Mathematics Awareness Month, April 2005

Mathematics and the Cosmos

Department of Mathematics, UNO

April 8

Mathematics Symposium: "Mathematics Awareness Month at UNO"

    8:30-12:30 AM, Room: Durham Science Center 256

Note: Some of the student presenters are enrolled in the Kerrigan Research Minigrant Program, marked as KRMP below.
    8:30-8:35, Dora Matache, UNO - Mathematics, chair of the 2005 MAM committee
      "Welcome"
    8:35-9:00, Bronson Wacker, UNO - Mathematics, in conjunction with the Wilda Stephenson Internship and Dr. Griff Elder
    9:05-9:20, Marie Spilde, UNO - Mathematics, KRMP
      "Solving nonlinear optimization problems with nondifferentiable objective function by pseudo gradient search and genetic algorithms" (abstract)
    9:25-9:40, Naomi Kochi, UNO - Mathematics
    9:45-10:00, Huimin Geng, UNO - Computer Science, KRMP
      "Dynamics of Random Boolean Networks with Constant Number of Parents and Asynchrony generated by Stochastic Processes" (abstract)
    10:05-10:20, Xutao Deng, UNO - Computer Science, KRMP
      "Dynamics of Random Boolean Networks with Non-Constant Number of Parents and Asynchrony generated by Stochastic Processes" (abstract)
    10:25-10:40, Jin Hui, UNO - Mathematics, KRMP
      "Nonlinear Multiregressions Based On Choquet Integral For Data With Both Numerical And Categorical Attributes" (abstract)
    10:45-11:00, Stacy Peterson, UNO - Mathematics
      "Finding the Median in an Unsorted List of Data" (abstract)
    11:05-11:20, Vladimir Ufimtsev, UNO - Mathematics, KRMP
    11:25-11:40, Bob Slaughter, UNO - Mathematics, KRMP
      "An Improved Metric for Generation of Codes for DNA Computing" (abstract)
    11:45-12:00, Adam Walling, UNO - Mathematics (joint work with Vladimir Ufimtsev), KRMP
    Tuesday, April 5, 4:00PM, DSC256, Gary Beck, UNO - Mathematics, KRMP
    12:00, Student Poster Session Opening, Where: DSC256 hallway
      Some of the symposium presenters will answer questions regarding their posters related to the talks (posters)

April 15

Problem Solving Contest for Area High School Students (site)

    2:00-3:30 PM, Durham Science Center (DSC) 115 and 116

April 21

Invited Talk: Silviu Podariu: Supernovae Constraints on Cosmological Constant and Scalar Field Dominated Cosmological Models

    2:30-3:30 PM, Durham Science Center (DSC) 255


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