MATH COLLOQUIUM
& ASSOCIATION EVENTS Spring 2012 Math Colloquia are
held jointly with meetings of Math 295 Mathematics Seminar
(new course!)) and the Math Association, Tuesdays, 45:50pm (unless
otherwise stated below) 
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SPRING OFFICERS 2012:
PRESIDENT: DAVID
ENG**VICEPRESIDENT: ALEX SABIN**SECRETARY: MELISSA RIDDLE
ICC REPRESENTATIVE AND
ENGAGE IN STEM INTERN: BEN HARTLEY
TREASURER: AMER
SALEEMI
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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
1/24/12 17
students and 2 faculty members participated 
Kevin
Oskar Negron 
CSU
Fullerton & Fullerton
College (Dr.
Clahane’s Math 295 student) Mentor:
Dr. Zair Ibragimov 
The ring of padic integers Flyer here 

The Bunyakovsky conjecture Abstract here Flyer here 

T
1/31/12 42
students, 5 faculty members, 2 administrators, and 3 staff members
participated 
& 
Inverse problems and Harry Potter’s cloak Abstract here Presentation will appear here shortly 


Khoi
Vo 
(Dr.
Clahane’s Math 299 student) 
Are 10 and other numbers besides 1 lonely numbers? Abstract here 
T
2/7/12 17
students, 2 faculty members, and 2 staff members participated 
The CatalanDickson aliquot sequence conjecture 


Melissa
Riddle 
The Jacobian conjecture 

F
2/10/12 12
students participated 
Paul Sjoberg,
cocoaches 
Practice Session #1 for Round
2 of the American Mathematical Association of TwoYear Colleges (AMATYC)
Student Math League National Competition 10am1pm 

T
2/14/12 15
students and 3 faculty members participated 
Valerie Guerra 
(Dr.
Clahane’s Math
295 student and Mr. Verzeanu’s Math 150A student) 
The search for Bloch’s constant 

Composition operators from logarithmic Bloch spaces to weighted
Bloch spaces Abstract here 

F
2/17/12 12
students and 2 faculty members participated 
Paul Sjoberg,
cocoaches 
Practice Session #2 for Round
2 of the American Mathematical Association of TwoYear Colleges (AMATYC)
Student Math League National Competition 10am1pm 

T
2/21/12 13
students and 4 faculty members participated 
Catalan’s double Mersenne prime
conjecture Flier here 


Don
Frank 
How Fourier series arise from the heat! Abstract here 


Erica
Bennett 
How to use library resources at Fullerton College to conduct
research 

Th 2/23/12 3
students and 1 faculty member participated 
Dr.
Dana Clahane 
Fullerton
College 
Clifford algebras learning seminar I Math Lab Annex Room 611 (outside Dr. Clahane’s office) Click here
and here for two
sets of notes that we will follow 
F
2/24/12 9
students and 2 faculty members participated 
cocoaches 

Practice Session #3 for Round
2 of the American Mathematical Association of TwoYear Colleges (AMATYC)
Student Math League National Competition 10am1pm 
T
2/28/12 16
students and 3 faculty members participated 
DERIVATIONS:
An introduction to associative algebras; OR, playing havoc with the product
rule? (Click on the title above to view Dr. Russo’s lecture slides for
this talk) (Attendance at Parts I
and II
will NOT be assumed, but participants may find it helpful to read through Dr.
Russo’s lecture slides for Part
I, Part
II before attending this talk, though doing so is not necessary – he will
summarize Parts III in the beginning of the talk.) Flyer here 


Annalise
Bui 
(Dr.
Clahane’s Independent Study Student and Mr. Plett’s Topics in Linear Algebra student) 
The invariant subspace problem 
T
3/1/12 Math Lab Annex Room 611 (outside Dr. Clahane’s office) 5:306:45pm 7 students and 1 faculty member
participated 
Clifford algebras learning seminar II Click here
and here for two
sets of notes that we are following 

F
3/2/12 10am1pm 22 students and 3 faculty members
participated 
Paul Sjoberg,
cocoaches 

