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The AMS Student Chapter Seminar is an informal, graduate student-run seminar on a wide range of mathematical topics. Pastries (usually donuts) will be provided.
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The AMS Student Chapter Seminar (aka Donut Seminar) is an informal, graduate student seminar on a wide range of mathematical topics. The goal of the seminar is to promote community building and give graduate students an opportunity to communicate fun, accessible math to their peers in a stress-free (but not sugar-free) environment. Pastries (usually donuts) will be provided.
  
 
* '''When:''' Wednesdays, 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM
 
* '''When:''' Wednesdays, 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM
 
* '''Where:''' Van Vleck, 9th floor lounge (unless otherwise announced)
 
* '''Where:''' Van Vleck, 9th floor lounge (unless otherwise announced)
* '''Organizers:''' [https://www.math.wisc.edu/~hast/ Daniel Hast], [https://www.math.wisc.edu/~mrjulian/ Ryan Julian], Cullen McDonald, [https://www.math.wisc.edu/~zcharles/ Zachary Charles]
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* '''Organizers:''' [https://people.math.wisc.edu/~ywu495/ Yandi Wu], Maya Banks
  
Everyone is welcome to give a talk. To sign up, please contact one of the organizers with a title and abstract. Talks are 30 minutes long and should avoid assuming significant mathematical background beyond first-year graduate courses.
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Everyone is welcome to give a talk. To sign up, please contact one of the organizers with a title and abstract. Talks are 25 minutes long and should avoid assuming significant mathematical background beyond first-year graduate courses.
  
 
The schedule of talks from past semesters can be found [[AMS Student Chapter Seminar, previous semesters|here]].
 
The schedule of talks from past semesters can be found [[AMS Student Chapter Seminar, previous semesters|here]].
  
== Spring 2017 ==
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== Fall 2021 ==
  
=== January 25, Brandon Alberts ===
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=== September 29, John Cobb ===
  
Title: Ultraproducts - they aren't just for logicians
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Title: Rooms on a Sphere
  
Abstract: If any of you have attended a logic talk (or one of Ivan's donut seminar talks) you may have learned about ultraproducts as a weird way to mash sets together to get bigger sets in a nice way. Something particularly useful to set theorists, but maybe not so obviously useful to the rest of us. I will give an accessible introduction to ultraproducts and motivate their use in other areas of mathematics.
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Abstract: A classic combinatorial lemma becomes very simple to state and prove when on the surface of a sphere, leading to easy constructive proofs of some other well known theorems.
  
=== February 1, Megan Maguire ===
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=== October 6, Karan Srivastava ===
  
Title: Hyperbolic crochet workshop
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Title: An 'almost impossible' puzzle and group theory
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Abstract: You're given a chessboard with a randomly oriented coin on every square and a key hidden under one of them; player one knows where the key is and flips a single coin; player 2, using only the information of the new coin arrangement must determine where the key is. Is there a winning strategy? In this talk, we will explore this classic puzzle in a more generalized context, with n squares and d sided dice on every square. We'll see when the game is solvable and in doing so, see how the answer relies on group theory and the existence of certain groups.
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=== October 13, John Yin ===
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Title: TBA
  
 
Abstract: TBA
 
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=== February 8, Cullen McDonald ===
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=== October 20, Varun Gudibanda ===
  
=== February 15, Paul Tveite ===
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Title: TBA
  
Title: Fun with Hamel Bases!
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Abstract: TBA
  
Abstract: If we view the real numbers as a vector field over the rationals, then of course they have a basis (assuming the AOC). This is called a Hamel basis and allows us to do some cool things. Among other things, we will define two periodic functions that sum to the identity function.
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=== October 27, Andrew Krenz ===
  
=== February 22, Wil Cocke ===
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Title: The 3-sphere via the Hopf fibration
  
Title: Practical Graph Isomorphism
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Abstract: The Hopf fibration is a map from $S^3$ to $S^2$.  The preimage (or fiber) of every point under this map is a copy of $S^1$.  In this talk I will explain exactly how these circles “fit together” inside the 3-sphere.  Along the way we’ll discover some other interesting facts in some hands-on demonstrations using paper and scissors.  If there is time I hope to also relate our new understanding of $S^3$ to some other familiar models.
  
Abstract: Some graphs are different and some graphs are the same. Sometimes graphs differ only in name. When you give me a graph, you've picked an order. But, is it the same graph across every border?
 
  
=== March 1, Liban Mohamed ===
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=== November 3, TBA ===
  
Title: Strichartz Estimates from Qualitative to Quantitative
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Title: TBA
  
Abstract: Strichartz estimates are inequalities that give one way understand the decay of solutions to dispersive PDEs. This talk is an attempt to reconcile the formal statements with physical intuition.
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=== March 8, TBA ===
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=== November 10, TBA ===
  
=== March 15, TBA ===
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=== March 29, TBA ===
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=== November 17, TBA ===
  
=== April 5, TBA ===
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=== April 12, TBA ===
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=== April 19, TBA ===
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=== November 24, TBA ===
  
=== April 26, TBA ===
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=== May 3, TBA ===
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=== December 1, TBA ===
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Latest revision as of 15:39, 1 October 2021

The AMS Student Chapter Seminar (aka Donut Seminar) is an informal, graduate student seminar on a wide range of mathematical topics. The goal of the seminar is to promote community building and give graduate students an opportunity to communicate fun, accessible math to their peers in a stress-free (but not sugar-free) environment. Pastries (usually donuts) will be provided.

  • When: Wednesdays, 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM
  • Where: Van Vleck, 9th floor lounge (unless otherwise announced)
  • Organizers: Yandi Wu, Maya Banks

Everyone is welcome to give a talk. To sign up, please contact one of the organizers with a title and abstract. Talks are 25 minutes long and should avoid assuming significant mathematical background beyond first-year graduate courses.

The schedule of talks from past semesters can be found here.

Fall 2021

September 29, John Cobb

Title: Rooms on a Sphere

Abstract: A classic combinatorial lemma becomes very simple to state and prove when on the surface of a sphere, leading to easy constructive proofs of some other well known theorems.

October 6, Karan Srivastava

Title: An 'almost impossible' puzzle and group theory

Abstract: You're given a chessboard with a randomly oriented coin on every square and a key hidden under one of them; player one knows where the key is and flips a single coin; player 2, using only the information of the new coin arrangement must determine where the key is. Is there a winning strategy? In this talk, we will explore this classic puzzle in a more generalized context, with n squares and d sided dice on every square. We'll see when the game is solvable and in doing so, see how the answer relies on group theory and the existence of certain groups.

October 13, John Yin

Title: TBA

Abstract: TBA

October 20, Varun Gudibanda

Title: TBA

Abstract: TBA

October 27, Andrew Krenz

Title: The 3-sphere via the Hopf fibration

Abstract: The Hopf fibration is a map from $S^3$ to $S^2$. The preimage (or fiber) of every point under this map is a copy of $S^1$. In this talk I will explain exactly how these circles “fit together” inside the 3-sphere. Along the way we’ll discover some other interesting facts in some hands-on demonstrations using paper and scissors. If there is time I hope to also relate our new understanding of $S^3$ to some other familiar models.


November 3, TBA

Title: TBA

Abstract: TBA

November 10, TBA

Title: TBA

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November 17, TBA

Title: TBA

Abstract: TBA

November 24, TBA

Title: TBA

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December 1, TBA

Title: TBA

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December 8, TBA

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