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Academic Year 2007-2008

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Tuesday, September 4, 2007

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 11:00AM
Jens Eggers, University of Bristol
Title: Hydrodynamic theory of coating
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Abstract and details available

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Amos Nevo, Technion, Israel
Title: Prime matrices, lattice points and ergodic theorems
Abstract and details available

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Special Seminar Lunt 105, 3:30pm
Peter March, Director DMS at NSF
Title: Special Lecture
Contact Info here

Monday, October 1, 2007

Special Event Lunt 105, 4:00 pm
Members of the department,
Title: Panel discussion on jobs and grants
Abstract and details available
ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Emo Todorov, University of California San Diego
Title: A new mathematical framework for optimal choice of actions
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Abstract and details available

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Xiuxiong Chen, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Title: A recent update on the existence of extremal K\"ahler metrics in K\"ahler surfaces
Abstract and details available

Thursday, October 4, 2007

PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Constantine Dafermos , Brown University
Title: Redistribution of Damping in Hyperbolic Conservation Laws
Contact Info here

Monday, October 8, 2007

Number Theory Lunt 107, 3:00PM
Matthew Emerton, Northwestern
Title: An introduction to the work of Robert Langlands
Abstract and details available
ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Natalia Komarova, UC Irvine
Title: Stochastic modeling of cancer
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Abstract and details available

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Patrick Hooper, Northwestern University
Title: Dynamics on an infinite translation surface
Abstract and details available

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Rowan Killip, UCLA
Title: From the circular moment problem to random matrices
Abstract and details available

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:10pm
Kobi Kremnizer, MIT
Title: Quantum localization
Abstract and details available

Monday, October 15, 2007

Elementary Math Challenges Lunt 104, 5:00PM
Frank Calegari, Northwestern University
Title: Challenging Elementary Problems in Probability
Special Note: Putnam Training Session for NU undergraduates
Contact Info here

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Representation Theory Seminar Lunt 104, 4-6 pm
Professor Kari Vilonen,
Title: An overview of D-modules
Abstract and details available

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Roberta Wenocur,
Title: Vapnik-Cervonenkis classes and their applications
Contact Info here

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Special Event Lunt 105, 1:30pm
Professor S. R. S. Varadhan, Courant Institute, NYU
Title: Diffusive Scaling Limits
Special Note: Thursday's Program Prior to the Midwest Probability Colloquium
Contact Info here
Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 104, 2:30pm
Professor Ciprian Manolescu, Columbia
Title: Symplectic Instanton Homology
Special Note: Special Session
Contact Info here
Special Event Lunt 105, 2:45pm
Professor S. R. S. Varadhan, Courant Institute, NYU
Title: Nongradient Systems
Special Note: Thursday's Program Prior to the Midwest Probability Colloquium
Contact Info here
Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:10pm
Pramod Achar, LSU
Title: The category of staggered sheaves
Abstract and details available
Special Event Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Jeremy Quastel, University of Toronto
Title: Asymmetric Exclusions
Special Note: Thursday's Program Prior to the Midwest Probability Colloquium
Contact Info here
Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 107, 5:30pm
Chris Novak,
Title:
Contact Info here

Friday, October 19, 2007

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Lev Rozansky, UNC at Chapel Hill
Title: Virtual links and algebraic categorification of quantum polynomial invariants
Special Note: Special Session
Abstract and details available
Twenty-Ninth Midwest Probability Colloquium
Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Ciprian Manolescu, Columbia University
Title: Combinatorial Floer homology
Abstract and details available
Twenty-Ninth Midwest Probability Colloquium

