Seminars

Math Club – Past Talks

All talks in or after Spring 2019 are accessible through the UConn Events Calendar.
The table below is of talks prior to Spring 2019.
2/4/04
Math Club
Organizational Meeting
2/11/04
Math Club
Relativistic Addition and Real Addition
Keith Conrad (University of Connecticut)
2/25/04
Math Club
The Impossibility of Trisecting Angles
Bill Wickless (University of Connecticut)
3/3/04
Math Club
An Introduction to Elliptic Curves
David Pollack (Wesleyan)
3/17/04
Math Club
Coin-flipping Over the Phone: an Introduction to
Provably Secure Two Party Computation
Alex Russell (University of Connecticut)
3/24/04
Math Club
Why Suspension Bridges Sometimes Fall Down
Joe McKenna (University of Connecticut)
3/30/04
Math Club
An Introduction to Topology
Ralph Kaufmann (Oklahoma State Univ.)
3/31/04
Math Club
The Geometry of Quaternions
Obi Rej (University of Connecticut)
4/7/04
Math Club
Orders of Infinity
Reed Solomon (University of Connecticut)
4/15/04
Math Club
Random Thoughts (In Two Acts)
Davar Khoshnevisan (Univ. Utah)
4/21/04
Math Club
The Banach−Tarski Paradox
Tom Weston (UMass Amherst)
9/15/04
Math Club
Irrationality of π
Keith Conrad (University of Connecticut)
9/22/04
Math Club
Analysis on fractals
Sasha Teplyaev (University of Connecticut)
9/29/04
Math Club
Convergence Tests Made Easy
Steve Conrad (Math Leagues)
10/6/04
Math Club
Goedel’s Theorem
Reed Solomon (University of Connecticut)
10/13/04
Math Club
The Game of SET
Chuck Vinsonhaler (University of Connecticut)
10/20/04
Math Club
Cryptographically Secure Electronic Voting
Michael Korman (University of Connecticut)
10/27/04
Math Club
The Mathematics of Google
Jim Carlson (Clay Math Institute)
11/3/04
Math Club
What is the ABC-conjecture?
Farshid Hajir (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
11/10/04
Math Club
Benford’s Law and Digit Bias: Applications from the
Fibonacci Numbers to the 3x+1 problem to the IRS
Steve Miller (Brown University)
11/17/04
Math Club
Error-Correcting Codes
Lance Miller (University of Connecticut)
12/1/04
Math Club
The Calculus of Variations
Joe McKenna (University of Connecticut)
12/8/04
Math Club
Independence
Ron Blei (University of Connecticut)
1/26/05
Math Club
The Principle of Maximum Entropy
Keith Conrad (University of Connecticut)
2/2/05
Math Club
Knot Theory – What They Didn’t Teach You in Boy Scouts
Rachel Schwell (University of Connecticut)
2/9/05
Math Club
Continued Fractions
Sonal Jain (Harvard)
2/16/05
Math Club
Some Highlights of Combinatorial Game Theory
Alexander Russell (University of Connecticut)
2/23/05
Math Club
Asymptotic Freedom: The 2004 Nobel Prize in Physics
What is it and Why Should Mathematicians Care?
Gerald Dunne (University of Connecticut)
3/2/05
Math Club
Financial Math: Little Assumptions/Big Money
James Bridgeman (University of Connecticut)
3/15/05
Math Club
An Introduction to Complex Dynamics
Rob Benedetto (Amherst College)
3/23/05
Math Club
Math for America/Newton Fellowships
Peter Garrity (Columbia University)
3/30/05
Math Club
Prime Factorization and Solving Equations
Robert Pollack (Boston University)
4/6/05
Math Club
The Mysterious Hexaflexagon
Sarah Glaz (University of Connecticut)
4/13/05
Math Club
The Infinitude of Prime Numbers
Max Lieblich (Brown University)
4/20/05
Math Club
Impossibility of Integrating exp(−x2)
Brian Conrad (University of Michigan)
4/27/05
Math Club
The Mathematics of Rubik’s Cube
Bill Wickless (University of Connecticut)
9/9/05
Math Club
Total Nonnegativity
Mark Skandera (Haverford)
9/14/05
Math Club
Check Digits
Keith Conrad (University of Connecticut)
9/21/05
Math Club
Using Mathematics to Improve Medical Treatments
Helen Moore (American Institute of Mathematics)
9/28/05
Math Club
The Fundamental Theorem of Algebra
Jay Pottharst (Harvard)
10/5/05
Math Club
The Mathematics of Origami
Tara Holm (University of Connecticut)
10/12/05
Math Club
Beyond the Quadratic Formula
Michael Bush (UMass Amherst)
10/21/05
Math Club
Cords: 3D Curve Primitives that Wrap Around Geometry
Karan Singh (University of Toronto)
10/26/05
Math Club
Funny Functions: Rethinking the Derivative, An Illustrated Guide
Ben Mares (MIT)
11/2/05
Math Club
Point-Line Duality
Abhijnan Rej (BU)
11/9/05
Math Club
Straightedgular Algebra
Liz Yockey (University of Connecticut)
11/16/05
Math Club
What is a Sphere?
