## 2018-2019

- 13 February 2019, 8:00pm – 9:00pm in CELS 110, NJAG Monthly Seminar

**Prof. Hyumin Kim, NJIT**

Doing Solar Physics While Living in Antarctica *(TO BE RESCHEDULED)*20 February 2019, 3:00 pm – 4:30pm in CELS 120, Department Colloquium

**Prof. Catalin Martin, Ramapo College**

Superconductivity: Why it keeps fascinating scientists 100 years after its discovery

- 13 March 2019, 8:00pm – 9:00pm in CELS 110, NJAG Monthly Seminar

**Ken Udani, NJAG**

The Arecibo Radio Telescope - 26 March 2019, 2:30pm – 4:00pm in CELS Atrium, CSAM/University College Event

**Major Madness**Come learn about Physics and other CSAM majors!

- 27 March 2019, 3:00pm – 4:30pm in TBD, Department Colloquium

**Dr. Kevin Miller, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center**

NASA’s Work in Exoplanet Hunting Satellites and Robotic Servicing of Satellites - 10 April 2019, 8:00pm – 9:00pm in CELS 110, NJAG Monthly Seminar

**Adam Broussard, Rutgers**

Starburst! Looking at Galaxies as Stellar Factories - 17 April 2019, 11:00am – 3:00pm, Student Center and Annex/Quad, Department/Physics Club Event

**Physics Day!**

Come learn and experience why Physics is awesome! - 24 April 2019, 3:00pm – 5:00pm in RI-114, Department/Physics Club Event

**End of the Year Party**

Celebrate the end of the academic year and our scholarship awardees! - 1 May 2019, 3:00pm – 4:00pm in CELS 120, CSAM/Physics Event

Prof. Erika Hamden, University of Arizona

Open Discussion/Q&A on “Challenges for Women in Science” - 1 May 2019, 4:00pm – 5:00pm in CELS 120, Department Colloquium

**Prof. Erika Hamden, University of Arizona**

The Ups and Downs of Scientific Ballooning - 8 May 2019, 8:00pm – 9:00pm in CELS 110, NJAG Monthly Seminar

**various student speakers**

Montclair State physics student research updates - 12 June 2019, 8:00pm – 9:00pm in CELS 110, NJAG Monthly Seminar

**Mary Ducca, Amateur Astronomers Inc (AAI) and NJAG**

My Northern Lights Adventure - 10 July 2019, 8:00pm – 9:00pm in CELS 110, NJAG Monthly Seminar

**Chris Mauro, NJAG**

The Apollo 11 Moon Landing Program - 3 December 2018 at 11:15am in CCIS 212, Department Colloquium/Faculty Candidate Research Presentation

**Dr. Chiara Mingarelli, Center for Computational Astrophysics, Flatiron Institute**

Pulsar Timing Arrays: The Next Window to Open on the Gravitational-Wave Universe - 12 December 2018 at 4:00 pm in CCIS 133, Department Colloquium/Faculty Candidate Research Presentation

**Dr. Sarah Vigeland, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee**

Detecting Low-Frequency Gravitational Waves with Pulsar Timing Arrays - 13 December 2018 at 4:00 pm in CELS 225, Department Colloquium/Faculty Candidate Research Presentation

**Dr. Shaon Ghosh, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee**

From the Ashes of a Pair of Neutron Stars: The Tale of a Kilonova - 17 December 2018 at 3:00 pm in RI 117, Department Colloquium/Faculty Candidate Research Presentation

**Dr. Timothy Pennucci, Eotvos Lorand University**

Pulsar Potpourri: A Sampling of What We Can Learn from Neutron Stars - 20 December 2018 at 4:00 pm in CELS 110, Department Colloquium/Faculty Candidate Research Presentation

**Dr. Michael Lam, West Virginia University**

Gravitational Wave Astronomy with a Next-Generation Pulsar Timing Array Detector

**[Listings prior to July 2018 include physics and math seminars as part of the Mathematical Sciences Department.]**

## 2017

- May 1 2017 at 3:00 p.m. in Science Hall room 102 the Sokol Room, Department Colloquium

