A Mathematics Conference in Honor of Professor Thomas Osler’s 70th Birthday


April 16-17, 2010

Rowan Hall Auditorium

Sponsored by the Department of Mathematics  Rowan University  

Glassboro, NJ 08028

There will be a dinner party honoring Dr Osler on Friday April 16. Please register online here, where you will also find details about the dinner party.   

 Schedule of Events

Friday, April 16, 2010





3:30- 3:40pm

Hieu Nguyen (Chair) Parivz Ansari (Dean)   

Rowan University  

Opening Remarks

3:40- 4:30pm

Bruce Berndt

U of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Ramanujan's Life and

Notebooks (Abstract)

6:00 - 9:00pm

Dinner at Owl’s Nest


Saturday, April 17, 2010





8:30 – 9am




9:00 – 9:15

Hieu Nguyen

Rowan University

Opening Remarks

9:15 – 10:05

George Andrews

Penn State

 Lessons from Ramanujan's Lost Notebook (Abstract)

10:10 – 10:30

Walter Jacob


A Modern Look at a Neglected Summation Formula by Euler (Abstract)

10:30 – 10:45

Coffee Break



10:50 -11:40 

Richard Askey

University of Wisconsin Madison

The Start of Trigonometry and Related Results(Abstract)

11:45 – 12:15

TR Chandrupatla

Rowan University

 Planar Bi-arc Curves (Abstract)

12:15 – 2:00

Lunch Break



2:00 – 2:50

Victor Moll

 Tulane University

A Heuristic Method for the Evaluation of Integrals (Abstract)

2:55 – 3:10

Jason Scaramazza

 Rowan University

A Musical Conjecture by Euler(Abstract)

3:10 – 3:25

Coffee Break



3:30- 4:20

Bruce Berndt

U of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Ramanujan Reaches His Hand from His Grave to Snatch Your Theorems from You(Abstract)


Tom Osler

Rowan University 

Closing Remarks


 Organizers:   Abdul Hassen (hassen@rowan.edu), Hieu Nguyen (nguyen@rowan.edu ), Chris Simons (simons@rowan.edu ), Jay Schiffman (schiffman@rowan.edu ), Marcus Wright (wright@rowan.edu)