NC State Society for Undergraduate Mathematics
SUM Series, Spring 2016

The SUM Series features informal talks on mathematical topics.
The talks are held Thursdays from 4:30 to 5:20 in SAS 2102.
You will have a few minutes to help yourself to pizza before the talk.

Date Time
Title (click for abstract)
January 21 4:30-5:20 pm
Nathan Reading
Hey! That's not my hat!
Derangements and the number e
January 28 4:30-5:20 pm
Andrew Cooper
Leveraging the Power of Heat to Find Optimal Shapes
February 4 4:30-5:20 pm
Seth Sullivant
When polyhedron met polynomial
February 11 4:30-5:20 pm
Jeff Scroggs
Financial Mathematics Applications and Career Paths
February 18 4:30-5:20 pm
Ralph Smith
Can you measure the speed of sound using a beer bottle?
February 25 4:30-5:20 pm
Cornelia Van Cott
(University of San Francisco)
Sometimes Pi equals 4
March 3 4:30-5:20 pm
Arvind Saibaba
Deblurring: seeing what is invisible to others
March 10 4:30-5:20 pm
No meeting
Spring Break
March 17 4:30-5:20 pm
Felix Reidl
How Ramsey ruined parties forever
March 22
4:30-5:20 pm
Daniel Toundykov
(University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
Vector graphics 101
Unusual day this week, because of the Spring Holiday
March 31 4:30-5:20 pm
Kenneth Jutz, Graham Pash, and Jaye Sudweeks
Modeling the European refugee crisis in 96 hours
April 7 4:30-5:20 pm
Molly Fenn
The Mathematics of Voting
April 14 4:30-5:20 pm
Koh Lecture
April 21 4:30-5:30 pm
Undergrad researchers
Undergraduate Research Presentations

There is a low-volume (weekly) email list dedicated to announcements of upcoming SUM Series talks.
To join, click this link, which should open up an email message. Then just send the message as is.

Fall 2015 Schedule

Current Schedule

Fall 2016 Schedule