https://hilbert.math.wisc.edu/wiki/api.php?action=feedcontributions&user=Holcomb&feedformat=atomUW-Math Wiki - User contributions [en]2021-04-14T08:34:48ZUser contributionsMediaWiki 1.30.1https://hilbert.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Probability_group_timetable&diff=5702Probability group timetable2013-08-28T15:33:56Z<p>Holcomb: </p>
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<div>{| border="2"<br />
| ||Monday||Tuesday||Wednesday||Thursday||Friday<br />
|-<br />
| 9-10|| 234 Greg 7:45|| Benedek (OH) 9:30, 340 Beth, 132 Diane|| 234 Greg 7:45 ||Benedek (OH) 9:30, 340 Beth, 132 Diane|| 234 Greg 7:45<br />
|-<br />
| 10-11|| 431 Timo, Greg, 331 Sebastien 9:55 || || 431 Timo, Greg, 331 Sebastien 9:55 || || 431 Timo, Greg, 331 Sebastien 9:55 <br />
|-<br />
| 11-12||873 Beth|| 431 Benedek 11||873 Beth || 431 Benedek 11|| 873 Beth<br />
|-<br />
| 12-1|| 632 Sebastien 12:05 || 340 Beth || 632 Sebastien 12:05 || 340 Beth || 632 Sebastien 12:05<br />
|-<br />
| 1-2|| 431 Timo 1:20pm || 605 Dave, 733 Sebastien 1:00, 340 Beth || 431 Timo 1:20pm || 605 Dave, 733 Sebastien 1:00, 340 Beth || 431 Timo 1:20pm<br />
|-<br />
| 2-3|| || Grad student probability seminar || ||Probability seminar (2:25) || <br />
|-<br />
| 3-4|| || || || ||<br />
|-<br />
| 4-5|| || || || || Colloquium<br />
|-<br />
| 5-6|| || || || ||<br />
|}</div>Holcombhttps://hilbert.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Graduate_student_reading_seminar&diff=5212Graduate student reading seminar2013-04-03T02:40:49Z<p>Holcomb: </p>
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<div>Time and place: Wednesday 3:30PM-4:30PM, B115<br />
<br />
==Schedule==<br />
<br />
2/13: Elnur <br />
<br />
Young diagrams, RSK correspondence, corner growth models, distribution of last passage times. <br />
<br />
2/20: Elnur<br />
<br />
2/27: Chris<br />
<br />
A brief introduction to enlargement of filtration and the Dufresne identity<br />
[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~janjigia/research/Presentation%20Notes.pdf Notes]<br />
<br />
3/6: Chris<br />
<br />
3/13: Dae Han<br />
<br />
An introduction to random polymers<br />
<br />
3/20: Dae Han<br />
<br />
Directed polymers in a random environment: path localization and strong disorder<br />
<br />
4/3: Diane<br />
<br />
Scale and Speed for honest 1 dimensional diffusions<br />
<br />
References: <br><br />
Rogers & Williams - Diffusions, Markov Processes and Martingales <br><br />
Ito & McKean - Diffusion Processes and their Sample Paths <br><br />
Breiman - Probability <br><br />
http://www.statslab.cam.ac.uk/~beresty/Articles/diffusions.pdf<br />
<br />
4/10: Diane<br />
<br />
4/17: Yun<br />
<br />
Introduction to stochastic interface models<br />
<br />
4/24: Yun<br />
<br />
5/1: Greg, Maso<br />
<br />
5/8: Greg, Maso</div>Holcombhttps://hilbert.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Graduate_student_reading_seminar&diff=5211Graduate student reading seminar2013-04-03T02:40:30Z<p>Holcomb: </p>
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<div>Time and place: Wednesday 3:30PM-4:30PM, B115<br />
<br />
==Schedule==<br />
<br />
2/13: Elnur <br />
<br />
Young diagrams, RSK correspondence, corner growth models, distribution of last passage times. <br />
<br />
2/20: Elnur<br />
<br />
2/27: Chris<br />
<br />
A brief introduction to enlargement of filtration and the Dufresne identity<br />
[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~janjigia/research/Presentation%20Notes.pdf Notes]<br />
<br />
3/6: Chris<br />
<br />
3/13: Dae Han<br />
<br />
An introduction to random polymers<br />
<br />
3/20: Dae Han<br />
<br />
Directed polymers in a random environment: path localization and strong disorder<br />
<br />
4/3: Diane<br />
<br />
Scale and Speed for honest 1 dimensional diffusions<br />
<br />
References: <br />
Rogers & Williams - Diffusions, Markov Processes and Martingales <br><br />
Ito & McKean - Diffusion Processes and their Sample Paths <br><br />
Breiman - Probability <br><br />
http://www.statslab.cam.ac.uk/~beresty/Articles/diffusions.pdf<br />
<br />
4/10: Diane<br />
<br />
4/17: Yun<br />
<br />
Introduction to stochastic interface models<br />
<br />
4/24: Yun<br />
<br />
5/1: Greg, Maso<br />
<br />
5/8: Greg, Maso</div>Holcombhttps://hilbert.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Graduate_student_reading_seminar&diff=5210Graduate student reading seminar2013-04-03T02:38:37Z<p>Holcomb: /* Schedule */</p>
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<div>Time and place: Wednesday 3:30PM-4:30PM, B115<br />
<br />
==Schedule==<br />
<br />
2/13: Elnur <br />
<br />
Young diagrams, RSK correspondence, corner growth models, distribution of last passage times. <br />
<br />
2/20: Elnur<br />
<br />
2/27: Chris<br />
<br />
A brief introduction to enlargement of filtration and the Dufresne identity<br />
[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~janjigia/research/Presentation%20Notes.pdf Notes]<br />
<br />
3/6: Chris<br />
<br />
3/13: Dae Han<br />
<br />
An introduction to random polymers<br />
<br />
3/20: Dae Han<br />
<br />
Directed polymers in a random environment: path localization and strong disorder<br />
<br />
4/3: Diane<br />
<br />
Scale and Speed for honest 1 dimensional diffusions<br />
<br />
References: <br />
Rogers & Williams - Diffusions, Markov Processes and Martingales<br />
Ito & McKean - Diffusion Processes and their Sample Paths<br />
Breiman - Probability<br />
http://www.statslab.cam.ac.uk/~beresty/Articles/diffusions.pdf<br />
<br />
4/10: Diane<br />
<br />
4/17: Yun<br />
<br />
Introduction to stochastic interface models<br />
<br />
4/24: Yun<br />
<br />
5/1: Greg, Maso<br />
<br />
5/8: Greg, Maso</div>Holcombhttps://hilbert.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Cookie_seminar&diff=5075Cookie seminar2013-02-18T17:21:33Z<p>Holcomb: </p>
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<div>'''General Information''': Cookie seminar will take place on Mondays at 3:30 in the 9th floor lounge area. Talks should be of interest to the general math community, and generally will not run longer then 20 minutes. Everyone is welcome to talk, please just sign up on this page. Alternatively I will also sign interested people up at the seminar itself. As one would expect from the title there will generally be cookies provided, although the snack may vary from week to week. <br />
<br />
To sign up please provide your name and a title. Abstracts are welcome but optional.<br />
<br />
<br />
==Spring 2013==<br />
<br />
==Monday, January 28, Will Mitchell==<br />
<br />
<br />
Title: an unsolved graph isomorphism problem from plane geometry<br />
<br />
Abstract: A geometric 4-configuration is a collection of $n$ lines and $n$ points in<br />
the Euclidean plane with the property that each of the lines passes through exactly four<br />
of the points, and each of the points lies on exactly four of the lines. No<br />
illustration of a 4-configuration appeared in print until 1980. The so-called<br />
"celestial configurations" are a well-behaved family of these objects. After discussing<br />
the construction and nomenclature of the celestial configurations, I'll describe an open<br />
problem regarding their graph-theoretical properties.<br />
<br />
<br />
<br />
==Monday, February 4, Paul Tveite==<br />
<br />
<br />
Math and redistricting: Redrawing of congressional districts in the US is a<br />
political process with interesting results. It's also an interesting<br />
mathematical problem. I'll introduce a couple measures of irregularity of<br />
districts and a couple algorithms for objectively drawing district lines.<br />
<br />
<br />
<br />
==Monday, February 18, Diane Holcomb==<br />
<br />
Title: The mathematics of apportionment<br />
<br />
Abstract: Every year the United States conducts a census and then gives out or apportions seats in the House of Representatives to each of the states according to its population, unfortunately the constitution doesn't provide much guidance on how exactly to do this. I'll go over a bit of the history of how the US has apportioned the seats in the House and some of the math behind the different methods. <br />
<br />
<br />
<br />
<br />
<br />
<br />
<br />
<br />
<br />
==Monday, March 11, David Diamondstone==<br />
<br />
Title: "pi" in different metrics<br />
<br />
Abstract: In honor of pi day, we will explore the other values pi might have had, if we lived with a non-Euclidean metric. Examples include the universe of Carl Sagan's ''Contact'', surfaces of constant curvature, and metrics which arise from norms on '''R'''<sup>2</sup>.</div>Holcombhttps://hilbert.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Cookie_seminar&diff=5035Cookie seminar2013-02-11T16:38:00Z<p>Holcomb: </p>
<hr />
<div>'''General Information''': Cookie seminar will take place on Mondays at 3:30 in the 9th floor lounge area. Talks should be of interest to the general math community, and generally will not run longer then 20 minutes. Everyone is welcome to talk, please just sign up on this page. Alternatively I will also sign interested people up at the seminar itself. As one would expect from the title there will generally be cookies provided, although the snack may vary from week to week. <br />
<br />
To sign up please provide your name and a title. Abstracts are welcome but optional.<br />
<br />
<br />
==Spring 2013==<br />
<br />
==Monday, January 28, Will Mitchell==<br />
<br />
<br />
Title: an unsolved graph isomorphism problem from plane geometry<br />
<br />
Abstract: A geometric 4-configuration is a collection of $n$ lines and $n$ points in<br />
the Euclidean plane with the property that each of the lines passes through exactly four<br />
of the points, and each of the points lies on exactly four of the lines. No<br />
illustration of a 4-configuration appeared in print until 1980. The so-called<br />
"celestial configurations" are a well-behaved family of these objects. After discussing<br />
the construction and nomenclature of the celestial configurations, I'll describe an open<br />
problem regarding their graph-theoretical properties.<br />
<br />
<br />
<br />
==Monday, February 4, Paul Tveite==<br />
<br />
<br />
Math and redistricting: Redrawing of congressional districts in the US is a<br />
political process with interesting results. It's also an interesting<br />
mathematical problem. I'll introduce a couple measures of irregularity of<br />
districts and a couple algorithms for objectively drawing district lines.<br />
<br />
<br />
<br />
==Monday, February 11, Diane Holcomb==<br />
<br />
Title: The mathematics of apportionment<br />
<br />
<br />
<br />
<br />
<br />
<br />
<br />
<br />
<br />
<br />
==Monday, March 11, David Diamondstone==<br />
<br />
Title: In honor of Pi day<br />
<br />
Abstract: On the values of Pi in different metric space.</div>Holcombhttps://hilbert.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Cookie_seminar&diff=5003Cookie seminar2013-02-04T17:50:58Z<p>Holcomb: </p>
<hr />
<div>'''General Information''': Cookie seminar will take place on Mondays at 3:30 in the 9th floor lounge area. Talks should be of interest to the general math community, and generally will not run longer then 20 minutes. Everyone is welcome to talk, please just sign up on this page. Alternatively I will also sign interested people up at the seminar itself. As one would expect from the title there will generally be cookies provided, although the snack may vary from week to week. <br />
<br />
To sign up please provide your name and a title. Abstracts are welcome but optional.<br />
<br />
<br />
==Spring 2013==<br />
<br />
==Monday, January 28, Will Mitchell==<br />
<br />
<br />
Title: an unsolved graph isomorphism problem from plane geometry<br />
<br />
Abstract: A geometric 4-configuration is a collection of $n$ lines and $n$ points in<br />
the Euclidean plane with the property that each of the lines passes through exactly four<br />
of the points, and each of the points lies on exactly four of the lines. No<br />
illustration of a 4-configuration appeared in print until 1980. The so-called<br />
"celestial configurations" are a well-behaved family of these objects. After discussing<br />
the construction and nomenclature of the celestial configurations, I'll describe an open<br />
problem regarding their graph-theoretical properties.<br />
<br />
<br />
<br />
==Monday, Febuary 4, Paul Tveite==<br />
<br />
<br />
Math and redistricting: Redrawing of congressional districts in the US is a<br />
political process with interesting results. It's also an interesting<br />
mathematical problem. I'll introduce a couple measures of irregularity of<br />
districts and a couple algorithms for objectively drawing district lines.</div>Holcombhttps://hilbert.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Cookie_seminar&diff=4989Cookie seminar2013-01-31T16:48:24Z<p>Holcomb: </p>
<hr />
