Northwestern University Mathematical Calendar

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Academic Year 2005-2006

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Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Andres Navas-Flores, IHES and Universidad de Chile
Title: Sharp regularity for group actions on the circle
Abstract and details available

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 104, 3:00pm
Professor Tom Graber, California Institute of Technology
Title: Towards a quantum McKay correspondence
Abstract and details available

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 2:30pm
Professor Eric Zaslow, Northwestern University
Title: Seidel's Mirror Map for Abelian Varieties
Abstract and details available

Friday, September 23, 2005

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Nail Akhmediev, The Australian National University
Title: Dissipative solitons in life and science
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 26, 2005

Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Craig Westerland, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Title: Equivariant operads and string topology
Abstract and details available

Thursday, September 29, 2005

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 2:30pm
Professor Kevin Costello, University of Chicago
Title: The Gromov-Witten potential associated to a Calabi-Yau A-infinity category
Abstract and details available

Friday, September 30, 2005

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
John Maddocks, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
Title: Multi-Scale Models of Sequence-Dependent DNA 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, October 3, 2005

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Prof. Alex Nepomnyashchy, Technion
Title: Interfacial Phenomena in Evaporating Binary Mixtures
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

Tuesday, October 4, 2005

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor John Franks, Northwestern University
Title: Fixed Points of Group Actions on Surfaces
Contact Info here
Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 4:05pm
Professor Jon Carlson, University of Georgia
Title: Counting blocks
Contact Info here

Thursday, October 6, 2005

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 2:30pm
Professor Jiun-Cheng Chen, Northwestern University
Title: Characterizing projective spaces
Contact Info here

Friday, October 7, 2005

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Iain Couzin, Oxford University
Title: Collective animal behavior
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
Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech L211, 4:00PM
Michael Dickinson, California Institute of Technology
Title: How Flies Fly
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 10, 2005

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Prof. Katja Lindenberg, UCSD
Title: Reactions of Subdiffusive Particles and Subdiffusive Traps
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
Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Alex Stokolos, De Paul University
Title: On Gurov-Reshetnyak property
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Jacek Graczyk, Universite de Paris-Sud
Title: Negative Schwarzian and non-linear cohomological inequality
Abstract and details available
Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 4:05pm
Professor Charles Weibel, Rutgers University
Title: Cyclic homology, $cdh$-cohomology and negative $K$-theory
Contact Info here

Monday, October 17, 2005

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Prof. Andrew Norris, Rutgers
Title: Stability of Propagating Cracks and Front Waves using Matched Asymptotic Expansions
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
Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Steffen Sagave, Mathematisches Institut Bonn
Title: Universal Toda brackets of ring spectra
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Christian Bonatti, Université de Bourgogne
Title: North-south dynamics and Anosov flows
Contact Info here
Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 4:05pm
Professor Kevin Knudson, Mississippi State University
Title: Homology of linear groups via cycles in BG x X
Contact Info here

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 2:30pm
Professor Albrecht Klemm, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Physics
Title: Enumerative Geometry on Enriques Surfaces
Contact Info here

Friday, October 21, 2005

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Thierry Emonet, U Chicago
Title: Towards a digital bacterium
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 24, 2005

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Dr. Steven Roper, Northwestern University
Title: Fluid Driven Fracture in Geophysics
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

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Gemma Huguet, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Title: The large gap problem in Arnold diffusion for non polynomial perturbations of an a-priori unstable Hamiltonian system
Abstract and details available
Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 4:05pm
Professor Stephen D. Smith, University of Illinois at Chicago
Title: Homotopy decompositions at p =2 of sporadic simple groups
Abstract and details available

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Topics in Mirror Symmetry Tech M166, 11am-12:30pm
Vasiliy Dolgushev, Northwestern University
Title: Formality of the Lie algebra of polyvector fields and Frobenius manifold
Special Note: http://www.math.northwestern.edu/~vald/mirror.htm">Topics in Mirror Symmetry
Contact Info here
Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 2:30pm
Professor Vassily Gorbounov, University of Kentucky
Title: Elliptic genus test for the mirror of some complete intersection
Abstract and details available

