GRAduate Student Seminar (GRASS)

Spring 2019


The Graduate Student Seminar is for graduate students to share their work and interests in math.
Meeting time: Fridays from 12:30-1:30PM, at LGRT 1634.
If you're interested in giving a talk, please contact one of the organizers.

Schedule of Talks

Date Speaker Talk
Friday, February 1 Ga Yee Park Lattice points and simultaneous core partitions
Friday, February 8 Rene Cabrera Optimal transportation on paths
Friday, February 15 Vy Nguyen Power residues of Fourier coefficients of a product of two elliptic curves, and sum of quadratic residues of Fourier coefficients over isomorphic classes of elliptic curves
Friday, February 22 Dean Katsaros An appearance of curvature in PDE
Friday, March 1 Rylan Gajek-Leonard Irreducibility and Galois theory via the Newton polygon
Friday, March 8 Jung Wun Lee A multivariate latent class profile analysis with latent group
Friday, March 15 No Seminar - Spring Break
Friday, March 22 Filip Dul The loop space suspension/adjunction
Friday, March 29 Tori Day A brief introduction to modular deformation problems
Dan Gallagher Networks on graphs and their translation to topology
Friday, April 5 No Seminar
Friday, April 12 No Seminar - Ellis Memorial
Friday, April 19 Sebastian Torres Complex tori and Abelian varieties
Friday, April 26 Andrew Havens Framed braids and belt tricks


Fall 2018



Schedule of Talks

Date Speaker Talk
Friday, September 14 Tetsuya Nakamura Introduction to the Bryant Surface, Part I
Friday, September 21 Tetsuya Nakamura Introduction to the Bryant Surface, Part II
Friday, September 28 Angelica Simonetti Algebraic geometry and the existence of smoothings of cusp singularities (Part I)
Friday, October 5 Angelica Simonetti Algebraic geometry and the existence of smoothings of cusp singularities (Part II)
Friday, October 12 Sebastian Torres GIT Quotients
Friday, October 19 Lian Duan Explicit generators of the Neron-Severi group of Dwork surfaces
Jung Wun Lee Multifactor Dimension Reduction method
Friday, October 26 Graduate tea at 12:30PM in LGRT 1530!
Friday, November 2 Jennifer Li Moduli of weighted marked curves of genus zero
Friday, November 9 Sean Hart Smooth group actions and homological rigidity (Part I)
Tori Day Modular forms and Galois representations (Part I)
Friday, November 16 Sean Hart Smooth group actions and homological rigidity (Part II)
Tori Day Modular forms and Galois representations (Part II)
Friday, November 23 No talk -- Thanksgiving holiday
Friday, November 30 Cristian Rodriguez Number of zeros of polynomials modulo p
Friday, December 7 Andrew Havens An introduction to Heegaard splittings of 3-manifolds and trisections of 4-manifolds


Organizers

Tori Day: day@math.umass.edu
Jennifer Li: jli@math.umass.edu
Tetsuya Nakamura: nakamura@math.umass.edu
Cristian Rodriguez: rodriguez@math.umass.edu
Angelica Simonetti: simonetti@math.umass.edu
Sebastian Torres: torres@math.umass.edu