About us

Welcome to the home page of the Mathematics Graduate Student Organization (MGSO) at Texas A&M University in College Station. The purpose of this organization is to encourage communication among students, faculty, and staff, and contribute to a rich social life in the department through cultural and scientific dialogue. We would also like to provide an environment where students in the mathematics department can practice their presentation skills as well as view the techniques of others. It is our goal to be a source of support and information for all graduate students.

The main activity of the MGSO is the Graduate Student Seminar. This seminar is for grad students, (largely) by grad students: Volunteer to give a talk!

Seminar: Fall 2018, Thursdays, Blocker 506A, 4:00-4:50 PM


Next Talk

Speaker:   Konrad Wrobel  

Title:   Logical Compactness: Getting the Infinite from the Finite

Time / Date:   4:00 - 5:00 , February 21

Abstract

One of the themes of mathematics is trying to understand infinite generalizations of finite phenomena. Logical compactness is one way to form a dictionary between the finite and the infinite. I will introduce the theorem and mention the connections to ultraproducts. Highlights will include a derivation of the finite Ramsey theorem from some undergraduate analysis concepts as well as an infinitary Hall's matching theorem. No knowledge of logic will be assumed.