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# Current Topics Seminar

Starting in 2021-2022, the Current Topics Seminar will meet only in Autumn quarter. The meetings are on Thursdays 4:30-5:30pm in PDL C-38. The goal is to expose graduate students, especially those still trying to decide on research areas, to research being actively explored in the department. Mathematics faculty members give talks about their work, at a level suitable for first-year graduate students.

This seminar is organized by the graduate student representative (GSR).

We strongly encourage all first-year students to sign up for this seminar (for 2 credits), and attend all of its meetings.

## Past Events

- Buffon's Needle Probability and Regularity of Sets (Bobby Wilson) - March 7, 2024
- Stable matchings with correlated preferences (Chris Hoffman) - February 29, 2024
- Dynamical algebraic combinatorics (Ricky Liu) - February 22, 2024
- Representation theory without vector spaces (Julia Pevtsova) - February 15, 2024
- Zoll surfaces, invisible lenses and rigidity (Gabriel Paternain) - February 8, 2024
- Problems on Graphs though Optimization and Geometry (Rekha Thomas) - February 1, 2024
- The geometry of polynomials (Cynthia Vinzant) - January 25, 2024
- What is algebraic geometry, really? (Max Lieblich) - January 18, 2024
- Billiards in polygons and polyhedra (Jayadev Athreya) - January 11, 2024
- Analytic geometry (over archimedean and non-archimedean fields) (Farbod Shokrieh) - November 30, 2023
- Particle Growth Models in the Plane (DLA, DBM, ...) (Stefan Steinerberger) - November 9, 2023
- How to make a sphere out of two trees, and why (Steffen Rohde) - October 26, 2023
- The fascinating world of polytopes (Isabella Novik) - October 19, 2023
- Algebra = geometry (Sándor Kovács) - October 12, 2023
- Isolated points on curves (Bianca Viray) - October 5, 2023
- Current Topics Session 5 (Max Lieblich and Bobby Wilson) - December 9, 2021
- Current Topics Session 4 (Gaku Liu and Ricky Liu) - November 18, 2021
- Current Topics Session 3 (Krzysztof Burdzy and Farbod Shokrieh) - November 4, 2021
- Current Topics Session 2 (Monty McGovern and Sándor Kovács) - October 21, 2021
- Current Topics Session 1 (Zhen-Qing Chen and Stefan Steinerberger) - October 7, 2021
- Session 2 (Jarod Alper / Jayadev Athreya) - October 22, 2020
- Session 1 (Introductions / Isabella Novik) - October 8, 2020
- Session 8 (Sara Billey, Tatiana Toro) - December 5, 2019
- Session 7 (Bobby Wilson, Steffen Rohde) - November 21, 2019
- Session 6 (Bianca Viray) - November 14, 2019
- Session 5 (Krzysztof Burdzy, Sándor Kovács) - November 7, 2019
- Session 4 (Charles Camacho, Julia Pevtsova) - October 30, 2019
- Session 3 (Christopher Hoffman, Farbod Shokrieh) - October 24, 2019
- Session 2 (Rekha Thomas, Monty McGovern) - October 17, 2019
- Session 1 (Max Lieblich, Soumik Pal) - October 10, 2019
- Random permutations and growth models (Christopher Hoffman) - April 25, 2019
- Harry Potter's Cloak Via Transformation Optics (Gunther Uhlmann) - February 7, 2019
- Current Topics Seminar: Krzysztof Burdzy (Krzysztof Burdzy) - November 15, 2018
- Current Topics Seminar: Sándor Kovács (Sándor Kovács) - November 8, 2018
- Current Topics Seminar: Monty McGovern (Monty McGovern) - November 1, 2018
- Current Topics Seminar: Soumik Pal (Soumik Pal) - October 18, 2018
- Current Topics Seminar: Heather Lee (Heather Lee) - May 3, 2018
- Current Topics Seminar: Rekha Thomas (Rekha Thomas) - April 5, 2018
- Current Topics Seminar (Maria Langworthy, Microsoft) - November 30, 2017
- Current Topics Seminar (Amos Turchet) - October 19, 2017
- Polytopes versus centrally symmetric polytopes (Isabella Novik) - May 18, 2017
- Melting of ice, meatloaf and wall problems: an introduction to free boundary problems (Mariana Smit Vega Garcia) - May 11, 2017
- Inverse Problems and Harry Potter's Cloak (Gunther Uhlmann) - April 27, 2017
- Optimization and complexity (Dmitriy Drusvyatskiy) - April 20, 2017
- A tale of two polynomials (Jarod Alper, University of Washington) - March 9, 2017
- Intro to random graphs and their connections with random matrices (Ioana Dumitriu, University of Washington) - February 23, 2017