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Department of Mathematical Sciences: events archive 1997-2008

 

Department of Mathematical Sciences Archive of Events

Fall 1997 to Fall 2008

 

Fall 2008

Colloquium

  • Suresh M. Hegde, National Institute of Technology Karnataka, India, Insights into Graph Labeling Problems and Applications.

Discrete Math Seminar

  • Matt Walsh, The paranoid watchman: a search problem in graphs.
  • Chip Vandell, Connected decycling.
  • Doug Weakley, Automorphism groups, determining sets, and distance determining sets for rook's graphs and queen's graphs.
  • Doug Weakley, Fixing sets and resolving sets for rook's graphs and toroidal queen's graphs.

Analysis Seminar

  • Yifei Pan, Unique continuation for ODEs.
  • Yifei Pan, Schwarz Lemma for holomorphic maps from a ball to a ball.

Pi Math Club

  • Adam Coffman, Packing ellipsoids.
  • David Erbach, IPFW Computer Science, Things, Symmetry, and Groups.

 

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Spring 2008

Colloquium

  • Natalia Zorii, Institute of Mathematics, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Can the 2-capacity of a space condenser be written in terms of Newton energies? A solution to a problem of F. W. Gehring.
  • Michael Bolt, Calvin College, Paint by number: a visualization of complex functions.
    • One challenge to understanding complex analysis is the difficulty one can have in forming an intuition for analytic functions. Frank Farris found a new way to visualize complex functions. The idea is to associate numbers with colors and to paint a domain with the values of the associated function. In this talk we describe different implementations of domain coloring and contrast it with the usual transformational approach. We also use domain coloring to illustrate some of the nice theorems in complex analysis.
    • paint by number

Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecture:

  • Edward B. Saff, Vanderbilt University, The Poppy-Seed Bagel Theorem: An easily digestible result on minimum energy points. 

Sigma Xi brown-bag lecture series:

  • Adam Coffman, Geometry and Soap Bubbles.

Workshop

Alumni Event

Analysis Seminar

  • Adam Coffman, CR singularities of real 4-manifolds in C3, parts I, II.

Pi Math Club

  • Prof. Don Hooley, Bluffton University, Searching for Solutions in a Trans-Elliptic Haystack.
  • Student Talks: L. Hicks, R. Lucas, N. Pham, D. Swartz.
  • Prof. Michael Bolt, Calvin College, The mathematics of Escher's "Print Gallery".
    • One of Escher's more compelling works is "Print Gallery" in which a young man stands in an art gallery, viewing a print that contains the very gallery in which he is standing. At the center is a curious hole, blank except for the artist's signature. In 2000, Hendrik Lenstra discovered the mathematical structure behind "Print Gallery" and showed there is a unique solution for what belongs in the hole. In this talk, we'll see how a team of scientists filled in the hole and generated a number of images and animations that illustrate other versions of the picture. Along the way, we'll introduce all the complex analysis that is needed to generate images like Escher's. The mathematics should be understandable to anyone with a year of calculus.
    • click for larger Escher picture

Pi Mu Epsilon

  • Matt Walsh, According to their respective numbers: the politics and mathematics of apportionment.

 

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Fall 2007

COAS Distinguished Lecturer

  • Daniel Rockmore, Dartmouth College, Stalking the Riemann Hypothesis. Dr. Rockmore also presented a video for the PI Math Club, The Math Life.  Photos from the Event

Colloquium

  • Shelly Harkness, University of Cincinnati, What if "Believing" Rather Than "Doubting" Was the "Bedhogger" in Our Mathematics Teaching Practice?
  • David Benko, Western Kentucky University, Approximation by Homogeneous Polynomials.

Pi Math Club

  • Adam Coffman, A Survey of Projective Geometry.

Analysis Seminar

  • Peter Dragnev, The support of the equilibrium measure for external fields with concave signed equilibria. I, II.
  • Erwin Mina-Diaz, The location of the zeros of Carleman orthogonal polynomials.

 

Spring 2007

Colloquium

  • David Charles McCarty, Indiana University Bloomington Philosophy and Computer Science, Incompleteness for Intuitionistic Logic.
  • David Pike, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Pancyclic PBD block-intersection graphs.
  • Johann S. Brauchart, Vanderbilt University, Minimum energy points on sets of revolution in R3.

