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Mathematics Colloquium

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Unless otherwise indicated, the Colloquium is held from 4:00-5:00 pm on Tuesdays. (i.e. it starts 4:10 pm) Cookies, tea, and coffee are served in the Common room at 3:45-4:00 before the Colloquium.

Date Speaker Title
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Start: 4:10 PM
Anna Gilbert
University of Michigan
TBA

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Start: 4:10 PM
Wang Mu-Tao
Columbia University
TBA

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Start: 4:10 PM
Frank Sottile
Texas A&M
TBA

Tuesday, March 03, 2015
Start: 4:10 PM
Winter Break
University of Michigan
Winter Break

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Start: 4:10 PM
Mary Wootters
Carnegie Mellon
TBA

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Start: 4:10 PM
Peter Scholze
Math Institute Univ Bonn
TBA

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Start: 4:10 PM
Jacob Lurie
Harvard
TBA

Tuesday, April 07, 2015
Start: 4:10 PM
June Huh
Princeton University
TBA

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Start: 4:10 PM
Akshay Venkatesh
Stanford University
TBA

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Start: 4:10 PM
Alexander Dranishnikov
University of Florida
TBA

  Past Colloquiums

Date Speaker Title
Tuesday, December 09, 2014
Start: 4:10 PM
Serge Cantat
Univ. de Rennes I
The Tits Alternative

Tuesday, December 02, 2014
Start: 4:10 PM
Alex Kontorovich
Rutgers University
The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Thin Groups

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Start: 4:10 PM
Lorenzo Sadun
University of Texas, Austin
Thermodynamics of Large Random Graphs

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Start: 4:10 PM
Ken Ono
Emory University
Revisiting classical results at the interface of number theory and representation theory

Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Start: 4:10 PM
Razvan Gelca
Texas Tech
Theta Functions and Knots

Friday, November 07, 2014
Start: 4:10 PM
Stephen Smale
City University of Hong Kong; University of California at Berkeley
Dynamics of the Genome

Tuesday, November 04, 2014
Start: 4:10 PM
Nessim Sibony
U. Paris-Sud, Orsay
Nevanlinna's Theory and Holomorphic Dynamics

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Start: 4:10 PM
James Sneyd
University of Auckland
Neither an ant nor a spider be: historical vignettes in mathematical physiology

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Start: 4:10 PM
Mete Soner
ETH
From Thales and Gaspard Monge to VIX options

Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Start: 4:10 PM
Judy Walker
University of Nebraska
Codes, Curves, Qubits and Cats

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Start: 4:10 PM
Stephen DeBacker
University of Michigan
The REBUILD project

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Start: 4:10 PM
Tom Hou
California Institute of Technology
Blowup or no blowup? The interplay between theory and computation in the study of 3D Euler equations.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Start: 4:10 PM
Brendan Hassett
Rice University
Projective embeddings of holomorphic symplectic manifolds

Thursday, April 24, 2014
Start: 4:10 PM
Peter Sarnak
Princeton University/IAS
PUBLIC LECTURE: On Number Theory and the Circle Packings of Apollonius

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Start: 4:10 PM
Karen Smith
University of Michigan
Characteristic p tricks in algebra, geometry and combinatorics.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Start: 4:10 PM
Shige Peng
Shandong University
Backward Stochastic Differential Equation, Nonlinear PDE related to Risk Measuring

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Start: 3:10 PM
Manjul Bhargava
Princeton University
Rational Points on Elliptic and Hyperelliptic Curves

Tuesday, April 08, 2014
Start: 4:10 PM
Dan Burns
University of Michigan
Affine Varieties and Potential Theory

Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Start: 4:10 PM
Jae Kyoung Kim
Mathematical Biosciences Institute, The Ohio State University
Central Problems in Biological Clocks: Identifying Structures and Functions of Biochemical Interaction Networks

Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Start: 4:10 PM
Alexandre Chorin
University of California, Berkeley
Computing with Uncertainty

Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Start: 4:10 PM
Igor Rivin
Temple University
Random 3-manifolds

Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Start: 4:10 PM
George Biros
University of Texas, Austin.
Scalable algorithms for the evaluation of volume potentials

Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Start: 4:10 PM
Winter Break
Winter Break
TBA

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Start: 4:10 PM
Elton Hsu
Northwestern University
Stochastic Analysis and Its Applications to Geometric Problems

Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Start: 4:10 PM
John Bland
University of Toronto
A Penrose transform for nonembeddable CR Structures on $S^{3}$

Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Start: 4:10 PM
Danny Calegari
University of Chicago
3-Manifolds everywhere

Tuesday, February 04, 2014
Start: 4:10 PM
Bruce Sagan
Michigan State University
Factoring rook polynomials

Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Start: 4:10 PM
Greg Lawler
University of Chicago
Loop-erased random walk

Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Start: 4:10 PM
Jon Hall
Michigan State University
Axial algebras of Jordan type

Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Start: 4:10 PM
John Hubbard
Cornell University
Parabolic Blowups, and a new entry in the Sullivan Dictionary

Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Start: 4:10 PM
Sean Keel
Univ of Texas, Austin
Mirror Symmetry Made Easy

Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Start: 4:10 PM
Fuquan Fang
Capital Normal University
Reflection groups, non-negative curvature and Tits geometry

Friday, December 06, 2013
Start: 4:10 PM
Victor Guillemin
MIT
Semi-classical aspects of reduction

Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Start: 4:10 PM
Jason Behrstock
City University of New York
Quasi-isometric classification of 3-manifold groups

Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Start: 4:10 PM
Ian Hambleton
McMaster University
Manifolds and symmetry

Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Start: 4:10 PM
Mark Feighn
University of Rutgers
The geometry of Out(F_n)

Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Start: 4:10 PM
Indika Rajapakse
UM
Dynamics of the 3D Genome

Tuesday, November 05, 2013
Start: 4:10 PM
Terry Gannon
University of Alberta
Search for the exotic in vertex operator algebras, subfactors etc

Thursday, October 31, 2013
Start: 4:10 PM
Walter Neumann
Columbia University
Metric geometry of complex surfaces

Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Start: 4:10 PM
Hélène Frankowska
Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris 6
Second Order Optimality Conditions in Optimal Control under State Constraints

Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Start: 4:10 PM
Wei Ho
Columbia University
Arithmetic invariant theory and applications

Tuesday, October 08, 2013
Start: 4:10 PM
Gaven Martin
Massey University
The solution to Siegel's Problem on small covolume lattices

Tuesday, October 01, 2013
Start: 4:10 PM
Elizabeth Bradley
University of Colorado at Boulder
Chaos in computer performance

Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Start: 4:10 PM
Tom Church
Stanford University
Combinatorial stability and representation stability

Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Start: 4:10 PM
Pascale Garaud
University of California Santa Cruz
Mean-field hydrodynamics and the study of fingering convection in geophysics and astrophysics

Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Start: 4:10 PM
Melissa Liu
Columbia University
The Yang-Mills Equations over Klein Surfaces

Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Start: 4:10 PM
Andreas Blass
Univ of Michigan
The Continuum Hypothesis and Its Enemies

Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Start: 3:10 PM
Richard Thomas
Imperial College
Algebraic geometry Spring lectures: The Gottsche conjecture

Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Start: 4:30 PM
Stephen Smale
Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago
Mathematics of Protein Folding

Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Start: 4:10 PM
Igor Dolgachev
University of Michigan
Algebra, geometry and topology of Cremona groups

Tuesday, April 02, 2013
Start: 4:10 PM
Max Glick
Univ of Michigan
Sumner Myers colloquium: The pentagram map and Y-patterns

Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Start: 4:10 PM
Domingo Toledo
University of Utah
Geometry of Period Domains

Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Start: 4:10 PM
David Fisher
Indiana University
Quasi-isometric rigidity of polycyclic groups

Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Start: 4:10 PM
Mike Hopkins
Harvard University
Ziwet Lectures: Lecture I: The Kervaire invariant problem

Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Start: 4:10 PM
Winter Break
TBA

Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Start: 4:10 PM
Guillaume Bal
Columbia University
Equations with random coefficients and theories of random fluctuations.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Start: 4:10 PM
Joe Silverman
Brown University
The dynamical complexity of rational maps and an arithmetic analogue

Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Start: 4:10 PM
Ilya Kapovich
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
(cancelled due to medical reason).

