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Student Seminars for 2013

Taking the Long View:
The Life of Shiing-shen Chern,
November 12, 2013, 5 pm, Bailey Hall 207

How to cut a set into two pieces
William Zwicker, Union College
November 4, 2013, 5 pm, Bailey Hall 207

The Euclidean Algorithm and Irrational Numbers
Julius Barbanel, Union College
October 29, 2013, 5 pm, Bailey Hall 207

Mathematical Morsels from The Simpsons and Futurama
Sarah Greenwald ('91), Appalachian State University
October 21, 2013, 5 pm, Olin 115

Inferring Causation without Randomization: A matched design to assess the number of embryos to transfer during in vitro fertilization
Cassandra Wolos Pattanayak, Wellesley College
October 15, 2013, 5 pm, Bailey Hall 207

Symplectic Geometry and the Physics of Motion
Fatima Mahmood, University of Rochester
October 7, 2013, 5 pm, Bailey Hall 207

Mathematics and Poetry
Kim Plofker, Union College
October 1, 2013, 5 pm, Bailey Hall 207

The hypercube and hypersphere: breaking them down and building them up
Davide Cervone, Union College
September 24, 2013, 5 pm, Bailey Hall 207

Data Mining: Fool's Gold? Or the Mother Lode?
Richard De Veaux, Williams College
May 27, 2013, 4:30 pm, Bailey Hall 207

Knots (and the Universe?)
Cynthia Curtis, The College of New Jersey
May 20, 2013, 4:30 pm, Bailey Hall 207

Fermat's Last Theorem
A Horizon Documentary,
May 14, 2013, 4:45 pm, Bailey Hall 207

Geometry of the Real Projective Plane
Christina Tonnesen-Friedman, Union College
April 30, 2013, 4:45 pm, Bailey Hall 207

A Game of Commuting Matrices
Leila Khatami, Union College
April 22, 2013, 4:30 pm, Bailey Hall 207

Morphisms in Musical Analysis
Thomas Fiore, University of Michigan-Dearborn
April 17, 2013, 4:30 pm, Bailey Hall 207

From Pigeonhole Principles to the Erdös-Szekeres Theorem
Alan Taylor, Union College
April 11, 2013, 12:45 pm, Bailey Hall 201

N IS A NUMBER
A PORTRAIT OF PAUL ERDÖS,
March 5, 2013, 4:45 pm, Bailey Hall 207

Number Crunching Before Computers
Kim Plofker, Union College
February 25, 2013, 4:30 pm, Bailey Hall 201

Higher Order Condorcet Cycles
William S. Zwicker*, Union College
February 18, 2013, 4:30 pm, Bailey Hall 201

Mathematics and Literature: Borges’ Library of Babel*
Kimmo Rosenthal, Union College
February 14, 2013, 12:50 pm, Bailey Hall 201

What is the shape of a hanging cable?
Susan Niefield, Union College
January 22, 2013, 4:45 pm, Bailey Hall 207

Knots and Links in Graphs
Brenda Johnson, Union College
January 14, 2013, 4:30 pm, Bailey Hall 207


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