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Academic Year 2011-2012

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 2:00pm
Benoit Fresse, Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille
Title: E_2 operads and braids
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Thursday, September 15, 2011

ESAM Colloquium Technological Institute M416, 4:00PM
Charles R. Doering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Title: Ultimate State of Two-Dimensional Rayleigh-Benard Convection
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Abstract and details available
Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Benoit Fresse, Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille
Title: Modules over operads and homology theories
Special Note: Note change of time.
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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 102, 1:00pm
Nick Sheridan, MIT
Title: Introducing Homological Mirror Symmetry
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Nick Sheridan, MIT
Title: Homological Mirror Symmetry for a Calabi-Yau hypersurface in projective space
Abstract and details available

Monday, September 26, 2011

Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Inna Zakharevich, MIT
Title: A K-theoretic Construction of Scissors Congruence Spectra
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10PM
Ryan Broderick, Northwestern University
Title: Schmidt's Game and Orbits of Toral Endomorphisms
Abstract and details available
Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Benoît Fresse, Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille
Title: E2-operads and Grothendieck-Teichmüller Groups
Abstract and details available

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Karen Vogtmann, Cornell
Title: On the geometry of automorphism groups of free groups
Abstract and details available

Monday, October 3, 2011

Analysis Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Michael Singer, Edinburgh
Title: Partial Bergman kernels and stability
Abstract and details available
ESAM Colloquium Technological Institute M416, 4:00PM
Melvin Leok, University of California, San Diego
Title: Lie group and homogeneous variational integrators and their
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Number Theory Lunt 107, 3:00PM
Jack Thorne, Harvard University
Title: Endoscopic forms and the Fontaine-Mazur conjecture
Special Note: There will be an introductory preseminar talk 2:00-2:45 in 101 Annenberg Hall.
Abstract and details available
Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Daniel Schaeppi, University of Chicago
Title: Generalized Tannaka duality
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Sonja Hohloch, IAS
Title: Homoclinic points and Floer homology in symplectic dynamics
Abstract and details available
Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 104, 5:00pm
Marc Hoyois, 3rd Year
Title: What is a Derived Functor?
Abstract and details available

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Sergei Gukov, Caltech
Title: Knots and Partitions (in color and 3D)
Abstract and details available

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Daniele Rosso, Chicago
Title: Classic and mirabolic RSK correspondence for partial flags
Abstract and details available
Special Event Lunt 105, 4:00pm
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Title: WIM Panel discussion for undergraduates on jobs
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Monday, October 10, 2011

Analysis Seminar Lunt 105, 2pm
Daniel Grieser, Oldenburg
Title: The exponential map on singular spaces
Special Note: Note unusual time
Abstract and details available
ESAM Colloquium Technological Institute M416, 4:00PM
Patrick Shipman, Colorado State University
Title: Symmetries and Shapes: Maximal Packing and Pattern Formation at
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Number Theory 107 Lunt, 3:00PM
Nathan Dunfield, UIUC
Title: Twisted Alexander polynomials of hyperbolic knots
Special Note: There will not be a preseminar talk this week.
Abstract and details available
Pinsky Lecture Series Lunt 105, 4:10PM
Victor Guillemin, MIT
Title: Semi-Classical Techniques in Analysis and Inverse Problems - I
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Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 3:00pm
Justin Noel, MPI Bonn
Title: Maps of homotopy T-algebras
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Colloquium Lunt 105, 3:00PM
John Smillie, Cornell
Title: Billiards in triangles
Abstract and details available
Pinsky Lecture Series Lunt 105, 4:10PM
Victor Guillemin, MIT
Title: Semi-Classical Techniques in Analysis and Inverse Problems - II
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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Pinsky Lecture Series Lunt 105, 4:10PM
Victor Guillemin, MIT
Title: Semi-Classical Techniques in Analysis and Inverse Problems - III
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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 102, 1:00pm
Cheol-Hyun Cho, Northwestern
Title: Obstructions and Deformations in Lagrangian Floer theory
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Cheol-Hyun Cho, Northwestern
Title: Holomorphic orbidiscs and Lagrangian Floer theory for toric orbifolds.
Abstract and details available
The 33rd Midwest Probability Colloquium

