202425 Department of Mathematics and Statistics Events 

September, 2024 
Wednesday 
Math Club Join your friends and other math enthusiasts at FAU's Math Club events! The purpose of our Club is to improve academic ability, spread awareness of mathematics’ importance, and share a passion for all fields of mathematics! The club is open to all majors and all math backgrounds. Activities at the club will include:
Snacks are always available! See you there! 
Thursday 
Crypto Café Speaker: Dr. Edoardo Persichetti, Associate Professor, Florida Atlantic University FLYER Title: A Brief Introduction to CodeBased Cryptography Abstract: Codebased cryptographic primitives are among the main solutions for PostQuantum Cryptography, the area of study in charge of protecting our information and communication in the presence of quantum adversaries. In this talk, I will briefly walk through the history of this field, highlighting the main constructions, modern approaches, and recent developments. Everyone welcome! 
Thursday 
Analysis and Applications Speaker: Professor Markus Schmidmeier, Florida Atlantic University Title: Invariant Subspaces of Nilpotent Operators Abstract: Related to the invariant subspace problem in functional analysis, but heading in a more algebraic direction, this talk concerns the linear algebra problem of classifying invariant subspaces of linear operators acting on finite dimensional vector spaces, (with no conditions on the underlying basefield or on the topology of the space). Dependent on certain dimensions, the subspaces may either be sparse (and we can describe them) or plentiful (in the sense that there are parametrized families of pairwise nonequivalent subspace embeddings). Joint work with Claus Michael Ringelfrom Bielefeld, Germany. 
Saturday 
Welcome to Math Circle! The main purpose of the circle is to have fun with mathematics while learning something in the process. We will be discussing and solving problems, having friendly competitions, playing mathematical games. The purpose of this circle is to amplify the mathematical knowledge of students who like math, and do it in a fun way, we will also look at some AMC problems, and see how what was seen in the circle applies. We will be meeting every other Saturday, beginning Saturday, September 7, 2024. It is important to emphasize what these circle meetings are NOT. They are not classes or lectures. Students are free to walk about and talk. Source of the Problems: The majority of problems will come from very diverse sources, old AMC competitions, the Moscow Math Circle Problem book, historical sources (for example Fibonacci's Liber Abaci), etc. A few will be made up by us. Sources will not usually be credited but credits will be revealed upon request, if we know the source. Registration is FREE! Register Here for Fall, 2024 Math Circles 
Thursday 
Crypto Reading Seminar Join the faculty and students of Cryptography for a biweekly reading seminar on fully homomorphic encryption. 
Wednesday 
Math Club Join your friends and other math enthusiasts at FAU's Math Club events! The purpose of our Club is to improve academic ability, spread awareness of mathematics’ importance, and share a passion for all fields of mathematics! The club is open to all majors and all math backgrounds. Activities at the club will include:
Snacks are always available! See you there! 
Thursday 
Speaker: Dr. Shi Bai, Associate Professor, Florida Atlantic University FLYER Title: Latticebased Cryptography: Construction and Analysis Abstract: Latticebased Cryptography holds a great promise for postquantum cryptography. It enjoys strong security based on the socalled worstcase to averagecase redution; relatively efficient implementations, as well as algorithmic simplicity. In this talk, we will discuss a postquantum scheme based on lattice; and several algorithms for evaluating the security of averagecase/worstcase problems in latticebased cryptography. 
Saturday 
Welcome to Math Circle! The main purpose of the circle is to have fun with mathematics while learning something in the process. We will be discussing and solving problems, having friendly competitions, playing mathematical games. The purpose of this circle is to amplify the mathematical knowledge of students who like math, and do it in a fun way, we will also look at some AMC problems, and see how what was seen in the circle applies. We will be meeting every other Saturday, beginning Saturday, September 7, 2024. It is important to emphasize what these circle meetings are NOT. They are not classes or lectures. Students are free to walk about and talk. Source of the Problems: The majority of problems will come from very diverse sources, old AMC competitions, the Moscow Math Circle Problem book, historical sources (for example Fibonacci's Liber Abaci), etc. A few will be made up by us. Sources will not usually be credited but credits will be revealed upon request, if we know the source. Registration is FREE! Register Here for Fall, 2024 Math Circles 
Thursday Sept. 26 10:00 am SE 215 
Crypto Reading Seminar Join the faculty and students of Cryptography for a biweekly reading seminar on fully homomorphic encryption. 
Friday Sept. 27 4:00 pm SE 215 
Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) FAU's Student Chapter FAU's Student Chapter of the AWM presents "An Afternoon Tea Time!" (flyer) Please join us for a cup of tea, cookies, and conversation about mathematics. All are cordially invited! 

