201213
MATH EVENTS CALENDAR
^{All colloquia/seminars open to the public – everyone & all ages welcome}We invite all students
to come see what is unknown in mathematics and/or what math can be used
for! Also, please participate in the
AMATYC Student Math League and the Putnam Competition (see below!). Students are also strongly encouraged to
participate in the 3^{rd} If you are looking for
archived information postSpring 2013, please go to the main Fullerton
College Math Events website by clicking HERE. 
Colloquium
Organizers:
Dr. Dana Clahane
dclahane(AT)fullcoll(DOT)edu
& Dr. Bill Cowieson wcowieson(AT)fullcoll(DOT)edu
Engage in STEM Intern: “Magimatician”
Don Frank
(NOTE: For dates below with one
asterisk (*), pizza and punch will be provided to participants, courtesy of
ENGAGE in STEM at Fullerton College, and for dates marked with two asterisks
(**), punch and cookies will be provided for participants, courtesy of ENGAGE
in STEM at Fullerton College!)
Math 295
Math Seminar (2 units, prerequisite Math 40) runs jointly with the Math
Colloquium, Thursdays 12:452:50pm. See
the class schedule at http://www.fullcoll.edu/
for more details.
DATE 
ROOM 
SPEAKER(S) 
AFFILIATION 
TALK TITLE OR EVENT NAME 
M 8/27/12 34:15pm (2 students and 1 faculty member participated) 
Math Lab Annex 
Clifford algebras learning seminar Part XVI 

4:305:45pm (4 students and 1 faculty member participated) 
611T Demo classroom 


Multiscale cancer modeling learning seminar Part XIII 
T 8/28/12 34:15pm (2 students and 1 faculty member participated) 
Math Lab Annex 
Free probability, random matrices, and
operator algebras learning seminar Part VIII 

4:305:20pm (6 students and 1 faculty member participated) 
611C 
Jonathan Wolf (presently a math major and UCLA summer student researcher under Dr. James Ralston and also Dr. Clahane) & 
Fullerton College (’11) UCLA (’13) 
Time frequency analysis and Newtonian
NBody problems learning seminar Part X 
Th 8/30/12* 12:452:50pm COLLOQUIUM (22 students and 2 faculty members participated) 
623 
Keziah Tan (Math Club President and ENGAGE in STEM Research Intern under Dr. Clahane) 
The ErdösStrauss
Conjecture Abstract here Flyer here 



The ErdösTuran
Conjecture on Additive Bases Abstract here Flyer here 

T 9/4/12* 34:15pm (2
students and 1 faculty member participated) 
626 


Free probability, random matrices, and
operator algebras learning seminar Part IX 
(4 students and 1 faculty member participated) 
626 


Time frequency analysis and Newtonian
NBody problems learning seminar Part XI 
Th 9/6/12* 12:452:50pm COLLOQUIUM (20 students and 2 faculty members participated) 
623 
Evan Amoranto 

Generalizations of Fibonacci Sequences
and the Question of Whether Infinitely Many Fibonacci Numbers are Prime Abstract here Flyer here 
M 9/10/12 33:50pm (5 students and 1 faculty member participated) 
626 
Clifford Algebras Learning Seminar XVII 

44:50pm (7 students and 1 faculty member participated) 
626 
Multiscale Cancer Modeling Seminar XIV 

55:50pm (3 students and 1 faculty member participated) 
626 
Free Probability, Random Matrices, and
Operator Algebras Learning Seminar X 

66:50pm (2 students and 1 faculty member participated) 
626 
Timefrequency Analysis and NBody Problems
Learning Seminar XII 

Th 9/13/12** 12:452:50pm COLLOQUIUM (20 students and 3 faculty members participated) 
623 
Voting in Agreeable Societies Abstract here Flyer here 



Justin Gottula (Dr. Cowieson’s Math 295 Math Seminar Student and ENGAGE in STEM Research Intern under Dr. Clahane) 
Is a sigmafield in a set X always, ever,
or never closed under a quandle operation on the
power set of X? Abstract here Flyer here 

M 9/17/12 33:50pm 
626 


Clifford Algebras Learning Seminar XVIII 
44:50pm 
626 
Multiscale Cancer Modeling Learning Seminar XV 

