Northwestern University Mathematical Calendar

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Academic Year 2003-2004

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Friday, September 5, 2003

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 2:00PM
Prof. P. Tabeling, Ecole Superieure de Pysique et Chimie Industrielles and Ecole Normale Superieure
Title: What Can Be Learned from Microfluidics
Special Note: More current information may be available at http://aquavite.northwestern.edu/cal/public/calendar.cgi?id=92">Plan-it Purple
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PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor ,
Title: TBA
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Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 104, 4:00pm
Professor Emma Carberry, M.I.T.
Title: TBA
Contact Info here

Thursday, September 25, 2003

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 104, 4:00pm
Professor Eric Zaslow, Northwestern University
Title: Affine Manifolds for Mirror Symmetry
Contact Info here
Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 104, 4:00pm
Professor Cheolhyun Cho, Northwestern University
Title: Floer cohomology and disc instantons of Lagrangian torus fibers in Fano toric manifolds
Abstract and details available

Monday, September 29, 2003

Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Jens Hornbostel, University of Regensburg
Title: Bott periodicity and motivic homotopy groups of spheres
Contact Info here

Thursday, October 2, 2003

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 104, 4:00pm
Professor Naichung Conan Leung, University of Minnesota
Title: Instantons and Lagrangians on manifolds with vector cross product
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Monday, October 6, 2003

Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Anders Linner, Northwestern University
Title: A closer look at closed geodesics in S^2(g): rescheduled for October 13
Abstract and details available

Thursday, October 9, 2003

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 104, 4:00pm
Professor Cheolhyun Cho, Northwestern University
Title: Floer cohomology and disc instantons of Lagrangian torus fibers in Fano toric manifolds
Abstract and details available

Friday, October 10, 2003

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Yuri Manin, Northwestern University
Title: Diophantine Equations of Degree 3: Case of Cubic Surfaces
Contact Info here
Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Igal Szleifer, Purdue University
Title: Kinetics of protein adsorption: multi-scale approach for bridging time scales
Special Note: More current information may be available at http://aquavite.northwestern.edu/cal/public/calendar.cgi?id=93">Plan-it Purple
Abstract and details available

Saturday, October 11, 2003

First Chicago Area PDE Workshop


Monday, October 13, 2003

Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Anders Linner, Northwestern University
Title: A closer look at closed geodesics in S^2(g), continued
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Thursday, October 16, 2003

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Prof. P. Huerre, Ecole Polytechnique
Title: Self-sustained oscillatory states in shear flows: linear and nonlinear selection mechanisms
Special Note: More current information may be available at http://aquavite.northwestern.edu/cal/public/calendar.cgi?id=92">Plan-it Purple
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Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 104, 4:00pm
Professor Paul Seidel, University of Chicago
Title: Homological mirror symmetry for the quartic surface
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Friday, October 17, 2003

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Howard Weiss, Pennsylvania State
Title: Remarkable Dynamics of an Overcompensatory Leslie Population Model
Special Note: More current information may be available at http://aquavite.northwestern.edu/cal/public/calendar.cgi?id=93">Plan-it Purple
Abstract and details available

Monday, October 20, 2003

Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Anders Linner, Northwestern University
Title: A closer look at closed geodesics in S^2(g), continued
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ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Prof. H. Levine, Iowa State Univ.
Title: A blow-up conjecture of Nagai chemotaxis
Special Note: More current information may be available at http://aquavite.northwestern.edu/cal/public/calendar.cgi?id=92">Plan-it Purple
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Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Peter Symonds, UMIST
Title: Group Actions on Algebraic Varieties
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Tuesday, October 21, 2003

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor Danny Calegari , Caltech
Title: Loose ends in the theory of planar groups
Contact Info here

Thursday, October 23, 2003

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 104, 4:00pm
Professor Sema Salur, Northwestern University
Title: Asymptotically Cylindrical Coassociative Submanifolds
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PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor William P. Ziemer, Indiana University
Title: The Co-Area Formula in Metric Spaces
Special Note: Joint with Analysis Seminar
Contact Info here

