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 
MarieClaude Arnaud, Avignon 
Cantor invariant subsets of conservative 2dimensional dynamics 
Sep 20 
Sam Payne, UT Austin 
Tropical curves, graph homology, and top weight cohomology of $M_g$ 
Sep 27 
Moon Duchin, Tufts 
You can hear the shape of a billiard table 
Oct 4 
 

Oct 11 
Jacob Tsimerman, University of Toronto 
ominimal GAGA and applications to Hodge theory 
Oct 18 
Albert Fathi, Georgia Institute of Technology 
Singularities of solutions of the HamiltonJacobi 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 
RiemannHilbert 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 