Fall 2002 Colloquium

At the bottom of this page is a list of downloadable PDF files of the available abstracts of the Fall 2002 Colloquium talks.

Fall 2002

Date Speaker Title
September 5 Michael Shub, IBM Hyperbolicity in rich families of dynamical systems?
September 12 Walter Craig, McMaster University and MSRI Traveling water waves
September 19 Thomas Kailath, Information Systems Laboratory, Stanford Displacement structure: Theory and applications
September 26 Alexander Holroyd, UCB The bootstrap percolation cellular automaton
October 3 Barry Simon, Caltech The lost proof of Loewner's theorem
October 10 Steven Boyd, Department of Electrical Engineering, Stanford Semidefinite programming and applications
October 17 Gaven Martin, University of Auckland The governing PDEs of nonlinear elasticity and the Hilbert-Smith conjecture
October 22 Sir Michael Atiyah, 10 Evans, Tuesday, 5-6 PM (Please note special place and time) Projective planes, spheres and Severi varieties, Joint MSRI/UCB Colloquium
October 31 Daniel J. Bernstein, University of Illinois at Chicago Proving primality
November 7 Craig Huneke, University of Kansas Characteristic p methods in commutative algebra
November 14 Rafe Mazzeo, Stanford The structure of Poincare-Einstein metrics: from the fine scale to the large scale
November 21 Alex Vladimirsky, Cornell Going with the (Information) Flow: on fast numerical methods for boundary value problems
December 5 Grigory Mikhalkin, University of Utah Toric surfaces, Gromov-Witten invariants and tropical algebraic geometry

The colloquium meets Thursdays at 4:10pm in 60 Evans Hall. Lectures last 50 minutes and are followed by a short question period. The mathematical public is cordially invited to attend.

Maciej Zworski, Colloquium chair