Tuesday, February 05, 2013
Start: 4:10 PM
Joel Smoller
Univ of Michigan
Gravitation

Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Start: 4:10 PM
Jean-francois Lafont
Ohio State University
Isomorphism conjectures in K-theory

Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Start: 3:10 PM
Sarah Koch
Harvard University
An algebraic fingerprint for postcritically finite rational maps

Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Start: 4:10 PM
Richard Tapia
Rice University
The Isoperimetric Problem Revisited: Extracting a Short Proof of Sufficiency from Euler's 1744 Proof of Necessity

Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Start: 4:10 PM
Horng-Tzer  Yau
Harvard University
Ziwet Lectures: Universality of random matrices and log-gases

Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Start: 4:10 PM
Carlos Kenig
Univ of Chicago
The energy critical nonlinear wave equation in 3d.

Tuesday, December 04, 2012
Start: 4:10 PM
Jean-Luc Thiffeault
The University of Wisconsin
Topological approaches to problems of stirring and mixing

Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Start: 4:10 PM
Christopher Sogge
Johns Hopkins University
The Weyl law and bounds for the forced membrane problem

Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Start: 4:10 PM
Mircea Mustata
Univ of Michigan
Singularities: characteristic zero versus positive characteristic

Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Start: 4:10 PM
Aaron Naber
MIT
The Geometry of Ricci Curvature

Tuesday, November 06, 2012
Start: 4:10 PM
Election Day
Election Day!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Start: 4:10 PM
Yuval Peres
Microsoft Research Redmond
Hunter, Cauchy Rabbit, and Optimal Kakeya Sets

Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Start: 4:10 PM
Sai-Kee Yeung
Purdue University
On complex hyperbolicity of moduli spaces of canonically polarized algebraic manifolds

Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Start: 4:10 PM
Fall Break
Fall Break

Tuesday, October 09, 2012
Start: 4:10 PM
Adam Koranyi
CUNY, Graduate Center, and Lehman College
Homogeneous operators: a class of Hilbert space operators relarted to representation theory and holomorphy

Tuesday, October 02, 2012
Start: 4:10 PM
Jason Kutch
USC
Rackham Centennial Lecture: Is math the cause of or cure for chronic pain?: New approaches to the perplexing problem of pain

Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Start: 4:10 PM
Hee Oh
Brown University
Apollonian packings, Fractal geometry and Dynamics on hyperbolic manifolds

Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Start: 4:10 PM
Felix Otto
Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig
Ziwet Lectures: Pattern formation and partial differential equations

Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Start: 4:10 PM
Barry Simon
Caltech
Natural boundaries and spectral theory

Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Start: 4:10 PM
Ted Chinburg
Univ of Penn
Small generators for S-arithmetic groups

Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Start: 4:10 PM
Mark Sapir
Vanderbilt University
Monster groups and manifolds

Tuesday, April 03, 2012
Start: 4:10 PM
Bjorn  Poonen
MIT
Algebraic Geometry Spring Lectures: Undecidability in number theory and algebraic geometry

Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Start: 3:10 PM
Matt Elsey
Courant Institute, NYU
Algorithms for Multiphase Motion with Applications to Materials Science (Sumner Myers Award)

Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Start: 4:10 PM
Emmanuel Candes
Stanford University
Ziwet Lecture I: From compressive sensing to super-resolution

Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Start: 4:10 PM
Stanislaw Szarek
Case Western University
Dvoretzky's theorem and additivity conjectures in quantum information theory

Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Start: 4:10 PM
Harold Donnelly
Purdue University
Curvature and the Spectrum of the Laplacian

Tuesday, March 06, 2012
Start: 4:10 PM
Sebastien Roch
UCLA
Phase Transitions in Molecular Evolution: Relating Combinatorial and Variational Distances on Trees

Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Start: 4:00 PM
Winter Break
Winter Break

Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Start: 4:10 PM
Bryna Kra
Northwestern Univ
Combinatorial ergodic theory

Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Start: 4:10 PM
Igor Krichever
Columbia University
Real-normalized differentials and geometry of the moduli space of Riemann surfaces

Tuesday, February 07, 2012
Start: 4:10 PM
Kevin Costello
Northwestern University
Algebraic structures in perturbative quantum field theory

Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Start: 4:10 PM
Bob Moses
activist, educator (U.S. Algebra project)
Constitutional Democracy and the Teaching and Learning of School Mathematics in the Information age

Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Start: 4:10 PM
Thomas Lam
U of M
Electrical networks and Lie theory

Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Start: 4:10 PM
Vladimir Markovic
CalTech
Virtual geometry of Riemann surfaces and 3-manifolds

Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Start: 4:10 PM
Mike Davis
Ohio State University
Random right-angled Coxeter groups are rational duality groups

Tuesday, December 06, 2011
Start: 4:10 PM
Peter Olver
Univ of Minnesota
Moving Frames in Applications

Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Start: 4:10 PM
Ioannis  Karatzas
Columbia University
Stable Diffusions Interacting through Their Ranks, as Models of Large Equity Markets

Tuesday, November 01, 2011
Start: 4:00 PM
Catherine  Kublik
Univ of Teaxs
Baldwin Prize Award Colloquium: Topics in PDE based image processing

Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Start: 4:10 PM
Tien-Yien Li
Michigan State Univ
Solving polynomial systems by the homotopy continuation method

Monday, October 24, 2011
Start: 3:10 PM
Liliana Borcea
Rice University
Detection and imaging with waves in strongly backscattering random media

Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Fall break
Fall Break

Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Start: 4:10 PM
Roman Vershynin
U of Michigan
Random matrices: invertibility, structure, and applications

Tuesday, October 04, 2011
Start: 4:10 PM
Linda Keen
CUNY, Graduate Center, and Lehman College
Bounded geometry and Thurston's theorem for a class of meromorphic functions.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Start: 4:10 PM
Kenji  Fukaya
Kyoto University
Geometry/Topology RTG Lecture: Toward a proof of homological Mirror symmetry

Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Start: 4:10 PM
Andrei Rapinchuk
University of Virginia
On Division Algebras Having the Same Maximal Subfields

Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Start: 4:00 PM
John Schotland
Univ of Michigan
Inverse problems and optical imaging

Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Giovanni Forni
Univ of Maryland
Quantitative equidistributions of nilflows and Weyl sums

Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Ian Leary
Ohio State University
Fixed point theorems and examples

Tuesday, April 05, 2011
Nolan Wallach
USCD
Gelfand Kirillov dimension of representations

Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Alan Reid
Univ of Texas, Austin
Distinguishing residually finite groups by their finite quotients

Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Start: 3:10 AM
Daniel Huybrechts
Univ of Bonn
Algebraic geometry of K3 surfaces via derived categories (Special time, 3:10-4)

Tuesday, March 15, 2011
SRS Varadhan
Courant Institute
Large Deviations

Tuesday, March 08, 2011
Nick Trefethen
University of Oxford
Ziwet lectures I: Approximation by rational functions

Tuesday, March 01, 2011
Winter Break
Winter Break

Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Mike Hill
University of Virginia
On the non-existence of Kervaire Invariant One Manifolds

Tuesday, February 15, 2011
David Morrison
UCSB
Noncommutative algebras and (commutative) algebraic geometry

Tuesday, February 08, 2011
Steve Zelditch
Northwestern Univ
Eigenfunctions of the Laplacian, ergodicity and complex geometry of nodal sets

Tuesday, February 01, 2011
Ales Pultr
Prague
Frames and locales: topology without points

Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Misha Kapovich
UC Davis
Lie theory for noncrystallographic dihedral groups

Monday, January 17, 2011
Ivelisse Rubio
University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras
Dr. Marjorie Lee Browne Colloquium: The Situation of Women and Minorities in Mathematics: A Civil Rights Issue

Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Igor Kriz
University of Michigan
Homotopy and Reality