Practice Session #4 for Round
2 of the American Mathematical Association of TwoYear Colleges (AMATYC)
Student Math League National Competition (Also deadline to register for the Pacific
Coast Undergraduate Math Conference!) 
T
3/6/12 19
students and 2 faculty members participated 
Amer
Saleemi 
(Mr.
Plett’s Linear Algebra/Differential Equations and
Topics in Linear Algebra student and Dr. Clahane’s
Math Seminar student) 
Groups, isomorphisms, the group
counting number problem, and the gnuhunting conjecture 

Cramér’s conjecture 

Th 3/8/12 6
students and 1 faculty member participated 
Clifford algebras learning seminar III Click here
and here for two
sets of notes that we are following 

F
3/9/12 (68
students participated) 
Paul Sjoberg,
cocoaches 

Arrive before 10am and NO LATER than 11am 
S
3/10/12 
16
Fullerton College students of Dr.
Clahane and 74 other students from colleges and
universities on the Pacific Coast 
Various 
2012 Pacific Coast Undergraduate Mathematics Conference Cal Poly Pomona 8am4:20pm Conference information, list of student speakers, and current year and
archived schedules/abstracts here 
T
3/13/12 **Analysis**
Seminar talk at CSUF McCarthy
Hall Room
484 12:0012:50pm 
Continuity and essential norms of composition operators on (k,θ)logarithmic Bloch spaces Abstract here 

(Back
to Fullerton College at the Math Colloquium) 46pm Room
624 (15
students and 3 faculty members participated) 
The Erdős–Gyárfás conjecture 


Raul
Reyes 
Fortune’s
conjecture 

Th 3/15/12 (3
students participated) 
Clifford algebras learning seminar IV Click here
and here for two
sets of notes that we are following 

F
3/16/12 (4
students and 3 faculty members attended) 
Paul Sjoberg,
cocoaches 

AMATYC
Competition Wrapup 10am12pm Room 615 
T
3/20/12 (15
students and 2 faculty members participated) 
Camilo
Aguilar 
Fullerton
College (Mr. Plett’s Math 250A student) 
Goldbach’s conjecture 

Methods
to determine whether incomplete data lead to biased inference (click on the above title to view Dr. Jamshidian’s
powerpoint presentation) Abstract here 

Th 3/22/12 (Math
Lab Annex, 5:306:45pm) 5
students and a faculty member participated 
Mathematical Cancer Modeling Learning Seminar, after Cristini/Lowengrub I Book we are following can be found here,
for example 

Th 3/22/12 (Math
Lab Annex, 5:306:45pm) 4
students and 1 faculty member participated 
Clifford algebras learning seminar V Click here
and here for two
sets of notes that we are following 

T
3/27/12 17
students and 2 faculty members participated 
Alex
Sabin 



The Frankl unionclosed sets
conjecture 

Th 3/29/12 (4
students and 1 faculty member participated) 
Mathematical Cancer Modeling Learning Seminar, after Cristini/Lowengrub II Book we are following can be found here,
for example 

(3
students and 2 faculty members participated) 
Clifford algebras learning seminar VI Click here
and here for two
sets of notes that we are following 

T
4/3/12 **Analysis
Seminar** 3:404:30pm SURGE
Hall 268 (2^{nd} floor) 
Composition operators from logarithmic Bloch spaces to weighted
Bloch spaces (To view the joint paper that this talk is based on, or just an
abstract of it, click here) 

T
4/10/12 (15
students and 2 faculty members participated) 
The Gauss circle problem Flyer here 


Elodie
Resseguie 
Erdös’ conjecture on arithmetic progressions Flyer here 

Th 4/12/12 1:302:25pm Math
Lab Annex 7
students and 1 faculty member participated 
Mathematical Cancer Modeling Learning Seminar, after Cristini/Lowengrub III Book we are following can be found here,
for example 

5:306:45pm Math
Lab Annex 6
students and 1 faculty member participated 
Clifford algebras learning seminar VII Click here
and here for two
sets of notes that we are following 

T
4/17/12 (16
students and 5 faculty members participated) 
Free probability Flyer here Click here
to view Dr. Kemp’s presentation 


David
Eng 
The CatalanDickson aliquot sequence conjecture Flyer here 

Th 4/19/12 (4
students participated) 
Dr.
Dana Clahane 
Fullerton College 
Multiscale cancer modeling learning seminar, after Cristini/Lowengrub IV Book we are following can be found here,
for example 
(4
students participated) 


