Northwestern University Mathematical Calendar

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Academic Year 2001-2002

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Tuesday, September 11, 2001

PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Stephen J. Watson, Northwestern University and Max-Planck Institute at Leipzig, Germany
Title: Temporal Asymptotics for the p'th Power Newtonian Fluid
Special Note: This talk has been postponed.
Contact Info here
PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor Marta Lewicka, Max-Planck Institute at Leipzig, Germany
Title: Stability Conditions for Patterns with Large Waves
Special Note: This talk has been postponed.
Contact Info here

Friday, September 14, 2001

PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Stephen J. Watson, Northwestern University and Max-Planck Institute at Leipzig, Germany
Title: Temporal Asymptotics for the p'th Power Newtonian Fluid
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PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor Marta Lewicka, Max-Planck Institute at Leipzig, Germany
Title: Stability Conditions for Patterns with Large Waves
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Friday, September 21, 2001

PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor David Wagner, University of Houston
Title: Coordinate Transformations and Differential Forms for Systems of Conservation Laws
Special Note: Special Time
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Wednesday, September 26, 2001

PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Yongqian Zhang, Fudan University (Shanghai) and Northwestern University
Title: Steady Supersonic Flow Past a Curved wedge.
Special Note: Special Time
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Monday, October 1, 2001

Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Joerg-Uwe Loebus, University of Jena, Germany, and Northwestern University
Title: Change of Reference Measures of Classical and Stable Bilinear Forms
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Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Nathalie Wahl, Northwestern University
Title: Equivariant Recognition Principle and BV algebras
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Tuesday, October 2, 2001

Graduate Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Zaiyong (Alex)Yang, Northwestern Univ
Title: Conley and Zehnder's proof of Arnold Conjecture
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Monday, October 8, 2001

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Giovanni Forni, Northwestern
Title: Quantitative equidistribution for horocycle flows and nilpotent flows
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ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Prof. P. Linden, Univ. Calif., San Diego
Title: Vortex Rings and Animal Propulsion
Special Note: More current information may be available at http://aquavite.northwestern.edu/cal/public/calendar.cgi?id=92">Plan-it Purple
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Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Po Hu, University of Chicago
Title: Elliptic cohomology and moonshine
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Tuesday, October 9, 2001

Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Thomas Wenger, Northwestern University
Title: On analogs of the motivic K(\pi,1)-conjecture for absolute Hodge (resp. etale) cohomology of the generic point of varieties
Contact Info here

Wednesday, October 10, 2001

Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Jonathan Mattingly, Stanford University
Title: Ergodic theory of the Navier-Stokes equation and dissipative PDE's: Infinite-dimensional coupling and Gibbs measures
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Friday, October 12, 2001

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Cristian Huepe-Minoletti, University of Chicago
Title: Finite-time blowup dynamics: A study on a "simple" system
Special Note: More current information may be available at http://aquavite.northwestern.edu/cal/public/calendar.cgi?id=93">Plan-it Purple
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Monday, October 15, 2001

Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Elton P. Hsu, Northwestern University
Title: Quasi-invariance for Brownian motion on a non-compact manifold
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Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Kuo-Chang Chen, Northwestern
Title: Constructing periodic solutions for the 4N-body problem by variational methods
Abstract and details available
ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Prof. A. Bertozzi, Duke Univ.
Title: Navier-Stokes, Fluid Dynamics and Image and Video Inpainting
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Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Peter May, University of Chicago
Title: Operadic categories, A_\infty categories, and n-categories
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Tuesday, October 16, 2001

Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Matthew Emerton, Northwestern University
Title: Spanning spaces of modular forms by theta series
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Friday, October 19, 2001

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor K. Soundararajan, University of Michigan
Title: Real zeros of quadratic Dirichlet L-functions
Abstract and details available
Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Edward Spiegel, Columbia University
Title: Macroscopic Equations for Rarified Gas Dynamics
Special Note: More current information may be available at http://aquavite.northwestern.edu/cal/public/calendar.cgi?id=93">Plan-it Purple
Abstract and details available
PDE Seminar Lunt 107, 3:00pm
Professor Hailiang Liu, University of California at Los Angeles
Title: Global Regularity vs. Finite Time Breakdown in Eulerian Flows
Special Note: Special time
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Monday, October 22, 2001

Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Min Kang,
Title: TBA
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Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Leo Butler, Northwestern
Title: Integrable Hamiltonian Systems with Positive Lebesgue Metric Entropy
Abstract and details available
Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor John Klein, Wayne State University
Title: Embedding spaces in the theory of group actions
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Tuesday, October 23, 2001

Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Julia Pevtsova, Northwestern University
Title: Support varieties for infinite dimensional modules
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Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Kathryn Lesh, Union College
Title: TBA
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Thursday, October 25, 2001

PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Philippe LeFloch, Ecole Polytechnique, France
Title: Classical and nonclassical entropy solutions of hyperbolic systems of conservation laws
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Friday, October 26, 2001

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor John Lott, University of Michigan
Title: Collapsing, Differential Forms and Spinors
Abstract and details available
Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Federico Rodriguez Hertz, IMPA visiting Penn State
Title: TBA
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Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Ralf Wittenberg, University of Michigan
Title: Characterizing spatiotemporal chaos in the Kuramoto-Sivashinsky and related equations
Special Note: More current information may be available at http://aquavite.northwestern.edu/cal/public/calendar.cgi?id=93">Plan-it Purple
Abstract and details available

Monday, October 29, 2001

Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Mark Pinsky,
Title: Fejer-Lukacs-Zygmund theorems in the upper half plane
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ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Dr. B. Rubinstein, Northwestern University
Title: The Stability of Vertical Subcooled Boiling Films
Special Note: More current information may be available at http://aquavite.northwestern.edu/cal/public/calendar.cgi?id=92">Plan-it Purple
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Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Edward Witten (2000 Nemmers Prize Winner), IAS
Title: Singularities in String Theory
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Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:30pm
Professor Dan Freed, University of Texas, Austin
Title: String theory and KO
Special Note: The talk will start at 4:30 not 4:10.
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Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Yitwah Cheung, Northwestern
Title: Fractal dimension of the set of divergent trajectories
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, October 30, 2001

Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Esther Beneish, Northwestern University
Title: Stable rationality of the center of the generic division ring
Abstract and details available

Thursday, November 1, 2001

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor Oded Schramm, Microsoft
Title: Brownian motion, percolation and loop-erased random walk
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Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Shmuel Friedland, University of Illinois at Chicago
Title: Concentration of the permanent estimators of certain large matrices
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Monday, November 5, 2001

Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Elton P. Hsu, Northwestern University
Title: Random Matrices
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Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
David Ruelle, IHES
Title: Perturbation theory for Lyapunov exponents of a toral map: extension of a result of Shub and Wilkinson
Contact Info here
ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Prof. Stephen J. Watson, L.S.U.
Title: Coarsening Dynamics for the Convective Cahn-Hilliard Equation
Special Note: More current information may be available at http://aquavite.northwestern.edu/cal/public/calendar.cgi?id=92">Plan-it Purple
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Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Hal Sadofsky, University of Oregon
Title: Inverse limits of homology and the Segal conjecture
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Tuesday, November 6, 2001

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Edward Witten (2000 Nemmers Prize Winner), IAS
Title: String Theory and Manifolds of G_2 Holonomy
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Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 3:00PM
Prof. David Ruelle, IHES, France
Title: Positivity of Entropy Production for Quantum Spin Systems
Special Note: More current information may be available at http://aquavite.northwestern.edu/cal/public/calendar.cgi?id=93">Plan-it Purple
Abstract and details available

Thursday, November 8, 2001

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor Karen Vogtmann, Cornell University
Title: Lie algebras of trees, complexes of graphs and automorphisms of free groups
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Friday, November 9, 2001

PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Baozhong Yang, Stanford University
Title: Yang-Mills connections with isolated singularities
Abstract and details available