<div>'''General Information''': Cookie seminar will take place on Mondays at 3:30 in the 9th floor lounge area. Talks should be of interest to the general math community, and generally will not run longer then 20 minutes. Everyone is welcome to talk, please just sign up on this page. Alternatively I will also sign interested people up at the seminar itself. As one would expect from the title there will generally be cookies provided, although the snack may vary from week to week. <br />
<br />
To sign up please provide your name and a title. Abstracts are welcome but optional.<br />
<br />
<br />
==Spring 2013==<br />
<br />
==Monday, January 28, Will Mitchell==<br />
<br />
<br />
Title: an unsolved graph isomorphism problem from plane geometry<br />
<br />
Abstract: A geometric 4-configuration is a collection of $n$ lines and $n$ points in<br />
the Euclidean plane with the property that each of the lines passes through exactly four<br />
of the points, and each of the points lies on exactly four of the lines. No<br />
illustration of a 4-configuration appeared in print until 1980. The so-called<br />
"celestial configurations" are a well-behaved family of these objects. After discussing<br />
the construction and nomenclature of the celestial configurations, I'll describe an open<br />
problem regarding their graph-theoretical properties.<br />
<br />
<br />
<br />
==Monday, Febuary 4, Paul Tveite==</div>Holcombhttps://hilbert.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Cookie_seminar&diff=4922Cookie seminar2013-01-22T21:44:05Z<p>Holcomb: </p>
<hr />
<div>'''General Information''': Cookie seminar will take place on Mondays at 3:30 in the 9th floor lounge area. Talks should be of interest to the general math community, and generally will not run longer then 20 minutes. Everyone is welcome to talk, please just sign up on this page. Alternatively I will also sign interested people up at the seminar itself. As one would expect from the title there will generally be cookies provided, although the snack may vary from week to week. <br />
<br />
To sign up please provide your name and a title. Abstracts are welcome but optional.<br />
<br />
<br />
==Spring 2013==<br />
<br />
==Monday, January 29, Will Mitchell==<br />
<br />
<br />
Title: an unsolved graph isomorphism problem from plane geometry<br />
<br />
Abstract: A geometric 4-configuration is a collection of $n$ lines and $n$ points in<br />
the Euclidean plane with the property that each of the lines passes through exactly four<br />
of the points, and each of the points lies on exactly four of the lines. No<br />
illustration of a 4-configuration appeared in print until 1980. The so-called<br />
"celestial configurations" are a well-behaved family of these objects. After discussing<br />
the construction and nomenclature of the celestial configurations, I'll describe an open<br />
problem regarding their graph-theoretical properties.</div>Holcombhttps://hilbert.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Cookie_seminar&diff=4921Cookie seminar2013-01-22T21:43:51Z<p>Holcomb: </p>
<hr />
<div>'''General Information''': Cookie seminar will take place on Mondays at 3:30 in the 9th floor lounge area. Talks should be of interest to the general math community, and generally will not run longer then 20 minutes. Everyone is welcome to talk, please just sign up on this page. Alternatively I will also sign interested people up at the seminar itself. As one would expect from the title there will generally be cookies provided, although the snack may vary from week to week. <br />
<br />
To sign up please provide your name and a title. Abstracts are welcome but optional.<br />
<br />
'''Seminar talks''':<br />
<br />
<br />
==Spring 2013==<br />
<br />
==Monday, January 29, Will Mitchell==<br />
<br />
<br />
Title: an unsolved graph isomorphism problem from plane geometry<br />
<br />
Abstract: A geometric 4-configuration is a collection of $n$ lines and $n$ points in<br />
the Euclidean plane with the property that each of the lines passes through exactly four<br />
of the points, and each of the points lies on exactly four of the lines. No<br />
illustration of a 4-configuration appeared in print until 1980. The so-called<br />
"celestial configurations" are a well-behaved family of these objects. After discussing<br />
the construction and nomenclature of the celestial configurations, I'll describe an open<br />
problem regarding their graph-theoretical properties.</div>Holcombhttps://hilbert.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Probability_group_timetable&diff=4911Probability group timetable2013-01-22T20:10:56Z<p>Holcomb: </p>
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<div>{| border="2"<br />
| ||Monday||Tuesday||Wednesday||Thursday||Friday<br />
|-<br />
| 9-10|| Dave (office hours) ||431 (Benedek), 211 (Phil) 9:30|| ||431 (Benedek), 211 (Phil) 9:30|| <br />
|-<br />
| 10-11|| || Diane (office hours) || || ||<br />
|-<br />
| 11-12|| Diane (office hours) ||832 (Dave)11, 341 (Diane) 11|| || 832 (Dave) 11|| <br />
|-<br />
| 12-1|| 632 (Jun) 12:05 || 341 (Diane) 12:05 || 632 (Jun) 12:05 || || 632 (Jun) 12:05 <br />
|-<br />
| 1-2|| 632 (Jun) 1:20 || || 632 (Jun) 1:20 || || 632 (Jun) 1:20<br />
|-<br />
| 2-3|| 833 (Timo) (2:25) || || 833 (Timo) (2:25), Dave (office hours: 2:30-3:30) ||Probability seminar (2:25) || 833 (Timo) (2:25) <br />
|-<br />
| 3-4|| || || || ||<br />
|-<br />
| 4-5|| || || || ||<br />
|-<br />
| 5-6|| || || || ||<br />
|}</div>Holcombhttps://hilbert.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Cookie_seminar&diff=4666Cookie seminar2012-11-05T22:18:31Z<p>Holcomb: </p>
<hr />
<div>'''General Information''': Cookie seminar will take place on Mondays at 3:30 in the 9th floor lounge area. Talks should be of interest to the general math community, and generally will not run longer then 20 minutes. Everyone is welcome to talk, please just sign up on this page. Alternatively I will also sign interested people up at the seminar itself. As one would expect from the title there will generally be cookies provided, although the snack may vary from week to week. <br />
<br />
To sign up please provide your name and a title. Abstracts are welcome but optional.<br />
<br />
'''Seminar talks''':<br />
<br />
September 24<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Diane Holcomb<br />
|-<br />
|Title || The Probabilistic method (using probability to solve questions in other areas of mathematics)<br />
|}<br />
<br />
October 1<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Jean-Luc Thiffeault<br />
|-<br />
|Title || The mathematics of juggling (with no physical demonstration whatsoever)<br />
|}<br />
<br />
October 8<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Nicos Georgiou<br />
|-<br />
|Title || Growth models on the Quadrant<br />
|}<br />
<br />
October 15<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || <br />
|-<br />
|Title || <br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || <br />
|}<br />
<br />
October 22<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Joel Robbin<br />
|-<br />
|Title || Parking a Car and Lie Brackets.<br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || <br />
This is an account of Ed Nelson's explanation of Lie brackets and car parking<br />
on pages 33-36 of his 1967 book on Tensor Analysis<br />
(see https://web.math.princeton.edu/~nelson/books/ta.pdf).<br />
It may become an exercise in Diermar Salamon's version<br />
(see http://www.math.ethz.ch/%7Esalamon/PREPRINTS/diffgeo.pdf)<br />
of my Differential Geometry course from 1982<br />
(see http://www.math.wisc.edu/~robbin/0geom.pdf).<br />
My current writeup is at http://www.math.wisc.edu/~robbin/parking_a_car.pdf.<br />
|}<br />
<br />
October 29<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Seymour Parter<br />
|-<br />
|Title || Life in a Closed City: Los Alamos, NM Circa 1951<br />
|}<br />
<br />
November 5<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Silas Johnson<br />
|-<br />
|Title || Arrow's impossibility theorem<br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || <br />
|}<br />
<br />
<br />
November 12<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Paul Tveite<br />
|-<br />
|Title || Solvability of Games<br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || <br />
|}<br />
<br />
<br />
November 19<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Special Seminar<br />
|-<br />
|Title || Teaching opportunities in the math department<br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || <br />
|}<br />
<br />
<br />
November 26<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || <br />
|-<br />
|Title || <br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || <br />
|}</div>Holcombhttps://hilbert.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Cookie_seminar&diff=4593Cookie seminar2012-10-24T18:08:42Z<p>Holcomb: </p>
<hr />
<div>'''General Information''': Cookie seminar will take place on Mondays at 3:30 in the 9th floor lounge area. Talks should be of interest to the general math community, and generally will not run longer then 20 minutes. Everyone is welcome to talk, please just sign up on this page. Alternatively I will also sign interested people up at the seminar itself. As one would expect from the title there will generally be cookies provided, although the snack may vary from week to week. <br />
<br />
To sign up please provide your name and a title. Abstracts are welcome but optional.<br />
<br />
'''Seminar talks''':<br />
<br />
September 24<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Diane Holcomb<br />
|-<br />
|Title || The Probabilistic method (using probability to solve questions in other areas of mathematics)<br />
|}<br />
<br />
October 1<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Jean-Luc Thiffeault<br />
|-<br />
|Title || The mathematics of juggling (with no physical demonstration whatsoever)<br />
|}<br />
<br />
October 8<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Nicos Georgiou<br />
|-<br />
|Title || Growth models on the Quadrant<br />
|}<br />
<br />
October 15<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || <br />
|-<br />
|Title || <br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || <br />
|}<br />
<br />
October 22<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Joel Robbin<br />
|-<br />
|Title || Parking a Car and Lie Brackets.<br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || <br />
This is an account of Ed Nelson's explanation of Lie brackets and car parking<br />
on pages 33-36 of his 1967 book on Tensor Analysis<br />
(see https://web.math.princeton.edu/~nelson/books/ta.pdf).<br />
It may become an exercise in Diermar Salamon's version<br />
(see http://www.math.ethz.ch/%7Esalamon/PREPRINTS/diffgeo.pdf)<br />
of my Differential Geometry course from 1982<br />
(see http://www.math.wisc.edu/~robbin/0geom.pdf).<br />
My current writeup is at http://www.math.wisc.edu/~robbin/parking_a_car.pdf.<br />
|}<br />
<br />
October 29<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Seymour Parter<br />
|-<br />
|Title || Life in a Closed City: Los Alamos, NM Circa 1951<br />
|}<br />
<br />
November 5<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Silas Johnson<br />
|-<br />
|Title || Arrow's impossibility theorem<br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || <br />
|}</div>Holcombhttps://hilbert.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Cookie_seminar&diff=4546Cookie seminar2012-10-15T16:43:11Z<p>Holcomb: </p>
<hr />
<div>'''General Information''': Cookie seminar will take place on Mondays at 3:30 in the 9th floor lounge area. Talks should be of interest to the general math community, and generally will not run longer then 20 minutes. Everyone is welcome to talk, please just sign up on this page. Alternatively I will also sign interested people up at the seminar itself. As one would expect from the title there will generally be cookies provided, although the snack may vary from week to week. <br />
<br />
To sign up please provide your name and a title. Abstracts are welcome but optional.<br />
<br />
'''Seminar talks''':<br />
<br />
September 24<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Diane Holcomb<br />
|-<br />
|Title || The Probabilistic method (using probability to solve questions in other areas of mathematics)<br />
|}<br />
<br />
October 1<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Jean-Luc Thiffeault<br />
|-<br />
|Title || The mathematics of juggling (with no physical demonstration whatsoever)<br />
|}<br />
<br />
October 8<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Nicos Georgiou<br />
|-<br />
|Title || Growth models on the Quadrant<br />
|}<br />
<br />
October 15<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || <br />
|-<br />
|Title || <br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || <br />
|}<br />
<br />
October 22<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Joel Robbin<br />
