The Claremont Colleges present Mathematics Colloquia on every Wednesday, 4:15 - 5:15 pm. Refreshments are served before the talks at 3:45 pm.

For more information or to suggest speakers, please contact the organizers, Deanna Needell (dneedell@cmc.edu) and Chiu-Yen Kao (CKao@claremontmckenna.edu).

Date: | Title: | Speakers: |
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Jan/18/2017 | Field committee meeting | Field Committee meeting (faculty) |

Jan/25/2017 | Biquasiles and Dual Graph Diagrams | Sam Nelson |

Feb/01/2017 | Constructing extremal lattices in Euclidean spaces | Lenny Fukshansky (CMC) |

Feb/08/2017 | Sensing and Decision-Making in Animal Search | Scott McKinley (Tulane) |

Feb/15/2017 | Uniform Bounds of Families of Twists | Bianca Thompson (HMC) |

Feb/22/2017 | Random Matrices with Heavy-Tailed Entries: Tight Mean Estimators and Applications | Stanislav Minsker (USC) |

Mar/01/2017 | Canonical bases and related structures | Jacob Greenstein (UC Riverside) |

Mar/08/2017 | Totally geodesic submanifolds in Riemannian geometry | Thomas Murphy (CSU Fullerton) |

Mar/22/2017 | TBA | Courtney Davis (Pepperdine University) |

Mar/29/2017 | Speaker: Alan Haynes (Univ. Houston) | Alan Haynes (Univ. of Houston) |

Apr/05/2017 | Speaker: Zair Ibragimov (CSU Fullerton) | Zair Ibragimov (CSU Fullerton) |

Apr/12/2017 | TBA | Alan Lindsay (Notre Dame) |

Apr/19/2017 | TBA | James Tener (UCSB) |

Apr/26/2017 | Speaker: E. Mehmet Kiral (TAMU, MSRI) | E. Mehmet Kiral (TAMU, MSRI) |

May/03/2017 | TBA | Mark Alber (Notre Dame /UC Riverside) |

Date: | Title: | Speakers: |
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Jan/21/2015 | CCMS Field Meeting | N/A |

Jan/28/2015 | Multiple tilings of Euclidean space by translations of a convex object | Sinai Robins, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and Brown University |

Feb/04/2015 | Decay properties of solutions to the Benjamin-Ono equation | Cynthia Flores, California State University, Channel Islands |

Feb/11/2015 | Can Zombies Do Math? OR Humanism as a Philosophy of Mathematics | Gizem Karaali, Pomona College |

Feb/18/2015 | Sandpiles and Dominos | David Perkinson, Reed College |

Feb/25/2015 | Mathematics and Precision Medicine | Bob Palais, University of Utah |

Mar/04/2015 | Action graphs and Catalan numbers | Julie Bergner, University of California, Riverside |

Mar/11/2015 | Through the luring graph and what analysts found there | Yves Van Gennip, University of Nottingham |

Mar/18/2015 | No Colloquium--Spring Break | N/A |

Mar/25/2015 | Universal Spaces | Asuman Aksoy, Claremont McKenna College |

Apr/01/2015 | Counting faces on simplicial complexes: V-E+F and beyond | Steven Klee, Seattle University |

Apr/08/2015 | Clots or not? Mathematics making the invisible visible | Ami Radunskaya, Pomona College |

Apr/15/2015 | Generalizations of Euler’s Theorem to Matrices | Bogdan Petrenko, Eastern Illinois University |

Apr/22/2015 | Bringing Mathematical Creativity to the Forefront | Gail Tang, University of La Verne |

Apr/29/2015 | Towards a mathematical understanding of geometric clustering problems | Rachel Ward, University of Texas, Austin |

Date: | Title: | Speakers: |
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Sep/03/2014 | Post Colloquium, Non-Colloquium Party | N/A |

Sep/10/2014 | Stars and their Discontents | Shahriar Shahriari, Pomona College |

Sep/17/2014 | Student Research Poster Session | Multiple |

Sep/24/2014 | Vortex Patches: A Short History | Jim Kelliher, University of California at Riverside |

