Tue, 09/08/2015 - 3:49pm
22nd Annual Cantrell Lecture Series TUESDAY, April 5, 2016 3:30-4:30pm, Miller Learning Center, Room 171 Title of talk: Through the looking glass: Symmetry, the fourth dimension, and beyond Description: Why are our mirror images reflected left-right but not up-down? What does the fourth dimension look like? How is it possible that a square box can be big enough to hold only one round marble of a given size, but the marble only takes up a…
Mon, 04/13/2015 - 4:14pm
April 25 - 27, 2012 Wednesday, April 25, 2012 3:30pm, Miller Learning Center, Room 102 Title of talk: Mathematics of Crime Abstract: There is an extensive applied mathematics literature developed for problems in the biological and physical sciences. Our understanding of social science problems from a mathematical standpoint is less developed, but also presents some very interesting problems, especially for young researchers. This lecture uses…
Mon, 04/13/2015 - 4:08pm
April 15, 16, 17, 2013 Monday, April 15, 2013 3:30pm Room 101, Miller Learning Center Title of talk: Poincaré's work on topology Abstract: We will discuss some of Poincare's remarkable seminal and fundamental contributions to topology, its huge impact on subsequent research and open problems flowing from it. Tuesday, April 16, 2013 3:30pm, Room 175, Paul D. Coverdell Center Title of talk: Volumes of hyperbolic 3-manifolds Abstract: We will…
Mon, 04/13/2015 - 4:00pm
March 18, 19, 20, 2014 David Donoho Stanford University Tuesday, March 18, 2014  3:30pm Room 102, Miller Learning Center Title of talk: Phase Transitions in Compressed Sensing Wednesday, March 19, 2014 3:30pm, Room 328 Boyd Graduate Studies Bldg. Title of talk: Optimal Shrinkage of Singular Values and Eigenvalues under "Spiked" Big-Data Asymptotics Thursday, March 20, 2014 3:30pm, Room 328 Boyd Graduate Studies Bldg. Title of talk: (M)-…
Fri, 07/18/2014 - 9:34am
Speaker: Professor Benedict Gross, Harvard University Tuesday, April 7, 2015 3:30pm, Room 171 Miller Learning Center Title of talk: The ranks of elliptic curves The study of integral and rational points on elliptic curves, typically given as cubic equations in two variables, goes back to antiquity. I will discuss some of Fermat's work on the subject and will state the theorem of Mordell and Weil on the group of rational points. I will then…