Posted March 14, 2005

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Keisler Lounge
Bogdan Oporowski, Mathematics Department, LSU

A Brief Introduction to Graph Theory

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.

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.

Posted March 29, 2006

Last modified April 12, 2006

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.

Posted November 2, 2006

5:00 pm Keisler LoungeApplications 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.

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.

Posted February 13, 2007

Last modified February 18, 2007

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/.

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

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.

Posted March 20, 2007

5:00 pm Keisler Lounge (321 Lockett)
Padmanabhan Sundar, Mathematics Department, LSU

Large Deviations and Rare Events

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.

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.

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.

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.

Posted October 22, 2007

Last modified October 25, 2007

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.

Posted November 1, 2007

4:30 pm 232 LockettAn 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.

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.

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.

Posted November 13, 2007

5:00 pm 232 LockettHow 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.

Posted February 5, 2008

4:30 pm 232 Lockett
Pallavi Dani, Department of Mathematics, LSU

Wallpaper Groups

Click here for a poster.

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.

Posted February 12, 2008

Last modified February 19, 2008

Peter Wolenski, LSU Department of Mathematics
Russell B. Long Professor

Nonsmooth Analysis: The Mathematics of Optimization

Click here for details.

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.

Posted April 8, 2008

Last modified April 15, 2008

Tara Brendle, Department of Mathematics, LSU

Braids and Cryptography

Click here for the abstract.

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.

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.

Posted October 20, 2008

Last modified November 13, 2008

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.

Posted November 18, 2008

3:40 pm 232 LockettResearch Experience for Undergraduates: A Panel Presentation by Faculty and Students

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

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.

Posted January 28, 2009

Last modified January 30, 2009

**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

Posted March 5, 2009

Last modified March 13, 2009

Victor Moll, Department of Mathematics, Tulane University

What do I learn if I decide to compute integrals?

Abstract here in pdf form.

Posted April 22, 2009

3:30 pm Keisler Lounge, Lockett Hall 321Math Movie

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

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.

Posted September 3, 2009

4:30 pm Keisler Hall: Lockett 321Movie 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.

Posted September 10, 2009

4:30 pm Keisler Lounge, Lockett Hall 321Election 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.

Posted October 2, 2009

4:30 pm Keisler Lounge, room 321, Lockett HallWeekly meeting

Math activities, discussion of upcoming movie, and pizza.

Posted October 19, 2009

4:30 pm Keisler Lounge, Lockett Hall 321Introduction to Number Theory

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

Posted November 11, 2009

4:40 pmGroups 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.

Posted November 13, 2009

6:00 pm Design Building 103MOVIE: 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.."

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.

Posted February 10, 2010

5:00 pm Keisler Lounge, Lockett Hall 321Pizza and organization of future meetings ...

... with the new president, Tommy Naugle.

Posted March 14, 2010

1:30 pm Keisler Lounge, Lockett Hall 321PI DAY

Posted October 21, 2014

4:30 pm - 5:20 pm Keisler Lounge
Jerome W. Hoffman, Mathematics Department, LSU

The projective plane and elliptic curves

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.

Posted August 30, 2018

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Math Lounge
Karl Mahlburg, Department of Mathematics, LSU

The Putnam competition

Posted August 30, 2018

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Math Lounge

Irfan Alam, LSU

Matthew Bertucci, Louisiana State University

Summer math experiences

Posted August 30, 2018

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Math Lounge
Shea Vela-Vick, Louisiana State University

TBA