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Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Slow Pitch Seminar (2008 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
Tue, 22 Jan 2008Nigel HigsonWeyl's asymptotic law
Tue, 5 Feb 2008Anna MazzucatoAn introduction to the Navier-Stokes equations of Fluid Mechanics
Tue, 19 Feb 2008Dmitry Fuchs, UC DavisFoliations and their characteristic classes
Tue, 4 Mar 2008Mihran PapikianWhat is a Drinfeld module?
Tue, 18 Mar 2008Leonid VasersteinJ. Nash and Game Theory
Tue, 1 Apr 2008Alberto BressanControlling the ski, the swing, and swim-like motion in a perfect fluid
Tue, 9 Sep 2008John RoeMake Money Fast! Metric spaces, algebras and amenability
Tue, 23 Sep 2008Dima BuragoNorms on groups of geometric origin
Tue, 4 Nov 2008George Andrews, Penn StateThe Lost Notebook of Ramanujan
Tue, 18 Nov 2008 To Be Announced
Tue, 25 Nov 2008 To Be Announced
Tue, 2 Dec 2008Sergei Tabachnikov, Penn StateTire tracks geometry, hatchet planimeter and Menzin's conjecture
Tue, 16 Dec 2008 To Be Announced
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