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Mathematics Seminar Information

Mathematics Faculty Seminar

The next meeting of the faculty seminar will take place on Friday, May 24, in YR 320, starting at 2 p.m. The speaker will be Dr. Felice Shore, who will give a lecture on University-school partnerships: A gateway to learning from teaching.

Abstract: Since 2006, Towson University’s Department of Mathematics has been involved with Baltimore City Middle Schools via a local organization: Middle Grades Partnership (MGP). In this sabbatical talk, I will describe how my earlier participation as an MGP program director developed first into an advisory role for MGP programs across Baltimore and culminated in a professional development series (funded by MHEC Grant #ITQ 12-106) for middle school teachers. The talk will include a discussion about lesson experiments and learning from teaching, a focal point of the work with the group of middle school teachers that continued through the 2012-2013 academic year.



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Mathematics "What-Is..." Seminar

This seminar focuses on short talks aiming to explain various mathematical concepts in the spirit of the "What Is..." series of short notes in the Notices of the AMS. Its latest meeting took place on Friday, October 19, 2012. The speaker was Dr. Alexander Munson, who gave a talk on Clifford Algebras.

Abstract: Clifford algebras are used ubiquitously in cosmology, quantum field theory, general relativity, topological algebra, algebraic K-theory, and category theory, cutting across many branches of math and physics. Clifford algebra defines spinors, which are used to define spins on fundamental particles such as the Higgs boson.

Contact Dr. Elizabeth Goode or Dr. Alexander Munson if you want to find about forthcoming topics or are interested in giving a talk.


Research Seminar in Approximation Theory

This is a working research seminar. Contact Dr. Tatyana Sorokina or Dr. Sergiy Borodachov if you want to find about forthcoming topics or are interested in giving a talk.


Department of Mathematics
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Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Phone: 410-704-3091
Fax: 410-704-4149
E-mail: math@towson.edu


 

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