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SUMMARY:MASS Colloquium - Ramanujan\, Fibonacci numbers\, and Continued Fra
ctions or Why I Took Zeckendorf's Theorem Along On My Last Trip To Canada
DESCRIPTION:Seminar: MASS Colloquium\nTitle: Ramanujan\, Fibonacci numbers
\, and Continued Fractions or Why I Took Zeckendorf's Theorem Along On My
Last Trip To Canada\nSpeaker: George Andrews\, Penn State University\nAbst
ract: This talk focuses on the famous Indian genius\, Ramanujan. One obje
ct will be to give some account of his meteoric rise and early death. We s
hall try to lead from some simple problems involving Fibonacci numbers to
a discussion of some of Ramanujan's achievements including some things fro
m his celebrated Lost Notebook.
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DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20140911T131500
DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20140911T143000
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URL:http://www.math.psu.edu/seminars/meeting.php?id=24048
SUMMARY:MASS Colloquium - Introduction to Entropy
DESCRIPTION:Seminar: MASS Colloquium\nTitle: Introduction to Entropy\nSpeak
er: Yuri Suhov\, Penn State / University of Cambridge\, UK\nAbstract: The
entropy is a famous quantity which is used widely in Math\, Physics\, Biol
ogy\, Economics\, let alone Information Theory. The concept of entropy is
also popular in culture: it inspired (and continues\nto inspire) poets\, a
rtists and musicians. I will introduce and discuss basic properties of ent
ropy which are of interest in many applications. Some of them will be qui
te surprising. I will also tell some elegant stories involving entropy. N
o preliminary knowledge of probability theory is required\, apart from com
mon sense and first principles.
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DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20140918T132500
DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20140918T142500
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URL:http://www.math.psu.edu/seminars/meeting.php?id=24050
SUMMARY:MASS Colloquium - Commutative implies associative?
DESCRIPTION:Seminar: MASS Colloquium\nTitle: Commutative implies associativ
e?\nSpeaker: John Roe\, Penn State University\nAbstract: By introducing th
e symbol i\, with i^{2}=-1\, one can pass from the field of real n
umbers to the larger field of complex numbers. In the 19th century variou
s attempts were made to define still larger "generalized number" fields\,
such as the quaternions and octonions\, but all of these sacrifice some of
the familiar "laws" of arithmetic: the quaternions are no longer commutat
ive\, the octonions not even associative. Notice that the commutative law
apparently "dies" first. Around 1940\, Heinz Hopf made an investigation
of generalized number systems that were commutative but not necessarily as
sociative\, and he found that the reals and the complexes are the only exa
mples. In other words\, the commutative law implies the associative law (
in the context in which he was working). Hopfs methods are topological\, a
nd are closely related to developments in topology in the latter half of t
he 20th century. \n**Note: The talk starts at 1:25 p.m. **
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DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20140925T132500
DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20140925T142500
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URL:http://www.math.psu.edu/seminars/meeting.php?id=24052
SUMMARY:MASS Colloquium - The William Pritchard Fluid Mechanics Laboratory
DESCRIPTION:Seminar: MASS Colloquium\nTitle: The William Pritchard Fluid Me
chanics Laboratory\nSpeaker: Vishal Vasan\, Penn State University\nAbstrac
t: Fluid mechanics is a very old branch of mathematics. However it is not
only the source of some of the most difficult problems in mathematics but
also a very relevant area of research in the modern age. Penn State is one
of the few Departments of Mathematics that houses a physical laboratory t
o conduct experiments in fluid mechanics. In this talk\, I give a brief de
scription of some of the experiments we perform in the lab\, the physical
questions being asked as well as the associated mathematics. Then we will
walk down to the basement for a tour of the lab and its facilities.
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DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20141002T132500
DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20141002T142500
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URL:http://www.math.psu.edu/seminars/meeting.php?id=24054
SUMMARY:MASS Colloquium - TBA
DESCRIPTION:Seminar: MASS Colloquium\nTitle: TBA\nSpeaker: Carina Curto\, P
enn State University
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DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20141023T132500
DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20141023T142500
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URL:http://www.math.psu.edu/seminars/meeting.php?id=24059
SUMMARY:MASS Colloquium - TBA
DESCRIPTION:Seminar: MASS Colloquium\nTitle: TBA\nSpeaker: Simon Tavener\,
Colorado State University
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DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20141030T132500
DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20141030T142500
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URL:http://www.math.psu.edu/seminars/meeting.php?id=24061
SUMMARY:MASS Colloquium - TBA
DESCRIPTION:Seminar: MASS Colloquium\nTitle: TBA\nSpeaker: Greg Lawler\, Un
iversity of Chicago
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DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20141106T132500
DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20141106T142500
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SUMMARY:MASS Colloquium - TBA
DESCRIPTION:Seminar: MASS Colloquium\nTitle: TBA\nSpeaker: Thomas Tucker\,
University of Rochester
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DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20141113T132500
DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20141113T142500
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URL:http://www.math.psu.edu/seminars/meeting.php?id=24065
SUMMARY:MASS Colloquium - TBA
DESCRIPTION:Seminar: MASS Colloquium\nTitle: TBA\nSpeaker: Richard Schwartz
\, Brown University
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DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20141120T132500
DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20141120T142500
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URL:http://www.math.psu.edu/seminars/meeting.php?id=24067
SUMMARY:MASS Colloquium - TBA
DESCRIPTION:Seminar: MASS Colloquium\nTitle: TBA
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