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:   Joseph Noles  

Title:   Upper triangular forms and spectral orderings in a II_1-factor

Time / Date:   4:00 - 5:00 , September 11

Abstract

Dykema, Sukochev and Zanin used a Peano curve covering the support of the Brown measure of an operator T in a diffuse, finite von Neumann algebra to give an ordering to the support of the Brown measure, and create a decomposition T = N + Q, where N is normal and Q is s.o.t.-quasinilpotent. We prove that a broader class of measurable functions can be used to order the support of the Brown measure giving normal plus s.o.t.-quasinilpotent decompositions.