Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Math Study Room
RKC 111 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm READ MORE >>
Get help at the Math Study Room! A place to work on Math homework, study with classmates, or find a Math tutorEvery Sunday  Wednesday RKC 111 710 p.m. Sponsored by: Mathematics Program Contact:
Maria Belk 8457587162 mbelk@bard.edu

Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Math & Computer Science table
Kline, President's Room 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm READ MORE >>
Join Math and Computer Science students and faculty for an informal lunch gathering. All are welcome! Sponsored by: Computer Science Program; Mathematics Program Contact:
Lauren Rose 8457587362 rose@bard.edu

Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Math Study Room
RKC 111 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm READ MORE >>
Get help at the Math Study Room! A place to work on Math homework, study with classmates, or find a Math tutorEvery Sunday  Wednesday RKC 111 710 p.m. Sponsored by: Mathematics Program Contact:
Maria Belk 8457587162 mbelk@bard.edu

Monday, December 14, 2009
Math Study Room
RKC 111 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm READ MORE >>
Get help at the Math Study Room! A place to work on Math homework, study with classmates, or find a Math tutorEvery Sunday  Wednesday RKC 111 710 p.m. Sponsored by: Mathematics Program Contact:
Maria Belk 8457587162 mbelk@bard.edu

Sunday, December 13, 2009
Math Study Room
RKC 111 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm READ MORE >>
Get help at the Math Study Room! A place to work on Math homework, study with classmates, or find a Math tutorEvery Sunday  Wednesday RKC 111 710 p.m. Sponsored by: Mathematics Program Contact:
Maria Belk 8457587162 mbelk@bard.edu

Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Math Study Room
RKC 111 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm READ MORE >>
Get help at the Math Study Room! A place to work on Math homework, study with classmates, or find a Math tutorEvery Sunday  Wednesday RKC 111 710 p.m. Sponsored by: Mathematics Program Contact:
Maria Belk 8457587162 mbelk@bard.edu

Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Senior Project Poster Session
RKC lobby 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm READ MORE >>
Students presenting: Denise Feng Adviser: Michael TibbettsGenevieve Howell Adviser: William MaplePaul Jordan Advisers: Craig Anderson and Michael TibbettsPaul McLaughlin Adviser: James BelkSarah Mount Adviser: Catherine O'ReillyJacob Pooler Adviser: Peter SkiffWyatt Shell Adviser: Philip JohnsSarah Wegener Adviser: William MapleYi Xiao Adviser: Michael Tibbetts Sponsored by: Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing Contact:
Philip Johns 8457522338 johns@bard.edu

Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Math & Computer Science table
Kline, President's Room 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm READ MORE >>
Join Math and Computer Science students and faculty for an informal lunch gathering. All are welcome! Sponsored by: Computer Science Program; Mathematics Program Contact:
Lauren Rose 8457587362 rose@bard.edu

Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Math Study Room
RKC 111 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm READ MORE >>
Get help at the Math Study Room! A place to work on Math homework, study with classmates, or find a Math tutorEvery Sunday  Wednesday RKC 111 710 p.m. Sponsored by: Mathematics Program Contact:
Maria Belk 8457587162 mbelk@bard.edu

Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Science on the Edge lecture
ReemKayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium 6:00 pm READ MORE >>
2009 Nobel Prizes Swapan Jain lecturing on the Chemistry prize Awarded to Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, Thomas A. Steitz, and Ada E. Yonath "for studies of the structure and function of the ribosome"
Michael Tibbetts lecturing on the Physiology or Medicine prize Awarded to Elizabeth H. Blackburn, Carol W. Greider, and Jack W. Szostak "for the discovery of how chromosomes are protected by telomeres and the enzyme telomerase"
Christian Bracher lecturing on the Physics prize Awarded to Willard S. Boyle and George E. Smith "for the invention of an imaging semiconductor circuit  the CCD sensor" Sponsored by: Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing Contact:
Felicia Keesing 8457522331 keesing@bard.edu

Monday, December 7, 2009
Math Study Room
RKC 111 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm READ MORE >>
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Maria Belk 8457587162 mbelk@bard.edu

Sunday, December 6, 2009
Math Study Room
RKC 111 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm READ MORE >>
Get help at the Math Study Room! A place to work on Math homework, study with classmates, or find a Math tutorEvery Sunday  Wednesday RKC 111 710 p.m. Sponsored by: Mathematics Program Contact:
Maria Belk 8457587162 mbelk@bard.edu

Thursday, December 3, 2009
Large Cardinals and Algorithms
RKC 111 4:15 pm READ MORE >>
A seminar by Sheila Miller United States Military Academy at West Point A left distributive algebra (LD) is a set with one binary operation satisfying the left distributive law. Examples of left distributive algebras in classical mathematics include groups under conjugation and the weighted mean; we are interested in the free left distributive algebra which appears in both set theory and braid groups. We give an introduction to the main theorems about free left distributive algebras, particularly theorems concerning a linear ordering and a normal form theorem, and end with a discussion of the Comparison Algorithm. Though the Comparison Algorithm is the most natural way to compare two terms in the free LD, it is an open question whether the Comparison Algorithm terminates when given two arbitrary terms of the free left distributive algebra. Sponsored by: Computer Science Program; Mathematics Program Contact:
Robert McGrail 8457522308 mcgrail@bard.edu

Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Math Study Room
RKC 111 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm READ MORE >>
Get help at the Math Study Room! A place to work on Math homework, study with classmates, or find a Math tutorEvery Sunday  Wednesday RKC 111 710 p.m. Sponsored by: Mathematics Program Contact:
Maria Belk 8457587162 mbelk@bard.edu

Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Math & Computer Science table
Kline, President's Room 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm READ MORE >>
Join Math and Computer Science students and faculty for an informal lunch gathering. All are welcome! Sponsored by: Computer Science Program; Mathematics Program Contact:
Lauren Rose 8457587362 rose@bard.edu

Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Math Study Room
RKC 111 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm READ MORE >>
Get help at the Math Study Room! A place to work on Math homework, study with classmates, or find a Math tutorEvery Sunday  Wednesday RKC 111 710 p.m. Sponsored by: Mathematics Program Contact:
Maria Belk 8457587162 mbelk@bard.edu

Monday, November 30, 2009
Math Study Room
RKC 111 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm READ MORE >>
Get help at the Math Study Room! A place to work on Math homework, study with classmates, or find a Math tutorEvery Sunday  Wednesday RKC 111 710 p.m. Sponsored by: Mathematics Program Contact:
Maria Belk 8457587162 mbelk@bard.edu

Sunday, November 29, 2009
Math Study Room
RKC 111 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm READ MORE >>
Get help at the Math Study Room! A place to work on Math homework, study with classmates, or find a Math tutorEvery Sunday  Wednesday RKC 111 710 p.m. Sponsored by: Mathematics Program Contact:
Maria Belk 8457587162 mbelk@bard.edu

Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Math Study Room
RKC 111 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm READ MORE >>
Get help at the Math Study Room! A place to work on Math homework, study with classmates, or find a Math tutorEvery Sunday  Wednesday RKC 111 710 p.m. Sponsored by: Mathematics Program Contact:
Maria Belk 8457587162 mbelk@bard.edu

Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Math & Computer Science table
Kline, President's Room 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm READ MORE >>
Join Math and Computer Science students and faculty for an informal lunch gathering. All are welcome! Sponsored by: Computer Science Program; Mathematics Program Contact:
Lauren Rose 8457587362 rose@bard.edu

Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Math Study Room
RKC 111 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm READ MORE >>
Get help at the Math Study Room! A place to work on Math homework, study with classmates, or find a Math tutorEvery Sunday  Wednesday RKC 111 710 p.m. Sponsored by: Mathematics Program Contact:
Maria Belk 8457587162 mbelk@bard.edu

Monday, November 23, 2009
Math Study Room
RKC 111 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm READ MORE >>
Get help at the Math Study Room! A place to work on Math homework, study with classmates, or find a Math tutorEvery Sunday  Wednesday RKC 111 710 p.m. Sponsored by: Mathematics Program Contact:
Maria Belk 8457587162 mbelk@bard.edu

Sunday, November 22, 2009
Math Study Room
RKC 111 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm READ MORE >>
Get help at the Math Study Room! A place to work on Math homework, study with classmates, or find a Math tutorEvery Sunday  Wednesday RKC 111 710 p.m. Sponsored by: Mathematics Program Contact:
Maria Belk 8457587162 mbelk@bard.edu

Friday, November 20, 2009
Chemistry search candidate lecture
ReemKayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium 3:30 pm READ MORE >>
Molecular Shapes and Molecular Interactions: Insights from Infrared Spectroscopy A lecture by Timothy Vaden Candidate for the position in Chemistry Sponsored by: Chemistry Program Contact:
Craig Anderson 8457522356 canderso@bard.edu

Thursday, November 19, 2009
A Certain Geometrical Forethought: RayleighBenard Convection on the Hexagonal Lattice
RKC 111 4:15 pm READ MORE >>
A lecture by Matthew Glomski Marist College A century ago, physicists Henri Bénard and John William Strutt (a.k.a. Lord Rayleigh) studied the onset of convection in a thin layer of fluid heated from below. This question, now termed the planar Bénard problem, has evolved into one of the true "classics" of classical thermodynamics. In this talk, we will borrow tools from subfields as disparate as calculus, geometry and logic to examine some proven results and investigate a few unanswered questions in the problem. This talk is intended to be accessible to all undergraduates with an interest in mathematics, computer science, and/or physics. Sponsored by: Computer Science Program; Mathematics Program Contact:
Robert McGrail 8457522308 mcgrail@bard.edu

Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Math Study Room
RKC 111 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm READ MORE >>
Get help at the Math Study Room! A place to work on Math homework, study with classmates, or find a Math tutorEvery Sunday  Wednesday RKC 111 710 p.m. Sponsored by: Mathematics Program Contact:
Maria Belk 8457587162 mbelk@bard.edu

Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Math and Computing Course Information Session
RKC 101 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm READ MORE >>
Find out more about math and CS courses Get information about MATC courses Find out your math placement Find out about the BARC Algebra Workshops This dropin session isn led by Qdirector Maria Belk, and math and CS faculty. Sponsored by: Computer Science Program; Mathematics Program Contact:
Maria Belk 8457587162 mbelk@bard.edu

Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Math & Computer Science table
Kline, President's Room 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm READ MORE >>
Join Math and Computer Science students and faculty for an informal lunch gathering. All are welcome! Sponsored by: Computer Science Program; Mathematics Program Contact:
Lauren Rose 8457587362 rose@bard.edu

Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Math Study Room
RKC 111 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm READ MORE >>
Get help at the Math Study Room! A place to work on Math homework, study with classmates, or find a Math tutorEvery Sunday  Wednesday RKC 111 710 p.m. Sponsored by: Mathematics Program Contact:
Maria Belk 8457587162 mbelk@bard.edu

Monday, November 16, 2009
Math Study Room
RKC 111 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm READ MORE >>
Get help at the Math Study Room! A place to work on Math homework, study with classmates, or find a Math tutorEvery Sunday  Wednesday RKC 111 710 p.m. Sponsored by: Mathematics Program Contact:
Maria Belk 8457587162 mbelk@bard.edu

Sunday, November 15, 2009
Math Study Room
RKC 111 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm READ MORE >>
Get help at the Math Study Room! A place to work on Math homework, study with classmates, or find a Math tutorEvery Sunday  Wednesday RKC 111 710 p.m. Sponsored by: Mathematics Program Contact:
Maria Belk 8457587162 mbelk@bard.edu

Thursday, November 12, 2009
Unshackling Linear Algebra from Linear Notation
RKC 111 4:15 pm READ MORE >>
A seminar by Elisha Peterson United States Military Academy at West Point Have you ever seen one of those movies where the hero unearths an artifact covered with mysterious symbols, and it takes a brilliant scientist to decipher their meaning? Hollywood's tacit (and reasonable) assumption is that the mathematics of a different civilization would look very different. This talk is an accessible introduction to trace diagrams, a nontraditional notation for linear algebra that could plausibly have been developed by another civilization. Surprisingly, the notation is perfectly rigorous, and often leads to proofs more elegant than those written using traditional notation. The only prerequisite is an understanding of basic linear algebra and a willingness to work some examples to get used to doing real math with "doodles". Sponsored by: Computer Science Program; Mathematics Program Contact:
Robert McGrail 8457522308 mcgrail@bard.edu

Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Math Study Room
RKC 111 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm READ MORE >>
Get help at the Math Study Room! A place to work on Math homework, study with classmates, or find a Math tutorEvery Sunday  Wednesday RKC 111 710 p.m. Sponsored by: Mathematics Program Contact:
Maria Belk 8457587162 mbelk@bard.edu

Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Math & Computer Science table
Kline, President's Room 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm READ MORE >>
Join Math and Computer Science students and faculty for an informal lunch gathering. All are welcome! Sponsored by: Computer Science Program; Mathematics Program Contact:
Lauren Rose 8457587362 rose@bard.edu

Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Math Study Room
RKC 111 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm READ MORE >>
Get help at the Math Study Room! A place to work on Math homework, study with classmates, or find a Math tutorEvery Sunday  Wednesday RKC 111 710 p.m. Sponsored by: Mathematics Program Contact:
Maria Belk 8457587162 mbelk@bard.edu

Monday, November 9, 2009
Math Study Room
RKC 111 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm READ MORE >>
Get help at the Math Study Room! A place to work on Math homework, study with classmates, or find a Math tutorEvery Sunday  Wednesday RKC 111 710 p.m. Sponsored by: Mathematics Program Contact:
Maria Belk 8457587162 mbelk@bard.edu

Sunday, November 8, 2009
Math Study Room
RKC 111 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm READ MORE >>
Get help at the Math Study Room! A place to work on Math homework, study with classmates, or find a Math tutorEvery Sunday  Wednesday RKC 111 710 p.m. Sponsored by: Mathematics Program Contact:
Maria Belk 8457587162 mbelk@bard.edu

Friday, November 6, 2009
Chemistry search candidate lecture
ReemKayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium 4:00 pm READ MORE >>
Watching Rust Dissolve: Ultrafast XRay Absorption Measurements of the Reductive Dissolution of Iron Oxide Nanoparticles A lecture by Jordan Katz Candidate for the position in Chemistry The reduction of Fe(III) is one of the most important chemical changes that takes place in the development of anaerobic soils and sediments, and the reductive dissolution of ironbearing minerals by microbes plays a critical role in this process. Despite its importance in biogeochemistry, many questions remain about the mechanism of this electron transfer reaction, in part because the speed of the fundamental chemical steps renders them inaccessible to conventional study. Ultrafast timeresolved xray spectroscopy is a technique that can overcome this limitation and measure changes in oxidation state and structure occurring during chemical reactions that can be initiated by a fast laser pulse. We use this approach with ~100 ps resolution to monitor the speciation of Fe atoms in maghemite nanoparticles following photoinduced electron transfer from a surfacebound photoactive dye molecule. Sponsored by: Chemistry Program Contact:
Craig Anderson 8457522356 canderso@bard.edu

Thursday, November 5, 2009
A Very Brief History of Calculus
RKC 111 4:15 pm READ MORE >>
A seminar by Ethan Bloch Mathematics program It is well known that Newton and Leibniz invented calculus in the 17th century. It is less well known what exactly they did, and did not, do. In fact, many of the ingredients of calculus were known before Newton and Leibniz, and it took over one hundred years after them for calculus to be brought into the form in which we know it today, and another fifty years after that for all the details to be worked out rigorously. This talk will outline some of the main steps in the development of calculus from the ancient Greeks to the 19th century. Most of the talk will be accessible to anyone familiar with the basic ideas of calculus. Sponsored by: Computer Science Program; Mathematics Program Contact:
Robert McGrail 8457522308 mcgrail@bard.edu

Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Math Study Room
RKC 111 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm READ MORE >>
Get help at the Math Study Room! A place to work on Math homework, study with classmates, or find a Math tutorEvery Sunday  Wednesday RKC 111 710 p.m. Sponsored by: Mathematics Program Contact:
Maria Belk 8457587162 mbelk@bard.edu

Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Math & Computer Science table
Kline, President's Room 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm READ MORE >>
Join Math and Computer Science students and faculty for an informal lunch gathering. All are welcome! Sponsored by: Computer Science Program; Mathematics Program Contact:
Lauren Rose 8457587362 rose@bard.edu

Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Math Study Room
RKC 111 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm READ MORE >>
Get help at the Math Study Room! A place to work on Math homework, study with classmates, or find a Math tutorEvery Sunday  Wednesday RKC 111 710 p.m. Sponsored by: Mathematics Program Contact:
Maria Belk 8457587162 mbelk@bard.edu

Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Senior Project Prospectus Talks
RKC 111 4:15 pm READ MORE >>
Cedric Cogell 4:15 Huaizhou Jin 4:30 David Pollett 4:45 Sarah Farrell 5:00 Liz Jimenez 5:15 Aleks Chakarov 5:30 Sponsored by: Mathematics Program Contact:
Ethan Bloch 8457587266 bloch@bard.edu

Monday, November 2, 2009
Math Study Room
RKC 111 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm READ MORE >>
Get help at the Math Study Room! A place to work on Math homework, study with classmates, or find a Math tutorEvery Sunday  Wednesday RKC 111 710 p.m. Sponsored by: Mathematics Program Contact:
Maria Belk 8457587162 mbelk@bard.edu

Sunday, November 1, 2009
Math Study Room
RKC 111 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm READ MORE >>
Get help at the Math Study Room! A place to work on Math homework, study with classmates, or find a Math tutorEvery Sunday  Wednesday RKC 111 710 p.m. Sponsored by: Mathematics Program Contact:
Maria Belk 8457587162 mbelk@bard.edu

Sunday, November 1, 2009
Math Study Room
RKC 111 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm READ MORE >>
Get help at the Math Study Room! A place to work on Math homework, study with classmates, or find a Math tutorEvery Sunday  Wednesday RKC 111 710 p.m. Sponsored by: Mathematics Program Contact:
Maria Belk 8457587162 mbelk@bard.edu

Thursday, October 29, 2009
Chemistry search candidate lecture
ReemKayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium 6:00 pm READ MORE >>
Creating Devices and Performing Analyses at the MicroScale A lecture by Christopher LaFratta Candidate for the position in Chemistry Sponsored by: Chemistry Program Contact:
Craig Anderson 8457522356 canderso@bard.edu

