This is a list of recent and future talks at all faculty-organized seminars currently running at the department. Click on the provided links to see older talks.
You might also be interested in the student-only seminar organized by our graduate students.
Algebra & logic seminar (JGH 219, F 9-10, M. Greer)
May 10, 17: Riquelmi Cardona Fuentes, TBA
May 3: Nick Galatos, The finite embeddability property for integral residuated lattices
Abstract: Riquelmi will be presenting some of his recent results in the next two weeks. This Friday I will give some of the background material and some relevant results in the literature. The finite embeddability property (FEP), a strong property that implies decidability of equations and more, fails for the whole variety of residuated lattices. I will be assuming integrality of the algebras and show that the FEP holds then (integral cases include Boolean algebras and Heyting algebras). Under assumptions weaker than integrality, known as knotted rules, the FEP still fails, but the property is recovered if we further assume commutativity. Riquelmi will be pushing the envelope by relaxing the commutativity assumption to other semigroup identities. Some of the theory of well-ordered sets comes into the game and is used to ensure finiteness.
Apr 19, 26: Tim Trujillo, A new Ramsey classification theorem with an application to the Tukey theory of ultrafilters I, II
Apr 12: Mouna Aboras, Dihedral-like automorphic loops
Apr 5: Jonathan D. H. Smith (Iowa State), Sylow theory for quasigroups II: Burnside orders
Mar 29: Jonathan D. H. Smith (Iowa State), Sylow theory for quasigroups I: non-overlapping orbits
Analysis & dynamics seminar (JGH 219, Fr 10-11, R. Pavlov)
May 17: Florian Sobieczky, Amenable graphs of exponential growth
Abstract: Using techniques such as `thermodynamic limits' for functionals on graphs requires the ability to neglect the influence of so called finite-size effects. Therefore, amenable graphs, for which there is a `Foelner-sequence' are prominent candidates for the application of such techniques. Now, homogeneous infinite trees, however, are non-amenable, as is the overwhelming majority of exponentially growing graphs. In this talk, we investigate criteria of amenability for so called horocyclic products of trees. These are applicable to random trees (such as Galton-Watson trees), as well as uniformly growing trees. They are closely linked to the so called Lamplighter-group. The result suggests a method to embed any non-amenable graph of finite geometry into an amenable one.
Apr 26, May 3: John Griesmer, Additive combinatorics and harmonic analysis on groups I, II
Apr 5, 12, 19: Jim Hagler, Banach-Stone theorem I-III
Mar 29: Radoslaw Wojciechowski (York College of CUNY), Applications of intrinsic metrics to spectral problems on graphs
Graduate colloquium (JGH 315, F 2-3, T. Trujillo)
The colloquium is intended for student reports concerning their current research, and for faculty and visitors' lectures on introductory topics. The colloquium is regularly followed by a tea.
Apr 26: Rick Kitchen, Interactive assessment of teaching and learning
Apr 12: Andreas Blass (Michigan), Abelian groups that want to be free
Apr 5: no seminar, attend MIG6 on Saturday
Mar 29: Jonathan D. H. Smith (Iowa State), Beyond groups
Mar 8: Frank Schroeck,The Axioms of Quantum Mechanics
Teaching Excellence seminar (JGH 219, F 12-1, N. Galatos, N. Ormes)
May 31 (library): OTL, smartpens
May 24: Alvaro Arias, Piazza, Geogebra and other cool software
May 17: Oliver Tillman (McGraw-Hill), ALEKS (tutoring and assessment tool)
May 3: Allegra Reiber, Hybrid MATH 1150 (Graph Theory)
Apr 5: Lisa Korf, Online Education is Here to Stay
Feb 22 (JGH 315, 2pm!): Nic Ormes, GTA training
Nov 9: Bridget Arend (OTL), Alternative measures of teaching
Nov 2: Rick Ball, recording lecturers with Camtasia
Oct 26: Nick Galatos, How to combine various technologies in on-line courses
Sep 21: Jim Hagler, Mathematica