# Faculty 2006 Travel and Talks

## January 2006

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 2006.Séminaire "Algèbre et Topologie", Institut de Recherche Mathématique Avancée de Strasbourg, France, January 10, 2006.

Organizer of Special Session on "Algebraic and Enumerative Combinatorics", together with Catherine Yan, Joseph Kung, and Laura Matusevich. AMS meeting in San Antonio, January 12-15, 2006.

Goong Chen

Twenty minute invited talk, "Dimensional scaling method for the excited states of helium atom", in the 36th Winter Colloquium on the Physics of Quantum Electronics, Snowbird, Utah, January 2006.Thirty minute invited talk, "Mathematical analysis of the Fourier spectrum of the chaotic vibration of the wave equation with a nonlinear boundary condition", in the Joint AMS-SIAM-MAA Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, January 2006.

Richard Ewing

Colloquium, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway, January 16, 2006.Colloquium, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany, January 18, 2006.

Colloquium, Fraunhofer Institute, Kaiserslautern, Germany, January 23, 2006.

Sue Geller

Panelist, Firefighting, paper trailing, and cat herding: Everything you wanted to know to be an administrator but were afraid to ask, Project Next, Joint Mathematics Meetings, San Antonio, January 12, 2006.Panelist, Scholarship scenarios, MAA Committee on the Profession, Joint Mathematics Meetings, San Antonio, January 13, 2006.

MAA Poster Session, Special mathematical outreach programs, Joint Mathematics Meetings, San Antonio, January 14, 2006.

Peter Howard

20 minute contributed talk, Joint mathematics meeting, San Antonio, TX January 12-15 2006.Guido Kanschat

Colloquium, Max-Planck-Institut Leipzig, January 2006.Peter Kuchment

50 minute invited lecture, "Mathematics of thermoacoustic tomography'' at the Conference for New Mathematics and Algorithms for 3-D Image Analysis, IMA, January 9-12, 2006.Joseph Landsberg

Colloquium, University of Houston, January 2006.David Larson

[IMA] Discussion participant, Workshop on "New Mathematics and Algorithms for 3-D Image Analysis", IMA, University of Minnesota, January 9-12, 2006.20 minute session, American Mathematical Society, Special Session on Frames and Wavelets, San Antonio, January 2006.

Laura Matusevich

Conference Organizer, Special Session on Algebraic and Enumerative Combinatorics, Joint Mathematics Meetings, San Antonio, January 2006.Matthew Papanikolas

Co-organizer (with A. El-Guindy), AMS Special Session, Arithmetic Geometry and Modular Forms, San Antonio, TX, January 2006.Alexei Poltoratski

Colloquium, Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain, January 2006.J. Maurice Rojas

Invited expository lecture, "Basic tropicalia (or, how to use polyhedra to understand polynomials)," Workshop on Random Analytic Functions and Surfaces, American Institute of Mathematics, January 16, 2006.William Rundell

20 minute special session, American Mathematical Society, Special Session on Wave Propagation and Inverse Problems, January 2006, San Antonio, Texas.Henry Schenck

Invited 20 minute talk, Holonomy Lie algebras, Graphic Arrangements, and Tor_{i}^{A}(k,k)_{i}, AMS Special Session on Syzygies, San Antonio, TX, January 2006.Jane Schielack

"New directions and focus for standards, curricula, and assessments" with R. Charles, F. Fennell, C. Seeley, and R. M. Zbiek, Pre-Conference Symposium for the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE) Annual Conference, Tampa, FL, January 2006."Developing questioning skills to enhance students' mathematical thinking: A professional development experience for middle school mathematics teachers," AMS/MAA Joint Meetings, San Antonio, TX, January 2006.

Vince Schielack

"The mathematics of Ripley's believe it or not!", AMS-MAA Joint Mathematics Meetings, San Antonio, January 2006.Thomas Schlumprecht

Invited 30-min talk, AMS-ASL Special Session on Interdisciplinary Research Involving Analysis and Logic, National Meeting of the AMS, January 2006.Frank Sottile

Colloquium, Universität Konstanz, January 12, 2006.Peter Stiller

Invited Participant, IMA Workshop on New Mathematics and Algorithms for 3-D Image Analysis, Institute for Mathematics and its Applications, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, Jan. 9-12, 2006.Invited Speaker and Session Chair for Digital Geometry and Topology, Electronic Imaging, Vision Geometry XIV, "Robustness and statistical analysis of object/image metrics," San Jose, CA, January 17-18, 2006.

Emil Straube

30 minute invited talk, Second Brazilian School of Differential Equations, IMPA, Rio de Janeiro, January 23-27, 2006.Zoran Sunik

20 minute talk, American Mathematical Society Special Session on Many lives of Lattice Theory, the Theory of Ordered Sets, and Universal Algebra, Joint National Meetings, San Antonio, TX, January 2006.Jay Walton

25 minute special session, Traveling Waves for a Parabolic/Hyperbolic System Arising in Size Dependent Population Dynamics, Special Session on Dynamical Systems, AMS Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, January 2006.Philip Yasskin

"Maplets for Calculus," (with Doug Meade) Joint Mathematics Meeting, 20 min contributed paper, San Antonio, January 12-15, 2006."Math on The Web: Maplets for Calculus," (with Doug Meade) Joint Mathematics Meeting, 30 min invited demo on Display Floor, San Antonio, Jan 12-15, 2006.

"Texas A&M's Summer Educational Enrichment Program for Middle School Students," Joint Mathematics Meeting, 20 min contributed paper, San Antonio, January 12-15, 2006.

Jianxin Zhou

30 minute invited talk , AMS National Meeting, A Stable Method to Solve Nonlinear Elliptic Systems for Multiple Vector Solitons, San Antonio, TX, January 12-15, 2006.

## February 2006

Marcelo Aguiar

Seminar in Functional Analysis, UCLA, February 22, 2006.G. Donald Allen

Invited Presentation. Using and Validating a Triadic Instrument to Survey Middle School Children, 2006 Annual Meeting of the Southwest Educational Research Association (SERA), Austin, TX, with Dianne Goldsby and Larry Kelly, February 8-10, 2006.TAMU/Pasadena ISD, Developing 5E lessons applied to topics of measurement (eight hours), Pasadena, TX, February 25, 2006.

Pre-conference workshop Visual Algebra and Pre-calculus, (Six hours), TexMATYC/TCCTA Conference. (Invited) Houston, TX February 23-25, 2006.

Pre-conference Workshop Visual Algebra and Pre-calculus, (six hour workshop), TexMATYC/TCCTA Conference. (Invited) Houston, TX, February 23-25, 2006.

Reviewed MTM

^{3}project in Algebra II, TAMU-Commerce & ESC IV, Houston. February 6, 2006.Gregory Berkolaiko

Colloquium, University of Bristol, UK, February 2006.Research visit to University of Bristol, UK, February-June 2006.

Andrew Comech

Mathematical Phycics Seminar, Texas A&M University, February 3, 2006.Richard Ewing

Colloquium, Institute for Water Engineering, University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany, February 3, 2006Colloquium, Aggie Summit, San Salvador, El Salvador, February 17, 2006.

