Fall 2017 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.

Kenneth Ribet, Colloquium Chair

Fall 2017

Date Speaker Title
Aug 24 Günter M. Ziegler, Freie Universität Berlin Semi-algebraic sets of integer points
Aug 31 John Rhodes, UC Berkeley Boolean representations of simplicial complexes: beyond matroids
Sep 7   State of the Department Address
Sep 14 Kevin Costello, Perimeter Institute What is the AdS/CFT correspondence?
Sep 21 Alex Wright, Stanford Geometry, dynamics, and the moduli space of Riemann surfaces
Sep 28 Bernd Sturmfels, UC Berkeley Tensors and their Eigenvectors
Oct 5 Caroline Klivans, Brown University The Partitionability Conjecture
Oct 12 Jesus De Loera, UC Davis The first hundred years of Helly’s theorem
Oct 19 Nima Arkani-Hamed, IAS The Positive Geometry of Fundamental Physics, From Scattering Amplitudes to the Wavefunction of the Universe
Oct 26 Alexander Postnikov, MIT Chip firing, root systems, permutohedra, and Coxeter arrangements
Nov 2 Keith Devlin, Stanford When the precision of mathematics meets the messiness of the world of people (Serge Lang Lecture)
Nov 9 Tomoko Kitagawa, UC Berkeley
Center for Science, Technology, Medicine and Society
The Global Histories of Mathematics
Nov 16 Semyon Dyatlov, MIT/UC Berkeley What is quantum chaos?
Nov 23 ------------ Thanksgiving
Nov 30 Federico Ardila, San Francisco State University Algebraic Structures on Polytopes