Jesse Ratzkin (University of Connecticut)
11/30/05
Math Club
The Platonic Solids and the Euler Characteristic
Bill Abikoff (University of Connecticut)
1/25/06
Math Club
Pick’s theorem
Keith Conrad (University of Connecticut)
2/1/06
Math Club
How many points determine a curve?
Stu Sidney (University of Connecticut)
2/11/06
Math Club
SUMS conference at Brown
Many Speakers
2/15/06
Math Club
The regular solids in dimensions 3, 4, and 5
Eric Sommers (UMass Amherst)
2/22/06
Math Club
Games, Hats and Codes
Mira Bernstein (Wellseley)
3/1/06
Math Club
Primes in arithmetic progression
Tom Weston (UMass Amherst)
3/15/06
Math Club
The Quadratic Sieve
David Pollack (Wesleyan)
3/22/06
Math Club
An introduction to Ramsey theory (and the probabilistic method)
Alexander Russell (University of Connecticut)
3/29/06
Math Club
Art and Mathematics: A Dialogue
Daina Taimina (Cornell)
4/5/06
Math Club
Preparing for mathematics graduate school
Math Dept. members (University of Connecticut)
4/12/06
Math Club
The mathematics of internet security
Aggelos Kiayias (University of Connecticut)
4/19/06
Math Club
The forward and inverse problem in geodetic surveying
Tom Meyer (University of Connecticut)
4/26/06
Math Club
Collaboration between mathematicians: some personal anecdotes
Farshid Hajir (UMass Amherst)
5/3/06
Math Club
Tips on effective math teaching in grades 7—12
Steve Conrad (Roslyn HS (ret.))
9/6/06
Math Club
Calculus of Finite Differences
Keith Conrad (University of Connecticut)
9/13/06
Math Club
Proofs that Count
Tom Roby (University of Connecticut)
9/20/06
Math Club
An Introduction to Cryptography
Avraham Bourla (University of Connecticut)
9/27/06
Math Club
The Joy of Hex
Joe Miller (University of Connecticut)
10/4/06
Math Club
How to Divide a Cake in Three
Kiran Kedlaya (MIT)
10/13/06
Math Club
The Black-Scholes Option Pricing Formula
Nick Flowers (Morgan Stanley)
10/18/06
Math Club
Equations, Cubics, and Complex Numbers
Paul-Jean Cahen (Univ. Marseille)
10/25/06
Math Club
Number theory with polynomials
Mike Rosen (Brown)
11/1/06
Math Club
Exploring space in two dimensions and beyond!
Jesse Kass (Harvard)
11/8/06
Math Club
Current issues in clinical trials methodology for evaluating drug safety
Robert Makuch (Yale)
11/13/06
Math Club
Fractals and Fixed Points
Monique Ethier (University of Connecticut)
11/27/06
Math Club
Irreducibility Tests for Polynomials
James Chernesky (University of Connecticut)
1/24/07
Math Club
Lemniscatic Trigonometry
Keith Conrad (University of Connecticut)
1/31/07
Math Club
Closing the Educational Achievement Gap
Audrey Giesler (Teach for America)
2/7/07
Math Club
Random Thoughts on Brownian Motion
Masha Gordina (University of Connecticut)
2/12/07
Math Club
Google’s Pagerank Algorithm and Stochastic Matrices
Matt Cecil (University of Connecticut)
2/21/07
Math Club
Chaotic Dynamical Systems
Michelle Manes (Brown)
2/26/07
Math Club
The 3-Square Theorem
Brian Conrad (Michigan/Columbia)
3/3/07
Math Club
Symposium for Undergraduates in the Mathematical Sciences
Many Speakers
3/14/07
Math Club
Approximating Real Numbers by Rational Numbers
David Pollack (Wesleyan)
3/21/07
Math Club
Mathematics in Image Processing
Changfeng Gui (University of Connecticut)
3/28/07
Math Club
Hyperplane Arrangements
Nick Proudfoot (Columbia)
4/4/07
Math Club
Outer billiards, unbounded orbits, and self-similar tilings
Rich Schwartz (Brown)
4/9/07
Math Club
The Probability Integral
Keith Conrad (University of Connecticut)
4/18/07
Math Club
A Tribute to Euler
Bill Dunham (Muhlenberg College)
4/23/07
Math Club
Strange Loops in Mathematics and the Mind
Greg Huber (University of Connecticut)
9/5/07
Math Club
Pythagorean Triples, Trig Identities, and Integrals
Keith Conrad (University of Connecticut)
9/12/07
Math Club
Ramanujan Graphs
Paul Gunnells (UMass Amerst)
9/19/07
Math Club
Irrationality
Vicentiu Pasol (University of Connecticut)
9/26/07
Math Club
Causation and Biostatistics
Joseph Hogan (Brown)
10/3/07
Math Club
Preparing for graduate school in mathematics
Faculty and Graduate Students (University of Connecticut)
10/10/07
Math Club
Curves
Luke Rogers (University of Connecticut)
10/17/07
Math Club
SNEAKERS
Movie Screening
10/24/07
Math Club
The Fibonacci Numbering System
Ira Gessel (Brandeis)
10/29/07
Math Club
Billiards on Hyperbolic Triangles
David Fried (BU)
11/7/07
Math Club
Rational Recurrences Arising from Cluster Algebras
Michael King (Boston College)
11/14/07
Math Club
Introduction to Topology (a.k.a. What is Math 250?)
