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Spring 2012 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
01/27/2012
Friday

3:00 pm
"Retaining Minority Students and Increasing the Number of Mathematics Majors"
Dr. William Y. Velez, Professor
University Distinguished Professor
Director, Math Center
Associate Head for Undergraduate Affairs
Department of Mathematics
The University of Arizona
(Local host: J. Su)
308 PKH
02/03/2012
Friday

3:00 pm
"Computing modes of open periodic waveguides"
Dr. Johannes Tausch, Professor
Department of Mathematics
Southern Methodist University
(Local host: R.-C. Li)
304 PKH
02/10/2012
Friday

3:00 pm
"Inverse problems for the wave equation in an annulus"
Dr. Paul Sacks, Professor
Department of Mathematics
Iowa State University
(Local host: T. Aktosun)
304 PKH
03/01/2012
Thursday

4:00 pm
"Generalized Symmetric Spaces and their Applications"
Dr. A.G. (Loek) Helminck, Professor and Head
Department of Mathematics
North Carolina State University
(Local host: J. Su)
308 PKH
03/23/2012
Friday

3:00 pm
"Delayed frequency dependence, immunology, and the paradox of virus diversity"
Dr. Frederick R. Adler, Professor
Department of Mathematics
Department of Biology
University of Utah
(Local host: H. Kojouharov)
304 PKH
03/30/2012
Friday

3:00 pm
"Graduate Forum"
(Organized by M. Vancliff)
304 PKH
04/20/2012
Friday

3:00 pm
"Bacteria Yelling: A mathematical view on inter-colony communication in biofilm systems with slow background flow"
Dr. Hermann J. Eberl, Professor and Canada Research Chair
Director, Biophysics Interdepartmental Program
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Guelph, Canada
(Local host: H. Kojouharov)
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.




Special Presentations
Date/Time* Topic/Speaker Room
01/27/2012
Friday

3:00 pm
"Retaining Minority Students and Increasing the Number of Mathematics Majors"
Dr. William Y. Velez, Professor
University Distinguished Professor
Director, Math Center
Associate Head for Undergraduate Affairs
Department of Mathematics
The University of Arizona
(Local host: J. Su)
308 PKH
03/01/2012
Thursday

4:00 pm
"Generalized Symmetric Spaces and their Applications"
Dr. A.G. (Loek) Helminck, Professor and Head
Department of Mathematics
North Carolina State University
(Local host: J. Su)
308 PKH
03/30/2012
Friday

3:00 pm
"Graduate Forum"
(Organized by M. Vancliff)
304 PKH

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




Applied Mathematics Seminar
Date/Time* Topic/Speaker Room
04/13/2012
Friday

2:00 pm
"Numerical and Experimental Study on the Supersonic Micro-Ramp"
Zhengzhong Sun, Ph.D. Researcher
Department of Aerospace Engineering
Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
304 PKH
04/27/2012
Friday

2:00 pm
"New Accurate Finite Difference Schemes for Neumann Boundary Condition of Heat Conduction"
Dr. Weizhong Dai, McDermott International Professor of Mathematics
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Louisiana Tech University
304 PKH

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




Algebra Seminar

Date/Time* Topic/Speaker Room
02/20/2012
Monday

2:00 pm
"A local ring has only finitely many semidualizing modules up to isomorphism"
Dr. Sean Sather-Wagstaff, Assistant Professor
Graduate Program Director
Department of Mathematics
North Dakota State University
304 PKH
02/27/2012
Monday

4:00 pm
"Auslander-Reiten conjecture"
Dr. Olgur Celikbas, Post Doctoral Fellow
Department of Mathematics
University of Missouri - Columbia
308 PKH
02/29/2012
Wednesday

4:00 pm
"The Projective Line Over The Integers"
Ms. Ela Celikbas, Mathematics PhD Candidate
Department of Mathematics
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
308 PKH
03/07/2012
Wednesday

4:00 pm
"The Gorenstein defect category"
Dr. Petter Andreas Bergh, Associate Professor
Department of Mathematics
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
308 PKH
03/09/2012
Friday

3:00 pm
"Betti diagrams over a small hypersurface"
Ms. Courtney Gibbons, Mathematics PhD Candidate
Department of Mathematics
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
304 PKH




Seminar on Representations and Geometry

This is a working seminar designed mainly for UTA students.
For more information, including dates of the seminar, see the seminar's website.
This seminar is an activity of the UTA research group Noncommutative Algebraic Geometry, Representation Theory and their Interactions.




AGANT@UTA Seminar

Date/Time* Topic/Speaker Room
02/03/2012
Friday

4:30 pm
"Depth and Dimension for High Syzygies"
Dr. Kristen A. Beck, Teaching Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Mathematics
University of Arizona
304 PKH
04/13/2012
Friday

4:30 pm
"Queer Lie Superalgebras"
Dr. Maria Gorelik, Professor
Department of Mathematics,
The Weizmann Institute of Science (and MIT)
304 PKH

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



Mathematics Education Seminar




Probability and Statistics Seminar





GAGA@UTA Seminar