Calendar of Events 

Fall 2014 
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Nov
19

CMBB Seminar Series
Boca Campus EE 106, 4:00 p.m., Videoconference to Jupiter SR 270
Speaker: Beth Lesnikoski  JFK Medical Center, FL
Host: Shailaja Kesaraju
For more information, contact Marjorie Cazeau at mcazeau@fau.edu.


Nov
20

Center for Complex Systems and Brain Sciences Guest Lecture
Boca, BS12 Room 303, 4:00 p.m.
Speaker: Peter Andras, Professor of Computer Science and Informatics, Keele University, UK
Title: "Analysis and Understanding of Complex Neural Systems"
Abstract: The brain and neural systems are generally very complex. An approach to understand the large scale organization of the brain is to apply network analysis to brain connectivity data. This kind of analysis implies that the brain has a scalefree network structure to some extent. The limitations of network analysis methods will be discussed and the use of software network data for better validation of network analysis methods will be introduced.


Nov
21

Physics Colloquium
Boca SE 319, 2:00pm
Speaker: Ted Jacobson, The University of Maryland
Title: Black Hole Thermodynamics, Then and Now
Abstract: The outlandish notion that a black hole has a huge entropy, proportional to the horizon area in Planck units, was proposed in 1972 by Jacob Bekenstein, then a graduate student. Though initially rejected by experts, this idea was quickly embraced after Hawking's astonishing 1974 discovery that black holes radiate like a hot body in thermal equilibrium. I will recount the story of the origin and development of Black Hole Thermodynamics, and will discuss where it has led us so far, and what are the current puzzles and prospects.


Nov
21

Environmental Colloquium Series
Davie: DW 421, 3:004:00 p.m.
Speaker: Dr. Gordon Fox, University of South Florida
Title: "Individuals and populations in ecology and evolution".
Transmitted to Boca EE 106 and HBOI, MC 209
Questions? Contact Erik Noonburg, enoonbur@fau.edu, 9542361303


Nov
21

Mathematical Sciences Colloquium
Boca, SE 215, 4:00 p.m.
Speaker: David Scheinker, Ph.D. (Postdoctoral Research Fellow, MIT)
Title: Functions of several complex variables, restricted to one complex dimensional sheets
Abstract: In real analysis, the calculus of one variable extends almost perfectly to several variables. For example, the most general form of Stoke's Theorem states that the fundamental theorem of calculus is just as true in 17 dimensions as it is in 1 dimension. However, several central facts from the theory of one complex variable fail in more than one complex variable. We will give several examples of the facts that fail to extend from one complex variable to several variables. One way to make progress is to consider the restriction of a function of several complex variables to a one complex dimensional algebraic variety where the function will behave much more like a function of one variable. We will present several examples of how this helped extend many classical results from one variable to several variables.
Questions? Contact Erik Noonburg, enoonbur@fau.edu, 9542361303


Nov
22

FAU Math Circle for Middle School Students
2:30 to 4:00 p.m., PS109 and/or PS 111
The Mathematics Department is hosting Saturday Math Circles for middle school students to solve problems, play mathematical games, and have friendly mathematical competitions with real prizes. The goal is to have fun while learning more mathematics. This circle is for all students who enjoy mathematics and who wish to increase their mathematical knowledge and skills. Circle size will be capped at 30 students. Parents and teachers are not only welcome, but encouraged to come and participate.
For more information, contact Dr. Tomas Schonbek at schonbek@fau.edu or visit: www.math.fau.edu/MathCircle_at_FAU.


Nov
25

Neuroscience Seminar
EE106, VC to Jupiter MC12 #201 and Davie LA 148
Dr. Raul Gonzalez, FIU
Title: Neuropsychology of Cannabis Use and Addiction
Supported by the Davimos Family Endowment for Excellence in Science and Life Science Initiative Jupiter
Questions? Contact Janet Blanks (blanks@fau.edu). To subscribe to the seminar email list, send request to Rhona Frankel (frankel@ccs.fau.edu).


Dec
6

FAU Math Circle for Middle School Students
2:30 to 4:00 p.m., PS109 and/or PS 111
The Mathematics Department is hosting Saturday Math Circles for middle school students to solve problems, play mathematical games, and have friendly mathematical competitions with real prizes. The goal is to have fun while learning more mathematics. This circle is for all students who enjoy mathematics and who wish to increase their mathematical knowledge and skills. Circle size will be capped at 30 students. Parents and teachers are not only welcome, but encouraged to come and participate.
For more information, contact Dr. Tomas Schonbek at schonbek@fau.edu or visit: www.math.fau.edu/MathCircle_at_FAU.

Spring 2015 
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Jan
16

Frontiers in Science Public Lecture Series


Jan
30

Frontiers in Science Public Lecture Series


Feb
7

Frontiers in Science Public Lecture Series


Feb
13

Frontiers in Science Public Lecture Series


Feb
27

Frontiers in Science Public Lecture Series


Mar
14

Math Day


Mar
13

Frontiers in Science Public Lecture Series


Mar
20

College of Science Research Day


Mar
27

Frontiers in Science Public Lecture Series
Dr. Harm Derksen, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Title: Sparsity in Big Data


Mar
TBA

FortySixth Southeastern International Conference on Combinatorics, Graph Theory, and Computing


Mar
TBA

PreHealth Professions Day


Apr
TBA

Annual Award Banquet  Hosted by the College of Science Graduate Student Association


Apr
TBA

Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame


May
2

Science Olympiad  Elementary

