Talks and Workshops

Over 300 presentations and 40 workshops given in the past twenty years. Details available in CV. For example, in August 2009, Colm gave the MAA Lecture for Students to about 500 people at MathFest in Portland, Oregon, with a presentation entitled: "Mathemagic with a Deck of Cards on the Interval Between 5.700439718 and 80658175170943878571660636856403766975289505440883277824000000000000."

Available Talks

  • Mathemagic with a Deck of Cards
  • Fitch Cheney's Five Card Trick for Three Cards
    (based on Nov 2014 Math Horizons article)
  • An Introduction to Image Compression Using Wavelets
  • The Mathematics, Magic and Mystery of Martin Gardner
  • Classic Martin Gardner Puzzles
  • Research Inspired by Martin Gardner Questions
  • Martin Gardner: Skeptic Supreme
  • Celebration of Mind: Connecting Mathematics, Magic and Mystery
  • Mathematics Awareness Month 2014:
    "Mathematics, Magic, and Mystery"
  • An Introduction to Non-Euclidean Geometry
  • Mathematics--A Minority Interest? Countering `I Hate Math' for the Majority of Students

Notable invited talks

  • Northern Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics Spring Banquet,
    Springfield, VA, 8 May 2014
  • MoMath Family Friday,
    Museum of Mathematics, NY, NY, 11 Apr 2014
  • Invited Address, Allegheny Mountain Section of the MAA,
    Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA, 4 Apr 2014
  • MAA Lecture,
    Carriage House, Washington, DC, 1 Apr 2014
  • Banquet Address, MD/DC/VA Section of the MAA,
    Hampden-Sydney College, Farmville, Virginia, 1 Nov 2013
  • Banquet Speaker, 2012 Annual Meeting of the Michigan MAA and MichMATYC,
    Saginaw Valley State University, Saginaw, Michigan, 4 May 2012
  • 14th Annual George Kitchen Memorial Lecture,
    Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 3 May 2012
  • Sixth Annual Claude B. Dansby Lecture,
    Morehouse College, Atlanta, Georgia, 21 Oct 2010
  • Tennessee Mathematics Teachers Association / Mathematics Teachers of Tennessee Keynote Speaker,
    Northwest Fall Conference, Martin, Tennessee, 24 Sep 2010
  • MAA Lecture for Students, Mathfest 2009,
    Portland, Oregon, 6 Aug 2009
  • Banquet Speaker, MAA Alabama State Dinner,
    Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, Alabama, 27 Feb 2009
  • BAMA (Bay Area Mathematical Adventures) Lecturer,
    19 Nov 2005

Available Workshops

  • Mathematical Card Magic
  • Basics of Cryptography
  • Curves and Surfaces of the Digital Age (CAGD)
  • Introduction to Image Compression Using Wavelets
  • A Hands-On Approach to Geometry
  • Introduction to Non-Euclidean Geometry
  • Quantitative Reasoning for 21st Century Citizens

Recent Appearances