Math for Everyone Series

Math-related talks and discussions especially for undergraduates. Events begin at 5 PM Thursday during the 2020-2021 academic year, and each will end with snacks and refreshments. Everyone, from Fields medalists to math phobes, is welcome to attend.


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Folding and Unfolding

Joseph O'Rourke
Olin Professor of Computer Science
Smith College


Thursday, August 29, 2019 
5:00pm in 101 Jordan Hall
*Pizza and drinks after talk.


M4e Tabachnikov April 25 Web




Proofs (Not) From the Book

Sergei Tabachnikov
Pennsylvania State University


Thursday, April 25, 2019 
5:00pm in 101 Jordan Hall
*Pizza and drinks after talk.


M4e Hall Web



Forbidden Symmetries, Penrose Tiles, and the Nobel Prize

Brian Hall
University of Notre Dame


Thursday, February 28, 2019 
5:00pm in 101 Jordan Hall
*Pizza and drinks after talk.


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Thursday, November 15, 2018

How to Bake Pi: Mathematics Made Tasty
Eugenia Cheng, Scientist in Residence, School of the Art Institute of Chicago




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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Probability, outside the textbook.
David Aldous, University of California - Berkeley


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Thursday, April 26, 2018 

Truth is stranger than fiction: A look at some improbabilities
Rick Durrett, Duke University


Digital Display M4e



Thursday, February 22, 2018

Envy-Free Division
David Galvin, University of Notre Dame


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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Computational experiments on the genome
Jon Bloom, Broad Institute


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Friday, September 15, 2017 - SPECIAL DAY

Piecewise Isometric Maps
Richard Schwartz, Brown University


M4e Poster Winkler



Thursday, April 27, 2017

Probability Without Calculation
Peter Winkler, Dartmouth College


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Thursday, February 2, 2017

The Geometry of Tilings
Andrew Putman, University of Notre Dame


Math For Everyone Laura Pudwell



Thursday, November 17, 2016

What's In Your Wallet?
Lara Pudwell, Valparaiso University


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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Connecting the Dots, Giving Shape to Big Data
Arlo Caine, University of Notre Dame


M4e Greg Warrington



Thursday, April 7, 2016

Juggling Probabilities
Greg Warrington, The University of Vermont


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Thursday, February 25, 2016

The Prime Numbers and Statistics
Andrei Jorza, University of Notre Dame


Math For Everyone Web



Thursday, November 12, 2015

Using Mathematics to Create Symmetry Patterns
Joe Gallian, University of Minnesota - Duluth


M4e Banchoff Web



Thursday, October 8, 2015

Exploring the Fourth Dimension in Geometry, Literature, and Art
Thomas Banchoff, Brown University





Thursday, March 19, 2015

Mathy Words in the Italian Renaissance:  
Niccoló Tartaglia's Poetic Solution to the Cubic Equation

Arielle Saiber, Bowdoin College





Thursday, February 19, 2015

Imaginary Numbers, Unsolvable Equations, and Newton's Method
Jeff Diller, University of Notre Dame





Thursday, December 3, 2014

What to do Mathematically over the Summer - A Panel Discussion

Panel Members:
Monica Gorman (UND)
Jacob Haley (UND)
Steven Tomasko (UND)
Nicholas Troetti (UND)
Morgan Twardowski (UND)
David Lenz (UND)





Thursday, November 13, 2014

Who's Number One?  From Ranking to Bracketology
Tim Chartier, Davidson College






Thursday, October 9, 2014

Computer “proofs”:  Are they rigorous?
Joshua Cooper, University of South Carolina


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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Combinatorics and Card Tricks
Sami Assaf, University of Southern California





Thursday, March 20, 2014

The Shape of Information
Arlo Caine, California State Polytechnic University - Pomona


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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Tangents to Four Unit Spheres:
An Introduction to Enumerative Algebraic Geometry

