Spring 2007 Math Coffee Schedule
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January 23
4:00 p.m.

Dr. Carrie Finch, Univ. of South Carolina
Reducible 0,1Polynomials


February 5
4:00 p.m.

Prof. Jim Brown, The Ohio State University
The congruent number problem and elliptic curves


February 8
4:00 p.m.

Prof. Stephen Hartke, Univ. of Illinois
DNA Code words and De Bruijn Sequences


February 15
4:00 p.m.

Mallory Nobles, DC'07
Analyzing Police Contact at the U.S. Department of Justice


February 22
4:00 p.m.

Dr. Benjamin Braun, Washington University (St. Louis)
Ehrhart polynomial root and coefficients


March 14
4:00 p.m.

Dr. David Elliott Bell, DC'67
How Can a Category Theorist 'Model' Computer Security


March 22
4:00 p.m.

Tim Rankin, DC'07, and Andrew Ruth, DC'07
Determining "Threshold Probabilities" and Optimal Betting Strategies


March 28
4:00 p.m.

Dr. Sarah Mason, U. CaliforniaBerkeley & Centre de Recherches Mathematiques
Matrices, partitions, and 'jeu de taquin: the 15puzzle'


April 5
4:00 p.m.

Dr. Bill Beckmann, DC'72, Network Computing Associates
ReThinking Income Tax Deductions


April 22
4:00 p.m.

Bernard Society Spring Picnic (Lake Campus)
(rsvp to Katie Daves
so we can have a preliminary head count)


April 30
12:30 p.m.

MAT 118 Poster Session
Exploring Mathematical Ideas


May 2
4:00 p.m.

Nicholas A. Dovidio, DC'07 (Honors Thesis Defense)
Analysis and Applications of PageRank, HITS, the Vector Space Model, SALSA, and Rank Correlation Techniques


May 3
4:00 p.m.

John Helms, DC'07 (Honors Thesis Defense)
An Adventure into Applied Abstract Algebra: Exploring the Rubik's Cube

Fall 2006 Math Coffee Schedule
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August 31
4:00 p.m.

Lance Harden, DC'09
Computing with Bacteria to Solve an AgeOld Pancake Problem


September 7
4:00 p.m.

Nicholas Dovidio, DC'07
Spectral Analysis of the GiererMeinhardt Model


September 14
4:00 p.m.

Tim Rankin, DC'07
Partial Words and Periodicity


September 22
8:00 p.m.

Numb3rs season premiere viewing party


September 27
4:00 p.m.

Prof. Sarah J Greenwald, Appalachian State University
Good News Everyone! Mathematical Morsels from "The Simpsons" and "Futurama"


October 15
8:00 p.m.

Bernard Lecture
Prof. Jeffrey Lagarias,
University of Michigan
Mathematical Crystals and Quasicrystals


November 2
3:30 p.m.

Dr. David C Banks (DC'82), Oak Ridge National Lab/University of Tennessee/Harvard Medical School
Counting the Vertex Colorings of a Polytope:
Algebra Solves a Basic Problem in Visualizing Scientific Data


November 9
4:00 p.m.

Prof. Robert Whitton & Austin Reid, DC'07
Computer Graphics as Applied Linear Algebra and Applied Calculus


November 16
4:00 p.m.

John Helms, DC'07
Mathematics and the Rubik's Cube


November 29
12:30 p.m.

Prof. Chartier's MAT 118 Class (DC'08)
Exploring Mathematical Ideas Poster Session


November 29
4:00 p.m.

Tim Rankin (DC'07), Phillip Compeau (DC'08), and Michael Duncan (DC'08)
Reflections on the Virginia Tech Regional Mathematics Contest
