All talks are on Wednesday from 12:00 until 1:00 (note the time change from the fall) in Science Center 222 unless otherwise indicated.
(Click on the title of a talk to get the abstract.)
|17 September 2015||Ben Landon||The central limit theorem|
|24 September 2015 (from 12:45)||Yunqing Tang||The Andre-Oort conjecture and abelian varieties isogenous to no Jacobian|
|1 October 2015 (from 1:30)||Francesco Cavazzani||Weyl exceptional groups in real life|
|8 October 2015 (from 12:45)||Lynnelle Ye||Newman's very short proof of the Prime Number Theorem|
|15 October 2015||Jonathan Zhu||Hearing the shape of a triangle|
|22 October 2015 (from 12:45)||Tom Lovering||The Infinitesimal Site and de Rham Cohomology|
|29 October 2015||Justin Campbell||The equivariant cohomology of a point|
|5 November 2015||Yusheng Luo||Primes, Periodic Points and Closed Geodesics|
|12 November 2015||Akhil Mathew||Thomason's etale descent theorem in algebraic K-theory|
|19 November 2015 (from 1:30)||Jiaoyang Huang||The semicircle distribution|
|26 November 2015||Thanksgiving|
|3 December 2015||Hunter Spink||Why do fields of characteristic zero exist?|
|3 February 2016||Erick Knight||The Emperor and His Money|
|10 February 2016||Koji Shimizu||Galois coverings of an algebraic curve|
|17 February 2016||Chi-Yun Hsu||Hyperelliptic Modular Curves|
|25 February 2016 (Thursday!)||Yihang Zhu||Proving the Riemann-Roch using the Selberg trace formula|
|2 March 2016||Yixiang Mao||Large Deviations Theory --- Theory for the rare events|
|10 March 2016 (Thursday!)||Jun Hou Fung||Posets and finite spaces|
|16 March 2016||Spring recess|
|23 March 2016||Ananth Shankar||Algebraic solutions of differential equations|
|30 March 2016||Yu-Wei Fan||An exercise in mirror symmetry|
|13 April 2016||Konstantin Matveev||Many faces of Macdonald polynomials|
|27 April 2016||Yong Suk Moon||15 theorem and 290 theorem|
Previous years Trivial Notions pages:
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 Yu-Wei Fan and Yusheng Luo. Please send one of us an email if you have any questions or if you want to add yourself to the schedule.
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