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Undergraduate Mathematics Colloquium Wednesday, February 16, 2011, 12:00 P. M. Exley Science Center – Room 139 David Puelz Wesleyan Undergraduate The Global Positioning System: Quantifying Measurement Uncertainty and Coverage Optimization Abstract: How does your iphone’s or TomTom’s GPS work? Why is it sometimes inaccurate? Or better yet, how can we quantify and analyze these inaccuracies? […]

Math Club Event Wed., Feb. 9, 12 noon in 139 Exley. Joel Specter will give a talk, Oh How You’ve Failed Us, Induction. Abstract.  Proving that this formula holds isn’t too hard. One way is by induction. In fact, proving the validity of such formulae is exactly why induction exists. However, what if you hadn’t […]

This Tuesday, February 1, 12:00 p.m., the Math Club will be hosting a lunch for students interested in summer programs in mathematics, particularly so-called REUs (Research Experiences for Undegraduates). Hear from other students who have participated, and learn about upcoming opportunities. All are welcome to attend. When: February 1, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Where: Woodhead […]

2011 AWM Essay Contest

To increase awareness of women’s ongoing contributions to the mathematical sciences, the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) and Math for America are co-sponsoring an essay contest for biographies of contemporary women mathematicians and statisticians in academic, industrial, and government careers. The essays will be based primarily on an interview with a woman currently working […]

The University of California, Berkeley is pleased to announce its 2011 Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP), offering students opportunities for faculty-mentored research in the fields of Astronomy, Astrophysics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth & Planetary Science, Geology, Geophysics, Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics. The eight-week program will be held on the UC Berkeley campus from June 5 […]

We invite any interested undergraduates to participate in The Problem Solving Competition. Monthly problems will be posted here and outside of the Mathematics Office, and students may submit one written solution to the judges. Winners will be recognized by the department. For this month, written solutions must be submitted by December 17, 2010 to the […]

WesWIS Opening Meeting

Wesleyan Women in Science (WesWIS) is open to all members of the Wesleyan community who are interested in issues affecting women in science, or in participating in our various activities, regardless of major, degree, or gender. The opening meeting of WesWIS will be Friday, September 17 at 12 p.m. in 84 Hall-Atwater. A pizza lunch […]

Three COMP students presented posters about their research recently, and these posters are all up on the sixth floor. Please come by and take a look! Sam DeFabbia-Kane’s poster is titled “Detecting Denial of Service Attacks on a Simulated Tor Network,” and is based on research he conducted during his independent study with Professors Danner […]

Senior Honors Lecture

Please join us for the Senior Honors Lecture for Duane Lê (’10). Friday, April 23 1:00 p.m. Room 618 SC Title: Regularity of Lebesgue measure and Besicovitch sets Abstract: We will discuss a striking regularity property concerning the measures of -dimensional slices of sets of finite measure in , when . This regularity is not guaranteed to […]

Please join us for the Senior Honors Thesis Defense for Nathan Fieldsteel (’10). Thursday, April 22 4:15 p.m. Room 638 SC Abstract: We will present a generalization of the Alexander module, which aims to distinguish knots by constructing modules corresponding to certain regular covering spaces of the knot complement. We will present a numerical invariant that […]

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