General InformationThe Pure Postgraduate Seminar is held, during term time, on Thursdays at 4pm. Attendees meet at 3:30pm in the common room for tea and biscuits. Pub trip follows at 5pm. See the notice board on Level 9, every Thursday, for more information and last minute changes.
The Pure Postgraduate Seminar has now finished for 2007/2008. We will start again in Autumn 2008.
Schedule - Spring Semester 2008
Venue: MALL 1, level 8, School of Mathematics, 4PM (unless otherwise stated).
|Pietro Dello Stritto||"Finite dimensional asymptotic classes"|
|31st January||Manuel De La Rosa||"The Triangle"|
|7th February||Paul Lawson||Fractal Geometry
|14th February||Phil Ellison||An Introduction to Goedel's Theorems
|21th February||Pure Mathematics Colloqium|
|28th March||Simon Rose
||A Word on Amalgamations|
|6th March||Davide Penazzi||Some cardinal arithmetic
|13th March||Lotte Kestner||Elliptic curves
|17th April||Pure Mathematics Colloqium|
|24th April||Ragab Elageili||Heyting Algebra
|1st May||Mohammed Bugatma||An Introduction to Clifford Algebras
Schedule - Autumn/Winter Semester 2007
|25 October||Gareth Boxall||" Model Theory"|
|1st November||Sam Elliot||"Pretty Pictures in the Complex Plane"|
|8th November||Graham Leigh||"Mathematics for Pedants"|
|15th November||Elias Baro||"Happiness is Semi-Algebraic"|
|29th November||David Pauksztello||"A Biography of Jean-Pierre Serre"|
|6th December||Pure Mathematics Colloqium|
|13th December||Paul Ramsden||"Random Sums"|
PhotosSome photos from this year's seminars are in the gallery here
Previous semesters2006/2007 academic year
2005/2006 academic year
Leeds/Manchester Combined Seminar
Once a year we hope to have a joint seminar with Manchester pure maths postgrads. This will take the form of an afternoon of short talks by Leeds and Manchester students, followed by dinner & quality time at the pub.
Last semester's seminar was at Manchester.
The Pure Postgraduate Seminar is a forum for Pure PhD students to present short (roughly 1 hour, but it may be shorter) seminar style lectures to their colleagues. The topic is an area of mathematics, but it certainly doesn't have to be the speakers research topic (indeed, it is often best not to talk on your research). Generally people talk about interesting pieces of maths on which they have been lectured as undergraduates, or read about independently; however, anything of a mathematical theme is fair game.
Pure PhD students are encouraged to talk: it is excellent practise for presenting maths as the topic is generally less technical than your research, and the audience a lot more forgiving! However, talking is not mandatory. Attendance is a lot more mandatory than in previous years in the sense that it now counts as "training" and is attended by a member of staff (Dr. David Salinger) from whom feedback will be received. (The alternative to weekly attendance is a lot more of the "fun" and "exciting" professional development courses we all know about.) You will probably learn a lot about other areas of mathematics, and having a break from research is generally an excellent idea. Finally, we usually decamp to a pub at 6pm (the most important part of the seminar, in my opinion!)