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Faculty 2005 Travel and Talks

January 2005

  • Marcelo Aguiar
    Invited talk, K-theory, cyclic homology and operads, a conference on the occasion of Jean-Louis Loday's 60th birthday, Strasbourg, France, January 5-7 2005.

  • Goong Chen
    Twenty minute invited talk, "Generalized two-centered orbitals in the modeling of diatomic molecules and relevant asymptotics", in the 35th Winter Colloquium on the Physics of Quantum Electronics, Snowbird, Utah, January 2005.

  • Andrew Comech
    Short course on orbital stability, Wolfgang Pauli Institute, Vienna, January-February 2005.

  • Ken Dykema
    60 minute talk, "Multiplication of free random variables," Structure Theory Seminar, Technical University of Graz, Austria, January 2005.

  • Stephen A. Fulling
    Invited 20 minute talk, 35th Winter Colloquium on the Physics of Quantum Electronics, Snowbird, Utah, January 2005.

    Contributed 45 minute talk, Workshop on Semiclassical Approximation and Vacuum Energy, TAMU, College Station, January 2005.

  • Jean-Luc Guermond
    Seminar of Numerical Analysis, Univ. Texas A&M, January 26, 2005.

  • David Kerr
    Dynamics Seminar, University of Toronto, Canada, January 2005.

    Operator Algebra Seminar, The Fields Institute, Canada, January 2005.

  • Peter Kuchment
    50 min. invited lecture, AMS Short Course on Radon Transform and its Applications to Inverse Problems, Atlanta, GA, January 2005.

  • Laura Matusevich
    20 minute special session, American Mathematical Society, Special Session on D-Modules, Joint Mathematics Meetings, Atlanta GA, January 2005.

    Colloquium, Oklahoma State University, January 2005.

    Colloquium, Rice University, January 2005.

    Colloquium, University of Texas at Austin, January 2005.

  • Matthew Papanikolas
    Invited 20 minute talk, "Galois groups of Drinfeld modules and Carlitz logarithms", American Mathematical Society, Special Session on Arithmetic Algebraic Geometry, Phoenix, AZ, January 2005.

  • J. Maurice Rojas
    30 minute invited talk, Workshop on Real Algebraic Geometry, AMS Annual Meeting , Atlanta, Georgia, January 8, 2005.

    30 minute invited talk, AIM Workshop on Hilbert's Tenth Problem, American Institute of Mathematics, Palo Alto, California, January 10, 2005.

  • Henry Schenck
    Graduate Student Seminar, Texas A&M University, January 2005.

  • Jane Schielack
    "NSF Centers for Learning and Teaching: ITS Center," Association of Educators of Teachers in Science (AETS) Annual Conference, Colorado Springs, CO, January 2005.

    "Using Technology in K-12 Mathematics Teacher Preparation," with V. Schielack, Mathematical Education of Teachers (MET) Summit II Follow-Up Conference, Atlanta, GA, January 2005.

    "Connecting Current Environmental Science Research to Grade 7-14 Mathematics Classrooms," AMS/MAA Joint Meetings, Atlanta, GA, January 2005

  • Vince Schielack
    "Using Non-technical NFL Data in Interesting Classroom Regression Examples", AMS-MAA Joint Mathematics Meetings, Atlanta, January 2005.

    "Believe It or Not: Some Mathematical Lies of Ripley", AMS-MAA Joint Mathematics Meetings, Atlanta, January 2005.

    "Creative Thinking with Calculator Technology", Benjamin Banneker Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, January 2005.

  • Frank Sottile
    Colloquium, University of British Columbia, January 12, 2005.

  • Peter Stiller
    Presentations, Air Force Research Lab, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio, January 17-22, 2005.

  • Emil Straube
    Invited 20 min. talk, AMS/MAA Joint Mathematics Meeting, Special Session in Complex and Functional Analysis, Atlanta, Georgia, January 5-8, 2005.

  • Paula Tretkoff
    Colloquium, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Alaska, January 27, 2005.

February 2005

  • G. Donald Allen
    Invited Presentation. Using and Validating a Triadic Instrument to Survey Pre-Service Teacher Preferences, 2005 Annual Meeting of the Southwest Educational Research Association (SERA), New Orleans, February 9-12, 2005.

  • Wolfgang Bangerth
    Contributed talk (20 minutes), SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering, Orlando, FL, February 12-15, 2005.

  • Goong Chen
    Poster presentation, "Mathematical analysis of the Bohr atom model", Joint Princeton, TAMU and Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Conference on Physics and Material Science, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J., February 2005.

  • Richard Ewing
    Research Conference Talk, From Research and Development to the Commercialization of Intellectual Property, Economic Development in Texas, Austin, Texas, February 28, 2005.

  • Lenny Fukshansky
    Number Theory Seminar, Effective structure theorems for quadratic spaces and their isometries, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, February 2005.

    Contributed 20 minute talk, Counting lattice points in admissible adelic sets, Midwest Number Theory Conference for Graduate Students and Recent PhDs II, February 2005.

  • Jean-Luc Guermond
    Seminar of Numerical Analysis and Colloquium, University of Pittsburgh, February 25, 2005.

  • Bill Johnson
    Seminar talk, V.F.R. Jones' seminar on subfactors, University of California, Berkeley, February 2005.

  • Peter Kuchment
    Geometry Seminar, "Circular Radon transform, nodal lines, and all that", TAMU, February 2005.

  • Laura Matusevich
    Colloquium, University of California at Riverside, February 2005.

    Colloquium, Georgia Institute of Technology, February 2005.

    Colloquium, University of Central Florida, February 2005.

    Colloquium, Texas A&M University, February 2005.

  • Frank Sottile
    Invited 1-hour talk, CombinaTexas, Texas State University-San Marcos, February 25, 2005.

    Invited 1-hour talk, Trends in Topological Combinatorics, KTH Stockholm, February 15, 2005.

  • Paula Tretkoff
    Colloquium, Max-Planck-Institut für Mathematik, Bonn, Germany, February 23, 2005.

