Noetherian Ring events
Friday, December 7
Come meet Symplectic Geometry Seminar speaker Melissa Liu over lunch at 12 in Prospect House Room C. No RSVP is required.
At 1, Professor Liu will give an informal talk aimed at graduate students and postdocs:
Noetherian Ring Lecture
Melissa Liu, Columbia University
LOCATION: Fine Hall 401
TITLE: "The Yang-Mills Equations over Klein Surfaces"
ABSTRACT: In "The Yang-Mills equations over Riemann surfaces," Atiyah
and Bott studied the Yang-Mills functional over a Riemann surface from
the point of view of Morse theory, and derived results on topology
of the moduli space of algebraic bundles over a complex algebraic
curve. In this talk, I will discuss Yang-Mills functional over a
Klein surface (a 2-manifold equipped with a dianalytic structure)
from the point of view of Morse theory, and derive results on the topology
of the moduli space of real or quaternionic vector bundles over a
real algebraic curve. This is based on joint work with Florent
At 4:30, Professor Liu will speak in the Symplectic Geometry Seminar.
Tuesday, October 9, 12 pm
The Noetherian Ring will start the year with a lunch in the Fine Hall Professors' Lounge (elevator button PL). Please RSVP to [macbeth at math] by 4 October. We hope to see you there!
Events and Announcements from Previous Semesters
Past Events Spring 2012
The Association for Women in Mathematics will hold a workshop for current and recent female PhD students in number theory, in San Diego, January 9-12, 2013. Apply by August 15.
Friday, May 18
IAS/PU Women and Mathematics "Princeton Day"
The IAS/PU workshop 21st-Century Geometry has brought a large group of undergraduate- and graduate-student girls to Princeton. They visit the university on Friday; feel free to come to some of their events.
10:50 am, 214 Fine Hall
Zoltan Szabo, Professor
"An introduction to knot Floer homology"
12:00 pm, 214 Fine Hall
Conan Wu, grad student
"Geodesic laminations on hyperbolic surfaces"
3:30 pm, 214 Fine Hall
Panel discussion: "Grad school and career plans"
Yaim Cooper, grad student
Heather Macbeth, grad student
Allison Shaw, biology grad student
Linh Truong, grad student
7:00 pm, Frist Film/Performance Theatre
Truth Values: One Girl's Romp Through M.I.T.'s Male Math Maze
(Tickets are free, but must be booked from Frist in advance. This is the same play as that to whose run in New York last fall there was a Noetherian Ring trip.)
Wednesday, April 4, 6:15 pm
Come meet Number Theory Seminar speaker Julia Gordon (University of British Columbia) over a picnic supper. Please RSVP to [macbeth at math] by the morning of 2 April.
Past Events Fall 2011
Saturday, November 12, 7 pm
Gioia De Cari's solo show
We can cover the costs of Princeton-affiliated Noetherian Ring members who wish to attend this performance -- please RSVP to [macbeth at math] by 3 November.
Truth Values: One Girl's Romp Through M.I.T.'s Male Math Maze,
about her experiences as a math grad student at MIT in the late 1980s, is playing briefly in New York.
Monday, November 7, 3:30 pm
Noetherian Ring Lecture
Professor Voisin will give an informal talk aimed at graduate students and postdocs. The talk will be held in the Fine Hall Professors' Lounge (elevator button PL). After the lecture there will be light refreshments and a chance for discussion.
Claire Voisin, Institut de Mathématiques de Jussieu
TITLE: "Hodge structures and cohomology algebras"
Friday, September 30, 12 pm
The Noetherian Ring will start the year with a lunch in the Fine Hall Professors' Lounge (elevator button PL). Please RSVP to [macbeth at math] by 25 September. We hope to see you there!
Past Events Fall 2009
Thursday, November 19, 12PM
The Noetherian Ring is having lunch in the PL in Fine Hall with Colloquium speaker Tatiana Smirnova-Nagnibeda from the University of Geneva. We hope to see many of our members there!
Sunday, October 25, 2PM
(Note event is postponed due to rain!) There is a great apple orchard just outside of Princeton called Terhune orchards, and we are going apple picking! If you are interested, please contact efuchs at math. We will meet on campus and drive over together.
