What is Trivial Notions?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 is an archive page. The current Seminar announcements are here. There are still some few blank spots in this archive. If you were organizing trivial notions or gave a talk in this series, or some of the reconstructed seminar titles need correction, please send details to webmaster@math. |
2000-2001: organized by Deepee Khosla
Date | Speaker | Title | Date | Speaker | Title |
13 Oct 2000 | David Dumas | Moduli of Pentagons | 20 Oct 2000 | Pete Clark | Geometric Galois Theory |
27 Oct 2000 | Laura DeMarco | Alexandrov Geometry: the complexity of convexity | 3 Nov 2000 | Jiun-Cheng Chen | Rational Curves on an Algebraic Variety |
2 Feb 2001 | Izzet Coskun | Colors, the Zeta Function and the Moduli Space of Curves | 9 Feb 2001 | Nick Rogers | Things the NSA Doesn't Want You to Know or, Obsolete Factoring Techniques |
16 Feb 2001 | Peter Green | Special values of Hasse-Weil L-functions | 23 Feb 2001 | Deeppe Khosla | Quantum Cohomology, Or, what is this Mirror Symmetry thing, anyway? |
9 Mar 2001 | Vivek Mohta | Quantum Gravity No Strings Attached | 21 Sep 2001 | Spiro Karigiannis | Exceptional Algebras and Minimal Submanifolds Two Great Tastes that Taste Great Together |
2001-2002: organized by Izzet Coskun and Rob Neel
Date | Speaker | Title | Date | Speaker | Title |
28 Sep 2001 | Marty Weissman | Heisenburg - Physics = Phun | 5 Oct 2001 | Nick Ramsey | tau(n) ~ sigma_{11}(n) (mod *) could you be * ? come find out! |
19 Oct 2001 | Andy Neitzke | Topological Quantum Field Theory: Who's Afraid of Simon Donaldson? | 26 Oct 2001 | Edward Lee | The Geometry of Throwing Books It's All in the Wrist (and the Lagrangian Dynamics) |
30 Nov 2001 | Rosa Sena-Dias | Symplectic Underground | 1 Feb 2002 | Laura DeMarco | Entropy |
15 Feb 2002 | Soroosh Yazdani | Formal Languages and Number Theory | 22 Feb 2002 | Izzet Coskun | Billiards, Weierstrass Points and Brill-Noether Theory |
1 Mar 2002 | Deepee Khosla | The 0-Brane Meets the 2-Brane: Bundles on an Elliptic Curve | 8 Mar 2002 | Namhoon Kim | Critical Phenomena |
15 Mar 2002 | Jeng-Daw Yu | Algebraic Cycles | 5 Apr 2002 | Sabin Cautis | One Connexion Between The Temperley-Lieb Algebra And Combinatorics |
12 Apr 2002 | Michael Schein | Analysis over Totally Disconnected Fields. | 19 Apr 2002 | Florian Herzig | p(n) ~ 1/(4n3^{1/2}) e^{pi sqrt(2n/3)} |
25 Apr 2002 | Jonathan Kaplan | You Can Tell a Book by Its Cover: Calderon's Inverse Problem. |
2002-2003: organized by Florian Herzig and Michael Schein
Date | Speaker | Title | Date | Speaker | Title |
4 Oct 2002 | Nick Ramsey | If you're down with p, then you're down with me | 11 Oct 2002 | Erick Matsen | Visualizing Hodge: Seeing The Hodge Theorem In Three Dimensions |
18 Oct 2002 | Michael Schein | Transcendentalism Made Simple | 25 Oct 2002 | Matt Bainbridge | The Arithmetic-Geometric Mean, Theta Functions |
1 Nov 2002 | Sarah Dean | String Duality and the McKay Correspondence: | 8 Nov 2002 | Toby Gee | e^{pi sqrt(163)} |
