Undergraduate Colloquium: Harmonic Maps and Their Applications


Join us on Thursday, October 22 for an undergraduate colloquium in applied mathematics!

The speaker, our very own Dr. Sarah Post, will talk about what harmonic maps are and why we should be interested in them. We will also build some examples of harmonic maps and see different applications in geometry, non-Abelian gauge theory, and even biology!

And of course, there will be snacks!!

When: Thursday, October 22
Where: Keller 402
Time: 3:00pm

“Harmonic maps pervade differential geometry and mathematical physics: they include geodesics, minimal surfaces, harmonic functions, abelian integrals, Riemannian fibrations with minimal fibres, holomorphic maps between K√§hler manifolds, chiral models, and strings.” – James Eels

Hope to see you there!!

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Aloha Mathematics Warriors!!

Please join us on Friday, September 18, for an informal discussion about some foundational mathematical results. Specifically,

  • The Continuum Hypothesis
  • The Axiom of Choice
  • Equivalence Relations
  • The Mean Value Theorem
  • The Completeness of the Reals

Find out who among us believe and who do not believe in the Axiom of Choice. Talk with your fellow math warrior about some examples of equivalence relations. Eat some pizza and just listen to the conversation next to you about the Continuum Hypothesis. Yes, I did say pizza. There will be pizza, snacks, coffee, and other refreshments. So, come by and enjoy the math!

When: Friday, September 18

Time: 2:30pm

Where: Keller 318

Hope to see you there!

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Luana Christmas Bash

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Happy Holidays! This semester’s end is nigh, Christmas is nigh, and the new year is nigh… so let’s celebrate! Put on your ugliest Christmas sweeter, jingle your bells, and take your free picture with Santa Clause. That’s right. Santa will be there. So don’t miss out! And of course, there will be snacks.

When: Wednesday, December 10
Where: Keller 318
Time: 3pm

Also, if you have any Christmas decorations that we could borrow to decorate the math lounge and our Christmas tree, please fill out this form. You’ll get your items back when it’s all over, promise :-)

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4×4 Rubik’s Cube

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Fun Times

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Haunted Luana!!

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Hey there ghouls and gals! Are you ready for another Luana? Then come and join us this Friday for some ice cream cake and spooky mathemagical fun! O, and don’t forget to wear a costume!

when: Friday, October 31
where: keller 318
time: 3pm

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Snow White in the Math Lounge

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Event – Luana This Thursday!


Join the Manoa Math Ohana this Thursday for our first Luana of the semester. Luana is a time to sit back and converse with your fellow mathematics warriors. Whether you are an undergraduate, a graduate, or even a faculty member, you are all invited! This event will feature some of Irish’s homemade goodies – Popovers with Strawberry Butter. Mmmm… sounds delicious…

When: Thursday, September 18
Where: Keller 318
Time: 3:30pm till whenever

Hope to see you there!

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Undergraduate Seminar: An Introduction and Application of Lie Theory


Join us on Wednesday, September 3, for a very special undergraduate seminar!

Our guest speaker is Professor Masato Wakayama, from the Institute of Mathematics for Industry at Kyushu University in Fukuoka, Japan. Professor Wakayama will be giving a talk entitled An Introduction and Application of Lie Theory – A Theme from Spherical Harmonics. Spherical harmonics is used in quantum physics, quantum chemistry, and even computer graphics!

Come and learn more about this exciting field, and of course, we will provide snacks!

When: Wednesday, September 3
Where: Keller 403
Time: 3:00pm – 4:30pm

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Welcome to the Ohana!


Hello Mathematics Warriors!

Welcome to another university year! Let’s fill it with great adventures in mathematics! We are the Manoa Math Ohana, a mathematics club here at the UHM. If you are not already a member of this family of mathletes, now is the time to join! Please meet us this week to sign up for membership.

When: Thursday and Friday
Where: Keller 318
Time: 8:30am – 3:00pm

Hope to see you soon!

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