Graduate Student Seminar

Upcoming Talk

22 October 2021

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Shanna Dobson

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Scheduled Talks

29 October 2021

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Jacob Garcia

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22 October 2021

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Shanna Dobson

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15 October 2021

Intro to Random Walks: From an electrifying problem to modeling forest fires

Neima Ghandian

This talk is a basic introduction into random walk theory, mainly focused on the Monte Carlo method for approximations and Markov Chains for exact solutions. Throughout the study of mathematics, physics has always been a huge source of problems and starting points of inquiry. However, as we generalize mathematics, we often leave the realm of “real world” application. BUT! There is a well-known connection between random walks and electric networks, and we will get to investigate some different techniques on arriving at a solution. Furthermore, if time permits, we explore a couple different ideas of how to apply the techniques from this talk, including the forest fire model mentioned in the title.

8 October 2021

This is not the title of this talk

Will Hoffer🌍

You may have heard of the birthday paradox, but what about a birthday full of paradoxes? Join me as I begin my quarter life crisis with some mathematical anomalies! Can we find the person at Getaway such that if they're drinking, everyone else is drinking? Did you know that most of your friends probably have more friends than you? Were you aware that if this claim is true, you'll get a thousand bucks just for showing up?

In this talk, we'll fill half of the whiteboard with paradoxes, and then we'll fill half of the remaining boardspace with paradoxes, and then we'll fill half of the remaining boardspace with paradoxes, and then we'll...

1 October 2021

Top 5 Undecidable Problems: Number 4 will shock you!

Chris Grossack🌍

Undecidable problems are problems which are, in a certain sense, provably unsolvable. In this talk we’ll survey some undecidable problems in mathematics, both famous and surprising, and discuss how these problems witness the close ties between mathematical logic and other branches of math.

The UC Riverside Math Graduate Student Seminar (GSS) is brought to you by the UCR student chapter of the American Mathematics Society. GSS is organized by the officers of the chapter.

Officers

Will Hoffer, President

Jacob Garcia, Vice President

Alysha Toomey, Secretary

Raymond Matson, Treasurer

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