THE DEPARTMENT MATHEMATICS CINVESTAV INVITES:

to "CINVESTAV Math Week".

All high school and undergraduate students in the country are welcome, 25 to 29 February 2008 in the Mathematics Department of CINVESTAV.

On Friday the 29th the Guillermo Moreno Competition prizes will be awarded.

Admission is free.

**SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES**

Program of the Math Week

The talks wiill be in the Jose Adem Auditorium, the Electrical Engineering

Auditorium and room 238 of the Mathematics Department.

Monday 25 February

10:00 - 11:00 Registration and Opening Ceremony

11:00 - 11:50 What are homology groups?

Miguel A. Xicoténcatl M.

12:00 - 12:50 Quantum physics and category theory

Ernesto Lupercio Lara

13:00 - 15:00 Lunch

15:00 - 16:00 Cohomology of toric varieties

Berenice Vasquez (Master's defense)

16:10 - 17:00 Introduction to functional analysis

Blanca E. Bravo S.

Tuesday 26 February

9:30 - 10:20 Introduction to statistics I

José Martínez Bernal

10:30 - 11:20 Quantum cohomology

Cesar A. Lozano H.

11:20 - 11:40 Break

11:40 - 12:30 Functional calculus and the spectral theorem

Armando Sánchez N.

13:00 - 14:30 Lunch

14:30 - 15:20 What is public key cryptography?

Wilson Zúñiga Galindo

15:30 - 16:20 Cryptography and elliptic curves

Marco A. Castillo R.

16:30 - 17:30 Introduction to algebraic topology

Samuel Gitler

Wednesday 27 February

9:30 - 10:20 Conformal mapping and the cerebral cortex

R. Michael Porter

10:30 11:20 Curves on surfaces and algebraic structures

Ana González

11:30 - 12:00 Break

12:00 12:50 Introduction to differential geometry and general relativity

Vladimir Vega B.

13:00 13:50 What is public key cryptography? II

Wilson Zúñiga Galindo

14:00 - 15:00 Lunch

AFTERNOON FREE

Thursday 28 February

10:00 10:50 Introduction to statistics II

José Martínez Bernal

11:00 11:50 C* algebras and the Gelfand-Naimark theorem

Maribel Loaiza Leyva

12:00 12:50 What is superstring theory?

Hector H. Compeán

13:00 15:30 Comida

15:30 16:20 The modular group of a surface

Carlos Segovia G.

16:30 17:30 The braid group of the projective plane

Rocío González R. (Master's Defense)

17:00 19:00 Film. José Adem Auditorium

Friday 29 February

10:00 11:00 Introduction to statistics III

José Martínez

11:00 12:00 Undergraduate program

12:00 13:00 Alpha-critical graphs

Carlos Valencia

13:00 15:00 Comida

15:00 15:50 Quaternions and Physics (videoconference)

Vladislav Kravchenko

16:00 16:50 A paradigm in graph theory .

Isidoro Gitler

17:00 18:00 Awards of the Guillermo Moreno Competition and Closing Ceremony