Monday, October 22, 2007

Special Event Tech L211, 4:30
Professor Don Saari, Institute for Mathematical Behavioral Sciences, UC Irvine
Title: Complexity of Decisions and Vision
Abstract and details available
Number Theory Lunt 107, 3:00PM
Professor Byoung Du Kim, Northwestern
Title: Iwasawa theory for supersingular reduction primes and the parity conjecture
Abstract and details available
Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Vladas Sidoravicius, (IMPA-Instituo Nacional de Matemática Pura e Aplicada
Title: TBA
Contact Info here
Elementary Math Challenges Lunt 104, 5:00PM
Ian Le, Northwestern University
Title: The Pigeonhole Principle
Special Note: Putnam Training Session for NU undergraduates
Contact Info here

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Special Event Tech L211, 4:30
Professor Steve Smale, Professor of Economics and Mathematics Emeritus, U. C. Berkeley
Title: Conditions for Consensus
Abstract and details available

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:10pm
Boris Tsygan, Northwestern University
Title: Oscillatory Modules
Abstract and details available
PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Thierry De Pauw, Rice University and Universite Catholique de Louvain (Belgium)
Title: Existence and Regularity for the Plateau Problem: Classical Results and Recent Developments
Contact Info here
Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 107, 5:30pm
Chris Novak,
Title: Distortion in the Interval Exchange Group
Contact Info here

Monday, October 29, 2007

Number Theory Lunt 107, 3:00PM
Professor Toby Gee,
Title: Slopes of modular forms and the reduction mod p of crystalline representations
Abstract and details available
ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Petia Vlahovska, Dartmouth
Title: Dynamics of vesicles in hydrodynamic and electric fields
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Abstract and details available
Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Don Davis, Lehigh University
Title: From invariant theory to homotopy groups
Contact Info here
Elementary Math Challenges Lunt 105, 5:00PM
Florian Herzig, Northwestern University
Title: Challenging Elementary Problems in Number Theory
Special Note: Putnam Training Session for NU undergraduates
Contact Info here

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Julia Wolf, University of Cambridge and Institute for Advanced Study
Title: Minimal characteristic factors in arithmetic combinatorics
Abstract and details available

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:10pm
Alexei Oblomkov, Princeton
Title: Gromov-Witten/Donaldson-Thomas correspondence for toric threefolds
Abstract and details available
PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Zoran Grujic, University of Virginia
Title: Regularity of Koch-Tataru Solutions to the 3D Navier-Stokes Equations Revisited
Abstract and details available
Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 107, 5:30pm
Vivek Dhand,
Title: Local Geometric Langlands Duality
Contact Info here

Friday, November 2, 2007

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Robert Langlands, Institute of Advanced Study
Title: TBA
Contact Info here

Monday, November 5, 2007

PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Andras Vasy, Stanford University
Title: Asymptotics of solutions of the wave equation on de Sitter and de Sitter-Schwarzschild spaces
Special Note: Note special day, time.
Contact Info here
Elementary Math Challenges Lunt 107, 5:00PM
Frank Calegari, Northwestern University
Title: Challenging Elementary Problems involving Inequalities
Special Note: Putnam Training Session for NU undergraduates
Contact Info here

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Matt Bainbridge, University of Chicago
Title: Billiards in L-shaped tables with barriers
Abstract and details available
Representation Theory Seminar Lunt 104, 4-6pm
Professor Kari Vilonen, Northwestern
Title: An overview of D-modules
Abstract and details available

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Robert Langlands, Institute of Advanced Study
Title: TBA
Contact Info here

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Colloquium Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Ben Green, University of Cambridge and IAS
Title: Nilsequences in Additive Combinatorics
Special Note: Note unusual time
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
David Treumann, Northwestern University
Title: Nearby cycles over general bases and stratified homotopy type
Abstract and details available
Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 107, 5:30pm
Randy Qian,
Title:
Contact Info here

Friday, November 9, 2007

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Ben Green, University of Cambridge and IAS
Title: Equidistribution of nilsequences
Special Note: unusual time
Abstract and details available

