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 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).
|| Is Mathematics invented or discovered?
||Sam Elliott|| Descriptive set theory
in Banach spaces
|12th February||Alexandra Omar Aziz
|| The representation theorem
for projective spaces
|19th February||Abdelhamid El-Mabrok
|| Some aspects of sequence
spaces and infinite matrices
|26th February||No seminar|
||Andrew Swan|| Computability and group theory
|| P vs NP
|19th March||Pure Colloquium
|27th March||PurePG joint
|| The Quantum Plane and its Symmetries
||Nazar Miheisi|| Mathematical Theory of communication
|| A back and forth story
||Tina Davies|| TBA
Schedule - Autumn/Winter 2008Venue: MALL 1, level 8, School of Mathematics, 4PM (unless otherwise stated).
|| Waring`s problem
||Dr. Dave Pauksztello|| Nutritious title TBA
||NO SEMINAR (Pure Colloquium)
||Anthony Morphett|| Fractal Dimension
|13th November @2.30PM
||Cluster Algebras: uma introdução|
|| What`s in a number?
|27th November||Sam Elliott
||POSTPONED (Pure Colloquium)|
|| Order from disorder
An introduction to the Turing universe
PhotosSome photos from last years` seminars are in the gallery here
Previous years2007/2008 academic year
2006/2007 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.
This year the
event will be hold in Leeds the 27th of March.
Last combined 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. Moreover, soon after the seminar, we usually decamp to a pub.