Analysis Seminar

  • Yifei Pan, Harnack's inequality: an introduction.
  • Erwin Mina-Diaz, On the behavior of the coefficients of a power series with finitely many singularities on its circle of convergence.
  • Adam Coffman, Proper holomorphic maps for domains with symmetry in C2, II.
  • Peter Dragnev, Spherical potentials with external fields.
  • David Redett, Invariant subspaces in Bergman space over the bidisc.

Pi Math Club

  • David Pike, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Web Communities and Connectivity.
  • Bruce Berndt, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Ramanujan's Lost Notebook.
  • Student talks by: Hap Fiandt and Sio Kong.

 

Fall 2006

Conference

  • MIGHTY XLIII Midwest Graph Theory conference, November 3-4

Special Event

  • Peter Hamburger, Western Kentucky University, Extremal Mathematical Structures and their Application, Lecture and reception honoring Peter Hamburger, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics, 2006 recipient of the IPFW Outstanding Research Award. September 22.

Colloquium

  • Shelly Harkness, University of Cincinnati, A Personal Journey with Mathematics and Cultural Connections.
  • Jennifer Beineke, Western New England College, Great Moments of the Riemann Zeta Function.

Analysis Seminar

  • Adam Coffman, Introduction to pseudoholomorphic curves.
  • Abey Lopez, Vanderbilt University, The Rakhmanov-Denisov theorem for multiorthogonal polynomials of Nikishin systems of measures.
  • Yifei Pan, Schwarz-Pick estimates for bounded analytic functions.

Pi Math Club

  • Allen Schwenk, Western Michigan University, A Plethora of Perplexingly Persistent Simpson Paradoxes.
  • James Hersberger, Everybody knows...
  • Terry A. McKee, Wright State University, The Fundamental Theorem of Superficial Trivia.

 

Summer 2006

Workshop

Colloquium

  • Erwin Mina, Vanderbilt University, Polynomials Orthogonal over Regions Bounded by Analytic Jordan Curves.
  • James Tung, Michigan State University, Taylor Coefficients of Functions in Fock Spaces.

Analysis Seminar

  • Yifei Pan, Positive harmonic functions.

 

Spring 2006

 

Workshop

COAS Distinguished Lecturer

Colloquium

  • Charles Ford, St. Louis University, Moscow mathematics and religious philosophy.
    • A VHS videotape of this talk is available for loan.
  • Michelle Chamberlin, University of Northern Colorado, Assessing Teachers' Mathematical Knowledge in Professional Development: Maintaining a Supportive Environment.
  • Betsy Berry, IPFW, An Investigation of a Team of Teachers: Shared Interpretations of the Teacher's Role in Supporting and Enhancing Group Functioning.
  • Stan Wagon, Macalester College, How to Four-Color a Map in the Plane. (joint with PI Math Club)
  • Jane Ries Cushman, The University of Texas at Austin, Case Studies of ASK ME-Algebra.
  • Jun Sheng, University of Minnesota, Comparing Two Hazard Rate Functions under Consideration of Crossing.
  • Julia Soulakova, University of Pittsburgh, Dose Finding Strategies for Single Drug and Combination Drug Trials.
  • Daniel Frobish, Northern Illinois University, Survival Analysis and Recurrent Events.
  • Alexandr Kostochka, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and Institute of Mathematics, Novosibirsk, On extremal problems about packing of graphs.
  • Mario Goetz, Continental Temic Research Center, and Katholische Universitaet Eichstaett, Germany, The Problem of Inverse Balayage: Existence and Construction.
  • Yihao Deng, Old Dominion University, Ranges of Measures of Associations for Familial Binary Variables.

Pi Math Club

  • Adam Coffman, Parabolas in space.
  • Andrew Rich, Manchester College, Leftist Numbers.
  • Mario Goetz, Continental Temic Research Center and Katholische Universitaet Eichstaett, Germany, First to the Casino, then Ready to Crash: An Application of the Monte Carlo Method to the Simulation of Airbag Algorithms.
  • Student talks by Susan Hatfield, David Shaheen, and Tiffany Drayer.

Pi Mu Epsilon

  • Adam Coffman, Soap bubbles and geometry.

Alumni event

  • Marc Lipman, Doomsday.

Analysis Seminar

  • Adam Coffman, Unfolding CR singularities II: The four-dimensional case.
  • David Redett, Cyclic vectors for nilpotent and normal operators.
  • David Redett, Shift invariant operators.

