Announcements
UConn AMS Presents: 6th Annual Integration Bee
Northeast Workshop in Geometric Analysis, 5–6 November 2022
Mathematics Continued, 22 October 2022
News & Achievements
In Memoriam: Professor Peter Luh
Congratulating the Winners of the 6th Annual Integration Bee
Professor Huang Featured on National Children’s Museum Podcast
The National Children’s Museum breaks down the science, technology, engineering, art, and math behind everyday mysteries in the second season of their children’s podcast, STEAM Daydream with National Children’s Museum. Professor LanHsuan Huang recently joined them for an episode called “Bubble Trouble” to help 11yearold Kid Investigator Kaedence R. and the rest of the cast […]
[Read More]Professor Maria Gordina Named Fellow of the AMS
Professor Maria Gordina has been named a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society. The Fellows of the American Mathematical Society program recognizes members who have made outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication, and utilization of mathematics. “It is an honor to welcome a new class of AMS Fellows and to congratulate them for […]
[Read More]Professor Teplyaev Awarded Fulbright Specialist Grant
The Fulbright Specialist Program awarded a grant to Professor Alexander Teplyaev to work with Professor Anna RozanovaPierrat at the Laboratoire de Mathématiques et Informatique pour la Complexité et les Systèmes (MICS), CentraleSupélec, Université ParisSaclay, France. A program of the U.S. Department of State, the Fulbright Specialist Program is an opportunity for U.S. academics and established […]
[Read More]UConn Math Department To Host New Simons PIVOT Fellow
The Simons Foundation recently announced its first PIVOT Fellows. Among them is Amit Acharya, of Carnegie Mellon University, who will be a visitor in the UConn Mathematics Department during 2023. Dr. Acharya will work on a joint project with Professor Ambar Sengupta, with the goal of developing new ideas at the interface of geometry, gauge […]
[Read More]Upcoming Events

Feb
8
Algebra Seminar
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Speaker TBA (TBA)11:15amAlgebra Seminar
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Speaker TBA (TBA)Wednesday, February 8th, 2023
11:15 AM  12:05 PM
Storrs Campus
Monteith 313TBAContact Information: mihai.fulger@uconn.edu
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Feb
8
Math Club
An Introduction to the Finite Element Method
Kim Savinon (UConn)5:30pmMath Club
An Introduction to the Finite Element Method
Kim Savinon (UConn)Wednesday, February 8th, 2023
05:30 PM  06:30 PM
Storrs Campus
Monteith 214Many differential equations can be nearly impossible to solve directly. This naturally leads to the question: is there a way to approximate the solution to a differential equation numerically? The Finite Element Method (FEM) is one such method that is used very often in the real world.
In this talk, we will introduce a boundary value problem (an important type of differential equation) and discuss the existence and uniqueness of its finite element solution. Additionally, we will introduce the finite element space and its nodal basis functions. FEM Matlab code will be presented near the end.
Some familiarity with linear algebra is recommended but not necessary.
Note: Free refreshments. The talk starts at 5:40.Contact Information: Keith Conrad (kconrad@math.uconn.edu)
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Feb
9
Supporting and Empowering Neurodiverse Students: A Workshop for Instructors and TAs3:30pm
Supporting and Empowering Neurodiverse Students: A Workshop for Instructors and TAs
Thursday, February 9th, 2023
03:30 PM  04:30 PM
Storrs Campus, Storrs Campus
MONT 214The INCLUDE program is a neurodiversity initiative funded by a generous $2M grant from the National Science Foundation. The INCLUDE team is comprised of dedicated faculty and staff from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, the Neag School of Education, and the Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning.
Connie Syharat, INCLUDE Project Manager/Research Assistant and Caressa Wakeman, INCLUDE Graduate Assistant will lead the workshop.Contact Information: Monique Roy
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Feb
10
SIGMA Seminar
Mathematicians' Perspectives Towards Proof and Justification in the College Calculus Setting
Michael Urbanski (UConn)1:20pmSIGMA Seminar
Mathematicians' Perspectives Towards Proof and Justification in the College Calculus Setting
Michael Urbanski (UConn)Friday, February 10th, 2023
01:20 PM  02:10 PM
Storrs Campus
MONT 214Statements such as "the essence of mathematics lies in proofs" (Ross, 1998) suggest the centrality of proof within mathematical practice. Due to its importance within the discipline, educators emphasize the importance of learning and instruction of proof. The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics lists "proof and reasoning" as one of the five process standards in K12 mathematics instruction. Similarly, the Mathematical Association of America states that mathematics majors should be proficient at proof as they progress through the major. Despite this, there has been little discussion on the role and scope of proof in early undergraduate courses, most notably the calculus sequence. In this talk, I will propose a study that aims to understand mathematicians' perspectives towards proof in this setting.Contact Information: rachel.bailey@uconn.edu
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Feb
10
Logic Colloquium: Eugenio Orlandelli (Bologna)2:00pm
Logic Colloquium: Eugenio Orlandelli (Bologna)
Friday, February 10th, 2023
02:00 PM  03:30 PM
Storrs Campus
ZoomJoin us in the Logic Colloquium!
Eugenio Orlandelli (Bologna)
Quantified modal logics: One approach to rule them all!
We present a general approach to quantified modal logics (QML) that can simulate most other approaches. The language is based on operators indexed by terms which allow to express de re modalities and to control the interaction of modalities with the firstorder machinery and with nonrigid designators. The semantics is based on a primitive counterpart relation holding between ntuples of objects inhabiting possible worlds. This allows an object to be represented by one, many or no object in an accessible world. Moreover by taking as primitive a relation between ntuples we avoid the shortcomings of standard individual counterparts. Finally, we use cutfree labelled sequent calculi to give a prooftheoretic characterisation of the quantified extensions of each firstorder definable propositional modal logic. In this way we show how to complete many axiomatically incomplete QML.
https://logic.uconn.edu/calendar/Contact Information: logic@uconn.edu
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