Oct/01/2014 | 3D Printing Mathematics | David Bachman, Pitzer College |

Oct/08/2014 | Determining What You Drank from What You Sweat | Gary Rosen, University of Southern California |

Oct/15/2014 | Voting in Agreeable Societies | Francis Su, Harvey Mudd College |

Oct/22/2014 | Cutting up Spaces | Matthew Stamps, KTH Royal Institute of Technology |

Oct/29/2014 | Topological Tools for the Real World | Jean-Luc Thiffeault, University of Wisconsin, Madison |

Nov/05/2014 | Compressed sensing with support information | Rayan Saab, University of California, San Diego |

Nov/12/2014 | The Mathematics behind Bar Codes | Fadil Santosa, IMA, UMN |

Nov/19/2014 | The neural ring: using algebraic geometry to analyze neural codes | Nora Youngs, Harvey Mudd College |

Nov/26/2014 | No Colloquium--Thanksgiving Break | N/A |

Dec/03/2014 | Geometry without Points | Dana Scott, Carnegie Mellon University |

Date: | Title: | Speakers: |
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Sep/04/2013 | Post Colloquium, Non-Colloquium Party | N/A |

Sep/11/2013 | It's All for the Best: Optimization in the History of Science | Judith Grabiner, Pitzer college |

Sep/18/2013 | CCMS Student Poster Session | Claremont College Students |

Sep/25/2013 | Reflexivity of Banach lattices and C(K)-modules | Mehmet Orhon, University of New Hampshire |

Oct/02/2013 | Degenerate Diffusion in Heterogeneous Media | Guillermo Reyes, University of California, Irvine |

Oct/09/2013 | Social Dynamics of Information | Kristina Lerman, University of Southern California |

Oct/16/2013 | The Mercurial Tale of Spherical Trigonometry | Glen Van Brummelen, Quest University |

Oct/23/2013 | Simultaneous Unitary Similarity and Congruence | Roger A. Horn, University of Utah |

Oct/30/2013 | What's the cage size of an electron? | Chris Marx, California Institute of Technology |

Nov/06/2013 | Finite Tilings | Igor Pak, University of California at Los Angeles |

Nov/13/2013 | Spectral methods for analyzing large data sets using reweighted topic modeling | Blake Hunter, University of California at Los Angeles |

Nov/20/2013 | An Introduction to the Adaptive Finite Element Method | Ryan S. Szypowski, Cal Poly, Pomona |

Dec/04/2013 | Stochastic self-assembly and cluster distributions in biology | Tom Chou, University of California, Los Angeles |

Date: | Title: | Speakers: |
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Jan/30/2013 | Can you “hear” the shape of a radial Schrodinger operator? | Ivan Ventura (The University of Arizona) |

Feb/06/2013 | Local Symmetry in Wallpaper Functions | Frank Farris, Santa Clara University |

Feb/13/2013 | Subsolutions: A Journey from Positone to infinite Semipositone Problems | Ratnasingham Shivaji, University of North Carolina at Greensboro |

Feb/20/2013 | Stability of Solutions in a Population Model with Transgenic Mosquitoes | Hubertus Von Bremen, Cal Poly Pomona |

Feb/27/2013 | The Asymptotic Properties of random trees | Douglas P. Rizzolo, University of Washington |

Mar/06/2013 | An Introduction to Mathematical String Theory | Dagan Karp, Harvey Mudd College |

Mar/13/2013 | Do Drugs Reach their Target? A Regularized Stokeslets Model of Tumor Tissue Penetration | Kasia Rejniak, Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute Mathematical Oncology Department, Tampa, FL |

Mar/20/2013 | No Colloquium--Spring Break | None |

Mar/27/2013 | Towards the Next Generation of High-Frequency Trading Models | Henry Schellhorn, Claremont Graduate University |

Apr/03/2013 | Multisite Molecules and all-or-none Responses in Cellular Communication | German Enciso, University of California, Irvine |

Apr/10/2013 | Spaghetti Loops in a Chinese Restaurant | Nicholas Pippenger (Harvey Mudd College) |