Sue Geller

Hochschild homology revisited, algebra and combinatorics seminar, Texas A&M University, February 24, 2006.Rostislav Grigorchuk

Colloquium, "Hanoi towers groups and asymptotic characteristics of Schreier graphs," University of Wisconsin, Madison, February 2006.Guido Kanschat

Colloquium, Texas A&M University, College Station, February 2006.David Larson

Speaker, February Fourier Talks, University of Maryland, February 16-17, 2006.Speaker, Workshop on Wavelets, Frames and Operator Theory, LSU. Baton Rouge, February 24-26, 2006.

Colloquium, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, February 2006.

Paulo Lima-Filho

1 hour conference talk, Workshop on Algebraic Cycles, Guanajuato, Mexico, February 2006.Matthew Papanikolas

Invited 50 minute talk,"Hypergeometric functions over finite fields and counting points", Workshop on Arithmetic Geometry of Higher Dimensional Varieties, Fields Institute, Toronto, Canada, February 2006."Transcendence in characteristic p," University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, February 2006.

Seminar,"Galois groups and transcendence in positive characteristic." University of Arizona, Number Theory Seminar, Tucson, AZ, February 2006.

Alexei Poltoratski

40 minute talk, Conference in Complex Analysis and Operator Theory, Malaga, Spain, February 2006.J. Maurice Rojas

Invited undergraduate seminar lecture, A-discriminants and real algebraic geometry," Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas, February 9, 2006.Graduate Student Seminar, "A-discriminants and real algebraic geometry," Texas A&M University, February 2, 2006.

Eric Rowell

Colloquium, University of South Florida, February 2006.Henry Schenck

Colloquium, University of Texas, Arlington, February 2006.Thomas Schlumprecht

Colloquium, University of Oviedo, Oviedo, Spain, February 2006.Frank Sottile

Seminar, Technische Universität Müchen, February 1, 2006.Colloquium, Technische Universität Berlin, February 13, 2006.

Yaroslav Vorobets

Colloquium, Rice University, Houston, TX, February 20, 2006.Catherine Yan

20 minutes special session, The Seventh Annual CombinaTexas Conference , Houston, TX, February 25, 2006.Philip Yasskin

45 min. talk, "Maplets (Maple Applets) for Calculus," Teaching with Technology Conference, TAMU, February 15, 2006.

## March 2006

G. Donald Allen

Panel Presentation, ICTCM, (International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics) - Should we be teaching undergraduate online courses?, Orlando, FL, March 16-20, 2006. (3/17)Invited Presentation, ICTCM, (International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics) - Teaching higher mathematics courses online, Orlando, FL, March 16-20, 2006. (3/17)

Panel Presentation, ICTCM, (International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics) - Techniques for applying for and obtaining grants, at the Pre-Session, Orlando, FL, March 16-20, 2006. (3/16)

Invited Presentation, Using the Pre-Calculus package, Teacher Quality Grants Conference, Charles A. Dana Center and Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin, TX, March 27-28, 2006.

Participated, GK-12 Fellowship NSF grant national meeting, Washington, DC, March 24-26, 2006.

Gregory Berkolaiko

30 minutes talk, Stability of solutions to non-homogeneous stochastic difference equations, Workshop on Progress in Difference Equations, Saarland, Germany, March 2006.Research visit to Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, March-April 2006.

Goong Chen

Twenty minute talk, "Computation and dimensional scaling for some three body problems in atomic and molecular quantum mechanics", Texas PDE Conference, Math. Dept., UT-Arlington, Arlington, TX, March 2006.Andrew Comech

Mathematical Physics Seminar, Texas A&M University, March 31, 2006.Ronald Douglas

Colloquium in Mathematics Department at University of California at San Diego, March 2006.Colloquium in Mathematics Department at University of California at Santa Barbara, March 2006.

Richard Ewing

Keynote Address: "Better learning through technology," 18th International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics, Orlando, Florida, March 17, 2006.Colloquium, Bi-National Sustainability Laboratory, Santa Teresa, New Mexico, March 27, 2006.

Jean-Luc Guermond

"On the construction of suitable weak solutions to the incompressible NSE," 29th Annual Texas Partial Differential Equations Conference, University of Texas at Arlington, March 25-26, 2006.Guermond, B. Popov, Nonlinear finite element approximation of PDE's in L

^{1}, The 2006 Finite Element Rodeo, Texas A&M University, March 3-4, 2006.Seminar of Graduate Students, Texas A&M, March 23, 2006.

Peter Kuchment

Colloquium, "Mathematics of photonic crystals", a course of six 60 minute lectures at the Mathematics Department, Seoul National University, March 2006.Colloquium, "Quantum graphs and their applications", Mathematics Department, Seoul National University, March 2006.

Joseph Landsberg

Invited hour talk, Lie algebra workshop, Field's Institute, University of Ottawa, March 2006.Raytcho Lazarov

Colloquium of the Inst. of Mathematics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, March 21, 2006.Volodymyr Nekrashevych

Hour talk, "Geometric Group Theory on the Gulf Coast Conference", Mobile, Alabama, March 16-19, 2006.Invited hour talk, Holomorphic dynamics workshop. In celebration of John Milnor's 75th birthday, Toronto, Canada, March 7-11, 2006.

Alexei Poltoratski

Colloquium, University of Lund, Sweden, March 2006.Bojan Popov

20 minute talk, Texas Finite Element Rodeo, College Station, Texas, March 2006.Eric Rowell

Colloquium, University of Houston, March 2006.Colloquium, Texas A&M University, March 2006.

Thomas Schlumprecht

Colloquium, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, March 2006.Frank Sottile

Seminar, University of Oslo, March 15, 2006.

University of Bergen, March 14, 2006.

University of Oslo, 1 March 13, 2006.Zoran Sunik

55 minute talk, Lafayette/Lehigh Geometry and Topology Mini Conference, Easton, PA,March 2006.50 minute talk, Geometric Groups on the Gulf Coast Conference, Mobile, AL, March 2006.

Colloquium, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, March 2006.

Seminar, State University of New York, Binghamton NY, Joint Algebra/Topology Seminar, March 2006.

Seminar, CUNY Graduate School, New York, NY, New York Group Theory Seminar, March 2006.

Seminar, Cornell University, Ithaca NY, Topology and Geometric Group Theory Seminar, March 2006

Seminar, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ, School of Mathematics, Seminar, March 2006.

Yaroslav Vorobets

Colloquium, "Dynamics of billiards," Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, March 23, 2006.Sarah Witherspoon

Seminar, Geometry, Topology, and Algebra, Universite de Montpellier II, France, March 30, 2006.Catherine Yan

Seminar, Combinatorics Seminar, Georgia Institute of Technology, March 2006.Philip Yasskin

"Maplets for Calculus" 18th Annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics, Orlando FL, March 16-19, 2006.Jianxin Zhou

20 minute talk, 29th Texas PDE Conference, Newton Homotopy Continuation Method for Finding Multiple Solutions to the Henon Equation, Arlington, TX, March 25-26, 2006.

## April 2006

Gregory Berkolaiko

1 hour lecture: Nodal counting for quantum and combinatorial graphs, The Nodal Week, Weizmann Institute, Israel, April 2006.Research visit to Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland, April 2006.

