Northwestern University Mathematical Calendar

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Academic Year 2004-2005

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Thursday, September 16, 2004

Algebraic Cycles, K-Theory, and Modular Representation Theory Conference


Monday, September 20, 2004

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Alex Vladimirsky, Cornell University
Title: Ordered Upwind Methods for Approximating Invariant Manifolds
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

Monday, September 27, 2004

Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Daniel Biss, University of Chicago
Title: K_g is not finitely generated
Contact Info here
PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Paschalis Karageorgis,
Title: Existence and blow-up for nonlinear waves with potential
Contact Info here

Friday, October 1, 2004

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Hermann Riecke, Northwestern University, Engineering Sciences and Applied Math
Title: Persistence and Failure in Networks of Excitable Neurons with Local and Non-Local Connectivity
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 4, 2004

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Professor B. Nadler, Yale University Refreshments are served at 3:30PM
Title: Ionic Permeation Through Protein Channels and NonEquilibrium Statistical Mechanics
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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Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:45pm
Professor Michele Baldini, Northwestern University
Title: A new perspective on the invariant measure of a positive recurrent
Abstract and details available

Thursday, October 7, 2004

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 107, 3:00pm
Professor Livio Flaminio, University Lille 1
Title: Cohomology for nilflows and applications
Abstract and details available
PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Paschalis Karageorgis, Northwestern University
Title: Existence and blow-up for nonlinear waves with potential
Contact Info here

Friday, October 8, 2004

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Bruno Eckhardt, University of Marburg, Germany
Title: Transition to turbulence in pipe flow:new aspects of an old problem
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 11, 2004

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Dr. Jih-Chiang Tsai, University of Pennsylvania
Title: Flows of densely packed granular particles: time evolution, shear banding, and reversal transients
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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Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Elton P. Hsu, Northwestern University
Title: Characterizing Riemannian Brownian motion by integration by parts
Contact Info here
Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Mark Behrens, MIT
Title: The K(2)-local sphere and isogenies of elliptic curves
Contact Info here

Thursday, October 14, 2004

Midwest Probability Colloquium: Thursday's Program


Friday, October 15, 2004

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Naomi Ehrich Leonard, Princeton University
Title: Collective Motion and Mobile Sensor Networks
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
Midwest Probability Colloquium

Monday, October 18, 2004

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Dr. Igor Aronson, Argonne National Laboratory
Title: Self-Organization of Microtubules and Molecular Motors
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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Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Ionel Popescu, Northwestern University
Title: Free entropy and random matrices
Contact Info here
Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Andrew Mauer-Oats, Northwestern University
Title: Derivatives of Monoids in Func(SimpGp,SimpGp)
Contact Info here

Thursday, October 21, 2004

PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Andras Vasy, Northwestern University
Title: Geometric optics and the wave equation on manifolds with corners
Contact Info here

Friday, October 22, 2004

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
John F. Marko, University of Illinois at Chicago
Title: Micromechanical study of proteins interacting with single DNA molecules
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
Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Jonathan Mattingly, Duke University
Title: Malliavin Calculus and ergodicity of the full degenerate Navier-Stokes equation
Abstract and details available
Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor Alexander Goncharov, Brown University
Title: Positivity and higher Teichmuller theory
Abstract and details available

Monday, October 25, 2004

Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor John Imbrie, University of Virginia
Title: Supersymmetric Models of Self-Avoiding Walks
Abstract and details available
Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor Tai-Ping Liu, Stanford University
Title: Boltzmann Equation and Hyperbolic Conservation Laws
Contact Info here
ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Professor Boris Khusid, N.J.I.T.
Title: Electric Field Driven Phenomena for Manipulating Particles in Micro- and Nano- Devices
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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Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Mathematical Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 3:00pm
Professor Dima Tamarkin, Northwestern University
Title: Variational calculus and quantization, I
Contact Info here

Friday, October 29, 2004

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Kathleen C. Howell, Purdue University
Title: Spacecraft Mission Design in Multi-Body Regimes and the Application of Dynamical 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

Monday, November 1, 2004

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
E. Demekhin, University of Notre Dame
Title: 3D Localized Coherent Structures of Surface Turbulence
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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Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Martin Barlow, University of British Columbia
Title: Random walks on percolation clusters
Abstract and details available
Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Fred Cohen, University of Rochester
Title: Self-maps of loop spaces
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, November 2, 2004

Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Joel Kamnitzer, Berkeley
Title: Crystals, coboundary categories, and the moduli space of points on RP1
Abstract and details available

Wednesday, November 3, 2004

Mathematical Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 3:00pm
Professor Dima Tamarkin, NU
Title: Variational calculus and quantization, II
Contact Info here

Thursday, November 4, 2004

PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Cleopatra Christoforou, Northwestern University
Title: Hyperbolic Systems of Conservation Laws with Source and the Method of Vanishing Viscosity
Contact Info here

Friday, November 5, 2004

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Francesco Bullo, University of California at Santa Barbara
Title: Motion Coordination for Multi-Agent Networks: Algorithmic Design and Theoretical Framework
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 8, 2004

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Prof. Theodoros Horikis, Northwestern University
Title: Nonlinear Pulse Propagation in Optical Fibers: Soliton Perturbation Theory
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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Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Renming Song, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Title: Theory of Geometric Stable processes
Abstract and details available
Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Mark Mahowald, Northwestern University
Title: The construction of a v_2^{32} self map of M(1,4) and applications
Contact Info here

Tuesday, November 9, 2004

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 2:00 pm
Alexander Bufetov, Princeton University
Title: Decay of correlations for the Rauzy-Zorich induction and the central limit theorem for the Teichmueller flow
Abstract and details available

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Mathematical Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 3:00pm
Professor V. Toledano Laredo, Univ. Paris VI
Title: Flat Connections, braid groups and quantum groups
Abstract and details available
Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Charles Doering, University of Michigan
Title:
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Thursday, November 11, 2004

Dynamical Systems Seminar TBA, 3:00pm
Danny Calegari, Caltech
Title: The Euler class of groups acting on the plane
Abstract and details available

Friday, November 12, 2004

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Mitra Hartmann, Northwestern University
Title: Hardware Models for Studying Sensory Coding in the 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
Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 103, 3:00pm
Radu Saghin, Northwestern
Title: C^1 generic properties of symplectic\r\ndiffeomorphisms
Contact Info here

Monday, November 15, 2004

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Prof. Raymond Kapral, University of Toronto
Title: Fluctuations, Reactions and Fronts: Mesoscopic Dynamics of Reaction-Diffusion Systems
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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Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Tiefeng Jiang, University of Minnesota
Title: How many typical entries of an orthogonal matrix can be approximated by independent normals?
Abstract and details available
Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Donald Yau, University of Illinois
Title: Cohomology and deformations of lambda-rings
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 103, 3:00pm
Radu Saghin, Northwestern
Title: C^1 generic properties of symplectic diffeomorphisms
Contact Info here

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Mathematical Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 3:00pm
Professor Alexei Kitaev , Caltex
Title: Topological Quantum Computing
Contact Info here

Thursday, November 18, 2004

PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Boris Tsygan, Northwestern
Title: Index theorem for integral transforms
Contact Info here

Friday, November 19, 2004

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Jean-Pierre Nadal, ENS, Paris
Title: Neural computation in the cerebellum (and elsewhere): what silent synapses tell us
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
Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor David Ben-Zvi, University of Texas
Title: Real groups and Langlands duality
Abstract and details available

Monday, November 22, 2004

Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Randy McCarthy,
Title: On the Witt group of a bimodule
Abstract and details available

Monday, November 29, 2004

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Prof. Sascha Hilgenfeldt, Northwestern University
Title: Foam Bubbles: The Importance of Being Isotropic
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

Wednesday, December 1, 2004

Algebra Seminar Lunt 107, 3pm
Tibor Beke, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Title: Isoperimetric inequalities and Friedlander's conjecture
Contact Info here

Friday, December 3, 2004

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Eric Klavins, University of Washington
Title: Self-Organizing Robotic 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
Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Roman Fedorov, University of Chicago
Title: Algebraic and hamiltonian approaches to isostokes deformations
Abstract and details available

Monday, December 6, 2004

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Dr. Paul Fischer, Argonne National Laboratory
Title: Recent Advances in Higher Order Numerical Methods with Applications to Vascular Flows
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 Michael Mandell, Cambridge University
Title: Monoidal categories from ring spectra
Abstract and details available

Wednesday, December 8, 2004

Mathematical Physics Seminar Lunt 107 (or wherever we find a room), 3:00pm
Professor David Ben-Zvi, Northwestern and UT Austin
Title: Hilbert Schemes, Perverse Bundles and D-Bundles
Abstract and details available
Algebra Seminar Lunt 104 (or wherever we find a room), 4:10pm
Roman Fedorov, University of Chicago
Title: Algebraic and hamiltonian approaches to Isostokes deformations
Abstract and details available

