2018-2019 Colloquium Schedule

Fall 2018

What we still don't know about addition and multiplication.

  • Speakers: Carl Pomerance (Dartmouth College)
  • October 9th at 4:00 pm in Robinson Hall 105
  • Refreshments at 3:40 pm in Robinson Hall foyer
  • Abstract: How could there be something we don’t know about arithmetic? It would seem that subject was sewn up in third grade. But here’s a problem: What is the most efficient method for multiplication? No one knows.  And here is another: How many different numbers appear in a large multiplication table?  There are many more such problems, largely unsolved, and for which we could use some help!

What We Did Last Summer (Parents and Family Weekend Event)

  • Speakers: W&L Math students: Max Masaitis, Isabell Russell, Corinne Joireman, Allison Young and Phuong Mai
  • September 28th at 4:00 pm in Robinson Hall 105
  • Refreshments at 3:40 pm in Robinson Hall foyer
  • Abstract: The students will talk about their summer research on one-dimensional packing and covering, claw-free Steinhaus graphs, and the mathematics of tie knots.