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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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Tonight in Math club – Jason McGibbon: Go in the time of Google!

Join us for Jason McGibbon’s long awaited Go talk! 5-6pm in LGRT 1528, today, Wednesday, 3/30! Pizza and soda and knowledge of the effect of modernity on an ancient game await! Have an abstract: Go in the time of Google … Continue reading

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Math club 3/23 – A. Havens – What is Homology?

Tonight at 5pm in LGRT 1528, I’ll tell you about homology. Not all about it. A bit like a “Homology for anybody” talk, in the spirit of UMass math program alum Dan Briggs. Come get pizza, and learn about one … Continue reading

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3/9 – Math videos

Tonight from 5-6pm in LGRT 1528 we’ll be watching some math videos, enjoying some pizza, and perhaps squeezing in some games, like Set, or Sprouts. Come join us!

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2/24 – Isabelle Beaudry – Inference with Social Network Data

This week in math club graduate student Isabelle Beaudry will discuss inference with social network data with applications in public health. We meet 5 – 6pm Wednesday, February 24th in LGRT 1528. Pizza and soda will be provided. Isabelle’s abstract … Continue reading

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2/17/16 – Dan Nichols: Groups!

The UMass undergraduate Math Club will meet this Wednesday, 2/3, 5-6pm in LGRT 1528. This week our own club co-organizer and pizza wrangler Dan Nichols will tell us about… groups! Dan Nichols will give a quick tour of the area … Continue reading

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Tonight – 2/10 – Return of the puzzles

Join us tonight for the return of Richard Buckman and his perplexing puzzles (that he scrapes off of the internet). We’ll hang out, eat pizza, imbibe soda, and work on puzzles, from 5-6 pm in LGRT 1528. Unwind from all … Continue reading

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2/3/16 – Mark Lowell: Ecosystem Dynamics and Population Modeling

The UMass undergraduate Math Club will meet this Wednesday, 2/3, 5-6pm in LGRT 1528. This week, UMass grad student Mark Lowell will discuss basic techniques for modeling populations of wild animals using ordinary differential equations, including exponential and logistic models, … Continue reading

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