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Monday, March 14, 2005

Math Club  

Posted March 14, 2005

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Keisler Lounge

Bogdan Oporowski, Mathematics Department, LSU
A Brief Introduction to Graph Theory

Monday, April 4, 2005

Math Club  

Posted April 4, 2005

5:00 pm James E. Keisler Mathematics Lounge

Natalia Ptitsyna, LSU Graduate Student
Traffic Flow on a Highway

The problem will be approached in analogy to fluid flow.

Wednesday, April 5, 2006

Math Club  

Posted March 29, 2006

6:00 pm James E. Keisler Lounge Lockett 321

Lawrence Smolinsky, Mathematics Department, LSU
Ancient Constructions and the Modern Formulation

This talk is part I of "Geometric Constructions with Ellipses." A description of the talk is posted here. Part II will be given on April 19th by Aliska Gibbins.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Math Club  

Posted March 29, 2006
Last modified April 12, 2006

6:00 pm James E. Keisler Lounge Lockett 321

Aliska Gibbins, Tulane
Elliptic Constructions

This talk is part II of "Geometric Constructions with Ellipses." A description of the talk is posted here. Part I was given on April 5th by Larry Smolinsky.

Thursday, November 2, 2006

Math Club  

Posted November 2, 2006

5:00 pm Keisler Lounge

Applications of Statistics to Public Health Issues

Professors Lynn R. LaMotte, Qingzhao Yu, and Julia Volaufova from the School of Public Health in the LSU Health Sciences Center will come to speak.

Friday, February 16, 2007

Math Club  

Posted February 12, 2007

2:40 pm - 3:30 pm Keisler Lounge (Room 321 of Lockett)

Presentations about Research Experience For Undergraduates (REUs)

This will include presentations by Professors Lawrence Smolinsky and William Hoffman about possible paid summer research jobs. For more information about REUs, see http://www.ams.org/outreach/reu.html.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Math Club  

Posted February 13, 2007
Last modified February 18, 2007

3:40 pm Keisler Lounge (Room 321 of Lockett Hall)

More Presentations about Research Experience For Undergraduates (REUs)

This will include presentations by Cecil Taylor Alumni Professor Robert Perlis and possibly other professors about possible paid summer research jobs. For more information about REUs, see http://www.ams.org/outreach/reu.html or http://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/.

Thursday, March 8, 2007

Math Club  

Posted March 8, 2007

5:00 pm James E. Keisler Mathematics Lounge (321 Lockett)

Charles Neal Delzell, Mathematics Department, LSU
On Hilbert's 17th Problem

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Math Club  

Posted March 14, 2007

5:00 pm James E.Keisler Mathematics Lounge (321 Lockett)

Pramod Achar, Mathematics Department, LSU
Regular Complex Polytopes

This talk will be understandable to undergraduates.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Math Club  

Posted March 20, 2007

5:00 pm Keisler Lounge (321 Lockett)

Padmanabhan Sundar, Mathematics Department, LSU
Large Deviations and Rare Events

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Math Club  

Posted March 28, 2007

5:00 pm 321 Lockett (Keisler Lounge)

Rick Barnard, LSU Department of Mathematics Advanced graduate student.
What Is A Control System?!

Check the math club web page for a complete list of math club events.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Math Club  

Posted April 23, 2007

5:00 pm 237 Lockett Hall

Sharon Besson, Cain Center Geaux Teach Program Manager
Geaux Teach: LSU's Secondary Teacher Preparation Program

See poster at http://www.math.lsu.edu/~malisoff/MathClub/SharonBessonMathClubTalkPoster.pdf.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Math Club  

Posted October 1, 2007

4:30 pm Keisler Lounge, Lockett

Leonard F. Richardson, Mathematics Department, LSU
An Informal Presentation about Graduate Study in Mathematics

See https://www.math.lsu.edu/dept/ugrad/mathclub for details.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Math Club  

Posted October 15, 2007

1:40 pm 232 Lockett

John Etnyre, Georgia Institute of Technology
Knot Colorings---From Grade School to Grad School (and Back?) in One Hour

See https://www.math.lsu.edu/dept/ugrad/mathclub for a list of upcoming math club activities and an abstract and poster for this talk.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Math Club  

Posted October 22, 2007
Last modified October 25, 2007

5:00 pm 232 Lockett

Alex Iosevich , University of Missouri-Columbia
Cauchy-Schwarz Inequality or... If the Elephant if Fat, then There Must Be a Way to Place a Mirror to Make This Obvious...

