### Seminars

**Today's Seminars 4/9**

- Commutative Algebra (2:00 - 3:20 p.m.) - Nora E. Youngs (Colby College) - Using algebraic geometry to understand the neural code - Zoom Contact
- Ergodic Theory (2:00 - 2:50 p.m.) - TBA

**Monday 4/5**

**Monday 4/5**

- No Monday Seminars This Quarter

**Tuesday 4/6**

**Tuesday 4/6**

- Algebraic Geometry (11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.) - Javier Gonzalez-Anaya (UCR) - A review of the theory of varieties - Email for Zoom
- ICQMB Seminar (2:00 - 3:20 p.m.) - Dr. Lisa Davis (Montana State) - Continuum and Stochastic Models for Describing Transcription of the rrn Operon - Email For Zoom
- Lie Theory (12:30 - 1:50 p.m.) - TBA

**Wednesday 4/7**

**Wednesday 4/7**

- PDE & Applied Math (10:00 - 10:50 a.m.) - Xingjie Li (University of North Carolina) - Coarse-graining of overdamped Langevin dynamics via the Mori-Zwanzig formalism - Email for Zoom
- Topology (12:00 - 1:30 p.m.) - TBA - Email for Zoom

**Thursday 4/8**

**Thursday 4/8**

- Fractal Research Group (12:30 - 1:50 p.m.) - Adam D. Richardson (UCR) - A Generalized Relative Fractal Drum for a Class of Plane-Filling Curves - Zoom Contact
- Mathematical Physics & Dynamical Systems (3:30 - 4:45 p.m.) - Dr. Michael Campbell (Eureka SAP Research) - An Elementary Humanomics Approach to Boundedly Rational Quadratic Models - Zoom Contact

**Friday 4/9**

**Friday 4/9**

- Commutative Algebra (2:00 - 3:20 p.m.) - Nora E. Youngs (Colby College) - Using algebraic geometry to understand the neural code - Zoom Contact
- Ergodic Theory (2:00 - 2:50 p.m.) - TBA

Contact

**DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS**

****The Department Staff will be working remotely****

SKYE HALL 208

Tel: (951) 827-3113

Fax: (951) 827-7314

Office Hours:

8:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

1:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

### Spotlight

##### Congratulations to Therese-Marie Landry

Congratulations to Therese-Marie Landry for her award of a Postdoctoral Fellowship of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI). She will be affiliated with “The Analysis and Geometry for Random Spaces” Program in 2022.

As a noncommutative fractal geometer, Therese is interested in identifying elements of fractality that can be recovered from function spaces on fractals. In particular, she uses operator algebraic tools to build finite approximations of fractals with the goal of obtaining, as well as achieving new insights about, the geometry of the limiting object. Classical geometry relies on curves and surfaces that appear locally Euclidean. In contrast, fractals are infinite objects often characterized by self-similarity -- the repetition of a base pattern across a boundless set of scales. Scientists have successfully modified fractal patterns to model many diverse natural phenomena such as the bronchial tubes of a lung, the canopy of a tree, the network of blood vessels in the human body, the pathway of a lightning bolt, and the distribution of noise in data transmission over a communications channel. Because fractal structure in nature has self-similarity over an extended but finite scale range, advancement in the theory of finite approximations of fractals can lead to a better understanding of how fractal structures arise and evolve in nature.

Noncommutative geometry analyzes a space by studying the algebra of functions on that space. Since spaces that do not have paths or smooth structure often still admit many kinds of functions, ideas and tools from noncommutative geometry open up promising avenues for generalizing manifolds to describe quantum phenomena, where the wave function of a particle, but not its path in space, can be understood. Similarly, fractals, which often appear pathological in the setting of classical geometry, can be studied on the same rigorous footing as Riemannian manifolds when viewed as noncommutative spaces.

Therese joined UCR Math in fall 2015. Her thesis adviser is Dr. Lapidus. For additional information on research activities at UCR Math, please visit: https://mathdept.ucr.edu/events/weekly-seminars

MSRI is a nationally funded research center. For information on MSRI, please visit: https://www.msri.org/web/cms

### MICROTUTORIALS

When learning calculus at college level, students often encounter difficulties overcoming word problems, or extracting mathematics from the context of a certain subject. The instructors also encounter time limitations to teaching with sufficient depth, coverage and illustrations.

The Microtutorials in Mathematics project team at UCR has conceived a new approach to producing supplementary instructional materials. It produces a collection of microtutorials as supplementary instructional and learning materials. The intent is to assist the students and instructors to overcome such difficulties and pressures, with the help of online learning. The students could use them freely on any topics of their choice. The videos are produced with follow-up questions to enable instructors to flip their classrooms if desired.

**Math Alliance: Providing educational success to underrepresented and first-generation students is an important part of UCR's mission.**

**The National Alliance for Doctoral Studies in the Mathematical Sciences - Math Alliance - is a community of math sciences faculty and students with the following goals: **

- To increase the number of doctoral degrees in the mathematical sciences among groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in those fields.
- To improve placement of students from these groups in doctoral programs in disciplines that recruit undergraduate mathematics majors.
- To increase the number of Phds from these groups who enter the professoriate in the mathematical sciences as well as other appropriate professions.
- To increase funded research collaborations among faculty members at the universities with mathematical sciences doctoral programs and faculty members at colleges and universities focused on undergraduate students.
- To foster the growth of a community of mathematical scientists that promotes a diverse workforce.

If you are interested in becoming a Math Alliance Scholar, please feel free to contact Dr. Fred Wilhelm. The benefits include access to Math Alliances Facilitated Graduate Applications Process and possible funding to go the the Alliance's Field of Dreams conference.