Friday, October 28, 2005

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Prof. Andy Ruina, Cornell
Title: Energetics of Walking
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 31, 2005

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Prof. David Dunand, Northwestern University
Title: Metallic Foams
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

Tuesday, November 1, 2005

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Yakov Pesin, Pennsylvania State University
Title: "Thermodynamics Associated to Induced Schemes".
Abstract and details available

Wednesday, November 2, 2005

Colloquium Lunt 105, 3pm
Professor Yakov Pesin, Pennsylvania State University
Title: Is chaotic behavior typical among dynamical systems?
Abstract and details available

Thursday, November 3, 2005

Topics in Mirror Symmetry Tech M166, 11:30am-12:30pm
Melissa Liu, Northwestern University
Title: Gromov-Witten classes, quantum cohomology, and enumerative geometry I
Contact Info here
Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 2:30pm
Professor Nan-Kuo Ho, The Fields Institute (Canada) and National Cheng-Kung University (Taiwan)
Title: On the volume of the moduli space of flat connections on a non-orientable 2-manifold
Abstract and details available
PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Henri Berestycki, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris
Title: Reaction-diffusion equations and propagation phenomena in heterogeneous environment
Special Note: co-sponsored with FIG
Abstract and details available

Friday, November 4, 2005

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
George Lauder, Harvard University
Title: How fishes swim: experimental hydrodynamics and the mechanics of flexible propulsors
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
Workshop

Monday, November 7, 2005

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Prof. Sahraoui Chaieb, U of Illinois
Title: Large Deformations in Biomembranes: From the Golgi to Drug Delivery
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
Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Daniel Biss, University of Chicago
Title: Annihilators in Cayley-Dickson algebras
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, November 8, 2005

Geometry/Physics Seminar Swift 107, 4:00pm
Professor Michael Entov , Technion-Isreal Institute of Technology
Title: "Almost homomorphisms", "almost linear" functionals and "almost measures" in symplectic topology
Special Note: Special time and location
Abstract and details available
Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 4:05pm
Professor Jonathon Alperin, University of Chicago
Title: Unipotent conjugacy in general linear groups
Contact Info here

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Topics in Mirror Symmetry Tech M166, 11.30am-12:30pm
Melissa Liu, Northwestern University
Title: Gromov-Witten classes, quantum cohomology, and enumerative geometry II
Contact Info here
Special Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10 pm
Yoichiro Mori , Courant Institute, New York University
Title: A Three Dimensional Model of Cellular Electrical Activity: mathematical analysis and numerical simulation
Special Note: Special PDE seminar
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 2:30pm
Professor Thomas Nevins, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Title: Difference operators, Hilbert schemes, and the Ruijsenaars-Schneider system
Contact Info here

Friday, November 11, 2005

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Prof. Tasso Kaper, Boston University
Title: Dynamics of patterns in activator-inhibitor 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 14, 2005

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Prof. Kenneth Schweizer, University of Illinois-Champaign/Urbana
Title: Microscopic Theories of Hybrid Soft Materials: Structure, Gelation and Viscoelasticity of Nanoparticle-Polymer Suspensions
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
Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Nathalie Wahl, University of Chicago
Title: Mapping class groups of non-orientable surfaces
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Steve Hurder, UIC
Title: Hyperbolic minimal sets
Abstract and details available
Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Steven Doty, Loyola University
Title: Is there a twisted tensor product theorem for indecomposable modules?
Abstract and details available

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Topics in Mirror Symmetry Tech M166, 11.30am-12:30pm
Boris Tsygan, Northwestern University
Title: Batalin-Vilkoviski formalism and Gromov-Witten theory
Contact Info here
Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 2:30pm
Professor Lev Borisov , University of Wisconsin-Madison
Title: Analytic continuation of solutions of GKZ system and homological mirror symmetry
Abstract and details available
PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Jian-Guo Liu, University of Maryland
Title: Stability and convergence of efficient Navier-Stokes solvers via a commutator estimate
Abstract and details available

Friday, November 18, 2005

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Prof. M. Grae Worster, Cambridge, UK
Title: The interior of mushy layers revealed
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 22, 2005

