Short Attention Span Math Seminars

Fall 2015

The Fall 2015 SASMS will be held on Thursday, November 19 at 4:30 in MC 5479. If you would like to give a talk, you may do so by clicking "Sign Up" above.

Talks

Time
Speaker
Talk Title
5:30
Eric Yau
Infinite Graphs
6:00
Pure Math Club
Dinner
6:30
Anthony McCormick
Abstract Wiener Spaces
7:00
Samuel Yusim
The Metric Dimension of Graphs
7:30
Ilia Chtcherbakov
$Ax^4 + Bx^3 + Cx^2 + Dx + E = 0$
8:00
8:30
Henry Liu
Everything is Wrong
9:00
Anton Borissov
Everything

Abstracts

Infinite Graphs

Various graph structures when taken to infinity. I promise pretty pictures. If time permits I will present my favourite result in infinite graph theory.

Dinner

We constructively prove the existence of pizza and pop. Here's a non-constructive proof: Sir, $\frac{a + b^{n}}{n} = x$, hence pizza exists.

Abstract Wiener Spaces

When Haar's theorem fails, sometimes you can use Wieners instead.

The Metric Dimension of Graphs

Um, just put the title in again.

$Ax^4 + Bx^3 + Cx^2 + Dx + E = 0$

First we solve the linear, then the quadratic, then the cubic, then the quartic. Time permitting, we'll also see why you can't do any better than that in general.

Everything is Wrong

I will break as much of undergrad mathematics as I can within half an hour. Highlights will include disproofs of rank-nullity, Zorn's lemma, Liouville's theorem, and more.

Everything

Contrary to the previous talk I will try to sketch why everything is not wrong. First, we'll solve a few differential equations. Then, we solve quantum gravity. Prerequisites: basic linear algebra.