Monday, November 12, 2001

Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Vadim Linetsky, Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Science
Title: Exact pricing of Asian options: interplay between finance, probability, analysis, geometry and physics
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Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Yitwah Cheung, Northwestern
Title: Fractal dimension of the set of divergent trajectories
Abstract and details available
ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Dr. A. Class, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Germany
Title: A Unified Model of Flames as Gasdynamic Discontinuities
Special Note: More current information may be available at http://aquavite.northwestern.edu/cal/public/calendar.cgi?id=92">Plan-it Purple
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Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Kathryn Lesh, Union College
Title: The cohomology of symmetric groups and the Quillen map at odd primes
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Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Jesper Grodal, University of Chicago
Title: Homotopy G-actions on spheres
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Tuesday, November 13, 2001

Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Christian Serpe, Muenster
Title: On a triangulated category of equivariant motives
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 103, 2:50pm
Marcos Marino, Harvard University
Title: Framed Knots and Topological Strings
Abstract and details available

Friday, November 16, 2001

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Stefanella Boatto , Institute of Celestial Mechanics and Institute Henri Poincare, Paris
Title: Dynamics of point vortices in the plane and on the sphere: the non- linear stability of relative equilibria
Special Note: More current information may be available at http://aquavite.northwestern.edu/cal/public/calendar.cgi?id=93">Plan-it Purple
Abstract and details available
PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Stefanella Boatto, Institute of Celestial Mechanics and Institute Henri Poincare, Paris
Title: A Hydrodynamic Limit: diffusion approximation for a Knudsen gas
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Monday, November 19, 2001

Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Shmuel Friedland, University of Illinois at Chicago
Title: Concentration of permanent estimators for certain large matrices
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Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
David Fisher , Yale University
Title: Local Rigidity of Partially Hyperbolic and Isometric Lattice Actions
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Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Malkhaz Bakuradze, A. Razmadze Math. Institute
Title: Characteristic classes and transfer relations in cobordism
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Tuesday, November 20, 2001

Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Jon Carlson, University of Georgia
Title: Support varieties for modules over Chevalley groups and classical Lie algebras
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Monday, November 26, 2001

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Vadim Meleshuk , Northwestern
Title: Embedding templates in flows
Abstract and details available
ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Prof. J. Sethian, Univ. of California, Berkeley
Title: Ordered Upwind Methods: Computing Viscosity solutions to optimal control and non-viscosity solutions to wave propagation
Special Note: More current information may be available at http://aquavite.northwestern.edu/cal/public/calendar.cgi?id=92">Plan-it Purple
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Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Jesper Grodal, University of Chicago
Title: Homotopy G-actions on spheres
Contact Info here

Thursday, November 29, 2001

PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Bo Su, University of Wisconsin at Madison
Title: Stationary Phase Transition Problems
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Friday, November 30, 2001

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor Peter Li, University of Califronia, Irvine
Title: Laplace Operator and the Topology of Complete Manifolds
Abstract and details available
Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Henry Abarbanel, University of California, San Diego
Title: Biological and Electronic Neurons: Experiments and Theory
Special Note: More current information may be available at http://aquavite.northwestern.edu/cal/public/calendar.cgi?id=93">Plan-it Purple
Abstract and details available

Monday, December 3, 2001

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Anton Zorich , University of Rennes
Title: TBA
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ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Prof. L. Gross, Univ. of Akron
Title: Onset of Linear Instabilities in a Solid Combustion Model
Special Note: More current information may be available at http://aquavite.northwestern.edu/cal/public/calendar.cgi?id=92">Plan-it Purple
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Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 3:00pm
Professor Paul Goerss, Northwestern University
Title: On the very local structure of stable homotopy groups
Special Note: The lecture starts at 3:00 instead of 4:10
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Tuesday, December 4, 2001

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor Edward Frenkel, University of California, Berkeley
Title: A q-analogue of the algebra of symmetric functions in infinitely many variables
Abstract and details available

Friday, December 7, 2001

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
James A. Glazier, University of Notre Dame
Title: Foams in Two and Three Dimensions
Special Note: More current information may be available at http://aquavite.northwestern.edu/cal/public/calendar.cgi?id=93">Plan-it Purple
Abstract and details available
PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Moulay Tidriri, Iowa State University
Title: Analysis of a coupled system of kinetic (Boltzmann) equations and their hydrodynamic limits (conservation laws): Rigorous derivation and existence theory via defect measures
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Monday, January 7, 2002

