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Academic Year 2006-2007

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Thursday, September 21, 2006

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Professor Vasily Dolgushev,
Title: Modular symmetry of Poisson manifolds and the Van den Bergh duality
Abstract and details available

Monday, September 25, 2006

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Professor Wendy Zhang, University of Chicago
Title: Singular Surfaces
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 Kari Ragnarsson, Northwestern University
Title: A Segal conjecture for p-completed classifying spaces
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

ESAM Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10PM
Prof. M. Gromov, IHES and CIMS
Title: Protein Problems: How a Mathematician May Think of Proteins
Special Note: More current information may be available at http://aquavite.northwestern.edu/cal/public/calendar.cgi?id=92">Plan-it Purple
Abstract and details available
Special Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Mikhael Gromov, IHES and NYU
Title: "Protein Problems" or how a mathematician may think of proteins
Special Note: This is a joint seminar with ESAM
Abstract and details available

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Gabriel Kerr, University of Chicago,
Title: Weighted Blowups and Homological Mirror Symmetry of Toric Surfaces
Abstract and details available

Friday, September 29, 2006

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Misha Gromov, IHES, France
Title: Entropy and Isoperimetry
Contact Info here

Monday, October 2, 2006

Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Paul Goerss, Northwestern University
Title: Picard spaces and Picard groups at chromatic level 2
Contact Info here

Tuesday, October 3, 2006

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Howard Masur, UIC
Title: Topological dichotomy and strict ergodicity on translation surfaces
Abstract and details available

Thursday, October 5, 2006

PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Monica Torres, Purdue University
Title: Normal traces and Gauss-Green formula for weakly differentiable\r\nvector fields and applications to conservation laws
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4pm
Professor Sergiy Koshkin,
Title: Large N Duality between 3-manifolds and Calabi-Yau 3-folds
Abstract and details available
PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Washek F. Pfeffer, University of California at Davis
Title: The Gauss-Green Theorem, Removable Singularities , and the Equation div u =F
Contact Info here

Monday, October 9, 2006

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Prof. C. Postlehwaite, Northwestern University
Title: Cycling Cycles: Dynamics Near A Heteroclinic Network
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 10, 2006

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
David McClendon, Northwestern University
Title: On the identification of points by Borel semiflows
Abstract and details available
Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 4:05pm
Professor Charles Weibel, Rutgers University
Title: Negative K-theory: theorems and conjectures
Contact Info here

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Professor Albrecht Klemm, University of Wisconsin,
Title: Modular forms and topological strings on compact Calabi-Yau manifolds
Contact Info here

Friday, October 13, 2006

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Yong-Geun Oh, Univeristy of Wisconsin, Madison
Title: Floer cohomology, Lagrangian surgery and analysis of pseudo-holomorphic polygons
Abstract and details available

Monday, October 16, 2006

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Professor Mark Newman, University of Michigan
Title: Epidemics, ERDOS Numbers and the Internet: The Structure and Function of Networks
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 17, 2006

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Ben Schmidt, University of Chicago
Title: Weakly hyperbolic group actions
Abstract and details available
Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 107, 5:15pm
Marco Aldi,
Title: Algebraic Geometry 101 and its Mirror
Contact Info here

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 101, 3:00pm
Professor David Treumann,
Title: Constructible stacks
Abstract and details available

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Midwest Probability Colloquium


Friday, October 20, 2006

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 3:00pm
Professor Alexandre Karabegov, Abilene Christian University
Title: A formal model of the Berezin-Toeplitz quantization
Abstract and details available
Midwest Probability Colloquium

Monday, October 23, 2006

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Dr. Tom Krupenkin, Lucent Technologies
Title: Nanograss, Nanobricks, Nanonails, and Other Things Useful in Your Nano-landscaping
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 24, 2006

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Ilie Ugarcovici, DePaul University
Title: Existence of physical invariant measures for some chaotic attractors
Abstract and details available
Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 107, 5:15pm
Chenghao Chu,
Title: Classical K-Theory
Contact Info here

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Professor Dima Tamarkin,
Title: A category of microlocal sheaves on a symplectic manifold
Abstract and details available

