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The Holmes Lectures

The Cecil T. and Marion C. Holmes Mathematics Lecture Fund was established in 1977 by friends, colleagues, and former students to honor Cecil T. Holmes, a member of the faculty for thirty-nine years and Wing Professor of Mathematics.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010   
Professor Margaret Robinson '79, Mt. Holyoke College
"Two Ways to Count the Solutions to Polynomial Equations"
7:00-8:00pm, Searles 217

Andrew Bernoff
April 13, 2009
An Introduction to Surface Tension (Or Why Raindrops are Spherical)

Karen Parshall
February 25, 2008
“The Internationalization of Mathematics in a World of Nations”

Charles S. Peskin
September 26, 2005
"Simple and Complicated Math Applied to Blood Flow in the Heart"

William Dunham
May 3, 2007
Newton and Leibniz: Mathematicians at War

Aaron Fogelson
November 2, 2005
A Mathematician's Look at Blood Clotting

Donald Richards
March 10, 2004
Genetic Algorithms

Michael Starbird
February 5, 2003
The Fourth Dimension

Donald Bentley
October 11, 2001
Statistical Reasoning and the Dead Sea Scrolls

David A. Field
February 8, 1999
Manufacturing, Robotics and Computational Geometry

Jessica Utts
March 30, 1998
How to Detect Misleading Statistics

Mary Lou Zeeman
April 15, 1997
Getting Things in Perspective

David M. Bressoud
January 25, 1996
The Search for Proof: How to Count Alternating Sign Matrices

Thomas F. Banchoff
January 16, 1992
The Fourth Dimension and Computer Animated Geometry

Richard C. Larson
April 25, 1991
Models of New York

Lynne Billard
April 19, 1990
Statistical and Modelling Aspects of the AIDS Epidemic

Floyd L. Williams
October 27, 1986
Infinite Series Identities Via the Transformation of Theta

Henry O. Pollak
March 10, 1986
School Buses, Baseball and Public-Key Cryptography

Philip J. Davis
November 18, 1982
Iteration as a Way of Life

Richard L. Chittim
November 19, 1981
Elegance in Pure Geometry: The Euler Line

Jonathan D. Lubin
April 19, 1978
Advanced Arithmetic