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Revision as of 11:02, 7 October 2019
The AMS Student Chapter Seminar is an informal, graduate student seminar on a wide range of mathematical topics. Pastries (usually donuts) will be provided.
- When: Wednesdays, 3:20 PM – 3:50 PM
- Where: Van Vleck, 9th floor lounge (unless otherwise announced)
- Organizers: Michel Alexis, David Wagner, Patrick Nicodemus, Son Tu, Carrie Chen
Everyone is welcome to give a talk. To sign up, please contact one of the organizers with a title and abstract. Talks are 30 minutes long and should avoid assuming significant mathematical background beyond first-year graduate courses.
The schedule of talks from past semesters can be found here.
Contents
Fall 2019
October 9, Brandon Boggess
Title: An Application of Elliptic Curves to the Theory of Internet Memes
Abstract: Solve polynomial equations with this one weird trick! Math teachers hate him!!!
October 16, Jiaxin Jin
Title: TBD
Abstract: TBD
October 23, Erika Pirnes
(special edition: carrot seminar)
Title: Why do ice hockey players fall in love with mathematicians? (Behavior of certain number string sequences)
Abstract: Starting with some string of digits 0-9, add the adjacent numbers pairwise to obtain a new string. Whenever the sum is 10 or greater, separate its digits. For example, 26621 would become 81283 and then 931011. Repeating this process with different inputs gives varying behavior. In some cases the process terminates (becomes a single digit), or ends up in a loop, like 999, 1818, 999... The length of the strings can also start growing very fast. I'll discuss some data and conjectures about classifying the behavior.
October 30, Yunbai Cao
Title: TBD
Abstract: TBD
November 6, Tung Nguyen
Title: TBD
Abstract: TBD
November 13, Stephen Davis
Title: TBD
Abstract: TBD
November 20, Colin Crowley
Title: TBD
Abstract: TBD
December 4, Xiaocheng Li
Title: TBD
Abstract: TBD
December 11, Chaojie Yuan
Title: TBD
Abstract: TBD