2008-2009 Colloquia Schedule

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September 9

Emily Burkhead, Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Meredith College

An Introduction to Cellular Automata and Dynamical Properties of a Cellular Automaton Model for HIV

Abstract

For more information, see http://www.santafe.edu/~eburkhead/.


 

September 23

Eric Egge, Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Carleton College

The Alternating Sign Matrix Conjectures

Abstract

For more information, see http://www.people.carleton.edu/~eegge/.


 

September 30

Edray Goins, Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Purdue University

Does there exist an elliptic curve E/Q with Mordell-Weil group Z_2 x Z_8 x Z^4?

Abstract

For more information, see http://homepage.mac.com/ehgoins/.


 

October 7

Joel Spencer, Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science

New York University

co-sponsored by the Department of Computer Science

77 Years of Ramsey R(3,k) (and Counting!)

Abstract

For more information, see http://www.cs.nyu.edu/spencer/.


 

October 28

Gene Hunt, Curator of Paleobiology

National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution

co-sponsored by the Department of Biology

Using Statistical Models to Understand Evolutionary Patterns in Fossil Lineages

Abstract

For more information, see http://paleobiology.si.edu/staff/individuals/hunt.html.


November 11

Ben Baumer, Statistical Analyst,

New York Mets

A Brief Primer on Sabermetrics: What Algebra, Probability, and Statistics Have Taught Us about Baseball

Abstract

For more information, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Bbaumer.


 

November 18

Michael Saccucci, Director of Statistics and Quality Management

Consumers Union

Statistics at Consumer Reports

Abstract

For more information, see http://www.consumerreports.org/.


 

April 7

Amanda Cox, Graphics Editor

The New York Times

co-sponsored by the Department of Art and the Department of Economics

Data Visualization (and a Little Bit of Math) at The New York Times

Abstract

For more information, see http://tinyurl.com/5o4gkl and http://tinyurl.com/3c5xsj.


 

April 14

Adam Lizzi '08

2008 Brinkmann Prize winner for outstanding mathematical paper

The 15 Theorem

Abstract


 

April 20, 21

Alan Weinstein, Professor of Mathematics

University of California, Berkeley

2008-09 Dresden Memorial Lectures

It's All the Same to Me

Abstract

For more information, see http://math.berkeley.edu/~alanw/.