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2019 Sue Geller Undergraduate Lecture

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Laura DeMarco

Professor of Mathematics
Northwestern University

will present

The Mandelbrot set: What we know today

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 6:00pm

Blocker 117

Reception 5:30-6 pm, discussion 7-7:30 pm
Everyone is welcome!

Abstract:   The Mandelbrot set is one of the most famous objects in modern mathematics.  We see images of it everywhere, but despite its popularity and decades of research, we still don't fully understand it.  I will survey results about the Mandelbrot set, from its discovery to today.

Laura DeMarco is Professor of Mathematics at Northwestern University. She is an organizer of GROW (Graduate Research Opportunities for Women) undergraduate conference, and has supervised numerous undergraduate research projects. She has received the 2017 Ruth Lyttle Satter Prize, and was an invited speaker at the 2018 International Congress of Mathematicians. She is a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.

The Sue Geller Undergraduate Lecture Series is intended as a venue for undergraduate students to interact with a leading researcher from outside Texas A&M University who has also demonstrated a deep interest in mentoring students. Before 2018 it was known as the Mathematics Undergraduate Research Lecture Series.

Sue Geller, known to students as Dr. Sue, was Professor of Mathematics at Texas A&M. She was the founder and long-time Director of Honors in Mathematics, the first department-level honors program at TAMU. She has supervised more than 100 Masters students and has mentored an uncountable (although finite) number of undergraduates. Her honors include the Ron Barnes Distinguished Service to Students Award from the Texas section of the Mathematical Association of America, and the Texas A&M University Distinguished Service Award in Individual Student Relationships.

2019 poster.
2018 poster: Judy L. Walker, Aaron Douglas Professor of Teaching Excellence at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
2017 poster: Jeffrey C. Lagarias, Harold Mead Stark Collegiate Professor of Mathematics at the University of Michigan.
2016 poster: Richard P. Stanley, Norman Levinson Professor of Applied Mathematics at MIT.
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