Carolyn Sidoti ’19, a Mathematics and Music double major, performed her senior violin recital last weekend. You can read all about it here. Congrats, Carolyn!!
Student Colloquium talk by Professor Patrick McDonald, New College of Florida
Title: Problems and Pipelines: A story from the frontline of data science
Abstract: Suppose you were to suddenly obtain access to a remarkably rich data source, say, a trove of health records. What would you do? In this talk I will sketch how a group at New College handled such a situation. In so doing I will provide you with a glimpse of what it is like to work on a large-scale data science project, paying special attention to the vast array of required skill sets, social constraints and behavior patterns.
Student Colloquium talk by Professor Daniel Visscher, Ithaca College
Title: The Dynamics of Continued Fractions
Abstract: While only rational numbers have a fraction representation, all real numbers have a continued fraction representation. Continued fractions illuminate interesting structure in real numbers, for example, by giving a way to express how close a real number is to being rational. In this talk, we investigate continued fractions from the point of view of a dynamicist, framing the topic in terms of iterating a function and asking questions about how orbits distribute. Multiple flavors of π will be present, and the golden ratio will make approximately 1.618 appearances.