Friday, October 27, 2006

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Maciej Zworski, University of California, Berkeley
Title: Quantum resonances and quantum chaos
Abstract and details available

Monday, October 30, 2006

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Professor David Srolovitz, Yeshiva University
Title: Curvature-Driven Growth in Polycrystalline Materials and Froths: Beyond von Neumann
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 31, 2006

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Manfred Einsiedler, Ohio State University
Title: The distribution of periodic torus orbits on homogeneous spaces.
Abstract and details available

Wednesday, November 1, 2006

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Jacob Lurie, Harvard University
Title: Elliptic Cohomology
Abstract and details available

Thursday, November 2, 2006

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 2:30pm
Professor Ludmil Katzarkov,
Title: TBA
Contact Info here
Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Professor Vasily Pestun, Princeton University
Title: Topological strings in generalized CY manifolds
Abstract and details available

Friday, November 3, 2006

PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Jeremy Marzuola, Berkeley
Title: A stable class of perturbations for the minimal mass soliton of saturated nonlinear Schr\
Special Note: Note Friday seminar
Contact Info here
Elementary Math Challenges Lunt 105, 5:30PM
Mike Johnson, Northwestern University
Title: Frequency of the leading digit of 2^n
Contact Info here

Monday, November 6, 2006

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Prof. Horacio Rotstein, NJIT
Title: Mechanistic Aspects of the Creation of Theta Rythmic Activity in the Hippocampus: A Modeling Study
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
PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Michel Rascle, University of Nice, France
Title: Cauchy-Schwarz inequalities and compensated compactness for scalar conservation laws
Special Note: Special PDE Seminar
Contact Info here

Tuesday, November 7, 2006

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Anna Wienhard, University of Chicago
Title: Symplectic Anosov Structures on Riemann surfaces
Abstract and details available
Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Nora Ganter, University of Illinois
Title: Hecke operators in elliptic cohomology and generalized Moonshine
Contact Info here
Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 107, 5:15pm
Scott Bailey,
Title: The center of the endomorphism rings of some spectra
Contact Info here

Thursday, November 9, 2006

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Professor Yan Soibelman,
Title: Geometry and algebra of Calabi-Yau varieties
Abstract and details available
PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Cleopatra Christoforou, Northwestern University
Title: Continuous Dependence of Admissible Solutions to Hyperbolic Conservation Laws on Physical Parameters
Abstract and details available

Friday, November 10, 2006

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Benny Sudakov, Princeton University
Title: Probabilistic methods in extremal combinatorics
Abstract and details available

Monday, November 13, 2006

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Prof. Leo Kadanoff, University of Chicago
Title: Computer Simulations
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
Grace Lyo , University of California, Berkeley
Title: Galois Representations and Descent in Algebraic K-theory
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Anthony Quas, University of Victoria
Title: Global behaviour of piecewise isometries
Abstract and details available
Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Igor Pak, M.I.T.
Title: The nature of partition bijections
Abstract and details available

Thursday, November 16, 2006

PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Laura Spinola, Northwestern University
Title: The boundary Riemann solver coming from the real vanishing viscosity
Abstract and details available

Monday, November 20, 2006

Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Fuzhou Gong, Institute of Applied Mathematics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Title: Exponential Ergodicity, Spectral Gap, and Their Applications
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Adilson Motter, Department of Physics, Northwestern University
Title: On a Dynamical Systems Problem in Theoretical Physics
Abstract and details available
Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Joachim Krieger, Harvard University
Title: Singular Wave Maps in the critical dimension
Contact Info here

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Vered Rom-Kedar, Weizmann Institute of Science
Title: Steep billiard potentials and the Boltzmann ergodic hypothesis
Abstract and details available
Special Seminar Lunt 105, 4:00pm
See http://math.northwestern.edu/graduate/events.html for further information.,
Title: Graduate Student Forum - Ethics and Mathematics Research
Contact Info here

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Colloquium Lunt 105, 2:00pm
Professor Ravi Vakil, Stanford University
Title: A geometric Littlewood-Richardson rule
Abstract and details available

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Dmitriy Boyarchenko, University of Chicago
Title: Characters of unipotent groups over finite fields (Joint work with Vladimir Drinfeld)
Abstract and details available

