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Mathematics Continued: A Research Conference for Undergraduates
2020 Connecticut Summer School in Number Theory
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In Memoriam: Charles I. Vinsonhaler
It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Charles I. Vinsonhaler, Professor Emeritus of the Mathematics Department. Chuck, as he was universally known, was on the UConn faculty for decades and served as Department Head (19972003). He founded the department’s worldleading Actuarial Science program and played a key role in […]
[Read More]Welcome new faculty and students!
Welcome back! Even as we prepare for a very unusual new semester, we are very excited to be joined by a large number of newcomers this fall, and to welcome them to our Department! Regular Faculty Robert Dolan, Assistant Professor in Residence Amineh Farzannia, Assistant Professor in Residence Sijing Liu, Assistant Professor in Residence Hanson […]
[Read More]Visualizing The Impact of Social Distancing and Wearing Masks
UConn Startup Stemify Aims to Bridge Students’ Math Skills Gap
Goldenson Center Develops Model of PPE Impact on Virus Spread
Upcoming Events

Oct
28
Algebra Seminar
SatoTate Distributions And Identities Of Symplectic Characters
KyuHwan Lee (University Of Connecticut)11:15amAlgebra Seminar
SatoTate Distributions And Identities Of Symplectic Characters
KyuHwan Lee (University Of Connecticut)Wednesday, October 28th, 2020
11:15 AM  12:05 PM
Storrs Campus
WebExThe Sato$$$$Tate distributions for genus $$2$$ curves (conjecturally) describe the statistics of numbers of rational points on the curves. In this talk, we explicitly compute the autocorrelation functions of Sato$$$$Tate distributions for genus $$2$$ curves as sums of irreducible characters of symplectic groups. Our computations bring about families of identities involving irreducible characters of symplectic groups, which have interest in their own rights.
Please contact the organizer for the WebEx link.Contact Information: mihai.fulger@uconn.edu
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Oct
28
Math Club
Brownian Motion: Its History And Applications
Fanny Shum (NYU)5:45pmMath Club
Brownian Motion: Its History And Applications
Fanny Shum (NYU)Wednesday, October 28th, 2020
05:45 PM  06:35 PM
Storrs Campus
OnlineBrownian motion is used in many disciplines, such as mathematical physics, probability, and mathematical finance. We will look into the brief history of the development of Brownian motion, also referred to as the Wiener process, and its significance in mathematics. In addition, we will discuss some of its applications.
Note: Join the meeting at https://uconnvtc.webex.com/meet/mathclubContact Information: Keith Conrad
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Oct
30
Math Physics Learning Seminar
Xiaodong Yan, University Of Connecticut
An Approximate Smectic Liquid Crystal Model: Compactness And Sharp Lower Bound 10:00amMath Physics Learning Seminar
Xiaodong Yan, University Of Connecticut
An Approximate Smectic Liquid Crystal Model: Compactness And Sharp Lower BoundFriday, October 30th, 2020
10:00 AM  11:00 AM
Storrs Campus
online (please contact Masha)Smectic liquid crystals are remarkable examples of geometrically frustrated multilayer system of soft matters. The sutble interplay between the geometry of the layers and equal spacing imposes theoretical complications and understanding the layer structures is a challenging task. In this talk, we shall discuss an approximate nonlinear smectic liquid crystal model in 2 dimensions. Our main results are a compactness theorem for a sequence with bounded energy and a sharp lower bound on the energy. Our analysis indicates that for the 2d model we studied, the defect energy of asymptotically minimal configurations corresponds to the energy of a 1D ansatz, which confirms equipartition between the bending and compression terms in the energy functional is optimal. This is joint work with Michael Novack.Contact Information: maria.gordina@uconn.edu
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Oct
30
Logic Colloquium (Online): Brauer, Linnebo, & Shapiro: Choice Sequences11:00am
Logic Colloquium (Online): Brauer, Linnebo, & Shapiro: Choice Sequences
Friday, October 30th, 2020
11:00 AM  12:30 PM
Storrs Campus
onlineJoin us for the online Logic Colloquium for a talk by Ethan Brauer, Øystein Linnebo, and Stewart Shapiro on:
Divergent potentialism: A modal analysis with an application to choice sequences
Modal logic has recently been used to analyze potential infinity and potentialism more generally. However, this analysis breaks down in cases of divergent possibilities, where the modal logic is weaker than S4.2. This talk has three aims. First, we use the intuitionistic theory of free choice sequences to motivate the need for a modal analysis of divergent potentialism and explain the challenge of connecting the ordinary theory of choice sequences with our modal explication. Then, we use the socalled BethKripke semantics for intuitionistic logic to overcome those challenges. Finally, we apply the resulting modal analysis of divergent potentialism to make choice sequences comprehensible in classical terms.
Please contact Marcus Rossberg for login information.
https://logic.uconn.edu/calendar/Contact Information: marcus.rossberg@uconn.edu
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Oct
30
SIGMA Seminar
A Percolation Model For The Spread Of Pandemic Disease
Zhongyang Li3:00pmSIGMA Seminar
A Percolation Model For The Spread Of Pandemic Disease
Zhongyang LiFriday, October 30th, 2020
03:00 PM  04:00 PM
Storrs Campus
OnlineTBA
https://uconncmr.webex.com/uconncmr/j.php?MTID=m86369e51cc4cbf4727aa0462e6ae7280Contact Information: Bailey Johnson
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