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Mathematical Association of America NC State Dinner

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UNC Asheville, Wilma M. Sherrill Center

227 Campus Drive

Ingles Mountain View Room - Room 417

Asheville, NC 28804

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North Carolina State Dinner of the Mathematical Association of America
Friday, September 27, 2019 | UNC Asheville Wilma M. Sherrill Center

The evening will feature poster presentations from selected undergraduate students from North Carolina universities and a talk by Jane Hawkins, professor emerita at UNC-Chapel Hill and treasurer of the American Mathematical Society.

Tickets are available for $25.50 and must be purchased in advance. Ticket sales will end at 12 a.m. on Sunday, September 15.

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5:15 p.m. Registration opens at the entrance to the Sherrill Center
Rocky's Doghouse

5:30 p.m. Student Poster Session with light hors d'oeuvres
Kimmel Arena Concourse

6:30 p.m. Dinner
Ingles Mountain View Room and Arby's Scholarship Deck

7:15 p.m. Entropy and the Genome, a talk by Jane Hawkins
Ingles Mountain View Room


Abstract:
The entropy of a dynamical system is a measure of its complexity, which in turn reflects how its evolution over time seems to exhibit randomness. We discuss its origins as Shannon entropy, developed by Claude Shannon as a way of measuring uncertainty in strings of text and sometimes called information theory. A modern application is to use entropy to help classify and understand the evolution of some common viruses. The papilloma virus (PV) infects animals from birds, rabbits and cats to cattle, horses and humans. There are many different types of PV and while they all have some negative health effects, only a few are deadly. We discuss how entropy helps to solve the huge classification problem for PVs to better understand their evolution in order to eradicate the worst types


For more information, please contact:
Sheryl Donaldson
UNC Asheville’s Department of Mathematics
828.251.6556 | sdonalds@unca.edu


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Ingles Mountain View Room - Room 417

Asheville, NC 28804

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