Howard University

Dr. Bourama Toni, Chair
Howard University
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Mathematics
204 Academic Support Building B
Washington, DC 20059
(202) 806-6830

Welcome to the Department of Mathematics
Weekly Seminars >>| Topological Algebra | Geometry | Combinatorics | Number Theory | Diff Equas | WeBWorK

Colloquium speakers 2010-2011

Unless otherwise noted, colloquium talks will be held 4:00 - 5:00 pm in room 213 Academic Support Building B.

Spring 2011

  • January 21 : Prof. Duraiswamy Sundararaman, Howard University,
    "A Remarkable Class of Algebraic Integers and Its Role in the Study of Quasicrystals."
  • January 28: Prof. Faina Berezovskaya, Howard University,
    "Planar Vector Field with the Fixed Newton Polygon. Asymptotes of Orbits Tending to Equilibria."
  • February 4: Prof. Svetlana Roudenko, George Washington University,
    "Global behavior of solutions to the nonlinear Schroedinger equation: theories and predictions"
  • February 11: Prof. Walter Stromquist, Swarthmore College,
    "Cutting Cakes and Cutting Pies"
  • February 18: Prof. Earl Barnes, Morgan State University,
    "The Hoffman-Wielandt Inequality and Combinatorial Optimizations"
  • February 25: Prof. Joseph E. Bonin, George Washington University,
    "An Introduction to Matroid Theory Through Lattice Paths"
  • March 4: Prof. Brant Jones, James Madison University,
    "Combinatorics of Kazhdan--Lusztig polynomials"
  • March 11: Prof. Bernard Shiffman, Johns Hopkins University,
    "Zeros of random polynomials and holomorphic functions"
  • March 25: Dr. William Godsoe, National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis,
    "Why we need probability theory to understand species distributions"
  • April 1: Prof. Grigory L. Litvinov, Independent University of Moscow,
    "Dequantization and Tropical Mathematics"
  • April 8: Prof. Scott A. Wolpert, University of Maryland, College Park,
    "Topological dynamics of the Weil-Petersson geodesic flow"
  • April 22: Prof. Melissa Macasieb, University of Maryland, College Park,
    "Commensurabilty of Hyperbolic Knot Complements"

Fall 2010

  • September 3 : Prof. Katherine Gurski, Howard University,
    "An Explicit Super-Time-Stepping Scheme with Applications from Astrophysics to Financial Math"
  • September 10 : Prof. Louis Shapiro, Howard University,
    "Trees, Groups, and The Ratio Test"
  • September 17 :  Prof. Gaston M. N'Guérékata, Morgan State University,
    "Massera's Theorem"
  • September 24 :  Prof. Matthias K. Gobbert, University of Maryland, Baltimore County,
    "Parallel Computing for Long-Time Simulations of Calcium Waves in a Heart Cell"
  • October 1 :  Prof. William Massey, Princeton University,
    "Asymptotic Analysis and Design for Processor Sharing, Dynamic Rate Queues"
  • October 8 :  Prof. George Bonney, Howard University Statistical Genetics and Bioinformatics Unit,
    "Likelihood Models for Correlated Binary Data with Application to Familial Diseases"
  • October 15 :  Prof. Alexander Pankov, Morgan State University,
    "Mathematics of pendulum - One of The Origins of Nonlinear Analysis"
  • October 22 :  Prof. Georgy Karev, National Institute of Health,
    "Replicator Equations and The Principle of Minimal Discrimination Information"
  • October 29 :  Prof. Michael Boehnke, University of Michigan,
    "Genome-wide Association and Sequencing Studies to Identify Genes for Type 2 Diabetes, and Research and Training Opportunities for Applied Mathematicians in Biostatistics"
  • November 5 :  Prof. Augustin Banyaga, Pennsylvania State University,
    "Toward Hamiltonian Dynamics with Continuous Hamiltonian"
  • November 12 :  Prof. Karin Melnick, University of Maryland,
    "The Lichnerowicz Conjecture in Conformal Riemannian Geometry and its Lorentzian Generalization"
  • November 19 :  Prof. Wayne Patterson, Howard University,
    "Analyzing Massively Collaborative Mathematics Projects"
Previous Colloquium speakers

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Weekly Seminars

Topological Algebra SPRING 2011

The Seminar on Toplogical Semigroups and Ramsey Theory meets Tuesdays 2:10 to 3:00 pm Room 233 in Annex III

Organizer: Neil Hindman



Combinatorics Seminar meets Wednesdays at 11:00 to 12:00 pm in room 203 ASB.

All are welcome and we will be presenting open problems and picking a topic or two to work on as group project.

Organizer: Louis Shapiro



Geometry Seminar meets Fridays from 2:00 to 3:00 pm in room 201 ASB.

Many of the talks will be tailored for graduate students.

Organizer: Todd Drumm


NUMBER THEORY SPRING 2011Number Theory Seminar meets Wednesdays from 3:00 to 4:00 pm in room 229 Annex III.

Graduate Students are encouraged to attend. Everyone is welcome.

Organizer: Francois Ramaroson



Evolution Equations, Times Scales Calculus, & Stochastic Processes Seminar will meet Wednesdays from 3:00 to 4:00 pm in room 213 ASB beginning Spring semester 2011.

This will be a weekly forum discussing the following topics: evolution equations, Stochastic differential equations, fractional differential equations, integrodifferential equations, and differential equations on times scales. All are cordially invited.

Organizers: P. H. Bezandry, T. Diagana, C. M. Mahop



WeBWorK Seminar meets Wednesdays from 1:00 to 2:00 pm in room 103 ASB.

More experienced users as well as new users are encouraged to attend. Everyone is welcome.

Organizer: Richard Bayne


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