Upcoming Event

Cancelled: Thursday, March 19, 4-5 pm in 351 Avery Hall: Career Perspectives in Mathematics

Talk by Michael Bieterman from the Boeing Company

The Life and Times of a Mathematical Kid - UNL Math Major and Beyond

Michael Bieterman grew up in Omaha, NE and was an undergraduate math major at UNL, receiving his B.A. degree in 1975. He earned his M.S. and Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Maryland at College Park. During most of graduate school and for several years after, Michael held applied math research positions at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. He also did a bit of consulting and teaching following his doctorate and spent a very brief time as a visiting scientist at Yale University. For thirty-six years, Michael has had five or six careers within Boeing’s Applied Math group in the Seattle area, where he continues to work as a Technical Fellow.

Michael will tell a story describing his career trajectory, including time at UNL, a simple model for career decision making, and factors governing his choices along the way. His presentation will include descriptions of some math applications, his applied math passions, and what it feels like to do industrial math.

Previous Events

Thursday, February 20, 4-5 pm in 351 Avery Hall:

Classifying polytopes in dimensions 4 and beyond

Talk by graduate student Brittany Johnson

It is well known that there exists infinitely many regular convex polygons, and that there exists exactly five regular convex polyhedra, more commonly known as the Platonic solids. We will seek to prove these facts and to extend our findings to higher dimension polytopes so that we can gain a better understanding of what happens in dimension 4 and beyond.

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