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Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

MASS Colloquium (2009 Archive)

Thursdays from 02:30pm to 03:20pm in MB113

The talks are aimed at advanced undergraduate students.
DateSpeaker(s)Title
3 Sep 2009Ilia Itenberg, University of Strasbourg and MSRITropical geometry
17 Sep 2009Kirsten Eisentraeger, Penn StateUsing elliptic and hyperelliptic curves in pairing-based cryptography
24 Sep 2009Matthias Weber, Indiana UniversityAn Invitation to Minimal Surfaces
1 Oct 2009Mark Levi, Penn StateDiscovering and proving theorems by physical reasoning
8 Oct 2009
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Anton Petrunin, Penn StateTwo problems in combinatorial plane geometry
15 Oct 2009
MB114

2:30pm - 3:30pm
Frederick Cohen, University of RochesterBraid groups and their applications
22 Oct 2009Luca Capogna, University of ArkansasMinimal surfaces in sub-Riemannian geometry
29 Oct 2009Jon Chaika[0,1] is not a minimality detector of [0,1]^2
5 Nov 2009Svetlana Katok, Penn StateEverything you wanted to know about 2x2 matrices
12 Nov 2009Robert Ghrist, University of PennsylvaniaTopological Network Topology
3 Dec 2009S. Weinberger, University of ChocagoTopology and Social Choice
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