Fall 2018 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.

Vivek Shende, Colloquium Chair

Fall 2018

Date Speaker Title
Aug 30 Rachel Ward, UT Austin Stochastic Gradient Descent: Strong convergence guarantees – without parameter tuning
Sep 6 ------------ State of the Department
Sep 13 Marie-Claude Arnaud, Avignon Cantor invariant subsets of conservative 2-dimensional dynamics
Sep 20 Sam Payne, UT Austin Tropical curves, graph homology, and top weight cohomology of Mg
Sep 27 Moon Duchin, Tufts You can hear the shape of a billiard table
Oct 4 ------------  
Oct 11 Jacob Tsimerman, University of Toronto o-minimal GAGA and applications to Hodge theory
Oct 18 Albert Fathi, Georgia Institute of Technology Singularities of solutions of the Hamilton-Jacobi equation. A toy model: distance to a closed subset
Oct 25 Eugene Gorsky, UC Davis Hilbert schemes and link homology
Nov 1 Tatsuki Kuwagaki, IPMU Riemann-Hilbert correspondence and Fukaya category
Nov 8 Colin Guillarmou, Orsay Some applications of analytic techniques to geometric and dynamical system problems
Nov 15 Fabian Haiden, IHES Skein = Hall
Nov 22 ------------ Thanksgiving
Nov 29 Claude Viterbo, Ecole Normale Supérieure Persistent homology and applications from PDE to symplectic topology