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.
Date  Topic  Speaker  

Jan.  26  Permutations given by Polynomials  Mike Roth  
Feb.  2  Endtoend 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 onesentence 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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Winter 2017 
Queen's University 
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