FULLERTON COLLEGE

 

2012-13

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 3rd Annual California Community College Student Math Conference (see below).

If you are looking for archived information post-Spring 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 12:45-2:50pm.  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

 

3-4:15pm

 

(2 students and 1 faculty member participated)

 

Math Lab Annex

Dr. Dana Clahane

Fullerton College

 

Clifford algebras learning seminar

Part XVI

4:30-5:45pm

 

(4 students and 1 faculty member participated)

 

 

611-T

Demo classroom

 

Dr. Dana Clahane

 

Fullerton College

Multiscale cancer modeling learning seminar

Part XIII

T 8/28/12

 

3-4:15pm

 

(2 students and 1 faculty member participated)

 

Math Lab Annex

Dr. Dana Clahane

Fullerton College

Free probability, random matrices, and operator algebras learning seminar

Part VIII

4:30-5:20pm

 

(6 students and 1 faculty member participated)

 

 

 

 

611-C

Jonathan Wolf

(presently a math major and UCLA summer student researcher under Dr. James Ralston and also Dr. Clahane)

 

&

 

Dr. Dana Clahane

Fullerton College (’11)

UCLA (’13)

 

 

 

 

 

Fullerton College

Time frequency analysis and Newtonian N-Body problems learning seminar

Part X

 

Th 8/30/12*

12:45-2:50pm

COLLOQUIUM

 

(22 students and 2 faculty members participated)

 

 

 

623

 

Keziah Tan

 

(Math Club President and ENGAGE in STEM Research Intern under Dr. Clahane)

Fullerton College

 

The Erdös-Strauss Conjecture

 

Abstract here

 

Flyer here

 

 

Dr. Bill Cowieson

Fullerton College

The Erdös-Turan Conjecture on Additive Bases

 

Abstract here

 

Flyer here

 

T 9/4/12*

3-4:15pm

 

(2 students and 1 faculty member participated)

 

 

626

 

Dr. Dana Clahane

 

Fullerton College

Free probability, random matrices, and operator algebras learning seminar

Part IX

(4 students and 1 faculty member participated)

 

 

626

 

Dr. Dana Clahane

 

Fullerton College

Time frequency analysis and Newtonian N-Body problems learning seminar

Part XI

 

 

Th 9/6/12*

12:45-2:50pm

COLLOQUIUM

 

(20 students and 2 faculty members participated)

 

 

 

623

 

Evan Amoranto

Fullerton College

 

Mentor:

Dr. Dana Clahane

Generalizations of Fibonacci Sequences and the Question of Whether Infinitely Many Fibonacci Numbers are Prime

 

Abstract here

 

Flyer here

M 9/10/12

 

3-3:50pm

 

(5 students and 1 faculty member participated)

 

 

626

Dr. Dana Clahane

Fullerton College

Clifford Algebras Learning Seminar

XVII

4-4:50pm

 

(7 students and 1 faculty member participated)

 

626

Dr. Dana Clahane

Fullerton College

Multiscale Cancer Modeling Seminar

XIV

5-5:50pm

 

(3 students and 1 faculty member participated)

 

626

Dr. Dana Clahane

Fullerton College

Free Probability, Random Matrices, and Operator Algebras Learning Seminar

X

6-6:50pm

 

(2 students and 1 faculty member participated)

 

626

Dr. Dana Clahane

Fullerton College

Time-frequency Analysis and N-Body Problems Learning Seminar

XII

Th 9/13/12**

12:45-2:50pm

COLLOQUIUM

 

(20 students and 3 faculty members participated)

 

 

623

Dr. Francis Su

Harvey Mudd College

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)

Fullerton College

Is a sigma-field 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

 

3-3:50pm

 

626

 

Dr. Dana Clahane

 

Fullerton College

Clifford Algebras Learning Seminar

XVIII

4-4:50pm

 

626

Dr. Dana Clahane

Fullerton College

Multiscale Cancer Modeling Learning Seminar

XV

5-5:50pm

 

 

