Mathematics & Statistics Seminars
Northern Arizona University

Week of November 20

The department has four weekly seminars: the department colloquium on Tuesdays from 4:00 - 5:00, with refreshments available from 3:45, the ACGT (Algebra, Combinatorics, Geometry, Topology) Seminar on Tuesdays from 12:45 - 2:00 pm, the Applied Math Seminar on Thursdays from 12:45 - 2:00 pm, and FAMUS (Friday Afternoon Undergraduate Mathematics Seminar), on Fridays from 3:00 - 4:00 (with refreshments). All events take place in Room 164 of the Adel Mathematics Building on the NAU campus. Click on the links in the sidebar to see schedules and more information.

Tuesday’s colloquium will be given by Dana Ernst, who will tell us about some combinatorics associated with DNA and genetic distance. Hugh Denoncourt continues in ACGT on Tuesday, talking about the distributions of permutations generated by random processes, and Applied Math Seminar will meet on Thursday; both are 12:45-2:00 in Room 164. FAMUS on Friday, details to follow.

Week of November 13

The department has four weekly seminars: the department colloquium on Tuesdays from 4:00 - 5:00, with refreshments available from 3:45, the ACGT (Algebra, Combinatorics, Geometry, Topology) Seminar on Tuesdays from 12:45 - 2:00 pm, the Applied Math Seminar on Thursdays from 12:45 - 2:00 pm, and FAMUS (Friday Afternoon Undergraduate Mathematics Seminar), on Fridays from 3:00 - 4:00 (with refreshments). All events take place in Room 164 of the Adel Mathematics Building on the NAU campus. Click on the links in the sidebar to see schedules and more information.

Tuesday’s colloquium will be given by our new colleague, Bahattin Yildiz, who will tell us about some of his recent work on codes over rings. Hugh Denoncourt continues in ACGT on Tuesday, talking about random walks on the permutation group, and Applied Math Seminar will meet on Thursday; both are 12:45-2:00 in Room 164. FAMUS on Friday, details to follow.

Week of October 30

The department has four weekly seminars: the department colloquium on Tuesdays from 4:00 - 5:00, with refreshments available from 3:45, the ACGT (Algebra, Combinatorics, Geometry, Topology) Seminar on Tuesdays from 12:45 - 2:00 pm, the Applied Math Seminar on Thursdays from 12:45 - 2:00 pm, and FAMUS (Friday Afternoon Undergraduate Mathematics Seminar), on Fridays from 3:00 - 4:00 (with refreshments). All events take place in Room 164 of the Adel Mathematics Building on the NAU campus. Click on the links in the sidebar to see schedules and more information.

Tuesday’s colloquium will be given by Art Draut, who will tell us about his work on the twin prime conjecture. Bahattin Yildiz continues in ACGT on Tuesday, and Applied Math Seminar will meet on Thursday; both are 12:45-2:00 in Room 164. FAMUS on Friday, details to follow.

Week of October 23

The department has four weekly seminars: the department colloquium on Tuesdays from 4:00 - 5:00, with refreshments available from 3:45, the ACGT (Algebra, Combinatorics, Geometry, Topology) Seminar on Tuesdays from 12:45 - 2:00 pm, the Applied Math Seminar on Thursdays from 12:45 - 2:00 pm, and FAMUS (Friday Afternoon Undergraduate Mathematics Seminar), on Fridays from 3:00 - 4:00 (with refreshments). All events take place in Room 164 of the Adel Mathematics Building on the NAU campus. Click on the links in the sidebar to see schedules and more information.

John Hagood is giving this week’s colloquium talk on Tuesday 10/24 at 4:00-5:00 pm (refreshments at 3:45). Bahattin Yildiz gies the second in a series of lectures on self-dual codes in the ACGT seminar on the same day at 12:45 pm. Both events take place in Room 164 of the Adel Mathematics Building. The Applied Math Seminar meets this week, and FAMUS will happen on Friday.

Week of October 16

The department has four weekly seminars: the department colloquium on Tuesdays from 4:00 - 5:00, with refreshments available from 3:45, the ACGT (Algebra, Combinatorics, Geometry, Topology) Seminar on Tuesdays from 12:45 - 2:00 pm, the Applied Math Seminar on Thursdays from 12:45 - 2:00 pm, and FAMUS (Friday Afternoon Undergraduate Mathematics Seminar), on Fridays from 3:00 - 4:00 (with refreshments). All events take place in Room 164 of the Adel Mathematics Building on the NAU campus. Click on the links in the sidebar to see schedules and more information.

Michael Falk is giving this week’s colloquium talk on Tuesday 10/16 at 4:00-5:00 pm (refreshments at 3:45). Bahattin Yildiz starts a series of lectures on self-dual codes in the ACGT seminar on the same day at 12:45 pm. Both events take place in Room 164 of the Adel Mathematics Building. The Applied Math Seminar meets this week, and FAMUS will happen on Friday.

Week of September 18th

This week’s department colloquium takes place on Wednesday, September 20 at 4:00-5:30pm in Room 164. James Tanton (Mathematical Association of America) will be in Flagstaff doing a workshop for FUSD, and will give us a version of his presentation, on Wednesday afternoon. His talk is titled “Exploding Dots: Joyous, Uplifting, Astounding Mathematics for the World” and here is the abstract:

Here is a story that isn’t true. When I was a young child I invented a machine (not true) that was nothing more than a series of boxes that could hold dots. And these dots would, upon certain actions, explode. And with this machine (in this non-true story) I realized that I could explain true things! I could explain all the mathematics of arithmetic I learnt in grade school (true), all the of the polynomial algebra I was to learn in high-school (true), elements of calculus and number theory I was to learn in university (true), and I could explore unanswered research questions mathematicians are studying today (also true)! “

Note: There will be no colloquium on Tuesday.

