Coming Soon —
The Math Club will start up again on Thursday, January 25, 2018. See you at the first meeting!
Welcome to the Math Club home page!
The math club meets once a week in the Winter term, on Thursday evenings for about an hour. It is intended for anyone interested in mathematics, whether they are a math major or not.
At each meeting a speaker will discuss an interesting idea in mathematics. We try to pick topics that can be understood without much background. An ideal topic is one which starts with something simple, and by exploring its twists and turns, leads to something unexpectedly deeper.
The goal is to show mathematics the way that mathematicians see it: a living subject full of deep and intertwining ideas, growing naturally out of our desire to understand the fundamental concepts of space and number.
|Jan.||26||Permutations given by Polynomials||Mike Roth|
|Feb.||2||End-to-end auditable voting systems||Claude Tardif|
|9||When does a prime divide a binomial coefficient?||Ram Murty|
|16||Infinitely iterated exponentials||Francesco Cellarosi|
|Mar.||2||The one-sentence proof||Ivan Dimitrov|
|9||Some peculiarities of the three body problem.||Dan Offin|
|16||The 25 Billion Dollar Eigenvalue||Andrew McEachern|
|23||The Lemniscate and Generalized Trigonometric Functions||Jamie Mingo|
|30||On the converse of the Intermediate Value Theorem||David Wehlau|
|Apr.||6||The mathematics of juggling||Thomas Barthelmé|
The meetings are Thursdays in Jeff 118 from 17:30–18:30.
To suggest a topic for the Math Club, or to find out further information, please email Ivan Dimitrov, Mike Roth, or Greg Smith .
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