Northwestern University Mathematical Calendar

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Academic Year 2002-2003

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Friday, September 20, 2002

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Stephane Genet, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris
Title: Cellular basis for time computations in the cerebellum: multi- threshold model of electric activation in cerebellar Purkinje cell dendrites
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

Tuesday, September 24, 2002

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Livio Flaminio, Université de Lille
Title: Quantitative equidistribution for nilflows
Contact Info here

Friday, September 27, 2002

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor Yanyan Li, Rutgers University
Title: On some conformally invariant fully nonlinear equations
Contact Info here
Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Lee E. Miller, Northwestern University
Title: Predicting limb EMG from neurons recorded in the central nervous system
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, September 30, 2002

Algebra Seminar Lunt 102, 2:10pm
Professor Mark Kisin, University of Munster
Title: Geometric deformations of modular Galois representations
Abstract and details available
Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Kevin Knudson, Mississippi State University
Title: The homology of invariant group chains
Contact Info here

Tuesday, October 1, 2002

Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Sigrid Wortmann, University of Heidelberg
Title: Motives and automorphic forms
Abstract and details available
Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Maria Bertolim, Universidade de São Paulo
Title: Lyapunov graph continuation
Abstract and details available
Representation Theory Seminar Lunt 101, 12-2pm
Professor Matthew Emerton, Northwestern University
Title: An introduction to Langlands' philosophy
Abstract and details available

Friday, October 4, 2002

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Gadi Fibich, Tel Aviv University
Title: Self Focusing of Circularly-polarized Beams
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
Northwestern Nonlinear PDE Conference

Monday, October 7, 2002

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Dr. A. Berezhkovskii, NIH and Karpov Inst. Phys. Chem. (Moscow)
Title: Kinetics of diffusion controlled reactions: From traditional theories to new approaches
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 Thomas Wenger, Northwestern University
Title: On an Eilenberg-Moore spectral sequence in the theory of mixed Tate sheaves
Contact Info here

Tuesday, October 8, 2002

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Kamlesh Parwani, Northwestern
Title: Monotone periodic orbits on surfaces
Contact Info here

Friday, October 11, 2002

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Maxim Frank-Kamenetskii, Boston University
Title: Biophysics of the DNA molecule
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

Tuesday, October 12, 2002

Representation Theory Seminar Lunt 101, 12-2pm
Professor D. Nadler, University of Chicago
Title: The geomteric Satake isomorphism
Contact Info here

Wednesday, October 16, 2002

PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Jiangfeng Liang, Northwestern University
Title: Smoothing Effect at a Focal Point for Semilinear Wave Equations
Special Note: Special Time!
Contact Info here

Thursday, October 17, 2002

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Luigi Lugiato, Università dell'Insubria
Title: Cavity solitons in semiconductor microresonators
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
The Twenty-Fourth Midwest Probability Colloquium

Monday, October 21, 2002

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Dr. J. Pedlosky, Woods Hole Oceanographic Inst.
Title: Rossby waves in irregular basins
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, October 22, 2002

Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Robet Pollack, University of Chicago
Title: Iwasawa theory: Class numbers to elliptic curves
Abstract and details available
Representation Theory Seminar Lunt 101, 12-2pm
Professor K. Vilonen, Northwestern University
Title: More Langlands
Contact Info here

Friday, October 25, 2002

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Alan Perelson, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Title: Modeling Viral Infections in Humans
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 Mikhail Feldman, University of Wisconsin at Madison
Title: Existence and stability of multidimensional steady transonic shocks in the whole space
Special Note: Special Time!!
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Special Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor A. Polishchuk, Boston University
Title: Holomorphic vector bundles on noncommutative tori
Contact Info here

Monday, October 28, 2002

Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Nathan Wodarz, Northwestern University
Title: Polynomial homology theories
Contact Info here

Tuesday, October 29, 2002

Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Jae-Suk Park,
Title: d-algebras, d-manifolds and quantum field theories
Contact Info here
Representation Theory Seminar Lunt 101, 12-2pm
Professor D. Tamarkin, Northwestern University
Title: Tate's thesis
Contact Info here

