WISST! - das "What is...?"-Seminar beim Tee!

The WISST! is a seminar of the Institut für Algebra und Geometrie of the OvGU where members of the IAG present definitions / objects / theorems / results / experiments / examples of their interest, of mathematical and/or didactical nature. The seminar is inspired by the "what is...?"-, "15 Minuten"- and "arXiv"-Seminars of the BMS, the KIT and the Uni Bielefeld, respectively, as well as by the "What is...?" Column of the Notices of the AMS.

 

The speakers talk in an open, informal environment (after tea and coffee!) and present their favorite topics either based on their own research interests or based on works they might have recently stumbled upon on research platforms (such as the arXiv). The talks are short, 10 to 15 minutes long, and held in English. Questions are welcome at all times.


The seminar takes place on Tuesdays, from 13:30 to 13:45, and used to be held in the Seminar Room of the IAG. Due to the current Corona Pandemic, our activities have resumed online via zoom. Below is the past schedule:

Date
Speaker
Topic
  Venue
03.12.2019 Yuri Santos Rego What are... Heegaard splittings? Common Room
(G02-210)
10.12.2019 Tobias Boege What is... a polymatroid?

IAG Room
(G03-223)

07.01.2020 Marco Lotz What are... local groups?
IAG Room
(G03-223)
14.01.2020 Frank Röttger What is... a permutation statistic? IAG Room
(G03-223)
21.01.2020 Silke Neuhaus  What is... Grundvorstellung? IAG Room
(G03-223)
04.02.2020 Tobias Boege What is... a hyperfield? IAG Room
(G03-223)
11.02.2020 Lamprini Ananiadi
 What is... a staged tree (statistical) model?
IAG Room
(G03-223)
18.02.2020 Thomas Kahle What is... predatory publishing? IAG Room
(G03-223)
03.03.2020 Thomas Kahle What is... a journal? IAG Room
(G03-223)
02.06.2020 Irem Portakal What is... the card game SET?

Online
(zoom)

09.06.2020 Yuri Santos Rego What is... a good mix of our coffee?

Online
(zoom)

13.10.2020 Patrick Fesser What is... a certain Messinstrument zur Erfassung von
wissenschaftspropädeutischen Kompetenzen im Fach Mathematik?
(Ergebnisse einer ExpertInnenbefragung)

Online
(zoom)

20.10.2020 Eliana Duarte What is... a syzygy?

Online
(zoom)

27.10.2020 Tobias Boege tba

Online
(zoom)

03.11.2020 Christopher Borger tba

Online
(zoom)

10.11.2020 Andreas Kretschmer What is... a sheaf?

Online
(zoom)

tba Silke Neuhaus tba

Online
(zoom)

08.12.2020 Sebastian Geisler tba

Online
(zoom)

 

In case of any questions, please contact the coordinator of the seminar.

Last Modification: 19.10.2020 - Contact Person: Dr. Yuri Santos Rego