Fall 2013 Colloquium

The colloquium meets Thursdays at 4:10 pm to 5:00 pm in 60 Evans Hall. We will have at least two talks every month. Lectures last 50 minutes and are followed by a short question period. The mathematical public is cordially invited to attend.

Olga Holtz, Colloquium Chair

Fall 2013

Date Speaker Title
Aug 29 Tomaso Poggio, MIT The Computational Magic of the Ventral Stream: Sketch of a Theory
Sept 12 Yitang Zhang, University of New Hampshire Recent Developments on the distribution of primes in arithmetic progressions
Sept 26 Andrea Albrecht, University of Stuttgart
On the "Character Building Power" of Mathematics
Oct 3 Stephen Smale, City University of Hong Kong
Protein Folding: Introduction and New Results
Oct 10 Tobias Ekholm, Uppsala University
Knot contact homology and topological strings
Oct 17 Gil Kalai, Hebrew University Jerusalem
Analysis of Boolean Functions
Oct 24 Nikhil Srivastava, Microsoft Research Bangalore
Mixed Characteristic Polynomials and the Kadison-Singer Problem
Oct 31 Yuval Peres, Microsoft Research Theory Group
Search games and Optimal Kakeya Sets
Nov 14 Lasse Rempe-Gillen, University of Liverpool
Density of Axiom A in Arnol'd's standard family
Nov 21 Vera Serganova, UC Berkeley
Supersymmetry and categorification
Dec 5 Hikaru Nakajima, RIMS, Kyoto University Kazhdan-Lusztig conjecture via quasimaps