Thursday, October 31, 2002

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 103, 4:00pm
Professor Isaac Kornfeld, North Dakota State University
Title: Coboundaries of measure preserving transformations, Rokhlin's lemma, and related problems
Contact Info here
Topology Seminar Lunt 216, 2:00pm
Daniel Davis, Northwestern University
Title: The Lubin-Tate spectrum E_n as a continuous G_n-spectrum and its homotopy fixed point spectra
Special Note: The talk is at 2:00 in the conference room.
Abstract and details available

Friday, November 1, 2002

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
John Tyson, Virginia Tech
Title: CyberYeast: Computational Models of Cell Cycle Regulation
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, November 4, 2002

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Dr. K. Gurski, N.I.S.T.
Title: The effect of anisotropic surface energy and contact lines and the Rayleigh instability
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 Dmitry Tamarkin, Northwestern University
Title: Transitivity of action of the Grothendieck-Teichmuller group on the chain operad of little disks
Contact Info here

Tuesday, November 5, 2002

Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Christian Haesemeyer , Northwestern University
Title: Some computations in semitopological K-theory
Contact Info here

Wednesday, November 6, 2002

Special Seminar Leverone Hall G40, 4:00pm
Professor Yakov Sinai, Princeton University
Title: (3x+1) and Other Number-Theoretic Dynamical Systems
Special Note: Lecture for the general public.
Contact Info here

Thursday, November 7, 2002

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 103, 4:00pm
Professor Leo Butler, Northwestern University
Title: The Toda Lattice and Positive-Entropy Integrable Systems
Abstract and details available

Friday, November 8, 2002

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor Yakov Sinai, Princeton University
Title: 1D Burgers Equation with Random Forcing
Abstract and details available
Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Alexander Grosberg, University of Minnesota
Title: Toy Proteins Functioning Like a Machine
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, November 11, 2002

Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Stewart Priddy, Northwestern University
Title: A cohomological approach to automorphism group rings
Contact Info here

Tuesday, November 12, 2002

Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor David Ben-Zvi, University of Chicago
Title: Solitons and D-modules
Abstract and details available

Wednesday, November 13, 2002

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor John Franks, Northwestern University
Title: Actions of lattices on low-dimensional manifolds
Abstract and details available

Thursday, November 14, 2002

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 103, 4:00pm
Professor Lan Wen, Beijing University
Title: On the C^1 density conjecture of Palis
Contact Info here
PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Nikolai Nadirashvili, University of Chicago
Title: The local embedding problem for surfaces
Contact Info here

Friday, November 15, 2002

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
M.L. Zeeman, University of Texas, San Antonio
Title: Title: Modeling the LH surge in the human menstrual cycle.
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
Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 3:00pm
Mark A. Pearson, Northwestern University
Title: The Morava K-theory of homotopy orbit spaces: some good results
Special Note: Note the unusual time and day
Contact Info here

Monday, November 18, 2002

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Prof. K. Elder, Oakland University
Title: Modeling elasticity with phase field crystals
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 Jim McClure, Purdue University
Title: Cosimplicial objects and little n-cubes
Contact Info here

Tuesday, November 19, 2002

Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Tom Bridgeland, Edinburgh University
Title: The Fourier-Mukai transform
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PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor Yanyan Li, Rutgers University
Title: A Liouville theorem for solutions of the Monge-Ampere equation with periodic data
Special Note: Special Seminar, Special Time!
Contact Info here

Thursday, November 21, 2002

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 103, 4:00pm
Professor Yakov Sinai, Princeton University
Title: The Navier Stokes equation
Contact Info here
PDE Seminar Lunt 102, 2:00pm
Professor Antonio Sa Barreto, Purdue University
Title: Radiation fields on asymptotically hyperbolic manifolds
Special Note: Note unusual time, location.
Contact Info here
Representation Theory Seminar Lunt 104, 4-6pm
Professor W. Schmid, Harvard University
Title: Automorphic forms and L-functions
Contact Info here

Friday, November 22, 2002

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor Wilfried Schmid, Harvard University
Title: Voronoi Summation for GL(3)
Contact Info here
Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Luis Amaral, Northwestern
Title: Complex Networks in Nature
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

