Basic Notions Seminar Series

The Basic Notions Seminar Series is inspired by a similar seminar series held at Harvard University. The idea is to present, in each lecture, a short introduction to some basic mathematical concept. The aim is not for the audience to become experts on the subject but rather to develop a better understanding and gain some working knowledge of the concepts presented.

"Impartial Games"

Speaker: Fernando Rodriguez Villegas (ICTP). Date: 25 September 2014.


Speaker: Don Zagier (MPI Bonn & ICTP). Date: 6 November 2014.

"An introduction to Cohomology"

Speaker: B. Mares (SISSA). Date: 5 Dec 2014.

"Symmetric polynomials"

Speaker: Anton Mellit (ICTP). Date 25 February 2015.

Quantum Black Holes and Number Theory

Speaker: Atish Dabholkar (ICTP). Date: 8 May 2015.

Deterministic systems that behave probabilistically

Speaker: Sina Tureli (SISSA/ICTP). Date: 5 June 2015