PuMaGraSS is a friendly graduate student seminar that takes place every Friday during the semester and includes (free!) lunch. Every week features a casual talk by a graduate student from our department on an exciting mathematical topic.
Although there is a "pure" in the name of the seminar, we also welcome talks on combinatorics, probability theory, dynamical systems and more!
|Sep. 25, 2020||Ethan Sussman||What is a Quantum Field Theory?|
|Oct. 2, 2020||Yan Sheng Ang||Computing fractal dimension: McMullen's eigenvalue algorithm|
|Oct. 9, 2020||Jonathan Tidor||Roth's Theorem in F_3^n|
|Oct. 16, 2020||Elia Portnoy||Knot Distortions|
|Oct. 23, 2020||Alexey Balitskiy||On the isometric conjecture of Banach, which might not hold for dimension 133|
|Oct. 30, 2020||Anlong Chua||Positive polynomials and sums of squares|
|Nov 6, 2020||Andrey Khesin||What is the configuration space of a cockroach?|
|Nov 13, 2020||Pu Yu||The KPZ equations & their applications|
|Nov 20, 2020||Robin Elliott||Auction Theory|
|Dec 4, 2020||Roger Van Peski||TBD|
It is a tradition that three second year PhD students run PuMaGraSS. It is a fantastic experience!