Welcome to Trivial Notions (2022/2023)

This week's Trivial Notions will be Fridays at 12-1pm in SC 232.

List of talks

Date Speaker Title
Fall Session
2 September 2022 Leon Liu Borel–Weil and Berry phase
9 September 2022 Taeuk Nam Beilinson–Bernstein Localization
16 September 2022 Wyatt Reeves Applications of the Lefschetz Fixed-point Theorem
23 September 2022 Alejandro Epelde Blanco The Arnol'd–Liouville theorem
30 September 2022 Elliot Glazer The original hat problem
7 October 2022 Kush Singhal How many integer solutions are there to $2x^2 + 2y^2 + 2z^2 + x = 190$?
14 October 2022 Sanath Devalapurkar Trivial dualities
21 October 2022 Victor Wang On a conjecture of Stanley and Stembridge
28 October 2022 Dingding Dong An optimal uncertainty principle in dimension twelve
4 November 2022 Dylan Pentland Abelian varieties over a finite field
11 November 2022 Maxim Jeffs IF
18 November 2022 Sina Saleh An “easy” case of the Zariski dense orbit conjecture
25 November 2022 Thanksgiving Break
2 December 2022 Rafael M. Saavedra Grothendieck's Recipe for Kimchi, or $\mathbb{P}^1 - \{0,1,\infty\}$
Spring Session
27 January 2023 You!!! ???
3 February 2023 TBD ???
10 February 2023 TBD ???
17 February 2023 TBD ???
24 February 2023 TBD ???
3 March 2023 TBD ???
10 March 2023 TBD ???
17 March 2023 TBD ???
24 March 2023 TBD ???
31 March 2023 TBD ???
7 April 2023 TBD ???
14 April 2023 TBD ???
21 April 2023 TBD ???
28 April 2023 TBD Keeley Hoek Honorary Birthday Colloquium
5 May 2023 TBD ???

What is Trivial Notions?

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 Rafael Saavedra and Keeley Hoek. Please send one of them an email if you have questions or would like to give a talk.

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 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 $x$ years before, by David Harvey.

Previous years' Trivial Notions pages