45 p.m.

Student Talks

  • Thursday, October 30
    Speaker:  Jonathon Stark
    Topic:  Bessel Functions of the First and Second Kind
    Location:  Fanning 310
    Time:  2:45 p.m.

  • Tuesday, November 4
    Speaker:  Michael Clougher
    Topic:  The Mathematics Behind Sudoku:  Connections to Graph Theory and
       Enumeration of Similar Squares
    Location:  Fanning 310
    Time:  2:45 p.m.

  • Thursday, November 6
    Speaker:  Chris DiLullo
    Topic:  Tensor Analysis and its Applications
    Location:  Fanning 310
    Time:  2:45 p.m.

  • Tuesday, November 11
    Speaker:  Haley Kerrigan
    Topic:  Mathematical Formulation of Quantum Mechanics:  Representing
       Observables with Hermitian Operators
    Location:  Fanning 310
    Time:  2:45 p.m.

  • Thursday, November 13
    Speaker:  Greg Vance
    Topic:  Spherical Trigonometry and Celestial Navigation
    Location:  Fanning 310
    Time:  2:45 p.m.

  • Tuesday, November 18
    Speaker:  Ari Brenner
    Topic:  God's Number and Group Theory of the Rubik's Cube
    Location:  Fanning 310
    Time:  2:45 p.m.

  • Thursday, November 20
    Speaker:  Kaleigh Tierney
    Topic:  Are You Schur It's Symmetric?
    Location:  Fanning 310
    Time:  2:45 p.m.

  • Tuesday, December 2
    Speaker:  Liz Dubovik
    Topic:  The Kelly Criterion
    Location:  Fanning 310
    Time:  2:45 p.m.

  • Thursday, December 4
    Speaker:  Sean Paquette
    Topic:  Modern Portfolio Theory and Portfolio Construction
    Location:  Fanning 310
    Time:  2:45 p.m.

  • Tuesday, December 9
    Speaker:  Neta Nakash
    Topic:  The Golden Ratio
    Location:  Fanning 310
    Time:  2:45 p.m.

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