## Spring 2021

**Friday, April 23, 4 pm on Zoom .**

**Pi Mu Epsilon Lecture by Professor Ben Brubaker, Head of School of Mathematics, University of Minnesota **

**Title:** TBN

**Abstract:** TBN.

**Thursday, April 1, 4 pm on Zoom.**

**Course Preview **

**Thursday, March 18, 4 pm via Zoom in TBA.**

**Talk by Michael Pieper, University of Nebraska - Lincoln **

**Title:** Introduction to LaTeX

**Abstract:** TBA.

**Thursday, March 4, 4 pm via Zoom in this link, ID: 920 0683 8963, password: Avery351.**

**Math talk by George Nasr, UNL Mathematics **

**Title:** From Dice to Polynomials, and Back to Dice

**Abstract:** Popular board games like Monopoly, Settlers of Catan, and Backgammon rely
on a common mechanic—rolling two 6-sided dice and adding the resulting
values. But is the labeling on these dice unique? That is, can we change the
numbers on the dice so that the probability of getting 2 through 12 remain
unchanged? If so, how many labelings are there? In this talk, we'll discuss how
polynomials (and more broadly, power series tricks from Calculus) can help us
find the answer!

**Thursday, February 25, 4 pm via Zoom in this link, ID: 994 6646 8315, password: 752404**.

**Math talk by Dr. Sangjin Ryu (a.k.a. Professor Otaku), UNL Engineering **

**Title:** The Navier-Stokes Equation for Fluid Dynamics and Its Application in the Movie Industry

**Abstract:** My Professor Otaku lecture series employs visual pop cultures to explain STEM in informal and casual ways. This Professor Otaku lecture for UNL Math Club is about fluid dynamics, a branch of physics to study motions of fluids, and mathematics, a crucial part of fluid dynamics. In this talk, I will introduce the Navier-Stokes equation for incompressible flow of Newtonian fluids, which is one of the Millennium Problems, and explain how analytic solutions of the simplified N-S equation are related to real flows. Then, I will introduce how solving the N-S equation computationally is used in the movie industry.

**If you missed this interesting talk, no problem! Here is the link for the video.**