Josh Laison, Associate Professor of Mathematics will be speaking about:
“My Friends the Triangles: The Study of Geometric Networks”
Mathematical networks have a wide variety of applications outside mathematics: components of an electric circuit connected by wires; genetic similarities among species in a phylogenetic tree; social networks among people; airline flights between cities; links between web pages. My research deals with applications of these networks inside mathematics, to the study of geometric shapes. This is an exciting new area of study, where the interesting problems outnumber the researchers working on them. I’ll introduce this field, and then highlight a few problems I’ve worked on, including some projects with Willamette student co-authors.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Doreen Simonsen and James Miley
Faculty Colloquium Coordinators