Ken Dykema

Invited 40 minute talk, "The microstates free entropy dimension of some operators in free group factors," Operator Algebras and Applications, Odense, Denmark, April 2006.Tamás Erdélyi

Invited Speaker, Number Theory and Polynomials Conference, Bristol, England, April 4, 2006.Rostislav Grigorchuk

Invited 50 minute talk: "Hanoi towers groups," Topological and Geometric Methods in Group Theory, Oberwolfach, Germany, April 2006.Jean-Luc Guermond

Seminar, Numerical Analysis, Tulane University, April 5, 2006.Colloquium, Tulane University, April 6, 2006.

David Kerr

60 minute workshop talk, Workshop on Operator Theory and Operator Algebras, SUNY at Buffalo, April 2006.Analysis Seminar, University of Houston, April 2006.

Analysis Seminar, SUNY at Buffalo, April 2006.

Joseph Landsberg

20 minute talk, AMS Special Session on Gröbner bases, SF, CA, April 2006.David Larson

Hour talk, "Wavelet Workshop", Washington University, St. Louis, April 3-7, 2006.Speaker, Workshop on Wavelets, Frames and Operator Theory, Vanderbilt University, April 28-30, 2006.

Colloquium, Washington University, St. Louis, April 2006.

Raytcho Lazarov

45 minute plenary lecture, A priori and a posteriori error analysis in numerical methods for PDEs, XXXV Spring Conference of the Union of Bulgarian Mathematicians, Borovetz, Bulgaria, April 5-8, 2006.Colloquium, Department of Mathematics, Sofia University, Bulgaria, April 27, 2006.

Laura Matusevich

20 minute Special Session American Mathematical Society, Special Session on Homological and K-theoretical trends in Algebraic Combinatorics, San Francisco CA, April 2006.Volodymyr Nekrashevych

Three invited hour talks, Workshop: "Asymptotic Methods in Groups and Algebras", Sao Paulo, Brasil, April 3-6, 2006.Matthew Papanikolas

Seminar, "Galois groups of Frobenius difference equations and transcendence," University of Wisconsin, Number Theory Seminar, Madison, WI, April 2006.Gilles Pisier

Research Conference talk, Odense, April 2006.J. Maurice Rojas

Invited plenary lectures, "Understanding polynomial equations: complexity and reality," Midatlantic Algebra Conference, James Madison University, Virginia, April 29-30, 2006.Henry Schenck

Algebra and Combinatorics Seminar, Texas A&M University, April 2006.Jane Schielack

"Deepening understanding of rational numbers," National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO, April 2006."The integrated professional development environment of the information technology in science center," American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA, April 2006.

"Critical components for producing new leadership in science education," Symposium at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA, April 2006.

Roger Smith

Colloquium, University of Houston, April 2006.Frank Sottile

Seminar, Universität Innsbruck, April 4, 2006.Colloquium, Universität Innsbruck, April 4, 2006.

Peter Stiller

Invited Participant, IMA Workshop on Shape Spaces, Institute for Mathematics and its Applications, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, April 3-7, 2006.Zoran Sunik

Seminar, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, MA, MIT Combinatorics Seminar, April 2006.Research Visit, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, 3 months, February-April 2006.

Steven Taliaferro

20 minute invited talk, AMS meeting; Special Session on Qualitative Analysis of Partial Differential Equations, Miami, FL, April 2006.Catherine Yan

30 minutes invited talk, Conference on Probabilistic Combinatorics & Algorithms: A conference in honor of Joel Spencer's 60th Birthday, DIMACS, Rutgers, NJ, April 2006.

## May 2006

Gregory Berkolaiko

30 minutes talk: Quantum ergodicity on graphs derived from 1d maps, Workshop "Evolution on networks", Blaubeuren, Germany, May 2006.Colloquium, Max-Planck-Institut für Dynamik und Selbstorganisation, Göttingen, Germany, May 2006.

Research visit to University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK, May 2006.

Colloquium, University of Strathclyde (Statistics and Modelling Science), Glasgow, UK, May 2006.

Colloquium, University of Strathclyde (Mathematics), Glasgow, UK, May 2006.

Colloquium, University of Bristol, UK, May 2006.

Research visit to Max-Planck-Institut fur Dynamik und Selbstorganisation, Goettingen, Germany, May 2006.

Andrew Comech

Colloquium, University of Oregon, Geometric Analysis Seminar, May 30, 2006.Colloquium, University of Washington, Differential Geometry/PDE Seminar, May 31, 2006.

Ronald Douglas

Invited Talk at Great Plains Operator Theory Symposium, Iowa City, May 2006.Talk at Canadian Operator Algebras Meeting, Calgary, May 2006.

Ken Dykema

Invited 30 minute talk, "The Aluthge transform in finite von Neumann algebras," Beyond Amenability, UCLA, May 2006.Invited 20 minute contributed talk, "The Aluthge transform in finite von Neumann algebras," GPOTS, Iowa City, IA, May 2006.

Yalchin Efendiev

Invited talk, Workshop on Numerical, Mathematical and Modeling Analysis Related to Fluid Dynamics in Hydrogen Fuel Cells, University of Ottawa, May 1-12, 2006.25 minute talk, Multiscale modeling of materials, mathematics and computation, Tacoma, Washington, May 25-30, 2006.

25 minute talk at the International Conference on Mathematical Analysis and its Applications (ICMAA 2006), Bangkok, Thailand, May 24-26, 2006.

30 minute talk at the Conference on Adaptive Model Reduction Method for PDE Constrained Optimization, Rice University, May 17-19, 2006.

Richard Ewing

"Mathematical modeling and scientific computation in energy applications," 2006 NSF-CMS Conference on Fluid Flow and Transport in Porous Media, Las Vegas, Nevada, May 23, 2006.Colloquium, Monterey Tech University, Monterey, Mexico, May 15, 2006.

Colloquium, University of Nuevo Leon, Monterey, Mexico, May 16, 2006.

Colloquium, Faculty Abroad Seminar, Palenque, Mexico, May 21, 2006.

Rostislav Grigorchuk

Invited 50 minute talk: "Hanoi tower groups and Schreier graphs,", Combinatorial and Geometric Group Theory, Nashville, Tennessee, May 2006.Invited 50 minute talk: "Hanoi tower groups and spectral analysism," The 10th Midrasha in Asymptotic Group Theory, Jerusalem, Israel, May 2006.

Invited 50 minute talk: "Profinite self-similar groups," Pro-p Extensions of Global Fields and Pro-p Groups, Oberwolfach, Germany, May 2006.

Jean-Luc Guermond

Invited talk, Fifth International Conference on Scientific Computing and Applications. Banff, Canada, May 18-22, 2006.William Johnson

Invited hour address, Fifth Conference on Function Spaces, Edwardsville, Illinois, May 2006.Invited hour address, Banach spaces and their applications, Miami, Ohio, May 2006.

Peter Kuchment

30 min invited mini-symposium talk at SIAM Conference on Imaging Science, IMA, May 15-17, 2006.Joseph Landsberg

UC Berkeley, Special day long seminar on representation theory and algebraic statistics, May 2006.David Larson

Speaker, Current Trends in Harmonic Analysis and its Applications: Wavelets and Frames, University of Colorado, Boulder, May 18-20, 2006.20 minute session, Great Plains Operator Theory Symposium [GPOTS], University of Iowa, May 23-28, 2006.

