Department of Mathematics and Philosophy

PAST COLLOQUIA

2019-2020 Academic Year

Mathematics Colloquium:  "The Learning Assistant Program: A Crash Course" presented by Dr. Susie Brooks. The lecture was free and open to the public. Date: Thursday, November 21, 2019, Time: 3:45 p.m., Place: 204 Morgan Hall.

Online Teaching of Math and Technical Subjects Workshop: "Using WesternOnline for Teaching Math and Technical Subjects", presented by Dr. Jim Olsen. The lecture is free and open to the public. Date: Thursday, November 14, 2019, Time: 3:45 p.m., Place: 216 Morgan Hall.

Online Teaching of Math and Technical Subjects Workshop: "How to use Zoom to Record lectures for Online Courses and for Videoconferencing", presented by Dr. Jim Olsen. The lecture is free and open to the public. Date: Thursday, October 24, 2019, Time: 3:45 p.m., Place: 216 Morgan Hall.

"My Top Ten Suggestions for Online Teaching of Math and Technical Subjects: An Overview", presented by Professor James Olsen, Department of Mathematics and Philosophy, Western Illinois University. Date: Thursday, September 26, 2019, Time: 3:45 p.m., Place: 204 Morgan Hall. 

2018-2019 Academic Year

"The Pursuit-Evasion Problem," presented by Alvin Jin from KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.
Date: Thursday, March 28, 2019, Time: 3:45 p.m., Place: 208 Morgan Hall

"Positivities of knots and links," presented by Keiko Kawamuro, Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Iowa  (THIS HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FROM MARCH 7 TO APRIL 4),  Date: Thursday, April 4, 2019
Time: 3:45 p.m., Place: 208 Morgan Hall

"Mathematical Logic and Probability," presented by Wesley Calvert of the Department of Mathematics at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, Date: Thursday, February 28, 2019, Time: 3:45 p.m., Place: 204 Morgan Hall

2017-2018 Academic Year

"From graph theory to set theory and back, " presented by Anton Bernshteyn of the Department of Mathematics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Date: Thursday, April 26, 2018, Time: 3:45 p.m., Place: 204 Morgan Hall

"OpenGL and DirectX for fractals and other numerics," presented by Professor Fedor Andreev of the Department of Mathematics and Philosophy at Western Illinois University, Date: Thursday, April 19, 2018, Time: 3:45 p.m., Place: 204 Morgan Hall

 "Stable Forking," presented by Professor Clifton Ealy of the Department of Mathematics and Philosophy at Western Illinois University, Date: Thursday, December 14, 2017, Time: 3:45 p.m., Place: 204 Morgan Hall

"General Topology Meets Model Theory," presented by Professor Maryanthe Malliaris of the Department of Mathematics at the University of Chicago. Date: Monday, December 4, 2017, Time: 3:45 p.m., Place: 204 Morgan Hall

"Braids and Transverse Links," presented by Professor Doug LaFountain of the Department of Mathematics and Philosophy at Western Illinois University. Date: Thursday, November 30, 2017, Time: 3:45 p.m., Place: 204 Morgan Hall

 "On Mixture Modeling and Model-based Clustering of Skewed Matrix Data," presented by Dr. Volodymyr Melnykov, Associate Professor & Applied Statistics PhD Program Coordinator, University of Alabama. Date: Friday, November 17, 2017, Time: 3:00 p.m., Place: 204 Morgan Hall

"Multiphase Modeling of Tumor Growth Under Microenvironmental Stresses," presented by Dr. Gregory Baramidze of the Department of Mathematics and Philosophy at Western Illinois University. Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2017, Time: 3:45 p.m., Place: 204 Morgan Hall

 "Residue Field Domination in Real Closed Valued Fields," presented by Professor Clifton Ealy of the Department of Mathematics & Philosophy at Western Illinois University. Date: Thursday, November 9, 2017, Time: 3:45 p.m., Place: 204 Morgan Hall

Student Colloquium: Dr. Tom Blackford of the Department of Mathematics & Philosophy at Western Illinois University discussed "Continued Fractions and Quadratic Numbers." Date: Friday, October 6, 2017, Time: 3:00 p.m., Place: 208 Morgan Hall

2016-2017 Academic Year

 "Multiplication is Not Just Repeated Addition," presented by Professor John Baldwin of the Department of Mathematics at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Date: Thursday, May 4, 2017, Time: 3:45 p.m., Place: 204 Morgan Hall

"Beatty Sequences, the Golden Ratio, and Connections to Analysis and Algebra," presented by Professor Kenneth Stolarsky of the Department of Mathematics at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Date:  Thursday, April 27, 2017, Time:  3:45 p.m., Place:  208 Morgan Hall

"Hilbert's Approach to the Consistency Problem for Arithmetic," presented by Professor Michael Detlefsen of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame. Date:  Thursday, April 20, Time:  3:45 p.m., Place:  204 Morgan Hall

Interdepartmental Science and Mathematics Colloquium: "Modeling Nonlinear Dynamics for Control and Management Applications," presented by Dr. Dinesh Ekanayake (Department of Mathematics) and "Research in the Most Extreme Laboratory: Radio Astronomy and the Universe," presented by Dr. Esteban Araya (Department of Physics). Date:  Friday, April 14, Time:  4:00 p.m., Place:  205 Currens Hall

"On m-Convexity on Real Linear Spaces," presented by Dr. Roy Quintero of the Department of Mathematics at the University of Iowa. Date:  Thursday, April 13, Time:  3:45 p.m., Place:  204 Morgan Hall