Monday, October 17, 2011

Analysis Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Wilhelm Schlag, University of Chicago
Title: Invariant manifolds and Hamiltonian evolution equations
Abstract and details available
ESAM Colloquium Technological Institute M416, 4:00PM
Akif Ibraguimov, Texas Tech University
Title: Stability analysis of the generalized Forchheimer flows in porous
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Number Theory 107 Lunt, 3:00PM
Yifeng Liu, Columbia University
Title: Arithmetic inner product formula for unitary groups
Special Note: The speaker will give an introductory preseminar talk for graduate students 2:00-2:45 in 101 Annenberg Hall.
Abstract and details available
Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Dan Isaksen, Wayne State
Title: Reverse-engineering the Adams-Novikov spectral sequence from motivic homotopy
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Sergey Tikhomirov, Freie Universität Berlin
Title: Lipschitz and Holder shadowing property and Inhomogeneous linear equation
Abstract and details available
Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 104, 5:00pm
Chris Elliott, 2nd Year
Title: What is Intersection Homology?
Abstract and details available
Special Event Lunt 104, 4:00pm
Panel of Faculty and Graduate Students,
Title: Advisors and Advisees
Abstract and details available

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Valentino Tosatti, Columbia
Title: Ricci curvature and complex geometry
Abstract and details available

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 102, 1:00pm
Thomas Willwacher, Harvard
Title: TBA
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Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Thomas Willwacher, Harvard
Title: Towards a unification of deformation quantization
Abstract and details available

Friday, October 21, 2011

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 103, 4:00pm
Lev Rozansky, UNC
Title: Extension of Khovanov's homology to links in S2 x S1
Abstract and details available
Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Don Davis, Lehigh University
Title: v1-periodic homotopy groups of SU(n)
Special Note: Unusual day
Abstract and details available

Monday, October 24, 2011

Analysis Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Luis Silvestre, University of Chicago
Title: Partial regularity for fully nonlinear elliptic PDE
Abstract and details available
ESAM Colloquium Technological Institute M416, 4:00PM
Eleftherios Kirkinis, Northwestern University
Title: Renormalization Group Methods in Applied Mathematics
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Number Theory 107 Lunt, 3:00PM
Ana Caraiani, Harvard University
Title: Local-global compatibility and monodromy
Special Note: There will be an introductory preseminar talk 2:00-2:45 in 101 Annenberg Hall.
Abstract and details available
Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Mike Shulman, UCSD
Title: Traces in indexed monoidal categories
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Omri Sarig, Weizmann Institute
Title: Ito's flows, adic flows, and horocycle flows (joint with M. Schmoll)
Abstract and details available
Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 104, 5:00pm
Hansol Hong,
Title: What Is Morse Homology on Orbifolds?
Abstract and details available

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Mark Gross, UCSD
Title: Mirror Symmetry and Tropical Geometry
Abstract and details available

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Bryce Weaver,
Title: Growth rate of periodic orbits for a class of non-uniformly hyperbolic geodesic flows
Abstract and details available
Elementary Math Challenges Lunt 104, 5:30pm
Frank Calegari, Northwestern University
Title: Challenging Elementary Math Problems
Special Note: Putnam Training Session for NU undergraduates
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 102, 1:00pm
Sheel Ganatra, MIT
Title: Some remarks on Hochschild cohomology and Fukaya categories
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Sheel Ganatra, MIT
Title: On the Hochschild (co)homology of the Fukaya category
Abstract and details available

Friday, October 28, 2011

Topology Seminar Lunt 107, 4:10pm
Vincent Franjou, Université de Nantes
Title: Finite cohomological generation: old and new
Special Note: Unusual day
Abstract and details available
Microlocal methods in spectral and scattering theory

Monday, October 31, 2011

Analysis Seminar Lunt 104, 3:00pm
Semyon Dyatlov, UC Berkeley
Title: Quantum ergodicity for Eisenstein series at complex energies
Special Note: NOTE SPECIAL TIME AND ROOM
Abstract and details available
ESAM Colloquium Technological Institute M416, 4:00PM
Dr. Yi-Ping Ma, University of Chicago
Title: Localized States in one and two spatial dimensions
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Number Theory Lunt 107, 3:00PM
Christopher Davis, University of California, Irvine
Title: The de Rham-Witt Complex
Special Note: The speaker will give an introductory preseminar talk for graduate students 2:00-2:45 pm in 101 Annenberg Hall.
Abstract and details available
Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Olga Stroilova, MIT
Title: The dual of L(n)
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Lin Shu, Beijing University
Title: Dimension theory for invariant measures of endomorphisms
Abstract and details available
Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 104, 5:00pm
Jesse Wolfson, 3rd Year Graduate Student
Title: What is the Nerve of a Group?
Abstract and details available

