MATH DAY 2018

Stony Brook Math Day is a one-day festival for all undergraduate math majors. Come hear talks by Abhinav Kumar, Robert Lazarsfeld, Tony Phillips, and Christina Sormani; take part in math-related activities; and connect with faculty and students over lunch and tea. This year's Math Day was on Saturday, April 21.

Financial support for travel is available. Registered participants had lunch and tea provided. The deadline for registration was April 15. See below for directions to the event. Spaces are limited, with preference given to those who register early. All registered participants should have received a confirmation email on April 16.

Here is the Math Day poster. Click on the image for a larger version.

Location and Schedule

The entire event took place at the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics. See below for directions to the center.

09:30 Light breakfast and small activities

Simons Center Lobby

11:00 Anthony Phillips, “Through Mazes to Mathematics”

Simons Center Auditorium, Room 103

12:00 Lunch

Simons Center Lobby

13:30 Abhinav Kumar, “Sphere Packings: Old and New”

Simons Center Auditorium, Room 103

14:30 Christina Sormani, “The Geometry of Black Holes and Gravity Wells”

Simons Center Auditorium, Room 103

15:30 Tea time

Simons Center Lobby

16:00 Robert Lazarsfeld, “How Many Times Does a Polynomial Vanish at a Point: An Introduction to Singularities”

Simons Center Auditorium, Room 103

17:00 Wrap up

Simons Center Lobby

Here are the speakers.

Directions, Parking, Hotel

Directions: The entire event took place at the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics. Please click here for directions to the center (by car, train, etc.)

Trains: The LIRR is running on a modified schedule on April 21. Here is a list of suitable trains:

Port Jefferson Branch Penn Station 6:22am Stony Brook 8:17am
Penn Station 8:22am Stony Brook 10:17am
Ronkonkoma Branch Penn Station 7:07am Ronkonkoma 8:25am
Penn Station 8:08am Ronkonkoma 9:25am
Penn Station 9:08am Ronkonkoma 10:25am

It takes about 25 minutes from Ronkonkoma to the Simons center; we will reimburse participants for the cost of a shared taxi ride.

Parking: On Saturday, you can park pretty much anywhere on campus (unless there is a sign saying otherwise). There are two large parking lots close to the Simons center; they are marked in red, inside the box B-4, on the campus parking map.