Math 896 Mathematical Landscape Seminar Home Page
Math 896 Mathematical Landscape Seminar Home Page
Spring, 2011
Mark Brittenham

This page is devoted to materials and links related to the mathematical landscape(s) seminar for the spring of 2011. The goal of the seminar is to introduce to (graduate) students some of the research areas of current interest to faculty in our department. Here you will find a schedule of talks and titles, as they become available, and links to information of potential interest to the participants (and speakers).

Materials in the public domain will be placed on the Public directory.

Materials not in the public domain will be placed in the class LockBox. (Username and password can be obtained from the instructor.)

Current schedule:

January 13: Introduction/Organizational Meeting
January 20: Brian Harbourne Polynomial Interpolation and an Open Problem in Algebraic Geometry (materials)
January 27: Mark Walker What is K-theory? Or: Were A through J taken? (abstract) (materials)
February 3: Mohammad Rammaha Powerful inequalities in analysis (materials)
February 10: Susan Hermiller What is ... geometric group theory? (materials)
February 17: John Meakin Algorithmic problems in mathematics (materials)
February 24: Tom Marley Prime Factorizations of Ideals (materials)
March 3: Glenn Ledder Mathematical Modeling for Plant Reproductive Strategy (materials)
March 10: Allan Donsig Spectral Theory, or, When is an operator like a function or a number? (abstract) (materials)
March 17: Petronela Radu Partial Differential (and Integral) Equations in Applications: from waves to heat transfer (materials)
March 24: Spring Break (no seminar)
March 31: Mark Brittenham The many ways to untie a knot (materials)
April 7: Stephen Hartke [Combinatorics/Graph Theory] (materials)
April 14: Vladimir Itskov Encoding by neural networks: from dynamics to algebra (materials)
April 21: Christine Kelley Some research directions in coding theory (materials)
April 28: John Orr Anatomy of a web application (materials)