Monday, January 3, 2005

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Dr. Jung Choi, Northwestern University
Title: The Interaction of Premixed Combustion and Near-Critical Swirling Flow
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 Tony Elmendorf, Purdue University Calumet
Title: New constructions for the K-theory of categories
Contact Info here

Thursday, January 6, 2005

PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Marta Lewicka, University of Chicago
Title: The distance functionals for wave patterns in hyperbolic systems of conservation laws
Contact Info here

Friday, January 7, 2005

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor Inwon Kim, MIT
Title: The Regularity and Speed of the Hele-Shaw Flow
Special Note: Professor Kim is a candidate for a tenure track position
Abstract and details available

Monday, January 10, 2005

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Prof. Baruch Meerson, The Hebrew University
Title: Pattern Formation in Granular Gases: Non-Equilibrium Physics in a Sandbox
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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Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Sunder Sethuraman, Iow State University
Title: Diffusive estimates for a tagged particle in zero-range particle
Abstract and details available
Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
David Gepner, University of Illinois
Title: The Thom Isomorphism in Equivariant Elliptic Cohomology
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Youngna Choi, Montclair State University
Title: Topology of Attractors from Expanding Maps with One Discontinuity
Contact Info here

Thursday, January 13, 2005

PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Mikhail Feldman, University of Wisconsin at Madison
Title: Lagrangian solutions of semigeostrophic equations in physical space
Contact Info here
PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Michael Goldberg, Caltech
Title: Dispersive Estimates for the Three-Dimensional Schrodinger Equation
Abstract and details available

Friday, January 14, 2005

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Victoria Booth, University of Michigan
Title: Mean theta phase of model CA1 pyramidal cell firing changes with location of synaptic stimuli
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
Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor David Nadler, University of Chicago
Title: Loops spaces and Langlands duality
Abstract and details available

Monday, January 17, 2005

Mathematical Physics Seminar Lunt 107 (or another room), 2:30pm
Vasiliy Dolgushev, MIT
Title: A simple algebraic proof of the algebraic index theorem
Contact Info here
Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Peter Carr, Courant Institute, NYU
Title: Time Changed Levy Processes and Option Pricing
Abstract and details available
ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Prof. Jonathan B. Freund, UIUC
Title: The Atomic Detail of an Evaporating Meniscus: MD and Continuum Model Comparisons
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, 4:10pm
Professor William Stein, Harvard University
Title: Visibility of Shafarevich-Tate Groups of Modular
Abstract and details available

Monday, January 24, 2005

Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Yimin Xiao, Department of Statistics and Probability, Michigan State University
Title: Geometric Properties of the Brownian Sheet
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Anna Talitskaya, Northwestern University
Title: Every compact manifold carries a hyperbolic ergodic map
Contact Info here

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Mathematical Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 3:00pm
Boris Tsygan, Northwestern University
Title: Fukaya theory and string topology (after Fukaya)
Contact Info here
Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Carlos Kenig, University of Chicago
Title: Recent developments on the well-posedness of nonlinear dispersive equations
Abstract and details available

Thursday, January 27, 2005

Colloquium Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Angela Grant, University of Maryland
Title: Finding Optimal Orbits of Chaotic Systems
Contact Info here
PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Colin Guillarmou, Purdue
Title: Scattering theory for hyperbolic manifolds
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Friday, January 28, 2005

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Mona Mocanasu, UCLA
Title: Borel-Moore Functors and Algebraic Oriented Theories
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, February 1, 2005

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Alex Furman, University of Illinois at Chicago
Title: Rigidity for actions on infinite volume homogeneous spaces
Abstract and details available

Wednesday, February 2, 2005

Mathematical Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 3:00pm
Professor Zhu Chenchang, (ETH Zurich)
Title: CANCELLED - Symplectic (stacky) groupoids of Poisson manifolds - CANCELLED
Abstract and details available
Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Ravi Vakil, Stanford University
Title: Murphy's Law in Algebraic Geometry: Badly-behaved deformation spaces
Abstract and details available

Friday, February 4, 2005

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Gary Blasdel, Northwestern University
Title: Optical Imaging of non-vascular Intrinsic Signals in Monkey Visual Cortex
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 7, 2005