Tuesday, November 26, 2002

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 107, 3:00pm
Jeffrey Brock, University of Chicago
Title: The Weil-Petersson metric, pants decompositions, and volumes of hyperbolic surface bundles.
Special Note: Note special time and place
Contact Info here

Monday, December 2, 2002

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Prof. M. Khenner, SUNY Buffalo
Title: Models for selective area epitaxial crystal growth
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: p-compact groups and p-local groups
Contact Info here

Thursday, December 5, 2002

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Professor Cheng Chong-Qing, Nanjing University
Title: Variational Construction of Connecting Orbits around Hyperbolic Torus
Contact Info here
Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Greg Forest, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Title: Laminar flows of nematic polymers: molecular theory and averaged descriptions
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, 4:00pm
Professor Archil Gulisashvili, Ohio University, Athens
Title: Nonautonomous classes of measures and Feynman-Kac propagators
Special Note: Joint with Analysis/Probability Seminar
Contact Info here

Friday, December 6, 2002

Topology Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Jaume Aguade , University of Barcelona
Title: Kac-Moody groups from a homotopy point of view
Special Note: Note the unusual day and room.
Abstract and details available
PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Stephane JUNCA, University Nice (France)
Title: Geometric optics for one dimensional conservation laws with two scale in BV
Contact Info here

Monday, December 9, 2002

Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Daniel Biss, University of Chicago
Title: The combinatorics of smooth manifolds
Contact Info here

Thursday, December 12, 2002

PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Stephane JUNCA, University of Nice, France
Title: Geometric optics for one dimensional conservation laws with two scale in BV
Contact Info here

Wednesday, December 15, 2002

Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Dan Margalit, University of Chicago
Title: Topology vs. algebra in mapping class groups
Contact Info here

Wednesday, January 8, 2003

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor Shmuel Weinberger, University of Chicago
Title: The Calculus of Symmetry
Abstract and details available

Monday, January 13, 2003

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Prof. D. L. Chopp, Northwestern University
Title: Modeling quorum sensing in bacterial biofilms
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 Boris Chorny, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Title: Localization with respect to a class of maps
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, January 14, 2003

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 104, 4.10pm
Dan Margalit, University of Chicago
Title: Topology vs. algebra in mapping class groups
Contact Info here
Representation Theory Seminar Lunt 101, 2-4pm
Professor E. Frenkel, Berkeley
Title: Local Langlands conjecture for Kac-Moody algebras I
Contact Info here

Wednesday, January 15, 2003

Colloquium Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Yijen Lee, Princeton University
Title: Torsion invariants in symplectic Floer theories
Contact Info here
Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Jeffrey Brock, University of Chicago
Title: The classification problem for hyperbolic 3-manifolds
Abstract and details available

Thursday, January 16, 2003

ESAM Colloquium Tech L211, 9:30AM
Prof. K. Showalter, W. Virginia University
Title: Chemical waves and patterns
Special Note: More current information may be available at http://aquavite.northwestern.edu/cal/public/calendar.cgi?id=92">Plan-it Purple
Contact Info here
Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Cheol-Hyun Cho, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Title: Floer Cohomology of the Clifford torus with various spin structures
Contact Info here

Friday, January 17, 2003

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Feodor Borodich, Northwestern University
Title: Similarity and Fractals in Contact and Nano Mechanics
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 20, 2003

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Prof. L. Ryzhik, University of Chicago
Title: Advection effects on reaction-diffusion problems
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 21, 2003

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 101, 4:10pm
Tom Coates, University of California, Berkeley
Title: A new proof of the mirror theorem
Contact Info here
Representation Theory Seminar Lunt 102, 2-4pm
Professor E.Frenkel, Berkeley
Title: Local Langlands conjecture for Kac-Moody algebras II
Contact Info here

Wednesday, January 22, 2003

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor Edward Frenkel, University of California, Berkeley
Title: Recent advances in the geometric Langlands correspondence
Abstract and details available

Thursday, January 23, 2003

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 104, 4:00pm
Chiu-Chu Melissa Liu, Harvard University
Title: Open Gromov-Witten Theory
Abstract and details available
PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Yachun Li, Northwestern University & Shanghai Jiaotong University
Title: Stability of Riemann Solutions with Large Oscillations for the Euler Equations
Contact Info here