|-<br />
|Title || <br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || <br />
|}<br />
<br />
October 29<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || <br />
|-<br />
|Title || <br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || <br />
|}<br />
<br />
November 5<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Silas Johnson<br />
|-<br />
|Title || Arrow's impossibility theorem<br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || <br />
|}</div>Holcombhttps://hilbert.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Cookie_seminar&diff=4508Cookie seminar2012-10-08T16:24:37Z<p>Holcomb: </p>
<hr />
<div>'''General Information''': Cookie seminar will take place on Mondays at 3:30 in the 9th floor lounge area. Talks should be of interest to the general math community, and generally will not run longer then 20 minutes. Everyone is welcome to talk, please just sign up on this page. Alternatively I will also sign interested people up at the seminar itself. As one would expect from the title there will generally be cookies provided, although the snack may vary from week to week. <br />
<br />
To sign up please provide your name and a title. Abstracts are welcome but optional.<br />
<br />
'''Seminar talks''':<br />
<br />
September 24<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Diane Holcomb<br />
|-<br />
|Title || The Probabilistic method (using probability to solve questions in other areas of mathematics)<br />
|}<br />
<br />
October 1<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Jean-Luc Thiffeault<br />
|-<br />
|Title || The mathematics of juggling (with no physical demonstration whatsoever)<br />
|}<br />
<br />
October 8<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Nicos Georgiou<br />
|-<br />
|Title || Growth models on the Quadrant<br />
|}<br />
<br />
October 15<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || <br />
|-<br />
|Title || <br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || <br />
|}<br />
<br />
October 22<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || <br />
|-<br />
|Title || <br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || <br />
|}<br />
<br />
October 29<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || <br />
|-<br />
|Title || <br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || <br />
|}<br />
<br />
November 5<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Silas Johnson<br />
|-<br />
|Title || Arrow's impossibility theorem<br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || <br />
|}</div>Holcombhttps://hilbert.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Cookie_seminar&diff=4387Cookie seminar2012-09-24T15:58:50Z<p>Holcomb: </p>
<hr />
<div>'''General Information''': Cookie seminar will take place on Mondays at 3:30 in the 9th floor lounge area. Talks should be of interest to the general math community, and generally will not run longer then 20 minutes. Everyone is welcome to talk, please just sign up on this page. Alternatively I will also sign interested people up at the seminar itself. As one would expect from the title there will generally be cookies provided, although the snack may vary from week to week. <br />
<br />
To sign up please provide your name and a title. Abstracts are welcome but optional.<br />
<br />
'''Seminar talks''':<br />
<br />
September 24<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Diane Holcomb<br />
|-<br />
|Title || The Probabilistic method (using probability to solve questions in other areas of mathematics)<br />
|}<br />
<br />
October 1<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Jean-Luc Thiffeault<br />
|-<br />
|Title || The mathematics of juggling (with no physical demonstration whatsoever)<br />
|}<br />
<br />
October 8<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || <br />
|-<br />
|Title || <br />
|}<br />
<br />
October 15<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || <br />
|-<br />
|Title || <br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || <br />
|}<br />
<br />
October 22<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || <br />
|-<br />
|Title || <br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || <br />
|}<br />
<br />
October 29<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || <br />
|-<br />
|Title || <br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || <br />
|}<br />
<br />
November 5<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Silas Johnson<br />
|-<br />
|Title || Arrow's impossibility theorem<br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || <br />
|}</div>Holcombhttps://hilbert.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Cookie_seminar&diff=4385Cookie seminar2012-09-24T14:55:08Z<p>Holcomb: </p>
<hr />
<div>'''General Information''': Cookie seminar will take place on Mondays at 3:30 in the 9th floor lounge area. Talks should be of interest to the general math community, and generally will not run longer then 20 minutes. Everyone is welcome to talk, please just sign up on this page. Alternatively I will also sign interested people up at the seminar itself. As one would expect from the title there will generally be cookies provided, although the snack may vary from week to week. <br />
<br />
To sign up please provide your name and a title. Abstracts are welcome but optional.<br />
<br />
'''Seminar talks''':<br />
<br />
September 24<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Diane Holcomb<br />
|-<br />
|Title || The Probabalistic method (using probability to solve questions in other areas of mathematics)<br />
|}<br />
<br />
October 1<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || <br />
|-<br />
|Title || <br />
|}<br />
<br />
October 8<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || <br />
|-<br />
|Title || <br />
|}<br />
<br />
October 15<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || <br />
|-<br />
|Title || <br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || <br />
|}</div>Holcombhttps://hilbert.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Cookie_seminar&diff=4323Cookie seminar2012-09-17T14:58:51Z<p>Holcomb: </p>
<hr />
<div>'''General Information''': Cookie seminar will take place on Mondays at 3:30 in the 9th floor lounge area. Talks should be of interest to the general math community, and generally will not run longer then 20 minutes. Everyone is welcome to talk, please just sign up on this page. Alternatively I will also sign interested people up at the seminar itself. As one would expect from the title there will generally be cookies provided, although the snack may vary from week to week. <br />
<br />
To sign up please provide your name and a title. Abstracts are welcome but optional.<br />
<br />
'''Seminar talks''':<br />
<br />
September 24<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || <br />
|-<br />
|Title || <br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || <br />
|}<br />
<br />
October 1<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || <br />
|-<br />
|Title || <br />
|}<br />
<br />
October 8<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || <br />
|-<br />
|Title || <br />
|}<br />
<br />
October 15<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || <br />
|-<br />
|Title || <br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || <br />
|}</div>Holcombhttps://hilbert.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Cookie_Sign-up&diff=3863Cookie Sign-up2012-05-03T19:02:47Z<p>Holcomb: </p>
<hr />
<div>This page is the sign-up to bring refreshments for the math department on Mondays and Fridays. Once you have signed up please see Diane Holcomb for money and instructions. In general questions may be directed to Diane Holcomb, Sarah Tumasz, or Silas Johnson. Please sign up below! (Note that if you sign up during cookie hour you will be added to this list.)<br />
<br />
To edit this list simply log in at the top of the screen and then click edit on the top of this page.<br />
<br />
Friday 1/27: Diane Holcomb<br />
<br />
Monday 1/30: Silas Johnson<br />
<br />
Friday 2/3: Peng Yu<br />
<br />
Monday 2/6: Sarah Tumasz<br />
<br />
Friday 2/10: Nathan Clement<br />
<br />
Monday 2/13: Mushfeq<br />
<br />
Friday 2/17: Peter Mueller<br />
<br />
Monday 2/20: Lalit Jain<br />
<br />
Friday 2/24: Beth Skubak<br />
<br />
Monday 2/27: Elnur Emrah<br />
<br />
Friday 3/2: David<br />
<br />
Monday 3/5: Sarah Bockting<br />
<br />
Friday 3/9: Soledad Benguria<br />
<br />
Monday 3/12: Jason Murcko<br />
<br />
Friday 3/16: Kyle Riggs<br />
<br />
Monday 3/19: Sarah Tumasz<br />
<br />
Friday 3/22: Zhennan Zhou<br />
<br />
Monday 3/25: Tam Do<br />
<br />
Friday 3/30: Diane Holcomb<br />
<br />
Monday 4/9: Silas Johnson<br />
<br />
Friday 4/13: Peter Mueller<br />
<br />
Monday 4/16: Devon O'Rourke<br />
<br />
Wednesday 4/18: Peter Mueller<br />
<br />
Friday 4/20: Mimansa Vahia<br />
<br />
Monday 4/23: Diane Holcomb<br />
<br />
Friday 4/27: Soledad Benguria<br />
<br />
Monday 4/30: Paul Tveite<br />
<br />
Friday 5/4: Jongchon Kim<br />
<br />
Monday 5/7: Sarah Bockting (unless someone else wants to volunteer!)<br />
<br />
Friday 5/11: Diane (drawer clean out)</div>Holcombhttps://hilbert.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Cookie_seminar&diff=3810Cookie seminar2012-04-20T20:10:24Z<p>Holcomb: </p>
<hr />
<div>'''General Information''': Cookie seminar will take place on Mondays at 3:30 in the 9th floor lounge area. Talks should be of interest to the general math community, and generally will not run longer then 20 minutes. Everyone is welcome to talk, please just sign up on this page. Alternatively I will also sign interested people up at the seminar itself. As one would expect from the title there will generally be cookies provided, although the snack may vary from week to week. To sign up to bring snacks one week please visit the [[Cookie_Sign-up|Cookie Sign-up]]<br />
<br />
<br />
To sign up please provide your name and a title. Abstracts are welcome but optional.<br />
<br />
'''Seminar talks''':<br />
<br />
January 30<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || George Craciun <br />
|-<br />
|Title || Persistence in biological networks<br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || I will describe some open problems in mathematical biology, having to do with existence of invariant regions for nonlinear dynamical systems. There is NSF grant funding (RA support) to work on some of these problems.<br />
|}<br />
<br />
February 6<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Leland Jefferis<br />
|-<br />
|Title || Intuitive computational methods<br />
|}<br />
<br />
February 13<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Diane Holcomb<br />
|-<br />
|Title || A brief (and highly non-rigorous) introduction to Brownian Motion. <br />
|}<br />
<br />
February 20<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Uri Andrews<br />
|-<br />
|Title || Hercules and the Hydra<br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || We will talk about important techniques of self-defense against an invading Hydra. The following, from Pausanias (Description of Greece, 2.37.4) describes the beginning of the battle of Hercules against the Lernaean hydra:<br />
<br />
As a second labour he ordered him to kill the Lernaean hydra.<br />
That creature, bred in the swamp of Lerna,<br />
used to go forth into the plain<br />
and ravage both the cattle and the country.<br />
Now the hydra had a huge body, with nine heads,<br />
eight mortal, but the middle one immortal. . . .<br />
By pelting it with fiery shafts he forced it to come out,<br />
and in the act of doing so he seized and held it fast.<br />
But the hydra wound itself about one of his feet and clung to him.<br />
Nor could he effect anything by smashing its heads with his club,<br />
for as fast as one head was smashed there grew up two.<br />
|}<br />
<br />
<br />
February 27<br />
<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Beth Skubak<br />
|-<br />
|Title || Polynomials, Ellipses, and Matrices: Three questions, one answer.<br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || Given two points a,b in the unit disk, when is there a cubic polynomial with roots on the circle with a,b as critical points?<br />
I'll describe the connection between this question and two others, and give the one concise answer for all three. The result, and the proof, extend very naturally to any finite number of points.<br />
|}<br />
<br />
<br />
March 5<br />
<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Peyman Morteza<br />
|-<br />
|Title || Cutting Polyhedra: A Hilbert problem<br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || <br />
|}<br />
<br />
<br />
March 12<br />
<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Alexander Fish <br />
|-<br />
