Dr. Sean Paul, a professor at the University of Wisconsin, will be speaking in the Math Club this
Wednesday, April 3rd at 5 pm in PHSC 1105.
Fun Fact: Dr. Paul is a Sooner! He graduated from OU in 1996 and then went to Princeton for graduate school. If you’re thinking about going on to grad school, here is a great chance to ask him for “real world” advice about how he went from OU to Princeton.
Dr. Paul will be talking about “The Cayley GKZ Theory of Discriminants, Resultants, and Multidimensional Determinants”. Here’s the abstract:
When do two complex number polynomials have a common root? When does a given polynomial have a double root? What is the determinant of a two by two by two matrix (the third “two” is not a typo) ? What is the determinant of a sequence (i.e. complex) of matrices?
We will give answers and hints to some of these questions in the talk.
— Dr. Paul’s abstract
There will also be the canonical Free Pizza!