See https://www.math.lsu.edu/dept/ugrad/mathclub for a list of upcoming math club activities and an abstract and poster for this talk.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Math Club  

Posted November 1, 2007

4:30 pm 232 Lockett

An Overview of Spring 2008 Math Course Offerings Followed by Elections

Check https://www.math.lsu.edu/dept/ugrad/mathclub for details about all math club activities.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Math Club  

Posted November 5, 2007

5:00 pm 232 Lockett

James Madden, Mathematics Department, LSU
Conservation of Momentum: Euclid, Newton and Noether

Check https://www.math.lsu.edu/dept/ugrad/mathclub for a schedule of math club events and abstracts of the talks. All undergrads are invited.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Math Club  

Posted November 11, 2007

3:40 pm 285 Lockett

Bin Li, LSU Department of Experimental Statistics
Introduction to Data Mining

Check https://www.math.lsu.edu/dept/ugrad/mathclub for a schedule of math club events and abstracts of the talks. All undergrads are invited.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Math Club  

Posted November 13, 2007

5:00 pm 232 Lockett

How to Apply for REUs

Professor Robert Perlis and others will discuss a program called Research Experience for Undergraduates (REUs) which are paid summer jobs for undergrads in the mathematical sciences. Check https://www.math.lsu.edu/dept/ugrad/mathclub for a schedule of math club events. All undergrads are invited.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Math Club  

Posted February 5, 2008

4:30 pm 232 Lockett

Pallavi Dani, Department of Mathematics, LSU
Wallpaper Groups

Click here for a poster.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Math Club  

Posted February 12, 2008

4:30 pm 232 Lockett

Peggy Wang, Baton Rouge Transition To Teaching Program Project Director
Alternative Paths to Teacher Certification in Secondary Math and Science

Click here for details.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Math Club  

Posted February 12, 2008
Last modified February 19, 2008

4:30 pm 232 Lockett

Peter Wolenski, LSU Department of Mathematics Russell B. Long Professor
Nonsmooth Analysis: The Mathematics of Optimization

Click here for details.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Math Club  

Posted March 10, 2008

4:30 pm 232 Lockett

Guoli Ding, Mathematics Department, LSU
Solving Linear Inequalities, with Applications to Geometry, Optimization, and Combinatorics

Click here for full details.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Math Club  

Posted April 8, 2008
Last modified April 15, 2008

3:40 pm 239 Lockett

Tara Brendle, Department of Mathematics, LSU
Braids and Cryptography

Click here for the abstract.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Math Club  

Posted October 21, 2008

1:40 pm 129 Allen

Mihai Putinar, University of California at Santa Barbara
Polynomial Approximation

Click here for information about all of the LSU Math Club's exciting activities.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Math Club  

Posted October 17, 2008

3:40 pm 232 Lockett

George Cochran, Mathematics Department, LSU
Mathematics and Gambling

Click here for details about all of the LSU Math Club's exciting activities.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Math Club  

Posted October 20, 2008
Last modified November 13, 2008

3:40 pm 232 Lockett

Brian Marx, LSU Department of Experimental Statistics
Leonard F. Richardson, Mathematics Department, LSU
Applying to Graduate School

Click here for information about all of the LSU Math Club's exciting activities.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Math Club  

Posted November 18, 2008

3:40 pm 232 Lockett

Research Experience for Undergraduates: A Panel Presentation by Faculty and Students

Click here for information about all of the LSU Math Club's exciting activities.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Math Club  

Posted January 12, 2009

3:40 pm

Stephen Shipman, Mathematics Department, LSU
Discrete Dynamics, Chaos, and a Connection to Number Theory

The connection is the Möbius transform. We begin with the sequence 1, 2, 6, 12, 30, 54, 126, 240, 504, 990, ... and find out how it is generated and what it means in terms of a simple discrete dynamical system on the unit circle.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Math Club  

Posted January 28, 2009
Last modified January 30, 2009

3:40 pm - 4:30 pm Keisler Lounge, Lockett 321

Movie:: Music of the Primes: From Riemann to Ramanujan

"With the advent of Bernhard Riemann's zeta-hypothesis, the study of prime numbers took on astonishing new dimensions--including a way to predict the appearance of primes. ... Using state-of-the-art 3-D animation, the film guides viewers through the zero-punctuated pattern [of the zeta-function] that Riemann unveiled. It also describes the friendship between G. H. Hardy and Srinivasa Ramanujan and the difficulties both men experienced as they confronted problems in number theory." (from the DVD jacket)

There will be food.

Math Club webpage

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Math Club  

Posted March 5, 2009
Last modified March 13, 2009

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Keisler Lounge, Lockett Hall 321

Victor Moll, Department of Mathematics, Tulane University
What do I learn if I decide to compute integrals?

