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Current contact: Thomas Ng and Zachary Cline.
The seminar takes place on Fridays (from 1:00-2:00pm) in Room 617 on the sixth floor of Wachman Hall. Pizza and refreshments are available beforehand in the lounge next door.
Kathryn Lund, Temple University
Abstract TBA
Tai-Danae Bradley, CUNY Graduate Center
Operads are, loosely speaking, gadgets that encode various flavors of algebras: associative, commutative, Lie, A-infinity, etc., and they have a wide range of applications: deformation theory, algebraic topology, and mathematical physics, to name a few. While the formal definition of an operad may look daunting, we’ll see that it is really quite intuitive. To begin, we’ll have a brief discussion of symmetric monodical categories (which are needed to define operads) and then proceed to define and look at examples of operads.
James Rosado, Temple University
Presentation on a new efficient algorithm to construct partitions of a special class of equiangular tight frames (ETFs) that satisfy the operator norm bound established by a theorem of Marcus, Spielman, and Srivastava (MSS), which they proved as a corollary yields a positive solution to the Kadison–Singer problem.
Timothy Morris, Temple University
Thomas Ng, Temple University
We will explore the definition and properties of this object and its role in studying 2 and 3 dimensional topology. With some luck we will see the definition of a simplicial complex, hear a little about the mapping class group (the group of homeomorphisms of a surface... sorta), or stumble across a unicorn or two (provided we are punctured).
Kathryn Lund, Temple University
Adam Jacoby, Temple University
Zachary Cline, Temple University
Thomas Ng, Temple University
Timothy Morris, Temple University
Elif Altinay-Ozaslan, Temple University