Spring 2018 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.

Lauren Williams, Colloquium Chair

Spring 2018

Date Speaker Title
Jan 18 Jared Weinstein, Boston University Complex multiplication, from Abel to Zagier
Jan 25 Wilhelm Schlag, University of Chicago On the long-term dynamics of nonlinear dispersive evolution equations(DiPerna lecture)
Feb 1 Shelly Harvey, Rice University Largeness of 3-manifold group that resemble free groups
Feb 8 Avi Wigderson, Institute for Advanced Study Mathematics and Computation: Proving Algebraic Identities (Bowen lectures)
Feb 15 Samit Dasgupta, UC Santa Cruz Stark's conjectures and Hilbert's 12th problem
Feb 22 Akhil Matthew, University of Chicago p-adic algebraic K-theory and topological cyclic homology
Mar 1 Monica Vazirani, UC Davis Combinatorics, Categorification, and Crystals
Mar 8 Greta Panova, University of Pennsylvania From Algebraic Combinatorics to Geometric Complexity Theory
Mar 15 Aner Shalev, Hebrew University Groups, probability and representations
Mar 22 Martin Hairer, Imperial College London Singular stochastic PDEs: Regularity structures (Chern lectures)
Mar 29 ------------ Spring Break
Apr 5 Sylvie Corteel, CNRS/Université Paris Diderot Combinatorics of the asymmetric simple exclusion process
Apr 12 Dusa McDuff, Barnard College Different approaches to the virtual moduli cycle -- an elementary introduction
Apr 19 Konstanze Rietsch, King's College London Mirror Symmetry for Grassmannians
Apr 26 Song Sun, UC Berkeley Metric collapsing of hyperkahler K3 surfaces