The Department of Mathematics sponsors a regular colloquium that hosts several talks by
external speakers every year and a general faculty seminar for talks by faculty and
students. Seminars are listed below after the colloquia.
On Thursday, December 2, Dr. Dan Bates, Professor of Mathematics at the US Naval Academy, will present a colloquium lecture on Numerical methods for solving polynomial systems. The lecture will take place at 4 pm, in Room 320 of 7800 York Road.
Abstract: Polynomial systems show up all over the place, both within mathematics (especially
algebraic geometry) and in other STEM disciplines (including with chemical reaction
networks, kinematics, and more). We even encounter them in multivariable calculus
when we seek to find critical points. While there have been symbolic, algebraic methods
for solving polynomial systems since the 1960s, an entirely different numerical, geometric
approach has been developed since the 1990s. This approach has allowed users to solve
significantly larger polynomial systems at the cost of moving from exact solutions
to approximations. In this talk, we'll go through some of the basic ideas of the
field of numerical algebraic geometry (e.g., homotopies, witness sets), tour some
of its greatest hits, and end up with a couple of open problems. No prior knowledge
of algebraic geometry or numerical methods will be necessary.
Recent Mathematics Colloquium Talks
|Oct 29, 2021
||The value of a pension buyout: An employee (retiree) perspective
|| Dr. Tianxiang Shi,
|Oct 15, 2021
||Learning nonlinear operators using deep neural networks for diverse applications
||Dr. Lu Lu,
University of Pennsylvania
|Studying graphs associated with groups
||Dr. Mark Lewis,
Kent State University
|A new regularization term for deep neural networks with applications to biological
||Dr. Zerotti Woods,
Johns Hopkins University
|Nov 6, 2020
||On a dense universal Hilbert set
|| Dr. Michael Filaseta, University of S. Carolina
|Doing algebra with pictures
||Dr. Nick Davidson,
The Mathematics Seminar is the venue where Towson faculty and students report on their
research activities. The Graduate Seminar hosts expository talks by faculty that introduce
graduate students in the departmental APIM Master's program to topics that present
opportunities for graduate research projects.
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Recent Mathematics Seminar Talks
- On June 8, 2021, Dr. Min Ji presented a sabbatical lecture on Modeling mortality dependence: An application of dynamical vine copula.
- On May 14, 2021, Dr. Angel Kumchev presented a sabbatical lecture on Recent results in discrete harmonic analysis.