Senior Seminars

Posted on: March 29, 2017

WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS Senior Seminars Wednesday, April 19, 2017 Manchester Hall 018 Chris Buetti “Classifying NBA Shots Using Machine Learning” 3:25pm – 3:40pm Joyce Chen “Risk and Ruin” 3:45pm – 4:00pm Chas Cantrell “Predicting Major League Debut Likelihood of Minor League Baseball Players” 4:05pm – 4:20pm Jiajie Zhang “TBA” 4:25pm – 4:40pm […]

Class numbers of imaginary quadratic fields

Posted on: March 20, 2017

WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS & STATISTICS Presents Olivia Beckwith Emory University Thursday, March 23, 2017 Manchester 020, 11:00am “Class Numbers of Imaginary Quadratic Fields” Abstract: Ideal class groups measure the departure of the ring of integers of a number field from being a Unique Factorization Domain. I will discuss what is known and what is conjectured about […]

The Poincare Conjecture in dimension 2, or why topologists can’t tell their donuts from their cups of coffee

Posted on: March 6, 2017

Math Club Talk Jeanne Clelland, University of Colorado “The Poincare Conjecture in dimension 2, or why topologists can’t tell their donuts from their cups of coffee” Thursday, 3/30/17 at 4pm Manchester 016 Abstract:  In 2006, Grigori Perelman declined to accept a Fields medal (often referred to as the “Nobel Prize for mathematics”) for his proof […]

History, Organization & Product R&D Modeling

Posted on: February 6, 2017

Statistics Seminar “History, Organization & Product R&D Modeling” National General Insurance Company (NGIC)   Wednesday, February 8, 2017 4:00 p.m. — Manchester Hall 020 David Robertson and Flora Wu will give a talk at 4pm on Wednesday 2/8/17. David and Flora will introduce themselves and NGIC, giving an overview of NGIC history from 1920 to […]

AMC Math Contests February 15th

Posted on: February 1, 2017

To: North Carolina Mathematics Teachers and Parents Wake Forest University is hosting the AMC math contests, AMC10B and AMC12B this year on Wednesday, February 15th, 2017, 3:00-5:00 pm.  We invite your students to participate in these contests. There are only 10 spots available in each contest. Interested students should contact Dr. Jiang as soon as […]


Posted on: December 7, 2016

EXAM WEEK STUDY SESSIONS Fall 2016 MATH 109 Thursday, December 15 6-8pm, Manchester 121 MATH 111 Thursday, December 15 6-8pm, Manchester 16 MATH 112 Thursday, December 15 6-8pm, Manchester 20 MATH 113 Monday, December 12 & Wednesday, December 14 5:30-7:30pm, Manchester 16 MATH 117 Monday, December 12 4:30-7:30pm, Manchester 20 MATH 121 Monday, December 12 […]

Senior Thesis Presentation: Hao Chen

Posted on: December 7, 2016

“Petal Links” Hao Chen Friday at 12 noon, Dec. 9, 2016 Abstract: A petal diagram of a knot or link consists of a center point surrounded by n non-nested loops; it represents n strands of the link at various heights which all project onto the same center point. Though every knot has a petal diagram, […]


Posted on: December 5, 2016

STATISTICS SEMINAR   Nicole Dalzel Duke University “ASA DataFest 2017” Wednesday, December 7, 2016 4:00 p.m. — Manchester Hall 016 ASA DataFest is a data analysis competition in which student teams engage in analysis of a large, real-world, complex data set. Past years have included data from, Ticketmaster, and Student participants work in […]

2016 Gentry Lecture, Dr. Mark Newman

Posted on: November 22, 2016

Connected Hopf Algebras

Posted on: November 14, 2016

WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS Presents Dan Yee University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee Thursday, November 17, 2016 Manchester 121, 9:30am “Connected Hopf Algebras” Suppose 𝔤 is a Lie algebra over an algebraically closed field of characteristic zero. Motivated by a construction of Wang, Zhang, and Zhuang, we examine a class of connected Hopf algebras that contain […]