Friday, January 24, 2003

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Leo Silbert, University of Chicago
Title: Gravity-driven dense granular flows
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 27, 2003

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Prof. J. Bona, UIC
Title: Theory and applications of long wave models
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 Brooke Shipley, Purdue University
Title: K-theory and derived equivalences
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Tuesday, January 28, 2003

Colloquium Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Camil Muscalu, UCLA
Title: On some multilinear singular integrals in Fourier analysis
Contact Info here
Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Jiun-Cheng Chen, Harvard
Title: Birational geometry and derived categories
Contact Info here

Wednesday, January 29, 2003

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 3:00PM
Dr. D. Nykamp, UCLA
Title: Reconstructing the Coupling of Neurons from Spike Times
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 30, 2003

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 107, 3:00pm
Laura DeMarco, University of Chicago
Title: TBA
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PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Andras Vasy, MIT
Title: Scattering theory for symbolic potentials of degree zero
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Friday, January 31, 2003

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Maximino Aldana, University of Chicago
Title: BBoolean Dynamics in Complex Networks with Scale-Free Topology
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, February 3, 2003

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Prof. V. Backman, N.U.
Title: Light scattering from random media: From analytical theory to cancer diagnosis
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
Eun Soo Lee, MIT
Title: A new structure on Khovanov's homology
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Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor Brian Conrad, University of Michigan
Title: Prime values of polynomials
Abstract and details available

Monday, February 10, 2003

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Prof. P. Voorhees, N.U.
Title: Coarsening of topologically complex two-phase structures
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 Mike Mandell, University of Chicago
Title: Equivariant E-infinity Ring Spectra and Spectral Sequences
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Tuesday, February 11, 2003

Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Wee Liang Gan, University of Chicago
Title: Koszul duality for dioperads
Abstract and details available

Wednesday, February 12, 2003

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor Yuri Tschinkel, University of Illinois, Chicago
Title: Applications of p-adic integrals
Abstract and details available

Thursday, February 13, 2003

Colloquium Lunt 104, 3:00pm
Professor Charles Rezk, University of Illinois
Title: Topological modular forms, orientations, and Hecke operators
Abstract and details available

Friday, February 14, 2003

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Alexander A. Nepomnyashchy, Technion
Title: Feedback Control of Morphological Instabilities
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, February 17, 2003

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Prof. S. Watson, N.U.
Title: Coarsening dynamics of faceted crystal growth in 3D: The Hamilton- Jacobi-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 Vahagn Minasian, University of Illinois
Title: On THH and TAQ of commutative S-algebras
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Thursday, February 20, 2003

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Christian Bonatti, Universite de Bourgogne
Title: Recurrence and genericity, Part I
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 104, 4:00pm
Professor Albrecht Klemm, Humboldt University Berlin
Title: Matrix models for gauge theories and the\r\ntopological string
Abstract and details available
PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Dehua Wang, University of Pittsburgh
Title: A free boundary problem for the compressible Navier-Stokes equations
Abstract and details available

Friday, February 21, 2003

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Jeff Lagarias, AT&T Labs
Title: Trisecting the angle: Alain Connes' proof of Morley's theorem
Abstract and details available
Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Stephen Hagen, University of Florida
Title: Drool of lizard, heart of horse...what goes into fast protein folding?
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, February 24, 2003

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Prof. P. Wiegmann, Univ. of Chicago
Title: Novel Aspects of the Laplacian Growth Problem
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 Mark Behrens, University of Chicago
Title: Homotopy beta elements at the prime 3.
Abstract and details available

Thursday, February 27, 2003

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Christian Bonatti, Universite de Bourgogne
Title: Recurrence and genericity, Part II
Abstract and details available
PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Timothy Walsh, Sandia National Laboratories
Title: Some mathematical issues arrising in Acoustics
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Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Dmitry Kaledin, Steklov Institute and ITEP (Moscow)
Title: Orbifold cohomology multiplication in the symplectic case
Contact Info here

