Mathematics Department

Upcoming Talks

This is a list of all upcoming talks for the next two weeks. Talks are from 3:45-4:45 p.m. in the Colloquium or Seminar Room, unless otherwise specified.

  • Oct
  • Grading Practices
    Group discussion
    Time: 12:00 PM
    Teaching Seminar

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    Group discussion on grading practices for multi-section, multi-instructor courses. What traditional and non-traditional grading practices are in use in our department? What are their pros and cons? How can we balance academic freedom and fairness to students, especially in large core courses?
  • Oct
  • Reed Ogrosky
    Virginia Commonwealth University
    Applied Math Seminar
  • Oct
  • Interpolated Multiple Zeta Values
    Time: 03:45 PM
    Colloquium Series

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    Multiple zeta values (MZVs) are real numbers indexed by a string of positive integers, defined by a nested infinite series. They have appeared in a surprising number of ways in mathematics and physics. A slight change in the definition gives multiple zeta-star values (MZSVs). Both MZVs and MZSVs satisfy many remarkable identities. Recently S. Yamamoto introduced interpolated multiple zeta values, which involve a parameter r; r = 0 gives MZVs and and r = 1 gives MZSVs. Interpolated multiple zeta values allow common proofs of identities for MZVs and MZSVs, and the case r = 1/2 is worthy of study in its own right.
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