## Colloquium Schedule

**Fall 2013 – Summer 2014. Click a title to view the abstract.**

- Monday, July 28, 2014.
**Thesis Defense.**(Advisor: Natasha Speer)

**Shahram Firouzian**,*UMaine Mathematics MA Candidate*.

**Graduate Students’ Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching the Derivative and Applications of the Derivative**

11:00 – 11:50 am, 108 Neville Hall.

- Thursday, July 31, 2014.
**Thesis Defense.**(Advisor: Robert Franzosa)

**Sophie Potoczak**,*UMaine Mathematics MA Candidate*.

**A Survey of Graph Embeddings Into Compact Surfaces**

10:00 – 10:50 am, 421 Neville Hall.

- Monday, June 23, 2014.
**Number theory lecture.**

**Joshua Zelinsky**,*University of Maine*.

**Upper and lower bounds in integer complexity**

11:00 – 11:50 am, 421 Neville Hall.

- Monday, June 23, 2014.
**Number theory lecture.**

**Chip Snyder**,*University of Maine*.

**On some Constructions using Marked Ruler and Compass**

10:00 – 10:50 am, 421 Neville Hall.

- Monday, June 23, 2014.
**Number theory lecture.**

**Jonathan Sands**,*University of Vermont*.

**Zeta functions of orders in quaternion algebras**

9:00 – 9:50 am, 421 Neville Hall.

- Thursday, May 15, 2014.
**Number theory lecture.**

**Benjamin Weiss**,*UMaine Mathematics*.

**Probabilistic Galois theory**

2:15 – 2:45 pm, 421 Neville Hall.

- Thursday, May 15, 2014.
**Number theory lecture.**

**Pericles Dokos**.

**Automorphisms of Lubotzky-Phillips-Sarnak graphs**

11:00 – 11:50 am, 421 Neville Hall.

- Thursday, May 15, 2014.
**Number theory lecture.**

**Florian Luca**,*Dartmouth College*.

**Irregular primes.**

10:00 – 10:50 am, 421 Neville Hall.

- Thursday, May 15, 2014.
**Number theory lecture.**

**Elliot Benjamin**.

**Some New Fields That Satisfy the 2-Class Field Tower Conjecture for Imaginary Quadratic Number Fields with 2-Class Group of Rank 4**

9:00 – 9:50 am, 421 Neville Hall.

- Wednesday, April 30, 2014.
**Math Colloquium.**

**Prof. Nigel Pitt**,*UMaine Mathematics.*

**The Circle Problem**

3:30 – 4:20 pm, Hill Auditorium, 165 Barrows Hall (ESRB). (Snacks at 3:15 pm.)

- Monday, April 28, 2014.
**Thesis defense.**(Advisor: André Khalil)

**Derrick Cox**,*UMaine Mathematics MA candidate*

**Computational Analysis of Mammograms Using the Metric Space Technique**

4:00 pm, 227 Neville Hall.

- Wednesday, April 23, 2014.
**Math Colloquium.**

**Prof. Ben Weiss**,*UMaine Mathematics*

**The card game***Set*

3:30 – 4:20 pm, 110 Little Hall. (Snacks at 3:15 pm.)

- Friday, April 18, 2014.
**Thesis defense.**(Advisor: Eisso Atzema)

**Amber Hathaway**,*UMaine Mathematics MA candidate*

**Emmy Noether’s Theorem on Integral Invariants in the Context of the Calculus of Variations**

3:30 – 4:20 pm, 421 Neville Hall.

- Wednesday, April 16, 2014.
**Pizza Pi.**

**Dr. Eisso Atzema**,*UMaine Mathematics*

**Classifying Quadrilaterals**

3:30 – 4:20 pm, Hill Auditorium, 165 Barrows Hall (ESRB). (Snacks at 3:15 pm.)

- Wednesday, April 9, 2014.
**Math Colloquium.**

**Prof. Justin Sukiennik**,*Colby College*

**From Transcendental Numbers to Diophantine Approximation**

3:30 – 4:20 pm, Hill Auditorium, 165 Barrows Hall (ESRB). (Snacks at 3:15 pm.)

- Wednesday, April 2, 2014.
**Math Colloquium.**

**Shawn Firouzian**,*UMaine Mathematics MA student*

**Knowledge for Teaching Applied Problems in Calculus**

3:30 – 4:20 pm, 110 Little Hall. (Snacks at 3:15 pm.)

- Wednesday, March 26, 2014.
**Math Colloquium.**

**Prof. Andrew Knightly**,*UMaine Mathematics*

**Representation theory and the trace formula**

3:30 – 4:20 pm, Neville 421. (Snacks at 3:15 pm in Neville 419.)

- Wednesday, March 19, 2014.
**Math Colloquium.**

**Prof. Neil Comins**,*UMaine Physics & Astronomy*

**So You Think You Know Tides**

3:30 – 4:20 pm, Hill Auditorium, 165 Barrows Hall (ESRB). (Snacks at 3:15 pm.)

- Wednesday, February 26, 2014.
**Math Colloquium.**

**Prof. Dawn Nelson**,*Bates College Mathematics*

**Identification Numbers and the Mathematics behind Them**

4:45 – 5:40 pm, Hill Auditorium, 165 Barrows Hall (ESRB). (Snacks at 4:30 pm.)

- Wednesday, February 26, 2014.
**Math Colloquium.**

**Prof. Thomas Bellsky**,*Arizona State University*

**Stability of localized structure for a semi-arid climate model**

3:00 – 4:00 pm, 100 Neville Hall.

- Wednesday, February 19, 2014.
**Pizza Pi Seminar.**

**Kevin Roberge**,*UMaine Mathematics Instructor*

**Puzzling Penrose Pathologies**

3:30 – 4:20 pm, Hill Auditorium, 165 Barrows Hall (ESRB). (Pizza at 3:15 pm.)