**Keith Weber, Rutgers University**

How students perceive lectures in advanced mathematics - April 24 2017 at 3:00 p.m. in Science Hall room 102 the Sokol Room, Department Colloquium

**Daniel Abrams, Northwestern University**

Careful or colorful? The evolution of animal ornaments - April 17 2017 at 3:00 p.m. in Science Hall room 102 the Sokol Room, Department Colloquium

**Jorge Trueba, Montclair State University**

Exploring the morphodynamics of river deltas and barrier islands with simple models - April 10 2017 at 3:00 p.m. in Science Hall room 102 the Sokol Room, Department Colloquium

**Andrada Ivanescu, Montclair State University**

Dynamic Child Growth Prediction: A Comparative Methods Approach - March 27 2017 at 3:00 p.m. in Science Hall room 102 the Sokol Room, Department Colloquium

**Gary Gordon, Lafayette University**

Trees and subtrees - March 13 2017 at 3:00 PM in Science Hall room 102 the Sokol Room, Department Colloquium

**Diane Henderson, Penn State University**

Models of and Experiments on Downshifting of Freely-Propagating, Surface-Gravity Waves - February 27 2017 at 3:00 p.m. in Science Hall room 102 the Sokol Room, Department Colloquium

**Deming Zhuang, Citigroup Model Risk Management**

Applications of mathematics in the financial industry - February 23 2017 at 10:15 a.m. in CELS room 110

**Virgil Pierce, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley**

Enumeration of Ribbon Graphs Using Complex Gaussian Random Variables - February 22 2017 at 10:20 a.m. in Richardson Hall room 261, Department Seminar

**Collin Capano, Albert Einstein Institute**

The detection and analysis of the first gravitational-wave observations - February 21 2017 at 9:00 a.m. in CELS room 110

**Ben Herbst, Stellenbosch University**

Computation in Science - February 10 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in Richardson Hall room 231, Department Seminar

**Rodica Martin, Montclair State University**

The Advanced LIGO Interferometer – preparing the beam for detection of gravitational waves - February 7 2017 at 9:00 a.m. in CELS room 110, Department Seminar

**Weimin Han, University of Iowa**

Numerical Analysis of Hemivariational Inequalities - February 3 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in Richardson Hall room 231, Department Seminar

**Brian Anderson, University of Maryland and National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST)**

Better Living Through Quantum Mechanics - January 31 2017 at 10:30 a.m. in CELS room 110, Department Seminar

**Michael Ferrara, University of Colorado Denver**

Sequence Packings and STEM CLUSTERS: A Research Overview in Two Parts - January 30 2017 at 4:15 p.m. in Richardson Hall room 222, Department Seminar

**Sanghyun Lee, Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences University of Texas at Austin**

Enriched Galerkin Approximations for Coupled Flow and Transport in Porous Media - January 27 2017 at 11:30 a.m., in Richardson Hall room 222, Department Seminar

**Longhua Zhao, Department of Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Statistics, Case Western Reserve University**

Fluid-structure interactions with biological applications

## 2016

- December 12 2016 at 3:00 p.m. in Science Hall room 102 the Sokol Room, Department Colloquium

**David Trubatch, Montclair State University**

Wave breaking in the Short-Pulse Equation - December 5 2016 at 3:00 p.m. in Science Hall room 102 the Sokol Room, Department Colloquium

**Nicholas Wasserman, Teachers College – Columbia University**

Addressing the Dilemma of Advanced Mathematics in Secondary Teacher Preparation: The Case of a Real Analysis Course - November 14 2016 at 3:00 p.m. in Science Hall room 102 the Sokol Room, Department Colloquium

**Soutir Bandyopadhyay, Lehigh University**

Wendland meets Markov: Kriging for LARGE spatial data - November 7 2016 at 3:00 p.m. in Science Hall room 102, the Sokol Room, Department Colloquium