Wednesday, January 3, 2007

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Ravi Vakil, Stanford
Title: A geometric Littlewood-Richardson rule
Contact Info here

Thursday, January 4, 2007

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Professor Chiu-Chu Melissa Liu,
Title: Positivity of Quasi-local Mass
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, January 9, 2007

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Laura DeMarco, University of Chicago
Title: Complex dynamics and potential theory
Abstract and details available

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Professor Ezra Getzler,
Title: Sheaves of differential graded Lie algebras and moduli spaces
Contact Info here
PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Zoran Grujic, University of Virginia
Title: Nonlinear fluid-structure interaction in 3D
Abstract and details available

Friday, January 12, 2007

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Michael Hochman, Hebrew University
Title: Genericity in Topological Dynamics
Special Note: Unusual Time
Abstract and details available
Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Rich Schwartz, Brown University
Title: Outer Billiards, the Penrose Kite, and the Neumann Problem
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Dr. Santiago Schnell, School of Informatics, Indiana University
Title: Enzyme reactions within cells
Special Note: More current information may be available at http://aquavite.northwestern.edu/cal/public/calendar.cgi?id=92">Plan-it Purple
Abstract and details available

Friday, January 19, 2007

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Barbara Lee Keyfitz, Fields Institute and University of Houston
Title: Multidimensional Conservation Laws - More Questions than Answers
Abstract and details available

Monday, January 22, 2007

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Prof. Andrew Belmonte, Penn. State University
Title: Deep and Shallow Impact: Acoustic Ripples and Elastic Splashes
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
Brian Smithling, University of Chicago
Title: Some structure results on the moduli stack of formal Lie groups
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Special Seminar Lunt 105, 4pm
See http://math.northwestern.edu/graduate/events.html for further information,
Title: Graduate Student Forum - How to Give a Seminar
Contact Info here

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Professor Katrin Wehrheim,
Title: Lagrangian correspondences, holomorphic quilts, and a Floer field theory I
Abstract and details available

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Professor Katrin Wehrheim,
Title: Lagrangian correspondences, holomorphic quilts, and a Floer field theory II
Abstract and details available
PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Michael Honig, Northwestern University
Title: Combined Channel Estimation and Power Control for Wireless Fading Channels
Abstract and details available

Friday, January 26, 2007

Special Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Katherine Walker, University of Chicago
Title: Some Results on Fundamental Groups of Moduli Spaces of Quadratic Differentials.
Abstract and details available

Monday, January 29, 2007

Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Adrian Lim, Cornell University
Title: Path Integral Quantization
Contact Info here
Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Brayton Gray, UIC
Title: Anick's fibrations revisited
Contact Info here

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Dan Rudolph, Colorado State University
Title: Ergodic Theory on Foliations
Abstract and details available
Special Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Anne Thomas, University of Chicago
Title: TBA
Contact Info here
Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 107, 5:30pm
Vivek Dhand,
Title: Classification of Real Semi-Simple Lie Algebras
Contact Info here

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:10pm
Professor Gabriel Kerr,
Title: Organizing Critical Values and the Directed Fukaya Category
Abstract and details available

Thursday, February 1, 2007

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:10pm
Professor Mohammed Abouzaid, University of Chicago
Title: Fukaya Categories of Riemann Surfaces
Abstract and details available
PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Susan Friedlander, UIC
Title: A dyadic model for turbulence
Contact Info here

Monday, February 5, 2007

Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Kari Ragnarsson,
Title: Unstable homotopy theory of fusion systems
Contact Info here

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:30pm
Hillel Furstenberg, Hebrew University
Title: Ergodic theory and Dimension Conservation for Fractals
Contact Info here

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Hillel Furstenberg, Hebrew University
Title: Boundaries of Groups, Harmonic Functions and Random Walks: a Survey
Contact Info here

Thursday, February 8, 2007

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Dmitri Volfson, UC San Diego
Title: The Role of Population Dynamics in Phenotypic Variability
Special Note: More current information may be available at http://aquavite.northwestern.edu/cal/public/calendar.cgi?id=92">Plan-it Purple
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:10pm
Javier Zuniga,
Title: Cellular Models of Compactified Moduli Spaces
Abstract and details available