Thursday, October 29, 2009
Senior Project Prospectus Talks
RKC 111 4:15 pm READ MORE >>
Ming Gan 4:15 Jonathan Fivelsdal 4:30 Alison Mutter 5:00 Xian He 5:15 Alex Vladoi 5:30 Sponsored by: Mathematics Program Contact:
Ethan Bloch 8457587266 bloch@bard.edu

Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Math Study Room
RKC 111 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm READ MORE >>
Get help at the Math Study Room! A place to work on Math homework, study with classmates, or find a Math tutorEvery Sunday  Wednesday RKC 111 710 p.m. Sponsored by: Mathematics Program Contact:
Maria Belk 8457587162 mbelk@bard.edu

Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Math & Computer Science table
Kline, President's Room 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm READ MORE >>
Join Math and Computer Science students and faculty for an informal lunch gathering. All are welcome! Sponsored by: Computer Science Program; Mathematics Program Contact:
Lauren Rose 8457587362 rose@bard.edu

Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Math Study Room
RKC 111 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm READ MORE >>
Get help at the Math Study Room! A place to work on Math homework, study with classmates, or find a Math tutorEvery Sunday  Wednesday RKC 111 710 p.m. Sponsored by: Mathematics Program Contact:
Maria Belk 8457587162 mbelk@bard.edu

Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Senior Project Prospectus Talks
RKC 111 4:15 pm READ MORE >>
Che RuisiBesares 4:15 Elias Halloran 4:30 Xinyuan Xu 4:45 ShunYang Lee 5:00 Viriya Ratansangpunth 5:15 Hannah Quay de la Valle 5:30 Sponsored by: Mathematics Program Contact:
Ethan Bloch 8457587266 bloch@bard.edu

Monday, October 26, 2009
Math Study Room
RKC 111 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm READ MORE >>
Get help at the Math Study Room! A place to work on Math homework, study with classmates, or find a Math tutorEvery Sunday  Wednesday RKC 111 710 p.m. Sponsored by: Mathematics Program Contact:
Maria Belk 8457587162 mbelk@bard.edu

Sunday, October 25, 2009
Math Study Room
RKC 111 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm READ MORE >>
Get help at the Math Study Room! A place to work on Math homework, study with classmates, or find a Math tutorEvery Sunday  Wednesday RKC 111 710 p.m. Sponsored by: Mathematics Program Contact:
Maria Belk 8457587162 mbelk@bard.edu

Thursday, October 22, 2009
Introduction to Matlab
RKC 100 4:15 pm READ MORE >>
A tutorial by Gidon Eshel Bard Center Fellow in Environmental Sciences Sponsored by: Computer Science Program; Mathematics Program Contact:
Robert McGrail 8457522308 mcgrail@bard.edu

Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Math Study Room
RKC 111 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm READ MORE >>
Get help at the Math Study Room! A place to work on Math homework, study with classmates, or find a Math tutorEvery Sunday  Wednesday RKC 111 710 p.m. Sponsored by: Mathematics Program Contact:
Maria Belk 8457587162 mbelk@bard.edu

Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Math & Computer Science table
Kline, President's Room 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm READ MORE >>
Join Math and Computer Science students and faculty for an informal lunch gathering. All are welcome! Sponsored by: Computer Science Program; Mathematics Program Contact:
Lauren Rose 8457587362 rose@bard.edu

Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Math Study Room
RKC 111 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm READ MORE >>
Get help at the Math Study Room! A place to work on Math homework, study with classmates, or find a Math tutorEvery Sunday  Wednesday RKC 111 710 p.m. Sponsored by: Mathematics Program Contact:
Maria Belk 8457587162 mbelk@bard.edu

Monday, October 19, 2009
Math Study Room
RKC 111 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm READ MORE >>
Get help at the Math Study Room! A place to work on Math homework, study with classmates, or find a Math tutorEvery Sunday  Wednesday RKC 111 710 p.m. Sponsored by: Mathematics Program Contact:
Maria Belk 8457587162 mbelk@bard.edu

Sunday, October 18, 2009
Math Study Room
RKC 111 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm READ MORE >>
Get help at the Math Study Room! A place to work on Math homework, study with classmates, or find a Math tutorEvery Sunday  Wednesday RKC 111 710 p.m. Sponsored by: Mathematics Program Contact:
Maria Belk 8457587162 mbelk@bard.edu

Thursday, October 15, 2009
Shape Recognition through OptoMechanical Integration and Symmetry Classification
RKC 111 4:15 pm READ MORE >>
A seminar byJenny Magnes Vassar College Physics department We have shown that shapes representing functions can be optomechanically integrated and reproduced. This method involves linear optomechanical scanning. We show that angular optomechanical scanning can be used to classify shapes by symmetry groups. This information can then be used to identify objects mathematically based on their symmetries. Applications lie in the fields of psychology, quality control, and surveillance. Sponsored by: Computer Science Program; Mathematics Program Contact:
Robert McGrail 8457522308 mcgrail@bard.edu

Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Math Study Room
RKC 111 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm READ MORE >>
Get help at the Math Study Room! A place to work on Math homework, study with classmates, or find a Math tutorEvery Sunday  Wednesday RKC 111 710 p.m. Sponsored by: Mathematics Program Contact:
Maria Belk 8457587162 mbelk@bard.edu

Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Math & Computer Science table
Kline, President's Room 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm READ MORE >>
Join Math and Computer Science students and faculty for an informal lunch gathering. All are welcome! Sponsored by: Computer Science Program; Mathematics Program Contact:
Lauren Rose 8457587362 rose@bard.edu

Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Math Study Room
RKC 111 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm READ MORE >>
Get help at the Math Study Room! A place to work on Math homework, study with classmates, or find a Math tutorEvery Sunday  Wednesday RKC 111 710 p.m. Sponsored by: Mathematics Program Contact:
Maria Belk 8457587162 mbelk@bard.edu

Monday, October 12, 2009
Math Study Room
RKC 111 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm READ MORE >>
Get help at the Math Study Room! A place to work on Math homework, study with classmates, or find a Math tutorEvery Sunday  Wednesday RKC 111 710 p.m. Sponsored by: Mathematics Program Contact:
Maria Belk 8457587162 mbelk@bard.edu

Sunday, October 11, 2009
Math Study Room
RKC 111 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm READ MORE >>
Get help at the Math Study Room! A place to work on Math homework, study with classmates, or find a Math tutorEvery Sunday  Wednesday RKC 111 710 p.m. Sponsored by: Mathematics Program Contact:
Maria Belk 8457587162 mbelk@bard.edu

Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Math Study Room
RKC 111 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm READ MORE >>
Get help at the Math Study Room! A place to work on Math homework, study with classmates, or find a Math tutorEvery Sunday  Wednesday RKC 111 710 p.m. Sponsored by: Mathematics Program Contact:
Maria Belk 8457587162 mbelk@bard.edu

Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Math & Computer Science table
Kline, President's Room 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm READ MORE >>
Join Math and Computer Science students and faculty for an informal lunch gathering. All are welcome! Sponsored by: Computer Science Program; Mathematics Program Contact:
Lauren Rose 8457587362 rose@bard.edu

Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Math Study Room
RKC 111 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm READ MORE >>
Get help at the Math Study Room! A place to work on Math homework, study with classmates, or find a Math tutorEvery Sunday  Wednesday RKC 111 710 p.m. Sponsored by: Mathematics Program Contact:
Maria Belk 8457587162 mbelk@bard.edu

Tuesday, October 6, 2009
A Primer of Projective Planes
ReemKayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium 4:00 pm READ MORE >>
A lecture byJ.B. Nation University of Hawaii A projective plane is a planar geometry in which every pair of lines has a point of intersection. Heuristically, we think of parallel lines as intersecting at infinity. This talk will concern various ways in which we can construct projective planes, with particular attention to the structure of finite planes. Sponsored by: Computer Science Program; Mathematics Program Contact:
Robert McGrail 8457522308 mcgrail@bard.edu

Monday, October 5, 2009
Math Study Room
RKC 111 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm READ MORE >>
Get help at the Math Study Room! A place to work on Math homework, study with classmates, or find a Math tutorEvery Sunday  Wednesday RKC 111 710 p.m. Sponsored by: Mathematics Program Contact:
Maria Belk 8457587162 mbelk@bard.edu

Sunday, October 4, 2009
Math Study Room
RKC 111 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm READ MORE >>
Get help at the Math Study Room! A place to work on Math homework, study with classmates, or find a Math tutorEvery Sunday  Wednesday RKC 111 710 p.m. Sponsored by: Mathematics Program Contact:
Maria Belk 8457587162 mbelk@bard.edu

Thursday, October 1, 2009
Bard Summer Research Institute Poster Session
ReemKayden Center 7:00 pm READ MORE >>
Sponsored by: Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing Contact:
Philip Johns 8457522338 johns@bard.edu

Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Math Study Room
RKC 111 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm READ MORE >>
Get help at the Math Study Room! A place to work on Math homework, study with classmates, or find a Math tutorEvery Sunday  Wednesday RKC 111 710 p.m. Sponsored by: Mathematics Program Contact:
Maria Belk 8457587162 mbelk@bard.edu

Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Math & Computer Science table
Kline, President's Room 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm READ MORE >>
Join Math and Computer Science students and faculty for an informal lunch gathering. All are welcome! Sponsored by: Computer Science Program; Mathematics Program Contact:
Lauren Rose 8457587362 rose@bard.edu

Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Math Study Room
RKC 111 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm READ MORE >>
Get help at the Math Study Room! A place to work on Math homework, study with classmates, or find a Math tutorEvery Sunday  Wednesday RKC 111 710 p.m. Sponsored by: Mathematics Program Contact:
Maria Belk 8457587162 mbelk@bard.edu

Monday, September 28, 2009
Math Study Room
RKC 111 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm READ MORE >>
Get help at the Math Study Room! A place to work on Math homework, study with classmates, or find a Math tutorEvery Sunday  Wednesday RKC 111 710 p.m. Sponsored by: Mathematics Program Contact:
Maria Belk 8457587162 mbelk@bard.edu

Sunday, September 27, 2009
Math Study Room
RKC 111 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm READ MORE >>
Get help at the Math Study Room! A place to work on Math homework, study with classmates, or find a Math tutorEvery Sunday  Wednesday RKC 111 710 p.m. Sponsored by: Mathematics Program Contact:
Maria Belk 8457587162 mbelk@bard.edu

Thursday, September 24, 2009
Quandles and Decidability
RKC 111 4:00 pm READ MORE >>
A seminar by Robert W. McGrail Bard College ASC Laboratory The speaker presents a meta term rewriting system (TRS) for the laws of idempotence, rightcancellation, and right selfdistributivity. Particular instances of this meta TRS demonstrate that the equational theories of quandles, involutory quandles, racks, and right symmmetric, right distributive groupoids (RSRD) are decidable. Moreover, another instance encodes the standard solution to the threepeg Tower of Hanoi problem. This is joint work with Peter Golbus of Northeastern University and Claudio Gutierrez of the University of Chile in Santiago.This talk will be accessible to those familiar with elementary formal mathematics. Sponsored by: Computer Science Program; Mathematics Program Contact:
Robert McGrail 8457522308 mcgrail@bard.edu

Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Math Study Room
RKC 111 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm READ MORE >>
Get help at the Math Study Room! A place to work on Math homework, study with classmates, or find a Math tutorEvery Sunday  Wednesday RKC 111 710 p.m. Sponsored by: Mathematics Program Contact:
Maria Belk 8457587162 mbelk@bard.edu

Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Math & Computer Science table
Kline, President's Room 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm READ MORE >>
Join Math and Computer Science students and faculty for an informal lunch gathering. All are welcome! Sponsored by: Computer Science Program; Mathematics Program Contact:
Lauren Rose 8457587362 rose@bard.edu

Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Math Study Room
RKC 111 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm READ MORE >>
Get help at the Math Study Room! A place to work on Math homework, study with classmates, or find a Math tutorEvery Sunday  Wednesday RKC 111 710 p.m. Sponsored by: Mathematics Program Contact:
Maria Belk 8457587162 mbelk@bard.edu

Monday, September 21, 2009
Math Study Room
RKC 111 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm READ MORE >>
Get help at the Math Study Room! A place to work on Math homework, study with classmates, or find a Math tutorEvery Sunday  Wednesday RKC 111 710 p.m. Sponsored by: Mathematics Program Contact:
Maria Belk 8457587162 mbelk@bard.edu

Sunday, September 20, 2009
Math Study Room
RKC 111 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm READ MORE >>
Get help at the Math Study Room! A place to work on Math homework, study with classmates, or find a Math tutorEvery Sunday  Wednesday RKC 111 710 p.m. Sponsored by: Mathematics Program Contact:
Maria Belk 8457587162 mbelk@bard.edu

Thursday, September 17, 2009
Quandles and Undecidability
RKC 111 4:00 pm READ MORE >>
A seminar byRobert W. McGrail Bard College ASC LaboratoryThe speaker introduces the word problem for recursively presented algebras. This will include a brief history of progress in this area, most notably Novikov's proof of the undecidability of the word problem for groups. The speaker will then present a reduction of the word problem for groups to the word problem for quandles as well as a reduction of the word problem for quandles to the word problem for racks. This demonstrates that quandles and racks also have undecidable word problems. This original research is joint work with Jim Belk of the Bard Mathematics Program.This talk will be accessible to any attendee familiar with group presentations and normal subgroups in group theory. Sponsored by: Computer Science Program; Mathematics Program Contact:
Robert McGrail 8457522308 mcgrail@bard.edu

Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Math Study Room
RKC 111 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm READ MORE >>
Get help at the Math Study Room! A place to work on Math homework, study with classmates, or find a Math tutorEvery Sunday  Wednesday RKC 111 710 p.m. Sponsored by: Mathematics Program Contact:
Maria Belk 8457587162 mbelk@bard.edu

Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Math & Computer Science table
Kline, President's Room 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm READ MORE >>
Join Math and Computer Science students and faculty for an informal lunch gathering. All are welcome! Sponsored by: Computer Science Program; Mathematics Program Contact:
Lauren Rose 8457587362 rose@bard.edu

Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Math Study Room
RKC 111 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm READ MORE >>
Get help at the Math Study Room! A place to work on Math homework, study with classmates, or find a Math tutorEvery Sunday  Wednesday RKC 111 710 p.m. Sponsored by: Mathematics Program Contact:
Maria Belk 8457587162 mbelk@bard.edu

Monday, September 14, 2009
Math Study Room
RKC 111 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm READ MORE >>
Get help at the Math Study Room! A place to work on Math homework, study with classmates, or find a Math tutorEvery Sunday  Wednesday RKC 111 710 p.m. Sponsored by: Mathematics Program Contact:
Maria Belk 8457587162 mbelk@bard.edu

Sunday, September 13, 2009
Math Study Room
RKC 111 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm READ MORE >>
Get help at the Math Study Room! A place to work on Math homework, study with classmates, or find a Math tutorEvery Sunday  Wednesday RKC 111 710 p.m. Sponsored by: Mathematics Program Contact:
Maria Belk 8457587162 mbelk@bard.edu

Thursday, September 10, 2009
Typesetting Mathematical Texts: Introduction to Latex
RKC 100 4:00 pm READ MORE >>
A seminar by Ethan Bloch Mathematics Program TEX (pronounced “tek”), of which LATEX is the most widely used dialect, is the stateoftheart system for typesetting mathematical texts, widely used by mathematicians, scientists and computer scientists, as well as professional journals and book publishers. TEX is not a whatyouseeiswhatyouget word processor, but is rather a computer programming language, originally developed by the noted computer scientist Donald Knuth. Though TEX is a bit harder to use than a regular word processor, it is easily mastered, and offers a number of advantages for typesetting mathematical texts, including the ability to type very complicated mathematical formulas, automatic theorem numbering, and real portability between platforms. TEX is particularly well suited for senior projects in mathematics, computer science and the physical sciences. This talk will present some of the basic ideas of using LATEX. Sponsored by: Mathematics Program Contact:
Ethan Bloch 8457587266 bloch@bard.edu

Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Math Study Room
RKC 111 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm READ MORE >>
Get help at the Math Study Room! A place to work on Math homework, study with classmates, or find a Math tutorEvery Sunday  Wednesday RKC 111 710 p.m. Sponsored by: Mathematics Program Contact:
Maria Belk 8457587162 mbelk@bard.edu

Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Math & Computer Science table
Kline, President's Room 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm READ MORE >>
Join Math and Computer Science students and faculty for an informal lunch gathering. All are welcome! Sponsored by: Computer Science Program; Mathematics Program Contact:
Lauren Rose 8457587362 rose@bard.edu

Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Math Study Room
RKC 111 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm READ MORE >>
Get help at the Math Study Room! A place to work on Math homework, study with classmates, or find a Math tutorEvery Sunday  Wednesday RKC 111 710 p.m. Sponsored by: Mathematics Program Contact:
Maria Belk 8457587162 mbelk@bard.edu

Monday, September 7, 2009
Math Study Room
RKC 111 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm READ MORE >>
Get help at the Math Study Room! A place to work on Math homework, study with classmates, or find a Math tutorEvery Sunday  Wednesday RKC 111 710 p.m. Sponsored by: Mathematics Program Contact:
Maria Belk 8457587162 mbelk@bard.edu

Sunday, September 6, 2009
Math Study Room
RKC 111 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm READ MORE >>
Get help at the Math Study Room! A place to work on Math homework, study with classmates, or find a Math tutorEvery Sunday  Wednesday RKC 111 710 p.m. Sponsored by: Mathematics Program Contact:
Maria Belk 8457587162 mbelk@bard.edu

Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Math Study Room
RKC 111 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm READ MORE >>
Get help at the Math Study Room! A place to work on Math homework, study with classmates, or find a Math tutorEvery Sunday  Wednesday RKC 111 710 p.m. Sponsored by: Mathematics Program Contact:
Maria Belk 8457587162 mbelk@bard.edu

Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Math & Computer Science table
Kline, President's Room 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm READ MORE >>
Join Math and Computer Science students and faculty for an informal lunch gathering. All are welcome! Sponsored by: Computer Science Program; Mathematics Program Contact:
Lauren Rose 8457587362 rose@bard.edu

Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Math Study Room
RKC 111 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm READ MORE >>
Get help at the Math Study Room! A place to work on Math homework, study with classmates, or find a Math tutorEvery Sunday  Wednesday RKC 111 710 p.m. Sponsored by: Mathematics Program Contact:
Maria Belk 8457587162 mbelk@bard.edu

