## Past Events

## November 2018

## John Baldwin, Boston College, Contact structures, instantons, and SU(2) representations

A strengthening of the Poincare Conjecture asks whether the fundamental group of every closed 3-manifold which is not the 3-sphere admits a nontrivial homomorphism to SU(2). With that as motivation, I'll describe a connection between Stein fillings of a 3-manifold…

Find out more »## Marco Mazzola, Paris 6, On the controllability of a set valued evolution

We consider a controllability problem for the evolution of a set in V(t). This problem was originally motivated by a model where a dog controls a flock of sheep. Here, V(t) is the region occupied by the sheep and the…

Find out more »## Brian Adams, Sandia National Laboratories, Information session about Sandia National Laboratories

A brief overview of SNL’s mission, R&D areas, and opportunities in mathematics, statistics, and computational science will be given.

Find out more »## Suzanne Crifo, NC State, Some Maximal Dominant Weights and their Multiplicities for Affine Lie Algebra Representations

Affine Lie algebras are infinite dimensional analogs of finite dimensional simple Lie algebras. It is known there are finitely many maximal dominant weights for any integrable highest weight representation of an affine Lie algebra. However, determining these maximal dominant weights…

Find out more »## Weekly Brown Bag Lunch

Join AWM as they host their weekly brown bag lunch in SAS 4104.

Find out more »## SIAM Student Chapter Industry Series: Dr. Rachel Clipp, R&D Staff, Kitware Inc

Kitware develops and supports modeling and simulation platforms that power medical training, planning, and predictive applications for improved patient treatment and outcomes. Our capabilities include whole-body computational physiology models for faster than real-time simulation, surgical planning, and guidance applications, high-fidelity…

Find out more »## Eva Brayfindley, NC State, An Introduction to Bayesian Statistics and Data Fusion

In this talk, I will present basic Bayesian statistics and multi-source Bayesian data fusion methods. It will start with basic statistical definitions, working through a coin flip problem. From there, I will outline multi-source fusion using several simple methods that…

Find out more »## Weekly Brown Bag Lunch

Join AWM as they host their weekly brown bag lunch in SAS 4104.

Find out more »## Juanita Pinzon Caicedo, NC State, Four–manifolds and knot concordance

The main goal of geometric topology is the classification of manifolds within a certain framework (topological, piecewise linear, smooth, simply-connected, symplectic, etc.). Dimension four is special, as it is the only dimension in which a manifold can admit infinitely many…

Find out more »## End of Semester De-Stress Party!

Who: Any math graduate or undergraduate students What: Taking time to relax before dead week begins! We will have coloring sheets and origami paper/patterns. Come make something to brighten your office or apartment for the holidays, or just come hang out and enjoy…

Find out more »## Panel of Faculty, NC State, Preparing to Attend Important Conferences

Target Audience: All students

Find out more »## December 2018

## Saúl Blanco Rodríguez, Indiana University, Cycles in the pancake and burnt pancake graph

The pancake graph has the elements of the symmetric group as vertices and there is an edge between two permutations if there is a prefix reversal that transforms one permutation into the other. One can similarly define the burnt pancake graph using signed permutations instead of…

Find out more »## Konstantina Trivisa, University of Maryland, College Park, On the dynamics of compressible flows: variational solutions, invariant measures, martingale solutions

In this talk I’ll describe an overview of results on the Navier-Stokes equations for viscous compressible flows both in the deterministic and stochastic frame- work. A contrast will be drawn between the one-dimensional flows and the multidimensional case. In the…

Find out more »## Weekly Brown Bag Lunch

Join AWM as they host their weekly brown bag lunch in SAS 4104.

Find out more »## Honors Research Presentation Session, Grant Barkley, Bryan Chu, Geneva Collins and Thomas Lee, NC State

Grant Barkley Title: Domino Tilings and Divisibility Abstract: A domino tiling of a region in the plane is an arrangement of 2x1 domino tiles that completely covers that region. These tilings are an example of a more general construction in graph theory…

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