Friday, October 24, 2003

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Sigurdur Helgason, MIT
Title: The Non-Euclidean World, History, Geometry and Analysis
Contact Info here
Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Herman Makse, City College of the City University of New York
Title: Thermodynamics of Jammed Matter
Special Note: More current information may be available at http://aquavite.northwestern.edu/cal/public/calendar.cgi?id=93">Plan-it Purple
Abstract and details available

Monday, October 27, 2003

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor Andras Vasy, MIT
Title: Scattering theory on symmetric spaces and for N-body Hamiltonians
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, October 28, 2003

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor Igor Rivin, Temple University
Title: Walks on groups and graphs
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Thursday, October 30, 2003

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor Bryna Kra, Penn State
Title: Non-conventional ergodic averages
Abstract and details available

Friday, October 31, 2003

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Erik Luijten, University of Illinois
Title: How to Stabilize Colloidal Suspensions? Application of a New Algorithm for Complex Fluids
Special Note: More current information may be available at http://aquavite.northwestern.edu/cal/public/calendar.cgi?id=93">Plan-it Purple
Abstract and details available

Monday, November 3, 2003

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Prof. D. Olagunju, Univ. of Delaware
Title: Non-isothermal viscoelastic torsional flow
Special Note: More current information may be available at http://aquavite.northwestern.edu/cal/public/calendar.cgi?id=92">Plan-it Purple
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Geometry/Physics Seminar , 3:00pm
Professor Dan Freed, University of Texas at Austin
Title: Cubic forms, differential cohomology, and M-theory.
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Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Dan Dugger, University of Oregon
Title: Axial maps and the Hurwitz problem in characteristic p
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Thursday, November 6, 2003

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 104, 4:00pm
Professor Emma Carberry , MIT
Title: Special Lagrangian T^2-cones in C^3
Abstract and details available

Friday, November 7, 2003

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 104, 4:00pm
Professor John Loftin, Rutgers University Newark
Title: Degenerate Semi-Flat Calabi-Yau Metrics on S^2.
Special Note: Special Friday Seminar
Abstract and details available
Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Malcolm MacIver, Northwestern University
Title: Congruence of sensing and locomotor volumes in an omnidirectional animal
Special Note: More current information may be available at http://aquavite.northwestern.edu/cal/public/calendar.cgi?id=93">Plan-it Purple
Abstract and details available

Monday, November 10, 2003

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Prof. H. Wong, LSU
Title: A slope-dependent disjoining pressure for nonzero contact angles: derivation and application
Special Note: More current information may be available at http://aquavite.northwestern.edu/cal/public/calendar.cgi?id=92">Plan-it Purple
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Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Kari Ragnarsson, MIT
Title: Transfers and p-local finite groups
Contact Info here

Wednesday, November 12, 2003

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor Michael Dafermos, MIT
Title: The Analysis and Geometry of Black Holes, Price's law, and the Cosmic Censorship Conjectures
Contact Info here

Thursday, November 13, 2003

Colloquium Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Melissa Chiu-Chu Liu, Harvard
Title: Virtual fundamental classes and virtual localization in open Gromov-Witten theory
Special Note: Note special day, time.
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 104, 4:15pm
Professor Anda Degeratu , Duke University
Title: Geometrical McKay Correspondence
Special Note: Seminar will be held at 4:15, later than usual.
Contact Info here
PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Laurence Nedelec, Rouen
Title: Spectrum of the non-self-adjoint harmonic oscillator
Contact Info here

Friday, November 14, 2003

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Rafe Mazzeo, Stanford
Title: Positive scalar curvature and Poincare-Einstein fillings
Abstract and details available
Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Charles R. Doering, Department of Mathematics and Michigan Center for Theoretical Physics
Title: The stochastic Fisher-Kolmogorov-Petrovsky-Piscunov equation,
Special Note: More current information may be available at http://aquavite.northwestern.edu/cal/public/calendar.cgi?id=93">Plan-it Purple
Abstract and details available