October, 2024 
Wednesday 
Math Club Join your friends and other math enthusiasts at FAU's Math Club events! The purpose of our Club is to improve academic ability, spread awareness of mathematics’ importance, and share a passion for all fields of mathematics! The club is open to all majors and all math backgrounds. Activities at the club will include:
Snacks are always available! See you there! 
Thursday 
Crypto Café Speaker: Dr. Veronika Kuchta, Assistant Professor, Florida Atlantic University FLYER Title: Proximity gaps for ReedSolomon Codes and their Application in Interactive Oracle Proofs of Proximity and ZKSNARKs Abstract: ReedSolomon codes have long been a fundamental tool of error correction and data integrity, but their applications extend far beyond traditional coding theory. In this talk, I will explore the concept of proximity gaps within ReedSolomon codes—specific measures of how far a received word is from the closest codeword—and their critical role in the design and analysis of advanced cryptographic protocols, such as ZeroKnowledge Succinct NonInteractive Arguments of Knowledge (ZKSNARKs) and Interactive Oracle Proofs of Proximity (IOPPs). Join by +Zoom (click here) 
Thursday 
Analysis and Applications Speaker: Professor Tomas Schonbek, Florida Atlantic University Title: The Helmholtz decomposition Miniabstract: I will discuss the Helmholtz decomposition of a vector field into a gradient and a divergence free vector field, a fundamental tool in fluid dynamics, and give my take on the proof. 
Friday 
Math Colloqium Speaker: Sri Namachchivaya, Professor, University of Waterloo Title: Random and Data Driven Dynamical Systems Abstract: I will present a general overview of several engineered and natural systems with uncertain mathematical models, the multidisciplinary methods required for their analysis, and relevant results. The collection of new mathematical techniques that I will describe lies at the confluence of three important areas: dynamical systems; control and estimation (data assimilation); and information theory. The first part of the talk focuses on the challenges in data assimilation that arise from the interactions between uncertainties, nonlinearities, and observations. I will present rigorous reducedorder data assimilation techniques for high dimensional multiscale problems. In particular, I will outline how scaling interacts with filtering via stochastic averaging. Optimal sensor placement based on information theoretic concepts will also be discussed. The second part of the talk deals with the almostsure stability of a noisy nonlinear autoparametric system. This work brings together two interesting themes in dynamical systems — resonances and Lyapunov exponents. The subtleties of their interactions are explored in a canonical way by combining the ideas from dynamical systems and the Oseledets multiplicative ergodic theory. — Joint work with Peter H. Baxendale (USC), Ryne Beeson (Princeton) and Nicolas Perkowski (Free University of Berlin). This talk is dedicated to the memory of the late Professor Yukweng Michael Lin, formerly Charles E. Schmidt Eminent Scholar Chair in Engineering and the Founding Director of FAU Center for Applied Stochastics Research, who was for more than 50 years a leading figure in stochastic and engineering mechanics. 
Saturday 
Welcome to Math Circle! The main purpose of the circle is to have fun with mathematics while learning something in the process. We will be discussing and solving problems, having friendly competitions, playing mathematical games. The purpose of this circle is to amplify the mathematical knowledge of students who like math, and do it in a fun way, we will also look at some AMC problems, and see how what was seen in the circle applies. We will be meeting every other Saturday, beginning Saturday, September 7, 2024. It is important to emphasize what these circle meetings are NOT. They are not classes or lectures. Students are free to walk about and talk. Source of the Problems: The majority of problems will come from very diverse sources, old AMC competitions, the Moscow Math Circle Problem book, historical sources (for example Fibonacci's Liber Abaci), etc. A few will be made up by us. Sources will not usually be credited but credits will be revealed upon request, if we know the source. Registration is FREE! Register Here for Fall, 2024 Math Circles 
Thursday 
Crypto Reading Seminar Join the faculty and students of Cryptography for a biweekly reading seminar on fully homomorphic encryption. 
Wednesday 
Math Club Join your friends and other math enthusiasts at FAU's Math Club events! The purpose of our Club is to improve academic ability, spread awareness of mathematics’ importance, and share a passion for all fields of mathematics! The club is open to all majors and all math backgrounds. Activities at the club will include:
Snacks are always available! See you there! 
Thursday 
Crypto Café Speaker: Ruslan Ospanov, Eurasian National University, Kazakhstan FLYER Title: TBA Abstract: TBA Join by +Zoom (click here) 
Saturday 
Welcome to Math Circle! The main purpose of the circle is to have fun with mathematics while learning something in the process. We will be discussing and solving problems, having friendly competitions, playing mathematical games. The purpose of this circle is to amplify the mathematical knowledge of students who like math, and do it in a fun way, we will also look at some AMC problems, and see how what was seen in the circle applies. We will be meeting every other Saturday, beginning Saturday, September 7, 2024. It is important to emphasize what these circle meetings are NOT. They are not classes or lectures. Students are free to walk about and talk. Source of the Problems: The majority of problems will come from very diverse sources, old AMC competitions, the Moscow Math Circle Problem book, historical sources (for example Fibonacci's Liber Abaci), etc. A few will be made up by us. Sources will not usually be credited but credits will be revealed upon request, if we know the source. Registration is FREE! Register Here for Fall, 2024 Math Circles 
Thursday 
Crypto Reading Seminar Join the faculty and students of Cryptography for a biweekly reading seminar on fully homomorphic encryption. 
Wednesday 
Math Club Join your friends and other math enthusiasts at FAU's Math Club events! The purpose of our Club is to improve academic ability, spread awareness of mathematics’ importance, and share a passion for all fields of mathematics! The club is open to all majors and all math backgrounds. Activities at the club will include:
Snacks are always available! See you there! 
Thursday 
Crypto Café Speaker: TBA FLYER Title: TBA Abstract: TBA Join by +Zoom (click here) 