22 Nov 2002 | Spiro Karigiannis | Behind the Green Door | 6 Dec 2002 | Marty Weissman | Grothenspock |
13 Dec 2002 | Stephanie Yang | I like fat points, and I cannot lie ... | 31 Jan 2003 | Pete Clark | On Beyond Line Bundles: The Brauer Group of Almost |
7 Feb 2003 | Teruyoshi Yoshida | How Far Did We Get Beyond X^{n}=1. | 14 Feb 2003 | Janet Chen | Public Key Cryptography |
21 Feb 2003 | Alex Pekker | Finding Some Order in Enough Disorder | 28 Feb 2003 | Maryam Mirzakhani | Counting Lattice Points and Symplectic Geometry |
7 Mar 2003 | Sabin Cautis | Pattern Algebras For Groups | 14 Mar 2003 | Izzet Coskun | The Mystic Hexagram and Configurations of Points |
4 Apr 2003 | Abhinav Kumar | The Ideal Suspects | 11 Apr 2003 | Sug-Woo Shin | How Far Can You Climb? |
18 Apr 2003 | Matt Bainbridge | The Circle Squared! | 3. Oct 2003 | Teruyoshi Yoshida | The Best Version of Galois Theory for You, With Love |
10. Oct 2003 | Jeng-Daw Yu | A Little Bit about Formal Groups | 24. Oct 2003 | Jay Pottharst | Many Twisted Interpolations, Part I Continued |
7. Nov 2003 | Cameron Freer | The Lunatic, the Lover and the Poet | 14. Nov 2003 | Ethan Cotterill | The idal suspects Part II: A gentle Application of Gröbner Bases |
12 Dec 2003 | Izzet Coskun | The story of K3s: An abridged history of the Harvard Math Department |
2003- 2004: organized by Alex Pekker, Sug-Woo Shin and Sonal Jain
Date | Speaker | Title | Date | Speaker | Title |
20. Feb 2004 | Alex Pekker | Dynamics on the Circle, or What I read for My Minor Thesis | 16. Apr 2004 | David Harvey | Selberg's Symmetry Formula And Why You Should Care (Part I) |
29. Apr 2004 | Jayce Getz | Borcherds Exponents of Modular Forms | 7. May 2004 | Jeehoon Park | Tate's Thesis |
14. May 2004 | Ciprian Manolescu | Quantum Topology and Gauge Theory |
2004-2005: organized by David Harvey and Jesse Kass
Date | Speaker | Title | Date | Speaker | Title |
8 Oct 2004 | Jonathan Pottharst | Black Magic | 15 Oct 2004 | Jesse Kass | Putting the Fun back in the FUNdamental group |
22 Oct 2004 | Sabin Cautis | Khovanov Homology | 29 Oct 2004 | Chung Pang Mok | Some calculus of differential equations (or early works of Deligne and Katz) |
12 Nov 2004 | Abhinav Kumar | Then a miracle occurs | 19 Nov 2004 | Kathy Paur | Virus: The Game |
3 Dec 2004 | Andrew Lobb | Jake's Thing | 10 Dec 2004 | Cameron Freer | General Deadlock Detection |
4 Feb 2005 | Florian Herzig | Ramanujan Redux | 11 Feb 2005 | David Harvey | Szemerédi's Theorem |
18 Feb 2005 | Kai-Wen Lan | Points at Infinity | 25 Feb 2005 | Ivan Petrakiev | Self associated sets of points in P^{n} |
4 Mar 2005 | Sug-Woo Shin | The World is Twisted | 18 Mar 2005 | Thomas Barnet-Lamb | The Dold Thom Theorem |
25 Mar 2005 | Teruyoshi Yoshida | Dividing Lemniscates | 8 Apr 2005 | Dawei Chen | How high can the genus be? |
15 Apr 2005 | Michael Schein | The Expanding Universe | 22 Apr 2005 | Ethan Cotterill | How to make random curves of genus up to 14 |
29 Apr 2005 | Valentino Tosatti | The geometry of hairy manifolds | 6 May 2005 | Andrew Dittmer | A Superficial Guide to Factoring Ideals in Shallow Fields |
