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The workshop will be held from Monday October 26 - Wednesday October 28, 2015.
The purpose of this workshop is to promote communication among the many mathematical and engineering communities currently researching polytopal discretization methods for the numerical approximation of solutions of partial differential equations. A variety of distinct polytopal element methods (POEMs) have been designed to solve the same types of problems, but a workshop-type environment is required to foster a community-wide understanding of the comparative advantages of each technique and to develop a set of ‘best practices’ in regards to implementation. Registration is required.

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Friday October 23 through Sunday October 25 Emory will host the
Georgia Algebraic Geometry symposium
featuring the following invited speakers:
Valery Alexeev (University of Georgia);
Brian Conrad (Stanford University);
Brian Lehman (Boston College);
Max Lieblich (University of Washington);
Alexander Merkurjev (UCLA);
Alena Pirutka (Ecole Polytechnique);
Aaron Pixton (Harvard University);
Tony Varilly-Alvarado (Rice University);
Olivier Wittenberg (CNRS - Ecole Normale Superieure).

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This is the fourth meeting in a series of a reading seminars. In this lecture we will analyze the distribution of the eigenvalues of GUE ensembles. We will use Hermite polynomials to get very concrete computations. This way we will recover the semicircular law and we will also discuss a little bit the top eigenvalue.

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Light refreshments at 6:30pm

Theoretical models of disordered materials yield precise
predictions about the efficiency of communication codes
and the typical complexity of certain combinatorial
optimization problems. The underlying common structure
is that of many discrete variables, whose interaction is
represented by a random 'tree like' sparse graph.
We review recent progress in proving such predictions
and the related algorithmic insights gained from it.
This talk is based on joint works with Andrea Montanari,
Allan Sly and Nike Sun.

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All students interested in graduate studies in the School of Math are invited to attend the "prospective student day."
This event will offer the opportunity to hear about our graduate degree options, requirements for admission, as well as meet our Faculty and current graduate students. Prospective students from underrepresented groups in the Mathematical Sciences and students from the Atlanta area are particularly encouraged to attend.
If you plan to attend, please send your name, the year you plan to graduate, and the college you are attending to dgs@math.gatech.edu. See the schedule for more details.

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Science explains through systematic inquiry; magic celebrates that which defies explanation. This will be tour of sorts along the boundary between science and magic. We will explore the magic of quantum mechanics, the predictions of knot theory, and randomness, as well as the mysteries of the number 58008.

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Reaction diffusion equations are a common tool in mathematical biology, and are used in diverse fields such as ecology, epidemiology and developmental biologyI will show some examples of reaction diffusion equations and what their solutions look like. I will focus on the problem of pattern formation during development and the mathematics that underly it, a problem first studied by Alan Turing more than 60 years ago. I will present a basic example that we can solve together using techniques from differential equations and linear algebra.

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The loops on a topological space up to an equivalence relation called homotopy form a group called the fundamental group. We'll define the fundamental group and talk about two riddles whose solutions use this idea.

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