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Dr. Francois Blanchette, University of Chicago
Title: Sedimentation in a Stratified Ambient
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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Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Renming Song, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Title: Two-sided estimates on the density of Brownian Motion with singular drift
Abstract and details available
Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Jacob Lurie, Harvard University
Title: Elliptic Cohomology and Derived Algebraic Geometry
Abstract and details available

Wednesday, February 9, 2005

Mathematical Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 3:00pm
André Henriques,
Title: A Lie algebra for the String group
Abstract and details available
Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Wilfrid Gangbo, Georgia Institute of Technology
Title: The 2--Wasserstein metric and its applications to PDEs
Abstract and details available

Thursday, February 10, 2005

PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Volker Elling, Stanford University
Title: Maximum principles in self-similar potential flow
Abstract and details available

Friday, February 11, 2005

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Brent Doiron, Center for Neural Science, NYU
Title: Delay-Induced Neural Oscillations in Communicating Fish
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 14, 2005

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Prof. Ziad Musslimani, University of Central Florida
Title: Multiscale Asymptopic Analysis of Wave Propagation in Nonlinear Periodic Media
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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Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Hong-Kun Zhang, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Title: Chaotic billiards with polynomial mixing rates
Abstract and details available
Mathematical Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 3:00pm
Boris Tsygan, Northwestern
Title: Fukaya theory and string topology, II
Abstract and details available

Friday, February 18, 2005

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Richard Murray, Control and Dynamical Systems, California Institute of Technology
Title: Cooperative Control of Multi-Vehicle 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

Monday, February 21, 2005

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Prof. Mary Silber, Northwestern University
Title: Faraday Wave Pattern Formation
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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Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Steve Lalley, University of Chicago
Title: Stochastic Competition and First-Passage Percolation
Abstract and details available

Thursday, February 24, 2005

PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor C. Klingenberg, Universitaet Wuerzburg (Germany)
Title: Conservation laws with discontinuous flux functions: well-posedness
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Friday, February 25, 2005

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Chad Topaz, UCLA
Title: Social biological organisms: aggregation patterns and 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
Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Jim Colliander, University of Toronto
Title: On rough blowup solutions of L2 critical NLS
Abstract and details available

Monday, February 28, 2005

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Prof. Alexander Golovin, Northwestern University
Title: Self-Assembly of Quantum Dots in Thin Solid 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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Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Eric Carlen, George Institute of Technology
Title: Entropy and Chaos in the Kac Model
Abstract and details available
Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Julie Bergner, University of Notre Dame
Title: Three models for the homotopy theory of homotopy theories
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, March 1, 2005

Representation Theory Seminar Lunt 101, 2-4pm
Professor Mircea Mustata, University of Michigan
Title: An overview of spaces of arcs
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Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Mircea Mustata, University of Michigan
Title: An overview of spaces of arcs, continued
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Friday, March 4, 2005

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Daniel Grunbaum, University of Washington
Title: Resolving individual-level behaviors underlying distinct group search strategies in fish.
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, March 7, 2005

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Prof. Costas Grigoropoulos, University of California, Berkeley
Title: Laser Assisted Nanofabrication and Nanoparticle Processing
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, March 10, 2005

PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Michael Westdickenberg, University of Bonn
Title: Structure of Entropy Solutions of Conservation Laws
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Friday, March 11, 2005

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Mark Alber, University of Notre Dame
Title: On Multiscale Approaches to Three-Dimensional Modeling of Morphogenesis
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 14, 2005

Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 2:30pm
Professor Dayue Chen, Peking University
Title: The anchored expansion constant of random graphs
Abstract and details available
ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Prof. Jerrold Marsden, Caltech
Title: Lagrangian Coherent 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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Tuesday, March 15, 2005

PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor Michael Westdickenberg, University of Bonn
Title: Structure of Entropy Solutions of Conservation Laws (2)
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Thursday, March 17, 2005

PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor Michael Westdickenberg, University of Bonn
Title: Structure of Entropy Solutions of Conservation Laws (3)
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Wednesday, March 23, 2005

PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Michael Westdickenberg, University of Bonn
Title: Structure of Entropy Solutions of Conservation Laws (4)
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Monday, March 28, 2005

Mathematical Physics Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Lev Rozhansky (UNC at Chapel Hill),
Title: Commutative algebra and the categorification of the SU(N) HOMFLY
Abstract and details available
Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Elke Markert, University of Notre Dame
Title: A spectrum for ko from euclidean field theories
Special Note: CANCELLED
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Thursday, March 31, 2005

