## 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.

### Fall 2023 Undergraduate Mathematics Seminar

Date/Time | Location | Speaker | Title |
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September 11, 2023 4:30 PM | Sierra Hall 2411 | Nitzia Castaniero | "Credential requirements" |

September 25, 2023 4:30 PM | Sierra Hall 2411 | Brian Sittinger | "Number theory tricks" |

October 09, 2023 4:30 PM | Sierra Hall 2411 | Isaac Quintanilla Salinas | "Bayesian approach, evolutionary bio" |

October 16, 2023 4:30 PM | Sierra Hall 2411 | Dr. J Bowman | "Dynamical systems" |

October 23, 2023 4:30 PM | Sierra Hall 2411 | Dr. T. Serbinowski | "Actuarial mathematics" |

October 30, 2023 4:30 PM | Via Zoom | Ryan J. Frazier | "Maps" |

### Fall 2023 Graduate Mathematics Seminar

Date/Time | Location | Speaker | Title |
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September 11, 2023 6 PM | Sierra Hall 2411 | Dr. Cindy Wyels | "How Mathematical Habits, Curiosity and Serendipity Led to Data Science" |

September 18, 2023 6 PM | Sierra Hall 2411 | Ricardo Suárez | "Algebraic spinors and geometric structures in dimensions 6, 7, and 8" |

October 02, 2023 6 PM | Sierra Hall 2411 | Jesse Elliott | "Algebraic asymptotic analysis and the mystery of the primes" |

October 09, 2023 6 PM | Sierra Hall 2411 | Jingbo Wang | "Quantum Physics" |

October 16, 2023 6 PM | Sierra Hall 2411 | Joshua Bowman | TBA |

October 23, 2023 6 PM | Sierra Hall 2411 | Dr. T. Serbinowski | "Actuarial Science" |

October 30, 2023 6 PM | Via Zoom | Ryan Frazier | TBA |

November 06, 2023 6 PM | Sierra Hall 2411 | Isaac Quintanilla Salinas | "Bootstrapping Methods" |

November 13, 2023 6 PM | Sierra Hall 2411 | Student Presentations | TBA |

November 20, 2023 6 PM | Sierra Hall 2411 | Guillermo Alesandroni | "The Magic of Steiner Triple Systems" |

November 27, 2023 6 PM | Sierra Hall 2411 | M.S. Student Presentations | TBA |