Monday, November 17, 2003

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Dr. A. Class, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe
Title: Flames in inhomogeneous mixtures as gasdynamic discontinuities
Special Note: More current information may be available at http://aquavite.northwestern.edu/cal/public/calendar.cgi?id=92">Plan-it Purple
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Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Viorel Costeanu, MIT
Title: On the 2-typical de Rham-Witt complex
Contact Info here

Tuesday, November 18, 2003

Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Madhav Nori, University of Chicago
Title: Motives and Galois theory
Abstract and details available
Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor David Fisher, Lehman College
Title: TBA
Contact Info here
PDE Seminar Lunt 104, 3:00pm
Professor Gunther Uhlmann, University of Washington
Title: The Dirichlet to Neumann map and boundary rigidity
Special Note: Note special time.
Abstract and details available

Thursday, November 20, 2003

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 104, 4:00pm
Professor Yong-Geun Oh, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Title: Deformation of coisotropic submanifolds and strongly homotopy Lie algebroids
Contact Info here

Friday, November 21, 2003

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Robert Clewley, Boston University
Title: Multiple scale analysis and local models generate low-dimensional maps
Special Note: More current information may be available at http://aquavite.northwestern.edu/cal/public/calendar.cgi?id=93">Plan-it Purple
Abstract and details available

Monday, November 24, 2003

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Dr. M. Mineev, Los Alamos Nat'l Lab
Title: New experimental and theoretical advances in 2D viscous fingering
Special Note: More current information may be available at http://aquavite.northwestern.edu/cal/public/calendar.cgi?id=92">Plan-it Purple
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Tuesday, November 25, 2003

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor Michael Sullivan, Southern Illinois University
Title: G-weighted flow equivalence
Contact Info here

Monday, December 1, 2003

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Dr. A. Nepomnyashchy, Technion
Title: Long wave pattern formation
Special Note: More current information may be available at http://aquavite.northwestern.edu/cal/public/calendar.cgi?id=92">Plan-it Purple
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Tuesday, December 2, 2003

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor Amie Wilkinson, Northwestern
Title: TBA
Contact Info here

Friday, December 5, 2003

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor Gang Tian, MIT
Title: Geometry of Complex Monge-Ampere Equations
Contact Info here
Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Nikos V. Mantzaris, Rice University Chemical Engineering Department, , Houston, TX
Title: A Computational Study of the Signal Transduction Mechanisms and Wave Propagation in Astrocytic Glial Cells
Special Note: More current information may be available at http://aquavite.northwestern.edu/cal/public/calendar.cgi?id=93">Plan-it Purple
Abstract and details available

Monday, December 8, 2003

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Prof. E. Knobloch, U. Calif.
Title: Nearly inviscid Faraday Waves
Special Note: More current information may be available at http://aquavite.northwestern.edu/cal/public/calendar.cgi?id=92">Plan-it Purple
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Tuesday, December 9, 2003

Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Michael Finkelberg , Independent Moscow University
Title: Equivariant (K-)homology of affine Grassmannian and Toda lattice
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, January 6, 2004

Representation Theory Seminar Lunt 107, 2-4pm
Professor Paul Goerss, Northwestern University
Title: Algberaic geometry of formal groups and stable homotopy theory
Contact Info here

Friday, January 9, 2004

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
H.-G. Purwins, University of Muenster, Germany
Title: Dissipative solitons in physical systems
Special Note: More current information may be available at http://aquavite.northwestern.edu/cal/public/calendar.cgi?id=93">Plan-it Purple
Abstract and details available

Monday, January 12, 2004

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Prof. A. Rucklidge, U. Leeds
Title: Boundary Effects and the Onset of Taylor Vortices
Special Note: More current information may be available at http://aquavite.northwestern.edu/cal/public/calendar.cgi?id=92">Plan-it Purple
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Tuesday, January 13, 2004

PDE Seminar Lunt 105 , 4:10pm
Professor Mihalis Dafermos, MIT
Title: A proof of Price's law and the problem of stability for black holes
Special Note: Special Time
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Representation Theory Seminar Lunt 107, 2-4pm
Professor Paul Goerss, Northwestern
Title: Formal groups and homotopy theory
Contact Info here

