Center for Applied Mathematics Colloquium Series begins Wednesday

Center for Applied Mathematics Colloquium Series begins Wednesday

Edward Neuman

The Center for Applied Mathematics will again offer its colloquium series this fall. The series is intended to introduce the University of St. Thomas community to a variety of problems, careers and professional activities involving applications of mathematics. All presentations will be held at 3 p.m. in 3M Auditorium, Owens Science Hall. Refreshments will be available at 2:45 p.m.

The first colloquium will be held Wednesday, Oct. 3. Dr. Edward Neuman, a professor of mathematics at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, will lead the discussion on "Gauss Lemniscate Functions." Gauss' arc lemniscate sine, denoted by arcsl, is defined as follows:

It is well known that the arc length is measured from the origin to a point with plane polar coordinates (r,0) on the Bernoulli lemniscate r2 = cos 20, is s = arcsl r. The integral on the right side of (*) is a special case of the symmetric elliptic integral. Sharp bounds and inequalities involving the function arcsl and other lemniscate functions will be presented.

Neuman's primary research interests are numerical analysis (with special emphasis on spline functions), special functions, and inequalities. Neuman earned his Ph.D. from the University of Wroclaw (Poland) in 1972. Prior to his employment at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Neuman held positions at the University of Wroclaw (where he was chairman of the Department of Numerical Analysis, Institute of Computer Science, from 1981 to1984) and visiting positions at SUNY Stony Brook, Gesellshaft fur Mathematik und Datenverarbeitung in Bonn, Germany, Universite Lille, France, Technical University of Dresden, Germany, and the Universite Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France. He has written or co-written 67 research papers, directed three Ph.D. dissertations, and supervised 14 master’s students. Neuman earned the Outstanding Teacher Award in the College of Science at SIUC (2000-2001) and twice received the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching at the University of Wroclaw (1972 and 1980).

Read more about him on his University of Illinois Carbondale Web site.

Upcoming discussions in the CAM Colloquium Series:

  • Oct. 24, "Who Count? Why Count? How Do We Count?" presented by Lynne Billard, University of Georgia
  • Nov. 14, "Mathematical Aspects of Software Engineering," presented by Pat Moberg, BAE Systems
  • Dec. 5, "Modeling the Mechanics of Living Organisms," presented by Magda Stolarska, University of St. Thomas

For more information, call (651) 962-5524 or visit the Center for Applied Mathematics Web site.