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 The Mathematics Undergraduate Colloquium is held each Wednesday from 12:55 - 1:45 during the regular academic year in LCB 225. Each week a different speaker will present information on a specific subject area in mathematics. Anyone can come by to listen, socialize, get to know members of the department, and hear some interesting information on the many areas of mathematics.

Spring 2022 Schedule

Introduction to the course

Edge Ideals: one of the beautiful bridges between algebra and combinatorics
Abstract: In this talk, we will learn about three types of monomial ideals (called edge ideals) associated to graphs. We will consider edge ideals of finite simple graphs, vertex weighted graphs, and vertex weighted oriented graphs. The focus of this talk will be on reviewing some of the results on how algebraic structure and invariants of these edge ideals can be studied through the combinatorial structure and invariants of graphs.

Evolution of logical paradoxes
A paradox is an argument that derives an absurd conclusion by rigorous deduction from obviously true premises. A group of paradoxes particularly attracting a lot of interests is "logical paradoxes" which are ones derived from self-inference. We will go through numerous examples from the ancient to modern time.


















Math 3000 (Receive Credit for Attending)

The Undergraduate Colloquium is open to anyone to attend; however, if students would like to receive credit, you may register for Math 3000.
This is a 1 credit hour CR/NC course. To receive credit:

  • You may not miss more than 2 of the colloquia
  • You will need to write a short paper on one of the topics presented during the semester. 


Past Colloquia

Course Coordinators 

 Kevin Wortman  Lisa Penfold
Course Instructor                          Administrative Coordinator
Last Updated: 1/24/22