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Math Prof, Neutron Stars


For the first time, scientists have directly detected gravitational waves—ripples in space and time—from the spectacular collision of two neutron stars. Light from the collision was also observed by telescopes, marking the first time that a cosmic event has been viewed in

Tim McCarty Prospectus


How Experts Conceptualize Differentials

Abstract: The differential is a symbol found in many mathematical contexts, including notations for differentiation and integration. But even though such notations are common, there can be many interpretations of the purposes or

Kristen Murphy Prospectus


Abstract: Spatial reasoning is required for many topics in undergraduate mathematics; graphing, curve sketching, transformations of functions, manipulation of objects in 3D, etc. Many topics covered in calculus require the student to use some sort of spatial skill to make


Thomas Polstra


When are two rings similar?

Date: 11/7/2017
Time: 4:30PM-5:30PM
Place: 315 Armstrong Hall

Abstract: Inspired by results of Samuel, Hironaka, Cutkosky and Srinivasan, and others which give criteria for rings which are quotients of a common

Misha Feldman


Short-time existence of smooth solutions for semigeostrophic system with variable Coriolis parameter.

Date: 10/12/2017
Time: 3:45PM-4:45PM
Place: 315 Armstrong Hall

Abstract: The semigeostrophic (SG) system is a model of large scale atmosphere

WVU-China Graph Theory and Combinatorics Workshop


Every year, the Department of Mathematics at WVU hosts about 10 long term visitors sponsored by Chinese Scholar Council to conduct research in graph theory and combinatorics. To strengthen our collaboration with Chinese Graph Theory and Combinatorics Society, the Department


July 2017

Jul 7 2017 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Jian Cheng Defense
Jul 12 2017 -
3:30pm to 4:30pm
Thomas Adams Masters Project
Jul 14 2017 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Jian Cheng