  • Sarah Witherspoon
    Algebra and Combinatorics Seminar, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, February 18, 2005.

  • Catherine Yan
    20 minute special session, The six annual CombinaTexas Conference, San Marcos, TX, February, 2005.

March 2005

  • Marcelo Aguiar
    Invited talk, AMS meeting #1004, Western Kentucky University, March 18-19 2005.

  • G. Donald Allen
    Invited Presentation, High school professional development through community colleges and universities: a perspective, Annual meeting Seamless Transitions State Conference, Austin Convention Center, Austin, (presented twice) March 28-30, 2005.

    Invited Colloquium, "Dynamic models in politics", Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, TX, March 15, 2005.

  • Michael Anshelevich
    Invited 30 minutes (?) talk, Free Probability Theory, Mathematisches Forschunginstitut, Oberwolfach, Germany, March 2005.

  • Ken Dykema
    50 minute talk, "Multilinear function series and transforms in free probability theory," Free Probability Workshop, Oberwolfach, Germany, March 2005.

    60 minute talk, "Multiplication of free random variables," Analysis Seminar, University of Edinburgh, U.K., March 2005.

  • Rostislav Grigorchuk
    Colloquium, "Ihara zeta function for infinite graphs and groups", University of California, San Diego, CA, March 17, 2005.

    Invited hour talk, "Kaplanskii problem on Jacobson radical", Talk at Algebra seminar at the University of California, San Diego, CA, March 18, 2005.

  • David Kerr
    C*-algebra Seminar, University of Oslo, Norway, March 2005.

  • Joseph Landsberg
    Geometry seminar, UIUC, March 2005.

    Computer Science seminar, TAMU, March 2005.

  • David Larson
    Colloquium, University of Houston, Houston, March 2005.

  • Laura Matusevich
    Colloquium, Rutgers University, March 2005.

  • Volodymyr Nekrashevych
    Seminar, SUNY Stony Brook, March 2005.

  • Gilles Pisier
    Conference talk, Oberwolfach (Germany), March 2005.

  • Alexei Poltoratski
    30 min. talk, Conformal mappings and probability, Banff, Canada, March 2005.

  • J. Maurice Rojas
    Algebra Seminar, University of Texas, Austin, March 29, 2005.

    Guest Lecture (biology seminar of Professor Vincent Cassone), Texas A&M University, March 8, 2005.

  • Frank Sottile
    Seminar talk, Texas A&M University, March 24, 2005.

  • Zoran Sunik
    20 minute talk, Zassenhaus Group Theory Conference, Montgomery AL, March 2005.

  • Paula Tretkoff
    Colloquium, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, March 18, 2005.

  • Sarah Witherspoon
    20 minute invited talk, American Mathematical Society, Special Session on Hopf Algebras and Related Topics, Bowling Green, Kentucky, March 19, 2005.

  • Philip Yasskin
    Talk, "Making technical content available on the Web using maple and scientific notebook," Internet Technology Working Group, TAMU, March 8, 2005.

April 2005

  • Al Boggess
    Invited Research Talk at Rutgers University Complex Analysis Seminar, April 2005.

  • Ken Dykema
    90 minute talk, "Multilinear function series and transforms in free probability theory," Operator Algebras Seminar, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, April 2005.

  • Richard Ewing
    Research Conference Talk, Developing an Academic Framework for Biodefense, Homeland Security Conference on Biosecurity, Washington DC., April 6, 2005.

  • Rostislav Grigorchuk
    45 minute conference talk, "Amenability and self-similar groups", Special Section Discrete groups at AMS meeting in Lubbock, Texas, April 10, 2005.

  • David Kerr
    Operator Algebra Seminar, University of Tokyo, Japan, April 2005.

  • Joseph Landsberg
    Math-Physics-Harmonic Analysis seminar, TAMU, April 2005.

  • David Larson
    Hour talk, Workshop on Group Theoretical Methods, Operator Theory, and Non-Orthogonal Expansions, ESI Institute, Vienna, Austria, April 2005.

  • Matthew Papanikolas
    Colloquium, "Transcendence in positive characteristic", Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, April 2005.

  • Bojan Popov
    Seminar talk, New stability and convergence results of nonoscillatory second order schemes for nonlinear conservation laws, Texas A&M, April 2005.

  • J. Maurice Rojas
    30 minute invited talk, AMS Meeting, Lubbock, Texas, April 9, 2005.

    30 minute invited talk, Workshop on Real Algebraic Geometry, Sectional AMS Meeting, Lubbock, Texas, April 9, 2005.

  • Henry Schenck
    Colloquium, University of Notre Dame, April 2005.

    Algebraic Geometry Seminar, University of Notre Dame, April 2005.

    Groups and Dynamics Seminar, Texas A&M University, April 2005.

  • Jane Schielack
    Talk, "Professional Development in Science and Mathematics Through Communities of Learners: An ITS Center Symposium," American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Conference, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, April 2005.

    "Integration of Mathematics and Science: Learning in Authentic Contexts," with C. Stuessy, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Annual Conference, Anaheim, CA, April 2005.

  • Frank Sottile
    Seminar, The Ohio State University, April 6, 2005.

  • Jay Walton
    50 minute invited talk, Traveling Waves for a Parabolic/Hyperbolic System Arising in Size Dependent Population Dynamics, Special Session on Applications of Partial Differential Equations in the Biological Sciences, AMS Sectional Meeting, Lubbock, TX, April 2005.

  • Sarah Witherspoon
    Colloquium, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, April 26, 2005.

  • Catherine Yan
    20 minute special session, American Mathematical Society, Special Session on Probabilistic paradigms in Combinatorics, Newark, Delaware, April 2005.

  • Philip Yasskin
    Talk, "Maplets for calculus," Technology Retreat, TAMU, April 22, 2005.

May 2005

  • Marcelo Aguiar
    Colloquium Talk, Discrete Geometry and Combinatorics Seminar, Cornell University, May 2, 2005.

    Séminaire Combinatoire, Informatique et Physique, Université Paris 13, May 31, 2005.