Monday, August 31, 2009
Math Study Room
RKC 111 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm READ MORE >>
Get help at the Math Study Room! A place to work on Math homework, study with classmates, or find a Math tutorEvery Sunday  Wednesday RKC 111 710 p.m. Sponsored by: Mathematics Program Contact:
Maria Belk 8457587162 mbelk@bard.edu

Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Mathematics Program Information Session
RKC 111 4:30 pm READ MORE >>
Find out about math courses, mathrelated activities and events on campus, and the math major. Math faculty members will be there to answer your questions. Sponsored by: Mathematics Program Contact:
Lauren Rose 8457587362 rose@bard.edu

Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Science, Mathematics & Computing Division Ice Cream Social
RKC lobby 4:00 pm READ MORE >>
"Ice cream is happiness condensed" Jessi Lane AdamsCome to the Science, Mathematics & Computing Division ICE CREAM SOCIAL Stop by to ask questions about courses being offered or find out more about majoring in the programs. Faculty members from each program will be there to answer questions. Sponsored by: Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing Contact:
Sven Anderson 8457522322 sanderso@bard.edu

Monday, August 24, 2009
Preparing for the Health Professions at Bard
ReemKayden Center, Room 101 4:00 pm READ MORE >>
A seminar byJohn B. Ferguson Health Professions Advisor Sponsored by: Biology Program; Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing Contact:
John B. Ferguson 8457522333 ferguson@bard.edu

Thursday, May 14, 2009
Why study single events in biology? Studies on the assembly of HIV, how cells secrete and the metastatis of tumor cells
ReemKayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium 12:00 pm READ MORE >>
A lecture bySandy Simon Laboratory of Cellular Biophysics Rockefeller University Most studies in biology focus on the "averaged" behavior. Either the average behavior of a molecule (which we study by its biochemical activity), the average behavior of a cell (which we study by its physiology) or the average behavior of an individual (which we study by population dynamics). However, important lessons can be learned from studying single events. Examples will be given from our work on a number of projects ranging from studying single HIV viruses as they assemble, single vesicles as they are release by a cell to signal or internalized into a cell, single cells as they die and single tumor cells as they metastasize through the body. Sponsored by: Biology Program; Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing Contact:
Michael Tibbetts 8457522309 tibbetts@bard.edu

Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Pizza on the Pod
RKC pod 222 7:00 pm READ MORE >>
A chance to do homework, get help with your classes, eat pizza and socialize with your professors & fellow biology students!TuesdaysRKC POD 2227 p.m. Sponsored by: Biology Program; Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing Contact:
Philip Johns 8457522338 johns@bard.edu

Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Psychology Senior Project Poster Session
RKC lobby 6:00 pm READ MORE >>
Join us in celebrating our graduating seniors as they present posters outlining their work. Sponsored by: Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing; Division of Social Studies; Psychology Program Contact:
Barbara Luka 8457587223 luka@bard.edu

Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Senior Project Poster Session
RKC lobby 6:00 pm READ MORE >>
Join us in celebrating our graduating seniors as they present posters outlining their work. Sponsored by: Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing Contact:
Simeen Sattar 8457522353 sattar@bard.edu

Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Independent Research Poster Session
RKC lobby 6:00 pm READ MORE >>
Students presenting:Algebraic & Symbolic Computation Laboratory Adviser: Robert McGrail
Jacqueline Bow Aleksandar Chakarov Bella Manoim Georgi Smilyanov AdinaRaluca Stoica Petar Stojanov Biology Independent Research Students Advisers: Ken Howard, Philip Johns & Michael TibbettsElena Dragomir Rosa Levin Jessica Philpott Jega Jananie Ravi Hannagh Shapero Ilya Smirnoff Rachel Steinhorn Math Independent Research Students Advisers: James Belk, Maria Belk & Lauren RoseJulia Bennett Adam Chodoff Liz JimenezMartinez Tropical Ecology class Adviser: Catherine O'ReillyErik Badger Tessa Dowling Genevieve Howell Allison James Hannah Liddy Chantal Ludder Elizabeth Lund Sarah Mount Loralee Ryan Wyatt Shell Marta Shocket Sponsored by: Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing Contact:
Michael Tibbetts 8457522309 tibbetts@bard.edu

Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Mathematics Senior Project Presentations
RKC 111 4:15 pm READ MORE >>
Serena Randolph 4:15 p.m. Tina Zhang 4:40 p.m. Scott McMillen 5:05 p.m. Sponsored by: Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing; Mathematics Program Contact:
Sam Hsiao 8457587191 hsiao@bard.edu

Thursday, May 7, 2009
Mathematics Senior Project Presentations
RKC 111 4:15 pm READ MORE >>
Nicholas Michaud 4:15 p.m. Sylvia Naples 4:40 p.m. Tomasz Przytycki 5:05 p.m. Zhechao Zhou 5:30 p.m. Sponsored by: Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing; Mathematics Program Contact:
Sam Hsiao 8457587191 hsiao@bard.edu

Thursday, May 7, 2009
Biology Student lectures
ReemKayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium 12:00 pm READ MORE >>
Young Eun Choi "Developing a reversible and cellspecific system for inhibiting protein synthesis in C. elegans" Trillian Gregg "Development of a Novel Method of Macromolecule Delivery into Cells" Sponsored by: Biology Program; Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing Contact:
Michael Tibbetts 8457522309 tibbetts@bard.edu

Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Math & Computer Science table
Kline, President's Room 12:00 pm READ MORE >>
Join Math and Computer Science students & faculty for an informal lunch gathering. All are welcome! Sponsored by: Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing; Mathematics Program Contact:
Lauren Rose 8457587362 rose@bard.edu

Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Pizza on the Pod
RKC pod 222 7:00 pm READ MORE >>
A chance to do homework, get help with your classes, eat pizza and socialize with your professors & fellow biology students!TuesdaysRKC POD 2227 p.m. Sponsored by: Biology Program; Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing Contact:
Philip Johns 8457522338 johns@bard.edu

Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Mathematics Senior Project Presentations
RKC 111 4:15 pm READ MORE >>
Mona Merling 4:15 p.m. Ezra Winston 4:40 p.m. Dexin Zhou 5:05 p.m. Sponsored by: Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing; Mathematics Program Contact:
Sam Hsiao 8457587191 hsiao@bard.edu

Thursday, April 30, 2009
A Glimpse of Symplectic Geometry, via lots of pictures
RKC 111 4:15 pm READ MORE >>
A lecture byMegumi Harada McMaster UniversityThe motivation for symplectic geometry comes from classical physics, but the modern theory is related to many other areas of mathematics (not just physics) such as combinatorics, representation theory, topology, algebraic geometry, and many others. I will give a "mosaic" glimpse of this exciting field of research by briefly discussing the following interrelated topics, all of which appear (in one way or another) in my current work: 1) From classical physics to symplectic geometry: the magic of Hamiltonians;2) Horn's problem: how linear algebra and symplectic geometry yield polytopes and combinatorics;3) Getting topology out of a function: a bit of Morse theory;and finally, time permitting, I will say a few words about how the themes (1)(3) come together in my current work on the study of the topology of hyperKahler Hamiltonian quotients. Sponsored by: Computer Science Program; Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing; Mathematics Program Contact:
Sam Hsiao 8457587191 hsiao@bard.edu

Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Faculty Seminars
Spring 2009 Olin, Room 102 7:00 pm READ MORE >>
Greg LandweberSymmetry and SupersymmetryA symmetry is a way of transforming an object which leaves its fundamental properties unchanged. This can be as simple as the leftright reflective symmetry of a human face, or more abstract, like the symmetries of a triangle, polyhedron, or M. C. Escher lithograph. The field of abstract algebra studies groups of symmetries, using the algebraic properties of these symmetries to probe the structure of the underlying object itself. In other areas of mathematics, one often uses symmetry to simplify the study of otherwise complicated geometric shapes or differential equations.Symmetry is also a fundamental ingredient of particle physics. Symmetries of physical systems give rise to the laws of conservation of energy and momentum, which are basic principals introduced in a firstyear physics class. In more advanced physics, gauge theory uses symmetry to explain the fundamental forces of nature that hold atoms together, cause radioactive decay, and give rise to the chemical properties of matter.Supersymmetry is a type of symmetry involving the interactions of objects divided into two separate yet equivalent categories, such as even/odd, positive/negative, white/black, good/evil. In physics, there is a natural division of elementary particles into two classes called "bosons" and "fermions", where the fermions comprise matter, and the bosons transmit forces. These two types of particles behave very differently from each other, but are governed by equations that are surprisingly similar. Supersymmetric physics explains that this dichotomy is no coincidence, but rather that the bosons and fermions are in fact interchangeable, and that any valid theory of particle physics must contain both types of particles.This seminar does not require any background in mathematics or physics, and will illustrate the mathematical concepts using pictures rather than equations. This seminar will be held in Olin 102 beginning at 7:00 p.m., and will be preceded by a reception in the Olin atrium at 6:30 p.m. Please join us! Sponsored by: Dean of the College Contact:
Benjamin La Farge 8457586822 x7206 lafarge@bard.edu

Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Math & Computer Science table
Kline, President's Room 12:00 pm READ MORE >>
Join Math and Computer Science students & faculty for an informal lunch gathering. All are welcome! Sponsored by: Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing; Mathematics Program Contact:
Lauren Rose 8457587362 rose@bard.edu

Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Pizza on the Pod
RKC pod 222 7:00 pm READ MORE >>
A chance to do homework, get help with your classes, eat pizza and socialize with your professors & fellow biology students!TuesdaysRKC POD 2227 p.m. Sponsored by: Biology Program; Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing Contact:
Philip Johns 8457522338 johns@bard.edu

Thursday, April 23, 2009
Forensic DNA Analysis: The Real CSI NY
Laszlo Z. Bito AuditoriumRKC 12:00 pm READ MORE >>
A lecture byKathy Corrado Director, Onondaga County Crime Lab Forensic DNA analysis is used extensively in criminal investigations to either associate or exonerate individuals from leaving their DNA at crime scenes. The Director of the Onondaga County Crime Lab in Syracuse NY will provide insight into the real life workings of a forensic DNA lab including the types of evidence typically encountered, current technologies being utilized in the field, the significance of DNA matches, and examples of interesting cases. The benefits and concerns of the use and expansion of forensic DNA databases will also be discussed. Sponsored by: Biology Program; Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing Contact:
Michael Tibbetts 8457522309 tibbetts@bard.edu

Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Math & Computer Science table
Kline, President's Room 12:00 pm READ MORE >>
Join Math and Computer Science students & faculty for an informal lunch gathering. All are welcome! Sponsored by: Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing; Mathematics Program Contact:
Lauren Rose 8457587362 rose@bard.edu

Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Pizza on the Pod
RKC pod 222 7:00 pm READ MORE >>
A chance to do homework, get help with your classes, eat pizza and socialize with your professors & fellow biology students!TuesdaysRKC POD 2227 p.m. Sponsored by: Biology Program; Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing Contact:
Philip Johns 8457522338 johns@bard.edu

Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Science on the Edge "The Orbiting Carbon Observatory: Assessing carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere"
RKC 111 6:00 pm READ MORE >>
A lecture byCatherine O'Reilly Biology program andSimeen Sattar Chemistry program In February, NASA launched a rocket on a mission to deploy a new satellite. The rocket malfunctioned, sending the satellite, in development for the past 9 years and part of $273 million dollar system, into the ocean. The rocket was carrying the NASA's new Orbiting Carbon Observatory, a satellite intended to assess carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere. The information from this satellite would have helped researchers understand the distribution of this greenhouse gas, providing data to improve climate models and insights into the 'missing carbon sink'. Sponsored by: Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing Contact:
Michael Tibbetts 8457522309 tibbetts@bard.edu

Monday, April 20, 2009
Linear Stability of Simple HigherDimensional Dynamical System: The Role of SelfAdjointness and NonNormality, with Examples from Ecology and Climate
RKC 111 4:30 pm READ MORE >>
A lecture byGidon Eshel Physics program I will first review the concept of stability in the context of variance maintenance by dynamical systems, starting in 1D and working our way to ND. I will provide numerous examples, both analytic (i.e., with no physical relevance) and from physically realizable system such as the jet stream or Spotted Owl survival in response to conservation efforts. I will discuss two methods of obtaining dynamical system's governing linear operator: (1) using analytic linearization of nonlinear operators (with the examples of midlatitude perturbations on the jet, and the LotkaVolterra equations of population dynamics; and (2) databased (empirical) derivation using covariance of strobed states. I will then introduce normality (selfadjointness), discuss timescales, and emphasize the distinction between asymptotic and transient stability. I will conclude with the complete solution of the stability problem, a solution comprising both eigen analysis (and thus asymptotic stability) and Singular value Decomposition of finite time propagators (addressing transient stability). Sponsored by: Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing; Mathematics Program Contact:
Sam Hsiao 8457587191 hsiao@bard.edu

Thursday, April 16, 2009
How Hard is Static Program Analysis?
RKC 111 4:15 pm READ MORE >>
A lecture byHarry Mairson Brandeis University Static program analysis is a form of predicting the future: it's what a compiler does to predict the behavior of your program, so that at runtime, the compiled version of your code runs faster or better. Control flow analysis (CFA) is a canonical form of static program analysis performed by compilers, where the answers to questions like "can call site X ever call procedure P?" or "can procedure P ever be called with argument A?" are used to optimize procedure calls. In the interest of compiletime tractability, these questions are answered approximately, possibly including false positives. Much experimental work has been done on flow analysis. Here we describe, instead, some analytic characterizations of how hard CFA is. Different versions of CFA are parameterized by their sensitivity to calling contexts. We show that the simplest version of CFA, called 0CFA, is complete for PTIME. In other words, it is as difficult to solve as any problem requiring polynomial time. A family of generalizations of 0CFA providing better analyses, called kCFA (k a positive integer), has never been implemented efficiently. We prove that this is necessary: the problem solved by kCFA is complete for EXPTIMEit is as difficult to solve as any problem requiring exponential time. Each proof depends on fundamental insights about the linearity of programs, appealing to ideas from linear logic and the geometry of interactiona linear logic semantics that is effectively an exact form of controlflow analysis. This is joint work with David Van Horn (Brandeis University), presented at the 2008 ACM International Conference on Functional Programming. Sponsored by: Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing; Mathematics Program Contact:
Sam Hsiao 8457587191 hsiao@bard.edu

Thursday, April 16, 2009
Evolution for Everyone: How Darwin's Theory Can Change the Way We Think About Our Lives
Laszlo Z. Bito AuditoriumRKC 12:00 pm READ MORE >>
A lecture by David Sloan Wilson Director, EvoS program Binghamton University For complex reasons, evolutionary theory was restricted to the biological sciences and avoided for most humanrelated subjects for most of the 20th century. That is now rapidly changing. The 21st century will witness an integration for the study of humanity comparable to the integration of the biological sciences that took place during the 20th century (and continuing). I will review current trends and how they are embodied in EvoS, a campuswide evolutionary studies program at Binghamton University that has received NSF funding to expand into a nationwide consortium. Sponsored by: Biology Program; Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing Contact:
Michael Tibbetts 8457522309 tibbetts@bard.edu

Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Math & Computer Science table
Kline, President's Room 12:00 pm READ MORE >>
Join Math and Computer Science students & faculty for an informal lunch gathering. All are welcome! Sponsored by: Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing; Mathematics Program Contact:
Lauren Rose 8457587362 rose@bard.edu

Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Pizza on the Pod
RKC pod 222 7:00 pm READ MORE >>
A chance to do homework, get help with your classes, eat pizza and socialize with your professors & fellow biology students!TuesdaysRKC POD 2227 p.m. Sponsored by: Biology Program; Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing Contact:
Philip Johns 8457522338 johns@bard.edu

Thursday, April 9, 2009
Gender Participation and Performance in Science and Mathematics: The Ordinary Origins and Unintended Consequences of Attitudes and Stereotypes
RKC 111 4:15 pm READ MORE >>
A lecture byKristin Lane Psychology program Many mental activities occur automatically or unconsciously, including thoughts that are relevant to social perception, judgment, and action. This talk will present interactive illustrations of mental events that exist outside of conscious awareness or control; I will then show evidence that suggests that these ordinary processes can give rise to systematic social biases, which in turn can influence participation, interest, and performance in science and math domains. In particular, the talk will consider the gender disparity in science and mathematics in light of these findings from the mind sciences. Sponsored by: Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing; Mathematics Program Contact:
Sam Hsiao 8457587191 hsiao@bard.edu

Thursday, April 9, 2009
Females & Fluoxetine: Sex differences in the effects of antidepressants on the brain and behavior
Laszlo Z. Bito Auditorium  RKC 12:00 pm READ MORE >>
A lecture byGeorgia E. Hodes University of Pennsylvania Women are twice as likely as men to suffer an episode of depression, but only between puberty and menopause. This suggests a relationship between reproductive hormones and depression in females. However, most theories on the etiology of depression are based on research done solely in males. This talk will focus on current research examining sex differences in the effects of antidepressants on neurogenesis and depression associated behaviors using a rodent model. Additionally, this talk will examine how reproductive hormones influence cognitive function and the response to stress across the lifespan. The understanding of how males and females differ may lead to better treatments for depression in both sexes. Sponsored by: Biology Program; Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing Contact:
Michael Tibbetts 8457522309 tibbetts@bard.edu

Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Math & Computer Science table
Kline, President's Room 12:00 pm READ MORE >>
Join Math and Computer Science students & faculty for an informal lunch gathering. All are welcome! Sponsored by: Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing; Mathematics Program Contact:
Lauren Rose 8457587362 rose@bard.edu

Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Pizza on the Pod
RKC pod 222 7:00 pm READ MORE >>
A chance to do homework, get help with your classes, eat pizza and socialize with your professors & fellow biology students!TuesdaysRKC POD 2227 p.m. Sponsored by: Biology Program; Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing Contact:
Philip Johns 8457522338 johns@bard.edu

Thursday, April 2, 2009
CycleStructure Invariant for Finite, Connected Quandles
RKC 111 4:15 pm READ MORE >>
A lecture byRobert McGrail Laboratory for Algebraic and Symbolic Computation Bard College The speaker introduces the notion of a quandle, an algebra that arises in knot theory and group theory, as well as the concept of connectedness in algebras. In particular, every finite, connected quandle has an unambiguous permutation cycle structure associated to it. This cyclestructure can be simply and efficiently computed from an operation table for the quandle, and so serves as a useful combinatorial invariant for the classification of finite, connected quandles. The speaker will introduce an improvement to the isofilter program of the Prover9/Mace4 automated deduction suite based upon this invariant. Moreover, he will discuss the implications of this work to the goal of completing a computational classification of the variety of finite quandles. This is joint work with Aleksandar Chakarov (Bard '10). Sponsored by: Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing; Mathematics Program Contact:
Sam Hsiao 8457587191 hsiao@bard.edu