626

Dr. Dana Clahane

Fullerton College

Free Probability/Random Matrices/Operator Algebras Learning Seminar

XI

6-6:50pm

 

626

Dr. Dana Clahane

Fullerton College

Time-frequency Analysis/N-body Problems Learning Seminar

XIII

Th 9/20/12*

12:45-2:50pm

COLLOQUIUM

 

623

Dr. Bill Cowieson

Fullerton College

The Bateman-Horn Conjecture

 

Abstract here

 

 

Annalise Bui

 

(ENGAGE in STEM Research Intern under Dr. Clahane)

Fullerton College

The Erdös-Gyárfas Conjecture

 

Abstract here

M 9/24/12

3-3:50pm

 

626

Dr. Dana Clahane

Fullerton College

Clifford Algebras Learning Seminar

XIX

4-4:50pm

 

 

Multiscale Cancer Modeling Learning Seminar

XVI

5-5:50pm

 

 

Free Probability/Random Matrices/Operator Algebras Learning Seminar

XII

6-6:50pm

 

 

Time-frequency Analysis/N-body Problems Learning Seminar

IX

Th 9/27/12**

12:45-2:50pm

COLLOQUIUM

 

 

623

Dr. Bogdan Suceava

CSU Fullerton

Geometries Induced by Logarithmic Oscillations and their Natural Extensions

 

Abstract here

 

 

Raul Reyes

Fullerton College

 

Mentor:

 

Dr. Dana Clahane

An Alternate Version of the Riemann Hypothesis

 

Abstract here

M 10/1/12

3-3:50pm

 

626

Dr. Dana Clahane

Fullerton College

Clifford Algebras Learning Seminar

XX

4-4:50pm

 

 

Multiscale Cancer Modeling Learning Seminar

XVII

5-5:50pm

 

 

Free Probability/Random Matrices/Operator Algebras Learning Seminar

XIII

6-6:50pm

 

 

Time-frequency Analysis/N-body Problems Learning Seminar

IX

Th 10/4/12*

12:45-2:50pm

COLLOQUIUM

 

 

 

623

Valerie Guerra

Fullerton College

 

Mentor:

 

Dr. Dana Clahane

Can a 6th Power of a Positive Integer be the Sum of Five 6th Powers of Positive Integers?

 

(after Klee/Wagon)

 

Abstract here

 

 

Dr. Dana Clahane

 

Fullerton College

 

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*

10am-1pm

 

 

616

Coaches:

Dr. Bill Cowieson,

&

Paul Sjoberg

Fullerton College

Practice Session #1 of 4 for

Round 1 of the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC) Student Math League National Competition

M 10/8/12

3-3:50pm

 

626

Dr. Dana Clahane

Fullerton College

Clifford Algebras Learning Seminar

XXI

4-4:50pm

 

Multiscale Cancer Modeling Learning Seminar

XVIII

5-5:50pm

 

Free Probability/Random Matrices/Operator Algebras Learning Seminar

XIV

6-6:50pm

 

Time-frequency Analysis/N-body Problems Learning Seminar

X

Th 10/11/12*

12:45-2:50pm

COLLOQUIUM

 

 

623

Don Frank

Fullerton College

 

Mentor:

 

Dr. Dana Clahane

Apery’s Theorem and the Question of Whether p-series for Odd Numbers 3 or Larger are Transcendental

 

Abstract here

 

 

Dr. Bill Cowieson

Fullerton College

Conway’s Thrackle Conjecture

 

Abstract here

F 10/12/12*

10am-1pm

 

 

 

616

Coaches:

Dr. Bill Cowieson,

&

Paul Sjoberg

Fullerton College

Practice Session #2 of 4 for

Round 1 of the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC) Student Math League National Competition

M 10/15/12

3-3:50pm

 

626

Dr. Dana Clahane

Fullerton College

Clifford Algebras Learning Seminar

XXII

4-4:50pm

 

Multiscale Cancer Modeling Learning Seminar

XIX

5-5:50pm

 

