Math Grad Student Association

This is the website for the Math Graduate Student Association and the Math Grad Student Seminar.

Math Department T-Shirts

The math department now has t-shirts! The design can be viewed here. In addition to the grey shirt, there is a red shirt with white lettering. Shirts are $5 and can be purchased in MW (math tower) 216. Cash only, please, and exact change is appreciated but not usually necessary. Sizes range from small to XXL. The shirts are a 50-50 cotton-polyester blend. The design on the back is the Zassenhaus butterfly.

Mathematical Research Lectures presented by MGSA (Grad Seminar)

All talks will be given in CH 240 at 5:15 pm unless otherwise noted. The talks will last between 40 minutes and an hour. All Ohio State undergraduates and graduate students are welcome to attend!

Fall 2017 Spring 2017 Fall 2016 Past Talks
  • August 29: Evan Nash

    The Convex Hull of Two Circles in $\mathbb{R}^3$ (click for abstract)

    This is an algebraic geometry talk, but it is a somewhat unorthodox algebraic geometry talk in that not only do you recognize all the words in the title, but they mean exactly what you think they do. We're really going to be looking at two circles in 3-space and trying to describe the properties of their convex hull. On the way, we'll get a glimpse at some of the algebraic geometry machinery we use to get a perspective on this question. There will be many pretty pictures.

  • September 26: Yongxiao Lin

    Research area: Analytic Theory of $L$-Functions (click for abstract)

    Abstract forthcoming.

  • October 24: Marissa Renardy

    Research area: Computational Biology (click for abstract)

    Abstract forthcoming.

  • November 7: Alex Beckwith

    Research area: Analytic Number Theory (click for abstract)

    Abstract forthcoming.

  • November 28: Reeve Garrett

    Research area: Commutative Algebra and Ideal Theory (click for abstract)

    Abstract forthcoming.

Happy Hour

Happy hour schedule forthcoming!

Everyone is welcome to come, drinkers and non-drinkers alike!

Kevin Nowland
MGSA President
nowland.159 (at)

Evan Nash
MGSA Treasurer
nash.228 (at)

Reeve Garrett
MGSA Vice-President
garrett.425 (at)