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: Spring 2016, Thursdays, Blocker 506A, 4:00-4:50 PM
Speaker: Branimir Cacic
Title: Noncommutative tori I have known
Time / Date: 4:00 - 5:00 , February 11
There is no escaping the noncommutative 2-torus, at least for the student of noncommutative geometry. It is certainly the most accessible nontrivial example of a noncommutative space, a generalised space whose coordinate algebra is no longer commutative, but it is also, perhaps, the most ubiquitous. In this talk, as time permits, I’ll give a brief, conceptual introduction to the noncommutative 2-torus in three of its many, many guises: generalised orbit space, quantised phase space, and hidden geometry of time-frequency analysis.