Sophex Seminar

Sophex is a seminar in the UT math department specifically for first and second years to give talks, attend talks by their peers, and interact in a friendly environment. If you would like to be added to the seminar mailing list or are interested in giving a talk contact Riley Zeigler (

A list of previous speakers and talks can be found here.

Fall 2017

We meet Fridays at 4 pm in RLM 12.104.


Date Speaker Title
9/8/2017 Riley Zeigler  Norm-Perfect Numbers
9/15/2017 Rok Gregoric Loops, representations, and Riemann-Roch 
9/22/2017 Jincheng Yang Stability and instability of shear flow in a rotating system 
9/29/2017 Dan Weser                      Crash Course in Optimal Transport
10/6/2017 Riccardo Pedrotti  A Very Brief Introduction to Stable Classification of 4-Manifolds
10/13/2017 Richard Wedeen Fundamental Groups, Galois Groups, and Riemann Surfaces 
10/20/2017 Nes Sansawang The minimization of the first eigenvalue of Laplacian with Dirichlet boundary condition 
10/27/2017 Ruhui Jin  An introduction to Atomistic-to-Continuum coupling methods
11/3/2017 Danielle King Modeling chemotaxis using lattice-Boltzmann method
11/10/3017 No Speaker (Organizational meeting) 
11/17/2017 Amit Adhikari A Brief Introduction to Option Pricing Models 
11/24/2017 No Speaker (Thanksgiving)
12/1/2017 George Torres  Contact Homology Theories in Dimension 3+1
12/8/2017  Tom Gannon  Scheme Theory