"Modeling Reproduction of Whitetail Deer for Population Management," presented by Dr. Dinesh Ekanayake of the Department of Mathematics at Western Illinois University. Date:  Thursday, April 6, Time:  3:45 p.m., Place:  204 Morgan Hall

"Iterations, Wolfram Sequences, and Closed Formulas," presented by Dr. Mojtaba Moniri of the Department of Mathematics at Western Illinois University. Date:  Thursday, March 30, Time:  3:45 p.m., Place:  204 Morgan Hall

"Reflections on the Theory of Computability, " presented by Professor Paul Schupp of the Department of Mathematics at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Date:  Thursday, March 9, Time:  3:45 p.m., Place:  208 Morgan Hall

"Conics and Hyperovals in Projective Planes Over Fields of Characteristic 2," presented by Professor James McQuillan from the School of Computer Sciences from Western Illinois University. Date: Thursday, February 2, Time: 3:45 pm, Place: Morgan Hall Room 208

"Tight and Efficient Geodesics in the Curve Complex," MS Thesis Defense by Mingzhu Wang, student of Dr. Douglas LaFountain. Date: Thursday, December 1, Time: 3:15 pm, Place: MG 204

"Near-Linearity and Weak Arithmetics," Presented by Professor Mojtaba Moniri from the Department of Mathematics from Western Illinois University. Date: Thursday, November 10, Time: 3:30 pm, Place: Morgan Hall Room 204

Interdepartmental Science and Mathematics Colloquium - Dr. Feridun Tasdan (Department of Mathematics) presented "Circular Data Analysis Using R Software" and Dr. Redina Herman (Department of Geography) presented "Using threshold concepts and reflective journals to improve learning (and teaching!)". Date: Wednesday, October 26, Time: 4:00 pm, Place: MG 204

Student Colloquium: Dr. Doug LaFountain of the WIU Department of Mathematics discussed "Can We Predict the Outcome of the Presidential Election?" Date: Friday, September 23, Time: 3:00 pm, Place: MG 208

2015-2016 Academic Year

  • "Equilibrium Concepts in Game Theory" MS Thesis Defense by Jeremy Kettering, student of Professor Seyfi Turkelli. Date: Tuesday, May 24, Time: 3:15 pm, Place: MG 204
  • "Feedback Control of Systems with Memory" Presented by Professor Dinesh Ekanayake from the Department of Mathematics from Western Illinois University. Date: Thursday, May 5 Time: 3:30 pm Place: Morgan Hall room 204
  • "Continuous Logic and the Model Theory of Metric Structures" Presented by Professor C. Ward Henson from the Mathematics Department from the University of Illinois.Date: Friday, April 29 Time: 3:30 pm Place: Morgan Hall room 204
  • "The Galois Variance of Constacyclic Codes" Presented by Professor Tom Blackford from the Department of Mathematics from Western Illinois University. Date: Thursday, April 7, Time: 3:30 pm, Place: Morgan Hall Room 204.
  • "Transseries" Presented byProfessor Lou van den Dries from the Department of Mathematics from the University of Illinois. Date: Thursday, March 24, Time: 3:30 pm, Place: Morgan Hall Room 204
  • "Expander Graphs, Gonality of Curves and Galois Representations" Presented by Professor Seyfi Turkelli from the Department of Mathematics from Western Illinois University. Date: Thursday, January 28, Time: 3:30 pm, Place: Morgan Hall Room 204
  • "Invariant Measures for Amenable Locally Compact Groups and Hypergroups" Presented by Doctor Ben Willson from the Department of Mathematics at Western Illinois University. Date: Thursday, December 10, Time: 3:30 pm, Place: Morgan Hall Room 204
  •  "The Cartographer's Dilemma"-Student Colloquium presented by Doctor James Dibble from the Department of Mathematics at Western Illinois University. Date: Friday, December 4, Time: 3:30 pm,  Place: Morgan Hall Room 204
  • "Actions of Countable Groups, Generating Partitions and Entropy" presented by Professor Tserunyan from the Department of Mathematics at the University of Illinois. Date: Thursday, November 12, Time: 3:30 pm, Place: Morgan Hall Room 204
  • "Logic and Homogeneity of the Pseudoarc" presented by Professor Solecki from the Department of Mathematics at University of Illinois. Date: Thursday, November 5, Time: 3:30 pm, Place: Morgan Hall Room 204
  • "Mathematical Teleportation" presented by Professor Iraj Kalantari from the Department of Mathematics at Western Illinois University.  Date: Friday, October 30,  Time: 3:00 pm,  Place: Morgan Hall room 208
  • " l- adic Perverse Sheaves...or Not" presented by Profesor Fedor Andreev from the Department of Mathematics at Western Willinois University.  Date: Thursday, October 29,  Time: 3:30 pm,  Place: Morgan Hall room 204
  • "An Optimal Upper Bound on Regularity of Powers of Edge Ideals"  presented by Doctor Ali Alilooee from the Department of Mathematics at Western Illinois University. Date: Thursday, October 22, Time: 3:30 pm, Place: Morgan Hall room 204
  • "Orbits of Maximal Vector Spaces" presented by Professor Rumen Dimitrov from the Department of Mathematics at Western Illinois University. Date: Thursday, October 15, Time: 3:30 pm,  Place: Morgan Hall room 204
  • "The Relationship Between Synthetic Geometry and Convexity in Riemannian Manifolds" presented by Doctor James Dibble from the Department of Mathematics at Western Illinois University. Date: Thursday, October 8, Time: 3:30 pm, Place: Morgan Hall room 204
  • "On the Sperner Lemmer" presented by Professor Nader Vakil from the Department of Mathematics at Western Illinois University. Date: Thursday, October 1, Time: 3:30 pm, Place: Morgan Hall room 204

 

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