Abstract here in pdf form.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Math Club  

Posted April 22, 2009

3:30 pm Keisler Lounge, Lockett Hall 321

Math Movie

We will vote for either "Fermat's Room" or a BBC documentary. Pizza and popcorn will be served.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Math Club  

Posted August 28, 2009

3:40 pm Keisler Lounge, Lockett Hall 321

Susan Abernathy, Louisiana State University
Knot theory

Abstract. Knot theory connects to a wide varity of areas in mathematics. In this talk, we will review some basics of knots and introduce some of the diverse techniques used to differentiate knots, including certain knot invariants and Morse theory.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Math Club  

Posted September 3, 2009

4:30 pm Keisler Hall: Lockett 321

Movie Night! NOVA: Fractals

Hunting the Hidden Dimension. Come eat free pizza and enjoy a movie about mysteriously beautiful fractals that are shaking and deepening our understanding of nature.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Math Club  

Posted September 10, 2009

4:30 pm Keisler Lounge, Lockett Hall 321

Election of officers

Come eat free pizza, vote for your new officers, and play some fun math games. If you are interested in running for office, contact Josh Moulton.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Math Club  

Posted October 2, 2009

4:30 pm Keisler Lounge, room 321, Lockett Hall

Weekly meeting

Math activities, discussion of upcoming movie, and pizza.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Math Club  

Posted October 19, 2009

4:30 pm Keisler Lounge, Lockett Hall 321

Introduction to Number Theory

Clueless about what number theory is and how it relates to your everyday life? Come and find out!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Math Club  

Posted November 11, 2009

4:40 pm

Groups and Graph Theory

Jesse Taylor will discuss Group Theory. He'll be giving a few basic definitions and defining a few key concepts related to Group and Graph Theory.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Math Club  

Posted November 13, 2009

6:00 pm Design Building 103

MOVIE: Fermat's Room

Showing of the movie "Fermat's Room", in collaboration with the LSU Spanish Club. From the President: "We will watch the movie Fermat's Room at 103 Design Bldg at 6:01pm on 11/19/2009. Entertainment will happen. Approximately 90 minutes later, the movie will end and we will all return to our normal lives as though nothing had happened, yet forever remembering the magic that happened on that fateful November night.."

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Math Club  

Posted February 2, 2010

5:00 pm Keisler Lounge, Lockett Hall 321

Leah Childers, LSU
Introduction to the mapping class group

We will look at an interesting group associated to surfaces called the mapping class group. Mapping class groups arise in the study of many areas of mathematics including: geometric group theory, low dimensional topology and algebraic geometry. We will explore basic elements of this group as well as some of the relations. No background in topology will be assumed.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Math Club  

Posted February 10, 2010

5:00 pm Keisler Lounge, Lockett Hall 321

Pizza and organization of future meetings ...

... with the new president, Tommy Naugle.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Math Club  

Posted March 14, 2010

1:30 pm Keisler Lounge, Lockett Hall 321

PI DAY

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Math Club  

Posted October 21, 2014

4:30 pm - 5:20 pm Keisler Lounge

Jerome W. Hoffman, Mathematics Department, LSU
The projective plane and elliptic curves

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Math Club  

Posted October 21, 2014

4:30 pm - 5:20 pm Keisler Lounge

Richard Frnka, Department of Mathematics, LSU Graduate Student
Farey Sequences and Ford Circles

Abstract. The Farey Sequence of order n on an interval is the complete ordered sequence of reduced fractions whose denominator does not exceed n. These frac- tions can be used to generate Ford Circles, which have some very nice properties including a relation to modular forms. For two consecutive fractions in the se- quence of order n (called Farey neighbors), the Ford Circles generated by them are tangent at only one point. By taking the arc on a circle between the two tangent points from both of its Farey neighbors for every fraction in the sequence, we can form a periodic, infinitely continuous path. Rademacher used this path to integrate the generating function for partitions to come up with an exact formula for the partition number, which had only been approximated before. This talk does not require any background, and will be accessible to any students with a basic knowledge of Euclidean geometry.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Math Club  

Posted August 30, 2018

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Math Lounge

Karl Mahlburg, Department of Mathematics, LSU
The Putnam competition

Monday, September 17, 2018

Math Club  

Posted August 30, 2018

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Math Lounge


Irfan Alam, LSU
Matthew Bertucci, Louisiana State University
Summer math experiences

Monday, October 1, 2018

Math Club  

Posted August 30, 2018

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Math Lounge

Shea Vela-Vick, Louisiana State University
TBA