Speaker Series (2016-2017)
Note: Starting May 2nd, talks will be moved to the Manzanita Multipurpose Room near Casper Dining.
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 Tuesdays 5:30 to 6:20pm during Winter and Spring quarters unless otherwise noted. Talks will be held in the Manzanita Multipurpose Room near Casper Dining (661 Escondido Road, Stanford) (previously held at the Ricker Dining Green Room at 238 Santa Teresa St, Stanford). Please feel free to bring dinner from Casper Dining into the room before the talk.
|January 10||Brian Conrad||The ABC Conjecture|
|January 24||Kannan Soundarajan||Primes fall for the gambler's fallacy|
|February 7||Jenny Wilson||Hamming Codes|
|February 21||Evangelie Zachos||Curve-Shortening Flow|
|March 7||Daniel Álvarez-Gavela||Singularities of Smooth Maps|
|April 11||Rafe Mazzeo||Geometrization and Very Special Metrics
Note: The original April 4th talk has been re-scheduled one week later to this date, April 11th.
|April 18||Alex Wright||From Rational Billiards to Dynamics on Moduli Spaces|
|May 2||Mary Wootters||Low-degree polynomials and error-correcting codes
Note: New location! Talks will be held at Manzanita Multipurpose Room for the remaining talks of the year.
|May 16||Jacob Fox||Arithmetic progression in dense sets|
|May 30||Laura Fredrickson||Moduli Spaces from Geometry and Physics|