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November 2018

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

November 13 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm EST

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…

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Departmental Tea and Cookies

November 14 | 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm EST
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Marco Mazzola, Paris 6, On the controllability of a set valued evolution

November 14 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

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…

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Brian Adams, Sandia National Laboratories, Information session about Sandia National Laboratories

November 14 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

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

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Suzanne Crifo, NC State, Some Maximal Dominant Weights and their Multiplicities for Affine Lie Algebra Representations

November 14 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

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…

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Weekly Brown Bag Lunch

November 15 | 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EST
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An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Thursday, repeating until December 6, 2018

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

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SIAM Student Chapter Industry Series: Dr. Rachel Clipp, R&D Staff, Kitware Inc

November 15 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST

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…

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Diversity and Inclusion Brown Bag Lunch

Robert DeYeso, NC State, Reducible Dehn surgeries of genus three knots and Heegaard Floer homology

November 27 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

Departmental Tea and Cookies

November 28 | 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm EST
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Eva Brayfindley, NC State, An Introduction to Bayesian Statistics and Data Fusion

November 28 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST

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…

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Weekly Brown Bag Lunch

November 29 | 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EST
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An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Thursday, repeating until December 6, 2018

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

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Juanita Pinzon Caicedo, NC State, Four–manifolds and knot concordance

November 29 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

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…

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End of Semester De-Stress Party!

November 30 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

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…

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Panel of Faculty, NC State, Preparing to Attend Important Conferences

November 30 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

Target Audience:  All students

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December 2018

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

December 3 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

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…

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Departmental Tea and Cookies

December 5 | 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm EST
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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…

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Weekly Brown Bag Lunch

December 6 | 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EST
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An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Thursday, repeating until December 6, 2018

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

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Honors Research Presentation Session, Grant Barkley, Bryan Chu, Geneva Collins and Thomas Lee, NC State

December 7 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

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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