55:50pm 
626 
Free Probability/Random Matrices/Operator
Algebras Learning Seminar XI 

66:50pm 
626 
Timefrequency Analysis/Nbody Problems
Learning Seminar XIII 

Th 9/20/12* 12:452:50pm COLLOQUIUM 
623 
The BatemanHorn Conjecture Abstract here 



Annalise Bui (ENGAGE in STEM Research Intern under Dr. Clahane) 
The ErdösGyárfas
Conjecture Abstract here 

M 9/24/12 33:50pm 
626 
Clifford Algebras Learning Seminar XIX 

44:50pm 


Multiscale Cancer Modeling Learning Seminar XVI 

55:50pm 


Free Probability/Random Matrices/Operator
Algebras Learning Seminar XII 

66:50pm 


Timefrequency Analysis/Nbody Problems
Learning Seminar IX 

Th 9/27/12** 12:452:50pm COLLOQUIUM 
623 
Geometries Induced by Logarithmic
Oscillations and their Natural Extensions Abstract here 



Raul Reyes 

An Alternate Version of the Riemann
Hypothesis Abstract here 
M 10/1/12 33:50pm 
626 
Clifford Algebras Learning Seminar XX 

44:50pm 


Multiscale Cancer Modeling Learning Seminar XVII 

55:50pm 


Free Probability/Random Matrices/Operator
Algebras Learning Seminar XIII 

66:50pm 


Timefrequency Analysis/Nbody Problems
Learning Seminar IX 

Th 10/4/12* 12:452:50pm COLLOQUIUM 
623 
Valerie Guerra 

Can a 6th Power of a Positive Integer be the Sum of Five
6th Powers of Positive Integers? (after Klee/Wagon) Abstract here 



What is the Largest Power of 2 that Divides the Number of
Latin Squares of a Given Order n? Abstract here 

F 10/5/12* 10am1pm 
616 
Coaches: & 
Practice Session #1 of 4 for 

M 10/8/12 33:50pm 
626 
Clifford Algebras Learning Seminar XXI 

44:50pm 

Multiscale Cancer Modeling Learning Seminar XVIII 

55:50pm 

Free Probability/Random Matrices/Operator
Algebras Learning Seminar XIV 

66:50pm 

Timefrequency Analysis/Nbody Problems
Learning Seminar X 

Th 10/11/12* 12:452:50pm COLLOQUIUM 
623 
Don Frank 

Apery’s Theorem and the Question of Whether pseries for Odd
Numbers 3 or Larger are Transcendental Abstract here 


Conway’s Thrackle Conjecture Abstract here 

F 10/12/12* 10am1pm 
616 
Coaches: & 
Practice Session #2 of 4 for 

M 10/15/12 33:50pm 
626 
Clifford Algebras Learning Seminar XXII 

44:50pm 

Multiscale Cancer Modeling Learning Seminar XIX 

55:50pm 

Free Probability/Random Matrices/Operator
Algebras Learning Seminar XV 

66:50pm 

Timefrequency Analysis/Nbody Problems
Learning Seminar XI 

Th 10/18/12* 12:452:50pm COLLOQUIUM 
623 
Ryan Trias (ENGAGE in STEM Research Intern under Dr. Clahane 

Carmichael’s Totient Function
Conjecture Abstract here 


The ElliotHaberstam Conjecture Abstract here 

F 10/19/12* 10am1pm 
616 
Coaches: & 
Practice Session #3 of 4 for 

M 10/22/12 33:50pm 
626 
Clifford Algebras Learning Seminar XXIII 

44:50pm 

Multiscale Cancer Modeling Learning Seminar XX 

55:50pm 

Free Probability/Random Matrices/Operator
Algebras Learning Seminar XVI 

66:50pm 

Timefrequency Analysis/Nbody Problems
Learning Seminar XII 

Th 10/25/12** 12:452:50pm COLLOQUIUM 
623 


Derivations or Playing Havoc with the
Product Rule, Part V: The Meaning of the Second Cohomology
Group Abstract here (It will not be assumed that participants
have seen Parts IIV; however, if you would like to know what was covered in
these parts, see below.) Click here
to view Part I Click here
to view Part II Click here
to view Part III Click here
to view Part IV 