 

Fall 2005

Analysis Seminar

  • Peter Dragnev, Riesz spherical potentials with external fields and minimal energy points separation, I, II.
  • Adam Coffman, Unfolding CR singularities, I.
  • Adam Coffman, Proper holomorphic maps for domains with symmetry in C2.

Pi Math Club

  • Marjorie Keever, IPFW Alumnus, Reflections on a teaching career.
  • Ken Reiskytl, Lincoln Financial, and IPFW Alumnus Moriah Simmons, Summer internships and entry level actuarial positions at Lincoln Financial Group, and also Diana Burns, IPFW Director of Cooperative Education, Services offered by the IPFW Cooperative Education Office.
  • Bill Frederick, "To be or not to be...": Decisions, Risk, and Status.
  • Lowell Beineke, and Jennifer Beineke, Western New England College, Through the Lurking Graphs.

 

Summer 2005

Workshop

Colloquium

  • David Leach, University of West Georgia, Adjacency Matrices, Non-Adjacency Matrices and (2,r)-Regular Graphs.
  • Atif Abueida, University of Dayton, Cycle Extension and Hamilton Cycles.

Spring 2005

The Department hosted the Spring 2005 meeting of the MAA Indiana Section, on campus, April 1,2.
The meeting also included the Indiana College Mathematics Competition.

Colloquium

  • Oleg V. Borodin, Sobolev Institute of Mathematics, Novosibirsk, Russia, and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Planar Graphs Without Cycles of Length from 4 to 7 Are 3-Colorable.
  • Weiting Cao, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Visibility of Complete Bipartite Graphs.
  • David Benko, Western Kentucky University, A New Approach to Hilbert's Third Problem.
  • Rick Sutter, IPFW Anthropology, Statistical Analyses of Biological Distances.
  • David Redett, Texas A&M, Residual Classes, Invariant Subspaces and Operator Range.
  • Dan Jackson, Notre Dame, Self-maps of the plane with invariant curves.
  • Virginia L. Keen, Miami University, OH, Mathematical Content Knowledge for Teaching: An Assessment Project .
  • Christopher Hlas, University of Iowa, Students' Perception of Mathematics Tasks.
  • Peter Kloosterman, School of Education, Indiana University Bloomington, Can U.S. Students Do Math? What National and International Data Tell Us. Co-sponsored by Educators for Excellence.

Pi Math Club

  • Student talks by Sio F. Kong and Andy Hockensmith.
  • How I Spent my Summer, presentations by student B. Schnitker and alumnus M. Simmons.
  • Allen Schwenk, Western Michigan University, The Price is Right bonus wheel: what is your best strategy?
  • Peter Kloosterman, Indiana University Bloomington, How much mathematics are students learning?

Graph Theory Seminar

  • Matt Walsh, Connected domination in grids, preview of Boca Raton conference talk
  • Peter Hamburger, Some combinatorial analysis tools for graph theory.

Pi Mu Epsilon

  • Marc Lipman, Doomsday.

Alumni event

  • Adam Coffman, Soap bubbles and geometry.

 

Fall 2004

Colloquium

  • Josh Naranjo, Department of Statistics, Western Michigan University, On Regression Toward the Average.

Analysis Seminar

  • Peter Dragnev, Spherical potentials with external fields and separation of Riesz energy points, I, II.
  • Adam Coffman, Normal forms for m-submanifolds in Cn.

Graph Theory Seminar

  • Matt Walsh, Some notes on fractional domination.
  • Chip Vandell, Gridlock.
  • Peter Hamburger (joint work with Weiting Cao, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign), Combinatorial number theory tools in graph theory.
  • Peter Hamburger (joint work with Weiting Cao, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign), The solution of Fink and Straight's conjecture on path-perfect graphs, I, II.
  • Chip Vandell, Some forcing issues.
  • Matt Walsh, Irreducible Hamilton Decompositions, Thursday, Nov. 18.

Announcement: The MIGHTY XXXIX conference at Ball State Univ. includes a celebration of the Sixty-Fifth Birthday of Lowell W. Beineke

Pi Math Club

  • Adam Coffman, Ellipsoid packing.
  • Matt Walsh, Numbers, nimbers, and games.

 

Summer 2004

Workshop

Colloquium

  • Robert Lovell, IPFW, Mathematics comes to the carnival.
  • Beatriz D'Ambrosio, Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis School of Education, The Role of Mathematical Conversations in Constructivist Teaching.

