Santa Clara University

Mathematics and Computer Science department

Colloquium Series

Fall 2014

Unless otherwise noted, talks will be at 3:50 PM in O'Connor 104.  Also, there will be refreshments before each talk in O'Connor 31 at 3:30 PM.

Tuesday, Oct 14th






Tuesday, Oct 21st

Speaker:  John Stillwell, University of San Francisco

Title: What does "depth" mean in math? History, Foundations, and Logic.

Abstract:  Every mathematician believes that certain theorems are "deep," but the concept of depth does not have a formal definition. By looking at some famous theorems, ancient and modern, we will
study some candidates for "depth" at various levels, particularly
the undergraduate level. With these examples in hand we hope to
discuss whether any concepts of logic now available can give "depth"
a precise meaning.

Tuesday, Oct 28th

Speaker:  Timothy Hsu, San Jose State

Title: TBA


Tuesday, Nov 11th

Speaker:  Gregory Smith, Queen's University

Title: TBA


Tuesday, Nov 18th

Speaker:  George Mohler, Santa Clara University

Title: TBA

*** A Pi Mu Epsilon Sponsored Event



If you have a disability and require a reasonable accommodation,
please call/email Rick Scott 408-554-4460/rscott at scu dot edu (or
use 1-800-735-2929 TTY—California Relay).

Abstracts of previous talks are available here.
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