Ning Khamsemanan (University of Connecticut)
11/28/07
Math Club
Teach for America Information Session
David Brown (Teach for America)
1/28/08
Math Club
Power Series vs. Fourier Series
Keith Conrad (University of Connecticut)
2/6/08
Math Club
A Surprising Theorem
Oscar Levin (University of Connecticut)
2/13/08
Math Club
Rigid Motions, Measuring Distance, and Hyperbolic Geometry
Perry Susskind (Connecticut College)
2/18/08
Math Club
Symmetry in Algebra and the Quadratic Formula
Aaron Silberstein (Harvard)
2/27/08
Math Club
Math vs. Cancer: Mathematically Modeling Leukemia and its Treatment
Ajay Shenoy (University of Connecticut)
3/5/08
Math Club
Constructibility Problems in Classical Geometry
Neal Lima (University of Connecticut)
3/8/08
Math Club
Symposium for Undergraduates in the Mathematical Sciences
Many Speakers
3/19/08
Math Club
Hilbert’s Third Problem
Adam Gamzon (UMass Amherst)
3/26/08
Math Club
Applications of the Compactness Theorem of Logic
Cameron Freer (Harvard)
4/2/08
Math Club
Graphs, Euler’s Polyhedra Theorem, and the Coloring of Maps
Avraham Bourla (University of Connecticut)
4/9/08
Math Club
The Polish School of Mathematics and Its Greatest Discovery – Stefan Banach
Joseph Pomianowski
4/16/08
Math Club
Guarding Art Galleries
Ed Taylor (Wesleyan)
4/23/08
Math Club
Experiences Teaching Math
Recent UConn Alumni (University of Connecticut)
4/28/08
Math Club
Wolfgang Doeblin, a mathematician rediscovered
Marc Yor (Université Pierre et Marie Curie)
9/3/08
Math Club
The Method of Descent
Keith Conrad (University of Connecticut)
9/10/08
Math Club
Generating Functions: Power Series You Can Count On
Tom Roby (University of Connecticut)
9/17/08
Math Club
The Golden Ratio
Steve Miller (University of Connecticut)
9/24/08
Math Club
Not a Proof of the Four Color Theorem
Oscar Levin (University of Connecticut)
10/1/08
Math Club
Knot Theory Invariants
Paul Ellis (University of Connecticut)
10/8/08
Math Club
Coin Tossing
Richard Bass (University of Connecticut)
10/15/08
Math Club
Is Differential Calculus a Dead Subject?
Warren Johnson (Connecticut College)
10/22/08
Math Club
Master Leonardo ”Bigollo” and a 2000-year old unsolved problem
Alvaro Lozano-Robledo (University of Connecticut)
10/29/08
Math Club
How CD Players Deal with Scratched Discs
Caleb Shor (Western New England College)
11/5/08
Math Club
The Newton Polygon
Oleg Mikitchenko (Connecticut College)
11/12/08
Math Club
Splendor in the Graphs
Jennifer Beineke (Western New England College)
11/19/08
Math Club
Voting and Apportionment
Dan Bochicchio (E. O. Smith High School)
2/2/09
Math Club
The 15 Puzzle and Rubik’s Cube
Keith Conrad (University of Connecticut)
2/4/09
Math Club
Graphs and Fractals
Ben Steinhurst (University of Connecticut)
2/11/09
Math Club
Almost All Numbers are Normal
John Haga (University of Connecticut)
2/18/09
Math Club
Euler and the Basel Problem
Paul Ellis (University of Connecticut)
2/25/09
Math Club
Recurrence and Transience in Random Walks
Iddo Ben-Ari (University of Connecticut)
3/4/09
Math Club
The Vigenere Cipher
Jeremy Teitelbaum (University of Connecticut)
3/7/09
Math Club
Symposium for Undergraduates in the Mathematical Sciences
Many Speakers
3/18/09
Math Club
Benford’s Law
Ander Steele (BU)
3/25/09
Math Club
Connecting the Dots: the Art of Interpolation
Glenn Stevens (BU)
4/1/09
Math Club
Bachet’s Equation: Its Arithmetic and Geometry
Russell Prime (University of Connecticut)
4/6/09
Math Club
Disease Detection and the Distance Formula
Rachel Schwell (Central Conn. State Univ.)
