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Computation in Algebra, Geometry, Topology, Number Theory, Combinatorics, and related fields

Computations in algebra, geometry, topology, number theory, and combinatorics

Term 1 2017/18

The aim of this seminar is to highlight the use of computers and computational packages across algebraic, geometry, number theory, combinatorics, and related fields. The seminar is organized in two-week blocks, with a talk the first week highlighting the use of computers in a particular area of mathematics, and a tutorial the second week on a relevant software package.

The target audience for the talks on area X will be people not in area X (though they are still welcome to attend).


This seminar takes place on Thursdays at 1pm in B1.01.

For questions, contact Diane Maclagan or John Cremona.

Schedule of upcoming talks

Click on the title of a talk for the abstract (if available).

5 October, 2017 John Cremona Software development: a personal and historical view. Slides
12 October, 2017 Diane Maclagan Computers in algebraic geometry
19 October, 2017
Sara Lamboglia Macaulay2 tutorial
26 October, 2017 John Cremona Computers in number theory
Jupyter notebook in a form suitable for loading into Sage or Cocalc.
Another version (better display, but can't evaluated cells).
PDF version
Notebook on Cocalc.
2 November, 2017 David Lowry-Duda Introduction to Sage
Jupyter notebook of talk
9 November, 2017 Derek Holt Computers in group theory
16 November, 2017 Saul Schleimer Computers in topology
23 November, 2017 Saul Schleimer Topology tutorial
30 November, 2017 Christopher Brady and Heather Ratcliffe Version control for fun and profit




Directions to the University are available here. The Mathematics institute is in the Zeeman Building, which is number 38 on the map available here. Warning: The University of Warwick is not in the town of Warwick, but on the outskirts of Coventry - the correct train stations are Coventry or Leamington Spa (closer if coming from Oxford).
This page is maintained by Diane Maclagan.