Announcements
Society of Actuaries Center of Actuarial Excellence Award
The UConn Mathematics Department‘s Actuarial Science program continues its extraordinary record of recognition and excellence. The Society of Actuaries has awarded the University of Connecticut the Center of Actuarial Excellence designation for another period of five years, up to June 30, 2029. Our Actuarial Science program benefits from its strong ties with the School of […]
[Read More]CTNT 2024 – Connecticut Summer School In Number Theory (June 1016)
For more information, please write to: ctntsummer@uconn.edu
[Read More]Join the Celebration of Women in Mathematics – May 10th
News & Achievements
Professor Guozhen Lu appointed EditorinChief of Forum Mathematicum
Guozhen Lu has been appointed EditorinChief of Forum Mathematicum, a premier journal in general mathematics. Dr. Lu is currently also the EditorinChief of Advanced Nonlinear Studies, a major journal in Nonlinear Analysis, Partial Differential Equations and Calculus of Variations, as well as EditorinChief of the de Gruyter flagship book series Studies in Mathematics. In addition, Dr. Lu […]
[Read More]Society of Actuaries Center of Actuarial Excellence Award
The UConn Mathematics Department‘s Actuarial Science program continues its extraordinary record of recognition and excellence. The Society of Actuaries has awarded the University of Connecticut the Center of Actuarial Excellence designation for another period of five years, up to June 30, 2029. Our Actuarial Science program benefits from its strong ties with the School of […]
[Read More]Professor Keith Conrad joins the American Mathematical Monthly as Associate Editor
Professor Keith Conrad has joined the American Mathematical Monthly as an Associate Editor. The Monthly is a publication of the Mathematics Association of America and is arguably the most widely read mathematics journal in the world.
[Read More]Professor LozanoRobledo interviewed about using TikTok to tackle ‘Math Phobia’
Professor Roby CoOrganizing Conference on Statistical and Dynamical Combinatorics
Professor Roby CoOrganizing Conference Honoring Richard P. Stanley
Upcoming Events

Sep
11
Algebra Seminar  Reading geometric invariants from NewtonOkounkov bodies 11:15am
Algebra Seminar  Reading geometric invariants from NewtonOkounkov bodies
Wednesday, September 11th, 2024
11:15 AM  12:05 PM
Monteith BuildingNewtonOkounkov bodies are convex bodies associated to a line bundle \(L\) on a projective variety \(X\). We consider a variant \(\Delta_x(L)\) constructed from the degree lexicographic valuation determined by a general linear coordinate system around a point \(x\in X\). We prove that \(\Delta_x(L)\) has a special shape that we call Borelfixed, resembling a similar property of generic initial ideals. This shape imposes strong bounds on the body in terms of its widths. We also provide two algebrogeometric interpretations of these widths, first in terms of jumping behavior of base loci, and second as asymptotic measures of partial jet separation.
Our work recovers two known results: The size of the largest (resp. smallest) simplex contained in (resp. that contains) \(\Delta_x(L)\) is the Seshadri constant of \(L\) at \(x\) (resp. the width of \(L\) at \(x\)).
This is joint work with Victor Lozovanu.

Sep
11
Math Club: Differentiation under the integral sign, by Nicholas Juricic 5:30pm
Math Club: Differentiation under the integral sign, by Nicholas Juricic
Wednesday, September 11th, 2024
05:30 PM
Monteith 419The two main techniques of integration taught in calculus courses are integration by substitution and integration by parts. This talk will describe and illustrate a third technique of integration, almost never taught in math courses, called differentiation under the integral sign. It can handle integrals that appear inaccessible to simpler methods. The physicist Richard Feynman had great affection for differentiation under the integral sign, writing once “I caught on how to use that method, and I used that one damn tool again and again.”
Some familiarity with calculating partial derivatives from multivariable calculus will be assumed.Note: Free refreshments. The talk starts at 5:40.
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Sep
13
SIGMA Seminar  Three approaches to building the real numbers  Keith Conrad (UConn) 1:25pm
SIGMA Seminar  Three approaches to building the real numbers  Keith Conrad (UConn)
Friday, September 13th, 2024
01:25 PM  02:15 PM
Monteith BuildingTitle: Three approaches to building the real numbers.
Abstract: Historically, there have been two standard ways to make a rigorous definition of the real numbers: Dedekind’s method using Dedekind cuts and Cantor’s method using Cauchy sequences of rational numbers. We will review these approaches, indicate their advantages and disadvantages as well as generalizations that each admits, and then present a third way to define the real numbers that was worked out only in the past 50 years.Contact Information:
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Sep
16
Actuarial Science Seminar, Title TBA, Marco Mirabella (CEO of Ensuro) 11:00am
Actuarial Science Seminar, Title TBA, Marco Mirabella (CEO of Ensuro)
Monday, September 16th, 2024
11:00 AM  12:30 PM
Postponed to September 16.
Abstract: TBA
Webex Link: https://uconncmr.webex.com/uconncmr/j.php?MTID=mf895c9b09fa6c4a5824628db5e65843d
Webex meeting number:2633 560 6690; Password:srBx3dzbq79
Speaker’s Biography: Marco Mirabella is the CEO of Ensuro, a decentralized reinsurance company licensed by the Bermuda Monetary Authority. Prior to Ensuro, Marco was the Chief Strategy Officer at BigGo, the biggest price comparison website in South East Asia. Marco is also the founder of Cartesi, a layer2 blockchain solution. He started his career in the venture capital space, working for SOSV a US$ 1b AUM venture capital fund.
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Sep
16
PDE and Differential Geometry Seminar, by Yung Choi (UConn) 2:30pm
PDE and Differential Geometry Seminar, by Yung Choi (UConn)
Monday, September 16th, 2024
02:30 PM
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