MATC Mathematics Club
Lecture #84

Madison Area Technical College
Madison, Wisconsin


Spring 2009 Presentation #84 (Friday, April 3, 2009)

Professor Benjamin Collins, UW-Platteville

"Fibonacci Trees: A Dream Come True"

Previous Lectures: (A marvelously terrible algorithm from Leonhard Euler), (Mathematics to the Rescue: Centrality in Graphs)

Abstract: In the mathematical literature, there are two different structures that are called “Fibonacci Trees.” Such ambiguity must not be allowed to stand! I will present the two different structures, and attendees at the talk will help me to decide which is appropriately called a Fibonacci Tree, and what we shall call the other one.

Biography: He earned a Bachelor's degree from Central College (IA), a Master's degree from the University of Michigan, and a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has taught at Saint John's University (MN), Midland Lutheran College (NE), and is currently on the faculty of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. His mathematical interests include graph theory, abstract algebra, and history of mathematics, and his non-Mathematical interests are Tessa (9), Ashton (6) and Quinn (2).


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