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Elementary Math Challenges Lunt 104, 5:30pm
Joe Cutrone, Northwestern University
Title: Challenging Elementary Math Problems in Number Theory
Special Note: Putnam Training Session for NU undergraduates
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 102, 1:00pm
Anatoly Preygel, MIT
Title: Some constructions for dg-categories and "non-commutative" algebraic geometry.
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Anatoly Preygel, MIT
Title: Thom-Sebastiani & duality for matrix factorizations (via DAG)
Abstract and details available

Friday, November 4, 2011

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 103, 4:00pm
Dan Freed, UT Austin
Title: Invertibility, modularity, and topological field theory
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Monday, November 7, 2011

ESAM Colloquium Technological Institute M416, 4:00PM
Dr. Hendrik Hansen-Goos, Yale University
Title: Density functional theory of classical fluids: a fundamental
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Number Theory 107 Lunt, 3:00PM
David Savitt, Arizona and Northwestern
Title: Crystalline extensions and the weight part of Serre's conjecture
Special Note: There will be an introductory preseminar talk 2:00-2:45 in 101 Annenberg Hall.
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Ben Schmidt, Michigan State University
Title: Three manifolds with constant vector curvature
Abstract and details available
Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 104, 5:00pm
Philip Egger, 2nd Year Graduate Student
Title: What is Cobordism?
Abstract and details available

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Jason Miller, Microsoft Research
Title: Imaginary Geometry of the Gaussian Free Field
Abstract and details available

Thursday, November 10, 2011

ESAM Colloquium Technological Institute M416, 2:00PM
Dr. Alex Roxin, University of Barcelona
Title: The role of degree distribution in shaping the dynamics in
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Abstract and details available
Elementary Math Challenges Lunt 104, 5:30pm
Simon Marshall, Northwestern University
Title: Challenging Elementary Math Problems in Algebra
Special Note: Putnam Training Session for NU undergraduates
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 102, 1:00pm
David Ayala, Harvard
Title: Configuration Spaces and Homology
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Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
David Ayala, Harvard
Title: Weak n-categories as sheaves
Abstract and details available

Friday, November 11, 2011

ESAM Colloquium Technological Institute M416, 2:00PM
Professor Herbert E Huppert, Institute of Theoretical Geophysics DAMTP, University of Cambridge
Title: Fluid modelling of carbon dioxide sequestration
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Abstract and details available
Number Theory Lunt 107, 3:00PM
David Geraghty, Princeton
Title: Potential Automorphy
Abstract and details available

Monday, November 14, 2011

Analysis Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Andras Vasy, Stanford University
Title: A new view of asymptotically hyperbolic spaces and some Lorentzian spaces via microlocal analysis I
Abstract and details available
ESAM Colloquium Technological Institute M416, 4:00PM
Professor Juan C. Lasheras, University of California, San Diego
Title: The Role of Myosin II Motors and F-actin Dynamics in the Mechanics
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Number Theory 107 Lunt, 3:00PM
Glenn Stevens, Boston University
Title: Eigenvarieties and a conjecture of Urban
Special Note: In a separate talk (2:00-2:45 pm in 101 Annenberg Hall) for graduate students and non-specialists, the speaker will discuss explicit concrete examples from the classical theory of modular forms in the spirit of Hida and Coleman.
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Analysis Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Andras Vasy, Stanford University
Title: A new view of asymptotically hyperbolic spaces and some Lorentzian spaces via microlocal analysis II
Special Note: NOTE SPECIAL DAY
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Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Vaughn Climenhaga, Toronto
Title: Thermodynamics with small obstructions
Abstract and details available
Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 104, 5:00pm
Eric Dolores, 2nd Year Graduate Student
Title: What is a Lawvere theory?
Abstract and details available

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Benson Farb, U Chicago
Title: Permutations and polynomiality in algebra and topology
Abstract and details available

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Elementary Math Challenges Lunt 104, 5:30pm
Elton Hsu, Northwestern University
Title: Challenging Elementary Math Problems in Calculus
Special Note: Putnam Training Session for NU undergraduates
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 102, 1:00pm
Izzet Coskun, UIC
Title: The birational geometry of the Hilbert Scheme of Points on surfaces
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Izzet Coskun, UIC
Title: The birational geometry of the Hilbert scheme of points on P^2 and Bridgeland stability conditions
Abstract and details available

