Fall 2012

This week’s faculty seminar
Tuesday, September 25th, 2012 - GL137 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Title: Introduction to Calabi's Extremal Kähler Metrics.
By: Mehdi Lejmi, Univ. of Minnesota,
Abstract : Calabi define the notion of extremal Kähler metrics in order to widen the problem of existence of Kähler Einstein metrics. For instance, the blow up of CP^2 at one point admits no Kähler metrics with constant scalar curvature but it does admit extremal Kähler metrics as shown by Calabi. Moreover, Calabi proved that the existence of extremal Kähler metrics imposes a certain decomposition of the Lie algebra of the automorphism group of the complex manifold. 
 
This week’s students’ seminar :
Thursday, September 20th, 2012 - DM 409A - 3:30-4:30
Title: Structural Propensities and Entropy Effects in Peptide Helix-Coil Transitions
By: Adam Colt Pelea & Ilan E. Chemmama
Abstract: The helix-coil transition in peptides is a critical structural transition leading to functioning proteins. Peptide chains have a large number of possible con?gurations that must be accounted for in statistical mechanical investigations. Using hydrogen bond and local helix propensity interaction terms, we develop a method for obtaining and incorporating the degeneracy factor that allows the exact calculation of the partition function for a peptide as a function of chain length. The partition function is used in calculations for engineered peptide chains of various lengths that allow comparison with a variety of different types of experimentally measured quantities, such as fraction of helicity as a function of both temperature and chain length, heat capacity, and denaturation studies. When experimental sensitivity in helicity measurements is properly accounted for in the calculations, the calculated curves ?t well with the experimental curves. We determine values of interaction energies for comparison with known biochemical interactions, as well as quantify the difference in the number of con?gurations available to an amino acid in a random coil con?guration compared to a helical con?guration.
 
This week’s faculty seminar
Tuesday, September 11th, 2012 -  GL137 -  4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Title: On a class of degenerate parabolic equations with dynamic boundary conditions
By: Ciprian Gal
Abstract: I will consider a quasi-linear parabolic equation with nonlinear dynamic boundary conditions occurring as a natural generalization of the semilinear (scalar) reaction-diffusion equation with dynamic boundary conditions. These "new" boundary conditions occur in various physical processes motivated by problems in diffusion phenomena, phase-transition phenomena, special flows in hydrodynamics, models in climatology and mathematical biology, and many others. We wish to discuss classical issues, such as, well-posedness and the existence of the global attractor describing the long-term behavior of the system. We derive new conditions which reflect an exact balance between the interior and boundary mechanisms involved, even when the nonlinear sources contribute in opposite directions.
 
!!!T-Shirt Sale!!!!
The Math Club is selling official club t-shirts for $15 each. There are only a few left from our last purchase, so hurry while supplies last! T-Shirts can be purchased by contacting an Executive board member in person or by e-mail fiumathclub@gmail.com. We also accept purchases at the General Meetings (Next one September 13th DM409A 3:30-4:30)

 
This week’s students’ seminar :
Thursday, September 6th, 2012 - DM 409A - 3:30-4:30
Title: Several complex variables, the local equivalence problem, and invariants of real hypersurfaces
By: Camilo Montoya
Abstract: The theory of holomorphic functions in the complex plane is known for its strong classical results. However, as functions of several complex variables are considered, these well-known results fail to translate smoothly. This exposition covers some of the historical developments in the theory of several complex variables, including an introduction to n-dimensional complex space and holomorphic functions, the local equivalence problem, real hypersurfaces, pseudoconvexity, Segre varieties, and various other known biholomorphic invariants of real hypersurfaces in C^n. Some results obtained during the summer research classifying unique hypersurfaces will be mentioned.
 
