HUNTER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT

MATH TALKS

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Open Problems and Research Opportunities in Mathematics

The purpose of this series of Math Talks, initiated in the Spring of 2011 by

Dr. Tony Fisher, HCHS Principal, and

Dr. Ada Peluso, former Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Hunter College,

is to widen our students' mathematical horizon and

establish direct connections between HCHS students and leading researchers

in various fields of theoretical and applied mathematics.

 

Presenter

Title of Talk,

Abstract and

Flyer

Date of Talk

Field(s)

Contact

Information

 

Dr. Tatyana Khodorovskiy

Department of Computer Science

Hunter College and Graduate Center

 

KNOTS IN LIFE AND MATH

Abstract

Flyer

10/16/2015

11:15 - 12:30

Friday

Geometric Topology and Differential Geometry

Email:

tk20@hunter.cuny.edu

         

 

Dr. Amitabha Bose

Department of Mathematical Sciences

NJIT, Newark

  

 

MATHEMATICAL MODELING APPLIED TO NEUROSCIENCE

Abstract

Flyer

PowerPoint


Video summary of the Talk:

Video playlist

Play all videos

 

12/06/2013

11:15 - 12:30

Friday

 

Applied Mathematics, Dynamical Systems and Neuroscience

 

Email:

bose@njit.edu

 

website:

http://m.njit.edu/~bose/

 

         

 

Dr. Robert Friedman

Department of Mathematics

Columbia University

  

 

What is Algebraic Geometry

Abstract

Flyer


Video summary of the Talk:

Video playlist

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Dynamic Examples:

Algebraic surface

Clebsch Cubic

More algebraic surfaces


To read about Algebraic Geometry before the talk:

Algebraic geometry on Wikipedia

Algebraic Geometry from Wolfram

 

02/14/2013

11:15 - 12:30

Thursday

 

Algebraic geometry

 

Email:

rf@math.columbia.edu

 

Dr. Matthew Auth

Department of Mathematics

City College of New York

(CUNY)

  

 

MAGIC OF THE COMPLEX NUMBERS

Abstract

Flyer


Video about Differential Geometry


Materials used during the Talk:

PDF presentation

Theoretical base

Exercises


Video summary of the Talk:

Video playlist

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12/20/2012

11:15 - 12:30

Thursday

 

Differential geometry

Email:

mauth@ccny.cuny.edu

 

website:

click here to access Dr. Auth's webpage

Dr. Joseph Malkevitch

Department of Mathematics

York College (CUNY)

Guarding Polygonal Museums

Abstract

Flyer

Dynamic Example


Slides illustrated the talk


Video playlist

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11/16/2012

11:15 - 12:30

Friday

 

Geometry (polytopes, graph theory, tilings, etc.), discrete mathematics and mathematical modeling, combinatorial methods

 

Email:

malkevitch@york.cuny.edu

 

websites:

Art gallery resources

 York College Home Page

Joseph Quinn

Doctoral student at the CUNY Graduate Center and

an adjunct lecturer at Hunter College

 

INFINITY - Part II

Abstract

Flyer


Article by Joseph Quinn


Video playlist

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A Brief History of Infinity


Cool stuff online:

10/26/2012

11:15 - 12:30

Friday

 

Algebraic number theory

 

Hyperbolic three-dimensional manifolds

 

Email:

jquinn1@gc.cuny.edu

 

Dr. Henry Ricardo

Department of Mathematics

Medgar Evers College (CUNY)

retired


New York Math Circle

 

   

Some Parenthetical Remarks About Counting

Abstract

Flyer

PowerPoint


Video playlist

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Parentheses Numbers/Catalan Numbers - Part I

Parentheses Numbers/Catalan Numbers - Part II

  

10/12/2012

11:15 - 12:30

Friday

 

Classical analysis, inequalities,

number theory, combinatorics, linear algebra,

the art of problem solving

 

Email:

odedude@yahoo.com

Joseph Quinn

Doctoral student at the CUNY Graduate Center and

an adjunct lecturer at Hunter College

 

INFINITY - Part I

Abstract

Flyer


Article by Joseph Quinn


Video playlist

Play all videos


A Brief History of Infinity


Cool stuff online:

 

09/28/2012

11:15 - 12:30

Friday

 

Algebraic number theory

 

Hyperbolic three-dimensional manifolds

 

Email:

jquinn1@gc.cuny.edu

Dr. Christina MD Zamfirescu

Department of Computer Science

Hunter College and Graduate Center

 

PLAYING  WITH  GRAPHS  AND  NETWORKS

 

Abstract

Questionnaires:

 * complete questionnaire

 * simplified EM module

Flyer


A picture from the talk


Video playlist

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YouTube video:

Visualization of Weighted Graph Changing over Time

 

05/18/2012

Friday

 

Questionnaire design;

Transformation graphs, and special graphs/networks;

Hamiltonian properties, Connectedness;

intersection digraphs;

Algorithms on graphs;

Evaluating complexity in chemical topology;

Distance in graphs

 

email:

zamfichris@gmail.com

 

Click below to

learn more about Dr. Zamfirescu

Dr. Richard Churchill

Dept. of Math. & Stat. at Hunter  

 

Visualizing the Unit 3-sphere in 4 Dimensions

 

Abstract

Flyer


Video playlist

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Some YouTube videos:

hypersphere1  hypersphere2

hypertorus

hypercube

 

03/01/2012

Thursday!

Differential Algebra

email:

rchurchi@hunter.cuny.edu

Dr. Tony Fisher

Principal, HCHS

Accessible Problems In Finite Group Theory

or

How Much Do You REALLY Know About Rubik's Cube?

Abstract

Flyer

Notes


Some pictures

Video playlist

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12/16/2011

Group Theory,

Mathematics Education,

School Administration

email:

tfisher@hccs.hunter.cuny.edu

Dr. Roger Pinkham

the first Ada Peluso Visiting Professor, Dept. of Math. & Stat. at Hunter

Beauty of Mathematics
through series of examples drawn from geometry, logic, combinatorics, and probability

Abstract

A few pictures

Flyer

11/18/2011 Probability, Numerical Analysis, Analysis

email:

roger.pinkham@gmail.com

Dr. Olga Kharlampovich,

the first Mary P. Dolciani Professor, Dept. of Math. & Stat. at Hunter

Isometries of the Plane and Wallpaper Groups

Abstract

Flyer

05/20/2011

Modern algebra – group theory, applied group theory

email:

okharlampovich@gmail.com

 

website:

http://www.math.mcgill.ca/olga/research.html

Dr. Robert Thompson,

Chair of Dept. of Math. & Stat. at Hunter

Euler Characteristic

Abstract

(prepared by Dr. Ada Peluso)

Flyer

05/06/2011

Algebraic Topology

email:

robert.thompson@hunter.cuny.edu

 

website:

http://math.hunter.cuny.edu/~rthompso

Dr. Martin Bendersky,

Dept. of Math. & Stat. at Hunter

Braid Theory

Abstract

Flyer

05/06/2011

Topology

 

email:

mbenders@hunter.cuny.edu

 

website:

http://math.hunter.cuny.edu/~mbenders

Dr. Felisa Vázquez-Abad,

Dept. of Computer Science at Hunter

Opportunities for Undergraduate Research in the Fields of Mathematics and Computer Science

PowerPoint

Flyer

04/08/2011

Applied computer science (transportation, medicine)

email:

felisav@hunter.cuny.edu