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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:

### Latex Seminar

Day 1: Wednesday 4/3/19, Location: Little Hall 201, 4:05 – 6:00 p.m.

Day 2: Thursday 4/4/19, Location: Turlington L005, 4:05 – 6:00 p.m.

LaTex is a high-quality typesetting system. It is the de facto standard used in academia for the communication and publication of scientific and technical documents in a plethora of fields.We will cover the basics of Latex including article formatting, different environments for displaying data or equations, and figure manipulation. We will also cover a few key packages needed for writing papers such as BibTex for creating a bibliography, Tikz for creating graphics and Beamer for creating slides for presentations or posters.

Everyone should make an overleaf account, https://www.overleaf.com/ before coming. Please BRING YOUR OWN LAPTOP.

Also, please indicate your interest (as soon as possible) by clicking on the following link so we can get a count for food and refreshments. Students, professors, faculty, etc. are all invited to attend.

#### Colloquium

**Date**: Wednesday, April 10th, 2019

**Time:** Period 9 (4:05 – 4:55 pm)

**Location:** LIT 339

**Title: **Finite Groups and their Representations as Groups of Matrices

**Speaker: **Alexandre Turull

**Abstract: **Finite groups are mathematical objects that describe symmetry. One of the greatest mathematical achievements is the classification of the finite simple groups, so that we know the building blocks of all finite groups. Given a finite group G, the representations of G describe possible sets of concrete symmetries of objects contained in vector spaces. In other words, the representations of G are the homomorphisms ρ: G → GL(n,F), for F a field. The representation theory of finite groups studies the relationships between a group and its representations. We will start the talk with a quick overview of classification theorem and its historical importance. We will then describe some properties and conjectures on the representations of finite groups. Knowledge of the simple groups can be leveraged for a better understanding of the representation theory. The level will be suitable for beginning mathematics graduate students.

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

### Officers:

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

President |
Churni Gupta | churnibidisha@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 |
Lauren Wickman | wickmanlauren@ufl.edu |