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Student Club Meetings

Mathematical Association of America (MAA) Club Meetings

Anyone interested in mathematics is invited to attend the MAA meetings. Contact one of the people below for details.

The meeting dates and location are posted below.

Pi Mu Epsilon Mathematics Honor Society

This national honorary mathematics society exists to promote scholarly activity among mathematics students. The meeting date and location are posted here when available.

Seminar in Mathematics

Presentations on selected topics followed by discussion comprise this seminar. Its purpose is to encourage mathematical discussion among mathematics majors and faculty members but EVERYONE is invited to participate. The next seminar is a dual presentation is as follows:

The Median Triangle: Does it always exist?

presented by

Codi Foster

Friday, September 19, 12:00 P.M., in MCS 210

Abstract:  It is fairly easy to prove that a triangle can be formed from the medians of an existing triangle (called the median triangle) using Euclidian geometry.  In this presentation, we will discuss whether this is possible in non-Euclidian geometry, specifically hyperbolic geometry.

Determining values for parameters of Chiral Perturbation Theory using lattice QCD

presented by

Christopher Madrid

Friday, September 19, 12:00 P.M., in MCS 210.

Abstract: This paper presents values of parameters for Unitarized SU (3) Chiral Perturbation Theory (ChPT) that are found using lattice QCD (LQCD). The phase shifts for Pi-Pi scattering at a range of energies and at an unphysically high quark mass are fitted to the ChPT model using the Minuit software package. This was done for a state with isospin and angular momentum of 1. Once values for these parameters are obtained, the model (at the physical quark mass) is compared with experimental data.

(All are invited. Feel free to bring a lunch and join us.)

Mobius Strip Competition

August Ferdinand Möbius (Nov. 17, 1790 - Sept. 26, 1868) is best known for his work in a branch of mathematics called Topology, and for the two dimensional strip that bears his name. Each fall, the MAA student club in conjunction with the Department of Mathematics hosts a competition in honor of Mobius (and for fun!). Students and professors are invited to attend and to enter a strip in the competion. Professors from the art program judge the entries and select first-, second- and third-place winners. Lunch is served at noon and the competition follows.
http://www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/Biographies/Mobius.html.

Mobius Strip Competition

August Ferdinand Möbius (Nov 17, 1790 - Sept 26, 1868) is best known for his work in a branch of mathematics called topology, and for the two dimensional strip that bears his name.

Each fall, the mathematics program hosts a competition in honor of Mobius (and for fun!). More information about Mobius can be found at http://www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/Biographies/Mobius.html.