Elmhurst College

Department of Mathematics & Department of Physics
Seminar Series -- Spring 2007

Feb. 14 - Dr. Jon Carlson, University of Georgia
"Matrix Algebras on a Computer"

Feb. 21 - Dr. Jon Johnson, Elmhurst College
"Partially Ordered Sets"

Feb. 28 - Dr. Jonathan Farley, University of the West Indies (Jamaica)
2:15 p.m. "Your Place or Mine? The enumeration of linear extensions of finite
posets and a problem about open pit mining"
*7 p.m. "Of Numbers and Flowers: The Truth about Truth" -- SEE FLYER

Mar. 7 - Dr. Lisa Townsley, Benedictine University
"Introduction to Characters and Representations"

Mar. 14 - *Dr. Steven Jordan, UIC
"Geometry for Golfers, Surgeons, and Mathematicians"
Outage in a Mobile Dispatch Communication System"
Mar. 21 - Spring Break - (No Seminar)

Mar. 28 - Richard E. Neapolitan, Northeastern Illinois University
"Learning to Time the Stock Market Using Bayesian Networks"

Apr. 4 - *Dave Beckman and Joseph Cieply, Elmhurst College
"Old Math, New Math, new New Math -- the same Math?"

Apr. 11 - *Dr. Allen Rogers, Elmhurst College
"A Glimpse at the Mathematics of Euler in Calculus II"

Dr. John R. Jungck, Beloit College
5 p.m. "Topological Toys, Tinkering Thinking: Knot Theory for the Three R's of DNA"
7 p.m. "Biological Patterns Through the Eyes of Artists, Biologists, and Mathematicians"

Apr. 25 - Steve Rhodes, Elmhurst College
"An Introduction to Black-Scholes Option Pricing"

May 3 - (THURSDAY) Senior Paper Presentations as part of the
Elmhurst College Research and Performance Showcase

May 9 - Senior Paper Presentations, followed by the Spring BBQ in Wilder Park
All talks are on Wednesday from 4:00-5:00 p.m. on the second floor of the Computer Science and Technology Center in Room 213, unless otherwise indicated. Everyone is invited to refreshments preceding the talks from 3:30-4:00 p.m. in the second floor lounge. Talks marked with an * are especially appropriate for a general audience. Please contact Prof. Jon Johnson at 630-617-3571 or at jonj@elmhurst.edu for more information or if you would like to give a talk.

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