Scholar in Residence

  • Beatriz D'Ambrosio, Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis

 

Spring 2004

Colloquium

  • Steven B. Damelin, Georgia Southern University, A Random Walk through Sphere Packing, Energy, Numerical Integration, and some of their Fascinating Applications.
  • Chris Lomont, Cybernet Systems Corporation, Quantum Computing - a New Discipline.

Pi Math Club

  • Adam Coffman, Soap bubbles and geometry.
  • Student talks by Yun Tan and Madhur Mathur.
  • Chris Lomont, Cybernet Systems Corporation, Mathematics and video games.
  • Bill Frederick, Did you ever have to make up your mind?
  • Matt Walsh, Voting: procedures, properties, and paradoxes.

Pi Mu Epsilon

  • Y. Zubovic, Unexpected Expectations.

Alumni event

  • Chris Lomont, Cybernet Systems Corporation. Dinner and program.

Analysis Seminar

  • Adam Coffman, 3-manifolds in C4, I: Geometry of rank 1 matrices.
  • Adam Coffman, 3-manifolds in C4, II: Local geometry.
  • Adam Coffman, 3-manifolds in C4, III: Formal normal form.
  • Adam Coffman, 3-manifolds in C4, IV: Examples.

 

Fall 2003

IPFW Mathematical Sciences Exposition: October 24. Photos from the event

Analysis Seminar

  • Peter Dragnev, Discrete Zolotarev problem with applications to ADI method.

Pi Math Club

  • Raymond Pippert, The smallest uninteresting number, the largest useful number, and more.
  • Marc Lipman, What mathematicians don't know and how they know that.
  • Student talks by Tom Beachy and Charity Hein, IPFW undergraduates.

 

Summer 2003

Workshop

Scholar in Residence

  • Arno B. J. Kuijlaars, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Colloquium

  • Arno B. J. Kuijlaars, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Random Matrices and Orthogonal Polynomials.

Art Exhibit

 

Spring 2003

Pi Mu Epsilon

  • Robert S. Smith, Miami University, Boolean algebra and switching circuits.
  • Local Chapter of the Pi Mu Epsilon National Mathematics Honor Society installed at IPFW.

Alumni event

  • Todd Thomas, Western Michigan University, Nine Men's Morris.

Colloquium

  • Jason C. Parcon, Western Michigan University, Spearman Rank Regression.
  • Pete Johnson, Auburn University, From Systems of Distinct Representatives to Graph Colorings with Atomless Measurable Sets.
  • Daniela Genova, University of South Florida, Formal Languages and Forbidding-Enforcing Systems.

Graph Theory Seminar

  • Betsie Jonck, Rand Afrikaans University, The induced path number of the complements of some graphs.

Analysis Seminar

  • Peter Dragnev, Polynomial approximation of the checkmark function.
  • Adam Coffman, Rational functions, parametric curves, and ruled surfaces I, II.

Pi Math Club

  • Carl Cowen, Purdue University West Lafayette, Math and biology.
  • Yvonne Zubovic, A taste of nonparametrics.
  • Geralyn Miller, IPFW School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Elections and voting equipment.

 

 

Fall 2002

Colloquium

  • Jim Hall, Parkland College, Incorporating Multiple Perspectives (The Rule of Four) into the Teaching of Beginning and Intermediate Algebra.
  • Attila Sali, Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Small Forbidden Configurations.

Pi Math Club

  • Marc Lipman, Paradox: A few tales to wile away a mathematical hour.
  • Allen Schwenk, Western Michigan University, The anxious gambler and the remarkable strategy of the bold play.
  • Greg Frederickson, Purdue University Department of Computer Science, Geometric dissections now swing and twist.
  • Adam Coffman, Square, eccentric, or degenerate? How to classify a conic section.

 

Summer 2002

Workshop

 

Spring 2002

Colloquium

  • Michael J. Pelsmajer, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Equitably k-Choosable Graphs.
  • David Gunderson, University of Calgary, A Ramsey-type Theorem for Both Graphs and Arithmetic.
  • Gülhan Alpargu, McGill University, Is the Classical t-Test of the Slope Really Invalid in Linear Regression Models with Autocorrelated Errors?
  • Qin Shao, University of Georgia, Parsimonious Periodic Time Series Modeling.
  • Inyoung Kim, Texas A&M University, Semiparametric and Nonparametric Modeling for Effect Modification in Matched Studies.
  • Matthew Walsh, Auburn University, The Hub Number of a Graph.

