# Graduate Student Advisory Committee (GSAC) Colloquium

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Tuesdays, 4:35–5:35 PM, JWB 335

Math 6960–001

## Graduate Colloquium

Spring 2019Tuesdays, 4:35–5:35 PM, JWB 335

Math 6960–001

*credit hours available!*)

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## Quivers, representations, stability, and moduli spaces

Marin PetkovicNote the special date. Classification problem is one of the biggest open problems in
algebraic geometry. In some cases, this problem is equivalent to
classifying quiver representations. In this talk I will give a brief
introduction to quivers, their representations, and a notion of
stability. If time permits, I will illustrate the connection to
geometry with some examples.

## Poetry That Computes

China MauckNote the special date. Poetry and mathematics share many elements. Both require a
certain amount of elegance, are sometimes formulaic, and are often
riddled with hidden meanings. Some would argue that poets and
mathematicians even share an overarching goal. We will consider the
history of this interweaving of two seemingly opposing subjects and
their surprising common ground.

## Graduate student forum on teaching

Kelly MacArthurThis event is an open dialogue with Kelly MacArthur for
feedback, questions, and concerns about the teaching requirement for
PhD students. The goal of this dialogue is to discuss things that are
or are not working, and how the department might improve things going
forward. This is also an opportunity to ask why the department does
things in a certain way (for example, ""Why are the classes so tightly
supervised/coordinated?"), assuming that Kelly knows the answer. If
you're nervous to voice a particular opinion or you have a question
that you don't feel comfortable asking in front of everyone, please
write your comment or question on a sheet of paper and put it in
Kelly's box anonymously.

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