MISSION STATEMENT
The Kent State University Algebra Seminar is committed to becoming the highest quality seminar in Mathematics or, indeed, in any discipline, in this or any other conceivable World, and endeavors to proactively and assertively thwart all efforts of rival seminars to prevent the Algebra Seminar from attaining this lofty and rightful position, by striving to synergistically create and enthusiastically disseminate cutting edge research in critical and emerging areas of Group, Ring, and Field Theory, or any combination or permutation thereof. 
Date

Speaker

Title


January 22
COLLOQUIUM 
Sarah BocktingConrad Oberlin College 
Tridiagonal Pairs and the Quantum Group U_{q}(sl2) 
January 27

Ian Hogan  The Decomposition Problem 
February 3

Ian Hogan  The Decomposition Problem, continued 
February 10

Lisa Hendrixson 
Derived Length When a Product of Characters
Has Two Nonprincipal Irreducible Constituents 
February 17

Anthony Harrison  Invariant Theory of Finite Groups 
February 24

Abdulrahman Alajmi  Introduction to Nonunique Factorizations 
March 3

Abdulrahman Alajmi  Nonunique Factorizations, continued 
March 10

Jordan Bilich  An Elementary Proof of Hilbert's Nullstellensatz 
March 17

Ramadan Elsharif 
Lower Bounds for the Number of Conjugacy Classes of Finite Groups 
March 24

SPRING BREAK  NO SEMINAR  
March 31

Ramadan Elsharif 
Lower Bounds for the Number of Conjugacy Classes, continued 
April 7

Jordan Bounds  On a Theorem of Posner 
April 14

Jordan Bounds  Theorem of Posner, continued 
April 21

Hung Ngoc Nguyen
Univ. of Akron 
An Improvement of the ItoMichler Theorem 
April 28

Hung Ngoc Nguyen  ItoMichler Theorem, continued 