Ma 10 Oral Presentation: The (Martial) Art of Giving Talks
Fall 2011, Caltech Math Department, Room 153, Wednesday 2 pm
(we have the room until 5pm).
Brief Course Description
The purpose of this class is to teach students the skills
of giving mathematical talks. Students will give presentations
on topics of their choice and will learn how to effectively
communicate their work in seminars and conferences and how
to defend it from criticism from the audience. For the
purpose of the class, students are encouraged to give
presentations about their own work, if they have done some
SURF project or research experience, and otherwise give
talks about mathematical papers they are interested in reading.
Some general notes, comments and suggestions on giving talks
- Wednesday October 5: Eric Samperton, A Trip through Knot Theory
- Wednesday October 12: Jessica Su, A Mathematical Model of Psychotherapy
( short abstract )
- Wednesday October 19: Tanvir Ahamed Bhuyain,
- Wednesday October 19: Michael Zhengyang Jiang,
Modern Portfolio Theory
- Wednesday October 26: Jianqiu Wu,
A generalization of the Ehrhart polynomial for simplices dilated by
- Wednesday October 26: Jeffrey Manning,
EZADS inputs which produce half-factorial block monoids
short abstract )
- Wednesday November 2: Benjamin Weitz,
Exploring Tensor Rank
- Wednesday November 2: Xinyao Ji,
Theory of Information Measurement and Sauce Coding
- Wednesday, November 9: Caleb Ziegler,
An introduction to Computability Enumerable Equivalence Relations
- Wednesday, November 9: Michael Wu,
Entropic Vector and Network Coding (and
short abstract )
- Wednesday, November 16: Alex Wein,
Mathematics of the Rubik cube
- Wednesday, November 16: Jessica Su,
Do Tutte Polynomials Satisfy The Kontsevich Conjecture?
- Wednesday, November 23: Tanvir Ahamed Bhuyain
The Ricci flow on noncommutative 2-tori
- First week: go to the video
collection of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton,
and choose a talk on a subject of your liking. Watch it, and take careful
notes on how the talk is organized. We will discuss your observations in class.
- Second/third week: attend one of the seminar talks offered in the
Math Department (or a theoretical physics talk),
pay attention to the speaker's lecturing style and write down your comments.
Observe the interaction of the speaker with the audience.
We will discuss your observations in class.
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