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4/8- Chuck Kotsiopoulos, Classification of Surfaces

The UMass undergraduate Math Club will meet this Wednesday, 4/8, 5-6pm in LGRT 1634. This week, UMass grad student Chuck Kotsiopoulos will give a talk on the classification of surfaces. As usual, pizza and soda will be provided! Hope to … Continue reading

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4/1 – A Pizza Break (No Foolin’)

The Umass Undergraduate Math Club will meet this week on Wednesday 4/1 in LGRT 1528 from 5-6pm. No speaker this week, but with lots of midterms happening I’m sure we could all use a pizza break! Pizza and soda will … Continue reading

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3/25 – Michael Boratko, “”The Brachistochrone Problem”

This week we will meet on Wednesday, 3/25, from 5-6pm in LGRT 1528. Note the room change! Michael Boratko will speak on, “The Brachistochrone Problem” (abstract below). Pizza and Soda will be provided as usual! Abstract: The Brachistochrone Problem is a … Continue reading

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Spring Break – No meeting on 3/18

Talks will resume on Wednesday 3/25!

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3/11 – Early Pi Day!

The UMass Undergraduate Math Club will meet this Wednesday, 3/11, from 5-6pm in LGRT 1634. This week, we will have an early pi day celebration (a.k.a. an excuse to eat pie!). There will be pie in a addition to the … Continue reading

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3/4 – Stephen Oloo, “Navigating higher dimensional space”

Come join us on Wednesday, 3/4, 5-6pm in LGRT 1634  for a talk by UMass grad student Steve Oloo: “Navigating higher dimensional space” Pizza and soda will be provided as usual! Abstract: It can be tough to visualize spaces once we … Continue reading

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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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