Chris Lao 
& (high school junior & Dr. Dana Clahane’s former summer Math 150A student) 
Lehmer’s Mahler Measure Problem Abstract here 
F 10/26/12* 10am1pm 
616 
Coaches: & 
Practice Session #4 of 4 for 

M 10/29/12 33:50pm 
626 
Clifford Algebras Learning Seminar XXIV 

44:50pm 

Multiscale Cancer Modeling Learning Seminar XXI 

55:50pm 

Free Probability/Random Matrices/Operator
Algebras Learning Seminar XVII 

66:50pm 

Timefrequency Analysis/Nbody Problems
Learning Seminar XIII 

Th 11/1/12* 12:452:50pm COLLOQUIUM 
623 
Kyle Lee 
(FC ’12) Chapman University (’14) 
Understanding the Mathematics of Dark
Matter and Dark Energy Abstract here 


Are there Infinitely Many Base10 Palindromic Primes? Abstract here 

F 11/2/12* 10am12pm 
616 
Coaches: & 
(No advance
signup necessary, just show up anytime between 9:45am and NO LATER than
11am.) National and Regional Results 

M 11/5/12 33:50pm 
626 
Clifford Algebras Learning Seminar XXV 

44:50pm 

Multiscale Cancer Modeling Learning Seminar XXII 

55:50pm 

Free Probability/Random Matrices/Operator
Algebras Learning Seminar XVIII 

66:50pm 

Timefrequency Analysis/Nbody Problems
Learning Seminar XIV 

Th 11/8/12* 12:452:50pm COLLOQUIUM 
623 
Triet Ta (Tahien) 
Mentors: & 
A Clay Millenium
($1 million) Prize Problem: Are There Smooth, Physically Reasonable
Solutions to the NavierStokes Equations? Abstract here 


Are There Any Quasiperfect
or Odd Superperfect Numbers, and if So, How Many
Are There? Abstract here 

F 11/9/12 10am1pm 
616 
Coaches 

AMATYC Round 1 Wrapup & Practice Session #1 of 2 for the Putnam Competition 10am1pm 
M 11/12/12 33:50pm 
626 
Clifford Algebras Learning Seminar XXVI 

44:50pm 


Multiscale Cancer Modeling Learning Seminar XXIII 

55:50pm 


Free Probability/Random Matrices/Operator
Algebras Learning Seminar XIX 

66:50pm 


Timefrequency Analysis/Nbody Problems
Learning Seminar XV 

Th 11/15/12** 12:452:50pm COLLOQUIUM 
623 
Making a Soccer Ball by Iteration 



Joey Victor 

Cramér’s Conjecture 
F 11/16/12* (18 students and 3 faculty members participated) 
623 
& Organizers 
Student speakers and affiliations TBA 
3^{rd}
Annual California Community College Student Math Conference (All current and former community college students are invited to speak
and/or attend – speakers should send an email with your name, school, talk
title, and a few sentences describing your topic, no later than November 9,
to Dr. Clahane
or Dr. Cowieson. For examples, see last year’s
conference program.) 
M 11/19/12 33:50pm 
626 
Clifford Algebras Learning Seminar XXVII 

44:50pm 

Multiscale Cancer Modeling Learning Seminar XXIV 

55:50pm 

Free Probability/Random Matrices/Operator
Algebras Learning Seminar XX 

66:50pm 

Timefrequency Analysis/Nbody Problems
Learning Seminar XVI 

Th 11/22/12 

HAPPY 
THANKSGIVING 
!!!!!!!!!!! 
M 11/26/12 33:50pm 
626 
Clifford Algebras Learning Seminar XXVIII 

44:50pm 

Multiscale Cancer Modeling Learning Seminar XXV 

55:50pm 

Free Probability/Random Matrices/Operator
Algebras Learning Seminar XXI 

66:50pm 

Timefrequency Analysis/Nbody Problems
Learning Seminar XVII 

Th 11/29/12* 12:452:50pm COLLOQUIUM (11 students and 2 faculty members participated) 
623 
Marion Quijano 
(STEM First Year Experience Student) Mentors: & 
The ErdősSzekeres
Conjecture 


What are the Values of the Van der Waerden Numbers? 