Free Probability/Random Matrices/Operator Algebras Learning Seminar

XV

6-6:50pm

 

Time-frequency Analysis/N-body Problems Learning Seminar

XI

Th 10/18/12*

12:45-2:50pm

COLLOQUIUM

 

 

623

Ryan Trias

 

(ENGAGE in STEM Research Intern under Dr. Clahane

 

Fullerton College

Carmichael’s Totient Function Conjecture

 

Abstract here

 

 

Dr. Dana Clahane

Fullerton College

The Elliot-Haberstam Conjecture

 

Abstract here

F 10/19/12*

10am-1pm

 

 

 

616

Coaches:

Dr. Dana Clahane,

Dr. Bill Cowieson,

&

Paul Sjoberg

Fullerton College

Practice Session #3 of 4 for

Round 1 of the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC) Student Math League National Competition

M 10/22/12

3-3:50pm

 

626

Dr. Dana Clahane

Fullerton College

Clifford Algebras Learning Seminar

XXIII

4-4:50pm

 

Multiscale Cancer Modeling Learning Seminar

XX

5-5:50pm

 

Free Probability/Random Matrices/Operator Algebras Learning Seminar

XVI

6-6:50pm

 

Time-frequency Analysis/N-body Problems Learning Seminar

XII

 

Th 10/25/12**

12:45-2:50pm

COLLOQUIUM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

623

 

Dr. Bernard Russo

 

UCI

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 I-IV; 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

Diamond Bar High School (’14)

&

Fullerton College

(high school junior & Dr. Dana Clahane’s former summer Math 150A student)

Lehmer’s Mahler Measure Problem

 

Abstract here

F 10/26/12*

10am-1pm

 

 

 

616

Coaches:

Dr. Dana Clahane,

Dr. Bill Cowieson,

&

Paul Sjoberg

Fullerton College

Practice Session #4 of 4 for

Round 1 of the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC) Student Math League National Competition

M 10/29/12

3-3:50pm

 

626

Dr. Dana Clahane

Fullerton College

Clifford Algebras Learning Seminar

XXIV

4-4:50pm

 

Multiscale Cancer Modeling Learning Seminar

XXI

5-5:50pm

 

Free Probability/Random Matrices/Operator Algebras Learning Seminar

XVII

6-6:50pm

 

Time-frequency Analysis/N-body Problems Learning Seminar

XIII

 

Th 11/1/12*

12:45-2:50pm

COLLOQUIUM

 

 

623

 

Kyle Lee

(FC ’12)

Chapman University (’14)

Understanding the Mathematics of Dark Matter and Dark Energy

 

Abstract here

 

 

Dr. Bill Cowieson

Fullerton College

Are there Infinitely Many Base-10 Palindromic Primes?

 

Abstract here

F 11/2/12*

10am-12pm

 

 

 

 

616

Coaches:

Dr. Dana Clahane,

Dr. Bill Cowieson,

&

Paul Sjoberg

Fullerton College

Round 1 of the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC) Student Math League National Competition

 

 (No advance signup necessary, just show up anytime between 9:45am and NO LATER than 11am.)

 

National and Regional Results

HERE

M 11/5/12

3-3:50pm

 

626

Dr. Dana Clahane

Fullerton College

Clifford Algebras Learning Seminar

XXV

4-4:50pm

 

Multiscale Cancer Modeling Learning Seminar

XXII

5-5:50pm

 

Free Probability/Random Matrices/Operator Algebras Learning Seminar

XVIII

6-6:50pm

 

Time-frequency Analysis/N-body Problems Learning Seminar

XIV

 

Th 11/8/12*

12:45-2:50pm

COLLOQUIUM

 

 

 

623

 

Triet Ta (Tahien)

Fullerton College

 

Mentors:

Dr. Dana Clahane

&

Dr. Bill Cowieson

A Clay Millenium ($1 million) Prize Problem:

Are There Smooth, Physically Reasonable Solutions to the Navier-Stokes Equations?

