# AMUSE

Welcome to the home page of the# Applied Mathematics Undergraduate SEminar (AMUSE)

**"When am I ever going to use this?"**

The purpose of this seminar is to introduce undergraduates to applications of mathematics: finance, engineering, biology, physics. It is attended by undergraduates at all levels, as well as occasional graduate students and faculty.

Talks by faculty, graduate students, and professionals are generally in the ballpark of 45-55 minutes long, which leaves plenty of time for questions. The first 15-20 minutes of a talk should be accessible to freshmen students in their first year of calculus. If the entire talk can be made accessible to freshmen, that is much appreciated. We can also split the hour so that two people can speak.

AMUSE is also happy to host undergraduate student talks that are accessible to this audience. These talks are often the highlight of the semester, and we hope they encourage more undergraduates to get involved with research! Generally we schedule several students to speak in one evening, so each one only needs to speak for 10-15 minutes.

If you would like to speak, or have suggestions for a speaker that would give an engaging talk to an undergraduate audience, please email Peter Jantsch, pjantsch "at" math.tamu.edu.

If you would like to involve undergraduates in your research program, we'd love to have you introduce them to your topic via this seminar.

Date Time |
Location | Speaker | Title – click for abstract | |
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09/116:00pm |
Blocker 2F | Math Undergraduate Research Expo | ||

10/076:00pm |
BLOC 220 | Wei Trinh Department of Electrical Engineering, Texas A&M University |
How Math Can Tell You Why Your Lights Won’t Turn On | |

10/146:00pm |
BLOC 220 | Adrian Thompson Dept of Physics, Texas A&M University |
Copulas and their Applications to Bayesian Analysis in Physics | |

10/216:00pm |
BLOC 220 | Matthias Maier Dept of Mathematics, Texas A&M University |
Potential flow: Why does an airplane fly? | |

11/116:00pm |
BLOC 220 | Gregory Berkolaiko Dept of Mathematics, Texas A&M University |
Diabolical points and where to find them | |

11/186:00pm |
BLOC 220 | Irina Holmes Dept of Mathematics, Texas A&M University |
TBD | |

11/255:00pm |
BLOC 220 | Directed Reading Program Texas A&M University |
Final Presentations from Math Directed Reading Program | |

12/025:00pm |
BLOC 220 | Directed Reading Program Texas A&M University |
Final Presentations from Math Directed Reading Program |