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
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:
- easy to understand,
- accessible for a first year graduate student, and
- (almost) proof free, focussing on intuition instead.
- GOAL: The goal of this seminar is to:
- provide graduate students with quality overviews about key topics in algebra and geometry,
- give students ideas of what they might want to explore in the future, and
- aide in making other related seminars (such as the Geometry Seminar, the Algebra & Combinatorics Seminar, or the upcoming TAGS and SLAM conferences) more accessible.
- 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"