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Current Topics Seminar

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