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Student Seminars for 2009

Continued Fractions and Baseball Statistics
Susan Niefield, Union College
November 2, 2009, 4:30 pm, Bailey Hall 201

Union Math Alumni Career Panel
Graham Bryce '98, John Corey '80, and Andy McKenzie '09, Union College
October 27, 2009, 4:30 pm, Bailey Hall 207

Hamilton's Quaternions
Paul Friedman, Union College
October 19, 2009, 4:15 pm, Bailey Hall 201

Agreement in circular and treelike societies
Chris Hardin, Union College
October 12, 2009, 4:30 pm, Bailey Hall 201

Irrational Numbers: discovery, crisis, and resolution
Julius Barbanel, Union College
October 5, 2009, 4:30 pm, Bailey Hall 201

The History of Cake Cutting
Alan Taylor, Union College
September 28, 2009, 4:15 pm, Bailey Hall 201

Surfaces with Density, Isoperimetric Problems, and Perelman's Proof of the Poincaré Conjecture
Frank Morgan, Williams College
September 22, 2009, 4:30 pm, Bailey Hall 207

What is wrong with majority rule?
William Zwicker, Union College
September 15, 2009, 4:00 pm, Bailey Hall 207

Symmetric Hyperbolic Equations of Motion for a Hyperelastic Material
David Wagner, Union College alumnus, Department of Mathematics, University of Houston
May 28, 2009, 4:00 pm, Bailey Hall 207

The Isoperimetric Inequality
Christina Tonnesen-Friedman, Union College
May 14, 2009, 4:00 pm, Bailey Hall 207

Design and Algorithms for Modern Kidney Exchanges
Tuomas Sandholm, Computer Science Department, Carnegie Mellon University
May 7, 2009, 4:00 pm, Bailey Hall 207

Mathematical Modeling on Cell Phone Energy Usage
Peter Bonventre, Steven Neier, Union College
April 6, 2009, 5:00 pm, Bailey Hall 207

Is Algebra Bad (for Mathematics)?
Kim Plofker, Union College
March 3, 2009, 4:00 pm, Bailey Hall 207

The Mathematics (and Physics) of Heavy Element Synthesis
Rebecca Surman, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Union College
February 23, 2009, 4:30 pm, Bailey Hall 207

Archimedes' Mechanical Method
Julius Barbanel, Union College
February 17, 2009, 4:00 pm, Bailey Hall 207

Archimedes' Law of the Lever
Julius Barbanel, Union College
February 9, 2009, 4:30 pm, Bailey Hall 207

Prime Even Numbers
Karl Zimmermann, Union College
February 2, 2009, 4:30 pm, Bailey Hall 207

Some mathematical results on guarding art galleries
Joan P. Hutchinson, Macalester College
January 26, 2009, 4:30 pm, Bailey Hall 207

Mathematicians and Mathematics in China during the Cultural Revolution
Yibao Xu, Department of Mathematics, CUNY
January 20, 2009, 4:00 pm, Bailey Hall 207

Many roads, one destination: Three proofs of the Euler identity
Prof. Edward Sandifer, Department of Mathematics, Western Connecticut State University
January 13, 2009, 4:00 pm, Bailey Hall 207


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