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