A Geometric Perspective on Random Walks with Topological Constraints

Posted on: September 2, 2015

WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY  DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS Presents Clay Shonkwiler Colorado State University Wednesday, September 9, 2015 Manchester Hall, Room 016 – 4:00pm – 5:00pm “A Geometric Perspective on Random Walks with Topological Constraints” Three-dimensional random walks with topological constraints are collections of random walks in 3-space which are required to realize the edges of some […]

Senior Seminars Presentations

Posted on: April 27, 2015

WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS Presents Senior Seminars by: Ms. Amy Pushman “Longevity predictions based on health biomarkers” 1:00 – 1:15pm Ms. Dana Johnson “Projected impacts of climate change on wind energy density in the United States” 1:20 – 1:35pm Mr. Kyle Webb “Balance in Generalized Tournament Graphs” 1:40 – 1:55pm Ms. Ariel Hawley […]

The Degree Profile and Weight in Apollonian Networks and k-trees

Posted on: April 14, 2015

WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS Presents Panpan Zhang The George Washington University Wednesday, April 22, 2015 Manchester Hall, Room 016 – 4:00pm – 5:00pm “The Degree Profile and Weight in Apollonian Networks and k-trees” We investigate the degree profile and total weight in Apollonian networks. We study the distribution of the degrees of vertices […]

2014 Putnam Results

Posted on: April 6, 2015

Last week, the results of the 2014 William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition (which was held on December 6, 2014) arrived. A total of 11 students from Wake Forest took this exam (Izzy Beers, John Byrum, Hao Chen, Yuxing Chen, Aoyun Geng, Rebecca Kotsonis, Hassan Nasif, Irina Viviano, David Yang, Spencer Young, and Yutian Zhang). This […]

Steklov Eigenproblem and Approximations of Harmonic Functions

Posted on: March 23, 2015

WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS Presents Manki Cho University of Houston Wednesday, April 8, 2015 Manchester Hall, Room 016 – 4:00pm – 5:00pm “Steklov Eigenproblem and Approximations of Harmonic Functions”   Steklov expansions for a harmonic function on a rectangle are derived and studied with a view to determining an analog of the mean […]

Movies and math – the past, present, and the future

Posted on: February 23, 2015

WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS  Presents Michael Dorff Brigham Young University  Tuesday, March 3, 2015 Carswell Hall – Annenberg Forum 7:00pm – 8:00pm   “Movies and math – the past, present, and the future” What’s your favorite recent movie? Frozen? The Avengers?  Avatar? Transformers? What do these and all the highest earning Hollywood movies since […]

Rouse awarded NSF grant to fund summer research program

Posted on: February 2, 2015

Rouse awarded NSF grant to fund summer research program February 2nd, 2015 | Faculty News Assistant professor of mathematics Jeremy Rouse has been awarded a National Science Foundation grant in the amount of $258,354 to begin a summer research program for undergraduates interested in number theory research. The program will be operated in conjunction with […]

Are We There Yet? Rare Events in Physical Systems

Posted on: December 1, 2014

WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS Presents Gideon Simpson Drexel University Wednesday, December 3, 2014 Manchester Hall, Room 020 – 4:00pm – 5:00pm “Are We There Yet?  Rare Events in Physical Systems” How do cracks initiate in metals?  How do proteins fold?   How reliable are nano-devices?  These questions could hypothetically be answered by simulating the […]

Math Club Talk

Posted on: November 17, 2014

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 Featured Speaker: Dr. Mauricio Rivas “Morse Index Theory and Some Symmetry Results in the Calculus in the Small and in the Large” We discuss some connections and similarities between the analysis in the small and the analysis in the large via the Morse index of bilinear forms. We give examples showing […]

Geometric and Combinatorial Methods in the Representation of Quivers

Posted on: November 10, 2014

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 Featured Speaker: Dr. Justin Allman “Geometric and Combinatorial Methods in the Representation of Quivers” Group orbits in the space of representations of a quiver generalize many fundamental ideas in linear algebra and geometry. From a slightly different point of view, Kontsevich and Soibelman defined a Cohomological Hall Algebra for every quiver […]