MATH COLLOQUIUM
& ASSOCIATION ARCHIVE OF EVENTS Fall 2011 Math Colloquia were
held jointly with meetings of Math 295 Mathematics Seminar
(new course!)) and the Math Association, Tuesdays, 45:50pm
in Room 621 (unless otherwise
stated below) 
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FALL 2011 OFFICERS:
PRESIDENT: DAVID
ENG**VICEPRESIDENT: BEN HARTLEY
INTERCLUB COUNCIL
REPRESENTATIVE: ALEX SABIN**SECRETARY: MELISSA RIDDLE
TREASURER: JOSHUA
DUBON
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Coorganizers:
Dr. Dana Clahane dclahane(AT)fullcoll(DOT)edu & Dr. Bill Cowieson
wcowieson(AT)fullcoll(DOT)edu
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Date 
Speaker 
Affiliation 
Title of Talk 
T
8/16/11 (19
students and 2 faculty members participated) 
Characterizing the real sequences that generate bounded
power series in one real variable Abstract here 


Jordan
Bakke 
(former
Math 150B student of Dr. Clahane) 
An introduction to multisets Abstract here 
T
8/23/11 (13
students and 3 faculty members participated) 
Hadwiger’s
conjecture that any bounded convex set in nspace can be covered by 2^{n}
similar but shrunken copies of the same set (known to be true for n=1,2 but
not for n=3) 


Joshua
Dubon 
(Math
295 student of Dr. Clahane and Math 250A student of Stephen Plett) 
Composition operators on BlochOrlicz
spaces 
F
8/26/11 (10
students and 3 faculty members participated) 
Paul Sjoberg,
cocoaches 

Practice Session #1 for Round
1 of the American Mathematical Association of TwoYear Colleges (AMATYC)
Student Math League National Competition Room
615 11am2pm 
T
8/30/11 (26
students and 4 faculty members participated) 
Feedback, lineages, and cancer Abstract here 


Melissa
Riddle 
(A
Math
295 Mathematics Seminar student of Dr. Clahane) 
The Riemann hypothesis, also known as the Riemannzeta
conjecture 



Math
295 – 4 unsolved problem statements due (2 applied and 2 pure, mutually
agreed upon by students and Dr. Clahane) 
T
9/6/11 23
students and 3 faculty members participated 
Schanuel’s
conjecture Abstract here 


Kevin
Oskar Negron 
Fullerton College (Dr. Clahane’s Math
295 student) & CSU
Fullerton 
padic calculus Abstract here 
T
9/13/11 (15
students and 3 faculty members participated) 
The inverse Galois problem 


Dylan
Knuth 
(one
of Dr. Clahane’s Math
295 students) 
How many distinct binary operations on the power set of a
finite set are quandle operations? 



Math
295 Website #1 due 
T
9/20/11 (15
students and 5 faculty members participated) 
The
finite congruence lattice representation problem in universal algebra Click on the above title to view Dr. Jipsen’s
notes for this talk Abstract here 


Nick
Systad 
(one
of Dr. Clahane’s
Math 250A and 295
students) 
The
unsolved portion of Hilbert’s seventh problem Click on the above title to view Mr. Systad’s
presentation 



Math
295 – Terminology and examples for problem statements due 
T
9/27/11 (11
students and 2 faculty members participated) 
The 1/32/3 conjecture 


Don
Frank 
(Math
295 student of Dr. Clahane) 
Erdős’
conjecture that a square cannot be dissected into squares of different sizes
(solved) & the ErdősStrauss conjecture
(unsolved) 
Th 9/29 45:30pm,
Rm. 621 


Math Association Laboratory Meeting 
F
9/30/11 (12
students and 3 faculty members participated) 
Paul Sjoberg,
cocoaches 
Practice Session #2 for Round
1 of the American Mathematical Association of TwoYear Colleges (AMATYC)
Student Math League National Competition Room
615 Click here
to view a .pdf file containing outlines of
solutions to the Fall 2005 exam 11am2pm 

T
10/4/11 (13
students and 3 faculty members participated) 
The CameronErdős
conjecture 


Alex
Higgins 
(Math
295 and Math 250A student of Dr. Clahane) 
Weighted perfectness and the question of whether or not
there is an odd perfect number Click here
to view Mr. Higgins’ presentation slides (joint with Jin Choe)
on this problem 
Th 10/6/11 45:30pm,
Rm. 621 


Math Association Laboratory Meeting 
F
10/7/11 (16
students and 3 faculty members participated) 
Paul Sjoberg,
cocoaches 

Practice Session #3 for Round
1 of the American Mathematical Association of TwoYear Colleges (AMATYC)
Student Math League National Competition 11am2pm 
T
10/11/11 (12
students and 2 faculty members participated) 
The ErdősSzekeres
conjecture 


Jose
Sanchez 
Fullerton
College (a Math 150B Calculus II & Math
295 Mathematics Seminar student of Dr. Clahane) 
Counting the number of groups of a given order and the gnu
hunting conjecture 
Th
10/13/11 45:30pm,
Rm. 621 


Math Association Laboratory Meeting 



Math
295 Website #2 due 
F
10/14/11 (14
students and 3 faculty members participate) 
Paul Sjoberg,
cocoaches 

Practice Session #4 for Round
1 of the American Mathematical Association of TwoYear Colleges (AMATYC)
Student Math League National Competition 11am2pm 
T
10/18/11 (14
students and 2 faculty members participated) 
The Agoh–Giuga conjecture 


