## Upcoming Events

## November 2019

## AWM Movie Night – Hidden Figures

AWM is hosting Movie Night to watch Hidden Figures. There will be free popcorn and drinks. AWMmovienight Poster

Find out more## December 2019

## Christine Ruey Shan Lee, Plamenevskaya’s invariant from the stable Khovanov homology of twisted torus knots

A transverse link is a link in the 3-sphere that is everywhere transverse to the standard contact structure. Transverse links are considered up to transverse isotopy, with classical invariants such as the self-linking number and regular isotopy class. One of…

Find out more## Dr. Campbell’s Retirement Reception

Steve Campbell will be retiring as of January 1, 2019 after 47 years of service to the department.

Find out more## SIAM Seminar: ML Explainability vs. Adversarial ML

How do we know that we can trust our machine learning models? How do we detect when an adversary is exploiting our machine learning solutions? How does the explainability of machine learning models help the customers of such models versus helping…

Find out more## Honors Research Presentation

Grant Barkley Title: Coxeter Groups and the Lattice of Total Orders Abstract: A Coxeter group is a group generated by elements of order 2, called reflections, along with certain relations between the elements. The group of permutations on…

Find out more## Thomas McConville, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Chapoton triangles from multidimensional Catalan objects

Chapoton triangles are polynomials in two variables defined by Coxeter-Catalan objects. These polynomials are related by some remarkable identities that only depend on the rank of the associated (finite) Coxeter system. The multidimensional Catalan numbers enumerate the number of standard Young tableaux of a…

Find out more## January 2020

## Alexander Shapiro, Univ. of California, Berkeley, Modular functor from higher Teichmüller theory

Quantized higher Teichmüller theory, as described by Fock and Goncharov, assigns an algebra and its representation to a surface and a Lie group. This assignment is equivariant with respect to the action of the mapping class group of the surface,…

Find out more## Spring 2020 Beginning of Semester Meeting

Dean McGahan will be attending and will speak at the meeting. I am happy to solicit questions from the faculty and staff that will be sent to the Dean ahead of the meeting so that she can address them. The Dean…

Find out more## Maria-Veronica Ciocanel, Ohio State University, Stochastic and continuum dynamics in cellular transport

The cellular cytoskeleton is essential in proper cell function as well as in organism development. These filaments represent the roads along which most protein transport occurs inside cells. I will discuss examples where questions about filament-motor protein interactions require the…

Find out more## Corey Jones, Ohio State University, Fusion categories and their applications in mathematical physics

Fusion categories are rich mathematical structures generalizing the representation categories of finite groups. They arise in many areas of mathematics and physics. Most strikingly, they have emerged as models for particle-like excitations with exotic exchange statistics in low dimensional quantum…

Find out more## Peter McGrath, Univ. of Pennsylvania, Existence and Uniqueness Results for Minimal Surfaces

A hypersurface in a Riemannian manifold is called minimal if its mean curvature vanishes identically. Minimal surfaces have fascinated mathematicians since the time of Euler, and tremendous progress has been made in understanding the structure of the space of embedded minimal surfaces…

Find out more## JMM Reception

The department will host a reception at the JMM in Denver on Friday January 17th, 6:00-8:00 pm, Capitol Ballroom 6, Hyatt. All alumni, friends, and participants in the Department of Mathematics programs at North Carolina State University are invited to…

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