Speaker Series

The Stanford University Mathematical Organization hosts a weekly talk given by a professor, grad student, or visitor about undergraduate-accessible topics in pure and applied mathematics that go beyond the standard curriculum. The purpose of this series is to expose undergraduates to some topics not normally covered in the classroom, as well as to introduce them to Stanford's faculty and community. Talks will be accessible to freshmen in the 50-series.

Speaker Series is held (approximately) alternate Mondays 6:00 to 7:00pm during Winter and Spring quarters unless otherwise noted. Talks will be held in the Ricker Dining Green Room at 238 Santa Teresa St, Stanford. Please feel free to bring dinner from Ricker Dining into the room before the talk.

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2017–2018 Schedule

Winter 2018

Date Speaker Talk
January 15 No talk! (MLK day)
January 22 Brian Conrad Rational Points on Conics
February 12 Kannan Soundararajan The Erdős Discrepancy Problem
February 19 Alex Wright How Many Evenly Curved Once Punctured Tori are There?
February 26 Jenny Wilson SET
March 8 Jonathan Mattingly Quantifying Gerrymandering: A Mathematician Goes to Court
Note: Non-standard day, time, and room location!
The talk will begin at 4:30pm in Building 200-002 on a Thursday.

Spring 2018

Date Speaker Talk
April 9 Jonathan Luk On Falling Into Black Holes
April 10 Various Panelists Math Graduate School Panel
Note: Occurs 6:00-7:30pm in 384-H
May 7 Jan Vondrak Brouwer's Fixed Point Theorem and Fair Division
May 21 TBA TBA