|Monday, September 13|| Welcome and Tour of Hyde Park|
Meet at 10:00am in Eckhart 206.
|Analysis, Yan Zhang and Shawn Drenning|
Measure Theory. Motivation for Lebesgue integration. Lebesgue dominated convergence theorem. Function spaces (L^p spaces), different notions of convergence (pointwise, uniform, L^p, in measure). Random variables, expectation, and independence.
| 8:00pm: Game Night in the Barn
Meet in the Barn (big room on the 3rd floor where Eckhart meets Ryerson) for board and card games.
|Tuesday, September 14||Algebra I, Preston Wake and Galya Dobrovolska (notes)|
Topics possibly including: ring theory, modules, algebras, tensor products, field theory, Galois theory
|Topology, Charles Staats and Francis Chung (notes)
Point-set topology. Topology and continuity (cf. convergence), compactness, connectedness, subspace/quotient/product topologies, metric spaces. Spaces of maps, compact-open topology. Examples.
|Wednesday, September 15||Analysis II, Timur Akhunov and Kun Gao|
Functional Analysis. Banach spaces, Hilbert spaces, topological vector spaces, strong/weak/weak^* convergence. Fourier series, Fourier transforms, Hahn-Banach theorem, spectral theorem.
| Forum on Life in Chicago |
Learn about all Chicago has to offer. Bring questions if you have them!
|6:00pm: Dinner at Medici |
For more information, see the Medici website and a map.
|Thursday, September 16||Manifolds I, Tam Nguyen Phan and Zack Madden|
Definition of smooth and topological manifolds. Examples. Calculus in R^n, change of variables. Partitions of unity. Inverse and implicit function theorems, tangent spaces, vector fields.
|Trip to Art Institute of Chicago|
Meet at the #6 bus stop at 55th and S. Hyde Park Blvd.
Admission is free with UChicago student ID. Bus fare is $2.25 each way if you pay cash. See the museum website for more information.
|Friday, September 17||Algebra II, Daniele Rosso and Alex Wright|
Matrices: determinant/trace, Jordan Form, characteristic polynomials, semisimple and nilpotent decompositions. Group representations, characters. Lie algebras, derivations, Lie algebra of derivations, representations of Lie algebras.
|Manifolds II, Katie Mann and Tom Church|
Lie derivatives, tangent bundles, vector bundles, fiber bundles, Lie groups, examples.
| 7:00pm: Hyde Park Bar Crawl|
Meet at Seven-Ten Lanes, near 55th and Ellis. If you want to get dinner at Seven-Ten, make sure you are on time.
You must have either a passport or a US state ID/driver's license, it must be valid (not expired), and it must say that you are at least 21 years old.
|Saturday, September 18|| 1:00pm: Trip Downtown|
Meet at the #6 bus stop at 55th and S. Hyde Park Blvd.
A trip downtown which may include shopping, a trip to the zoo, and more. Bus fare is $2.25 each way if you pay cash.
|Sunday, September 19|| 1:00pm: International Student Orientation |
Note: This is mandatory for international students.
Takes place at International House, in the Assembly Hall. Lunch is included. See the event website for more information.
5:30pm: Riccardo Muti conducts the CSO in Millenium Park. No organized trip, but worth attending if you are so inclined. Performance starts at 5:30.
|Monday, September 20||In the Barn: Algebraic Topology, Rolf Hoyer and Anna Marie Bohmann|
Homotopies, fundamental group, covering spaces and universal cover, fundamental theorem of covering space theory, group actions, homology of spaces, examples.
|Category Theory, Emily Riehl and Daniel Schaeppi|
Definitions, motivation, and examples. Functors and natural transformations, products and coproducts. Direct limits and projective limits.
|Tuesday, September 21|| 11:00am: Graduate Student Orientation|
Begins at Rockefeller Chapel. See the event website for more information. This includes a welcome by the Provost, lunch, information sessions, and refreshments at the Pub.
|Graduate Student Social Hour|
Following the Graduate Student Orientation there will be drinks, hosted by the Graduate Council.
|Wednesday, September 22||10:15, in Ryerson 358: Homological Algebra, Evan Jenkins and Aaron Marcus|
Motivation, tensor/symmetric/alternating algebras, complexes, homology/cohomology of complexes, exact sequences, group cohomology.
| Research talks: |
Spencer Dowdall: "Curves on Surfaces"
|Thursday, September 23||Department Orientation|
Meet in Eckhart 206 for a formal welcome to the department.
| 12:00pm: First Year Photos|
Meet in front of Eckhart
3:00pm: Research talks:
Andy Lawrie: "Wave Maps on Manifolds"
Tam Nguyen Phan
| 6:00pm: Dinner in Chinatown followed by Bar Crawl on the North Side |
Meet at the #55 bus stop at 55th and Woodlawn.
You will need a Chicago Card (preferred) or a lot of $1 bills to pay for public transportation.
If you are coming to the bar crawl after dinner, you must have either a passport or a US state ID/driver's license, it must be valid (not expired), and it must say that you are at least 21 years old.
|Friday, September 24||Sleep in / Pancake Breakfast|
What could be better after a night of drinking than a pancake breakfast?
Meet at 11:00am at the Pancake House, near 51st St. and Harper Ave.
|2:00pm: Forum on How to Get Through the First Year Program |
Older graduate students will give their take on the first year program, and advice about what you can do to make it more useful and enjoyable.
| 5:00pm: Department Picnic |
Organized by the second-year class.
Takes place outside, behind Eckhart.
|Saturday, September 25|| 2:30: Walk Downtown for Dinner |
Meet in the first-year office for a lakeside walk downtown to Giordano's Pizza.
|Sunday, September 26||Nothing planned. Classes begin Monday!|