This week’s faculty seminar 
Tuesday, September 4th, 2012 - GL 137 - 4:00-5:00
Title: Exponential Riesz bases and frames on two dimensional trapezoids
By: Laura DeCarli
Abstract: Let D be a domain of R^n; we say that L^2(D) has an exponential basis if there exists a sequence of functions { e^{i sm x}} m in Z , ( where sm is in C^n and x = (x1, ... xn)) which is such that every function in L^2(D) can be represented in a unique way as Sum[cm e^{i sm x}], with cm in C?For example, it is well known that L^2(-Pi, Pi) has an exponential basis, { e^{i mx})} m in Z, but is the same true if (- Pi, Pi) is replaced e.g, by the union of two or more intervals, or by a general domain of R^n??In a joint project with Andy Kumar, a former FIU graduate student, we have investigated exponential bases of 2-dimensional domains called trapezoid. In particular, we have considered domains that are union of finitely many rectangles, and we have found exponential bases for these domains.?In this talk I will describe my joint project with Andy, and I will also discuss the problem of finding an expo

 

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2/15/2012: Update

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Hey Math Club!

This is a friendly remind of our upcoming events for the next two weeks!

Tonight, February 15th: New Wave Billiard at 9:30pm (across the street from FIU inside the plaza of Publix)
Tomorrow, February 16th: Student Colloquium in DM 409A at 3:30pm-4:30pm (we are going to be watching a lecture by Roger Penrose on math and physics)
Tuesday, February 21st: Movie Night in DM 409A at 10pm (movie to be determined)

We are still accepting applications to run for the new 2012-2013 FIU Math Club E-Board.
Positions include: President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, CSO Representative, Historian, and Events Coordinator.

If you are interested in presenting for the student colloquiums held on Thursdays, feel free to e-mail us with your name, topic, and when you can present.

Lastly, for those interested in attending the AMS Conference March 9-11, we advice you to reserve your room since prices are going up day by day. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.

Have an amazing day!

Regards,

Johanna Casado
Vice President

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2/08/2012 -- Update:

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Hello Mathematicians!

This week we will be kicking off our GRE Jeapordy Training in DM 409A 2:30-4:30. This event will be held weekly same place same time.

Also up this week:

2/8 -- Spring Conference Informational Meeting 4:00-5:00 DM 442A (Conference Room)
Those interested in attending the conference are urged to attend this meeting


2/9 -- Student Colloquium DM 409 A 3:30-4:30
Douglas Lawrence will be presenting his colloquium:

"Neutrino Oscillations and their Consequences to the Standard Model of Particle Physics"

Abstract: In 1964, predictions were made on the flux of neutrinos from the sun, but measurements only showed about 1/3 of the predicted flux. The solution to this problem was finished in 1969 and showed that neutrino flavors are not eigenstates of the Hamiltonian operator, but actually linear combinations of eigenstates, which produces a finite probability of detecting a particular flavor of neutrino at one instance in time and then detecting a different flavor at a second time. In other words, the neutrinos that we are able to detect are allowed to oscillate between types. This is only possible, however, if neutrinos have mass.
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Chilis Night will be held around 9:30 at NW 13th Terrace & 87th Avenue, Tamiami Fl.

See you guys there!

-Eric Wawerczyk
President of the Math Club

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1/17/2012 -- Math Club attends "The Shape of Inner Space: String Theory and the Geometry of the Universe's Hidden Dimensions" given by fields medalist Shing-Tung Yau

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The FIU Math Club kicked off our 2012 Spring Semester with a trip to see the lecture provided by Harvard Professor Shing-Tung Yau.

We look forward to be working with the U.M. Math Club in the upcoming semester.

Our first General Meeting will be in GC 305 Tuesday 1/31/12 @ 3:30-4:30 with refreshments served.

Be there or be Pi-Squared!

 

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11/8/11 -- First Annual Hexathalon

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Hello Mathematicians!

This saturday is our First Annual Math/Physics Hexathalon Relay race, hosted by the Math Club and Society for Physics Students! For all those ready for food and fun in the sun, here are the event logistics and schedule:

Date: Saturday, November 12th, 2012
Arrival time: ~ 12:00 PM
Where: Basketball Courts behind Panther Parking Garage

Schedule:
Basketball Game Start: 1:00 PM
Tennis / Cook out
Kickball
HEXATHALON RELAY

Refreshments:
The two clubs will be bringing bottled water, hot dogs and hamburgers for everyone.
We encourage those able to contribute to bring water/gatorade/food/BBQ items to the event

Equipment:
We encourage those available to bring Cones, Basketballs, Kickballs, Tennis Equipment, and other sporting goods to do so, to help out the event.

We can't wait to see you out supporting the Math Club's teams for this year's domination!

Any questions, feel free to contact us back!