Friday, November 18, 2011

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 103, 4:00pm
Marco Gualtieri, University of Toronto
Title: Deformations of Generalized Kähler Manifolds
Abstract and details available

Monday, November 21, 2011

Analysis Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Robin Graham, University of Washington
Title: Ambient metrics and exceptional holonomy
Abstract and details available
ESAM Colloquium Technological Institute M416, 4:00PM
Professor Victor Matveev , New Jersey Institute of Technology
Title: Modeling localized cell calcium dynamics involved in synaptic
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Number Theory 107 Lunt, 3:00PM
Andrew Snowden, MIT
Title: Integral structures on de Rham cohomology
Special Note: There will be an introductory preseminar talk 2:00-2:45 in 101 Annenberg.
Abstract and details available

Monday, November 28, 2011

Analysis Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Hongnian Huang, CIRGET, University of Quebec at Montreal
Title: The Ricci flow and the Calabi flow
Abstract and details available
ESAM Colloquium Technological Institute M416, 4:00PM
Dr. Tuhin Sahai, United Technologies Research Center
Title: Hearing the Clusters in a Graph and other Scalable Algorithms for
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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Analysis Seminar Lunt 104, 3:00pm
Andras Vasy, Stanford University
Title: A new view of asymptotically hyperbolic spaces and some Lorentzian spaces via microlocal analysis III
Special Note: NOTE SPECIAL DAY AND TIME
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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Analysis Seminar Lunt 105/TBA, 11:00am
Andras Vasy, Stanford University
Title: A new view of asymptotically hyperbolic spaces and some Lorentzian spaces via microlocal analysis IV
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Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Mohammed Abouzaid, MIT/Clay
Title: The symplectic topology of Stein manifolds
Abstract and details available

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Special Seminar TBA, 4:00pm
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Title: Steven Zelditch Investiture Celebration
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Friday, December 2, 2011

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Lev Buhovski, University of Chicago
Title: Robust Measurements in Symplectic Topology
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:15pm
Alexander Braverman, Brown
Title: Instantons, affine Lie algebras and AGT conjecture.
Abstract and details available

Monday, December 5, 2011

ESAM Colloquium Technological Institute M416, 4:00PM
Professor Fred Furtado, University of Wyoming
Title: Scaling analysis of multiphase fluid flow in heterogeneous porous
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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Jon Chaika, Chicago
Title: Interval exchange transformations
Abstract and details available

Monday, January 9, 2012

Analysis Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Jingzhou Sun, Johns Hopkins
Title: Expected Euler characteristic of excursion sets of random holomorphic sections on complex manifolds
Abstract and details available
ESAM Colloquium Technological Institute M416, 4:00PM
Professor Peter Smereka, University of Michigan
Title: Modeling and Computation of Strained Heteroepitaxial Growth using
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Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
David Gepner,
Title: Brauer groups of commutative ring spectra
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
John Francis, Northwestern University
Title: Factorization homology of topological manifolds
Abstract and details available

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Denis Auroux, Berkeley
Title: Mirror symmetry in complex dimension 1
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Number Theory Lunt 107, 3:00PM
Zhiwei Yun, MIT
Title: Motives and the Inverse Galois Problem
Abstract and details available

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Gigliola Staffilani, MIT
Title: Dispersive equations and their role beyond PDE
Abstract and details available

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 102, 1:00pm
Ted Stadnik, Northwestern
Title: Tilting sheaves in characteristic zero via positive characteristic geometry
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Ted Stadnik, Northwestern
Title: Azumaya algebras on symplectic quotients
Abstract and details available

Monday, January 23, 2012

Analysis Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Antonio Auffinger, University of Chicago
Title: Landscape of random functions in many dimensions.
Abstract and details available
ESAM Colloquium Technological Institute M416, 4:00PM
Dr. Jeffrey Beck, Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit, University College London
Title: Biologically Plausible Probabilistic Reasoning in Neural Circuits
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Number Theory Lunt 107, 3:00PM
Frank Calegari, Northwestern University
Title:
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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Jana Rodriguez Hertz, Universidad de la República, Uruguay
Title: Genericity of non-uniform hyperbolicity in dimension 3
Abstract and details available

