## What is a Seminar?

The Mathematics Program has two seminars: The Undergraduate Mathematics Seminar, and the Graduate Mathematics Seminar. The seminars consist of invited lectures on contemporary mathematics and applications of mathematics to other areas of study and life. Topics have included mathematics education, physics, mathematics research, and interdisciplinary applications of mathematics, like biological and ecological mathematical modeling.

The Undergraduate Mathematics Seminar is held during Math 499: Senior Colloquium every Monday 4:30-5:20PM. The Math 599: Graduate Mathematics Seminar is held every Monday 6:00-7:00PM. Please email Dr. Jennifer Brown at jennifer.brown@csuci.edu for the graduate seminar (Math 599) and Dr. Ivona Grzegorczyk at ivona.grzegorczyck@csuci.edu for the undergraduate seminar (Math 499). Please see check back periodically. Everyone is invited to attend!

The Undergraduate and Graduate Mathematics Seminars are sponsored by Instructional Related Activities Funds.

### What are the strengths of this series?

The seminars give our students the opportunity to see math at work. There is a good portion of our enrolled undergraduates that are interested in teaching. While we make sure to bring in speakers that discuss mathematics education, we also want our students to experience other fields. We do so by exposing them to the careers in mathematical research, academia, and industry via our speakers. Our students have the opportunity to follow up with the speakers if they wish, thus widening their network.

### Spring 2023 Undergraduate Mathematics Seminar

Date/Time | Location | Speaker | Title |
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February 06, 2023 4:30 PM | Sierra Hall 2411 | Adam Bistagne | Cryptography and quantum computing |

February 13, 2023 4:30 PM | Sierra Hall 2411 | Mateo Morales | TBA |

February 20, 2023 4:30 PM | Zoom | Dmitry Rogozin | TBA |

March 06, 2023 4:30 PM | Zoom | Ricardo Suárez | Tensors |

March 13, 2023 4:30 PM | Sierra Hall 2411 | Stepan Paul | Visualization |

April 03, 2023 4:30 PM | Sierra Hall 2411 | Will Hoffer | TBA |

April 17, 2023 4:30 PM | Sierra Hall 2411 | Victoria Noquez | TBA |

### Spring 2023 Graduate Mathematics Seminar

Date/Time | Location | Speaker | Title |
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February 06, 2023 6 PM | Del Norte 1550 | Karen Givvin | "CourseKata Statistics and Data Science, and the “Better Book” Approach to Curriculum Development" |

February 13, 2023 6 PM | Zoom | Marek Matijasik | Applications of Math in Geology |

February 20, 2023 6 PM | Del Norte 1550 | Pi James | "Poi Patterns, Or: How I Started Spinning Lights and Now Use Math to Design Really Cool Pictures Inside Them: An Exploration in Mathematical Modeling" |

February 27, 2023 6 PM | Zoom | Ricardo Suárez | "An introduction to Clifford algebras and spinors" |

March 06, 2023 6 PM | Zoom | José Mijares | "Ramsey Structures, Topology, and Some Potential Applications" |

March 13, 2023 6 PM | Del Norte 1550 | Stepan Paul | Visualization |

April 03, 2023 6 PM | Del Norte 1550 | Will Hoffer | TBA |

April 10, 2023 6 PM | Del Norte 1550 | Isaac Salinas | Stats |

April 17, 2023 6 PM | Del Norte 1550 | Victoria Noquez | TBA |