Monday, November 12, 2007

Number Theory Lunt 107, 3:00PM
Professor Robert Langlands, IAS
Title: Informal Lecture
Contact Info here
ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Sandro Mussa-Ivaldi, NWU
Title: The Adaptive Representation of Space and Time Through Motor
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Abstract and details available
Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
John Francis, MIT
Title: Derived Loops and Drinfeld Centers
Abstract and details available
Elementary Math Challenges Lunt 105, 5:00PM
Ian Le, Northwestern University
Title: Challenging Elementary Problems involving Polynomials and Roots of Unity
Special Note: Putnam Training Session for NU undergraduates
Contact Info here

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Representation Theory Seminar Lunt 101, 4-6 pm
Professor Robert Langlands, IAS
Title: Informal Lecture
Contact Info here
Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Inger J. H. Knutson, University of Agder
Title: Recurrence along generalized polynomials in ergodic theory
Abstract and details available

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Jake Rasmussen, Princeton
Title: Odd Khovanov homology
Abstract and details available
Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 107, 5:30pm
Dana Ferguson,
Title: Characteristic Classes
Contact Info here

Friday, November 16, 2007

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Klainerman, Princeton University
Title: On the Uniqueness of Black Holes
Special Note: Yamabe Lecture
Contact Info here
Yamabe Lecture Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Sergiu Klainerman, Princeton University
Title: On the Uniqueness of Black Holes
Special Note: Joint with Department Colloquium
Abstract and details available

Saturday, November 17, 2007

The 60th Midwest PDE Seminar


Monday, November 19, 2007

Colloquium Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Tai-Ping Liu, Stanford University
Title: Solving PDE, Green's Function Approach.
Special Note: Yamabe Lecture
Contact Info here
Yamabe Lecture Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Tai-Ping Liu, Stanford University
Title: Solving PDE, Green's Function Approach
Special Note: Joint with Department Colloquium
Abstract and details available
Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Caffarelli, University of Texas at Austin
Title: Integral Diffusions: Fluids, Free Boundaries, and Optimal Control
Special Note: Yamabe Lecture
Contact Info here
Yamabe Lecture Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Luis Caffarelli, University of Texas at Austin
Title: Integral Diffusions: Fluids, Free Boundaries, and Optimal Control
Special Note: Joint with Department Colloquium
Contact Info here
Elementary Math Challenges Lunt 216 (2nd floor Conference Room), 5:00PM
Toby Stephen Gee, Northwestern University
Title: Challenging Elementary Problems involving Recurrence Relations
Special Note: Putnam Training Session for NU undergraduates
Contact Info here

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Hillel Fustenberg, Hebrew University at Jerusalem
Title: Compact semigroups and van der Waerden's theorem on arithmetic progressions
Abstract and details available

Monday, November 26, 2007

Colloquium Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Christian Bonatti, University de Bourgogne (Dijon)
Title: C^1 generic dynamics
Contact Info here
Number Theory Lunt 107, 3:00PM
Professor Florian Herzig, Northwestern
Title: A Serre-type conjecture for the weights of tame n-dimensional mod p\r\nGalois representations
Contact Info here
ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Lincoln Lauhon, Northwestern University The capability to grow extremely pure
Title: The roles of 'impurities' in the growth of anisotropic
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Contact Info here
Elementary Math Challenges Lunt 105, 5:00PM
Frank Calegari, Northwestern University
Title: How to write up a solution
Special Note: Putnam Training Session for NU undergraduates
Contact Info here

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Dave Constantine, Michigan
Title: Rank rigidity via ergodic 2-frame flow
Abstract and details available

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Professor Sergiy Koshkin, Northwestern University
Title: Holomorphic fusion rules in Chern-Simons theory
Abstract and details available
PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Fabio Priuli , Institutt for matematiske fag Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
Title: Nash Equilibrium Solutions for Noncooperative Nonzero-sum Differential Games
Abstract and details available
Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 107, 5:30pm
Kalman Nanes,
Title: Fubini Foiled: Katok's Paradoxical Example in Measure Theory
Contact Info here