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Keith Burns, Northwestern University
Title: A proof of Sharkovsky's theorem
Abstract and details available

Monday, November 28, 2005

Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 3:00pm
Mike Hill, MIT
Title: A New Hopf Algebra for Computing tmf Homology and the tmf Homology of B\Sigma_3
Special Note: Note the time change: this talk is at 3 pm, not 4:10 pm
Abstract and details available
ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Prof. Michael Graham, University of Wisconsin- Madison
Title: Transition, turbulence and drag reduction in flowing polymer solutions: the role of self-sustained coherent structures
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

Thursday, December 1, 2005

PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Dehua Wang, University of Pittsburgh
Title: On Some Two-Dimensional Problems of Conservation Laws
Contact Info here

Friday, December 2, 2005

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Dr. Eva Kanso, University of Southern California
Title: An Articulated Fish Swimming with Point Vortices
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 5, 2005

Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Tyler Lawson, MIT
Title: Ring spectra associated to Shimura varieties and the K(n)-local sphere
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, December 6, 2005

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Mate Wierdl, University of Memphis
Title: Some unsolved problems in Ergodic Theory
Abstract and details available

Wednesday, January 4, 2006

Special Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor David Damanik, Caltech
Title: Structures of intermediate complexity and quantum dynamics
Abstract and details available

Thursday, January 5, 2006

PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Roman Shvydkoy, UIC
Title: Shortwave instabilities of ideal fluid and the cocycle theory
Abstract and details available

Friday, January 6, 2006

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 101, 2:00pm
Professor Ezra Getzler, Northwestern University
Title: Batalin-Vilkovisky algebras and Frobenius manifolds in higher genus
Contact Info here
Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Prof. Chao Tang, UCSF
Title: On Function and Form
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
Special Seminar Lunt 105, 3pm
Professor Frank Calegari, Harvard University
Title: Rational Homology Spheres and Automorphic Forms
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Special Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00 pm
Professor Michael Westdickenberg, University of Bonn
Title: The Entropy Condition for Hyperbolic Conservation Laws
Abstract and details available
Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 4:05pm
Professor Christopher Bendel, University of Wisconsin - Stout
Title: Cohomology of Lie algebras and quantum groups
Contact Info here

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Monica Visan, UCLA
Title: The defocusing energy-critical nonlinear Schrodinger equation.
Special Note: Special PDE Seminar
Abstract and details available

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Special Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Maria G. Reznikof, Princeton University
Title: Slow Motion of Gradient Flows
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Joseph Johns, Univesity of Chicago
Title: The directed Fukaya category and Morse theory
Abstract and details available
PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Mikhail Pereplitsa, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Title: The existence of weak, small energy solutions for the equations of motion of 3D compressible, viscous fluid flows with the no-slip boundary conditions
Abstract and details available
Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 103, 5:30pm
Justin Thomas,
Title: Quadratic Forms and Closed Geodesics in the Modular Space
Abstract and details available

Friday, January 13, 2006

PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor David Hoff, Indiana University
Title: Uniqueness of Weak Solutions of the Navier-Stokes Equations of\r\nMultidimensional, Compressible Flow
Special Note: Special PDE Seminar
Abstract and details available

Monday, January 16, 2006

Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Ionel Popescu, Northwestern University
Title: Eigenvalue Distributions for Gaussian Unitary Ensembles
Special Note: This is the first meeting of the Random Matrix Theory seminar
Contact Info here
Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 3pm
Vigleik Angeltveit, MIT
Title: The cyclic (co)bar construction on A-infinity objects and THH
Special Note: Note the time.
Abstract and details available
ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Prof. Martin Bazant, MIT
Title: Induced-Charge Electro-osmosis and Electrophoresis
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
Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Jeff Viaclovsky, M.I.T.
Title: Moduli Spaces in Riemannian Geometry
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Curt McMullen, Harvard University
Title: Topology of numbers
Contact Info here
Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 107, 5:30pm
Chris Novak,
Title: Thurston's Classification of Surface Automorphisms
Contact Info here

