This year's Graduate Open House and Alumni Conference will be held the first weekend in April. The program will include speakers who have obtained their PhD's from our department, current faculty and graduate students - and of course, prospective graduate students for Fall 2010!


Program         (unless otherwise noted, all activities will be held in 114 McAllister Building)


   Friday, April 2nd - Graduate Open House
  • 11:15-12:05 - Visit to Qualifier course: Math 502 (Analysis B), 113 McAllister, Professor Omri Sarig
  • 12:15 - Welcome and Lunch, 114 McAllister - Professor Gary Mullen, Chair of Mathematics, and Professor Andrew Belmonte, Director of Graduate Admissions and Recruiting
  • 12:45-2:30 - Faculty Presentation of Research Areas, 114 McAllister
    • 12:45-1:00 - Alberto Bressan - Partial Differential Equations
    • 1:00-1:15 - Augustin Banyaga - Symplectic and Contact Geometry
    • 1:15-1:30 - Nigel Higson - Noncommutative Geometry and Operator Algebras
    • 1:30-1:45 - Anatole Katok - Dynamical Systems
    • 1:45-2:00 - Ae Ja Yee - Number Theory and Combinatorics
    • 2:00-2:15 - James Brannick - Numerical Analysis
    • 2:15-2:30 - Stephen Simpson - Logic and Foundations
  • Options:
    • 2:30-3:30 - Coffee and question session on Research Presentations with Faculty, 114 McAllister
    • 2:30-3:20 - Visit to Qualifier course: Math 503 (Analysis C), 113 McAllister, Professor Alberto Bressan
  • 3:30-4:30 - Computational and Applied Mathematics Colloquium, 106 McAllister
  • Visits with Faculty (see individual schedule)
  • 6:30 - Dinner out with faculty - Green Bowl
   Saturday, April 3rd - Graduate Alumni Conference
  • 9:00 - Breakfast and Welcome - 114 McAllister
  • 9:15-11:30 - Graduate Alumni Conference - Invited Speakers
  • 11:30-12:00 - Overview of PhD Qualifying Exams - Professor Alberto Bressan
  • 12:00-12:15 - Tour of Pritchard Fluid Mechanics Laboratory - Professor Andrew Belmonte
  • 12:15 - Lunch with graduate students
  • Afternoon - free (campus/town visit)
Invited Speakers - PhD Alumni from Penn State
  • Manlin Li  (PhD, Penn State, 2010) - about to take a position at Microsoft
  • Rolf J. Ryham  (PhD, Penn State, 2006) - VIGRE Lovett Instructor, Rice University
  • James Sellers  (PhD, Penn State, 1992) - Professor and Director of Undergraduate Mathematics, Penn State



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