2005-2006: organized by Sam Isaacson and Valentino Tosatti
Date | Speaker | Title | Date | Speaker | Title |
23 Sep 2005 | Teruyoshi Yoshida | Revising the Canon | 30 Sep 2005 | Dawei Chen | Counting Rational Curves |
7 Oct 2005 | Thomas Barnet-Lamb | Master Stacks | 14 Oct 2005 | Maksym Fedorchuk | Another way to Draw an Algebraic Curve |
21 Oct 2005 | Jay Pottharst | Brauer's Theorem and the Grothendieck Spectrum of a Finite Group | 28 Oct 2005 | Chung-Pang Mok | Trigonometric Solution to Pell Equation |
4 Nov 2005 | Rina Anno | The ADHM construction: from Yang Mills to coherent sheaves on P^{n} | 2 Dec 2005 | Chen-Yu Chi | Complex varieties are so real! |
9 Dec 2005 | Abhinav Kumar | Probabilistically checkable proofs | 16 Dec 2005 | Jesse Kass | The Inverse Galois Problem |
3 Feb 2006 | Lin Han | Eichler Shimura Theory | 9 Feb 2006 | Kai-Wen Lan | Thetanullwerte |
16 Feb 2006 | Valentino Tosatti | Uniqueness of CP^{n} | 2 Mar 2006 | Sam Isaacson | Formal Groups and Complex Cobordism |
9 Mar 2006 | Suh-Hyun Choi | Global Approximation Problem | 13 Mar 2006 | Evan Bullock | Circle Packing |
23 Mar 2006 | Jeechul Woo | Real simple Lie algebras | 6 Apr 2006 | Sug-Woo Shin | GL_{2} and quaternion algebras |
10 Apr 2006 | Michael Schein | The Bernstein Gelfand Gelfand Complex | 20 Apr 2006 | David Geraghty | Arakelov Geometry |
1 May 2006 | Samik Basu | Vector Fields on Spheres | 11 May 2006 | Thomas Handscomb | Surface Bundles Over Surfaces |
18 May 2006 | Ryan Reich | Geometry of Moduli Problems | 26 May 2006 | Aleksandar Subotic | A Nonsqueezing Theorem Via Floer Theory |
2006-2007: organized by Ryan Reich and Ruifang Song
Date | Speaker | Title | Date | Speaker | Title |
22 Sep 2006 | Valentino Tosatti | The Lefschetz fixed point formula | 29 Sep 2006 | Jonathan Pottharst | Discuss your favorite Galois representation in ten words or less |
6 Oct 2006 | Maksym Fedorchuk | Algebraic surfaces: from Enriques to Mori | 13 Oct 2006 | Reid Barton | Cartier Foata Theory |
20 Oct 2006 | Chen-Yu Chi | Complex varieties are really real! | 27 Oct 2006 | Thomas Barnet-Lamb | How to vote |
3 Nov 2006 | Samuel Isaacson | Homotopy everything | 17 Nov 2006 | David Harvey | Computing 2 x 2 for large values of 2 |
1 Dec 2006 | Dawei Chen | Counting covers of an ellipitic curve | 8 Dec 2006 | Ryan Reich | The Multiplicity One theorems |
2 Feb 2007 | David Smyth | Uniformity of Rational Points | 8 Feb 2007 | Jesse Kass | NOT a Talk About Stacks |
15 Feb 2007 | Lin Han | There are no abelian varieties over Z | 22 Feb 2007 | Sug-Woo Shin | Bruhat-Tits building |
1 Mar 2007 | Ji Oon Lee | Symmetric, but not self-adjoint | 8 Mar 2007 | David Roe | Sums of squares formulas |
15 Mar 2007 | Kai-Wen Lan | Fair Chance | 13 Apr 2007 | Samik Basu | The Hairy Ball Theorem and the Brouwer fixed point theorem |
20 Apr 2007 | Andrew Lobb | My name is, and I am a number theorist | 27 Apr 2007 | Stewart Wilcox | Who needs inverses anyway? |
4 May 2007 | Cameron Freer | 050407 Trees in One |
2007-2008: organized by Si Li and Chung-Jun Tsai.
