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Discrete Mathematics Seminar

Fall 2014 - Friday at 11:00 a.m. in Lytle 203

Spring 2014 - Friday at 11:00 a.m. in Lytle 136

April 25 - Professor John Botzum - "Don't Stand So Close to Me or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Twin Prime Conjecture"

April 14 - Combinatorical Problems continued

April 11 - Combinatorical Problems

The Cable-Trench Problem -

Analyze the game Free Flow - For a board of a given size and a given number of dots, how many different games are there? How many give you a unique solution or no solution?

April 4 - Dr. Greg Schaper - Problem Solving Processes

The key to success isn't knowing what to think, but knowing how to think.  Dr. Schaper will give an overview of the process that he uses to solve problems and how different brances of Math, Computer Science, and other disciplines factor into this problem solving process.

March 28 - Dr. Fran Vasko will be speaking on how he has applied the matching problem in graph theory to the problem of determining optimal cuts of a rectangular piece of stock.

March 14 - Bitcoin Part 4 - Computer Science undergraduates discuss cryptocurrency

March 7 - Bitcoin Part 3 - Hacks of the Online Cryptocurrency Exchange Mt. Gox

February 28 - Bitcoin Part 2

February 19 (Wednesday) - Dr. Brian Kronenthal - "Two Perspectives on Generalized Quadrangles"

February 14 - Snow

February 7 - Bitcoin

Bitcoin is a decentralized digital currency whose security relies on various cryptographic protocols and mathematically and computationally hard problems.  It is a fascinating protocol in many regards.