The full program for the conference can be found here.

This semester, in conjunction with iiD, the Duke University AMS and SIAM graduate student chapters will host the fourth Triangle Area Graduate Mathematics Conference (TAGMaC). The event will occur on Sunday April 23 in the Duke Physics Building. The plenary speaker will be new UNC Professor, and Duke ’12 PhD, Dave Rose. Our organizers are Hangjie Ji, Robert Ravier, Sarah Ritchey, Shan Shan, and Dmitry Vagner.

TAGMaC was founded at NC State by graduate students Daniel Bernstein, Eva Brayfindley, Amanda Laubmeier, Molly Lynch, and Kristen Moody and faculty advisers Radmila Sazdanovic and Seth Sullivant. The goal of TAGMaC is for students in the graduate mathematics departments (NC State, UNC Chapel Hill, Duke) in the Triangle Area to come together as a mathematical community to share in our various mathematical experiences and endeavors. NC State hosted the first two TAGMaC conferences in 2015 and UNC Chapel Hill hosted the third TAGMaC event in 2016.

Graduate students are invited to give 20 minute talks about their research. The talks *need not be presentations of precise mathematical results*. Rather, the purpose is for the talks to introduce other graduate students to one’s area of mathematical inquiry: what sort of concepts and problems is one considering? where exactly within mathematics do one’s interests lie? what is the path of ideas, from graduate courses to the contemporary papers in the field, that one has to traverse to arrive at one’s work? We want you to tell us the mathematical story of your research so as to demystify unfamiliar areas of mathematics as well as, for younger graduate students, the world of mathematical research writ large. This is the perfect opportunity to give your first research talk!