Northwestern University Mathematical Calendar

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Year 2007

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Wednesday, January 3, 2007

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Ravi Vakil, Stanford
Title: A geometric Littlewood-Richardson rule
Contact Info here

Thursday, January 4, 2007

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Professor Chiu-Chu Melissa Liu,
Title: Positivity of Quasi-local Mass
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, January 9, 2007

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Laura DeMarco, University of Chicago
Title: Complex dynamics and potential theory
Abstract and details available

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Professor Ezra Getzler,
Title: Sheaves of differential graded Lie algebras and moduli spaces
Contact Info here
PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Zoran Grujic, University of Virginia
Title: Nonlinear fluid-structure interaction in 3D
Abstract and details available

Friday, January 12, 2007

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Michael Hochman, Hebrew University
Title: Genericity in Topological Dynamics
Special Note: Unusual Time
Abstract and details available
Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Rich Schwartz, Brown University
Title: Outer Billiards, the Penrose Kite, and the Neumann Problem
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Dr. Santiago Schnell, School of Informatics, Indiana University
Title: Enzyme reactions within cells
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Abstract and details available

Friday, January 19, 2007

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Barbara Lee Keyfitz, Fields Institute and University of Houston
Title: Multidimensional Conservation Laws - More Questions than Answers
Abstract and details available

Monday, January 22, 2007

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Prof. Andrew Belmonte, Penn. State University
Title: Deep and Shallow Impact: Acoustic Ripples and Elastic Splashes
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Contact Info here
Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Brian Smithling, University of Chicago
Title: Some structure results on the moduli stack of formal Lie groups
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Special Seminar Lunt 105, 4pm
See http://math.northwestern.edu/graduate/events.html for further information,
Title: Graduate Student Forum - How to Give a Seminar
Contact Info here

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Professor Katrin Wehrheim,
Title: Lagrangian correspondences, holomorphic quilts, and a Floer field theory I
Abstract and details available

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Professor Katrin Wehrheim,
Title: Lagrangian correspondences, holomorphic quilts, and a Floer field theory II
Abstract and details available
PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Michael Honig, Northwestern University
Title: Combined Channel Estimation and Power Control for Wireless Fading Channels
Abstract and details available

Friday, January 26, 2007

Special Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Katherine Walker, University of Chicago
Title: Some Results on Fundamental Groups of Moduli Spaces of Quadratic Differentials.
Abstract and details available

Monday, January 29, 2007

Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Adrian Lim, Cornell University
Title: Path Integral Quantization
Contact Info here
Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Brayton Gray, UIC
Title: Anick's fibrations revisited
Contact Info here

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Dan Rudolph, Colorado State University
Title: Ergodic Theory on Foliations
Abstract and details available
Special Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Anne Thomas, University of Chicago
Title: TBA
Contact Info here
Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 107, 5:30pm
Vivek Dhand,
Title: Classification of Real Semi-Simple Lie Algebras
Contact Info here

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:10pm
Professor Gabriel Kerr,
Title: Organizing Critical Values and the Directed Fukaya Category
Abstract and details available

Thursday, February 1, 2007

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:10pm
Professor Mohammed Abouzaid, University of Chicago
Title: Fukaya Categories of Riemann Surfaces
Abstract and details available
PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Susan Friedlander, UIC
Title: A dyadic model for turbulence
Contact Info here

Monday, February 5, 2007

Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Kari Ragnarsson,
Title: Unstable homotopy theory of fusion systems
Contact Info here

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:30pm
Hillel Furstenberg, Hebrew University
Title: Ergodic theory and Dimension Conservation for Fractals
Contact Info here

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Hillel Furstenberg, Hebrew University
Title: Boundaries of Groups, Harmonic Functions and Random Walks: a Survey
Contact Info here

Thursday, February 8, 2007

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Dmitri Volfson, UC San Diego
Title: The Role of Population Dynamics in Phenotypic Variability
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Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:10pm
Javier Zuniga,
Title: Cellular Models of Compactified Moduli Spaces
Abstract and details available

