This seminar, supported by the Hewlett Foundation's Strengthening Interdisciplinary Connections at Brandeis Initiative, has replaced the Everyperson Seminar previously existing in the Math Department. The new meeting time is on Mondays from 4 to 5 PM in Goldsmith 317, preceded by tea at 3:30 PM at the Math Department lounge.
|September 24||Kiyoshi Igusa||Reidemeister torsion and group cohomology via pictures|
|October 1||Harry Tamvakis||How to get a PhD by evaluating a finite sum|
|October 15||Mark Adler||Random matrices and combinatorics|
|October 29||Dmitry Kleinbock||Diophantine world inside affine subspaces|
|November 5||Timothy Chow (Tellabs)||Mathematics at Work Seminar|
|November 19||Ira Gessel||Longest increasing subsequences: algorithms and applications|
|December 3||Igor Pak (MIT)||Groups, graphs and expanders|
|January 28||Daniel Ruberman||The Euler Class|
|February 11||Martin Cohn||The Complexity of a Vision Model|
|March 4||Laurent Berger||Approximation by polynomials with integral coefficients|
|March 18||Simon Levy||Language, Fractals, Networks, and Brains: The Chaos Connection|
|March 25||Paul Monsky||Polynomials, power series and p-fractals|
|April 8||Michael Kleber||A fast-growing tree|
|April 15||Ragnar Buchweitz (Toronto)||Finding free divisors|
|April 22||Richard Palais||Some Reflections on Rotations|
|April 29||Boris Hasselblatt (Tufts)||Dynamics: A first impression|
|May 6||Michael Bukatin||Mathematics of Approximation Domains|
The goals of the seminar are:
Speakers in the seminar will explain a piece of mathematics or computer science, related to their research, that will be understandable by faculty, graduate students, and advanced undergraduates. We would like to invite members and friends of both Math and CS Departments to participate in this seminar by giving talks, attending talks, and suggesting graduate and undergraduate students who could talk at the seminar. Available funds will be used for honoraria for speakers ($75 for students, $50 for faculty) and for refreshments before meetings.
Anyone who would like to volunteer to speak should contact the organizers, Dmitry Kleinbock, Daniel Ruberman, or Ira Gessel.
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Page last updated: May, 2002.