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Here is a partial list of speakers/activities for this academic year (so far). It will be updated as information becomes available. Unless otherwise stated, the meetings will take place in Minard 112 at 5pm.

I welcome any suggestions/requests for activities and/or talks for the club. Let me know either personally or via email azer.akhmedov@ndsu.edu

                

                                                             SPRING 2015

 

 February 06. Trevor McGuire

                        Title: Lamé's Theorem with a view toward Gaussian Integers  abstract

 

 February 13. Michael Cohen

                        Title: The Infinite Random Graph abstract

 

 February 20. Liz Sattler

                        Title: The Chaos Game abstract

 

 February 27. Jessica Striker

                        Title: Polytopes – points or planes? abstract

 

 March 06.     Jon Totushek

                        Title: "Sweet" Clyde's Inversion Theorem (a.k.a. Keeler's Theorem) abstract

 

 April 10.     Mark Spanier

                       Title: The Mathematics of the Card Game SET abstract

 

 April 17.    MATH FAIR

 

 

 April 24.       Dogan Comez

                       Title. Order in Chaotic Dynamical Systems abstract

 

 

 May 08.      Faraad Armwood

                      Title. Order of Symmetry Groups for Regular Polygons and Platonic Solids abstract

 

 

                       

 

     

 

 

                                                                            FALL 2014

 

  September 12. Artem Novozhilov

                           Title: Population genetics and geometry abstract  

 

 September 19. Michael Cohen

                          Title: Diagonal Arguments and Paradoxes in Mathematics  abstract

 

 October 03.     Azer Akhmedov

                         Title: 2013, 2014, 2015. abstract

 

 October 17.    Azer Akhmedov

                        Title: Who invented the soccer ball? abstract

 

 October 31.   How to write mathematics badly?

                       Video materials (lectures by J-P.Serre and N.Wildberger)

 

 

November 07. Azer Akhmedov

                        Title: Using Compass and Ruler

 

November 14. Movie: Fermat’s Room

 

 

November 21. Sean Sather-Wagstaff

                        Title: The Twin Prime Conjecture abstract

 

November 28. HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!

 

 

December 05. Caroline Turnage-Butterbaugh

                        Title: Dickson’s Conjecture and Bounded Gaps Between Primes. abstract

 

 

 

 

 

 

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                                                              Fall 2013

 

   September 13.  Sean Sather-Wagstaff

                                   Title: Applications of Modular Arithmetic abstract

 

   September 20. Jim Coykendall

                                  Title: Large Numbers, Elementary Probability, and Goats abstract

  

   September 27. Jessica Striker

                                 Title: Bijections - Marvelous, Mysterious and Missing abstract

 

   October 04.     Artem Novozhilov

                                 Title: The History of Logistic Equation abstract

 

   October 18.     Liz Sattler

                                 Title: Cantor Construction: Three Approaches to the Amazing Set abstract   

 

   October 25.     Jason Boynton

                                 Title: Quotient Sets: From Equivalence to Equality abstract

 

   November 01.  Indranil Sengupta

                                 Title: Randomness and Mathematical Finance abstract

 

  November 08.    Ivan Schleppenbach

                                 Title: Juggling: Mathematics in Motion abstract

 

  November 15.    Sean Sather-Wagstaff

                                 Title: Solving Polynomial Equations … or not abstract

 

 November 22.     Erin Brownlee

                                 Title: The Golden Ratio abstract

 

 November 29.      Azer Akhmedov

                                 Title: Roads and Villages abstract

 

 

                                                                                            SPRING 2014

 

 January 24.     Josef Dorfmeister

                              Title: The Geometry of Escher abstract

 

January 31.      Jessica Striker

                              Title: The square is a circle… or perhaps a tetrahedron abstract  

 

February 07.   Aaron Feickert

                              Title: Riddle Me This: Exploring the Enigma Cipher abstract

 

 February 14.       Maria Alfonseca Cubero

                              Title:  The Kakeya Needle Problem  abstract

 

February 21.   Azer Akhmedov

                             Title: Math Games: is there a winning strategy?

 

February 28.      Artem Novozhilov

                            Title: Mathematics of Smallpox abstract

 

March 07.        MOVIE: “Pi”

 

March 28.       Azer Akhmedov

                            Title: Playing Billiard in a Polygon

 

April 04.        Todd Mateer 

                      Title: The Magic of Error Correcting Codes abstract

 

April 11.        Loren Anderson

                            Title: Coloring the Line abstract

 

April 25.         Aaron Feickert

                           Title: Losing Passwords Like a Boss abstract

 

May 02.            Warren Shreve

                            Title: Even versus Odd: Which Are Better Numbers abstract

 

 

   Activities during the previous years