Friday, February 9, 2007

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Jian Song, Johns Hopkins University
Title: Canonical Kähler metrics and the Kähler-Ricci flow
Abstract and details available

Monday, February 12, 2007

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Angela Yu, Princeton
Title: To Spike or Not to Spike: Optimal Change-Detection in Single
Special Note: More current information may be available at http://aquavite.northwestern.edu/cal/public/calendar.cgi?id=92">Plan-it Purple
Abstract and details available
Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Kari Ragnarsson,
Title: Stable homotopy theory of fusion systems
Contact Info here

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Jon Aaronson, Tel Aviv University
Title: Entropy of conservative endomorphisms
Abstract and details available
Noncommutative Geometry Lunt 101, 3-5PM
Professor Boris Tsygan, Northwestern University
Title: Riemann-Roch for real varieties
Contact Info here
Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 107, 5:30pm
Randy Qian,
Title: Pseudo-Differential operators and the Regularity of Solutions to the Laplacian
Contact Info here

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Professor Dmitry Kaledin,
Title: Tensor categories in non-commutative geometry
Abstract and details available

Friday, February 16, 2007

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Paolo Cascini, University of California at Santa Barbara
Title: On the Minimal Model Program
Contact Info here

Monday, February 19, 2007

Special Event Common Room, 3.45
,
Title: Special Afternoon Tea for Chinese New Year
Contact Info here
ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Elizabeth Torres, CALTECH
Title: Dynamics without movement
Special Note: More current information may be available at http://aquavite.northwestern.edu/cal/public/calendar.cgi?id=92">Plan-it Purple
Abstract and details available
Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Kari Ragnarsson,
Title: Stable Homotopy Theory of Saturated Fusion Systems
Contact Info here

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 107, 3:00pm
Amie Wilkinson, Northwestern
Title: Pathological foliations, revisited
Contact Info here
ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Paul Krapivsky, Department of Physics-Boston University
Title: The Motion of Molecular Spiders
Special Note: More current information may be available at http://aquavite.northwestern.edu/cal/public/calendar.cgi?id=92">Plan-it Purple
Abstract and details available
Noncommutative Geometry Lunt 101, 3-5PM
Professor Dmitry Kaledin,
Title: Deligne's conjecture and Drinfeld's double
Contact Info here
Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 107, 5:30pm
Cheng Ouyang,
Title: Introduction to Stochastic Analysis and Brownian Motion on Manifolds
Contact Info here

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Kevin Costello ,
Title: Renormalisation and the Batalin-Vilkovisky formalism
Abstract and details available

Thursday, February 22, 2007

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Wilson Truccolo, Brown University-Neuroscience Department
Title: Stochastic Modeling of Neural Point Processes
Special Note: More current information may be available at http://aquavite.northwestern.edu/cal/public/calendar.cgi?id=92">Plan-it Purple
Abstract and details available

Friday, February 23, 2007

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Maria Chudnovsky, Columbia University
Title: Cycles in dense digraphs
Abstract and details available

Monday, February 26, 2007

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Dirk Brockmann, Max Planck Institute for ynamics and Self Organization
Title: Topological superdiffusion: from target localization on folding
Special Note: More current information may be available at http://aquavite.northwestern.edu/cal/public/calendar.cgi?id=92">Plan-it Purple
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 107, 3:00pm
Professor Vladimir Matveev, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Title: Degree of mobility and its applications: Lie Problem, Beltrami Problem and Schouten Problem
Abstract and details available
Noncommutative Geometry Lunt 101, 3-5PM
Ezra Getzler, Northwestern University
Title: Operads revisited
Abstract and details available
Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 107, 5:30pm
Professor Kevin Costello,
Title: Moduli spaces of Riemann surfaces and homological algebra
Contact Info here