November, 2024 
Saturday 
Welcome to Math Circle! The main purpose of the circle is to have fun with mathematics while learning something in the process. We will be discussing and solving problems, having friendly competitions, playing mathematical games. The purpose of this circle is to amplify the mathematical knowledge of students who like math, and do it in a fun way, we will also look at some AMC problems, and see how what was seen in the circle applies. We will be meeting every other Saturday, beginning Saturday, September 7, 2024. It is important to emphasize what these circle meetings are NOT. They are not classes or lectures. Students are free to walk about and talk. Source of the Problems: The majority of problems will come from very diverse sources, old AMC competitions, the Moscow Math Circle Problem book, historical sources (for example Fibonacci's Liber Abaci), etc. A few will be made up by us. Sources will not usually be credited but credits will be revealed upon request, if we know the source. Registration is FREE! Register Here for Fall, 2024 Math Circles 
Wednesday 
AMC10/12 A A contest for High School Students Registration is now open. Please visit: https://math.fau.edu/amccontests/ammathcomp.php 
Thursday 
Crypto Reading Seminar Join the faculty and students of Cryptography for a biweekly reading seminar on fully homomorphic encryption. 
Tuesday 
AMC10/12 B A contest for High School Students Registration is now open. Please visit: https://math.fau.edu/amccontests/ammathcomp.php 
Wednesday 
Math Club Join your friends and other math enthusiasts at FAU's Math Club events! The purpose of our Club is to improve academic ability, spread awareness of mathematics’ importance, and share a passion for all fields of mathematics! The club is open to all majors and all math backgrounds. Activities at the club will include:
Snacks are always available! See you there! 
Thursday 
Crypto Café Speaker: TBA FLYER Title: TBA Abstract: TBA Join by +Zoom (click here) 
Saturday 
Welcome to Math Circle! The main purpose of the circle is to have fun with mathematics while learning something in the process. We will be discussing and solving problems, having friendly competitions, playing mathematical games. The purpose of this circle is to amplify the mathematical knowledge of students who like math, and do it in a fun way, we will also look at some AMC problems, and see how what was seen in the circle applies. We will be meeting every other Saturday, beginning Saturday, September 7, 2024. It is important to emphasize what these circle meetings are NOT. They are not classes or lectures. Students are free to walk about and talk. Source of the Problems: The majority of problems will come from very diverse sources, old AMC competitions, the Moscow Math Circle Problem book, historical sources (for example Fibonacci's Liber Abaci), etc. A few will be made up by us. Sources will not usually be credited but credits will be revealed upon request, if we know the source. Registration is FREE! Register Here for Fall, 2024 Math Circles 
Thursday 
Crypto Reading Seminar Join the faculty and students of Cryptography for a biweekly reading seminar on fully homomorphic encryption. 
Wednesday 
Math Club Join your friends and other math enthusiasts at FAU's Math Club events! The purpose of our Club is to improve academic ability, spread awareness of mathematics’ importance, and share a passion for all fields of mathematics! The club is open to all majors and all math backgrounds. Activities at the club will include:
Snacks are always available! See you there! 
Saturday 
Welcome to Math Circle! The main purpose of the circle is to have fun with mathematics while learning something in the process. We will be discussing and solving problems, having friendly competitions, playing mathematical games. The purpose of this circle is to amplify the mathematical knowledge of students who like math, and do it in a fun way, we will also look at some AMC problems, and see how what was seen in the circle applies. We will be meeting every other Saturday, beginning Saturday, September 7, 2024. It is important to emphasize what these circle meetings are NOT. They are not classes or lectures. Students are free to walk about and talk. Source of the Problems: The majority of problems will come from very diverse sources, old AMC competitions, the Moscow Math Circle Problem book, historical sources (for example Fibonacci's Liber Abaci), etc. A few will be made up by us. Sources will not usually be credited but credits will be revealed upon request, if we know the source. Registration is FREE! Register Here for Fall, 2024 Math Circles 