4/15/09
Math Club
Experiences Teaching Math
UConn Alumni
4/22/09
Math Club
A Mathematician’s Dream: From Idea to Company – The Adventure of Following Your Dream
Thomas J. McCabe (McCabe Software)
9/9/09
Math Club
The Arithmetic-Geometric Mean Inequality
Keith Conrad (University of Connecticut)
9/16/09
Math Club
The Apollonian gasket revealed
Avraham Bourla (University of Connecticut)
9/23/09
Math Club
Knots and the Fourth Dimension
Constance Leidy (Wesleyan)
9/30/09
Math Club
The Riemann Rearrangement Theorem
Paul Ellis (University of Connecticut)
10/7/09
Math Club
Preparing for Graduate School in Math
Math Department Members (University of Connecticut)
10/12/09
Math Club
Projective Space
Amanda Beeson (Williams)
10/21/09
Math Club
The Pigeonhole Principle and Ramsey Theory
Stu Sidney (University of Connecticut)
10/28/09
Math Club
Unsolved mysteries of mathematics: the rank of an elliptic curve
Christine McMeekin (University of Connecticut)
11/4/09
Math Club
Depleted harmonic series and a neat theorem about primes
John Haga (University of Connecticut)
11/11/09
Math Club
Pick’s Formula
Milena Hering (University of Connecticut)
11/18/09
Math Club
Bernoulli Numbers and Their Applications
Li-Mei Lim (Brown)
12/2/09
Math Club
Fourier series, Fourier transforms, and applications
Erin Terwilleger (University of Connecticut)
1/27/10
Math Club
Bezout’s Theorem
Arend Bayer (University of Connecticut)
2/3/10
Math Club
The Complex Square Root Function
Jay Pottharst (Boston College)
2/15/10
Math Club
Some Aspects of the Cross Product
Ryan Kinser (University of Connecticut)
2/17/10
Math Club
Points, Links, and Surfaces
Jason McGibbon (UMass Amherst)
2/24/10
Math Club
Envelopes of Families of Curves
Chris Kurth (University of Connecticut)
3/1/10
Math Club
Math Grad in the Real World: A Job in Remote Sensing
Marisa Gioioso (Atmospheric and Environmental Research)
3/13/10
Math Club
Symposium for Undergraduates in the Mathematical Sciences
Many Speakers
3/17/10
Math Club
Mathematics in Biology and Medicine: an Introduction to Free Boundary Problems
Fabiana Cardetti (University of Connecticut)
3/24/10
Math Club
Queueing Theory Applied to Business
Harold Schwenk (BGS Systems (Ret.))
3/31/10
Math Club
From Triangles to Elliptic Curves
Bill McCallum (University of Arizona)
4/7/10
Math Club
A Hands-On Exploration of Non-Euclidean Geometries
Karen Edwards (Diablo Valley College)
4/14/10
Math Club
Counting the Rationals
John Haga (University of Connecticut)
4/21/10
Math Club
Euclidean Geometry and the Complex Plane
Paul Ellis (University of Connecticut)
9/8/10
Math Club
The Symmetric Function Theorem
Keith Conrad (University of Connecticut)
9/15/10
Math Club
Diophantine Approximation for the Masses
Avi Bourla (University of Connecticut)
9/22/10
Math Club
Subspace Arrangements
Ryan Kinser (University of Connecticut)
9/29/10
Math Club
Fourier Series and the Isoperimetric Inequality
John Haga (University of Connecticut)
10/6/10
Math Club
Geometry and the Complexity of Computation
Jessica Sidman (Mount Holyoke College)
10/13/10
Math Club
The Basics of Fractal Geometry
Dan Kelleher (University of Connecticut)
10/20/10
Math Club
The geometry behind solution formulas
Arend Bayer (University of Connecticut)
10/27/10
Math Club
Grad school discussion panel
Various people (University of Connecticut)
11/3/10
Math Club
Eigenvalue data on the Sierpinski Carpet
Matt Begué (University of Connecticut)
11/15/10
Math Club
Mathematical modeling and leukemia
Andy Stein (Novartis Institute for Biomedical Research)
12/1/10
Math Club
Truth, Provability, and Counting: What is mathematical logic all about?
Paul Ellis (University of Connecticut)
1/26/11
Math Clu
***Talk rescheduled due to inclement weather***
Ryan Kinser (University of Connecticut)
2/2/11
Math Club
***Talk rescheduled due to inclement weather***
Benjamin Salisbury (University of Connecticut)
2/9/11
Math Club
The Hopf Fibration
Benjamin Salisbury (University of Connecticut)

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2/16/11
Math Club
Counting, Infinity, and Cantor
Lucas David-Roesler (University of Connecticut)
2/23/11
Math Club
Benford’s law
Ryan Kinser (University of Connecticut)
3/2/11
Math Club
Algebra and Graph Theory
Janet Striuli (Fairfield University)
3/16/11
Math Club
Catalan numbers and generating functions
Steven Pon (University of Connecticut)
3/23/11
Math Club
An introduction to variational methods
Ian Tice (Brown)
3/30/11
Math Club
Recurrence and Transience in Random Walks
Iddo Ben Ari (University of Connecticut)
4/6/11
Math Club
Bidding games
Sam Payne (Yale University)
4/13/11
Math Club
The Open Dual Ramsey Theorem
Joshua Katz (University of Connecticut)
4/20/11
Math Club
Hitori and Random Matrices
Ryan Mullen (Sacred Heart University)
9/7/11
Math Club
Commuting Polynomials
Keith Conrad (University of Connecticut)
9/14/11
Math Clu
Investigating Randomness
Johanna Franklin (University of Connecticut)
9/21/11
Math Club
Lagrange Multipliers — Why?
