Community Structure of Data

WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS & STATISTICS Presents Katherine Moore Wake Forest University Thursday, April 23rd, 2020 11am Virtual Colloquium via Zoom Meeting details are available via Google Calendar Abstract: Although clustering into groups (with implied relationships between and within groups) is a crucial component of human experience, there…

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Strategies in the Banach-Mazur game

WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS & STATISTICS Presents Lynne Yengulalp Wake Forest University Thursday, April 9th, 2020 11am Virtual Colloquium via Zoom Meeting details are available via Google Calendar Abstract: In this talk, I will give an introduction to cardinality of infinite sets including a discussion of countability, uncountability,…

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Counting permutations by peaks, descents, and cycle type

WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS & STATISTICS Presents Yan Zhang Davidson College Tuesday, October 15th, 2019 11am Carswell Hall, Room 101 Abstract: We present a general formula describing the joint distribution of two permutation statistics—the peak number and the descent number—over any set of permutations whose quasisymmetric generating function…

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Well posedness for three nonlinear evolution equations

WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS & STATISTICS Presents John Holmes Wake Forest University Thursday, September 26th, 2019 11am Carswell Hall, Room 101 Abstract: Nonlinear PDEs are difficult to solve explicitly. Therefore, mathematicians are interested in discovering properties about the solutions, by using and developing analytical techniques. The first questions…

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Noncommutative Invariant Theory

WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS & STATISTICS Presents Luigi Ferraro Wake Forest University Thursday, September 19th, 2019 11am Carswell Hall, Room 101 Abstract: Group actions are ubiquitous in mathematics. To study an algebraic object it is often useful to understand what groups act on it. A major role in…

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