Brown University's
Department of Mathematics
Graduate Student Seminar
Fall 2012
Tuesdays, 12 - 1 pm - Kassar 105

Supreme Dictator/Coordinator: Chan Ieong Kuan

Webmaster: Igor Minevich

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 12-1 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.



Jacqueline Anderson p-Adic Analogues of the Mandelbrot Set


Alex Walker Generalized Kempner Series and the Erdos Conjecture on Arithmetic Progressions


Oliver Cheng The Mathematics of Juggling


Asaf Reich Diophantine Approximation, Games, and Fractals


David LowryPolymath5 and the Erdos Discrepancy Problem


Chan Kuan Some facts about modular forms


Dale Winter Dynamics in the service of number theory


Yumeng Ou Cancelled Due to Hurricane Sandy


Yumeng Ou Theory of Trees and a Local T(1) Theorem


Vivian Healey Two approaches to Map Enumeration: Matrix Integrals and Connections to Trees


Amalia Culiuc Two weight estimates for positive dyadic operators


Thomas Hulse A Model For Repulsive Zeros
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