Thursday, March 1, 2007

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Wei Ji Ma, Dept. of Brain and Cognitive Sciences-University of Rochester
Title: Neural variability and optimal computation
Special Note: More current information may be available at http://aquavite.northwestern.edu/cal/public/calendar.cgi?id=92">Plan-it Purple
Abstract and details available
PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Kevin Zumbrun, Indiana University
Title: Hopf bifurcation and galloping instability of detonation waves
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Ketty de Rezende, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil
Title: Continuation Theorems for Lyapunov Graphs
Abstract and details available
Noncommutative Geometry Lunt 101, 3-5PM
Professor David Nadler, Northwestern University
Title: Loop spaces and Langlands parameters
Contact Info here
Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 107, 5:30pm
Professor Frank Calegari,
Title: Ramification
Abstract and details available

Thursday, March 8, 2007

PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Nadine Even, University of Wuerzburg and Northwestern University
Title: Entropy Solutions to Conservation Laws with Discontinuous Fluxes via Microscopic Interacting Particle Systems
Abstract and details available

Thursday, March 22, 2007

PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Christian Klingenberg, University of Wuerzburg (Germany)
Title: On the validity of Chapman-Enskog expansions
Abstract and details available

Monday, March 26, 2007

Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Fraydoun Rezakhanlou, University of California at Berkeley
Title: Hydodynamic limits for Ginzburg-Landau Models
Special Note: Joint with PDE Seminar
Contact Info here

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Nalini Anantharaman, Ecole Polytechnique
Title: The localization of eigenfunctions and entropy
Special Note: First of series
Contact Info here
PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Fraydoun Rezakhanlou, University of California at Berkeley
Title: Moment bounds for Smoluchowski Equation
Special Note: Special PDE Seminar
Contact Info here

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Nalini Anantharaman, Ecole Polytechnique
Title: Entropy and the localization of eigenfunctions
Contact Info here

Thursday, March 29, 2007

PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00 pm
Nalini Anantharaman, Ecole Polytechnique
Title: The localization of eigenfunctions and entropy
Special Note: second in series; note time
Contact Info here
Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Professor Pavel Mnev,
Title: On simplicial BF theory
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Nalini Anantharaman, Ecole Polytechnique
Title: The localization of eigenfunctions and entropy
Special Note: third in series
Contact Info here
Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 107, 5:30pm
Jeff Allotta,
Title: Modular Symbols - Cohomology in Number Theory
Contact Info here

Thursday, April 5, 2007

PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00 pm
Nalini Anantharaman , Ecole Polytechnique
Title: The localization of eigenfunctions and entropy
Special Note: fourth in series; note time
Contact Info here
Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Professor Renzo Cavalieri,
Title: The orbifold GW theory of C^3/Z_3
Abstract and details available

Monday, April 9, 2007

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Hsiang-Wei Lu, UCLA
Title: Electrowetting in a Hele-Shaw Cell
Special Note: More current information may be available at http://aquavite.northwestern.edu/cal/public/calendar.cgi?id=92">Plan-it Purple
Abstract and details available
Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Zoran Vondracek, University of Zagreb
Title: On infima of Levy processes and application in risk theory
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Bernard Host, University of Marne la Vallee
Title: (Very) preliminary remarks on multiple correlations
Contact Info here
Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 107, 5:30pm
Sasha Getmanenko,
Title: Introduction to Hyperasymptotic Analysis
Contact Info here

Friday, April 13, 2007

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 2:00PM
David Salac, University of Michigan
Title: Investigations of Directed Self-Assembled Systems using the Level
Special Note: More current information may be available at http://aquavite.northwestern.edu/cal/public/calendar.cgi?id=92">Plan-it Purple
Abstract and details available

Monday, April 16, 2007

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor Paul Baum, Penn State
Title: Trees, buildings, elliptic operators, and K-theory for group C* algebras
Abstract and details available
ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Erifc Choate, University of North Carolina
Title: Linear viscoelasticity of nematic liquid crystal polymers in small
Special Note: More current information may be available at http://aquavite.northwestern.edu/cal/public/calendar.cgi?id=92">Plan-it Purple
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Jeff Xia, Northwestern University
Title: Homoclinic points for area-preserving surface diffeomorphisms
Contact Info here
Noncommutative Geometry Lunt 101, 3:00pm
Professor Paul Baum, Penn State
Title: Geometric structure in the representation theory of p-adic groups
Abstract and details available
Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 107, 5:30pm
Rob Nendorf,
Title: Model Categories
Contact Info here

