Talks (unless otherwise indicated) are in Davis 301 from 4:00–5:00 PM on Mondays. Refreshments begin at 3:30 PM on the second floor of Davis.

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September 19

Fernando Gouvêa
Colby College
Mr. Euler, you can’t do that!

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As we all know, in mathematics you have to do things carefully and correctly. But nobody seems to have told Leonhard Euler, the greatest mathematician of the 18th century, certain things that all calculus students know. This talk is about Euler doing the wrong things and still getting the right answer. Everything in the talk is about infinite series and figuring out what their sums are, so if you know about series and convergence you’ll enjoy following Euler’s steps.

 

October 3

Changningphaabi Namoijam
Colby College
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October 24

Stephanie Dobson
Colby College
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October 31

Leo Livshits
Colby College
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November 7 (Runnals Dinner)

Talea Mayo
Emory University
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November 21

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November 28

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December 5

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