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Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

MASS Colloquium (2012 Archive)

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

The talks are aimed at advanced undergraduate students.
6 Sep 2012Tanya Khovanova, Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyManhole Covers and Convex Geometry
13 Sep 2012
2:30pm - 3:20pm
Alexander Veselov, Loughborough University, UKMarkov equation and the most irrational numbers
20 Sep 2012
2:30pm - 4:30pm
Mark Meckes, Case Western Reserve University5-dimensional geometry is not like 2-dimensional geometry (and 3 and 4 are somewhere in between)
27 Sep 2012Valentin Ovsienko, University of LyonDonald Coxeter: tales of mystery and imagination
4 Oct 2012Donald Newhart, NSAA new approach to CRC processing
11 Oct 2012Sheldon Newhouse, Michigan State UniversityOn the use of computers in Mathematics and Science: the good, the bad, and what we should do about them
18 Oct 2012Anton Petrunin, Penn StateNumber of collisions of n balls on the infinite billiard table after Burago-Ferleger-Kononenko.
25 Oct 2012
2:30pm - 3:20pm
Peter Winkler, Dartmouth CollegeMathematical Puzzles that S-t-r-e-t-c-h Your Intuition
1 Nov 2012Alice Medvedev, UC BerkeleySome polynomial dynamics systems
8 Nov 2012Peter Kuchment, Texas A&M UniversitySeeing Invisible: Mathematics of Medical Imaging
15 Nov 2012Joel Langer, Case Western Reserve UniversityA short look at the long history of the lemniscate of Bernoulli
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