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 101, 3:00pm
Teruji Thomas, University of Chicago
Title: The Maslov class as a quadratic space
Contact Info here
Special Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Daniel Biss, University of Chicago
Title: Combinatorial differential manifolds: Oriented matroids in topology
Abstract and details available

Thursday, January 19, 2006

PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Jane McDougall, Colorado College
Title: Harmonic Maps onto Polygonal Domains and Minimal Surfaces
Abstract and details available
Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Peter Storm, Stanford University
Title: Topological lower volume bounds for hyperbolic 3-manifolds
Special Note: Special Colloquium
Abstract and details available

Friday, January 20, 2006

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 2:00PM
Dr. Thierry Emonet, University of Chicago
Title: Fluctuation-adaptation relationship in bacterial chemotaxis
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 107, 4:00pm
Professor Hsian-Hua Tseng, University of British Columbia & MSRI
Title: Global quotient structure of moduli of orbifold stable maps
Special Note: The speaker will arrive on January 18 (early morning) and leave on January 28 (afternoon).
Abstract and details available

Monday, January 23, 2006

Special Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Jason Starr, MIT
Title: Solutions of families of polynomial equations
Abstract and details available
Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Elton P. Hsu, Northwestern University
Title: Semi-circle law for Wigner random matrices
Contact Info here

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 107, 5:30pm
Jeff Allotta,
Title: Arithmetic Geometry, Rational Points, and Hilbert's Tenth Problem
Contact Info here

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Topics in Mirror Symmetry Lunt 102, 12:30-2pm
Vasiliy Dolgushev, Northwestern University
Title: Topological conformal field theories and Calabi-Yau categories
Contact Info here
Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Professor Hsian-Hua Tseng, University of British Columbia & MSRI
Title: Orbifold Quantum Riemann-Roch
Special Note: The speaker will arrive on January 18 (early morning) and leave on January 28 (afternoon).
Abstract and details available

Friday, January 27, 2006

Colloquium Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Greg Lawler, Cornell University
Title: Conformal Invariance and Two-dimensional Statistical Physics
Abstract and details available
ESAM Colloquium Tech M345, 3:00PM
Prof. Zdenek Bazant, Northwestern University
Title: Statistical Mechanics of Failure Risk: From Atomic to Structural Scale
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
Special Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Florian Herzig, Harvard University
Title: The weight in Serre's Conjecture for GL_3
Abstract and details available

Monday, January 30, 2006

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 101, 3:00pm
Oren Ben Bassat,
Title: Noncommutative tori and the Fourier-Mukai transform
Contact Info here
Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Elizabeth Meckes, Stanford University
Title: Random matrices and infinitesimal rotations
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Alexander Bufetov, University of Chicago
Title: Decay of correlations for the Rauzy-Veech-Zorich induction map on the space of interval exchange transformations
Abstract and details available
PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Julie Rowlett, Stanford University
Title: Spectral Geometry and Asymptotically Conic Convergence
Contact Info here
Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 107, 5:30pm
Professor David Nadler,
Title: Morse Theory and Graphs
Contact Info here

Thursday, February 2, 2006

Topics in Mirror Symmetry Lunt 102, 12:30-2pm
Dmitry Tamarkin, Northwestern University
Title: Barannikov's construction of Frobenius manifolds versus BV-infinity algebras
Contact Info here
PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Vera Hur, Brown University
Title: Rotational Stokes waves: construction via degree/bifurcation theory
Contact Info here
Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Professor Michael Gekhtman, University of Notre Dame
Title: Cluster Algebras, Poisson Geometry and Integrable Systems
Abstract and details available

Friday, February 3, 2006

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 101, 2:00pm
Professor Young-Heon Kim, The Fields Institute, University of Toronto
Title: The determinant of the Laplacian and the quasifuchsian space
Abstract and details available
Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Prof. Renato Feres, Washington University, St. Louis
Title: Random billiards and diffusion
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 6, 2006

Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Elton P. Hsu, Northwestern University
Title: Semi-circle law for Wigner random matrices II
Contact Info here
Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Donald Yau, Ohio State University
Title: Gerstenhaber structure and Deligne's conjecture for Loday algebras
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, February 7, 2006

