MSU News - Math
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Upcoming Seminars and Events in Math and Physicsen-usThu, 17 Sep 2015 10:17:58 -0400The Friendship Paradox and its Friends
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<h1>The Friendship Paradox and its Friends</h1> <p><em>The Friendship paradox: on average, your friends have more friends than you do</em></p>Thu, 17 Sep 2015 10:17:58 -0400http://www.montclair.edu/news/article.php?ArticleID=15097&ChannelID=249Interlace Polynomial of a Special Eulerian Graph
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<h1>Interlace Polynomial of a Special Eulerian Graph</h1> <p><em>Christian Hyra's Masters Thesis Defense</em></p>Wed, 22 Apr 2015 11:17:02 -0400http://www.montclair.edu/news/article.php?ArticleID=14482&ChannelID=249CrIME: Criminal Investigation through Mathematical Examination
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<h1>CrIME: Criminal Investigation through Mathematical Examination</h1> <p><em>Dr. Eugen Fiorini, Associate Director of the Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science (DIMACS), Rutgers</em></p>Mon, 20 Apr 2015 17:48:13 -0400http://www.montclair.edu/news/article.php?ArticleID=14467&ChannelID=249Nonlinear Gravitational-Wave Memory From Merging Binary Black Holes
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<h1>Nonlinear Gravitational-Wave Memory From Merging Binary Black Holes</h1> <p><em>Goran Dojcinoski presents his Masters Thesis Defense</em></p>Mon, 20 Apr 2015 17:17:00 -0400http://www.montclair.edu/news/article.php?ArticleID=14466&ChannelID=249SUMMA Research Experience in Mathematics
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<h1>SUMMA Research Experience in Mathematics </h1> <p><em>Strengthening Underrepresented Minorities in Mathematical Achievement Summer Research Opportunity</em></p> <div><div style="text-align: center;">Interdisciplinary Research in Mathematics and its Applications in Sciences</div><strong><div style="text-align: center;"><strong>Program Dates: Six weeks between June 5 – August 20, 2014</strong></div></strong><p> This program is a part of the National Research Experience for Undergraduates Program (NREUP) funded by the Mathematical Association of America (MAA), the National Science Foundation Division of Mathematical Sciences (NSF-DMS), and the National Security Agency (NSA). </p><p><strong>Program Director:</strong> Dr. Aihua Li, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Montclair State University Office: Richardson 218, Phone: <a href="tel:9736557271">973-655-7271</a>, Email: <a href="mailto:lia@mail.montclair.edu">lia@mail.montclair.edu</a> </p><p><strong> Funding:</strong> $4400 per person + meal stipend + commuting stipend + conference travel support. </p></div><div><h2>Student Responsibility:</h2><ul><li>This is a full-time research internship. </li><li>Students are expected to spend at least four hours each day on campus during the daily sessions (weekdays). </li><li>Beyond the regular daily meetings with the faculty mentor, each student is expected to spend </li><li>2-4 hours each day for independent research or work with group partners. </li><li>Each student will make an oral presentation and submit a final report at the end of the program. </li><li>Students will develop a research paper for publication in the near future. </li></ul></div><div><h2>Student Qualification:</h2><ul><li>Undergraduate minority students (African Americans, Hispanics, American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Pacific Islanders) majoring in mathematics</li><li>GPA of at least 3.0</li><li>U.S. citizen or permanent resident</li><li>Commitment for full time research during the six weeks</li><li>Interested in mathematics research</li><li><em>Completion of Calculus II and Linear Algebra is preferred, but not mandatory</em></li></ul></div><div>Please send in your application, which can be downloaded on the right, by May10, 2014 to Dr. Aihua Li by email or fax. Please send in your applications as soon as you can. Review of applications will start from the middle of April 2014 until the positions are filled.</div>Fri, 02 May 2014 11:56:44 -0400http://www.montclair.edu/news/article.php?ArticleID=12872&ChannelID=249Masters Thesis Defense - Joseph Fiordilino
