Brown University's
Department of Mathematics
Graduate Student Seminar
Spring 2014
Wednesdays, 5:30 - 6:30 pm - Kassar 105

Supreme Dictator/Coordinator: Amalia Culiuc

Webmaster: Wei Pin Wong

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 5:30 - 6:30 pm; 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 talks that were given last semester here, or go to the archive of talks, which dates back to 2004. Note: The schedule (including "No Speaker" days) is preliminary and subject to change.



David Wiygul New Minimal Surfaces in the Three-Sphere


Yitzchak Solomon Distinguishing Numbers of Graphs and Groups


David Lowry Prime Number Theorem and Dirichlet's Theorem on Primes in Arithmetic Progressions


Chan Ieong Kuan N=49598666989151226098104244512918


Miles Wheeler The One-Dimensional Maximum Principle


Alexander Walker An Asymptotic for the Partition Function


Kenneth Ascher Linear Algebra Done Differently: An Introduction to the Theory of Matroids


Peter McGrath Homogeneous Minimal Surfaces in S^n


Martin Ulirsch Baker's Theorem


Sanjay Ramassamy Circle Packings and Conformal Maps


Ren Yi Cancelled.


Igor Minevich Easy Games and Hard Games


Eren Mehmet Kiral Almost Periodic Functions
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