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Monday, April 23, 2018

3:00 pm in Altgeld Hall 345,Monday, April 23, 2018

Equivariant Homotopy Theory of Finite Spaces and Sylow Theorems

Joseph Rennie (UIUC Math)

Abstract: Finite topological spaces serve as great pedagogical tools, and not just because they are a source of counter examples. In this talk, I will go from zero to Sylow in about forty minutes, covering the essentials of the theory of finite spaces along the way. On our way to this unsurprising result are some rather surprising ones. In the remaining ten minutes, I will discuss a conjecture in Sylow Theory by Quillen.

4:00 pm in 245 Altgeld Hall,Monday, April 23, 2018

Risk Engineering: Mathematical Principles with Uncertainty in Insurance Business

Runhuan Feng   [email] (Department of Mathematics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Abstract: Natural disasters and human-made hazards are inevitable but their consequences need not be. Engineers respond by designing autonomous vehicles that prevent accidents, making earthquake-proof buildings, and developing life saving medical equipment. We actuaries and financial analysts answer by creating and managing innovative financial and insurance products to reduce and mitigate the financial impact of car accidents, earthquakes, and make healthcare available to those in dire need. The focus of this talk is to provide an overview of various research topics pertaining to quantitative risk management and engineering of equity-linked insurance products and personal retirement planning. It aims to demonstrate the mathematical fun with risk management problems as well as to offer a glimpse of technical development and challenges arising from these fields.

5:00 pm in 241 Altgeld Hall,Monday, April 23, 2018

Organizational meeting