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10/30/11 -- Official Message Board

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Hello Mathematicians!

The Math Club welcomes you to yet another great week for mathematics!

We'd like to announce the Grand Opening of the Official Message Board of the FIU Math Club:
fiumathclub.proboards.com

A brand new environment for students, professors, and members of the FIU and online community to engage in discussion of mathematics, professional development, graduate school, as well as other fun and academic interests! Be sure to sign up and become a part of the community, today!

UPCOMING EVENTS
Come pick up your pre-ordered Math Club T-Shirts this week at Tuesday November 1st's General Meeting.
Same place and time as our last meetings, GC 305 @ 3:30-4:30 PM.
We'll have limited supply of t-shirts left after the pre-order, so be sure to come by early to buy a $15 shirt for the Official Club Photo! We'll have refreshments too, as always.

Monday @ 9:00 will be our Halloween Costume Contest! Located in DM 4th Floor in the Math Department. Winner gets a free Math Club T-shirt

FUTURE EVENTS
First Annual Math/Physics Hexathalon Relay -- Saturday November 12th, The Math and Physics clubs will compete head to head in the games of: Basketball, Kickball, and Tennis! Afterwards we will have the First Annual Hexathalon Relay! Six different comedic races all leading to a human pyramid! TEAM SIGN UPS will be at the General Meeting, this Tuesday, November 1st @ 3:30 in GC 305
Chilis Social -- 11/3 - Meeting in DM 4th Floor, Math Department for carpooling .
Movie Night 11/16 -- "A Beautiful Mind"
Game Night -- 11/21 7:00 - 10:00 in the GC Annex outside of Fresh Food company.

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10/09/11 -- Game Night Monday @ Weekly Update

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Hello Mathematicians!

This upcoming Monday, October 10th, Math Club will be hosting our Game Night in the Fresh Food Annex in Graham Center from 7:00-10:00. The room can be accessed from a door located outside of GC near Subway and the Atrium, on the side where the GC Ballrooms and Faculty Club are.

Bring your favorite games like Chess, checkers, card games and etc (math books included!).

Also, this week's Student Colloquium will be presented by an FIU Graduate student in Mathematics Robert Salom. He will be presenting his research in Differential Geometry with Professor Grantcharov Thursday 3:30-4:30 in DM 409A.

Other weekly events:
Algebraic Structures Seminar -- Wednesday 10:00-11:00 AM in VH 180
Student Seminar in Noncommutative Algebra and Differential Geometry -- Friday 10:00 AM -2:00 PM in DM 4th Floor.
Putnam Training -- Monday & Wednesday 3:30-4:30 in DM 409A
Tea Time -- Wednesday 2:00-4:30 PM in DM 409A

May all your theorems be proved eloquently this week!

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09/21/11 -- Special Guest Speaker 9/29 -- Student Colloquium -- YouTube Account -- Cram Jam

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There will be a special guest speaker, William Yslas Vélez, from the Math department of University of Arizona giving a presentation entitled "Mathematics Changed My Life" in AHC 3110 . This will be held Thursday September 29th, 3:30 -4:30, in place of our student colloquium for that week.

This week's student colloquium @ 3:30 Thursday in DM 409 A will be presented by Alejandro Ginory with research that was conducted at MIT this past summer. The titles is Graph Theoretic Properties arising from Hurwitz Equivalence in Symmetric Groups. Check out the studentcolloquium page for the abstract.

I would also like to remind everyone that this Saturday will be Cram Jam. We will have a study room open saturday GC 305 from 5:00-10:00 for those studying for their upcoming exams!

We only need 5 more t-shirt sales to make our order final!

The official FIU Math Club youtube channel can be found at www.youtube.com/user/fiumathclub where we will be posting our Student Colloquiums and plenty more!

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09/05/11 -- First Week Update

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The Math Club is officially in session and we kicked off our first week of school with a bang! The first General Meeting was a success with a record-breaking attendance of about 70 people! Thanks to everyone who came out.

We'd like to announce that the second general meeting of the math club will be rescheduled to September 20th, 2011.

08/04/11 -- Website launch & Club Merchandise

The Math Club is going to be selling official club t-shirts beginning at the first general meeting, August 30th, 2011 for $15 each. Make sure to Pre-order your shirt there!

 

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