Research Seminar

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Bronx Community College

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.

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

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