SMC – September 2015Date: Sunday, September 13, 2015
Time: 1 – 3 pm Location: RLM 4.102 (On the UT campus) Speaker: Anna Szczekutowicz Title: Exploring the Exponential and the Number e Abstract: e is just a number, but its properties make it more interesting than most numbers. We will explore the properties of the number e that make it far from an ordinary number. From exponential growth to the series expansion of e, we will understand some of the properties that make the irrational number e so fascinating. 

SMC – September 2015Date: Sunday, September 27, 2015
Time: 1 – 3 pm Location: RLM 4.102 (On the UT campus) Speaker: Antonio Sodre Title: Optical Illusions in Probability Abstract: Probability appears everywhere in our daily life. In this talk we will show several instances where probability statements can trick us.
Files:
Inclass handout 

SMMG – October 2015Date: Saturday, October 10, 2015
Time: 10 am – noon Location: RLM 4.102 (On the UT campus) Speaker: Prof. François Baccelli Title: Branching Processes Abstract: The lecture will focus on one of the simplest probabilistic dynamics: branching processes. Such a process features one initial individual, which gives birth to a random number of offsprings. Each offspring in turn behaves in a probabilistic way like the initial individual, i.e. gives birth to a random number of offsprings, independently of everything else. The mathematical questions that will be discussed bear on the ultimate fate of the total population of individuals descended from the initial one. In particular the probability of extinction of the population will be discussed. 

SMC – October 2015Date: Sunday, October 18, 2015
Time: 1 pm – 3 pm Location: RLM 4.102 (On the UT campus) Speaker: Natasa Dragovic Title: Cube and its Magic Abstract:Cube is one of the simplest and most perfect and regular geometric objects. Cube appears in the every day life as well as in history, religion, mythology, sciences, art and games. In this lecture we will present problems related to the net, coloring and cutting of the cube. We will explore trajectories on the cube and look at figures we can create by using cubes. We will also take a look at some calculation problems in diverse topics and different levels of difficulty. 

SMC – October 2015Date: Sunday, October 25, 2015
Time: 1 pm – 3 pm Location: RLM 4.102 (On the UT campus) Speaker: Sean Carney Title: TBA 

SMMG – November 2015Date: Saturday, November 14, 2015
Time: 10 am – noon Location: RLM 4.102 (On the UT campus) Speaker: Dr. Milica Čudina Title: TBA 

The AMC 8 exam
Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 Check our AMC page to learn more or to register! SMMG will also be hosting the AMC 10/12 in the spring. 

Sunday Math Circle – November 2015Date: Sunday, November 22, 2015
Time: 1 pm – 3 pm Location: RLM 4.102 (On the UT campus) Speaker: Dr. Bill Wolesensky Title: TBA 