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Colloquims and Seminars

  1. Feb 18, 2006 #1

    JasonRox

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    So, where do I find out about this stuff?

    I never see flyers or posters around school or even in the mathematics department.

    Is there a website that informs us about this?

    If possible, do you one a website for Ontario, Canada?

    Note: I do know that I would probably not understand anything, but I heard it wouldn't be a bad idea. I figured why not go if it sounds alright.
     
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  3. Feb 18, 2006 #2

    matt grime

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    Internal seminars.

    These are aimed at staff/faculty (depending on your country), so you probably won't be told about them unless you ask. Such information is usually disseminated on the staff email lists. they are held usually at the same time every week, so those who ought to go know when to go anyway. in short you need to ask someone on the staff.

    Conferences.

    If you mean larger meetings for people from many institutions then often you 'just get to hear about them' if you need to go. since you wouldn't be eligible for funding to go (money is scarce and given to postgraduate students primarily and the speakers; others provide their own costs from various funds they have to apply for from, say, the NSF) and you're not the target audience you won't get to hear about them. even if you ought to know about them you often don't find out until too late.
     
  4. Feb 18, 2006 #3

    George Jones

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    Jason - are you asking about seminars at your university, at other nearby institutions, or both.

    First, your school. In my experience, almost all schools post notices (somewhere) about seminars. To find out where, and to find out info on seminars in general, talk to the math department secretary, who is usually omniscient about such matters.

    Other nearby schools. Some schools (but certainly not all) put seminar notices/schedules on their website. The trick is finding them - try looking at math departments' webpages.

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    George
     
  5. Feb 18, 2006 #4

    shmoe

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    Department webpages are the way to go. I'm guessing you don't have an undergraduate seminar where you are? If not you might consider trying to organize one next year.

    Look into the Canadian Undergraduate Mathematics Conference. It's at McGill this summer I think. They should supply some funding if you apply early enough, and your university might as well.
     
  6. Feb 18, 2006 #5

    JasonRox

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    Thanks, that's great.

    I'll look into the Canadian Undergraduate Mathematics Conference.
     
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