Math Dept 2017-2018 Newsletter 1

  Monday, 11 September 2017

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Past newsletters can now be reached via the department website.

[Click on “Read the Newsletter” in the bottom].

 

Welcome back! Hope all had a great summer!

Please let me know of your achievements, such as publications, grants, awards, etc.,

 

Newsletter is sent out when there is something new.

Please send entries by the end of the workweek  --Ed

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MEETINGS AND SEMINARS IN THE DEPARTMENT 

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Mondays

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Geometry & Topology Seminar 

 

Monday September 12

 

Henok Mawi

Optimal Control of the Infinity Laplacian Problem

Time: 3:10PM-4:00PM

Place: ASB-B 213.

 

Coordinator:  Stanley M. Einstein-Matthews

 

 

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Tuesdays 

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Topological Semigroups and Ramsey Theory Seminar

The Seminar on Topological Semigroups and Ramsey Theory will meet

tuesdays from 10:10--11:00 (tentatively). 

Dennis Davenport speaking on "Algebra in the Stone-Cech Compactification" by Hindman-Strauss.

Please contact Dennis Davenport for more information.

 

Coordinator: Dennis Davenport

 

 

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Wednesdays 

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Graduate Student Seminar

TBA

 

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Fridays

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Analysis, PDE and Applied Math Seminar.

 

 

Details TBA

 

Co-ordinator: Henok Mawi

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Mathematics Department Colloquium

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Friday, September 16

 

James Isenberg, U. of Oregon

Black Holes, the Big Bang, and the Cosmic Censor

 

4.10 to 5 pm, ASB-B 213

 

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 Fluid dynamics seminar

 

 Seminar takes place after colloquium, and does not take place if there is no colloquium.

Abstract:   Fluid Dynamics will be meeting as usual. 

The "Dynamics" refers to the topics of conversation, which is as likely as anything to deal with the Washington Football Club. 

Pizza, including a vegetarian option, and wings are provided.

 

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TALKS AND WORKSHOPS OUTSIDE DEPARTMENT 

 

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1. (thanks to Talitha Washington)

National Technical Association Conference

September 20-22 at Morgan State University.

See the attached flyer or http://www.ntaonline.org/2017conference.html.

 

Presentations by Recent Doctoral Recipients at JMM

Recommendations are solicited for NAM’s new PhD session, the Granville-Browne-Haynes Session of Presentations

by Recent Doctoral Recipients in the Mathematical Sciences, to be held at the Joint Mathematics Meetings to be held in

January 2018 in San Diego, CA.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Housing needed for Graduate Student

 

From Francois Ramaroson: One of our new female graduate students is still looking for housing. Anyone who can help

please contact me.

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 SCHOLARSHIP AND FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES (from various sources)

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1. TMCF Apple HBCU Scholars Program and Cleveland Clinic Information Session

Cleveland clinic will have a table in Blackburn from 12 to 2pm and

An informational sessions in the Louise Stokes library room 138 from 4.30 to 5.30pm

On Monday, Sep 11.

 

Apple (the company that makes iphones) HBCU Scholars Program application is open until September 17.

More information at http://tmcf.org/apply-to-apple/

 

 

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INTERESTING ARTICLES AND WEBSITES

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1. Hints of Trigonometry on a 3,700-Year-Old Babylonian Tablet

Two Australian mathematicians assert that an ancient clay tablet was a tool for working out trigonometry problems,

possibly adding to the many techniques that Babylonian mathematicians had mastered.”

NYTimes article