Thursday, January 15, 2004

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 104, 4:00pm
Professor Izzet Coskun, Harvard University
Title: Characteristic Numbers For Surfaces
Abstract and details available

Friday, January 16, 2004

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Jeff Moehlis, University of California, Santa Barbara
Title: The Response Dynamics of Neural Oscillator Populations
Special Note: More current information may be available at http://aquavite.northwestern.edu/cal/public/calendar.cgi?id=93">Plan-it Purple
Abstract and details available

Monday, January 19, 2004

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Prof. F. Bloom, Northern Illinois University
Title: Modeling Pulse Combustor Driven Jet Impingement Heat Transfer Enhancement
Special Note: More current information may be available at http://aquavite.northwestern.edu/cal/public/calendar.cgi?id=92">Plan-it Purple
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Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Y. Eliashberg, Stanford University
Title: Deformation of Stein Manifolds
Contact Info here

Tuesday, January 20, 2004

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 104, 4:30pm
Max Lieblich, MIT
Title: Moduli of Twisted Sheaves and Azumaya Algebras
Special Note: special time
Abstract and details available
Representation Theory Seminar Lunt 107, 2-4pm
Professor Goerss, Northwestern
Title: The algebraic geometry of formal group laws and stable homotopy theory
Contact Info here

Thursday, January 22, 2004

PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Walter Craig, McMaster University
Title: Hamiltonian PDE and Small Divisors
Abstract and details available

Friday, January 23, 2004

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Walter Craig, McMaster University
Title: Traveling Water Waves
Abstract and details available
Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
C. McKinstrie, Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies
Title: Phase jitter in soliton communication systems
Special Note: More current information may be available at http://aquavite.northwestern.edu/cal/public/calendar.cgi?id=93">Plan-it Purple
Abstract and details available
Special Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Cleopatra Christoforou, Brown University
Title: Hyperbolic Systems of Balance Laws by Vanishing Viscosity
Contact Info here

Monday, January 26, 2004

ESAM Colloquium Note unusual location: Tech M345, 4:00PM
Prof. M. Short, UIUC
Title: Structure and Dynamics of Flames in Microchannels
Special Note: More current information may be available at http://aquavite.northwestern.edu/cal/public/calendar.cgi?id=92">Plan-it Purple
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Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Tony Elmendorf, Purdue-Calumet and Northwestern
Title: Multicategories in K-theory and stable homotopy
Contact Info here

Tuesday, January 27, 2004

Representation Theory Seminar Lunt 107, 2-4pm
No speaker,
Title: Discussion
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Thursday, January 29, 2004

Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Dr. Ionel Popescu, MIT
Title: Morse Inequalities, a Probabilistic View
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Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 104, 4:00pm
Professor Paul Horja, University of Michigan
Title: Hypergeometric functions and homological mirror symmetry
Abstract and details available

Friday, January 30, 2004

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
none, none
Title: no seminar due to NSF site visit of the IGERT program
Special Note: More current information may be available at http://aquavite.northwestern.edu/cal/public/calendar.cgi?id=93">Plan-it Purple
Abstract and details available

Monday, February 2, 2004

Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Kazufumi Shimano, Tokyo Metropolitan University
Title: Viscosity solutions for a class of infinite systems of Hamilton-Jacobi equations and their diffusion limit
Contact Info here
ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Prof. M. Glicksman, RPI
Title: Topological Analysis of Network Structures in 3D
Special Note: More current information may be available at http://aquavite.northwestern.edu/cal/public/calendar.cgi?id=92">Plan-it Purple
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Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Vahagn Minasian,
Title: Splitting criteria for algebras over operads
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Tuesday, February 3, 2004

Representation Theory Seminar Lunt 107, 2-4pm
Professor Matt Emerton, Northwestern
Title: The local Langlands conjecture and the Carayol conjecture
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PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor ,
Title: Ricci Flow and the Poincare's Conjecture
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PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor ,
Title: Ricci Flow and the Poincare's Conjecture
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Thursday, February 5, 2004

