Colloquium / 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 honors 50-series.

Speaker Series is held each Thursday from 4:15 to 5:05 PM in 380-380C (in the basement of the math building), unless otherwise noted. Food is provided afterwards. You can get 1 unit of credit for your attendance by signing up for MATH 196; of course, you’re also welcome to just show up.

If you have any suggestions or would like to suggest a speaker, please email Brian Wai at brianwai at stanford.edu.

2008-2009 | 2009-2010 | 2010-2011 | 2011-2012 | 2012-2013 | 2013-2014 | 2014-2015

2014–2015 Schedule

Fall 2014

September 25 Jenny Wilson Combinatorics and Prisoners
October 2 Brian Conrad Flight Simulators via 4-D Geometry
October 9 Daniel Alvarez-Gavela The Wiggle is a H-Principle
October 16 Alex Wright The combinatorial Nullstellensatz and (restricted) subsets
October 23 Rafe Mazzeo Spectra, resonances, and geometry
October 30 Jan Vondrak A Game of Construction and Destruction
November 6 Persi Diaconis Adding Numbers and Shuffling Cards
November 13 Christian Zickert Polygons, polyhedra and scissors congruence
November 20 Jeremy Booher Square Roots Modulo n and Secure Coin Flipping
Thanksgiving Break :D No talk
December 4 Jack Poulson -

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