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enIhsan Topaloglu
https://math.wvu.edu/ihsan-topaloglu_2018-02-23
<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Swarming in domains with boundaries: approximation and regularization by nonlinear diffusion</p>
<p>Date: 2/23/2018<br />
Time: 3:00PM-4:00PM<br />
Place: 422 Armstrong Hall</p>
<p><b>Abstract:</b> In this talk I will consider an aggregation model with nonlinear diffusion in domains with boundaries and present on the zero diffusion limit of its solutions. This model is used in describing phenomena related swarming and social aggregations, such as biological swarms and pattern formation, granular media, and self-assembly of nanoparticles. Using the formulation of the aggregation model as a gradient flow on spaces of probability measures equipped with the Wasserstein metric, I will present the convergence of weak solutions for fixed times, as well as the convergence of energy minimizers in this limit. I will also present numerical simulations that support the analytical results and demonstrates that adding small nonlinear diffusion approximates, as well as regularizes, the plain aggregation model. This is a joint project with Razvan Fetacau and Mitchell Kovacic.</p>
<p><a href="http://people.vcu.edu/~iatopaloglu/"> Ihsan Topaloglu</a></p>
<p>All are welcome.</p>
</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-date field-type-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Date, Location: </div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">2018-02-23</div></div></div>Mon, 19 Feb 2018 14:55:00 +0000grandpoobah1316 at https://math.wvu.eduJai Laxmi Talks
https://math.wvu.edu/jai-laxmi-talks_2017-11-14
<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>We have a special guest this week from the Indian Institute of Technology,Bombay.<br /></p><p></p>
Jai Laxmi will give a series of talks on, "Tate Resolutions and Deviations of Graded Algebras."
<p><b>Talk #1:</b><br />
Date: 11/14/2017<br />
Time: 4:00PM-5:00PM<br />
Place: 313 Armstrong Hall</p>
<p><b>Talk #2:</b><br />
Date: 11/15/2017<br />
Time: 4:00PM-5:00PM<br />
Place: 315 Armstrong Hall</p>
<p><b>Talk #3:</b><br />
Date: 11/16/2017<br />
Time: 4:00PM-5:00PM<br />
Place: 313 Armstrong Hall</p>
<p>Abstract: <a href="/pdfs/jai-laxmi-2017-11-14.pdf"> View</a></p>
<p>All are welcome.</p>
</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-date field-type-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Date, Location: </div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">2017-11-14</div></div></div>Mon, 13 Nov 2017 10:23:19 +0000grandpoobah1299 at https://math.wvu.eduMatt Insall
https://math.wvu.edu/matt-insall_2017-11-10
<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>By Renaming If Necessary</p>
<p>Date: 11/10/2017<br />
Time: 3:00PM-4:00PM<br />
Place: 422 Armstrong Hall</p>
<p><b>Abstract:</b>We explain here how renaming can be insufficient. In particular, we<br />
show that in many rings, there exists a function that is not a conjugate<br />
of some polynomial function. The only tools needed are from typical<br />
undergraduate Mathematics courses, such as Linear Algebra. If time<br />
permits, we will show some relevant computations in MathCAD, and in<br />
the Universal Algebra Calculator. This talk is intended to be accessible<br />
to undergraduate students.</p>
<p>All are welcome.</p>
</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-date field-type-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Date, Location: </div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">2017-11-10</div></div></div>Fri, 03 Nov 2017 04:44:35 +0000grandpoobah1292 at https://math.wvu.eduThomas Polstra
https://math.wvu.edu/thomas-polstra_2017-11-07
<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>When are two rings similar? </p>
<p>Date: 11/7/2017<br />
Time: 4:00PM-5:00PM<br />
Place: 315 Armstrong Hall</p>
<p><b>Abstract:</b> Inspired by results of Samuel, Hironaka, Cutkosky and Srinivasan, and others which give criteria for rings which are quotients of a common power series ring to be isomorphic, it is natural to investigate when two rings, which are the quotient of a common power series ring, are ”similar.” In this talk we will discuss recent collaboration between the speaker and Ilya Smirnov which investigates this problem in rings of prime characteristic.</p>
<p>All are welcome.</p>
</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-date field-type-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Date, Location: </div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">2017-11-07</div></div></div>Mon, 16 Oct 2017 09:00:55 +0000grandpoobah1273 at https://math.wvu.eduRoger Wiegand
https://math.wvu.edu/roger-wiegand_2017-11-24
<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Rigid Ideals in Complete Intersection Domains</p>
<p>Date: 10/24/2017<br />
Time: 4:00PM-5:00PM<br />
Place: 315 Armstrong Hall</p>
