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Events for March 21, 2018 from General and Seminar calendars

Noncommutative Geometry Seminar

Time: 2:00PM - 2:50PM

Location: BLOC 628

Speaker: Hongzhi Liu , Texas A&M University and Shanghai Center of Mathematical Sci

Title: Some notes on higher rho invariant

Abstract: In this talk I would like to introduce the higher rho invariant as an obstruction class. I will then focus on its applications in topology and show how to define additive higher rho map from the structure group of a topological manifold to the K theory of a certain obstruction C*-algebra. At last I hope to talk about the product formula for higher rho invariants.

First Year Graduate Student Seminar

Time: 5:30PM - 6:30PM

Location: BLOC 628

Speaker: Peter Howard

Title: Jobs in the profession


Time: 6:00PM - 7:00PM

Location: BLOC 22

Speaker: Dr. Frank Sottile, Texas A&M University, Department of Mathematics

Title: Some Algebraic Geometry in Applications

Abstract: Algebraic geometry is the study of sets which arise as the common zeroes to a collection of polynomials. It is a deep and powerful subject, combining geometric intuition with algebraic precision. It is also increasingly a useful tool in applications of mathematics, for whenever polynomials arise, the methods of algebraic geometry may be brought to bear on the problem at hand. I will illustrate this growing trend through a series of interrelated examples of algebraic geometry arising in applications.