Bi-State Math Colloquium
Spring 2016

Loras College and UW-Platteville

All talks begin at 4PM unless otherwise noted. To carpool to Platteville from Loras, meet outside Hennessy 210 by 3:15 on the afternoon of the talk.

If you would like to give a talk at Loras or have questions regarding the colloquium, contact Angela Kohlhaas. To see abstracts, click on the title of the talk. Titles and abstracts from previous semesters can be viewed here.

Schedule

Date Location Speaker Title
Thursday
February 11
UW-Platteville
Ottensman 124
James Swenson
UWP
Unique Prime Factorization and Piano Tuning
Friday
February 19
Loras
Hennessy 350
Bhupesh Shetty
University of Iowa Analytics
Analysis of Monday Night Football Viewership
Thursday
February 25
UW-Platteville
Ottensman 124
Michael Black
UWP
How to Earn a Million Dollars by Playing the Lottery (or not)
Friday
March 4
Loras
Hennessy 250
Brian Katz
Augustana
How Do Mathematicians Believe?
Thursday
March 10
UW-Platteville
Ottensman 124
Corey Manack Mathematics of the Board Game RISK
Wednesday
March 16
Loras
Hennessy 350
Chris Frayer
UWP
Geometry of Generalized Cubic Polynomials
Wednesday
March 30
Loras
Hennessy 350
Caleb Buss
Loras
Game Theory and Soccer's Penalty Shootout
Thursday, 3:30
March 31
Loras
Hennessy 250
Brandi Jess
Loras
Trends in Poverty
Thursday, 4:30
March 31
Loras
Hennessy 250
Will Rabedeaux
Loras
Computational Implicit Solvation Modeling Using an Adaptive Boundary Cavity
Wednesday
April 6
Loras
Hennessy 350
Dan Willis
Loras
An Introduction to Bootstrap and Randomization Methods in Inferential Statistics
Thursday
April 14
UW-Platteville
Ottensman 124
Kevin Haertzen
UWP
Some Geometric Aspects of the Sturm-Liouville Problem
Wednesday
April 20
Loras
Hennessy 350
Jonas Meyer
Loras
An Introduction to the Riemann Hypothesis
Wednesday
May 4
Loras
Hennessy 350
Sam Hoelscher
Loras
Can You Prove Me False?
Friday
May 6
Loras
Hennessy 350
Nick Mueller
Northwestern Mutual
An Introduction to the Actuarial Profession

Previous Semesters