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, 3:20 PM – 3:50 PM
- Where: Van Vleck, 9th floor lounge (unless otherwise announced)
- Organizers: Michel Alexis, David Wagner, Patrick Nicodemus, Son Tu
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
- 1 Spring 2019
- 1.1 February 6, Xiao Shen (in VV B139)
- 1.2 February 13, Michel Alexis (in VV B139)
- 1.3 February 20, Geoff Bentsen
- 1.4 February 27, TBD
- 1.5 March 6, Working Group to establish an Association of Mathematics Graduate Students
- 1.6 March 13, TBD
- 1.7 March 26 (Prospective Student Visit Day), Multiple Speakers
- 1.8 April 3, TBD
- 1.9 April 10, TBD
- 1.10 April 17, Hyun-Jong
- 1.11 April 24, TBD
Spring 2019
February 6, Xiao Shen (in VV B139)
Title: Limit Shape in last passage percolation
Abstract: Imagine the following situation, attached to each point on the integer lattice Z^2 there is an arbitrary amount of donuts. Fix x and y in Z^2, if you get to eat all the donuts along an up-right path between these two points, what would be the maximum amount of donuts you can get? This model is often called last passage percolation, and I will discuss a classical result about its scaling limit: what happens if we zoom out and let the distance between x and y tend to infinity.
February 13, Michel Alexis (in VV B139)
Title: A cute useless theorem about random Fourier Series
Abstract: Consider a Fourier series with random, symmetric, independent coefficients. One might wonder with what probability is this the Fourier series of a continuous function? An [math]L^{p}[/math] function? A surprising yet beautiful result is the Billard theorem, which says such a series results almost surely from an [math]L^{\infty}[/math] function if and only if it results almost surely from a continuous function. Within the context of this theorem, we will discuss why the only independent symmetric, random variables which matters are Rademacher functions (coin flips), and if time permits, I will explain why this theorem is useless.
February 20, Geoff Bentsen
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March 6, Working Group to establish an Association of Mathematics Graduate Students
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March 13, TBD
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March 26 (Prospective Student Visit Day), Multiple Speakers
Eva Elduque
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April 17, Hyun-Jong
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