Texas A&M Mathematics Graduate Student Organization


About MGSO

MGSO exists to encourage communication among students and to contribute to a rich social life in the department through cultural and scientific dialogue. We would like to provide an environment where students in the mathematics department can practice their presentation skills and observe the techniques of others. It is our goal to be a source of support and information for all graduate students.

The main activity of the MGSO is the Graduate Student Seminar. This seminar is for grad students, (largely) by grad students: Volunteer to give a talk!

Next Talk:

Speaker: Zhiyuan Yang

Time: Thursday, November 16, 4:00-5:00p

Location: Blocker 306

Title: Title: Akemann-Ostrand property of the free group

Abstract: We will discuss a property of (discrete) groups called the Akemann-Ostrand (AO) property, which concerns certain relations between different tensor products of the reduced group C*-algebras with itself. Examples of groups that have AO include all hyperbolic groups (or more generally biexact groups). We will prove this property for free groups via the original arguments of Akemann and Ostrand in 1975. 

MGSO Seminar Schedule

 During Spring of 2023, the MGSO Seminar will meet on Thursdays from 4:00-5:00pm.

August 31:  Ryo Toyota (Blocker 122)

September 7:  John Weeks (Blocker 122)

September 14: Jordy Lopez (Blocker 122)

September 21:  Zheng Kuang (Blocker 306)

September 28:  Frank Sottile (Blocker 306)

October 5: Ben Warren (Blocker 306)

October 12: Tanuj Gupta (Blocker 306)

October 19: Valeria Fragiadaki (Blocker 306)

October 26: Shreedhar Bhat (Blocker 306)

November 2: Junchen Zhao/Ajay Karri (Blocker 306)

November 9: Junchen Zhao/Ajay Karri (Blocker 306)

November 16: Zhiyuan Yang (Blocker 306)

November 23: (No seminar; Thanksgiving break)

November 30: Erik Davis (Blocker 306)