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Christopher Sogge , (Johns Hopkins)
Title: Problems related to the concentration of eigenfunctions.
Abstract and details available

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 102, 1:00pm
Sergey Shadrin, University of Amsterdam
Title: Introduction to the Givental theory (pre-talk)
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Xinwen Zhu, Harvard University
Title: Adelic unformization of moduli of G-bundles
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:10pm
Sergey Shadrin, University of Amsterdam
Title: Applications of the Givental theory
Abstract and details available

Friday, January 27, 2012

ESAM Colloquium Technological Institute M416, 2:00PM
Michael Davis, Northwestern University
Title: Dynamics of metal foam solidification
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Abstract and details available

Monday, January 30, 2012

ESAM Colloquium Technological Institute M416, 4:00PM
Professor Gino Biondini, State University of New York at Buffalo, Abstract Many physical
Title: Solitons, boundary value problems and web structure
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Number Theory Lunt 107, 3:00PM
Simon Marshall, Northwestern University
Title: Multiplicities of automorphic forms on GL_2
Abstract and details available
Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Kathryn Hess, EPFL
Title: Homotopic descent over monoidal model categories
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 104, 5:00pm
Richard Moy, 1st Year
Title: Szemeredi's Theorem, Stanley Sequences, Erdos, and a Greedy Algorithm
Abstract and details available

Monday, February 6, 2012

ESAM Colloquium Technological Institute M416, 4:00PM
Professor Vladimir Itskov, University of Nebraska
Title: Memory encoding and continuous attractors in recurrent networks
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Abstract and details available
Number Theory Lunt 107, 3:00PM
Liang Xiao, University of Chicago
Title: On the parity conjecture for Selmer groups of modular forms
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 4:00PM
John Griesmer, Ohio state University
Title: Sumsets with one dense summand
Abstract and details available

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Cathy O'Neil,
Title: Math in Business
Abstract and details available

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 102, 1:00pm
Mike Skirvin, Northwestern
Title: Geometry of algebraic curves
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Mike Skirvin, Northwestern
Title: Global Springer theory for SL_2
Abstract and details available

Friday, February 10, 2012

Analysis Reading Seminar Lunt 104, 3:00pm
Elton Hsu, Northwestern University
Title: TBA
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Analysis Seminar Lunt 105, 3pm
Antti Knowles, Harvard
Title: Spectral statistics of large random matrices
Abstract and details available

Monday, February 13, 2012

Analysis Seminar Lunt 105, 3pm
Dapeng Zhan, MSU
Title: Conformally invariant random shapes and Schramm-Loewner evolution
Special Note: Note unusual time.
Abstract and details available
ESAM Colloquium Technological Institute M416, 4:00PM
Professor Samuel Isaacson, Boston University
Title: Stochastic reaction-drift-diffusion methods for studying the
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Number Theory Lunt 107, 3:00PM
Matthew Morrow, University of Chicago
Title: Adelic resolutions for K-theory
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 4:00PM
Ayse Sahin, DePaul University
Title: A Low Complexity Alpern Decomposition of R^d Actions
Abstract and details available
Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 104, 5:00pm
Marc Hoyois, 3rd Year Graduate Student
Title: What is the etale fundamental group?
Abstract and details available

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Kevin Costello, Northwestern
Title: Mathematical aspects of supersymmetric gauge theories
Abstract and details available

Friday, February 17, 2012

Analysis Reading Seminar Lunt 104, 3:00pm
Jared Wunsch, Northwestern University
Title: TBA
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Monday, February 20, 2012

Analysis Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Ionel Popescu, Georgia Institute of Technology
Title: The one dimensional free Poincare inequality
Abstract and details available
Number Theory Lunt 107, 3:00PM
George Schaeffer, University of California, Berkeley
Title: The Hecke Stability Method
Abstract and details available
Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Dustin Clausen, MIT
Title: A homotopical refinement of the quadratic reciprocity law
Abstract and details available

Friday, February 24, 2012

Analysis Reading Seminar Lunt 104, 3:00pm
Boris Hanin, Northwestern University
Title: Correlations between zeroes and critical points of Gaussian random polynomials
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Monday, February 27, 2012

