Brown University's
Department of Mathematics
Graduate Student Seminar
Fall 2013
Wednesdays, 6:30 - 7:30 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 6:30 - 7:30 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.



Yitzchak Solomon Introduction to the Hyperreals and Nonstandard Analysis


Martin Ulirsch The Moduli Space of Weighted Stable Tropical Curves


Alexander Walker Chebyshev-Like Theorems and the PNT


Edward Newkirk Breakout, Life and Other Cellular Games


David Lowry A Friendly Introduction to Sieves, with a Look Towards Recent Progress on the Twin Prime Conjecture


Chan Ieong Kuan Sums of Squares via Modular Forms


Laura Walton Toric Manifolds


Oliver Cheng Groves and the Cube Recurrence


Mamikon Gulian Well-posedness of the Korteweg-de Vries Equation: An Application of Fixed Point Theory and Harmonic Analysis


Peter McGrath The Plateau Problem


Quang Nhat Le The Pentagram Map: A Discrete Integrable System


Sergei Treil Managing Your Professional Life in the Digital Age
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