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Undergraduate Events

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Special exhibit

There is an exhibit on ``Seeing Science" starting September 20 in the special exhibit part of the Science center. See also this Harvard Magazine article.

Putnam Exam, December 7, 2019


The 80th Annual Putnam Mathematical Competition will be held on Saturday, December 7, 2019 The sign-up sheet is posted on the undergraduate bulletin board on the third floor Of the Science Center, in the Math department opposite rooms 322 and 323. The examination will consist of two, three hour sessions. There will be a two hour break between sessions. The Morning Session begins at 10:00 AM and ends at 1:00 PM. The afternoon Session begins at 3:00 AM and ends at 6:00 PM. Please email Cindy, if you have any questions. More ...

Course Catalog


Courses can be searched on the Course catalog. The local course page contains also the Masthead for Fall 2019/2020 already. A fetched PDF of the catalog can be seen also rendered on the local course page.

Information about upper level course assistants is as usual on the upperlevel CA page. Math Night, weekly problem-set nights for upper-level courses starts this fall on September 9th, 2019.

Events

Next Seminar 11/19/19:John Loftin: Limits of Hitchin Representations for Rank-2 Lie Groups, more...
Next Math event:
11/20/2019 Polynomials vanishing on points in the plane, by Brooke Ullery. More ... mathtable talk
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Open Neighborhood Seminar

The last Open Neighborhood Seminar of the semester will take place on Wednesday November 20, at 4:30 p.m. in SC 507, with a reception in the Common Room afterwards. Our speaker Brooke Ullery (Harvard) will talk about Polynomials vanishing on points in the plane. Abstract: We all know that any two points in the plane lie on a unique line. However, three points will lie on a line only if those points are in a very special position: collinear! More generally if Z is a set of k points, we can ask what the set of polynomials of degree d that vanish on all the points of Z looks like. The answer depends not only on the values of k and d, but also on the geometry of Z. This question, in some form, dates back to at least the 4th century. We will talk about several attempts to answer it throughout history and some surprising connections to modern algebraic geometry.


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CDM 2019

News and Announcements

Faculty news

We are saddened by the news that two of our colleagues, Prof. Gerald Sacks and Prof. John Tate, passed away recently.
Gerald Sacks, 1933-2019 Gerald Sacks was a Professor in the Harvard Mathematics Department for 40 years, from 1972 to 2012.
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John Tate, 1925-2019 John Tate was a Professor at Harvard from 1954 to 1990, and returned to Harvard in 2009 as Professor Emeritis. NYT obituary
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