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Prof. H. Levine, Iowa State Univ.
Title: A New Mathematical Model for Tumor Angiogenesis: From the Onset of Necrosis to Tumor Vascularization
Special Note: More current information may be available at http://aquavite.northwestern.edu/cal/public/calendar.cgi?id=92">Plan-it Purple
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Thursday, January 10, 2002

Graduate Algebra Seminar Lunt 107, 4:10pm
Professor Jens Hornbostel, Northwestern
Title: Lecture 1: Topological K-theory. Different definitions for algebraic K-theory.
Abstract and details available

Friday, January 11, 2002

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Technological Institute - Room M416, 2:00PM
Arshad Kudrolli, Clark University
Title: Vortices and clustering in anisotropic and cohesive granular matter
Special Note: More current information may be available at http://aquavite.northwestern.edu/cal/public/calendar.cgi?id=93">Plan-it Purple
Abstract and details available

Monday, January 14, 2002

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Dr. T. Savina, Northwestern University
Title: The Law of Reflection for Solutions of Elliptic Equations
Special Note: More current information may be available at http://aquavite.northwestern.edu/cal/public/calendar.cgi?id=92">Plan-it Purple
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Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Brayton Gray , University of Illinois at Chicago
Title: Costable homotopy of periodic spaces
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Wednesday, January 16, 2002

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Tom Graber, Harvard University
Title: Rationally Connected Varieties
Abstract and details available

Thursday, January 17, 2002

Graduate Algebra Seminar Lunt 107, 4:10pm
Professor Jens Hornbostel, Northwestern
Title: Lecture 2: Some properties of algebraic K-theory.
Abstract and details available

Friday, January 18, 2002

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Technological Institute - Room M416, 2:00PM
Shankar Venkataramani, Universityof Chicago
Title: Crumpled sheets as a model system for studying multiple-scale behviors
Special Note: More current information may be available at http://aquavite.northwestern.edu/cal/public/calendar.cgi?id=93">Plan-it Purple
Abstract and details available

Monday, January 21, 2002

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Prof. N. Peters, Stanford University
Title: Modification of the Turbulent Burning Velocity by Gas Expansion
Special Note: More current information may be available at http://aquavite.northwestern.edu/cal/public/calendar.cgi?id=92">Plan-it Purple
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Tuesday, January 22, 2002

Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 3pm
Professor Mike Roth, University of Michigan
Title: TBA
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Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Peter Ozsvath, Princeton University
Title: Holomorphic disks and low-dimensional topology
Abstract and details available

Thursday, January 24, 2002

Graduate Algebra Seminar Lunt 107, 4:10pm
Professor Jens Hornbostel, Northwestern
Title: Lecture 3: The homotopy category of simplicial sheaves of Joyal and Jardine. The unstable A^1-homotopy category of Morel and Voevodsky.
Abstract and details available
PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Benoit Perthame, Ecole Normale Superieure (Paris), France
Title: The Helholtz Equation: High Frequency Limit
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Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Peter Schneider, University of Muenster
Title: TBA
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Friday, January 25, 2002

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Alexander Kiselev, University of Chicago
Title: Enhancement and Quenching of Combustion by Fluid Flow
Abstract and details available
Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Wendy Zhang, University of Chicago
Title: Thread pinch-off: asymmetric cones in viscous flow.
Special Note: More current information may be available at http://aquavite.northwestern.edu/cal/public/calendar.cgi?id=93">Plan-it Purple
Abstract and details available

Monday, January 28, 2002

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Elena Mantovan, Harvard University
Title: Certain unitary Shimura varieties
Abstract and details available
ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Prof. D. Terman, Ohio State Univ.
Title: A Model for Synchronous Parkinsonian Rhythms
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Tuesday, January 29, 2002

PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Natasa Pavlovic, University of Illinios at Chicago
Title: Partial regularity results for the Navier-Stokes equations with hyper-dissipation
Abstract and details available
Representation Theory Lunt 101, 2-4pm
Professor Matthew Emerton, Northwestern
Title: The basic theory of (Ug,K)-modules
Abstract and details available
Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Dan Isaksen, University of Notre Dame
Title: Hypercovers in topology
Abstract and details available

Thursday, January 31, 2002

Graduate Algebra Seminar Lunt 107, 4:10pm
Professor Jens Hornbostel, Northwestern
Title: Lecture 4: A^1-representability of algebraic K-theory. Voevodsky's stable A^1-homotopy category.
Abstract and details available

Friday, February 1, 2002

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Jinho Baik, Princeton University and IAS
Title: The Longest Increasing Subsequences of Random Symmetrized Permutations
Abstract and details available
Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Ken Miller, University of California San Francisco
Title: Modeling the function and development of a piece of the cerebral cortical circuit: Cat V1 layer 4
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Monday, February 4, 2002

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Prof. R. Scott, Univ. of Chicago
Title: Models for Dispersive Fluid Flow
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PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Christina Inwon Kim, University of Texas at Austin
Title: The Uniqueness ane Existence Results on Viscosity Solutions of the Hele-Shaw and the Stefan Problem
Abstract and details available
Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Justin Mauger , Northwestern University
Title: The cohomology of Hopf algebras associated with p-groups
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Tuesday, February 5, 2002

Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Ernesto Lupercio, University of Wisconsin -- Madison
Title: Orbifolds, K-theory and Deligne cohomology
Abstract and details available
Representation Theory Seminar Lunt 101, 2-4pm
Professor K. Vilonen, Northwestern University
Title: Representation theory of Lie groups, an introduction
Abstract and details available

Thursday, February 7, 2002

Graduate Algebra Seminar Lunt 107, 4:10pm
Professor Jens Hornbostel, Northwestern
Title: Lecture 5: Hermitian K-theory. Morel's conjecture about certain A^1-homotopy groups of spheres.
Abstract and details available
Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Manuel Blickle, Essen
Title: The intersection homology D-module in finite characteristic
Abstract and details available

Friday, February 8, 2002

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Henry Greenside, Duke University
Title: The Existence and Properties of Spatiotemporal Chaos in a 2D Excitable Medium
Special Note: More current information may be available at http://aquavite.northwestern.edu/cal/public/calendar.cgi?id=93">Plan-it Purple
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PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Monica Torres, University of California at Berkeley and University of Texas at Austin
Title: Plane-like minimal surfaces in periodic media with inclusions
Abstract and details available

Monday, February 11, 2002

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Prof. I. Rubinstein, Indiana University
Title: New Differential Equations Related to Refraction
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Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Jean-Louis Loday, University of Strasbourg
Title: On a duality between standard simplices and Stasheff polytopes
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Tuesday, February 12, 2002

Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Bruce Williams, Notre Dame
Title: Hermitian K-theory
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Representation Theory Seminar Lunt 101, 2-4pm
Professor Matthew Emerton, Northwestern
Title: Induction (in all its guises)
Abstract and details available

Friday, February 15, 2002

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Technological Institute - Room M416, 2:00PM
Rustem Ismagilov, University of Chicago
Title: Spatial Localization of Chemical Reactions with Microfluidics
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Monday, February 18, 2002

Colloquium Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Luis Caffarelli, University of Texas at Austin
Title: Plane Like Solutions of Minimal Surfaces in Periodic Media
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Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Barry Mazur, Harvard
Title: Rational points, rational curves and higher dimensions
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, February 19, 2002

Algebra Seminar Lunt 101, 2:00 pm
Professor Manuel Blickle, Essen
Title: The intersection homology D-module in finite characteristic
Abstract and details available

Thursday, February 21, 2002

Graduate Algebra Seminar Lunt 107, 4:10pm
Kathy Phelps, Northwestern
Title: TBA
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Friday, February 22, 2002

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Daniel Lathrop, University of Maryland
Title: Observing Intense Turbulent Vorticity and Strain
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Monday, February 25, 2002

