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3/4 – Stephen Oloo

I will update this when I know the title of Stephen’s talk. Wednesday, 3/4, 5-6pm in LGRT 1634. Pizza and soda will be provided as usual! Hope to see you there!

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2/25 – No Meeting

There will be no meeting on 2/25, as I will be out of town. Come next week for the talk by UMass grad student Stephen Oloo!

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2/18 – Organizational Meeting: Part 2!

That’s part 2, or part 2!, both are correct! I had issues with the email lists for the first organizational meeting, so I don’t think many people knew about it. I have seen a lot of new faces during the … Continue reading

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2/11- Nestor Guillen, “Notions of Curvature and What it Means for a Surface to be ‘Round'”

5-6pm in LGRT 1528. Abstract: I will motivate and introduce several important concepts from differential geometry, particularly those pertaining to the shapes of surfaces. This means I will talk about different ways of measuring how “curved” a surface is and how … Continue reading

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2/4 – Tom Shelly, “Category Theory”

This week, Tom Shelly will give a talk on category theory, introducing the basic vocabulary of the theory with lots of examples and discussion of how categories generalize many things that students may have encountered before. Wednesday 2/4, 5-6pm, LGRT … Continue reading

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1/28 – Organizational Meeting

Come by LGRT 1634 from 5-6pm for the first math club meeting of the semester! Pizza and Soda will be provided!

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10/1 – Tom Braden: “Applying to Graduate School in Mathematics”

Tom Braden, Professor of Mathematics and the Director of the Graduate Program here at UMass will give a presentation on applying to graduate school in mathematics. We will meet in LGRT 147.

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9/24 – Jeff Hatley: “p-adic numbers”

This is an after-the-fact post. Jeff gave a great talk on the p-adic numbers. We learned lots of cool things! A couple of my favorites: in the world of the p-adics every triangle is isosceles, and every point in the … Continue reading

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4/30, Pizza Party!

Join us for lots of pizza, conversation, and puzzles as we celebrate the end of the year! It’s been a pleasure running Math Club these past three years. -Nico

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4/23: Tobias Wilson, “History of Functions (subtitled: Putting the Fun in Functions)”

Abstract: Although functions are fundamental mathematical objects, they weren’t actually defined until 1673, by Leibniz. Since that time, the definition has evolved in a variety of directions- occasionally false, as when Fourier defined functions to be anything with a Fourier series. In this talk, … Continue reading

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