Yamabe Lecture Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Terence Tao, UCLA
Title: Geometric Renormalization of Wave Maps
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Yamabe Lecture Lunt 105, 4:30pm
Professor Igor Rodnianski, Princeton University
Title: Einstein Geometry and Nonlinear Waves
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Friday, April 1, 2005

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Andre Levchenko, Johns Hopkins University
Title: Quantification of NF-kappaB: marriage of genetics, biochemistry and mathematical modeling
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
Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Terence Tao, UCLA
Title: Long arithmetic progressions in the primes
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Yamabe Lecture Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor tba,
Title: tba
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Monday, April 4, 2005

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Dr. Andrew Kraynik, Sandia National Laboratories
Title: Structure and Rheology of Random Foam
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, April 5, 2005

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Mark Pollicott, University of Warwick
Title: Sierpinski Gaskets with Overlaps
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Wednesday, April 6, 2005

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Pancoe 1-401 (2000 Campus Drive, Evanston Campus), 5:00PM
Daniel Stouffer, Postdoctoral Fellow, Chemical Engineering and NSF /IGERT Dynamics of Complex Systems , Northwestern University
Title: A Complex Systems Approach to the Study of Natural Ecosystems
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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Friday, April 8, 2005

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Sima Setayeshgar, Indiana University
Title: Physical Limits to Biochemical Signaling
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, April 11, 2005

Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Sunil Chebolu, University of Washington
Title: A K-theoretic approach for refining the chromatic towers
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Dan Rudolph, Colorado State
Title: Mixing, disjoint factors and isometric extensions
Abstract and details available

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Daniel Rudolph, Colorado Sate University
Title: Entropy and Orbit Equivalence in Ergodic Theory
Abstract and details available

Thursday, April 14, 2005

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Prof. Thomas Mason, UCLA
Title: Nanoemulsions: Extreme Liquid Dispersions
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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PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Andrew Hassell, Australian National University
Title: The Riesz transform on manifolds with Euclidean ends
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Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Kathryn Lesh, Union College
Title: A filtration of bu with analogies to symmetric powers of spheres
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Friday, April 15, 2005

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Constantine Dafermos, Brown University
Title: Involutions and Polyconvexity in Hyperbolic Conservation Laws with Applications to Electromagnetism and Elastodynamics
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Monday, April 18, 2005

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Prof. Fred Hickernell, IIT
Title: Fast Spline Methods for High Dimensional 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, April 19, 2005

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Marian Gidea, Northeastern Illinois University
Title: Topological methods for instability and diffusion in Hamiltonian systems
Abstract and details available
Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Orsola Tommasi, Radboud University Nijmegen (the Netherlands)
Title: Computing the rational cohomology of complements of discriminants (part 1 of 2 talks)
Abstract and details available

Thursday, April 21, 2005

PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Feimin Huang, Academia Sinica (Beijing, PRC)
Title: Convergence of Viscosity Solutions for Isothermal Gas Dynamics
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PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Ya-Guang Wang, Northwestern University and Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Title: A Microlocal Approach in Studying Hyperbolic-Parabolic Coupled Systems
Abstract and details available

Friday, April 22, 2005

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
John Maddocks, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne - EPRL
Title: TBA
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, April 25, 2005

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Prof. James Grotberg, University of Michigan
Title: Biofluid Mechanics in Lungs and Lung Devices
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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Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Robert Neel, Columbia University
Title: The Behavior of the Heat Kernel at the Cut Locus
Abstract and details available
Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Chris Dwyer, University of Wisconsin
Title: Twisted equivariant K-theory and twisted Bredon cohomology
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Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00 pm
Professor Francois Ledrappier, University of Notre Dame
Title: Unique ergodicity for nonuniquely ergodic horocycle flows (Joint work with Omri Sarig)
Abstract and details available
Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Orsola Tommasi, Radboud University Nijmegen (the Netherlands)
Title: Computing the rational cohomology of complements of discriminants (part 2 of 2 talks)
Abstract and details available

Friday, April 29, 2005

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Roman Rafikov, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
Title: Coagulation Processes in Astrophysical Systems
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, May 2, 2005

