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Past Events

Date
Thursday, May 23, 2024. 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Speaker:
Hannah Larson (UC Berkeley)

The moduli space M_g of genus g curves (or Riemann surfaces) is a central object of study in algebraic geometry. Its cohomology is important in many fields.

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Date
Thursday, April 11, 2024. 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Speaker:
Leslie Lamport (Microsoft)

Coding is the last step in writing a program. The first step is deciding what we want to achieve and how. The best methods for working through subsequent steps consist in using simple mathematics…

Date
Thursday, March 14, 2024. 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Speaker:
Vincent Pilloni (CNRS & University of Paris-Saclay)

We will give an accessible introduction to the Hasse-Weil conjecture for curves and related problems in the Langlands program. We will discuss some recent work with G. Boxer, F. Calegari and T.

Date
Thursday, February 15, 2024. 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker:
Alain Goriely (Oxford University)

Illusions have been a constant source of amusement but they are  also a unique gateway into understanding the way we perceive the world and how the brain processes information. …

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Date
Thursday, January 18, 2024. 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Speaker:
Alexander Volberg (Michigan State University)

Suppose you wish to find a 2^n by 2^n matrix by asking this matrix question that it honestly answers. For example you can ask question "What is your (1,1) element?’"