AMS Student Chapter Seminar
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.
- When: Wednesdays, 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM
- Where: Van Vleck, 9th floor lounge (unless otherwise announced)
- Organizers: Daniel Hast, Ryan Julian, Cullen McDonald, Zachary Charles
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.
The schedule of talks from past semesters can be found here.
January 25, Brandon Alberts
Title: Ultraproducts - they aren't just for logicians
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.
February 1, Megan Maguire
Title: Hyperbolic crochet workshop
February 8, Cullen McDonald
February 15, Paul Tveite
Title: Fun with Hamel Bases!
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.
February 22, Wil Cocke
Title: Practical Graph Isomorphism
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, Megan Maguire
March 7, TBA
March 15, Zachary Charles
Title: Netflix Problem and Chill
Abstract: How are machine learning, matrix analysis, and Napoleon Dynamite related? Come find out!