Mike Falk will be giving his third talk in a series in the ACGT seminar on Tuesday at 12:45-2:00pm in Room 164. On Thursday, 9/21, Jeffrey Covington will continue speaking in the Applied Math Seminar. As usual, the Friday Afternoon Undergraduate Mathematics Seminar (FAMUS) takes place on Friday at 3:00-4:00pm in Room 164. Details about this week’s FAMUS to follow in a separate email. Click on the links in the sidebar to see schedules and more information.

Week of September 11th

The department has four weekly seminars: the department colloquium on Tuesdays from 4:00 - 5:00, with refreshments available from 3:45, the ACGT (Algebra, Combinatorics, Geometry, Topology) Seminar on Tuesdays from 12:45 - 2:00 pm, the Applied Math Seminar on Thursdays from 12:45 - 2:00 pm, and FAMUS (Friday Afternoon Undergraduate Mathematics Seminar), on Fridays from 3:00 - 4:00 (with refreshments). All events take place in Room 164 of the Adel Mathematics Building on the NAU campus. Click on the links in the sidebar to see schedules and more information.

Steve Wilson is giving this week’s colloquium talk on Tuesday 9/12 at 4:00-5:00 pm (refreshments at 3:45) and Mike Falk will be giving his second talk in a series in the ACGT seminar later that day at 12:45 pm. Both events take place in Room 164 of the Adel Mathematics Building. On Thursday, 9/14, Jeffrey Covington will continue speaking in the Applied Math Seminar. The Friday Afternoon Undergraduate Mathematics Seminar (FAMUS) takes place on Friday at 3:00-4:00pm in Room 164. Details about this week’s FAMUS to follow in a separate email.

Week of September 4th

The department has four weekly seminars: the department colloquium on Tuesdays from 4:00 - 5:00, with refreshments available from 3:45, the ACGT (Algebra, Combinatorics, Geometry, Topology) Seminar on Tuesdays from 12:45 - 2:00 pm, the Applied Math Seminar on Thursdays from 12:45 - 2:00 pm, and FAMUS (Friday Afternoon Undergraduate Mathematics Seminar), on Fridays from 3:00 - 4:00 (with refreshments). All events take place in Room 164 of the Adel Mathematics Building on the NAU campus. Click on the links in the sidebar to see schedules and more information.

Jim Swift is giving this week’s colloquium talk on Tuesday 9/5 at 4:00-5:00 pm (refreshments at 3:45) and Mike Falk will be talking in the ACGT seminar later that day at 12:45 pm. Both events take place in Room 164 of the Adel Mathematics Building. On Thursday, 9/6, Jeffrey Covington will be giving a talk in the Applied Math Seminar.

Week of April 17th

Instead of a regularly schedule colloquium talk this Tuesday, we have an interview talk from Dr. Ye Chen, a candidate for a tenure-track position in our department with a PhD from West Virginia University. Dr. Chen will present during the Tuesday April 18th colloquium time, 4-5pm, #164, Adel Math building. He will be talking about “Modeling Gene Expression Data with Graph Theory Methods.”

  • Phillip Doi NAU M.S. Thesis presentation rescheduled for Tuesday, April 25th at 12:45, #146.
  • Honors Week, Dr. Luis David Garcia Puente, Sam Houston State University:
    • Thursday, April 27th at 12:45 Colloquium
    • Thursday, April 27th at 4:00 Student talk, awards, reception
    • Friday, April 28th at 4:00 Interdisciplinary talk
  • May 2nd Zachary Parker NAU M.S. Thesis

More candidate talks to come!

Other Seminar Announcements

  • ACGT The seminar series will NOT meet this week, 12:45-2:00 Tuesday, in #146.
  • AMS The seminar series will meet at the usual time, 12:45-2:00 Thursday, #164. Jeffrey Covington presents his undergraduate research.
  • FAMUS meets on Fridays, 3-4, AMB #164.

The seminar schedules and announcements are available via the departmental seminar website located here. The website is updated as schedule information becomes available.

Week of April 10th

There will be no colloquium this week, Tuesday April 11th. We do have a busy schedule of upcoming talks:

  • April 18th Phillip Doi NAU M.S. Thesis
  • Honors Week, Dr. Luis David Garcia Puente, Sam Houston State University:
    • Thursday, April 27th at 12:45 Colloquium
    • Thursday, April 27th at 4:00 Student talk, awards, reception
    • Friday, April 28th at 4:00 Interdisciplinary talk
  • May 2nd Zachary Parker NAU M.S. Thesis

Additionally, in the coming weeks we expect to schedule at least two one-hour tenure-track candidate talks, and several more shorter talks for the lecturer search. It is important that a good showing of faculty be present for each of these candidate talks, including hopefully a few graduate students too.

Other Seminar Announcements

  • ACGT The seminar series will meet at the usual time, 12:45-2:00 Tuesday, in #146.
  • AMS The seminar series will meet at the usual time, 12:45-2:00 Thursday, #164.
  • FAMUS meets on Fridays, 3-4, AMB #164.

The seminar schedules and announcements are available via the departmental seminar website located here. The website is updated as schedule information becomes available.