Geometry and Topology Today

Geometry and Topology Today is Shea Vela-Vick’s and my attempt to create a television channel where we interview famous (and maybe not so famous) mathematicians about their latest theorems.  The goal is to keep the discussion at the high school/general interest level (read: young people can watch!).

Recent Posts:

Ken Ono: Gems of Ramanujan and their Lasting Impact on Mathematics, Lecture 1 (2/12/2018) - In this video, mathematician Ken Ono talks about the mathematical research of Ramanujan. This is the first of three lectures Ken gave as part of LSU's Pasquale Porcelli Lecture Series. … Continue reading
Tim Nguyen: The Perturbative Approach to Path Integrals (12/16/2016) - In this video, Tim Nguyen gives an awesome explanation of part of a subject that Richard Feynman once claimed, "If you think you understand quantum mechanics, you don't understand quantum mechanics." … Continue reading
Mathematician Pallavi Dani – Divergence in Right-angled Coxeter Groups (5/31/2016) - LSU mathematician Pallavi Dani talks about using geometry to study problems in algebra and vice versa in her research. … Continue reading
Clayton Shonkwiler: Research Seminar on Applications of Geometry and Topology to Random Walks (3/28/2016) - Clayton Shonkwiler gives an advanced seminar on applications of geometry and topology to random walks/polygons and polymer physics. … Continue reading
Mathematician Clayton Shonkwiler: An Advanced Perspective (1/20/2016) - In this episode, Clayton Shonkwiler discusses random polygons at a graduate level, including why roughly 84% of all triangles are obtuse. … Continue reading
Mathematician Clayton Shonkwiler talks about Polymer Science (11/19/2015) - In this episode, we meet Clayton Shonkwiler, a mathematician from Colorado State University, who talks to us about applications of geometry and topology to the study of random polygons and polymer science. … Continue reading
Building the ⟨Sci|State⟩ Studio—a weekend in time lapse. (10/12/2015) - Watch how to build a sound/video stage with green screen and a light board at 15x speed. The studio is for videos like "Geometry and Topology Today." … Continue reading
Adam Saltz speaks on an annular refinement of the transverse element in Khovanov homology (10/6/2015) - In this seminar video, Adam Saltz explains a recent result of his on transverse knots. … Continue reading
Testing out the new Green Screen (Plus a bonus 14×16 calculation) (9/8/2015) - Which background screen should we use for Geometry and Topology Today? Take the poll! … Continue reading
Meet Mathematician Jeremy Van Horn-Morris (6/2/2015) - In this episode we meet mathematician Jeremy Van Horn-Morris, who talks about some geometric and visual tools used to understand questions concerning the motion of particles. … Continue reading
Ben McCarty plays “Swing that Hammer” (5/20/2015) - Listen to mathematician Ben McCarty sing "Swing that Hammer" using a Breedlove guitar. … Continue reading
Meet Mathematician Aaron Lauda (4/9/2015) - What did mathematician Aaron Lauda do when he proved one of his big theorems? Watch and find out! … Continue reading
Interview with Thomas Lam on electrical networks (3/9/2015) - Today we talk with Thomas Lam, professor of mathematics at the University of Michigan, about electrical networks. Geometry and Topology Today is a "news show" on state-of-the-art mathematics research discussed for a general audience. … Continue reading
Line arrangements from an advanced perspective (2/6/2015) - We continue our conversation with mathematician Moshe Cohen, who now discusses line arrangements from an advanced perspective. … Continue reading
Interview with Moshe Cohen (2/2/2015) - Geometry and Topology Today is a "news show" on state-of-the-art mathematics research discussed for a general audience (including young people in high school). Today we talk with Moshe Cohen. … Continue reading

9 Responses to Geometry and Topology Today

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  5. Abhishek Chakraborty says:

    Amazing list of interviews ! Wish more people followed your example and created similar interview list in other maths sub-disciplines.
    Also, it would be great if you could create a channel/playlist ( or provide links to existing ones ) explaining Geometric and Topological Concepts.

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