Graduate Colloquium Winter 2019

Wednesdays - 4:00 p.m.
McHenry Library Room 4130
Refreshments served at 3:30 in room 4161
For further information, please contact Graduate Student John McHugh or call 831-459-2969

Wednesday January 9th, 2019

No Seminar

Wednesday January 16th, 2019


Wednesday January 23rd, 2019

Alejandro Bravo Doddoli, UCSC

Fun Math, Why Can the Child Swing Alone?

As a young man Galileo noticed that a pendulum swings at a constant rate (at least, almost constant for small angles), since this moment the study of the pendulum became an important topic of the Mechanics. We will make a review about the history of the pendulum to finish studying the problem of a child playing in the swing. We will propose a model in order to write down the equation of motion, then we will make a qualitative study and comparison with the nature.

Wednesday January 30th, 2019


Wednesday February 6th, 2019

Ezekiel Lemann, UCSC


Wednesday February 13th, 2019


Wednesday February 20th, 2019


Wednesday February 27th, 2019


Wednesday March 6th, 2019


Wednesday March 13th, 2019