Spring 2002 Colloquium

At the bottom of this page is a list of downloadable PDF files of the available abstracts of the Spring 2002 Colloquium talks.

Spring 2002

Date Speaker Title
September 2 Richard E. Borcherds, UCB Modular forms with singularities
January 24 Kimmen Sjölander, Bioengineering, UCB Protein function and structure prediction
January 31 Peter Ozsvath, Princeton University Holomorphic disks and low-dimensional topology
February 7 DiPerna memorial lecture: Andrew Stuart, Warwick University Extracting macroscopic dynamics
February 14 Dana Randall, Georgia Institute of Technology Cupid's Monte Carlo: matchings, couplings and other tales of mixing
February 21 Lisa Goldberg, Barra Inc. Total risk
February 28 Dan Boneh, Stanford University Fast variants of the RSA cryptosystem
March 7 Michael Kleber, Brandeis University Representation theory, combinatorics, and a touch of quantum groups
March 14 Nils Dencker, Lunds Universitet The question of solvability
March 21 Gérard Laumon, CNRS & Université Paris-Sud An introduction to the Drinfeld-Langlands program
March 28 Spring Break!
April 4 Sara Robinson, Science Journalist Putting math in the paper without mangling it
April 11 Maria Klawe, University of British Columbia Playing mathematics, or hard fun
April 18 Gadiel Seroussi, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories On hats and other covers
April 25 Giovanni Felder, ETH Zürich, visiting MSRI From numbers to q-numbers to elliptic numbers: the elliptic gamma function
May 2 Hélène Esnault, Universität Essen The determinant of the Gauss-Manin connection
May 9 Manjul Bhargava, Clay Mathematics Institute & Princeton University The representation of integers by quadratic forms

The colloquium meets Thursdays at 4:10PM in 60 Evans Hall. Before the lecture, refreshments are served in 1015 Evans Hall (3:00pm-4:00pm). Lectures last 50 minutes and are followed by a short question period. The mathematical public is cordially invited to attend.

Hendrik W. Lenstra, Jr., Colloquium chair