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Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Slow Pitch Seminar (2007 Archive)

The Seminar is a class-length (i.e. 50-minute) lecture aimed at graduate students. It is semi-formal, usually with pizza beforehand. Ideally, it describes current research being done by professors in the department at a 'softball' level suitable for graduate students taking or having recently passed the qualifying exams, and possibly seeking an interesting research niche. More broadly, it is commensurate with the Seminar's objectives to provide graduate students an overview of a niche in which they have not specialized, often by providing a sketch of one of the professors occasionally attend as well.)
DateSpeaker(s)Title
18 Sep 2007
MB106

5:00pm - 6:00pm
John RoeWhat is an L^2 Betti number?
2 Oct 2007
MB106

5:00pm - 6:00pm
Sergei TabachnikovWhat is the outer billiard
16 Oct 2007
MB106

5:15pm - 6:15pm
Kris JenssenWhat is a shock wave?
30 Oct 2007
MB106

5:00pm - 6:00pm
Tim RelugaWhat is MathBio
4 Dec 2007
MB106

5:00pm - 6:00pm
Mark LeviLagrangians, Hamiltonians, optics and Gromov squeezing
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