Friday, February 9, 2007

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Jian Song, Johns Hopkins University
Title: Canonical Kähler metrics and the Kähler-Ricci flow
Abstract and details available

Monday, February 12, 2007

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Angela Yu, Princeton
Title: To Spike or Not to Spike: Optimal Change-Detection in Single
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Abstract and details available
Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Kari Ragnarsson,
Title: Stable homotopy theory of fusion systems
Contact Info here

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Jon Aaronson, Tel Aviv University
Title: Entropy of conservative endomorphisms
Abstract and details available
Noncommutative Geometry Lunt 101, 3-5PM
Professor Boris Tsygan, Northwestern University
Title: Riemann-Roch for real varieties
Contact Info here
Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 107, 5:30pm
Randy Qian,
Title: Pseudo-Differential operators and the Regularity of Solutions to the Laplacian
Contact Info here

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Professor Dmitry Kaledin,
Title: Tensor categories in non-commutative geometry
Abstract and details available

Friday, February 16, 2007

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Paolo Cascini, University of California at Santa Barbara
Title: On the Minimal Model Program
Contact Info here

Monday, February 19, 2007

Special Event Common Room, 3.45
,
Title: Special Afternoon Tea for Chinese New Year
Contact Info here
ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Elizabeth Torres, CALTECH
Title: Dynamics without movement
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Abstract and details available
Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Kari Ragnarsson,
Title: Stable Homotopy Theory of Saturated Fusion Systems
Contact Info here

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 107, 3:00pm
Amie Wilkinson, Northwestern
Title: Pathological foliations, revisited
Contact Info here
ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Paul Krapivsky, Department of Physics-Boston University
Title: The Motion of Molecular Spiders
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Abstract and details available
Noncommutative Geometry Lunt 101, 3-5PM
Professor Dmitry Kaledin,
Title: Deligne's conjecture and Drinfeld's double
Contact Info here
Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 107, 5:30pm
Cheng Ouyang,
Title: Introduction to Stochastic Analysis and Brownian Motion on Manifolds
Contact Info here

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Kevin Costello ,
Title: Renormalisation and the Batalin-Vilkovisky formalism
Abstract and details available

Thursday, February 22, 2007

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Wilson Truccolo, Brown University-Neuroscience Department
Title: Stochastic Modeling of Neural Point Processes
Special Note: More current information may be available at http://aquavite.northwestern.edu/cal/public/calendar.cgi?id=92">Plan-it Purple
Abstract and details available

Friday, February 23, 2007

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Maria Chudnovsky, Columbia University
Title: Cycles in dense digraphs
Abstract and details available

Monday, February 26, 2007

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Dirk Brockmann, Max Planck Institute for ynamics and Self Organization
Title: Topological superdiffusion: from target localization on folding
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Abstract and details available

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 107, 3:00pm
Professor Vladimir Matveev, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Title: Degree of mobility and its applications: Lie Problem, Beltrami Problem and Schouten Problem
Abstract and details available
Noncommutative Geometry Lunt 101, 3-5PM
Ezra Getzler, Northwestern University
Title: Operads revisited
Abstract and details available
Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 107, 5:30pm
Professor Kevin Costello,
Title: Moduli spaces of Riemann surfaces and homological algebra
Contact Info here

Thursday, March 1, 2007

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Wei Ji Ma, Dept. of Brain and Cognitive Sciences-University of Rochester
Title: Neural variability and optimal computation
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Abstract and details available
PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Kevin Zumbrun, Indiana University
Title: Hopf bifurcation and galloping instability of detonation waves
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Ketty de Rezende, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil
Title: Continuation Theorems for Lyapunov Graphs
Abstract and details available
Noncommutative Geometry Lunt 101, 3-5PM
Professor David Nadler, Northwestern University
Title: Loop spaces and Langlands parameters
Contact Info here
Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 107, 5:30pm
Professor Frank Calegari,
Title: Ramification
Abstract and details available

Thursday, March 8, 2007

PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Nadine Even, University of Wuerzburg and Northwestern University
Title: Entropy Solutions to Conservation Laws with Discontinuous Fluxes via Microscopic Interacting Particle Systems
Abstract and details available

