All talks are on Friday from 12:30 until 1:30 in Science Center 530 unless otherwise indicated.
(Click on the title of a talk to get the abstract.)
|13 September 2019||Sasha Petrov||Grothendieck's Monodromy Theorem|
|20 September 2019||Dexter Chua||A Real World Application of Mathematics|
|27 September 2019||Maxim Jeffs||Seven Perspectives on Mirror Symmetry for C*|
|4 October 2019||Josh Wang||Knots, Algebraic Curves, and Fake Balls|
|11 October 2019||Sam Marks||Some Duality Theorems|
|18 October 2019||Patrick Lopatto||Lévy Matrices|
|25 October 2019||Naomi Sweeting||Computability Theory and Turing Degrees|
|1 November 2019||Lucy Yang||Infinitesimal Notions|
|8 November 2019||Elliot Glazer||What Are Finite Sets?|
|15 November 2019||Jenny Kaufmann||Strassen's Degree Bound for Arithmetic Circuits|
|22 November 2019||Jiakai Li||Nilpotent Groups|
|6 December 2019||Morgan Opie||Two-Plane Bundles on Complex Projective Three-Space|
|13 December 2019||David Yang||How the Ligne Stole Christmas|
|31 January 2020||David Yang||‹ EATEN BY CTHULU ›|
|7 February 2020||Zijian Yao||"Modular forms, elliptic curves, and Galois representations"|
|14 February 2020||Daniel Li||Divergent Series or (The Unexpected Virtue of Math 1b)|
|21 February 2020||Dexter Chua & Sam Marks||Σ f(xn) Δx = ∫ f(x) dx & Some Questions About Science|
|28 February 2020||Geoff Smith||Random Hyperplane Slicing and the Bertini Irreducibility Theorem|
|4 March 2020||Sasha Petrov||Phyllotaxis|
Trivial notions is postponed until further notice.
Previous years' Trivial Notions pages:
The Trivial Notions seminar is held once a week in the Mathematics Department at Harvard University. The target audience is the graduate student body of the Department, and those giving talks are (almost always) graduate students in the Department. Talks can be on any topic, but they should be accessible to graduate students!
The seminar is a great way to find out what other students are thinking about. It's also a great way to practice talking mathematics in front of others, without the distraction of scary professors in the audience.
This page was based on the previous year's one, which was based on the previous year's one, which was based on the previous year's one, which was based on the previous year's one, which was based on the previous year's one, which was based on the previous year's one, which was based on the previous year's one, which was based on the previous year's one, which was based on the one from X years before, by David Harvey.