Apr/17/2013 | Unifying the Equations of Life: Time Scale Calculus and Evolutionary Dynamics | Dashiell Fryer (Pomona College) |

Apr/24/2013 | Mobius Geometry of Ultrametric Spaces | Zair Ibragimov (California State University at Fullerton) |

May/01/2013 | The Wandering Philosopher Problem | Tyler Seacrest (University of Western Montana) |

Date: | Title: | Speakers: |
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Aug/31/2011 | Post-colloquium, non-colloquium party!!! | Host: Ami Radunskaya (Pomona College) |

Sep/07/2011 | Quartic curves and their bitangents | Bernd Sturmfels (University of California at Berkeley) |

Sep/14/2011 | Student Poster Session | Claremont students |

Sep/21/2011 | The secret lives of polynomial identities | Bruce Reznick (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign) |

Sep/28/2011 | Quantization and Superization | Gizem Karaali (Pomona College) |

Oct/05/2011 | Extremizers for the Radon transform: a symmetric story | Michael Christ (University of California at Berkeley) |

Oct/12/2011 | An invitation to Floer homology | Ko Honda (University of Southern California) |

Oct/19/2011 | Finite quantum chaos | Audrey Terras (University of California at San Diego) |

Oct/26/2011 | How not to write a mathematics textbook | Sheldon Axler (San Francisco State University) |

Nov/02/2011 | Universal laws and architectures | John Doyle (California Institute of Technology) |

Nov/09/2011 | Stochasticity in Circadian Clocks | Linda Petzold (University of California at Santa Barbara) |

Nov/16/2011 | Infinite groups | Efim Zelmanov (University of California at San Diego) |

Nov/30/2011 | Natural boundaries and spectral theory | Barry Simon (California Institute of Technology) |

Dec/07/2011 | Quasiconformal geometry of fractals | Mario Bonk (University of California at Los Angeles) |

Date: | Title: | Speakers: |
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Sep/01/2010 | Non-Colloquium Colloquium Party | All Claremont Mathematics Faculty |

Sep/08/2010 | An introduction to problems in bicomplex analysis | Dana Clahane Fullerton College |

Sep/15/2010 | REBMI RESEARCH EXPERIENCES at the BIOLOGY-MATHEMATICS INTERFACE and CCMS CLAREMONT CENTER for MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES | Student Poster Session Research in the Mathematical Sciences Summer 2010 - Hosted by John Milton Joint Sciences |

Sep/22/2010 | Everything is a number, but what is a number? Philolaus and Pythagoreans | Richard McKirahan Pomona College |

Sep/29/2010 | Deterministic and Stochastic Population Models | Randall Swift California State Polytechnic University, Pomona |

Oct/06/2010 | Nonconvex optimization for image reconstruction | Rick Chartrand Los Alamos National Laboratory |

Oct/13/2010 | Frobenius Integration Theorem for Mirror Design | Emek Kose Can Loyola Marymount University |

Oct/20/2010 | Elliptic problems with nonlinear boundary conditions | Rosa Pardo Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain |

Oct/27/2010 | Empirical Processes, VC classes and drums | Gabriel Chandler, Pomona College |

Nov/03/2010 | Hidden Symmetries in Everyday Operators | Stephan Garcia Pomona College |

Nov/10/2010 | Turning the Tide: Findings and Implications of the MAAP Study | Stacy Brown Pitzer College |

Dec/01/2010 | Randomly choosing 3-dimensional manifolds | Helen Wong (Carleton College) |

Date: | Title: | Speakers: |
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Jan/27/2010 | Ennio De Giorgi (1928-1996): A profile of an outstanding mathematician of the 20th century | Prof. Alfonso Vignoli, Dipartimento di Matematica, Università di Roma Due, Tor Vergata, Roma, Italy |

Feb/03/2010 | Arbitrage-free Pricing and Optimal Investment | David German, Claremont McKenna College |

Feb/10/2010 | On the Rate of Best Approximation | Professor Timur Oikhberg, University of California Irvine |

Feb/17/2010 | Dating the Demise of the Dinosaurs | Steve C. Wang, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Swarthmore College |

