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Past Colloquia


Spring 2018

Date Speaker(s) Title
Jan. 28    Rick Anderson (EIU) & Peter Wiles (EIU) Changing Fourth Graders' Discourse on Parallelograms
Feb. 9 Claire Merriman (UIUC) Coding geodesic flows and various continued fractions
Feb. 23 Anush Tserunyan (UIUC) Orbit equivalence, cost, and decompositions
Mar. 2 Gloriana Gonzalez (UIUC) Hybridity in Mathematics Teacher Professional Development
Mar. 23 Evgeny Gordon (EIU) On Teaching Calculus on the Base of Nonstandard Analysis I
Apr. 13 Nathan Dunfield (UIUC) Fun with finite covers of 3-manifolds: connections between 
topology, geometry, and arithmetic
Apr. 20 Joseph Melberg and Bogdan Petrenko (EIU) The Surprising Computational Utility of Implicit Function Theorem

Fall 2017

Date Speaker(s) Title
Sept. 8        Charles Delman (EIU) Music of the Dandelin Spheres
Sept. 22 Gregory Galperin (EIU) Jumping Electrons and Jumping Spheres - First Talk
Sept. 29 Gregory Galperin (EIU) Jumping Electrons and Jumping Spheres - Second Talk
Oct. 6 Joseph Vandehey (OSU) Normaility vs. Determinism
Oct. 17 Peter Andrews (EIU) What If Your Directrix Were a Circle?
Oct. 26 Bruce C. Berndt (UIUC) Perry Lecture: Ramanujan's Life and Earlier Notebooks
Oct. 27 Bruce C. Berndt (UIUC) Perry Lecture: Ramanujan's Lost Notebook: History and Content
Nov. 3 Grethe Hystad (PNW) A Bayesian Approach to Estimating Earth’s Undiscovered, Mineralogical Diversity
Nov. 10 Scott Ahlgren (UIUC) Partitions, smallest parts, and modular forms
Nov. 16 Jay Tamburrino (EIU) Some New Planar Fractions (talk will be at 3:00 in OM 3413)
Dec. 1 Alejandra Alvarado (EIU) The Collatz Conjecture over the Gaussian Integers

Spring 2017

Date Speaker(s) Title
Feb. 3 Chris Leininger (UIUC) Word-hyperbolic surface bundles
Feb. 10 Hal Schenck (UIUC) Hyperplane Arrangements: Algebra, Combinatorics, Geometry, Topology

Feb. 24

Gregory Galperin (EIU)

The "Look and Say Sequence", Conway's constant, the 92 Audio-active elements, and the Cosmological Theorem

Mar. 3

Lars Ott (EIU) Hamming and BCH error correcting codes

Mar. 24

Rick Anderson (EIU) & Peter Wiles (EIU) Geometry Chats

Mar. 31

Joel Moreira (Northwestern) Monochromatic sums and products - a brief journey through Ramsey theory
Apr. 7 - 9   Eastern Illinois Integrated Conference in Geometry, Dynamic, and Topology
Apr. 14 Mark Bell (UIUC) Manifolds of Dimensions 1, 2, and 3
Apr. 21 Grant Lakeland (EIU) & Corinne Barnett (EIU) One-cupsed Hyperbolic Prisms and Reflection Groups 
Apr. 25 Andy Janes (EIU) The Multistep Friendshp Paradox
Apr. 25 Brianna Lytle (EIU) Using Graph Theory to Establish Bounds on a Game of Sprouts

Fall 2016

Date Speaker(s) Title
Sept. 9 Charles Delman (EIU) Foliations and Heegaard-Floer Homology
Sept. 16 Susan Brooks (WIU) Knots Connected by Wide Ribbons
Sept. 29-30 Paul Schupp (UIUC) Perry Lecture: Reflections on the Theory of Computability
Oct. 7 Vadim Zharnitsky (UIUC) Cyclic evasion in the three and four bug problem
Oct. 17 Max Alekseyev (GWU) Transfer-Matrix Method as a Combinatorial Hammer: Enumeration of 
Silent Circles, Graph Cycles, and Seating Arrangements
Oct. 21 A.J. Hildebrand (UIUC) Benford's Law
Nov. 4 Evgeny Gordon (EIU) What Is Nonstandard  Analysis and Why It Can Become the Analysis of the Future
Nov. 11  Andy Parrish (EIU) Pointwise convergence of ergodic averages and perturbation
Dec. 2 Brianna Lytle (EIU) The Constrained Art Gallery Theorem
Dec. 2  Andy Janes (EIU) The LEGO Counting Problem
Dec. 7 Alejandra Alvarado (EIU) Arithmetic Progressions on Conic Sections


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Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920-3099
(217) 581-2028

Marshall Lassak, Chair

Bogdan Petrenko
Graduate Coordinator (Math)

Peter Wiles
Graduate Coordinator (Math Education)

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