Spring 2004 Colloquium

At the bottom of this page is a list of downloadable PDF files of the available abstracts of the Spring 2004 Colloquium talks.

Spring 2004

Date Speaker Title
January 22 Richard Kenyon, Orsay Asymptotics of discrete interfaces
January 29 Peter Teichner, UC San Diego Elliptic cohomology via conformal field theories
February 5 Benoit Perthame, ENS, Paris DiPerna Lecture: Kinetic formulations of conservation laws
February 12 Curt McMullen, Harvard Dynamics on complex surfaces
February 19 Gang Tian, MIT Special Riemannian geometry of 4-manifolds
February 26 Horng-Tzer Yau, Stanford University Scaling limits of quantum dynamics of many-body systems
March 4 Ravi Vakil, Stanford University A geometric Littlewood-Richardson rule
March 11 Nicolas Burq, Orsay Nonlinear Schroedinger equation on compact manifolds
March 18 Vladimir Rokhlin, Yale University Fast direct solvers for scattering problems
March 25 Spring Break!
April 1 Allen Knutson, UC Berkeley Why do matrices commute?
April 8 William P. Reinhardt, Department of Chemistry, University of Washington Quantum Mechanics in the Large: Solitons and Schrodinger cats in the gaseous Bose-Einsten condensate
April 15 Kari Vilonen, Northwestern University Topology of algebraic varieties and the Langlands
April 22 Iain Gordon, University of Glasgow Symplectic reflection algebras
April 29 Julia Kempe, LRI-Orsay TBA
May 6 Elon Lindenstrauss, Courant Institute TBA

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 cordially invited to attend.

Maciej Zworski, Colloquium chair