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Research Seminar

Mathematics Research Seminar Winter 2014

Jan 22, Aaron Abrams

Jan 29, MItch Keller

Feb. 5, Greg Dresden

Feb. 12, Elizabeth Denne

Feb. 26, Wayne Dymacek

Mar. 5, Nathan Feldman

Mar. 12, Stephen Young, Louisville

Mar. 20 (Thursday at 3:35 - 4:30 at Hillel House) Farshid Hajir, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Title: Galois groups of Legendre polynomials

Abstract: Legendre defined an orthogonal sequence of polynomials in 1785 which have proved remarkably useful in many branches of mathematics and physics. I'll review what we know about their algebraic properties, including recent joint work with John Cullinan (Bard College) on computing their Galois groups.

Mar. 26, Alan McRae

April 2, Paul Humke

 

Mathematics Research Seminar Fall 2013

1:25 - 2:20 at Hillel House

Sept. 11, Carrie Finch - Number Theory

Sept. 18, Kevin Beanland - Banach Spaces

Sept. 25, Greg Dresden - Number Theory

Oct 2, Aaron Abrams - Configuration Spaces & Groups

Oct. 9, Michael Bush - Number Theory & Group Theory

Oct. 16, Onye Ekenta ('15) - Report on REU at Ohio State.

Oct. 30, Onye Ekenta ('15) - Report on REU at Ohio State.

Nov. 6, Wayne Dymacek - Graph Theory

Nov. 13, Elizabeth Denne