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  • Colloquium

    The Mathematics Colloquium meets in 156 Cowley Hall on Fridays from 3:30-4:30 pm.

    Students are encouraged to attend!

    Robert Allen (rallen@uwlax.edu) and Chad Vidden (cvidden@uwlax.edu) are organizers of the Department Colloquium for the 2015-2016 academic year. Please contact either of them if you have a good candidate for a colloquium speaker.


    Schedule for Fall 2015

    Date Speaker Title
    09/17
    Thursday
    Song Chen 
    UWL Mathematics
    Life is Short, Apply Math (pdf)
    09/25 Catie Patterson 
    University of Iowa
    Using Power Law Approximations to Model Cancer (pdf)
    10/02 Daniel Schultheis 
    University of Minnesota
    Finding Planets with Linear Algebra (pdf)
    10/08
    Thursday
    Karl Kattchee 
    UWL Mathematics
    POPPIES!  An Excursion through Mathematical Art (pdf)
    10/16 Tushar Das 
    UWL Mathematics
    Curious Fractions - A View Through the Ages (pdf)
    10/23 Student Presentations
    UWL Mathematics
    A Collection of Student Talks (pdf)
     10/30 Robert Allen

    Isaac Craig
    UWL Mathematics

    Vector Spaces of Functions on an Infinite Tree (pdf)

    Multiplication Operators on Weighted Banach Spaces of an Infinite Tree

    11/06
    CH 111
    Jolene Kunkel
    Federated Insurance
    Math, IT, and Federated Insurance (pdf)
    11/12
    Thursday
    Mark Megerian
    Tom Eggerbraaten
    IBM Watson
    IBM Watson, Machine Learning, and Healthcare (pdf)
    11/19
    Thursday
    Haley Yaple 
    Carthage College
    Temporal Network Dynamics (pdf)
    11/23
    Monday
    Ryan Martin 
    Iowa State University
    The Small World Problem: Six Degrees of Graph Theory (pdf)
    12/03
    Thursday
    Student Presentations
    UWL Mathematics
    The Classification of Surfaces (pdf)


    Previous Colloquium Talks

    Spring 2015

    Date Speaker Title
    02/12
    Thursday
    Eric Eager 
    UWL Mathematics
    An Overview of Mathematical Biology (pdf)
    02/19
    Thursday
    Jacob Manske
    Epic Systems
    Do Something Epic! (pdf)
    02/27 Josh Hertel 
    Matt Chedister 
    Jenni McCool 
    Jenn Kosiak
    UWL Mathematics

    High Standards for all Students: A Look at the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (pdf)

    03/06 Mac Gallagher
    Eddie Kim
    UWL Mathematics

    Efficiency of linear programming using the simplex method via diameter growth in abstract polytopes

    The transportation problem and the diameters of transportation polytopes (pdf) 

    03/10
    Tuesday
    Cowley 156
    Marco Vriens
    Ipsos
    Opportunities of Mathematics in Marketing (pdf)
    03/27 Jeff Boyle
    UWL Mathematics
    Using Rolling Circles to Generate Caustic Envelopes Resulting from Reflected Light (pdf)
    04/02
    Thursday
    Keith Wojciechowski
    UW Stout
    Mathematicians Who Work in Industry (pdf)
    04/09
    Thursday
    Student Presentations A Collection of Student Talks (pdf)
    04/17 Sishen Zhou
    UIUC Mathematics
    Math Applications in Industrial Problems (pdf)
    04/21
    Tuesday
    4:00pm
    Steve Eisenstein
    The Newport Group
    Actuaries and Actuarial Science (pdf)
    04/28
    Tuesday
    4:00pm
    Ryan Rosenberg
    Fastenal
    Statistics and Analytics Throughout Business Decision Making (pdf)
    04/30
    Thursday
    Whitney George
    UWL Mathematics
    An Introduction to Knot Theory (pdf)

    Fall 2014


    Date Speaker Title
    09/12  Nathan Warnberg 
    UWL Mathematics
    Coloring the Integers modulo n (pdf)
    10/03  Student Presentations Math and Statistics Competitions (pdf)
    10/10 Chad Vidden
    UWL Mathematics

    An introduction to discontinuous Galerkin methods 

    with discussion of undergraduate research (pdf)
    10/24  Student Presentations 

    Summer 2014 Math Dean's Distinguished Fellows (pdf)

    10/31 Roberto Salgado
    UWL Physics
    Spacetime Trigonometry:  A Cayley-Klein Geometry Approach to Special and General Relativity (pdf)
    11/14 Friedrich Littmann
    NDSU Mathematics
    The North Dakota State University Graduate Program
    with Discussion of the Riemann Zeta Function (pdf)
    11/21  Student Presentations  Math REU and Internship Experiences (pdf)
    12/5 Tushar Das
    UWL Mathematics
    From Fractions to Fractals:
    A mathematical tour through the ages