The Algebra/Number Theory/Combinatorics Seminar of the Claremont Colleges meets on Tuesdays, 12:15 - 1:10 PM.

In the AY 2015-2016, we are meeting in Millikan 2099, Pomona College, Department of Mathematics.

Millikan is located on the corner of College Avenue and 6th Street. Click here for a map of the Pomona Campus.

For more information about the Seminar, or to suggest speakers, contact Lenny Fukshansky (email: lenny at cmc dot edu) or Gizem Karaali (email: Gizem dot Karaali at pomona dot edu) and visit HERE for the past seminar archives.

Date: | Title: | Speaker: |
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Jan/26/2016 | Arrangements of lines: when the combinatorics fails to understand the topology | Moshe Cohen (Technion - Israel Institute of Technology) |

Feb/02/2016 | Parity biquandle cocycle invariants | Sam Nelson (CMC) |

Feb/09/2016 | Strong orientations of graphs and Cheeger’s inequality | Sinan Aksoy (UCSD) |

Feb/16/2016 | On effective variations of Kronecker's approximation theorem | Lenny Fukshansky (CMC) |

Feb/23/2016 | Families of lattices from cyclic extensions of Q | Carmelo Interlando (San Diego State University) |

Mar/01/2016 | Forbidden configurations in the linear lattices | Song Yu (Pomona College) |

Mar/08/2016 | TBA | Wai Kiu Chan (Wesleyan University) |

Mar/22/2016 | TBA | Nathan Kaplan (UC Irvine) |

Mar/29/2016 | TBA | Mark Huber (CMC) |

Apr/05/2016 | TBA | Dagan Karp (HMC) |

Apr/12/2016 | TBA | Paula Tretkoff (Texas A&M University) |

Apr/19/2016 | TBA | Gizem Karaali (Pomona College) |

May/03/2016 | TBA | Hiren Maharaj (Pomona College) |

Date: | Title: | Speaker: |
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Sep/08/2015 | Solving quadratic equations over Q-bar | Lenny Fukshansky (CMC) |

Sep/15/2015 | Building a better Bernoulli Factory | Mark Huber (CMC) |

Sep/22/2015 | Biquandle brackets | Sam Nelson (CMC) |

Sep/29/2015 | A tale of two matrices | Stephan Garcia (Pomona College) |

Oct/06/2015 | Building polytopes from posets | Satyan Devadoss (Williams College and HMC) |

Oct/13/2015 | Belyi maps on elliptic curves and dessin d'enfant on the torus | Edray Goins (Purdue University) |

Oct/27/2015 | Expander graphs and graph partitioning | Blake Hunter (CMC) |

Nov/03/2015 | Hom Quandles | Alissa Crans (Loyola Marymount University) |

Nov/10/2015 | Matrices are matrices of matrices: a blockheaded approach to linear algebra | Stephan Garcia (Pomona College) |

Nov/17/2015 | Few distinct distances implies no heavy lines | Adam Sheffer (CalTech) |

Dec/01/2015 | The combinatorics of Hessenberg varieties | Mohamed Omar (HMC) |

Dec/08/2015 | Spherical designs and lattices | Hiren Maharaj (Pomona College) |

Date: | Title: | Speaker: |
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Sep/09/2014 | Finite type enhancements of biquandle counting invariants | Sam Nelson (CMC) |

Sep/16/2014 | Well-rounded lattices from algebraic constructions | Lenny Fukshansky (CMC) |

Sep/23/2014 | The shape of random pattern-avoiding permutations | Sam Miner (UCLA) |

Sep/30/2014 | Factoring Formal Power Series over Z | Jesse Elliott (California State University, Channel Islands) |

Oct/07/2014 | On the Frobenius problem and its generalization | Lenny Fukshansky (CMC) |

Oct/14/2014 | Supercharacters on abelian groups | Stephan Ramon Garcia (Pomona College) |

Oct/28/2014 | Finite Subgroups of the Quaternions | Will Murray (California State University Long Beach) |

Nov/04/2014 | The neural ring: using algebraic geometry to analyze neural codes | Nora Youngs (HMC) |

Nov/11/2014 | Lattices generated by finite Abelian groups | Hiren Maharaj (CMC) |

Nov/18/2014 | A local-global principle in the dynamics of quadratic polynomials | David Krumm (CMC) |

Dec/02/2014 | Perfect simulation from the move ahead 1 chain | Mark Huber (CMC) |

Date: | Title: | Speaker: |
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Sep/13/2011 | Gromov-Witten Theory of P^1xP^1xP^1 | Dagan Karp (Harvey Mudd College) |

Sep/20/2011 | The Stern Sequence | Bruce Reznick (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign) |