Tuesday, December 07, 2010
Bernie Shiffman
Johns Hopkins Univ
Zeros of random functions on complex manifolds

Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Demetrios Christodoulou
ETH, Zürich
Acoustical Geometry and Shock Formation

Tuesday, November 09, 2010
Keith Julien
University of Colorado at Boulder
Convective flows under strong rotational constraints

Tuesday, November 02, 2010
Jeremy Quastel
University of Toronto
Random growth and directed polymers

Tuesday, November 02, 2010
Start: 3:10 PM
Hugh Woodin
UC Berkeley
Ziwet Lecture I: The search for Ultimate L (II, III Wednesday and Thursday at 4PM).

Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Tom Hou
CalTech
On Dynamic Stability and Non-blowup of 3D Incompressible Euler and Navier-Stokes equations

Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Fall Break
Fall Break

Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Rick Jardine
The University of Western Ontario
Path categories and calculations

Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Start: 1:10 AM
Davesh Maulik
Clay Fellow
Enumerative geometry of K3 surfaces

Tuesday, October 05, 2010
L. Mahadevan
Harvard University
Geometrical singularities and singular geometries: some problems and prospects

Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Nessim Sibony
Université Paris-Sud
Analysis on laminations by Riemann Surfaces

Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Evelyn  Sander
George Mason University
The Dynamics of Nucleation in Stochastic Cahn-Morral Systems

Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Eric Bedford
Indiana University
Dynamics of rational surface automorphisms

Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Laszlo Lempert
Puedue Univ
Analytic cohomology in infinite dimensional spaces

Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Richard Thomas
Imperial College London
Khovanov homology from surface singularities

Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Mladen Bestvina
Univ of Utah
Asymptotic dimension

Wednesday, April 07, 2010
Start: 4:10 PM
Mikhail Lyubich
SUNY Stonybrook
Lee-Yang zeros and Enumerative Dynamics

Tuesday, April 06, 2010
Start: 4:00 PM
Bill Fulton
Univ of Michigan
Distinguished University Professorship Lecture, at Rackham Buliding

Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Paul Johnson
Imperial College
Sumner Myers Colloquium : Counting maps between complex curves

Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Louis Nirenberg
NYU, Courant Institute
On singular solutions of fully nonlinear elliptic equations

Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Alan Stapledon
UBC
Sumner Myers talk : Weighted Ehrhart theory and orbifold cohomology

Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Start: 3:10 PM
Mark Levine
Northesatern Univ
Motivic homotopy theory: foundations, applications and perspectives

Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Terence Tao
UCLA
Rainich lectures

Tuesday, March 09, 2010
Xiuxiong Chen
Univ of Wisconsin
Space of Kahler potentials

Tuesday, March 02, 2010
Winter Break
Winter Break

Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Reyer Sjamaar
Cornell University
Induction of representations and Poincar\'e duality

Thursday, February 18, 2010
Sebastian Jaimungal
University of Toronto
Commodity Models, Derivatives and Real Options

Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Sheldon Katz
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Modern Moduli Invariants and Physics

Tuesday, February 02, 2010
Vitaly Bergelson
Ohio State University
Ergodic Theory, Polynomials and Combinatorial Number Theory

Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Start: 3:10 PM
David Harbater
Univ of Penn
Patching in algebra

Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Chris Skinner
Princeton Univ
Modular forms and special values of L-functions (Ziwet Lectures I, II, III)

Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Chuck Weibel
Rutgers University
The Norm Residue Theorem in cohomology

Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Daniel Forger
Univ of Michigan
The Mathematics of Biological Time

Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Wee Teck Gan
UCSD
The local Langlands correspondence

Tuesday, December 08, 2009
Blaine Lawson
SUNY Stonybrook
THE DIRICHLET PROBLEM FOR FULLY NONLINEAR EQUATIONS ON RIEMANNIAN MANIFOLDS

Tuesday, December 01, 2009
Craig Evans
UC Berkeley
Hidden convex structures for nonlinear PDE

Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Spencer Bloch
Univ of Chicago
"Richard and Me": an algebraic geometer pursuing Feynman graphs and amplitudes

Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Steven Krantz
Washington University in St. Louis
ANALYSIS ON THE WORM

Tuesday, November 03, 2009
Kenneth Bromberg
Univ of Utah
The topology of deformation spaces of Kleinian groups

Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Start: 3:10 PM
Sun-Yung Alice Chang
Princeton University
Q-curvature in Conformal Geometry

Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Cedric Villani
École Normale Supérieure de Lyon
Ziwet Lectures

Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Fall Break (No Talk)
Fall Break

Tuesday, October 13, 2009
William Goldman
Univ of Maryland
Complete affine 3-manifolds and hyperbolic structures on surfaces

Tuesday, October 06, 2009
Ron Solomon
Ohio State Univ
Simple 2-Fusion Systems

Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Matthew Gursky
Univ of Notre Dame
Some recent applications of fully nonlinear equations to geometry

Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Leslie Smith
Univ of Wisconsin
New PDE Reduced Models for Geophysical Flows

Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Jeffrey Lagarias
Univ of Michigan
Smooth solutions to the ABC Equation

Thursday, May 07, 2009
Start: 11:10 AM
Cliff Taubes
Harvard Univsersity
What we know and don't know about 4-dimensions (Note the special day and time)

Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Shouwu Zhang
Columbia University
Geometry and arithmetic of Gross--Schoen cycles

Monday, April 27, 2009
Jonathan Rosenberg
Univ of Maryland
Geometric analysis on the noncommutative torus

Thursday, April 16, 2009
Benson Farb
Univ of Chicago
Surface bundles over surfaces

Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Bill Minicozzi
Johns Hopkins University
The rate of change of width under flows

Tuesday, April 07, 2009
Claude LeBrun
SUNY Stony Brook
Einstein Metrics, Complex Surfaces, and Symplectic 4-Manifolds

Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Xiaobo Liu
Univ of Notre Dame
Universal equations for Gromov-Witten invariants

Monday, March 30, 2009
Start: 3:10 PM
Peter Lax
Courant Institute
DEGENERATE MATRICES

Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Carolyn Gordon
Dartmouth College
When you can't hear the shape of a manifold

Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Susan Sierra
University of Washington
Sumner Myers Prize lecture: The geometry of (some) noncommutative surfaces

Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Guido Mislin
Ohio State University
Bounded Cohomology

Tuesday, March 03, 2009
Matilde Marcolli
California Institute of Technology
Noncommutative geometry and the field with one element

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Winter Break

Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Les Saper
Duke University
Cohomology of Locally Symmetric Spaces

Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Jason Starr
SUNY Stony Brook University
Rational simple connectedness and Serre's "Conjecture II", Keeler Lectures

Tuesday, February 03, 2009
Joel Smoller
Univ of Michigan
A One Parameter Family of Expanding Wave Solutions of the Einstein Equations That Induces an Anomalous Acceleration Into the Standard Model of Cosmology

Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Andreas Blass
Univ of Michigan
Uncountable abelian groups that want to be free

Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Michael Zieve
IAS, Princeton
Polynomial mappings

Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Michael Weinstein
Columbia University
Linear and Nonlinear Resonance

Tuesday, December 09, 2008
Steffen Rohde
University of Washington
From DLA to SLE (and back?)

Tuesday, December 02, 2008
Boris Khesin
University of Toronto
Holomorphic linking number and gauge theory

Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Ioannis Karatzas
University of Columbia
Ziwet Lectures: Some Stochastic Control Problems in Mathematical Finance

Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Benson Farb
University of Chicago
(Cancelled)

Tuesday, November 04, 2008
Kartik Prasanna
University of Maryland
The arithmetic of special values of L-functions

Thursday, October 30, 2008
Rahul Pandharipande
Princeton University
Algebraic Cobordism

Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Mark Rudelson
University of Missouri
Invertibility of random matrices

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Fall Study Break

Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Brendan Hassett
Rice University
Approximation results for varieties of low degree

Tuesday, October 07, 2008
Zoltan Szabo
Princeton University
Heegaard Floer homology for three-manifolds.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008
Start: 1:10 PM
János Kollár
Princeton University
Cremona transformations and homeomorphisms of topological surfaces (special room, 2866EH)

Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Michael Thaddeus
Columbia University
The Nash blow-up of a toric variety

Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Richard Hain
Duke University
Elliptic curves and Multiple zeta numbers

Friday, September 19, 2008
Peter Ebenfelt
UCSD
Rigidity for holomorphic mappings of real hypersurfaces into hyperquadrics

Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Michael Anderson
SUNY Stony Brook
Surgery constructions of Einstein metrics

Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Karsten Grove
Notre Dame University
Positive curvature: Past and Present

Tuesday, April 08, 2008
Sorin Popa
UCLA
Some Recent Results in W' Rigidity

Tuesday, April 01, 2008
TBA
University of Washington
TBA

Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Randy LeVeque
University of Washington
High-Resolution Finite Volume Methods and Applications to Tsunami Modeling

Friday, March 21, 2008
Start: 3:00 PM
Bryden Cais
Sumner Meyers Prize Lecture
From differential forms to Galois representations (and back again): a survey of Serre's conjecture

Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Dusa McDuff
SUNY Stony Brook
Gromov--Witten invariants and Hamiltonian dynamics

Tuesday, March 04, 2008
Ravi Vakil
Stanford University
Murphy's Law in algebraic geometry: Badly-behaved moduli spaces

Thursday, February 07, 2008
Curtis T. McMullen
Harvard University
Ziwet Lectures

Wednesday, February 06, 2008
Curtis T. McMullen
Harvard University
Ziwet Lectures

Tuesday, February 05, 2008
Curtis T. McMullen
Harvard University
Ziwet Lectures

Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Joe Harris
Harvard University
Uniformity of rational points on curves

Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Ingrid Daubechies
Princeton University
Multiscale Analysis of Vincent Van Gogh's paintings

Thursday, January 17, 2008
Gang Tian
Princeton University
Rainnich Lecture - Geometric analysis of low dimensional manifolds

Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Gang Tian
Princeton University
Rainnich Lecture - Geometric analysis of low dimensional manifolds

Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Gang Tian
Princeton University
Rainnich Lecture - Geometric analysis of low dimensional manifolds

Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Jeff Cheeger
Courant Institute
TBA

Wednesday, December 05, 2007
Mac Hyman
Los Alamos National Lab
TBA

Tuesday, December 04, 2007
Tom Mrowka
MIT
Reflections on homological invariants for knots

Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Victor Guillemin
MIT
Classical and quantum Birkhoff canonical forms in one dimension

Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Blake Temple
UC Davis
A Mechanism for the Propagation of Nonlinear Time-Periodic Sound Waves

Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Fanghua Lin
Courant Institute
TBA

Tuesday, November 06, 2007
John Roe
Penn State University
Large scale index theory

Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Keith Ball
UM
The Second Law of Probability

Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Helmut Hofer
Courant Institute
Polyfolds and a Generalized Fredholm Theory

Tuesday, October 09, 2007
Vaughn Jones
UC Berkeley
Two faces of planar algebras

Tuesday, October 02, 2007
Weinan E.
Princeton University
Theory of solids: from electronic to continuum scales

Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Sam Payne
Stanford
Sumner B. Myers Prize Colloquium
Toric Vector Bundles

Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Yves Benoist
Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris
Rational points on symmetric varieties

Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Marina Ratner
UC Berkeley
The theory of Unipotent Flows on homogeneous spaces of Lie groups with emphasis on applications

Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Yann Bernard
Sumner B. Myers Prize Colloquium- The coupling of gravity to Yang-Mills fields and fermions in static spherically symmetric spacetimes

Tuesday, February 06, 2007
Ronald Fintushel
Michigan State University
Surgery on nullhomologous tori and small 4-manifolds

Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Alejandro Adem
UBC
Commuting n-tuples and Spaces of Homomorphisms

Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Davesh Maulik
Princeton
Gromov-Witten theory and Donaldson-Thomas theory

Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Steve Ferry
Rutgers University
Controlled Topology and its Applications

Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Yongbin Ruan
UM
Search the quantum symmetry in topology

