Each talk meets 5:15-6:15pm, with time available after the talk to ask the speaker questions.

For general information about this lecture series, please see About.

Upcoming Talks:

Wednesday, April 22nd 2020, 5:15-6:15pm, Room TBA
Tony DeRose
(Pixar Animation Studios)
Pixar in a Box: The Math Behind the Movies
Wednesday, May 20th 2020, 5:15-6:15, Room TBA
Roger Antonsen
(University of Oslo)
Date TBA, 2021
Tadashi Tokieda
(Stanford University)
Toy models
— small mathematics in a big world —


Previous Talks:

Monday, January 11, 2016, 5:15-6:15pm, 207 Chapman Hall
Tim Chartier (Davidson College)
Playing from a Laptop: Sports Analytics
Tuesday, May 10, 2016, 5:15-6:15pm, 145 Straub Hall
Farshid Hajir (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
The Jacobi-Legendre Correspondence – A Vignette in the History of Mathematics
Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 5:15-6:15pm, Lillis 282
Ken Ono (Emory University)
Gems of Ramanujan and their Lasting Impact on Mathematics
Monday, November 14, 2016, 5:15-6:15pm, Straub 245
Jayadev Athreya (University of Washington)
From billiards (or lasers) to Pac-Man
Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 5:15-6:15pm, Willamette 100
Elisabeta Marai (University of Illinois, Chicago)
Computer Graphics for Science
Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 5:15-6:15pm, Willamette 100
John Dabiri (Stanford University)
Jellyfish, Wind Turbines, and Turbulence: Dealing with Data Extremes in Complex Flows
Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 5:15-6:15pm,
110 Fenton
Genetha Gray (Intel Corporation)
Optimization as a Tool for Utilizing Data-Based Models
Tuesday, June 5, 2018, 5:15-6:15pm, Willamette 100
Ravi Vakil (Stanford University)
The Mathematics of Doodling
Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 5:15-6:15pm, Willamette 100
Allison Bishop (IEX and Columbia University)
How Mathematics Can Bring Order to Our Digital Lives
Wednesday, May 15, 2019, 5:15 – 6:15pm, Lillis Hall room 282
Stephan Ramon Garcia (Pomona College)
Prime Time Math: litle green men,
locust hordes, and cybersecurity