Short Attention Span Math Seminars

Spring 2018

The Spring 2018 SASMS will be held on Tuesday, July 24 at 4:30 in M3 3103. If you would like to give a talk, you may do so by clicking "Sign Up" above.

Talks

Time
Speaker
Talk Title
4:30
Stephen Charles Zheng Biao Wen
Representations of S3
5:00
Harry Sivasubramaniam
Expander Graphs and an Application to Number Theory
5:30
Jerry Guan
Principle of Least Action
6:00
Food
Dinner
6:30
Nikita Kapustin
Mysteries of monoids
7:00
Frieda Rong
The Multiplicative Weights Update Algorithm
7:30
Akshay Tiwary
Yoneda's Lemma
8:00
Zishen Qu
The chromatic number of Kneser graphs
8:30
Jose Luis Avilez
Go home, p-value, you're drunk

Abstracts

Representations of S3

In this talk we will examine a favourite mathematical object of mine, the NaturalLogz.

Expander Graphs and an Application to Number Theory

I will prove a lower bound on the size of sum-product sets in finite fields by using tools from spectral graph theory.

Principle of Least Action

The universe is almost as lazy as me.

Dinner

Hi. I'm food, and I'd like to introduce you to me.

Mysteries of monoids

Monoids monoids monoids monoids monoids

The Multiplicative Weights Update Algorithm

Learn how to live life with sublinear regret.

Yoneda's Lemma

I'll describe Yoneda's lemma and it's connection to universal properties. I might also talk about its use in Algebraic geometry. This talk should be accessible to anyone with basic 347 level knowledge and can serve as a first exposure to category theory.

The chromatic number of Kneser graphs

The chromatic number of K(r, s) is s - 2r +2.

Go home, p-value, you're drunk

Dismissing the use of p-values rigorously.