Department of Mathematics and Statistics  College of Science and Mathematics

Spring 2016 Colloquia

Colloquia are held on selected Mondays throughout the term starting at 3:45 PM in Roop 103 (unless otherwise noted).
Talks generally last about 50 minutes, with 10 minutes for questions at the end.
Refreshments will be served beginning at 3:30 PM, also in Roop 103.

Students, faculty, staff, and the mathematical public are all cordially invited to attend.

Speakers, titles, and abstracts are updated throughout the semester as details become available.

Home Institution
Title (with link to abstract and bio)
Jan 25
-- -- Cancelled due to snow. Talk moved to Feb 15.
Feb 1
Laura Ellwein Fix Virginia Commonwealth University Patient-Specific Modeling of Cardiovascular and Respiratory Dynamics
Feb 8
Peter Sin University of Florida The Critical Group of a Graph
Feb 15 -- -- Cancelled due to snow ... again. Talk moved to Mar 2.
Feb 22
Craig Larson Virginia Commonwealth University Automated Conjecturing
Feb 29
-- -- No colloquium due to dean candidate visit.
Mar 2
Jim Sochacki James Madison University Neurons: Are You a Mathematically Computable Model?
Mar 14
Brian Walton James Madison University A Modeling Approach to Calculus
Mar 21
Heidi Hulsizer Hampden-Sydney College Resolutions of Determinantal Ideals
Mar 28
Ami Radunskaya Pomona College
visiting scholar
Chaos and Noise: The Implications of Stochasticity in Growth Laws
Mar 28
Harrison 1261
6 PM

Ami Radunskaya Pomona College
visiting scholar
Functions, Formulas, and Dendritic Cells:
Using Mathematics and the Immune System to Fight Cancer
Apr 4
Rich Busi
LouAnn Lovin
Zig Siegfried
Alexis Stevens
James Madison University An Investigation of PreK–8 Preservice Teachers' Construction
of Fraction Schemes and Operations
Apr 11
Amy Shell-Gellasch Montgomery College These Are a Few of My Favorite Things
Apr 11
Burruss 31
7 PM
Amy Shell-Gellasch Montgomery College Move Over Riemann, Fermat Integration Is Here!
Apr 12
Pankaj Vishe Durham University Hasse Principle for Higher-Degree Hypersurfaces
Apr 18
Hala Shehadeh James Madison University Statistical Mechanics and Hydrodynamic Limit
of Solid on Solid Models in Crystalline Materials
Apr 25
-- James Madison University
current students
Student Research Presentations

Colloquia Schedules from Previous Terms
Pictures from Student Colloquia