<p><b>Abstract:</b> <a href="/pdfs/roger-wiegand.pdf"> View</a></p>
<p>All are welcome.</p>
</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-date field-type-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Date, Location: </div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">2017-10-24</div></div></div>Mon, 23 Oct 2017 04:37:44 +0000grandpoobah1283 at https://math.wvu.eduMisha Feldman
https://math.wvu.edu/misha-feldman_2017-10-12
<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Short-time existence of smooth solutions for semigeostrophic system with variable Coriolis parameter.</p>
<p>Date: 10/12/2017<br />
Time: 3:45PM-4:45PM<br />
Place: 315 Armstrong Hall</p>
<p><b>Abstract:</b> The semigeostrophic (SG) system is a model of large scale atmosphere/ocean flows. Previous results were obtained for the SG system with constant Coriolis parameter, by rewriting the problem in the "dual variables" and using Monge-Kantorovich mass transport techniques. A more physically realistic SG model has variable Coriolis parameter. Dual space is not available in this case. We work directly in the original "physical" coordinates, and show existence of smooth solutions for short time. This is a joint work with J. Cheng and M. Cullen. </p>
<p>All are welcome.</p>
</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-date field-type-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Date, Location: </div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">2017-10-12</div></div></div>Thu, 05 Oct 2017 21:42:33 +0000grandpoobah1270 at https://math.wvu.eduWVU-China Graph Theory and Combinatorics Workshop
https://math.wvu.edu/wvu-china-graph-theory-combinatorics-workshop_2017-9-14
<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Every year, the Department of Mathematics at WVU hosts about 10 long term visitors sponsored by Chinese Scholar Council to conduct research in graph theory and combinatorics. To strengthen our collaboration with Chinese Graph Theory and Combinatorics Society, the Department of Mathematics will host a WVU-China Workshop on Graph Theory and Combinatorics on Thursday, September 14, 2017. </p>
<p>All are welcome and are invited to attend the workshop.</p>
<h2> Workshop Schedule</h2>
<h4>Location: Mountainlair Shenandoah Room</h4>
<p><a href="/pdfs/wvu-china-abstract-all-speakers.pdf">Speaker Abstracts</a></p>
<table class="table2"><tr><th><b>Time</b></th>
<th colspan="2"> </th>
<th><b>Speaker</b></th>
<th colspan="2"> </th>
<th><b>Title</b></th>
</tr><tr class="alt"><td>8:30am - 9:00am</td>
<td colspan="2"> </td>
<td>Dr. Eddie Fuller, Chair of Mathematics, West Virginia University </td>
<td colspan="2"> </td>
<td>Opening Remarks</td>
</tr><tr><td>9:00am - 9:50am </td>
<td colspan="2"> </td>
<td>Xueliang Li, Nankai University </td>
<td colspan="2"> </td>
<td> Conflict-free connections of graphs </td>
</tr><tr class="alt"><td>10:00am - 10:50am</td>
<td colspan="2"> </td>
<td>Kevin Milans, West Virginia University </td>
<td colspan="2"> </td>
<td>First-Fit chain partitions in partially ordered sets</td>
</tr><tr><td>11:00am - 11:50am </td>
<td colspan="2"> </td>
<td>Guanghui Wang, Shangdong University</td>
<td colspan="2"> </td>
<td> Splitting graphs and digraphs</td>
</tr><tr class="alt"><td><b>12:00pm - 1:30pm</b></td>
<td colspan="2"> </td>
<td><b>Lunch Break </b></td>
<td colspan="2"> </td>
<td><b>Lunch Break</b></td>
</tr><tr><td>1:30pm - 2:20pm </td>
<td colspan="2"> </td>
<td>John Goldwasser, West Virginia University</td>
<td colspan="2"> </td>
<td> Polychromatic colorings of complete graphs with respect to 1-regular and 2-regular subgraphs</td>
</tr><tr class="alt"><td>2:30pm - 3:20pm</td>
<td colspan="2"> </td>
<td>Mike Schroeder, Marshall University</td>
<td colspan="2"> </td>
<td>Adding To and Removing From the Structure of Graph Decompositions</td>
</tr><tr><td>3:30pm - 4:20pm </td>
<td colspan="2"> </td>
<td>Jerzy Wojciechowski, West Virginia University </td>
<td colspan="2"> </td>
<td> General Matroids and the Almost Intersection Property</td>
</tr><tr class="alt"><td>4:30pm - 5:20pm</td>
<td colspan="2"> </td>
<td>Jiaao Li, West Virginia University</td>
<td colspan="2"> </td>
<td>Nowhere-zero Flow Problems</td>
</tr></table><h2>Other Participants from China</h2>
<ul><li>Professor Lingqi Zhao, College of Computer Science and Technology, Inner Mongolia University for Nationalities </li>
<li>Bofeng Huo, Qinghai Normal University </li>
<li>Liqiong Xu, Jimei University </li>
<li>Yingzhi Tian, Xinjiang University </li>
</ul><h2>Brief Introduction to the Speakers from China</h2>
<h4>Dr. Xueliang Li, Nankai University</h4>
<ul><li>President for the Chinese Society of Combinatorics and Graph Theory </li>
<li>Director of the Center for Combinatorics at Nankai University </li>
<li>Dean of the School of Mathematics and Statistics, Qinghai Normal University </li>
<li>Vice President of the International Academy of Mathematical Chemistry (IAMC)</li>
