Saturday, March 11, 2023

Spring 2023

From Treewewal
23 & 30 March (Thursdays)

John McSorley

Graphs with trees of certain types, and related topics

Video of Part 1
Video of Part 2

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Spring 2023

9 March

Mohammad Sayeh

Neural networks and the global minimum problem

Video (there is a 20 min break in sound)

Sunday, February 19, 2023

Spring 2023

Thursday, 23 Feb

Annie Yojaira

Micropatterning with sugar
(on surfaces, curvatures, and nanoscales)

2pm, Neckers 356


Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Spring 2023

Thursday, 2 Feb -- part 1
Thursday, 9 Feb -- part 2
Thursday, 16 Feb -- part 3 

Mathew Gluck

From the isoperimetric inequality to scalar-flat Riemannian metrics

Neckers 356, 2pm

Abstract:  We shall discuss whether a given compact Riemannian manifold can be deformed in an angle-preserving way to achieve constant scalar curvature (so-called Yamabe's problem).

Part 2 -- video

Part 3 -- video

Thursday, December 8, 2022

Fall 2022

8 Dec, Thursday, 2pm 

Jerzy Kocik

On spin and spinors

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Fall 2022


17 Nov and 1 Dec

Jerzy Kocik

On French caf├ęs, invariants, Cauchy formula, permutations, generalized determinants, and a Fock space.

[Neckers 356, 2pm]

Video of Part 1 - very bad sound

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Fall 2022

 10 November

 Charith Atapattu and Kalpa Madhava

Octonionic calculations with Python


Additional links:

pyOctonion Code in Github Repository,

Pypi repository code where you upload the package to install using “pip” in python,

Library documentation,

Sunday, October 30, 2022

Fall 2022

Image credit: Shutterstock
   Thursday, 3 November  

  Conversations on time
   -- relativity and its "paradoxes" 

   Questions, answers, discussion.
   Planned to help Paul Utsler 
   from the media department
   to make a documentary
   on this subject 


Wednesday, October 19, 2022

FALL 2022


Thursday, 20 Oct and 27 Oct, 2pm  

Mostak Ahammed

How to deal with multiple research outcomes?  


Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Fall 2022

Part 1: Thursday 6 Oct  (2pm)
Part 2: Thursday 13 Oct

K. V. Shajesh

Schwinger's unitary operator bases
(quaternions, octonions, and beyond)

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Fall 2022


Raghu Raghavan

Physical models for brain cortical growth and Lie algebras

Part 1:  Thursday, 22 Sep, 2pm
See the abstract.

Part 2:  Thursday 29 Sep, 2pm
See the updated abstract.

Here are the videos:  Part 1 and Part 2.
You may also download Raghu's papers (zipped).
[Will keep them here for a couple of weeks].

Both meetings may be viewed by Zoom (see the link at the top of the page).  But you are invited to Neckers 356 for a group participation (coffee, cookies or/and sweets)

Monday, August 29, 2022

Fall 2022

1, 8, and 15 Sep 2022

Jerzy (Jurek) Kocik

On the classification of Clifford algebras

Thursday, 2pm, Neckers 356