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Year 1998

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Tuesday, January 6, 1998

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor Deborah Heicklen, U. of California, Berkeley
Title: Discretized randomly-perturbed dynamical systems
Contact Info here

Thursday, January 8, 1998

PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Kevin Zumbrun, Indiana University
Title: Pointwise semigroup methods for stability of viscous shock waves.
Abstract and details available

Monday, January 12, 1998

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00pm
Professor R. Sowers , U. Illinois
Title: Some probabilistic comments on boundary layers in the Allen-Cahn equation
Contact Info here
Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Gregory Arone, University of Chicago
Title: Tits buildings, partition posets and symmetric product spectra
Contact Info here

Tuesday, January 13, 1998

Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 4:30pm
Professor Kevin Knudson, Northwestern University
Title: Relative Completions of Linear Groups over Z[t] and Z[t,t^{-1}]
Contact Info here
Analysis Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Professor Chuck Gartland, Kent State University
Title: Numerical Modeling of Confined Liquid Crystal Systems
Contact Info here
Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor Chengbo Yue, UIC
Title: Smoothness self-renewal in dynamical systems
Contact Info here

Wednesday, January 14, 1998

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:30pm
Professor Krzysztof Burdzy, University of Washington
Title: Hot Bodies
Abstract and details available
Special Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Christoph Thiele, Universitat Kiel
Title: Time frequency analysis and the bilinear Hilbert transform
Contact Info here

Thursday, January 15, 1998

Graduate Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 104, 4:00pm
Antonio Garcia , Northwestern University
Title: Homoclinic maps in symplectic manifolds II
Contact Info here
PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Philippe LeFloch, Ecole Polytechnique, France
Title: Nonconservative Hyperbolic Systems
Contact Info here
Special Seminar Lunt 103, 4:10pm
Yuhan Zha, University of Chicago
Title: A general arithmetic Riemann-Roch theorem
Special Note: Mr Zha is under consideration for a Boas Instructorship.
Contact Info here

Friday, January 16, 1998

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00pm
Dr. Shankar Venkataramani, U. Chicago
Title: Pattern formation with period doubling: Patterns in a vibrated sandbox
Special Note: Coffee and cookies FOLLOWING the seminar
Abstract and details available

Monday, January 19, 1998

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00pm
Professor Laurette Tuckerman, LIMSI-CNRS, France, and IMA U. of Minnesota
Title: Stability analysis of perturbed plane Couette flow
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Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Gary Gutman, Northwestern University
Title: Elliptic Spectra and Group Actions
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Tuesday, January 20, 1998

Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 3.00pm
Huazhang Luo , MIT
Title: Stability of Algebraic Manifolds
Special Note: Mr. Luo is under consideration for a Boas Instructorship
Abstract and details available
Analysis Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Professor Joseph Jerome, Northwestern University
Title: Models of Electrodiffusion and their Domains of Influence
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Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor Adam Epstein, SUNY -- Stonybrook
Title: Algebraic Dynamics: Contraction, Finiteness, and Transversality Principles
Abstract and details available

Friday, January 23, 1998

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor Doug Ravenel, University of Rochester
Title: Morava K-theory and generalized characters for finite groups revisited
Special Note: This is a bonus talk for the Midwest Algebraic Topology Seminar on Saturday.
Contact Info here

Saturday, January 24, 1998

Midwest Topology Seminar


Monday, January 26, 1998

Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Igor Kriz, University of Michigan
Title: The equivariant mod 2 Steenrod algebra and Real cobordism
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Tuesday, January 27, 1998

Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 4:30pm
Professor Ezra Getzler, Northwestern University
Title: An introduction to Frobenius manifolds
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Analysis Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Dr. Robert Holt , Lucent Technologies Bell Laboratories
Title: Algebraic Methods for Image Processing and Computer Vision
Abstract and details available
Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor Chris McCord, University of Cincinatti
Title: Reconstructing the global dynamics of an attractor
Abstract and details available
Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech L313 (now called L361), 4:00pm
Dr. M. Chertkov, Princeton U.
Title: Theory of turbulent advection
Special Note: For students (and others interested) there will be an informal introduction to the subject at 3:30 pm in Tech 3371 (Condensed Matter Theory). Note unusal time and location of the seminar.
Abstract and details available