Friday, November 30, 2007

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Ben Weinkove, Harvard University
Title: Symplectic forms, Kahler metrics and the Calabi-Yau equation
Abstract and details available

Monday, December 3, 2007

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Dean Ho, NWU
Title: Functionalized Nanomaterials at the Interface of Biology and
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Abstract and details available
Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Wilfredo Urbina, DePaul University
Title: On the hypercontractivity property
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 101, 11:00am
Andy Hammerlindl, University of Toronto
Title: Center Integrability and Plaque Expansiveness
Special Note: Note unusual time and room
Abstract and details available
Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Suzanne Hruska, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Title: Dynamics of polynomial skew products of C^2
Special Note: CANCELED due to snow
Abstract and details available

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Johannes Walcher, IAS
Title: Progress on Mirror Symmetry for Open Strings
Abstract and details available
Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 107, 5:30pm
Austin Ford,
Title: K-Theory and Bott Periodicity
Contact Info here

Monday, January 7, 2008

Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Bertrand Guillou, University of Chicago
Title: Higher Steinberg Relations
Abstract and details available

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Matthew Ballard, Washington
Title: TBA
Contact Info here

Monday, January 14, 2008

ESAM Colloquium Tech LR5, 4:00PM
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Title:
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Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Spyros Alexakis, Princeton University
Title: The decomposition of global conformal invariants: On a conjecture of Deser and Schwimmer
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Hongkun Zhang, Northwestern
Title: Decay of correlations for nonuniformly hyperbolic billiards
Abstract and details available

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Natasa Sesum, Columbia University
Title: The Ricci flow and precise asymptotics of a type II singularity on R^2.
Abstract and details available

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Professor Ezra Getzler,
Title: TFT in 2 dimensions and Deligne-Mumford moduli spaces
Contact Info here

Friday, January 18, 2008

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 2:00PM
S. Olson, North Carolina State University
Title: Talk canceled: A level set reaction-diffusion model for cartilage
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Monday, January 21, 2008

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 2:00PM
Eric Keaveny, Brown University
Title: Paramagnetic Beads: From Dipolar Aggregation to Artificial magnetic
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Abstract and details available

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Special Event Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Peter Sarnak, Princeton and IAS
Title: Equidistribution and primes I
Abstract and details available

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Special Event Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Peter Sarnak, Princeton and IAS
Title: Equidistribution and primes II
Abstract and details available

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Special Event Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Peter Sarnak, Princeton and IAS
Title: Equidistribution and primes III
Abstract and details available

Friday, January 25, 2008

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 2:00PM
Elizabeth Bouzarth, University of North Carolina
Title: Modeling Biologically Inspired Fluid Flow Using Regularized
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Abstract and details available

Monday, January 28, 2008

ESAM Colloquium LR5, 4:00PM
Eric Luijten, University of Illinois aat Urbana-Champaign
Title: Self-assembly driven by electrostatic interactions: Understanding
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Abstract and details available

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Katrin Gelfert, Visiting Professor, Northwestern University
Title: Lyapunov spectrum of some parabolic maps
Abstract and details available

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Gabriel Kerr, Northwestern University
Title: Relative Fukaya Categories
Abstract and details available
Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 107, 5:30pm
Chenghao Chu,
Title: Representing Cohomology Theories in the Triangulated Category of Motives
Contact Info here

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Jana Rodriguez Hertz, Unversidad de la Republica, Montevideo
Title: New criteria for ergodicity and the Pugh Shub conjecture
Abstract and details available

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Dmitry Tamarkin, Northwestern University
Title: Microlocal criterion for non-displaceability of Lagrangians
Abstract and details available
PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Benoit Perthame, University of Paris 6
Title: Mathematical Models of Cell Motion
Contact Info here
Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 107, 5:30pm
Justin Thomas,
Title: The Phantom of the Operad
Contact Info here

