# Graduate Student Seminar

This page is for information pertinent specifically to the graduate student seminar, which meets on **Fridays from noon-1:00 in 456 Snow.** Information about other seminars can be found at the department Seminars & Colloquia page.

#### Spring 2020

Date | Presenter | Title |
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2/28/2020 | Trevor Arrigoni | A quick introduction to p-adic numbers |

2/7/2020 | Organizational Meeting |

## Past Seminars

### Fall 2019

Date | Presenter | Title |
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12/6/2019 | Souvik Dey | On the number of defining equations of algebraic sets |

11/22/2019 | John Mangles | Models in Quantum Chemistry, and Electron Energy Approximations |

11/15/2019 | Mark Embree | Demystifying the Professional CV |

11/1/2019 | Ryan Frier | Strichartz Inequality |

10/25/2019 | Jonathan Rosofsky | Hamiltonian graphs and the four color theorem |

10/18/2019 | Jaron Williams | Semiclassically modeling Hydrogen at Rydberg states immersed in electromagnetic fields |

10/11/2019 | Debjit Basu | Resolution of Singularities |

10/4/2019 | Trevor Arrigoni | Infinite Chomp: A Finite Game? |

9/27/2019 | Tommy Stoller | Global Stability Analysis of Disease Models |

9/20/2019 | Raul Bolanos | Mathematical Olympiad Treasures |

9/13/2019 | Organizational Meeting |

### Spring 2019

Date | Presenter | Title |
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5/3/2019 | Wesley Perkins | Existence of Periodic Traveling Waves for the Coduit Equation |

4/19/2019 | Souvik Dey | Polynomial methods in Combinatorics |

4/12/2019 | Raul Bolanos Guerrero | Fun with cylinders, cones, surfaces of revolution and Lagrange multipliers |

4/5/2019 | Agnieszka Miedlar | How to build a professional website? |

3/29/2019 | Trevor Arrigoni | A Survey on the Structure of Inverse Semigroups |

3/22/2019 | Qiang Shi | Teaching University Interview Preparation |

3/1/2019 | Jonathan Rosofsky | Tilings in the Euclidean and Hyperbolic Planes |

2/22/2019 | Cody Charles | Social Justice 101 |

2/1/2019 | Organizational Meeting |

### Fall 2018

Date | Presenter | Title |
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11/30/2018 | Dylan Beck | Equidecomposable Sets and the Banach-Tarski Paradox |

11/16/2018 | Bibekananda Mishra | Can you differentiate between cupcakes and donuts? |

11/9/2018 | Ben Gershon | Coding Theory with Linear and Cyclic Codes |

11/2/2018 | Tommy Stoller | Exploring optimal stopping through the secretary problem |

10/26/2018 | Emma Christensen | Fun with Minkowski Sums |

10/5/2018 | Ryan Frier | The History of Compactness |

9/21/2018 | Lucian Grand | Sums of Powers of Integers |

9/7/2018 | Organizational Meeting |

### Spring 2018

Date | Presenter | Title |
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4/27/2018 | Justin Lyle | Fun with Free Resolutions |

4/20/2018 | Lucian Grand | Up in Smoke: Dhar's Burning Algorithm on Trees |

4/13/2018 | Professional Development Workshop | |

4/6/2018 | Lisa Langland | Wanna Play a Game: an Introduction into Combinatoric Game Theory |

3/30/2018 | Tommy Stoller | Exploring the Central Limit Theorem |

3/9/2018 | Abba Ramadan | Existence of Traveling Waves for a Class of Nonlocal Nonlinear Equations with Bell Shaped Kernels |

3/2/2018 | Professional Development Workshop | |

2/23/2018 | Dylan Beck | Ethics in Mathematics: a Brief History of Mathematical Proofs |

2/9/2018 | Sefika Kuzgun | Different proofs of infinitude of primes |

2/2/2018 | Lucian Grand | Exploring the function sinx/x |

1/26/2018 | Organizational Meeting |

#### Fall 2017

Date | Presenter | Title |
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12/1/2017 | Emma Christensen | Pattern Avoidance in Set Partitions |

11/17/2017 | Jonatan Barreiro Bastos | Generating Functions |

11/10/2017 | Kevin Marshall | Fun with Catalan Numbers |

11/3/2017 | John Mangles | Security Questions for a Device Independent Quantum Key Distribution |

10/27/2017 | Ryan Frier | Wavelet-Based Acoustic Classification of Bird Species |

9/29/2017 | Cassidy Krause | Remote Image Sensing Classification |

9/1/2017 | Organizational Meeting |

#### Spring 2017

Date | Presenter | Title |
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4/21/2017 | Justin Lyle | Categorical Constructions: A Beginner's Guide to Abstract Nonsense |