Thursday, March 22, 2007

PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Christian Klingenberg, University of Wuerzburg (Germany)
Title: On the validity of Chapman-Enskog expansions
Abstract and details available

Monday, March 26, 2007

Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Fraydoun Rezakhanlou, University of California at Berkeley
Title: Hydodynamic limits for Ginzburg-Landau Models
Special Note: Joint with PDE Seminar
Contact Info here

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Nalini Anantharaman, Ecole Polytechnique
Title: The localization of eigenfunctions and entropy
Special Note: First of series
Contact Info here
PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Fraydoun Rezakhanlou, University of California at Berkeley
Title: Moment bounds for Smoluchowski Equation
Special Note: Special PDE Seminar
Contact Info here

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Nalini Anantharaman, Ecole Polytechnique
Title: Entropy and the localization of eigenfunctions
Contact Info here

Thursday, March 29, 2007

PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00 pm
Nalini Anantharaman, Ecole Polytechnique
Title: The localization of eigenfunctions and entropy
Special Note: second in series; note time
Contact Info here
Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Professor Pavel Mnev,
Title: On simplicial BF theory
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Nalini Anantharaman, Ecole Polytechnique
Title: The localization of eigenfunctions and entropy
Special Note: third in series
Contact Info here
Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 107, 5:30pm
Jeff Allotta,
Title: Modular Symbols - Cohomology in Number Theory
Contact Info here

Thursday, April 5, 2007

PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00 pm
Nalini Anantharaman , Ecole Polytechnique
Title: The localization of eigenfunctions and entropy
Special Note: fourth in series; note time
Contact Info here
Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Professor Renzo Cavalieri,
Title: The orbifold GW theory of C^3/Z_3
Abstract and details available

Monday, April 9, 2007

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Hsiang-Wei Lu, UCLA
Title: Electrowetting in a Hele-Shaw Cell
Special Note: More current information may be available at http://aquavite.northwestern.edu/cal/public/calendar.cgi?id=92">Plan-it Purple
Abstract and details available
Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Zoran Vondracek, University of Zagreb
Title: On infima of Levy processes and application in risk theory
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Bernard Host, University of Marne la Vallee
Title: (Very) preliminary remarks on multiple correlations
Contact Info here
Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 107, 5:30pm
Sasha Getmanenko,
Title: Introduction to Hyperasymptotic Analysis
Contact Info here

Friday, April 13, 2007

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 2:00PM
David Salac, University of Michigan
Title: Investigations of Directed Self-Assembled Systems using the Level
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Abstract and details available

Monday, April 16, 2007

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor Paul Baum, Penn State
Title: Trees, buildings, elliptic operators, and K-theory for group C* algebras
Abstract and details available
ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Erifc Choate, University of North Carolina
Title: Linear viscoelasticity of nematic liquid crystal polymers in small
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Abstract and details available

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Jeff Xia, Northwestern University
Title: Homoclinic points for area-preserving surface diffeomorphisms
Contact Info here
Noncommutative Geometry Lunt 101, 3:00pm
Professor Paul Baum, Penn State
Title: Geometric structure in the representation theory of p-adic groups
Abstract and details available
Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 107, 5:30pm
Rob Nendorf,
Title: Model Categories
Contact Info here

Thursday, April 19, 2007

PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Michael Westdickenberg, Georgia Institute of Technology
Title: Finite Energy Solutions to the Isentropic Euler Equations with Geometric Effects
Contact Info here
PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Carolyn Gordon, Dartmouth
Title: Constructing manifolds with the same spectral data in the compact and noncompact settings
Contact Info here

Friday, April 20, 2007

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Richard Kenyon, University of British Columbia
Title: Branched polymers in 2D and 3D
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Noncommutative Geometry Lunt 102, 3-4:30PM
Vasiliy Dolgushev, Northwestern University
Title: Bimodule deformations, Picard groups and contravariant connections
Abstract and details available
Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 107, 5:30pm
Shaowei Su,
Title: Isometric Embeddings of Riemannian Manifolds into Euclidean Space
Contact Info here

