Junior Algebra & Geometry Seminar
- Spring 2017 -
- TIME: 4:00-5:00.
- 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 or senior graduate student 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
- aid in making other related seminars (such as the Geometry Seminar, the Algebra & Combinatorics Seminar) more accessible.
- Jan 25: Short organizational meeting.
- Jan 31: Anne Shiu: "What should I know about discrete geometry?"
- Feb 07: Timo de Wolff: "Introduction to Tropical Geometry"
- Feb 14: Zheng Zhang: "What are ADE Singularities?"
- Feb 21: Kevin Kordek: "What is a Sheaf?"
- Mar 7: Kevin Kordek: "What is a Scheme?"
- Mar 21: Xiaoxian Tang: "Introduction to Real Root Classification"
- Mar 28: Link to Foias Lecture(No JAG due to Foias Lecture)
- Apr 04: Jens Forsgård: "A-Discriminants"