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Dr. Alan Schiemenz will give the sixth annual *Life Experiences in Mathematics* lecture when he visits Baylor on November 4. His lecture, entitled "*Numerical solution to the seismic wave equation and application to hydrocarbon exploration*" will be given at 4 pm in SR344.

Alan is a native Texan, originally from the city of Springtown. He graduated summa cum laude from Baylor with a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics in 2004. While at Baylor, he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Kappa Kappa Psi, a service fraternity for band members. He played the euphonium in the Golden Wave Marching Band, the Symphonic Band, and the Courtside Players.

After Baylor, Alan attended graduate school at Brown University, earning a Ph. D. in applied mathematics in 2009. There, he applied high-order numerical methods to the study of magma genesis and evolution in the earth’s mantle, as part of a multidisciplinary collaboration between applied mathematics, geophysics, and geochemistry.

Further information on Alan, and his lecture, can be found at the Life Experiences in Mathematics web page.