Date | Speaker | Title | Date | Speaker | Title |
27 Sep 2007 | Dawei Chen | G.I.T. | 4 Oct 2007 | Anh-Vinh Le | Why does characteristic polynomial factor? |
11 Oct 2007 | Jesse Kass | Is M_{g} connected? | 18 Oct 2007 | Reid Barton | Representation theory of the symmetric group |
25 Oct 2007 | Jeechul Woo | How can we find elliptic curves having many rational points? | 1 Nov 2007 | PoNing Chen | Framed Cobordism |
15 Nov 2007 | Aaron Silberstein | Descent and Cohomology | 29 Nov 2007 | Harald Helfgott (IAS/Bristol) | Growth in groups - Abelian and otherwise |
6 Dec 2007 | David Harvey | What does C_{p} look like? | 14 Dec 2007 | Frederick Van-Der-Wyck | A practical introduction to deformation theory |
31 Jan 2008 | Valentino Tosatti | Kähler, Calabi and Yau | 8 Feb 2008 | Samuel Isaacson | Brown representability |
14 Feb 2008 | Ji Oon Lee | Certain types of the uncertainty principle | 21 Feb 2008 | Evan Bullock | Coupling from the Past |
28 Feb 2008 | Ryan Reich | Basic Calculus | 7 Mar 2008 | Samik Basu | Pontrjagin classes and some homotopic manifolds which are not diffeomorphic |
13 Mar 2008 | Ruifang Song | Du Val singularities and McKay correspondence | 20 Mar 2008 | Ming-Tao Chuan | Balanced, but not Kähler |
3 Apr 2008 | Kai-Wen Lan | Duality and Plethysm | 10 Apr 2008 | David Roe | Automorphisms of Riemann Surfaces |
17 Apr 2008 | Chung-Jun Tsai | Gauss-Bonnet | 24 Apr 2008 | Si Li | Rational curves in P^{2} |
1 May 2008 | Thomas Koberda | Homology 3-Spheres and Mapping Class Groups |
2008-2009: organized by Kathy Körner and Thomas Koberda
Date | Speaker | Title | Date | Speaker | Title |
25 Sep 2008 | Yi Li | The Combinatorics of Hodge Integrals | 2 Oct 2008 | Eric Wofsey | How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Transfinite Induction |
9 Oct 2008 | Aaron Silberstein | Intersection Homology: Saving Poincaré Duality | 16 Oct 2008 | Sam Isaacson | Stable Splittings of Spaces |
23 Oct 2008 | Thomas Barnet-Lamb | How to Vote | 30 Oct 2008 | Ethan Street | The Geometry of Rigid Body Dynamics, or, How Not to Throw Books |
6 Nov 2008 | Kathy Körner | A Brief Overview of the Philosophy of Mathematics | 13 Nov 2008 | Jack Huizenga | How To Count Like Schubert |
20 Nov 2008 | Carl Erickson | Modular Forms and You | 27 Nov 2008 | Thanksgiving | No Seminar. |
4 Dec 2008 | Maryanthe Malliaris (UC Berkeley) | Pseudofinite sets | 11 Dec 2008 | Thomas Koberda | How to Abelianize Groups That Are Difficult to Abelianize |
5 Feb 2009 | Valentino Tosatti | Metric Sociology | 12 Feb 2009 | Samik Basu | Hirzebruch Problem 8 |
19 Feb 2009 | Chen-Yu Chi | Be Rational, Geometry! | 26 Feb 2009 | David Roe | The Weil Conjectures |
5 Mar 2009 | Ana Caraiani | Stacks for Dummies | 12 Mar 2009 | Si Li | Feynman Integrals and Three-fold Invariants |
19 Mar 2009 | Tanya Kobylyatskaya | A Gentle Introduction to Heegaard Floer Homology | 2 Apr 2009 | Ryan Reich | Evaluating Bézout's Theorem |
9 Apr 2009 | Yu-Shen Lin | Mirror Symmetry and Predicting Enumerative Invariants | 16 Apr 2009 | David Geraghty | Representations of Gal(Q/Q) |
23 Apr 2009 | Jack Thorne | Toric Varieties | 30 Apr 2009 | Aleksandar Subotic | Homological Homological Mirror Symmetry for the Elliptic Curve |
2009-2010: organized by Giulio Tiozzo and Jack Thorne
Date | Speaker | Title | Date | Speaker | Title |
10 Sep 2009 | Jack Huizenga | How to count like Michel Chasles (and not like Jakob Steiner) | 17 Sep 2009 | Nicolás Ojeda Bär | The Standard Conjectures |
