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Calendar of Events
 
Fall 2014 Download PDF

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, BS-12 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 scale-free 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, 3:00-4:00 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, 954-236-1303
 
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, 954-236-1303
 
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 MC-12 #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 Download PDF

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
Forty-Sixth Southeastern International Conference on Combinatorics, Graph Theory, and Computing
 
Mar TBA
Pre-Health 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
 
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