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Alex Eskin, University of Chicago
Title: TBA
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ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Prof. A. Scheel, Univ. of Minnesota
Title: Do Turing Spots Move on a Wavy Background
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PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Kyungwoo Song, Indiana University at Bloomington
Title: Existence of Solutions to the Pressure-Gradient Equation in an Elliptic Domain
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Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Kimberly Pearson, Valparaiso University
Title: The Gromov-Lawson-Rosenberg conjecture for Fuchsian groups
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Tuesday, February 26, 2002

Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Jean-Louis Loday, Strasbourg
Title: Hopf algebras and arithmetic based on planar trees
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Representation Theory Seminar Lunt 101, 2-4pm
Professor M.Emerton, Northwestern University
Title: Induction and geometry
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Thursday, February 28, 2002

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Dmitri Tamarkin, Harvard University
Title: Quantization of Lie bialgebras and operads
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Graduate Algebra Seminar Lunt 107, 4:10pm
Graham Herrick, Northwestern
Title: Weil Conjectures for Elliptic Curves
Abstract and details available
Representation Theory Seminar Lunt 105, 2-4pm
Professor Becky Herb, University of Maryland
Title: The Plancherel formula
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Friday, March 1, 2002

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor Rebecca Herb, University of Maryland
Title: Representation Theory - An Elementary Introduction
Abstract and details available
Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Jared Bronski, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
Title: Passive Scalar Intermittency, Eigenvalue Asymptotics, and Small Ball Estimates for Fractional Brownian Motions
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Topology Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Steve Halperin, University of Maryland
Title: Homotopy Groups and Lusternik Schnirelmann Category
Special Note: Please note the unusual day, time and room.
Abstract and details available
Representation Theory Seminar Lunt 101, 2-4pm
Professor Kari Vilonen, Northwestern University
Title: Beilinson-Bernstein localization
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Monday, March 4, 2002

Colloquium Lunt 104, 4:00pm
Professor Jared Wunsch,
Title: Diffraction of waves on conic manifolds
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ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
F. Rasio, Northwestern University
Title: Particle Methods in Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics
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Tuesday, March 5, 2002

Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Peter Schneider, University of Muenster
Title: Representation theory and algebras of p-adic distributions
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Representation Theory Seminar Lunt 101, 2-4pm
Professor Kari Vilonen, Northwestern University
Title: Beilinson-Bernstein localization
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Thursday, March 7, 2002

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Sema Salur, Cornell University
Title: Special Lagrangian Submanifolds in Mirror Symmetry
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Graduate Algebra Seminar Lunt 107, 4:10pm
Graham Herrick, Northwestern
Title: Weil conjectures for elliptic curves
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Friday, March 8, 2002

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Matt Nicol, Surrey
Title: Euclidean extensions of dynamical systems
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Monday, March 11, 2002

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Prof. S. Tsynkov, Tel Aviv University
Title: Optimization of Acoustic Strength in Problems of Active Noise Control
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Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Kevin Lee, Purdue University Calumet
Title: Equivariant Lubin-Tate formal group laws
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Tuesday, March 12, 2002

Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Edward Witten, IAS
Title: Gauge Theory and its Quantum Analogue for Two-Forms
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Friday, March 15, 2002

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Technological Institute M416, 2:00PM
Lev Tsimring, Institute for Nonlinear Science, University of California, San Diego
Title: Noise-induced dynamics in bistable systems with delay
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Monday, March 18, 2002

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Prof. G. Karniadakis, Brown Univ.
Title: Multiscale modeling of microfluidics
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Thursday, March 21, 2002

PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Shuxing Chen, Fudan University (Shanghai)
Title: New Development of the Theory on Multidimensional Quasilinear Hyperbolic Systems
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Friday, April 5, 2002

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Wolfgang Losert, University of Maryland
Title: Control of binary alloy crystal growth patterns
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Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor ,
Title: A class of processes on the path space over a compact Riemannian manifold with unbounded diffusion
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Monday, April 8, 2002

Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Michael Schlosser, visiting Northwestern University
Title: Inversion of bilateral basic hypergeometric series
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Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Clarence Wilkerson , Purdue University
Title: Binary Linear Codes and the Classification of Exceptional 2-Compact Groups
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Tuesday, April 9, 2002

Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Alexander Kleschev, University of Oregon
Title: Modular representation theories via Kac-Moody algebras
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Friday, April 12, 2002

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Douglas Heggie, University of Edinburgh
Title: Exponential Divergence
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Monday, April 15, 2002

Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Jorg-Uwe Loebus, Northwestern University
Title: A class of processes on the path space over a compact Riemannian manifold with unbounded diffusion
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ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
S. Brandon, Technion
Title: Modeling Facet Formation during Crystal Growth from the Melt
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Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Lars Hesselholt, MIT
Title: Topological Hochshild homology of the algebraic closure of a local field: a new Fontaine ring?
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Tuesday, April 16, 2002

Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Wojciech Gajda, Poznan University
Title: On the support problem for the intermediate jacobians of l-adic representations
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Representation Theory Seminar Lunt 101, 2-4pm
Professor Matthew Emerton, Northwestern
Title: localisation revisited
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Friday, April 19, 2002

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
David Merritt, Rutgers University
Title: Non-Integrable Galactic Dynammics
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Monday, April 22, 2002

Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Elton P. Hsu, Northwestern University
Title: Stein's Method for Lindberg's Central Limit Theorem
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ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Prof. S. A. Campbell, Univ. of Waterloo
Title: Stability and bifurcations of a ring of oscillators with delayed coupling
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Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Nikolai Ivanov, Michigan State University
Title: Homology of the mapping class groups and homology stability
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Tuesday, April 23, 2002

Representation Theory Seminar Lunt 101, 2-4pm
Professor Matthew Emerton, Northwestern
Title: Localisation revisited
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Friday, April 26, 2002

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Hans G. Othmer, University of Minnesota
Title: Signal transduction and behavioral response in E. Coli: a model system for understanding macroscopic patterns from microscopic rules
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Monday, April 29, 2002

Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Ahmed Zayed, De Paul University
Title: A q-analogue of the Whittaker-Shannon Kotelnikov sampling theorem
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ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Prof. C.K.R.T. Jones, Brown Univ.
Title: Injecting Lagrangian elements into the ocean modeling process
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Tuesday, April 30, 2002

Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Jim Borger, University of Chicago
Title: Conductors and the moduli of residual perfection
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Representation Theory Seminar Lunt 101, 2-4pm
Professor Matthew Emerton,
Title: Localisation continued
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Thursday, May 2, 2002

PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Stuart S. Antman, University of Maryland
Title: Analytic Consequences of Incompressibility in Solid Mechanics
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Friday, May 3, 2002

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
James Bower, The Research Imaging Center at The University of Texas Health Science Center-San Antonio and the Cajal Neuroscience Research Center at the University of Texas- San Antonio
Title: How does the cerebellum compute?
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Monday, May 6, 2002

Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Elena Kosygina,
Title: Homogenization of stochastic Hamilton-Jacobi equations
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ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Prof. J. Keener, Univ. of Utah
Title: The dynamics of defibrillation
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Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Boris Tsygan, Northwestern University
Title: Homotopy Gerstenhaber and BV structures on Hochschild complexes
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Tuesday, May 7, 2002

Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Paul Seidel, Institute for Advanced Study
Title: Tensor construction and the mirror quintic, after Kontsevich and Douglas
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Representation Theory Seminar Lunt 103, 2-4pm
Professor D. Milicic, University of Utah
Title: Asymptotics of representations and their localization
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Wednesday, May 8, 2002

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Paul Seidel, Institute for Advanced Study
Title: Real and complex Morse theory
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Representation Theory Seminar Lunt 103, 2-4pm
,
Title: Discussion
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Friday, May 10, 2002

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Anna Lin, Duke University
Title: Frequency locking of reaction-diffusion patterns
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Monday, May 13, 2002

Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Andrew Comech, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Title: L^p-L^q regularity of Fourier integral operators
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Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Burgess Davis, Purdue University
Title: Reinforced Random Walk
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Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Dave Benson, University of Georgia
Title: Phantom maps in algebra and topology
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Tuesday, May 14, 2002

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor R Clark Robinson, Northwestern University
Title: Definition of a Chaotic Attractor
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Representation Theory Seminar Lunt 103, 2-4pm
All, Northwestern University
Title: Discussion
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Wednesday, May 15, 2002

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Alex Eskin, University of Chicago
Title: Billiards and Lattices
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Friday, May 17, 2002

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Renu Malhotra, University of Arizona
Title: Chaos and Stability in Planetary Systems
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Monday, May 20, 2002

Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Joe Jerome, Northwestern University
Title: A semi-classical drift-diffusion model with thresholds for recombination and boundary flux
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Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Timo Seppalainen, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Title: Second class particles in asymmetric exclusion processes
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ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Prof. S. Shvartsman, Princeton Univ.
Title: Modeling and computation of cell communication in drosophila egg development
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Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Tony Elmendorf, Purdue University Calumet
Title: Modelling connective spectra using permutative categories
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Tuesday, May 21, 2002

Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Giovanni Felder, ETH
Title: Semiclassical quantization and the third fundamental theorem for Lie algebroids
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Graduate Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 104, 4:00pm
Todd Fisher,
Title: Blenders
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Representation Theory Seminar Lunt 103, 2-4pm
Professor Frank Calegari, Berkeley
Title: Modular forms, representations of Galois groups, and p-adic interpolation
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Thursday, May 23, 2002

Graduate Algebra Seminar Lunt 107, 4:10pm
Professor Wojciech Gajda, Poznan University, POLAND
Title: Primes and Riemann's zeta
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Friday, May 24, 2002

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech Institute - Room 416, 2:00PM
Robert Ecke, Los Alamos National Lab
Title: Granular Chains - Geometric Constraints, Entropy, and More
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Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Mark Mahowald, Northwestern University
Title: More then you want to know about \pi_* ( L_K(2) S^0 ).
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Tuesday, May 28, 2002

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor Yelena Klimenko, Northwestern
Title: 2-generator hyperbolic orbifolds with real parameters
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Representation Theory Seminar Lunt 103, 2-4pm
All,
Title: Discussion
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Thursday, May 30, 2002

PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Tong Yang, City University of Hong Kong
Title: Nonlinear Boundary Layers of the Boltzmann Equation
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Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Misha Brin, University of Maryland
Title: Dynamical coherence
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Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Misha Brin , University of Maryland
Title: Dynamical coherence
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Friday, May 31, 2002

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Eugene Chiang, University of California-Berkeley
Title: Winding and Unwinding a Clockwork Universe
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Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech L211 - Note special time and location, 4:00PM
Eugene Chiang, University of California-Berkeley
Title: Winding and Unwinding a Clockwork Universe
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Monday, June 3, 2002

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Prof. V. Hatzimanikatis, Northwestern Univ.
Title: Mathematical modeling and analysis of complex biopolymerization networks
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Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Mark Mahowald, Northwestern University
Title: More then you want to know about pi_* ( L_K(2) S^0 )
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Wednesday, June 5, 2002

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech Institute Room M416 - Note special day (Wednesday), 2:00PM
Norm Murray, University of Toronto
Title: Chaos in the Solar System
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Special Seminar Annenberg G15, 4:10pm
Professor Michael Brin , University of Maryland
Title: The mathematics of Google
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Tuesday, June 6, 2002

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Misha Brin , University of Maryland
Title: Dynamical coherence
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Friday, June 7, 2002

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech Institute Room M416, 2:00PM
Norm Murray, University of Toronto
Title: Chaos in the Solar System
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Monday, August 26, 2002

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 2:00PM
Prof. A. Nepomnyashchy, Technion
Title: Vortex-Type and Dipole-Type Solitons in Nonlinear Optical Media
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Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 103, 3pm
Dan Margalit, University of Chicago
Title: Topology vs. algebra in mapping class groups
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Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 103, 3pm
Dan Margalit, University of Chicago
Title:
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