What is...? seminar
Time and place: Usually every second Friday at 15:15 in auditorium 8. Talks are 30 minutes plus 15 minutes of questions.
- 12th April: Welcome drinks
- 26th April: Petter Nyland, What is a Bratteli diagram?
- 10th May: Cody Gunton, What is the Fontaine-Mazur conjecture?
- 24th May: Markus Hausmann, What is an infinite loop space?
- 7th June: William Weiss (University of Toronto), What is set-theoretic topology?
- 14th June: Marie Fialová, What is the spectrum of an unbounded operator?
- 21st June: Angélica Torres, What is algebraic systems biology?
What is... the What is...? seminar?
After a little more than a year's hiatus, the What is...? seminar is starting back up. We will have relaxed, informal talks with snacks and drinks. The seminar is aimed at PhD students and postdocs from all groups (ALG, GAMP, IE, MBIO, NCG, QMATH, SPT, TOP), but anyone is welcome to attend.
The social bit: We want to have an event where people from across the entire department can meet each other and socialise, so we hope that people will stay after the talk to chat, have a drink, and enjoy the sun (when it's around).
The maths bit: Inspired by a column in the Notices of the AMS with the same title, we want to have an accessible and non-technical seminar where speakers explain in one (short) lecture some object or theorem that they think is interesting. For inspiration, see the list of columns that have appeared in the Notices or the archived lists of past talks (below). The target audience is quite broad, so the talks shouldn't assume too much background.
The current organisers of the What is....? seminar are: Kevin Ayugar Brix, Josh Hunt, and Mikala Ørsnes Jansen. If you would like to give a talk, or would be keen to hear a talk on a certain topic, then feel free to let one of them know!