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Bernard Host, University of Marne la Vallee
Title: Gowers's norms in combinatorial number theory and in ergodic theory
Abstract and details available
Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 107, 5:30pm
Mike Johnson,
Title: Applications of Ergodic Theory in the field of Combinatorics
Contact Info here

Thursday, February 9, 2006

Topics in Mirror Symmetry Lunt 102, 12:30-2pm
Boris Tsygan, Northwestern University
Title: The Gromov-Witten potential associated to a TCFT
Contact Info here
Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Vasiliy Dolgushev, Northwestern University
Title: Relative formality theorem and quantization of coisotropic submanifolds
Abstract and details available

Friday, February 10, 2006

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 2:00PM
Peter S. Dodds, Columbia University
Title: Models of social and biological contagion
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
Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Dr. P. S. Dodds, Columbia University
Title: Models of Social and Biological Contagion
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
Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 101, 3:00pm
Sergiy Koshkin, Kansas State University
Title: Conormal bundles to knots and Large N duality
Abstract and details available

Monday, February 13, 2006

Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Chris Hoffman, University of Washington
Title: Coexistence for Richardson type competing spatial growth models
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3pm
Professor Bernard Host, University of Marne la Vallee
Title: Multiple recurrence and convergence along the primes
Abstract and details available

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Topics in Mirror Symmetry Lunt 101, 12:30-2pm
Boris Tsygan, Northwestern University
Title: The Gromov-Witten potential associated to a TCFT II
Contact Info here
Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Alexandra Pettet, University of Chicago
Title: Finiteness properties of subgroups of automorphism groups of free groups
Abstract and details available

Friday, February 17, 2006

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Dr. Roger Guimera, Northwestern University
Title: Modules and roles: towards a cartography of complex 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

Monday, February 20, 2006

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Prof. Jacob Rubinstein, Indiana University
Title: The Weighted Least Action Principle
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
Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Teena Gerhardt, MIT
Title: Towards an RO(S^1)-graded Witt complex
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Alexander Fish, Hebrew University
Title: Solvability of Linear Equations within Weak-Mixing Sets
Abstract and details available
ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Dr. Ila Fiete, Kavli Institute
Title: TBA
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
Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 107, 5:00pm
Panel and Audience Discussion,
Title: Graduate Course Meeting
Abstract and details available
Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 107, 5:45pm
Professor Melissa Liu,
Title: Marino-Vafa formula of one-partition Hodge integrals
Contact Info here
ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Dr. Ila Fiete, Kavli Institute
Title: A General Theory of Optimization by Perturbation in Realistic Neural Networks and a Model of Birdsong Learning
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, February 23, 2006

Topics in Mirror Symmetry Lunt 102, 12:30-2pm
Vasiliy Dolgushev, Northwestern University
Title: Mirror symmetry for flat complex tori (after A. Kapustin and D. Orlov)
Contact Info here
ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Dr. Oleg Igoshin, University of California- Davis
Title: Patterns and Signaling Networks in Bacterial development: Insights from Mathematical Modeling
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 107, 4:00pm
Professor Paul Seidel, University of Chicago
Title: Khovanov meets Ozsvath-Szabo
Abstract and details available

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Chicago Area PDE Workshop


Monday, February 27, 2006

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Prof. Peter D. Miller, University of Michigan
Title: New Results on the Semiclassical Limit for the Focusing Nonlinear Schroedinger Equation
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Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Tom Fiore, University of Chicago
Title: Double Categories and Double Structures
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Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Amie Wilkinson, Northwestern
Title: Centralizers of C^1 generic diffeomorphisms
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ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Dr. Joshua Weitz, Princeton University
Title: Evolutionary ecology of microbial and viral communities: from microstates to macrodynamics
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Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 4:05pm
Professor Christian Haesemeyer, University of Illinois at CHampaign-Urbana
Title: K-theory of singularities
Abstract and details available
Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 107, 5:30pm
Marco Aldi,
Title: What is a ... String?
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Wednesday, March 1, 2006

Special Seminar Lunt 105, 3pm
Professor Kevin Costello, University of Chicago
Title: Moduli spaces of Riemann surfaces and homotopy Frobenius algebras
Abstract and details available

