Math Colloquium

While our Spring Colloquium are on pause, be sure to take in our Senior Synth Student Talks

These are scheduled to be held Tuesdays at 1:30pm in PIGT 308 and Thursdays at 3:15pm in Bannan 407, May 4th - May 18th. Usually 2 or 3 students will speak on mathematical subjects of particular interest to them. If you have any questions about them, please contact Professor David Neel at For Colloquium questions contact organizer Jeff Boersema at

23SQ Colloquium Poster 4-20-23: Water Waves

Upcoming Speakers:

Date Speaker Title
Fall 2023 TBD TBD

Previous Speakers: The Honor Roll

Date Speaker Title
Apr. 20, 2023 Bernard Deconinck, U of W Water Waves
Apr. 13, 2023 Abigail Wacher, Seattle U. Math Models of a Wave Energy Converter
Apr. 6, 2023 Panel of SU Math Grads Career Opportunities
Jan. 26, 2023 Kiana Ehsani of the Allen Institute for A.I. Intelligence through the Lens of Interaction
Jan. 19, 2023 Erin Griffin, Seattle Pacific University What's the Deal with Solitons?
Jan. 12, 2023 Anastassiya Semenova, University of Washington Water Waves: Through the Lens of Interaction
Oct. 27, 2022 Brian Fischer, Ariana Mendible & McLean Sloughter, Seattle U. Meet Your Data Science Faculty
Oct. 21, 2022 Elizabeth Gillaspy, University of Montana   Volterra's Function & Other Counterexamples
Oct. 20, 2022 Frank A. Farris, Santa Clara University Lovely Tangles: Fourier Series for Mathematical Art
Oct. 13, 2022 Henrik Kalisch, University of Bergen Ocean Waves in a Changing Climate
Sept. 29, 2022 Jeff Boersema, Seattle University The Banach-Tarski Paradox
March 3, 2022 David Neel, Seattle University An Introduction to the Mathematical Philosophy of Alain Badiou
March 5, 2020 Brandy Wiegers, Central Washinton U. Mathematical Tiling & Circles
February 27, 2020 David Neel, Seattle University Saccheri / Fano / Plane
February 20, 2020 Diego Arcas, NOAA Tsunami Forecasting
February 13, 2020 Ksenija Simic-Muller, PLU Real-World Problems
January 30, 2020 Nikolaos Eptaminitakis, U of W Radon Transform
January 16, 2020 Wesley Magee, The Plaster Group Data Visualization
January 9, 2020 Cathy Hsu, University of Bristol The Mathematics of SET & Beyond
November 21, 2019 Erik Tou, U of W Tacoma Making Juggling Mathematical
November 14, 2019 Ruth Vanderpool, U of W Tacoma A Concrete Example of Incompleteness
November 7, 2018 Bennet Goeckner, U of W Graphs & Their Matching Complexes
October 31, 2019 Eric Bahuaud, Seattle University Flying Canoes, Cusps & Black Holes
October 24, 2019 Grads Panel Discussion Graduate School Application Process & Studies
October 17, 2019 Toby White, Seattle University How to Become an Actuary
October 10, 2019 Steven Klee, Seattle University Counting Spanning Trees with Linear Algebra
May 2, 2019 Connor Ahlbach, University of Washington The Sliding Game
Mar 14, 2019 Brian Fischer, Seattle University How To Give a Good Talk
Mar 7, 2019 Gwen Spencer, Smith College Influence Maximization in Networks
Feb 28, 2019 Mehmet Vurkac, Seattle U Electrical Engineering Deterministic Uncertainty In Sets, Numbers & Inference
Feb 21, 2019 Tom Shelly, Edmonds Community College Scheming to Compute Knot Polynomials
Feb 7, 2019 Allison Henrich, Seattle University A Knotty Exploration of Magic & Math
Jan 31, 2019 J. McLean Sloughter, Seattle University The Gauntlet Talk: The Law of Large Numbers
Jan 24, 2019 Kamaldeen Olatunde, Arizona State University Mathematical Models of Malaria Transmission 
Jan 17, 2019 Jim Humphreys, Seattle University Math & Music Theory 301
Dec 6, 2018 Matthew Stamps, Yale-NUS Accidental Mathematics
Nov 29, 2018 Panel Discussion Quantitative Careers: On Working In the Mathematical & Data Sciences
Nov 15, 2018 Whitney Sheehan, Bewilderness Puzzles Analytics, Entrepreneurship, & Standing at the Crossroads of Should & Must 
Nov 8, 2018 Cait Berry, KiloWatts for Humanity The Mess of Working with Real World Data
Nov 1, 2018 A.J. Stewart, Seattle University When Robots Draw, Do They Trace Out Rational Curves?
Oct 25, 2018 Maureen Kennedy, University of Washington Modifying Wildfire Severity
Oct 18, 2018 Joey Chemis, Microsoft Time Series Forecasting Using ARIMAX Modeling
Oct 11, 2018 Camille Minogue A Brief Introduction to Property & Casualty Insurance
Oct 4, 2018 Os Keyes, University of Washington Encoding Gender: Bodies, Data & Identity in the Age of AI
Mar 8, 2018 Jessica Sklar, Pacific Lutheran University Money! Mystery! Murder! Madness! Metaphor! (& Mathematics)
Mar 1, 2018 J. McLean Sloughter, Seattle University Middles: Mean, Median, Metrics & Other Things That Start with M
Feb 22, 2018 Dylan Helliwell, Seattle University The Gauntlet Talk: Brouwer Fixed-Point Theorem
Feb 13, 2018 Jeff Boersema, Seattle University The Banach-Tarski Paradox
Feb 8, 2018 Nicole Persson, Aon Hewitt Actuarial Work in Healthcare Consulting
Feb 1, 2018 Dan Shumow, Microsoft Research Cryptographic Random Number Generators: From Number Theory to Snowden
Jan 25, 2018 Ksenija Simic-Muller, Pacific Lutheran University Teaching Mathematics for Social Justice: The Promise & the Practice
Nov 30, 2017 Wesley Magee,  Senior Tableau Consultant at Plaster Group, LLC Data Visualization: What is Mathematical Storytelling?
Nov 16, 2017 Valerio Proietti, University of Copenhagen Line Bundles On the Sphere
Nov 9, 2017 Lily Silverstein, UC Davis Certainty from Uncertainty: The Probabilistic Method 
Nov 2, 2017 Julie Eaton, UW Tacoma Polynomials & Their Critical Points
Oct 26, 2017 Nicholas Scoville Digital Topology:  A Smooth Introduction 
Oct 19, 2017 John Carter, Seattle U Modeling Tsunamis Using Mathematics 
Oct 12, 2017 Jonathan Nolis, Director of Insights & Analytics at Lenati On Finding Good Math Industry Jobs 
Oct 5, 2017 Tristram Bogart, U. de los Andes Determinants, Permanents, & Algebraic Complexity