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Faculty News Briefs
On November 12, 2016 graduate student Konstantinos Gourgoulias gave a talk at the AMS Fall Southeastern Sectional Meeting in the special session on Recent Advances in Stochastic Processes and Stochastic Computation. The talk, titled "Information Metrics for Parallel Lattice Kinetic Monte Carlo", discussed joint research with Professors Markos Katsoulakis and Luc Rey-Bellet.
On November 11, 2016 Visiting Assistant Professor Jacob Matherne gave a talk in the cluster algebra seminar at the University of Connecticut. His talk was titled "Presentations of Cluster Algebras".
During the time period November 15-30, 2016 Professor Franz Pedit was invited by the Transregional Collaborative Research Centre SFB on Discretization in Geometry and Dynamics at the Technische Universität Berlin for collaborative research on conformal flows of Riemann surfaces with Professor Ulrich Pinkall and on 3 point correlation functions in AdS_3 theories with Professor Alexandre Bobenko. Franz also delivered the SFB colloquium on November 15, 2016, titled "Constant Mean Curvature Surfaces and Hilbert's 21st problem for Loop groups".
On November 18, 2016 Visiting Assistant Professor Yaping Yang gave a talk titled "Cohomology Theories and Affine Quantum Groups" at the Australian National University in Canberra. On November 23 he gave the same talk at the University of Melbourne.