CoronaVirus Lecture Series


The virus is roaming the earth like the Grim Reaper, but mathematics goes on. In the coming days and weeks I am going to post a series of math videos for the University of Rochester community and beyond. These are going to range from undergraduate "Basic Skills" topics to research level material. All the lectures will be designed to be accessible to the widest possible audience.

My current plan is to give the lectures live by Zoom once a week and then post the links to the lectures on this web page.

Please write to me at iosevich@gmail.com with comments and suggestions!

Please stay healthy and safe!

The .pdf files of the beamer presentations that will be used to make the corresponding videos can be obtained by clicking on talk postings below.


CoronaVirus Basic Skills series


i) Basic Skills I: Summation by parts, finite sums (link to a .pdf file)

Thursday, April 23, 2020, 6.30 p.m. Rochester Math Circle, Harley students and UR undergrads (zoom id 573 239 4086) (link to the video)

ii) Basic skills II: Summation by parts, dyadic blocks and infinite sums (link to a .pdf file)

Thursday, April 30, Rochester Math Circle, Harley students and UR undergrads (zoom id 573 239 4086) (link to the video)


CoronaVirus Short Course on Discrete Geometry in Finite Plane

i) Part 1: Geometry of the plane over integers modulo a prime (link to a .pdf file)

Tuesday, April 14, 2020,6.30 p.m. Rochester Math Circles (zoom id 573 239 4086)


CoronaVirus Proofs from the Book series

i) Infinity of primes, part I (.pdf file link)

Thursday, May 7, 6.30 p.m. Rochester Math Circle, Harley students and UR undergrads (zoom id 573 239 4086) (link to the video)

ii) Infinity of primes, part II (.pdf file line)

Thursday, May 21, 6.30 p.m. Rochester Math Circle, Harley students and UR undergrads (zoom id 573 239 4086) (link to the video)


CoronaVirus Visiting Lectures

i) Polygons, curved spaces and Gauss-Bonnet theorem, Emmett Wyman, Northwestern University (.pdf link)

Thursday, May 7, 6.30 p.m. Rochester Math Circle, Harley students and UR undergrads (zoom id 573 239 4086) (link to the video).

ii) The Erdos distince distances problem, Eyvindur Palsson, Viginia Tech University (.pdf link).

Thursday, May 28, 6.30 p.m. Rochester Math Circle, Harley students and UR undergrads (zoom if 573 239 4086) (link to the video).

iii) Primes which are sums of two squares, Scott Kirila, University of Exeter (.pdf link)

Thursday, June 26, 6.30 p.m. Rochester Math Circle, Harley students and UR undergrads (zoom 573 239 4086) (link to the video).