Thursday, March 2, 2006

Topics in Mirror Symmetry Lunt 102, 12:30-2pm
Vasiliy Dolgushev, Northwestern University
Title: Test of the homological mirror conjecture for flat complex tori (after A. Kapustin and D. Orlov)
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Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Mohammed Abouzaid, University of Chicago
Title: On Homological Mirror Symmetry and Tropical Geometry
Abstract and details available
PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Wolfgang Staubach, University of Chicago
Title: Estimates for pseudodifferential operators with low regularity and applications
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Monday, March 6, 2006

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Prof. Keith Promislaw, Michigan State University
Title: Modeling Issues in PEM Fuel Cells: From Macro to Nano
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Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Ionel Popescu, Northwestern University
Title: Semicircle Law and Logarithmic Potential
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Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Mark Johnson, Penn State Altoona
Title: Factoring the Becker-Gottlieb Transfer through the Trace map
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, March 7, 2006

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3pm
Professor Chris Leininger, University of Illinois
Title: Pseudo-Anosov dilatations and homology
Abstract and details available
ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Dr. Stefano Boccaletti, CNR- Istituto dei Sistemi Complessi
Title: New Issues in Complex Networks' Structure and Dynamics
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Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 107, 5:30pm
Vivek Dhand,
Title: Outer Automorphisms of Categories
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Wednesday, March 8, 2006

Special Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Mikhael Gromov, IHES and NYU
Title: Singularities of smooth maps and isoperimetric inequalities
Special Note: Professor Gromov is a Nemmers Prize Winner in Mathematics
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Thursday, March 9, 2006

Topics in Mirror Symmetry Lunt 102, 12:30-2pm
Ezra Getzler, Northwestern University
Title: TBA
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Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Professor Mihnea Popa, University of Chicago
Title: GV sheaves, Fourier-Mukai, and generic vanishing theorems
Abstract and details available

Friday, March 10, 2006

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Prof. Michael F. Schatz, Center for Nonlinear Science and School of Physics, Georgia Tech
Title: Homological Characterization of Spiral Defect Chaos
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Colloquium Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Ben Green, Unversity of Bristol & MIT
Title: Generalising the Hardy-Littlewood method for primes
Abstract and details available

Monday, March 27, 2006

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Prof. Jens O.M. Karlsson, Georgia Tech
Title: Multiscale Modeling of Tissue Damage During Cryopreservation and Cryosurgery
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Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Amos Nevo, IAS and Technion University
Title: Ergodic theory and lattice points
Abstract and details available

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor Juan Souto, University of Chicago
Title: Geometry of Heegaard splittings and rank of the fundamental group
Abstract and details available

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 3:00pm
Professor Ian Agol, University of Illinois at Chicago
Title: Finiteness of arithmetic reflection groups
Abstract and details available
PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Christian Klingenberg, University of Wuerzburg (Germany)
Title: Numerical methods for equations of fluid mechanics
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 104, 4.15pm
Professor Alexey Bondal, Steklov Institute, Moscow
Title: Derived categories of toric varieties
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Friday, March 31, 2006

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Prof. Stanley Wasserman, Indiana University
Title: Statistical Analysis for Network Science
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Abstract and details available

Monday, April 3, 2006

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Prof. Gregory Kriegsmann, NJIT
Title: Propagation in Periodic Dielectric Media
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Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Jozsef Fritz, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Title: Compensated Compactness and Stochastic Models of Hydrodynamics
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, April 4, 2006

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Yitwah Cheung, San Francisco State University
Title: A criterion for unique ergodicity of a translation flow
Abstract and details available

Thursday, April 6, 2006

Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 3pm
Professor Rick Jardine, University of Western Ontario
Title: Cocycle categories
Special Note: Unusual day and time
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Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Davesh Maulik, Princeton University
Title: Quantum cohomology of the Hilbert scheme of points of A_n resolutions
Special Note: The speaker will arrive on April 3 (evening) and depart on April 7 (morning).
Abstract and details available

Friday, April 7, 2006

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Professor Daniel Segre', Boston University
Title: Learning about the evolution of biochemical networks from topology, fluxes and perturbations
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Abstract and details available