 

Abstract here

 

 

Dr. Dana Clahane

Fullerton College

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

 

Abstract here

 

F 11/9/12

10am-1pm

 

 

616

Dr. Dana Clahane

Dr. Bill Cowieson

Paul Sjoberg

Coaches

 

Fullerton College

AMATYC Round 1 Wrap-up

&

Practice Session #1 of 2 for the Putnam Competition

10am-1pm

M 11/12/12

3-3:50pm

 

626

Dr. Dana Clahane

Fullerton College

Clifford Algebras Learning Seminar

XXVI

4-4:50pm

 

 

Multiscale Cancer Modeling Learning Seminar

XXIII

5-5:50pm

 

 

Free Probability/Random Matrices/Operator Algebras Learning Seminar

XIX

6-6:50pm

 

 

Time-frequency Analysis/N-body Problems Learning Seminar

XV

Th 11/15/12**

12:45-2:50pm

COLLOQUIUM

 

623

Dr. Scott Crass

CSULB

Making a Soccer Ball by Iteration

 

 

 

Joey Victor

 

(STEM First Year Experience Student)

Fullerton College

 

Mentor:

Dr. Dana Clahane

Cramér’s Conjecture

 

 

F 11/16/12*

 

(18 students and 3 faculty members participated)

 

 

 

 

 

623

Dr. Dana Clahane

&

Dr. Bill Cowieson,

Organizers

Student speakers and affiliations

TBA

3rd Annual California Community College Student Math Conference

at

Fullerton College

 

Program/Schedule/Abstracts

 

(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

3-3:50pm

 

626

Dr. Dana Clahane

Fullerton College

Clifford Algebras Learning Seminar

XXVII

4-4:50pm

 

Multiscale Cancer Modeling Learning Seminar

XXIV

5-5:50pm

 

Free Probability/Random Matrices/Operator Algebras Learning Seminar

XX

6-6:50pm

 

Time-frequency Analysis/N-body Problems Learning Seminar

XVI

Th 11/22/12

 

HAPPY

THANKSGIVING

!!!!!!!!!!!

M 11/26/12

3-3:50pm

 

626

Dr. Dana Clahane

Fullerton College

Clifford Algebras Learning Seminar

XXVIII

4-4:50pm

 

Multiscale Cancer Modeling Learning Seminar

XXV

5-5:50pm

 

Free Probability/Random Matrices/Operator Algebras Learning Seminar

XXI

6-6:50pm

 

Time-frequency Analysis/N-body Problems Learning Seminar

XVII

 

Th 11/29/12*

12:45-2:50pm

COLLOQUIUM

 

(11 students and 2 faculty members participated)

 

 

 

623

Marion Quijano

Fullerton College

 

(STEM First Year Experience Student)

 

Mentors:

Dr. Dana Clahane

&

Dr. Bill Cowieson

The Erdős-Szekeres Conjecture

 

 

Dr. Bill Cowieson

Fullerton College

What are the Values of the Van der Waerden Numbers?

 

F 11/30/12*

 

(3 students and 1 faculty member participated)

 

 

616

 

Dr. Dana Clahane

Coach

 

Fullerton College

Practice Session #2 of 2 for the Putnam Competition

10am-1pm

 

S 12/1/12

 

(3 students participated)

 

 

 

 

 

616

 

Dr. Dana Clahane

Coach/Supervisor

 

Fullerton College

The 74th Annual William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition

8am-4pm

(Lunch 11am-1pm courtesy of ENGAGE in STEM)

 

(Recommended arrival time 7:45am, it is STRONGLY recommended that you sign-up in advance with Dr. Clahane, especially if you would like to represent FC as a team member in this competition!)

