Welcome to the McGill Math and Stats graduate student seminar.
I am no longer running this seminar, but when it was active, it met on Fridays at
13:00-14:00 at Burnside Hall, 10th floor lounge.
All graduate students
and visitors are welcome.
Winter 2017 talks
Fall 2016 talks
- April 7 - Alexandre Brandts-Longtin will be telling us about complexity theory
- March 24 - Geoffrey McGregor will be telling us about collisions to Pi.
- March 17 - James McVittie will be telling us about Statistics: What was it? What is it now? and
Where is it going?
- March 10 - Michele Fornea will be asking us if we could still pass calc 1.
- Feb. 23 - Alessandro Ricottone will be talking to us about quantum annealing: from D wave to optimization hamiltonians.
- Feb. 17 - Jan Vonk will be talking to us about A caveman's approach to the Langlands programme
- Feb. 10 - James Rickards will be telling us about olympiad problem solving techniques:
symmetric functions, and vieta jumping.
- Feb. 3 - Nicolas Simard will be telling us about modular forms and Lagrange's four square theorem.
- Jan. 27 - Sami Douba will be talking about partitioning squares into trianges
of equal area
- Jan. 20 - Assaf Bar-Natan will be talking about the word problem in groups
- Sept. 9 - Assaf Bar-Natan will be talking about why the only combable (compact orientable) surface is
- Sept. 16 - James Rickards will be talking to us about riddles related to countable and uncountable sets,
and the axiom of choice.
- Sept. 23 - Omid Jazi will be talking about New Regularization Methods in Regression Models
- Sept. 30 - Nicolas Simard will be talking to us about number theory (more detail to come)
- Oct. 7 - Mikhail Karpukhin will be talking to us about the ham sandwich theorem.
- Oct. 14 - Nima Hoda will be talking about Fraisse Theory
- Oct. 21 - Chris Finlay will be talking about Stochastic calculus, or, how to break the chain rule
- Oct. 28 - Billy Lee will be talking to us about Shor's Quantum Algorithm for Polynomial Time Factoring
- Nov. 4 - Jeffrey Galkowski will be talking to us about Scattering Theory
- Nov. 11 - Jan Volec will be talking about Graph limits & flag algebras
- Nov. 18 - Forte Shinko will be talking to us about braid groups
- Nov. 25 - Lise Turner will be telling us about the number of components in a random graph
- Dec. 2 - Ervin Thiagalingam will be telling us about The Prime Race II and how 2 is an odd prime