Fall 2020 Colloquium

The colloquium meets Thursdays at 4:10 pm to 5:00 pm virtually. 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.

Ken Ribet, Colloquium Chair

Fall 2020

Date Speaker Title
August 27 Tatyana Shcherbyna, Princeton University Random matrix theory and supersymmetry techniques
September 3 no colloquium (State of the Department meeting)
September 10 Jeremy Hahn, MIT Higher algebra in the classification of highly connected manifolds 
September 17 Corinna Ulcigrai, University of Zürich *** This talk will be at 3:10PM, not 4:10PM ***  Shearing, Ratner properties and slow chaos in surface flows
September 24 Mboyo Esole, Northeastern University
Crepant resolutions of elliptic fibrations and string theory 
October 1 Jordan Ellenberg, University of Wisconsin The problem of legislative districting: geometry, complexity, and democracy
October 8 Daniel Litt, University of Georgia Arithmetic topology and the fundamental group
October 15 Weinan E, Princeton University A Mathematical Perspective of Machine Learning
October 22 Pamela E. Harris, Williams College Recent results on Kostant’s partition function
October 29 Olof Sisask, Stockholm University, and Thomas Bloom,
University of Cambridge (joint colloquium)
Three-term arithmetic progressions in sets of integers 
November 5 Shinichi Mochizuki, Research Institute for Mathematical
Sciences, Kyoto University
Classical Roots of Inter-universal Teichmüller Theory 
November 12 Julia Pevtsova, University of Washington Cohomology of finite dimensional algebras
November 19 Emily Riehl, Johns Hopkins University Elements of ∞-Category Theory
November 26 No colloquium, Thanksgiving  
December 3 Sunčica Čanić, UC Berkeley Moving Boundary Problems and Medicine
December 10 RRR Week [but there might be a talk]