David Cox, Amherst University






Thursday, January 23, 2014

What to do Mathematically over the Summer
A Panel Discussion

Moderator: Jeff Diller 

Matt Cole
Mitchell Faulk
Daniel Irvine
Michael MacGillivray
Whitney Radil






Thursday, December 5, 2013

All Tied Up in Knots
Lisa Traynor, Bryn Mawr College


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Thursday, November 7, 2013

A Glimpse of Soliton Theory
Alex Kasman, College of Charleston


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Thursday, October 10, 2013

How to use your Mathematics Degree after Notre Dame:
A Panel Discussion

In conjunction with the Notre Dame Career Center

John Ahlgrim - Superintendent of Schools, Zion School District
Sarah Denman - Director, Custom Insights, dunnhumby
Jenna Donahue - Advisory Associate, PwC
Michael Jenista - Software Tester/Analyst, SAS Institute
Ryan Kiefer - Human Capital Senior Analyst, Deloitte
Craig Thompson - Towers Watson Consulting Actuary

Bernard Gray, University of Notre Dame


Fortnow Poster




Thursday, September 12, 2013

The P versus NP Question
Lance Fortnow, Georgia Institute of Technology







Thursday, April 25, 2013

The Art of Math
Anthony Baerlocher, Executive Director of Advanced Game Design
WMS Gaming


Shapeofadrum April 2013



Thursday, April 4, 2013

You Can't Hear the Shape of a Drum
Carolyn Gordon, Dartmouth College


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Thursday, February 21, 2013

A Mathematical Smorgasbord
Liviu Nicolaescu, University of Notre Dame


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Thursday, January 24, 2013

What to do Mathematically over the Summer - A Panel Discussion
Frank Connolly, University of Notre Dame
MurphyKate Montee, University of Notre Dame





Thursday November 1, 2012

Demonic Graphs and Undergraduate Research
Aparna Higgins, University of Dayton





Thursday October 4, 2012

Is graduate school for me? OK, so how do I apply? A Panel Discussion

Frank Connolly, University of Notre Dame
Alex Diaz, University of Notre Dame
Benjamin Fehrman, University of Chicago
Sonja Mapes, University of Notre Dame
Christina Jamroz, Purdue University







Thursday September 13, 2012

A Mathematical Adventure through the Census, Reapportionment, and Redistricting
Karen Saxe, Macalester College


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Wednesday May 2, 2012

Much More Than Bean Counting - Why You Should Become a Statistician 
Roderick J.A. Little, Ph.D., University of Michigan


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Thursday April 26, 2012

An Invitation to Analytic Combinatorics
Mark Ward, Purdue University


Serenevy Poster


Thursday March 8, 2012
Discovering Origami Theorems
Amanda Serenevy, Riverbend Community Math Center


Hahn Poster Final



Thursday February 9, 2012

Mathematics and the Sydney Opera House
Alex Hahn, University of Notre Dame


December 1, 2011

REU Panel Discussion
Dan Corey, Sean Meehan, Do Trong Thanh, and Nick Seewald
University of Notre Dame 


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November 17, 2011

How do you prove mathematically that you do not discriminate?
Tayt Odom and Thomas Totten, Nyhart, Indianapolis


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November 10, 2011

Four Tales of Impossibility
David Richeson, Dickinson College





September 15, 2011

Coverage in Sensor Networks from an Elementary Viewpoint
Marian Anton, Ripon College





April 28, 2011 

Mathematics and Astronomy: Kepler's Laws of Planetary Motion
Arlo Caine, University of Notre Dame





April 14, 2011

Voting in Agreeable Societies
Francis Su, Harvey Mudd College





March 10, 2011

Probability in Lookup and Scream
Christopher Swanson, Ashland University





February 10, 2011

Modeling and Predicting Rare Events in Baseball
Michael Huber, Muhlenberg College





January 20, 2011

Summer Math REU Discussion


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December 2, 2010

Mathematics careers: panel & discussion


Knot and Graph



November 18, 2010

Braids, Cables, and Cells: An Interesting Intersection of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Art
Joshua Holden, Rose-Hulman Institute


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November 4, 2010

Shortest paths, soap films, and the shape of the universe.
Michael Dorff, Brigham Young University





October 14, 2010

Graduate school in the mathematical sciences: panel & discussion






September 30, 2010

The Fractal Geometry of the Mandelbrot Set
Robert L. Devaney, Boston University


Tallman Sudoku Talk



September 16, 2010

Sudoku: Questions, Variations and Research
Laura Taalman, James Madison University