Raytcho Lazarov

Colloquium, Simulation in Technology Center, University of Heidelberg, Germany, May 19, 2006.Laura Matusevich

Hour workshop talk, Texas Algebraic Geometry Seminar, Texas A&M University, May 2006.Volodymyr Nekrashevych

Invited hour talk, Combinatorial and geometric group theory, Vanderbilt University, May 5-10, 2006.Gilles Pisier

Research Conference talk, UCLA, (Conference for Ed. Effros 70th birthday), May 2006.Alexei Poltoratski

Colloquium, Universite de Provence, Marseille, France, May 2006.J. Maurice Rojas

Invited seminar talk, "Interpolating between quantum and classical complexity," NEC Research Laboratories, Princeton, New Jersey, May 18, 2006.Outreach talk, "Distances and Angles," mathematics enrichment demonstration, 1st - 4th grade classes, Aggieland Country School, College Station, Texas, May 15, 2006.

Outreach talk, "Believe it or Prove it," expository talk, delivered to 8 pre-calculus classes at Bryan High School, Bryan, Texas, May 5, 2006.

Thomas Schlumprecht

Invited 1 hour plenary talk, Banach spaces and their applications in analysis, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, May 2006.Frank Sottile

Seminar, Universität Bayreuth, May 10, 2006.Colloquium, Universität Stuttgart, May 8, 2006.

Peter Stiller

Colloquium Speaker, Purdue University, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, May 11, 2006.Invited Speaker, Multi-modal Biometrics Workshop, "Object-Image Metrics," Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, OH, May 9-10, 2006.

Emil Straube

50 minute invited talk, International conference on Degenerate Structures in Complex Analysis: From the Past to the Future in honor of K. Diederich, Bergisch-Gladbach, Germany, May 22-26, 2006.Zoran Sunik

30 minute talk, Combinatorial and geometric group theory (Ol'shanskii Conference), Nashville, TN, May 2006.Seminar, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, Group Theory Seminar, May 2006.

Research Visit, Max-Planck-Institute für Mathematik, Bonn, Germany, 3 weeks, May 2006.

Sarah Witherspoon

Seminar, Oberseminar Hopfalgebren, University of Munich, Germany, May 4 and 11, 2006.Colloquium, Bristol-Leicester-Oxford Colloquium, University of Oxford, UK, May 30, 2006.

Catherine Yan

Colloquium, Center of Combinators, Nankai University, Tianjin, China, May 24 and 28, 2006.Jianxin Zhou

Colloquium, 18 Hour Feng Kang Lecture Series, Computational theory and methods for solving multiple solution problems, Dept. Math, Shanghai University, Shanghai, China, May 2004.Colloquium, 18 Hour Special Lecture Series Local Theory and Methods for Solving Multiple Solutions, Shanghai University, Shanghai, China, May-June, 2006.

Invited 30 minute talk, "Some remarks on the CLT" at IWAP (International Workshop on Applied Probability) meeting at the Univ. of Conn., May 2006.

## June 2006

G. Donald Allen

Attended, Joint PIC/IAB meeting of the Institute for Mathematical Analysis (IMA), Minneapolis, MN, June 12, 2006.Presentation, The CO-STEM Highway to Equal Education Access, STEM finalist grant presentation to the Texas Education Agency (TEA), Austin, TX, June 20, 2006.

Michael Anshelevich

Invited participant, Free Analysis, American Institute of Mathematics, Palo Alto, CA, June 2006.Gregory Berkolaiko

35 minutes talk: A lower bound for nodal count on discrete and metric graphs, Operator Theory, Analysis and Mathematical Physics, Lund, Sweden, June 2006.James Bramble

Invited talk, MAFELAP Brunel University, West London, UK, June 2006.Ronald Douglas

Talk at Third Advanced Course in Operator Theory and Complex Analysis, Sevilla, Spain, June 2006.Ken Dykema

Co-leader of one-hour discussion section with Eric Ricard, "Free von Neumann algebras," Free Analysis, American Institute of Mathematics, Palo Alto CA, June 2006.Co-leader of 90-minute discussion section with Uffe Haagerup, "Invariant subspaces in von Neumann algebras," Free Analysis, American Institute of Mathematics, Palo Alto CA, June 2006.

Yalchin Efendiev

Talk, Summer School GDR-CNRS GRIP on Multiscale Transport Phenomena, Centre International de Sejours, Seix, France, June 11-18, 2006.Invited 30 minute talk, Upscaling Workshop, Kaiserlautern, Germany, June 29-July 3, 2006.

Stephen Fulling

Hour talk, Meeting of Oklahoma-Texas-Louisiana Quantum Vacuum Research Group, Norman, Oklahoma, June 2006.Rostislav Grigorchuk

Invited 50 minute talk: "The spectrum of Hanoi towers game on three pegs," Noncommutative and Matrix Valued Analysis, Institut Henri Poincare, Paris, France, June 2006.Invited 50 minute talk: "Spectral analysis of Ukranian automatic groups and semigroups", P vs NP Workshop, University of California, Berkeley, June 2006.

Colloquium, "Spectral properties of Hanoi towers groups," University of Marseille 1, France, June 2006.

Organized Conference, Self-similar Groups, Palo Alto, California, June 2006.

Jean-Luc Guermond

Seminar, LIMSI, Orsay, France, June 14, 2006.William Johnson

Invited participant, Phenomena in high dimensions, Institut Henri Poincare, Paris, France, June 2006.Guido Kanschat

20 minute talk, European Finite Element Fair, Zürich, June 2006.Peter Kuchment

50 minute invited lecture, "Spherical mean transform, thermoacoustic tomography, and all that," at the International Conference on Analysis and Applications, University of Science and Technology of China and City University of Hong Kong, Hefei, China, June 28-30, 2006.Joseph Landsberg

Lecture series on the rigidity of projective varieties, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, June 2006.Geometry seminar, KIAS, Seoul, Korea, June 2006.

Colloquium, SNU, Seoul, Korea, June 2006.

Raytcho Lazarov

25 minute invited talk, Hybridization of interior penalty discontinuous Galerkin methods for second order elliptic problems, MAFELAP 2007, Brunel, Uxbridge, June 13- 16, 2006.25 minute contributed talk, A posteriori error estimates for discontinuous Galerkin method, MAFELAP 2007, Brunel, Uxbridge, June 13-16, 2006.

Colloquium, Department of Mathematics, University of Saarbrucken, Germany, June 22, 2006.

Volodymyr Nekrashevych

Three invited hour talks "Self-similar groups and conformal dynamics", AIM, Palo Alto, California, June 5-9, 2006.Joe Pasciak

30 minute talk, "Analysis of a finite PML approximation for the three dimensional time-harmonic Maxwell and acoustic scattering problems", Mafelap: The Mathematics of Finite Elements and Applications 2006, Brunell University, June 13, 2006.30 minute talk, "Convergence of Multigrid Applied to the PML-Electromagnetic Scattering Problem" Mafelap: The Mathematics of Finite Elements and Applications 2006, Brunell University, June 14, 2006.

