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Events for 08/26/2019 from all calendars

Geometry Seminar

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Time: 3:00PM - 3:50PM

Location: BLOC 628

Speaker: Guangbo Xu, Texas A&M University

Title: Introduction to Floer homology

Abstract: In this talk, after reviewing the classical finite dimensional Morse theory, I will give a short introduction to various versions of Floer homology theories, for example, Lagrangian intersection Floer homology in symplectic geometry and instanton Floer homology in gauge theory. I will also explain the conceptual picture of the celebrated Atiyah-Floer conjecture. Non-experts, especially graduate students are welcome.

Janice Epstein Promotion Talk

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Time: 4:00PM - 5:00PM

Location: BLOC 117

Speaker: Janice Epstein, Texas A&M University


Teaching Freshman Mathematics Non-Traditionally – Making it Work

Abstract: Rapidly evolving technology has created more options than ever before for teaching in a non-traditional manner. Using new technological innovations, I have taught Math 141 and Math 140 in a variety of formats including online with in-person exams, flipped/hybrid, and pure online in the past five years. I will discuss what successes and improvements have evolved over this time period and give recommendations on how to expand the departments on-line course offerings.