University of Minnesota Math Club

Math Club meets most Thursdays of the semester at 12:20 pm in Vincent 570.

Math Club is open to all undergraduate students in mathematics; students from other programs are also welcome. The goal of the club is to provide a forum for students to meet and discuss issues of common interest, such as careers in mathematics, research, graduate school, academic concerns, internship opportunities, scholarships, special lectures and summer programs. 

The Math Club is very grateful to Professor Willard and Mrs. Jane Miller for their generous donations to promote student activities.

This Week

Welcome back! Please join us for seminars and lectures at 12:20 on Thursdays in Vincent Hall 570, and join our Facebook group, UMN Math Club! All majors are welcome to join and attend.

Date: October 19th
Vincent 570

Title: Quantum Permutations
Speaker: Greg Michel

Abstract: In this talk, we'll introduce mathematical braids. We'll talk about adding braids, braid relations, generating braids,  and homotopies on braids. We'll talk about how braids relate to and generalize the notion of a permutation, and, while you certainly won't walk away with any actual knowledge about physics or quantum mechanics, I promise that I'll use the word "quantum" at least five times.