Spring 2015 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.

Vivek Shende, Colloquium Chair

Spring 2015

Date Speaker Title
Jan 22
Vladimir Sverak, University of Minnesota PDE aspects of 2d incompressible flows (DiPerna Lecture)
Jan 29
Caroline Uhler, Institute of Science and Technology, Austria Gene Regulation in Space and Time
Feb 5
Frank Calegari, Northwestern Studying algebraic varieties through their cohomology
---Recent progress in the Langlands program
Feb 12
Robert Kohn, Courant Institute, NYU A variational perspective on wrinkling patterns in thin elastic sheets
Feb 19
Michael Weinstein, Columbia University Topologically protected edge states in continuous two-dimensional honeycomb structures
Feb 26
David Dumas, University of Illinois at Chicago From polynomials to polygons via affine differential geometry
Mar 5
V. Kumar Murty, University of Toronto Automorphy and the Sato-Tate conjecture
Mar 12
David Ben-Zvi, UT Austin Geometric Harmonic Analysis
Mar 19
Dusa McDuff, Barnard College, Columbia University Symplectic embeddings: constructions and obstructions (Bowen Lecture)
Mar 26
  Spring Break
Apr 2
  --- No Colloquium due to Tarski Lectures (Mar 30, Apr 1, Apr 3) ---
Apr 9
Davide Gaiotto, Perimeter Institute Wall crossing in quantum field theory
Apr 16
Yves Benoist, Université Paris-Sud Stationary measures on projective spaces
Apr 23
Alex Eskin, University of Chicago Continuity of Lyapunov exponents for products of random matrices