Recent talks given by Branko Ćurgus


There are two groups of talks below: research talks and teaching talks. There is also a famous number below. And please do not miss animations that I prepared for my teaching talks.


Research talks

  1. Workshop Systems and Operators at the University of Groningen, 14-17 December, 2010. Talk title: "Reproducing kernel spaces with polynomial Nevanlinna kernels."
  2. The XIXth International Workshop on Operator Theory & Its Applications, The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, July 22-26, 2008. Talk title: "Eigenvalue problems with boundary conditions depending polynomially on the eigenparameter."
  3. Colloquium lecture at Institute of Mathematics, Technical University Berlin, Berlin, Germany, May 20, 2008, Talk title: "Eigenvalue problems with boundary conditions depending polynomially on the eigenparameter."
  4. Kiev seminar on Functional Analysis at the Institute for Mathematics of Ukrainian National Science Academy, Kiev, Ukraine, May 9, 2008. Talk title: "Eigenvalue problems with boundary conditions depending polynomially on the eigenparameter."
  5. Colloquium lecture at Department of Mathematics, Ivan Franko National University, Lviv, Ukraine, May 8, 2008. Talk title: "Eigenvalue problems with boundary conditions depending polynomially on the eigenparameter."
  6. Colloquium lecture at Department of Mathematics, Donetsk National University, Donetsk, Ukraine, April 16, 2008. Talk title: "Regularity of the critical point infinity."
  7. Colloquium lecture at Department of Mathematics, Donetsk National University, Donetsk, Ukraine, April 15, 2008. Talk title: "Indefinite Sturm-Liouville problems."
  8. Colloquium lecture at Department of Mathematics, Donetsk National University, Donetsk, Ukraine, April 8, 2008. Talk title: "Eigenvalue problems with boundary conditions depending polynomially on the eigenparameter."
  9. Colloquium lecture at Department of Mathematics, VU Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, March 25, 2008. Talk title: "Eigenvalue problems with boundary conditions depending polynomially on the eigenparameter."
  10. Colloquium lecture at Department of Mathematics, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands, March 20, 2008. Talk title: "Eigenvalue problems with boundary conditions depending polynomially on the eigenparameter."
  11. 7th Workshop Operator Theory in Krein Spaces and Spectral Analysis, TU Berlin, Germany, December 12-16, 2007. Talk title: "Eigenvalue problems with boundary conditions depending polynomially on the eigenparameter."
  12. 6th Workshop Operator Theory in Krein Spaces and Operator Polynomials, TU Berlin, Germany, December 14-17, 2006. Talk title: "Positive operators in Krein spaces similar to self-adjoint operators in Hilbert space."
  13. Colloquium held on the occasion of the retirement of Aad Dijksma, University of Groningen, The Netherlands, February 22-24, 2006. Talk title: "Perturbations of roots under linear transformations of polynomials."
  14. 4th Workshop Operator Theory in Krein Spaces and Applications, TU Berlin, Germany, December 17-19, 2004. Talk title: "Riesz basis of root vectors of indefinite Sturm-Liouville problems"
  15. Colloquium on Operator Theory held on the occasion of the retirement of Heinz Langer, Vienna, Austria, March 4-6, 2004. Talk title: "Indefinite Sturm-Liouville problems with eigenparameter dependent boundary conditions"
  16. 3rd Workshop Operator Theory in Krein Spaces and Nonlinear Eigenvalue Problems, TU Berlin, Germany, December 12-14, 2003. Talk title: "Sturm-Liouville problems with indefinite weights."




Looking for connections between mathematics and art, I discovered a fascinating fact that the mathematical spirit of Isamu Noguchi's Skyviewing Sculpture, which dominates WWU's Red Square, is the remarkable number


My talk
"Numbers in the Sky(viewing Sculpture)"

is a celebration of this discovery.




Teaching talks
  1. The keynote talk at the 9th Annual Western Washington Community College Student Mathematics Conference, Highline College, Des Moines, WA, February 21, 2015.
    Talk title: "Bridging the Divide Between High School Algebra and Calculus"
        Print this handout on heavy yellow paper.       Print this handout on a transparency.
          These are two scenes from the talk. Each includes an animation. (Activate them with a mouse click, if needed.)

  2. A taste of Pi. Talks and activities for high school students at Simon Fraser University, May 12, 2007.
    Talk title: "Numbers in the Sky(viewing Sculpture)"
        Print this handout on heavy yellow paper.       Handout: How to make a Skyviewing Sculpture.
            These are three scenes from the talk. Each includes an animation. (The files are large; suitable for a fast connection only.)

  3. Calculus: From the Classroom to the Concrete. A symposium held at Bellingham High School, May 19-20, 2006.
    Talk title: "Bridging the Divide Between High School Algebra and Calculus"
        Print this handout on heavy yellow paper.       Print this handout on a transparency.
          These are two scenes from the talk. Each includes an animation. (Activate them with a mouse click, if needed.)

  4. 2005 ESSO-CMS-PIMS Summer Math Camp, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada, June 27-30.
    Talk title: "Numbers in the Sky(viewing Sculpture)"

  5. An invited talk for local high school students, Western Washington University, May 20, 2005. Talk title: "Numbers in the Sky(viewing Sculpture)"

  6. 2005 Washington State Community College Mathematics Conference, Ocean Shores, May 5-7.
    Talk title: "An exceptional exponential function"

  7. Celebrating the Connections Between Mathematics and Art. A symposium held at Western Washington University, April 22-23, 2005.
    Talk title: "Numbers in the Sky(viewing Sculpture)"


  8. Precalculus Colloquium Series at Western Washington University, October 25, 2004.
    Talk title: "Where parabolas meet lines"

  9. 2004 ESSO-CMS-PIMS Summer Math Camp, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada, June 21-25.
    Talk title: "Calculus of Parabolas"

  10. 2004 Washington State Community College Mathematics Conference, Yakima, April 29-May 1.
    Talk title: "Cosh: The extraordinary"

  11. 42nd Northwest Mathematics Conference, Whistler, BC, Canada, October 23-25, 2003.
    Talk title: "Parabolas, lines, areas"

  12. 2003 ESSO-CMS-PIMS Summer Math Camp, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada, June 23-27.
    Talk title: "Calculus of Parabolas"

  13. 2003 Washington State Community College Mathematics Conference, Wenatchee, May 1-3.
    Talk title: "Numbers in the Sky(viewing Sculpture)"

  14. Art Beckons. A Symposium held at Western Washington University, May 1, 2003.
    Talk title: "Numbers in the Sky(viewing Sculpture)"



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