# Mathematics Department

###### Applied Math And Analysis Seminar

##### Tom Beale (Duke University)

**Wednesday, November 14 - 12:00 pm**

**Physics 119**

Finite difference methods are awkward for solving boundary value problems, such as the Dirichlet problem, with general boundaries, but they are well suited for interface problems, which have...

###### Number Theory Seminar

##### Spencer Leslie (Duke)

**Wednesday, November 14 - 3:15 pm**

**119 Physics**

Whittaker functions are certain special functions that play a central role in automorphic representation theory. When dealing with automorphic forms on covering groups, new methods are needed to...

###### Algebraic Geometry Seminar

##### Julie Rana (Lawrence University)

**Friday, November 16 - 3:15 pm**

**119 Physics**

It has been 30 years since Koll\ar and Shepherd-Barron published their groundbreaking paper describing a compactification of Giesekers moduli space of surfaces of general type. As with all...

###### Geometry/topology Seminar

##### Ina Petkova (Dartmouth College, Mathematics)

**Monday, November 19 - 3:15 pm**

**119 Physics**

###### Triangle Topology Seminar

##### Lisa Piccirillo (University of Texas, Austin, Mathematics)

**Monday, November 26 - 3:15 pm**

**119 Physics**

Surgery-theoretic classifications fail for 4-manifolds because many 4-manifolds have second homology classes not representable by smoothly embedded spheres. Knot traces are the prototypical example of...

###### Number Theory Seminar

##### June Huh (IAS and Princeton)

**Wednesday, November 28 - 3:15 pm**

**119 Physics**

I will build a commutative ring that satisfies "standard conjectures", starting from a finite field. What is this ring? What does it say about the finite field? This talk will be elementary: No...

###### Mathematical Biology Seminar

##### Rachel Howard (H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute)

**Friday, November 30 - 12:00 pm**

**119 Physics**

TBD