Patrick Dragon (University of Connecticut)
9/28/11
Math Club
An Introduction to Elliptic Curves
David Pollack (Wesleyan)
10/5/11
Math Club
Bijective Proofs
Steven Pon (University of Connecticut)
10/12/11
Math Club
Rational parametrizations
Michael Joseph (University of Connecticut)
10/19/11
Math Club
The Strong Pseudoprime Test and the iPhone
Jeremy Teitelbaum (University of Connecticut)
10/26/11
Math Club
Formulas for π
Jared Weinstein (BU)
11/2/11
Math Club
Sandpiles and Dominos
David Perkinson (Reed College)
11/9/11
Math Club
Egyptian Fractions
Konstantina Christodoulopoulou (University of Connecticut)
11/16/11
Math Club
Bhargava’s Generalized Factorials
Rebecca Torrey (Amherst College)
11/30/11
Math Club
Convexity Methods in Analysis
Iddo Ben-Ari (University of Connecticut)
1/25/12
Math Club
The Sum of the First n Integers
Keith Conrad (University of Connecticut)
2/1/12
Math Club
The Fabricius-Bjerre Formulas
Pat Dragon (University of Connecticut)
2/8/12
Math Club
The Role of Randomization in Modern Data Mining
Sujit Nair (United Technologies)
2/15/12
Math Club
Our Natural Statistician: Friend or Foe?
Brian Hartman (University of Connecticut)
2/22/12
Math Club
Geometric Counting Problems
Moon Duchin (Tufts)
3/7/12
Math Club
Eigenvectors and Eigenvalues in Engineering
Amit Savkar (University of Connecticut)
3/10/12
Math Club
SUMS conference at Brown
Many Speakers
3/21/12
Math Club
Continued Fractions and Applications
Andy Haas (University of Connecticut)
3/28/12
Math Club
Farey Fractions and Plane Geometry
Noah Snyder (Columbia)
4/4/12
Math Club
The Geometry of Projective Space
Jonathan Hanke (Univ. Georgia)
4/11/12
Math Club
Making a Divergent Series Converge
Michelle Manes (Univ. Hawaii)
4/18/12
Math Club
Preparing for Math Graduate School
Panel Discussion
9/5/12
Math Club
Reflections on Reflections
Keith Conrad (University of Connecticut)
9/12/12
Math Club
Reflections and Pythagorean Triples
Gabriel Feinberg (University of Connecticut)
9/19/12
Math Club
Counterintuitive Functions
John Baber (University of Connecticut)
9/26/12
Math Club
Disasters Caused by Bad Numerics
Dmitriy Leykekhman (University of Connecticut)
10/3/12
Math Club
Art and Mathematics: Escher, Lenstra, and ‘The Print Gallery’
James Stankewicz (Wesleyan)
10/10/12
Math Club
Master Leonardo “Bigollo” and a 2000-year old unsolved problem”
Álvaro Lozano-Robledo (University of Connecticut)
10/17/12
Math Club
Hyperbolic Geometry
Ovidiu Munteanu (University of Connecticut)
10/24/12
Math Club
Special Values of Zeta-Functions
Ander Steele (Boston University)
11/5/12
Math Club
Liouville’s Theorem and Gradients
Damin Wu (University of Connecticut)
11/7/12
Math Club
Nonstandard Analysis
Reed Solomon (University of Connecticut)
11/14/12
Math Club
The Weierstrass Approximation Theorem
Thomas Laetsch (University of Connecticut)
11/28/12
Math Club
What is Gödel’s incompleteness theorem, and what does it mean?
