Department of Mathematics and Statistics  College of Science and Mathematics

Spring 2015 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, also in Roop 103.

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

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

Home Institution
Title (with link to abstract and bio)
Jan 28
Len Van Wyk James Madison An Exploration of the Musical Pitch Class Group
Feb 2
Minah Oh James Madison Finite Element Methods and Applications
Feb 9
Mike Lam James Madison
JMU alumnus
Automated Floating-Point Program Analysis
Feb 16
Andrew Dorsett Wolfram Wolfram Technologies for Teaching and Research
Feb 16
Jeff Breeding Fordham Explicitly Computing Spaces of Paramodular Forms
Feb 23
Eva Goedhart Bryn Mawr
JMU alumna
Minding My p's and q's:
Using Continued Fractions to Solve a Diophantine Equation
Mar 2
Luis Melara Shippensburg Optimization and Some Applications
Mar 2
7 PM
Burruss 31

Luis Melara Shippensburg An Introduction to Math Biology:
From College Algebra to Differential Equations
Mar 16
Room 404
Madison Union

Carl Lee University of Kentucky
visiting scholar
The Place of Mathematics and the Mathematics of Place
Mar 17
Carl Lee University of Kentucky
visiting scholar
Counting Faces of Polytopes
Mar 23
Xu Zhang Purdue Recent Progress on Immersed Finite Element Methods
for Interface Problems
Mar 30
Elizabeth Brown James Madison Bibliophilia! Summer Reading Send-Off!
Apr 6
Rex Ford George Mason
JMU alumnus
Applying the Parker-Sochacki Method
to Space Weather Physics
Apr 13
Matthias Beck San Francisco State Parking Functions and Friends
Apr 20
Marisa Draper
Nick Granered
Cassie Hartley
Christophe Langouet
Katelyn Thomas
James Madison
current students
Student Research Presentations
Apr 27
Will Traves US Naval Academy Motivating Intersection Theory with Counting Problems
Apr 28
Charles Wolgemuth University of Arizona When Leaders Don't Lead: Insights into Wound Healing
and Cancer Metastasis from Mathematical Modeling

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