University
of North Texas

Informal Algebra Group

The Informal Algebra Group aims to provide an environment for math graduate students at the University of North Texas to gather on a weekly basis. The group is geared towards grad students who are focusing in algebra, however all math grad students are welcome to attend. Our meetings are used to share with each other topics that we are researching or find interesting. We focus on a climate of understanding, and encourage questions during presentations, as well as lively discussion.

For more information, please email Christine Uhl (christineuhl@my.unt.edu).

Future Talks:

Past Talks:

Informal Algebra Group

The Informal Algebra Group aims to provide an environment for math graduate students at the University of North Texas to gather on a weekly basis. The group is geared towards grad students who are focusing in algebra, however all math grad students are welcome to attend. Our meetings are used to share with each other topics that we are researching or find interesting. We focus on a climate of understanding, and encourage questions during presentations, as well as lively discussion.

For more information, please email Christine Uhl (christineuhl@my.unt.edu).

Future Talks:

April 20, 2016 | TBD | TBD |

Past Talks:

Spring 2016 | ||

April 13, 2016 | The irreducible modules of Yokonuma-type Hecke algebras |
Ojas Davé |

March 30, 2016 | A Brief Introduction to Enveloping Algebras | Phil Puente |

March 9, 2016 | The partial fraction expansion of cotangent with applications | James Martin |

February 17, 2016 | Diagonalizability of some matrices | Nehemiah Kuhns |

February 10, 2016 | Euler Numbers for Orbifolds | Christine Uhl |

Fall 2015 | ||

November 4, 2015 | Dickson polynomials | Chelsea Drescher |

October 28, 2015 | An introduction to tensor products | Phil Puente |

October 21, 2015 | Jordan normal form and rational normal form II | Ojas Davé |

October 14, 2015 | Jordan normal form and rational normal form | Ojas Davé |

October 7, 2015 | Conjugacy classes of wreath products II | Christine Uhl |

September 30, 2015 | Conjugacy classes of wreath products | Christine Uhl |

September 23, 2015 | Some representations of Vec(R) | Connor O'Dell |

September 12, 2015 | Virasoro Lie Algebra | Nehemiah Kuhns |

Spring 2015 | ||

April 15, 2015 | The Numbers Game and the Word Problem | Elizabeth Drellich |

March 11, 2015 | Semisimplicity and Extreme Basics of Representation Theory | Tamara Knox |

February 18, 2015 | Introduction to Topological groups | Ojas Davé |

February 11, 2015 | Representations of sl(2,C) | Connor O'Dell |

February 4, 2015 | The Quaterions | Chelsea Drescher |

January 28, 2015 | Clifford Algebras II | Phil Puente |

Fall 2014 | ||

December 1, 2014 | A Short Intro to Clifford Algebras | Phil Puente |

October 20, 2014 | Complex Reflection Groups | Christine Uhl |

October 13, 2014 | Schur's Lemma | Various |

October 6, 2014 | Introduction to Root Systems Part II | Ojas Davé |

September 29, 2014 | Introduction to Root Systems Part I | Ojas Davé |

September 22, 2014 | Homology and Cohomology: Cell Complexes II | Phil Puente |

September 15, 2014 | Homology and Cohomology: Cell Complexes I | Phil Puente |

September 8, 2014 | Crash Course on Lie Algebras | Angela Berardinelli |

Spring 2014 | ||

March 28, 2014 | A Preview to the Algebra Symposium Spring 2014 | Various |

March 19, 2014 | An Impromtu Speed Algebra | Various |

March 5, 2014 | An Introduction to Linear Algebraic Groups, Part 2 | Angela Berardinelli |

February 26, 2014 | What makes a group algebraic? (And other adventures in algebraic geometry!) | Angela Berardinelli |

February 19, 2014 | Introduction to the First Fundamental Group II | Ojas Davé |

February 12, 2014 | Introduction to the First Fundamental Group I | Ojas Davé |

February 5, 2014 | Quivers Have Arrows | Tamara Knox |

January 29, 2014 | Basics of Projective and Affine Spaces | Phillip Puente |

Fall 2013 | ||

November 7, 2013 | On Finding the Irreducible Characters of a Hecke Algebra | Ojas Davé |

October 29, 2013 | Beginning of Braids | Phillip Puente |

October 24, 2013 | Subgroup Decoding with Complex Reflection Groups | Tamara Knox |

September 19, 2013 | Groebner Bases Practicum | Tony Jacobs |

Spring 2013 | ||

March 19, 2013 | Berlekamp's Switching Game on Finite Projective Planes | James Martin |

March 1, 2013 | Mystic Reflections and Quantum Drinfeld Hecke Algebras | Christine Uhl |

February 1, 2013 | Manifolds II | Matt Dulock |

January 25, 2013 | Manifold | Matt Dulock |

Fall 2012 | ||

November 30, 2012 | A Different View of Tensor Products | Phillip Puente |

November 16, 2012 | Modular Forms | Jayantha Senadheera |

November 9, 2012 | Tensor Products and Algebras | Drew Tillis and Ojas Davé |