Tim Chartier presents "March Mathness" as part of the
MAA Distinguished Lecture Series. (Photo from the MAA article)
We’re very happy to say that friend of the Math Club (and fellow math blogger) Tim Chartier was selected by the MAA to give their MAA Distinguished Lecture Series this year. On February 28, Dr. Chartier gave a talk entitled “March Mathness”where he talked about how to use linear algebra to rank sports teams. Just the thing if you’re making your March Madness bracket!
There is an article about Dr. Chartier and his invited lecture here on the MAA website.
Or, if you’d like to watch the lecture and have a Math Club at home, the MAA has posted a video:
Thanks to our own Keri Kornelson for pointing out that Dr. Chartier received this honored invitation.
Our own Darryl McCullough from the OU Math Department will be giving a Math Club Talk this
Wednesday, March 4th at 5pm in PHSC 1105.
As always, Free Pizza!
The title and abstract are:
Title: AB and BA
Abstract: From linear algebra we know that multiplication of matrices is not commutative — AB is usually not equal to BA. On the other hand, AB and BA are not completely unrelated. For example, AB and BA must have the same determinant, det(AB) = det(BA). In this talk we will look for other functions that satisfy f(AB)=f(BA).
The flyer is available here.