ESAM Colloquium Technological Institute M416, 4:00PM
Professor Eric Kostelich, Arizona State University
Title: Short-term Forecasting of Weather and Cancer: Finding the Initial
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Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Rick Jardine, University of Western Ontario
Title: Dynamical systems and diagrams
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 4:00PM
Song Shao, University of Science and Technology
Title: Higher order Bohr_0 sets and related topics
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 102, 1:00pm
Ian Le, Northwestern
Title: Higher Laminations and Affine Buildings
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Ian Le, Northwestern
Title: Higher Laminations and Affine Buildings
Abstract and details available
Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 104, 5:00pm
Sam Gunningham, 4th Year Graduate Student
Title: What is a topological field theory?
Abstract and details available

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 102, 1:00pm
Alex Eskin, UChicago
Title: Rational billiards and the SL(2,R) action on modui space.
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Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Alex Eskin, UChicago
Title: Rational billiards and the SL(2,R) action on modui space.
Abstract and details available

Monday, March 5, 2012

Analysis Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Ouyang Cheng, University of Illinois at Chicago
Title: Concentration property, Sobolev inequality and Gaussian upper bound for SDEs driven by fractional Brownian motions
Abstract and details available
ESAM Colloquium Technological Institute M416, 4:00PM
Professor Paul K. Newton, University of Southern California
Title: Metastatic pathway diagrams for cancer progression via Markov chain
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Abstract and details available
Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Niles Johnson, University of Georgia, Athens
Title: Modeling Stable One-Types
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 4:00PM
Bernard Host, University of Paris Est - Marne la Vallee
Title: Trying to find a nilsystem
Abstract and details available
Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Thomas Nikolaus, Universitat Regensburg
Title: Algebraic K-theory of dendroidal sets
Special Note: Note unusual day.
Abstract and details available

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Topology Seminar Lunt 107, 4:10pm
Thomas Nikolaus, Universitat Regensburg
Title: Smooth models for the String group
Special Note: Joint with the Geometry and Physics Seminar. Note unusual date and room.
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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 102, 1:00pm
Helge Ruddat, Mainz
Title: TBA
Contact Info here
Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Helge Ruddat, Mainz
Title: Towards mirror symmetry for varieties of general type
Abstract and details available

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Midwest Topology Seminar


Monday, March 12, 2012

Analysis Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Chi Li, Princeton
Title: Partial C^0 estimate on toric Fano manifolds
Abstract and details available
Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Kyle Ormsby, MIT
Title: Tate normal form in level resolutions of the K(2)-local sphere
Abstract and details available

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 1:00pm
Alexei Oblomkov, UMass Amherst
Title: Pre-talk
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Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 3:30pm
Alexei Oblomkov, UMass Amherst
Title: Khovanov-Rozansky invariants of knots, plane curve singularities and Cherednik algebras
Abstract and details available

Monday, March 26, 2012

Analysis Seminar Lunt 105, 3pm
Kay Kirkpatrick, UIUC
Title: Bose-Einstein condensation, quantum many-body systems, and a central limit theorem
Abstract and details available
ESAM Colloquium Technological Institute M416, 4:00PM
Dr. Mason Porter, University of Oxford
Title: Community Structure in Networks
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Abstract and details available
Topology Seminar Lunt 10, 3:00pm
Chris Schommer-Pries, MIT
Title: On the unicity of the homotopy theory of higher categories.
Special Note: This is an unusual time and place.
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00PM
Michael Schraudner, University of Chile
Title: Entropies realizable in block gluing Z^d shifts of finite type
Abstract and details available

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
David Jerison, MIT
Title: Internal Diffusion Limited Aggregation
Abstract and details available

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 105, 1:00pm
Alberto Cattaneo, University of Zurich
Title: Classical and quantum Lagrangian field theories with boundaries I
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Alberto Cattaneo, University of Zurich
Title: Classical and quantum Lagrangian field theories with boundaries II
Abstract and details available

Monday, April 2, 2012

ESAM Colloquium Technological Institute M416, 4:00PM
Dr. James Bagrow, Northwestern University
Title: Human Dynamics Through the Lens of Modern Data
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Abstract and details available
Number Theory Lunt 107, 3:00PM
Eddie Herman, University of Chicago
Title: Beyond Endoscopy for the Symmetric Cube L-function
Abstract and details available
Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Mike Hill, University of Virginia
Title: Equivariant Symmetric Monoidal Categories
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Van Cyr, Northwestern University
Title: A Z^2 generalization of the Morse-Hedlund theorem
Abstract and details available

Monday, April 9, 2012

ESAM Colloquium Technological Institute M416, 4:00PM
Professor Mark Bowick, Syracuse University
Title: Facets of Order
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Abstract and details available

