*This site has been archived for historical purposes. These pages are no longer being updated.*

## The Clavius Group at Boston College in 1996

List of Clavius mathematicians

Hugh Albright FSC

Tom Banchoff

John Blanton

Tom Cecil

Lawrence Conlon

Margaret Freije

Richard Freije

James Heitsch

Michelle Intermont

Ron Knill

John MacDonnell SJ

Joseph MacDonnell, S.J.

Michael May SJ

John Pouikis CSB

Sr Barbara Reynolds SDS

Patrick Ryan

Paul Schweitzer SJ

Dennis Snow

Joanne Snow

James Stasheff

William Stoeger SJ

Pedro Suarez SJ

Carlos Vasco SJ

Pawel Walczak

Andrew Whitman SJ

Community

1996 BOSTON COLLEGE CHESTNUT HILL, MA

Meeting #34 23 June to 2 August

In response to our request Peg Dwyer (Executive Vice President), after consultation with President Don Monan, S.J., invited the Clavius Group to spend the summer at Boston College.We were assigned to the air conditioned Rubenstein residence hall which was the same hall we inhabited in 1993. The Assistant Housing Director, Heather Connelly, was very considerate and cooperative in allocating the resources of the residence hall. We had at our disposal four twobedroom and ten three bedroom apartments, each equipped with a complete kitchen, ample lounge and dining areas, two bathrooms, and a storage room.

James Woods, S.J., Director of the Boston College Summer School, arranged for classrooms in Campion Hall and in Carney. Richard Jensen, Mathematics Department Chair, arranged for carrels in the library. Both he and the Mathematics Department Secretary, Marilyn Adams, were very helpful in alerting the host department of the Clavius activities. The Mathematics Department so enjoyed having the Clavius Group around that Richard Jenson has already extended an invitation for the Group to return. Director of the computer facilities, Jeanne Spellman, was quite helpful in shortcircuiting whatever red tape might arise in access to Boston College's extensive computer facilities. Scott Kinder, Director of the Instructional Research and Development Laboratory, and Mark Benjamin, Director of Audio Visual Support, as well as Sandy Wingaril and others in the Boston College administration were also very helpful.

At the peak of our summer gathering, we occupied fourteen of these apartments: four of these were used by the male religious community (nine Jesuits, a Christian Brother, a Basilian Father, along with three lay men), one by the women (a Salvatorian Sister and two lay women), and nine by the families. Our census for this summer meeting included 24 Clavius Mathematicians plus 8 invited colleagues. Not included in this count are the faculty of Boston College who Participated regularly in our seminars. Guests came through at various times during the summer, some staying for only an afternoon, others staying for several weeks.

## An important part of the Clavius schedule at Boston College in 1996

## Seminars

Special Topics SeminarThese lectures on a wide variety of topics represent current research

interests of the Clavius mathematicians and their colleagues.

An Introduction to Model Theory

Freedom of Expression and the Internet

Nuetrinos

Laguerre Geometry and Conic Sections

Explorations in Euclidean and Taxicab Metrics

Building Cellular Approximations of Spaces

The Director Circle

Limits on Cosmological Anisotropies and Inhomogeneities

Representation Theory SeminarIn this working seminar, participants worked in selected portions

of the text: "Representation Theory" by Fulton & Harris.

Introduction to Character Tables of Symmetric Groups

Some Examples of Young Diagrams for S-5

An Introduction to Character Tables

Deriving the Hook Length Formula from Frobenius Formula

Characters of Exterior Algebra Representations of Symmetric Groups

The "Rim Hook" Method for Calculating Character Tables

Character Table for S-6 Calculated from the Frobenius Formula

Orthogonality of Characters of Finite Groups

Addition and Multiplication of Characters of Finite Groups

The Alternating Group, A-5

The Subgroup of Rotations in D-8

An Induced Representation of D-8 Using the Subgroup of Rotations

The Character Table for S-4

Exterior Algebra: An Example Involving S-4

The Interior Product: An Example Involving S-4

Character Table for S-4

Differential Geometry SeminarShape Operators of Real Hypersurfaces in Complex Space Forms:I II III IV

Tight Immersions of Highly Connected Manifolds, part 1 & 2

Dupin Submanifolds in Lie Sphere Geometry, part 1 & 2

Affine Translation Surfaces in R^4

Curvature of Homogeneous Vector Bundles, part 1 & 2

Pedagogy SeminarIn this seminar, we discuss our experiences in our classroom teaching.

Cooperative Learning in a Computer Lab with ISETL

Teaching Group Theory with Computer Packages

The Nuts & Bolts -- What works? What doesn't? -- A discussion

Interactive Illustration for Teaching and Learning Differential Equations

A Converging Sequence of Hyperpowers

The Concept of Function in Calculus and Algebra

A First Proof Course: The Nuts & Bolts -- A Discussion

Paperless Classroom and Geometry on the Internet

Topology SeminarRiemann Manifolds not Quasi-isometric to Leaves

Classifications of Depth One Foliations

Vanishing Cycles and Generalized Reeb Components

Torsion for Foliations

The early Clavius Group at CIEA in Mexico and McGill in Canada

Back to:

Clavius Activities at Boston college included seminars and liturgy. The Clavius Group

Pertinent information about members of the Clavius Group

Clavius Activities at the Institute for Advanced Study IAS in 1989

Clavius Activities at Notre Dame University in 1990

Clavius Activities at Fairfield University in 1991

Clavius Activities at the Institut des Hautes Études Scientifique in 1992

Clavius Activities at Boston College in 1993

Clavius Activities at the Institute for Advanced Study IAS in 1994

Clavius Activities at Notre Dame University in 1995

Clavius Activities at Boston College in 1996

Clavius Activities at the Institut des Hautes Études Scientifique in 1997Clavius Activities at Holy Cross in 1999

Return to Home Page