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 twodimensional 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 SatoTate conjecture 
Mar 12

David BenZvi, 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 ParisSud 
Stationary measures on projective spaces 
Apr 23

Alex Eskin, University of Chicago 
Continuity of Lyapunov exponents for products of random matrices 


