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URL:http://www.math.psu.edu/seminars/meeting.php?id=28189
SUMMARY:MASS Colloquium - A tour of Pritchard Lab
DESCRIPTION:Seminar: MASS Colloquium\nTitle: A tour of Pritchard Lab\nSpeak
er: Diane Henderson\, Penn State\nAbstract: The MASS students will be intr
oduced to the Pritchard Fluids Lab\, a physics that is a part of the Mathe
matics Department.
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DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20150910T132500
DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20150910T142500
LOCATION:MB114
URL:http://www.math.psu.edu/seminars/meeting.php?id=28190
SUMMARY:MASS Colloquium - Congruences for Fishburn Numbers
DESCRIPTION:Seminar: MASS Colloquium\nTitle: Congruences for Fishburn Numbe
rs\nSpeaker: James Sellers\, Penn State\nAbstract: The Fishburn numbers\,
originally considered by Peter C. Fishburn\, have been shown to enumerate
a variety of combinatorial objects. These include unlabelled interval orde
rs on n elements\, (2+2)--avoiding posets with n elements\, upper triangul
ar matrices with nonnegative integer entries and without zero rows or colu
mns such that the sum of all entries equals n\, non--neighbor--nesting mat
ches on [2n]\, a certain set of permutations of [n] which serves as a natu
ral superset of the set of 231--avoiding permutations of [n]\, and ascent
sequences of length n. In December 2013\, Rob Rhoades (Stanford) gave a ta
lk in the Penn State Algebra and Number Theory Seminar in which he describ
ed\, among other things\, the relationship between Fishburn numbers\, quan
tum modular forms\, and Ramanujan's mock theta functions. Motivated by Rho
ades' talk\, George Andrews and I were led to study the Fishburn numbers f
rom an arithmetic point of view - something which had not been done prior.
In the process\, we proved that the Fishburn numbers satisfy infinitely m
any Ramanujan--like congruences modulo certain primes p (the set of which
we will easily describe in the talk). In this talk\, we will describe this
result in more detail as well as discuss how our work has served as the m
otivation for a great deal of related work in the last year by Garvan\, St
raub\, and many others.
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DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20150917T132500
DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20150917T142500
LOCATION:MB114
URL:http://www.math.psu.edu/seminars/meeting.php?id=28191
SUMMARY:MASS Colloquium - Real enumeration problems
DESCRIPTION:Seminar: MASS Colloquium\nTitle: Real enumeration problems\nSpe
aker: Oleg Viro\, Stony Brook University\nAbstract: We will consider probl
ems of mixed setup\, in which the initial object belongs to the elementary
differential geometry (say\, a smoothly immersed generic planar or spheri
cal curve) and we are counting with certain weights the simplest algebraic
curves in special position to the original curve. Say\, bitangent lines o
r tritangent circles. The resulting quantity happens to be a topological i
nvariant of the curve\, which can be calculated combinatorially.
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DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20150924T132500
DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20150924T142500
LOCATION:MB114
URL:http://www.math.psu.edu/seminars/meeting.php?id=28192
SUMMARY:MASS Colloquium - TBA
DESCRIPTION:Seminar: MASS Colloquium\nTitle: TBA\nSpeaker: Aaron Abrams\, W
ashington and Lee University
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DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20151001T132500
DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20151001T142500
LOCATION:MB114
URL:http://www.math.psu.edu/seminars/meeting.php?id=28193
SUMMARY:MASS Colloquium - TBA
DESCRIPTION:Seminar: MASS Colloquium\nTitle: TBA
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DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20151015T132500
DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20151015T142500
LOCATION:MB114
URL:http://www.math.psu.edu/seminars/meeting.php?id=28195
SUMMARY:MASS Colloquium - Mono-monostatic bodies: the story of the Gömböc
DESCRIPTION:Seminar: MASS Colloquium\nTitle: Mono-monostatic bodies: the st
ory of the Gömböc\nSpeaker: Gábor Domokos\, Budapest University of Tech
nology and Ecomonics\nAbstract: In 1995\, V.I. Arnold conjectured that con
vex\, homogeneous solids with just two static balance points (so-called mo
no-monostatic bodies) may exist. Ten years later\, based on a constructive
proof\, the first such object (dubbed "Gömböc") was built. \n\nThe newl
y discovered objects show various interesting features. We will point out
that mono-monostatic bodies are neither flat\, nor thin\, they are not sim
ilar to typical objects with more equilibria and they are hard to approxim
ate by polyhedra. Despite these "negative" traits\, there seems to be stro
ng indication that these forms appear in the living Nature due to their sp
ecial mechanical properties: some turtle species evolved special shell geo
metries close to the Gömböc to facilitate self-righting.\n\nThe first nu
mbered Gömböc (Gömböc 001) was given to V.I. Arnold on the occasion of
his 70th birthday in Moscow. Here Arnold proposed that the Gömböc may p
lay a role in explaining the geometric evolution of pebbles. I will discus
s some mathematical and geophysical aspects of this conjecture in the Depa
rtment Colloquium.
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DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20151022T132500
DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20151022T142500
LOCATION:MB113
URL:http://www.math.psu.edu/seminars/meeting.php?id=28203
SUMMARY:MASS Colloquium - TBA
DESCRIPTION:Seminar: MASS Colloquium\nTitle: TBA\nSpeaker: Augustin Banyaga
\, Penn State
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DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20151029T132500
DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20151029T142500
LOCATION:MB114
URL:http://www.math.psu.edu/seminars/meeting.php?id=28196
SUMMARY:MASS Colloquium - TBA
DESCRIPTION:Seminar: MASS Colloquium\nTitle: TBA\nSpeaker: Ken Stephenson\,
University of Tennessee
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DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20151105T132500
DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20151105T142500
LOCATION:MB114
URL:http://www.math.psu.edu/seminars/meeting.php?id=28197
SUMMARY:MASS Colloquium - TBA
DESCRIPTION:Seminar: MASS Colloquium\nTitle: TBA
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DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20151112T132500
DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20151112T142500
LOCATION:MB114
URL:http://www.math.psu.edu/seminars/meeting.php?id=28198
SUMMARY:MASS Colloquium - TBA
DESCRIPTION:Seminar: MASS Colloquium\nTitle: TBA
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DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20151119T132500
DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20151119T142500
LOCATION:MB114
URL:http://www.math.psu.edu/seminars/meeting.php?id=28199
SUMMARY:MASS Colloquium - TBA
DESCRIPTION:Seminar: MASS Colloquium\nTitle: TBA\nSpeaker: Gil Bor\, Centro
de Investigación en Matemáticas
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DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20151126T132500
DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20151126T142500
LOCATION:MB114
URL:http://www.math.psu.edu/seminars/meeting.php?id=28200
SUMMARY:MASS Colloquium - TBA
DESCRIPTION:Seminar: MASS Colloquium\nTitle: TBA\nSpeaker: Thanksgiving Bre
ak\, Thanksgiving Break
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DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20151203T132500
DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20151203T142500
LOCATION:MB114
URL:http://www.math.psu.edu/seminars/meeting.php?id=28201
SUMMARY:MASS Colloquium - TBA
DESCRIPTION:Seminar: MASS Colloquium\nTitle: TBA
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