Spring 2016 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 2016

Date Speaker Title
Jan 21
Ana Caraiani, Princeton University Locally symmetric spaces and torsion classes
Jan 28 Vadim Kaloshin, University of Maryland Stochastic Arnold diffusion of deterministic systems
Feb 4
Scott Armstrong, Université Paris-Dauphine A quantitative theory of stochastic homogenization
Feb 11 Vasudevan Srinivas, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research What are the Bloch-Beilinson Conjectures?
Feb 18 Gilles Lebeau, Université de Nice Strichartz Inequalities (DiPerna Lecture)
Feb 25 Alexander Polishchuk, University of Oregon Geometry of matrix factorizations
Mar 3 Nike Sun, UC Berkeley The exact $k$-SAT threshold for large $k$
Mar 10 Edriss Titi, Texas A&M University and Weizmann Institute of Science Is Dispersion a Stabilizing or Destabilizing Mechanism?
Mar 17 Alex Eskin, University of Chicago $SL(2,\mathbb R)$ orbit closures: theorems and counterexamples (Chern Lecture)
Mar 24   Spring Break
Mar 31 Greg Blekherman, Georgia Tech Geometry of Nonnegative Polynomials and Sums of Squares
Apr 7 Akshay Venkatesh, Stanford University Hidden symmetries acting on the cohomology of arithmetic manifolds
Apr 14 Michael Singer, University College London Monopoles, configurations and the Sen conjectures
Apr 21 Sun-Yung Alice Chang, Princeton University $Q$-curvature, some survey and recent developement
Apr 28 Tobias Colding, MIT Level set flow