Virtual seminar on algebraic matroids and rigidity theory

The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing us all to stay home, foregoing conferences and departmental seminars for the next few months. This weekly virtual seminar is an attempt to patch that departmental-seminar-sized void in our lives until it is safe to resume our more traditional forms of professional networking. Since geographic location matters a lot less for a virtual seminar than for an in-person seminar, this virtual seminar will be defined purely by its mathematical theme, algebraic matroids and rigidity theory, and not any particular department nor region.

Organizer: Daniel Irving Bernstein
Contact: dibernst@mit.edu, bernstein.daniel@gmail.com
Time: Thursdays at 10AM EST (flexible, depending on speaker's time zone and schedule).
Zoom link: https://mit.zoom.us/j/481638076
Instructions: If you do not already have Zoom dowloaded, you will need to do so (but you don't need to make an account). Enter the seminar with the Zoom link above. There is a password that I will send to the attendee list. When you enter, your microphone will be muted. If you want to ask a question, click the "raise hand" button. If the speaker engages you, then unmute your microphone to ask your question. Be sure to re-mute once the speaker has finished addressing your question. There is also a group chat where people can type their questions (and answers).

The seminar is on hiatus until Fall 2020.   Click here for videos of talks between March 26 and July 23, 2020.


Schedule

Sept 10:

Slides  Video arXiv
Speaker: Sean Dewar (Johann Radon Institute of Computational and Applied Mathematics)
Title: Which graphs are rigid in lp spaces?
Abstract: TBD

Sept 17:

Slides  Video arXiv
Speaker: Nikki Meshkat (Santa Clara University)
Title: TBD
Abstract: TBD

Sept 24:

Slides  Video arXiv
Speaker: Tony Nixon (Lancaster University)
Title: Rigidity of linearly constrained frameworks in d-dimensions
Abstract: TBD

Oct 22, 3pm:

Slides  Video arXiv
Speaker: Elizabeth Gross (University of Hawai'i at Mānoa)
Title: TBD
Abstract: TBD