Seminars archive
Upcoming Seminars   No upcoming seminars currently scheduled.  Past Seminars   Seminar: Algebra Survey on recent results on maximal tori of algebraic groups Philippe Gille, CNRS, Lyon   Seminar: Algebra 576 Fermions Theo JohnsonFreyd, Perimeter Institute   Seminar: Combinatorics Packing nearly optimal Ramsey $R(3,t)$ graphs Lutz Warnke, Georgia Institute of Technology   Colloquium The density of squarefree values taken by a polynomial Manjul Bhargava, Princeton   Seminar: Computer Science You Are Already Living Inside a Computer Ian Bogost, Georgia Tech Venue: Mathematics and Science Center, Room W201 Show abstract Futurists and philosophers have made dramatic predictions about the future of computers. Artificial intelligence might end the need for human work, or it might enslave humanity, or it might facilitate a kind of rapture into machines, where people's consciousnesses could upload and, through simulation, become immortal.\\
\\Realized or not, those future visions offer a stark contrast with the reality of computing today: One where digital machinery is embedded in the ordinary, human world rather than leading away from it. The computational aspects of ordinary things from smartphone apps to internetconnected toasters have become goals unto themselves, rather than just a means to an end. As it spreads from desktops and backoffices to pockets, cameras, cars, and door locks, the affection people have with computers transfers onto other, even more ordinary objects. And the more people love using computers for everything, the more life feels incomplete unless it takes place inside them. Reality might have beaten the futurists to the punch, by turning computing into a way of life.   Seminar: Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing BacktrackingBased Accelerated Descent Methods for LargeScale Linear Inverse Problems Xianqi Li, University of Florida   Seminar: Algebra JensenPolya Criterion for the Riemann Hypothesis and Related Problems Larry Rolen, Trinity College Dublin and Georgia Tech   Seminar: Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing Doptimal Experimental Design for Bayesian Inverse Problems Dr. Arvind Krishna Saibaba, NC State University   Seminar: Algebra The rank of the Eisenstein ideal Preston Wake, UCLA   Seminar: Algebra Stabilizing Spectral Functors of Exact Categories Juan VilletaGarcia, Emory University 
