Algebra: Much More Than Arithmetic!

Thursday, October 16, 2014: 10:15 AM-11:45 AM
LACC 308AB (Los Angeles Convention Center)
Pamela Harris, PhD, Assistant Professor, United States Military Academy , Shannon Talbott, PhD, Assistant Professor, Moravian College and Candice Price, PhD, Assistant Professor, United States Military Academy

Description: Algebraists are interested in the study of mathematical structures using a variety of mathematical tools and methods. This session will provide SACNAS participants with general talks on a wide range of research topics in algebra, such as representation theory, combinatorics, graph theory, and number theory.

Sponsored by: National Science Foundation

10:15 AM
Introductory Remarks
10:20 AM
Diagram Algebras
Rosa Orellana, PhD , Full Professor , Dartmouth College
10:40 AM
Kummer's Conjecture: From Gauss to ENIAC and Beyond
Edray Goins, PhD , Associate Professor of Mathematics , Purdue University
11:00 AM
Noncommutative Invariant Theory
Chelsea Walton, PhD , NSF Postdoctoral Fellow , MIT
11:20 AM
The closure of a linear space in a product of lines
Federico Ardila, PhD , Assistant Professor , San Francisco State University