- Wednesday, February 12, 2014.
**Mathematics Colloquium.**

**Seth Albert**,*UMaine Mathematics graduating senior*

**The Renaissance Actuary**

3:30 – 4:20 pm, Hill Auditorium, 165 Barrows Hall (ESRB). (Snacks at 3:15 pm.)

- Wednesday, January 29, 2014.
**Mathematics Colloquium.**

**Prof. Catherine Buell**,*Bates College*

**Involutions and***Fixing*the World: Symmetric Spaces

3:30 – 4:20 pm, Hill Auditorium, 165 Barrows Hall (ESRB). (Snacks at 3:15 pm.)

- Wednesday, January 22, 2014.
**Pizza Pi Seminar.**

**Jon Janelle**,*UMaine MST student*

**Modeling a Zombie Outbreak Using Systems of Ordinary Differential Equations**

3:30 – 4:20 pm, Hill Auditorium, 165 Barrows Hall (ESRB). (Pizza at 3:15 pm.)

- Wednesday, December 11, 2013.
**Pizza Pi Seminar.**

**Prof. Bill Halteman**,*UMaine Mathematics*

**Statistics**

3:30 – 4:20 pm, Hill Auditorium, 165 Barrows Hall (ESRB). (Pizza at 3:15 pm.)

- Wednesday, December 4th, 2013.
**Mathematics Graduate Seminar.**

**Derrick Cox**,*UMaine Mathematics MA student*

**The Metric Space Technique: the Means by which to Compare**

3:30 – 4:20 pm, Hill Auditorium, Barrows Hall (ESRB). (Snacks at 3:15 pm.)

- Wednesday, November 20th, 2013.
**Mathematics Graduate Seminar.**

**Sophie Potozcak**,*UMaine Mathematics MA student*

**Identification and Classification of Compact Surfaces**

3:30 – 4:20 pm, Hill Auditorium, Barrows Hall (ESRB). (Snacks at 3:15 pm.)

- Thursday, November 14 and Thursday, November 21, 2013.
**Mathematics Event.**

**Prof. Robert Franzosa**,*UMaine Mathematics*

**Marston Morse, Morse Theory, and More**

Two day event. 3:30 – 4:30 pm, 100 Neville Hall.

- Wednesday, November 13, 2013.
**Mathematics Colloquium.**

**Prof. John Thompson**,*UMaine Physics & Astronomy*

**Investigating student understanding and application of mathematics needed in physics: Integration and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus.**

3:30 – 4:20 pm, Hill Auditorium, 165 Barrows Hall (ESRB). (Snacks at 3:15 pm.)

- Wednesday, November 6, 2013.
**Pizza Pi Seminar.**

**Dr. Aitbala Sargent**,*UMaine Mathematics*

**Mathematical models of ice sheet dynamics and their verification**

3:30 – 4:30 pm (Pizza at 3:15 pm), Hill Auditorium, Barrows Hall (ESRB).

- Friday, November 1, 2013.
**Mathematics Colloquium.**

**Prof. Ben Adcock**,*Purdue University*

**Compressed sensing over the continuum**

3:30 – 4:30 pm, 100 Neville Hall.

- Wednesday, October 23, 2013.
**Mathematics Colloquium.**

**Prof. David Kung**,*St. Mary’s College of Maryland*

**Harmonious Equations: A Mathematical Exploration of Music**

3:45 – 5:00 pm, Hill Auditorium, Barrows Hall (ESRB). (Snacks at 3:15 pm.)

- Wednesday, October 16, 2013.
**Mathematics Colloquium.**

**Alain Arneodo**,*Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon*

**Surfing on the genome: A tribute to Jean Morlet**

3:30 – 4:20 pm, 141 Bennett Hall. (Snacks at 3:15 pm.)

- Wednesday, October 9, 2013.
**Mathematics Graduate Seminar.**

**Amber Hathaway**,*UMaine Mathematics MA student*

**Emmy Noether’s Theorem in One Dimension**

3:30 – 4:20 pm, Hill Auditorium, Barrows Hall (ESRB). (Snacks at 3:15 pm.)

- Wednesday, October 2, 2013.
**Mathematics Colloquium.**

**Dr. Sergey Lvin**,*UMaine Mathematics*

**Differential identities for sin(x), e^x, and x that came from medical imaging**

3:30 – 4:20 pm, Hill Auditorium, Barrows Hall (ESRB). (Snacks at 3:15 pm.)

- Wed. Sept. 25, 2013.
**Pizza Pi Seminar.**

**Brian Toner**,*UMaine Mathematics MA student*

**Math that Learns, the Mathematical Principles of Neural Networks and Machine Learning**

3:30 – 4:20 pm, Hill Auditorium, Barrows Hall (ESRB). (Snacks at 3:15 pm.)

- Wed. Sept. 18, 2013.
**Colloquium.**

**Prof. Bob Franzosa**,*UMaine Mathematics*

**You Cannot Beat Bob In The Triangle Game Implies That A Beating Heart Cannot Respond In A Continuous Manner To A Stimulus Applied With Continuously Varying Strength And Timing**

3:30 – 4:20 pm, Hill Auditorium, Barrows Hall (ESRB). (Snacks at 3:15 pm.)

**Previous semesters’ schedules**

- Fall 2012 – Summer 2013
- Fall 2011 – Summer 2012
- Fall 2010 – Summer 2011
- Fall 2009 – Summer 2010
- Fall 2008 – Summer 2009
- Fall 2007 – Spring 2008
- Fall 2006 – Summer 2007
- Fall 2005 – Spring 2006
- Fall 2004 – Summer 2005
- Fall 2003 – Spring 2004
- Fall 2002 – Spring 2003