FULLERTON COLLEGE

 

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, 4-5:50pm (unless otherwise stated below)

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SPRING OFFICERS 2012:

PRESIDENT: DAVID ENG**VICE-PRESIDENT: ALEX SABIN**SECRETARY: MELISSA RIDDLE

ICC REPRESENTATIVE AND ENGAGE IN STEM INTERN: BEN HARTLEY

TREASURER: AMER SALEEMI

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Co-organizers:

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 p-adic integers

 

Flyer here

 

Dr. Dana Clahane

Fullerton College

The Bunyakovsky conjecture

 

Abstract here

 

Flyer here

T 1/31/12

 

42 students, 5 faculty members, 2 administrators, and 3 staff members participated

Dr. Gunther Uhlmann

UC Irvine

&

University of Washington

Inverse problems and Harry Potter’s cloak

 

Abstract here

 

Presentation will appear here shortly

 

Khoi Vo

FC & Orange Coast College

 

(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

Dr. Bill Cowieson

Fullerton College

The Catalan-Dickson aliquot sequence conjecture

 

Melissa Riddle

Fullerton College

The Jacobian conjecture

F 2/10/12

 

12 students participated

Dr. Bill Cowieson,

Paul Sjoberg, co-coaches

Fullerton College

Practice Session #1 for Round 2 of the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC) Student Math League National Competition

Room 615

 

10am-1pm

T 2/14/12

 

15 students and 3 faculty members participated

Valerie Guerra

Fullerton College

(Dr. Clahane’s Math 295 student and Mr. Verzeanu’s Math 150A student)

The search for Bloch’s constant

 

Dr. Dana Clahane

Fullerton College

Composition operators from logarithmic Bloch spaces to weighted Bloch spaces

 

Abstract here

F 2/17/12

 

12 students and 2 faculty members participated

Dr. Bill Cowieson,

Paul Sjoberg, co-coaches

Fullerton College

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

Room 615

 

10am-1pm

T 2/21/12

 

13 students and 4 faculty members participated

Dr. Bill Cowieson

Fullerton College

Catalan’s double Mersenne prime conjecture

 

Flier here

 

Don Frank

Fullerton College

How Fourier series arise from the heat!

 

Abstract here

 

Erica Bennett

Fullerton College

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

Dr. Dana Clahane,

Dr. Bill Cowieson,

co-coaches

 

Practice Session #3 for Round 2 of the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC) Student Math League National Competition

Room 615

 

10am-1pm

T 2/28/12

 

16 students and 3 faculty members participated

Dr. Bernard Russo

UC Irvine

DERIVATIONS: An introduction to associative algebras; OR, playing havoc with the product rule?

 

Part III

 

(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 I-II in the beginning of the talk.)

 

Flyer here

 

Annalise Bui

FC & San Diego State

(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)

 

5:30-6:45pm

 

7 students and 1 faculty member participated

Dr. Dana Clahane

Fullerton College

Clifford algebras learning seminar II

 

Click here and here for two sets of notes that we are following

F 3/2/12

 

Room 615

 

10am-1pm

 

22 students and 3 faculty members participated

Dr. Dana Clahane,

Dr. Bill Cowieson,

Paul Sjoberg, co-coaches

 

Practice Session #4 for Round 2 of the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year 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

Fullerton College

(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 gnu-hunting conjecture

 

Dr. Dana Clahane

Fullerton College

Cramér’s conjecture

Th 3/8/12

 

6 students and 1 faculty member participated

Dr. Dana Clahane

Fullerton College

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)

Dr. Dana Clahane,

Dr. Bill Cowieson,

Paul Sjoberg, co-coaches

 

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

Room 615

 

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

8am-4:20pm

 

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

12:00-12:50pm

Dr. Dana Clahane

Fullerton College

Continuity and essential norms of composition operators on (k,θ)-logarithmic Bloch spaces

 

Abstract here

(Back to Fullerton College at the Math Colloquium)

4-6pm

Room 624

 

(15 students and 3 faculty members participated)

Dr. Bill Cowieson

Fullerton College

The Erdős–Gyárfás conjecture

 

Raul Reyes

Fullerton College

Fortune’s conjecture

Th 3/15/12

 

(3 students participated)

Dr. Dana Clahane

Fullerton College

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)

Dr. Dana Clahane,

Dr. Bill Cowieson,

Paul Sjoberg, co-coaches

 

AMATYC Competition Wrap-up

 

10am-12pm

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

 

Dr. Mortaza Jamshidian

CSU Fullerton

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, 5:30-6:45pm)

 

5 students and a faculty member participated

Dr. Dana Clahane

Fullerton College

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, 5:30-6:45pm)

 

4 students and 1 faculty member participated

Dr. Dana Clahane

Fullerton College

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

Fullerton College

Carmichael’s totient function conjecture

 

Dr. Dana Clahane

Fullerton College

The Frankl union-closed sets conjecture

Th 3/29/12

 

(4 students and 1 faculty member participated)

 

Dr. Dana Clahane

Fullerton College

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)

Dr. Dana Clahane

Fullerton College

Clifford algebras learning seminar VI

 

