## Week of Events

### Deniz Sarikaya on Narratives of Mathematical Practice (and why they matter!)

### Deniz Sarikaya on Narratives of Mathematical Practice (and why they matter!)

Deniz Sarikaya joining us from the Technical University of Denmark and speaking on "Narratives of Mathematical Practice (and why they matter!)" (abstract below). The speaker will join via zoom, but there will be a live audience on the second floor of Pitzer College's Gold Student Center in the Multipurpose room (in the building marked 3 here: https://www.pitzer.edu/about/maps-directions/quick-reference-map/). […]

### Robust properties of graphs (Asaf Ferber, UC Irvine)

### Robust properties of graphs (Asaf Ferber, UC Irvine)

In this talk we will consider some notions of `robustness' of graph/hypergraph properties. We will survey some existing results and will try to emphasize the following new result (joint with Adva Mond and Kaarel Haenni): The binomial random digraph $D_{n,p}$ typically contains the minimum between the minimum out- and in-degrees many edge-disjoint Hamilton cycles, given […]

### How Many Cards Can Avoid a SET? (Prof. Mohamed Omar, Harvey Mudd College)

### How Many Cards Can Avoid a SET? (Prof. Mohamed Omar, Harvey Mudd College)

Title: How Many Cards Can Avoid a SET? Speaker: Mohamed Omar, Department of Mathematics, Harvey Mudd College Abstract: SET is a popular real-time card game where players search for special triples of cards among a table of cards that are face-up. A common issue when playing the game is not having a SET among theface-up cards. What is […]

### The Hilbert space approach in the theory of differential equations (Adolfo Rumbos, Pomona College)

### The Hilbert space approach in the theory of differential equations (Adolfo Rumbos, Pomona College)

In this talk we discuss the Hilbert space approach, or the variational approach, in the study of questions of existence and multiplicity for some two-point boundary-value problems for nonlinear, second order, ordinary differential equations (ODEs). We illustrate the use of the Hilbert space approach in obtaining some old existence results for periodic solutions of a […]