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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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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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