**Amir Sajjadi, Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital**

Optical Near Infrared Imaging; From breast cancer imaging to monitoring phase transition in adipose tissues - October 24 2016 at 3:00 p.m. in Science Hall room 102 the Sokol Room, Department Colloquium

**David Shirokoff, NJIT**

Approximate global minimizers for pairwise interaction problems - October 10 2016 at 3:00 p.m. in Science Hall room 102 the Sokol Room, Department Colloquium

**Erika Hamden, California Institute of Technology**

FIREBall-2: upcoming UV observations of the circumgalactic medium - September 26 2016 at 3:00 p.m. in Science Hall room 102 the Sokol Room, Department Colloquium

**Janet Striuli, Fairfield University**

Uniform bounds for free resolutions - September 12 2016 at 3:00 p.m. in Science Hall room 102 the Sokol Room, Department Colloquium

**Erin Krupa, Montclair State University**

Undergraduate Students’ Knowledge of Algebra in the Math Emporium: Effective for whom and for what? - July 13 2016 at 8:00 p.m. in CELS room 110, Astronomy Club Seminar

**Jay Gowers**

Planetary Probes: Exploring the Solar System and Beyond - June 8 2016 at 8:00 p.m. in CELS room 110, Astronomy Club Seminar

**Tolga Gumusayak**

The Physics Behind Astrophotography - May 11 2016 at 8:00 p.m. in CELS room 110, Astronomy Club Seminar

**Students presenting their projects in astronomy and physics**

Montclair State University Student Projects - May 2 2016 at 3:45 PM in CELS room 110, Mathematics Education Seminar

**Dr. Luis A. Leyva, Recent PhD graduate from Rutgers Graduate School of Education.**

Mapping the margins [in mathematics] - April 27 2016 at 4:15 p.m. in Richardson Hall room 222, Department Colloquium

**Mathematical Science Students present their research.**

Student Research - April 20 2016 at 4:15 p.m. in Richardson Hall room 222

Pure and applied seminar by the two visiting Chinese scholars - April 13 2016 at 8:00 p.m. in CELS room 110

**Dr. Marc Favata, mathematical sciences department, will be discussing the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO)**

The First Detection of Gravitational Waves by LIGO – 8 p.m. - April 13 2016 at 4:00 p.m. in CELS room 120

**Dr. Marc Favata, mathematical sciences department, will be discussing the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO)**

The First Detection of Gravitational Waves by LIGO – 4 p.m. - February 10 2016 at 8:00 p.m. in CELS room 207

**Jana Grcevich, American Museum of Natural History**

The Dark Matter of Ghost Galaxies - February 10 2016 at 3:45 p.m. in Richardson Hall room 223

**Dr. Steven Greenstein, Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences, CSAM.**

Topology, Technology, and Children’s Ideas - February 4 2016, All Day in Richardson Hall room 224

**Pulsars: precision tools for understanding the Universe**

Rob Ferdman, Research Associate, Interview

## 2015

- December 9 2015 at 8:00 p.m. in CELS room 207

Astronomy Club Seminar - December 9 2015 at 3:45 p.m. in CELS room 225

**Teo Paoletti, Assistant Professor, Mathematical Sciences**

Reasoning Quantitatively to Develop Function and Inverse Function Meanings - November 18 2015 at 3:00 p.m. in Richardson Hall room 222

**Enjoy Thanksgiving, avoid the weight gain**

Say “No” To Thanksgiving Weight Gain - November 11 2015 at 8:00 p.m. in CELS room 207

**Astronomy Club Seminar with Kevin Urban**

Earth Voyage: Sailing the Seas of the Solar Wind - November 4 2015 at 3:45 p.m. in Richardson Hall room 223

**Karmen Yu and Justin Seventko**

Calculus Support Group - October 28 2015 at 3:30 p.m. in Richardson Hall room 261

