2017 Gentry Lectures

Posted on: October 19, 2017

Permutations, peaks, polynomials, and a positivity conjecture

Posted on: October 17, 2017

Colloquium Pamela Harris Williams College Permutations, peaks, polynomials, and a positivity conjecture  Friday, 10/27/17, 4pm, room 016. From the basic ordering of n​​ objects, solving a rubik’s cube, and establishing the unsolvability of the general quintic via radicals, permutations have played many important roles in mathematics. In this talk, we present some recent results related to the concept […]

Anticipating Population Extinction in Ecological and Epidemiological Systems

Posted on: September 27, 2017

WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS Presents Suzanne M. O’Regan, PhD Department of Mathematics North Carolina A&T State University  Thursday, October 5, 2017 Manchester Hall, Room 020 – 11:00am “Anticipating Population Extinction in Ecological and Epidemiological Systems” Many ecological systems exhibit critical transitions.  Bifurcations, small smooth changes in underlying drivers that induce sudden shifts in […]

The WFU Mathematics and Statistics Dept. will host the 2017-18 MAA State Dinner

Posted on: August 30, 2017

The WFU Mathematics and Statistics Dept. will host the 2017-18 MAA State Dinner Frank Morgan is an American mathematician and the Webster Atwell ’21 Professor of Mathematics at Williams College, specializing in geometric measure theory and minimal surfaces. He is most famous for proving the Double Bubble conjecture, that the minimum-surface-area enclosure of two given […]

Erway Receives NSF Grant

Posted on: August 18, 2017

Dr. Jennifer Erway received funding from the National Science Foundation for her grant on BIGDATA: IA: Collaborative Research: Parsimonious Anomaly Detection in Sequencing Data.  Dr. Erway is the principal investigator on the grant.  The grant starts Sept 1, 2017 and ends August 31, 2020. ABSTRACT: Genomes contain the complete set of instructions for building an […]

Noise-induced Transitions between Alternative Stable Periodic Orbits: Is there a Preferred Phase for Tipping?

Posted on: July 26, 2017

Noise-induced Transitions between Alternative Stable Periodic Orbits: Is there a Preferred Phase for Tipping? Speaker: Yuxin Chen, Northwestern Friday, 7/28/17, at Noon, Manchester 121 Title: Noise-induced Transitions between Alternative Stable Periodic Orbits: Is there a Preferred Phase for Tipping? Abstract: We consider a simple periodically-forced 1-D Langevin equation which possesses two stable periodic orbits in the absence […]

Thesis Defense: Mike Annunziata

Posted on: April 25, 2017

Groebner bases of (non)commutative free algebras Mike Annunziata, Thesis Defense April 26, 2017 8:00AM in Manchester 121 Abstract: The set of all polynomials in a collection of variables with coefficients in a given field is an important mathematical object, called the polynomial ring. The primary objects of study in this theory are sets of polynomials that […]

EXAM WEEK STUDY SESSIONS for Spring 2017

Posted on: April 24, 2017

EXAM WEEK STUDY SESSIONS for Spring 2017  DATE  TIME  ROOM    MATH 107  Monday, May 1  7 – 9pm  Manchester 124    MATH 109  Thursday, April 27  6:30-8:30pm  Manchester 121    MATH 111  Thursday, April 27  6:30-8:30pm  Manchester 16    MATH 112  Thursday, April 27  6:30-8:30pm  Manchester 20    MATH 113  Thursday, April 27  6:30-8:30pm […]

COMAP MCM 2017 Results

Posted on: April 21, 2017

COMAP MCM results are out. We had a record 7 teams participating this year (more than 2% of US teams). The results are very good: 3 meritorious, 3 honorable mention and 1 successful participation. We will post their summary pages in the window case on the first floor. Team 55895 Problem C Successful Participation Schwarzkopf, […]