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Year 2012

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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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Abstract and details available
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:
Contact Info here

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Jana Rodriguez Hertz, Universidad de la Rep√ļblica, 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
Contact Info here
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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Abstract and details available
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
Contact Info here

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
Contact Info here

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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Abstract and details available
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.
Contact Info here
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.
Contact Info here

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
Contact Info here
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 Mn√ęv,
Title: Classical and quantum Lagrangian field theories with boundaries III
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Pavel Mn√ęv,
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
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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
Contact Info here

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
K√°ri 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
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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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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
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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
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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
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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

Monday, October 1, 2012

ESAM Colloquium Technological Institute M416, 4:00PM
Henry Abarbanel, UCSD
Title: Building Nervous Systems from the Bottom Up
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Abstract and details available
Number Theory Lunt 107, 5:00PM
Majid Haidan, UIC
Title: On a motivic method in diophantine geometry
Abstract and details available
Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Jack Ullman, MIT
Title: The Regular Slice Spectral Sequence
Abstract and details available

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Aaron Naber, MIT
Title: The Geometry of Ricci Curvature
Abstract and details available

Monday, October 8, 2012

Analysis Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Jun Yin, University of Wisconsin
Title: Some recent results on random matrix theory
Abstract and details available
ESAM Colloquium Technological Institute M416, 4:00PM
H. Pirouz Kavehpour, University of California, Los Angeles
Title: Physics of Coalescing Drops at Planar Interfaces
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Abstract and details available
Number Theory Lunt 107, 5:00PM
Tonghai Yang, Wisconsin
Title: Rankin-Selberg L-function and height pairing for unitary Shimura variety of type (n-1, 1).
Abstract and details available
Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Will Abram, University of Michigan
Title: The equivariant complex cobordism ring of a finite abelian group
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Kiran Parkhe, Northwestern University
Title: Actions of the Heisenberg group on Surfaces
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 101, 1:00pm
Tristan Collins, Columbia University
Title: The singularities of the Yang-Mills flow
Special Note: Note the unusual time for the actual talk.
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Tristan Collins, Columbia University
Title: Introduction to Yang-Mills and the Donaldson-Uhlenbeck-Yau theorem
Special Note: Note the unusual time for the pre-talk.
Abstract and details available

Thursday, October 11, 2012

The Thirty Fourth Midwest Probability Colloquium


Monday, October 15, 2012

Analysis Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Todd Kemp, University of California, San Diego
Title: Liberation of Random Projections
Abstract and details available
ESAM Colloquium Technological Institute M416, 4:00PM
Srevatsan Muralidharan, Northwestern
Title:  Multilayer Thin Film Growth on Crystalline and Quasicrystalline
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, 5:00PM
Matthew Stover, Michigan
Title: Fuchsian subgroups and Albanese varieties of arithmetic quotients of SU(2, 1) / U(2).
Abstract and details available
Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Carolyn Yarnall, University of Virginia
Title: Determining Slice Towers
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Dan Thompson, Ohio State
Title: Intrinsic ergodicity, orbit gluing and S-gap shifts
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 101, 1:00pm
Pavel Safronov, UT Austin
Title: Virasoro constraints in Drinfeld-Sokolov hierarchies
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Pavel Safronov, UT Austin
Title: Virasoro constraints in Drinfeld-Sokolov hierarchies
Abstract and details available

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Ben Weinkove, UCSD / Northwestern
Title: Parabolic flows in complex geometry
Abstract and details available

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Elementary Math Challenges Lunt 104, 6:00pm
Johan Konter, Northwestern University
Title: Challenging Elementary Math Problems involving Induction
Special Note: Putnam Training Session for NU undergraduates
Abstract and details available

Monday, October 22, 2012

ESAM Colloquium Technological Institute M416, 4:00PM
Matthew Tirrell University of Chicago ,
Title: Multivalent Ionic Interactions in Multicomponent Polyelectrolyte
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, 5:00PM
Stefan Patrikis, IAS
Title: Variations on a theorem of Tate
Abstract and details available
Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Rune Haugseng, MIT
Title: Enriched Infinity-Categories
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Todd Fisher, Brigham Young University
Title: Equilibrium states for robustly transitive systems
Abstract and details available
Elementary Math Challenges Lunt 103, 6:00pm
Johan Konter, 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 101, 1:00pm
Eric Zaslow, Northwestern University
Title: Gentle introductions to toric geometry and Morse theory
Contact Info here
Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Eric Zaslow, Northwestern University
Title: Topology of Affine Hypersurfaces
Abstract and details available

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Wilfried Schmid, Harvard University
Title: Hodge theory and unitary representations of reductive Lie groups
Abstract and details available