Analysis Seminar

  • Adam Coffman, Harmonic extension II, III.

Pi Math Club

  • Yifei Pan, Mathematical computing and Java technology...a close look at Newton's method.
  • Sue Mau, New licensing procedures for K-12 teachers.

 

Fall 2001

Colloquium

  • Plamen Simeonov, University of Houston Downtown, Characterization of Functions using Divided Differences.

Graph theory / Combinatorics Seminar

  • W. D. Weakley, Minimum dominating sets of hypercubes whose dimension is a power of two.

Analysis Seminar

  • Yifei Pan, Harmonic extension I.

Pi Math Club

  • Lowell Beineke, IPFW, and Jennifer Beineke, Western New England College, Splendor in the Graphs.
  • Robin Wilson, The Open University, England, Stamping through mathematics.

 

Summer 2001

Colloquium

  • Christine Mynhardt, University of South Africa, Domination and Independence for Toroidal Queens Graphs.

 

Spring 2001

Workshop

Colloquium

  • Alexandr Kostochka, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, Equitable colorings of graphs.
  • Hyung-jun Cho, University of Wisconsin Madison, Tree-structured Regression Modeling for Censored Survival Data.
  • Jeong-gun Park, University of Georgia, Optimal Estimation Equations for Mixed Effects Models with Dependent Observations.
  • Hakbae Lee, American University, Dimension Reduction in Binary Response Regression.

Pi Math Club

  • Dan Coroian, Click this! A survey of mathematical software.
  • Adam Coffman, Projective geometry and computer graphics.
  • Peter Hamburger, Coded secrets behind doodles and doilies.

Analysis Seminar

  • Georgy Petruska, IPFW Dept. of Computer Science, On the error-sum function of diophantine approximation and applications to q-series.
  • Adam Coffman, Coefficients of rational functions.

 

 

Fall 2000

Colloquium

  • Clifford Weil, Michigan State University, The Gradient Problem.
  • László Lempert, Purdue University West Lafayette, Complex Analysis in Infinite Dimensions.
  • Paul Humke, St. Olaf College, Taking a Dynamic Look at the Notion of Attractor.
  • Sue Mau, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, Dilemmas in Seeking to Understand Preservice Teachers' Ways of Knowing Mathematics.

Discrete Mathematics Seminar

  • Attila Sali, IPFW Dept. of Computer Science, Shattering news.

Analysis Seminar

  • Adam Coffman, CR singular immersions of complex projective spaces.
  • Peter Dragnev, Minimal energy problems for points on the sphere, I, II, III.

 

 

Summer 2000

Workshop

  • Precalculus and Calculus with the TI-83 Plus, August 7-11.

Scholar in Residence

  • Izak Broere, Rand Afrikaans University

Colloquium

  • Izak Broere, Rand Afrikaans University, Invitation to Hereditarnia.
  • Peter Mihók, Slovak Academy of Scienes, Prime Factorization of Graph Properties.

 

 

Spring 2000

Workshop

  • Enhancing the Teaching and Learning of College Algebra Using Graphing Calculators with the TI-83 Plus, January 4-5.

Colloquium

  • Ivan Ivanov, Syracuse University, Linear Discrete Operators on the Disk Algebra.

Analysis Seminar

  • Yifei Pan, L1 approximation.
  • Adam Coffman, Surfaces and the Schwarz lemma, I, II.
  • Peter Dragnev, The support of the equilibrium measure for a class of external fields on a finite interval, II.

Pi Math Club

  • Dan Maki, Indiana University Bloomington, Using mathematics to help computers pretend they can see, hear, and talk.
  • Peter Dragnev, Chemistry, physics, and mathematics behind the soccer ball design -- or how to distribute dictators on a planet.
  • Suzanne Dubnicka, Reasons why you should NOT use the sample mean.

 

Fall 1999

Conference

Colloquium

  • Dror Varolin, University of Michigan, Symmetries of Complex Spaces.
  • James Baglama, Ball State University, Krylov Subspace Methods (How to Solve Large Scale Eigenvalue Problems).
  • Judith Palagallo, University of Akron, Fractal Tilings in the Plane.