F 11/30/12* (3 students and 1 faculty member participated) 
616 
Coach 

Practice Session #2 of 2 for the Putnam Competition 10am1pm 
S 12/1/12 (3 students participated) 
616 
Coach/Supervisor 

The 74^{th}
Annual William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition (Lunch 11am1pm courtesy of ENGAGE in STEM) (Recommended
arrival time 7:45am, it is STRONGLY recommended that you signup in advance
with Dr. Clahane,
especially if you would like to represent FC as a team member in this
competition!) 
M 12/3/12 33:50pm (4 students and 1 faculty member participated) 
626 
Clifford Algebras Learning Seminar XXIX 

44:50pm (3 students and 1 faculty member participated) 



Multiscale Cancer Modeling Learning Seminar XXVI 
55:50pm (3 students and 1 faculty member participated) 



Free Probability/Random Matrices/Operator
Algebras Learning Seminar XXII 
66:50pm (2 students and 1 faculty member participated) 



Timefrequency Analysis/Nbody Problems
Learning Seminar XVIII 
Th 12/6/12** 12:452:50pm COLLOQUIUM 
623 
Mohammad Khan 
(Math 295 Seminar Student) Mentors: & 
Khabibullin’s conjecture 

Jeremy Solis 
(Math 295 Seminar Student) Mentors: & 
The HardyLittlewood
Conjecture F and Ulam’s Spiral 



The Lonely Runner Conjecture 

M 12/10/12 33:50pm 
626 
Clifford Algebras Learning Seminar Part XXX 

44:50pm 


Multiscale Cancer Modeling Learning Seminar, in
memory of Kathy
Godshalk Part XXVII 

55:50pm 


Free Probability Learning Seminar Part XXIII 

66:50pm 


Timefrequency analysis and NBody
Problems Learning Seminar Part XIX 

Th 12/13/12** 12:452:50pm COLLOQUIUM 
623 
Aaron Matthews 
(Math 295 Seminar student, mentored by Dr. Bill Cowieson) 
Chaos of the Logistic Map 


The Pompeiu
Problem 

Th 2/7/13* 
TBA 
Charley Conley (tentative) 
FC ‘07 
TBA (joint work with B. Suceava) 


Barnette’s Conjecture 

F 2/8/13* 
615 
Coaches 
Practice Session #1 of 4 for 

Th 2/14/13* 
TBA 
Student speaker TBA 
TBA 
TBA 


For Which Counting Numbers m and n is the
Free Burnside Group B(m,n) Finite? Is B(2,5)
Finite? 

F 2/15/13* 
615 
Coaches 

Practice Session #2 of 4 for 
Th 2/21/13** 
TBA 
(tentative) 
TBA 



Student speaker TBA 
TBA 
TBA 
F 2/22/13* 
615 
Coaches 

Practice Session #3 of 4 for 
Th 2/28/13* 
TBA 
Student speaker TBA 
TBA 
TBA 


If L is a Moufang Loop with Normal Abelian Subgroup
(Associative Subloop) M of Odd Order such that L/M
is a Cyclic
Group of Order Bigger than 3, then is L a Group? 

F 3/1/13* 
615 
Coaches 
Practice Session #4 of 4 for 

Th 3/7/13** 
TBA 
Derivations or Playing Havoc with the
Product Rule, Part VI: The Cohomology of Lie
Algebras (It will not be assumed that participants
have seen Parts IV – please see the past calendars to view Dr. Russo’s
slides for these previous parts.) 



Student speaker TBA 
TBA 
TBA 
F 3/8/13* 
615 
Coaches 

(No advance signup necessary, just show up anytime
between 9:45am and NO LATER than 11am.) 
Th 3/14/13* 
TBA 
Student speaker TBA 
TBA 
TBA 


The ErdősBurr
Conjecture 

F 3/15/13* 
615 
Coaches 

AMATYC Student Math League
Wrapup/Results 
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– Albert Einstein
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and Dr. Bill Cowieson (all rights reserved) Math Colloquium and Association
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