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3/29 – Filip Dul: The PoincarĂ© Recurrence Theorem

Please join us this Wednesday, March 29, from 5-6 pm in LGRT 1528. We will hear from graduate student Filip Dul, who will speak about the PoincarĂ© Recurrence Theorem. His abstract is below. Pizza and soda will be provided, as … Continue reading

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3/8 – Professor Tom Braden: Geometry of Machines

Wednesday, March 8th, 5-6pm in LGRT 1528 we hear from Professor Tom Braden about the “Geometry of machines”: Configuration spaces are one way to construct very interesting geometric spaces. A configuration space is a space whose points represent possible states … Continue reading

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3/1 – Angelica Simonetti – Braid groups: from algebra to geometry

This Wednesday, 3/1, please join us in LGRT 1528 from 5 to 6 pm for Math club. We will hear a talk from Angelica Simonetti on braid groups, with pizza and soda provided. Here’s Angelica’s abstract: Braid groups: from algebra … Continue reading

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2/22: GaYee Park – Billiards on square-tiled surfaces

This Wednesday, 2/22, GaYee Park will give a Math Club talk about billiards on square-tiled surfaces. We meet as usual in LGRT 1528 from 5-6 pm, with pizza and soda provided. Here’s GaYee’s abstract: Billiards on square-tiled surfaces: If we … Continue reading

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2/15: John Lee – Understanding Chaos

Math Club meets this Wednesday this week from 5:00-6:00 pm in LGRT 1528, where we’ll hear a talk from graduate student John Lee called “Understanding Chaos”. Pizza and soda will be provided. Here’s John’s abstract: Understanding Chaos. Some questions that … Continue reading

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2/8: Sean Hart – Voronoi Tessellation

Math club this week will meet Wednesday, 2/8 at 5 pm in LGRT 1528 to hear Sean Hart talk about the Voronoi tessellation. There will be pizza and soda, of course. Here’s Sean’s abstract: The Voronoi tessellation is an oft … Continue reading

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February 1: Tetsuya Nakamura – Spin Structures on a Band

Please join us in LGRT 1528 on Wednesday, 2/1/17 from 5 pm to 6 pm for the first talk of the Spring semester. We’ll hear from our own co-organizer Tetsuya Nakamura about a concept important to geometry, topology, and physics: … Continue reading

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LAST MATH CLUB OF SPRING 2016

Please join us for the last math club meeting of the semester in LGRT 1528 from 5-6pm tonight. We’ll rally around pizza, soda and our love of math, and reminisce. It’s also a great chance for you to propose future … Continue reading

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4/20 – Robin Koytcheff: Knots, Links and linking number

Robin will talk tonight in LGRT 1528, 5-6pm about knots and links. Here’s his abstract: I will introduce the mathematical study of knots, links, and the Gauss linking number. The talk will involve pictures, some brief history, and an elementary … Continue reading

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4/6 – Mark Lowell: A Metapopulation Model of Interstellar Colonization

The math club meets again this Wednesday, 4/6, from 5-6pm in LGRT 1528. Come have pizza and hear graduate student Mark Lowell discuss the Fermi paradox and his use of mathematical modeling to explain it. Here’s an abstract: A Metapopulation … Continue reading

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