Date 
Speaker  Seminar  Title 
Tuesday, September 11, 2012 Start: 2:10 PM
Location: 3096 East Hall * 
Barry Simon Caltech  What is... ?  What is the Spectral Theory of Orthogonal Polynomials 
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 Start: 2:10 PM
Location: 3096 East Hall * 
Jeff Rauch UM  What is... ?  What is ... geometric optics? 
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 Start: 2:10 PM
Location: 3096 East Hall * 
Anna Gilbert Univ of Michigan  What is... ?  What is...Compressed Sensing? 
Tuesday, October 09, 2012 Start: 2:10 PM
Location: 3096 East Hall * 
Jinho Baik UM  What is... ?  What are ... TracyWidom distributions? 
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 Start: 2:10 PM
Location: 3096 East Hall * 
Dmitriy Boyarchenko Univ of Michigan  What is... ?  What is ... DeligneLusztig theory 
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 Start: 2:10 PM
Location: 3096 East Hall * 
Yuval Peres Microsoft Research Redmond  What is... ?  What is ... the mixing time and the cover time for random walk on a graph? 
Tuesday, November 06, 2012 Start: 2:10 PM
Location: 3096 East Hall * 
David Speyer
 What is... ?  What is ... a Grobner basis 
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 Start: 2:10 PM
Location: 3096 East Hall * 
Peter Miller University of Michigan  What is... ?  What is ... the inversescattering transform? 
Tuesday, November 20, 2012 Start: 2:10 PM
Location: 3096 East Hall * 
Martin Strauss University of Michigan  What is... ?  What is ... a computer? 
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 Start: 2:10 PM
Location: 3096 East Hall * 
Zuoqin Wang Univ of Michigan  What is... ?  An invitation to spectral geometry 
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 Start: 2:10 PM
Location: 3866 East Hall * 
Peter Miller Univ of Michigan  What is... ?  What is the inversescattering transform? 
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 Start: 2:10 PM
Location: 3866 East Hall * 
Jeanfrancois Lafont Ohio State University  What is... ?  What is... a homology manifold? 
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 Start: 2:10 PM
Location: 3866 East Hall * 
Joseph Silverman Brown University  What is... ?  A whirlwind survey of the arithmetic of elliptic curves 
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 Start: 2:10 PM
Location: 3866 East Hall * 
Andreas Blass University of Michigan  What is... ?  What Is ... Ingleton's Inequality?

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 Start: 2:10 PM
Location: 3866 East Hall * 
John Schotland University of Michigan  What is... ?  What is ... the inverse problem? 
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 Start: 2:10 PM
Location: 3866 East Hall * 
Mattias Jonsson Univ of Michigan  What is... ?  What is a Berkovich space 
Tuesday, April 02, 2013 Start: 2:10 PM
Location: 3866 East Hall * 
Bob Griess Univ of Michigan  What is... ?  What is moonshine? 
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 Start: 2:10 PM
Location: 3866 East Hall * 
Bill Fulton Univ of Michigan  What is... ?  What is ... a bad math talk? 