Click here and here for two sets of notes that we are following

T 4/3/12

 

**Analysis Seminar**

UC Riverside

3:40-4:30pm

SURGE Hall 268 (2nd floor)

Dr. Dana Clahane

Fullerton College

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)

Dr. Bill Cowieson

Fullerton College

The Gauss circle problem

 

Flyer here

 

Elodie Resseguie

Fullerton College

Erdös’ conjecture on arithmetic progressions

 

Flyer here

Th 4/12/12

 

1:30-2:25pm

Math Lab Annex

 

7 students and 1 faculty member participated

 

 

Dr. Dana Clahane

Fullerton College

Mathematical Cancer Modeling Learning Seminar, after Cristini/Lowengrub

III

 

Book we are following can be found here, for example

5:30-6:45pm

Math Lab Annex

 

6 students and 1 faculty member participated

Dr. Dana Clahane

Fullerton College

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)

Dr. Todd Kemp

UC San Diego

Free probability

 

Flyer here

 

Click here to view Dr. Kemp’s presentation

 

David Eng

Fullerton College

The Catalan-Dickson aliquot sequence conjecture

 

Flyer here

Th 4/19/12

 

(4 students participated)

Dr. Dana Clahane

Fullerton College

Multi-scale 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)

Dr. Dana Clahane

Fullerton College

Angular mass distribution of Bergman space functions

 

Ben Hartley

Fullerton College

 

(Dr. Clahane’s Math 299 student, Mr. Plett’s Math 250C student, and Mr. Edwards CS 123 student)

Is a polynomially open-invariant subset of complex n-space that is an increasing union of polynomially convex, compact sets open?

Th 4/26/12

 

1:30-2:20pm

 

Math Lab Annex

 

(3 students and 1 faculty member participated)

Dr. Dana Clahane

Fullerton College

Mathematical Cancer Modeling Learning Seminar, after Cristini/Lowengrub

V

 

Book we are following can be found here, for example

5:30-6:45pm

 

Math Lab Annex

 

(4 students and 1 faculty member participated)

 

Dr. Dana Clahane

Fullerton College

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)

Dr. Bill Cowieson

Fullerton College

The gold partition conjecture

 

Keziah Tan

Fullerton College

 

(Dr. Clahane’s Math 150B student)

The plane fixed point problem

 

Melissa Riddle

Fullerton College

The Jacobian conjecture, part II

T 5/8/12

 

(21 students and 2 faculty members participated)

Dr. Tim Lucas

Pepperdine University

Numerical simulations of an immune response

 

Abstract here

 

John Mahoney

Fullerton College

 

(Dr. Clahane’s Math 295 student)

The P vs. NP problem

Th 5/10/12

 

1:30-1:20pm

 

Math Lab Annex

 

(2 students and 1 faculty member participated)

Dr. Dana Clahane

Fullerton College

Mathematical Cancer Modeling Learning Seminar, after Cristini/Lowengrub

VI

 

Book we are following can be found here, for example

5:30-6:45pm

 

Math Lab Annex

 

(2 students and 1 faculty member participated)

Dr. Dana Clahane

Fullerton College

 

Clifford algebras learning seminar VIII

 

Click here and here for two sets of notes that we are following

T 5/15/12

 

1:30-2:20pm

Math Lab Annex

Dr. Dana Clahane

Fullerton College

Time Frequency Analysis/N-Body Problem Learning Seminar I

4-5:50pm

 

Room 624 (usual Colloquium room)

 

(17 students and 2 faculty members participated)

Dr. Dana Clahane

Fullerton College

The Feit-Thompson conjecture

 

Katherine Estevez

Fullerton College

 

(Dr. Clahane’s Math 150B Calculus II student)

Gilbreath’s conjecture

Th 5/17/12

 

1:30-2:20pm

 

Math Lab Annex

 

(2 students and 1 faculty member participated)

Dr. Dana Clahane

Fullerton College

Mathematical Cancer Modeling Learning Seminar, after Cristini/Lowengrub

V

 

Book we are following can be found here, for example

5:30-6:45pm

 

Math Lab Annex

 

(2 students and 1 faculty member participated)

Dr. Dana Clahane

Fullerton College

Clifford algebras learning seminar IX

 

Click here and here for two sets of notes that we are following

T 5/22/12

 

4-5:50pm

 

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

Fullerton College

 

(Dr. Clahane’s Math 295 student)

Bicomplex dimensions of fractal strings

 

(joint work with Dr. Clahane)

 

Anthony Serrano

Fullerton College

 

(Dr. Clahane’s Math 295 student)

Khabibullin’s conjecture

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Click here for information about this summer’s 3rd annual Pacific Summer Unsolved Mathematics Seminar (PSUMS), a five-week 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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Ivan Luna (former student) and Dr. Dana Clahane

All the blame for ugliness and errors or impracticality goes to Dana, though

 

Dr. Clahane would like to thank Ameer Saleemi, Don Frank, and Tara Nobrand for providing Service Learning homework grading/data entry assistance which has partially freed Dr. Clahane up to focus on these enrichment activities this semester.

 

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Dr. Dana Clahane

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