    Invited to spend one month at the Université de Paris 13, Villetaneuse, working in collaboration with Muriel Livernet, from May 15 to June 15, 2005.

  • G. Donald Allen
    Invited Presentation, Teacher Quality Type B Mathematics Awards Workshop for 2004-05 and 2005-06 Awardees, Doubletree Club Hotel, Austin, TX, May 24, 2005.

  • Gregory Berkolaiko
    15 minutes contributed presentation: Rodkina A. and Berkolaiko G. Stability of Solutions to Non-homogeneous Stochastic Difference Equations, 2005 SIAM Conference on Applications of Dynamical Systems, Snowbird, Utah, May 2005.

    Colloquium Talk, Utah State University, May 2005.

  • Al Boggess
    Invited 20 minute conference talk on CR Approximation at the AMS International Joint Meeting of the AMS and the Sociedad Matemética Mexicana (SMM), Houston Texas, May 2005.

  • Goong Chen
    One hour invited talk, "Mathematical analysis of the Fourier spectrum of chaotic time series", 2005 International Conference on Chaos and Dynamical Complexity, National Center for Theoretical Science, Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, Rep. of China, May 2005.

  • Andrew Comech
    Colloquium, Max Planck Institute, Leipzig, May 11, 2005.

    Colloquium, Technische Universitat, Darmstadt, May 17, 2005.

  • Ken Dykema
    50 minute talk, "Multilinear function series and transforms in free probability theory," Noncommutative Geometry and Operator Algebras Conference, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, May 2005.

  • Yalchin Efendiev
    Invited talk, Workshop on Numerical, Mathematical and Modeling Analysis Related to Fluid Dynamics in Hydrogen Fuel Cells, Ottawa, Canada, May 2005.

    Invited talk, "Integrative Multiscale Modeling and Simulation in Materials Science, Fluids and Environmental Science" in CRM, Universite de Montreal, Canada, May 10-13, 2005.

    Invited talk, "Workshop on Multiscale Finite Element Methods" in UT Austin, May 5-7, 2005.

  • Peter Howard
    Invited participant (informal presentations), AIM Workshop on Stability Criteria for Mullti-dimensional Waves and Patterns, Palo Alto, CA, May 16-20, 2005.

  • Paulo Lima-Filho
    45 min. conference talk, "Arrangements of hyperplanes", Centro Stefano Franscini, Ascona, Switzerland, May 2005.

  • Francis Narcowich
    Half hour talk, "Localized tight spherical frames", Conference on Interaction between Wavelets and Splines, Athens, Georgia, May 16-19, 2005.

  • Volodymyr Nekrashevych
    Seminar, Uppsala University, Sweden, May 2005.

  • Henry Schenck
    Algebraic Geometry Seminar, University of Georgia, May 2005.

  • Thomas Schlumprecht
    Invited, 1 hour talk, Workshop on Geometric Methods in Analysis and Probability, Schroedinger Institut, Vienna, Austria, May 2005.

    Colloquium, Cambridge University, United Kingdom, May 2005.

  • Frank Sottile
    Seminar, University of Texas, May 3, 2005.

  • Peter Stiller
    Invited Speaker, AFOSR 2005 Program Review for Sensing, Imaging, and Object Recognition, "Shape, Shape Matching Metrics, and Learning Shape via Sampling (Shapelets)," Organized by Hamid Krim, Vision, Information, and Statistical Signal Theories and Applications Group, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, May 25-27, 2005.

  • Emil Straube
    Erwin Schrödinger International Institute for Mathematical Physics, Vienna, Lectures on the L2-Sobolev theory of the d-bar-Neumann problem, approx. 28 hrs of lectures, May-June and Oct.-Nov. 2005.

  • Zoran Sunik
    Seminar, University of Nebraska, Lincoln NE, Groups, Semigroups and Topology Seminar, May 2005.

  • Paula Tretkoff
    Colloquium, De Giorgi Center, Pisa, Italy, May 12, 2005.

  • Joe Ward
    30 minute talk, "Sobolev Error Estimates for Scattered Data Interpolation on SN ", Conference on Interaction between Wavelets and Splines, Athens, Georgia, May 16-19, 2005.

  • Sarah Witherspoon
    Algebra Seminar, University of Texas, Austin, TX, May 3, 2005.

    Group Theory Seminar, University of Chicago, Illinois, May 12, 2005.

    Algebra Seminar, DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois, May 13, 2005.

  • Catherine Yan
    Seminar, Combinatorics Seminar, Nankai University, Tianjin, China, May 25--August 6, 2005. Delivered a short course series.

June 2005

  • Marcelo Aguiar
    Colloquium Talk, Visite a l'équipe "Combinatoire algébrique et calcul symbolique'' de l'Institut Gaspard Monge, Université de Marne-la-Vallée. June 1, 2005.

    Colloquium Talk, Séminaire de topologie algébrique, Institut Galilée, Université Paris 13, June 10, 2005.

  • Gregory Berkolaiko
    1 hour lecture: Berkolaiko G. Form factor expansion for large graphs: a diagrammatic approach, Joint Summer Research Conference on Quantum Graphs and Their Applications, Snowbird, Utah, June 2005.

  • Ken Dykema
    Two 60 minute talks, 1. "Free entropy dimension of DT-operators," 2. "Multilinear function series and transforms in free probability theory," Operator Algebras and Applications, Cork, Ireland, June 2005.

    90 minute talk, "Multilinear function series and transforms in free probability theory," University of Hanover, Germany, June 2005.

  • Tamás Erdélyi
    Fejér - Riesz Memorial Conference (invited speaker), Eger, Hungary, June 10, 2005

  • Richard Ewing
    Colloquium, Institute for Water Engineering, University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany, June 30, 2005.

  • Stephen A. Fulling
    Invited 25 minute talk, Brian G. Wybourne Commemorative Meeting, Torun, Poland, June 2005.

    Invited hour talk, AMS-IMS-SIAM Joint Summer Research Conference on Quantum Graphs and Their Applications, Snowbird, Utah, June 2005.

