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Student Seminars for 2012

How Hard Can It Be to Predict An Election?
Roger Hoerl, Union College
November 6, 2012, 4:45 pm, Bailey Hall 207

Skin Cancer Recognition Using Image Processing
Tomáš Kouřim, Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering, Department of Mathematics
October 23, 2012, 4:45 pm, Bailey Hall 207

Louis Bachelier and the Origins of Stochastic Finance
Andrew Barnes, GE Global Research
October 15, 2012, 5 pm, Bailey Hall 207

Identification Numbers and Check Digit Schemes
Paul Friedman, Union College
October 11, 2012, 12:50 pm, Bailey Hall 201

Who Discovered Integral Calculus? Archimedes: The Method of Exhaustion and the Mechanical Method
Julius Barbanel, Union College
October 2, 2012, 4:45 pm, Bailey Hall 207

Student Summer Research
Keilah Creedon ('14) and Amer Khraisat ('13), Union College
September 24, 2012, 5 pm, Bailey Hall 207

An Introduction to the Seminar and to Polygonal Numbers
Karl Zimmermann, Union College
September 17, 2012, 5:00 pm, Bailey Hall 207

So You Want to Be a Grad Student
Susan Beckhardt and Dan Stevenson, SUNY Albany
May 28, 2012, 4:45 pm, Bailey Hall 207

When lines and circles are all the same!
Pedram Safari, Harvard University
May 22, 2012, 4:45 pm, Bailey Hall 207

Modeling Leatherback Sea Turtle Populations: How Can Counting Be So Difficult?
Sheila Miller, New York City College of Technology
April 30, 2012, 4:45 pm, Bailey Hall 207

Taking the Long View: The Life of Shiing-shen Chern (2011)
Produced and directed by GEORGE PAUL CSICSERY,
April 16, 2012, 4:45 pm, Bailey Hall 207

Wheels and Thunderbolts: Second-Order Indeterminate Equations in Medieval Indian Mathematics
Kim Plofker, Union College
April 3, 2012, 4 pm, Bailey Hall 207

MATHEMATICS IN LITERATURE

Is that really a math course?

Donald R. Wilken, Department of Mathematics, University of Albany
March 5, 2012, 4:30 pm, Bailey Hall 207

Voting with Rubber Bands, Weights, and Strings
William S Zwicker*, Union College
February 20, 2012, 4:30 pm, Bailey Hall 207

Introduction to Geodesics and the basic concepts of Projective Geometry
Stefan Rosemann, Mathematisches Institut, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität, Jena, Germany
February 13, 2012, 4:30 pm, Bailey Hall 207

Commuting Quadratic Polynomials
Karl Zimmermann, Union College
February 7, 2012, 5 pm, Bailey Hall 207

Geometric Perspectives on Fair Division
Julius Barbanel, Union College
January 24, 2012, 5 pm, Bailey Hall 207

Least-Squares Curve-Fitting Techniques For Improved Medicine Development
Charles Bergeron, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
January 10, 2012, 5 pm, Bailey Hall 207


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