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Department Seminar Speaker — Dr. Branden Stone — “An Ideal View of the Fibonacci Sequence”

The Department of Mathematics & Statistics would like to welcome:

Dr. Branden Stone, on Wednesday, December 4, at 12:00 pm, in SCP 229.

Title: An Ideal View of the Fibonacci Sequence

Abstract: Commutative Algebra is a modern branch of mathematics that has roots in number theory, geometry, and invariant theory.  It is a vibrant area with many interesting questions to consider. In this talk we will explore the foundations of the field through a quick historical introduction.  Basic definitions such as rings, ideals, and modules will be defined as well.  Given this foundation, we will discuss the Hilbert series of a module and its relation to monomial ideals and the Fibonacci sequence.