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 12 p.m. in room CP 305 for one hour. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Coordinators:Quanlei Fang, Anthony Weaver

Spring 2014 Schedule

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

STANLEY FRIEDLANDER LECTURE Linda Keen,Graduate Center and Lehman College,“Discreteness and the hyperbolic geometry of hexagons”

Previous Seminar Talks

2013, 2012, 2011

2010, 2009, 2008

2007, 2006, 2005

2004—1996