# Fall 2016 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 2016

Date |
Speaker |
Title |

Aug 25 |
David Fisher, Indiana University | Subexponential growth, invariant measures and Zimmer's conjecture |

Sep 1 | Ilijas Farah, York University, Canada | Some necessary applications of logic to operator algebras |

Sep 8 |
State of the Department Address | |

Sep 15 | Joseph Wolf, University of California-Berkeley | Geometry and Analysis on Nilpotent Lie Groups |

Sep 22 | Ravi Vakil, Stanford University | The Mathematics of Doodling (Serge Lang Undergraduate Lecture) |

Oct 6 | Ilya Kapovich, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | Dynamics and polynomial invariants of free-by-cyclic groups |

Oct 13 | Karen Vogtmann, University of Warwick | Cycles in spaces of graphs |

Oct 21 | Purnaprajna Bangere, David Balakrishnan, Turtle Island String Quartet | A Meta-Mathematical Framework for Integrating Indian Classical and Western Music |

Nov 3 | Nikita Nekrasov, SUNY Stony Brook | The magnificent Four |

Nov 10 | Dan Margalit, Georgia Tech | Algebraic, geometric, and dynamical aspects of surfaces |

Nov 17 | Shamgar Gurevich, University of Wisconsin-Madison | “Small" Representations of Finite Classical Groups |

Nov 24 | Thanksgiving | |

Dec 1 | Alberto Grünbaum, University of California-Berkeley | Classical and quantum walks: a tour through parts of mathematics |