Spring 2013 Colloquium

The colloquium meets Thursdays at 4:10 pm to 5:00 pm in 60 Evans Hall. 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.

Maciej Zworski, Colloquium Chair

Spring 2013

Date Speaker Title
Jan 17 Alan Hammond, Oxford University Self-avoiding walks, phase separation and KPZ universality
Jan 24 Alan Newell, University of Arizona Phyllotaxis as a pattern forming front
Jan 31 Alberto Ibort, Univ. Carlos III de Madrid There is plenty of room at the boundary
Feb 7 Kristin Lauter, Microsoft ML Confidential: Machine Learning on Encrypted Data
Feb 14 Calvin C. Moore, UC Berkeley Group Cohomology for Topological Groups
Feb 21 Brendan Hassett, Rice Unviversity Rational curves on symplectic varieties
Feb 28 Sourav Chatterjee, Courant Institute and Stanford University
Invariant measures and the soliton resolution conjecture
Mar 7 Ko Honda, USC The equivalence of Heegaard Floer homology and embedded con- tact homology via open book decompositions
Mar 14 Frank Sottile, Texas A & M The future of computation in algebraic geometry
Mar 21 Steve Zelditch, Northwestern University Quantum mechanics, Eigenvalue problems and complex geometry
Mar 28 no colloquium - spring break  
Apr 4 Nicolas Burq, Orsay Eigenfunctions of the Laplace operator and randomness: when H ̈ormander’s Weyl formula and Levy’s concentration of measure phenomenon meet
Apr 11 Nigel Hitchin, Oxford University  
Apr 18 Nigel Hitchin, Oxford University  
Apr 25 Sarah Witherspoon Texas A & M Varieties for modules
May 2 Nima Arkani-Hamed, Institute for Advanced Study Space-Time, Quantum Mechanics and The Positive Grassmannian
May 9 Goncalo Tabuada, MIT Noncommutative motives