Thursday, April 19, 2007

PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Michael Westdickenberg, Georgia Institute of Technology
Title: Finite Energy Solutions to the Isentropic Euler Equations with Geometric Effects
Contact Info here
PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Carolyn Gordon, Dartmouth
Title: Constructing manifolds with the same spectral data in the compact and noncompact settings
Contact Info here

Friday, April 20, 2007

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Richard Kenyon, University of British Columbia
Title: Branched polymers in 2D and 3D
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Noncommutative Geometry Lunt 102, 3-4:30PM
Vasiliy Dolgushev, Northwestern University
Title: Bimodule deformations, Picard groups and contravariant connections
Abstract and details available
Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 107, 5:30pm
Shaowei Su,
Title: Isometric Embeddings of Riemannian Manifolds into Euclidean Space
Contact Info here

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Matania Ben-Artzi, Hebrew University, Israel
Title: Resolvent estimates and global regularity for divergence-type operators
Special Note: Special Time
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Ben Weinkove, Harvard University
Title: The Calabi-Yau equation and symplectic geometry
Abstract and details available

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 3:00pm
Ben Weinkove, Harvard University
Title: Energy functionals and canonical Kahler metrics
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:10pm
Bruno Vallette, University of Nice
Title: Deformation theory of representations of prop(erad)s
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Monday, April 30, 2007

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt Common Room, 1:00pm
Professor Pavel Etingof, MIT
Title: Topology of the moduli space of real curves of genus 0 with n labeled points
Abstract and details available
ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Dr. Yi-Ju Chen, 454 Corp.
Title: Massively-Parallel Genome Sequencing in Microfabricated Picoliter
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Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Denis Bell, University of North Florida
Title: Quasi-invariant Measures on Path Space
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Anne Thomas, University of Chicago
Title: Lattices acting on polyhedral complexes
Abstract and details available
PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Qing Han, University of Notre Dame
Title: Isometric Embedding of 2-dim Riemannian Manifolds in R3 (I): Overview
Special Note: Special Time
Abstract and details available
Noncommutative Geometry Lunt 102, 3-4:30PM
Professor Dmitry Tamarkin, Northwestern University
Title: Microlocal sheaves on elliptic curve
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Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 107, 5:30pm
Graduate Students,
Title: General Meeting
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Wednesday, May 2, 2007

PDE Seminar Lunt 107, 3:00pm
Professor Qing Han, University of Notre Dame
Title: Isometric Embedding of 2-dim Riemannian Manifolds in $R^3$((II): Local Theory
Special Note: Special Time
Abstract and details available

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 3:00pm
Masoud Kamgarpour, U of Chicago
Title: Stacky abelianization of a connected algebraic group and Serre duality
Abstract and details available
PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Qing Han, University of Notre Dame
Title: Isometric Embedding of 2-dim Riemannian Manifolds in $R^3$ (III): Global Theory
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:10pm
Robert Penner, USC
Title: Fatgraphs and stable curves
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PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Yoichiro Mori, University of British Columbia
Title: Convergence proof of a Stokes flow immersed boundary method
Abstract and details available

Friday, May 4, 2007

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Alex Ionescu, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Title: A uniqueness property of Kerr spacetimes
Abstract and details available

Monday, May 7, 2007

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Prof. S. Abarji, I.I.T.
Title: Influence of parametric forcing on the non-equilibrium dynamics of
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Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Pierre Villermott, Institut Elie Carton, Universite Henri Poincare, Nancy, France
Title: Holder-Sobolev Regularity of Solutions For a Class of Stochastic Partial Differential Equations
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Special Event Annenberg 101, 1:00
Michael Johnson, Northwestern University
Title: Results on polynomial ergodic averages
Special Note: Dissertation Defense for Michael Johnson
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Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Danijela Damjanovic, Harvard
Title: TBA
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Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 4:30pm
Professor Alex Gamburd, UC Santa Cruz
Title: Sum-product estimates and expanders
Special Note: Please note special time
Abstract and details available
Noncommutative Geometry Lunt 102, 3-4:30PM
Professor Bruno Vallette, University of Nice
Title: Manin's products and Deligne's conjecture
Abstract and details available