24 Sep 2009 | Ana Caraiani | An Introduction To Stacks | 1 Oct 2009 | Ethan Street | 3-manifolds that go bump in the night |
9 Oct 2009 | Thomas Koberda | When can we expect K(G,1) to be finite dimensional? | 15 Oct 2009 | Eric Wofsey | Homotopy associativity and commutativity |
22 Oct 2009 | Aaron Silberstein | Two Curves, One Cusp | 29 Oct 2009 | Oleg Ivrii | Centaurs Squared |
5 Nov 2009 | Wushi Goldring | Unifying Themes Suggested By Belyi's Theorem | 12 Nov 2009 | Carl Erickson | The Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer Conjecture |
19 Nov 2009 | Sam Raskin | Faiscism | 3 Dec 2009 | Anand Deopurkar | How non-complete is M_{g}? |
11 Feb 2010 | Giulio Tiozzo | Torus diffeomorphisms vs. common sense | 18 Feb 2010 | Jack Thorne | Equidistribution in number theory |
25 Feb 2010 | David Roe | Coxeter Groups and 4-dimensional Polytopes | 4 Mar 2010 | Andrei Negut | Attractors and epsilon-invisible sets |
11 Mar 2010 | Anand Patel | 12 Points on P^{1} | 25 Mar 2010 | Tanya Kobylyatskaya | Knot Theory |
8 Apr 2010 | Bao Le Hung | Derived category of coherent sheaves | 15 Apr 2010 | Hansheng Diao | Quantum Unique Ergodicity --- from quantum physics to number theory |
22 Apr 2010 | Ronen Mukamel | Billiards on a Regular Pentagon |
2010-2011: organized by Hansheng Diao and Aliakbar Daemi
Date | Speaker | Title | Date | Speaker | Title |
23 Sep 2010 | Nicolas Ojeda Bar | Modular forms and Galois representations | 30 Sep 2010 | Jack Thorne | Rational double points |
7 Oct 2010 | Thomas Koberda | The large-scale geometry of groups | 14 Oct 2010 | Yi Li | Calderon-Zygmund decomposition and Harnack inequality |
21 Oct 2010 | Stergios Antonakoudis | On Rigidity of Maps of Closed Riemann Surfaces | 28 Oct 2010 | Oleg Ivrii | The Winning Code |
4 Nov 2010 | Andrew Dittmer | Strangely Symmetric Curves | 18 Nov 2010 | Carl Erickson | Hilbert's Fourteenth problem |
02 Dec 2010 | Nathan Kaplan | Lattice Packings of Spheres | 17 Feb 2011 | Giulio Tiozzo I Knead U | |
24 Feb 2011 | Samuel Raskin | When do differential equations have meromorphic solutions? | 03 Mar 2011 | Ryosuke Takahashi | The Bernstein Problem |
10 Mar 2011 | Nathan Pflueger | Tropical Riemann-Roch | 24 Mar 2011 | Eric Wofsey | Topological Abelian Groups |
31 Mar 2011 | Anand Deopurkar | What can be computed in mathematics? | 07 Apr 2011 | Andrei Negut | Laumon |
14 Apr 2011 | Aaron Silberstein | Nilpotent Groups and Their Lie Algebras | 21 Apr 2011 | Jerry Wang | BCGRS - Baby Coxeter Groups and Root Systems |
2011-2012: organized by Eric Riedl and Omar Antolin Camarena
Date | Speaker | Title | Date | Speaker | Title |
22 Sep 2011 | Omar Antolin Camarena | Tiling polygons by similar polygons | 29 Sep 2011 | Jeff Kuan | Interlacing particle systems |
06 Oct 2011 | Matthew Woolf | Amenable Groups | 13 Oct 2011 | Ryosuke Takahashi | Minkowski's Problem |
20 Oct 2011 | Eric Riedl | The Syzygy | 27 Oct 2011 | Nathan Pflueger | Semigroups and curves |
03 Nov 2011 | Stergios Antonakoudis | Dynamics on Mg | 10 Nov 2011 | Jerry Wang | BCGRS II - Baby Coxeter Groups and Root Systems II |
17 Nov 2011 | Chao Li | Shimura Curves | 01 Dec 2011 | Charmaine Sia | Surgery on manifolds |
08 Dec 2011 | Hansheng Diao | Arithmetic Progressions in Primes | 26 Jan 2012 | Anand Deopurkar | Can you solve the quintic? |
02 Feb 2012 | Aaron Silberstein | TBA | 09 Feb 2012 | Nathan Kaplan | Incidence Problems in the Plane |