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Matania Ben-Artzi, Hebrew University, Israel
Title: Resolvent estimates and global regularity for divergence-type operators
Special Note: Special Time
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Ben Weinkove, Harvard University
Title: The Calabi-Yau equation and symplectic geometry
Abstract and details available

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 3:00pm
Ben Weinkove, Harvard University
Title: Energy functionals and canonical Kahler metrics
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:10pm
Bruno Vallette, University of Nice
Title: Deformation theory of representations of prop(erad)s
Abstract and details available

Monday, April 30, 2007

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt Common Room, 1:00pm
Professor Pavel Etingof, MIT
Title: Topology of the moduli space of real curves of genus 0 with n labeled points
Abstract and details available
ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Dr. Yi-Ju Chen, 454 Corp.
Title: Massively-Parallel Genome Sequencing in Microfabricated Picoliter
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Contact Info here
Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Denis Bell, University of North Florida
Title: Quasi-invariant Measures on Path Space
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Anne Thomas, University of Chicago
Title: Lattices acting on polyhedral complexes
Abstract and details available
PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Qing Han, University of Notre Dame
Title: Isometric Embedding of 2-dim Riemannian Manifolds in R3 (I): Overview
Special Note: Special Time
Abstract and details available
Noncommutative Geometry Lunt 102, 3-4:30PM
Professor Dmitry Tamarkin, Northwestern University
Title: Microlocal sheaves on elliptic curve
Contact Info here
Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 107, 5:30pm
Graduate Students,
Title: General Meeting
Contact Info here

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

PDE Seminar Lunt 107, 3:00pm
Professor Qing Han, University of Notre Dame
Title: Isometric Embedding of 2-dim Riemannian Manifolds in $R^3$((II): Local Theory
Special Note: Special Time
Abstract and details available

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 3:00pm
Masoud Kamgarpour, U of Chicago
Title: Stacky abelianization of a connected algebraic group and Serre duality
Abstract and details available
PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Qing Han, University of Notre Dame
Title: Isometric Embedding of 2-dim Riemannian Manifolds in $R^3$ (III): Global Theory
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:10pm
Robert Penner, USC
Title: Fatgraphs and stable curves
Contact Info here
PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Yoichiro Mori, University of British Columbia
Title: Convergence proof of a Stokes flow immersed boundary method
Abstract and details available

Friday, May 4, 2007

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Alex Ionescu, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Title: A uniqueness property of Kerr spacetimes
Abstract and details available

Monday, May 7, 2007

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Prof. S. Abarji, I.I.T.
Title: Influence of parametric forcing on the non-equilibrium dynamics of
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Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Pierre Villermott, Institut Elie Carton, Universite Henri Poincare, Nancy, France
Title: Holder-Sobolev Regularity of Solutions For a Class of Stochastic Partial Differential Equations
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Special Event Annenberg 101, 1:00
Michael Johnson, Northwestern University
Title: Results on polynomial ergodic averages
Special Note: Dissertation Defense for Michael Johnson
Contact Info here
Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Danijela Damjanovic, Harvard
Title: TBA
Contact Info here
Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 4:30pm
Professor Alex Gamburd, UC Santa Cruz
Title: Sum-product estimates and expanders
Special Note: Please note special time
Abstract and details available
Noncommutative Geometry Lunt 102, 3-4:30PM
Professor Bruno Vallette, University of Nice
Title: Manin's products and Deligne's conjecture
Abstract and details available

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Alex Gamburd, UC Santa Cruz
Title: Expanders: from number theory to combinatorics and back again
Abstract and details available

Thursday, May 10, 2007

PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Konstantina Trivisa, University of Maryland
Title: Multicomponent reactive flows
Special Note: Special Time
Contact Info here
Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:10pm
Professor Yuri Manin,
Title: Modular shadows
Abstract and details available
PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Pierre Vuillermot, Institut Elie Cartan, University Henri-Poincare, Nancy (France)
Title: Variational Solutions for a Class of Partial Differetnial Equations Driven by a Fractional Noise
Contact Info here

