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Department Events

End-of-Year Celebration!

Math concentrators are invited to come celebrate the end of the term on Wednesday, April 20 in Goldsmith 100.  There will be food (of course!) and a chance to mingle with other majors and math faculty.  We will have a discussion about your experiences in the Mathematics Department. The party will be preceded by the first of our Directed Reading Program Presentations; see below for details.

Directed Reading Program Presentations

The Directed Reading Program (DRP) is an independent study program pairing undergraduate students with graduate student mentors to undertake projects of various sizes and scopes over the course of a semester. The undergraduate participants will present their projects on several dates; everyone is welcome to attend! The first presentation on Wednesday, April 20 will be followed by a party and discussion in Goldsmith 100.

DRP Presentations Schedule

Wednesday, April 20, 5-5:30 pm, Goldsmith 300.  
Yunxiang Wan (mentored by Tue Ly): TBA.

Tuesday, May 3, 5-6:30 pm, Goldsmith 317.
Damian Lin (mentored by Biji Wong)The topology of real projective spaces
George Dragoi (mentored by Shahriar Mirzadeh): TBA
Kaiyue He (mentored by McKee Krumpak): Integration in Topology.

Wednesday, May 4, 5-5:30 pm, Goldsmith 317.
Seth Althauser (mentored by Devin Murray)The fundamental group and covering spaces of a graph.


The Eisenbud Lectures in Mathematics and Physics are the result of a generous donation by Leonard and Ruth-Jean Eisenbud, intended for a yearly set of lectures by an eminent physicist or mathematician working close to the interface of the two subjects.

October 27 - October 29, 2015

Brandeis University
Jeffrey Harvey, University of Chicago
A physicist under the spell of Ramanujan and moonshine

Previous Eisenbud Lecture Series, 2007-2014


Summer Prep Camp

The inaugural Summer Math Prep Camp was held August 17--August 26, 2015. This workshop is run by the graduate representatives, to help incoming graduate students with the transition to grad school. Advanced graduate students teach refresher courses in analysis, algebra, and topology, while faculty give introductory research talks.  See the calendar for the schedule of events.

Camp Poster

Conference to honor Ira Gessel on the occasion of his retirement

This will be a one-day conference, held on May 8, 2015, with an evening reception. 

For details and local information, please see the conference website.

BrandeisNOW article.

Ira Gessel

FRG Workshop: Recent Progress in String Theory and Mirror Symmetry, March 6-8, 2015

Conference sponsored by NSF-FRG Collaborative Research: Generalized Geometry, String Theory and Deformations.

Conference website

FRG Workshop