Join us for the biennial Frank and Lisa Richards Mathematics Lecture Series.
This lecture series is intended to raise awareness of mathematics on campus and in the northern Utah community.
Although mathematics is frequently acknowledged as being useful and challenging, mathematics is inherently beautiful and mysterious,
and the Richards Math Lecture is a wonderful opportunity for attendees to see this.
2018 Guest Lecturer
Dr. Jill C. Trepanier
Louisiana State University
Geography and Anthropology
Understanding Extreme Hurricane Behavior Using Quantitative Geography
Extreme hurricanes threaten coastal areas around the world. In an ever-changing climate, the importance of understanding the frequency and magnitude of these events grows. Geographers often use mathematics, such as probability theory, to best describe and understand the physical environment. A variety of statistical techniques, including geographically weighted regression, extreme value threshold modeling, and bivariate copula dependency are used to present the risk of varying hurricane characteristics in the United States and surrounding countries. In addition to these techniques, varying visual tools are displayed including interpolated surfaces and hexagonal tessellations. These tools provide innovative ways to visualize present and future hurricane risk.
Weber State University
Student Union Building
1415 Edvalson Street
Ogden, UT 84408
Thursday, November 1st, 2018
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
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Free, open to the public.
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Richards Lecture Series Gallery
3rd Biennial Richards Math Lecture Series
February 8, 2016
Harmonious Equations: A Mathematical Exploration of Music, by Dr. David Kung, from St. Mary's College of Maryland
2nd Biennial Richards Math Lecture Series
September 27, 2012
Voting in an Agreeable Society, by Dr. Francis E. Su, from Harvey Mudd College
1st Biennial Richards Math Lecture Series
March 30, 2010
Spherical Cats and Ham Sandwiches, by Dr. Jonathan Rogness, from the University of Minnesota
Dr. Franklin & Lisa Richards, thanks!
To book a math major advising appointment:
Closed due to Covid-19
8/24- 9/4 M-F 8 am - 4 pm
9/4-12/11: Mondays 8 am - 4 pm
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Weber State University
Department of Mathematics
1415 Edvalson St., Dept. 2517
Ogden, UT 84408-2517
*We are limiting in-person meetings to keep us all safer. Face-coverings are required when on campus.
Tracy Hall Science Center (TY)
Room 381, Mail Code 2517
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