  • Rostislav Grigorchuk
    Invited 50 minute talk, "Spectra of groups, graphs and amenability", Probability and Mathematical Physics, Conference dedicated to S. Molchanov, Montreal, Canada, June 27-July 1, 2005.

  • Bill Johnson
    Invited hour address, "Contemporary ramifications of Banach space theory", Jerusalem, Israel, June 2005.

  • David Kerr
    Operator Algebra Seminar, Kyushu University, Japan, June 2005.

  • Peter Kuchment
    45 min. invited lecture, MolchanovFest, Probability and Mathematical Physics, A Conference in Honor of Stanislav Molchanov's 65th Birthday, Centre de Recherches Mathematiques, Montreal, June 27-July 1, 2005.

    50 min. invited lecture, Joint Summer Res. Conf. "Math. modeling of novel optical devices", Snowbird, Utah, June 2005.

    50 min. invited lecture, Joint Summer Res. Conf. "Quantum graphs and their applications", Snowbird, Utah, June 2005.

  • Joseph Landsberg
    Plenary lecture, Geometry of Algebraic Varieties, Ferrara, Italy, June 2005.

  • David Larson
    Plenary address, Great Plains Operator Algebras Symposium (GPOTS-2005), University of Central Florida, Orlando, June 2005.

  • Raytcho Lazarov
    35 min. invited lecture, "Discontinuous Galerkin method as a stabilization technique for nonconforming finite element approximations of PDEs", Fourth International Conference on Large Scale scientific computations, Sozopol, Bulgaria, June 3-9, 2005.

  • Volodymyr Nekrashevych
    Invited hour talk, Groups and Group Rings XI, Bedlewo, Poland, June 2005.

  • Joseph Pasciak
    30 min. talk, "Analysis of a finite PML approximation for the three dimensional time-harmonic Maxwell and acoustic scattering problems", 7th International Conference on Mathematical and Numerical Aspects of Waves (WAVES'05), Brown University, June 22, 2005.

  • Carl Pearcy
    Plenary lecture, KOTAC Operator Theory Conference, Korea, June 2005.

  • Guergana Petrova
    45 minute conference talk, "Adaptive semi-discrete central-upwind schemes for systems of conservation laws", Workshop on Multiresolution and Adaptivity in Numerical Solution of PDEs, FOCM, Universidad de Cantabria, Santander, Spain, June-July 2005.

    40 minute conference talk, "Greedy wavelet projections and the space BV", Workshop on Non-orthogonal Expansions and Greedy Algorithms, part of the Special Semester "Modern Methods of Time-Frequency Analysis", Erwin Schrödinger Institut, Vienna, Austria, June 2005.

  • Gilles Pisier
    Plenary Speaker, CMS meeting, Waterloo, Canada, June 2005.

    Invited Speaker, (3 talks) Dubrovnik, Croatia, June 2005.

    Invited Speaker, Besançon, France, June 2005.

  • Alexei Poltoratski
    50 min. talk, 14th Annual Analysis Meeting, Euler Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia, June 2005.

  • J. Maurice Rojas
    30 minute invited talk, Effective Methods in Algebraic Geometry (MEGA) 2005, Porto Conte, Sardinia, Italy, June 1, 2005.

  • Henry Schenck
    Invited hour talk, A spectral sequence stratification of cohomology jump loci, BIRS Focused research group on cohomology and rational homotopy, Banff, Canada, June 2005.

  • Thomas Schlumprecht
    Invited 1 hour talk, Contemporary Ramifications of Banach Space Theory, Jerusalem, Israel, June 2005.

  • Roger Smith
    90 min. talk, Fields Institute Instructional conference on operator algebras, University of Ottawa, June 2005.

    1 hour talk, Canadian Math. Soc. Summer Meeting, University of Waterloo, June 2005.

  • Emil Straube
    Invited 50 min. talk, International Conference on Several Complex Variables, in honor of Sheng Gong's 75th birthday, Chinese University of Science and Technology, Hefei, China, June 20-24, 2005

  • Zoran Sunik
    40 minute talk, Geometric and Asymptotic Methods in Group Theory, Banff International Research Station, Banff, Canada, June 2005.

  • Jay Walton
    25 minute special session, Modeling the Growth of an Athersclerotic Lesion, Eringen Medal Symposium, Annual Meeting of the Society of Engineering Science, Baton Rouge, June 2005.

  • Sarah Witherspoon
    25 minute invited talk, AMS-DMV-OMV Special Session on Hopf Algebras and Quantum Groups, Mainz, Germany, June 17, 2005.

  • Catherine Yan
    Summer Colloquium Series, Graduate School of Academic Sinica, Beijing, China. June 13--25, 2005.

  • Jianxin Zhou
    Two 30 minute invited talks, The 2nd Joint Meeting of AMS, DMS, OMG. "On homotopy continuation method for computing multiple critical points" and "Some numerical results on eigenpairs of the p-Laplacian," Mainz, Germany, June 16-19, 2005.

  • Joel Zinn
    Invited 30 minute talk, "Some Empirical Limit and Concentration Results" at the Fourth International Conference on High Dimensional Probability, Santa Fe, N.M., June 20-24, 2005.

July 2005

  • G. Donald Allen
    Invited Presentation, Precalculus Completely TEKS Aligned, CAMT (Conference for the Advancement of Mathematics Teaching), Adams Mark Hotel, July 11-13, 2005 (with P. Poage).

    Invited Presentation, MathStar Project Using Interactive Technologies, CAMT (Conference for the Advancement of Mathematics Teaching), Adams Mark Hotel, July 11-13, 2005 (with D. Jolly and A. Ross).

  • Goong Chen
    Thirty minute invited talk, "Quantum devices and quantum control", 22nd IFIP (Int. Federation on Information Processing) TC7 Conference on System Modeling and Optimization, Turin, Italy, July 2005.

    Invited 1-hour seminar "Introduction to quantum control and the dimensional scaling method for atoms and molecules", in the Institute of Mathematics, Academia Sinica, Nankang, Taipei, Taiwan, Rep. of China, July 2005.

