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 2014, Thursdays, Blocker 506A, 4:00-4:50 PM

Next Talk

Speaker:   Prof. Michael Anshelevich  

Title:   Limit theorems for composition of functions

Time / Date:   4:00 - 5:00 , October 23


Let F be an analytic function mapping the upper half of the complex plane to itself. We will consider the behavior of such functions under composition. Here are some questions we will discuss. Does such a function have a square root under composition? Can it be included in a continuous composition semigroup? Under what conditions will n-fold compositions of such functions (which are themselves approaching the identity function), approach a limit? And what does any of this have to do with probability theory?