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Graduate Studies

The Department of Mathematics at Kansas State University offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees, as well as joint degrees with our partners. These are some recent graduate topics courses (typically 900 level) in the research areas represented at the M-center:

  • Topics in Algebra -- Yan Soibelman (Fall 2015)
  • Algebraic Geometry -- Gabriel Kerr (Fall 2015)
  • Topics in Mirror Symmetry -- Yan Soibelman (Spring 2014)
  • Donaldson-Thomas Invariants in Algebra, Geometry and Physics I -- Yan Soibelman (Fall 2012)
  • Toric Geometry -- Ilia Zharkov (Fall 2011)
  • Basic Symplectic Geometry -- Garrett Alston (Fall 2011)
  • Geometry of Quiver Representations -- Yan Soibelman (Spring 2011)
  • Topics in Noncommutative Algebraic Geometry -- Alexander Rosenberg (Spring 2011)
  • Algebraic Geometry -- Ilia Zharkov (Fall 2010)
  • Introduction to Mirror Symmetry -- Ricardo Castano-Bernard (Fall 2010)

The current syllabi lists all graduate and undergraduate courses offered. Students associated to the M-Center benefit from the interaction with its members and collaborators, at KSU and at our collaborators' institutions.

Special Lectures

Each semester, the department benefits from several Distinguished Lectures delivered by international experts. Some selected lectures:

  • Maxim Kontsevich, I.H.E.S., "A New Viewpoint in Non-Archimedian Geometry", April 16, 2002.
  • Kenji Fukaya, Kyoto University, “Lagrangian Floer Homology and Mirror Symmetry,” December 12, 2008.
  • Grigory Mikhalkin, Universitè de Genéve, “Classical Algebraic Geometry in the Tropical Limit,” February 17, 2011.
  • Boris Khesin, University of Toronto, “Topological and Symplectic Hydrodynamics,” March 31, 2011.
  • Michael Shapiro, Michigan State University, “Quivers of Finite Mutation Type,” April 21, 2011.
  • Andrei Zelevinsky, Northeastern University, “Quivers with Potentials: Representations, Mutations and Applications,” January 26, 2010.
  • Paul Seidel, University of Chicago, “Classification and Computation in Symplectic Topology,” April 12, 2007.
  • Boris Tsygan, Northwestern University, “Twenty-Five Years Of Cyclic Homology,” April 19, 2007.
  • William Goldman, University of Maryland, “Dynamics and Geometry on Surface Group Representations,” May 1, 2007.
  • Selman Akbulut, Michigan State University, “Topology of Calibrated Manifolds and Gauge Theory,” March 15, 2005.
  • Eric Friedlander, Northwestern University, “Between Algebraic Geometry and Algebraic Topology,” April 14, 2005.
  • Mikhail Kapranov, Yale University, “Arakelov Coherent Sheaves and Their Hall Algebra,” May 3, 2011.
  • Jean-Michel Bismut, University of Paris-Sud, France and NYU, “The Hypoelliptic Laplacion,” March 1, 2007.
  • Oleg Viro, SUNY, “Compliments to Bad Spaces,” March 27, 2008.
  • Pierre Schapira, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, “Algebraic Analysis and Microlocal Analysis,” March 26, 2009.
  • Alexander Kirilov, University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia, “Matrices with Non- Commuting Entries and Family Algebras,” March 14, 2002.
  • Isadore Singer, MIT, “Geometry: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow,” April 16, 1998.
  • Karen Uhlenbeck, University of Texas, “Geometry & Physics,” December 10, 1991.
  • Stephen Smale, University of California at Berkeley, “Scientific Computation & The Foundations of Mathematics,” March 16, 1993.
  • John Tate, University of Texas at Austin, “Rational Points on Curves,” April 26, 1994.
  • Cliff Taubes, Harvard University, “The Seiberg-Witten Invariants & 4-Dimensional Manifolds,” April 11, 1995.
  • George Mackey, Harvard University, “Group Representations as Non-Commutative Harmonic Analysis: A Central Tool in Number Theory and Physics,” April 3, 1997.
  • William Thurston, Princeton University, “Three Dimensional Geometry and Topology,” March 29, 1988.



For further information and applications, please visit the KSU Mathematics Graduate Program website