Brown University's
Department of Mathematics
Graduate Student Seminar
Spring 2007
Wednesdays 5:30pm - Kassar 105

Supreme Dictators: Dan Katz and Matt Spencer

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 Wednesdays; they are typically given by graduate students, with the occasional talk by visiting scholars and current faculty. Talks can vary from introductory material to more advanced topics; however, all talks are intended to be at least partially approachable by first year graduate students.

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 the seminar's coordinator. 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 year here and here. Note: The schedule (including "No Speaker" days) is preliminary and subject to change.


Schedule:
DATE SPEAKER TITLE
2/7 Kate Stange Elliptic Nets with Applications to Cryptography
2/14 Dan Katz Plunnecke Graphs and Additive Combinatorics
2/21 Will Cavendish A Proof and Applications of the Generalized Shoenflies Theorem
2/28 Ian Sprung Algebra vs. Analysis, Geometrically
3/7 Yu Yasufuku The Schmidt Subspace Theorem
3/14 Xiao Xiao Kakeya Sets and Harmonic Analysis
3/21 Mike King The Laurent Phenomenon
3/28 [No Speaker] [Spring Break]
4/4 Ali Gokturk The Margulis Lemma and The Thick-Thin Decomposition of Hyperbolic 3-Manifolds
4/11 Michelle Manes Grothendieck's Theory of Dessins d'Enfants
4/18 Chan Woo Kim Mathematical Fluid Dynamics Focusing on the Navier-Stokes Equations and the Euler Equations
4/25 Stephen Miller Homotopy Theory from Top to Spectra: "Everything I see becomes a category to me!"
5/2 David Dumas Projective Structures on the Punctured Torus
Last modified on 23 Apr 07
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