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Special Seminar Lunt 105, 3pm
Eric Friedlander, Bryna Kra, Amie Wilkinson and Eric Zaslow
Title: Panel: How to apply for a grant
Abstract and details available
Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Madhav Nori, University of Chicago
Title: Hyperplane arrangements, mixed Tate motives, and a theorem of Suslin
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Thursday, April 13, 2006

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Professor Marco Gualtieri , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Title: D-branes in generalized complex manifolds
Special Note: The speaker will arrive on April 13 (morning) and depart on April 14 (night).
Abstract and details available

Friday, April 14, 2006

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Prof. Ian Dobson, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Title: Towards Estimating the Risk of Cascading Failure Blackouts
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Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 104, 3:00pm
Professor Fedor Malikov, University of South California
Title: From Lagrangians to sheaves of vertex algebras
Abstract and details available
Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor David Griffeath, Univ of Wisconsin
Title: MODELING SLOW CRYSTAL GROWTH
Abstract and details available

Monday, April 17, 2006

Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Charlie Doering, University of Michigan
Title: Heat transport bounds for Rayleigh-Benard convection in an infinite
Special Note: This is a joint analysis/probability and PDE seminar
Abstract and details available
PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Daomin Cao, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Title: Nonsymmetric Positive Solutions for Symmetric Dirichlet Elliptic Problems
Special Note: This is a joint PDE and Analysis/Probability Seminar
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor David Fisher, Indiana University
Title: Coarse differentiation of quasi-isometries and rigidity for lattices in solvable Lie groups
Abstract and details available
Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Dmitry Kaledin,
Title: A categorical definition of the cyclic differential
Abstract and details available
Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 107, 5:00pm
Sasha Getmanenko,
Title: Divergent series and quantum tunneling
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Thursday, April 20, 2006

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Professor Renzo Cavalieri, University of Michigan
Title: Hurwitz numbers and Admissible Covers
Special Note: The speaker will arrive on April 19 (night) and depart on April 21 (evening).
Abstract and details available

Friday, April 21, 2006

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 104, 3:00pm
Professor Andrei Caldararu, University of Wisconsin at Madison
Title: A generalized Hochschild-Kostant-Rosenberg isomorphism
Special Note: The speaker will arrive between 11-11:30am on April 21 and depart on the same day.
Abstract and details available

Monday, April 24, 2006

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Dr. Yefim Brun, DuPont
Title: Statistical Physics of a Macromolecule in a Narrow Pore and Liquid Chromatography of Polymers
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Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Corbett Redden, Notre Dame University
Title: The adiabatic limit of a string structure
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 4:05pm
Professor Vladimir Guletski,
Title: Zeta functions in motivic stable categories
Abstract and details available

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Professor Martin Markl, Mathematical Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
Title: Natural differential operators and graph complexes
Abstract and details available

Friday, April 28, 2006

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 4:00PM
Prof. Greg Huber, University of Connecticut
Title: Dominos, first-passage problems, and dynamic binding in flagellar motor statistics
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Abstract and details available

Monday, May 1, 2006

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Prof. Adilson Motter, Northwestern University
Title: Chaos Theory for Relativistic Dynamical Systems
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Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Robert (Bob) Bruner, Wayne State University
Title: The homological approach to computing algebraic K-theory
Abstract and details available

Thursday, May 4, 2006

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Professor David Nadler, Northwestern University
Title: Constructible Sheaves and the Fukaya Category
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Friday, May 5, 2006

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Prof. Jane Wang, Cornell
Title: Efficiency of flapping flight
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Abstract and details available

Monday, May 8, 2006

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Prof. Eric Lauga, MIT
Title: Bacteria and Snails: Biofluid Mechanics on Small Scales
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Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Kathleen (Kate) Ponto, University of Chicago
Title: Fixed Point Theory and Bicategories
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, May 9, 2006

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Isaac Kornfeld, Northwestern University
Title: Cantor minimal models for ergodic transformations and topological orbit equivalence.
Abstract and details available
Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 107, 5:00pm
Andrea Carter,
Title: Brauer-Manin Obstructions and Del-Pezzo Surfaces
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Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Matt Gursky, University of Notre Dame
Title: Fully Nonlinear Equations From Conformal Geometry
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Thursday, May 11, 2006

