|1||Wed Aug 29
||Introductions, Sources for Topics, Expectations, planning
|2||Wed Sep 5
||Discussion of topics. What makes a topic good?
|3||Wed Sep 12
||Introduction To Derivative Markets, by Eddy Fotsing Kamboh (Ohio University, Mathematics)
|4||Wed Sep 19
||The Graph Menagerie: Abstract Algebra and the Mad Veterinarian, by Nick Pilewski (Ohio University, Mathematics)
|5||Wed Sep 26
||Sums of two and four squares, by Vladimir Uspenskiy (Ohio University, Mathematics)
|6||Wed Oct 3
||Zeroth draft of Topic Proposal circulated to peers;
oral arguments for your choice of topic. Design of Topic Proposal template
|7||Wed Oct 10
||A journey into matrix equations AX-XB=C, by Quoc Phong Vu (Ohio University, Mathematics)
|8||Thurs Oct 18
||Colloquium on The FGF Conjecture at 2:10pm or on Spectral Functions, The Geometric Power of Eigenvalues at 4:10pm, both in Morton 122.
|9 ||Wed Oct 24
||First draft of Topic Proposal due.
Why do your friends have more friends than you have? The exciting world of random networks., by Winfried Just (Ohio University, Mathematics)
|10||Wed Oct 31
||Feedback on the first draft of the Topic Proposal. What makes a seminar talk good?
Software tools for writing mathematics.
|11||Wed Nov 7
||1-1+1-1+1-...= 1/2 ?, by Jeff Connor (Ohio University, Mathematics)
|12||Wed Nov 14
||Second draft of Topic Proposal due
|13||Wed Nov 21
||Thanksgiving holiday (no meeting)|
|14||Wed Nov 28
||The voter model and the Axelrod model: Social interactions as random walks, by Richard Buckalew (Ohio University, Mathematics)
|15||Wed Dec 5
||Final Topic Proposal due