Friday, February 28, 2003

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor Brian Conrad, University of Michigan
Title: Prime Values of Polynomials
Abstract and details available
Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Amy Shen, Washington University, St. Louis
Title: Granular Fingering
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, March 3, 2003

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Prof. M. Gorman, U. Houston
Title: Spirals and Counterpropagating Spots in the Dynamics of Pulsating Flames
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, March 4, 2003

Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Dmitry Kaledin, Steklov Institute and ITEP (Moscow)
Title: Orbifold cohomology multiplication in the symplectic case
Abstract and details available

Thursday, March 6, 2003

PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor David Hoff, Indiana University
Title: Dynamics of Singularity Surfaces for Compressible, Viscous Flows in Multidimension
Abstract and details available

Friday, March 7, 2003

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor Paul Bressler, M.I.T.
Title: Intersection cohomology of convex polytopes
Abstract and details available
Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Dr. James Gilchrist, UIUC
Title: Mixing and Segregation of Granular Materials in Spherical and Cubical Tumblers
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, March 10, 2003

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Prof. I. Epstein, Brandeis Univ.
Title: Chemistry in Very Small Spaces: Pattern Formation in Reactive Microemulsions
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 Sung Myung, Northwestern University
Title: Motivic Cohomology: Motivic regulators and their formulas
Abstract and details available

Thursday, March 13, 2003

PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Haitao Fan, Georgetown University
Title: Reactive Flows Involing Metastability Modeling Liquid/Vapour Phase Transitions, its Wave Patterns and Ring Formations
Abstract and details available

Friday, March 14, 2003

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 10:00AM
L. B. Freund, Brown University
Title: A description of strain-driven formation of semiconductor nanostructures
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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Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Eric Weeks, Emory University
Title: The physics of the colloidal glass
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, March 17, 2003

Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Robert Bauer, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Title: Discrete Loewner Evolution
Abstract and details available

Thursday, March 27, 2003

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 3:00PM
Dr. Felix Otto, University of Bonn
Title: Scaling Laws in Coarsening and Spreading
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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Colloquium Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Stephen Smale, City University of Hong Kong
Title: Learning the topology of submanifolds and the problem of probability density estimation
Special Note: Joint with Midwest Dynamical Systems Conference
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Thursday, April 3, 2003

Special Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Luc Hillairet, ENS Lyon
Title: Contribution of periodic diffractive orbits in polygonal billiards
Special Note: Special joint PDE/Dynamics Seminar (note changed date)
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Friday, April 4, 2003

Colloquium Annenberg G21, 3:00pm
Professor Stephen Smale, City University of Hong Kong
Title: Learning the topology of submanifolds and the problem of probability density estimation
Special Note: Joint with Midwest Dynamical Systems Conference
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Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Wouter Rappel, University of California-San Diego
Title: Cellular signaling networks in Dictyostelium discoideum:
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PDE Seminar , 4:10pm
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Title: 51th Midwest PDE Seminar
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Monday, April 7, 2003

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Dr. P. Gordon, U. Chicago
Title: Initiation of Subsonic Detonation and Structure of the Detonation Wave
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Tuesday, April 8, 2003

Special Seminar Ryan Auditorium, Tech, 4:00PM
Stephan Wolfram, Wolfram Research, Inc.
Title: A new kind of Science
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Friday, April 11, 2003

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Igor Aronson, Argonne National Laboratory
Title: Driven Granular Media: Phase Transitions, Patterns and Vortices
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Monday, April 14, 2003

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Dr. Ye. A. Rastigejev, N.U.
Title: Multiscale Computations with a Wavelet Decomposition Algorithm: Applications to Inert and Reactive Flow Simulations
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Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Craig Westerland, University of Michigan
Title: Cohomology of configuration spaces of surfaces and related mapping spaces
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Tuesday, April 15, 2003

Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Ezra Getzler,
Title: Equivariant cohomology of quiver varieties and integrable systems (work of Losev, Marshakov and Nekrasov)
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Wednesday, April 16, 2003

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor Pierre Cartier, IHES
Title: Multiple zeta values and motives (report on the recent work of Deligne and Goncharov)
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Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Suzanne Hruska, Stony Brook
Title: Hyperbolicity in the complex Henon family.
Special Note: Note special time and place
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Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Daniel Davis,
Title: TBA
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Friday, April 18, 2003

