MU hosting 4th Annual Luzerne-Lackawanna Counties Mathematics Symposium on Sept. 21

The Department of Mathematics at Misericordia University is hosting the 4th Annual Luzerne and Lackawanna Counties Mathematics Symposium on Saturday, Sept. 21 at 9 Huntzinger and Alden Trusts Rooms 218-219 of Sandy and Marlene Insalaco Hall. The symposium is open free to the public.

The Misericordia University symposium will feature scholars from regional colleges and universities. The presenters and topics include: Pat Touhey, Ph.D., Misericordia University, “Mnemonics and Mathematics”; Steven Dougherty, “Coding Theory and Hadamard Matrices,” Jason Graham, “Metapopulations and More,” and Jennifer Vasquez, University of Scranton, “Symmetric Spaces of Dihedral Groups”; Dave Perkins, Luzerne County Community College, “John Wallis’s Formula for Pi”; Bagisa Mukherjee, Penn State Worthington Scranton, “Sufficient Conditions for Stability of Shear Flow of Nematic Liquid Crystals”; Shannon Talbott, Moravian College, “Visualizing Algebras,” and John Best, Baptist Bible College & Seminary, “Integral Distances in Taxicab Geometry.”
The professors will each make 20-minute presentations on topics in both research and teaching.