Experimental Talks in AG - Exploring ways to virtually communicate math
The recent shift from in-person to online talks provides us with an
opportunity to explore new and interesting ways to communicate and
learn things related to algebraic geometry. The goal of this seminar
is to provide a space for speakers and audience members to do this
Each speaker will be given 50 minutes to create and lead an environment where topics related to algebraic geometry can be communicated and learned. How the speaker uses their time and creates such an environment is entirely up to them. They may try mixing pre-recorded and live aspects of a talk, they might try leading group work, who knows, it is entirely up to the speaker. The only request made of speakers is that they think critically about new ways to best use their time to promote the communication and learning of math. After the 50 minutes, a short group discussion will be held discussing how this form of online math communication went, and how it might be built upon. Everyone participating is asked to keep in mind that this is a place for experimentation.
This event is being organized by Juliette Bruce in association with the Algebraic Geometry Syndicate (AGS) discord server. Updates about the talks will be posted both here and on the AGS discord server. If you would like to join the AGS discord server please email juliette.bruce 'at' math.wisc.edu.
|Date (2:00pm (CST) - 3:00pm (CST))||Speaker||Title|
|May 27, 2020||Sachi Hashimoto - Boston University||An obstruction to weak approximation on a Calabi-Yau threefold|
|June 3, 2020||Soumya Sankar - UW Madison||Counting elliptic curves with a rational N-isogeny|
|June 10, 2020||#ShutDownSTEM||N/A|
|June 17, 2020||Kristin DeVleming - UC San Diego||Moduli spaces of plane curves|
|June 24, 2020||Takumi Murayama - Princeton University||Every variety is birational to a weakly normal hypersurface|
|July 1, 2020||Andrew Kobin - UC Santa Cruz||Zeta functions in number theory, algebraic geometry and beyond|
|July 8, 2020||Madeline Brandt - UC Berkeley||Limits of Voronoi and Delaunay Cells|