|Title || Ultrafilters and combinatorial number theory<br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || One of the central questions of Ramsey theory asks what are the configurations in the natural numbers (N) that are preserved in one of the colors of any finite coloring of N. We will show how ultrafilters (finitely additive 0,1 valued measures on subsets of N) can be used to prove Schur's theorem -- in one of the colors of any finite coloring of N we can find x,y,z satisfying x+y=z.<br />
|}<br />
<br />
<br />
March 26<br />
<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Paul Tveite<br />
|-<br />
|Title || <br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || <br />
|}<br />
<br />
<br />
April 9<br />
<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || No seminar this week<br />
|-<br />
|Title || <br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || <br />
|}<br />
<br />
<br />
April 16<br />
<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Silas Johnson<br />
|-<br />
|Title || The topology of sprouts<br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || <br />
|}<br />
<br />
<br />
April 23<br />
<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Tam Do<br />
|-<br />
|Title || Generalized Cantor Sets<br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || From tweaking the construction of the cantor set, one can construct a generalized cantor set having positive measure. A concise way to describe the usual Cantor set is the set of all numbers between 0 and 1 that do not have a 1 in their ternary expansion. We will present a similar description for generalized cantor sets having measure equal to any rational number between 0 and 1.<br />
|}<br />
<br />
<br />
April 30<br />
<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Balazs Strenner<br />
|-<br />
|Title || <br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || <br />
|}</div>Holcombhttps://hilbert.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Cookie_Sign-up&diff=3756Cookie Sign-up2012-04-16T21:05:57Z<p>Holcomb: </p>
<hr />
<div>This page is the sign-up to bring refreshments for the math department on Mondays and Fridays. Once you have signed up please see Diane Holcomb for money and instructions. In general questions may be directed to Diane Holcomb, Sarah Tumasz, or Silas Johnson. Please sign up below! (Note that if you sign up during cookie hour you will be added to this list.)<br />
<br />
To edit this list simply log in at the top of the screen and then click edit on the top of this page.<br />
<br />
Friday 1/27: Diane Holcomb<br />
<br />
Monday 1/30: Silas Johnson<br />
<br />
Friday 2/3: Peng Yu<br />
<br />
Monday 2/6: Sarah Tumasz<br />
<br />
Friday 2/10: Nathan Clement<br />
<br />
Monday 2/13: Mushfeq<br />
<br />
Friday 2/17: Peter Mueller<br />
<br />
Monday 2/20: Lalit Jain<br />
<br />
Friday 2/24: Beth Skubak<br />
<br />
Monday 2/27: Elnur Emrah<br />
<br />
Friday 3/2: David<br />
<br />
Monday 3/5: Sarah Bockting<br />
<br />
Friday 3/9: Soledad Benguria<br />
<br />
Monday 3/12: Jason Murcko<br />
<br />
Friday 3/16: Kyle Riggs<br />
<br />
Monday 3/19: Sarah Tumasz<br />
<br />
Friday 3/22: Zhennan Zhou<br />
<br />
Monday 3/25: Tam Do<br />
<br />
Friday 3/30: Diane Holcomb<br />
<br />
Monday 4/9: Silas Johnson<br />
<br />
Friday 4/13: Peter Mueller<br />
<br />
Monday 4/16: Devon O'Rourke<br />
<br />
Wednesday 4/18: Peter Mueller<br />
<br />
Friday 4/20: Mimansa Vahia<br />
<br />
Monday 4/23: Diane Holcomb<br />
<br />
Friday 4/27:<br />
<br />
Monday 4/30: Paul Tveite<br />
<br />
Friday 5/4:<br />
<br />
Monday 5/7:<br />
<br />
Friday 5/11:</div>Holcombhttps://hilbert.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Cookie_seminar&diff=3753Cookie seminar2012-04-16T15:59:46Z<p>Holcomb: </p>
<hr />
<div>'''General Information''': Cookie seminar will take place on Mondays at 3:30 in the 9th floor lounge area. Talks should be of interest to the general math community, and generally will not run longer then 20 minutes. Everyone is welcome to talk, please just sign up on this page. Alternatively I will also sign interested people up at the seminar itself. As one would expect from the title there will generally be cookies provided, although the snack may vary from week to week. To sign up to bring snacks one week please visit the [[Cookie_Sign-up|Cookie Sign-up]]<br />
<br />
<br />
To sign up please provide your name and a title. Abstracts are welcome but optional.<br />
<br />
'''Seminar talks''':<br />
<br />
January 30<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || George Craciun <br />
|-<br />
|Title || Persistence in biological networks<br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || I will describe some open problems in mathematical biology, having to do with existence of invariant regions for nonlinear dynamical systems. There is NSF grant funding (RA support) to work on some of these problems.<br />
|}<br />
<br />
February 6<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Leland Jefferis<br />
|-<br />
|Title || Intuitive computational methods<br />
|}<br />
<br />
February 13<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Diane Holcomb<br />
|-<br />
|Title || A brief (and highly non-rigorous) introduction to Brownian Motion. <br />
|}<br />
<br />
February 20<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Uri Andrews<br />
|-<br />
|Title || Hercules and the Hydra<br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || We will talk about important techniques of self-defense against an invading Hydra. The following, from Pausanias (Description of Greece, 2.37.4) describes the beginning of the battle of Hercules against the Lernaean hydra:<br />
<br />
As a second labour he ordered him to kill the Lernaean hydra.<br />
That creature, bred in the swamp of Lerna,<br />
used to go forth into the plain<br />
and ravage both the cattle and the country.<br />
Now the hydra had a huge body, with nine heads,<br />
eight mortal, but the middle one immortal. . . .<br />
By pelting it with fiery shafts he forced it to come out,<br />
and in the act of doing so he seized and held it fast.<br />
But the hydra wound itself about one of his feet and clung to him.<br />
Nor could he effect anything by smashing its heads with his club,<br />
for as fast as one head was smashed there grew up two.<br />
|}<br />
<br />
<br />
February 27<br />
<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Beth Skubak<br />
|-<br />
|Title || Polynomials, Ellipses, and Matrices: Three questions, one answer.<br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || Given two points a,b in the unit disk, when is there a cubic polynomial with roots on the circle with a,b as critical points?<br />
I'll describe the connection between this question and two others, and give the one concise answer for all three. The result, and the proof, extend very naturally to any finite number of points.<br />
|}<br />
<br />
<br />
March 5<br />
<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Peyman Morteza<br />
|-<br />
|Title || Cutting Polyhedra: A Hilbert problem<br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || <br />
|}<br />
<br />
<br />
March 12<br />
<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Alexander Fish <br />
|-<br />
|Title || Ultrafilters and combinatorial number theory<br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || One of the central questions of Ramsey theory asks what are the configurations in the natural numbers (N) that are preserved in one of the colors of any finite coloring of N. We will show how ultrafilters (finitely additive 0,1 valued measures on subsets of N) can be used to prove Schur's theorem -- in one of the colors of any finite coloring of N we can find x,y,z satisfying x+y=z.<br />
|}<br />
<br />
<br />
March 26<br />
<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Paul Tveite<br />
|-<br />
|Title || <br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || <br />
|}<br />
<br />
<br />
April 9<br />
<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || No seminar this week<br />
|-<br />
|Title || <br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || <br />
|}<br />
<br />
<br />
April 16<br />
<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Silas Johnson<br />
|-<br />
|Title || The topology of sprouts<br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || <br />
|}<br />
<br />
<br />
April 23<br />
<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Tam Do<br />
|-<br />
|Title || <br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || <br />
|}<br />
<br />
<br />
April 30<br />
<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Balazs Strenner<br />
|-<br />
|Title || <br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || <br />
|}</div>Holcombhttps://hilbert.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Cookie_seminar&diff=3752Cookie seminar2012-04-16T03:24:57Z<p>Holcomb: </p>
<hr />
<div>'''General Information''': Cookie seminar will take place on Mondays at 3:30 in the 9th floor lounge area. Talks should be of interest to the general math community, and generally will not run longer then 20 minutes. Everyone is welcome to talk, please just sign up on this page. Alternatively I will also sign interested people up at the seminar itself. As one would expect from the title there will generally be cookies provided, although the snack may vary from week to week. To sign up to bring snacks one week please visit the [[Cookie_Sign-up|Cookie Sign-up]]<br />
<br />
<br />
To sign up please provide your name and a title. Abstracts are welcome but optional.<br />
<br />
'''Seminar talks''':<br />
<br />
January 30<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || George Craciun <br />
|-<br />
|Title || Persistence in biological networks<br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || I will describe some open problems in mathematical biology, having to do with existence of invariant regions for nonlinear dynamical systems. There is NSF grant funding (RA support) to work on some of these problems.<br />
|}<br />
<br />
February 6<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Leland Jefferis<br />
|-<br />
|Title || Intuitive computational methods<br />
|}<br />
<br />
February 13<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Diane Holcomb<br />
|-<br />
|Title || A brief (and highly non-rigorous) introduction to Brownian Motion. <br />
|}<br />
<br />
February 20<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Uri Andrews<br />
|-<br />
|Title || Hercules and the Hydra<br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || We will talk about important techniques of self-defense against an invading Hydra. The following, from Pausanias (Description of Greece, 2.37.4) describes the beginning of the battle of Hercules against the Lernaean hydra:<br />
<br />
As a second labour he ordered him to kill the Lernaean hydra.<br />
That creature, bred in the swamp of Lerna,<br />
used to go forth into the plain<br />
and ravage both the cattle and the country.<br />
Now the hydra had a huge body, with nine heads,<br />
eight mortal, but the middle one immortal. . . .<br />
By pelting it with fiery shafts he forced it to come out,<br />
and in the act of doing so he seized and held it fast.<br />
But the hydra wound itself about one of his feet and clung to him.<br />
Nor could he effect anything by smashing its heads with his club,<br />
for as fast as one head was smashed there grew up two.<br />
|}<br />
<br />
<br />
February 27<br />
<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Beth Skubak<br />
|-<br />
|Title || Polynomials, Ellipses, and Matrices: Three questions, one answer.<br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || Given two points a,b in the unit disk, when is there a cubic polynomial with roots on the circle with a,b as critical points?<br />
I'll describe the connection between this question and two others, and give the one concise answer for all three. The result, and the proof, extend very naturally to any finite number of points.<br />
|}<br />
<br />
<br />
March 5<br />
<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Peyman Morteza<br />
|-<br />
|Title || Cutting Polyhedra: A Hilbert problem<br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || <br />
|}<br />
<br />
<br />
March 12<br />
<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Alexander Fish <br />
|-<br />
|Title || Ultrafilters and combinatorial number theory<br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || One of the central questions of Ramsey theory asks what are the configurations in the natural numbers (N) that are preserved in one of the colors of any finite coloring of N. We will show how ultrafilters (finitely additive 0,1 valued measures on subsets of N) can be used to prove Schur's theorem -- in one of the colors of any finite coloring of N we can find x,y,z satisfying x+y=z.<br />
|}<br />
<br />
<br />
March 26<br />
<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Paul Tveite<br />
|-<br />
