Colloquia and seminars

Colloquia talks are scheduled from 1:30-2:30 p.m. on Thursday each week. Talks will be held either in-person (in PE 104) or occasionally virtually (via Zoom). Speakers give 50-minute presentations on various mathematical and statistical topics.

Spring 2024 Colloquium schedule
Date Title Presenter Location
2/22/2024 Diophantine approximation on affine subspaces Jing-Jing Huang, University of Nevada, Reno PE 104
2/29/2024 On Translative Packing Densities in the plane and in space Yangyang He, University of Nevada, Reno PE 104
3/7/2024 Axiomatization of algebraically closed fields: The optimal approach Mohsen Aliabadi, UC San Diego PE 104
3/14/2024 No Colloquium N/A N/A
3/21/2024 Hamiltonian flows from string topology Nick Rozenblyum, University of Toronto & SLMath PE 104
3/28/2024 No Colloquium (Spring Break) N/A N/A
4/4/2024 Khovanov homology and four-manifolds Ciprian Manolescu, Stanford University PE 104
4/11/2024 Similarity via transversal intersection of manifolds Zhongshan Li, Georgia State University PE 104
4/18/2024 The Non-Orientable 4-Genus of 11 Crossing Non-Alternating Knots Megan Fairchild, Louisiana State University PE 104


The Department also holds regular seminars in various research areas. Speakers include researchers from outside the department, as well as current faculty and graduate students.

Algebraic & Geometric Topology Seminar

The Algebraic & Geometric Topology Seminar will be held on Fridays from 2:00-3:00pm in DMSC 315.

Spring 2024 Algebraic & Geometric Topology Seminar schedule
Date Title Presenter Location

C*-Algebras Seminar

The C*-Algebras Seminar will be held on Wednesdays from 10:00am-11:00am in DMSC 315.

Spring 2024 C*-Algebras Seminar schedule
Date Title Presenter Location

Matrix Seminar

The Matrix Seminar will be held in a virtual mode via Zoom bi-weekly on Fridays from 4:15-5:15pm. 

Spring 2024 Matrix Seminar schedule
Date Title Presenter Mode
2/2/2024 An extremal problem on 0-1 matrices Zejun Huang, Shenzhen University, China Zoom
2/16/2024 Spectral Transformation for the Dense Symmetric Definite Generalized Eigenvalue Problem Michael Stewart, Georgia State University Zoom
3/1/2024 On Nevanlinna theory for meromorphic matrix-valued functions Soumyashant Nayak, Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore, India Zoom
3/15/2024 Topological indices of graphs Wei Gao, Penn State Abington Zoom
3/22/2024 Eigenvector-dependent nonlinear eigenvalue problems and the SCF iteration in data science Leihong Zhang, Soochow University, China Zoom
4/5/2024 Unravelling the Friedrichs Angle: A Key to Lower Bounds on the Minimum Singular Value Avleen Kaur, University of British Columbia Zoom
4/19/2024 Advancing Fluid Dynamics Through Matrix Solutions: A Computational Approach to Viscosity-Varied Coaxial Jet Mixing Mustafa Usta, Cleveland State University Zoom
5/3/2024 Extreme Points of Infinite-dimensional Symmetric Doubly Stochastic Matrices Selcuk Koyuncu, University of North Georgia Zoom