Analysis Seminar

  • Steve Mecker, IPFW student, Predictive statistical quality design & optimization as practiced in General Electric.
  • Peter Dragnev, The support of the equilibrium measure for a class of external fields on a finite interval, I.
  • Adam Coffman, l1 estimates for inverse functions, I, II.

Pi Math Club

  • Allen Schwenk, Western Michigan University, Turn out those lights now!
  • Tisha Gratton, IPFW student, Euler: the man behind our mathematics
  • Jennifer Beineke, Trinity College, Prime targets: an elementary look at recent developments in cryptography.

 

Summer 1999

Workshop

  • Enhancing the Teaching and Learning of College Developmental Algebra and Trigonometry Using Graphing Calculators with the TI-83 Plus, June 28 - July 2, 1999.

 

 

Spring 1999

Colloquium

  • Sergey Belyi, Troy State University, Multiplication Properties of Transfer Operator-functions.
  • Elizabeth Wilmer, Oberlin College, Some Local Limit Theorems for Random Walks on Simple Digraphs.
  • Angela Dean, Ohio State University, Detection of Interactions in Experiments on Large Numbers of Factors.

Analysis Seminar

  • Dan Coroian, Numerical simulation of mechanical systems using generalized inverses.
  • Peter Dragnev, A problem in potential theory and zero asymptotics of Krawtchouk polynomials.
  • Plamen Simeonov, Ohio State University, Weighted polynomial and rational approximation with varying weights.
  • Adam Coffman, Generalizing stereographic projection, II.
  • Peter Dragnev, Constrained Leja points and numerical solution of the constrained energy problem.
  • Adam Coffman, Ray tracing Steiner surfaces.

Pi Math Club

  • Robin Wilson, The Open University, England, The mathematics of Lewis Carroll.

 

 

Fall 1998

Scholar in Residence

  • Alexandre Sukhov, University of Provence

Sonia Kovalevsky Day

Read about this event in the Association for Women in Mathematics Newsletter, Vol. 29, No. 3, July-August 1999.

 

  • Organizers
    • Marjorie Keever, Northrop High School
    • Marilyn Reba, IPFW Dept. of Math. Sci.
    • Yvonne Zubovic, IPFW Dept. of Math. Sci.
  • Guest Panel
    • Jennifer Beineke, Trinity College Dept. of Math. Sci.
    • Cheryl Corajod, Lincoln National Life Insurance Company
    • Anne Lindsay, Architect, Design Collaborative
    • Sandra Speiser, National Security Agency
    • Julie Stroom, IPFW Dept. of Civil & Architectural Engineering Technology
  • Presenters
    • Jennifer Beineke, Trinity College Dept. of Math. Sci.
    • Lowell Beineke, IPFW Dept. of Math. Sci.
    • Ronald Duchovic, IPFW Dept. of Chemistry
    • Sandra Speiser, National Security Agency
    • Michelle Stephan, IPFW Dept. of Math. Sci.
  • Special Presentation
    • Helaman Ferguson and Claire Ferguson, Mathematics in Stone and Bronze

Colloquium

  • Alexandre Sukhov, University of Provence, Mapping Problems in Geometric Complex Analysis.
  • Daniel Maki, Indiana University Bloomington, Mathematics Throughout the Curriculum.

Graph Theory Seminar

  • Lowell Beineke, The mean connectivity of a graph.

Analysis Seminar

  • Adam Coffman, Stereographic projection generalized to higher dimensions, I.
  • Yifei Pan, A new method of studying best harmonic approximation.
  • Krassimir Ianakiev, SUNY Buffalo, Existence of global solution and scattering operator for nonlinear hyperbolic equations.
  • Peter Dragnev, Equilibrium problems and fast decreasing polynomials, I, II, III.
  • Adam Coffman, A multi-valued reflection.

Pi Math Club

  • Allen Schwenk, Western Michigan University, What is the correct way to seed a knock-out tournament?

 

 

Spring 1998

Workshop

  • Enhancing the Teaching and Learning of College Algebra and Trigonometry Using Graphing Calculators TI-83, May 11-15, 1998.

