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Joint Math/Physics Seminar

The joint math/physics seminar meets Monday 12:30-13:45 in LGRT 419B with speakers alternating between math and physics. For questions contact Franz Peditinfo-icon (pedit@math.umass.edu). The overall motto for the seminar is best summarized by Galileo Galilei:

    Philosophy is written in that gigantic book which is perpetually open in front of our eyes (I allude to the universe), but no one can understand it who does not strive beforehand to learn the language and recognize the letters in which it is written. It is written in mathematical language, and its letters are geometrical figures, and without these means it is humanly impossible to understand any of it; without them, all we can do is to wander aimlessly in an obscure labyrinth.

Date Speaker Title
Mon. 10/2
Owen Gwilliam
UMass Amherst Math&Stat

What is a category?

Mon. 10/16
Lorenzo Sorbo
UMass Amherst Physics

Lagrangians and actions

Mon. 10/23
Lorenzo Sorbo
Physics UMass Amherst

Lagrangians and actions (part 2)

Mon. 10/30
Franz Pedit
UMass Amherst Math&Stat

Hamiltonian Mechanics

Mon. 10/30
Franz Pedit
UMass Amherst Math&Stat

Hamiltonian Mechanics

Mon. 11/6
Ben Heidenreich
Physics UMass Amherst

What is canonical quantization?

Mon. 11/13
Ben Heidenreich
UMass Amherst Physics

What is Quantum Mechanics: Part 2

Mon. 11/20
Ben Heidenreich
UMass Amherst Physics

What is Quantum Mechanics? Part 3

Mon. 11/27
Skyler Hudson
UMass Amherst Math&Stat

What Is an Operad?

Mon. 12/4
Muldrow Etheredge
Umass Physics

Moduli spaces of string vacua

Mon. 10/2

What is a category?

Owen Gwilliam
UMass Amherst Math&Stat
Mon. 10/16

Lagrangians and actions

Lorenzo Sorbo
UMass Amherst Physics
Mon. 10/23

Lagrangians and actions (part 2)

Lorenzo Sorbo
Physics UMass Amherst
Mon. 10/30

Hamiltonian Mechanics

Franz Pedit
UMass Amherst Math&Stat
Mon. 10/30

Hamiltonian Mechanics

Franz Pedit
UMass Amherst Math&Stat
Mon. 11/6

What is canonical quantization?

Ben Heidenreich
Physics UMass Amherst
Mon. 11/13

What is Quantum Mechanics: Part 2

Ben Heidenreich
UMass Amherst Physics
Mon. 11/20

What is Quantum Mechanics? Part 3

Ben Heidenreich
UMass Amherst Physics
Mon. 11/27

What Is an Operad?

Skyler Hudson
UMass Amherst Math&Stat
Mon. 12/4

Moduli spaces of string vacua

Muldrow Etheredge
Umass Physics