Spring 1998 Colloquium

At the bottom of this page is a list of downloadable PDF files of the available abstracts of the Spring 1998 Colloquium talks.

Spring 1998

Date Speaker Title
January 22 Jennifer Chayes, Microsoft Corporation Birth of the Infinite Cluster: finite size scaling in percolation
January 29 Dan-Virgil Voiculescu, U. C. Berkeley Free Probability Theory
February 5 Tai-Ping Liu, Stanford University Hyperbolic Conservation Laws
February 12 José Felipe Voloch, University of Texas at Austin Cellular telephones and elliptic curves over rings
February 19 Jerrold Marsden, U.C. Berkeley and Caltech Variational Integrators, Collision Algorithms and Mission Planning
February 26 Karl Rubin, Stanford University Euler systems
March 5 Symposium in Geometry in honor of S. S. Chern
March 12 Joan Feigenbaum, AT&T Labs Games, Complexity Classes, and Approximation Algorithms
March 19 Brian D. Conrad, Institute for Advanced Study< Deformation theory of Galois representations for the non-expert
March 27 Spring Break!
April 2 Jay Jorgenson, Oklahoma State University Geometry and spectral theory of degenerating hyperbolic three manifolds
April 9 Marie-Françoise Roy, University of Rennes Algorithms for real algebraic geometry: recent results and open problems
April 16 Ehud Hrushovski, Dept. of Mathematics, Hebrew University, Jerusalem and MSRI Is there a geometry of difference equations?
April 23 Victor Kac, MIT Classification of infinite-dimensional groups of supersymmetries
April 30 Alberto Grunbaum, U. C. Berkeley Mathematics and Imaging: Mathematics Awareness Week lecture
May 7 Jeremy Gray, The Open University On the history of the Riemann-Roch Theorem

The colloquium meets Thursdays at 4:10PM in 60 Evans Hall. Lectures last 50 minutes and are followed by a short question period. The mathematical public is warmly invited to attend.

Kenneth A. Ribet, colloquium chair