16 Feb 2012 | George Boxer | Crystals, Young Tableaux, Littelmann Paths, and Representation Theory | 23 Feb 2012 | Ethan Street | The Dzhanibekov Effect, or The Tennis Racket Theorem |
01 Mar 2012 | Carl Erickson | The Siegel Zero | 08 Mar 2012 | Giulio Tiozzo | Apollonian circle packings |
22 Mar 2012 | Gabriel Bujokas | Poncelet's Porism | 29 Mar 2012 | Aliakbar Daemi | Lie Geometry |
05 Apr 2012 | Atanas Atanasov | Topology of hypersurface singularities | 12 Apr 2012 | Yu-Shen Lin | Mirror Symmetry from SYZ |
19 Apr 2012 | Pei-Yu Tsai | Spherical Whittaker functions |
2012-2013: organized by Peter Smillie and Chen-Chiang Tsai
Date | Speaker | Title | Date | Speaker | Title |
13 Sep 2012 | Aliakbar Daemi | Infinite Dimensional Morse Theory for Low Dimensional Manifolds | 20 Sep 2012 | Omar Antolin Camarena | No Wandering Domains |
27 Sep 2012 | Cheng-Chiang Tsai | Localization to 27 Lines on the Cubic Surface | 04 Oct 2012 | Jie Zhou | Monodromy, Moduli Spaces and Mirror Manifolds |
11 Oct 2012 | Chao Li | Mumford Curves | 18 Oct 2012 | Benjamin Stetler | Information Theory and the Channel Coding Theorem |
25 Oct 2012 | Konstantin Matveev | Limits of Random Structures | 01 Nov 2012 | Oleg Ivrii | Moduli of Curves |
08 Nov 2012 | Jeffrey Kuan | The Representation Theory and Combinatorics behind Random Partitions | 15 Nov 2012 | Nathan Pflueger | Rational Normal Scrolls |
29 Nov 2012 | Ryosuke Takahashi | Maximum Principle for Second Order Fully Nonlinear Elliptic Equations | 06 Dec 2012 | Pei-Yu Tsai | Local New Forms for A_n |
31 Jan 2013 | Eric Riedl | Brauer Groups | 14 Feb 2013 | Gijs Heuts | Quillen Homology |
21 Feb 2013 | Philip Tynan | Using Link Theory to Understand the Isotopies of Real Algebraic Curves | 28 Feb 2013 | Peter Smillie | Geometry of diffeomorphism groups |
07 Mar 2013 | Francesco Cavazzani | From 3264 conics to wonderful compactifications | 14 Mar 2013 | Thanos Papaioannou | The non-abelian p-curvature conjecture |
28 Mar 2013 | Jerry Wang | To count or not to count | 11 Apr 2013 | Alex Perry | Fundamental groups of projective varieties |
18 Apr 2013 | Carl Wang Erickson | Quivers | 25 Apr 2013 | Benjamin Stetler | Doing Analysis by Tossing a Coin |
02 May 2013 | Nathan Kaplan | Zeta Functions of Groups and Rings' |
2013-2014: organized by Erick Knight and Lukas Brantner
Date | Speaker | Title | Date | Speaker | Title |
12 Sep 2013 | Tom Lovering | p-adic L-functions and Iwasawa Main Conjectures | 19 Sep 2013 | Eric Riedl | Complete Families of Smooth Curves |
26 Sep 2013 | Justin Campbell | Geometric Class Field Theory after Deligne | 03 Oct 2013 | Francesco Cavazzani | ADE Singularities and Slodowy Slices |
10 Oct 2013 | Omar Antolin-Camarena | Homotopy Theory in the Foundations of Mathematics | 17 Oct 2013 | George Boxer | Congruences of Modular Forms and Galois Representations |
24 Oct 2013 | Gijs Heuts | Some Elements in Stable Homotopy Groups of Spheres | 31 Oct 2013 | Chao Li | Deligne-Lustig Curves |
7 November 2013 | Erick Knight | Period 3 Implies Chaos | 14 November 2013 | Jeff Kuan | The Kardar-Parisi-Zhang equation |
21 November 2013 | Nathan Pflueger | TBD | 12 December 2013 | Andrew Dittmer | Shintani + Tate = ? |
6 Feb 2014 | Stergios Antonakoudis | Measured Foliations and Riemann Surfaces | 13 Feb 2014 | Cheng-Chiang Tsai | Local transfer and Langlands correspondence |
20 Feb 2014 | Ben Landon | Anderson Localization | 27 Feb 2014 | Krishanu Sankar | Markov Chains and Spectral Gaps |
5 March 2014 | Ananth Shankar | Artin's Primitive Root Conjecture |
