Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

“From the Bridges of Königsberg to Data Analysis” at noon on Thursday 11/21 in Olin 268

Student Colloquium talk by Professor Chris Johnson, Bucknell University Abstract:  The Prussian city of Königsberg once contained four land masses connected by a series of bridges, and citizens of the city would sometimes ponder the following simple puzzle: is it possible to walk through the city crossing each bridge exactly once?  In analyzing this question, Leonhard Euler noted that the most important feature was how the bridges connected the land masses to one another.  Understanding “connectedness” is one part of a branch of mathematics called topology, and in this talk I will give an overview of a few particular topological […]

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Monday, November 4th, 2019

“What Did You Do Last Summer?” at noon on Thursday 11/7 in Olin 268

The Mathematics Department Student Colloquium Series will present talks by Bucknell Students this Thursday, November 7 at 12:00 PM in Olin 268. Moderator will be Hannah Bokma ’20 where students will discuss “What Did You do Last Summer?” Speakers: Hannah Bokma ’20 – teaching intern, Breakthrough HoustonElise Covert ’20 – data analytics, American Institute for ResearchMady Lawrence ’21 – data analytics, Highmark HealthPhil Thompson ’20 – financial sales and business development intern, IHS Market Abstract: There are many exciting summer opportunities for students in the mathematical sciences! These range from internships in financial companies to research experiences at other universities […]

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