Erick Knight (Harvard)
1/30/13
Math Club
Generating Functions: Power Series You Can Count On
Tom Roby (University of Connecticut)
2/6/13
Math Club
The infinitude of the primes
Harris Daniels (University of Connecticut)
2/13/13
Math Club
Math and Music
Keith Conrad (University of Connecticut)
2/20/13
Math Club
Numerical Semigroups and Partitions
Nathan Kaplan (Harvard)
2/27/13
Math Club
The Mandelbrot Set: Dynamics and Fractals
Jackie Anderson (Brown)
3/4/13
Math Club
Boundary Conditions for the Wave Equation
Geri Jennings (UMass Amherst)
3/9/13
Math Club
Symposium for Undergraduates in the Mathematical Sciences
Many Speakers
3/13/13
Math Club
Pre-Pi Day Talk: Analogues of π
Trevor Hyde (Amherst College)
3/27/13
Math Club
Fixed Points and Invariants: Why It’s Good that Some Things Don’t Change
Jay Wilkins (University of Connecticut)
4/3/13
Math Club
The Icosahedron and the General Quintic
Dustin Clausen (MIT)
4/10/13
Math Club
The Random Graph
Robert Heffernan (University of Connecticut)
4/17/13
Math Club
Deriving Properties of Functions by Calculus
Michael Pruitt (University of Connecticut)
4/24/13
Math Club
Preparing for Math Graduate School
Panel Discussion
9/4/13
Math Club
Applications of the divergence of the harmonic series
Keith Conrad (University of Connecticut)
9/11/13
Math Club
The Mathematics of Elections and Voting
Myron Minn-Thu-Aye (University of Connecticut)
9/18/13
Math Club
Elimination and Implicitization
Chris Rasmussen (Wesleyan)
9/23/13
Math Club
Climbing (or Finding Paths) through Trees
Karen Lange (Wellesley)
10/2/13
Math Club
Congruent Numbers and Elliptic Curves
Ruthi Hortsch (MIT)
10/9/13
Math Club
Stirling’s Formula
Matt Lamoureux (University of Connecticut)
10/14/13
Math Club
Integral-valued polynomials
Darij Grinberg (MIT)
10/23/13
Math Club
A Pictorial Introduction to General Relativity
Alan Parry (University of Connecticut)
10/30/13
Math Club
Introduction to Knot Theory
Elizabeth Sheridan-Rossi (University of Connecticut)
11/6/13
Math Club
Living with Mathematics
Maryann Hohn (University of Connecticut)
11/13/13
Math Club
Why are soap bubbles round?
Lan-Hsuan Huang (University of Connecticut)
11/20/13
Math Club
Euler’s constant
Jon Judge (University of Connecticut)
1/29/14
Math Club
The normal distribution and physics
Keith Conrad (University of Connecticut)
2/3/14
Math Club
Music and Fourier Series
Karen Edwards (Diablo Valley College)
2/12/14
Math Club
Graphs in Facebook Friendships: How Connected Are We?
Megan Heenehan (ECSU)
2/19/14
Math Club
Random Walks
Joe Chen (University of Connecticut)
2/26/14
Math Club
The volume of the unit ball in n dimensions
Phanuel Mariano (University of Connecticut)
3/5/14
Math Club
Geometric Constructions in Number Theory
Harris Daniels (Amherst College)
3/12/14
Math Club
Points and Conics
Asher Auel (Yale)
3/26/14
Math Club
Which Axioms Do We Need?
Damir Dzhafarov (University of Connecticut)
4/2/14
Math Club
Biostatistical Challenges in Public Health: Examples from Cancer Research
Jennifer Sinnott (Harvard)
4/5/14
Math Club
Symposium for Undergraduates in the Mathematical Sciences
Many Speakers
4/9/14
Math Club
Preparing for math graduate school
Panel Discussion
4/14/14
Math Club
The Gauss-Bonnet theorem
Damin Wu (University of Connecticut)
4/23/14
Math Club
The Projective Plane
Brian Conrad (Stanford)
9/3/14
Math Club
The Failure of Unique Factorization
Keith Conrad (University of Connecticut)
9/10/14
Math Club
How Can We Tell That the Earth Is Round?
David Constantine (Wesleyan)
9/17/14
Math Club
Graph Coloring, Sudoku, and Algebraic Equations
David Cox (Amherst College)
9/24/14
Math Club
Irrationality
Michael Chou (University of Connecticut)
10/1/14
Math Club
Polyhedral Counting: How Many Ways Can Platonic Solids Be Colored?
Matthew Willis (Connecticut College)
10/8/14
Math Club
Infinitely Many Proofs of the Infinitude of Primes
Liang Xiao (University of Connecticut)
10/15/14
Math Club
Public Secret Codes
Matthew Lamoureux (Boston College)
10/22/14
Math Club
A Continuous Step Function
Shaun Benvie (University of Connecticut)
10/27/14
Math Club
Integer Partitions
Tom Roby (University of Connecticut)
11/5/14
Math Club
Knot Theory
Jonathan Bloom (MIT)
11/12/14
Math Club
An Elementary Proof of Fermat’s Last Theorem (for Polynomials!)
Álvaro Lozano-Robledo (University of Connecticut)
11/19/14
Math Club
Elliptic curves and the congruent number problem
Nathan Jones (Univ. Illinois at Chicago)
1/28/15
Math Club
Continued Fractions
Keith Conrad (University of Connecticut)
2/4/15
Math Club
An Introduction to Lie Algebras
Kyu-Hwan Lee (University of Connecticut)
2/11/15
Math Club
Steganography: The Unexpected Power of Rejection Sampling
Alexander Russell (University of Connecticut)
2/18/15
Math Club
A New Angle on an Old Construction
Bob Milnikel (Kenyon College)
2/25/15
Math Club
Universality of Random Matrices
Joe Chen (University of Connecticut)
3/4/15
Math Club
The Exact Formula for Fibonacci Numbers
Sandi Xhumari (University of Connecticut)
3/11/15
Math Club
Linear Regression
Jeremy Teitelbaum (University of Connecticut)
3/14/15
Math Club
Symposium for Undergraduates in the Mathematical Sciences
Many Speakers
3/25/15
Math Club
Can a Classroom be Tiled Without any Repeating Pattern?