|Title || <br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || <br />
|}<br />
<br />
<br />
April 9<br />
<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || No seminar this week<br />
|-<br />
|Title || <br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || <br />
|}<br />
<br />
<br />
April 16<br />
<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Silas Johnson<br />
|-<br />
|Title || The topology of sprouts<br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || <br />
|}<br />
<br />
<br />
April 23<br />
<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || <br />
|-<br />
|Title || <br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || <br />
|}<br />
<br />
<br />
April 30<br />
<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Balazs Strenner<br />
|-<br />
|Title || <br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || <br />
|}</div>Holcombhttps://hilbert.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Cookie_Sign-up&diff=3742Cookie Sign-up2012-04-11T19:26:09Z<p>Holcomb: </p>
<hr />
<div>This page is the sign-up to bring refreshments for the math department on Mondays and Fridays. Once you have signed up please see Diane Holcomb for money and instructions. In general questions may be directed to Diane Holcomb, Sarah Tumasz, or Silas Johnson. Please sign up below! (Note that if you sign up during cookie hour you will be added to this list.)<br />
<br />
To edit this list simply log in at the top of the screen and then click edit on the top of this page.<br />
<br />
Friday 1/27: Diane Holcomb<br />
<br />
Monday 1/30: Silas Johnson<br />
<br />
Friday 2/3: Peng Yu<br />
<br />
Monday 2/6: Sarah Tumasz<br />
<br />
Friday 2/10: Nathan Clement<br />
<br />
Monday 2/13: Mushfeq<br />
<br />
Friday 2/17: Peter Mueller<br />
<br />
Monday 2/20: Lalit Jain<br />
<br />
Friday 2/24: Beth Skubak<br />
<br />
Monday 2/27: Elnur Emrah<br />
<br />
Friday 3/2: David<br />
<br />
Monday 3/5: Sarah Bockting<br />
<br />
Friday 3/9: Soledad Benguria<br />
<br />
Monday 3/12: Jason Murcko<br />
<br />
Friday 3/16: Kyle Riggs<br />
<br />
Monday 3/19: Sarah Tumasz<br />
<br />
Friday 3/22: Zhennan Zhou<br />
<br />
Monday 3/25: Tam Do<br />
<br />
Friday 3/30: Diane Holcomb<br />
<br />
Monday 4/9: Silas Johnson<br />
<br />
Friday 4/13: Peter Mueller<br />
<br />
Monday 4/16: Devon O'Rourke<br />
<br />
Friday 4/20:<br />
<br />
Monday 4/23:<br />
<br />
Friday 4/27:<br />
<br />
Monday 4/30:<br />
<br />
Friday 5/4:<br />
<br />
Monday 5/7:<br />
<br />
Friday 5/11:</div>Holcombhttps://hilbert.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Cookie_Sign-up&diff=3710Cookie Sign-up2012-03-27T13:35:59Z<p>Holcomb: </p>
<hr />
<div>This page is the sign-up to bring refreshments for the math department on Mondays and Fridays. Once you have signed up please see Diane Holcomb for money and instructions. In general questions may be directed to Diane Holcomb, Sarah Tumasz, or Silas Johnson. Please sign up below! (Note that if you sign up during cookie hour you will be added to this list.)<br />
<br />
To edit this list simply log in at the top of the screen and then click edit on the top of this page.<br />
<br />
Friday 1/27: Diane Holcomb<br />
<br />
Monday 1/30: Silas Johnson<br />
<br />
Friday 2/3: Peng Yu<br />
<br />
Monday 2/6: Sarah Tumasz<br />
<br />
Friday 2/10: Nathan Clement<br />
<br />
Monday 2/13: Mushfeq<br />
<br />
Friday 2/17: Peter Mueller<br />
<br />
Monday 2/20: Lalit Jain<br />
<br />
Friday 2/24: Beth Skubak<br />
<br />
Monday 2/27: Elnur Emrah<br />
<br />
Friday 3/2: David<br />
<br />
Monday 3/5: Sarah Bockting<br />
<br />
Friday 3/9: Soledad Benguria<br />
<br />
Monday 3/12: Jason Murcko<br />
<br />
Friday 3/16: Kyle Riggs<br />
<br />
Monday 3/19: Sarah Tumasz<br />
<br />
Friday 3/22: Zhennan Zhou<br />
<br />
Monday 3/25: Tam Do<br />
<br />
Friday 3/30: Diane Holcomb<br />
<br />
Monday 4/9: Silas Johnson<br />
<br />
Friday 4/13: Peter Mueller<br />
<br />
Monday 4/16:<br />
<br />
Friday 4/20:<br />
<br />
Monday 4/23:<br />
<br />
Friday 4/27:<br />
<br />
Monday 4/30:<br />
<br />
Friday 5/4:<br />
<br />
Monday 5/7:<br />
<br />
Friday 5/11:</div>Holcombhttps://hilbert.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Cookie_seminar&diff=3702Cookie seminar2012-03-26T21:12:10Z<p>Holcomb: </p>
<hr />
<div>'''General Information''': Cookie seminar will take place on Mondays at 3:30 in the 9th floor lounge area. Talks should be of interest to the general math community, and generally will not run longer then 20 minutes. Everyone is welcome to talk, please just sign up on this page. Alternatively I will also sign interested people up at the seminar itself. As one would expect from the title there will generally be cookies provided, although the snack may vary from week to week. To sign up to bring snacks one week please visit the [[Cookie_Sign-up|Cookie Sign-up]]<br />
<br />
<br />
To sign up please provide your name and a title. Abstracts are welcome but optional.<br />
<br />
'''Seminar talks''':<br />
<br />
January 30<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || George Craciun <br />
|-<br />
|Title || Persistence in biological networks<br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || I will describe some open problems in mathematical biology, having to do with existence of invariant regions for nonlinear dynamical systems. There is NSF grant funding (RA support) to work on some of these problems.<br />
|}<br />
<br />
February 6<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Leland Jefferis<br />
|-<br />
|Title || Intuitive computational methods<br />
|}<br />
<br />
February 13<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Diane Holcomb<br />
|-<br />
|Title || A brief (and highly non-rigorous) introduction to Brownian Motion. <br />
|}<br />
<br />
February 20<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Uri Andrews<br />
|-<br />
|Title || Hercules and the Hydra<br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || We will talk about important techniques of self-defense against an invading Hydra. The following, from Pausanias (Description of Greece, 2.37.4) describes the beginning of the battle of Hercules against the Lernaean hydra:<br />
<br />
As a second labour he ordered him to kill the Lernaean hydra.<br />
That creature, bred in the swamp of Lerna,<br />
used to go forth into the plain<br />
and ravage both the cattle and the country.<br />
Now the hydra had a huge body, with nine heads,<br />
eight mortal, but the middle one immortal. . . .<br />
By pelting it with fiery shafts he forced it to come out,<br />
and in the act of doing so he seized and held it fast.<br />
But the hydra wound itself about one of his feet and clung to him.<br />
Nor could he effect anything by smashing its heads with his club,<br />
for as fast as one head was smashed there grew up two.<br />
|}<br />
<br />
<br />
February 27<br />
<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Beth Skubak<br />
|-<br />
|Title || Polynomials, Ellipses, and Matrices: Three questions, one answer.<br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || Given two points a,b in the unit disk, when is there a cubic polynomial with roots on the circle with a,b as critical points?<br />
I'll describe the connection between this question and two others, and give the one concise answer for all three. The result, and the proof, extend very naturally to any finite number of points.<br />
|}<br />
<br />
<br />
March 5<br />
<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Peyman Morteza<br />
|-<br />
|Title || Cutting Polyhedra: A Hilbert problem<br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || <br />
|}<br />
<br />
<br />
March 12<br />
<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Alexander Fish <br />
|-<br />
|Title || Ultrafilters and combinatorial number theory<br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || One of the central questions of Ramsey theory asks what are the configurations in the natural numbers (N) that are preserved in one of the colors of any finite coloring of N. We will show how ultrafilters (finitely additive 0,1 valued measures on subsets of N) can be used to prove Schur's theorem -- in one of the colors of any finite coloring of N we can find x,y,z satisfying x+y=z.<br />
|}<br />
<br />
<br />
March 26<br />
<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Paul Tveite<br />
|-<br />
|Title || <br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || <br />
|}<br />
<br />
<br />
April 9<br />
<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || <br />
|-<br />
|Title || <br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || <br />
|}<br />
<br />
<br />
April 16<br />
<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || <br />
|-<br />
|Title || <br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || <br />
|}<br />
<br />
<br />
April 23<br />
<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || <br />
|-<br />
|Title || <br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || <br />
|}<br />
<br />
<br />
April 30<br />
<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Balazs Strenner<br />
|-<br />
|Title || <br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || <br />
|}</div>Holcombhttps://hilbert.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Cookie_Sign-up&diff=3701Cookie Sign-up2012-03-26T21:10:44Z<p>Holcomb: </p>
<hr />
<div>This page is the sign-up to bring refreshments for the math department on Mondays and Fridays. Once you have signed up please see Diane Holcomb for money and instructions. In general questions may be directed to Diane Holcomb, Sarah Tumasz, or Silas Johnson. Please sign up below! (Note that if you sign up during cookie hour you will be added to this list.)<br />
<br />
To edit this list simply log in at the top of the screen and then click edit on the top of this page.<br />
<br />
Friday 1/27: Diane Holcomb<br />
<br />
Monday 1/30: Silas Johnson<br />
<br />
Friday 2/3: Peng Yu<br />
<br />
Monday 2/6: Sarah Tumasz<br />
<br />
Friday 2/10: Nathan Clement<br />
<br />
Monday 2/13: Mushfeq<br />
<br />
Friday 2/17: Peter Mueller<br />
<br />
Monday 2/20: Lalit Jain<br />
<br />
Friday 2/24: Beth Skubak<br />
<br />
Monday 2/27: Elnur Emrah<br />
<br />
Friday 3/2: David<br />
<br />
Monday 3/5: Sarah Bockting<br />
<br />
Friday 3/9: Soledad Benguria<br />
<br />
Monday 3/12: Jason Murcko<br />
<br />
Friday 3/16: Kyle Riggs<br />
<br />
Monday 3/19: Sarah Tumasz<br />
<br />
Friday 3/22: Zhennan Zhou<br />
<br />
Monday 3/25: Tam Do<br />
<br />
Friday 3/30: Diane Holcomb<br />
<br />
Monday 4/9: Silas Johnson<br />
<br />
Friday 4/13: Peter <br />
<br />
Monday 4/16:<br />
<br />
Friday 4/20:<br />
<br />
Monday 4/23:<br />
<br />
Friday 4/27:<br />
<br />
Monday 4/30:<br />
<br />
Friday 5/4:<br />
<br />
Monday 5/7:<br />
<br />
Friday 5/11:</div>Holcombhttps://hilbert.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Cookie_seminar&diff=3698Cookie seminar2012-03-26T19:00:04Z<p>Holcomb: </p>
<hr />
<div>'''General Information''': Cookie seminar will take place on Mondays at 3:30 in the 9th floor lounge area. Talks should be of interest to the general math community, and generally will not run longer then 20 minutes. Everyone is welcome to talk, please just sign up on this page. Alternatively I will also sign interested people up at the seminar itself. As one would expect from the title there will generally be cookies provided, although the snack may vary from week to week. To sign up to bring snacks one week please visit the [[Cookie_Sign-up|Cookie Sign-up]]<br />
<br />
<br />
To sign up please provide your name and a title. Abstracts are welcome but optional.<br />
<br />
'''Seminar talks''':<br />
<br />
January 30<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || George Craciun <br />
|-<br />
|Title || Persistence in biological networks<br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || I will describe some open problems in mathematical biology, having to do with existence of invariant regions for nonlinear dynamical systems. There is NSF grant funding (RA support) to work on some of these problems.<br />
|}<br />
<br />
February 6<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Leland Jefferis<br />
|-<br />
|Title || Intuitive computational methods<br />
|}<br />
<br />
February 13<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Diane Holcomb<br />
|-<br />
|Title || A brief (and highly non-rigorous) introduction to Brownian Motion. <br />
|}<br />
<br />
February 20<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Uri Andrews<br />
|-<br />
|Title || Hercules and the Hydra<br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || We will talk about important techniques of self-defense against an invading Hydra. The following, from Pausanias (Description of Greece, 2.37.4) describes the beginning of the battle of Hercules against the Lernaean hydra:<br />
<br />
