Colorado chapters Front Range Conference a success

April 21, 2009

Close to 70 people from six diferent institutions attended the 2009 Front Range Applied Mathematics Student Conference in Denver.

The 2009 Front Range Applied Mathematics Student Conference was held on Saturday, March 14, at the University of Colorado Denver campus. It is jointly sponsored by the SIAM student chapters of the University of Colorado at Boulder, Colorado Springs, and Denver. This is the fifth year the conference has been held and represents an increasingly strong tradition for Colorado, with almost 70 people attending.

The conference is open to undergraduate and graduate students from all schools along the Front Range. This year's conference had 27 student talks from six different universities. The talks included several on numerical analysis, PDEs, mathematical biology, and random graphs.

Furthermore, there were presentations from three of the teams that had participated in the Mathematical Contest in Modeling in February, 2009.

One of the presentations was by CU-Boulder students Anna Lieb, Anil Damle, and Colin Peterson, whose paper was designated as Outstanding and the Informs winner.

The only non-student presentation was given by keynote speaker Mark Newman, the Paul Dirac Collegiate Professor of Physics at the University of Michigan. His talk was entitled "Epidemics, Erdos numbers, and the Internet: The structure and function of complex networks". It was a fascinating look at some new discoveries regarding networks, how these discoveries were made, and what they can tell us about the way the world works.

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