Gilles Pisier

Research Conference talk, Series of 3 talks on Operator Spaces at IHP (Paris), June 2006.Alexei Poltoratski

45 minute talk, Analytic Function Spaces and Operator Theory, CIRM, Luminy, France, June 2006.J. Maurice Rojas

"From Pick's Theorem to Euler Characteristic," 3 hour interactive course for SEEMATH middle-school students (co-taught with Prof. Paulo Lima-Filho), Texas A&M University, June 22-23, 2006.William Rundell

Colloquium, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, June 2006.Henry Schenck

Invited hour talk, R^{k}for a k-generic arrangement is V(ann(Ext^{k+1}(F(A),S))), BIRS Focussed research group on complex arrangements, Banff, Canada, June 2006.Jane Schielack

"The learning research cycle: a catalyst for continuous learning and leadership in practicing science teachers" with C. Stuessy and S. Knight, Research Conference on Teacher Education, San Antonio, TX, June 2006.Thomas Schlumprecht

Colloquium, Cambridge University, June 2006.Colloquium, University College London, June 2006.

Colloquium, University of Lancaster, June 2006

Frank Sottile

Invited 1-hour talk, Discrete and Computational Geometry: Twenty Years Later, Snowbird, Utah, June 18-23, 2006.Seminar, Universität Zürich, June 6, 2006.

Seminar, Universität München, June 1, 2006.

Emil Straube

50 minuted invited talk, International Conference on Several Complex Variables in honor of Qi-Keng Lu's 80th birthday, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, June 5-9, 2006.30 minute invited talk, International Conference in PDE, Complex Analysis, and Differential Geometry in honor of S. Baouendi, University of Notre Dame, June 11-16, 2006.

Zoran Sunik

90 minute talk. P versus NP Workshop, University of California, Berkeley, CA, June 2006.Series of two 1 hour talks, Self-similar groups and conformal dynamics, American Institute of Mathematics, Palo Alto, CA, June 2006,

Yaroslav Vorobets

Invited talk, Self-similar groups and conformal dynamics, Palo Alto, CA, June 2006.Joe Ward

30 minute talk, "A Primer on Least Squares Approxiamtion with RBFs", Sixth International Conference on "Curves and Surfaces", Avignon, Fr, June 29-July 5, 2006..Catherine Yan

Colloquium, Beijing University, China, June 9, 2006.Jianxin Zhou

45 minute invited talk, On Newton Homotopy Continuation Method for Finding Multiple Solutions", An International Conference on Bifurcation, Application and Computation of Dynamical Systems, Shanghai, China, June 2-5, 2006.One-hour invited talk, Computational Theory and Methods for Finding Multiple Saddle Solutions in Systems: Part I---Cooperative Elliptic Systems", International Conference on Applied Mathematics and Interdisciplinary Studies, S.S.Chern Institute of Mathematics, Tianjin, China, June 12-15, 2006.

30 minute invited talk, Numerical Methods for Computing Nonlinear Eigenpairs, 6th Internatinal Conference on Dynamical Systems and Differential Equations, Poitiers, France, June 25-28, 2006.

Colloquium, Two one-hour invited lectures, Local Methods for Finding multiple Solutions, Fujian Normal University, Fuzhou, China, June 4-9, 2006.

## July 2006

Michael Anshelevich

Invited 1 hour tutorial and 30 minute talk, Workshop of stochastic eigen-analysis and its applications, MIT, Cambridge, MA, July 2006.Ronald Douglas

Invited talk, Operator Theory Conference, Timisoara, Romania, July 2006.Ken Dykema

Invited 40 minute talk, "The microstates free entropy dimension of some operators in free group factors," 21st International Conference in Operator Theory, Timisoara, Romaina, July 2006.Invited 60 minute seminar talk, "Unique ergodicity of free shifts," Probability Seminar, University of Lyon 1, France, July 2006.

Yalchin Efendiev

Invited 25 minute talk at the Ninth US National Congress on Computational Mechanics, Los Angeles, CA, July 2006.Invited 25 minute talk at the 17th International Conference on Domain Decomposition Methods, Strobl, Austria, July 3-7, 2006.

Organized 6 mini-sessions (joint with D. Xiu and D. Tartakovsky) at the Ninth US National Congress on Computational Mechanics, Los Angeles, CA, July 2006.

Richard Ewing

"Domain decomposition techniques for modeling multiscale physics," 17th International Conference on Domain Decomposition Methods, Strobl, Austria, July 3-4, 2006."Dynamic data driven application in porous media flow," Workshop on DDDAS Methods, Petropolis, Brazil, July 11-15, 2006.

Stephen Fulling

Contributed 50 minute talk, Workshop on Spectral Theory and Its Applications, Newton Institute, Cambridge, England, July 2006.Peter Howard

20 minute contributed talk, SIAM PDE Conference, Boston, MA, July 10-12, 2006.Peter Kuchment

50 minute invited lecture, "Mathematical problems of thermoacoustic tomography," at the International Workshop Mathematical Methods in Tomography, Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach, July 30-August 5, 2006.50 minute invited lecture, "Liouville theorems for periodic operators on abelian coverings," at the program Spectral Theory and Partial Differential Equations, Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge, UK, July 17-August 11, 2006.

Joseph Landsberg

Invited lecture series, Symmetries and overdetermined systems of partial differential equations, IMA, MN, July 2006.40 minute talk, Siam Annual Meeting, Minisymposium on Billiards and EDS, Boston, MA, July 2006.

Raytcho Lazarov

25 minute invited lecture, Hybridization of the interior penalty Galerkin methods for second order elliptic problems, International Conference Dedicated to the Pioneers of Bulgarian Mathematics, L. Chakalov and N. Obreshkov, Sofia, July 8-10, 2006.45 minute invited lecture, Preconditioning of discontinuous Galerkin FEM of second order elliptic problems, 17th International Conference on Domain Decomposition Methods, Stroble, Austria, July 3-7, 2006.

Volodymyr Nekrashevych

Three invited hour talks, Summer School "Algebra, Topology, Functional and Stochastic Analysis", Kozyova, Lviv Region, Ukraine, July 17-29, 2006.Guergana Petrova

30 minute oral presentation, "Greedy wavelet projections are bounded on BV", WavE 2006, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland, July 10-14, 2006.25 minute conference talk, "A second order well-balanced positivity preserving central-upwind scheme for the Saint-Venant system", Eleventh International Conference on Hyperbolic Problems, Theory, Numerics, Applications, Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon, Lyon, France, July 17-21, 2006.

Bojan Popov

30 minute invited minisimposium talk, Modeling and Numerics of Complex Flows, ECMI 2006, Madrid, Spain, July 2006.30 minute talk, HYP2006, Eleventh International Conference on Hyperbolic Problems; Theory, Numerics, Applications, Lyon, France, July 2006.

