Mathematical seminar

2022/2023
Programme:
Mathematics, Second Cycle
Year:
2 year
Semester:
first and second
Kind:
mandatory
ECTS:
3
Language:
slovenian, english
Hours per week – 1. semester:
Lectures
0
Seminar
1
Tutorial
0
Lab
0
Hours per week – 2. semester:
Lectures
0
Seminar
1
Tutorial
0
Lab
0
Content (Syllabus outline)

The course consists of three parts.
At meetings with mathematicians the students attend lectures of mathematicians who have chosen a career in industry. The lecturers present their careers, and converse with the students after their lecture. Mathematicians with a wide spectrum of careers are invited, in order for the students to get a better understanding of their career options.
At meetings with the seminar organizer, the students present their Master's theses and the results of their internships. By presenting his or her Master's thesis, the student gains a deeper understanding of the subject and improves his or her presentation skills, the listeners learn more about the chosen area of mathematics. Presentations of internships encourage other students to improve their career potential by finding a work-study as well.
Additional workshops are organized (with the help of the Career Centers of the University of Ljubljana) to help students write a CV and to be better prepared for a job hunt and the first job interview.
Within the course students can attend professional meetings.

Readings

Članki v raziskovalnih revijah in znanstvene monografije, ki jih študentje potrebujejo pri pisanju svojega magistrskega dela.

Objectives and competences

The student learns more about work done by mathematicians, improves his or her presentation skills, becomes better prepared for the first contact with potential empoyers.

Intended learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding: Preparation of CV and job applications, oral presentation of one's work
Application: Information and skills obtained are useful for finding employment and contact with employers.
Reflection: Understanding career options based on presentations of workers with a degree in Mathematics
Transferable skills: A better understanding of their career options.

Learning and teaching methods

Lectures of mathematicians who work in the industry, lectures prepared by Career centers of UL, student presentations of Master's theses, student presentations of internships

Assessment

active participation and short presentation of master thesis in the first semester
presentatation of main results of master thesis in the second semester

Grading: pass / fail

Lecturer's references

KONVALINKA, Matjaž, PAK, Igor. Triangulations of Cayley and Tutte polytopes. Advances in mathematics, ISSN 0001-8708, 2013, vol. 245, str. 1-33. [COBISS-SI-ID 16706905]
KONVALINKA, Matjaž. Skew quantum Murnaghan-Nakayama rule. Journal of algebraic combinatorics, ISSN 0925-9899, 2012, vol. 35, no. 4, str. 519-545. [COBISS-SI-ID 16250713]
KONVALINKA, Matjaž. Divisibility of generalized Catalan numbers. Journal of combinatorial theory. Series A, ISSN 0097-3165, 2007, vol. 114, iss. 6, str. 1089-1100. [COBISS-SI-ID 14354265]
MORAVEC, Primož. Unramified Brauer groups of finite and infinite groups. American journal of mathematics, ISSN 0002-9327, 2012, vol. 134, no. 6, str. 1679-1704. [COBISS-SI-ID 16521305]
MORAVEC, Primož. On the Schur multipliers of finite p-groups of given coclass. Israel journal of mathematics, ISSN 0021-2172, 2011, vol. 185, no. 1, str. 189-205. [COBISS-SI-ID 16311129]
MORAVEC, Primož. On pro-p groups with potent filtrations. Journal of algebra, ISSN 0021-8693, 2009, vol. 322, iss. 1, str. 254-258. [COBISS-SI-ID 15098201]