University of Southern California, Department of Mathematics

Colloquium (meets Wed. 3:30-4:30 in KAP 414)

Fall 2014

Wed. 9/3: Mark Huber, Claremont McKenna College, Building a better Bernoulli factory (click here for abstract)
Wed. 10/8: Francis Bonahon, USC, On the work of Maryam Mirzakhani (click here for abstract)
Wed. 10/15: Thomas Church, Stanford University, Combinatorial stability and representation stability (click here for abstract)
Wed. 10/22: Francis Su, Harvey Mudd College, Voting in Agreeable Societies (click here for abstract)
Mon. 11/10 (Special colloquium, 2-3 pm): Stanislav Minsker, Duke University and Wells Fargo Securities, Robust and scalable statistical estimation: a tale of the geometric median (click here for abstract)
Fri. 11/14 (Special colloquium 4:30-5:30 pm): Teng Zhang, University of Minnesota, Tyler's M-estimator: subspace recovery and high-dimensional regime, (click here for abstract)
Wed. 11/19: Maciej Wojtkowski, University of Warmia and Mazury, Bi-partitions of the 2-d torus, 1-dimensional tilings, hyperbolic automorphisms and their Markov partitions, (click here for abstract)
Fri. 11/21 (Special colloquium 3-4 pm): Ngoc Mai Tran, University of Texas, Random permutations and random partitions (click here for abstract)
Fri. 11/21 (Special colloquium 4:30-5:30 pm): Joseph Neeman, University of Texas, Gaussian noise stability (click here for abstract)
Wed. 12/3: Frank Sottile, Texas A&M, Galois Groups of Schubert Problems, (click here for abstract)
Mon. 12/8 (Special colloquium 2-3): Johannes Lederer, Cornell University, Tuning Parameters in High-Dimensional Statistics (click here for abstract)
Mon. 12/8 (Special colloquium 3:30-4:30): Baoping Liu, University of Chicago, Soliton resolution for nonlinear wave equations, (click here for abstract)
Thu. 12/11 (special colloquium 3:30-4:30) Hung Tran, University of Chicago, Selection problems for a discounted degenerate viscous Hamilton--Jacobi equation, (click here for abstract)
Fri. 12/12 (Special colloquium 3:30-4:30): Yao Yao, University of Wisconsin, (click here for abstract)

Spring 2015

Wed. 1/14: Peter Schauenburg, University of Bourgogne, Calculating Higher Frobenius-Schur Indicators in Group-Theoretical Fusion Categories (click here for abstract)
Wed. 1/21: Skip Garibaldi, Emory University and IPAM, Simple groups stabilizing polynomials (click here for abstract)
Wed. 2/4: David Dumas, University of Illinois at Chicago, From polynomials to polygons via affine differential geometry (click here for abstract)
Fri. 2/6 (Special colloquium 3:30-4:30): Emmanuel Breuillard, Universite Paris-Sud, Diophantine approximation, dynamics and representation theory (click here for abstract)
Wed. 2/11: Ryan Vinroot, College of William and Mary, Involutions and Representation Theory (click here for abstract)
Tu. 2/17: Michael Hopkins (Harvard), Whiteman lecture 1
Wed. 2/18: Michael Hopkins (Harvard), Whiteman lecture 2, The Kervaire Invariant
Wed. 2/25: Joscha Diehl, TU Berlin, Hairer's regularity structures, (click here for abstract)
Wed. 3/4: Gabriel Navarro, University of Valencia, Main Problems in the Representation Theory of Finite Groups, (click here for abstract)
Wed. 3/11: Yuri Bahturin, Memorial University (Newfoundland) and Moscow State, Graded simple algebras: current status, (click here for abstract)
Wed. 3/25: Matthew Kahle, Ohio State University, Recent progress in stochastic topology, (click here for abstract)
Wed. 4/1: Igor Pak, UCLA, Counting words in linear groups, (click here for abstract)
Wed. 4/15: Yuri Tschinkel, Simons Foundation, Geometry of Numbers, (click here for abstract)
Wed. 4/22: Solomon Golomb, USC, An Approach to Prime k-Tuples, (click here for abstract)
Wed. 4/29 (4-5pm): James Zhang, University of Washington, The Tits alternative (click here for abstract)