  • Ken Dykema
    90 minute talk, "Multilinear function series and transforms in free probability theory," C*-Algebras Seminar, University of Muenster, Germany, July 2005.

  • Yalchin Efendiev
    Invited talk (50 minutes), Ninth Workshop in Partial Differential Equations, IMPA, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 18-25, 2005.

    Two talks (25 minute each) at the Symposium Eighth US National Congress on Computational Mechanics, Austin, Texas, July 2005.

    Organized a minisymposium in SIAM Annual Meeting, New Orleans, July 2005.

  • Richard Ewing
    Plenary Lecture: Advances and Hot-Topics in Reservoir Simulation, Guiyang, Guizhou, China, July 14, 2005.

  • Rostislav Grigorchuk
    Invited hour talk, "Branchness and self-similarity in group theory", 5-th International Algebraic Conference, Odessa, Ukraine, July 20-27, 2005.

    Four 1-hour plenary talks, "On self-similarity and branchness in group theory", Groups St. Andrews 2005, St. Andrews, UK, July 30-August 6, 2005.

  • Jean-Luc Guermond
    Conference talk, "Issues for a mathematical definition of LES", Minisymposium on Multiscale Methods in Computational Fluid Dynamics, ENUMATH2005, Santiago De Compotela, Spain, July 18-22, 2005.

    Conference talk, "Toward a mathematical definition of LES in fluid mechanics", Minisymposium on Mathematical and Computational Foundation of Multiscale Modeling, Eight U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics, Austin, TX, July 24-28 2005.

    Conference talk, "A locally conservative projection scheme for free boundary problems, Minisymposium on Novel Computational Analyses of Moving Boundary Problems, Eight U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics, Austin, TX, July 24-28, 2005.

  • David Kerr
    Operator Algebra Seminar, Hokkaido University, Japan, July 2005.

  • Peter Kuchment
    50 min. invited lecture, International Workshop Geometrical Aspects of Spectral Theory Matrei, East Tirol, Austria, July 1-12, 2005.

  • David Larson
    Hour talk, International Conference on Banach Algebras and Their Applications-2005, Bordeaux, France, July 2005.

  • Paulo Lima-Filho
    Colloquium, ITP (Instituto Superior Tecnico, Universidade Politecnica de Lisboa), Portugal, July 2005.

  • Volodymyr Nekrashevych
    Invited hour talk, 5th International Algebraic Conference in Ukraine, Odessa, Ukraine, July 2005.

  • Matthew Papanikolas
    Plenary Speaker (Invited hour talk), "Transcendence and Galois groups in positive characteristic", Journées Arithmetiques XXIV, Marseille, France, July 2005.

  • Gilles Pisier
    Invited Speaker, Vienna (Austria), July 2005.

  • Colleen Robles
    Geometry Seminar, TAMU, July 2005.

  • J. Maurice Rojas
    30 minute invited talk, Real Complexity Section, Foundations of Computational Mathematics, Santander, Spain, July 7, 2005

    50 minute invited talk, REU Guest Lecture, Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas, July 13, 2005.

  • Vince Schielack
    "Problem-solving with The Geometer's Sketchpad", Conference for the Advancement of Mathematics Teaching (CAMT), Dallas, July 2005.

  • Philip Yasskin
    Conference talk, "Maplets for Calculus," (with Doug Meade) Maple Summer Workshop, 30 min Contributed Session and Poster Session, Waterloo, Ontario Canada, July 17-20, 2005.

    Conference talk, "What Do I Do With Polydrons? Platonic Solids, Euler Numbers," 1 hr 30 min, Activity, Conference for the Advancement of Mathematics Teaching, 52nd Annual Conference, Dallas, July 11-13, 2005.

    Conference talk, "Tutors 4 Pre-Calculus and Calculus using Online Maplets," 1 hr, presentation, Conference for the Advancement of Mathematics Teaching, 52nd Annual Conference, Dallas, July 11-13, 2005.

August 2005

  • Goong Chen
    Thirty minute invited talk, "Mathematical analysis of the Fourier spectrum of chaotic time series with applications to PDEs", Conference on Differential and Difference Equations, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Florida, August 2005.

    One hour invited talk, "Dimensional scaling method for simple atoms and molecules", in "High-Dimensional PDEs in Science and Engineering", Centre de Recherche Mathématiques, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Quebec, Canada, August 2005.

    Invited 1-hour colloquium "A dimension-scaling method for atoms and diatomic molecules", Dept. of Environmental Science, University of Milan-Bicocca, August 2005.

  • Prabir Daripa
    Invited half an hour talk, ``Stability Analysis in Three-layer Hele-Shaw Problem,'' SICAM (Second International Conference of Applied Mathematics), Plovdiv, Bulgaria, August 11-18, 2005.

    Invited half an hour talk, "Solving Partial Differential Equations in Complex Domains," SICAM (Second International Conference of Applied Mathematics), Plovdiv, Bulgaria, August 11-18, 2005.

  • Ken Dykema
    50 minute talk, "Methods of constructing invariant subspaces for operators in II1-factors," Invariant Subspaces, Old and New, conference in honor of Carl Pearcy's 70th birthday, College Station, Texas, August 2005.

    50 minute talk, "Methods of constructing invariant subspaces for operators in II1-factors," Invariant Subspaces, Old and New, conference in honor of Carl Pearcy's 70th birthday, College Station, Texas, August 2005.

  • Richard Ewing
    Research Conference Talk, Environmental Modeling of Integrated Systems, Workshop on Advanced Modeling in Environmental Science, Southern Methodist University, August 24, 2005.

  • Rostislav Grigorchuk
    Invited 50 minute talk, "C*-algebras related to self-similar groups and asymptotic Ramanujan graphs", Operator Algebras and Mathematical Physics, Bucharest, Romania, August 10-15, 2005.

  • Henry Schenck
    Invited hour talk, Projective dimension and derivations, PIMS workshop on Hyperplane Arrangements,, Vancouver, Canada, August 2005.