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Prof. John Bush, MIT
Title: Walking on Water: Biolocomotion at the Interface
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, 4:10pm
Professor Mikhail Gromov, IHES
Title: From protein foldings to Morse theory
Special Note: Professor Gromov is the 2005 Nemmers Prize Winner in Mathematics
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Tuesday, May 3, 2005

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Jacques Fejoz, University Paris 6
Title: TBA
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Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Orsola Tommasi, Radboud University, Nijmegen
Title: Title: Computing the rational cohomology of complements of discriminants (part 3 of 3 talks)
Abstract and details available

Thursday, May 5, 2005

ESAM Colloquium Tech Lecture Room 5, 9:00AM
Prof. John Hudson, University of Virginia
Title: Dynamical Order and Complexity in Populations of Chemical Oscillators
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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Friday, May 6, 2005

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Dante R. Chialvo, Physiology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
Title: Critical Brain Networks
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, May 9, 2005

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Prof. Stephen Watson, Northwestern University
Title: Morphometric Characterization of Coarsening Faceted Crystal Surfaces
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
Elke Markert, University of Notre Dame
Title: A spectrum for ko from euclidean field theories
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Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Omri Sarig, Penn State University
Title: Ergodic theory for the horocycle flow on periodic hyperbolic surfaces (joint with F. Ledrappier)
Abstract and details available

Thursday, May 12, 2005

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 107, 3:00pm
Howard Weiss, Pennsylvania State University
Title: How smooth is your wavelet? A dynamical systems approach
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Friday, May 13, 2005

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Robert Buchler, University of Florida
Title: Chaos in the Music of the Stars
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, May 16, 2005

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Prof. Nigel Goldenfeld, University of Illinois- Champaign/Urbana
Title: Renormalization Group Approach to Multiscale Simulation of Polycrystalline Materials using the Phase Field Crystal 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, 4:10pm
Rochelle Pereira, University of Chicago
Title: Higher Order Cohomology Operations and Minimal Atomicity
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Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Matthew Nicol, University of Houston
Title: An almost sure invariance principle for nonuniformly hyperbolic systems
Abstract and details available

Thursday, May 19, 2005

PDE Seminar Lunt 103, 2:00pm
Professor Anupam Garg, Northwestern University (Physics Department)
Title: Path Integral Approach to Spin Semiclassics
Special Note: Note special time, location
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Friday, May 20, 2005

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Tim Elston, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Title: Regulation of MAP kinase activity revealed by mathematical modeling and experimental analysis
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, May 23, 2005

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Prof. Edward A. Spiegel, Columbia University
Title: Bifurcations and Geometry
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 Soren Galatius, Stanford University
Title: Classifying spaces of cobordism categories
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Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Nikos Frantzikinakis, Penn State University
Title: Counting polynomial configurations in dense subsets of the integers.
Abstract and details available
ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Prof. Edward A. Spiegel, Columbia University
Title: Continuum Equations for Rarefied Gases
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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Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Mathematical Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 2:00pm
Alissa Crans, UC Riverside
Title: From Loop Groups to 2-Groups
Abstract and details available
Mathematical Physics Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Paul Bressler, University of Arizona
Title: Riemann-Roch for circle bundles
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Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Dana Randall, Computer Science Department, Georgia Tech
Title: Algorithms for Finding a Random Needle in a Combinatorial Haystack
Abstract and details available

Thursday, May 26, 2005

PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Michael Sever, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Title: Extensions of hyperbolic systems of balance laws
Abstract and details available
PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Frederic Rochon, MIT
Title: Bott Periodicity for fibred cusp operators
Contact Info here

Friday, May 27, 2005

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Werner Mueller, University of Bonn
Title: Harmonic analysis on locally symmetric spaces and scattering theory
Special Note: First talk of Scattering Theory and Singular Spaces conference
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Wednesday, June 1, 2005

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Ofer Zeitouni, University of Minnesota
Title: Motion in random environment: conjectures, counter examples, and "obvious" theorems
Abstract and details available

Thursday, June 2, 2005

PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10
Professor Yaguang Wang, Northwestern University and Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Title: Zero-Viscosity Limit of the Linearized Navier-Stokes Equations with Highly Oscillatory Forces in the Half-Plane
Contact Info here

Friday, June 3, 2005

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Werner Pesch, University of Bayreuth, Germany
Title: Rayleigh-Benard convection with modulated acceleration
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 10, 2005

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Marc Barthelemy, CEA, Bruyeres-le-Chatel, France
Title: Heterogeneity and predictability of global epidemics
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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