What is 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.

Both seminars are held in Sierra Hall 2411. The Undergraduate Mathematics Seminar is held during Math 499: Senior Colloquium, 4:30-5:20PM, on certain days (see the schedule below).  The Graduate Mathematics Seminar is held every Monday 6:00-7:00PM. Everyone is invited to attend! 

The Undergraduate Mathematics Seminar is 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. 

Visit for upcoming Fall 2018 talks:

Undergraduate Mathematics Seminar

Graduate Mathematics Seminar

  • October 15, 2018: "" by Dr. Melike Sirlanci, Cal Tech
  • October 8, 2018: "" by Dr. Christopher Ograin, UCSB
  • October 1, 2018: "" by Dr. Jeffrey Stopple, UCSB
  • September 24, 2018: "" by Dr. Delil Martinez, Cal Lutheran University
  • September 17, 2018: "" by Demirkaya Emre, USC
  • September 10, 2018: "" by Dr. Cynthia Flores, CSUCI

Past seminars:

Spring 2018 Semester

Fall 2017 Semester

Spring 2017 Semester

Fall 2016 Semester

Spring 2016 Semester

Fall 2015 Semester

Spring 2015 Semester