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<h1>Masters Thesis Defense - Joseph Fiordilino</h1> <p><em>On the effect of temperature and pressure on the flow of non-homogeneous fluids</em></p> <ul><li><strong>When</strong>: Friday, May 9, 11:00am</li><li><strong>Where</strong>: RI-224A</li><li><strong>Advisory Committee Chair:</strong> Ashwin Vaidya</li><li><strong>Committee Members</strong>: Dr. Bogdan Nita and Dr. Mehrdad Massoudi</li></ul>Wed, 30 Apr 2014 18:03:28 -0400http://www.montclair.edu/news/article.php?ArticleID=12858&ChannelID=249Masters Thesis Defense - Matthew Jakubowski
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<h1>Masters Thesis Defense - Matthew Jakubowski</h1> <p><em>Partial Colorings of Graphs</em></p> <ul><li><strong>When</strong>: Friday, May 2, 12:00pm</li><li><strong>Where</strong>: RI-224A</li><li><strong>Advisory Committee Chair:</strong> Jonathan Cutler</li><li><strong>Committee Members</strong>: Dr. Aihua Li and Dr. Diana Thomas</li></ul><div><div><strong>Abstract:</strong> Recently, there has been great interest in counting the</div><div>number of homomorphisms from a graph G into a fixed image graph H. For</div><div>this thesis, we let H be a complete graph on three vertices with</div><div>exactly one looped vertex. Homomorphisms from a graph G to this H</div><div>correspond to partial proper two-colorings of the vertices of G. We</div><div>are mainly interested in finding which graphs maximize the number of</div><div>partial two-colorings given a graph with n vertices and m edges. The</div><div>general result is given for all graphs with m+1 at most n as well as</div><div>some enumerative results for some very common graphs.</div></div>Wed, 30 Apr 2014 17:57:05 -0400http://www.montclair.edu/news/article.php?ArticleID=12857&ChannelID=249Seminar - Dr. Roy Goodman, Department of Mathematical Sciences, NJIT
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<h1>Seminar - Dr. Roy Goodman, Department of Mathematical Sciences, NJIT</h1> <p><em>Recent Projects in the NJIT Applied Math Capstone Lab</em></p> <div>Date: Wednesday, April 30th</div><div>Time: 3-4pm</div><div>Place: RI 222</div><h2>Abstract: </h2><div>Undergraduate applied math majors at NJIT take a two-semester "Capstone" course as the culmination of their studies. This course aims to integrate laboratory experiments with the major tools of applied mathematics: modeling, numerics, and analysis. I will give an overview of the course, and describe some of the experiments that my colleagues and I have run there. I will focus on several mechanics experiments that I have run: dynamical bias in the coin toss, an analog model of chaotic scattering of solitary waves, and the formation of NLS kink solitons on a damped and parametrically forced chain of pendulums. The lab has support from an NSF grant, and the experiments are run using a variety of high tech and low: high-speed digital video, MATLAB, lasers, tin cans, christmas ornaments, and superballs.</div>Mon, 28 Apr 2014 14:10:36 -0400http://www.montclair.edu/news/article.php?ArticleID=12847&ChannelID=249Masters Thesis Defense - Robert Moore
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<h1>Masters Thesis Defense - Robert Moore</h1> <p><em>Geometrical prediction models of visceral adipose tissue</em></p> <ul><li><strong>When</strong>: Thursday, May 1, 4:00pm</li><li><strong>Where</strong>: RI-224A Sokol Seminar Room</li><li><strong>Advisory Committee Chair:</strong> Diana Thomas, Ph.D.</li><li><strong>Committee Members</strong>: Steven Heymsfield, M.D., Andrew McDougall, Ph.D.</li></ul>Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:15:15 -0400http://www.montclair.edu/news/article.php?ArticleID=12792&ChannelID=249Seminar
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<h1>Seminar</h1> <p><em>Rachael Welder from Hunter College, Task Design for Preparing Elementary Teachers: An Illustrative Example in the Context of Fractions on April 17 at 11:00am RI-224 </em></p>Mon, 14 Apr 2014 17:22:48 -0400http://www.montclair.edu/news/article.php?ArticleID=12778&ChannelID=249