Mathematics Colloquium Calendar

Upcoming Mathematics Colloquia


On Thursday, October 18,  Dr. Alfred Dolich, Assistant Professor of Mathematics & Computer Science at Kingsborough Community College (CUNY), will present a colloquium lecture on Generic maps over divisible ordered Abelian groups. The lecture will take place at 5:00 pm, in Room 320 of 7800 York Road, with light refreshments served at 4:30 pm.

Abstract: Given a mathematical object together with an axiomatization of its theory in first order logic it is often interesting, particularly from the perspective of logic, to attempt to axiomatize the concept of a "generic" automorphism of the object in question. An example where this has been successful is in the case where one begins with the theory of algebraically closed fields and constructs a theory of a generic automorphism over this which yields a theory ACFA which acts as a sort of universal domain for difference algebra. In this talk we consider as our base theory that of divisible ordered Abelian groups (which concretely is the theory of the ordered rationals under addition).


Recent Mathematics Colloquium Talks

Date Topic Speaker
Oct 1, 2018 The optimal strategy for hedge fund investing Dr. John Chadam,    University of Pittsburgh
Apr 13, 2018 The mathematics of the finite element and its construction  Dr. Shangyou Zhang,  University of Delaware
Apr 8, 2018 Topological data analysis Dr. Hal Schenck
Iowa State University
Apr 6, 2018 Computational forensics for airplane crashes Dr. Goong Chen,
Texas A&M University
Feb 2,
Liquidity premium of corporate bonds based on Merton's model Dr. Xiaoping Min
Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics
Dec 8, 2017 Site-specific recombination on circular DNA molecules and band surgery along the trefoil knot Dr. Allison H. Moore,
Dec 1, 2017 Promoting rough draft thinking to engage students in mathematics classroom discourse Dr. Amanda Jansen,
University of Delaware
Nov 10, 2017 Numerical algorithms of some multiphysics problems in incompressible fluid dynamics  Dr. Mingchao Cai
Morgan State University
Oct 27, 2017 An agile approach to data assimilation  Dr. Peter Horn, 
Oct 6, 2017 Rook and Wilf equivalence of integer partitions  Dr. Jonathan Bloom
Lafayette College
Sept 21, 2017 Counting integer points in polytopes with an extension of Presburger arithmetic  Dr. John Goodrick,
Los Andes University
Sept 14, 2017 Constructing nonstandard finite difference (NSFD) schemes for dynamical systems Seye Adekanye,
Howard University
Apr 27, 2017 Prediction methods for semi-continuous data with applications in climate science Dr. Nagaraj K. Neerchal, UMBC
Apr 18, 2017 Lyapunov rank in conic optimization Dr. Michael Orlitzky,
Apr 7, 2017 Managing default risk in affordable housing finance Dr. Tyler T. Yang,
IFE Group
Mar 9, 2017 Covariates-contributed sufficient dimension reduction Dr. Kofi Placid Adragni, UMBC