Friday, October 16, 12PM
Come for lunch to the Genomics Cafe in the Carl Icahn Lab on Washington St. If you couldn't make it to the first lunch, you can meet everyone this time around instead!
Wednesday, September 30, 12PM
The first Noetherian Ring lunch of the year will take place in the PL at the top of Fine Hall. Come meet math-minded ladies and see what this year has in store for us!
Past Events Fall 2008
Our first ever t-shirts! You can buy them online at:
Mentoring Möbius/Noetherian Ring t-shirts.
Mentoring Möbius and Noetherian Ring t-shirts!
Friday November 7, 7pm
All Noetherian Ring members are invited to join us for a dinner hosted at a restaurant in Princeton. RSVP to Lillian by November 4.
The first Noetherian Ring dinner of the year
Wednesday November 12, 6:30pm
All students interested in the math major are welcome to join Lillian Pierce '02 for dinner at Whitman. Come ask any questions that are on your mind about what it's like to be a math major at Princeton!
Math Major dinner at Whitman College Rectangular Private Dining Room
Wednesday October 15, 7-9 PM, Forbes College Lounge
Join stellar female science faculty at Princeton for dessert and a chance to hear about what it's like to be a scientist. The faculty will come from a wide range of scientific disciplines, and will be able to address all your questions about majors and careers. More details coming soon; all students of all years welcome.
The Many Faces of Science at Princeton III
Friday September 19, 6:30PM
Welcome, freshmen! Are you interested in math? Do you want a mentor who can guide you through the math major process? Or do you just have questions about what math class to takethis semester? Join Lillian Pierce (math major '02, grad student) in the Rockefeller College dinning room for a chance to talk about being a math major. All students are welcome! (If you can't come to dinner, but still want to know about the mentoring program, send an email to Lillian at lbpierce.)
Mentoring Möbius Welcoming Dinner!
Past Events Spring 2008
Monday April 21, 5:30-6:30PM, PL Fine Hall
TITLE: "Dynamics on the moduli space of hyperbolic surfaces."
Join us for the second Noetherian Ring Colloquium of the year. No advanced background will be assumed and this talk should be understandable by first year graduate students and beyond. All Noetherian Ring members are invited afterwards for dinner at Ichiban, hosted by the Noetherian Ring!
Noetherian Ring Colloquium by Maryam Mirzakhani, Princeton University
Wednesday April 9, 6PM
Join Lillian at Whitman College for a chance to talk about being a math major. All students are welcome!
What's it like to be a math major?
Monday March 31, 7PM
Join PACM colloquium speaker Joyce McLaughlin for dinner at J.B. Winberrie.
Dinner with Joyce McLaughlin
Tuesday, March 25, 8PM
Interested in math, science, or engineering?
Join us for a dessert study break: President Tilghman and 10 other stellar female faculty will join us for a casual discussion about life in science. Sponsored by Mathey and Whitman Colleges. Questions? Contact Lillian Pierce.
The Many Faces of Science at Princeton II, at Whitman College
Wednesday February 6, 9PM
Join Lillian at Whitman College for a chance to talk about applying to summer math programs, as well as your spring course choices and independent work.
Cookie Night for Mentoring Mobius
Past Events Fall 2007
Wednesday November 28, 4:45-6PM
Join GWISE for a workshop on negotiation. They will be discussing techniques that women can use to negotiate for higher salaries and better work conditions. The workshop will take place in the Convocation Room in the Friend Center.
Graduate Women in Science and Engineering negotiation skills workshop
Friday November 9, 6:30-8PM Rocky College Dining Hall
Join Lillian Pierce for dinner at Rocky to talk about selecting your math courses for the spring semester
Mentoring Mobius: spring course selection dinner
Thursday, November 8, 5:30-6:30PM, PL Fine Hall
ABSTRACT: "An Introduction to Geometry beyond hyperbolic surfaces"
The moduli space of (marked) hyperbolic structures on a surface of genus g is a (6g-6)-dimensional ball. In a more algebraic description, we could describe it as a connected component of the space of homomorphisms of the fundamental group of the surface into SL(2,R), and in this description it has natural higher dimensional analogues. But what is the geometry behind such structures? No advanced background will be assumed and this talk should be understandable by first year graduate students and beyond. Join us afterwards for dinner at Ichiban, hosted by the Noetherian Ring!