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Elementary Math Challenges Lunt 104, 6:00pm
Andrew Reiser, Northwestern University
Title: Challenging Elementary Math Problems involding the Pigeonhole Principle
Special Note: Putnam Training Session for NU undergraduates
Abstract and details available

Monday, October 29, 2012

Analysis Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Betsy Stovall, Wisconsin
Title: Uniform Lp improving for weighted averages on curves
Abstract and details available
ESAM Colloquium Technological Institute M416, 4:00PM
Q. Du Penn State University ,
Title: How to Search for Transition States/Saddle Points
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, 5:00PM
Junehyuk Jung, Princeton
Title: An upper bound for intersection of nodal lines with a fixed horocycle
Abstract and details available
Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Jonathan Campbell, Stanford
Title: Topological Hochschild Homology and Koszul Duality
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Elementary Math Challenges Lunt 103, 6:00pm
Dan Lior, Northwestern University
Title: Challenging Elementary Math Problems in Probability
Special Note: Putnam Training Session for NU undergraduates
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 101, 1:15pm
Emily Peters, Northwestern University
Title: Examples of factors and a subfactor or two
Special Note: Note the unusual starting time for the pretalk.
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Emily Peters, Northwestern University
Title: The classification of small subfactors
Abstract and details available

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Karsten Grove, University of Notre Dame
Title: Positive Curvature, Symmetry and Tits Geometry
Abstract and details available

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 104, 5:00pm
Yuguang Zhang, Visiting Researcher from UCSD
Title: Introduction to Gromov-Hausdorff Convergence
Special Note: This will be a kind of pre-talk for the 11/5 Analysis Seminar
Abstract and details available
Informal Geometric Analysis Seminar Lunt 102, 02:30
Valentino Tosatti, Northwestern
Title: Kähler-Einstein metrics on Fano surfaces
Abstract and details available

Monday, November 5, 2012

Analysis Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Yuguang Zhang, Capital Normal University (Beijing) / UCSD
Title: Degenerations of Ricci-flat Calabi-Yau manifolds
Abstract and details available
ESAM Colloquium Technological Institute M416, 4:00PM
Michael Shelley, New York University
Title: How Flexible, Motile, and Erodible Bodies Interact with Fluids
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, 5:00PM
Abhinav Kumar, MIT
Title: Abelian surfaces with everywhere good reduction
Abstract and details available
Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Ilya Grigoriev, Stanford
Title: Relations in the cohomology of classifying spaces of manifold bundles.\
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Elementary Math Challenges Lunt 103, 6:00pm
Miguel A. Lerma, Northwestern University
Title: Challenging Elementary Math Problems involving Inequalities
Special Note: Putnam Training Session for NU undergraduates
Abstract and details available

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Vadim Vologodsky, University of Oregon
Title: Noncommutative local monodromy theorem
Abstract and details available

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Informal Geometric Analysis Seminar Lunt 102, 02:30pm
Valentino Tosatti,
Title: Kähler-Einstein metrics on Fano surfaces
Abstract and details available

Friday, November 9, 2012

Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 104, 4:00pm
John Francis, Northwestern University
Title: What is .... factorization homology?
Special Note: First in New Faculty Member Talks. Note Special Time/Day.
Abstract and details available

Monday, November 12, 2012

Analysis Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Nabil Kahouadji, Northwestern University
Title: On the isometric immersion of pseudo-spherical surfaces via evolution and hyperbolic equations
Abstract and details available
ESAM Colloquium Technological Institute M416, 4:00PM
Peter Stewart, University of Oxford
Title: Solidification of Molten Metallic Foams
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, 5:00PM
Romyar Sharafi, Arizona
Title: On Galois groups of pro-p extensions with restricted ramification
Abstract and details available
Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Irakli Patchkoria, Universitat Bonn
Title: Rigidity in equivariant stable homotopy theory
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Kamlesh Parwani, Eastern Illinois University
Title: Symmetric random walks on the line
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 103, 4:00pm
Joey Hirsh,
Title: Deformations with noncommutative parameters
Abstract and details available

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Informal Geometric Analysis Seminar Lunt 102, 02:30
Valentino Tosatti, Northwestern
Title: Kähler-Einstein metrics on Fano surfaces
Abstract and details available

Friday, November 16, 2012

ESAM Colloquium Technological Institute M416, 2:00PM
Andreas Class, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Title: Compressible Cavitation with Stochastic Field Method
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
ESAM Colloquium Technological Institute M416, 4:00PM
Andreas Class, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Title: Compressible Cavitation with Stochastic Field Method
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
Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 101, 2:00pm
Scott Morrison, Australian National University
Title: Khovanov homology for links
Special Note: Note the unusual date for the pre-talk.
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 3:00pm
Scott Morrison, Australian National University
Title: Khovanov homology for 4-manifolds
Special Note: Note the unusual date for the actual talk.
Abstract and details available

