Temple Math Club is an active club within Temple University, which organizes weekly events on Thursdays 5:00 PM to 6 PM (currently via Zoom). Any undergraduate, graduate, faculty, or staff member may attend these meetings and collaborations with other organizations are always welcome!
The mission of the Math Club at Temple University is to build a scholarly community of students and faculty with a passion for mathematics and to popularize this field through a series of activities promoting appreciation and understanding of the role mathematics plays in science, nature, technology, and human culture. To join or enjoy the Math Club one does not need to be the next Euler or Archimedes; one must simply have the interest and ability to find the fun in logic.
We invite speakers (undergraduates, graduates, and faculty) from the University and surrounding institutions to present on various mathematics and applied science fields with the hope to inspire our math, science, engineering majors and all other math enthusiasts. We also offer professional development opportunities within the field of mathematics. We organize events outside of campus, such as watching Math/Science movies, and with other organizations.
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You may contact the club through the president, Ben Aron, at email@example.com
Join us on Zoom this Thursday for a panel of Temple mathematics graduate students who will be speaking to their experiences and what led them to graduate school. There will also be a Q&A, so come prepared to ask any questions you might have for them!
First math club meeting of the semester. We will be introducing ourselves and what we do, going over what our plans are for the semester and getting to know each other with some brain teasers!
Benford's Law is an observation that in many data sets(Population levels, Fibonacci numbers, Winning raffle tickets, and others) youfind a peculiar distribution in the leading digits of the numbers. Wewill introduce the phenomenon and illustrate the cause. We will showtools for measuring and predicting this phenomenon. We will thenshow experiments that exhibit variations of Benford-like behavior.
Fixed point theory is a research topic that allows us to guaranteesolutions to certain differential equations, understand the geometry of someinfinite dimensional vector spaces, and other things. We will give abrief Calculus-level introduction. Then we will dive into a coupleaccessible examples that show how the geometry of a space is more"normal" when it has the possible fixed point properties.
How do we know if two circles are linked? Is going around a circle twice equivalent to going around the circle once? Fundamental groups are formalizations of loops in topological spaces and they answer these questions, along with many more. Fundamental groups bring together ideas from algebra, topology, and geometry in order to formalize a seemingly intuitive concept. This talk will cover what the fundamental group is and its intuitive structure. We will construct the formalization and provide an exploration of the properties of fundamental groups. Finally, we will look applications of the properties we discussed in order to answer some questions about loops, such as the ones above. *Some abstract algebra required.
Join us for a movie night as we watch Sir Andrew Wiles give his 2016 Abel Prize Lecture on Fermat’s Last Theorem: abelian and non-abelian approaches.