Mathematics Seminar

Talks by postdoctoral scholars at the SCGP, Stony Brook Mathematics department, and the IMS introducing the foundational concepts and questions in their fields. The talks will be at the level accessible to all other postdocs in all fields of mathematics.

Organized by Olivier Martin and Fabian Lehmann

Mondays: 2-3PM in SCGP room 313 unless otherwise noted

4/10 Yusheng Luo

Infinite circle packings and some applications


4/17 at 4:30pm Artem Kotelskiy
Title: Blockchains: past, present and future
Abstract: We will start by introducing the motivation and main theoretical ideas behind Bitcoin. After that we will discuss the concept of a “smart contract”, the main innovation in the Ethereum blockchain. We will finish by discussing the future challenges in the blockchain research area.
4/24 Eun Hye Lee

Title: The Subconvexity Problem
Abstract: The subconvexity problem is one of central interest to many number theorists. In this talk, I will introduce the subconvexity problem on the Riemann zeta function and the current state of knowledge on the problem. If time permits, I will briefly introduce the subconvexity problem on other zeta and L functions.