All talks are on Thursday from 2:00 until 3:00 in Science Center 310 unless otherwise indicated.
Previous years Trivial Notions pages:
(Click on the title of a talk to get the abstract.)
|22 September 2011||Omar Antolin Camarena||Tiling polygons by similar polygons|
|29 September 2011||Jeff Kuan||Interlacing particle systems|
|6 October 2011||Matthew Woolf||Amenable Groups|
|13 October 2011||Ryosuke Takahashi||Minkowski's Problem|
|20 October 2011||Eric Riedl||The Syzygy|
|27 October 2011||Nathan Pflueger||Semigroups and curves|
|3 November 2011||Stergios Antonakoudis||Dynamics on Mg|
|10 November 2011||Jerry Wang||BCGRS II - Baby Coxeter Groups and Root Systems II|
|17 November 2011||Chao Li||Shimura Curves|
|24 November 2011||Thanksgiving Holiday||No Seminar|
|1 December 2011||Charmaine Sia||Surgery on manifolds|
|8 December 2011||Hansheng Diao||Arithmetic Progressions in Primes|
|26 January 2012||Anand Deopurkar||Can you solve the quintic?|
|2 February 2012||Aaron Silberstein||TBA|
|9 February 2012||Nathan Kaplan||Incidence Problems in the Plane|
|16 February 2012||George Boxer||Crystals, Young Tableaux, Littelmann Paths, and Representation Theory|
|23 February 2012||Ethan Street||The Dzhanibekov Effect, or The Tennis Racket Theorem|
|1 March 2012||Carl Erickson||The Siegel Zero|
|8 March 2012||Giulio Tiozzo||Apollonian circle packings|
|15 March 2012||SPRING BREAK||No Seminar|
|22 March 2012||Gabriel Bujokas||Poncelet's Porism|
|29 March 2012||Aliakbar Daemi||Lie Geometry|
|5 April 2012||Atanas Atanasov||Topology of hypersurface singularities|
|12 April 2012||Yu-Shen Lin||Mirror Symmetry from SYZ|
|19 April 2012||Pei-Yu Tsai||Spherical Whittaker functions|
|26 April 2012||End-of-Year Celebration||TBA|
The Trivial Notions seminar is held once a week in the Mathematics Department at Harvard University. The target audience is the graduate student body of the Department, and those giving talks are (almost always) graduate students in the Department. Talks can be on any topic, but they should be accessible to graduate students!
The seminar is a great way to find out what other students are thinking about. It's also a great way to practice talking mathematics in front of others, without the distraction of scary professors in the audience.
The seminar is organized this year by Omar Antolin Camarena and Eric Riedl. Please send one of us an email if you have any questions or if you want to add yourself to the schedule.
This page was based on the previous year's one, which was based on the previous year's one, which was based on the previous year's one, which was based on the previous year's one, which was based on the previous year's one, which was based on the one from four years before, by David Harvey.