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 12:00PM
Prof. M. Gurtin, Carnegie Mellon University
Title: Plasticity of single-crystals at the micron level, a gradient theory that accounts for geometrically necessary dislocations
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Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Dave Benson, Desert Research Institute
Title: Aquifers and Streams as Fractal Filters: Fractal Calculus in Your Backyard
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Monday, April 21, 2003

Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Jin Ma, Purdue University
Title: Pathwise Stochastic Control and Stochastic HJB Equations
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ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Prof. X. Li, I.I.T.
Title: Drop Deformation in Shear Flow: The Effects of Walls and Surfactants
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Tuesday, April 22, 2003

Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor P. Cartier (IHES),
Title: Motivic Polylogarithm and mixed Tate motives (cont'd)
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Friday, April 25, 2003

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor Nicolas Burq, MSRI/Paris Sud
Title: Control of Schrodinger equations and eigenfunctions scarring
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Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Stephen Morris, University of Toronto
Title: Traveling Waves in Axial Segregation: The Dynamics of Subsurface Core
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Monday, April 28, 2003

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Prof. S. Paolucci, U. Notre Dame
Title: Slow Manifolds in Chemically Reactive Flows
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Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Michael Batanin, Macquarie University, Sydney
Title: Higher nonsymmetric operads and symmetric operads
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, April 29, 2003

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor Brooke Shipley, Purdue University
Title: Rings up to homotopy
Abstract and details available

Wednesday, April 30, 2003

Colloquium Harris Hall 107, 4:00pm
Professor Yuri Manin, Northwestern University
Title: Georg Cantor, Set Theory, and Mathematics of the XXth Century
Special Note: Inaugural Lecture, Board of Trustees Chair
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Friday, May 2, 2003

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Alan Hastings, University of California-Davis
Title: Biocomplexity in the Design of Marine Reserves
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Monday, May 5, 2003

Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Daniel Davis, Northwestern University
Title: The Lubin-Tate spectrum E_n and its homotopy fixed point spectra
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Tuesday, May 6, 2003

Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Boris Tsygan,
Title: Modular algebra and its Hopf symmetries (after Connes-Moscovici)
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Wednesday, May 7, 2003

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor Luc Tartar, Carnegie Mellon University
Title: Beyond Partial Differential Equations
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Thursday, May 8, 2003

PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Yann Brenier, University of Paris 6 and CNRS at Nice, France
Title: Applications and properties of the 3D Born-Infeld equations
Special Note: Joint with Analysis and Probability Semiar
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Friday, May 9, 2003

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
David Westwick, University of Calgary
Title: Nonlinear system identification: A tool for modeling complex biosystems
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Monday, May 12, 2003

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Prof. Joseph E. Flaherty, R.P.I.
Title: Adaptive and Parallel Discontinuous Galerkin Methods for Conservation Laws. Part 1. Fundamental Computational and Theoretical Properties
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Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Robert Bruner, Wayne State University
Title: Real connective K-theory of classifying spaces
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Tuesday, May 13, 2003

Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Lawrence Ein (UIC),
Title: Log canonical thresholds and birational rigidity
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ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Prof. Joseph E. Flaherty, R.P.I.
Title: Adaptive and Parallel Discontinuous Galerkin Methods for Conservation Laws. Part 2. A Posteriori Error Estimation and Superconvergence
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Thursday, May 15, 2003

PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Konstantina Trivisa, University of Maryland
Title: Admissible Solutions to Hyperbolic Systems of Consevation Laws with General Flux
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PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Michael Shearer, North Carolina State University
Title: Kinetics and Nucleation for Scalar Conservation Laws Related to the Flow of Thin Liquid Films
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Friday, May 16, 2003

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Jack Dockery, Montana State University
Title: Finger Formation in Biofilm Layers
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PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Andrew Hassell, Australian National University
Title: The Schrodinger propagator on asymptotically Euclidian space
Special Note: Note special day and time
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Monday, May 19, 2003

