Math Club Colloquium

This seminar covers topics suitable for undergraduate students. Seminars are held during common hour on Tuesdays from 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm.

Spring 2015

Speaker: Diogo Pinheiro (Brooklyn College)
Date: Tuesday Feb 24, 2015
Time: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Location: 1127N

Title: The dynamic programming principle for ordinary differential equations
Abstract: We will introduced dynamic programming techniques to address optimal control problems associated with dynamical systems defined by ordinary differential equations. For such class of problems, we will obtain Bellman’s principle of optimality and the corresponding Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman equation. It is worth remarking that such techniques were initially developed by Richard Bellman, a former Brooklyn College alumnus.

Speaker: Kishore Marathe (Brooklyn College)
Date: Tuesdays March 17 and 24, 2015
Time: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Location: 1127N

Title: A Theorem in Algebra, Geometry and Topology
Abstract: We will discuss a very special set of structures in Algebra characterizing a finite set of integers and the surprising relation that they have with deep results in Geometry and Topology. Some knowledge of Linear Algebra and matrices will enhance your understanding of this fascinating theorem. The background in Geometry and Topology necessary to understand the theorem will be provided in the lectures.

Previous Semesters

Fall 2014
Spring 2014
Fall 2013
Spring 2013
Fall 2012
Spring 2012
2010 - 2011