**Time and Location: **All colloquia take place at 4pm in MS2 on the Top Floor of Logic House, South Campus, NUI Maynooth, unless otherwise indicated.

**Colloquium Organiser **for the academic year 2010/11: Dr. Caroline Brophy

ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND

DATE |
SPEAKER |
UNIVERSITY/INSTITUTE |
TITLE |

22/09/10 |
Professor Sarah Lubienski |
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL |
Mathematics Instruction in the United States: Some Lessons Learned From Two Decades of Reform |

27/09/10 |
Dr Kurt Falk |
Universität Bremen, Germany |
Kleinian groups with dimension gap |

29/09/10 |
Dr David Wraith |
Dept Mathematics & Statistics, NUI Maynooth |
Aspects of Topology and Symmetry |

06/10/10 |
Professor Stephen Buckley |
Dept Mathematics & Statistics, NUI Maynooth |
A rough guide to Rough CAT(0) |

07/10/10 |
Professor Alexander Guterman |
Moscow State University, Russia |
Pólya problem on the conversion between determinant and permanent |

13/10/10 |
Professor Phil Rippon |
The Open University, UK |
The structure of the escaping set in complex dynamics |

18/10/10 |
Professor Richard Middleton |
The Hamilton Institute, NUI Maynooth |
Modelling and control of HIV mutation and escape |

20/10/10 |
Dr Gabrielle Kelly |
University College Dublin |
Lecture attendance rates at university and related factors |

03/11/10 |
Dr Lara Alcock |
Loughborough University, UK |
Definitions and proof: Investigating two issues in early undergraduate mathematics learning |

10/11/10 |
Dr Urška Demšar |
NCG, NUI Maynooth |
Visualising results of geographically weighted statistical methods |

17/11/10 |
Dr Alicia Quirós Carretero |
Universidad Rey Juan Carlos Madrid, Spain |
Dynamic linear models applied to the detection of brain activity |

24/11/10 |
Dr Detta Dickinson |
Dept Mathematics & Statistics, NUI Maynooth |
Diophantine approximation on polynomials in real and p-adic space |

01/12/10 |
Dr Emma Holian |
NUI Galway |
Clustering longitudinal data; penalized spline smoothing within a mixture of mixed models framework. |

08/12/10 |
Professor George Huxley |
Dept Mathematics & Statistics, NUI Maynooth |
Isaac Newton on ancient wisdom |

13/12/10 |
Professor Colm Mulcahy |
Spelman College, Atlanta |
The mathematics, magic&mystery of Martin Gardner - the greatest friend mathematics ever had |

15/12/10 |
Aoife Mc Monagle |
University of Manchester, UK |
Graphs, Schottky surfaces and zeta functions |

02/02/11 |
Professor Jesús San Martín |
Politechnica de Madrid, Spain |
Composition law of cardinal ordering permutations |

09/02/11 |
Dr Thomas Unger |
University College Dublin |
The Procesi-Schacher conjecture and Hilbert's 17th problem for algebras with involution |

16/02/11 |
Dr Jason Levesley |
University of York, UK |
From P-adics to Mixed Metric Number Theory (or how we can turn Undergraduate fiction into fact...and vice-versa!) |

23/02/11 |
Professor Hansjörg Geiges |
University of Köln, Germany |
How to visualise manifolds up to dimension 5 |

02/03/11 |
Professor Jost Eschenburg |
University of Augsburg, Germany |
From Catenoid-Helicoid deformation to geometry of loop groups |

09/03/11 |
Professor Jean Esterle |
University of Bordeaux, France |
Normability of algebras of power series, prime ideals, and discontinuous algebra norms on C(K) |

23/03/11 |
Dr Natalia Budarina |
Dept Mathematics & Statistics, NUI Maynooth |
Simultaneous Diophantine Approximations |

30/03/11 |
Professor Tom Banchoff |
Brown University, USA |
Seeing Surface Singularities: Folds, Linking, and Inflections for Polygons and Polyhedra in 3- and 4-Space. |

06/04/11 |
Dr David O Keeffe |
NUI Galway |
The Hochschild cohomology ring of a quadratic monomial algebra. |

13/04/11 |
Dr. Ciarán Mac an Bhaird |
Dept Mathematics & Statistics, NUI Maynooth |
Seeing Student Mentoring |

27/04/11 |
Dr Séamus Kelly |
Dept Mathematics & Statistics, NUI Maynooth |
Orbit Polytopes |

04/05/11 |
Professor Bruce Hanson |
St. Olaf College, Minnesota |
Linear Dilatation and Differentiability of Homeomorphisms of R |

05/05/11 |
Hugh O Donnell |
Dept Mathematics & Statistics, NUI Maynooth |
On a problem of Nesterenko: when is the closest root of a polynomial a real number? |