Moduli problems and root constructions in algebraic geometry

WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS & STATISTICS Presents Andrew Kobin University of Virginia Thursday, March 28, 2019 11am Manchester Hall, Room 018 “Moduli problems and root constructions in algebraic geometry” Many classification problems in math – usually stated as “describe all isomorphism classes of (blank)”, or “how many (blanks) are…

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College Board of Visitors Lectures

Teaching Introductory Statistics: Implementing GAISE Recommendations Monday, April 8 at 5:30 p.m. ZSR Library 404 Auditorium I will present the six recommendations for teaching introductory statistics endorsed by the American Statistical Association in its GAISE (Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education) report (www.amstat.org/education/gaise/). For each recommendation I will…

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The Wild World of Infinite Groups

WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS & STATISTICS Presents Talia Fernós University of North Carolina at Greensboro Monday, March 18, 2019; 4pm – 5pm Manchester Hall, Room 020 “The Wild World of Infinite Groups” The study of infinite groups is wild; it is known that not all questions concerning them are solvable….

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Calculus Meets Electromagnetism and Thermodynamics: A Tale of Two Disciplines

Joint Colloquium Departments of Physics and Mathematics & Statistics Tevian Dray, PhD Department of Mathematics Oregon State University “Calculus Meets Electromagnetism and Thermodynamics: A Tale of Two Disciplines” Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at 4:00 pm George P. Williams, Jr. Lecture Hall (Olin 101) Calculus as taught by mathematicians typically involves a large toolbox…

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Congratulation to Dr. Erhardt

The Reid-Doyle Prize for Excellence in Teaching is awarded to outstanding faculty members in the early part of their careers. This year’s winner is Robert Erhardt, professor of mathematics and statistics. Erhardt has helped increase student enrollment in statistics courses through restructuring the department. His personable character and enjoyable classroom environment are summarized by…

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The role of PDEs and integro-differential equations in biomedical and materials models

WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS & STATISTICS Presents Maria Emelianenko George Mason University March 7, 2019 11:00am Manchester Hall, Room 018 “The role of PDEs and integro-differential equations in biomedical and materials models” The talk will survey some recent theoretical developments in the realm of random walks and generalized master…

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Folded ribbon knots in the plane

Colloquium Elizabeth DenneAssociate ProfessorDepartment of MathematicsWashington and Lee UniversityThursday, Feb. 21 at 11am  Manchester Hall, Room 018 Folded ribbon knots in the plane. Abstract: We study Kauffman’s model of a folded ribbon knot: a knot made from a thin strip of paper folded flat in the plane. The folded ribbonlength…

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