Thursday, January 29, 1998

Graduate Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 104, 4:00pm
Sara Asher, Northwestern University
Title: TBA
Contact Info here
PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Mikhail Fokin, Sobolev Institute of Mathematics, Russian Academy of Sciences
Title: Hamiltonian Systems with Continuous Spectrum and Chaotic Oscillations of Rotating Ideal Fluid
Contact Info here

Friday, January 30, 1998

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00pm
Professor Alan Dorsey, University of Florida
Title: From Dendrites to Labyrinths: The Morphology of Magnetic Flux Patterns in Superconductors
Abstract and details available

Monday, February 2, 1998

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00pm
Professor O. Basaran, Purdue U.
Title: Drop formation in the presence and absence of an electric field
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Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Jonathan Cornick, Ohio State University
Title: Group actions on finite dimensional complexes and cohomological finiteness conditions
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Tuesday, February 3, 1998

Analysis Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Professor Bernardo Cockburn , University of Minnesota
Title: Continuous Dependence of Nonlinear Convection-Diffusion Equations
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Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor Howie Masur, UIC
Title: Actions of higher rank lattices on surfaces
Contact Info here

Thursday, February 5, 1998

Graduate Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 104, 4:00pm
David Richeson, Northwestern University
Title: TBA
Contact Info here

Friday, February 6, 1998

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00pm
Dr. Yuhai Tu, IBM Watson Research
Title: Dynamics of Flocking: How Birds Fly Together
Special Note: For students there will be an informal introduction to the topic at 1:30 in M416
Abstract and details available

Monday, February 9, 1998

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor Persi Diaconis, Cornell University
Title: Card Shuffling and Hyperplane Rearrangements
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ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00pm
Dr. M. Short, U. Illinois
Title: Multi-dimensional instability of detonation waves
Contact Info here

Tuesday, February 10, 1998

Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 4:30pm
Professor Mikhail Kapranov, Northwestern University
Title: Noncommutative Geometry in the Perturbative Regime
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Analysis Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Professor Steve Lalley, University of Chicago
Title: Self-Affine Sets:Some Dimensional Anomalies
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Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor Benson Farb, University of Chicago
Title: Geometry and Rigidity for the Baumslag-Solitar Groups
Abstract and details available

Thursday, February 12, 1998

Topology Seminar Lunt 107, 4:10pm
Professor Charles Rezk, Northwestern University
Title: Brown-Comenetz duality and localization
Special Note: THE TALK IS NOT IN THE USUAL DAY OF THE WEEK AND IN A DIFFERENT ROOM
Contact Info here

Friday, February 13, 1998

Special Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Brian Hall, UCSD,
Title: Holomorphic methods in analysis
Abstract and details available

Monday, February 16, 1998

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00pm
Professor E. Knobloch , U. California, Berkeley
Title: Bursts
Special Note: sponsored by the Chicago Area Applied Mathematics Consortium
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Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor John Palmieri, University of Notre Dame
Title: The structure of the Bousfield lattice
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Tuesday, February 17, 1998

Analysis Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Professor George Gasper, Northwestern University
Title: q-Fractional Integrals and Applications
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Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor Rafael Ruggiero Rodrigues, PUC -- Rio de Janeiro
Title: Topological stability and Gromov hyperbolicity
Contact Info here
ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00pm
Professor E. Knobloch , U. California, Berkeley
Title: Fully nonlinear rapidly rotating convection
Contact Info here

Wednesday, February 18, 1998

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor Eric Zaslow, Harvard University
Title: Categorical Mirror Symmetry: The Elliptic Curve
Abstract and details available

Thursday, February 19, 1998

Graduate Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 104, 4:00pm
Professor John Franks , Northwestern University
Title: The Gauss-Bonnet theorem for polyhedra
Contact Info here

Friday, February 20, 1998

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00pm
Professor Julio Ottino, Northwestern U.
Title: Mixing, Segregation, and Chaos in Granular Materials
Abstract and details available

Monday, February 23, 1998

Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Vassily Gorbounov, University of Kentucky
Title: On the splitting of the formal completion of Jacobians of curves from the point of view of analysis
Contact Info here

Tuesday, February 24, 1998

Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 4:30pm
Professor Jim Bryan, UC, Berkeley
Title: Modular forms and the enumerative geometry of K3 and Abelian surfaces
Special Note: This talk complements a talk at U of C on Wednesday at 4.30.
Contact Info here
Analysis Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Professor E. N. Barron , Loyola University of Chicago
Title: Option Pricing
Contact Info here
Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor Marian Gidea, Loyola University of Chicago
Title: Non-Smooth Dynamical Systems that Exhibit Hyperbolic Behavior
Abstract and details available

March 21-24, March 21, 1998

Northwestern PDE Conference in conjunction with the Spring 1998 Midwest PDE Seminar

Graduate Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 104, 4:00pm
Jim Wiseman, Northwestern University
Title: God help the state of Maine when mathematics reach for her
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PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Hans Kaper, Argonne National Laboratory
Title: The Ginzburg-Landau Equations of Superconductivity
Special Note: Joint PDE/Applied Math. Seminar
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PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Norman Lebovitz, The University of Chicago
Title: Nonlinear Methods for Elliptical Instabilities in Fluids
Special Note: Joint PDE/Applied Math. Seminar
Contact Info here
Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00pm
Professor Monica Olvera de la Cruz , Northwestern U.
Title: Phase Segregation in Ternary Polymer Blends
Special Note: For students there will be an informal introduction at 1:30 in M416
Abstract and details available
PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor Henghui Zou, University of Alabama
Title: On positive solutions of degenerate $p$-Laplacian equations on $R^n$.
Contact Info here
ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00pm
Professor R. Lande , U. Oregon
Title: Anthropogenic, ecological and genetic factors in extinction
Contact Info here
Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 4:30pm
Professor Lev Rozansky, University of Illinois, Chicago
Title: Burau representation of the braid group and the structure of the colored Jones polynomial
Contact Info here
Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor Marlies Gerber, Indiana University
Title: Horocycle foliations on surfaces of nonpositive curvature
Contact Info here
Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Chris Woodward, Harvard University
Title: Symplectic quotients and moduli spaces of flat connections
Abstract and details available
Graduate Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 104, 4:00pm
Scott G. Moar, Northwestern University
Title: TBA
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PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Mariko Arisawa, University of Wisconsin
Title: On some homogenization problems for second-order elliptic P.D.Es.
Contact Info here
Topology Seminar Lunt 107, 4:10pm
Professor Clarence Wilkerson, Purdue University
Title: Lie groups and friends at the prime 2
Special Note: The talk is not in the usual place and day of the week.
Abstract and details available
Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science M416, 2:00pm
Professor Bob Eisenberg, Rush Medical Center
Title: Ionic Channels in Biological Membranes: Natural Nanotubes Described by the Drift-diffusion Equations
Abstract and details available
Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor John Klein, University of Bielefeld
Title: a compression theorem for embeddings
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Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 4:30pm
Scott Thatcher, Northwestern University
Title: Hecke operators on vector bundles over elliptic curves
Contact Info here
Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Youngna Choi , Northwestern University
Title: Attractors for Lorenz-like maps
Contact Info here
Graduate Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 104, 4:00pm
David Richeson, Northwestern University
Title: TBA
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PDE Seminar Lunt, 3:00pm
Professor Omar Gil, University of Minnesota
Title: The focusing problem for the p-Laplacian evolution equation
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Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor John Lott, University of Michigan
Title: The Zero-in-the-Spectrum Question
Abstract and details available
Workshops/Conferences ,
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Title:
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Workshops/Conferences , 2:00pm
Professor C. Morawetz ,
Title:
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ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00pm
Professor S. Troian , Princeton U.
Title: Novel instabilities in thin liquid films: the beauty and the beast
Contact Info here
Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor Sen Hu, Princeton
Title: On self-similarity of critical KAM curves
Contact Info here