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00PM
Mike Boyle, University of Maryland
Title: Path methods for strong shift equivalence, following Kim and Roush
Abstract and details available
Number Theory Lunt 107, 3:00PM
Deepam Patel, Indiana University
Title: Motivic Structures on higher homotopy theory
Special Note: Note special day
Abstract and details available

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 102, 1:00pm
Pavel Mnëv,
Title: Classical and quantum Lagrangian field theories with boundaries III
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Pavel Mnëv,
Title: Classical and quantum Lagrangian field theories with boundaries IV
Abstract and details available

Monday, April 16, 2012

ESAM Colloquium Technological Institute M416, 4:00PM
Professor Hermann Eberl, University of Guelph
Title: Bacteria Yelling: Yet another mathematical view on inter-colony
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
Number Theory Lunt 107, 4:00PM
Jing Hoelscher, UIC
Title: Infinite class towers
Special Note: Seminar now meets at 4 pm
Abstract and details available
Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Kate Ponto, University of Kentucky
Title: Multiplicativity of fixed point invariants
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Kiran Parkhe, Northwestern University
Title: Distortion for Diffeomorphisms of Surfaces with Boundary
Abstract and details available

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Yamabe Lecture Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Rafe Mazzeo, Stanford
Title: Canonical metrics on singular spaces
Special Note: First Yamabe Lecture
Abstract and details available

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Dan Abramovich, Brown University
Title: Logarithmic Gromov-Witten invariants
Abstract and details available
Yamabe Lecture , 3:00pm
Rafe Mazzeo, Stanford
Title: Canonical metrics on singular spaces, continued
Special Note: Second Yamabe Lecture
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Friday, April 20, 2012

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 104, 4:00pm
Dan Abramovich, Brown
Title: Logarithmic Gromov-Witten invariants
Abstract and details available

Monday, April 23, 2012

ESAM Colloquium Technological Institute M416, 11:00AM
,
Title:
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ESAM Colloquium Technological Institute M416, 4:00PM
Professor Jonathan Weare, University of Chicago
Title: Accurate rare event simulation and an application to geophysical
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Abstract and details available
Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Kári Ragnarsson, Google, Inc.
Title: A homotopy characterization of p-completed classifying spaces of finite groups
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 102, 1:00pm
Arun Ram, Melbourne
Title: TBA
Contact Info here
Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Arun Ram, Melbourne
Title: Generalized equivariant cohomology of flag varieties
Abstract and details available

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Terry Tao, UCLA
Title: Approximate groups and Hilbert's fifth problem
Abstract and details available

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 104, 3:00pm
Francesco Cellarosi, Princeton University
Title: On the Ergodic Properties of Square-Free Numbers
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 102, 1:00pm
Alastair Hamilton, Texas Tech
Title: Moduli spaces, noncommutative geometry and characteristic classes.
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Alastair Hamilton, Texas Tech
Title: Compactifications of the moduli space of Riemann surfaces and a noncommutative BV-formalism
Abstract and details available

Monday, April 30, 2012

Analysis Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Lashi Bandara, ANU
Title: The Kato square root problem on vector bundles with generalized bounded geometry
Abstract and details available
ESAM Colloquium Technological Institute M416, 4:00PM
Professor Stuart Rice, University of Chicago There will be a reception following the
Title: Confined Colloid Suspensions: Some Equilibrium Properties
Special Note: More current information may be available at http://aquavite.northwestern.edu/cal/public/calendar.cgi?id=92">Plan-it Purple
Contact Info here
Number Theory Lunt 107, 4:00PM
Nike Vatsal, University of British Columbia
Title: Some number theory associated to automorphic forms on SL_2
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Terence Tao, University of California, Los Angeles
Title: Quasi-isometry of nilpotent groups: an ergodic theory approach?
Abstract and details available
ESAM Colloquium Technological Institute M416, 4:00PM
Professor Stuart Rice, University of Chicago Refreshments will be served at 3:30 PM.
Title: Confined Colloid Suspensions: Some Out-of-Equilibrium Properties
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Contact Info here

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Brendan Hassett, Rice
Title: Rational points on K3 surfaces
Abstract and details available

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 102, 1:00pm
Gabriel Kerr, Miami
Title: Subdivisions of polytopes
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Gabriel Kerr, Miami
Title: Symplectomorphism group relations and mirrors of birational maps
Abstract and details available