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 104, 4:00pm
Professor Lawrence Ein, UIC
Title: Space of arcs and singularity of pairs
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PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Plamen Stefanov, Purdue
Title: Boundary rigidity of Riemannian manifolds
Abstract and details available

Friday, February 6, 2004

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
R. Morimoto, Northwestern University
Title: The Biological Response to the Stress of Misfolded Proteins: Neurodegenerative Disease and Aging
Special Note: More current information may be available at http://aquavite.northwestern.edu/cal/public/calendar.cgi?id=93">Plan-it Purple
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Monday, February 9, 2004

Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Richard Sowers, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Title: Random perturbations of certain flows on the torus
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ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Prof. Y. Lvov, RPI
Title: Energy Spectra in the Ocean's Internal Wave Field: Theory and Observations
Special Note: More current information may be available at http://aquavite.northwestern.edu/cal/public/calendar.cgi?id=92">Plan-it Purple
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Thursday, February 12, 2004

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 104, 4:00pm
Professor Nero Budur, Johns Hopkins University
Title: Different views on singularities
Abstract and details available
PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Zhongmin Qian, Northwestern University & Universite Paul-Sabatier (France)
Title: Ricci Flow and the Poincare's Conjecture
Contact Info here

Friday, February 13, 2004

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Tom Solomon, Bucknell University
Title: Reaction-advection-diffusion systems with chaotic advection
Special Note: More current information may be available at http://aquavite.northwestern.edu/cal/public/calendar.cgi?id=93">Plan-it Purple
Abstract and details available

Monday, February 16, 2004

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Prof. C. Muratov, NJIT
Title: Transmission of Autocrine Signals in Epithelial Layers: Modeling and Analysis
Special Note: More current information may be available at http://aquavite.northwestern.edu/cal/public/calendar.cgi?id=92">Plan-it Purple
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Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Prof. Geoffrey Powell, University of Paris 13
Title: Unstable Modules Revisited
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Tuesday, February 17, 2004

PDE Seminar ECE Conference Room L324, 3: 00 pm
Professor Chi-Wang Shu, Division of Applied Mathematics, Brown University
Title: Locally Divergence-Free Discontinuous Galerkin Methods
Special Note: Joint seminar with ECE; special time and place
Abstract and details available

Thursday, February 19, 2004

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 104, 4:00pm
Professor Yuan-Pin Lee,
Title: Invariance of tautological equations and Gromov-Witten theory
Abstract and details available

Friday, February 20, 2004

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Ute Ebert, CWI Amsterdam
Title: Branching sparks --- the dynamics of electric breakdown
Special Note: More current information may be available at http://aquavite.northwestern.edu/cal/public/calendar.cgi?id=93">Plan-it Purple
Abstract and details available

Monday, February 23, 2004

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Prof. A. Neimark, Princeton University
Title: Statistical Mechanics and Monte Carlo Simulations of Phase Transformations and Nucleation in Nanoconfined Fluids
Special Note: More current information may be available at http://aquavite.northwestern.edu/cal/public/calendar.cgi?id=92">Plan-it Purple
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Special Seminar Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Alina Marian, Harvard University
Title: Intersection theory on the moduli space of stable bundles
Abstract and details available

Tuesdat, February 24, 2004

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor Alexander Braverman, Brown University
Title: Counting Instantons via affine Lie algebras
Contact Info here

Thursday, February 26, 2004

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 104, 4:00pm
Professor Osamu Fujino, Nagoya University & IAS
Title: Toric Mori theory
Abstract and details available
PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Hailiang Liu, Iowa State University
Title: Computing Multi-Valued Physical Observables for the Schroedinger Equation
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Special Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00 pm
Heather Lehr, University of Texas
Title: Modeling Flow in Vuggy Porous Media
Abstract and details available

Friday, February 27, 2004

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Gemunu Gunaratne, University of Houston
Title: How to Find out when Bones may Break
Special Note: More current information may be available at http://aquavite.northwestern.edu/cal/public/calendar.cgi?id=93">Plan-it Purple
Abstract and details available

