Spring 2015

Tuesday, January 27
Professor John MacCormick, Associate Professor of Computer Science
"The Magic of Error-Correcting Codes"

Error detecting and correcting codes are among the most important, yet least appreciated, concepts in computer science. Without these codes, most modern technology would be useless--this includes hard drives, DVDs, wireless networks, and the Internet itself. This talk will explain how error-correcting codes work, without assuming any prior knowledge of mathematics or computer science. So, the next time you upload a photo to Facebook, you will understand how millions of pieces of information got there without a single mistake--despite all the noise in the airwaves and wires between you and Facebook.

12:00 p.m.
Tome 115
Lunch provided

Tuesday, February 10
Professor Richard Mabry, Louisiana State University Shreveport
"Talk Title TBD"

Abstract TBD

12:00 p.m.
Tome 115
Lunch provided

Thursday, February 19
Seth Tracy & James Doyle
"Talk Title TBD"

Abstract TBD

12:00 p.m.
Tome 115
Lunch provided

Tuesday, February 24
Professor Dick Forrester, Dickinson College
"Talk Title TBD"

Abstract TBD

12:00 p.m.
Tome 115
Lunch provided

Tuesday, March 17
Professor Annalisa Crannell, Franklin & Marshall
"Talk Title TBD"

Abstract TBD

12:00 p.m.
Tome 115
Lunch provided

Thursday, March 26
Priestley Celebration - Dr. Timothy Gowers
*More details to follow*

Tuesday, April 21
Mathematics & Computer Science Majors Dinner

6:00 p.m.
Social Hall West
*Must sign-up in advance - more details to follow*

Wednesday, May 6
Mathematics & Computer Science Majors BBQ

12:00 p.m.
Rector Courtyard (Rain Location - Rector Atrium)