Undergraduate Mathematics Symposium
Saturday, October 1, 2011
University of Illinois at Chicago

Organized by David Dumas and Steven Hurder
This page is about the 2011 symposium.

For the latest symposium information see the UMS home page.

Symposium poster

UMS 2011 Poster (PDF)

Plenary lectures

Schedule of events

⇒ Full schedule with abstracts of plenary and student lectures (PDF)

8:15 - 8:55am Sign-in and coffee in SEO 300
Morning Session - Plenary lectures, 50 minutes each, in SEO 636
8:55am Opening remarks
9:00am Yvonne Lai (U Michigan) — Decomposing polyhedra
10:00am Dhruv Mubayi (UIC) — From Ramsey theory to arithmetic progressions and hypergraphs
11:00am Christopher Leininger (UIUC) — Geometry and dynamics of surface homeomorphisms
12:00pm Lunch in SEO 300
Afternoon Session 1 — Student lectures, 20 minutes each, in SEO 636
1:30pm Sean McAfee (UIC) — On improving Cayley's theorem for groups of order p4
2:00pm Jonathan Gleason (U Chicago) — The F*-algebraic Formulation of Quantum Mechanics
2:30pm Christopher Perez (CalTech) — Siegel modular varieties: arithmetic invariants and cusps
3:00pm Coffee break in SEO 300
Afternoon Session 2 — Student lectures, 20 minutes each, in SEO 636
3:30pm In-Jee Jeong (Brown) — Bipartite Graphs, Quivers, and Cluster Variables
4:00pm Anita Thomas (IIT) — Sampling Within k-Means Algorithm to Cluster Large Datasets
4:30pm Jahan Claes (U Chicago) — Spectral Rigidity on Flat Tori
5:00pm Joshua Jay Herman (UIC) — Introduction to topological quantum computation

For further information

Contact David Dumas (ddumas@math.uic.edu).