2014-2015: organized by Ben Landon and Max Menzies
Date | Speaker | Title | Date | Speaker | Title |
18 September 2014 | Omar Antolín Camarena | Integral geometry in the plane | 25 September 2014 | Yihang Zhu | Tamagawa numbers and volumes of certain fundamental domains |
2 October 2014 | George Boxer | Spaces of lattices and reciprocity laws | 9 October 2014 | Francesco Cavazzani | Murphy's law in algebraic geometry |
16 October 2014 | Eric Riedl | Potential density of quartic threefolds | 22 October 2014 (special date!) | Phil Tynan | Irrationality of cubic threefolds |
31 October 2014 | Boyu Zhang | The Weinstein conjecture | Eduard Duryev | The Bernstein-Kushnirenko theorem and other links between polytopes and algebraic geometry | 13 November 2014 |
Tom Lovering | Transcendental Galois theory and motives | 20 November 2014 | Jon Zhu | Curvature flow for curves and surfaces | 27 November 2014 |
11 February 2015 | Erick Knight | Folding algebraic numbers | 18 February 2015 | Koji Shimizu | Equidistribution of Gauss sums over finite fields |
25 February 2015 | Justin Campbell | Geometric representation theory of SL2(R) | 4 March 2015 | Chao Li | K_2 and L functions of elliptic curves |
11 March 2015 | Yihang Zhu | Language and Zeta functions | 25 March 2015 | Cheng-Chiang Tsai | The Springer correspondence |
1 April 2015 | Krishanu Sankar | Brauer Lifting | 8 April 2015 | Yunqing Tang | The Grothendieck period conjecture |
15 April 2015 | Ananth Shankar | CM points on a product of two modular curves | 24 April 2015 | Konstantin Matveev | ASM, DPP, 6V DWBC and what all these letters mean |
29 April 2015 | Fan Wei | Large graphs want to talk to us |
2015-2016: organized by Yu-Wei Fan and Yusheng Luo
Date | Speaker | Title | Date | Speaker | Title |
17 September 2015 | Ben Landon | The central limit theorem | 24 September 2015 | Yunqing Tang | The Andre-Oort conjecture and abelian varieties isogenous to no Jacobian |
1 October 2015 | Francesco Cavazzani | Weyl exceptional groups in real life | 8 October 2015 | Lynnelle Ye | Newman's very short proof of the Prime Number Theorem |
15 October 2015 | Jonathan Zhu | Hearing the shape of a triangle | 22 October 2015 | Tom Lovering | The Infinitesimal Site and de Rham Cohomology |
29 October 2015 | Justin Campbell | The equivariant cohomology of a point | 5 November 2015 | Yusheng Luo | Primes, Periodic Points and Closed Geodesics |
12 November 2015 | Akhil Mathew | Thomason's etale descent theorem in algebraic K-theory | 19 November 2015 | Jiaoyang Huang | The semicircle distribution |
3 December 2015 | Hunter Spink | Why do fields of characteristic zero exist? | 3 February 2016 | Erick Knight | The Emperor and His Money |
10 February 2016 | Koji Shimizu | Galois coverings of an algebraic curve | 17 February 2016 | Chi-Yun Hsu | Hyperelliptic Modular Curves |
25 February 2016 | Yihang Zhu | Proving the Riemann-Roch using the Selberg trace formula | 2 March 2016 | Yixiang Mao | Large Deviations Theory --- Theory for the rare events |
10 March 2016 | Jun Hou Fung | Posets and finite spaces | 23 March 2016 | Ananth Shankar | Algebraic solutions of differential equations |
30 March 2016 | Yu-Wei Fan | An exercise in mirror symmetry | 13 April 2016 | Konstantin Matveev | Many faces of Macdonald polynomials |
27 April 2016 | Yong Suk Moon | 15 theorem and 290 theorem |
2016: organized by Amol Aggarwal, Jake Marcinek and Alex Smith
Date | Speaker | Title | Date | Speaker | Title |
