Spring 1999 Colloquium

At the bottom of this page is a list of downloadable PDF files of the available abstracts of the Spring 1999 Colloquium talks.

Spring 1999

Date Speaker Title
January 21 Peter Sarnak, Princeton University Spectra of elements in some group rings
January 28 Heinz-Otto Kreiss, UCLA DiPerna Lecture, The numerical solution of nonlinear time-dependent partial differential equations
February 4 Amie Wilkinson, Northwestern University Diffeomorphisms with robust statistical properties
February 11 Allen Knutson, Brandeis University Hermitian matrices, tensor products, and honeycombs
February 18 Daqing Wan, UC Irvine Introduction To Dwork's Conjecture
February 25 Oscar E. Lanford, ETH Zürich What really happens when a smooth expanding map is iterated on the computer
March 4 Ranee Brylinski, Penn State University Star products and quantization of manifolds with symmetry
March 11 George C. Papanicolaou, Stanford University Joint Math-Geophysics colloquium: Time reversal imaging
March 18 Richard Taylor, Harvard University and UC Berkeley The local Langlands conjecture
March 25 Spring Break!
April 1 Jim Pitman, Statistics Department, UC Berkeley Brownian excursions, random trees, and random partitions
April 8 Katherine F. Stevenson, Caltech Fundamental groups in positive characteristic
April 15 Siddhartha Sahi, Rutgers University Kontsevich's deformation quantization and invariant differential operators
April 22 David Hoffman, MSRI Properly embedded minimal surfaces of finite topology
April 29 George Oster, UC Berkeley Departments of Environmental Science, Policy and Management; and Molecular and Cell Biology Mathematics Awareness Month Lecture: The world's smallest rotary motor
May 6 Eric Friedlander, Northwestern University and MSRI K-theory and cohomology theories

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