## Fall 2014 – Summer 2015

**Fall 2014 – Summer 2015. Click a title to view the abstract.**

- Monday, August 10, 2015.
**Thesis Defense.**(Advisor: Khalil)

**Brian Toner**,*UMaine Mathematics MA candidate*.

**The Geometric Properties of Cells Exhibiting Huntington’s Disease**

9:00 – 9:50 am, 421 Neville Hall.

- Wednesday, July 15, 2015.
**Thesis Defense.**(Advisors: Snyder and Atzema)

**Joseph Arsenault**,*UMaine Mathematics MA candidate*.

**Dedekind’s Role in the Development of Infinite Galois Theory**

9:00 – 9:50 am, 421 Neville Hall.

- Wednesday, May 13, 2015.
**Graduate seminar.**

**Matthew Brenc**,*UMaine Mathematics MA candidate*.

**Embedding the Complete Graph in Orientable Surfaces using Rotation Systems**

3:30 – 4:20 pm, 421 Neville Hall.

- Monday, May 4, 2015.
**Number theory seminar.**

**Prof. David Rohrlich**,*Boston University*.

**Quaternionic Artin representations of Q**

4:00 – 4:50 pm, 421 Neville Hall.

- Thursday, April 23, 2015.
**Thesis defense.**(Advisor: Benjamin Weiss)

**Douglas Weathers**,*UMaine Mathematics MA candidate*.

**Decompositions of the Kuchment-Lvin Polynomials**

3:30 – 4:20 pm, 208 Neville Hall.

- Wednesday, April 15, 2015.
**Mathematics Colloquium.**

**Prof. Meredith Greer**,*Bates College*.

**The DEs to your heart**

3:30 – 4:20 pm, 208 Neville Hall. Snacks at 3:15pm.

- Wednesday, April 9, 2015.
**Mathematics Colloquium.**

**Prof. Chan Ieong Kuan**,*UMaine Mathematics*.

**Arithmetic Functions and Complex Analysis**

3:30 – 4:20 pm, 208 Neville Hall. Snacks at 3:15pm.

- Wednesday, April 1, 2015.
**Mathematics Colloquium.**

**Prof. Katharine Ott**,*Bates College*.

**Validated Numerics for Harmonic Analysis and Partial Differential Equations**

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

- Wednesday, March 25, 2015.
**Pizza Pi Seminar.**

**Prof. Carrie Diaz Eaton**,*Unity College*.

**Supporting faculty in mathematics and biology education**

3:30 – 4:20 pm, Neville 208. Pizza at 3:15pm.

- Wednesday, February 18, 2015.
**Mathematics Colloquium.**

**Ewerton Rocha Vieira**,*Univ. Estadual de Campinas, Brazil*.

**How to apply homological algebra to obtain bifurcations in dynamical systems (A Conley index approach)**

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

- Wednesday, February 4, 2015.
**Pizza Pi Seminar.**

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

**The Baseball Simulator – A Team-Statistics Based Program for Recreating MLB Seasons and for Use as a Baseball Analytics Lab**

3:30 – 4:20 pm, 208 Neville Hall (**new room**). Snacks at 3:15pm.

- Wednesday, December 10, 2014.
**Math Graduate Seminar.**

**Matthew Brenc**,*UMaine Mathematics MA student*.

**Uniformly distributed sequences**

3:30 – 4:20 pm, 421 Neville Hall. Snacks at 3:15pm.

- Wednesday, December 3, 2014.
**Math Graduate Seminar.**

**Jennifer Fatula**,*UMaine Mathematics MA student*.

**Linking number, Twist and Writhe in Knots, Links and Ribbons**

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

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

**Prof. Tom Bellsky**,*UMaine Mathematics*.

**Forecasting with Kalman filter data assimilation**

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

- Tuesday, November 18, 2014.
**Thesis Defense.**(Advisor: David Hiebeler)

**Rachel Rier Carter**,*UMaine Mathematics MA candidate*.

**Moment Differential Equations of a Community-Structured SIS Epidemiological Model**

9:15 – 10:05 am, 421 Neville Hall.

- Friday, November 14, 2014.
**Thesis Defense.**(Advisor: David Hiebeler)

**Jack Hill**,*UMaine Mathematics MA candidate*.

**A Population on a Dynamic Landscape Driven by the Voter Model**

1:00 – 1:50 pm, 202 Shibles Hall.

- Wednesday, November 12, 2014.
**Math Colloquium.**

**Prof. George Markowsky**,*UMaine School of Computing and Information Science*.

**The Not-So Golden Ratio**

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

- Wednesday, November 5, 2014.
**Mathematics Colloquium.**

**Prof. Alanna Hoyer-Leitzel**,*Bowdoin Mathematics.*

**Relative Equilibria in the 1+N-Vortex Problem**

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

- Wednesday, October 29, 2014.
**Pizza pi seminar.**

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

**How to swing wisely and efficiently**

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

- Tuesday, October 21, 2014.
**Math Colloquium.**

**Prof. Scott Taylor**,*Colby College Mathematics.*

**Of Knots and Surfaces**

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

- Wednesday, October 15, 2014.
**Statistics Colloquium.**

**Prof. Ramesh Gupta**,*UMaine Mathematics.*

**Normality – A Myth: Skew Normal Distribution**

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

- Wednesday, October 8, 2014.
**Math Colloquium.**

**Prof. Jerry Farlow**,*UMaine Mathematics.*

**Mathematics’ Greatest Paradox and Other Minor Conundrums**

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

- Wednesday, October 1, 2014.
**Math Colloquium.**

**Nathan McNew**,*Dartmouth College Mathematics.*

**Popular values of the largest prime divisor function**

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

- Wednesday, September 24, 2014.
**Math Colloquium.**

**Prof. Joshua Zelinsky**,*UMaine Mathematics*.

**The ABC Conjecture, The Mason-Stothers Theorem, and Fermat’s Last Theorem**

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

- Wednesday, September 17, 2014.
**Pizza Pi Seminar.**

**Douglas Weathers**,*UMaine Mathematics MA Student*.

**Generating Functions: Mathematics You Can Count On**

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