# Calendar of Events

- Thursday, 27 October, 2016
- Take Back the Night 2016 5:00 PM
- Friday, 21 October, 2016
- Vol Night Long: Vol-o-weentown 9:00 PM
- Tuesday, 25 October, 2016
- Fall Festival 5:30 PM
- Thursday, 20 October, 2016
- Grad Finale 9:00 AM
- Wednesday, 26 October, 2016
- Trunk or Treat 6:00 PM
- Friday, 21 October, 2016
- Arab Fest 2016 12:00 PM
- Tuesday, 01 November, 2016
- M*A*S*H Actor, Science Educator Alan Alda to Speak at UT 6:30 PM
- Saturday, 29 October, 2016
- Diwali 12:00 PM
- Thursday, 20 October, 2016
- UT Contemporary Music Festival Opening Concert 8:00 PM
- Monday, 24 October, 2016
- VolVision Diversity Priority Faculty Listening Session 3:30 PM

- Monday, 24 October, 2016
- Diversity Dialogues Town Hall: Freedom of Speech & Bias Protocol 6:30 PM
- Microbiology General Seminar Series Fall 2016 11:15 PM
- Thursday, 27 October, 2016
- Library Workshop: SAGE Research Methods 9:40 AM
- Monday, 24 October, 2016
- Physics Colloquium 3:30 PM
- Sunday, 30 October, 2016
- Barnwarminâ€™ 3:00 PM
- Chalk Ped Walk 1:00 PM
- Homecoming 5K Fun Run/Walk 9:00 AM
- Tuesday, 25 October, 2016
- Change the Game: Lecture with Gregory Mack 5:00 PM
- Wednesday, 09 November, 2016
- Freelance Workshop 5:30 PM
- Wednesday, 16 November, 2016
- Freelance Workshop 5:30 PM

# Junior Colloquium: Counting Integer Points in Rational Polyhedra: Popoviciu's Theorem and Beyond

**SPEAKER: **Prof. Murad Ozaydin, University of Oklahoma

**ABSTRACT: **Chicken McNuggets are sold in boxes of 6, 9 and 20. How many ways are there of buying n pieces? This is in fact a special case of a geometric question: In a given planar triangle whose vertices have rational coordinates, how many points are there with integer coordinates? What constitutes a good answer to this question?

An excellent answer one dimension lower is provided by a theorem of Popoviciu giving a short, computable formula for f(n):= the number of ways of getting n blah, if blah is sold only in boxes of sizes a and b, with the gcd(a,b)=1. No similar formula is known even for three (coprime) sizes a, b and c. There are algorithms that compute f(n) in polynomial time, due to Barvinok and others, but no explicit computable formula.

The usual proofs of Popoviciu's theorem uses the Discrete Fourier Transform, instead I'll present a short elementary geometric proof. Then I hope to discuss what is known in higher dimensions and where the difficulties lie.

Pizza will be available at 3:10 p.m.