Also known as NOSY (Not-Only-Second-Year) Seminar. A series of weekly lectures by faculty members or visitors of Brandeis Mathematics Department aimed at introducing various research areas of mathematics to graduate students and all interested parties.
Lectures are held on Thursdays 2:10-3 PM in Goldsmith 317, unless it is indicated otherwise (see the schedule below).
|October 1, October 8||
Periods, Residues, and Calabi-Yau Geometry
|This will be an introduction to some aspects of Calabi-Yau manifolds. The focus will be on construction of period integrals for families of such manifolds and differential equations that govern those integrals.|
Lattice path enumeration
|I will talk about some problems in lattice path enumeration that my students have worked on.|
Jon Chaika (
An introduction to interval exchange transformations
|This talk will provide a introduction to interval exchange transformations. It will focus on how they arise and generalize rotations.|
Tue 1:30 PM
Embeddings of 3-manifolds in 4-space
|An intro to J. Hillman's colloquium talk|
|November 5, November 12||Lior Fishman
Fractals, games and Diophantine approximation
|We will discuss some recent and exciting connections made between fractals, geometric measure theory and number theory|
|November 19, December 3||Thomas Barnet-Lamb
Roads to the Sato-Tate conjecture
|I will talk about the Sato-Tate conjecture, a conjecture from the 60s about the number of points mod l on elliptic curves. We'll see how connections to the Langlands program allowed this conjecture to be proved.|
Want to give a lecture or two? Write to Dmitry Kleinbock at firstname.lastname@example.org.