Random Graphs

In my talk on random graphs, we will go through what a random graph is and the two variations, the Gilbert graphs, and the Erdos-Renyi model. We will discuss the history of these models and how they are similar, but also different. From there we will discuss the...

Linear Algebra used within Cryptography

Have you ever wondered how people in the war used to communicate without their messages getting intercepted by their enemies? Well before all the technological advances that we have today they would send encoded messages amongst themselves praying that the enemies...

A Dive into Chaos

Hi everyone! For my 480 talk this week I will be discussing the topic of chaos within mathematics. I will start with the history of the first appearance of chaos, and give a description of what this concept really is in math. I will show some other examples of chaos,...

Graph Theory and Applications

In this presentation, titled “Graph Theory and Applications”, we will go through a comprehensive exploration of graph theory, covering fundamental concepts, real-world applications, and intriguing connections to both nature, gaming and the computer world....

Gender Differences in Mathematics

Math anxiety and the differences in mathematical performance are common issues discussed among peers in school and a commonly arising issue for educators, especially in a high school setting. Today, I will be discussing this issue and the data that I have found in...

Waiting to Turn Left?

If you have ever wondered how the decision is made whether or not to install a left turn arrow at a traffic light…. your question will be answered. I will be discussing how the state of Pennsylvania determines whether a left turn arrow is necessary; and the math...

The Fastest Way Not to Run a Four-Minute Mile

Could you ever imagine running a four-minute mile? My presentation is based on the article The Fastest Way Not to Run a Four-Minute Mile by Michael Bolt, Anthony Meyer, and Nicholas Visser. During my talk, I will give you a brief overview of the history of...