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.
Nicolai Reshetikhin, Colloquium Chair
Spring 2014
Date 
Speaker 
Title 
Jan 23  at 3:10pm 


Jan 23  at 4:10pm 


Jan 30 
Bjorn Poonen, MIT 
Undecidability in number theory  (1st Colloquium is the Serge Lang Undergraduate Lecture)

Feb 6 
Richard Bamler, Stanford University 
Longtime behavior of Ricci flows and construction of Einstein metrics

Feb 20 
Charles L. Epstein, University of Pennsylvania 
Degenerate Diffusions arising in Population Genetics

Feb 27 


Mar 6 
Bowen Lectures


Mar 13 
Allen Knutson, Cornell University

Geometric reasons to associate juggling patterns to matrices

Mar 20 
Alvaro Pelayo, Washington University in St. Louis 
Symplectic and spectral geometry of integrable systems

Mar 27 
Spring Break


Apr 3 
Mike Steel, U. of Canterbury, NZ

Tractable models for some discrete random processes arising in evolutionary biology

Apr 10 
Dan Freed, U. of Texas at Austin

ChernWeil forms and abstract homotopy theory

Apr 17 
F. Alberto Grünbaum, UC Berkeley 
Some noncommutative matrix algebras arising in the bispectral problem

Apr 24 
Max Karoubi, Institute de Mathematique de Jussieu, Paris 
Hermitian Ktheory invariants in real Algebraic Geometry

May 1 
June Huh, University of Michigan 
Homology classes in algebraic varieties: nef, effective, and prime

May 8 
Jorgen Andersen, Center for Quantum Geometry of Moduli Spaces, University of Aarhus, Denmark 
Understanding the geometry of moduli spaces via curves on surfaces

May 15 


May 22 

