**Professor Zeev Dvir**

**The Szemerédi–Trotter theorem**

**Thursday at 4:30**

**Fine 110**

**Yes (Pizza from Princeton Pi)**

We are having our first math department colloquium on Thursday, February 16 on the Szemerédi-Trotter theorem, which is a really cool theorem in combinatorial geometry that gives an upper bound on the number of incidences between lines and points in the plane.

Who: **Professor Zeev Dvir**

What: **The Szemerédi–Trotter theorem**

When: **Thursday at 4:30**

Where: **Fine 110**

Food: **Yes (Pizza from Princeton Pi)**

The 11th annual Princeton University Mathematics Competition is barely a month away! As one of the largest math competitions for high school students in the world, we attract hundreds of students to Princeton to engage in a day-long adventure in mathematics. The main website for the event is here.

As a student-run event, we are always looking for volunteers to help out!

**Date:** November 19th (Saturday)

**Time:** 9 am – noon, but we would also appreciate extra volunteers for the afternoon

**Role:** Proctoring

**Perks:** FREE (yummy) breakfast, FREE (catered) lunch, FREE (sexy) t-shirt

If you are interested in helping out, you can contact ypatel@princeton.edu. Additionally, if you are interested in helping test-solve, you can contact eneyman@princeton.edu.

You may have heard of *Hamlet *by William Shakespeare. BUT have you heard of *Ham-set *by Jerry Shakespeare? Jerry Shakespeare, who looks resounding similar to his brother and also apparently had very similar dialogue in his stories, is a newly discovered gem. Come discover the newly uncovered, six-hundred year old manuscript in its truest form **this Tuesday**!

**Who**: Prof. Jerry Wang

**What**: To Square or Not to Square

**When**: 5:00 PM — 6:00 PM, Tuesday, 10/18

**Where**: Fine 110

Abstract: I will be speaking about my two research areas on rational points on hyperelliptic curves and squarefree sieve of discriminants.

Welcome back to campus! Hope everyone had a great summer.

Our first Board Game Night of the year will be this Friday!

**Time:** 9-12 PM, Friday, September 18, 2015

**Place:** Fine Common Room

Come hang out and enjoy a leisurely night playing board games and eating delicious snacks. There will be pizza!

Principia is officially accepting submissions! Visit our brand new website at www.pumj.org to view submission guidelines.

We are also looking for advertisers! More information can be found here:

http://www.pumj.org/advertising

Principia announcement on webpage of Princeton’s Office of Undergraduate Research:

https://undergraduateresearch.princeton.edu/news/principia-now-accepting-submissions-spring-issue

What: info session on applying to graduate schools.

Where: Fine common room

When: Friday 5/9, 3:30pm (a.k.a. tea time!)

When: **4:30 pm – 5:30 pm, April 23**

Where: **Fine 214**

What:

Abstract:

Check out the slides of yesterday’s awesome colloquium on “Cool theorems proved by undergraduates” by Prof. Ken Ono from Emory University! :D