Colloquium / Speaker Series
The Stanford University Mathematical Organization hosts a weekly talk given by a professor, grad student, or visitor about undergraduate-accessible topics in pure and applied mathematics that go beyond the standard curriculum. The purpose of this series is to expose undergraduates to some topics not normally covered in the classroom, as well as to introduce them to Stanford’s faculty and community. Talks will be accessible to freshmen in the honors 50-series.
Speaker Series is held each Thursday from 4:15 to 5:05 PM in 380-380C (in the basement of the math building), unless otherwise noted. Food is provided afterwards. You can get 1 unit of credit for your attendance by signing up for MATH 196; of course, you’re also welcome to just show up.
If you have any suggestions or would like to suggest a speaker, please email Raymond Wu at wur911 at stanford.edu.
|September 26||Professor Christelle Vincent||The integers vs. polynomials over a finite field: Who wins?|
|October 3||Professor Daniel Kane||Dropping Lowest Grades|
|October 10||Professor Satyan Devadoss (Williams College)||Robot Motion Planning|
|October 17||Professor Brian Conrad||The projective plane|
|October 24||Professor Greg Brumfiel||Linear Fractional Transformations|
|October 31||Professor Hilaf Hasson||To what extent does what you can prove about your model determine your model?|
|November 7||Daniel Litt||The Music of the Spheres|
|November 14||No Talk! (Cancelled)|
|November 21||Professor Sheel Ganatra||Positive-definite integral quadratic forms and the 15 theorem|
|November 28||No talk! (Thanksgiving Break)||-|
|December 5||Professor Zhiwei Yun||Lattices, Trees, and 2-by-2 Matrices|