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Spring 2006

Mathematics and Statistics Colloquium

Applied Mathematics Seminar

Algebra Seminar

AGANT@UTA Seminar
(Algebraic Geometry, Algebra and Number Theory Seminar)


GAGA@UTA Seminar
(Geometry And Geometric Analysis Seminar)


Mathematics Education Seminar


Mathematics and Statistics Colloquium

Date/Time* Topic/Speaker Room
2/3/2006
Friday

2:00 pm
"Computing solutions of inverse scattering problems"
Dr. Paul Sacks, Professor
Department of Mathematics, Iowa State University
(Local host: Tuncay Aktosun)
304 PKH
2/10/2006
Friday

2:00 pm
"Geometry, Algebra, and Topology of Hyperplane Arrangements"
Dr. Hal Schenck, Associate Professor
Department of Mathematics, Texas A&M University
(Local host: D. Jorgensen)
304 PKH
2/17/2006
Friday

2:30 pm
"The proximal point algorithm and an augmented lagrangean method for optimization"
Dr. Dan Butnariu, Professor
Department of Mathematics, University of Haifa, Israel
(Local host: Irinel Dragan)
304 PKH
3/3/2006
Friday

2:30 pm
"Real Groups and Hecke Algebras"
Dr. David Ben-Zvi, Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematics, University of Texas at Austin
(Local host: D. Jorgensen)
304 PKH
3/24/2006
Friday

2:30 pm
"Multiple positive solutions for classes of elliptic systems with combined nonlinear effects"
Dr. Ratnasingham Shivaji, W. L. Giles Distinguished Professor
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Mississippi State University
(Local host: Jianping Zhu)
304 PKH
3/31/2006
Friday

2:30 pm
"The Forced Non-Linear Schrödinger Equation"
Dr. Ricardo Weder, Professor
Institute of Applied Mathematics and Systems, UNAM, Mexico
(Local host: Tuncay Aktosun)
304 PKH
4/7/2006
Friday

2:30 pm
"Dynamic Points: When Geometry Meets Physics"
Dr. Hong Qin, Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science, State University of New York at Stony Brook
(Local host: Guojun Liao)
304 PKH
4/14/2006
Friday

2:30 pm
"Dynamic Competitive Analysis in the Automotive Industry"
Dr. Alexander V. Prasolov , Professor and Head
Department of Economical Systems Modeling
Faculty of Applied Mathematics - Control Processes , Saint-Petersburg State University
(Local host: Merlynd Nestell)
304 PKH
4/21/2006
Friday

2:30 pm
"The Mathematical Education of Teachers: A National and Local View"
Dr. Jim Lewis, Professor
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
(Local hosts: Christopher Kribs-Zaleta and James Epperson)
304 PKH
4/28/2006
Friday

2:30 pm
"On the Structure of Quantum Maps"
Dr. Adam Majewski, Professor of Physics
Dean of Science
University of Gdansk, Poland
(Joint colloquium with Department of Physics, UT Arlington)
103 Science Hall

  *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
2/3/2006
Friday

1:00 pm
"Simulations of Plasma Dynamics using a Grid Free Technique"
Dr. Andrew J. Christlieb, Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematics, University of Michigan
304 PKH
2/10/2006
Friday

1:00 pm
"Structural Preserving Numerical Methods for Model Reduction And Eigenvalue Problems"
Dr. Ren-Cang Li, Associate Professor
Department of Mathematics, University of Kentucky
304 PKH
2/16/2006
Thursday

2:00 pm
"Why does influenza come back every winter?"
Dr. Junling Ma, Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Mathematics & Statistics, McMaster University
304 PKH
3/22/2006
Wednesday

1:00 pm
"Paper Football, Vending Machines, and Chicken McNuggets"
Dr. Vadim Ponomarenko, Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematics, Trinity University, Texas
304 PKH
4/11/2006
Wednesday

1:00 pm
"Spherical Radon transforms and mathematical problems of thermoacoustic tomography"
Gaik Ambartsoumian,
Department of Mathematics, Texas A & M University
304 PKH
4/28/2006
Friday

4:00 pm
"Optimal Design for Geometry of Blade and Boundary Shape Control of Navier-Stokes Equations"
Dr. Aixiang Huang, Professor
Department of Mathematics, Xian Jiaotong University, China
304 PKH

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




Algebra Seminar

Date/Time* Topic/Speaker Room
3/31/06
Friday

4:00 pm
"Direct Summand Conjecture"
Dr. Raymond C. Heitmann, Professor
Department of Mathematics, University of Texas at Austin
487 PKH
4/18/06
Tuesday

1:00 pm
"Weight modules with bounded weight multiplicities"
Dr. Dimitar Grantcharov, Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematics, San Jose State University
487 PKH





AGANT@UTA Seminar

Date/Time* Topic/Speaker Room
1/27/2006
Friday

4:00 pm
``Indecomposable p-algebras''
Kelly McKinnie
Department of Mathematics, University of Texas at Austin
487 PKH
2/10/2006
Friday

4:00 pm
``A Generalization of the Iwahori-Hecke Algebra''
Shemsi Alhaddad
Department of Mathematics, University of North Texas
304 PKH
3/3/2006
Friday

4:00 pm
``Permutation Group Algorithms''
Dr. William M. Kantor, Professor Emeritus
Department of Mathematics, University of Oregon
487 PKH
4/7/2006
Friday

4:00 pm
``Arithmetic Groups''
Ben McReynolds
Department of Mathematics, University of Texas at Austin
304 PKH
4/18/06
Tuesday

1:00 pm
"Weight modules with bounded weight multiplicities"
Dr. Dimitar Grantcharov, Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematics, San Jose State University
487 PKH
4/28/06
Friday

4:00 pm
"On Quasi-cores, the Shapley Value and Semivalues"
Dr. Irinel Dragan, Professor
Department of Mathematics, The University of Texas at Arlington
487 PKH

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



GAGA@UTA Seminar

Date/Time* Topic/Speaker Room
4/6/2006
Thursday

3:00 pm
``Constructing isospectral locally symmetric manifolds''
Ben McReynolds
Department of Mathematics, University of Texas at Austin
304 PKH

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




Mathematics Education Seminar

Date/Time* Topic/Speaker Room
2/13/2006
Monday

1:00 pm
"Mathematics Education Research as the Glue for Multi-Disciplinary Work"
Dr. Teri J. Murphy, Associate Professor
Department of Mathematics, University of Oklahoma
304 PKH

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