Tuesday, December 12, 2006
Phillip Griffiths
IAS
Algebraic Cycles and Singularities of Normal Functions

Tuesday, December 05, 2006
Alexander Beilinson
Chicago
Topological epsilon-factors

Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Rick Schoen
Stanford
The Yamabe Problem: An Interaction between Geometry and Relativity

Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Peter Winkler
Dartmouth
Submodular Percolation

Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Shmuel Weinberger
University of Chicago
On positive dimensional symmetry

Tuesday, November 07, 2006
David Mumford
Brown University
The geometry of the space of simple closed plane curves

Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Philip Holmes
Princeton
From Neural Oscillators through Stochastic Dynamics to Optimal Decisions, or Does Math Matter to Gray Matter?

Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Jang-Mei Wu
University of Illinois
Harmonic Measure -- An Excursion

Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Start: 4:00 AM
Stephen Smale
Toyota Technological Institute
Reconstruction of submanifolds of euclidean space from random data

Tuesday, October 03, 2006
Shing-Tung Yau
Harvard
Canonical metrics on complex manifolds

Tuesday, September 26, 2006
Andrea Bertozzi
UCLA
Swarming by Nature and by Design

Tuesday, September 19, 2006
Jerry Marsden
Cal Tech
Invariant Manifolds and Coherent Structures

Tuesday, September 12, 2006
I. M. Singer
MIT
Index Theory, Now and Then

Tuesday, April 18, 2006
Henri Darmon
McGill University
Algebraic Points on Elliptic Curves

Thursday, April 13, 2006
Paul Biran
Tel Aviv University
Algebraic Families and Lagrangian Cycles

Tuesday, April 11, 2006
Fritz Gesztesy
University of Missouri-Columbia
Applications of Modified Fredholm Determinants

Tuesday, April 04, 2006
Calin Chindris
University of Minnesota
The cone of effective weights for quivers and Horn type problems

Wednesday, March 29, 2006
Yuval Peres
UC Berkeley-Statistics
Point Processes, Repulsion, and Fair Allocation

Tuesday, March 28, 2006
Barbara Lee Keyfitz
Fields Institute/University of Houston
Why are Multidimensional Conservation Laws so Difficult?

Friday, March 24, 2006
Justin Moore
Boise State University
The L-Space Problem

Tuesday, March 21, 2006
Noam Elkies
Harvard
Recent Progress in Sphere Packing

Tuesday, March 14, 2006
Henry Cohn
Microsoft
Representation Theory and Fast Matrix Multiplication

Monday, March 13, 2006
Dorothy Buck
Imperial College, London
The Topology of DNA-Protein Interactions

Tuesday, March 07, 2006
Ben Green
University of Bristol/Clay Math Institute
Generalizing the Hardy-Littlewood Method for Primes

Tuesday, February 21, 2006
Tom Hales
University of Pittsburgh
Formal Proofs, the Four Color Theorem, and the Kepler Conjecture for Sphere Packings

Tuesday, February 14, 2006
Jonathan Wahl
University of North Carolina
Topology and Equations of Complex Surface Singularities

Tuesday, February 07, 2006
Percy Deift
Courant Institute-NYU
Universality for Mathematical and Physical Systems

Tuesday, January 31, 2006
Rene Schoof
Universita di Roma
Class Numbers of Cyclotomic Fields

Tuesday, January 24, 2006
Mario Bonk
UM
Quasiconformal Geometry of Fractals

Thursday, January 19, 2006
Alexander Barvinok
UM
Integer Points and Rational Functions

Monday, January 16, 2006
Philip Kutzko
University of Iowa
The Arc of the Moral Universe

Tuesday, January 10, 2006
Lehrstuhl Mathematik VII
Universität Bayreuth
Chebysheff and Belyi Polynomials, Dessins d enfants, Beauville Surfaces and Group Theory

 

John McCarthy (Washington University) has written a nice article describing how to give a good colloquium (Canad. Math. Soc. Notes vol 35 no. 3-4, Sept. 1999). We also have a local guide which contains useful information about our colloquium and environs. Finally, we have a detailed set of instructions for hosting.

 

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