The Young Mathematicians Conference 2018 will take place Aug 10-Aug12.
The program can be found at https://ymc.math.osu.edu/2018/program.php
The Young Mathematicians Conference (YMC) is a premier annual conference for undergraduate research in mathematics. Accepted students are invited with support to the conference during a weekend at the Department of Mathematics of the Ohio State University.
Highlights of every conference are three plenary lectures by highly accomplished researchers and educators. These talks introduce students to advanced, innovative, and exciting topics in mathematics. Speakers in the past included recipients of the Fields Medal, the MacArthur and Sloan Fellowships, Pólya and Nevanlinna Prizes, as well as of the Haimo, Chauvenet, and Allendoerfer Awards for excellence in exposition and teaching.
In addition to student and plenary presenters, the YMC has much to offer future mathematicians. The YMC includes a Graduate School Orientation event in which representatives from various PhD programs from around the country provide information and insights about a graduate career in mathematics. Moreover, the YMC presents a venue for young mathematicians to collaborate, and share ideas. Finally, the YMC regularly invites faculty mentors of undergraduate research projects. Besides chairing sessions and accompanying mentees, they exchange their experiences during the traditional mentor breakfast as well as other social occasions.
Corina Calinescu (NYC College of Technology, CUNY)
Title: Algebraic and combinatorial aspects of vertex operator algebras
Karen Smith (University of Michigan)
Title: Resolution of Singularities
Francis Edward Su (Harvey Mudd College)
Title: A polytopal generalization of Sperner's lemma