Brown University's
Department of Mathematics
Graduate Student Seminar
Spring 2005
Tuesdays and Thursdays 4pm Kassar 105

Head Coordinator: Steve Miller
Organizers: Hyun Kyoung Kwon, Michelle Manes, Panayotis Mertikopolous, Kate Stange, and Brett Wick
Webmaster: Dan Katz

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 on Tuesdays and Thursdays; 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.


Schedule:
Tuesday Seminar, 4PM Kassar 105 Thursday Seminar, 4PM Kassar 105
DATE SPEAKER TITLE
2/1 No Speaker
2/8 Steve Miller Spare the Steenrod, Spoil the Grad Student
2/15 Max Lieblich How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love Algebraic Geometry
2/22 No Speaker Long Weekend
3/1 Mike Lauzon Calderon-Sygmund Decompositions: Slaying the Beast
3/8 Ali Devin Sezer Dynamic Importance Sampling for Queuing Networks
3/15 Brett Wick Nehari's Theorem
3/22 Jinhyun Park (U. Chicago) Algebraic Cycles and Euclidean Geometry
3/29 No Speaker Spring Break
4/5 Konstantin Salikhov Immersions of Manifolds
4/12 Alfred van der Poorten Folded Continued Fractions
4/19 Kate Stange Stangliptic Stangbility Stangquences (or Why You Shouldn't Let Rafe Name Your Talk)
4/26 Panayotis Mertikopolous Geometrical Methods in Quantum Mechanics (or Why Topology Isn't Out of Place in a Physics Lab)
DATE SPEAKER TITLE
2/3 Karen Acquista Eric Friedlander's Lectures on K-Theory - Part 1
2/10 Karen Acquista Eric Friedlander's Lectures on K-Theory - Part 2
2/17 Karen Acquista Eric Friedlander's Lectures on K-Theory - Part 3
2/24 Karen Acquista Eric Friedlander's Lectures on K-Theory - Part 4
3/3 Karen Acquista Eric Friedlander's Lectures on K-Theory - Part 5
3/10 Graeme Wilkin The Yang-Mills Equations Over Riemann Surfaces
3/17 Jonathan Wise Tropical Geometry
3/24 Ben Hutz Torsion and You
3/31 No Speaker Spring Break
4/7 No Speaker
4/14 No Speaker
4/21 Mark Goresky (IAS) Moduli Spaces of Abelian Varieties
4/28 No Speaker
Last modified on 24 Apr 05
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