Monday, November 19, 2012

Analysis Seminar Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Simon Marshall, Northwestern
Title: Geodesic restrictions of arithmetic eigenfunctions
Abstract and details available
ESAM Colloquium Technological Institute M416, 4:00PM
Nicolas Brunel, University of Chicago
Title: Dynamics of Large Networks of Neurons: Asynchronous and Synchronous
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, 5:00PM
Florian Herzig, Toronto
Title: Adequate subgroups
Abstract and details available
Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Luis Alexandre Pereira, MIT
Title: The Goodwillie tower of the identity in Alg_O(Sp) (with a side helping of general context for Goodwillie Cauculus)\r\n
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 4:00pm
David Aulicino, University of Chicago
Title: Teichmueller Discs with Completely Degenerate Kontsevich-Zorich Spectrum
Abstract and details available
Elementary Math Challenges Lunt 103, 6:00pm
Miguel A. Lerma, Northwestern University
Title: Challenging Elementary Math Problems on Polynomials
Special Note: Putnam Training Session for NU undergraduates
Abstract and details available

Monday, November 26, 2012

Analysis Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Jamison Wolf, Northwestern University
Title: Hausdorff Dimensions of Random Fractals Determined by Levy Processes
Abstract and details available
Number Theory Lunt 107, 5:00PM
Zev Klagsbrun, Wisconsin-Madison
Title: Selmer groups of elliptic curves
Abstract and details available
Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Kristen Mazur, University of Virginia
Title: A G-Symmetric Monoidal Structure on the Category of G-Mackey Functors
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 107, 12:00pm
Laura DeMarco, UIC
Title: Combining complex and arithmetic dynamics: a study of critically-finite maps
Abstract and details available
Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Kelly Yancey, University of Illinois
Title: On Rigidity Sequences
Abstract and details available
Elementary Math Challenges Lunt 103, 6:00pm
Dan Lior, Northwestern University
Title: Challenging Elementary Math Problems involving Continued Fractions
Special Note: Putnam Training Session for NU undergraduates
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 101, 1:00pm
Vladimir Kotov, Northwestern University
Title: A two-dimensional analog of the Atiyah-Bott theorem
Contact Info here
Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Vladimir Kotov, Northwestern University
Title: A two-dimensional analog of the Atiyah-Bott theorem
Abstract and details available

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Elementary Math Challenges Lunt 104, 6:00pm
Elton Hsu, Northwestern University
Title: Challenging Elementary Math Problems on Calculus
Special Note: Putnam Training Session for NU undergraduates
Abstract and details available
Informal Geometric Analysis Seminar Lunt 102, 02:30pm
Xiaokui Yang, Northwestern
Title: Siu's invariance of plurigenera
Abstract and details available

Monday, December 3, 2012

Analysis Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Nick Haber, Stanford University
Title: Microlocal analysis of radial points
Abstract and details available
Number Theory Lunt 107, 5:00PM
Nicolas Templier, Princeton
Title: Sup-norms of automorphic forms
Abstract and details available
Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Sean Tilson, Wayne State University
Title: Power operations and the Kunneth spectral sequence
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 101, 1:00pm
Yu-Shen Lin, Harvard University
Title: Ooguri-Vafa Metric, Holomorphic Discs and SYZ Conjecture
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Yu-Shen Lin, Harvard University
Title: Open Gromov-Witten Invariants on K3 Surfaces and Wall-Crossing
Abstract and details available

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 2:00pm
Miklos Abert,
Title: The measurable Kesten theorem
Abstract and details available
Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Thomas Nevins, UIUC
Title: Geometry of (quantum) symplectic varieties
Abstract and details available

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Informal Geometric Analysis Seminar Lunt 102, 02:30pm
Xiaokui Yang, Northwestern
Title: Siu's invariance of plurigenera
Abstract and details available

Monday, December 10, 2012

Analysis Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Ionel Popescu, Georgia Tech and Romanian Academy
Title: Stochastic Target Approach to Ricci Flow on Surfaces
Special Note: Note the special time of the seminar for this talk.
Abstract and details available
Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Sug Woo Shin, MIT
Title: Families of automorphic L-functions
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 104, 11:00am
Paul Bressler, Universidad de Los Andes, Bogota
Title: Deformation quantization algebroids
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 104, 2:00pm
Paul Bressler, Universidad de Los Andes, Bogota
Title: Quasi-classical limits of deformation quantization algebroids
Abstract and details available

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