Friday, May 11, 2007

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Dmitry Dolgopyat, University of Maryland
Title: Fermi acceleration
Abstract and details available

Monday, May 14, 2007

PDE Seminar Lunt 101, 3:00pm
Gianluca Crippa, Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa (Italy), University of Zurich (Switzerland)
Title: The Flow Associated to Weakly Differentiable Vector Fields I
Special Note: Special time
Abstract and details available
ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Professor C. O'Hern, Yale University
Title: Are Mechanically Stable Hard Particle Packings Equally Likely?
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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

PDE Seminar Lunt 104, 2:00pm
Gianluca Crippa, Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa (Italy), University of Zurich (Switzerland)
Title: The Flow Associated to Weakly Differentiable Vector Fields II
Special Note: Special time
Abstract and details available
PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Colin Guillarmou, University of Nice
Title: Resolvent at low energy for asymptotically conic spaces with applications to the Riesz transform
Contact Info here
Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 107, 5:30pm
Kal Nanes,
Title: Hyperbolicity and the Hopf Argument
Contact Info here

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

PDE Seminar Lunt 101, 3:00pm
Gianluca Crippa, Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa (Italy), University of Zurich (Switzerland)
Title: The Flow Associated to Weakly Differentiable Vector Fields III
Special Note: Special time
Abstract and details available
Undergraduate Math Society Lunt 105, 5:00PM
Professor Don Saari, University of California at Irvine
Title: Mathematics is everywhere!
Special Note: Annual Undergraduate Prize Lecture & Awards Ceremony
Abstract and details available

Thursday, May 17, 2007

PDE Seminar Lunt 104, 2:00pm
Gianluca Crippa, Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa (Italy), University of Zurich (Switzerland)
Title: The Flow Associated to Weakly Differentiable Vector Fields iV
Special Note: Special time
Abstract and details available
PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Joe Jerome, Northwestern University
Title: Analysis and approximation of complex systems via fixed point formulations
Contact Info here

Friday, May 18, 2007

PDE Seminar Lunt 101, 3:00pm
Gianluca Crippa, Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa (Italy), University of Zurich (Switzerland)
Title: The Flow Associated to Weakly Differentiable Vector Fields V
Special Note: Special time
Abstract and details available

Monday, May 21, 2007

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Professor Alexander Yarin, Univ. Illinois Chicago
Title: Electrospinning of Nanofibers and Nanotubes
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Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Andrew Blumberg, Stanford and IAS
Title: Approximation and localization in THH
Contact Info here

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 107, 5:30pm
Allen Cheng,
Title: Global Class Field Theory
Contact Info here

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Mike Shub, University of Toronto
Title: Smale's 17th Problem: Recent progress
Abstract and details available

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Professor Nadya Shirokova,
Title: On the classification of Floer-type theories
Abstract and details available

Monday, June 4, 2007

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Prof. J. Klafter, Tel Aviv University
Title: From Diffusion to Anomalous Diffusion: Subdiffusion and Levy Walks
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Thursday, June 7, 2007

ESAM Colloquium M345, 4:00PM
Professor Sir Michael Berry, University of Bristol
Title: Polarization Fingerprints in the Clear Blue Sky
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Abstract and details available

Friday, June 8, 2007

ESAM Colloquium M345, 4:00PM
Professor Sir Michael Berry, University of Bristol
Title: Physics of Non-Hermitian Degeneracies
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Abstract and details available

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, tba
Professor Kai Behrend, UBC
Title: Donaldson-Thomas Type Invariants via Microlocal Geometry
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 11:00AM
Jens Eggers, University of Bristol
Title: Hydrodynamic theory of coating
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Abstract and details available

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Amos Nevo, Technion, Israel
Title: Prime matrices, lattice points and ergodic theorems
Abstract and details available

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Special Seminar Lunt 105, 3:30pm
Peter March, Director DMS at NSF
Title: Special Lecture
Contact Info here