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Prof. P. Holmes, Princeton U.
Title: Low Dimensional Models of Turbulent Plane Couette Flow
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PDE Seminar Tech M416, 4:00pm
Professor Phil Holmes , Princeton University
Title: Low Dimensional Models of Plane Couette Flow
Special Note: Joint with ESAM Colloquium
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Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Alejandro Adem, University of Wisconsin
Title: Fixity and Group Actions
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Tuesday, May 20, 2003

Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Boris Tsygan,
Title: Modular Hecke Algebras and their Hopf symmetries (II)
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Wedneaday, May 21, 2003

Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Martin Markl, Czech Academy of Sciences
Title: Homotopy bialgebras
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Thursday, May 22, 2003

PDE Seminar Tech L211, 12:30pm
Professor Charles Peskin, Courant Institute, New York University
Title: Random Walks of Biomolecular Motors Involved in Chromosome Capture and Transport during Mitosis
Special Note: Special Time! Special Seminar joint with the Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology & Cell Biology, and the Department of Mechanical Engieering
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PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Leonid Friedlander , U. of Arizona
Title: Spectrum of periodic waveguides
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Friday, May 23, 2003

Colloquium Lunt 105, 3:10pm
Professor Charles Peskin, Courant Institute (New York University)
Title: Muscle and Blood: Cardiac Mechanics by the Immersed Boundary Method
Special Note: Special Time! Joint with ESAM Colloquium
Abstract and details available
ESAM Colloquium Lunt 105, 3:10PM
Prof. C. Peskin, Courant Inst. Math. Sci.
Title: Muscle and Blood: Cardiac Mechanics by the Immersed Boundary Method
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Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Stephen Morris, University of Toronto
Title: Traveling Waves in Axial Segregation: The Dynamics of Subsurface Core
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

Friday, June 6, 2003

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Brad Werner, Scripps Institute of Oceanography
Title: Self-organization and emergent behavior in natural systems: examples from permafrost terrain
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Thursday, June 12, 2003

Thursday, June 12 --- Sunday, June 15, 2003

International Conference on Nonlinear Evolution Equations and Applications

PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor ,
Title:
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Thursday, June 26, 2003

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 11:00AM
Romulus Breban, University of Maryland
Title: Competition in Phase Synchronization of Chaotic Attractors & Indeterminate Saddle-Node Bifurcation
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Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Romulus Breban, University of Maryland
Title: Competition in Phase Synchronization of Chaotic Attractors & Indeterminate Saddle-Node Bifurcation
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Friday, June 27, 2003

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 11:00AM
Zong-Hua Liu, Arizona State U.
Title: Transition to chaos in continuous-time random dynamical systems
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Friday, July 0, 2003

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor ,
Title:
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Tuesday, July 4, 2003

Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor ,
Title:
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Thursday, July 24, 2003

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt Common room, 11am
Professor Andras Szenes, Mathematical Institute of the Budapest Technical University
Title: Toric reduction and mirror symmetry
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PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor tba,
Title:
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Tuesday, August 5, 2003

Special Seminar Lunt 105, 4:00 pm
Professor Siegfried Carl, Halle-Wittenberg University
Title: Comparison Results for Quasilinear Elliptic Equations and Inclusions
Special Note: This is a special Analysis-PDE seminar.
Abstract and details available

Monday, August 11, 2003

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Dr. R. Krechetnikov, U. C. Santa Barbara
Title: On New Surfactant Driven Phenomena: A Reversed Saffman-Taylor Instability and Taylor Cones without Electric Field
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Wednesday, August 27, 2003

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 9:00AM
Mark Asta (Northwestern), Jerry Floro (Sandia National Labs), A. Golovin (Northwestern), Max G. Lagally (University of Wisconsin), Lincoln J. Lauhon (Harvard / Northwestern), Dongqi Li (Argonne National Lab), Jerry Tersoff (IBM), Richard P. Van Duyne (Northwestern), .
Title: 2nd Annual Workshop on the Evolution and Self-Assembly of Quantum Dots
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PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Walter Craig, McMaster University (Canada)
Title: Hamiltonian PDE and Small Divisors
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PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Walter Craig, McMaster University
Title: Hamiltonian PDE and Small Divisors
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