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Describe the desired features of a “Mathematics Colloquium”?

I'm now a member of my department's colloquium committee. Our task is to make a great colloquium series. I thought that the first step would be to come up with an appropriate definition of ...
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Images of the fundamental domain of $\text{SL}_2(\mathbb{Z})\backslash \mathbb{H}$ whose Euclidean area is large

Let $S$ be a compact subset of the closure of the upper half plane. (Assume that $S$ is a (Euclidean) rectangular box, if you wish.) Let $D$ be the standard fundamental domain of ...
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What is a good poster for a math conference?

I'm going to participate to a conference and they ask me to do a poster on my research. I've never made a poster for a conference/seen a poster session in a conference. So what is important? What do ...
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Submitting lecture purposal to conferences. (lecture about a thesis) [closed]

I wish to consult with you about something: I have recently given a lecture about my master's Thesis in a local conference organized by my advisor. The subject had a lot to do with algebraic geometry ...
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Design slides for presentation (conference talk) [closed]

Question: What are approved guidelines for design good slides for a conference talk, especially with focus on mathematics? I'm aware of the following, general best practices for holding a ...
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Looking for good conferences / workshops on applications of renormalization group methods [closed]

I am looking for conferences and/or workshops, where people working on different problems using renormalization group methods come together to share their results and experience. As I have noted, ...
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Looking for good summer schools on quantum field theory (especially renormalization theory) this summer [closed]

I'm a graduate student and I'm looking for summer schools to attend this summer. Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks!
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Presenting a paper: Do's and Don'ts?

I was wondering what would be the best way to present your paper at a conference, if your paper is selected for "short communication", lasting for about 15 minutes? Should you concentrate on the main ...
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What to expect from attending an ICM?

Since ICM 2010 is due to be held in Hyderabad next august, and since I never attended such an event, I am wondering if those MO users who did attend at least one ICM could share some of their wisdom ...
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Looking for good conference this summer for homotopy theory.

I'm a 2nd year grad student and I'm looking for conferences/summer schools to attend this summer. I checked out the AMS calendar but couldn't find anything I found relevant there. Anyone have any ...
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Best mathematics conference?

One conference per answer. Explain why it was great (mathematically or otherwise), and preferably post a link to the conference website or to abstracts/proceedings.
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Thematic Programs for 2010-2011?

I'm applying for jobs, and I am frustrated that I haven't yet found a nice 'master list' of thematic programs at various institutes in the coming year. I'm talking about semester-long or year-long ...