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Colloquium Schedule

The colloquium meets Wednesdays 3:30-4:30 PM in 414 of Kaprielian Hall



Spring 2014

Date Speaker Title
Wed, Jan 22 James Colliander, University of Toronto
Hamiltonian partial differential equations (abstract)
Fri, Jan 24 (Special Coll., 3:30pm, KAP414) Xiangxiong Zhang, MIT
Positivity-preserving high order accurate schemes for hyperbolic conservation laws (abstract)
Mon, Jan 27 (Special Coll., 2pm, KAP414) Lin Lin, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab.
Fast algorithms for electronic structure analysis (abstract)
Wed, Jan 29 (Special Coll., 3:30pm, KAP414) Quentin Berthet, Princeton University
Statistical and computational tradeoffs in high dimensional problems (abstract)
Wed, Feb 5 David Speyer, University of Michigan The many occurrences of Littlewood-Richardson numbers (abstract)
Wed, Feb 19 Vaughan Jones, UC Berkeley (Whiteman lecture) click here
Wed, Feb 26 Steven Lalley, The University of Chicago
Local limit theorems and Martin boundary theory for random walks on hyperbolic groups (abstract)
Wed, Mar 5 Pham Tiep, University of Arizona Representations and subgroup structure of simple groups (abstract)
Wed, Mar 12 Richard Ng, Iowa State University
and Louisiana State University
Cauchy's Theorem for Tensor Categories (abstract)
Wed, Mar 19 Spring break  
Wed, Mar 26 Christopher Skinner, Princeton University, visiting Caltech
Counting elliptic curves that satisfy the Birch-Swinnerton-Dyer conjecture (abstract)
Wed, Apr 2 Gustavo Ponce, UC, Santa Barbara
On unique continuation properties of solutions to some dispersive equations (abstract)
Wed, Apr 9 Walter Rusin, Oklahoma State University On a model in viscous fluid dynamics (abstract)
Wed, Apr 16 Weiqiang Wang, University of Virginia Schur duality ABC (abstract)
Wed, Apr 23 Milen Yakimov, Louisiana State University
Unique factorization domains, cluster algebras, and maximal green sequences (abstract)
Wed, Apr 30 Vlad Vicol, Princeton University
Regularity of PDEs with drift and diffusion (abstract)
Wed, May 7 Robert Guralnick, USC
 

Colloquium co-chairs: Igor Kukavica and Mohammed Ziane.










Past Colloquia



Fall 2013

Date Speaker Title
Wed, Sep 25 Marco Sammartino, University of Palermo Convergence of the vortex layer Euler solutions to the Birkhoff-Rott solution (abstract)
Wed, Oct 9 Uwe Schmock, Vienna University of Technology
(joint with Math Finance Colloquium)
Adapted dependence and applications to risk management (abstract)
Wed, Oct 23 Thomas Bewley, UC San Diego
Low-storage implicit/explicit Runge-Kutta schemes for the simulation of stiff high-dimensional discretizations of PDE systems (abstract)
Wed, Oct 30 Roberto Triggiani, University of Memphis
Inverse problems of uniqueness and stability for classes of Partial Differential Equations via one observation on (part of) the boundary: a Carleman estimates approach (abstract)
Wed, Nov 6 Geoffrey Mason, UCSC
Modular-invariance and Fuchsian differential equations (abstract)
Wed, Nov 13 Jonah Blasiak, Drexel University
Positivity, complexity, and the Kronecker problem (abstract)
Mon, Dec 2 (special) 2-3pm: Mykhaylo Shkolnikov, UC Berkeley Intertwinings, wave equations and equity markets (abstract)
Mon, Dec 2 (special) 3:30-4:30pm: Katya Krupchyk, University of Helsinki Resolvent estimates for elliptic operators and their applications (abstract)
Wed, Dec 4 (special) 2-3pm: James von Brecht, UCLA Co-Dimension One Self Assembly (abstract)
Wed, Dec 18, KAP 245 Nizar Touzi, Ecole Polytechnique Martingale optimal transport and martingale inequalities (abstract)


Spring 2013

Date Speaker Title
1/16 Mikhail Khovanov (Columbia University) Link homology and categorification
2/3 and 2/4
Special location
Whiteman Lectures
Dusa McDuff (Columbia University)
Embedding questions in symplectic topology
2/11 Joint with CAMS - Monday
Daniel Tataru (UC Berkeley)
Geometric PDE's (abstract)
2/20 Martin Lorenz (Temple) Prime ideals and group actions in noncommutative algebra (abstract)
2/27 Thomas Banchoff (Brown) Folds, Intersections, and Inflections for Smooth and Polyhedral Surfaces:
Distinguishing Cylinders from Mobius Bands (abstract)
3/4
Special time
2-3PM
Joint with CAMS - Monday
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Ron Graham (UCSD)
Juggling Mathematics and Magic (abstract)
3/4 Joint with CAMS - Monday
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Fan Chung Graham (ICSD)
 
