Colloquium Topics

2021
Mike Starbird
July 2, 4:005:15 PM
The Art Gallery Theorem
Sadly, thieves and visitors with sticky fingers require art galleries to guard their paintings, sometimes with surveillance cameras. Suppose an art gallery is bounded by a single polygonal closed curve; however, it could have lots of nooks and crannies. Because of the possibility of strange indentations and extensions, multiple cameras may be required in order to view the whole gallery. The question is, "How many cameras are necessary if the room has n straight walls?" This question was answered less than 50 years ago, but several related questions remain unanswered to this day.
Admiral Inman
July 6, 11:00 AM 12:15 PM
Life Story and World Affairs
Gail Burrill July 9, 4:005:15 PMMathematics is AwesomeWhat are some things in mathematics you find fascinating? We’ll explore some of these from your perspectives as well as mine. We will also spend time investigating how mathematics and data can help us understand some things about the world in which we live.
Dan Shapiro
July 16, 4:005:15 PM
Triangular Reptiles
For a whole number k, a kreptile is a shape in the plane that can be exactly covered with k congruent copies of a tile that is similar to the original shape. Using midpoints of the sides, a triangle is tiled by 4 congruent triangles, each similar to the original. That is: Any triangle is a 4reptile. It is also a 9reptile and a 16reptile. Could some triangle be a 3reptile? For which k is it possible for some triangle to be a kreptile?
Lauren AncelMeyers
July 23, 4:005:15 PM
COVID19 and Pandemics
Nathan Warshauer
July 30, 4:005:15 PM
Video Games and Future Directions

2020
June 12 at 4:00 pm  All the Symmetry you can buy with Two Dollars  Cody Patterson
June 26 at 4:00 pm  My Time at Math Camp and The Five Color Theorem  Lisa Warshauer Lowrance
July 3 at 4:00 pm  Doughnuts, Dogs Bones, and Topology  Mike Starbird
July 7 at 11:00 am  Life Story and the Challenges we Face  Admiral Bob Inman
July 10 at 4:00 pm  Pick's Theorem and Farey Fraction  Evan Dummit
July 17 at 4:00 pm  A Window into the World of Mathematics Education Research  Kate Melhuish  Presentation slides
July 18 at 4:00 pm  David Bamberger
July 24 at 4:00 pm  Integer Sequences and Divisibility  Dan Shapiro  Presentation slides
July 28 at 4:00 pm  Honors Summer Math Camp students present summer research projects
July 29 at 4:00 pm  Honors Summer Math Camp research talks continued
July 31 at 4:00 pm  Modeling to Mitigate the COVID19 Pandemic  Lauren Ancel Meyers

2019
2019 HSMC Colloquium Topics
 Adam Lowrance  To Knot or Not to Knot
 Michael Starbird  Cake Cutting for Greedy People
 Admiral Bob Inman  Life Experiences and Lessons Learned
 Miriam Kuzbary  The Shape of Things  Organizing Space using Algebra
 Dan Shapiro  Roations
 Joel Spencer  Asymptopia
 Stephen McAdam  The Greatest Invention in the World