22 September 2016 | Dennis Tseng | How to parameterize a hypersurface | 29 September 2016 | Erick Knight | Algebraic geometry for people who know neither algebra nor geometry |
6 October 2016 | Yuval Dor | Model theory for people who know neither models nor theory | 13 October 2016 | Hunter Spink | The Friendship Theorem for people that don't know theorems and have no friends |
20 October 2016 | Chi-Yun Hsu | Various compactifications of Siegel moduli variety | 27 October 2016 | Tom Lovering | Philosophy and Functional Equations: Cox's Derivation of Probability |
3 November 2016 | Yusheng Luo | Dominoes! | 10 November 2016 | Koji Shimizu | How to compute a trace |
17 November 2016 | Krishanu Shankar | The Steenrod Algebra | 8 December 2016 | Yihang Zhu | Comparing Tamagawa numbers of different groups |
2017: organized by Yifei Zhao, Geoffrey Smith, Akhil Mathew
Date | Speaker | Title | Date | Speaker | Title |
16 February 2017 | Jun Hou Fung | How to take a derivative | 23 February 2017 | Alexander Smith | Prime divisors as a Poisson process |
7 March 2017 | Amol Aggarwal | Enumerating Self-Avoiding Walks | 23 March 2017 | Geoffrey Smith | Coding theory for the working theoretical mathematician |
30 March 2017 | Justin Campbell | Semi-infinite Linear Algebra | 6 April 2017 | Ananth Shankar | |
The Riemann Hypothesis and prime numbers | 13 April 2017 | Hunter Spink | Optimal end-game strategy for Dots and Boxes | 20 April 2017 | Morgan Opie |
4 May 2017 | Lukas Brantner | Discrete Morse Theory and Andre-Quillen Homology | 11 May 2017 | Changho Han | Point-counting via cut-and-paste |
2018-2019: organized by Peter S. Park and Tina Torkaman
Date | Speaker | Title | Date | Speaker | Title |
28 September 2018 | Elliot Glazer | Infinite Prisoner Puzzles: A Practical Approach | 5 October 2018 | Karl Winsor | Tinker Toys |
12 October 2018 | Peter S. Park | Fixed Point Theorems | 19 October 2018 | Arnav Tripathy | Some Cohomology Theories |
26 October 2018 | Alexander Smith | Separation Separation | 2 November 2018 | Charles Wang | Gröbner Basics |
9 November 2018 | Dexter Chua | Logic and Applications | 16 November 2018 | Kevin Lin | F(1, 1/2, 1/2; z) |
30 November 2018 | Joshua Wang | Visualizing in Three and Four Dimensions | 7 December 2018 | Tina Torkaman | How Many Maps? |
14 December 2018 | Morgan Opie | A Different Type of Math | 1 February 2019 | Sahana Vasudevan | Hamiltonian Diffeomorphism Groups |
8 February 2019 | David Yang | Motives and Stuff | 15 February 2019 | Siyan Daniel Li | DL (and maybe DL): by DL |
22 February 2019 | Dexter Chua | Cohomology Operations and Homology Cooperations | 8 March 2019 | Vaughan McDonald | Galois Theory, but Different |
15 March 2019 | Sasha Petrov | Weil and Dwork | 29 March 2019 | Kevin Lin | Xâ~B~A(13) |
5 April 2019 | Geoff Smith | Why do birational Calabi-Yau threefolds have equal Hodge numbers? | 12 April 2019 | Ziquan Yang | A sketch of perverse sheaves |
25 April 2019 at 12:30pm | Charles Wang | Buildings | 26 April 2019 | Kai Xu | Motivic integration and an application |
3 May 2019 at 12:30pm | Joshua Wang | The Smooth Poincare Conjecture and the Complex Projective Plane | |||
2019-2020: organized by Kevin Lin
Date | Speaker | Title | Date | Speaker | Title |
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(x_{n}) Δx = ∫ f(x) dx and Some Questions About Science | 28 February 2020 | Geoff Smith | Random Hyperplane Slicing and the Bertini Irreducibility Theorem |
4 March 2020 | Sasha Petrov | Phyllotaxis |