2022 Conference

47th Annual New York State Regional Graduate Mathematics Conference

Date: April 2, 2022



About the Conference

The Annual New York State Regional Graduate Mathematics Conference (ANYSRGMC) is the longest running graduate mathematics conference in the country, and is organized entirely by graduate students. ANYSRGMC is a Mathematics conference dedicated to providing an opportunity for mathematics graduate students in any field to present their research or give an expository talk. The ANYSRGMC allows students from many fields and schools, who normally are not given a chance to interact, an opportunity to come together and explore a wide variety of mathematical topics simultaneously. Students have a unique chance to explore their interests, gain new insights across fields, and explore possible cross-disciplinary collaborative efforts. This is a unique opportunity for beginning graduate students to see a broad range of current mathematical research simultaneously and explore their interests. Though the focus of ANYSRGMC is on graduate students, advanced high school students or undergraduates, post-docs, and professors are welcome to attend and give talks. It is our goal to develop careers, broaden horizons, and engage the mathematics community at large. We hope to see you at the conference!

Conference Registration & Funding

You may register for the 47th Annual New York State Regional Graduate Mathematics Conference at this link or using the link below. Funding has been made possible by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The conference will make every effort to cover as much of the expenses for conference participants as possible. Underrepresented groups in Mathematics are especially encouraged to apply for funding. The funding registration deadline is February 5th, 2022. If you book your own hotel room beyond this, you may still be reimbursed for your hotel costs. However should you require funding in order to attend the conference, do not make any arrangements until you are sure you will have sufficient support; there is no guarantee that anyone applying for funding will receive any support. Registration is open until the day of the conference; however if you plan on giving a talk, you must submit your title and abstract by 12:00pm March 11, 2022. If the deadline has passed but you wish to give a talk, please, contact the organizers to check if arrangements can be made.

Date, Location, & Format

The 47th Annual New York State Regional Graduate Mathematics Conference will be held on April 2nd, 2022 in Carnegie Library at Syracuse University. This conference is supported by the Graduate Student Organization at Syracuse University and the American Mathematical Society. You can find Carnegie Library on Google maps at this link. The Syracuse University campus map is at this link.

The conference consists of two plenary talks and around 30 graduate student talks given in parallel sessions.  All graduate students at any stage of their graduate education are welcome and encouraged to give a 20-25 minute talk.  Talks may be expository or on the student’s research.

Hotel & Parking

We recommend staying at the Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel & Conference Center, which is located right on campus just a short walk to Carnegie Library. The Sheraton offers shuttles to/from Syracuse International Airport for those that may be flying. Guests at the hotel may park in the park in the parking garage right next to the hotel. Many conference attendees have been booked at the Parkview Hotel in Syracuse. You can find directions from this hotel to the conference hall at this link. The Parkview should also have options for shuttles from the hotel to campus.

There are a number of parking garages and other options on campus. For the conference, you may park in lots Q3 and Q4 near Carnegie Library. The lots adjacent to Carnegie will not be available due to construction. If you do not park in these lots, we recommend the University Avenue Garage, Irving Avenue Garage, or Booth Garage, all of which are a short walk to Carnegie Library. You can find all lot details at this link, and lot rates at this link. Of course, one can cheaply take an Uber or Lfyt to travel about Syracuse.

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Emily Stark (Wesleyan)

Professor Emily Stark received her B.A. in Mathematics from Pomona College in 2011, whereafter she completed her Ph.D. at Tufts University in 2015 under Professor Genevieve Walsh. Stark then spent a year as a Postdoctoral fellow at the University of Haifa, followed by three years at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. Stark is currently an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Wesleyan University. Her research examines geometric group theory and low-dimensional topology, including quasi-isometric classification, rigidity, notions of commensurability, and group boundaries.

Title: The geometry of finitely generated groups

Abstract: In the 1980s Gromov proposed studying finitely generated groups as metric spaces. This perspective is powerful as groups that have similar large-scale geometry often share common algebraic features. Rigidity theorems prove that a group’s geometry determines its algebra, typically up to virtual isomorphism. I will discuss the family of graphically discrete groups, which are well-suited to studying rigidity in finitely generated groups. This is joint work with Alex Margolis, Sam Shepherd, and Daniel Woodhouse.

Dr. Caroline Turnage-Butterbaugh (Carleton)

Professor Caroline Turnage-Butterbaugh completed dual B.A. degrees in Mathematics and French at Wofford College in 2006. She later received an M.A. in Mathematics at Wake Forest University in 2008, and went on to complete her Ph.D. in Mathematics at the University of Mississippi in May 2014. Turnage-Butterbaugh later held Postdoctoral positions at Williams College, North Dakota State University, the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, and Duke University. She is now an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Carleton College. Her research focuses on analytic number theory, including the study of L-function properties and class groups of number fields.

Title: Gaps Between Zeros of the Riemann zeta-function

Abstract: The Riemann zeta-function is a ubiquitous yet mysterious function in number theory. The location of its nontrivial zeros gives us information on the behavior of the primes, and the famous Riemann Hypothesis arose from studying this connection. In this talk we will investigate the gaps between “critical” zeros of the Riemann zeta-function, provide a missing proof of an old result of Selberg, and give the first unconditional explicit result on small gaps between zeta zeros.

Schedule and Abstracts

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