EPaDel-NJ Fall 2023 Section Meeting

Our Fall 2023 meeting will be held November 11, 2023 at Villanova University.

The meeting is jointly sponsored with the New Jersey section.

If you are looking for information about a past meeting, please visit EPaDel History.


Until Oct 27Late / on-site
Faculty -- MAA member$30$40
Faculty -- MAA non-member$35$45
Emeritus or unemployed$20$20
Lunch Ticket$15$15

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Call For Speakers

Submissions for the speaker sessions are open until November 1.

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8:30 - 10:30Registration
8:30 - 9:00Light Breakfast Reception (coffee, tea, pastries)
9:00 - 9:10Welcoming Remarks
9:15 - 10:05Invited Speaker 1
10:05 - 10:30Coffee Break & Silent Auction
10:35 - 11:25Invited Speaker 2
11:25 - 11:45Business Meeting, Awards, Group Photo
11:45 - 1:00Lunch
1:10 - 2:10Faculty/Graduate Speaker Sessions

Student Activity

Faculty Workshop
2:20 - 3:20Student Speaker Sessions
3:20 - 3:40Coffee Break & Silent Auction
3:40 - 4:30Invited Speaker 3
4:30 - 5:00Reception & Silent Auction Winners

Invited Speakers

Image of Speaker Judith Covington
Northwestern State University
Math Teachers' Circles - What, Why, When, and How?

Image of Speaker Kristen Hendricks
Rutgers University
A First Look at Knots and Symmetries

A mathematical knot is a simple object -- take a piece of string, tie it up however you like, and glue the ends together so you can't untie it. But these deceptively easy objects to describe and fiddle with are key to understanding deep geometric questions, many not nearly so accessible. We'll introduce knots and consider some possible measures of how complicated a knot is, before turning our attention to one of my favorite topics, possible symmetries of knots. In the end, we'll see how different types of symmetry have wildly different relationships with how "complicated" the knots involved are.

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Image of Speaker Jason Rosenhouse
US Air Force Academy
James Madison University
Dirichlet's Theorem and the Rise of Analytic Number Theory

In 1837, Peter G. L. Dirichlet proved the following theorem: If a and d are relatively prime integers, then the arithmetic progression a, a+d, a+2d, ... contains infinitely many prime numbers. His proof ushered in a revolution in number theory because it relied in a critical way on complex analysis. The use of analytic methods to solve problems in number theory was a tremendous innovation at the time. We shall consider some of the details of Dirichlet's proof, focusing on understanding why there is a deep connection between these seemingly unrelated branches of mathematics.

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Student Activity

Information coming soon!

Faculty Workshop

Led by Judith Covington and hosted by Section NExT. More information coming soon!

Local Organizers

The local organizers for this meeting are Alexander Diaz-Lopez, Katie Haymaker, and Bob Styer of Villanova. Please contact a local organizer with site-specific questions, or contact an Executive Committee member with more general questions.