General Information
The 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 for the year 2008/2009
will restart Thursday 22nd January. Have nice holidays.
Schedule  Spring 2009
Venue: MALL 1, level 8, School of Mathematics, 4PM
(unless otherwise stated).22nd January 
Charlotte
Kestner 
Is Mathematics invented or discovered? 
29th January 
No seminar  
5th February 
Sam Elliott  Descriptive set theory in Banach spaces 
12th February  Alexandra Omar Aziz 
The representation theorem for projective spaces 
19th February  Abdelhamid ElMabrok 
Some aspects of sequence spaces and infinite matrices 
26th February  No seminar  
5th March 
Andrew Swan  Computability and group theory 
12th March  Rizos
Sklinos 
P vs NP 
19th March  Pure Colloquium 

27th March  PurePG joint
meeting LeedsManchester 

EASTER
BREAK


23rd April 
Pure Colloquium 

30th April 
Andrew Reeves 
The Quantum Plane and its Symmetries 
7th May 
Nazar Miheisi  Mathematical Theory of communication 
14th May 
Davide
Penazzi 
A back and forth story 
21th May 
Tina Davies  TBA 
28th May 
Aisha
Abogatma 
TBA 
Past Seminars
Schedule  Autumn/Winter 2008
Venue: MALL 1, level 8, School of Mathematics, 4PM (unless otherwise stated).16th
October @11.30AM 
Gareth
Boxall 
Waring`s problem 
23th October 
Dr. Dave Pauksztello  Nutritious title TBA 
30th October 
NO SEMINAR (Pure Colloquium) 

6th November 
Anthony Morphett  Fractal Dimension 
13th November @2.30PM 
Raquel Simoes 
Cluster Algebras: uma introdução 
20th November 
Graham Leigh 
What`s in a number? 
27th November  Sam Elliott 
POSTPONED (Pure Colloquium) 
4th December 
Phil
Ellison 
Order from disorder 
11th December 
Kyung
Il Lee 
An introduction to the Turing universe 
Photos
Some photos from last years` seminars are in the gallery herePrevious years
2007/2008 academic year2006/2007 academic year
2005/2006 academic year
Previous years
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.
This year the
event will be hold in Leeds the 27th of March.
Last combined seminar was at Manchester.
Further Information
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. Moreover, soon after the seminar, we usually decamp to a pub.
For the academic year 20072008, the seminar is organised by Charlotte Kestner and Davide Penazzi