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 104, 3:00pm
Professor Christopher Woodward, Rutgers University
Title: Functoriality for Lagrangian correspondences in Floer theory and TQFT
Special Note: The speaker will arrive on May 10 (night) and depart on May 12 (morning).
Abstract and details available
PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Hongjie Dong , University of Chicago
Title: Regularity of solutions to the heat equations near singular boundary points
Abstract and details available

Friday, May 12, 2006

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Dr. Cynthia Reichhardt, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Title: Boolean models for genetic regularity networks
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Abstract and details available

Monday, May 15, 2006

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Prof. Mohan Srinivasarao, Georgia Tech
Title: Breath Figures and the Formation of an Ordered Array of Holes in Polymer Films
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Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Michael Batanin, Macquarie University
Title: Recognition of n-fold loop spaces and symmetrisation of n-operads
Abstract and details available
Elementary Math Challenges Lunt 107, 5:00PM
Professor Isaac Kornfeld, Northwestern University
Title: Packing boxes into boxes, squaring rectangles, and other challenging elementary problems
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Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Colloquium Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Marcelo Viana, IMPA
Title: Dynamics in the moduli space of abelian differentials
Abstract and details available
Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 107, 5:30pm
Jeremiah Heller,
Title:
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Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Special Seminar Lunt 105, 5:00 pm
Professor Ravi Vakil, Stanford University
Title: The Mathematics of Doodling
Special Note: Annual Undergraduate Prize Lecture and Award Ceremony
Abstract and details available

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 3:00pm
Professor Lev Rozansky, University of North Carolina
Title: Soergel bimodules and the categorification of the 2-variable HOMFLY-PT polynomial
Abstract and details available
PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Joachim Krieger, Harvard
Title: Recent developments on global existence and breakdown of Wave Maps in the critical dimension
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Friday, May 19, 2006

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Prof. Bertrand Duplantier, Theoretical Physics, CEA- Saclay
Title: Brownian Motion
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Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 3:00pm
Professor Vasiliy Dolgushev, Northwestern Unversity
Title: Formality of the homotopy Gerstenhaber algebra of Hochschild cochains of a regular algebra
Abstract and details available

Monday, May 22, 2006

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Prof. Stephen Childress, Courant Institute, NYU
Title: Flapping flight as bifurcation in Reynolds number
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Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 4:00PM
Prof. Stephen Childress, Courant Institute, NYU
Title: Flapping flight as bifurcation in Reynolds number
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Abstract and details available
Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Daniel Davis, Purdue University
Title: The Homotopy Orbit Spectrum for Profinite Groups
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Prof. Stephen Childress, Courant Institute, NYU
Title: Paired vortices, voricity growth, and hovering flight.
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, 4:00PM
Prof. Stephen Childress, Courant Institute, NYU
Title: Paired vortices, voricity growth, and hovering flight
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Abstract and details available
Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 107, 5:00pm
Matt Salomone,
Title: 101 things to do with N bodies
Abstract and details available

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Lassi Paivarinta, University of Helsinki
Title: On a problem of Calderon and the mathematics of medical imaging
Abstract and details available

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Professor Jiun-Cheng Chen, Northwestern University
Title: On Mukai conjecture for singular varieties
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PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Laura Spinolo, SISSA ( Italy)
Title: The boundary Riemann solver coming from the real vanishing viscosity approximation
Abstract and details available
Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Ethan Devinatz, University of Washington
Title: Finiteness properties for the homotopy groups of certain homotopy fixed point spectra
Special Note: This seminar is on Thursday!
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Pat Hooper, SUNY Stony Brook
Title: Stable Periodic Billiard Paths in Triangle
Abstract and details available

Friday, June 2, 2006

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00PM
Prof. John White, Boston University
Title: Mechanisms and Consequences of Coherent Activity in the Hippocampal Formation
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Monday, June 5, 2006

Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor James (Jim) Turner, Calvin College
Title: On topological lifts of algebraic diagrams
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