Colloquium

  • Allen Schwenk, Western Michigan University, Eigenvalues and the Existence of Small Regular Graphs of Specified Girth.
  • Suzanne Dubnicka, Pennsylvania State University, An Introduction to Rank Methods for Mixed Paired and Unpaired Data.
  • Mezbahur Rahman, California State University Monterey Bay, Testimation in Regression Parameter Estimation.
  • Erica Johnson, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Graduate Teaching Assistants' Beliefs About Teaching Within the Context of Reform Mathematics.
  • Michael Lutz, Indiana University Bloomington, A Case Study of the Transition from a Traditional to a Reform Mathematics Curriculum.
  • Michelle Stephan, Vanderbilt University, Analyzing Students' Learning in Social Context.
  • Maria Blanton, North Carolina State University, Mathematical Discourse in a Prospective Teacher's Classroom.
  • Robert (Chip) Vandell, IPFW, Decycling Graphs.
  • Peter Dragnev, IPFW, The Generalized Bernstein-Erdös Conjecture.
  • Tom Fowler, Georgia Institute of Technology, Characterizing Uniquely Colorable Planar Graphs.
  • Jill Faudree, Emory University, Cycle Structure in Simple Graphs.

PI Math Club

  • Allen Schwenk, Western Michigan University, Nontransitivity and the paradox of perverse reversal.
  • J. J. Price, Purdue University West Lafayette, Truth in mathematical advertising: Calculus without Calculus.

Geometry, Statistics, and Applications Seminar

  • Carl Drummond, IPFW Dept. of GeoSciences, Modeling area and thickness distributions of shallow water limestones using autocatalytic cellular simulations.
  • Adam Coffman, Symmetric tensors on surfaces.
  • Victor Patrangenaru, Analysis of circular data.
  • Victor Patrangenaru, Asymptotic statistics.
  • Carl Drummond, Fractal structure of stylolite traces.

 

Fall 1997

Visiting Researcher

  • Sheng Bau, Inner Mongolia Finance and Economics College

Sonia Kovalevsky Day

  • Co-chairs
    • Marjorie Keever, Northrop High School
    • Marilyn Reba, IPFW Dept. of Math. Sci.
    • Christine Zielinski, IPFW Center for Women and Returning Adults.
  • Guest Panel
    • Vidya Ahuja, Northwestern University Law School
    • Patricia Bader, Indiana University Medical School
    • Jennifer Beineke, Trinity College Dept. of Math. Sci.
    • Karen Edgerton, Lincoln National Life Insurance Company
    • Peggy Lane, IPFW Dept. of Computer Science
    • Sandra Speiser, National Security Agency
  • Presenters
    • Jennifer Beineke, Trinity College Dept. of Math. Sci.
    • Lowell Beineke, IPFW Dept. of Math. Sci.
    • Linda Breitenbach, Northrop High School
    • William Frederick, IPFW Dept. of Computer Science
    • Marjorie Keever, Northrop High School
    • John LaMaster, IPFW Dept. of Math. Sci.
    • Ann Marie LeBlanc, IPFW Dept. of Fine Arts
    • Robert Murray, IPFW Dept. of Fine Arts
    • Sandra Speiser, National Security Agency
    • Yvonne Zubovic, IPFW Dept. of Math. Sci.

Colloquium

  • Jennifer Beineke, Trinity College, Zeta Functions for Dummies.
  • Norm Levenberg, University of Auckland, New Zealand, Polynomial Inequalities & Applications.

PI Math Club

  • Robert (Chip) Vandell, A twisted look at matrices.

Graph Theory Seminar

  • H. K. Dai, IPFW Dept. of Computer Science, Universal traversal sequences for graphs.
  • Peter Hamburger, Random regular honest graphs and isoperimetric numbers, I, II, III.
  • Sheng Bau, Cycles containing large subsets of a set in cubic graphs.
  • Sheng Bau, graphic software demonstration.

Analysis Seminar

  • Peter Dragnev, On some classical and modern problems of potential theory and applications, I, II.
  • Adam Coffman, Introduction to complex tangents.
  • Yifei Pan, Unique continuation problems in PDE.
  • David Legg, Best harmonic approximations and their continuity in the unit disk.
  • Yifei Pan, Classification of critical points of differentiable functions and best harmonic approximation.

Geometry, Statistics, and Applications Seminar

  • Victor Patrangenaru, Kendall board and the distribution of Irish ore bodies.
  • Victor Patrangenaru, Distributions on complex projective spaces and rat calvarial growth.
  • Bruce Kingsbury, IPFW Dept. of Biology, Visualizing the environment with GIS.
  • Victor Patrangenaru, New solutions of Einstein's field equations: constant gravitational fields.

  

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