Welcome!

All students interested in mathematics are invited to attend the club’s events, which include talks aimed at students, problem-solving sessions, and panel discussions. The talks generally will not require a background beyond calculus and a little linear algebra. Free refreshments will be provided.

  • 9/7Math Club
    Irrationality Of \(\pi\) And \(e\)
    Keith Conrad (UConn)
  • 9/14Math Club
    Recreational Mathematics
  • 9/21Math Club
    Orthogonal Polynomials
    Rachel Bailey (UConn)
  • 9/28Math Club
    The Pigeonhole Principle
  • 10/5Math Club
    Computationally Hard Problems and Their Uses in Cryptography
    Asimina Hamakiotes (UConn)
  • 10/12Math Club
    Analogies
  • 10/19Math Club
    Hyperreal Numbers
    Reed Solomon (UConn)
  • 10/26Math Club
    Differential Equations and Recursive Sequences
  • 11/2Math Club
    Auctions and Market Design: Theory and Applications
    Bob Day (UConn)
  • 11/9Math Club
    Mathematics of Homomorphic Encryption
    Nathan Manohar (IBM)
  • 11/16Math Club
    Undergraduate Research Opportunities in Math
    Panel Discussion
  • 11/30Math Club
    TBA
    TBA

Past talks in or after Spring 2019 are accessible through the UConn Events Calendar (search on “math club”). A list of math club talks prior to Spring 2019 can be found here.

Contact us: You can reach the math club by email at the address uconnmathclub@gmail.com.

Officers: For 2022-2023, the president is Jacob Lowry, the vice-president is Keegan Reck, the treasurer is Jason Dai, and the secretary is Julia Guskind. The faculty advisor is Keith Conrad.

Interested in joining? The math club is open to all registered UConn students. We have a group page on UConntact, on Twitter, and on Discord. Please go to our UConntact page and click on the Join Organization button.

Interested in a topic? If you are a UConn student who wants to hear a talk about some part of mathematics, especially one which may not be in a regularly offered course, write to the email address above and hopefully we can find a suitable speaker to address your interests.

Videos: Check out some past math club talks on the math department’s You Tube channel: Nick Juricic’s talk on differentiation under the integral sign on Sept. 30, 2020, Keith Conrad’s talk on patterns that don’t last on Sept. 9, 2015, and Jon Hanke’s talk on the geometry of projective space on April 4, 2012. Other videos are available on the UConn math department’s YouTube Channel.

History: The math club was first established on May 11, 1932 and started meeting monthly in the 1932–1933 academic year. The first faculty advisor was William Fitch Cheney, Jr., who entertained the students with magic tricks before each talk.