Monday, October 1, 2007

Special Event Lunt 105, 4:00 pm
Members of the department,
Title: Panel discussion on jobs and grants
Abstract and details available
ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Emo Todorov, University of California San Diego
Title: A new mathematical framework for optimal choice of actions
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Abstract and details available

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Xiuxiong Chen, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Title: A recent update on the existence of extremal K\"ahler metrics in K\"ahler surfaces
Abstract and details available

Thursday, October 4, 2007

PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Constantine Dafermos , Brown University
Title: Redistribution of Damping in Hyperbolic Conservation Laws
Contact Info here

Monday, October 8, 2007

Number Theory Lunt 107, 3:00PM
Matthew Emerton, Northwestern
Title: An introduction to the work of Robert Langlands
Abstract and details available
ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Natalia Komarova, UC Irvine
Title: Stochastic modeling of cancer
Special Note: More current information may be available at http://aquavite.northwestern.edu/cal/public/calendar.cgi?id=92">Plan-it Purple
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Patrick Hooper, Northwestern University
Title: Dynamics on an infinite translation surface
Abstract and details available

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Rowan Killip, UCLA
Title: From the circular moment problem to random matrices
Abstract and details available

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:10pm
Kobi Kremnizer, MIT
Title: Quantum localization
Abstract and details available

Monday, October 15, 2007

Elementary Math Challenges Lunt 104, 5:00PM
Frank Calegari, Northwestern University
Title: Challenging Elementary Problems in Probability
Special Note: Putnam Training Session for NU undergraduates
Contact Info here

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Representation Theory Seminar Lunt 104, 4-6 pm
Professor Kari Vilonen,
Title: An overview of D-modules
Abstract and details available

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Roberta Wenocur,
Title: Vapnik-Cervonenkis classes and their applications
Contact Info here

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Special Event Lunt 105, 1:30pm
Professor S. R. S. Varadhan, Courant Institute, NYU
Title: Diffusive Scaling Limits
Special Note: Thursday's Program Prior to the Midwest Probability Colloquium
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Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 104, 2:30pm
Professor Ciprian Manolescu, Columbia
Title: Symplectic Instanton Homology
Special Note: Special Session
Contact Info here
Special Event Lunt 105, 2:45pm
Professor S. R. S. Varadhan, Courant Institute, NYU
Title: Nongradient Systems
Special Note: Thursday's Program Prior to the Midwest Probability Colloquium
Contact Info here
Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:10pm
Pramod Achar, LSU
Title: The category of staggered sheaves
Abstract and details available
Special Event Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Jeremy Quastel, University of Toronto
Title: Asymmetric Exclusions
Special Note: Thursday's Program Prior to the Midwest Probability Colloquium
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Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 107, 5:30pm
Chris Novak,
Title:
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Friday, October 19, 2007

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Lev Rozansky, UNC at Chapel Hill
Title: Virtual links and algebraic categorification of quantum polynomial invariants
Special Note: Special Session
Abstract and details available
Twenty-Ninth Midwest Probability Colloquium
Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Ciprian Manolescu, Columbia University
Title: Combinatorial Floer homology
Abstract and details available
Twenty-Ninth Midwest Probability Colloquium

Monday, October 22, 2007

Special Event Tech L211, 4:30
Professor Don Saari, Institute for Mathematical Behavioral Sciences, UC Irvine
Title: Complexity of Decisions and Vision
Abstract and details available
Number Theory Lunt 107, 3:00PM
Professor Byoung Du Kim, Northwestern
Title: Iwasawa theory for supersingular reduction primes and the parity conjecture
Abstract and details available
Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Vladas Sidoravicius, (IMPA-Instituo Nacional de Matemática Pura e Aplicada
Title: TBA
Contact Info here
Elementary Math Challenges Lunt 104, 5:00PM
Ian Le, Northwestern University
Title: The Pigeonhole Principle
Special Note: Putnam Training Session for NU undergraduates
Contact Info here

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Special Event Tech L211, 4:30
Professor Steve Smale, Professor of Economics and Mathematics Emeritus, U. C. Berkeley
Title: Conditions for Consensus
Abstract and details available