Thursday, April 2, 2009
Newborn Screening: A Look Back and a Look Ahead
Laszlo Z. Bito Auditorium  RKC 12:00 pm READ MORE >>
A lecture byMichele Caggana, Sc.D, FACMG Director, New York State Department of Health, Newborn Screening ProgramNewborn screening began in New York State in 1965 with the addition of a single metabolic disorder called phenylketonuria (PKU). If you drink diet soda, you may see the bottle warning phenylketonurics not to drink these beverages. That's because prior to 1965, people who had PKU became mentally retarded and often were institutionalized because their disease was caught too late. With the advent of newborn screening, the Wadsworth Center, New York State's Public Health Laboratory could identify those affected babies at birth, before they suffered significant cognitive impairment by sampling a few drops of blood from a newborn's heel. By limiting intake of phenylalanine and protein in general, affected infants could live and function normally. Newborn screening has changed a lot over the years. The Program in New York is the largest, most comprehensive free program in the United States. We now screen for 45 disorders and use sophisticated equipment. This discussion will start in the early 60's, bring us to current activities in Albany, and we will glimpse into the future as well. In addition, factors that have impacted newborn screening in recent years will be discussed. Sponsored by: Biology Program; Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing Contact:
Michael Tibbetts 8457522309 tibbett@bard.edu

Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Math & Computer Science table
Kline, President's Room 12:00 pm READ MORE >>
Join Math and Computer Science students & faculty for an informal lunch gathering. All are welcome! Sponsored by: Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing; Mathematics Program Contact:
Lauren Rose 8457587362 rose@bard.edu

Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Pizza on the Pod
RKC pod 222 7:00 pm READ MORE >>
A chance to do homework, get help with your classes, eat pizza and socialize with your professors & fellow biology students!TuesdaysRKC POD 2227 p.m. Sponsored by: Biology Program; Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing Contact:
Philip Johns 8457522338 johns@bard.edu

Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Math & Computer Science table
Kline, President's Room 12:00 pm READ MORE >>
Join Math and Computer Science students & faculty for an informal lunch gathering. All are welcome! Sponsored by: Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing; Mathematics Program Contact:
Lauren Rose 8457587362 rose@bard.edu

Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Pizza on the Pod
RKC pod 222 7:00 pm READ MORE >>
A chance to do homework, get help with your classes, eat pizza and socialize with your professors & fellow biology students!TuesdaysRKC POD 2227 p.m. Sponsored by: Biology Program; Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing Contact:
Philip Johns 8457522338 johns@bard.edu

Thursday, March 19, 2009
Stream Ecosystem Functioning in Urban Landscapes
Laszlo Z. Bito AuditoriumRKC 12:00 pm READ MORE >>
A lecture byCathy Gibson Skidmore College As integrators of the landscape, streams are heavily impacted by landuse change such as urbanization. Changes in ecosystem structure associated with urbanization are well known, but how ecosystem function changes as a result of these structural changes is not well understood. This talk will examine how urbanization affects nutrient cycling and whole system metabolism in both small headwater streams and large rivers. Maintenance of downstream water quality depends on the ability of stream to retain and process nutrients. This talk will examine what drives nutrient uptake in urban streams, how it differs from forested counterparts, and discuss implications for downstream water quality. In addition, we will look at the impact of hydrological modifications via dams affects these functions, as well. Sponsored by: Biology Program; Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing Contact:
Michael Tibbetts 8457522309 tibbetts@bard.edu

Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Thirty Days Hath September (or Diophantus, Music, and Shakespeare)
RKC 102 6:15 pm READ MORE >>
A lecture byJeff Suzuki Brooklyn College What do a musical scale, a calendar, and the U.S. flag have in common? They are all solutions to the problem of finding a set of whole numbers that match a particular property. The solutions rely on the use of Diophantine equations and continued fractions, which offer the best rational approximation to a given real number. Sponsored by: Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing; Mathematics Program Contact:
Sam Hsiao 8457587191 hsiao@bard.edu

Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Math & Computer Science table
Kline, President's Room 12:00 pm READ MORE >>
Join Math and Computer Science students & faculty for an informal lunch gathering. All are welcome! Sponsored by: Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing; Mathematics Program Contact:
Lauren Rose 8457587362 rose@bard.edu

Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Pizza on the Pod
RKC pod 222 7:00 pm READ MORE >>
A chance to do homework, get help with your classes, eat pizza and socialize with your professors & fellow biology students!TuesdaysRKC POD 2227 p.m. Sponsored by: Biology Program; Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing Contact:
Philip Johns 8457522338 johns@bard.edu

Friday, March 13, 2009
Cartan's View of Einstein's Relativity
Laszlo Z. Bito AuditioriumRKC 12:00 pm READ MORE >>
A lecture byS. James Gates, Jr. John S. Toll Professor of Mathematics Director, Center for String and Particle Theory University of Maryland Gauge theories seem to describe all of the known forces in Nature...except gravity as it is normally viewed. However, using the Cartan approach to the geometry of curved manifolds, even gravitation is seen to be almost identical to other gauge theories. This talk will be accessible to math and physics majors. Sponsored by: Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing; Mathematics Program Contact:
Gregory Landweber 8457587093 gregland@bard.edu

Thursday, March 12, 2009
Biodiversity Loss and the Rise of Emerging Infectious Diseases
Laszlo Z. Bito AuditoriumRKC 12:00 pm READ MORE >>
A lecture byRichard S. Ostfeld Senior Scientist, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies The rate of species extinctions, both globally and from local communities, continues to accelerate. In recent years, ecologists have asked, to what degree will ecological communities lose their ability to provide “ecosystem services” as biodiversity is lost? This talk will describe how biodiversity loss affects the risk and incidence of zoonotic diseases (diseases transmitted from nonhuman vertebrates to humans). Zoonotic diseases, including avian influenza, Ebola, SARS, and plague, comprise the majority of socalled emerging infectious diseases. Most zoonotic pathogens can infect several wildlife host species. However, hosts differ strongly in their capacity to support population growth of the pathogen. Some hosts act as reservoirs that amplify pathogens, whereas others act as “dilution hosts” that can absorb but do not contribute pathogens. Therefore, the diversity and species composition of the host community is fundamentally important in determining pathogen transmission and disease dynamics. Reservoir hosts tend to be abundant, widespread species that are resilient to humancaused environmental degradation. In contrast, dilution hosts are often sensitive to environmental degradation, disappearing when biodiversity is lost. This presentation will describe three case studies of diseases – Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome, West Nile virus encephalitis, and Lyme disease – that are exacerbated when biodiversity is reduced. Explorations of the mechanisms that underlie the increase in disease risk with reduced biodiversity suggest that other zoonotic diseases will behave similarly. These case studies show that the current biodiversity crisis is likely to increase human exposure to many infectious diseases. Sponsored by: Biology Program; Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing Contact:
Michael Tibbetts 8457522309 tibbetts@bard.edu

Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Math & Computer Science table
Kline, President's Room 12:00 pm READ MORE >>
Join Math and Computer Science students & faculty for an informal lunch gathering. All are welcome! Sponsored by: Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing; Mathematics Program Contact:
Lauren Rose 8457587362 rose@bard.edu

Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Pizza on the Pod
RKC pod 222 7:00 pm READ MORE >>
A chance to do homework, get help with your classes, eat pizza and socialize with your professors & fellow biology students!TuesdaysRKC POD 2227 p.m. Sponsored by: Biology Program; Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing Contact:
Philip Johns 8457522338 johns@bard.edu

Thursday, March 5, 2009
Tricolorable Torus Knots are NPComplete
RKC 111 4:15 pm READ MORE >>
A lecture byPeter Golbus, class of 2009ASC Lab, Bard College This work presents a method for associating a class of constraint satisfaction problems to a threedimensional knot. Given a knot, one can build a knot quandle, which is generally an inﬁnite free algebra. The desired collection of problems is derived from the set of invariant relations over the knot quandle, applying theory that relates ﬁnite algebras to constraint satisfaction problems. This allows us to develop notions of tractable and NPcomplete quandles and knots. In particular, we show that all tricolorable torus knots and all but at most 2 nontrivial knots with 10 or fewer crossings are NPcomplete. Sponsored by: Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing; Mathematics Program Contact:
Sam Hsiao 8457587191 hsiao@bard.edu

Thursday, March 5, 2009
Hearing space: An exploration of vibrational prey localization
Laszlo Z. Bito Auditorium  RKC 12:00 pm READ MORE >>
A lecture byJason Schwarz Laboratory of Sensory Neuroscience, Rockefeller University The teleost fish Aplocheilus can locate and capture its insect prey on the surface of the water without any visual input. An array of mechanosensory organs on the crown of the fish's head, the neuromasts, detect water surface waves in a manner analogous to the detection of sounds by tetrapods. The fish compares the intensities and latencies of stimuli at various neuromasts to determine the direction of the wave source and analyzes the wave spectrum to determine how far the wave has propagated. In view of the robustness of the behavior and the accessibility of the nervous system, prey localization by Aplocheilus offers us an experimental system useful in the study of fast neural signal processing. Sponsored by: Biology Program; Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing Contact:
Michael Tibbetts 8457522309 tibbetts@bard.edu

Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Math & Computer Science table
Kline, President's Room 12:00 pm READ MORE >>
Join Math and Computer Science students & faculty for an informal lunch gathering. All are welcome! Sponsored by: Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing; Mathematics Program Contact:
Lauren Rose 8457587362 rose@bard.edu

Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Pizza on the Pod
RKC pod 222 7:00 pm READ MORE >>
A chance to do homework, get help with your classes, eat pizza and socialize with your professors & fellow biology students!TuesdaysRKC POD 2227 p.m. Sponsored by: Biology Program; Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing Contact:
Philip Johns 8457522338 johns@bard.edu

Thursday, February 26, 2009
BlackScholes Insight: Hedging Investments to Create a Riskfree Portfolio
RKC 111 4:15 pm READ MORE >>
A lecture byRebecca Ryan MAT Program in Mathematics Bard College In 1973 Fischer Black and Myron Scholes settled a longstanding problem in economics: how to determine the fair value of a stock option. They realized that holding specific positions in stocks and in an option could render a portfolio instantaneously riskfree. Having eliminated the risk, solving for the value of an option became a feasible mathematical procedure. This revolutionary insight sparked the explosion of the now multitrillion dollar derivatives market. In this presentation, I will reconstruct the BlackScholes portfolio from the ground up, assuming basic economic or mathematical knowledge from the audience. First, learn how investors use options, stocks, short positions, and long positions to speculate and to hedge. Then, explore how casinos hedge games to cover payouts. Finally, see how the BlackScholes portfolio is analagous to a casino's hedging strategy. Sponsored by: Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing; Mathematics Program Contact:
Sam Hsiao 8457587191 hsiao@bard.edu

Thursday, February 26, 2009
Life stage transitions: Hormones make fish do crazy things too!
ReemKayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium 12:00 pm READ MORE >>
A lecture bySteven Gavlik Siena College Most vertebrates pass through two or more distinct life stages. Examples include hatching or birth (larval to juvenile transitions) and puberty (a juvenile to adult transition). Hormones of the endocrine system are primary controllers of the anatomical and physiological changes occurring during these life stage transitions. Fish undergo these transitions as freeliving organisms, which allows for interactions between the hormonal control systems and the environment. This talk will present findings about the hormonal controls of two important fish life stage transitions – metamorphosis of Summer flounder and sex determination in American eel. Sponsored by: Biology Program; Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing Contact:
Michael Tibbetts 8457522309 tibbetts@bard.edu

Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Math & Computer Science table
Kline, President's Room 12:00 pm READ MORE >>
Join Math and Computer Science students & faculty for an informal lunch gathering. All are welcome! Sponsored by: Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing; Mathematics Program Contact:
Lauren Rose 8457587362 rose@bard.edu

Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Pizza on the Pod
RKC pod 222 7:00 pm READ MORE >>
A chance to do homework, get help with your classes, eat pizza and socialize with your professors & fellow biology students!TuesdaysRKC POD 2227 p.m. Sponsored by: Biology Program; Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing Contact:
Philip Johns 8457522338 johns@bard.edu

Thursday, February 19, 2009
Dynamical Systems & Number Theory
RKC 111 4:15 pm READ MORE >>
A lecture byJohn Cullinan Mathematics program Dynamical systems have been studied in the context of population modeling, fractal geometry, and topology for much of the 20th century, but it is only recently that they have been studied for their numbertheoretic applications. In fact, many open questions in number theory can be rephrased in terms of dynamical systems. This talk will be an introduction to the arithmetic of polynomial dynamics and we will also discuss our recent work on the ramification of iterated rational functions. Sponsored by: Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing; Mathematics Program Contact:
Sam Hsiao 8457587191 hsiao@bard.edu

Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Math & Computer Science table
Kline, President's Room 12:00 pm READ MORE >>
Join Math and Computer Science students & faculty for an informal lunch gathering. All are welcome! Sponsored by: Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing; Mathematics Program Contact:
Lauren Rose 8457587362 rose@bard.edu

Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Pizza on the Pod
RKC pod 222 7:00 pm READ MORE >>
A chance to do homework, get help with your classes, eat pizza and socialize with your professors & fellow biology students!TuesdaysRKC POD 2227 p.m. Sponsored by: Biology Program; Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing Contact:
Philip Johns 8457522338 johns@bard.edu

Thursday, February 12, 2009
The Angle Defect and Its Generalizations
RKC 111 4:15 pm READ MORE >>
Lecture byEthan Bloch Mathematics Program The angle defect, which goes back to Descartes, is a very simple way of measuring the curvature at the vertices of a polyhedral surface in Euclidean space. The angle defect is the polyhedral (and much simpler) analog of Gaussian curvature, as studied in differential geometry. Although the angle defect is the only plausible definition of curvature at the vertices of a polyhedral surface, it turns out that there is more than one possible way to generalize this definition to arbitrary finite 2dimensional polyhedra, and to higher dimensional polyhedra. This talk will present a few different such generalizations, and will discuss a way to compare these different generalizations in dimension 2. The talk will be elementary, though a willingness to consider higher dimensional polyhedra is required. Sponsored by: Mathematics Program Contact:
Sam Hsiao 8457587191 hsiao@bard.edu

Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Math & Computer Science table
Kline, President's Room 12:00 pm READ MORE >>
Join Math and Computer Science students & faculty for an informal lunch gathering. All are welcome! Sponsored by: Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing; Mathematics Program Contact:
Lauren Rose 8457587362 rose@bard.edu

Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Pizza on the Pod
RKC pod 222 7:00 pm READ MORE >>
A chance to do homework, get help with your classes, eat pizza and socialize with your professors & fellow biology students!TuesdaysRKC POD 2227 p.m. Sponsored by: Biology Program; Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing Contact:
Philip Johns 8457522338 johns@bard.edu

Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Science on the Edge lecture  The 2008 Nobel Prize Awards
ReemKayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium 6:00 pm READ MORE >>
The 2008 Nobel Prize Awards Christian Bracher, Physics program Lecturing on the Nobel Prize in Physics awarded jointly to Yoichiro Nambu for the discovery of the mechanism of spontaneous broken symmetry in subatomic physics and to Makoto Kobayashi and Toshilde Maskawa for the discovery of the origin of the broken symmetry which predicts the existence of at least three families of quarks in nature.John Ferguson, Biology program Lecturing on the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine awarded to Francoise BarreSinoussi and Luc Montagnier for their discovery of human immunodeficiency virus.Michael Tibbetts, Biology program Lecturing on the Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded to Osamu Shimomura, Martin Chalfie and Roger Y. Tsien for the discovery and development of the green fluorescent protein, GFP. Sponsored by: Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing Contact:
Michael Tibbetts 8457522309 tibbetts@bard.edu

Thursday, February 5, 2009
Math & Computer Science seminar  "From Fourier Analysis to Wavelets"
RKC 111 4:15 pm READ MORE >>
A lecture by Cliona Golden Mathematics program Math plays a key role in the workings of many electronic devices we use in daytoday life: MP3 players, digital cameras, cellphones, .... In this talk, we will discuss two fundamental math tools, Fourier Analysis and Wavelets, for the representation and processing of signals and images. Sponsored by: Computer Science Program; Mathematics Program Contact:
Sam Hsiao 8457587191 hsiao@bard.edu

Thursday, February 5, 2009
Information session  Semester in Environmental Science in Woods Hole, MA
ReemKayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium 12:00 pm READ MORE >>
Led by Stephanie Oleksyk (SES '06) Learn more about the Semester in Environmental Science at Woods Hole, MA. Study environmental science in an array of ecosystems with researchers at one of the world's premier centers for biological research and education! The Semester in Environmental Science (SES) is a handson semester of courses taught in beautiful Woods Hole by some of the field's top scientists. The aim of the core curriculum is to study global problems in a local context. It covers ecosystem biogeochemistry and the biology of coastal bays, ponds, wetlands and forests of Cape Cod. Students conduct independent research projects and make connections with researchers that can lead to internships and jobs at the MBL. Sponsored by: Biology Program; Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing Contact:
Stephanie Oleksyk, SES Recruitment Coordinator 5082897737 ses@mbl.edu

Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Math & Computer Science table
Kline, President's Room 12:00 pm READ MORE >>
Join Math and Computer Science students & faculty for an informal lunch gathering. All are welcome! Sponsored by: Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing; Mathematics Program Contact:
Lauren Rose 8457587362 rose@bard.edu

Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Math & Computer Science table
Kline, President's Room 12:00 pm READ MORE >>
Join Math and Computer Science students & faculty for an informal lunch gathering. All are welcome! Sponsored by: Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing; Mathematics Program Contact:
Lauren Rose 8457587362 rose@bard.edu

Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Pizza on the Pod
RKC terrace 7:00 pm READ MORE >>
Attention all Biology students!!!A chance to do homework, get help with your classes, eat pizza and socialize with your professors and fellow biology students. Professors Felicia Keesing and Philip Johns will be hosting tonight. Sponsored by: Biology Program Contact:
Philip Johns 8457522338 johns@bard.edu