    Invited 40 minute talk, Syzygies and toric varieties, BASCOLA: Coloquio de Álgebra en Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina, August 2005.

    Invited 40 minute talk, Holonomy Lie algebras and the LCS formula for graphic arrangements, XVI Coloquio Latinoamericano de Álgebra, Colonia, Uruguay, August 2005.

  • Vince Schielack
    "Science Bowl Question Reviewing", US Department of Energy Science Bowl National Coordinators Meeting, St. Louis, August 2005.

  • Thomas Schlumprecht
    Invited, 1 hour talk, Informal Regional Functional Analysis Seminar, Texas A&M, Texas, August 2005.

  • Frank Sottile
    Invited 45-minute talk, Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry session at the XVI Coloquio Latinoamericano de Á'lgebra, Colonia, Uruguay, August 7, 2005.

    Plenary talk, XVI Coloquio Latinoamericano de Álgebra, Colonia, Uruguay, August 6, 2005.

  • Peter Stiller
    Invited Speaker, SPIE International Conference on Mathematical Methods in Pattern and Image Analysis, "Recognition of configurations of lines I - weak perspective case," San Diego, CA, August 3-4, 2005.

  • Zoran Sunik
    20 minute talk, Groups St Andrews 2005, St Andrews, United Kingdom, August 2005.

  • Sarah Witherspoon
    40 minute invited talk, XVI Coloquio Latinoamericano de Algebra Session on Homological Methods and Representation Theory, Colonia, Uruguay, August 4, 2005.

  • Jianxin Zhou
    30 minute invited (Gil Strang's Symposium) talk , An International Conference on CDGO in Science and Engineering, "A saddle critical point application to minimization problems with uncertainty" Blacksburg, Virginia, August 15-17, 2005.

September 2005

  • Al Boggess
    Invited Hour Presentation on CR Approximation at Workshop on Analytic and Algebraic Methods in Complex and CR Geometry in Banff International Research Station, September 2005.

  • Ken Dykema
    50 minute talk, "Multilinear function series and transforms in free probability theory," Wabash Mini-conference, Indianapolis, September 2005.

    40 minute talk, "Some masas in II1-factors," C*-algebraen, Oberwolfach workshop, September 2005.

  • Yalchin Efendiev
    20 minute talk in NATO Advanced Research Workshop, Georgia, September 16-20, 2005.

  • Richard Ewing
    Colloquium, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway, September 19, 2005.

  • Stephen A. Fulling
    Contributed 25 minute talk, 7th Workshop on Quantum Field Theory under the Influence of External Conditions, Barcelona, Spain, September 2005.

  • Jean-Luc Guermond
    Conference talk, Description des effets d'induction dans les ecoulements magneto-hydrodynamiques par la methode des elements finis. CFM 2005, XVII Conges Francais de Mecanique, Troyes, France, 29 Aout 2 September 2005.

  • Peter Kuchment
    50 min. plenary lecture, "Multi-scale problems: modelling, analysis and applications", University of Bath, September 12-14, 2005.

    Colloquium, "Circular Radon transform, theormoacoustic tomography, and all that", University of Bath, Swindon, September 17, 2005.

  • Guergana Petrova
    Colloquium, TAMU, September 2005.

  • J. Maurice Rojas
    Departmental Colloquium, Prairie View A&M, Prairie View, Texas, September 9, 2005.

    Combinatorics Seminar, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, September 16, 2005.

    Talk, Math Club Introductory Meeting, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, September 9, 2005.

  • Roger Smith
    1 hour talk, Wabash Conference on Functional Analysis, Indianapolis, September 2005.

    Colloquium, "Singular masas", University of Illinois, September 2005.

  • Frank Sottile
    Invited 1-hour talk, Annual Meeting of the Real Algebraic and Analytic Geometry Network, September 9, 2005.

  • Emil Straube
    Invited participant, Workshop on Analytic and Algebraic Methods in Complex and CR Geometry, Banff Research Station, Banff, Canada, September 3-8, 2005.

  • Paula Tretkoff
    Colloquium, Vanderbilt University, TN, September 22-23, 2005.

  • Joe Ward
    Invited hour talk, "Norming Sets in Multivariate Approximation: An Overview", Sixth International Conference on Multivariate Approximation, Dortmund, Germany, September 25-October 1, 2005.

  • Philip Yasskin
    Undergraduate seminar talk, "4 dimensional geometry," September 19, 2005.

October 2005

  • G. Donald Allen
    Invited Presentation, An In-Depth Study of Educator Perceptions of Mathematics/Science Teacher Preparation by Means of a Triadic Instrument and Interviews, presented at the Association for Teaching and Curriculum (AATC), (with Dianne Goldsby and Larry Kelly), Austin, TX, October 6-8, 2005.

  • Gregory Berkolaiko
    Colloquium Talk, Princeton University, October 2005.

  • Andrew Comech
    Colloquium, Concordia University, October 28, 2005.

  • Ronald Douglas
    Seminar talk, Texas A&M University, October 2005.

  • Yalchin Efendiev
    Colloquium, Southern Methodist University, October 2005.

  • Richard Ewing
    Colloquium, Mexico City Center, Texas A&M University, Mexico City, Mexico, October 4, 2005.

  • Stephen A. Fulling
    Invited 25 minute talk, Princeton-TAMU Bose-Einstein Condensation Symposium, Princeton, New Jersey, October 2005.

  • Peter Howard
    30 minute contributed talk, The 26th Midwest-Pacific Differential Equations Conference, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, October 15-17, 2005.

  • Bill Johnson
    Invited 40 minute talk, AMS Special Session on Geometry and Algorithms in Metric Spaces, Johnson City, TN, October 2005.

    Colloquium, Vanderbilt University, October 2005.

  • Guido Kanschat
    Colloquium, Texas A&M University, College Station, October 2005.

  • David Larson
    20 minute session, American Mathematical Society, Special Session on Recent Progress in Operator Algebras, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, October 2005.

  • Raytcho Lazarov
    50 min. opening lecture, "Discontinuous Galerkin methods", Kick-off Meeting of RICAM Special Semester on Computational Mechanics, Linz, Austria, October 3-4, 2005.