Justin
Gottula 
(a
Math 299 student
of Dr. Clahane) 
Using C++ to
generate or count quandle tables on finite sets 
Th
10/20/11 (10
students and 1 faculty member participated) 45:30pm,
Rm. 621 


Math Association Laboratory Meeting 
F
10/21/11 (18
students and 3 faculty members participated) 
Paul Sjoberg,
cocoaches 

Final Practice Session #5 for Round 1
of the American Mathematical Association of TwoYear Colleges (AMATYC)
Student Math League National Competition 11am2pm 
T
10/25/11 (15
students and 3 faculty members participated) 
Andrica’s conjecture 


Dylan
Knuth 
(a
Math
295 student of Dr. Clahane) 
Can the sum
of five sixth powers of positive integers be equal to the sixth power of
another positive integer? 



Math
295 – Problem histories due, with references cited 
Th
10/27/11 45:30pm,
Rm. 621 


Math Association Laboratory Meeting 
Fri
10/28/11 (A
record 77 students participated) 
Paul Sjoberg,
cocoaches 

Arrive before 10am and NO LATER than 11am National and Regional Results 
T
11/1/11 (15
students and 3 faculty members participated) 
Dr.
Dana Clahane 
DERIVATIONS: An introduction to nonassociative algebras;
OR playing havoc with the product rule? Reintroduction to talks by Dr. Bernie Russo, Part
I and Part
II 


Kalen
Kochan 
Fullerton
College (Math
295 student of Dr. Clahane) 
Questions naturally arising from the CameronErdős conjecture 
Th 11/3/11 45:30pm,
Rm. 621 


Math Association Laboratory Meeting 
F
11/4/11 (11
students and 3 faculty members participated) 
Paul Sjoberg,
cocoaches 

AMATYC Round 1 Wrapup & Practice Session #1 for the Putnam Competition Room 615 11am2pm 
T
11/8/11 (16
students and 2 faculty members participated) 
Artin’s
conjecture on primitive roots 


Joshua
Dubon 
(Math
250A student of Stephen Plett and 295 student of
Dr. Clahane) 
What are the sums of the various pseries when p is odd
and greater than 1? Are they irrational? Are they transcendental? 
Th
11/10/11 45:30pm,
Rm. 621 


Math Association Laboratory Meeting 



Math
295 – Experimentations on 4 unsolved problems due 
Th 11/11 (5
students and 1 faculty member participated) 
Dr.
Dana Clahane 
Fullerton
College 
Putnam Extravaganza #2 Room 615 11am2pm 
T
11/15/11 (45
students and 4 faculty members participated) 
The
Birch and SwinnertonDyer conjecture (click on the title above to see a .pdf
file containing Dr. Jorza’s presentation) Abstract here 


Kevin
Oskar Negron 
Fullerton
College & CSU Fullerton (Math
250A and 295 student of Dr. Clahane) 
Isometries in
metric and ultrametric spaces Abstract here 



Math
295 Website #3 due 
Th
11/17/11 45:30pm,
Rm. 621 


Math Association Laboratory Meeting 
F
11/18/11 (9
students and 1 faculty member participated) 
coach 
Practice Session #3 for the Putnam Competition Room 615 11am2pm 

T
11/22/11 (15
students and 2 faculty members participated) 
The BatemanHorn conjecture 


Melissa
Riddle 
Fullerton College (Math 250A and 295
student of Dr. Clahane) 
The Jacobian conjecture 
Th
11/24/11 


NO Math Association Laboratory Meeting – THANKSGIVING! 
T
11/29/11 (13
students and 3 faculty members participated) 
(Math
Instructor completing Math 299
projects – Dr. Clahane) 
Using Fourier series to show that the 2series is π^{2}/6 Abstract here 


Beal’s conjecture 




Math
295 Thesis first drafts due 
Th 12/1/11 45:30pm,
Rm. 621 


Math Association Laboratory Meeting 
S
12/3/11 (16
students participated) 
Faculty
Supervisors 

William Lowell Putnam Mathematical
Competition 84pm Room 621 
T
12/6/11 (15
students and 3 faculty members participated) 
(Click on the above title to view an interactive slide
show for this interesting talk) Abstract here 


Nick
Systad 
Fullerton College (Dr. Clahane’s Math 250A and 295
student) 
Introduction to the mathematics of risk analysis Abstract here 



Math
295 Website #4 due 
S
12/10/11 1pm7:15pm Room
615 (42
persons participated, including 28 students and 3 faculty members) 
Current
and former California Community College students 
Organized
by Dr. Dana Clahane &
sponsored by Project GPS2 and
ENGAGE in STEM 
2^{nd} FLYER HERE Schedule of Talks/Program Photo slideshow of the conference 
T
12/13/11 (10
students and 3 faculty members participated) 
Chris
Thornton 
(Fullerton
College ’11) (former
Math 299 student of Dr. Clahane) 
Password strength and entropy Abstract here 



MATH
295 FINAL THESIS DUE 
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This webpage was established in June 2010 Dr.
Clahane would like to thank FC students Joshua Dubon and Ben Hartley, for volunteering their time to
provide valuable homework grading assistance that increased available time to
organize this enrichment activity. Dr.
Clahane would also like to thank his colleague and
coorganizer Dr. Bill Cowieson, who has graciously
given of his time to help organize several aspects of the colloquium and help
develop it, but has also contributed many excellent talks during the past two
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