Monday, March 1, 2004

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Prof. A. Kapila, RPI
Title: Nonplanar Detonations in High-Energy Explosives
Special Note: More current information may be available at http://aquavite.northwestern.edu/cal/public/calendar.cgi?id=92">Plan-it Purple
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Friday, March 5, 2004

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Alex Gaeta, Cornell University
Title: Nonlinear Wave Collapse of Ultrashort Laser Pulses
Special Note: More current information may be available at http://aquavite.northwestern.edu/cal/public/calendar.cgi?id=93">Plan-it Purple
Abstract and details available

Monday, March 8, 2004

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Prof. A. Povitsky, U. Akron
Title: Fluid Dynamics Issues in the Synthesis of Carbon Nanotubes
Special Note: More current information may be available at http://aquavite.northwestern.edu/cal/public/calendar.cgi?id=92">Plan-it Purple
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Tuesday, March 9, 2004

PDE Seminar Tech M120, 1:00 pm
Professor Chuck Gartland, Kent State University
Title: "Numerical Modeling of Periodic Structures in Liquid Crystal Films"
Special Note: Joint with Mechanical Eng. Special time and place
Abstract and details available

Wednesday, March 10, 2004

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor William Goldman, University of Maryland
Title: Flat Lorentz 3-Manifolds and 2-Dimensional Hyperbolic Geometry
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PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 3pm
Professor Mark Williams, University of North Carolina
Title: The small viscosity limit for multidimensional shocks I
Abstract and details available

Thursday, March 11, 2004

Colloquium Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Dr. Anna Talitskaya, Penn State
Title: Ergodicity and Hyperbolicity in Dynamical Systems
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PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor Mark Williams, University of North Carolina
Title: The small viscosity limit for multidimensional shocks II
Abstract and details available

Friday, March 12, 2004

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Mark Newman, University Of Michigan
Title: Community structure in complex networks
Special Note: More current information may be available at http://aquavite.northwestern.edu/cal/public/calendar.cgi?id=93">Plan-it Purple
Abstract and details available
PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor Mark Williams, University of North Carolina
Title: The small viscosity limit for multidimensional shocks III
Abstract and details available

Monday, March 15, 2004

Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Jonathan Taylor, Stanford University
Title: Critical points of smooth processes and suprema distributions
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, March 16, 2004

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 104, 4:00pm
Professor Andrei Caldararu, University of Pennsylvania
Title: Desigularizing stable singularities: an example of Vafa and Witten
Special Note: special date
Abstract and details available
Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Roman Grigoriev, Georgia Tech
Title: Chaotic mixing in microdroplets: theory and experiment
Special Note: More current information may be available at http://aquavite.northwestern.edu/cal/public/calendar.cgi?id=93">Plan-it Purple
Abstract and details available

Wednesday, March 17, 2004

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Prof. K. K. Tung, Univ. of Washington
Title: On 2D and QG Turbulence
Special Note: More current information may be available at http://aquavite.northwestern.edu/cal/public/calendar.cgi?id=92">Plan-it Purple
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PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Neil Trudinger, Australian National University
Title: On the regularity of potentials in optimal transportation
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Monday, March 29, 2004

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Dr. C. Cui, Northwestern University
Title: Flame Propagation in Channels: Effects of Heat Loss and Differential Diffusion
Special Note: More current information may be available at http://aquavite.northwestern.edu/cal/public/calendar.cgi?id=92">Plan-it Purple
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Wednesday, March 31, 2004

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor Richard Melrose, MIT
Title: Index, determinant bundle and loop groups
Abstract and details available

Friday, April 2, 2004

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 104, 4.00pm
Professor Anton Kapustin, Department of Physics, Caltech
Title: Coisotropic submanifolds and mirror symmetry
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Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Steven T. Cundiff, JILA, NIST
Title: Pulse dynamics in modelocked lasers
Special Note: More current information may be available at http://aquavite.northwestern.edu/cal/public/calendar.cgi?id=93">Plan-it Purple
Abstract and details available