As a second labour he ordered him to kill the Lernaean hydra.<br />
That creature, bred in the swamp of Lerna,<br />
used to go forth into the plain<br />
and ravage both the cattle and the country.<br />
Now the hydra had a huge body, with nine heads,<br />
eight mortal, but the middle one immortal. . . .<br />
By pelting it with fiery shafts he forced it to come out,<br />
and in the act of doing so he seized and held it fast.<br />
But the hydra wound itself about one of his feet and clung to him.<br />
Nor could he effect anything by smashing its heads with his club,<br />
for as fast as one head was smashed there grew up two.<br />
|}<br />
<br />
<br />
February 27<br />
<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Beth Skubak<br />
|-<br />
|Title || Polynomials, Ellipses, and Matrices: Three questions, one answer.<br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || Given two points a,b in the unit disk, when is there a cubic polynomial with roots on the circle with a,b as critical points?<br />
I'll describe the connection between this question and two others, and give the one concise answer for all three. The result, and the proof, extend very naturally to any finite number of points.<br />
|}<br />
<br />
<br />
March 5<br />
<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Peyman Morteza<br />
|-<br />
|Title || Cutting Polyhedra: A Hilbert problem<br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || <br />
|}<br />
<br />
<br />
March 12<br />
<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Alexander Fish <br />
|-<br />
|Title || Ultrafilters and combinatorial number theory<br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || One of the central questions of Ramsey theory asks what are the configurations in the natural numbers (N) that are preserved in one of the colors of any finite coloring of N. We will show how ultrafilters (finitely additive 0,1 valued measures on subsets of N) can be used to prove Schur's theorem -- in one of the colors of any finite coloring of N we can find x,y,z satisfying x+y=z.<br />
|}<br />
<br />
<br />
March 26<br />
<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Paul Tveite<br />
|-<br />
|Title || <br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || <br />
|}<br />
<br />
<br />
April 9<br />
<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || <br />
|-<br />
|Title || <br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || <br />
|}<br />
<br />
<br />
April 16<br />
<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || <br />
|-<br />
|Title || <br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || <br />
|}<br />
<br />
<br />
April 23<br />
<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || <br />
|-<br />
|Title || <br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || <br />
|}<br />
<br />
<br />
April 30<br />
<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || <br />
|-<br />
|Title || <br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || <br />
|}</div>Holcombhttps://hilbert.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Cookie_Sign-up&diff=3687Cookie Sign-up2012-03-22T16:21:37Z<p>Holcomb: </p>
<hr />
<div>This page is the sign-up to bring refreshments for the math department on Mondays and Fridays. Once you have signed up please see Diane Holcomb for money and instructions. In general questions may be directed to Diane Holcomb, Sarah Tumasz, or Silas Johnson. Please sign up below! (Note that if you sign up during cookie hour you will be added to this list.)<br />
<br />
To edit this list simply log in at the top of the screen and then click edit on the top of this page.<br />
<br />
Friday 1/27: Diane Holcomb<br />
<br />
Monday 1/30: Silas Johnson<br />
<br />
Friday 2/3: Peng Yu<br />
<br />
Monday 2/6: Sarah Tumasz<br />
<br />
Friday 2/10: Nathan Clement<br />
<br />
Monday 2/13: Mushfeq<br />
<br />
Friday 2/17: Peter Mueller<br />
<br />
Monday 2/20: Lalit Jain<br />
<br />
Friday 2/24: Beth Skubak<br />
<br />
Monday 2/27: Elnur Emrah<br />
<br />
Friday 3/2: David<br />
<br />
Monday 3/5: Sarah Bockting<br />
<br />
Friday 3/9: Soledad Benguria<br />
<br />
Monday 3/12: Jason Murcko<br />
<br />
Friday 3/16: Kyle Riggs<br />
<br />
Monday 3/19: Sarah Tumasz<br />
<br />
Friday 3/22: Zhennan Zhou<br />
<br />
Monday 3/25: Tam Do<br />
<br />
Friday 3/30: Diane Holcomb<br />
<br />
Monday 4/9:<br />
<br />
Friday 4/13:<br />
<br />
Monday 4/16:<br />
<br />
Friday 4/20:<br />
<br />
Monday 4/23:<br />
<br />
Friday 4/27:<br />
<br />
Monday 4/30:<br />
<br />
Friday 5/4:<br />
<br />
Monday 5/7:<br />
<br />
Friday 5/11:</div>Holcombhttps://hilbert.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Cookie_seminar&diff=3642Cookie seminar2012-03-12T16:09:41Z<p>Holcomb: </p>
<hr />
<div>'''General Information''': Cookie seminar will take place on Mondays at 3:30 in the 9th floor lounge area. Talks should be of interest to the general math community, and generally will not run longer then 20 minutes. Everyone is welcome to talk, please just sign up on this page. Alternatively I will also sign interested people up at the seminar itself. As one would expect from the title there will generally be cookies provided, although the snack may vary from week to week. To sign up to bring snacks one week please visit the [[Cookie_Sign-up|Cookie Sign-up]]<br />
<br />
<br />
To sign up please provide your name and a title. Abstracts are welcome but optional.<br />
<br />
'''Seminar talks''':<br />
<br />
January 30<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || George Craciun <br />
|-<br />
|Title || Persistence in biological networks<br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || I will describe some open problems in mathematical biology, having to do with existence of invariant regions for nonlinear dynamical systems. There is NSF grant funding (RA support) to work on some of these problems.<br />
|}<br />
<br />
February 6<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Leland Jefferis<br />
|-<br />
|Title || Intuitive computational methods<br />
|}<br />
<br />
February 13<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Diane Holcomb<br />
|-<br />
|Title || A brief (and highly non-rigorous) introduction to Brownian Motion. <br />
|}<br />
<br />
February 20<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Uri Andrews<br />
|-<br />
|Title || Hercules and the Hydra<br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || We will talk about important techniques of self-defense against an invading Hydra. The following, from Pausanias (Description of Greece, 2.37.4) describes the beginning of the battle of Hercules against the Lernaean hydra:<br />
<br />
As a second labour he ordered him to kill the Lernaean hydra.<br />
That creature, bred in the swamp of Lerna,<br />
used to go forth into the plain<br />
and ravage both the cattle and the country.<br />
Now the hydra had a huge body, with nine heads,<br />
eight mortal, but the middle one immortal. . . .<br />
By pelting it with fiery shafts he forced it to come out,<br />
and in the act of doing so he seized and held it fast.<br />
But the hydra wound itself about one of his feet and clung to him.<br />
Nor could he effect anything by smashing its heads with his club,<br />
for as fast as one head was smashed there grew up two.<br />
|}<br />
<br />
<br />
February 27<br />
<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Beth Skubak<br />
|-<br />
|Title || Polynomials, Ellipses, and Matrices: Three questions, one answer.<br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || Given two points a,b in the unit disk, when is there a cubic polynomial with roots on the circle with a,b as critical points?<br />
I'll describe the connection between this question and two others, and give the one concise answer for all three. The result, and the proof, extend very naturally to any finite number of points.<br />
|}<br />
<br />
<br />
March 5<br />
<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Peyman Morteza<br />
|-<br />
|Title || Cutting Polyhedra: A Hilbert problem<br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || <br />
|}<br />
<br />
<br />
March 12<br />
<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Alexander Fish <br />
|-<br />
|Title || Ultrafilters and combinatorial number theory<br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || One of the central questions of Ramsey theory asks what are the configurations in the natural numbers (N) that are preserved in one of the colors of any finite coloring of N. We will show how ultrafilters (finitely additive 0,1 valued measures on subsets of N) can be used to prove Schur's theorem -- in one of the colors of any finite coloring of N we can find x,y,z satisfying x+y=z.<br />
|}<br />
<br />
<br />
March 19<br />
<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Paul Tveite<br />
|-<br />
|Title || <br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || <br />
|}<br />
<br />
<br />
March 26<br />
<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || <br />
|-<br />
|Title || <br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || <br />
|}<br />
<br />
<br />
April 9<br />
<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || <br />
|-<br />
|Title || <br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || <br />
|}<br />
<br />
<br />
April 16<br />
<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || <br />
|-<br />
|Title || <br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || <br />
|}<br />
<br />
<br />
April 23<br />
<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || <br />
|-<br />
|Title || <br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || <br />
|}</div>Holcombhttps://hilbert.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Cookie_seminar&diff=3616Cookie seminar2012-03-05T21:35:56Z<p>Holcomb: </p>
<hr />
<div>'''General Information''': Cookie seminar will take place on Mondays at 3:30 in the 9th floor lounge area. Talks should be of interest to the general math community, and generally will not run longer then 20 minutes. Everyone is welcome to talk, please just sign up on this page. Alternatively I will also sign interested people up at the seminar itself. As one would expect from the title there will generally be cookies provided, although the snack may vary from week to week. To sign up to bring snacks one week please visit the [[Cookie_Sign-up|Cookie Sign-up]]<br />
<br />
<br />
To sign up please provide your name and a title. Abstracts are welcome but optional.<br />
<br />
'''Seminar talks''':<br />
<br />
January 30<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || George Craciun <br />
|-<br />
|Title || Persistence in biological networks<br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || I will describe some open problems in mathematical biology, having to do with existence of invariant regions for nonlinear dynamical systems. There is NSF grant funding (RA support) to work on some of these problems.<br />
|}<br />
<br />
February 6<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Leland Jefferis<br />
|-<br />
|Title || Intuitive computational methods<br />
|}<br />
<br />
February 13<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Diane Holcomb<br />
|-<br />
|Title || A brief (and highly non-rigorous) introduction to Brownian Motion. <br />
|}<br />
<br />
February 20<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Uri Andrews<br />
|-<br />
|Title || Hercules and the Hydra<br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || We will talk about important techniques of self-defense against an invading Hydra. The following, from Pausanias (Description of Greece, 2.37.4) describes the beginning of the battle of Hercules against the Lernaean hydra:<br />
<br />
As a second labour he ordered him to kill the Lernaean hydra.<br />
That creature, bred in the swamp of Lerna,<br />
used to go forth into the plain<br />
and ravage both the cattle and the country.<br />
Now the hydra had a huge body, with nine heads,<br />
eight mortal, but the middle one immortal. . . .<br />
By pelting it with fiery shafts he forced it to come out,<br />
and in the act of doing so he seized and held it fast.<br />
But the hydra wound itself about one of his feet and clung to him.<br />
Nor could he effect anything by smashing its heads with his club,<br />
for as fast as one head was smashed there grew up two.<br />
|}<br />
<br />
<br />
February 27<br />
<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Beth Skubak<br />
|-<br />
|Title || Polynomials, Ellipses, and Matrices: Three questions, one answer.<br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || Given two points a,b in the unit disk, when is there a cubic polynomial with roots on the circle with a,b as critical points?<br />
I'll describe the connection between this question and two others, and give the one concise answer for all three. The result, and the proof, extend very naturally to any finite number of points.<br />
