### Evolution of an Intriguing Recreational Math Problem (Shawn McMurran, California State University San Bernardino)

Argue Auditorium, Pomona College 610 N. College Ave., Claremont## Week of Events

### 14th WiMSoCal Symposium at Pomona

The 14th Symposium for Women and Gender Minorities in Mathematics in Southern California WiMSoCal returns to SoCal after a four-year-hiatus due to pandemic. The symposium will provide an opportunity for women and gender-nonconforming individuals in mathematics in the Southern California area to get to know each other on a personal as well as professional level. […]

### Cristian Lopez Morales (UNAL)

### Cristian Lopez Morales (UNAL)

Join us for the first talk in the joint seminar with CCMS Applied Math and the Universidad Nacional de Colombia Title Serre Conjecture. Geometric interpretation of the Quillen-Suslin Theorem. Abstract: The Quillen-Suslin theorem asserts that over the polynomial ring with coefficients in a field K, every projective module is free. Despite the algebraic nature of […]

### Point-counting and topology of algebraic varieties (Siddarth Kannan, UCLA)

### Point-counting and topology of algebraic varieties (Siddarth Kannan, UCLA)

A projective algebraic variety X is the zero locus of a collection of homogeneous polynomials, in projective space. When the polynomials have integer coefficients, we can think of the k-valued points X(k) of the variety, for any field k. Now suppose we have two different fields k and k'. How does the behavior of X(k) […]

### Claremont Topology Seminar: Puttipong Pongtanapaisan (Arizona State university)

### Claremont Topology Seminar: Puttipong Pongtanapaisan (Arizona State university)

We welcome all undergraduates and graduate students to attend topology seminar! Speaker: Puttipong Pongtanapaisan (Arizona State University) Title: Building Knotted Objects Efficiently Abstract: Knotted objects can be constructed by gluing together standard pieces called handles. Understanding the minimum number of handles required for construction and their sequential attachment provides valuable insights into the complexity of entanglement. […]

### Evolution of an Intriguing Recreational Math Problem (Shawn McMurran, California State University San Bernardino)

### Evolution of an Intriguing Recreational Math Problem (Shawn McMurran, California State University San Bernardino)

Title: Evolution of an Intriguing Recreational Math Problem Speaker: Shawn McMurran, California State University San Bernardino Abstract: Besides being popular and entertaining, recreational mathematics problems are often of historical interest. In this presentation we will highlight the origin and evolution of one such simply stated yet deep problem. The problem emerged during the eighteenth century […]