  • Paulo Lima-Filho
    45 min. conference talk, XXXIII Congreso Nacional de Matematicas, Mexico City, October 2005.

    Colloquium, Instituto de Matematicas, UNAM, Mexico City, Mexico, October 2005.

  • Francis Narcowich
    Half hour talk, "Approximation power of RBFs on surface patches", SIAM Conference on Geometric Design and Computing, Phoenix, Arizona, Oct. 31-Nov.3, 2005.

  • Joseph Pasciak
    Colloquium, "Analysis of a finite PML approximation for the three dimensional time-harmonic Maxwell and acoustic scattering problems", Southern Methodist University, October 12, 2005.

  • Guergana Petrova
    Hour seminar talk, Numerical Analysis Seminar, "Semi-discrete central-upwind schemes for hyperbolic systems of conservation laws," TAMU, October 2005.

  • Alexei Poltoratski
    Seminar, Michigan State University, October 2005.

  • J. Maurice Rojas
    50 minute invited talk, Midwest Algebraic Geometry Conference, Notre Dame University, Texas, October 9, 2005.

    50 minute invited talk, University of Texas, San Antonio, Texas, October 14, 2005.

    50 minute invited talk, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico, October 24, 2005.

    50 minute invited talk, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, October 26, 2005.

  • Hal Schenck
    Quantum Computing Seminar (Comp. Sci.), Texas A&M University, October 2005.

  • Frank Sottile
    20 minute special session, Special session on geometric transversal theory, AMS Eastern Sectional Meeting in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, October 8-9, 2005.

    20 minute special session, Special session on Algebraic and Geometric Combinatorics, AMS Eastern Sectional Meeting in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, October 8-9, 2005.

    Seminar, Technische Universit Universität München, October 26, 2005.

    Seminar, University of Illinois at Chicago, October 6, 2005.

    Colloquium, Texas A&M University, October 11, 2005.

  • Emil Straube
    Invited 50 min. talk, Workshop: Complex Analysis and Partial Differential Equations, Erwin Schrödinger International Institute for Mathematical Physics, Vienna, October 24-28, 2005.

  • Zoran Sunik
    20 minute talk, American Mathematical Society Special Session on Geometric Methods in Group Theory and Semigroup Theory, Lincoln NE, October 2005.

    Colloquium, Sam Houston University, Huntsville, TX, October 2005.

  • Steven Taliaferro
    20 minute invited talk, AMS meeting, Special Session on Analysis of Partial Differential and Integral Equations, University of Nebraska, Lincoln NE, October 2005.

  • Joe Ward
    30 minute talk, "A Discussion of Preconditioners for Radial Basis Functions", SIAM Conference on Geometric Design and Computing, Phoenix Arizona, October 31-November 3, 2005.

November 2005

  • Marcelo Aguiar
    Colloquium Talk, MIT Combinatorics Seminar, November 16, 2005.

  • G. Donald Allen
    Invited Presentation. Coastal Bend Mathematics Collaborative, "Disconnects between high schools and colleges within mathematics education in Texas", November 13-15, 2005.

    Invited Presentations, (2 hours) RGVCTM (Rio Grande Valley Council on Teaching Mathematics), MathStar materials and the TQA pre-calculus course-in-a-box , McAllen, TX, November 19, 2005 (with Amanda Ross).

    Invited Presentation. "Using TQA Grants with Community Colleges", Charles A. Dana Center's Annual Mathematics and Science Higher Education Conference, Lakeway Inn and Resort, Austin, TX, November 17-19, 2005.

    Invited Presentation. Coastal Bend Mathematics Collaborative, "Disconnects between High Schools and Colleges within Mathematics Education in Texas", November 13-15, 2005.

  • Guy Battle
    Guy Battle, "The Aharonov-Bergmann-Lebowitz formula", Conference on the Mathematics of Quantum Computation and Quantum Technology, Texas A&M University, November 2005.

  • Andrew Comech
    Colloquium, McMaster University, November 25, 2005.

  • Richard Ewing
    Alternating Direction Methods for Quasi-Linear Partial Differential Equations, 50 Years of Alternating Direction Methods, Rice University, November 4, 2005.

    International Collaboration Contacts Through Research Roundtables, Plenary Session: Scientific and Technological cooperation, China-U.S. Relations: Trade, Diplomacy and Research, Beijing, China, November 15, 2005.

    Plenary Lecture: "Building Research Capacity at Texas A&M University, Critical Roles in Building Research Capacity, National Academy of Educational Administration, Beijing, China, November 16, 2005.

    Colloquium, Border Governors Meeting, Bush School of Government & Public Service, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, November 3, 2005.

    Colloquium, Education City, Texas A&M University at Qatar, Advisory Board, Doha, Qatar, November 21, 2005.

  • Jean-Luc Guermond
    Conference talk, "Approximation of the magneto-hydrodynamic equations with a new spectral-FEM method", 58th Annual Meeting of the Division of Fluid Dynamics of the APS, Chicago, IL, November 20-22, 2005.

    Scientific Computing Seminar, University of Houston, November 10, 2005.

  • Peter Kuchment
    50 min invited lecture, Geometric and Probabilistic Methods in Group Theory and Dynamical Systems, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, November 3-6, 2005.

    50 min. invited lecture, 2005 Special Session on New Directions in Spectral Theory and Geometric Analysis, AMS Meeting, Eugene, OR, November 12-13, 2005.

    Seminar, "Some spectral problems on combinatorial and quantum graphs", Math. Physics, TAMU, November 2005.

    Seminar, "Mathematical problems of thermoacoustic tomography", Appl. Math., TAMU, November 2005.

  • Joseph Landsberg
    Plenary lecture, Geometry Meeting in memory of Professor S.S. Chern, Guanajuato Mexico, November 2005.

  • David Larson
    20 minute session, American Mathematical Society, Special Session on Wavelets, Frames and Related Expansions, Eugene, Oregon, November 2005.

    Colloquium, University of Cincinnati (two talks), Cincinnati, November 2005.