Sunday , March 22, 1998

Nonlinear PDE and Applications

ESAM Colloquium U. Chicago Eckhart 202 Refreshments at 3:30 in E209, 4:00pm
Professor T.P. Liu, Stanford U.
Title: Quasilinear hyperbolic parabolic PDE's: Recent progress and new challenges
Special Note: Chicago Area Applied Mathematics Consortium
Contact Info here
ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00pm
Dr. M. Mineev-Weinstein , Los Alamos National Lab
Title: Selection of the Saffman-Taylor finger width in the absence of surface tension: an exact resu
Contact Info here
PDE Seminar Leverone, Coon Forum, 9:00am
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Title: Northwestern PDE Conference in conjunction with the Spring 1998 Midwest PDE Seminar
Special Note: The PDE conference will be held in Leverone Hall, 2001 Sheridan Road, Evanston; March 21-24, 1998
Contact Info here
Nonlinear PDE and Applications
Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 4:00pm
Professor S. Morris, U. Toronto, Canada
Title: Electroconvection patterns in suspended smectic films
Special Note: unusual day and time
Abstract and details available

Monday, March 30, 1998

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00pm
Professor S. Solla , Northwestern U.
Title: Connections between statistical physics and statistical inference: a Bayesian approach to learning theory
Contact Info here

Tuesday, April 14, 1998

Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 4:30pm
Professor Kevin Knudson, Northwestern University
Title: On the homology of SL_2(Z[t])
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Analysis Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Professor Mark Pinsky, Northwestern University
Title: Pointwise Fourier Inversion, the Wave Equation, and Fourier Bessel Series
Contact Info here
Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor Viviane Baladi, University of Geneva
Title: The spectrum of coupled map lattices: beyond the first gap
Abstract and details available
Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 1:00pm
Professor Steve Morris, U. Toronto, Canada
Title: Electroconvection patterns in suspended smectic films
Special Note: unusal day and time
Abstract and details available

Thursday, April 16, 1998

Graduate Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 216, 10:30am
Youngna Choi, Northwestern University
Title: Thesis Defense: One Dimensional Lorenz-like Attractors
Contact Info here

Friday, April 17, 1998

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:30pm
Professor Ofer Zeitouni, Electrical Engineering, Technion
Title: Asymptotics for random combinatorial structures
Abstract and details available
Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00pm
Professor Liz Bradley, University of Colorado
Title: Chaos and Control
Abstract and details available
Topology Seminar Lunt 107, 3:00pm
Professor Paul Shick, John Carroll University
Title: Toward the stable homotopy of finite complexes
Special Note: Special session, not in the standard time or day
Contact Info here

Monday, April 20, 1998

Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor William Richter,
Title: Poincare surgery and nonfiberwise homotopy theory
Contact Info here

Tuesday, April 21, 1998

Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 4:30pm
Professor Dan Nakano, Utah State University
Title: Representation type of Schur algebras
Contact Info here

Wednesday, April 22, 1998

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:30pm
Professor Barry Simon, Caltech
Title: A New Approach to Inverse Spectral Theory
Contact Info here

Thursday, April 23, 1998

PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Robert Jerrard, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaigh
Title: Functions of bounded higher variation
Contact Info here

Friday, April 24, 1998

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00pm
Professor Alvin Bayliss, Northwestern U.
Title: New Modes of Burning in Solid Fuel Combustion
Abstract and details available
Special Seminar Lunt 105, 2:00pm
Professor Steven Brahms, New York University
Title: Fair Division
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, April 28, 1998

Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 4:30pm
Professor Barbara Fantechi, University of Trento
Title: Obstructions for deformation functors and applications
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Analysis Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Professor Walter Trebels,
Title: On the Rate of a.e. Convergence of Poisson Type Means
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Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor Predrag Cvitanovic', Northwestern, Department of Physics & Astronomy
Title: Kneading theory for 2-dimensional maps: the pruning front conjecture
Abstract and details available

