Fall 2020 Seminars


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Student Differential Geometry Seminar   


Time:              Mon 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Location:        Online
Organizers:    Jordan RainoneEl Mehdi Ainasse, Paul Sweeney

The Fall 2020 iteration of the SDGS will be covering Special and General Relativity. The seminar shouldn’t require any prerequisite knowledge. By the end of it, you should have all the background material necessary for the Spring semester topics course on Mathematical General Relativity by Marcus Khuri.


Analysis Student Seminar   


Time:              Tu 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location:        Online
Organizers:    Matthew Dannenberg and El Mehdi Ainasse

This semester, the Analysis Student Seminar will be covering Notions of Convexity. Convexity is a broad concept which touches many portions of mathematics, and often forms a foundation required for strong theorems. We’ll go into a number of different applications of convexity throughout math as motivation for the topic. We’ll then move piecemeal through some of the many manifestations of convexity in different situations, from finite to infinite dimensions, and some of their implications.


Geometry/Topology Seminar


Time:              Tue 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Location:        Online
Organizers:   Claude LeBrun and Xiuxiong Chen

Traditional departmental seminal: focusing not only on differential geometry, but also on a wide range of related topics


First and Second Year Student Seminar


Time:              Tue 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Location:        Online
Organizers:    Dimitrios Ntalampekos and Kevin Sackel

The seminar aims at the newer graduate students and provides an overview of the department and of the research interests of the professors.


Algebraic Geometry Seminar


Time:              Wed 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Location:        Online
Organizers:    Robert Lazarsfeld and Olivier Martin

Seminar focused on research in algebraic geometry targeted at doctoral students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty in algebraic geometry and related fields.


Professional Development Seminar


Time:              Wed 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Location:        Online
Organizers:    Christian Schnell

Professional development and career advice for graduate students and postdocs.




Time:              Thu 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Location:        Online
Organizers:    Robert Lazarsfeld, Bob Hough, Dzmitry Dudko

The colloquium is intended for a general mathematical audience, including graduate students and researchers from all fields of mathematics.


Graduate Student Seminar


Time:              Fri 11:00am-12:00pm
Location:        Online
Organizers:    Willie Rush Lim and Karina Cho

This seminar is an opportunity for any graduate student to practice giving a good talk on any topic they find particularly interesting. We will have an array of speakers from all years of graduate study, and topics will cover a broad range of Mathematics.


Student Algebraic Geometry Seminar


Time:               Fri 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Location:        Online
Organizers:    Mads Villadsen and Lisa Marquand

Seminar on changing topics in algebraic geometry. For Fall 2020, the topic will be algebraic deformation theory.


Stony Brook Putnam Seminar   


Time:              Fri 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location:        Engineering 143
Organizers:     Robert HoughEun Hye Lee, and  Owen Mireles Briones

The William Lowell Putnam Exam is the most prestigious math contest at the collegiate level in the U.S. Due to circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 virus, the 2020 Putnam Exam has been delayed until Saturday, Feb 20, 2021. The exam takes place in two 3-hour sessions, from 10:00am-1:00pm and from 3:00pm-6:00pm, with six problems in each session. Stony Brook has had impressive results on the Putnam in the past, including a fourth place finish in 2012. More information regarding the Putnam and past exams with solutions are available here.