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GEMS Workshop: Exploring the fascinating world of prime numbers, Part II with Professor Adolfo Rumbos, from Pomona College.

Shanahan 1480, Harvey Mudd College 301 Platt Blvd., Claremont, CA

TOPIC: Exploring the fascinating world of prime numbers, Part II The study of patterns in the sequence of prime numbers has fascinated mathematicians for centuries.  Are there formulas that generate prime numbers?  Are there patterns in the distribution of prime numbers and the distribution of gaps between consecutive primes?  In this series of two workshops, […]

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GEMS Workshop: Graph Theory, Part I with Professor Michael Orrison, from Harvey Mudd College

Shanahan 1480, Harvey Mudd College 301 Platt Blvd., Claremont, CA

TOPIC: Graph Theory, Part I On the surface, graphs seem to be some of the simplest objects you might encounter in mathematics. After all, they are made up of just two kinds of parts, vertices and edges, and those parts fit together in simple ways. But appearances can be deceiving! In this series of two […]

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GEMS Workshop: Graph Theory, Part II with Professor Michael Orrison, from Harvey Mudd College

Shanahan 1480, Harvey Mudd College 301 Platt Blvd., Claremont, CA

TOPIC: Graph Theory, Part II On the surface, graphs seem to be some of the simplest objects you might encounter in mathematics. After all, they are made up of just two kinds of parts, vertices and edges, and those parts fit together in simple ways. But appearances can be deceiving! In this series of two […]

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GEMS Workshop: “Graphs, matrices, and recurrences” with Professor Lucas Bang, from Harvey Mudd College

Shanahan 1480, Harvey Mudd College 301 Platt Blvd., Claremont, CA

TOPIC: Graphs, matrices, and recurrences Abstract: In mathematics, we are often surprised to find that problems that look very different are actually the same problem in a different guise! In this seminar, we will build on the previous discussions about graph theory and describe how other areas of math are closely related to graphs. Specifically, […]

GEMS Workshop: Symmetry with Professor Michael Orrison, from Harvey Mudd College

Shanahan 1480, Harvey Mudd College 301 Platt Blvd., Claremont, CA

TOPIC: Symmetry Symmetry seems to be an important idea in mathematics, but how do mathematicians think about symmetry? In this workshop, we’ll talk about mathematical objects called groups, see how they are used to describe symmetry, and then put them to work to help us answer some nontrivial counting problems. WHAT IS GEMS: The Gateway to […]

GEMS Workshop: Mathematics of Information with Professor Lucas Bang of Harvey Mudd College

Shanahan 1480, Harvey Mudd College 301 Platt Blvd., Claremont, CA

TOPIC: The Mathematics of Information We are surrounded by information. Words in books, ones and zeros in computers, mathematical equations, and DNA sequences are all examples of information, but can we say something more about it? In this workshop, we will learn about the mathematics of information, see how it is related to concepts from […]

GEMS Workshop: Working Together without a Leader with Professor Jasper Weinburd of Harvey Mudd College

Shanahan 1480, Harvey Mudd College 301 Platt Blvd., Claremont, CA

TOPIC: Working Together without a Leader Bees all work together by communicating and obeying the orders of the Queen. Other animals gather in swarms, flocks, or schools and move in complicated ways without any leader at all. In a school of fish, each one is identical and they all follow the same simple rules. Yet they still […]

GEMS Workshop: Superheroes vs. Supercomputers with Professor Jeho Park of Claremont McKenna College

Shanahan 1480, Harvey Mudd College 301 Platt Blvd., Claremont, CA

  TOPIC: Superheroes vs. Supercomputers Superheroes like Wonder Woman, Black Panther, Superman, and Captain Marvel, just to name a few, all have "super" power and they save the world from "super"-villains. Well, just one catch--they are not real. In our real world, there are computers built for super power to save the (real) world. In this […]

GEMS Workshop: The Mathematics of Reapportionment and Census Data with Professor Adolfo Rumbos of Pomona College

Shanahan 1480, Harvey Mudd College 301 Platt Blvd., Claremont, CA

TOPIC: The Mathematics of Reapportionment and Census Data Every ten years, the United States Census Bureau conducts a count of all persons living in the United States; one of those population counts will be carried out this year (2020). This Census is mandated by the US Constitution; it counts all people residing in the United […]