Thursday, April 30, 1998

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00pm
Professor L. Mahadevan , MIT
Title: Crescents and Cones in Crumpled Sheets
Special Note: unusual day
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Graduate Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 216, 11:00am
David Richeson, Northwestern University
Title: Thesis Defense: TBA
Contact Info here
Topology Seminar Lunt 107, 4:10pm
Professor David Hunter, North Central College
Title: Characterizing spectra with $U$-injective cohomology which satisfy the Brown-Gitler property
Special Note: The session is not in the usual time and place
Contact Info here

Saturday, May 2, 1998

NU-UC Workshop on Nonlinear/Complex Systems


Monday, May 4, 1998

Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Paul Goerss, University of Washington
Title: Hopf rings, Dieudonn\'e modules, and E_\ast \Omega^2 S^3
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Tuesday, May 5, 1998

Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 4:30pm
Professor Thomas Geisser, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Title: K-theory in characteristic p
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Analysis Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Malgorzata Stawiska , Northwestern University
Title: Chebyshev Polynomials on Equipotential Curves of a Quadratic Julia Set
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Graduate Dynamical Systems Seminar TBA, TBA
Antonio Garcia,
Title: Thesis Defense: TBA
Contact Info here

Wednesday, May 6, 1998

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:30pm
Professor Chris Woodward, Harvard University
Title: Eigenvalue Inequalities and Quantum Cohomology of the Grassmannian
Abstract and details available

Thursday, May 7, 1998

Graduate Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 216, 11:00am
John M. Alongi, Northwestern University
Title: Thesis Defense: Rotation vectors on compact surfaces
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PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Yuan Lou, University of Chicago
Title: The proof of a conjecture about the peturbed Gelfand problem.
Contact Info here

Friday, May 8, 1998

Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 4:00pm
Professor Chris Bendel, University of Notre Dame
Title: Representations of restricted Lie algebras and powers of p-characters
Special Note: This is not the usual time or day of the week!
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Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00pm
Dr. Alastair Rucklidge, Cambridge U., England
Title: Bifurcations of periodic orbits with spatio-temporal symmetries
Abstract and details available

Monday, May 11, 1998

Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Vassily Gorbounov, University of Kentucky
Title: Formal groups obtained from \Theta functions
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Tuesday, May 12, 1998

Analysis Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Professor William Kath, Northwestern University
Title: "Stability of Pulses with Phase-Sensitive Amplifiers"
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Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor Kathy Alligood, George Mason University
Title: Global Bifurcations of Chaotic Basic Sets
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PDE Seminar Lunt 103, 3:00pm
Professor Piermarco Cannarsa, Universita di Roma
Title: Singularities of solutions to H-J-B equations with application to optimal control
Special Note: Time changed ! This is not the usual day !
Contact Info here

Thursday, May 14, 1998

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Professor Lee Mosher, Rutgers -- Newark
Title: Quasi-isometries and solvable groups
Special Note: Note special time, date, and room
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PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Bob Jensen, Loyola University of Chicago
Title: Cramer's Theorem via PDEs
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Monday, May 18, 1998

Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Brooke Shipley, University of Chicago
Title: Classification of stable model categories
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Tuesday, May 19, 1998

Analysis Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Professor Rodrigo Banuelos, Purdue University
Title: Extremal Problems in Analysis (Green Functions, Heat Kernels,...) Arising from Probabilistic Considerations
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Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor Hildeberto Carbral, TBA
Title: Periodic solutions of symmetric perturbations of the Kepler problem
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Wednesday, May 20, 1998

Colloquium Tech Bldg. Lecture Room 6, 4:30pm
Professor David Ruelle, Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques
Title: New theoretical ideas in nonequilibrium statistical mechanics
Special Note: Joint Physics & Astronomy / Mathematics Colloquium
Contact Info here

Thursday, May 21, 1998

PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Robert McCann , Brown University
Title: Shape Recognition, Optimal Transportation, and Extremal Doubly Stochastic Measures
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Friday, May 22, 1998

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00pm
Professor Susan Friedlander, U. Illinois, Chicago
Title: Nonlinear Instabilities in fluid flows
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, May 26, 1998

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Florence Newberger, University of Maryland
Title:
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Wednesday, May 27, 1998