**Physics Club Seminar featuring Lynn Schneemeyer, Associate Dean of the College of Science and Mathematics**

Highly correlated electron systems: electrons behaving differently in complex materials - October 21 2015 at 3:30 p.m. in Richardson Hall room 261

**Eric Forgoston, Mathematical Sciences professor here at Montclair State**

Introduction to Noise-Induced Rare Events - October 14 2015 at 8:15 p.m. in CELS room 207

**Astronomy Club Seminar**

Summer Star Parties Remembered - October 14 2015 at 3:45 p.m. in CELS room 225

**Exploring Connections Between Content Knowledge, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, and Mathematics Topics Studied in Teacher Preparation Programs**

Mathematics Education Seminar Series - October 14 2015 at 2:45 p.m. in Richardson Hall room 222

**Dr. Stanley R. Huddy, Assistant Professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University gives a seminar delving into chaos theory**

An Introduction to Chaos Theory - September 23 in Richardson 222 at 3 p.m.

**Dr. Jamie Radcliffe, University of Nebraska-Lincoln**

The Friendship Paradox - September 9, Astronomy Club lecture,

**Dr. Deborah Freile of New Jersey City University**

*The Demise of the Dinosaurs: Bolide Impact or Flood Basalts* - April 29

**Dr. Ren Zhang, VP American Express**Application of Statistics and Big Data Analysis in the Customer Finance Industry

- April 22

**Dr. Eugen Fiorini, Associate Director of the Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science (DIMACS), Rutgers**

CrIME: Criminal Investigation through Mathematical Examination

- March 24, 2015

**Fuzhen Zhang, Nova Southeastern University**

*An Inequality for Tensor Product of Positive Operators and its Applications* - Feb. 18, 2015

**Deepak Bal, Miami University**

*Rainbow Structures in Random Graphs* - Feb. 17, 2015

**Mary Radcliffe, University of Washington**

*Eigenvalues, Connectivity, and Clusters* - February 13, 2015

**Natasha Komarov, Carnegie Mellon University**

*Cycles in Tournaments* - February 10, 2015

**Brian Nakamura, Rutgers University**

*Enumerating permutations with exactly r copies of a pattern*

## 2014

- December 19

**Julie Nurnberger-Haag, Michigan State University**

*Moving on a Path versus Collecting Objects: New Perspectives to Analyze Student Learning with Integer Models* - December 17

**Teo Paoletti, University of Georgia**

*Bidirectional Reasoning* - December 15

**Michael Tallman, Arizona State University**

*Examining the Pedagogical Implications of a Secondary Teacher’s Understanding of Angle Measure* - October 23

**Rob Baello and Donald Coleman, Montclair State University**

*Design of Knapsack Cryptosystems Using Certain t-Superincreasing Sequences* - October 23

**Jasmine Rivers and Jose Torres, Montclair State University**

*A New Approach to Understanding Evolutionary Relationships Among Chagas Disease Vectors in Latin American Countries* - April 30 at 3:00pm RI-222

**Dr. Roy Goodman**, NJIT

*Recent Projects in the NJIT Applied Math Capstone Lab*

**Abstract:**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. - April 17 at 11:00am in RI 224

**Dr. Rachel Welder**, Hunter College

*Task Design for Preparing Elementary Teachers: An Illustrative Example in the Context of Fractions* - April 16

**Dr. S. Mukhopadhyay**, Postdoc, Dept. Mechanical Engineering, Yale University - March 19

**Dr. Vidya Atal**, Asst. Professor, Dept. Economics and Finance, Montclair State University

*Search, Project Adoption and the Fear of Commitment*

- February 6

**Dr. Michael Dorff**, Director of Center for Undergraduate Research, Brigham Young University

*How Mathematics is Changing the World?* - January 31

**Andrada Ivanescu**, Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics, East Carolina University

*Computational Methods for Function-on-Function Regression* - January 30

**Haileab Hilafu**, Doctoral Candidate, Department of Statistics, The University of Georgia

*Sufficient Dimension Reduction for High Dimension Low Sample Size Data*

## 2013

- December 20

**Jess Ellis**

*Preparing Future College Instructors: The Role of Graduate Student Teaching Assistants (GTAs) in Successful College Calculus Programs* - December 19

