Women in Mathematics in Northern Georgia Seminar Series

We are happy to announce the seminar series Women in Mathematics in Northern Georgia, which shall feature speakers in various areas of mathematics.

Starting Spring 2018, the seminar will run on a biweekly schedule on Wednesdays at 5 pm, with the refreshments served at 4:30 pm. This semester the talks shall be (tentatively) held at Georgia Tech in Skiles 006, and they shall be intended for a general mathematical audience.

Mathematicians at all stages in their career (and regardless of the gender) are welcome to participate! Information about the seminar can be found at http://pwp.gatech.edu/wiming/

The talks should be very interesting. We look forward to seeing you at the seminar!

Our first speaker is Olivia Bekwith from Emory University. 
Title: Arithmetic in quadratic fields Abstract: Quadratic fields arise naturally in the study of primes and in solving Diophantine equations. Their arithmetic is in many ways similar to the familiar arithmetic of whole numbers, but an important difference is that in quadratic fields, integers cannot be factored uniquely into primes. Class numbers measure the degree to which unique factorization fails, and it turns out that consequences of deep knowledge about these numbers percolate through virtually every important question in number theory. We’ll look at some of the rich history in the study of class numbers and at important questions that are the subject of current research.
Please find more info at https://pwp.gatech.edu/wiming/. All are welcome!

Event Details


  • Wednesday, January 17, 2018
    - Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Location: Atlanta, GA

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