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  • Outreach — Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
    topics while sharing information about our graduate programs in mathematics If you are interested in having one of our faculty visit your institution please feel free to contact the desired speaker by email Visit the speaker list below for abstracts and speaker information Undergraduate talks offered by the faculty Visit the complete Speaker List for abstracts and speaker contact information Mathematics in ancient Egypt Geometry and Art Folding How to win your football pool Drilling square holes The nonholonomy of the rolling sphere How good bowlers stay off the straight and narrow The hat problem Can you tell if a knot is knotted or not Strategies for sports betting pools Mathematical fallacies What is the shape of the universe Ham sandwiches and hairy coconuts an algebraic topologist s feast Math college students and opera Mathematical ways and congressional means Mathematical inequalities social inequities and science education Document Actions Send this Print this February 2016 February Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Upcoming Events Geometry Topology Seminar Tue Feb 16 2016

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  • Speaker List — Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
    a sphere resting on a plane is there a closed path along which one can roll the sphere without slipping or twisting starting with the first orientation which ends with the sphere in the second orientation The proof of this old result involves material from a standard course on differential equations How good bowlers stay off the straight and narrow Abstract This lecture uses basic physics and differential equations to explain the curved trajectories of a bowling ball under spin The hat problem Abstract This talk explores the subject of algebraic coding theory with the goal of solving the well circulated hat problem for 2 n 1 players David Letscher letscher slu edu Associate Professor Research Area geometric topology normal surface theory Can you tell if a knot is knotted or not Abstract Under construction Strategies for sports betting pools Abstract Under construction Julianne Rainbolt rainbolt slu edu Associate Professor Research Area group representation theory Mathematical fallacies Abstract We will prove several impossible facts such as an elephant weighs the same as a mouse 1 is a positive number and everyone in Saint Louis is the same age Each of these proofs only uses facts from college algebra calculus and or an introductory proofs course Come see if you can discover the mistakes in each argument Kevin Scannell kscanne at gmail dot com Professor Research Area hyperbolic geometry low dimensional topology computational linguistics What is the shape of the universe Abstract We present some recent results that constrain the possible shapes of space under assumptions that only a mathematician could love 1 the universe is closed and 2 the universe contains no mass or energy Accessible to undergraduates and bright high schoolers Saving languages with statistics Abstract Well over half of the 7000 languages spoken in the world today are expected to die out before the year 2100 Learn how researchers in the field of Natural Language Processing are using statistics to develop resources that help revitalize endangered languages Christine Stevens stevensc slu edu Professor Research Area topological groups history of mathematics Ham sandwiches and hairy coconuts an algebraic topologist s feast Abstract Everyone knows how to make a ham sandwich You put a piece of ham between two slices of bread and you cut it in half If the piece of ham and the slices of bread are square then it s easy to cut the sandwich so that each half contains exactly half of the ham and exactly half of each slice of bread But what if the ham and the bread aren t square or even symmetrical What if the ham is unevenly cut one slice of bread is in the corner of the room and the other slice is down the hall somewhere Using just one swing of the knife can you still cut the sandwich so that each half contains exactly half of the ham and exactly half of each slice of bread The Ham Sandwich Theorem says that the answer is yes In the

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  • Speaker List — Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
    this page Address info Send to Required The e mail address to send this link to From Required Your email address Comment A comment about this link February 2016 February Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Upcoming Events Geometry Topology

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  • Speaker List — Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
    sphere resting on a plane is there a closed path along which one can roll the sphere without slipping or twisting starting with the first orientation which ends with the sphere in the second orientation The proof of this old result involves material from a standard course on differential equations How good bowlers stay off the straight and narrow Abstract This lecture uses basic physics and differential equations to explain the curved trajectories of a bowling ball under spin The hat problem Abstract This talk explores the subject of algebraic coding theory with the goal of solving the well circulated hat problem for 2 n 1 players David Letscher letscher slu edu Associate Professor Research Area geometric topology normal surface theory Can you tell if a knot is knotted or not Abstract Under construction Strategies for sports betting pools Abstract Under construction Julianne Rainbolt rainbolt slu edu Associate Professor Research Area group representation theory Mathematical fallacies Abstract We will prove several impossible facts such as an elephant weighs the same as a mouse 1 is a positive number and everyone in Saint Louis is the same age Each of these proofs only uses facts from college algebra calculus and or an introductory proofs course Come see if you can discover the mistakes in each argument Kevin Scannell kscanne at gmail dot com Professor Research Area hyperbolic geometry low dimensional topology computational linguistics What is the shape of the universe Abstract We present some recent results that constrain the possible shapes of space under assumptions that only a mathematician could love 1 the universe is closed and 2 the universe contains no mass or energy Accessible to undergraduates and bright high schoolers Saving languages with statistics Abstract Well over half of the 7000 languages spoken in the world today are expected to die out before the year 2100 Learn how researchers in the field of Natural Language Processing are using statistics to develop resources that help revitalize endangered languages Christine Stevens stevensc slu edu Professor Research Area topological groups history of mathematics Ham sandwiches and hairy coconuts an algebraic topologist s feast Abstract Everyone knows how to make a ham sandwich You put a piece of ham between two slices of bread and you cut it in half If the piece of ham and the slices of bread are square then it s easy to cut the sandwich so that each half contains exactly half of the ham and exactly half of each slice of bread But what if the ham and the bread aren t square or even symmetrical What if the ham is unevenly cut one slice of bread is in the corner of the room and the other slice is down the hall somewhere Using just one swing of the knife can you still cut the sandwich so that each half contains exactly half of the ham and exactly half of each slice of bread The Ham Sandwich Theorem says that the answer is yes In the course

    Original URL path: http://mathcs.slu.edu/outreach/mathematics-and-computer-science-speaker-list?month:int=1&year:int=2016&orig_query= (2016-02-12)
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  • Outreach — Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
    while sharing information about our graduate programs in mathematics If you are interested in having one of our faculty visit your institution please feel free to contact the desired speaker by email Visit the speaker list below for abstracts and speaker information Undergraduate talks offered by the faculty Visit the complete Speaker List for abstracts and speaker contact information Mathematics in ancient Egypt Geometry and Art Folding How to win your football pool Drilling square holes The nonholonomy of the rolling sphere How good bowlers stay off the straight and narrow The hat problem Can you tell if a knot is knotted or not Strategies for sports betting pools Mathematical fallacies What is the shape of the universe Ham sandwiches and hairy coconuts an algebraic topologist s feast Math college students and opera Mathematical ways and congressional means Mathematical inequalities social inequities and science education Document Actions Send this Print this January 2016 January Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Upcoming Events Geometry Topology Seminar Tue Feb 16

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  • Multiple Faculty Positions in Computer Science — Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
    new faculty positions in Computer Science to support growth at both the bachelor s and master s levels Further details can be found at Computer Science Faculty Search Document Actions Send this Print this February 2016 February Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26

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  • News — Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
    Positions in Computer Science Document Actions Send this Print this February 2016 February Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Upcoming Events Geometry Topology Seminar Tue Feb 16 2016 Orbifolds 04 Kimberly Druschel Math CS Club Wed Feb 17 2016 New

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  • News — Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
    this page Address info Send to Required The e mail address to send this link to From Required Your email address Comment A comment about this link February 2016 February Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Upcoming Events Geometry Topology

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