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

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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

Time

Speaker

Institution

Title

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

Time

Speaker

Institution

Title

8:30 – 9am

Registration

 

 

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)

4:25-

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)