Colleen Robles

Invited 40 minute talk, IMA Summer Program on Symmetries and Overdetermined Systems of Partial Differential Equations, Minneapolis, Minn, July 2006.Jane Schielack

"Creating questions to promote mathematical thinking," Conference for the Advancement of Mathematics Teaching (CAMT), Houston, TX, July 2006.Vince Schielack

"Classroom use of the geometer's sketchpad: practical tips", Conference for the Advancement of Mathematics Teaching (CAMT), Houston, July 2006.Thomas Schlumprecht

Invited, 1 hour plenary talk, London Mathematical Society Regional Meeting in Leeds, July 3, 2006.Steven Taliaferro

Colloquium, 1 hour invited talk, San Diego State Universtiy, San Diego, CA, July 2006.Philip Yasskin

"Maplets for Calculus" (presented by Doug Meade) Maple Conference 2006, Wilfred Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, July 23-26, 2006.

## August 2006

G. Donald Allen

Invited Presentation, e-Learning in 2016 at the Math Education in 2016 conference, Helsinki, August 8-10, 2006.Andrew Comech

Invited talk at "Harmonic and Geometric Analysis with Applications to Partial Differential Equations" (Satellite Conference to the ICM-2006 Madrid), Seville, Spain, August 14-18, 2006.Richard Ewing

"Competitiveness of the border region," Border Governors' Conference Science and Technology Committee Meeting, Monterey, Mexico, August 1-2, 2006."Technology needs for the border region," Border Governors' Conference, Austin, Texas, August 25, 2006.

Stephen Fulling

Colloquium, Bristol University, Mathematics Dept., August 2006.David Kerr

50 minute invited talk, SUMIRFAS, Texas A&M University, August 2006.Peter Kuchment

50 minute invited lecture, "Mathematical problems of thermoacoustic tomograph," at the International Workshop Inverse Problems and Applications, Banff International Research Station, August 19-24, 2006.Joseph Landsberg

CIMAT, Guanajuato, Mexico, lecture series on G-structures in projective geometry, August 2006.Raytcho Lazarov

45 minute invited lecture, Discontinuous Galerkin FEM for second order elliptic problems and their preconditioning, Intl. Conference on Numerical Methods and Application, Borovetz, August 19-23, 2006.Joe Pasciak

50 minute invited talk, "Analysis of a finite PML approximation for the three dimensional time-harmonic Maxwell and acoustic scattering problems", 6th International Conference on "Numerical Methods and Applications", Borovets, Bulgaria August 21, 2006.Gilles Pisier

Research Conference talk, SUMIRFAS, August 2006.Alexei Poltoratski

Colloquium, California Institute of Technology, August 2006.Bojan Popov

30 minute talk, Sixth International Conference on Numerical Methods and Applications, NM&A'06, Borovets, Bulgaria, August 2006.Organized a special session, "Numerical Methods for Hyperbolic Problems" at the Sixth International Conference on Numerical Methods and Applications NM&A'06, Borovets, Bulgaria, August 20-24, 2006.

J. Maurice Rojas

"Convexity and a phase transitions for detecting real roots", Algorithms in Algebraic Geometry Workshop, MAA MathFest 2006, Invited Paper Session on Computational Convexity and its Applications, Knoxville, Tennessee, August 10, 2006.Invited seminar talk, "On the effectiveness of number theory in algorithmic geometry," Algebra Seminar, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, Colorado, August 24, 2006.

Invited seminar talk, "Extremal real algebraic geometry," Applied Mathematics Seminar, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, Colorado, August 22, 2006.

William Rundell

BIRS Workshop: "Geometrical Methods in Inverse Problems", Banff, Canada, August 2006.Henry Schenck

Invited hour talk, Fitting ideals and cohomology jump loci, MSRI Workshop on Configuration Spaces and Arrangements, Berkeley, CA, August 2006.Emil Straube

50 minute invited speaker, International Congress of Mathematicians, Madrid, August 22-30, 2006.Jay Walton

25 minute special session, A Continuum Theory of Brittle Fracture Incorporating Nanoscale Effects, Symposium in Honor of R. Rivlin, 43rd Annual Meeting of the Society of Engineering Science, State College, PA, August 2006.25 minute special session, Traveling Wave Solutions for a Hyperbolic/Parabolic System Modeling Hypertrophy and Hyperplasia in Soft Tissue, Symposium on Cardiovascular Modeling, SIAM Conference on the Life Sciences, Raleigh, NC, August. 2006.

Catherine Yan

30 minutes invited talk, The Second National Conference on Combinatorics and Graph Theory, Nankai University, Tianjin, China, August 16-19, 2006.Philip Yasskin

"High-Level Programming Tools for Interactive Teaching and Learning Mathematics -- Maplets and Embedded Components" (presented by Doug Meade) Communicating Mathematics in the Digital Era, University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal, August 15-18, 2006."Maplets for Calculus" (with Doug Meade), MAA MathFest Contributed Paper Session: Research into Practice: The Teaching and Learning of Undergraduate Mathematics, Knoxville, TN, August 12, 2006.

## September 2006

Marcelo Aguiar

Gave three one-hour lectures at the Workshop Hopf algebras, combinatorics and renormalization, Max Planck Institute, Leipzig, Germany, September 25-28, 2006.G. Donald Allen

Testified, On College Readiness, before the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the Texas Education Agency, Austin, TX, September 22, 2006.Selected, Math TEKS Connections - Geometry Advisory Board. August 30, 2006. First meeting, Crown Plaza Hotel, Austin, TX, September 30, 2006.

Harold Boas

"Everything you know (about convergence of power series) is wrong", Connecticut Valley Colloquium, Amherst College, September 27, 2006.Al Boggess

Colloquium talk on CR Approximation at the University of Missouri, Rolla, September 2006.Andrew Comech

Colloquium, Texas A&M University, September 19, 2006.Ronald Douglas

Invited hour talk at Wabash Mini-conference, September 2006.Seminar talk, Mathematics Department, Texas A&M University, September 2006.

Ken Dykema

Invited 30 minute talk, "Free entropy dimension in amalgamated free products," von Neumann algebras, Banff International Research Station, Banff, Canada, September 2006.Yalchin Efendiev

Invited talk, Multiscale problems: modeling, adaptive discretization, stabilization, solvers, Cortona, Italy, September 18-22, 2006.Richard Ewing

"Mathematical modeling in energy and environmental applications," Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, September 8, 2006."Computational sciences in environmental applications," Xiamen University, Xiamen, China, September 10, 2006.

Jean-Luc Guermond

"A reinterpretation of the non-linear Galerkin method as a large Eddy simulation technique, European Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics ECCOMAS CFD 2006,Egmoond aan Zee, The Netherlands, September 5-8, 2006."A finite element interior penalty method for MHD in heterogeneous domains, European Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics ECCOMAS CFD 2006, The Netherlands, September 5-8, 2006.

Peter Howard

30 minute contributed talk, SIAM Conference on Nonlinear Waves and Coherent Structures, Seattle, WA, September 9-12, 2006.Colloquium, Texas A&M University, September 2006.

William Johnson

Invited participant, Banach space theory: classical topics and new directions, ICM Satellite Conference, Caceres, Spain, September 2006.Invited participant, Workshop on the Kadison-Singer problem, American Institute of Mathematics, Palo Alto, California, September 2006.

Invited participant, Workshop on model theory of metric structures, American Institute of Mathematics, Palo Alto, California, September 2006.