Ela Celikbas (University of Connecticut)
4/1/15
Math Club
A Motivated Variant of the Euler-Maclaurin Summation Formula
Aaron Bailey (University of Connecticut)
4/8/15
Math Club
LASSO, Elastic Net, and Ridge Regression
Brian Hartman (University of Connecticut)
4/15/15
Math Club
Ramsey Theory
Steve Pon (University of Connecticut)
4/22/15
Math Club
Preparing for math graduate school
Panel Discussion
9/9/15
Math Club
Patterns that do not last
Keith Conrad (University of Connecticut)
9/16/15
Math Club
Wibbly wobbly timey wimey geometry
Alan Parry (University of Connecticut)
9/23/15
Math Club
Introduction to game theory
Myron Minn-Thu-Aye (University of Connecticut)
9/30/15
Math Club
Hilbert’s 17th Problem: it’s Positively Fascinating!
Anthony Rizzie (University of Connecticut)
10/7/15
Math Club
e: Not just the fifth letter of the alphabet
Maree Jaramillo (University of Connecticut)
10/14/15
Math Club
Identification Numbers and Check Digit Schemes
Stephen Zito (University of Connecticut)
10/21/15
Math Club
An Introduction to Knot Theory
Adam Giambrone (University of Connecticut)
10/28/15
Math Club
The Fibonacci numbers modulo p
Anna Medvedovsky (ICERM)
11/4/15
Math Club
Lagrange Multipliers in Data Science
Matthew Lamoureux (University of Connecticut)
11/11/15
Math Club
Combinatorial Triangles
Tom Roby (University of Connecticut)
11/18/15
Math Club
Belyi Polynomials and the Marvels of Factoring
John Voight (Dartmouth/ICERM)
12/2/15
Math Club
Mr. Schur’s neighborhood: a drunkard and an octopus
Joe Chen (University of Connecticut)
1/27/16
Math Club
p-adic Numbers
Keith Conrad (University of Connecticut)
2/3/16
Math Club
Defining sets and functions by transfinite recursion
Reed Solomon (University of Connecticut)
2/10/16
Math Club
Counting Spanning Trees
Hugo Panzo (University of Connecticut)
2/17/16
Math Club
Infinitesimals: Reviving the “Ghosts of Departed Quantities”
Eric Astor (University of Connecticut)
2/24/16
Math Club
The Traveling Salesman Problem in Combinatorics and Analysis
Matt Badger (University of Connecticut)
3/2/16
Math Club
The Leading Digit of Powers of 2
Behrang Forghani (University of Connecticut)
3/9/16
Math Club
The Calculus of Finite Differences
Jon Judge (University of Connecticut)
3/12/16
Math Club
Symposium for Undergraduates in the Mathematical Sciences
Many Speakers
3/23/16
Math Club
A Hands-On Exploration of Non-Euclidean Geometries
Karen Edwards (University of Connecticut)
3/30/16
Math Club
The Poincare Recurrence Theorem
Filip Dul (University of Connecticut)
4/6/16
Math Club
Grönwall’s Lemma: An Introduction to a Practical Analysis Tool
Fabiana Cardetti (University of Connecticut)
4/13/16
Math Club
Puzzles and Permutations
Drew Jaramillo (University of Connecticut)
4/20/16
Math Club
Preparing for math graduate school
Panel Discussion
9/7/16
Math Club
Gaps in Function Spaces
Keith Conrad (University of Connecticut)
9/14/16
Math Club
The Quest for Large Primes and Perfect Numbers
Alvaro Lozano-Robledo (University of Connecticut)
9/21/16
Math Club
A Combinatorial Interpretation of Continued Fractions
Ralf Schiffler (University of Connecticut)
9/28/16
Math Club
Hilbert Spaces: Connecting Calculus with Linear Algebra
Erin Rizzie (University of Connecticut)
10/5/16
Math Club
Curvature and a “most elegant theorem” of Gauss”
Ambar Sengupta (University of Connecticut)
10/12/16
Math Club
Fourier Analysis and Applications
Vasilis Chousionis (University of Connecticut)
10/19/16
Math Club
An Introduction to Random Walks, Brownian Motion, and the Mathematics of Stock Markets
Fabrice Baudoin (University of Connecticut)
10/26/16
Math Club
Counterintuitive Probability
Alice Vatamanelu (University of Connecticut)
11/2/16
Math Club
Curvature and the Gauss-Bonnet Theorem
Daniel Martin (University of Connecticut)
11/9/16
Math Club
An Infinitude of Proofs of the Infinitude of Primes
Matthew Bradley (Wentworth Institute of Technology)
11/16/16
Math Club
Transcendence
Keith Conrad (University of Connecticut)
11/30/16
Math Club
You Can’t Prove Everything: or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Incompleteness Theorem
Damir Dzhafarov (University of Connecticut)
1/25/17
Math Club
Bernoulli Numbers
Keith Conrad (University of Connecticut)
2/1/17
Math Club
Platonic Solids and the Euler Characteristic
Liang Xiao (University of Connecticut)
2/8/17
Math Club
When Knot Theory Meets Graph Theory
Adam Giambrone (University of Connecticut)
