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SUMMARY:Chris Franklin (University of Georgia)
DESCRIPTION:Title: Statistical Problem Solving: the Art and Science of Learning and Teaching from Data \nAbstract: \nAfter nearly 40 years as a statistics educator\, I often reflect about my professional experience with learning and teaching statistics – remembering the past and feeling guilt about how poorly I must have taught my students those first years\, trying to stay current with constantly changing pedagogy and assessment in the present\, and making predictions about the future.\nHow often do you reflect about your experience as a statistics teacher? I often reflect on what a great feeling it is to start each day knowing we work with students and colleagues aiming to see those light bulb moments of understanding the usefulness of data and statistical reasoning skills\, but also the importance of being a healthy skeptic of the interpretation of small and big data we are often presented with. \nWhat are the lessons we have learned that will positively impact the data and statistical literacy of our students in the future? I have been fortunate to collaborate with amazing colleagues through the years who have enlightened and inspired me to learn these lessons to continue the journey for advocating data and statistical literacy in our society.\nIn this presentation I will discuss the art and science of learning and teaching from data (as I have experienced from writing 4 editions of Statistics: The Art and Science of Learning from Data and other resources specifically written for teachers) to help you improve teaching statistical problem solving and data literacy at the school level. \nBrief biography of Chris Franklin: \nChristine (Chris) Franklin is the School Statistics Ambassador for the American Statistical Association (ASA) and elected ASA Fellow. She is retired from the University of Georgia as the Lothar Tresp Honoratus Honors Professor and Senior Lecturer Emerita in Statistics.\nShe is the co-author of two introductory statistics textbooks (including the one described below) and has published more than 60 journal articles and book chapters. Chris was the lead writer for the groundbreaking document of the ASA Pre-K-12 Guidelines for the Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education (GAISE) Framework and chaired the writing team of the ASA Statistical Education of Teachers (SET) report.\nShe is a past Chief Reader for Advance Placement Statistics\, a Fulbright scholar to New Zealand (2015)\, recipient of the United States Conference on Teaching Statistics (USCOTS) Lifetime Achievement Award\, the prestigious ASA Founder’s award and an elected member of the International Statistical Institute (ISI). Chris loves running\, hiking\, scoring baseball games\, and reading mysteries. \n
URL:http://math-sciences.org/event/chris-franklin
LOCATION:Rolle 101\, University of Plymouth\, Plymouth\, PL4 8AA\, United Kingdom
CATEGORIES:Seminars,Statistics and Data Science
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SUMMARY:Mateusz Kluczek (University College Cork)
DESCRIPTION:Dispersion relation for equatorially-trapped internal water waves \nAbstract: In this introductory talk I will present a recently derived exact and explicit solution for the governing equations of geophysical water waves. Assuming no background in fluid mechanics\, I introduce basic ideas behind internal water waves and explain some of the physical complexities of the model. Using numerical simulations\, I present videos of internal waves generated by the oscillation of interfaces inside the fluid body. Finally I discuss the dispersion relation\, which is a mathematically elegant formula encoding rich physical information about the flow\, particularly the wave speed\, in terms of fixed physical parameters. \n \n
URL:http://math-sciences.org/event/mateusz-kluczek-university-college-cork
LOCATION:Room 101\, 2-5 Kirkby Place\, Plymouth\, PL4 6DT\, United Kingdom
CATEGORIES:Applied Mathematics,Seminars
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SUMMARY:E Franco (CMUP)
DESCRIPTION:Branes on the singular locus of the Hitchin system via Borel and other parabolic subgroups\nThe moduli space of Higgs bundles has an extremely rich geometry\, it is a hyperKaehler variety and fibrates over a vector space becoming an integrable system named the Hitchin system. Its importance in theoretical physics comes from the fact that the dimensional reduction of an N=4 Super Yang-Mills gauge theory can be rewritten as a 2-dimensional sigma-model with the Hitchin system as a target. In this context\, Kapustin and Witten reinterpreted the classical limit of S-duality of the original SYM gauge theory as mirror symmetry in the target (the Hitchin system). They also introduced the appropiate notion of branes in the Hitchin system respecting the hyperKaehler structure. \nIn this talk I will study the behaviour under mirror symmetry of a family of branes living on the singular locus of the Hitchin system. I will also describe their geometry and the role of the Borel subgroup. The picture can be generalized to other parabolic subgroups. \n
URL:http://math-sciences.org/event/e-franco-cmup
LOCATION:to be announced
CATEGORIES:Pure Mathematics,Seminars
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SUMMARY:Melanie Rupflin (Oxford)
DESCRIPTION:Flowing to minimal surfaces\nIn this talk I will discuss the construction and properties of a geometric flow\, the Teichmueller harmonic map flow\, that is designed to change surfaces into minimal surfaces. As I will explain\, this flow\, which we defined as a natural gradient flow of the Dirichlet energy\, succeeds in decomposing any closed surface in any compact target manifold into minimal surfaces. This is joint work with Peter Topping. \n
URL:http://math-sciences.org/event/melanie-rupflin-oxford
LOCATION:to be announced
CATEGORIES:Pure Mathematics,Seminars
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