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2013-2014 Colloquia Schedule

The Swarthmore College Department of Mathematics and Statistics invites you to join us on Tuesdays for colloquia. Unless otherwise specified, colloquia will be held at:

  • Place: Science Center 199
  • Day: Tuesday
  • Time: 4:30–5:30 (refreshments served at 4:15)

September 17

Whitney George, West Chester University
Title: Positive twist knots and the uniform thickness property
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October 8

Joel David Hamkins, College of Staten Island and The Graduate Center, City University of New York
Title:  Universal structures: the countable random graph, the surreal numbers, and the hypnagogic digraph
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October 29

Garth Isaak, Lehigh University
Title: Boundaries for Graph Ramsey Numbers
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November 12

Brinkmann Prize Lecture
Chloe Stevens '13, Google Inc.
Title: Applications of group theory to public key cryptography
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November 19 

Louis Friedler, Arcadia University 
Title: Understanding differences in Asian and American math performance
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December 3

Benjamin Seibold, Temple University
Title: The analogy of phantom traffic jams and detonation waves
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February 25

Kaori Kitao Lecture
Satyan Devadoss, Williams College
Title: The shape of nature: bees, trees, origami
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April 7-8 - Dresden Memorial Lectures

Robert Ghrist, University of Pennsylvania
April 7: Putting Topology to Work
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April 8: The Virtue of Categorification
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