Coffee and tea in Altgeld 245 at 3:30pm. Talk starts at 4pm.

Ravi Vakil's "Three things" exercise might help you get more out of math talks, in this seminar and otherwise.

**Fall 2024:**

(9/3) Dan Berwick-Evans, What is Morse Theory?

(9/10) Nat Stapleton, What is the Burnside Ring?

(9/17) Sarah Rasmussen, What is the Alexander Polynomial?

(9/24) Chris Dodd, What is Crystalline Cohomology?

(10/1) How do I pass my comps? (Panel discussion.)

(10/8) Nathan Dunfield: What is a hyperbolic manifold?

(10/15) James Pascaleff: What is a Batalin-Vilkovisky algebra?

(10/22) Jeremiah Heller: What is a motive?

(10/29) Felix Leditzky: What is entanglement?

(11/5) How do I find an advisor? (Panel discussion.)

(11/12) ~~ Anil Hirani: What is Discrete Exterior Calculus?~~ **Postponed due to conflict with Peter Kronheimer's Coble Lecture.**

(11/19) Edy Kirr: Bifurcations. From a local to a global perspective.

(12/3) Bill Haboush: What is a semisimple Lie group?

**Fall 2023:**

(10/18) Jake Rasmussen, What is a K3 surface? 2pm in 1302 Everitt, Pizza in 264 CAB before.

(10/25) Kiran Luecke, What is a highly structured ring spectrum? **Talk at 12pm**.

(11/8) Felix Janda, What is the moduli space of curves?

(11/29) Amanda Young, "What is gapped ground state phase of matter?" ** Talk at 12pm. **

(12/6) Elizabeth Kelley, "What is a cluster algebra?" **Cancelled**.