colorado state university
The graduate student mathematics seminar at Colorado State University.


Comment Forms

Greenslopes is all about having an opportunity to improve as communicators of mathematics. Improvement requires feedback. This semester we will be handing out anonymous feedback forms for the audience to provide constructive commentary on Greenslopes talks. You can see the form here.

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Date Speaker Title Advisor
January 31 No Greenslopes Safety training with Cori Wong
February 7 Vlad Sworski Problem 21: An Exploration of Ring Dials TBD
February 14 Vance Blankers Alice and Bob: a Love Story Renzo Cavalieri
February 21 Jeremy Buss The Domino Effect
February 28 Amie Bray & Shannon Golden Geometric realization of nested torus links TBD
March 7 Tanner Strunk TBA Chris Peterson
March 14 Jess Gehrtz TBA Jess Ellis Hagman
March 21 No Greenslopes Spring break!
March 28 Liam Coulter Numerical Simulations for Synthetic Aperture Source Localization Margaret Cheney
April 4 Brady Tyburski TBA Cameron Byerley
April 11 Naomi Fahrner TBA Margaret Cheney
April 18 Colin Roberts Information Geometry Clayton Shonkwiler
April 25 Johnathan Bush Non-standard analysis Henry Adams
May 2 Brittany Carr TBA Henry Adams
May 9 Catalina Camacho TBA Rachel Pries


February 7: Vlad Sworski, Problem 21: An Exploration of Ring Dials

What do you get when a bored undergraduate studying group theory over the summer stumbles upon a puzzle game involving orientations and a specific type of structure? You get the beginnings of an independent research question that will occupy most of his free time. Imagine a game in which there are four dials that can each be adjusted to one of four positions: up, down, left, or right. However, turning a dial turns its neighbors as well. Given a specific starting orientation, can we reach any other orientation? Can we find the best solution for a given orientation? We explore the answers to these questions and more using parts of Module Theory, Linear Algebra, and more.

February 14: Vance Blankers, Alice and Bob: a Love Story

Alice and Bob are a famous couple in mathematics, sending many a secret message and resolving an untold number of game-theoretical problems. On this Valentine's Day Greenslopes, we'll take a look back at their early relationship: from Alice's relentless pursuit of Bob, to their brief period of dynamic on-again-off-again couplehood, to their "going Dutch" first date. We'll laugh, we'll love, and we might just learn a bit of mildly interesting math along the way.

February 21: Jeremy Buss, The Domino Effect

A brief history of mathematics education in America, and why you should build adding machines out of dominoes.

Past Semesters

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