Topology Seminar Lunt 102, 4:10pm
Professor Brayton Gray, University of Illinois at Chicago
Title: The EHP spectral sequence for V(0)
Special Note: Special session. Note the different day.
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Thursday, May 28, 1998

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00pm
Dr. V. Kovanis, Phillips Labs
Title: Instabilities of Coupled Diode Lasers
Contact Info here

Friday, May 29, 1998

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00pm
Professor Giles Novak, Northwestern U.
Title: New observations of interstellar magnetic fields
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, June 2, 1998

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor Andrew Torok, Princeton University
Title: "Density of stably ergodic diffeomorphisms around some non-ergodic ones"
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Thursday, June 25, 1998

PDE Seminar Lunt 107, 4:10pm
Professor Michel Rascle, University of Nice, France
Title: A New Fluid Model of Traffic Flow
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Wednesday, August 5, 1998

PDE Seminar Lunt 107, 3:30pm
Professor Ling Hsiao, Academia Sinica, Beijing
Title: Quasilinear hyperbolic systems with damping mechanism
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PDE Seminar Lunt 107, 4:30pm
Professor M. Kratka, University of Chicago
Title: Multidimensional compressible Navier-Stokes equations with free boundary and symmetryh
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Thursday, August 27, 1998

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00pm
Dr. J. Eggers, U. Essen
Title: Coalescence of Two Spheres
Abstract and details available

Wednesday, September 23, 1998

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00pm
Dr. Gregory King, University of Warwick, UK
Title: Recent results on the physics of chaotic advection in wavy Taylor vortex flow
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Thursday, September 24, 1998

Algebra Seminar Lunt 102, 4:10pm
Professor Ionut Ciocan,
Title: Toric degeneration of flag varieties, I
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Monday, September 28, 1998

Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor Gang Wang, De Paul University
Title: Some recent progress and open questions on the uniqueness of multiple trigonometric series
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Thursday, October 1, 1998

Algebra Seminar Lunt 102, 4:10pm
Professor Ionut Ciocan,
Title: Toric degeneration of flag varieties, II
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Friday, October 2, 1998

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00pm
Dr. H.P. Grimm, Northwestern U.
Title: Steps, Kinetic Anisotropy, and Long--Wave Instabilities in Directional Solidification
Abstract and details available

Monday, October 5, 1998

Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor Carl Gardner, Arizona State University
Title: Numerical Simulation of Rectangular Current Pulses in Ionic Channels of Cellular Membranes
Abstract and details available
Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Stephen Theriault, UIC
Title: Anick's Spaces and the Double Loops on Odd Primary Moore Spaces
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Wednesday, October 7, 1998

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:15pm
Professor Louis Kauffman, University of Illinois, Chicago
Title: Witten's Integral and the Kontsevich Integrals
Abstract and details available

Thursday, October 8, 1998

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00pm
Professor J. Fineberg, Hebrew U., Israel
Title: How things break: Instability in Dynamic Fracture
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Graduate Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Professor Thy Tran, Northwestern University
Title: n-widths and Optimal Recovery
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Friday, October 9, 1998

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00pm
Professor J. Fineberg, Hebrew U., Israel
Title: New Structures in a Shaking Fluid
Abstract and details available

Monday, October 12, 1998

Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor Peter Kan, Northwestern University
Title:
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Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Brayton Gray, UIC
Title: Composition methods in the homotopy groups of Moore spectra
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Tuesday, October 13, 1998

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor Chris Hoffman, University of Maryland
Title: Rational maps of the Riemann sphere are Bernoulli.
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Wednesday, October 14, 1998

3rd UC/NU Workshop on Nonlinear and Complex Systems


Thursday, October 15, 1998

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 103, 4:10pm
Professor Eric Zaslow, Northwestern University
Title: Comments on Kontsevich's Mirror Symmetry Conjecture
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Graduate Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Jason Holt , Northwestern University
Title: Flat donuts and the Gauss-Bonnet Theorem
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Friday, October 16, 1998

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science , 2:00pm
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Title: No seminar due to UC/NU workshop on October 14
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Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science , 2:00pm
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Title: No seminar due to UC/NU workshop on October 14
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Monday, October 19, 1998

Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor Miron Bekker , Northwestern University and Loyola University
Title: Integral Representation for Continuous O(n)-Positive Defined Functions
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ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00pm
Professor J. Powers, U. Notre Dame
Title: Ignition theory for shearing reactive solids
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Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Po Hu, University of Chicago
Title: A geometric approach to spectra in the category of schemes
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Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Ezra Getzler,
Title: Chiral de Rham complex (d'apres Malikov, Schechtman and Vaintrob)
Special Note: I will give an introduction to the preprint math.AG/9803041
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Tuesday, October 20, 1998

Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 4:30pm
Professor Misha Kapranov, Northwestern University
Title: Double affine Hecke algebras and 2-dimensional local fields
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Wednesday, October 21, 1998

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:15pm
Professor Yuri Tschinkel, University of Illinois, Chicago
Title: Density of rational points on algebraic varieties
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Thursday, October 22, 1998

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 101, 10:30am
Dimitry Tamarkin, Penn State University
Title: Operadic proof of Kontsevich's formality theorem
Special Note: CHANGE OF TIME!!
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Graduate Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Scott Moar, Northwestern University
Title: Zeta Functions and Homology
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Friday, October 23, 1998

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00pm
Professor N. Spruston, Northwestern U.
Title: Cable properties of cortical neurons: theory and experiment
Special Note: http://www.nwu.edu/neurobiology/Spruston/
Abstract and details available
Twentieth Midwest Probability Colloquium

Monday, October 26, 1998

Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor Gilbert Walter, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Title: Continuous non-negative wavelets and their use in probability density estimation
Abstract and details available
ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00pm
Dr. A. Neishtadt, Moscow Space Research Inst.
Title: On the delay of stability loss for periodic trajectories in systems with slowly varying parameters
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Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Mark Johnson, Northwestern University
Title: Classifying models for the stable homotopy category
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Tuesday, October 27, 1998

Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Ezra Getzler,
Title: Chiral de Rham complex (d'apres Malikov, Schechtman, Vaintrob)
Special Note: I will give an introduction to the preprint math.AG/9803041
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Graduate Dynamical Systems Seminar

Thursday, October 29, 1998

PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Mikhail Feldman, Northwetsern University
Title: Mass transfer in inhomogeneous media
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Saturday, October 31, 1998

Midwest Algebraic Geometry Conference


Monday, November 2, 1998

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00pm
Professor A.K. Kapila, R.P.I.
Title: Modeling the transition from deflagration to detonation in granular explosives
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Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Don Stanley, Berlin
Title: Fibrewise stabalization and an application to a conjecture of Iwase
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Tuesday, November 3, 1998

Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor J.-B. Bost, CNRS and Institute for Advanced Study
Title: Optimal estimates in Arakelov geometry
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Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor Keith Burns, Northwestern
Title: Stable ergodicity and frame flows
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Thursday, November 5, 1998

Graduate Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Margaret Stawiska, Northwestern University
Title: Iterations of Contractions and Analytic Maps
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PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Peiyong Wang, University of Texas at Austin
Title: A Harnack Approach to The Regularity of The Free Boundaries for 2-phase Problems
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Friday, November 6, 1998

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00pm
Professor H. Jaeger, U. Chicago
Title: Compaction and Compression of Granular Matter
Abstract and details available

Monday, November 9, 1998

Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor Eilon Solan , Northwestern University (Kellogg School of Management)
Title: Dynamical Systems in Stochastic Games
Abstract and details available
ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00pm
Professor G. Tryggvason, U. Michigan
Title: Direct numerical simulations of multiphase flows
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Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Nitu Kitchloo, Northwestern University
Title: Kac-Moody groups and topology
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Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor ,
Title:
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PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Marshall Slemrod , University of Wisconsin at Madison
Title: TBA
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PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Marshall Slemrod, University of Wisconsin at Madison
Title: TBA
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Tuesday, November 10, 1998

Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 5:00pm
Seva Joukhovitsky, Northwestern University
Title: Characters and representations according to Frobenius, Wiles and Taylor
Special Note: Note the unusual time: 5PM
Abstract and details available
Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor Amie Wilkinson, Northwestern
Title: Robust ergodic properties of diffeomorphisms
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Thursday, November 12, 1998

Graduate Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Jim Wiseman, Northwestern University
Title: Introduction to Morse Theory
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PDE Seminar Lunt 103, 4:15pm
Professor Nets Katz, University of Illinois At Chicago
Title: Hexagons, distances, and Besicovitch sets
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Friday, November 13, 1998

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:15pm
Professor Tom Hales, University of Michigan
Title: The Kepler Conjecture
Abstract and details available
Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00pm
Professor J. Houk, Northwestern U.
Title: Distributed Modular Networks for Controlling Movement and Cognition
Abstract and details available

Monday, November 16, 1998

Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor Gui-Qiang Chen, Northwestern University
Title: Entropy, Compactness, and Asymptotic Problems of Discontinuous Solutions
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ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00pm
Professor S.W. Joo, Yeungnam U. Korea
Title: Interfacial Instabilities in Ferrofluids
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Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Ralph Grieder, Northwestern University
Title: Finite Group Actions on Riemann Surfaces, G-Signature and Cobordism
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Tuesday, November 17, 1998

Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Patrick Brosnan, Northwestern
Title: Steenrod operations in algebraic geometry
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Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Sara Asher, Northwestern
Title: Dynamics of Continuous Baker's Maps
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Thursday, November 19, 1998

Graduate Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Kamlesh Parvani, Northwestern University
Title: Billiard Balls
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Friday, November 20, 1998

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00pm
Professor R. Freeman, Northwestern U.
Title: Robust Nonlinear Control Systems: Theory and Design
Abstract and details available

Monday, November 23, 1998

Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor Alvin Bayliss, Northwestern University
Title: Adaptive Pseudo-Spectral Methods and Computations of the Interaction of Counterpropagating Hot Spots in Solid Fuel Combustion
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Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Octavian Cornea, University of Lille
Title: An extension of the Morse complex
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Tuesday, November 24, 1998

Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Sam Evens, University of Arizona
Title: Poisson geometry and a theorem of Kostant
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Special Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Wilhelm Schlag, Princeton University
Title: On uniformly distributed dilates of finite integer sequences
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Monday, November 30, 1998

Dynamical Systems Seminar TBA, 3:00pm
Professor Henk Bruin, Caltech
Title: Interval Maps and Adic Transformations
Special Note: One hour earlier than usual.
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ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00pm
Professor L. Kramer, U. Bayreuth, Germany
Title: Patterns and Defects in the Anisotropic Complex Ginzburg-Landau Equation
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Tuesday, December 1, 1998

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Arek Goetz, Boston University
Title: Return maps in piecewise affine and piecewise isometric systems
Special Note: One hour earlier than usual.
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Special Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Wilhelm Schlag,
Title: On uniformly distributed dilates of finite integer sequences
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Wednesday, December 2, 1998

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:15pm
Professor Antti Kupiainen, University of Helsinki
Title: KAM Theorem and Quantum Field Theory
Abstract and details available
Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00pm
Professors L. Kramer, U. Bayreuth, Germany
Title: Secondary instabilities in anisotropic convection
Special Note: Note unusual day!
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Thursday, December 3, 1998

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Christopher Sogge, Johns Hopkins University
Title: Weighted Strichartz estimates and existence for nonlinear wave equations
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Graduate Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Yuan Che, Northwestern University
Title: Symbolic Dynamics and Markov Partitions
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Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00pm
Dr. M. van Hecke, CATS, Copenhagen, Denmark
Title: Local Structures and Spatiotemporal Chaos
Special Note: Note unusal day!
Abstract and details available

Thursday, December 10, 1998

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 104, 2:00pm
Albrecht Klemm, The Institute for Advanced Study
Title: Mirror Symmetry at Higher Loops
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ESAM Colloquium Tech M128, 12:00 noon
Professor R. Kamm, M.I.T.
Title: The role of mechanics in the biological remodeling of the asthmatic airway
Special Note: Jointly sponsored by B.M.E. unusual location and time!
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