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Schedule of Upcoming Seminars

BLOCK 5- January/February 2020


Friday, February 7th, at 2:30pm
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Speaker: Professor Mike Siddoway

Title: "The Wind Erosion Equation"
Rated:  PG 

Abstract: 

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Friday, January 31st, at NOON
TSC 122 Lecture Hall
Pizza will be provided!
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Speaker: Professor Renzo Cavalieri of CSU

Title: "Geometry and Combinatorics of Moduli Spaces of Rational Pointed Curves"
Rated:  PG 

Abstract: 
The idea of a moduli space, i.e. a space whose points parameterize interesting geometric objects, is central in modern mathematics. In this talk we will introduce the notion of moduli space, and specifically investigate spaces whose point corresponds to configuration of points on spheres. These spaces have a very rich geometry (they are smooth, projective varieties) and a very rich combinatorial structure (they have a boundary stratification indexed by stable dual graphs). Time permitting, we will present a recent result, joint with Maria Gillespie and Leonid Monin, that connects the degree of some projective embedding of these spaces to the combinatorics of parking functions.

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BLOCK 4 - December 2019

Friday, December 6th, at NOON
TSC 122 Lecture Hall

Speaker: Professor Benjamin Ylvisaker

Title: TBA
Rated:  TBA

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Wednesday, December 11th, at 4pm
TSC 122 Lecture Hall

Speaker: Cynthia Chapple - FemSTEM Keynote Speaker

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BLOCK 3  October/November 2019

Friday, November 1st, at NOON
TSC 122 Lecture Hall
Pizza will be provided.
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Speaker: Professor Andrew Kelley

Title: "A Proof of Stirling's Formula"
Rated:  PG 

Abstract:
A proof of Stirling’s formula


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Friday, October 25th, at 2:30pm
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Speaker: Professor Kirsten Hogenson

Title: "Finding Long Cycles in Graphs"
Rated:  PG-13 

Abstract:


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BLOCK 2 September/October 2019

Friday, September 27th, at 2:30pm
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Speaker: Professor Matthew Whitehead

Title: “How to Generate Fake News”
Rated:  PG (Some undergraduate computer science knowledge helpful)

Abstract:


How to Generate Fake News








BLOCK 1 August/September 2019

Friday, September 13th, at 2:30pm
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Speaker: Jake Pichelmeyer of Kansas State

Title: “The Minimal Genus Problem”
Rated:  G (No math knowledge required)

Abstract: 
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Friday, September 6th, at NOON
TSC 122 Lecture Hall

(Ice Cream Social to follow in the Math/CS lounge on the 2nd floor!)

Speaker: Professor Mike Siddoway

Title: “The Call of the Lune”
Rated:  PG-13

Abstract:




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Friday, August 30th, at 2:30pm
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Speaker: Professor Marlow Anderson

Title: “Yet Another Solution of the Cubic Equation”
Rated:  PG

Abstract:

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