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                        "*": "==Overview==\nMy (Daniel's) experience has been that reading seminars have diminishing returns: they run out of steam after about 8 lectures on a certain book, as everyone starts falling behind, etc.  I was thinking aim broader (rather than deeper), covering 3 books, but with fewer lectures.  My idea is to partly cover: Beauville's \"Complex Algebraic Surfaces\"; Atiyah's \"K-theory\" (1989 edition); and Harris and Morrison's \"Moduli of Curves\".  We would do about 6-8 lectures on each.  This allows us to reboot every two months, which I hope will be mentally refreshing and will allow people who have lost the thread of the book to rejoin.  Anyways, it's an experiment!\n\nSome notes:\n<ul>\n<li>Here is lecture notes from Ravi Vakil on Complex Algebraic Surfaces \"http://math.stanford.edu/~vakil/02-245/index.html\"\n<li> Each book will have a co-organizer: Wanlin Li for Beauville's book; Michael Brown for Atiyah's book; and Rachel Davis for Harris and Morrison's book.  Thanks!</li>\n<li>I left some \"Makeup\" dates in the schedule with the idea that we would most likely take a week off on those dates.  But if we need to miss another date (because of a conflict with a special colloquium or some other event), then we can use those as makeup slots.</li>\n</ul>\n\nWe are experimenting with lots of new formats in this year's seminar.  If you aren't happy with how the reading seminar is going, please let one of the organizers (Daniel, Wanlin, Michael, or Rachel) know and we will do our best to get things back on a helpful track.\n\n==Time and Location==\nTalks will be on Fridays from 11:00-11:45 in B329.  This semester, Daniel is planning to keep a VERY HARD watch on the clock.\n\n== Talk Schedule ==\n\n{| cellpadding=\"8\"\n!align=\"left\" | date\n!align=\"left\" | speaker\n!align=\"left\" | sections\n\n|-\n|September 7\n|Wanlin Li\n|Beauville I\n|-\n|September 14\n|Rachel Davis\n|Beauville II\n|-\n|September 21\n|Brandon Boggess\n|Beauville II and III\n|-\n|September 28\n|Mao Li\n|Beauville III\n|-\n|October 5\n|Wendy Cheng\n|Beauville IV\n|-\n|October 12\n|Soumya Sankar\n|Beauville V\n|-\n|October 19\n|David Wagner\n|Beauville V and VI\n|-\n|October 26\n|Dan Corey\n|Beauville VII and VIII\n|-\n|November 2\n|No Meeting\n|Break\n|-\n|November 9\n|Michael Brown\n|Atiyah 1 (Overview of goals of the seminar, Section 2.1) \n|-\n|November 16\n|Asvin Gothandaraman\n|Atiyah 2 (Section 2.2)\n|-\n|November 23\n|NO MEETING\n|Thanksgiving\n|-\n|November 30\n|NO MEETING\n|\n|-\n|SEMESETER BREAK\n|No meetings\n|\n|-\n|January 25\n|Daniel Erman\n|Atiyah 3 (Section 2.5: Examples)\n|-\n|February 1\n|Rachel Davis\n|Atiyah 4 (Section 2.3: Bott periodicity)\n|-\n|February  8\n|Michael Brown\n|Atiyah 5 (Thom isomorphism)\n|-\n|February  15\n|Mao Li\n|Algebraic K theory, Localization theorem and flag variety.\n|-\n|February  22\n|No Meeting\n|-\n|March 1\n|No Meeting\n|-\n|March  8\n| Juliette Bruce\n|Moduli 1\n|-\n|March  15\n|Niudun Wang\n|Moduli 2\n|-\n|March  22\n|NO MEETING\n|Spring recess\n|-\n|March  29\n|Rachel Davis\n|Moduli 3\n|-\n|April  5\n|NO MEETING \n|There is an algebraic geometry seminar talk at this time (and another algebraic geometry seminar at the usual time). [https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Algebra_and_Algebraic_Geometry_Seminar_Spring_2019 Algebra and algebraic geometry seminar]\n|-\n|April 12\n|NO MEETING\n|\n|-\n|April  19\n|NO MEETING!\n|\n|-\n|}\n\n==How to plan your talk==\nOne key to giving good talks in a reading seminar is to know how to refocus the material that you read.  Instead of going through the chapter lemma by lemma, you should ask:  What is the main idea in this section?  It could be a theorem, a definition, or even an example.  But after reading the section, decide what the most important idea is and be sure to highlight early on.\n\nYou will probably need to skip the proofs--and even the statements--of many of the lemmas and other results in the chapter.  This is a good thing!  The reason someone attends a talk, as opposed to just reading the material on their own, is because they want to see the material from the perspective of someone who has thought it about carefully.\n\nAlso, make sure to give clear examples.\n\n\n==Feedback on talks==\nOne of the goals for this semester is to help the speakers learn to give better talks.  Here is our plan:\n\n<li> Feedback session:  This is like a streamlined version of what creative writing workshops do. Every week, we reserve 15 minutes (12:35-12:50) for the entire audience to critique that week\u2019s speaker.  Comments will be friendly and constructive.  A key rule is that the speaker is not allowed to speak until the last 5 minutes.</li>\n\n<li>  Partner:  We assign a \u201cpartner\u201d each week (usually the previous week's speaker).   The partner will meet for 20-30 minutes with the speaker in advance to:\n\t\t<ol>  Discuss a plan for the talk. Here the speaker can outline what they see as the main ideas, and the partner can share any wisdom gleaned from their experience the previous week. </ol>\n\t\t<ol>  Ask the speaker if there are any particular things that the speaker would like feedback on (e.g. pacing, boardwork, clarity of voice, etc.). </ol>\nThe partner would also take notes during the feedback session, to give the speaker a record of the conversation.\n</li>\n\nThis is very much an experiment, and while it might be intimidating at first, I actually think it could really help everyone (the speakers and the audience members too)."
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                        "*": "The Receptionist is in charge of handing out office supplies and directing you to the person you are looking for. They are in 213 Van Vleck. \n\n'''Summer Hours''': 9:30am to 2:15pm MTWR.\n\n\n== Supplies ==\n\nThe Receptionist has the regular office supplies that you might need, please see them to obtain such as pens, paper, paperclips etc...\n\n''If you would like special office supplies, you must arrange with Sharon Paulson how to order them and how to pay for them.''\n\n== Contact Information ==\n\nPlease be sure that the Receptionist has your current address and home/cell phone number. At the beginning of each semester, fill out a schedule card including classes and office hours. Also, advise the Receptionist when you are going to be away from Madison for any length of time. \n\n== Department Telephone ==\n\nPlease see that people who are likely to call you have your number, so that calls go directly to you and do not have to go through the Receptionist. The Receptionist should not be considered the department's telephone switchboard. If you expect a significant number of phone calls while you are not in your office, you may wish to consider purchasing an answering machine."
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