|}<br />
<br />
<br />
March 5<br />
<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Peyman Morteza<br />
|-<br />
|Title || Cutting Polyhedra: A Hilbert problem<br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || <br />
|}<br />
<br />
<br />
March 12<br />
<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Alexander Fish <br />
|-<br />
|Title || Ultrafilters and combinatorial number theory<br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || One of the central questions of Ramsey theory asks what are the configurations<br />
in the natural numbers (N) that are preserved in one of the colors of any finite coloring<br />
of N. We will show how ultrafilters (finitely additive 0,1 valued measures on subsets of<br />
N) can be used to prove Schur's theorem -- in one of the colors of any finite coloring of<br />
N we can find x,y,z satisfying x+y=z.<br />
|}<br />
<br />
<br />
March 19<br />
<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Paul Tveite<br />
|-<br />
|Title || <br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || <br />
|}<br />
<br />
<br />
March 26<br />
<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || <br />
|-<br />
|Title || <br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || <br />
|}<br />
<br />
<br />
April 9<br />
<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || <br />
|-<br />
|Title || <br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || <br />
|}<br />
<br />
<br />
April 16<br />
<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || <br />
|-<br />
|Title || <br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || <br />
|}<br />
<br />
<br />
April 23<br />
<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || <br />
|-<br />
|Title || <br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || <br />
|}</div>Holcombhttps://hilbert.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Cookie_seminar&diff=3609Cookie seminar2012-03-04T15:08:34Z<p>Holcomb: </p>
<hr />
<div>'''General Information''': Cookie seminar will take place on Mondays at 3:30 in the 9th floor lounge area. Talks should be of interest to the general math community, and generally will not run longer then 20 minutes. Everyone is welcome to talk, please just sign up on this page. Alternatively I will also sign interested people up at the seminar itself. As one would expect from the title there will generally be cookies provided, although the snack may vary from week to week. To sign up to bring snacks one week please visit the [[Cookie_Sign-up|Cookie Sign-up]]<br />
<br />
<br />
To sign up please provide your name and a title. Abstracts are welcome but optional.<br />
<br />
'''Seminar talks''':<br />
<br />
January 30<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || George Craciun <br />
|-<br />
|Title || Persistence in biological networks<br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || I will describe some open problems in mathematical biology, having to do with existence of invariant regions for nonlinear dynamical systems. There is NSF grant funding (RA support) to work on some of these problems.<br />
|}<br />
<br />
February 6<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Leland Jefferis<br />
|-<br />
|Title || Intuitive computational methods<br />
|}<br />
<br />
February 13<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Diane Holcomb<br />
|-<br />
|Title || A brief (and highly non-rigorous) introduction to Brownian Motion. <br />
|}<br />
<br />
February 20<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Uri Andrews<br />
|-<br />
|Title || Hercules and the Hydra<br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || We will talk about important techniques of self-defense against an invading Hydra. The following, from Pausanias (Description of Greece, 2.37.4) describes the beginning of the battle of Hercules against the Lernaean hydra:<br />
<br />
As a second labour he ordered him to kill the Lernaean hydra.<br />
That creature, bred in the swamp of Lerna,<br />
used to go forth into the plain<br />
and ravage both the cattle and the country.<br />
Now the hydra had a huge body, with nine heads,<br />
eight mortal, but the middle one immortal. . . .<br />
By pelting it with fiery shafts he forced it to come out,<br />
and in the act of doing so he seized and held it fast.<br />
But the hydra wound itself about one of his feet and clung to him.<br />
Nor could he effect anything by smashing its heads with his club,<br />
for as fast as one head was smashed there grew up two.<br />
|}<br />
<br />
<br />
February 27<br />
<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Beth Skubak<br />
|-<br />
|Title || Polynomials, Ellipses, and Matrices: Three questions, one answer.<br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || Given two points a,b in the unit disk, when is there a cubic polynomial with roots on the circle with a,b as critical points?<br />
I'll describe the connection between this question and two others, and give the one concise answer for all three. The result, and the proof, extend very naturally to any finite number of points.<br />
|}<br />
<br />
<br />
March 5<br />
<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Peyman Morteza<br />
|-<br />
|Title || Cutting Polyhedra: A Hilbert problem<br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || <br />
|}<br />
<br />
<br />
March 12<br />
<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Alexander Fish <br />
|-<br />
|Title || Ultrafilters and combinatorial number theory<br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || One of the central questions of Ramsey theory asks what are the configurations<br />
in the natural numbers (N) that are preserved in one of the colors of any finite coloring<br />
of N. We will show how ultrafilters (finitely additive 0,1 valued measures on subsets of<br />
N) can be used to prove Schur's theorem -- in one of the colors of any finite coloring of<br />
N we can find x,y,z satisfying x+y=z.<br />
|}<br />
<br />
<br />
March 19<br />
<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || <br />
|-<br />
|Title || <br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || <br />
|}<br />
<br />
<br />
March 26<br />
<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || <br />
|-<br />
|Title || <br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || <br />
|}<br />
<br />
<br />
April 9<br />
<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || <br />
|-<br />
|Title || <br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || <br />
|}<br />
<br />
<br />
April 16<br />
<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || <br />
|-<br />
|Title || <br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || <br />
|}<br />
<br />
<br />
April 23<br />
<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || <br />
|-<br />
|Title || <br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || <br />
|}</div>Holcombhttps://hilbert.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Cookie_seminar&diff=3608Cookie seminar2012-03-03T20:55:25Z<p>Holcomb: </p>
<hr />
<div>'''General Information''': Cookie seminar will take place on Mondays at 3:30 in the 9th floor lounge area. Talks should be of interest to the general math community, and generally will not run longer then 20 minutes. Everyone is welcome to talk, please just sign up on this page. Alternatively I will also sign interested people up at the seminar itself. As one would expect from the title there will generally be cookies provided, although the snack may vary from week to week. To sign up to bring snacks one week please visit the [[Cookie_Sign-up|Cookie Sign-up]]<br />
<br />
<br />
To sign up please provide your name and a title. Abstracts are welcome but optional.<br />
<br />
'''Seminar talks''':<br />
<br />
January 30<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || George Craciun <br />
|-<br />
|Title || Persistence in biological networks<br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || I will describe some open problems in mathematical biology, having to do with existence of invariant regions for nonlinear dynamical systems. There is NSF grant funding (RA support) to work on some of these problems.<br />
|}<br />
<br />
February 6<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Leland Jefferis<br />
|-<br />
|Title || Intuitive computational methods<br />
|}<br />
<br />
February 13<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Diane Holcomb<br />
|-<br />
|Title || A brief (and highly non-rigorous) introduction to Brownian Motion. <br />
|}<br />
<br />
February 20<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Uri Andrews<br />
|-<br />
|Title || Hercules and the Hydra<br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || We will talk about important techniques of self-defense against an invading Hydra. The following, from Pausanias (Description of Greece, 2.37.4) describes the beginning of the battle of Hercules against the Lernaean hydra:<br />
<br />
As a second labour he ordered him to kill the Lernaean hydra.<br />
That creature, bred in the swamp of Lerna,<br />
used to go forth into the plain<br />
and ravage both the cattle and the country.<br />
Now the hydra had a huge body, with nine heads,<br />
eight mortal, but the middle one immortal. . . .<br />
By pelting it with fiery shafts he forced it to come out,<br />
and in the act of doing so he seized and held it fast.<br />
But the hydra wound itself about one of his feet and clung to him.<br />
Nor could he effect anything by smashing its heads with his club,<br />
for as fast as one head was smashed there grew up two.<br />
|}<br />
<br />
<br />
February 27<br />
<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Beth Skubak<br />
|-<br />
|Title || Polynomials, Ellipses, and Matrices: Three questions, one answer.<br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || Given two points a,b in the unit disk, when is there a cubic polynomial with roots on the circle with a,b as critical points?<br />
I'll describe the connection between this question and two others, and give the one concise answer for all three. The result, and the proof, extend very naturally to any finite number of points.<br />
|}<br />
<br />
<br />
March 5<br />
<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Peyman Morteza<br />
|-<br />
|Title || Cutting Polyhedra: A Hilbert problem<br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || <br />
|}<br />
<br />
<br />
March 12<br />
<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Alexander Fish <br />
|-<br />
|Title || <br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || <br />
|}<br />
<br />
<br />
March 19<br />
<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || <br />
|-<br />
|Title || <br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || <br />
|}</div>Holcombhttps://hilbert.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Cookie_Sign-up&diff=3561Cookie Sign-up2012-02-24T22:10:02Z<p>Holcomb: </p>
<hr />
<div>This page is the sign-up to bring refreshments for the math department on Mondays and Fridays. Once you have signed up please see Diane Holcomb for money and instructions. In general questions may be directed to Diane Holcomb, Sarah Tumasz, or Silas Johnson. Please sign up below! (Note that if you sign up during cookie hour you will be added to this list.)<br />
<br />
To edit this list simply log in at the top of the screen and then click edit on the top of this page.<br />
<br />
Friday 1/27: Diane Holcomb<br />
<br />
Monday 1/30: Silas Johnson<br />
<br />
Friday 2/3: Peng Yu<br />
<br />
Monday 2/6: Sarah Tumasz<br />
<br />
Friday 2/10: Nathan Clement<br />
<br />
Monday 2/13: Mushfeq<br />
<br />
Friday 2/17: Peter Mueller<br />
<br />
Monday 2/20: Lalit Jain<br />
<br />
Friday 2/24: Beth Skubak<br />
<br />
Monday 2/27: Elnur Emrah<br />
<br />
Friday 3/2: David<br />
<br />
Monday 3/5: Sarah Bockting<br />
<br />
Friday 3/9: Soledad Benguria<br />
<br />
Monday 3/12: Jason Murcko<br />
<br />
Friday 3/16: Kyle Riggs<br />
<br />
Monday 3/19: Sarah Tumasz<br />
<br />
Friday 3/22: Zhennan Zhou<br />
<br />
Monday 3/25:<br />
<br />
Friday 3/30:<br />
<br />
Monday 4/9:<br />
<br />
Friday 4/13:<br />
<br />
Monday 4/16:<br />
<br />
Friday 4/20:<br />
<br />
Monday 4/23:<br />
<br />
Friday 4/27:<br />
<br />
Monday 4/30:<br />
<br />
Friday 5/4:<br />
<br />
Monday 5/7:<br />
<br />
Friday 5/11:</div>Holcombhttps://hilbert.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Cookie_seminar&diff=3548Cookie seminar2012-02-23T04:51:38Z<p>Holcomb: </p>
<hr />
<div>'''General Information''': Cookie seminar will take place on Mondays at 3:30 in the 9th floor lounge area. Talks should be of interest to the general math community, and generally will not run longer then 20 minutes. Everyone is welcome to talk, please just sign up on this page. Alternatively I will also sign interested people up at the seminar itself. As one would expect from the title there will generally be cookies provided, although the snack may vary from week to week. To sign up to bring snacks one week please visit the [[Cookie_Sign-up|Cookie Sign-up]]<br />
<br />
<br />
To sign up please provide your name and a title. Abstracts are welcome but optional.<br />
<br />
'''Seminar talks''':<br />
<br />
January 30<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || George Craciun <br />
|-<br />
|Title || Persistence in biological networks<br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || I will describe some open problems in mathematical biology, having to do with existence of invariant regions for nonlinear dynamical systems. There is NSF grant funding (RA support) to work on some of these problems.<br />
|}<br />
<br />
February 6<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Leland Jefferis<br />
|-<br />
|Title || Intuitive computational methods<br />
|}<br />
<br />
February 13<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Diane Holcomb<br />
|-<br />
|Title || A brief (and highly non-rigorous) introduction to Brownian Motion. <br />
|}<br />
<br />
February 20<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Uri Andrews<br />
|-<br />
|Title || Hercules and the Hydra<br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || We will talk about important techniques of self-defense against an invading Hydra. The following, from Pausanias (Description of Greece, 2.37.4) describes the beginning of the battle of Hercules against the Lernaean hydra:<br />
<br />
As a second labour he ordered him to kill the Lernaean hydra.<br />
That creature, bred in the swamp of Lerna,<br />
used to go forth into the plain<br />
and ravage both the cattle and the country.<br />
Now the hydra had a huge body, with nine heads,<br />
eight mortal, but the middle one immortal. . . .<br />
By pelting it with fiery shafts he forced it to come out,<br />
and in the act of doing so he seized and held it fast.<br />
But the hydra wound itself about one of his feet and clung to him.<br />
Nor could he effect anything by smashing its heads with his club,<br />
for as fast as one head was smashed there grew up two.<br />
|}<br />
<br />
<br />
February 27<br />
<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Beth Skubak<br />
|-<br />
|Title || Polynomials, Ellipses, and Matrices: Three questions, one answer.<br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || Given two points a,b in the unit disk, when is there a cubic polynomial with roots on the circle with a,b as critical points?<br />
I'll describe the connection between this question and two others, and give the one concise answer for all three. The result, and the proof, extend very naturally to any finite number of points.<br />
|}<br />
<br />
<br />
March 5<br />
<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Peyman Morteza<br />
|-<br />
|Title || Cutting Polyhedra: A Hilbert problem<br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || <br />
|}<br />
<br />
<br />
March 12<br />
<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || <br />
|-<br />
|Title || <br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || <br />
|}<br />
<br />
<br />
March 19<br />
<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || <br />
|-<br />
|Title || <br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || <br />
|}</div>Holcombhttps://hilbert.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Cookie_seminar&diff=3490Cookie seminar2012-02-13T16:37:42Z<p>Holcomb: </p>
<hr />
<div>'''General Information''': Cookie seminar will take place on Mondays at 3:30 in the 9th floor lounge area. Talks should be of interest to the general math community, and generally will not run longer then 20 minutes. Everyone is welcome to talk, please just sign up on this page. Alternatively I will also sign interested people up at the seminar itself. As one would expect from the title there will generally be cookies provided, although the snack may vary from week to week. To sign up to bring snacks one week please visit the [[Cookie_Sign-up|Cookie Sign-up]]<br />
<br />
<br />
To sign up please provide your name and a title. Abstracts are welcome but optional.<br />
<br />
'''Seminar talks''':<br />
<br />
January 30<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || George Craciun <br />
|-<br />
|Title || Persistence in biological networks<br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || I will describe some open problems in mathematical biology, having to do with existence of invariant regions for nonlinear dynamical systems. There is NSF grant funding (RA support) to work on some of these problems.<br />
|}<br />
<br />
February 6<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Leland Jefferis<br />
|-<br />
|Title || Intuitive computational methods<br />
|}<br />
<br />
February 13<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Diane Holcomb<br />
|-<br />
|Title || A brief (and highly non-rigorous) introduction to Brownian Motion. <br />
|}<br />
<br />
February 20<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Uri Andrews<br />
|-<br />
|Title || Hercules and the Hydra<br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || We will talk about important techniques of self-defense against an invading Hydra. The following, from Pausanias (Description of Greece, 2.37.4) describes the beginning of the battle of Hercules against the Lernaean hydra:<br />
<br />
As a second labour he ordered him to kill the Lernaean hydra.<br />
That creature, bred in the swamp of Lerna,<br />
used to go forth into the plain<br />
and ravage both the cattle and the country.<br />
Now the hydra had a huge body, with nine heads,<br />
eight mortal, but the middle one immortal. . . .<br />
By pelting it with fiery shafts he forced it to come out,<br />
and in the act of doing so he seized and held it fast.<br />
But the hydra wound itself about one of his feet and clung to him.<br />
Nor could he effect anything by smashing its heads with his club,<br />
for as fast as one head was smashed there grew up two.<br />
|}<br />
<br />
<br />
February 27<br />
<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || Beth Skubak<br />
|-<br />
|Title || Polynomials, Ellipses, and Matrices: Three questions, one answer.<br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || <br />
|}<br />
<br />
<br />
March 5<br />
<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || <br />
|-<br />
|Title || <br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || <br />
|}<br />
<br />
<br />
March 12<br />
<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || <br />
|-<br />
|Title || <br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || <br />
|}<br />
<br />
<br />
March 19<br />
<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || <br />
|-<br />
|Title || <br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || <br />
|}</div>Holcombhttps://hilbert.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=Cookie_seminar&diff=3489Cookie seminar2012-02-13T16:35:53Z<p>Holcomb: </p>
<hr />
<div>'''General Information''': Cookie seminar will take place on Mondays at 3:30 in the 9th floor lounge area. Talks should be of interest to the general math community, and generally will not run longer then 20 minutes. Everyone is welcome to talk, please just sign up on this page. Alternatively I will also sign interested people up at the seminar itself. As one would expect from the title there will generally be cookies provided, although the snack may vary from week to week. To sign up to bring snacks one week please visit the [[Cookie_Sign-up|Cookie Sign-up]]<br />
<br />
<br />
To sign up please provide your name and a title. Abstracts are welcome but optional.<br />
<br />
'''Seminar talks''':<br />
<br />
January 30<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || George Craciun <br />
|-<br />
|Title || Persistence in biological networks<br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || I will describe some open problems in mathematical biology, having to do with existence of invariant regions for nonlinear dynamical systems. There is NSF grant funding (RA support) to work on some of these problems.<br />
|}<br />
<br />
February 6<br />
{|border="2"<br />
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As a second labour he ordered him to kill the Lernaean hydra.<br />
That creature, bred in the swamp of Lerna,<br />
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and ravage both the cattle and the country.<br />
Now the hydra had a huge body, with nine heads,<br />
eight mortal, but the middle one immortal. . . .<br />
By pelting it with fiery shafts he forced it to come out,<br />
and in the act of doing so he seized and held it fast.<br />
But the hydra wound itself about one of his feet and clung to him.<br />
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<div>'''General Information''': Cookie seminar will take place on Mondays at 3:30 in the 9th floor lounge area. Talks should be of interest to the general math community, and generally will not run longer then 20 minutes. Everyone is welcome to talk, please just sign up on this page. Alternatively I will also sign interested people up at the seminar itself. As one would expect from the title there will generally be cookies provided, although the snack may vary from week to week. To sign up to bring snacks one week please visit the [[Cookie_Sign-up|Cookie Sign-up]]<br />
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<div>'''General Information''': Cookie seminar will take place on Mondays at 3:30 in the 9th floor lounge area. Talks should be of interest to the general math community, and generally will not run longer then 20 minutes. Everyone is welcome to talk, please just sign up on this page. Alternatively I will also sign interested people up at the seminar itself. As one would expect from the title there will generally be cookies provided, although the snack may vary from week to week. To sign up to bring snacks one week please visit the [[Cookie_Sign-up|Cookie Sign-up]]<br />
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|Title || Persistence in biological networks<br />
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|Abstract || I will describe some open problems in mathematical biology, having to do with existence of invariant regions for nonlinear dynamical systems. There is NSF grant funding (RA support) to work on some of these problems.<br />
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January 30<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || George Craciun <br />
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|Title || Persistence in biological networks<br />
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|Abstract || I will describe some open problems in mathematical biology, having to do with existence of invariant regions for nonlinear dynamical systems. There is NSF grant funding (RA support) to work on some of these problems.<br />
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<div>'''General Information''': Cookie seminar will take place on Mondays at 3:30 in the 9th floor lounge area. Talks should be of interest to the general math community, and generally will not run longer then 20 minutes. Everyone is welcome to talk, please just sign up on this page. Alternatively I will also sign interested people up at the seminar itself. As one would expect from the title there will generally be cookies provided, although the snack may vary from week to week.<br />
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To sign up please provide your name and a title. Abstracts are welcome but optional.<br />
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'''Seminar talks''':<br />
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January 30<br />
{|border="2"<br />
|Speaker || George Craciun <br />
|-<br />
|Title || Persistence in biological networks<br />
|-<br />
|Abstract || I will describe some open problems in mathematical biology, having to do with existence of invariant regions for nonlinear dynamical systems. There is NSF grant funding (RA support) to work on some of these problems.<br />
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== Welcome to the University of Wisconsin Math Department Wiki ==<br />
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This site is by and for the faculty, students and staff of the UW Mathematics Department. It contains useful information about the department, not always available from other sources. Pages can only be edited by members of the department but are viewable by everyone.<br />
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*[[Getting Around Van Vleck]]<br />
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== Math Seminars at UW-Madison ==<br />
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*[[Colloquia|Colloquium]]<br />
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