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The Graduate Mathematics Association is an organization of graduate students in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Florida promoting a sense of community among the graduate students in the Department as well as overseeing and organizing various activities.

These activities include the graduate student colloquium, departmental picnics, and the election of representatives to the Graduate Student Council and departmental committees.

### Upcoming Events:

### GMA 2020 Elections

The GMA will soon be hosting officer elections for 2020. We are currently accepting nominations for officer positions (and yes you may nominate yourself). Please e-mail me as soon as possible with your nominations so that we can have an idea of the level of interest. The officer positions are as follows:

The President will preside at all meetings of the organization and shall coordinate the work of the officers and meet with the Graduate Committee.

The Vice-President will organize the biweekly GMA colloquia (this involves finding speakers to fill each slot and introducing them at the beginning of each colloquium).

The Treasurer will draft a GMA budget at the beginning of each semester and submit it to the math department’s administration. The Treasurer will submit all receipts (and other records of expenditures) to the math department’s administration. The Treasurer will ensure food and utensils are supplied at colloquia and other GMA events.

The Secretary will maintain records of all meetings (taking notes (meeting minutes) and e-mailing them to the executive board members and faculty advisor). The Secretary will send out e-mail reminders for GMA events including the biweekly colloquia and post advertisements around Little Hall on the Monday morning before the colloquium.

The Webmaster will maintain the GMA website, updating it biweekly during Fall and Spring to reflect the upcoming colloquium. The webmaster will also update the website advertising any upcoming events (including the LATEX seminar, GMA picnic, potluck, and tailgate). The Webmaster will also run the website creation training sessions for incoming graduate students as well as the LATEX seminar.

The GSC (Graduate Student Council) Representative will attend (and sign in) at the monthly meetings for the Graduate Student Council. (Note: Attending these meetings is necessary so that the Math Department can receive GSC travel funding). The GSC Representative will e-mail the math graduate student list-serve with updates from the GSC meetings if anything notable or relevant to the Math Department is discussed.

If you have any questions about the positions, I will be fielding those as well. (Or you can ask any of the other current/past GMA officers). If someone nominates you, I will e-mail you and make sure you accept before adding your name to the ballot.

#### GMA Colloquium

**Date**: Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

**Time:** Period 9 (4:05 – 4:55 pm)

**Location:** LIT 339

**Title: **Doppelgangers – an example of algebraic combinatorics in action

**Speakers: **Zachary Hamaker

**Abstract: **The core principle of algebraic combinatorics is that interesting enumeration properties are often shadows of rich algebraic and geometric structures. Enumerative results can be derived from these structures, but they are also be used to identify them. We highlight this interplay through the example of a plane partitions identity. Plane partitions are combinatorial objects originally introduced by MacMahon to generalize integer partitions. By understanding why certain types of plane partitions are equinumerous, we will uncover deep results at the intersection of algebraic geometry and representation theory. This work is joint with Rebecca Patrias, Oliver Pechenik and Nathan Williams.

As always, there will be food and refreshments, as well as *gasp* socializing.

### Officers:

The current officers (for the 2019 calendar year) are:

President |
Jamie Scott | hiwhoareyou1@ufl.edu |

Vice President |
Jamie Scott | hiwhoareyou1@ufl.edu |

Secretary |
Lauren Wickman | wickmanlauren@ufl.edu |

Treasurer |
Jesse Adamski | jadamski@ufl.edu |

Webmaster |
Nikola Milicevic | nikola@ufl.edu |

GSC Representative |
Nirjal Shrestha | n.shrestha@ufl.edu |