RUTGERS EXPERIMENTAL MATHEMATICS SEMINAR

sponsored by the

Rutgers University
Department of Mathematics

and the

Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science (DIMACS)

Founded 2003 by Drew Sills and Doron Zeilberger.

Former co-organizers: Drew Sills (2003-2007), Moa ApaGodu (2005-2006), Lara Pudwell (2006-2008), Andrew Baxter (2008-2011), Brian Nakamura (2011-2013), Edinah Gnang (2011-2013), Matthew Russell (2013-2016), Nathan Fox (2016-2017), Bryan Ek (2017-2018)

Current co-organizers:
Doron Zeilberger (doronzeil {at} gmail [dot] com)
Yonah Biers-Ariel (yb165 {at} math [dot] rutgers [dot] edu)
Mingjia Yang (my237 {at} math [dot] rutgers [dot] edu)

Archive of Previous Speakers and Talks You can find links to videos of some of these talks as well. Currently, our videos are being posted to our Vimeo page. Previously, we had videos posted on our YouTube page.


If you would like to be added to the weekly mailing list, email Yonah Biers-Ariel (yb165@math...).



Forthcoming Talks

Unless otherwise specified, seminars will be held in Hill 705 on the date indicated from 5:00 PM to 5:48 PM.

Spring 2020 Semester

Date: Thurs., Jan. 30, 2020

Speaker: Doron Zeilberger, Rutgers University

Title: 0, 1, 8, 78, 944, 13800, 237432, 4708144, 105822432, 2660215680, 73983185000, 2255828154624, ...: "The sequence that started it all"

Abstract: OEIS sequence A1 (that starts: 0, 1, 1, 1, 2, 1, 2, 1, 5, 2, 2, 1, 5, 1, 2, 1, 14, 1, 5, 1, 5, 2, 2, 1, 15, 2, 2, 5, 4, 1, 4 ...) is not the chronologically first sequence in the amazing On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences. This honor goes to OEIS sequence A435, that according to Neil Sloane was the "sequence that started it all". In addition to its immense historical significance it is very interesting mathematically, and leads to new sequences. [Joint work with Yukun Yao]


Date: Thurs., Feb. 6, 2020
Speaker: Bahman Kalantari, Rutgers (CS).

Title: A Globally Convergent Newton Method for Polynomials

Abstract: See here


Date: Thurs., Feb. 13, 2020
Speaker: Marcus Michelen , University of of Illinois at Chicago.

Title: TBD

Abstract: TBD


Date: Thurs., Feb. 20, 2020
Speaker: Matthew Hohertz, Rutgers University

Title: Collatz Polynomials: an introduction with bounds on their zeros

Abstract: In this talk we consider Collatz polynomials. In particular, we bound the moduli of the roots of these polynomials using a determinantal approach, prove theorems on when these polynomials have rational integer roots, and suggest further applications and avenues of research.


Date: Thurs., Feb. 27, 2020
Speaker: TBD


Date: Thurs., March 5 , 2020
Speaker: Lara Pudwell, Valparaiso University, Indiana.

Title: TBD

Abstract: TBD


Date: Thurs., March 12 , 2020
Speaker: Douglas Iannucci, University of the Virgin Islands.

Title: TBD

Abstract: TBD


Date: Thurs., March 19 , 2020
Speaker: No talk (Spring break)


Date: Tues., March 24 , 2020, 4:00pm, HILL 525 [note special day, time, and room]
Speaker: Yonah Biers-Ariel, Rutgers University

Title: [Thesis defense]

Abstract: TBD


Date: Thurs., March 26 , 2020
Speaker: Yukun Yao, Rutgers University

Title: [Thesis defense: tentative]

Abstract: TBD


Date: Thurs., April 2 , 2020
Speaker: TBD

Title: TBD

Abstract: TBD


Date: Thurs., April 9, 2020
Speaker: No seminar due to the first day of Passover.


Date: Thurs., April 16 , 2020
Speaker: TBD

Title: TBD

Abstract: TBD


Date: Thurs., April 23 , 2020
Speaker: TBD

Title: TBD

Abstract: TBD


Date: Thurs., April 30 , 2020
Speaker: George Szpiro, Neue Zürcher Zeitung

Title: TBD

Abstract: TBD