December, 2024 
Thursday 
Crypto Reading Seminar Join the faculty and students of Cryptography for a biweekly reading seminar on fully homomorphic encryption. 
Monday 
Math Club Join your friends and other math enthusiasts at FAU's Math Club events! The purpose of our Club is to improve academic ability, spread awareness of mathematics’ importance, and share a passion for all fields of mathematics! The club is open to all majors and all math backgrounds. Activities at the club will include:
Snacks are always available! See you there! 
Saturday 
Welcome to Math Circle! The main purpose of the circle is to have fun with mathematics while learning something in the process. We will be discussing and solving problems, having friendly competitions, playing mathematical games. The purpose of this circle is to amplify the mathematical knowledge of students who like math, and do it in a fun way, we will also look at some AMC problems, and see how what was seen in the circle applies. We will be meeting every other Saturday, beginning Saturday, September 7, 2024. It is important to emphasize what these circle meetings are NOT. They are not classes or lectures. Students are free to walk about and talk. Source of the Problems: The majority of problems will come from very diverse sources, old AMC competitions, the Moscow Math Circle Problem book, historical sources (for example Fibonacci's Liber Abaci), etc. A few will be made up by us. Sources will not usually be credited but credits will be revealed upon request, if we know the source. Registration is FREE! Register Here for Fall, 2024 Math Circles 

January, 2025 
Saturday 
AMC8 Middle School Math Day Registration is now open! Please visit: https://math.fau.edu/amccontests/amc8.php 

February, 2025 
Saturday
February 8 
High School Math Day 
Feb. 24 
Florida GeoGebra Conference Registration link: https://fau.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0cguWFiDo2UO2pg Description: Florida GeoGebra Conference February 24, 2025 Join us for an interactive workshop designed for STEM educators seeking to enhance their teaching of mathematics through the innovative use of GeoGebra. GeoGebra is a dynamic mathematics software that integrates geometry, algebra, spreadsheets, graphing, statistics, and calculus. In this workshop, we will explore how to leverage GeoGebra to create engaging and effective learning experiences in your STEM classroom. Workshop Highlights:
Who Should Attend:
Coffee and lunch will be provided! For more information, please contact: Dr. Katarzyna WinkowskaNowak, Director of MST 

March, 2025 
March 37 
56th Southeastern International Conference on Combinatorics, Graph Theory, and Computing Celebrating its 56th year, the Conference brings together mathematicians and others interested in combinatorics, graph theory, and computing, and their interactions. The Conference lectures and contributed papers, as well as the opportunities for informal conversations, have proven to be of great interest to other scientists and analysts employing these mathematical sciences in their professional work in business, industry, and government. The Conference continues to promote a better understanding of the roles of modern applied mathematics, combinatorics, and computer science to acquaint the investigator in each of these areas with the various techniques and algorithms, which are available to assist in his or her research. Each discipline has contributed greatly to the others, and the purpose of the Conference is to decrease even further the gaps between the fields. 