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Fall 2008 Seminars and Colloquia

Each year, well-known scholars from around the world are invited to present colloquium and seminar lectures in the Department. In the last academic year, more than 30 distinguished researchers from 10 different countries presented lectures at the Department colloquia and seminars.





Mathematics and Statistics Colloquium
Date/Time* Topic/Speaker Room
9/26/2008
Friday

2:30 pm
"Finite Analogues of free planes"
Dr. Vikram Jha, Reader
Department of Mathematics
Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland, UK
(Local host: M. Cordero-Epperson)
304 PKH
10/17/2008
Friday

2:30 pm
"Efficient Representations of Wave Fields and Algorithms for Time-Domain Scattering Problems"
Dr. Thomas Hagstrom, Professor
Department of Mathematics
SMU
(Local host: J. Zhu)
304 PKH
10/24/2008
Friday

2:30 pm
"Goldieflocks and the three Baers"
Dr. Norman Johnson, Professor
Department of Mathematics
University of Iowa
(Local host: M. Cordero-Epperson)
304 PKH
10/31/2008
Friday

2:30 pm
"To Resist the Resurgence of Roundoff"
Dr. William M. Kahan, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics and E.E. & Computer Science
Department of Mathematics
University of California, Berkeley
(Local host: R.-C. Li)
304 PKH
11/7/2008
Friday

2:30 pm
"Tomographic Reconstruction From Large-Field Electron Microscope Images"
Dr. Albert Lawrence, Professor
National Center for Microscopy and Imaging Research
University of California, San Diego
(Local host: G. Liao)
304 PKH
11/14/2008
Friday

2:30 pm
"Negative mass theorem for surfaces of positive genus"
Dr. Kate Okikiolu, Professor
Department of Mathematics
University of California, San Diego
(Local host: R. Gornet)
304 PKH

  *Refreshments are served shortly after each presentation. Colloquia talks are 50 minutes long, followed by an open-forum discussion with faculty and graduate students.




Applied Mathematics Seminar
Date/Time* Topic/Speaker Room
10/30/2008
Thursday

1:30 pm
"Nonlinear optics in photonic structures"
Dr. Alejandro B. Aceves, Professor
Department of Mathematics
SMU
(Local host: B. Chen-Charpentier)
487 PKH
11/21/2008
Friday

2:30 pm
"Imaging using multi-frequency data"
Dr. Songming Hou, Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Louisiana Tech University
(Local host: H. Shan)
304 PKH

  *Refreshments are served 30 min. prior to a presentation.




Algebra Seminar

Date/Time* Topic/Speaker Room
10/22/2008
Wednesday

1:00 pm
"Bounding Hilbert Functions of Fat Points"
Dr. Susan Cooper, M. Hitz Research Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematics
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
487 PKH
11/21/2008
Friday

4:00 pm
"Algebraic and geometric constructions of weight modules of Lie algebras"
Dr. Dimitar Grantcharov, Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematics
University of Texas at Arlington
487 PKH
12/10/2008
Wednesday

2:00 pm
"Uniqueness of Minimal Acyclic Complexes over Monomial Algebras"
Meri Florence-Hughes
Department of Mathematics
The University of Texas at Arlington
487 PKH




AGANT@UTA Seminar

Date/Time* Topic/Speaker Room
9/19/2008
Friday

4:00 pm
"Infinite-dimensional Weight Representations of Lie Algebras"
Dr. Dimitar Grantcharov, Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematics
University of Texas at Arlington
304 PKH
10/24/2008
Friday

4:00 pm
"Combinatorics of Spreads and Parallelisms"
Dr. Norman Johnson, Professor
Department of Mathematics
University of Iowa

See also the Mathematics and Statistics Colloquium on 10/24/2008
304 PKH
11/14/2008
Friday

4:00 pm
"The Geometry of Finite-Fractional-Dimensional Division Rings"
Dr. Vikram Jha, Reader
Department of Mathematics
Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland, UK

See also the Mathematics and Statistics Colloquium on 9/26/2008
304 PKH

  *Refreshments are served 15 min. prior to a presentation.



Mathematics Education Seminar

Date/Time* Topic/Speaker Room
10/10/2008
Friday

11:00 am
"Basic Aspects of Cognitive Load Theory and Related Learning Effects as They Apply to Audio/Visual Presentation and Classroom CommunicationA Report on Tall and Vinner's Research on Concept"
Paul Dawkins
Department of Mathematics
The University of Texas at Arlington
304 PKH



Probability and Statistics Seminar





GAGA@UTA Seminar