NIU Math Department Colloquium

These take place in DU348 at 4pm on Fridays (unless otherwise noted).

Upcoming events

There will be no upcoming events until further notice.

Spring 2020

  • February 28th: Mike Geline (NIU), Some Fourier analysis on finite, mostly abelian, groups
  • March 5th: Papa Sissokho (Illinois State University), Geometry of the Minimal Solutions of a Linear Diophantine Equation; note this is a Thursday in DU274
  • March 20th: Mark Greenfield (University of Michigan), TBA
  • March 27th: Igor Novikov (Voronezh State University), TBA
  • April 2nd: Estrella Johnson (Virgina Tech), Teaching Undergraduate Mathematics: Where We Are and Where We're Headed; note this is a Thursday in DU240
  • April 3rd: Estrella Johnson (Virgina Tech), Teaching Undergraduate Mathematics: Research Thoughts for New Teachers
  • April 17th: Fernando Roman-Garcia (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), TBA

Fall 2020

  • September 25th: Baha Alzalg (Ohio State University)



Past events

Spring 2020

  • February 21st: Guy David (Ball State University), Non smooth calculus, embeddings and group actions
  • February 7th: Rachel Rupnow (NIU), Navigating the Academic Job Market: What to Know and Prepare, for grad students!


Fall 2019

  • November 15th: Vyron Vellis (University of Tennessee, Knoxville), Quasisymmetric uniformization of spheres.
  • November 14th: Graduate Colloquium, Vyron Vellis (University of Tennessee, Knoxville), Fractional rectifiability
  • November 8th: Anna Klis (NIU), Information and Resource Harvest Strategies: A Primer on Game Theory in Environmental Economics
  • November 1st: Margaret Stawiska-Friedland (University of Michigan), Lagrange interpolation in approximation of planar compact sets by polynomial Julia sets
  • October 25th: John Beachy (NIU), Universal localization of noncommutative rings.
  • October 4th: Seung Ki Kim (University of Cincinnati), Counting rational points of a Grassmannian
  • October 11th: Balazs Boros (UW-Madison), Dynamic aspects of deterministic mass-action systems
  • September 20th: Sara Jensen (Carthage College), Mathematical Aspects of Fair Isle Knitting

Spring 2019

  • January 18th: James Waterman (Open, UK), Iteration in tracts of entire functions
  • January 25th: Jun Hu (Brooklyn College, CUNY), Conformal barycentric extensions of circle maps
  • February 1st: Michael Geline (NIU), Rationality in finite group representations
  • February 8th: Mauricio Medina, Attaching topological spaces to a module
  • March 21st: George McNinch (Tufts University), Group cohomology and levi decompositions for linear groups
  • March 22nd: George McNinch (Tufts University), Some tools for the study of reductive groups over local fields
  • March 29th: Boris Mordukhovich (Wayne State University), Variational Analysis: New Trends and Developments
  • April 5th: Dmitri Gekhtman (Caltech), Holomorphic retracts of Teichmueller space
  • April 12th: Paul Dawkins (NIU), The use(s) of “is” in mathematics
  • April 25th: Sarah Koch (University of Michigan), Mating habits of polynomials
  • April 26th: Sarah Koch (University of Michigan), What is the shape of a rational map?

Fall 2018

  • September 14th 2018: Kyeong Hah Roh (Arizona State University), Can mathematical training help logical thinking?
  • September 28th 2018: Peter Hinow (University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee), Size-structured populations with distributed states at birth
  • October 5th 2018: Luise-Charlotte Kappa (SUNY Binghamton), Finite coverings: A journey through groups, loops, rings and semigroups.
  • October 12th 2018: Jeff Thunder (NIU), Siegel's Lemma, Heights, and the Geometry of Numbers
  • October 26th 2018: Tyler Bongers (Washington University at St. Louis), Geometry of quasiconformal maps
  • November 8th 2018(Thursday): Megan Wawro (Virginia Tech), Exploring Teaching and Learning through Inquiry-Oriented Linear Algebra
  • November 9th 2018: Megan Wawro (Virginia Tech), Student Reasoning about Linear Algebra in Quantum Physics
  • Novermber 16th 2018: Justin Lynd (University of Louisiana), Fusion systems


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