Short Attention Span Math Seminars

Winter 2019

The Winter 2019 SASMS will be held on Monday, March 11 at 4:00 in MC 5417. If you would like to give a talk, you may do so by clicking "Sign Up" above.

Talks

Time
Speaker
Talk Title
4:00
Jose Luis Avilez
Ito Integral
4:30
Zia Allahverdiyev
The Power of Powers
5:00
Zouhaier Ferchiou
2^t is polynomial in n
5:30
Jerry Guan
Snake Lemma
6:00
Food
DIN 146: Introduction to Human Nutrition
6:30
Stephen Charles Zheng Biao Wen
The Lefschetz Principle
7:00
7:30

Abstracts

Ito Integral

Random integration bee.

The Power of Powers

Can every large enough integer be represented as a sum of three, four, .... k squares, cubes, .... n? We will be considering all representations of an integer as the sum of powers of distinct positive integers and find the connection between representations containing odd or even number of terms. All of these questions will lead us to "Waring's problem".

2^t is polynomial in n

how to abuse poly-time to call your algorithms good when they're not.

Snake Lemma

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DIN 146: Introduction to Human Nutrition

An introductory talk on human nutrition. Attendees will be introduced to core topics in nutrition including fried chicken sandwiches and portobello mushroom sandwiches. Factors that affect nutrition such as pop, chips, and cookies will also be examined. A relaxed social atmosphere may also be covered, time permitting.

The Lefschetz Principle

The Lefschetz Principle gives a way to pass from truth in infinitely many positive characteristics to characteristic 0. Our formalization will come from model theory and we will apply the theorem to questions in algebraic geometry.