Seminar series to continue at BU

For immediate release: April 5, 2007

BLOOMSBURG — John Polhill, associate professor of mathematics, computer science and statistics at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, will present “Hadamard Matrices, Different Sets and their Applications” as a part the Department of Mathematics, Computer Science and Statistics Seminar Series 2007. The talk will be held on Tuesday, April 17, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Centennial Hall, room 108, and is open to the public and free of charge.

Polhill’s discussion will focus on Hadamard matrices, which are mathematical structures that have a number of applications, such as creating codes used for sending messages from outer space back to earth or providing a method for speech scrambling. He will also look at another mathematical object known as a difference set and discuss how it relates to Hadamard matrices.

The last program in the series will be held on Tuesday, May 1, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Centennial Hall, room 108, when computer science students from the Software Engineering class will present their class projects.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 8,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Professional Studies, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.