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- Thursday (12/08/2011) - 10 PM at Norm's
Welcome back to a new year! SIAM Student Chapter/Math Club will be at the HMC Math Department barbeque and HMC club fair on Friday (1/3/10).
Welcome back to a new year with Math Club. This year will be an especially important year for math club because of Nelson Series. The topic of this year's Nelson Series is "Power and Beauty of Mathematics" and includes speakers such as Brian Greene, Danica McKellar, Gary Lorden, Keith Devlin and Steven Strogatz. This serves as a great opportunity for HMCsquared to show off. Besides this, Math Club plans to host other social events throughout the year; the first one being Math books and Minigolfing! Finally, this is SIAM's second year in operation. This year will serve as another opportunity for the chapter to grow and expand its outreach on the campus.
HMC Math Club
Immediately after math tea this Friday, there will be an Integration Bee workshop with special guest Rajat Gupta, the winner of last year's Integration Bee. Tea starts at 4:15 in the math library under Olin.
This Tuesday, Professor Laszlo Babai from University of Chicago will give a special talk entitled "Groups, Graphs, Matrices, Avalanches: The Abelian Sandpile Model".
Abstract: Originating in statistical physics and nearly simultaneously and independently introduced in algebraic graph theory and in theoretical computer science in the 1990s, the Abelian Sandpile Model associates a variety of structures with a diffusion process on finite graphs. The model gives rise to a remarkably rich theory which connects the fields of graph theory, stochastic processes, commutative semigroups and groups, matrices and determinants, lattices in n-dimensional space, algorithms, number theory, discrete dynamical syetems, and more.
After a general introduction, I will outline work I have done recently with then undergraduate Igor Gorodezky; the collaboration started at a summer REU.
The talk will take place in Beckman B126 ("Big Beckman") at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 2, 2008. It should be appealing to undergrads and seasoned researchers alike, so save the date!
On Thursday, November 20, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. in the third floor of Sprague Library, there will be an information session on the NSF-sponsored summer research opportunities through REBMI, Research Experiences at the Biology-Mathematics Interface.
There will, of course, be free pizza!
Also, guest speaker Professor Eric Cytrynbaum from the University of British Columbia will talk about graduate programs at UBC and summer research opportunities.
If you're a sophomore or junior math or science major with applied math skills and an affinity for solving cool problems, don't miss out!
"The goal of SUMS is to begin a discussion and exploration of issues
This Friday, November 14, Professor Thomas Kerler of Ohio State University will come to talk about graduate studies in mathematics and grad school applications. The talk will cover graduate programs in general, and also give some details on Ohio State University's program in particular.
Come by the third floor of Sprague at 4 pm this Friday for a great talk and free pizza!
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