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February 3, 2021 (Wednesday), 4:10 pm

Computational Analysis Seminar

Talk Title TBA

Eddy Kwessi, Trinity University
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February 4, 2021 (Thursday), 4:10 pm

Colloquium

Counting problems: open questions in number theory, from the perspective of moments

Lillian Pierce, Duke University
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Many questions in number theory can be phrased as counting problems. How many number fields are there? How many elliptic curves are there? How many integral solutions to this system of Diophantine equations are there? If the answer is “infinitely many,” we want to understand the order of growth for the number of objects we are counting in the “family.” But in many settings we are also interested in finer-grained questions, like: how many number fields are there, with fixed degree and fixed discriminant? We know the answer is “finitely many,” but it would have important consequences if we could show the answer is always “very few indeed.” In this accessible talk, we will describe a way that these finer-grained questions can be related to the bigger infinite-family questions. Then we will use this perspective to survey interconnections between several big open conjectures in number theory, related in particular to class groups and number fields. (Contact Person: Larry Rolen)

February 5, 2021 (Friday), 4:10 pm

PDE Seminar

Talk Title TBA

Annalaura Stingo, University of California Davis
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February 10, 2021 (Wednesday), 4:10 pm

Computational Analysis Seminar

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Taufiquar Khan, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
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February 11, 2021 (Thursday), 4:10 pm

Colloquium

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Karen Vogtmann, University of Warwick
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February 12, 2021 (Friday), 4:10 pm

PDE Seminar

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Jason Metcalfe, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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February 17, 2021 (Wednesday), 4:10 pm

Computational Analysis Seminar

When topology meets data: An Introduction to Topological Data Analysis and its Application to Data Sciences

Yu-Min Chung, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
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Topological data analysis (TDA) is a rising field at the intersection of Mathematics, Statistics, and Machine Learning. Techniques from this field have proven successful in analyzing a variety of scientific problems and datasets. The main driving force in TDA is the development of persistent homology, which studies the intrinsic shape of data. Persistent homology is a mathematical construction from the field of algebraic topology, and in practice, persistence diagrams (summaries of the persistent homology) yield topological information. However, the space of persistence diagrams is notoriously difficult to work with (for instance, the mean of persistence diagrams may not be unique). Transforming persistence diagrams into vectors or functions while preserving their critical information is one of the major research areas in TDA. In this talk, we will give a brief introduction to persistent homology, and we will demonstrate methods we propose to summarize persistence diagrams. Applications to various datasets from cell biology, medical imaging, physiology, and climatology, will be presented to illustrate the methods. This talk is designed for a general audience in mathematics. No prior knowledge in algebraic topology is required.

February 26, 2021 (Friday), 4:10 pm

PDE Seminar

Talk Title TBA

Stephen Taylor, New Jersey Institute of Technology
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March 5, 2021 (Friday), 4:10 pm

PDE Seminar

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Stefan Czimek, Brown University
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March 10, 2021 (Wednesday), 4:10 pm

Computational Analysis Seminar

Talk Title TBA

Penghang Yin, University at Albany
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