Brown University's
Department of Mathematics
Graduate Student Seminar
Fall 2004
Tuesdays and Thursdays 4pm Kassar 105

Algebra/Number Theory: Mike King and Mike Joyce.
Geometry/Topology: Graeme Wilkin.
Analysis/PDE: Mike Lauzon and Brett Wick.
Miscellaneous: Karen Acquista.

Instead of having a graduate student seminar for each discipline, we have formed a departmental seminar series that combines all major areas of interest in the department. Talks will rotate between algebra and number theory, geometry and topology, and analysis and partial differential equations. We also include talks from areas closely related such as the history of mathematics and areas in applied mathematics. The goal of the seminar is to provide an opportunity for the graduate students to share information that they have learned, be exposed to mathematics outside their field of interest, and provide an opportunity for the graduate students to give talks.

Seminars this semester will be held primarily on Tuesdays with sporadic special Thursday sessions; they are typically given by graduate students, with the occasional talk by visiting scholars and current faculty. Talks can vary from introductory material that is understandable by a first year graduate student to more advanced topics that older students and faculty may find of interest.

We would especially like to encourage talks about mathematics that arise in different fields of study. If you are interested in giving a talk, please contact one of the organizers above pertaining to the field of math that you would like to speak about. Below is a schedule for the current semester. Clicking on the title of a talk will take you to an abstract. You can also see the the talks that were given last semester here. Note: The schedule (including "No Speaker" days) is preliminary and subject to change.

Tuesday Seminar, 4PM Kassar 105 Thursday Seminar, 4PM Kassar 105
9/14 Steven J Miller The Circle Method and Diversions Through Number Theory
9/21 Kate Stange A Grad Student's Guide to Transcendence Theory
9/28 Jonathan Wise Geometrie Analytique et Geometrie Algebrique
10/5 Michelle Manes The p-adics: What They Are and Why They're Useful
10/12 Panayotis Mertikopoulos The Banach-Tarski Paradox and Nonmeasurable Sets
10/19 Rafe Jones Strange Bedfellows: Galois Theory and Stochastic Processes
10/26 Ben Hutz Godel vs. Axiomatic Method
11/2 Mike Lauzon A Generalization of Matrix Multiplication
11/9 Karen Acquista Class Field Theory and a Generalization
11/16 Mike Rosen Polynomials mod p: Group Theory Intersects Number Theory
11/23 Mike Joyce Arithmetic of Fano Varieties
11/30 Yongbin Jiang A Very Elementary Introduction to Linear Representation
9/16 Steven J Miller The Circle Method (continued if necessary)
9/23 No Speaker
9/30 Jeff Hoffstein A Basic Introduction to Double Dirichlet Series
10/7 No Speaker
10/14 Tom Goodwillie Cobordism
10/21 No Speaker
10/28 No Speaker
11/4 No Speaker
11/11 Brett Wick Nehari's Theorem (in Kassar 205)
11/18 Dan Margalit (U. of Utah) Injections of Braid Groups
11/25 No Speaker Thanksgiving Recess
12/2 Stefanie Petermichl Haar Shifts and the Hilbert Transform
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