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:10pm
Boris Tsygan, Northwestern University
Title: Oscillatory Modules
Abstract and details available
PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Thierry De Pauw, Rice University and Universite Catholique de Louvain (Belgium)
Title: Existence and Regularity for the Plateau Problem: Classical Results and Recent Developments
Contact Info here
Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 107, 5:30pm
Chris Novak,
Title: Distortion in the Interval Exchange Group
Contact Info here

Monday, October 29, 2007

Number Theory Lunt 107, 3:00PM
Professor Toby Gee,
Title: Slopes of modular forms and the reduction mod p of crystalline representations
Abstract and details available
ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Petia Vlahovska, Dartmouth
Title: Dynamics of vesicles in hydrodynamic and electric fields
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Abstract and details available
Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Don Davis, Lehigh University
Title: From invariant theory to homotopy groups
Contact Info here
Elementary Math Challenges Lunt 105, 5:00PM
Florian Herzig, Northwestern University
Title: Challenging Elementary Problems in Number Theory
Special Note: Putnam Training Session for NU undergraduates
Contact Info here

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Julia Wolf, University of Cambridge and Institute for Advanced Study
Title: Minimal characteristic factors in arithmetic combinatorics
Abstract and details available

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:10pm
Alexei Oblomkov, Princeton
Title: Gromov-Witten/Donaldson-Thomas correspondence for toric threefolds
Abstract and details available
PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Zoran Grujic, University of Virginia
Title: Regularity of Koch-Tataru Solutions to the 3D Navier-Stokes Equations Revisited
Abstract and details available
Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 107, 5:30pm
Vivek Dhand,
Title: Local Geometric Langlands Duality
Contact Info here

Friday, November 2, 2007

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Robert Langlands, Institute of Advanced Study
Title: TBA
Contact Info here

Monday, November 5, 2007

PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Andras Vasy, Stanford University
Title: Asymptotics of solutions of the wave equation on de Sitter and de Sitter-Schwarzschild spaces
Special Note: Note special day, time.
Contact Info here
Elementary Math Challenges Lunt 107, 5:00PM
Frank Calegari, Northwestern University
Title: Challenging Elementary Problems involving Inequalities
Special Note: Putnam Training Session for NU undergraduates
Contact Info here

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Matt Bainbridge, University of Chicago
Title: Billiards in L-shaped tables with barriers
Abstract and details available
Representation Theory Seminar Lunt 104, 4-6pm
Professor Kari Vilonen, Northwestern
Title: An overview of D-modules
Abstract and details available

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Robert Langlands, Institute of Advanced Study
Title: TBA
Contact Info here

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Colloquium Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Ben Green, University of Cambridge and IAS
Title: Nilsequences in Additive Combinatorics
Special Note: Note unusual time
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
David Treumann, Northwestern University
Title: Nearby cycles over general bases and stratified homotopy type
Abstract and details available
Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 107, 5:30pm
Randy Qian,
Title:
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Friday, November 9, 2007

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Ben Green, University of Cambridge and IAS
Title: Equidistribution of nilsequences
Special Note: unusual time
Abstract and details available

Monday, November 12, 2007

Number Theory Lunt 107, 3:00PM
Professor Robert Langlands, IAS
Title: Informal Lecture
Contact Info here
ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Sandro Mussa-Ivaldi, NWU
Title: The Adaptive Representation of Space and Time Through Motor
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Abstract and details available
Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
John Francis, MIT
Title: Derived Loops and Drinfeld Centers
Abstract and details available
Elementary Math Challenges Lunt 105, 5:00PM
Ian Le, Northwestern University
Title: Challenging Elementary Problems involving Polynomials and Roots of Unity
Special Note: Putnam Training Session for NU undergraduates
Contact Info here

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Representation Theory Seminar Lunt 101, 4-6 pm
Professor Robert Langlands, IAS
Title: Informal Lecture
Contact Info here
Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Inger J. H. Knutson, University of Agder
Title: Recurrence along generalized polynomials in ergodic theory
Abstract and details available

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Jake Rasmussen, Princeton
Title: Odd Khovanov homology
Abstract and details available
Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 107, 5:30pm
Dana Ferguson,
Title: Characteristic Classes
Contact Info here