Feb/24/2010 | Topological Symmetries of Molecules | Erica Flapan, Pomona College |

Mar/03/2010 | Robot Motion Planning | Satyan Devadoss, Williams College (on sabbatical at UC Berkeley) |

Mar/10/2010 | Regularity, singularity and well-posedness of some mathematical models in physics | Saleh Tanveer, Ohio State University |

Mar/17/2010 | Spring Break | No Speakers |

Mar/24/2010 | Elementary modular representation theory | Eric M. Friedlander, USC |

Mar/31/2010 | Frechet Algebras of Power Series | H.G. Dales University of Leeds, UK |

Apr/07/2010 | Mirror Symmetry Through Reflexive Polytopes | Ursula Whitcher Harvey Mudd College |

Apr/14/2010 | Invariants of knots from quandle cohomology | Mohamed Elhamdadi (University of South Florida) |

Apr/21/2010 | Numerical methods for differential equations as a mathematical science | John Butcher (University of Auckland, New Zealand) |

Apr/28/2010 | Combinatorial Geodesics in Triangle-Square Complexes | Rena Levitt, Pomona College |

Date: | Title: | Speakers: |
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Jan/30/2008 | Phase Models with Time Delay | Sue Ann Campbell (University of Waterloo, Canada) |

Feb/06/2008 | OSCILLATIONS AND DELAYS IN DRUG | Jacques Belair |

Feb/13/2008 | TBA | Carlos Castillo-Chavez |

Feb/20/2008 | TBA | Susan Martonosi |

Feb/27/2008 | TBA | Harish Bhat |

Mar/05/2008 | #CANCELLED# The Fractal Geometry of the Mandelbrot Set | Robert Devaney (Boston University) |

Mar/12/2008 | TBA | Ross William |

Mar/26/2008 | The Mathematics of the Bluegrass Banjo | Joti Rockwell (Pomona College, Music Department) |

Apr/02/2008 | Peaks, Passes and Pits: From Topography to Topology via Quantum Mechanics | John Roe (Penn State University, University Park in PA) |

Apr/09/2008 | Combinatorial Reciprocity Theorems | Mathias Beck (San Francisco State University) |

Apr/16/2008 | Mathematical insights into phage therapy: Using phages to combat bacterial infections. | Hal Smith (Arizona State University) |

Apr/23/2008 | TBA | Yang Kuang |

Apr/30/2008 | TBA | Michael Shearer |

May/07/2008 | TBA | Mario Martelli |

Date: | Title: | Speakers: |
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Sep/12/2007 | Critical points and solvability of boundary value problems | Dr. Alfonso Castro (Chair, Harvey Mudd College Math Department) |

Sep/17/2007 | The backward shift on Dirichlet-type spaces | Stephan Garcia (Pomona College) |

Sep/19/2007 | Why Did Lagrange Prove the Parallel Postulate? | Dr. Judith Grabiner (Pitzer College) |

Sep/26/2007 | Optimization of a delay-differential model of the immune response to cancer vaccines | Dr. Ami Radunskaya ( Pomona College ) |

Oct/03/2007 | The Impact of Ballistics on Mathematics | Dr. Shawn McMurran (California State University, San Bernardino) |

Oct/10/2007 | How mathematics departments can improve prospective teachers' mathematical content knowledge for teaching | Dr. Stacy Brown (Pitzer and Claremont McKenna Colleges) |

Oct/17/2007 | Recent Insights into A^{\infty} and the Jones Factorization Theorem | Dr. Winston Ou (Scripps College) |

Oct/31/2007 | Scary boundaries and harmonic measures | Dr. Michael O'Neill (Claremont McKenna College) |

Nov/07/2007 | Sphere Packing, Lattices, and Epstein zeta function | Lenny Fukshansky, Claremont McKenna College |

Nov/14/2007 | Compressive Sampling | Prof. Emmanuel Candes, California Institute of Technology |

Nov/19/2007 | Banach Algebras of continuous functions and measures, and their second duals | H.G. Dales (Leeds College, UK) |

Nov/28/2007 | Beaucoup de Sudoku | Michael Krebs (California State University, Los Angeles) |