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

In the Spring 2015 semester, we are meeting in Mudd Science Library 126, Pomona College, Department of Mathematics.

Mudd Science Library is located on the corner of College Avenue and 7th 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/27/2015 | Cone theta functions and rational volumes of spherical polytopes | Sinai Robins (Nanyang Technological University - Singapore and Brown University) |

Feb/03/2015 | Projective modules and A^1-homotopy theory | Aravind Asok (USC) |

Feb/10/2015 | Very neat character sums: proof of the conjecture of Dobbertin, Helleseth, Kumar, and Martinsen | Daniel Katz (Cal State Northridge) |

Feb/17/2015 | Applications of differential algebra to algebraic independence of arithmetic functions | Wai Yan Pong (Cal State Dominguez Hills) |

Feb/24/2015 | Lattices from the Hermitian function field | Hiren Maharaj (CMC) |

Mar/03/2015 | Representations of Algebraic Groups | Eric Friedlander (University of Southern California) |

Mar/10/2015 | TBA | Karl-Dieter Crisman (Gordon College) |

Mar/24/2015 | TBA | Sam Nelson (CMC) |

Mar/31/2015 | TBA | Mark Huber (CMC) |

Apr/07/2015 | TBA | Lenny Fukshansky (CMC) |

Apr/14/2015 | TBA | Bogdan Petrenko (Eastern Illinois University) |

Apr/21/2015 | TBA | Mike Orrison (HMC) |

Apr/28/2015 | TBA | Lily Silverstein (CGU) |

May/05/2015 | TBA | Gizem Karaali (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) |