BCC - Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Mathematics & Computer Science

Research Seminar

Talks at the Research Seminar are given by BCC department faculty members and invited speakers from other institutions. The seminar usually meets on Tuesdays at 12pm in room CP 305 for one hour. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Math Meetings

On going tutorials on advanced topics are offered at the bi-weekly Math Meetings. They are held in CP 123A on Mondays 12-1pm and Thursdays 12:30-1:30. All are welcome. Please see the schedule of talks.

Fall 2015 Research Seminar Schedule

Coordinator: Maria Psarelli


September 29

  Karen Taylor, BCC,  Hyperbolic Fourier Expansions of Modular Forms on the Full Modular Group

October 6

  Mariela Carvacho, Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Monica, Chile,  Isogenous decomposition of the Jacobian of generalized Fermat curves

October 13

  Ivan Horozov, BCC,  Multiple Dedekind zeta values

October 20

  Alexander Kheyfits, BCC,  Octonion-valued monogenic functions

October 27

  Biao Wang, Queensborough Community College,  Stability of catenoids and helicoids in hyperbolic 3-space

November 3

  Nikos Apostolakis, BCC,  How to Peg a Leo

November 10

  Mike Munn, New York University, Courant Institute,   3-Dimensional Alexandrov spaces with weak Ricci bounds

November 17

  Caner Koca, New York CityTech, CUNY,   Einstein-Maxwell Metrics

November 24

  Ravi Kulkarni, Bhaskaracharya Institute of Mathematics, Pune, India,  A Perspective on Representations of Finite Groups

December 1

  Russell Miller, Queens College and the Graduate Center,   Computability problems in number theory

December 8

  Cormac O'Sullivan, BCC and the Graduate Center,   TBA

Spring 2015 Research Seminar Schedule

Coordinator: Maria Psarelli


February 10

  Heng Yang, Graduate Center,  Change-Point Detection and Uncertainty Identification

February 17

  No Seminar 

February 24

  Bianca Santoro, City College and Graduate Center,  Bifurcation of periodic solutions to singular Yamabe problem on spheres

March 3

  Jani Virtanen, University of Reading, England,  Hankel and Toeplitz operators on Fock spaces

March 10

  Alexander Tovstolis, Oklahoma State University,  Mahler measure of the Hadamard product of two polynomials, and some inequalities of Approximation Theory

March 12

  Abraham Smith, Fordham University,  Solving PDEs and almost-commuting matrices

March 17

  Hunter R. Johnson, John Jay College,  VC Dimension and PAC Learning

March 24

  Alice Medvedev, City College,  TBA

March 31

  Andrew McInerney, BCC,  Problems in Floer Theory

April 7

  Spring Break  

April 14

  Karen Taylor, BCC,  Applications of Hyperbolic Fourier Coefficients

April 21

  Jo Nelson, Barnard College, Columbia University and the Institute of Advanced Study, Princeton,  Invariants of contact structures and Reeb dynamics

April 28

  Joseph A. Ball, Virginia Tech,  Bounded Real Lemma and structured singular value versus diagonal scaling: the free noncommutative setting

May 5

Christina Sormani
, Lehman College and the Graduate Center of CUNY, 
Hawking mass and the Convergence of Regions in Spacelike Universes

May 12

  Tony Weaver, BCC,  Regular dessins

Fall 2014 Schedule

Coordinators: Maria Psarelli and Quanlei Fang


September 16

  Mariela Carvacho Bustamante, Graduate Center,  Some aspect on the classification of group actions on compact Riemann surfaces

September 23

  No Seminar, Classes Follow a Friday Schedule

September 30 


Radek Wojciechowski, York College,  The Feller property for graphs


October 7 


Roman Kossak, BCC,  Elementary extensions of the ring of integers


October 14 


Jorge Pineiro, BCC,  Two numbers correcting the behavior of rational maps: the dynamical degree and the d-ratio


October 21 


Kerry Ojakian, BCC, Characterizing Cop-Win Graphs


October 28 


Yunping Jiang, Queens College and the Graduate Center,  Complex Analysis in Solving a Real Problem


November 4 


Chris Conidis, College of Staten Island,  New Interactions between Computability Theory and Algebra


November 11 


Tony Weaver, BCC  A tale of two permutaion groups


November 18 


Manachanallur S. Ravi, Queensborough Community College,  TBA


November 25 


Jo Nelson, Barnard College, Columbia University and Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton,  Invariants of contact structures and Reeb dynamics
CANCELED -- to be rescheduled in Spring 2015


December 2 


Azita Mayeli, Queensborough Community College,  Connection between exponential bases and translation bases


December 9 


Joel Nagloo, Graduate Center of CUNY,  Model theory and the Painleve equations


Spring 2014 Schedule

Coordinators: Quanlei Fang and Anthony Weaver

February 11

  Peter Spaeth, Penn State Altoona,  Topological rigidity of contact and symplectic isotopies

February 18

  Moshe Kamensky, Hebrew University of Jerusalem,  Introduction to Picard-Vessiot theory

February 25 


Nikos Apostolakis,   Mind-body duality and self-dual embeddings of complete graphs




March 4 


Tony Weaver,   The wild automorphisms of the complex numbers




March 11 


Montserrat Alsina, Universitat Polytècnica de Catalunya - BarcelonaTech (UPC), EPSEM Manresa,   Number theory meets coding theory: from quaternion algebras to Fuchsian codes




March 18 


Sean Cleary, CCNY CUNY,   The unusual geometry of Thompson's groups




March 25 


Roman Kossak,   How to build a tall rigid ordered ring




April 1 


Zhe Wang,   Quadratic differentials and Teichmuller spaces




April 8 


Gautam Chinta, CCNY CUNY,   Zeta functions, heat kernels, and spectral asymptotics on discrete tori




April 15 


Spring Break




April 22 


Spring Break




April 29 


Andrew Greene, Manhattan College,   Operator-valued derivations on tensor algebras


May 6 

  Quanlei Fang  Introduction to the Kadison-Singer problem

May 13

Linda Keen, Graduate Center and Lehman College,   Discreteness and the hyperbolic geometry of hexagons

Previous Seminar Talks

2013, 2012, 2011
2010, 2009,
2007, 2006, 2005


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