Friday, November 16, 2007

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Klainerman, Princeton University
Title: On the Uniqueness of Black Holes
Special Note: Yamabe Lecture
Contact Info here
Yamabe Lecture Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Sergiu Klainerman, Princeton University
Title: On the Uniqueness of Black Holes
Special Note: Joint with Department Colloquium
Abstract and details available

Saturday, November 17, 2007

The 60th Midwest PDE Seminar


Monday, November 19, 2007

Colloquium Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Tai-Ping Liu, Stanford University
Title: Solving PDE, Green's Function Approach.
Special Note: Yamabe Lecture
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Yamabe Lecture Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Tai-Ping Liu, Stanford University
Title: Solving PDE, Green's Function Approach
Special Note: Joint with Department Colloquium
Abstract and details available
Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Caffarelli, University of Texas at Austin
Title: Integral Diffusions: Fluids, Free Boundaries, and Optimal Control
Special Note: Yamabe Lecture
Contact Info here
Yamabe Lecture Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Luis Caffarelli, University of Texas at Austin
Title: Integral Diffusions: Fluids, Free Boundaries, and Optimal Control
Special Note: Joint with Department Colloquium
Contact Info here
Elementary Math Challenges Lunt 216 (2nd floor Conference Room), 5:00PM
Toby Stephen Gee, Northwestern University
Title: Challenging Elementary Problems involving Recurrence Relations
Special Note: Putnam Training Session for NU undergraduates
Contact Info here

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Hillel Fustenberg, Hebrew University at Jerusalem
Title: Compact semigroups and van der Waerden's theorem on arithmetic progressions
Abstract and details available

Monday, November 26, 2007

Colloquium Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Christian Bonatti, University de Bourgogne (Dijon)
Title: C^1 generic dynamics
Contact Info here
Number Theory Lunt 107, 3:00PM
Professor Florian Herzig, Northwestern
Title: A Serre-type conjecture for the weights of tame n-dimensional mod p\r\nGalois representations
Contact Info here
ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Lincoln Lauhon, Northwestern University The capability to grow extremely pure
Title: The roles of 'impurities' in the growth of anisotropic
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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Elementary Math Challenges Lunt 105, 5:00PM
Frank Calegari, Northwestern University
Title: How to write up a solution
Special Note: Putnam Training Session for NU undergraduates
Contact Info here

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Dave Constantine, Michigan
Title: Rank rigidity via ergodic 2-frame flow
Abstract and details available

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Professor Sergiy Koshkin, Northwestern University
Title: Holomorphic fusion rules in Chern-Simons theory
Abstract and details available
PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Fabio Priuli , Institutt for matematiske fag Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
Title: Nash Equilibrium Solutions for Noncooperative Nonzero-sum Differential Games
Abstract and details available
Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 107, 5:30pm
Kalman Nanes,
Title: Fubini Foiled: Katok's Paradoxical Example in Measure Theory
Contact Info here

Friday, November 30, 2007

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Ben Weinkove, Harvard University
Title: Symplectic forms, Kahler metrics and the Calabi-Yau equation
Abstract and details available

Monday, December 3, 2007

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Dean Ho, NWU
Title: Functionalized Nanomaterials at the Interface of Biology and
Special Note: More current information may be available at http://aquavite.northwestern.edu/cal/public/calendar.cgi?id=92">Plan-it Purple
Abstract and details available
Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Wilfredo Urbina, DePaul University
Title: On the hypercontractivity property
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 101, 11:00am
Andy Hammerlindl, University of Toronto
Title: Center Integrability and Plaque Expansiveness
Special Note: Note unusual time and room
Abstract and details available
Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Suzanne Hruska, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Title: Dynamics of polynomial skew products of C^2
Special Note: CANCELED due to snow
Abstract and details available

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Johannes Walcher, IAS
Title: Progress on Mirror Symmetry for Open Strings
Abstract and details available
Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 107, 5:30pm
Austin Ford,
Title: K-Theory and Bott Periodicity
Contact Info here

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