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Undergraduate Events

For all undergraduate events click here.

Job advertisement for 2020

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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.


Next Seminar 10/15/19:Jonathan Wise: The universal compactified Picard group and Grothendieck's theorem in tropical geometry , more...
Next Math event:
10/16/2019 Arborescences of regular covering graphs, by C.J. Dowd. More ... mathtable talk
See also the Undergraduate events page.

Open Neighborhood Seminar

The next ONS talk will take place this Wednesday, October 9, at 4:30 PM in SC 507. Snacks to follow in the common room as usual. Our speaker is Kate Stange from Colorado who talks about Quantum computers and the future of cryptography: When quantum computers are engineered to scale, quantum algorithms will be able to break our current cryptographic protocols. How do quantum computers work and how do they accomplish this? And what should we do about it? I'll introduce the basics of quantum computing, explain how a quantum computer can factor big numbers and break current cryptography, and then I'll introduce some of the front-runners for the future of "quantum-safe" cryptography (including elliptic curve isogeny-based cryptography), and explain why we think these might be secure.

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News and Announcements

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Ahlfors 2019

Ahlfors Lecture 2019, October 31 - November 1, 2019

CDM 2019

Talks on Youtube