M 12/3/12

3-3:50pm

 

(4 students and 1 faculty member participated)

 

626

Dr. Dana Clahane

Fullerton College

Clifford Algebras Learning Seminar

XXIX

4-4:50pm

 

(3 students and 1 faculty member participated)

 

 

 

Multiscale Cancer Modeling Learning Seminar

XXVI

5-5:50pm

 

(3 students and 1 faculty member participated)

 

 

 

Free Probability/Random Matrices/Operator Algebras Learning Seminar

XXII

6-6:50pm

 

(2 students and 1 faculty member participated)

 

 

 

Time-frequency Analysis/N-body Problems Learning Seminar

XVIII

Th 12/6/12**

12:45-2:50pm

COLLOQUIUM

 

 

 

 

623

Mohammad Khan

Fullerton College

 

(Math 295 Seminar Student)

 

Mentors:

Dr. Dana Clahane

&

Dr. Bill Cowieson

Khabibullin’s conjecture

 

Jeremy Solis

Fullerton College

 

(Math 295 Seminar Student)

 

Mentors:

Dr. Dana Clahane

&

Dr. Bill Cowieson

The Hardy-Littlewood Conjecture F and Ulam’s Spiral

 

 

Dr. Dana Clahane

Fullerton College

The Lonely Runner Conjecture

M 12/10/12

3-3:50pm

 

626

Dr. Dana Clahane

Fullerton College

Clifford Algebras Learning Seminar

Part XXX

4-4:50pm

 

 

Multiscale Cancer Modeling Learning Seminar, in memory of Kathy Godshalk

Part XXVII

5-5:50pm

 

 

Free Probability Learning Seminar

Part XXIII

6-6:50pm

 

 

Time-frequency analysis and N-Body Problems Learning Seminar

Part XIX

Th 12/13/12**

12:45-2:50pm

COLLOQUIUM

 

623

Aaron Matthews

Fullerton College

 

(Math 295 Seminar student, mentored by Dr. Bill Cowieson)

Chaos of the Logistic Map

 

 

Dr. Bill Cowieson

Fullerton College

The Pompeiu Problem

Th 2/7/13*

TBA

Charley Conley

(tentative)

CSUF

FC ‘07

TBA

(joint work with B. Suceava)

 

 

Dr. Dana Clahane

Fullerton College

Barnette’s Conjecture

 

F 2/8/13*

 

 

615

Dr. Dana Clahane

Dr. Bill Cowieson

Paul Sjoberg

Coaches

Fullerton College

Practice Session #1 of 4 for

Round 2 of the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC) Student Math League National Competition

Th 2/14/13*

TBA

Student speaker TBA

TBA

TBA

 

 

Dr. Bill Cowieson

Fullerton College

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

Dr. Dana Clahane

Dr. Bill Cowieson

Paul Sjoberg

Coaches

 

Fullerton College

Practice Session #2 of 4 for

Round 2 of the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC) Student Math League National Competition

Th 2/21/13**

 

TBA

Dr. Natalia Komarova

 

(tentative)

UCI

TBA

 

 

Student speaker TBA

TBA

TBA

 

F 2/22/13*

 

 

615

Dr. Dana Clahane

Dr. Bill Cowieson

Paul Sjoberg

Coaches

 

Fullerton College

Practice Session #3 of 4 for

Round 2 of the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC) Student Math League National Competition

Th 2/28/13*

TBA

Student speaker TBA

TBA

TBA

 

 

Dr. Bill Cowieson

Fullerton College

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

Dr. Dana Clahane

Dr. Bill Cowieson

Paul Sjoberg

Coaches

Fullerton College

Practice Session #4 of 4 for

Round 2 of the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC) Student Math League National Competition

Th 3/7/13**

 

 

 

 

TBA

Dr. Bernard Russo

UCI

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 I-V – 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

Dr. Dana Clahane

Dr. Bill Cowieson

Paul Sjoberg

Coaches

 

Fullerton College

Round 2 of the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC) Student Math League National Competition

(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

 

 

Dr. Dana Clahane

Fullerton College

The Erdős-Burr Conjecture

 

F 3/15/13*

 

 

615

Dr. Dana Clahane

Dr. Bill Cowieson

Paul Sjoberg

Coaches

 

Fullerton College

 

AMATYC Student Math League Wrap-up/Results

 

 

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