Noetherian Ring Colloquium by Anna Weinhard, Princeton University
Thursday, October 18, 9-11PM
Interested in math, science, or engineering?
Join us for a dessert study break and a chance to find out more about life as a scientist from some of Princeton's stellar female faculty. Not sure what exactly you want to do yet? From computer science to mathematics, molecular biology to psychology, geosciences to electrical engineering, phsyics to biology, we've got you covered! Place: Forbes College Lounge. Ice cream and cupcakes from The Bent Spoon. Sponsored by Forbes and Whitman Colleges. Questions? Contact Lillian Pierce.
The Many Faces of Science at Princeton, at the Forbes College Lounge
Wednesday, September 26, 6:30PM
Join us at 6:30 at the Masala Grill for a relaxed chance to catch up with everyone after the summer and meet the new young women in the Princeton department and the IAS.
Fall 2007 Kick-off dinner at Masala Grill
Tuesday, September 25, 5:00PM
A great chance to get to know the Graduate Women in Science and Engineering!
Ice Cream Social with GWISE
Past Events Spring 2007
Wednesday, May 16, 8PM at Lillian's place
Desserts Night: Postdocs from All Angles
Join us for a casual question and answer session over dessert on how to apply for postdocs and what to do with one once you have it. Noetherian Ring members are invited, as well as several recent postdocs and guest faculty members who can give us their expert opinions.
Tuesday, May 1, 7PM
Dinner with May 2 colloquium speaker Tamar Ziegler.
RSVP to Lillian by April 23.
Tamar Ziegler is a postdoc at the University of Michigan. During the academic year 2005-2006 she visited the Institute of Advanced Study. Her current research interests are in structures related to the phenomenon of multiple recurrence in ergodic theory and applications of ergodic theory to combinatorical number theory. A recent paper she has written jointly with Terence Tao is entitled "The primes contain arbitrarily long polynomial progressions."
Wednesday, April 11, 6-8PM at Butler College, 1915 Room
Major Choices Dinner: Math, Physics, and Computer Science
Learn about the challenges and opportunities for women in math, physics, and computer science at a dinner where you can discuss these fields with women faculty, current majors, and grad students.
6PM Panel Discussion with the veteran insight of:
Prof. Ingrid Daubechies (Math and Applied and Computational Math)
Prof. Jennifer Rexford (Computer Science)
Prof. Suzanne Staggs (Physics)
7PM Informal Dicussion with graduate students and current majors.
A special buffet dinner will be served.
This is a Major Choices event sponsored by Butler College.
Thursday, March 29, 6PM
Festival of Short Talks
Dinner for graduate students and undergraduate Mentoring Möbius participants
Come to dinner in the Professor's Lounge, catered by Olives. During dinner, the graduate students will give very brief informal descriptions of their research areas.
Wednesday, February 21, 4:00PM in Fine 314
Department Colloquium by Sylvia Serfaty, NYU
"A game interpretation of curvature flows and other nonlinear PDE's"
Mean curvature flow is the motion of a curve (or hupersurface) with normal velocity equal to its mean curvature. In a joint work with Robert Kohn, we showed how an elementary two-person deterministic game converges to the viscosity solution of the mean curvature equation (in level set formulation). This gives a parallel to the optimal control interpretation of first order Hamilton-Jacobi equations. In recent progress, we are able to find analogous interpretations for all parabolic and elliptic nonlinear PDEs. I should add that the abstract has many technical words, but the talk is quite easy to follow for anyone with a very basic knowledge of PDEs (and maybe even for those who don't have it...)
Tuesday, February 20, 7PM
Dinner with Feb. 21 colloquium speaker Sylvia Serfaty at La Mezzaluna, 25 Witherspoon Street. RSVP to Melanie.
Sylvia Serfaty is a 1999 graduate of University of Paris-Sud who has been an Associate Professor at NYU since 2003. She is the recipient of the
2002 NYU Research Challenge Fund, a
2003 Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship, a
2003 NSF CAREER award, and a
2004 European Mathematical Society Prize. She works in the field of PDE's.
Tuesday, January 30, 3:30PM
Tea and Cakes at Lillian's apartment
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