Sep/27/2011 | Invariant Ideals from the Alexander Virtual Biquandle | Sam Nelson (Claremont McKenna College) |

Oct/04/2011 | Analytic Galois Automorphisms | Ghassan Sarkis (Pomona College) |

Oct/11/2011 | Algebraic Voting Theory: New Insights, Connections, and Questions | Mike Orrison (Harvey Mudd College) |

Oct/18/2011 | The Prime Number Theorem for graphs and coverings | Audrey Terras (University of California at San Diego) |

Oct/25/2011 | When is a variety a quotient of a smooth variety by a finite group? | Anton Geraschenko (California Institute of Technology) |

Nov/01/2011 | What are #P complete problems? | Mark Huber (Claremont McKenna College) |

Nov/15/2011 | Using Lexicographical Orderings to Find Automatic Structures | Rena Levitt (Pomona College) |

Nov/22/2011 | Diamond-Free Subsets of Linear Lattices | Shahriar Shahriari (Pomona College) |

Nov/29/2011 | Search bounds with respect to height in linear and quadratic spaces | Glenn Henshaw (Wesleyan University) |

Dec/06/2011 | Strong nonnegativity and sums of squares on real varieties | Mohamed Omar (California Institute of Technology) |

Date: | Title: | Speaker: |
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Jan/27/2009 | Energy Minimizing Spherical Codes and Designs | Achill Schurmann (University of Magdeburg) |

Feb/03/2009 | Toric Symmetry in Gromov-Witten Theory | Dagan Karp (Harvey Mudd College) |

Feb/10/2009 | Bulgarian solitaire and related operations on partitions | Brian Hopkins (Saint Peter's College) |

Feb/17/2009 | Non-Archimedean dynamics of power series | Ghassan Sarkis (Pomona College) |

Feb/24/2009 | Card shuffling and connections to representation theory | Lerna Pehlivan (University of Southern California) |

Mar/03/2009 | On heights of algebraic numbers | Lenny Fukshansky (Claremont McKenna College) |

Mar/10/2009 | Strong approximation for quadrics | Wai Kiu Chan (Wesleyan University) |

Mar/24/2009 | The Distribution of the Zeros of Orthogonal Polynomials on the Unit Circle | Mihai Stoiciu (Williams College) |

Mar/31/2009 | Iterated Partitions of Triangles | Ronald Graham (University of California San Diego) |

Apr/07/2009 | Simultaneous Diophantine equations with side constraints: an elementary method | Stephan Garcia (Pomona College) |

Apr/14/2009 | Achievable pebbling numbers | Cindy Wyels (Cal State University Channel Islands) |

Apr/21/2009 | Combinatorial Representation Theory - Old and New (MSRI video) | Georgia Benkart (University of Wisconsin-Madison) |

Apr/28/2009 | Two Million Dollars of Math: An Introduction to the Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer Conjecture | Christopher Towse (Scripps College) |

May/05/2009 | Fun with Cyclotomic Polynomials | Gary Brookfield (California State University Los Angeles) |

Date: | Title: | Speaker: |
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Sep/09/2008 | Organizational meeting | All interested Claremont faculty invited! |

Sep/16/2008 | Interlocking Linkages | Julie Glass (California State University East Bay) |

Sep/23/2008 | On Siegel's lemma | Lenny Fukshansky (Claremont McKenna College) |

Sep/30/2008 | A very brief introduction to fields of norms | Ghassan Sarkis (Pomona College) |

Oct/07/2008 | Inconsistencies with Nonparametric Procedures and Statistics: Combinatoric and Asymptotic Results | Anna E. Bargagliotti (University of Memphis) |

Oct/14/2008 | More algebraic structures from knot theory | Sam Nelson (Claremont McKenna College) |

Oct/28/2008 | The Applied Mathematics of the Nottingham Group | Jonathan Lubin (Brown University - emeritus) |

Nov/04/2008 | An introduction to Gromov-Witten theory | Dagan Karp (Harvey Mudd College) |

Nov/11/2008 | Groupoidification | Alex Hoffnung (University of California Riverside) |

Nov/18/2008 | Bounds on self-dual codes and lattices | Eric Rains (Caltech) |

Nov/25/2008 | Beyond Moonshine | Geoffrey Buhl (California State University Channel Island) |

Dec/02/2008 | Using Group Theory and Graph Theory to Build Fast CommunicationsNetworks: A Brief Introduction to Expanders and Ramanujan Graph | Mike Krebs (California State University Los Angeles) |

Dec/09/2008 | Minimal Triangulations of Cubes and Simplotopes | Francis Su (Harvey Mudd College) |