Spring 2012



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Sponsored by the Math Club

Organizers: Dina Daniyarova and Landon Elkind

Contact: gwmaths@gmail.com

Faculty Coordinator: Valentina Harizanov


Undergraduate Mathematics Conference in Washington

A regional conference organized by The College of William and Mary, George Mason University, and the George Washington University.

Saturday–Sunday, April 21–22, 2012

Place:  The George Washington University

Speakers include

Š          Callie Freitag, “Modeling the Impact of Flooding on Cholera in Haiti, 2010Present.”

Š          Landon Elkind, “Mathematical Definition Changing Mathematical Practice: A Case Study of Polyhedra.”

Panel on Career, Graduate School and REU Programs on Saturday, 12:35 - 2:00pm.                           


Game night

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Time: 5:00–7:00 p.m.

Place:  Monroe Hall (2115 G Street), Room 253

Pizza will be served.



Regional Undergraduate Mathematics Research Conference

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Time: 9:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Place:  Towson University, Maryland

Speakers include Landon Elkind.

Plenary session speakers include Leah Marshall (GW graduate student): “Mathematics Careers in Government, Industry, and Academia.”  



GW Research Showcase for faculty, graduate and undergraduate students

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Time: 9:00 a.m.–12:00 noon

Place:  Marvin Center (800 21st Street)

Undergraduate posters:  

Š          “Modeling the Cholera Epidemic in Haiti, 20102012” by Callie Freitag.

Š          “Infinite-Dimensional Quantum Computing” by Andrew Hirsh and William Clarke Smith.



Movie night

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Time: 5:00–7:00 p.m.

Movie: Julia Robinson and Hilbert’s Tenth Problem (directed by George Csicsery)

Place:  Monroe Hall (2115 G Street), Room 267

Pizza will be served.



Movie night

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Time: 5:00–7:00 p.m.

Movie: Good Will Hunting (directed by Gus Van Sant)

Place:  Monroe Hall (2115 G Street), Room 267

Pizza will be served.



Lecture night

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Time: 5:00–6:00 p.m.

Speaker: Lowell Abrams, GWU faculty member


Place:  Monroe Hall (2115 G Street), Room 267

Title: Some Surfaces and Their Cellular Symmetries

Abstract: Two-dimensional topological surfaces can be described as being built by attaching two-dimensional panels (“cells”) to a one-dimensional skeleton (“graph”). Viewed this way, one can ask which symmetries the surface enjoys that respect some cellular structure. This talk will cover all the basics of these ideas with a highly visual approach, then show how they give rise to really cool patterns in the plane.