All department colloquium will be held in room 156 (building 8) from 12:05pm-12:50pm, unless announced otherwise.  Refreshments will be served at 12:00 noon.  Please address any colloquium-related questions to the department colloquium committee (Dr. Hubertus von Bremen or Dr. Ioana Mihaila). Please click on the titles to read an abstract of the presentation.

Fall Quarter '04
October 28
Dr. Christopher P. Silva, The Aerospace Corporation, El Segundo, CA, "The Polyspectral Method - A New Approach to Nonlinear System-Level Modeling and Distortion Compensation"
November 04 Dr. Marc Chamberland, Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa, "The Many Faces of Pi"
November 18 Dr. Erica Flapan, Pomona College, Claremont, CA, "When Topology Meets Chemistry"
December 02 Dr. Alexander E. Koone, University of Redlands, Redlands, CA, "When Mathematics Goes to the Birds"
Winter Quarter '05

January 20

Dr. Stan Yoshinobu, California State University, Dominguez Hills, "Dennis Eckersley vs. Kirk Gibson: The 1988 World Series Game 1 and Basic Game Theory"
February 10 Mr. Ernest Shen and Mr. Brian Chen, Cal Poly Pomona, "College Prep: Fact or Fiction?" and "Some Undergraute Number Theory Research"

March 10

Dr. Hubertus F. von Bremen, Cal Poly Pomona, "Asymptotic Stability in a Model for Genetically Altered Mosquitoes"
Spring Quarter '05

April 07

Dr. Andrew Nestler and Dr. Sarah Greenwald, Santa Monica College, CA, and Appalachian State University, NC, "The Simpsons Rule: Mathematical Morsels from The Simpsons"
April 21
Dr. Michael J. O'Brien, The Aerospace Corporation, El Segundo, CA, "A Novel Test Method to Measure the Fracture Toughness of Ceramic Balls Used in Modern Hybrid Bearings"
May 5
Dr. Vladimir S. Sokolinsky, Alpha STAR Corporation, Long Beach, CA, "Nonlinear Behavior of Sandwich Beams with Transversely Flexible Core"
May 19
Dr. Naiomi T. Cameron, Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA, "Pseudo Involutions in the Riordan Group"
June 02
Dr. Erika T. Camacho, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA, "A Mathematical Model of Retinal Dynamics"
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