The Mathematics Undergraduate Colloquium is held each Wednesday from 1:00 - 1:45 during the regular academic year in WEB L110. Each week a different speaker will present information on a specific subject area in mathematics. Anyone can come by to listen, socialize, get to know members of the department, and hear some interesting information on the many areas of mathematics.
Fall 2021 Schedule
Introduction to the course
Abstract: Lie groups and representation theory have become a central topic
in mathematics while at the same time remaining a bit esoteric for
non-experts. The goal of this talk is to explain the usefulness of
representation theory and understand its centrality. Time permitting we
will discuss the Peter-Weyl theorem which completely characterizes
representations of compact groups.
Abstract: Mathematics is a human endeavor, and mathematics is built on the contributions of our entire community. Outreach is the process of providing support and services to underserved communities, and so mathematical outreach aims to encourage and support students to engage with math that otherwise would not. In this talk I’ll survey a number of math outreach opportunities that are out there, with an eye towards opportunities that undergraduate and beginning graduate students can meaningfully take part in; these opportunities include summer math camps, math circles, math festivals, and more!
A Mathematician’s Journey Through a Financial Services Career
Mckay Hyde, a U of U alumnus, will talk about his experience leaving an academic track for a career at Goldman Sachs, including a survey of some of the problems he has worked on during his career. He will also highlight internship and full-time opportunities for students at Goldman Sachs.
Math 3000 (Receive Credit for Attending)
The Undergraduate Colloquium is open to anyone to attend; however, if students would
like to receive credit, you may register for Math 3000.
This is a 1 credit hour CR/NC course. To receive credit:
- You may not miss more than 2 of the colloquia
- You will need to write a short paper on one of the topics presented during the semester.
|Kevin Wortman||Lisa Penfold|
|Course Instructor||Administrative Coordinator|