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The seminars of the Columbia Undergraduate Mathematics Society are currently held virtually via Zoom on Wednesdays at 7:30 PM EDT unless otherwise noted. The talks have the purpose of exposing members to different topics or areas of research in mathematics that they might not otherwise encounter in class. The lectures should be accessible to all students studying mathematics or pursuing mathrelated majors. Everyone is welcome!
Date  Speaker  Title  Abstract 
September 23 
Kyle Hayden

The Rectangular Peg Problem 
Over a century ago, Toeplitz posed a simple question: does every continuous loop in the plane (with no selfintersections) contain four points that form the vertices of a square? While this question remains unsolved, a variant known as the Smooth Rectangular Peg Problem was answered just a few months ago by Josh Greene and Andrew Lobb. I'll discuss this problem and its surprising solution, which will take us on a tour of combinatorics, curves, surfaces, and symplectic geometry.

September 30 
Mark Rychnovsky



October 7 
Leo Lo



October 14 
Michael Miller



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November 4 
Zoe Himwich



November 11 
Daniela De Silva



November 18 
Nguyen Dung



November 25 

No meeting 

December 2 
Chao Li

