Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020

Student Panel: What did you do last summer? Nov. 12 @12:30 PM on Zoom

The Mathematics Department Virtual Student Colloquium Series will present talks by Bucknell Students Thursday, November 12 at 12:30 PM on Zoom! Students will discuss “What Did You do Last Summer?” The panel will feature Kaitlin Bonacci ’21 – technology consulting at Ernst & Young Jack de la Parra ’22 – REU on sports analytics at Carnegie Mellon University Claudia Shrefler ’21 – analytics internship at Geisinger Callie Valenti ’21 – internship at Goldman Sachs as a global investment analyst Sarah McDougall ’21 – REU on ”Data Science Across Disciplines” at Marquette University and will be moderated by Brendan Matthys ’21. […]

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Friday, October 16th, 2020

“Not Linear? Not a Problem!” at 12:30 PM on 10/22 via Zoom

https://bucknell.zoom.us/j/95413936042Student Colloquium Talk by Professor Sanjay Dharmavaram Abstract: Ever wonder why  mathematics classes focus so much on linear problems? In Calculus we learn about linear approximations. In Differential Equations, after classifying differential equations as linear and nonlinear, we mostly focus on linear problems. Linear Algebra focuses exclusively on systems of linear equations. There are two reasons for this: 1) nonlinear problems are hard!! Unlike linear equations, there is no unified theory that works for all nonlinear equations. 2) linear approximations are often a good starting point to study nonlinear problems. In this talk, we will make a foray into the marvelous […]

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