<li>A member of editorial boards of many journals including Discrete Applied Mathematics, Graphs and Combinatorics, et al. </li>
<li>President of Tianjin Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (TJSIAM) </li>
<li>Council Member of the Chinese Mathematical Society (CMS) </li>
<li>Executive Council Member of the Chinese Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (CSIAM) </li>
</ul><h4>Dr. Guiying Yan, Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences(CAS)</h4>
<ul><li>Vice Director of National Center for Mathematics and Interdisciplinary Sciences at CAS </li>
<li>Secretary-General of China Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (CSIAM) </li>
</ul><h4>Dr. Guanghui Wang: School of Mathematics, Shandong University</h4>
<ul><li>Assistant Dean of School of Mathematics, Shandong University </li>
<li>Deputy General Secretary of Graph Theory and Combinatorics Branch of Operations Research Society of China </li>
<li>Director of Young Crew Management Board of the Society </li>
</ul></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-date field-type-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Date, Location: </div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">2017-09-14</div></div></div>Tue, 12 Sep 2017 03:39:42 +0000grandpoobah1260 at https://math.wvu.eduHung Tran
https://math.wvu.edu/hung-tran_2017-4-28
<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Some selection problems in the theory of viscosity solutions</p>
<p>Abstract: I will explain some interesting selection problems in nonlinear PDEs. The basic question is about how to select one good solution out of many reasonable ones. A question of this type led to the whole theory of viscosity solutions in 1980s. Then I will focus on the vanishing discount problem and describe the main results, which solve an open question also in 1980s. This is a joint work with Ishii and Mitake.</p>
<p><a href="http://uwm.edu/math/people/tran-hung/"> Hung Tran</a></p>
<p>Date: 4/28/2017<br />
Time: 3:30PM-4:30PM<br />
Place: 315 Armstrong Hall</p>
<p>All are welcome.</p>
</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-date field-type-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Date, Location: </div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">2017-04-28</div></div></div>Thu, 20 Apr 2017 21:28:37 +0000grandpoobah1210 at https://math.wvu.eduDavid Offner
https://math.wvu.edu/david-offner_2017-4-26
<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Polychromatic Colorings on Hypercubes, Complete Graphs, and Integers</p>
<p>Abstract: Given a set S, and a set T of subsets of S, a coloring of the elements of S is called T -polychromatic if every set in T contains an element of every color. Let polyT (S) be the largest n for which there is a T -polychromatic coloring of S with n colors. This talk introduces theorems and open problems on the value of polyT (S) in three settings:</p>
<p>• S is the set of edges of a hypercube, and T is the set of all subgraphs isomorphic to<br />
a given graph H.<br />
• S is the set of edges of a complete graph, and T is the set of all regular spanning<br />
subgraphs of a given degree.<br />
• S is the set of integers, and T is the set of translates of a given finite set.</p>
<p><a href="https://www.westminster.edu/profile.cfm?offnerde/"> David Offner</a></p>
<p>Date: 4/26/2017<br />
Time: 3:30PM-4:30PM<br />
Place: 315 Armstrong Hall</p>
<p>All are welcome.</p>
</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-date field-type-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Date, Location: </div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">2017-04-26</div></div></div>Fri, 07 Apr 2017 19:28:43 +0000grandpoobah1199 at https://math.wvu.eduJuan Pablo Mejia-Ramos
https://math.wvu.edu/juan-pablo-mejia-ramos_2017-4-21
<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Developing valid and reliable measures to assess students' comprehension of the proofs that they read</p>
<p>Abstract: In this talk I will focus on the assessment of undergraduate students' reading comprehension of mathematical proofs, discussing a research program aimed at developing and validating reliable proof comprehension tests. I will present findings on students performance on three of these tests and discuss what we can learn from using this kind of measures in the mathematics classroom and in mathematics education research.</p>
<p><a href="http://www.math.rutgers.edu/~jpmejia/">Rutgers Research Website </a></p>
<p><a href="https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Juan_Mejia_Ramos">Research Gate Profile </a></p>
<p>Date: 4/21/2017<br />
Time: 2:30PM-3:30PM<br />
Place: 315 Armstrong Hall</p>
<p>All are welcome.</p>
</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-date field-type-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Date, Location: </div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">2017-04-21</div></div></div>Tue, 18 Apr 2017 22:46:22 +0000grandpoobah1208 at https://math.wvu.edu