3/13 Joint with CAMS
Steve Shkoller (UC Davis)
Free-boundary problems in fluid dynamics (abstract)
3/27 Sarah Koch (Harvard University) An algebraic fingerprint for postcritically finite rational maps (abstract)
4/17 David Nadler (UC Berkeley) Elliptic representation theory (abstract)
4/24 Ravi Vakil (Stanford University) Cutting and pasting in algebraic geometry (abstract)

Fall 2012

Date Speaker Title
9/19 Robert Lipshitz (Columbia University) The Jones polynomial, Khovanov homology and Khovanov homotopy (abstract)
10/03 John Stillwell (University of San Francisco )
Poincare and the early history of 3-manifolds (abstract)
10/10 Jason Morton (Penn State) Quantum and classical tensor networks (abstract)
10/17 Greg Kuperberg (UC Davis) Buildings, spiders, and geometric Satake (abstract)
10/24 John Baez (UC Riverside) The Mathematics of Planet Earth (abstract)
10/31 Lenny Ng (Duke) Knot invariants from cotangent bundles and symplectic geometry (abstract)
11/9 (Friday) Pham Tiep (University of Arizona) The non-commutative Waring problem (abstract)
11/14 Denis Auroux (Berkeley) Mirror symmetry in complex dimension 1 (abstract)
12/5 Marta Lewicka (University of Pittsburg) Nonlinear theories of elastic films (abstract)

Spring 2012

Date Speaker Title
1/9 Zhiwei Yun (MIT) Special Colloquium - Motives and the inverse Galois problem (abstract)
1/11 Ioan Bejanaru (University of Chicago) Special Colloquium - Equivariant Schroedinger Maps in 2D with large data (abstract)
1/13 Sabin Cautis (Columbia University) Special Colloquium - Heisenberg categorification and applications (abstract)
1/18 Ian Tice (Brown) Special Colloquium - Global well-posedness and decay for the viscous surface wave problem without surface tension (abstract)
1/20 Dan Thompson (Penn State) Special Colloquium - Beta-shifts: An inspiration for new techniques in ergodic theory (abstract)
1/25 Persi Diaconis (Stanford) Shuffling Cards and Hopf Algebras (abstract)
1/30 Burt Totaro (Cambridge) Special Colloquium - The integral Hodge conjecture for 3-folds (abstract)
2/8 Alexander Kleshchev (University of Oregon) Graded representation theory of symmetric groups and Hecke algebras (abstract)
2/15 Sami Assaf (USC) Multiplying Schubert polynomials and Schur functions (abstract )
2/22 Daniel Nakano (University of Georgia) Realizing rings of regular functions via the cohomology of quantum groups (abstract)
2/29 Benjamin Sudakov (UCLA) Induced Matchings, Arithmetic Progressions and Communication (abstract)
3/7 Melissa Liu (Columbia University) The Yang-Mills Equations over Klein Surfaces (abstract)
3/14 Spring Recess  
3/28 Edward Witten (IAS)
**SPECIAL TIME AND LOCATION**
Reception 3-3:30PM in KAP 410
Talk begins at 3:45PM in SAL 101
Khovanov Homology And Gauge Theory (abstract)
4/4 Whiteman Lectures  
4/11 Karl Rubin (UCI) Ranks of elliptic curves in families of quadratic twists (abstract)
4/18 Rachel Ollivier (Columbia University) Representations in positive characteristic: from finite groups to p-adic groups (abstract)
4/27 (Friday) Arun Ram (University of Melbourne )
(Special day)
Views of Castalia (abstract)

Fall 2011

Date Speaker Title
9/23 Andrew Torok (University of Houston) Transitivity of skew extensions over hyperbolic systems (abstract)
9/28 Mehrdad Shahshahani (IPM) On the geometrization of the absolute Galois group (abstract)
10/12 Monica Vazirani (UC Davis) Cores, Shi arrangements, and Catalan numbers (abstract)
10/26 Jose Antonio de la Pena (Institute of Mathematics at the National Autonomous University of Mexico) Spectral analysis of finite dimensional algebras and singularities (abstract)
11/9 Lei Ni (UCSD) Ricci flow and manifolds of positive curvature (abstract)
11/16 Amnon Neeman (Australian National University) From compactly generated to well generated triangulated categories (abstract)
11/30 Sabin Cautis (Columbia University) Equivalences and sl(2) actions (abstract)