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Colloquium Schedule

Colloquium is held most Fridays at 4:10 p.m. in Old Main Room 2231, unless otherwise indicated.

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

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

Bodgan Petrenko
Graduate Coordinator (Math)

Peter Wiles
Graduate Coordinator (Math Education)

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