Second Meeting of the Term – 10/09 in Haldeman 041
Prof. Slivken, whose main field is probability and combinatorics, will be speaking to us.
His lecture is entitled: “Many Paths to a Random Permutation”
Abstract: Permutations are everywhere in mathematics, and they can be presented in a variety of ways: a -matrix, a collection of cycles, a product of transpositions, to name a few. Depending on the presentation, certain information about the permutation can be much more readily apparent. Relatedly, there are different approaches to generating a random permutation in these various styles. We will give a few examples of different approaches to generating random permutations (not necessarily uniform), and explain different properties those approaches highlight. Along the way we find connections to all sorts of interesting combinatorial objects.
If you’re interested, it’d probably be best for you to come.
See you then!
First Meeting: Wednesday, 9/25 from 5 to 6:00 PM
Hello, Dartmouth Students!
Are you interested in mathematics or STEM??
Want to meet like minded people in a fun, relaxed environment?? If so, consider joining the Dartmouth Mathematical Society (DMS)!
In this group, we will do anything from listening to Dartmouth STEM professors speak about their mathematically/computationally oriented research, watching mathematical movies like Good Will Hunting and The Man Who Knew Infinity, exploring the beauty of mathematics in everyday life, and conducting outreach events.
If you’re interested in any managerial positions, send me a brief statement of interest. We currently have the following positions available: marketer/advertiser, writer/editor, event planner, event coordinator, and treasurer. However, if you think you can contribute to the club in a different way, your suggestions are always welcome.
Our first meeting will be held next Wednesday (9/25) from 5-6:00 PM. It will be an informal meet and greet where you can get to know more about the club, share your interests, suggest event ideas, and meet other mathematically inclined individuals.