Monday, April 5, 2004

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Dr. J. Choi, Northwestern University
Title: Effect of Lean Premixed Combustion on Near-Critical Swirling Flow
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Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Tony Elmendorf, Northwestern and Purdue-Calumet
Title: Introduction to spectra
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Wednesday, April 7, 2004

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Fred J. Hickernell, Hong Kong Baptist University
Title: Quasi-Monte Carlo Methods for Numerical Integration of Multivariate Functions
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Thursday, April 8, 2004

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 104, 4:00pm
Professor Anton Kapustin, Department of Physics, Caltech
Title: Non-commutative Geometry, Generalized Complex Structures and D-Branes
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Friday, April 9, 2004

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Michael Brenner, Harvard University
Title: Packing spheres with capillary forces
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Monday, April 12, 2004

Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Paul Goerss, Northwestern
Title: What is tmf?
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Tuesday, April 13, 2004

Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Martin Markl, Mathematical Institute of the Academy
Title: Homotopy invariance in algebra I
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Thursday, April 15, 2004

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 104, 4:00pm
Professor Tommaso de Fernex, U. Michigan
Title: String-theoretic Chern classes of singular varieties
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Friday, April 16, 2004

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Mark Saffman, University of Wisconsin
Title: Spatiotemporal dynamics of intracavity second harmonic generation:
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PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Neil Trudinger, Australian National University
Title: On the regularity of potentials in optimal transportation
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Monday, April 19, 2004

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Prof. D. Luss, Univ. of Houston
Title: Transversal temperature patterns on top of packed bed reactors
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Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Andrew Blumberg, University of Chicago
Title: S^1 equivariant infinite loop space theory
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Tuesday, April 20, 2004

Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Vadim Vologodsky, University of Chicago
Title: Nonabelian Hodge theory in characteristic p
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Wednesday, April 21, 2004

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor Kari Vilonen, NU
Title: Topology of algebraic varieties and the Langlands program
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Thursday, April 22, 2004

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 104, 2:45pm
Professor Anatoly Libgober, University of Illinois at Chicago
Title: McKay correspondence for elliptic genera.
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Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Giovanni Forni, Northwestern
Title: Weak mixing for suspensions of interval exchange transformations
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Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor Percy Deift, Courant Institute
Title: Universality for mathematical and physical systems
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Friday, April 23, 2004

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Robert Ghrist, University of Illinois
Title: Optimal coordination in robotics
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Monday, April 26, 2004

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Prof. I. Epstein, Brandeiss Univ.
Title: Chemistry in very small spaces: Pattern formation in microemulsions
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Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Jeff Strom, Western Michigan
Title: A-Complexity and Good Spaces
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Tuesday, April 27, 2004

Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Martin Markl, Mathematical Institute of the Academy
Title: Homotopy invariance in algebra II
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Wednesday, April 28, 2004

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Henry Cohn, Microsoft Research
Title: The densest lattice in twenty-four dimensions
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Thursday, April 29, 2004

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 104, 4:00pm
Professor Jean-Yves Welschinger , MSRI, École normale supérieure de Lyon
Title: Enumerative invariants of simple antibirational involutions on symplectic\r\n4-manifolds
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Friday, April 30, 2004

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Dr. Linn F. Mollenauer, Bell Labs
Title: Ultra-Long-Haul Dense WDM with Dispersion-Managed Solitons: The paradox of best performance from this most nonlinear of transmission modes
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Monday, May 3, 2004

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Dr. S. Abarzhi, Stanford Univ.
Title: Nonlinear evolution of the Rayleigh-Taylor unstable fluid interface
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Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Ezra Getzler, Northwestern University
Title: Lie theory for differential graded Lie algebras
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Tuesday, May 4, 2004

Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Dmitry Kaledin, Steklov Institute
Title: Mckay equivalence for symplectic quotient singularities.
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Thursday, May 6, 2004

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 104, 4:00pm
Professor Chenchang Zhu, Berkeley
Title: Integrating Lie algebroids via stacks
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Friday, May 7, 2004