2/15/17
Math Club
The Fermat Equation for Polynomials
Robert McDonald (University of Connecticut)
2/22/17
Math Club
Hamiltonian Cycles and Their Uses
Voula Collins (University of Connecticut)
3/1/17
Math Club
Solving Differential Equations with Probability
Phanuel Mariano (University of Connecticut)
3/8/17
Math Club
Fair Dice
Michael Joseph (University of Connecticut)
3/18/17
Math Club
Symposium for Undergraduates in the Mathematical Sciences
Many Speakers
3/22/17
Math Club
Strategy Complexity for Combinatorial Games
Shelly Stahl (University of Connecticut)
3/29/17
Math Club
Error-Correcting Codes
Angelynn Alvarez (University of Connecticut)
4/5/17
Math Club
Undecidability and the Tiling Problem
Linda Brown Westrick (University of Connecticut)
4/12/17
Math Club
Infinitely small numbers
Keith Conrad (University of Connecticut)
4/19/17
Math Club
Preparing for math graduate school
Panel Discussion (University of Connecticut)
9/6/17
Math Club
The General Partial Fraction Decomposition
Keith Conrad (University of Connecticut)
9/13/17
Math Club
Folding Cubes
Michael Biro (University of Connecticut)
9/20/17
Math Club
The Probability Integral
Phanuel Mariano (University of Connecticut)
9/27/17
Math Club
An introduction to Difference Equations
David McArdle (University of Connecticut)
10/4/17
Math Club
The Mathematics of Encryption
Alvaro Lozano-Robledo (University of Connecticut)
10/11/17
Math Club
The Game of Hex
Ben Russo (University of Connecticut)
10/18/17
Math Club
The P vs. NP Problem
Alex Russell (University of Connecticut)
10/25/17
Math Club
Hausdorff Dimension
Lisa Naples (University of Connecticut)
11/1/17
Math Club
Oscillations of a Hanging Chain
Michael Rozman (University of Connecticut)
11/8/17
Math Club
The Kakeya Needle Problem
Vasileios Chousionis (University of Connecticut)
11/15/17
Math Club
Continued Fractions and the Fibonacci Numbers
Michelle Rabideau (University of Connecticut)
11/29/17
Math Club
Applications of Divergence of the Harmonic Series
Keith Conrad (University of Connecticut)
1/24/18
Math Club
The Biggest Known Prime Number
Keith Conrad (University of Connecticut)
1/31/18
Math Club
Using Polynomials to Study Knots
Adam Giambrone (University of Connecticut)
2/7/18
Math Club
Solving the Game of Nim [POSTPONED]
Scott Zimmerman (University of Connecticut)
2/14/18
Math Club
Conway-Coxeter Frieze Patterns
Emily Gunawan (University of Connecticut)
2/21/18
Math Club
The Physics and Mathematics of Special Relativity
Arthur Parzygnat (University of Connecticut)
2/28/18
Math Club
Counting Trees
Jeremy Teitelbaum (University of Connecticut)
3/7/18
Math Club
The Probabilistic Method [POSTPONED]
Sean Li (University of Connecticut)
3/17/18
Math Club
Symposium for Undergraduates in the Mathematical Sciences
Many Speakers
3/21/18
Math Club
Using Linear Algebra in Data Science [CANCELED]
Matt Lamoureux (Travelers)
3/28/18
Math Club
Using Linear Algebra to Study Knots
Katie Hall (University of Connecticut)
4/4/18
Math Club
Solving the Game of Nim
Scott Zimmerman (University of Connecticut)
4/11/18
Math Club
Random Walks
Behrang Forghani (University of Connecticut)
4/18/18
Math Club
Preparing for math grad school
Panel Discussion
4/25/18
Math Club
The Probabilistic Method
Sean Li (University of Connecticut)
9/5/18
Math Club
Quaternions
Keith Conrad (University of Connecticut)
9/12/18
Math Club
A Simple Proof of the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra
Damir Dzhafarov (University of Connecticut)
9/19/18
Math Club
Using Linear Algebra in Data Science
Matt Lamoureux (Travelers)
9/26/18
Math Club
What are Manifolds?
Ovidiu Munteanu (University of Connecticut)
10/3/18
Math Club
Measure Zero
Matthew Badger (University of Connecticut)
10/10/18
Math Club
Webpage Ranking, Linear Algebra, and Probability
Sangjoon Lee (University of Connecticut)
10/17/18
Math Club
Acceleration of Series Convergence
Anastasiia Minenkova (University of Connecticut)
10/24/18
Math Club
Chebyshev Polynomials
Maxim Derevyagin (University of Connecticut)
10/31/18
Math Club
Trick or Treat on a Graph
Brandon Alberts (University of Connecticut)
11/7/18
Math Club
Clustering Data
Jeremy Teitelbaum (University of Connecticut)
11/14/18
Math Club
Morse Theory: Describing Space Using Critical Points
Gianmarco Molino (University of Connecticut)
11/28/18
Math Club
Undergraduate Research Opportunities in Mathematics
Panel Discussion