# Math Seminars and Colloquia

**Department Colloquium**. Several times per year the department invites notable speakers to give interesting talks to general audiences.

**Discrete Mathematics Seminar** (Wednesdays 1:00-1:50). It will be held in Harris Hall 4th Floor, Room 4145 (Drs. Cranston and Larson, organizers). The VCU Discrete Mathematics Seminar hosts talks in all areas of Discrete Mathematics, with emphasis on topics in combinatorics and graph theory. Talks range from surveys of research areas and methods, to presentation of new approaches and results. Speakers are encouraged to make a significant portion of their talk accessible to non-experts.

The current schedule of Discrete Mathematics seminar talks, as well as links to schedules from previous semesters, may be found at:

Discrete Mathematics Seminars

**Analysis, Logic and Physics Seminar** (ALPS) Series (Fridays 3:00-4:00 pm). It will be held in Harris Hall 4th Floor, Room 4145. (Dr. Marco Aldi, Dr. Brent Cody, and Dr. Sean Cox, Organizers). The VCU Analysis, Logic and Physics Seminar host talks in all areas of pure mathematics, with emphasis on topics connected to analysis, set theory and mathematical physics. The goal of the ALPS is to introduce VCU undergraduate and graduate students to current developments in the field.

The current schedule of ALPS talks, as well as links to schedules from previous semesters, may be found at:

Analysis, Logic and Physics Seminars

**Biomath Seminar** (Fridays 1:00-2:00 pm). It will be held in Harris Hall 4th Floor, Room 4119. (Dr. Laura Ellwein Fix, Organizer). The VCU Biomath Seminar features talks on applications of mathematics to many different areas of biology, including medicine, ecology, epidemiology and physiology.

The current schedule of Biomath Seminar talks, as well as links to schedules from previous semesters, may be found at:

Biomath Seminars

**Mathematics Education Seminar** (Tuesdays 3:30-4:30 pm). It will be held in Harris Hall 4th Floor, Room 4119 (Dr. Rani Satyam, Organizer). The VCU Mathematics Education Seminar features presentations on and conversations about research initiatives, educational initiatives, policies, educational trends, and so on, related to K-16+ mathematics teaching and learning.

The current schedule for the Mathematics Education Seminar, as well as links to schedules from previous semesters, may be found at: Mathematics Education Seminars

**Geometry and Topology Seminar** (Fridays 1:00-2:00 pm; Organizers Dr. Aldi, Dr. Moore and Dr. Tarasca). It will be held in Harris Hall 4th Floor, Room 4154b. The VCU Geometry and Topology Seminar is an informal seminar and reading group, devoted to the exploration of new ideas in algebraic geometry, low-dimensional topology, and math physics. The seminar will combine periodic research talks with a concurrent reading group which meets weekly to discuss a featured topic.

The current schedule for the Geometry and Topology Seminar, along with information about special guest lectures, may be found at: Geometry and Topology Seminars