Undergraduate Colloquium Spring 2014

Wednesday - 5:00 p.m.
McHenry Building - Room 4130
Refreshments served at 4:45 - McHenry Building 4161
For further information please contact Aleksander Beloi

 Check this page for updates regarding speakers and abstracts.

April 16, 2014

"A Very Short Introductory Course in Knot Theory"

Felicia Tabing, University of California, Santa Cruz

Come and learn knot theory with me! I will introduce basic definitions and different ways of telling knots apart.

April 23, 2014

"The Geometry of Primes and the p-adic numbers"

Gabriel Martins, University of California, Santa Cruz

In this talk I'll try to describe the space of prime numbers Spec(Z) in some detail in a very informal and intuitive ay and I want to explain how the p-adic intergers can be thought of as Taylor expansions of the functions on primes.

April 30, 2014

"An Introduction to Representation Theory of Finite Groups"

Rob Carman, University of California, Santa Cruz

In this talk, I will cover some basics of complex representations of finite groups. Topics covered will include equivalence of representations, irreducibility, indecomposability, and characters of representations, with the goal of defining the character ring of a finite group.

May 14, 2014

"Math Hangout"

Presented by: Awesome People

Get together with a bunch of other math people and talk about math! Learn about what other math folks are doing, research projects, grad school, jobs, etc. If you are worried about missing your afternoon tea, don't worry, tea and snacks will be provided.