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Robert Behringer, Duke University
Title: Science in the Sandbox: Forces and Flucutations in Granular Materials
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Saturday, May 8, 2004

PDE Seminar Eckhart Hall 206, University of Chicago, 10:00am
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Title: Second Chicago-Area PDE Workshop
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Monday, May 10, 2004

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Dr. V. Entov, Russian Acad. Sci.
Title: Mathematics of enhanced oil recovery: Models, advances and open issues
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Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Matt Ando, University of Illinois
Title: Two constructions of E_\infty complex orientations of p-adic K-theory
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Tuesday, May 11, 2004

Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Dmitry Tamarkin, Northwestern University
Title: Renormalization from the homotopy theoretical point of view
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Wednesday, May 12, 2004

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor Alexei Kitaev, Caltech
Title: Topological quantum computation
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Friday, May 14, 2004

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Jerry Gollub, Haverford College and University of Pennsylvania
Title: Internal Structure of Granular Shear Flows*
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Monday, May 17, 2004

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Prof. George C. Papanicolaou, Stanford University
Title: Passive and Active Array Imaging in Clutter
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Tuesday, May 18, 2004

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Prof. George C. Papanicolaou, Stanford University
Title: High Capacity Communication Systems in Complex Environments
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Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Don Davis, Lehigh University
Title: Stable Geometric Dimension
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Friday, May 21, 2004

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Kevin Bassler, University of Houston
Title: The Evolution of Developmental Canalization in Networks of Competing Boolean Nodes
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Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Tom Bridgeland, Edinburgh
Title:
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Sunday, May 23, 2004

Geometry/Physics Seminar Garrett, All day
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Title: Emphasis Year Conference - Geometry and Topology of String Theory
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Monday, May 24, 2004

Geometry/Physics Seminar Garrett, All day
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Title: Emphasis Year Conference - Geometry and Topology of String Theory
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ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Dr. T. Jackson, Univ. of Illinois
Title: Recent advances in the numerical simulation of composite solid propellant combustion
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Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Maury Bramson, University of Minnesota
Title: Tightness for the minimum displacement of branching random walk and some other old problems
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Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Nick Kuhn , University of Virginia
Title: The periodic homology of infinite loopspaces
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Tuesday, May 25, 2004

Geometry/Physics Seminar Garrett, All day
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Title: Emphasis Year Conference - Geometry and Topology of String Theory
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Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Elena Mantovan, Berkeley
Title: Moduli spaces of Barsotti-Tate groups with relation to the local Langlands correspondences
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Wednesday, May 26, 2004

Geometry/Physics Seminar Garrett, All day
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Title: Emphasis Year Conference - Geometry and Topology of String Theory
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Thursday, May 27, 2004

Geometry/Physics Seminar Garrett, All day
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Title: Emphasis Year Conference - Geometry and Topology of String Theory
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Friday, May 28, 2004

Algebra Seminar Garrett, All day
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Title: Emphasis Year Conference - Workshop on noncommutative geometry and mirror symmetry
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Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Joceline Lega, U. Arizona
Title: Instability of local deformations of an elastic filament
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Monday, May 31, 2004

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Dr. V. Entov, Russian Acad. Sci.
Title: Mathematics of enhanced oil recovery: Models, advances and open issues
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Friday, June 4, 2004

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor K. C. Chang, Peking University and University of Wisconsin
Title: "Heat flow of the Plateau Problem for minimal surfaces"
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Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Georg Biedermann, Bonn/UWO
Title: Interpolation categories for homology theories
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Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor ,
Title: Testing
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Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor ,
Title: te
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Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Math,
Title: Test
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Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Someone,
Title: Someting
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Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor Ravi Vakil, Stanford University
Title:
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Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Sundar Sethuraman, Iowa State University
Title: TBA
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Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor Carlos Kenig, University of Chicago
Title: TBA
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Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Tony Elmendorf, Purdue University- Calumet
Title: TBA
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PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Colin Guillarmou, Purdue
Title:
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Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Tony Elmendorf, Purdue University Calumet
Title: New constructions for the K-theory of categories
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