The University of Montana
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Colloquium Schedule
Spring 1998

Thursday, June 4, 1998
On the Foundations of Operator Algebra
by Professor Paul Muhly, University of Iowa

Thursday, May 7, 1998
Technology as a Tool: Modeling for Preservice
Teachers by Professor Blake Peterson, Brigham Young University

Thursday, April 30, 1998
The Atmospheric Image Deblurring Problem
by Professor Curt Vogel, Montana State University

Thursday, April 23, 1998
A Topological Approach to Computability in
Distributed Computing by Dr. Michael Saks, Rutgers University

Thursday, April 16, 1998
Recent Results in Extremal Matroid Theory
by Dr. Joseph E. Bonin, The George Washington University

Thursday, April 9, 1998
Undergraduate Mathematics MajorsUnderstanding
and Use of the Definitions in Real Analysis "The Next Step" by
Professor Barbara Edwards, Oregon State University

Thursday, March 26, 1998
Division Algebras and Galois Groups
by Dr. Steven Liedahl, Visiting Assistant Professor, Dept. of Mathematical
Sciences, The University of Montana

Thursday, March 12, 1998
How to VU a Convex Function by Professor
Robert Mifflin, Washington State University

Thursday, March 5, 1998
The Ramsey number R(3,t) has asymptotic order
of magnitude t^{2}/log t by Jeong
Han Kim, Microsoft Research

Thursday, February 26, 1998
Using Catastrophe Theory to Model the Economic
Effects of Wildfire Behavior by Hayley Hesseln, Assistant Professor,
Forest Economics, The University of Montana

Thursday, February 19, 1998
BlueGreens and Their Toxins (Dynamical model
of cyanobacteria population development in a lake) by Dr. Alexander
Belov, Visiting Assistant Professor, Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, The
University of Montana

Thursday, February 12, 1998
New Programs at NSF by Sidney Graham,
National Science Foundation, Division of Mathematical Sciences, and Michigan
Technological University
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