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Algebra and Number Theory Seminars


Group theory is the formal mathematical study of symmetry. Groups are among the foundational objects composing abstract algebra, yet they also pervade nearly every discipline in pure mathematics as well as many areas of science and engineering. One striking result of group theory shows that there are exactly 17 different types of planar symmetry. This image illustrates one of these types of symmetry in a section of tilework at the Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain. This particular symmetry is characterized by 3-fold rotational symmetry with no reflections (Photo credit The_Alhambra_and_The_Alcazar).

The Algebra and Number Theory Seminar is structured to include talks on a broad range of mathematical areas that are of interest to algebraists and number theorists, including analytic and algebraic number theory, algebra, combinatorics, algebraic and arithmetic geometry, cryptography, representation theory, and more. Talks are given by a variety of local, national, and international speakers in number theory and related areas.

See below for upcoming seminars or access the seminar archive.


Mary Flahive, Clayton Petsche, Thomas Schmidt and Holly Swisher


We traditionally meet every Tuesday at 11:00 a.m.

There are no upcoming events of this type, but check out our full calendar for other upcoming events.