Mathematics Colloquium at LaGuardia Community College

 

   Organizers:
Natalia Mosina,
email:   nmosina@lagcc.cuny.edu  

 

  Contact Us:
Department of Mathematics,
Engineering and Computer Science
LaGuardia Community College
31-10 Thompson Ave
E-Building, Room E-218
Long Island City, NY 11101

Phone:718-482-5710

 

 

Welcome to the Math Colloquium at LaGuardia Community College.

The colloquium's participants include faculty members of the Department of Mathematics, Engineering and Computer Science (MEC) together with invited speakers from different universities. The talks are usually accessible on a variety of levels. Students are welcome.

Refreshments are served before the talks (schedule and abstracts are posted below). For more information, please contact colloquium organizers.

Upcoming Presentation: Interdepartmental Event (MEC and Natural Sciences)
Date: Wednesday, April 16, 2015, Room: E242 (Refreshments will be served)
Time: 3:15 - 4:15pm.
SPEAKER: Dr. John Toland (LaGuardia C. C.)

Topic: "On Wave Particle Duality." (Students are encouraged to attend.)

Abstract: Wave particle duality serves as a crucial component of Quantum Physics. Conceptualizing the wavelike behavior of matter is counter-intuitive and confusing. In this talk we will define wave like and particle like motion of matter and describe them both qualitatively and quantitatively. We will discuss the double slit experiment and show examples of this dual behavior of matter. We will discuss the mathematical treatment of a matter wave by discussing the Schrödinger equation and its solutions in different physical situations including multi-region spaces. We will apply continuity and current conservation boundary conditions between the regions and briefly discuss interferometry and the application of a matter wave gyroscope.
Past Talks

  • 4/6/2011: N. Yanofsky (CUNY, The Graduate Center and Brooklyn College), Scientific Limits of Reason.
                    Abstract     
     
  • 11/02/2011: Joseph Malkevitch (Professor, Emeritus, at York College and the Graduate Center/CUNY),
                    Bankruptcy Problems: Mathematical Insights into Fairness Questions. Abstract     
     
  • 4/25/2012: Ms. Vanessa Gruen, Daughter of Professor Lars Ahlfors, The life of Lars Ahlfors. With introduction by
                    Kourosh Tavakoli (MEC, LaGuardia).
  • 11/07/2012: Jerry G. Ianni (Professor at LaGuardia C.C./CUNY),
                    Mathematical Symmetries in Music Theory and Analysis. Abstract     
     
  • 12/12/2012: Nader Goubran (Professor at LaGuardia C.C./CUNY),
                    Measuring Infinite Sets. Abstract     
     
  • 05/01/2013: Bill Rosenthal (Professor at LaGuardia C.C./CUNY),
                    Why 0.999… Is AND Is Not Equal to 1. Abstract     
     
  • 10/02/2013: Gerald H. Meyer and Omar Ait Hellal (Professors at LaGuardia C.C./CUNY),
                    A wave smoothing algorithm with applications to the financial markets. Abstract     
     
  • 12/05/2013: Milena Cuella (Professor at LaGuardia C.C./CUNY), Interdepartmental Event (MEC and Natural Sciences)
                    The Roaring Sun: a tale of observations, models, and predictions. Abstract     
     
  • 10/22/2014: N. Yanofsky (CUNY, The Graduate Center and Brooklyn College), An Invitation to Quantum Computing.
                    Abstract     
     
  • 11/13/2014: Glenn Henshaw (Professor at LaGuardia C.C./CUNY), Interdepartmental Event (MEC and Natural Sciences),
                    Lattices, Quadratic Forms, and Signals.
                    Abstract     
     
  • 04/01/2015: Frank Wang (Professor at LaGuardia C.C./CUNY), Interdepartmental Event (MEC and Natural Sciences),
                    Geometry, Topology, and Physics.
                    Abstract