Welcome to Trivial Notions (2011/2012)

List of talks

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.)

Date Speaker Title
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

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.

Any questions?

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.