Fall 2015 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.

Jenny Harrison, Colloquium Chair

Fall 2015

Date Speaker Title
Aug 27
Dan-Virgil Voiculescu, UC Berkeley A glimpse at bi-free probability
Sep 3   State of the Department Address
Sep 10
Kay Kirkpatrick, UIUC Bose-Einstein 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 Paris-Sud 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 Kardar-Parisi-Zhang 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