# Research Recruitment Seminar

This is a seminar in which faculty advertise their research areas to prospective graduate students.

Early program graduate students are especially encouraged to attend, but anyone is welcome.

To sign up to speak in this seminar, please fill out this form.

This seminar is organized by Lorenzo Najt and Yu Sun, please contact them with questions.

**Spring 2018**

In general the time of this seminar is flexible, so please check each talk for the exact time and location.

Time: 12-1 on Friday, Feb 9th 2018, Location:

Speaker: Jean-Luc Thiffeault
Title: **Applied topology, mixing, and microswimmers**

Abstract: "I will discuss several topics of my current research, which involves applications of topology and partial differential equations. First, we'll see how ideas from braids and mapping class groups can be used to investigate the behavior of dynamical systems as well as characterize braiding of actual textiles. Nest, we'll examine how the mixing of fluids can be studied via PDEs, and some connections to probability theory. Finally, I'll discuss probabilistic problems for swimming microorganisms, such as dispersion and consumption of resources."

Time: 4-5 on Monday, Feb 12 2018 Location: Speaker: Paul Terwilliger Title: Abstract:

Time: 12 on Friday, Feb 16 2018 Location:

Speaker: Daniel Erman Title: Syzygies Abstract: I’ll discuss some of the subtleties that arise when one tries to do linear algebra over the polynomial ring, as well as connections to algebraic geometry.

Time: 4-5 on Monday, Feb 19 2018 Location:

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Time: 12 on Friday, Feb 23 2018 Location:

Speaker: Sigurd Angenent Title: Abstract: