Elmhurst College

Department of Mathematics & Department of Physics
Seminar Series - Fall 2009

September 30 Dr. Brian Wilhite, Elmhurst College
"The Easy Way or the Hard Way? Comparing Different Methods for Quantifying Quasar Variability."

October 8 Dr. Gregory F. Lawler, University of Chicago
"Some Problems and Paradoxes in Probability" (5:00 pm)
"Random Walks: Simple and Self-Avoiding" (7:00 pm)
Note: These talks are Thursday evening ACCA talks at North Park University

October 14 Esteban Urdiales, Northwestern Universtiy
"Thermal Frontal Polymerization with Encapsulated Initiators and Monomers"

*October 21 Dr. Allen Rogers, Elmhurst College
"The Geometric Algebra of Euclid"

October 28 Dr. Jon Johnson, Elmhurst College
"Another Euler Function, Pentagonal Numbers, and Partitions"

November 4 Career Night (7:00 pm, location TBA)

*November 11 Emily Timko and Michael Meaden, Elmhurst College
"REU Experiences"

*November 18 Lena Folwaczny, University of Illinois at Chicago
"Really? That Can't Be Right. Examples of Counterintuitive Mathematics."

November 25 No Seminar - Thanksgiving

December 2 Senior Paper Presentations

December 9 Senior Paper Presentations

All talks are on Wednesday from 4:00-4:50 p.m. on the second floor of Daniels Hall (formerly called The Computer Science and Technology Center) in Room 213, unless otherwise noted. Talks marked with an * are especially appropriate for a general audience. Please contact Dr. Catherine Crawford at 630-617-3479 or email crawford@elmhurst.edu for more information or if you would like to give a talk.

Updates to the schedule can be found at http://math.elmhurst.edu/Fall09.html

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