Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics  College of Science and Mathematics
305 Roop Hall, MSC 1911, JMU, Harrisonburg, VA 22807

Fall 2012 Colloquia

Colloquia are held on selected Mondays throughout the term from 3:45-4:45 pm in Roop 103. Refreshments will be served at 3:30, also in 103. Occasional colloquia may be held at other times and/or locations.

Home Institution
Title, with link to abstract and bio
Sept. 24
Josh Ducey JMU The Amazing Smith Normal Form
Sept. 29
Robert Bryant and
Chuck Sonenshein
Invited Presentations at SUMS Conference
Oct. 8
Michael Dorff Brigham Young University Shortest paths, soap films, and mathematics
Oct. 8
Michael Dorff Brigham Young University What Can you Do with a Degree in Math?
A Pi Mu Epsilon Event
Oct. 15
Jim Sochacki JMU Two Mathematical Models for JMU
Oct. 22
Sat Gupta Univ. of North Carolina, Greensboro Randomized Response Models and Some Optimality Issues
Oct. 24
Andy Norton Virginia Tech The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics
Oct. 29
Stephen G. Penny University of Maryland Mathematics of Weather and Climate Forecasting
Nov. 5
Robert Brown Mary Washington A Very Quick Look at the Galerkin Method for Poisson's Equation in One Dimension
Nov. 12
Tao Lin Virginia Tech Immersed Finite Element Methods for Elasticity Interface Problems
Nov. 26
Carolyn Yarnall University of Virginia Group Actions on Spheres: An Introduction to Equivariant Homology
Dec. 3

* = (tentative) 
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