    Colloquium, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, November 2005.

  • Raytcho Lazarov
    30 min. invited lecture, "On the balancing principle for the choice of weight in penalization methods", Miniworkshop on Domain Decomposition Methods, RICAM Special Semester on Computational Mechanics, Linz, Austria, November 18, 2005.

    45 min. invited lecture, "Preconditioning DG systems", Miniworkshop on Discontinuous Galerkin Methods, RICAM Special Semester on Computational Mechanics, Linz, Austria, November 29, 2005.

  • Francis Narcowich
    Half hour talk, "Sobolev error estimates for scattered data interpolation on Sn", Robert Schaback Birthday Conference, Goettingen, November 26, 2005

  • Volodymyr Nekrashevych
    Invited hour talk, "Geometric and probabilistic methods in group theory and dynamical systems", Texas A&M, November 2005.

  • Gilles Pisier
    Seminar in Functional Analysis, Université Paris 6, November 2005.

  • J. Maurice Rojas
    50 minute invited talk, University of New Mexico , Albuquerque, New Mexico, November 2, 2005.

    50 minute invited talk, University of New Mexico , Albuquerque, New Mexico, November 8, 2005.

    50 minute invited talk, Los Alamos National Laboratories, Los Alamos, New Mexico, November 16, 2005.

    50 minute invited talk, Sandia National Laboratories , Albuquerque, New Mexico, November 18, 2005.

    Talk, "From Classical to Quantum Complexity via Sparse Polynomials," Mathematics of Quantum Computing and Quantum Technology, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, November 11, 2005.

  • Henry Schenck
    Invited 20 minute talk, Bigraded algebra and incomplete linear systems on P1 x P1, AMS Special Session on Resolutions, Eugene, OR, November 2005.

  • Frank Sottile
    Short Course of 12 hours Centre Émile Borel, Institut Henri Poincaré, Paris. November 2005.

    Invited 1-hour talk, Saturday on Discrete Mathematics in Darmstadt, November 26, 2005.

    Invited 1-hour talk, Workshop on Real Algebra, Quadratic Forms and Model Theory; Algorithms and Applications, Centre Émile Borel, Institut Henri Poincaré, Paris, November 8, 2005.

    Seminar, Institut de Mathematiques de Jussieu, Paris, November 24 2005.

    Seminar, Université de Savoie, Chambery, France, November 18, 2005.

    Colloquium, Université Genève, November 17, 2005.

  • Mike Stecher
    Invited 5 hour presentation, "Equations, Functional Evaluation, and Calculus", College Board Presentation, Austin, Texas, November 2, 2005.

  • Emil Straube
    Invited 50 min. departmental colloquium, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic, November 9, 2005.

  • Steven Taliaferro
    35 minute invited talk, Conference on Partial Differential Equations and Applications, University of Florida, Gainesville FL, November 2005.

  • Yaroslav Vorobets
    Invited talk, "Free groups defined by finite automata," Geometric and probabilistic methods in group theory and dynamical systems, College Station, TX, November 2005.

  • Jay Walton
    Colloquium, Penn State University, November 2005.

  • Catherine Yan
    Algebra and Combinatorics seminar, "A tight bound on the diameter of random geometric graphs," Texas A&M University, November 2005.

December 2005

  • G. Donald Allen
    Invited Presentation, "Test Item Dependencies", Bowling Green State University, December 2, 2005.

  • Andrew Comech
    Colloquium, University of British Columbia, December 1, 2005.

  • Tamás Erdélyi
    Colloquium, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, December 4, 2005.

    Colloquium, University of Quebec in Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, December 9, 2005.

  • Doug Hensley
    20 minute invited talk, "The Hurwitz continued fraction algorithm", AMS Special Session in Continued Fractions, San Antonio, TX, December 2005.

  • David Kerr
    25 minute Special Session, Canadian Mathematical Society, Operator Algebras Session, Victoria, Canada, December 2005.

  • Peter Kuchment
    50 min. Plenary talk, 2005 New Zealand Mathematics Colloquium, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand, December 5-7, 2005.

    Colloquium, "Liouville theorems for periodic operators on abelian covers of compact manifolds," University of Auckland, New Zealand, December 2005.

    Colloquium, "Spectral problems of mathematical physics arising in photonics and waveguide theory", Massey Univ., Palmerston North, New Zealand, December 2005.

  • David Larson
    Keynote talk, Fourth International Conference on Wavelet Analysis and Applications, Macau, China, December 2005.

  • Paulo Lima-Filho
    1 hr min. Conference talk, "Regulators II", Banff International Research Station, Banff, Canada, December 2005.

  • Volodymyr Nekrashevych
    Invited hour talk, Algebra and Discrete Mathematics, Kiev, Ukraine, December 2005.

    Vanderbilt, Nashville, December 2005.

  • Matthew Papanikolas
    Invited 45 minute talk, "Galois groups of Anderson-Drinfeld motives and algebraic independence", Joint Meeting of the American Mathematical Society and Taiwanese Mathematical Society, Special Session on Number Theory, Taichung, Taiwan, December 2005.

  • Joseph Pasciak
    Colloquium, "Analysis of a finite PML approximation for the three dimensional time-harmonic Maxwell and acoustic scattering problems", University of South Carolina, December 1, 2005.

  • Alexei Poltoratski
    Seminar, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, December 2005.

  • Frank Sottile
    Seminar, Université Grenoble, December 12, 2005.

    Seminar, University of Warwick, England, December 1, 2005.

  • Jay Walton
    30 minute invited talk, Dynamic Fracture in Brittle Materials, AFOSR-AFRL-Industry Workshop on Computational Tools--Enabling New Material Applications, Dayton, OH, December 2005.

  • Sarah Witherspoon
    Seminar, Oberseminar Hopfalgebren, University of Munich, Germany, December 5 and 9, 2005.

  • Catherine Yan
    20 minute special session, Canada1 Mathematical Society Winter Meeting 2005, Special Session on Discrete and Convex Geometry, Victoria, December 2005.


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