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: Spring, Thursdays, Blocker 506A, 4:00-4:50 PM


Next Talk

Speaker:   Taylor Brysiewicz  

Title:   "Interpolants and Necklaces"

Time / Date:   4:00 - 5:00 , April 27

Abstract

Graphs of Taylor polynomials provide good approximations of graphs of other functions in the plane. However, if we generalize graphs of Taylor polynomials to parametric curves of the form (x(t),y(t)) for polynomials x and y of degrees n and m we can approximate even better. Although Taylor polynomials are unique, these generalized interpolants are often not. In this talk we count the number of such interpolants to be the same as the number of combinatorial necklaces on n white beads and m black beads.