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.
Jenny Harrison, Colloquium Chair
Fall 2015
Date 
Speaker 
Title 
Aug 27

DanVirgil Voiculescu, UC Berkeley 
A glimpse at bifree probability 
Sep 3 

State of the Department Address 
Sep 10

Kay Kirkpatrick, UIUC 
BoseEinstein condensation: from many quantum particles to a quantum "superparticle" 
Sep 17 
Jim Bryan, University of British Columbia 
Curve counting on Abelian varieties, modular forms, and the combinatorics of box counting 
Sep 24 
Patrick Gérard, Université ParisSud 
Complete integrability versus wave turbulence for Hamiltonian PDEs 
Oct 1 
James Demmel, UC Berkeley 
Communication Avoiding Algorithms 
Oct 8 
Peter Bates, Michigan State University 
How should a drop of liquid on a smooth curved surface move in zero gravity? 
Oct 15 
Herbert Koch, University of Bonn 
Near soliton dynamics: Stability and blow up 
Oct 22 
Francesco Maggi, University of Texas at Austin 
Quantitative Geometric Inequalities and Applications 
Oct 29 
Jeremy Quastel, University of Toronto 
The KardarParisiZhang equation and universality class 
Nov 5 
Martin Hairer, University of Warwick 
Taming infinities 
Nov 12 
Jonathan Mattingly, Duke University 
Stabilization and noise 
Nov 19 
Gigliola Staffilani, MIT 
Recent developments on certain dispersive equations as infinite dimensional Hamiltonian systems 
Nov 26 

Thanksgiving 
Dec 3 
Oriol Vinyals, Google Brain Group 
Recent Advances in Deep Learning 
Dec 10 
Eliot Fried, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology 
Stability of ground states for problems involving competing line and surface energies 