Calendar for Math Grad Talks All talks are Mondays at 12:00pm in 119 Physics, except as noted. All are welcome to attend; talks are aimed primarily at those who have at least begun graduate study in mathematics.
The purpose of these talks is to provide an informal and social setting in which department members can show each other what they're working on. While grad student attendance is not mandatory, it is extremely useful to see what research looks like as opposed to classwork.
For more information about our talks, or if you would like to give one, please contact Shan Shan or Sarah Ritchey.
- Monday, March 2, 2020, 12:00pm, 119 Physics, Graduate/faculty Seminar
Shan Shan (Duke University)
- Monday, March 30, 2020, 12:00pm, 119 Physics, Graduate/faculty Seminar
Pictures of supersymmetry and its friends
Kevin Iga (Pepperdine University)
- Supersymmetry is a promising idea in particle physics that posits a
relationship between the two kinds of particles in nature: bosons and
fermions. In 2004, two physicists, M. Faux and S.J. Gates, have
developed a new approach to the subject. This approach involves certain
decorated graphs called Adinkras, which are a visual and accessible way
to understand supersymmetry. In the years since then, the study of
Adinkras has, in turn, drawn on surprising connections with other areas
of math, like error correcting codes, algebraic topology, combinatorics,
and Riemann surfaces. Conversely, Adinkras provide a possible avenue
for making many of these topics more accessible.
- Monday, April 6, 2020, 12:00pm, Physics 119, Graduate/faculty Seminar
Chao Shen (Duke University)
- Monday, April 13, 2020, 12:00pm, Physics 119, Graduate/faculty Seminar
Didong Li (Duke University)
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