Grading tips

Speaker: 

Chris Davis

Institution: 

UC Irvine

Time: 

Friday, October 4, 2019 - 4:00pm

Location: 

PSCB 140

Grading can be a burden.  We'll discuss some ideas for making your grading more efficient without compromising the feedback provided to the students.

The Sumset Phenomenon

Speaker: 

Isaac Goldbring

Institution: 

UC Irvine

Time: 

Friday, March 1, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

PSCB 140

I will present a result in combinatorial number theory due to Renling Jin:  if A and B are subsets of the natural numbers with positive Banach density, then their sum A+B is piecewise syndetic, a robust notion of largeness for subsets of the natural numbers.  The result bears a resemblance to a theorem of real analysis due to Steinhaus:  if C and D are subsets of the real line with positive Lebesgue measure, then their sum C+D contains an interval.  We will in fact see that these two theorems are both specific instances of a more general theorem using the language of nonstandard analysis.

What Are Zeta Functions?

Speaker: 

Daqing Wan

Institution: 

UC Irvine

Time: 

Friday, February 8, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

PSCB 140

Zeta functions are central topics in number theory and arithmetic algebraic geometry.
They can be viewed as generating functions for counting "points" of polynomial equations.
In this lecture, we will explain various zeta functions from this point of view, including
the Riemann zeta function, the Hasse-Weil zeta function, and zeta functions over finite fields.

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