Seminars and Colloquia by Series

Friday, November 17, 2017 - 16:00 , Location: Skiles 001 , Maxie Schmidt , Georgia Tech , , Organizer: Sudipta Kolay
Sage is widely considered to be the defacto open-source alternative to Mathematica that is freely available for download to users on most standard platforms at New users to Sage are also able to use its capabilities from any webbrowser and other useful Linux-only software by registering for a free account on the Sage Math Cloud platform (SMC). In addition to providing users with excellent documentation, Sage allows its users to develop spohisticated mathematics applications using Python and other excellent open-source developer tools that are well tested under both Unix / Linux and Windows environments. In this two-week workshop we provide a user-friendly introduction to Sage for beginners starting from first principles in Python, though some coding experience in other languages will of course be helpful to participants. The main project we will be focusing on over the course of the workshop is an extension of the open-source library provided by the Tilings Gap Distributions and Pair Correlation Project developed by the workshop guide at the University of Washington this and last year. This application will allow participants in the workshop to hone their coding skills in Sage by working on an extension of a real-world computational mathematics application in statistics and geometry. Prospective participants can gain a heads-up on the workshop by visiting the syllabus webpage freely available for modification online at  The workshop guide will also offer continued free technical support on Sage, Python programming, and Linux to participants in the workshop after the two-week session is complete. Future AMS workshop sessions focusing on other Sage programming topics may be run later based on feedback from this proto-session. Faculty and postdocs are welcome to attend. See you all there on Friday! 
Friday, November 10, 2017 - 16:00 , Location: Skiles 001 , Shane Scott , Georgia Tech , Organizer: Sudipta Kolay
Join us for a discussion of making professional mathematics diagrams and illustrations with free vector graphics editing software Inkscape. We'll discuss and tinker with Bezier curves, TexTex, and vectorization of scanned images.
Friday, November 3, 2017 - 16:00 , Location: Skiles 249 , Justin Lanier and Shane Scott , Georgia Tech , Organizer: Sudipta Kolay
All of us have seen talks where the speaker uses slides. Some are great, and some are awful. Come and learn how to make great slide decks and how to avoid making awful ones. We will share a number of pieces of software that are easy to use and that can help you to improve your slide decks. We will also discuss best practices and dissect several short slide decks together. Next week there will be a follow-up, hands-on workshop on using the software Inkscape to create mathematical figures for talks, posters, and papers.
Monday, February 16, 2015 - 15:00 , Location: Skiles 006 , Dr. Tobias Hurth , graduate of Georgia Tech School of Math , Organizer: Joseph Walsh

Dr. Hurth is a recent graduate of the Georgia Tech School of Mathematics. After his talk, the AMS Graduate Chapter is taking Dr. Hurth to dinner at Gordon Biersch. Graduate students and others interested in speaking to Dr. Hurth are invited to join us. If interested, please RSVP to JD Walsh (in person or at <a href=""></a>).

Dr. Hurth will talk about two relatively simple, related switching systems: one in 1D, the other in 2D. For both systems, he will sketch how to analyse the density of the associated invariant measure. This is straightforward for the 1D-example, but proves somewhat unexpectedly difficult for the 2D one.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 11:00 , Location: Skiles 005 , J.D. Walsh , School of Math , Organizer:
Many graduate students struggle to identify a thesis or dissertation topic. We'll talk about how to choose wisely. Using his own experiences as an example, JD will describe how graduate students and others interested in research can use what they know to identify promising topics and develop them into concrete proposals. JD has been in the Math Ph.D. program at Georgia Tech since 2012. Starting out with a general focus on mathematics, he used directed study courses and other university resources to identify his dissertation topic in less than a year. He was awarded a 2014 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship for his dissertation research proposal.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 11:00 , Location: Skiles 005 , Robert Rahm , School of Math , Organizer:
This is the first meeting of the newly formed AMS chapter at Georgia Tech. There will be refreshments provided by the AMS club. Robert will discuss Bergman spaces , Toeplitz operators and the Berezin transform and how they are related.