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Monday, January 23, 2017

Math 499: Introduction to Graduate Mathematics
4:00 pm   in 245 Altgeld Hall,  Monday, January 23, 2017
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Bruce Reznick (Department of Mathematics, University of Illinois)
Problem-solving, question-asking and knowledge-finding
Abstract: Three of the most important activities that researchers perform are listed in the title. I will talk about practical techniques for improving your skills in these areas, using specific examples of mathematics from my own work and the work of my graduate students. My intention that most members of the audience will see at least a few objects which resonate with their own mathematical interests.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Math 499: Introduction to Graduate Mathematics
4:00 pm   in 245 Altgeld Hall,  Monday, January 30, 2017
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William Haboush (Department of Mathematics, University of Illinois)
What is a root system?

Monday, February 6, 2017

Math 499: Introduction to Graduate Mathematics
4:00 pm   in 245 Altgeld Hall,  Monday, February 6, 2017
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Shu Li (Department of Mathematics, University of Illinois)
Some classical and exotic ruin problems

Monday, February 13, 2017

Math 499: Introduction to Graduate Mathematics
4:00 pm   in 245 Altgeld Hall,  Monday, February 13, 2017
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Denka Kutzarova (Department of Mathematics, University of Illinois)
Geometric properties of Banach spaces and embeddability of graphs

Monday, February 20, 2017

Math 499: Introduction to Graduate Mathematics
4:00 pm   in 245 Altgeld Hall,  Monday, February 20, 2017
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Richard Sowers (Department of Mathematics, University of Illinois)
Stuck in Traffic
Abstract: Used Uber or Lyft lately? Been in a traffic jam lately? There is an increasing amount of interest and data in making 'cities' and 'mobility' smart. We take a look at some data and data reduction problems which we have been looking at for the past several months. We outline some current and new challenges. This is work with Professor Dan Work of Civil and Environmental Engineering, the PI4 program, and the IGL program.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Math 499: Introduction to Graduate Mathematics
4:00 pm   in 245 Altgeld Hall,  Monday, February 27, 2017
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Hal Schenck (Department of Mathematics, University of Illinois)
Algebra, Combinatorics, Geometry
Abstract: I'll give an overview of the spectacular success of algebraic methods in studying problems in discrete geometry and combinatorics. First we'll discuss the face vector (number of vertices, edges, etc.) of a convex polytope and recall Euler's famous formula for polytopes of dimension 3. Then we'll discuss graded rings, focusing on polynomial rings and quotients. Associated to a simplicial polytope P (every face is "like" a triangle) is a graded ring called the Stanley-Reisner ring, which "remembers" everything about P, and gives a beautiful algebra/combinatorics dictionary. I will sketch Stanley's solution to a famous conjecture using this machinery, and also touch on connections between P and toric varieties, which are objects arising in algebraic geometry.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Math 499: Introduction to Graduate Mathematics
4:00 pm   in 245 Altgeld Hall,  Monday, March 6, 2017
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Jared Bronski (Department of Mathematics, University of Illinois)
Stability, Eigenvalues and Index Theorems

Monday, March 13, 2017

Math 499: Introduction to Graduate Mathematics
4:00 pm   in 245 Altgeld Hall,  Monday, March 13, 2017
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Florin Boca (Department of Mathematics, University of Illinois)
Farey statistics and applications

Monday, March 27, 2017

Math 499: Introduction to Graduate Mathematics
4:00 pm   in 245 Altgeld Hall,  Monday, March 27, 2017
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Marius Junge (Department of Mathematics, University of Illinois)
Teleportation
Abstract: Teleportation is real, and has a clear mathematical explanation. Don't worry, nobody will be 'beamed up' and then 'lost in space' during this talk. Instead, we will study the nice collection of matrices responsible for teleportation and superdense coding. This will required us to dive into some aspects of quantum mechanics. The aim of this talk is to understand that there is plenty of abstract mathematics to be discovered in the interface of operator algebra theory and quantum information theory.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Math 499: Introduction to Graduate Mathematics
4:00 pm   in 245 Altgeld Hall,  Monday, April 3, 2017
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Zoi Rapti (Department of Mathematics, University of Illinois)
Mobius transformations in Biology
Abstract: In this talk I will first introduce a few compartmental models based on differential equations that describe biological phenomena, such as animal dispersion and epidemics. I will then review the Mobius transformation and its properties. Finally, I will explain how such transformations arise in the stability analysis of steady states in the models. This is joint work with Jared Bronski.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Math 499: Introduction to Graduate Mathematics
4:00 pm   in 245 Altgeld Hall,  Monday, April 10, 2017
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Steve Bradlow (Department of Mathematics, University of Illinois)
Vector bundles
Abstract: This will be an introductory talk. The goal is to give you an idea what vector bundles (or more generally fiber bundles) are and where they arise naturally.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Math 499: Introduction to Graduate Mathematics
4:00 pm   in 245 Altgeld Hall,  Monday, April 17, 2017
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(Department of Mathematics, University of Illinois)
No lecture today

Monday, April 24, 2017

Math 499: Introduction to Graduate Mathematics
4:00 pm   in 245 Altgeld Hall,  Monday, April 24, 2017
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Sergei Ivanov (Department of Mathematics, University of Illinois)
Some algorithmic problems for presentations of groups