Junior Algebra & Geometry Seminar

- Spring 2016 -

TIME: Tuesday 4:10 - 5:00 pm.

ROOM: 628.

ORGANIZERS: Timo de Wolff and Taylor Brysiewicz.
Email: dewolff(at)math.tamu.edu, tbrysiewicz(at)math.tamu.edu

CONTENT: The talks in this seminar will be given by a (different) faculty member every week. Each will focus on a "general topic" in algebra or geometry and will be:

GOAL: The goal of this seminar is to:
SCHEDULE:
Jan 26: Short organizational meeting.
Feb 2: Kevin Kordek: "What is a fundamental group and a covering space?"
Feb 9: Anne Shiu: "What should I know about discrete geometry?"
Feb 16: Timo de Wolff: "What is tropical geometry?"
Feb 23: Chris O'Neill: "What should I know about resolutions of ideals?"
Mar 1: Sarah Witherspoon "What is cohomology?"
Mar 8: Maurice Rojas: "What is complexity theory?"
Mar 15: SPRING BREAK
Mar 22: JM Landsberg: "What is the Hilbert scheme of points?"
Mar 29: Laura Matusevich: "What is a moduli space?"
Apr 5: Frank Sottile: "What is a toric variety?"
Apr 12: Greg Pearlstein: "What is an abelian variety?"
Apr 19: Maxson Lectures; no Junior Algebra & Geometry Seminar.
Apr 26: Matt Papanikolas: "Elliptic curves and arithmetic"