Spring 2009 Meeting
April 3-4, 2009
Wheeling Jesuit University
Marc Brodie Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2009 meeting promises to be an exciting meeting, with a number of excellent invited speakers, a contributed paper session for faculty and student speakers, a pizza party on Friday night, and much more.
Meeting Program (Tentative)
- Colin Adams, Williams College
- Talk Title: Blown Away: What Knot To Do When Sailing
- Abstract: This talk will be given by Sir Randolph Bacon III, cousin-in-law to Colin Adams (or is it just Colin in disguise?!?!). Being a tale of adventure on the high seas involving great risk to the tale teller, and how an understanding of the mathematical theory of knots saved his bacon. No nautical or mathematical background assumed.
- Tom Hull, Western New England College
- Talk Title: Origami Math and its Increasing Intersections
- Abstract: Mathematical studies of origami (paper folding) have been enjoying growing attention over the past 7 years. Computational folding problems have found applications in protein folding, and engineering fields from nanotechnology to solar panels in outer space have turned to origami for assistance. Such attention had led to a deeper understanding of the various ways in which paper folding can be modeled mathematically. One surprise has been the sheer number of different branches of math that can be applied to origami. From geometry to abstract algebra to number theory to combinatorics, origami seems to crimp its way into everything. This talk will present a survey of the diverse field that is origami mathematics, with particular attention placed on recent discoveries of both old and new connections.
- Betty Mayfield, Hood College
- Talk Title: Women & Mathematics in the Time of Euler
- Abstract: In 2007, mathematicians around the world focused on All Things Euler: his life, his work, his legacy. We were treated to special conferences, books, papers, posters, a study tour, and sessions at national meetings. We will examine a slightly different topic: female contemporaries of Leonhard Euler (1707 - 1783), some famous, some not so famous. We will look at their lives and their work, at mathematics that was written by and - surprisingly - for women in the time of Euler. This talk grew out of an experimental summer research project with a group of undergraduate students in the history of mathematics.
Section NExT Program - New faculty in the Section are encouraged to attend!!
Contributed Paper Sessions for Faculty and Students
The onsite registration table will be located in the Troy Theater Lobby in Swint Hall. Note that Swint Hall is Building #6 on this campus map.
Meeting Registration Form (Deadline: March 27, 2009)
Talk Registration Form (Deadline: March 27, 2009)
Form to complete if you wish to obtain wireless access to the WJU wireless network
Campus Map - Conference attendees may park in any legal spot on campus. Lots B, I and E are probably the most convenient.
Driving Directions and Campus Tour
Hotel Information for the Conference
Mathematics Department, Wheeling Jesuit University
Wheeling Jesuit University