# VIGRE Seminars

The VIGRE seminar courses are a key innovative feature of our VIGRE program. Here are some of the benefits to participation in these seminars.

- Students get to experience what mathematical research involves, they are exposed to new areas of mathematics (often ones not covered in the standard curriculum), they improve their communication skills, they participate in collaborative research. They also receive regular course credit.
- Advanced students learn about mentoring other students.
- Postdocs gain experience in directing research.
- Senior faculty get to work with enthusiastic younger participants. They also may get teaching credit.

Here is what's planned for next semester:

** Summer/Fall 2004 **

- Summer 2004 - - Matrix Analysis and Wavelets by Dave Larson, David Redett and Keri Kornelson (combined with REU program).
- Summer 2004 - - Modeling Complex Ecosystems by Jay Walton, Tom Wehrly, Paulo Lima-Filho (combined with REU program).
- Summer 2004 - - Computational Algebraic Geometry by Maurice Rojas and Leah Gold (combined with REU program).

What follows is a reverse chronological list of our VIGRE seminars with links to more detailed information about each seminar. Although the effective date of the VIGRE award was July 1, 2000, the department internally funded some seminars prior to that date as "test runs".

- Spring 2004
- Modeling in Cardio-vascular mechanics (continuation) by Jay Walton, K. Rajagopal and Laura Ritter
- Shape Theory by Peter Stiller

- Fall 2003
- Modeling in Cardio-vascular mechanics by Jay Walton and K. Rajagopal

- Summer 2003
- Matrix Analysis and Wavelets by Dave Larson, Ken Dykema and Keri Kornelson (combined with REU program).
- Modeling Complex Ecosystems by Jay Walton (combined with REU program).

- Spring 2003
- Algorithmic Number Theory and Applications by Maurice Rojas
- Invariant Subspace Theory by Carl Pearcy
- Mathematical Methods in Classical Mechanics by Peter Kuchment
- Frames, Group Representations and Wavelets by Ken Dykema, Keri Kornelson and Nico Spronk

- Fall 2002
- Summer 2002
- A tapas of algebra, geometry, and combinatorics
- Matrix Analysis and Wavelet Theory (combined with REU)
- Modeling Complex Ecosystems (combined with REU)

- Spring 2002
- Fall 2001
- Summer 2001
- Spring 2001
- Fall 2000
- Summer 2000
- Spring 2000
- Fall 1999