Past Seminars- Special Colloquium

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  • Jeff Viaclovsky
    Mon Mar 6, 2017
    4:00 pm
    A "critical" metric on a manifold is a metric which is critical for some natural geometric variational problem. Some important examples of critical metrics are Einstein metrics and extremal Kahler metrics, and such metrics typically come in families. I will discuss some aspects of the local theory of moduli spaces of critical metrics,...
  • Roman Vershynin
    Wed Mar 1, 2017
    4:00 pm
    Many real-world networks -- social, technological, biological -- have wonderful structures. Some structures may be apparent (such as trees) while others may be hidden (such as communities). How can we discover hidden structures? Known approaches to "structure mining" in networks come from a variety of disciplines, including probability,...
  • Vincent Graziano
    Fri Feb 24, 2017
    3:00 pm
    I will highlight some of the methods I've previously employed in undergraduate mathematics education. These methods were drawn from the research of others and some of my own inquires. I will give insight into how the methods are brought together so that they form a cohesive whole, while fitting the needs of the both the students and the...
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    Daniel Krashen
    Wed Feb 22, 2017
    4:00 pm
  • Martina Hofmanova
    Mon Jan 30, 2017
    3:00 pm
    In this talk, I will consider quasilinear parabolic PDEs subject to stochastic or rough perturbation and explain how various assumptions on coefficients and roughness of the noise naturally ask for different notions of solution with different regularity properties and different techniques of the proofs. On the one hand, the problems under...
  • Victoria Akin
    Fri Jan 27, 2017
    3:00 pm
    I will give an overview of the inquiry-based calculus course taught at the University of Chicago. I will try to highlight successes and shortcomings of the method as well as tie in current research on "flipped-type" classrooms. Finally, I will discuss methods that could possibly be incorporated in a lecture-based classroom.
  • Nguyen Nguyen
    Thu Jan 26, 2017
    3:00 pm
    Teaching is a learning process, with both ups and downs. In this talk, I will discuss some of the trends I have observed as I progressed from being a student to being an instructor. These include the effects of technology on Mathematics education, approaches to teaching Mathematics, etc. I will also discuss some of the lessons I have learned along...