Brown University's
Department of Mathematics
Graduate Student Seminar
Spring 2010
Wednesdays, 6pm- Kassar 105

Supreme Dictator/Coordinator: Jackie Anderson

Dictator Emeritus, staying on in an advisory capacity: Hatice Sahinoglu

Webmistress: Li-Mei Lim


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


Schedule:
DATE SPEAKER TITLE

2/3

Miles Wheeler Calculus on Fractals
2/10 Li-Mei Lim Bernoulli Numbers
2/17 Jackie Anderson Classical Dynamics and the Mandelbrot Set
2/24 Igor Minevich Mersenne Primes
  3/3 Steffen Marcus The Cross Ratio on the Complex Plane, and Trees of Projective Lines
3/10 Zhongyang Li Local Statistics on Realizable Vertex Models
3/17 Oliver Cheng How and How Not To Lace Your Shoes
3/24 Linhui Shen Introduction to Cluster Ensembles
3/31 NO SEMINAR SPRING BREAK
4/7 Diana Davis Cutting Sequences on the Octagon
4/14 Jonah Leshin Carmichael Numbers
  4/21 Mehmet Kiral Zeros of the Riemann Zeta Function in the Critical Strip are Hyperopic to Prime Numbers
4/28 Younghun Hong How to Guess the Behavior of the Solutions
  5/5 Hatice Sahinoglu Something about Elliptic Curves
5/6 Jonathan Root, Holy Cross The Proportion of k-cycles for Polynomials Modulo Primes
Last modified on 14 May 2010
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