Announcements
Computability and Combinatorics 2023
2023 Stuart Sidney Math Competition
Number Theory Day 2023
News & Achievements
Prof. Huang Speaks at “Women in Mathematical Relativity” Workshop
Toward a New School of Thought – Lessons from Actuarial Research
Prof. Lu Named EditorinChief of De Gruyter Flagship Book Series
Professor Guozhen Lu has been named EditorinChief of the De Gruyter flagship book series in Mathematics: Studies in Mathematics. This series was established in 1982 and publishes in all disciplines of mathematics.
[Read More]Prof. Guozhen Lu Awarded Simons Fellowship
Professor Guozhen Lu has been awarded a prestigious Simons Fellowship in 2023 by the Simons Foundation for his project “Multiparameter harmonic analysis, HelgasonFourier analysis on hyperbolic and symmetric spaces and sharp geometric and functional inequalities”. According to the foundation website, these awards are based on the applicant’s scientific accomplishments in the fiveyear period preceding the […]
[Read More]2023 MATHCOUNTS Competition
On Saturday, February 11th 2023, the Department of Mathematics hosted the Eastern Chapter MATHCOUNTS competition. The event was sponsored by UConn’s AMS, AWM and SIAM student chapters, UConn’s Department of Mathematics and the CLAS. 109 middle school students from 20 schools participated in the competition, with 12 proceeding to the state competition in March. In […]
[Read More]In Memoriam: Professor Peter Luh
Upcoming Events

Apr
3
PDE and Differential Geometry Seminar
4dimensional specific aspects of Ricci flows
Tristan OzuchMeersseman (MIT)2:30pmPDE and Differential Geometry Seminar
4dimensional specific aspects of Ricci flows
Tristan OzuchMeersseman (MIT)Monday, April 3rd, 2023
02:30 PM  03:30 PM
Storrs Campus
Monteith 313Abstract: Ricci flow has been extensively studied, and most results are either specific to dimension 3 or valid in any dimension. However, given the potential topological applications, a theory specific to the 4dimensional situation is desirable. In this discussion, I will present tools and techniques that are unique to the dimension 4.
Together with A. Deruelle, we introduce a notion of stability for orbifold singularities. This notion helps to explain the formation of orbifold singularities along Ricci flow and lets us construct large classes of ancient Ricci flows. In collaboration with K. Naff, we utilize selfduality in dimension 4 to simplify the evolution equations of curvature. Among other things, this approach lets us to uncover intriguing links between Ricci flow and YangMills flow.
https://math.mit.edu/directory/profile?pid=2272Contact Information: dong@uconn.edu
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Apr
4
Doctoral Dissertation Oral Defense of Teerawat Thewmorakot10:00am
Doctoral Dissertation Oral Defense of Teerawat Thewmorakot
Tuesday, April 4th, 2023
10:00 AM  11:00 AM
Storrs Campus
Monteith 214 (Colloquium Room)Computability Theory on Polish Metric Spaces
Doctoral field of study: MathematicsContact Information: David Reed Solomon, david.solomon@uconn.edu
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Apr
5
Algebra Seminar
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Speaker TBA (TBA)11:15amAlgebra Seminar
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Speaker TBA (TBA)Wednesday, April 5th, 2023
11:15 AM  12:05 PM
Storrs Campus
Monteith 313TBAContact Information: mihai.fulger@uconn.edu
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Apr
5
Math Club
Fermat's Last Theorem Documentary5:30pmMath Club
Fermat's Last Theorem DocumentaryWednesday, April 5th, 2023
05:30 PM  06:30 PM
Storrs Campus
Monteith 214Fermat's Last Theorem says the equation \(x^n + y^n = z^n\) has no solution in positive integers when \(n \geq 3\).
This problem was posed by Fermat in the 1600s and a proof of it was announced by Andrew Wiles 30 years ago, on June 23, 1993. This news made the top of the front page of the New York Times, which is quite unusual for an article on mathematics.
In this meeting, we'll watch a documentary about this problem that features Wiles, his colleagues, and other mathematicians whose work played a role in the resolution of Fermat's Last Theorem.
Before the documentary there will be a brief presentation about the link between Fermat's Last Theorem and
elliptic curves, which was the topic of last week's math club meeting.
Note: Free refreshments.Contact Information: Keith Conrad
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Apr
6
Mathematics Colloquium
Connecting SchrammLoewner evolution to Teichmuller theory
Yilin Wang (IHES)3:30pmMathematics Colloquium
Connecting SchrammLoewner evolution to Teichmuller theory
Yilin Wang (IHES)Thursday, April 6th, 2023
03:30 PM  04:30 PM
Storrs Campus
Mont 214The Loewner energy for Jordan curves is first introduced as the action functional of SchrammLoewner evolution (SLE), a family of random fractal curves modeling interfaces in 2D statistical mechanics. On the other hand, we show that the Loewner energy coincides with the universal Liouville action introduced by Takhtajan and Teo, which is a Kahler potential for the WeilPetersson metric on Universal Teichmueller space. This unexpected link suggests that more geometric structures are hidden underneath the probabilistic theory of SLE. I will give an overview of the link between SLE and Kahler geometry of Universal Teichmuller space and a first glimpse into the territory the link has opened up to.Contact Information: Ovidiu Munteanu
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