Peter Kuchment

Seminar, "Spherical mean transform: new results about an old operator", Math Physics, TAMU, September 22, 2006.David Larson

Led discussions as one of the organizers, [AIM] Workshop on the Kadison Singer Problem, American Institute of Mathematics, Palo Alto, September 25-29, 2006.Raytcho Lazarov

Numerical Analysis Seminar, Texas A&M University, Math. Dept., September 20, 2006.Paulo Lima-Filho

Colloquium, Texas Chistian University, Dallas, September 2006.Matthew Papanikolas

Invited 50 minute talk, "Periods and logarithms of Drinfeld modules and difference Galois groups", Approximation Diophantienne et Nombres Transcendants, Centre International de Rencontres Mathématiques, Luminy, France, September 2006.Guergana Petrova

Colloquium, University of Oklahoma, September 2006.Hour seminar talk, Graduate Student Seminar, Texas A&M University, September 2006.

J. Maurice Rojas

Talk, "On the effectiveness of number theory in algebraic geometry," Algorithms in Algebraic Geometry Workshop, Institute for Mathematics and its Applications, Minnesota, September 20, 2006.Talk, "On the effectiveness of number Theory in algorithmic geometry," promotion talk, Texas A&M University, September 13, 2006.

Invited talk, "Optimization and High School Geometry," State of Texas MTC curriculum planning meeting, September 30, 2006.

Jane Schielack

"NCTM Focal Points" with S. Beckman and D. Clemens, Third National Math Panel meeting, Boston, MA, September 2006."Curriculum focal points: implications for Florida's standards, students, educators, materials, and assessments." Florida, Math Matters! Math Standards Conference, Tallahassee, FL, September 2006.

Frank Sottile

Seminar talk, Texas A&M University, September 1, 2006.Sarah Witherspoon

Algebra and Combinatorics Seminar, Texas A&M University, September 15, 2006.

## October 2006

G. Donald Allen

Keynote Address. Old technology, new technology, emerging technology. What works and why, Keynote address presented to HCC Title V Faculty Leadership Program - Math Workshop, October 20, 2006.Invited Presentation, College Algebra Across Texas—Survey Results, presented at the Charles A. Dana Center's Annual Mathematics and Science Higher Education Conference and Teacher Quality Higher Education Technical Assistance Meeting "Ensuring College Readiness in Mathematics and Science Higher Education," Lakeway Inn, Austin, TX, October 26-28, 2006.

Attended, Online Educa Berlin 2006 and the WebALT: Web Advanced Learning Technologies Workshop, Berlin, Germany, October 28-December 1, 2006

Co-chaired. P-16 Grassroots Initiative meeting, Austin, TX, October 12, 2006.

Michael Anshelevich

Invited 30 minute talk, AMS special session on Noncommutative Dynamical Systems, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, October 2006.Andrew Comech

Colloquium, University of Texas at Austin, Mathematical Physics Seminar, October 11, 2006.Ronald Douglas

Colloquium in the Mathematics Department, Penn State University, October 2006.Sue Geller

Colloquium, Microarrays: What are they? How do they work? What are they good for? And what do you do with all the data? Piney Woods Lecture Series, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX, October 11, 2006.Rostislav Grigorchuk

Invited 50 minute talk: "Amenability, Liouville property and ergodicity of boundary actions," Semi-annual Workshop in Dynamical Systems and Related Topics, Penn State University, October 2006.David Kerr

Groups and Dynamics Seminar, Texas A&M University, October 2006.Peter Kuchment

90 minute invited lecture, "Mathematics of photonic crystals" at the Autumn School on Analysis, Simulation and Design of Nanotechnological Processes, Department of Mathematics, University of Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany, October 17-20, 2006.Colloquium, "Spherical mean transform and thermoacoustic tomography," Math. Dept., Technion, Haifa, Israel, October 2006.

Seminar, "Spherical mean transform and thermoacoustic tomography", Math. Dept., Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel, October 2006.

Joseph Landsberg

Geometry seminar, Duke University, October 2006.Colloquium, University of Utah, October 2006.

David Larson

20 minute session, American Mathematical Society, Special session on "Recent results on operator algebras", University of Cincinnati, October 21-22, 2006Paulo Lima-Filho

Colloquium, University of Texas, El Paso, October 2006.Francis Narcowich

Colloquium, "Positive-weight quadature and localized tight frames on spheres," Sam Houston State University, October 17, 2006.Volodymyr Nekrashevych

20 minute special session, "Analysis and Probability on Fractals" AMS Eastern Section Meeting, University of Connecticut, October 28-29, 2006.Matthew Papanikolas

Seminar,"Difference Galois groups over function fields and periods of Drinfeld modules," Penn State University, Number Theory Seminar, University Park, PA, October 2006.J. Maurice Rojas

Invited talk, "Robots and Polynomials," Texas A&M Mathematics Contest, October 28, 2006.Eric Rowell

30 minute invited talk, Banff Research Center, Canada, October 2006.Henry Schenck

Invited 30 minute talk, Configurations of smooth rational curves in P^{2}, BIRS workshop on Hilbert functions and syzygies, Banff, Canada, October 2006.Jane Schielack

"NCTM's curriculum focal points: open Mike session" with F. Fennell, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Regional Conference, Phoenix, AZ, October 2006.Thomas Schlumprecht

Invited Participant, Workshop on the Kadison Singer Problem, American Institut of Mathematics, October 2006.Frank Sottile

Colloquium, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, October 13, 2006.Zoran Sunik

20 minute talk, American Mathematical Society Special Session on Analysis and Probability on Fractals, Storrs, CT, October 2006.Joe Ward

Hour talk, "Interpolation of Scattered Data on Spheres using SBFs: Direct and Inverse Error Estimates and a Bernstein Inequality," Dept. of Mathematics, Sam Houston State University, Oct. 12, 2006.Jianxin Zhou

30 minute invited talk, A Local Theory for Finding Multiple Solutions", AMS Meeting #1019, Salt Lake City, Utah, Oct. 7-8, 2006.

## November 2006

Marcelo Aguiar

Organizer of Special Session on "Algebraic Combinatorics", together with Claudia Malvenuto. AMS meeting in Fayetteville, AR, November 3-4, 2006.G. Donald Allen

Invited Presentation, College Algebra - What Colleges Want, presented at the AMATYC Annual Meeting, Cincinnatti, OH, November 2-5, 2006.Keynote Address, What technology for teaching mathematics works and why - a perspective, presented at the San Jacinto College Annual Mathematics Meeting, Houston, TX, November 18, 2006.

Goong Chen

Invited one-hour seminar, "Mathematical Analysis of the Bohr Atom Model", Math. Dept., National Changhua University of Education, Changhua, Taiwan, November 2006.Invited one-hour seminar, "Introduction of Three Fundamental Principles of Quantum Computing", Math. Dept., National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, November 2006.

Invited one-hour seminar, "Visualization and Dimensional Scaling for the Schrödinger-Born-Oppenheimer Model of Helium", Math. Dept., National Chao-Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, November 2006.

Invited two-hour colloquium, "A Chitchat on English Technical Writing", Dept. of Agricultural Economics, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, November 2006.

