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 >>| Graduate Students | Topological Algebra | Geometry | Applied Mathematics | Combinatorics | Dynamical Systems | Number Theory

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Colloquium speakers 2015-2016

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

Spring 2016

  • January 29 : Prof. William Phillips, NIST and University of Maryland,
    "Pushing and Twisting Atoms with Light"
  • February 5 : Prof. Elana Fertig, Johns Hopkins University,
    "Sparse Non-negative Matrix Factorization for Cancer Genomics"
  • February 12 : Prof. John Benedetto, University of Maryland,
    "The Frame theory from signal processing and back again - a sampling"
  • February 19 : Prof. Tristan Hubsch, Howard University ,
    "Generalized Complete Intersections and Novel Calabi-Yau Varieties"
  • February 26 : Prof. Sally Thurston, University of Rochester,
    "Research and collaboration as motivated primarily by environmental health application"
  • March 2 (Wednesday) : Prof. Kartik Prasanna, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor,
    "Cycles, motives and the Langlands program"
  • March 4 : Prof. Ilesanmi Adeboye, Weslayan University ,
    " The Area of Convex Projective 2-Orbifolds"
  • March 9 (Wednesday) : Prof. Rebecca Betensky, Harvard University ,
  • March 25 : Prof. Nathaniel Whitaker, University of Massachusetts,
    "Traveling Wave Solutions in a Chain of Periodically Forced Coupled Nonlinear Oscillator"
  • April 1 : Prof. Annalisa Crannell, Franklin & Marshall University ,
    "Drawing conclusions from drawing a square"
  • April 8 : Howard University Undergraduate Talks,
  • April 15 : Prof. Mohamed Sesay, Howard University ,

Fall 2015

  • September 11 : Prof. Joseph Auslander, University of Maryland,
    "Minimal flows, equicontinuity, distality, regional proximality and the Veech relation"
  • September 18 : Prof. Jose Vega Guzman, Howard University
    "Mathematical Modeling of Optical Solitons in Metamaterials; An Application to Information Technology"
  • September 25 : Dr. Caroline Farrior, NIMBioS
    "Understanding consistent, emergent power-laws in tropical forest size structure"
  • October 2 : Prof. Steven Cummer, Duke University
    "Cloaking Light and Sound"
  • October 9 : Prof. Michael Vogelius, Rutgers University & NSF
    "Cloaking and Approximate Cloaking by Mapping"
  • October 16 : Prof. David Kung, St. Mary's College
    "Math & Music: Connecting Theory & Practice"
  • October 23 : Prof. John Loftin, Rutgers University at Newark,
    "An extension of Teichmüller Theory "
  • October 30 : Prof. Tepper Gill, Howard University,
    "Some Banach Spaces are Almost Hilbert"
  • November 6 : Prof. Nicholas Holtgrewe, Howard University
    "Chemistry in Extreme Conditions: A brief look into a high pressure laboratory"
  • November 13 : Prof. K. C. Sivakumar, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
    "On Certain Extensions of M-matrices"

Spring 2016

Previous Colloquium speakers

2014-2015  2013-2014  2012-2013  2011-2012  2010-2011  2009-2010  2008-2009  2007-2008   2006-2007   2005-2006

Weekly Seminars


Topological Algebra Spring 2016

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

Neil Hindman will give an introduction to partial semigroups, then Kendra Pleasant will be presenting her new results on Central Sets in partial semigroups.

Organizer: Neil Hindman



Geometry and Topology Seminar meets Mondays from 3:00 to 4:00 pm in room 213 ASB.

Robert DeLeo will discuss Free Immersions of Surfaces Into the Euclidean Space of Minimal Dimensions.

Organizer: Stanley Einstein-Matthews



The Combinatorics Seminar meets Mondays from 2:10 to 3:00 pm in room G-06 of the Chemistry Building.

Those interested but unable to attend at that hour should contact Alex Burstein or Lou Shapiro.

Coordinator: Louis Shapiro



The Evolution Equations and Dynamical Systems Seminar meets Wednesdays from 2:10 to 3:00 pm in room 201 Annex III.

The seminar will cover all areas and subareas of evolution equations and dynamical systems as well as their applications.

Coordinator: Toka Diagana



The Algebra-Number Theory Seminar meets Wednesdays from 2:10 to 3:00 pm in room 201 Annex III.

Coordinators: Sankar Sitaraman and Dani Szpruch



The Graduate Student Seminar meets Wednesdays from 3:10 to 4:00 pm in room 229 Annex III.

Talks on their current work will be preseented by various graduate students.

Coordinator: Nourridine Siewe

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