4/14/2017 | Nick Oderio | An Introduction to Sabermetrics |

4/7/2017 | Wesley Perkins | How to Avoid a Circle of Zero Radius |

3/10/2017 | Bennet Goeckner | What's Up with Up Words? |

3/3/2017 | Tommy Gebhardt | Understanding Ultimate: Numerical Modeling and Optimization in Sports Analytics |

2/24/2017 | Harry Gaebler | A Little Bit About Semigroups |

2/10/2017 | Arturo Jaramillo Gil | A Geometric View of Interest Rate Theory |

1/20/2017 | Organizational Meeting |

#### Fall 2016

Date | Presenter | Title |
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11/11/2016 | Amanda Wilkens | Bernoulli Shifts over Free Groups |

11/4/2016 | Cassidy Krause | Assimilating the Data on Data Assimilation |

10/28/2016 | Dylan Beck | A Glimpse at Paradoxical Decompositions and the Banach-Tarski Paradox |

10/21/2016 | Ken Duna | Fun with Parking Functions and Hyperplane Arrangements |

10/14/2016 | Satbir Malhi | Asymptotic and Polynomial Decay of C_0-Semigroups |

9/30/2016 | Arturo Jaramillo Gil | The Five Natural Notions of Independence |

9/23/2016 | Deba Raychaudhury | An Introduction to Number Theory |

9/9/2016 | Organizational Meeting |

#### Spring 2016

Date | Presenter | Title |
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4/29/2016 | Bhargob Saikia | Some Basic Results in Ergodic Theory |

4/22/2016 | Jayan Mukherjee | Grassmannian Variety |

4/15/2016 | Amanda Wilkens | A Geometric and Algebraic Investigation of the Lamplighter Group |

4/8/2016 | Avary Kolasinski | Fun with Matrix Derivatives |

4/1/2016 | Peter Lewis | A Probabilistic Proof of the Weierstrass Approximation Theorem |

3/11/2016 | Kyle Claassen | Irrationality of Pi and Convergence of Series |

2/26/2016 | Bennet Goeckner | Fun with Catalan Numbers |

2/12/2016 | Ken Duna | Infinite Fun with Representations of Finite Groups |

#### Fall 2015

Date | Presenter | Title |
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10/23/2015 | Andrew Steyer | Asymptotic Stability of Numerical Methods for Solving Initial Value Differential Equations |

9/25/2015 | Peter Lewis | A Fun Probability Problem with Almost No Probability |

9/11/2015 | Joseph Doolittle | Organizational Meeting; Restrictions on the range of the covariances of three Bernoulli variables |

#### Spring 2015

Date | Presenter | Title |
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4/10/2015 | Leonard Huang | Hilbert's Third Problem and the Dehn Invariant |

3/27/2015 | John Reynolds | Sequences, Filters and Convergence Spaces |

3/6/2015 | Cody Clifton | Introduction to PageRank |

2/20/2015 | Kevin Adams | Kernels and Digraphs |

2/6/2015 | Billy Sanders | Fun with Linear Algebra |

#### Fall 2014

Date | Presenter | Title |
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11/21/2014 | Kyle Claassen | A Nonrigorous Exploration of Fractional Calculus |

11/7/2014 | Bennet Goeckner | Shelling Simplicial Complexes |

10/31/2014 | Lucas Chaffee | The Basics of the Fourier Transform |

10/24/2014 | Nitin Aggarwal | An Intuitive Introduction to Shieves |

10/17/2014 | Billy Sanders | An Intuitive Introduction to Derived Categories |

10/3/2014 | Ken Duna | An Introduction to Stanley-Reisner Rings and Simplicial Complexes |

9/26/2014 | Andrew Steyer | Numerical Differentiation: Practical and Theoretical Aspects |

9/19/2014 | John Reynolds | Ramsey Theory and Weakly Compact Cardinals |

9/5/2014 | Organizational meeting |

#### Fall 2013

Date | Presenter | Title |
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11/22/2013 | Nicholas Ma | Character Classification by Supervised Machine Learning |

11/8/2013 | Avary Kolasinski | Fun with Applications of Math |

10/25/2013 | Connor Smith | The Hausdorff Dimension of the Cantor Set |

10/11/2013 | Luke Eichelberger | Voting Systems and Arrow's Impossibility Theorem |

10/4/2013 | Bryan Harris | Brief intro to Non-Euclidian Geometry |

9/13/2013 | Ken Duna | Toeplicity of Products of Composition Operators and Their Adjoints |