Clifford algebras learning seminar VII Click here
and here for two sets
of notes that we are following 
T
4/24/12 (13
students and 2 faculty members participated) 
Angular mass distribution of Bergman space functions 


Ben
Hartley 
(Dr. Clahane’s Math 299 student,
Mr. Plett’s Math 250C student, and Mr. Edwards CS 123
student) 
Is a polynomially openinvariant
subset of complex nspace that is an increasing union of polynomially
convex, compact sets open? 
Th 4/26/12 1:302:20pm Math
Lab Annex (3
students and 1 faculty member participated) 
Mathematical Cancer Modeling Learning Seminar, after Cristini/Lowengrub V Book we are following can be found here,
for example 

5:306:45pm Math
Lab Annex (4
students and 1 faculty member participated) 
Clifford algebras learning seminar VIII Click here
and here for two
sets of notes that we are following 

T
5/1/12 (15
students and 2 faculty members participated) 
The gold partition conjecture 


Keziah
Tan 
(Dr. Clahane’s Math 150B
student) 
The plane fixed point problem 

Melissa
Riddle 
The Jacobian conjecture, part II 

T
5/8/12 (21
students and 2 faculty members participated) 
Numerical simulations of an immune response Abstract here 


John
Mahoney 
(Dr. Clahane’s Math
295 student) 
The P vs. NP problem 
Th 5/10/12 1:301:20pm Math
Lab Annex (2
students and 1 faculty member participated) 
Mathematical Cancer Modeling Learning Seminar, after Cristini/Lowengrub VI Book we are following can be found here,
for example 

5:306:45pm Math
Lab Annex (2
students and 1 faculty member participated) 

Clifford algebras learning seminar VIII Click here
and here for two
sets of notes that we are following 

T
5/15/12 1:302:20pm Math
Lab Annex 
Time Frequency Analysis/NBody Problem Learning Seminar I 

45:50pm Room
624 (usual Colloquium room) (17
students and 2 faculty members participated) 
The FeitThompson conjecture 


Katherine
Estevez 
(Dr. Clahane’s Math 150B Calculus II student) 
Gilbreath’s conjecture 
Th 5/17/12 1:302:20pm Math
Lab Annex (2
students and 1 faculty member participated) 
Mathematical Cancer Modeling Learning Seminar, after Cristini/Lowengrub V Book we are following can be found here,
for example 

5:306:45pm Math
Lab Annex (2
students and 1 faculty member participated) 
Clifford algebras learning seminar IX Click here
and here for two
sets of notes that we are following 

T
5/22/12 45:50pm Room
624 Last
Math Colloquium of Spring 2012! (10
students and 2 faculty members participated) 
Evan
Amoranto 
Fullerton
College (Dr. Clahane’s Math 150B Calculus II student) 
Which real sequences generate bounded power series in a single
real variable? 

Alex
Higgins 
(Dr. Clahane’s
Math
295 student) 
Bicomplex dimensions of fractal strings (joint work with Dr. Clahane) 

Anthony
Serrano 
(Dr. Clahane’s
Math
295 student) 
Khabibullin’s conjecture 
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Click here for
information about this summer’s 3^{rd} annual Pacific Summer Unsolved
Mathematics Seminar (PSUMS), a fiveweek lecture series at FC featuring a
student and faculty speaker each Thursday from 6/28 to 7/26. This series is organized by Dr. Dana Clahane
If you are a student
who would like to speak and/or begin a research project, please contact Dr. Clahane
as soon as possible or register for Math 295 Mathematics Seminar. Faculty, students, and staff, as well as the
community, are all invited and encouraged to attend.
Activities that will occur during Math Colloquia:
1) Updates by students
who have made progress on their research projects,
2) Talks by local
mathematicians on unsolved problems that college students can explore, and/or
3) Discussions of
Putnam, AMATYC Competition, and College Math Journal/Math Magazine Problem
Sections
4) Mentoring of
students who wish to carry out original research in mathematics, applied
mathematics, or other disciplines interacting with mathematics.
If you would like to
pioneer a new area in mathematics or explore unsolved problems, we hope to see
you at the Math Colloquium!
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