Andrew Comech

"Evolution equations in physics and mechanics", Special Session at the AMS sectional meeting, Fayetteville, Arkansas, November 3-4, 2006.Prabir Daripa

15 minute talk, "Studies on Three-Layer Hele-Shaw Flows," 59th Annual Meeting of the Division of Fluid Dynamics, APS, Tampa, Florida, November 19-21, 2006.Ken Dykema

Invited 50 minute talk, "Free entropy dimension in amalgamated free products," Recent advances in von Neumann algebras, La Sapienza, Rome, Italy, November 2006.Yalchin Efendiev

Colloquium, Washington State University, November 2006.Richard Ewing

"Global strategic partnership in critical regions," NASULGC National Conference, Houston, Texas, November 13, 2006.Colloquium, Joint Advisory Board, TAMU-Qatar, Doha, Qatar, November 8, 2006.

Stephen Fulling

Invited 40 minute talk, Conference on Heat Kernels in Mathematics and Physics, Blaubeuren, Germany, November 2006.Jean-Luc Guermond

Di Pietro, A. Ern, J.-.L. Guermond, Discontinuous Galerkin methods for Friedrichs' systems, Eighth IMACS Conference on Iterative Methods, November 15-17, (2006), College Station, Texas.William Johnson

Invited hour talk, Analysis seminar, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, November 2006.Guido Kanschat

30 minute minisymposium, IMACS Symposium on Iterative Methods, College Station, November 2006.Peter Kuchment

Seminar, "Spherical mean transform and thermoacoustic tomography", Math. Dept., UC Irvine, November 2006.Francis Narcowich

Colloquium, "Positive-weight quadature and localized tight frames on Euclidean spheres," University of Utah, November 16, 2006.Matthew Papanikolas

Colloquium, "Hypergeometric functions over finite fields and modular forms," Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, November 2006.Joseph Pasciak

30 min. talk, "Convergence of multigrid applied to the PML-electromagnetic scattering problem," Eighth IMACS International Symposium on Iterative Methods in Scientific Computation, Texas A&M University, November 15, 2006.Bojan Popov

Organized a special session: "Numerical Methods for Hyperbolic Problems" at the Eighth IMACS International Symposium on Iterative Methods in Scientific Computation, College Station, TX, November 14-17, 2006.Eric Rowell

20 minute special session, AMS Special Session on Combinatorial Representation Theory, Fayetteville, AR, November 2006.Jane Schielack

"Panel discussion: professional development: what is needed for genuine learning" with D. Edelson and D. Kimbrough, Department of Education's Mathematics and Science Partnerships Regional Conference, Chicago, IL, November 2006."Implications of NCTM focal points for professional development" with J. Rubillo, Department of Education's Mathematics and Science Partnerships Regional Conference, Chicago, IL, November 2006.

"Curriculum focal points" with J. Rubillo, Department of Education's Mathematics and Science Partnerships Regional Conference, Chicago, IL, November 2006.

"World-class math & science standards: what are they & how do we get them?" panel with J. Li and H. Schweingruber at the Fourth Annual North Carolina Legislators Retreat, Pinehurst, NC, November 2006.

Frank Sottile

20 minute Special Session, AMS Sectional Meeting in Fayetteville, Arkansas, November 3-4, 2006.Emil Straube

20 minute invited talk, American Mathematical Society, Special Session on Boundary Operators in Real and Complex Domains, Fayetteville, Arkansas, November 3-4, 2006.Jay Walton

Colloquium, University of California at Berkeley, November 2006.Philip Yasskin

"WebALT Maplets for Calculus - Including Proofs", (with Doug Meade and Mika Seppala) Berlin, Germany, Online Educa, November 29-December 1, 2006.Jianxin Zhou

Colloquium, 1 hour, The central limit theorem in the infinite dimensional setting, Univ. of Conn., November 2006.

## December 2006

Marcelo Aguiar

Invited talk, CMS annual meeting, Toronto, December 9-12, 2006.G. Donald Allen

Co-chaired, P-16 Grassroots Initiative meeting, Austin, TX, December 6, 2006.Michael Anshelevich

Invited 30 minute talk, CMS special session on Probabilistic Methods in Analysis and Algebra, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, December 2006.Goong Chen

One hour invited talk, "Wavelet analysis of the spectrum of chaotic time series", Annual Meeting of the Taiwan Mathematical Society, National Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan, December 2006.Invited one-hour seminar, "Demonstration of Manuscript Submission and Editorial Review Criteria and Processes for Scientific Journals", Dept. of Agricultural Economics, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, December 2006.

Invited one-hour seminar, "Visualization and Dimensional Scaling for the Schrödinger-Born-Oppenheimer Model of Helium", Institute of Mathematics, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, December 2006.

Invited three-hour seminar, "Introduction of Three Fundamental Principles of Quantum Computing", Institute of Mathematics, Academia Sinica, Nankang, Taipei,Taiwan, December 2006.

Andrew Comech

Colloquium, Columbia University, Geometry/Analysis Seminar, December 7, 2006.Colloquium, Brown University, PDE Seminar, December 8, 2006.

Yalchin Efendiev

Invited talk, International Workshop on Multiscale Analysis and Applications, Singapore, December 2006.Rostislav Grigorchuk

Colloquium, "Serre Property (FA) and homomorphic images of branch groups," University of Florida, Gainesville, December 2006.Guido Kanschat

30 minute talk, FEMTEC, El Paso, December 2006.Joseph Landsberg

Invited hour talk, Geometry of vector distributions, differential equations, and variational problems, ITCP, Trieste, Italy, December 2006.David Larson

Speaker, BIRS [Banff Centre] Workshop on "Operator methods in fractal analysis, wavelets and dynamical systems", Banff, Alberta, Canada, December 2-7, 2006.Laura Matusevich

20 minute talk for a general scientific audience Jornadas de Ciencia y Sociedad a los 50 Aos de FaMAF (Science and Society on the 50th anniversary of the Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Astronomy), Crdoba, Argentina, December 2006.Volodymyr Nekrashevych

Hour special session, "Special Session on Complexity and Computability in Analysis, Geometry, and Dynamics", CMS Meeting, Toronto, Canada, December 9-11, 2006.Seminar talk, Rice University, December 2006.

Seminar talk, Kyiv University, Ukraine, December 2006.

Matthew Papanikolas

Plenary Speaker (invited hour talk),"Transcendence over function fields", Palmetto Number Theory Series, University of South Carolina, December 2006.Gilles Pisier

Colloquium, Bangalore, ISI, December 2006.Colleen Robles

Seminar, University of Rochester, Geometry and Analysis Seminar, December 2006.J. Maurice Rojas

Outreach talk, "Lines and Space," mathematics enrichment demonstration, 1st - 4th grade classes, Aggieland Country School, College Station, Texas, December 10, 2006.Jane Schielack

"Implications of NCTM focal points for evaluation programs" with F. Fennell, Department of Education's Mathematics and Science Partnerships Regional Conference, Washington, DC, December 2006."Curriculum focal points" with F. Fennell, Department of Education's Mathematics and Science Partnerships Regional Conference, Washington, DC, December 2006.

Teacher Quality Meeting, San Antonio, TX, December 2006.

Frank Sottile

Colloquium, Texas State University San Marcos, December 1, 2006.

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