AMS Student Chapter Seminar
The AMS Student Chapter Seminar is an informal, graduate student-run seminar on a wide range of mathematical topics. Pastries (usually donuts) will be provided.
- When: Wednesdays, 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM
- Where: Van Vleck, 9th floor lounge (unless otherwise announced)
- Organizers: Daniel Hast, Ryan Julian, Cullen McDonald, Zachary Charles
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.
- 1 Spring 2017
- 1.1 January 25, Brandon Alberts
- 1.2 February 1, Megan Maguire
- 1.3 February 8, Cullen McDonald
- 1.4 February 15, Paul Tveite
- 1.5 February 22, TBA
- 1.6 March 1, TBA
- 1.7 March 8, TBA
- 1.8 March 15, TBA
- 1.9 March 29, TBA
- 1.10 April 5, TBA
- 1.11 April 12, TBA
- 1.12 April 19, TBA
- 1.13 April 26, TBA
- 1.14 May 3, TBA
January 25, Brandon Alberts
Title: Ultraproducts - they aren't just for logicians
Abstract: If any of you have attended a logic talk (or one of Ivan's donut seminar talks) you may have learned about ultraproducts as a weird way to mash sets together to get bigger sets in a nice way. Something particularly useful to set theorists, but maybe not so obviously useful to the rest of us. I will give an accessible introduction to ultraproducts and motivate their use in other areas of mathematics.
February 1, Megan Maguire
Title: Hyperbolic crochet workshop
February 8, Cullen McDonald
February 15, Paul Tveite
Title: Fun with Hamel Bases!
Abstract: If we view the real numbers as a vector field over the rationals, then of course they have a basis (assuming the AOC). This is called a Hamel basis and allows us to do some cool things. Among other things, we will define two periodic functions that sum to the identity function.