**Mathew Campbell**, Oregon State University

*Designing Responsive Enactment Opportunities for Prospective Mathematics Teachers* - December 16

**Spencer Bagley**, UCSD & SDSU - December 13

**Eileen Murray**, Harvard Graduate School of Education - December 6

**Sandy Spitzer**, Towson University

*Using Online Collaboration to Improve Prospective Teachers’ Analysis of Teaching* - November 20

**Dr. Joga Rao**, NJIT

*Mechanics of Shape Memory Polymers* - November 13

**William P. Burke and Rob R. A. Baello**, Montclair State University

*Graph Connectivity Indices of Octagonal Systems* - November 13

**Pamela Guerron, Montclair State University**and**Zeyad Boodoo**, Rutgers-Newark

*Applications of Graph Connectivity Indices in DNA Data Analysis* - October 30

**Dr. Mahdi Mohebbi**, University of Pittsburgh

*The Mathematical Theory of Navier-Stokes Equations* - October 23

**Dr. Frank Kozusko**, Hampton University - April 24

**Nick Moore**, Applied Math Lab at NYU

*Reduced-order modeling of fluid-structure interactions* - March 27

**Jennifer Krumins**, Department of Biology, Montclair State Univ. - March 18

**Adam Ciarleglio**, Department of Biostatistics, Columbia University

*Wavelet-Based Scarlar-on-Function finite mixture regression* - February 22

**Lei Jin**, Department of Mathematics, Mcneese State University

*A new nonparametric stationarity test of time series in time domain* - February 21

**Yang Li**, Department of Statistics, University of Missouri at Columbia

*Regression analysis of panel count data with dependent observation process and terminal event* - February 20

**Ming Wang**, Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, School of Public Health, Emory University

*A conditional likelihood approach for regression analysis using biomarkers measured with batch-specific error* - February 20

**Brittany Shelton**, Math department, Lehigh University (and Montclair State University math alumni)

*On God’s Number(s) for Rubik’s Slide*

## 2012

- November 14

**Dr. Shane R. Keating**, Center for Atmosphere Ocean Science

*Models and measures of turbulent mixing in the ocean* - October 17

**Leif Ristroph**, Applied Math Lab, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University

*Fluid-structure interactions in biological and geophysical flows* - October 11

**Dr. Richard McLaughlin**, Department of Mathematics, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

*Falling bodies in sharply stratified fluids: Theory and Experiments* - October 10

**Dr. Steven Greenstein**, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Montclair State University

*Developing a Qualitative Geometry from the Conceptions of Young Children* - September 26

**Daisuke Takagi**, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Applied Math Lab, NYU

*How Synthetic Microswimmers Move, Turn, Flip, and Spread* - April 26

**Neil Johannsen**, Ph.D. Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, LA - March 18

**Professor Larry D’Antonio**, School of Theoretical and Applied Science, Ramopo College - March 11

**Professor Ani Hsieh**, Department of Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics, Drexel University - March 7

**Amy Davidow**, Ph.D., UMDNJ - February 16

**Timothy Fukawa-Connelly**, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of New Hampshire

*Analyzing the teaching of advanced mathematics courses via the enacted example space* - February 15

**Professor Lou Kondic**, Department of Mathematics, NJIT - February 9

**Anja Bosy-Westphal**, M.D., Ph.D. Christian Albrechts University, Kiel, Germany

*Relationship between resting energy expenditure and energy balance: results from clinical trials and controlled feeding experiments* - February 8

**Lider Leon, Nicholas Kass, Kristina Torbratt**, Undergraduate students

*Three Vignettes of Mathematical Modeling: Predicting and Treating Epidemics, Growth of Cancerous Tumors, and Complex Patterns in a Simple System* - January 25

**Dr. Rosenblum and Dr. Weiss**, UMDNJ