Friday, May 4, 2012

Evolution Equations Workshop


Monday, May 7, 2012

Analysis Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Jacob Bernstein, Stanford University
Title: Characterizing the Catenoid
Abstract and details available
ESAM Colloquium Technological Institute M416, 4:00PM
Professor James Kozloski, IBM
Title: The Neural Tissue Simulator: An Ultrascalable Solution to Arbitrary
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
Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Bert Guillou, UIUC
Title: Equivariant categories with multiplication and G-spectra
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Dennis Gaitsgory, Harvard
Title: Outline of the proof of Geometric Langlands for GL(2)
Contact Info here

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Elton Hsu, Northwestern
Title: Analysis and Geometry of the Path space over a Riemannian Manifold
Abstract and details available

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Sam Gunningham, NU
Title: Spin Hurwitz Numbers and TQFT
Abstract and details available

Friday, May 11, 2012

Special Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Panel Discussion, Martina Bode, Mehdi Khorami, Daniel Visscher, Jamie Wolf
Title: Technology in the Classroom: Using an eBook in a Calculus Class
Abstract and details available

Monday, May 14, 2012

Analysis Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Artem Pulemotov, University of Chicago
Title: Prescribed Ricci Flow on a Solid Torus
Abstract and details available
ESAM Colloquium Technological Institute M416, 4:00PM
Professor W.E. Sherwood, University of Utah
Title: Global phase response and multiple time-scale dynamics
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
Number Theory Lunt 107, 4:00PM
Tetsushi Ito, Kyoto
Title: Endoscopy and the l-adic cohomology of the Rapoport-Zink space for GSp(4)
Abstract and details available
Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Angélica Osorno, University of Chicago
Title: Cohomology with coefficients in Picard groupoids
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Analysis Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Vesselin Petkov, Bordeaux
Title: Semi-classical estimates for the cut-off resolvent and the resonance states for trapping perturbations
Special Note: Note unusual date and time
Abstract and details available
Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
John Franks, Northwestern
Title: Some subgroups of the group of analytic symplectic diffeomorphisms of $S^2$ which are virtually abelian
Abstract and details available

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Special Event Swift Hall 107, 5:00 pm
Frank Morgan, Williams College, http://math.williams.edu/morgan/bio/
Title: Optimal Tilings
Special Note: annual undergraduate prize lecture and awards ceremony
Abstract and details available

Monday, May 21, 2012

Analysis Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Hubert Bray, Duke University
Title: On Dark Matter, Spiral Galaxies, and the Axioms of General Relativity
Abstract and details available
ESAM Colloquium Technological Institute M416, 4:00PM
Prof. G. Orosz, University of Michigan
Title: From Delayed Nodes to Delayed Networks: Applications in
Special Note: More current information may be available at http://aquavite.northwestern.edu/cal/public/calendar.cgi?id=92">Plan-it Purple
Contact Info here
Number Theory Lunt 107, 4:00PM
Nick Ramsey, DePaul
Title: Interpolation of square-roots of central L-values of modular forms
Abstract and details available
Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Teena Gerhardt, Michigan State University
Title: Cyclotomic spectra and computations in algebraic K-theory
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00PM
Anthony Quas, University of Victoria
Title: Universality of topological models for measure-preserving systems
Abstract and details available

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

ESAM Colloquium Technological Institute M416, 1:00PM
Yasuhide Fukumoto, Institute of Mathematics for Industry, Kyushu University, Japan
Title: Kinematic variational principle for vortical structure of Euler
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Abstract and details available

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Alejandro Maass, University of Chile
Title: Systems without topological nilfactors and complexity
Abstract and details available

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Topology Seminar Lunt TBA, 3:00pm
Clark Barwick, MIT
Title: Waldhausen K-theory as a Goodwillie Derivative
Special Note: note unusual day and time!
Abstract and details available

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Kai Behrend, University of British Columbia
Title: Differential graded schemes via curved differential graded Lie algebras
Abstract and details available

Friday, August 31, 2012

Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 11:00am
Dominic Verity, Macquarie University
Title: Homotopy Coherent Adjunctions
Special Note: This is the first part of a two-part series.
Abstract and details available
Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 01:00pm
Emily Riehl, Harvard University
Title: Homotopy Coherent Adjunctions
Special Note: This is the second part of a two-part series.
Abstract and details available

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