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Alex Gamburd, UC Santa Cruz
Title: Expanders: from number theory to combinatorics and back again
Abstract and details available

Thursday, May 10, 2007

PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Konstantina Trivisa, University of Maryland
Title: Multicomponent reactive flows
Special Note: Special Time
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Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:10pm
Professor Yuri Manin,
Title: Modular shadows
Abstract and details available
PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Pierre Vuillermot, Institut Elie Cartan, University Henri-Poincare, Nancy (France)
Title: Variational Solutions for a Class of Partial Differetnial Equations Driven by a Fractional Noise
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Friday, May 11, 2007

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Dmitry Dolgopyat, University of Maryland
Title: Fermi acceleration
Abstract and details available

Monday, May 14, 2007

PDE Seminar Lunt 101, 3:00pm
Gianluca Crippa, Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa (Italy), University of Zurich (Switzerland)
Title: The Flow Associated to Weakly Differentiable Vector Fields I
Special Note: Special time
Abstract and details available
ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Professor C. O'Hern, Yale University
Title: Are Mechanically Stable Hard Particle Packings Equally Likely?
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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

PDE Seminar Lunt 104, 2:00pm
Gianluca Crippa, Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa (Italy), University of Zurich (Switzerland)
Title: The Flow Associated to Weakly Differentiable Vector Fields II
Special Note: Special time
Abstract and details available
PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Colin Guillarmou, University of Nice
Title: Resolvent at low energy for asymptotically conic spaces with applications to the Riesz transform
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Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 107, 5:30pm
Kal Nanes,
Title: Hyperbolicity and the Hopf Argument
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Wednesday, May 16, 2007

PDE Seminar Lunt 101, 3:00pm
Gianluca Crippa, Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa (Italy), University of Zurich (Switzerland)
Title: The Flow Associated to Weakly Differentiable Vector Fields III
Special Note: Special time
Abstract and details available
Undergraduate Math Society Lunt 105, 5:00PM
Professor Don Saari, University of California at Irvine
Title: Mathematics is everywhere!
Special Note: Annual Undergraduate Prize Lecture & Awards Ceremony
Abstract and details available

Thursday, May 17, 2007

PDE Seminar Lunt 104, 2:00pm
Gianluca Crippa, Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa (Italy), University of Zurich (Switzerland)
Title: The Flow Associated to Weakly Differentiable Vector Fields iV
Special Note: Special time
Abstract and details available
PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Joe Jerome, Northwestern University
Title: Analysis and approximation of complex systems via fixed point formulations
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Friday, May 18, 2007

PDE Seminar Lunt 101, 3:00pm
Gianluca Crippa, Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa (Italy), University of Zurich (Switzerland)
Title: The Flow Associated to Weakly Differentiable Vector Fields V
Special Note: Special time
Abstract and details available

Monday, May 21, 2007

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Professor Alexander Yarin, Univ. Illinois Chicago
Title: Electrospinning of Nanofibers and Nanotubes
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Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Andrew Blumberg, Stanford and IAS
Title: Approximation and localization in THH
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Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 107, 5:30pm
Allen Cheng,
Title: Global Class Field Theory
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Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Mike Shub, University of Toronto
Title: Smale's 17th Problem: Recent progress
Abstract and details available

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Professor Nadya Shirokova,
Title: On the classification of Floer-type theories
Abstract and details available

Monday, June 4, 2007

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Prof. J. Klafter, Tel Aviv University
Title: From Diffusion to Anomalous Diffusion: Subdiffusion and Levy Walks
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Thursday, June 7, 2007

ESAM Colloquium M345, 4:00PM
Professor Sir Michael Berry, University of Bristol
Title: Polarization Fingerprints in the Clear Blue Sky
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Friday, June 8, 2007

ESAM Colloquium M345, 4:00PM
Professor Sir Michael Berry, University of Bristol
Title: Physics of Non-Hermitian Degeneracies
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Thursday, August 2, 2007

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, tba
Professor Kai Behrend, UBC
Title: Donaldson-Thomas Type Invariants via Microlocal Geometry
Abstract and details available

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