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Clayton Shonkwiler – Graduate Colloquium

Intended Audience: Graduate students, undergraduates and research mathematicians.  Ambitious high-schoolers, teachers and parents may also enjoy watching this video.

In this episode we see a Graduate Colloquium talk presented by Clayton Shonkwiler, a mathematician at Colorado State University who is speaking to us about “A Geometric Perspective on Random Walks with Topological Constraints”. Continue reading

Clayton Shonkwiler – An Advanced Perspective

Intended Audience: Mathematicians, graduate students and ambitious high school students.

We continue our interview with Clayton Shonkwiler on applications of geometry and topology to random walks/polygons and polymer science, but now at a graduate student level. To see the earlier interview with Clayton geared at a high-school level, go to: Meet Mathematician Clayton Shonkwiler. Continue reading

Meet Mathematician Clayton Shonkwiler

Intended Audience: Everyone, and especially teachers who want to show to their students a mathematician explaining the motivation behind their own research.

In this episode we meet Clayton Shonkwiler, a mathematician from Colorado State University, who talks to us about applications of geometry and topology to the study of random polygons and polymer science. Continue reading