Friday, February 8, 2008

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 2:00PM
Sarah Olson, North Carolina State University
Title: A Level Set Reaction Diffusion Model for Cartilage Regeneration
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, February 11, 2008

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Michael Gratton, Duke University
Title: Coarsening of Thin Fluid Films
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Abstract and details available

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Lan Wen, Peking University and Northwestern University
Title: Existence of transverse homoclinic points
Abstract and details available

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Ronnie Hadani, University of Chicago
Title: Quantization of symplectic vector spaces: An algebra-geometric approach
Abstract and details available
Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 107, 5:30pm
Professor Amie Wilkinson,
Title:
Contact Info here

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Steve Hurder, UIC
Title: Classifying foliation dynamics
Abstract and details available

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Andrew Neitzke, IAS
Title: Comments on Holomorphic Anomalies
Abstract and details available
PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Wilhelm Schlag, University of Chicago
Title: On pointwise decay for wave evolutions on asymptotically conic manifolds
Contact Info here

Friday, February 22, 2008

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 2:00PM
Laura Schmidt, University of Chicago
Title: Vibrational Modes of an Implosion Singularity
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Abstract and details available

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Bryna Kra, Northwestern University
Title: Additive combinatorics and ergodic theory: beyond Fourier analysis
Contact Info here

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Professor Yongbin Ruan, University of Michigan
Title: Witten equation and quantum singularity theory
Abstract and details available
Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 104, 5:30pm
Rob Nendorf,
Title: Eckmann-Hilton Duality in Homotopy Theory
Abstract and details available

Monday, March 3, 2008

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Peter Jung, Ohio University
Title: Optimal Synaptic Transmission
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Abstract and details available
Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Craig Evans, University of California, Berkeley
Title: CANCELLED A nonlinear PDE model for "lakes" and "rivers"
Special Note: CANCELLED
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Curt McMullen, Harvard University
Title: Echos of Teichmueller theory in holomorphic dynamics on the unit disk
Contact Info here

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Artur Avila, CNRS and IMPA
Title: Quasiperiodic cocycles and the almost Mathieu operator
Contact Info here

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Dmitry Tamarkin, Northwestern University
Title: Microlocal criterion for non-displaceability of Lagrangians -Part 2
Contact Info here
PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Yaguang Wang,, Northwestern University and Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Title: The Sharp Interface Limit of Hydrodynamics for Immiscible Flows
Abstract and details available
Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 104, 5:30pm
Amanda Potts,
Title: The Furstenberg Correspondence Principle: Connecting Dynamics and Additive Combinatorics
Abstract and details available

Monday, March 10, 2008

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Cristian Huepe, Northwestern University
Title: New Perspectives in the Study of Swarming Systems
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Abstract and details available

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Alexander Ritter, MIT
Title: Novikov-symplectic cohomology and exact Lagrangian embeddings
Abstract and details available
PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Lenya Ryzhik, University of Chicago
Title: Reaction-diffusion fronts in random media
Abstract and details available

Monday, March 17, 2008

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Tom Mullin, Manchester Centre for Nonlinear Dynamics, University of Manchester
Title: Pattern switching in a cellular solid: potential applications in
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Abstract and details available

Friday, March 21, 2008

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 2:00PM
Erin Lennon, Univerity of California Santa Barbara
Title: Field Theoretic Simulations of Diblock Copolymers
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Abstract and details available

Thursday, March 27, 2008

PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 3.00pm
Laura Caravenna , SISSA-ISAS, Trieste, Italy
Title: Sufficient conditions for optimality of $c$-cyclically monotone transference plans
Abstract and details available

Monday, March 31, 2008

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Lucien Brush, University of Washington
Title: Dynamics of films in foam
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Abstract and details available

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Professor Yan Soibelman, Kansas State University
Title: Donaldson-Thomas invariants, motivic integration and cluster transformations
Abstract and details available

Friday, April 4, 2008

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 3:00pm
Dmytro Shklyarov, Kansas State University
Title: Hirzebruch-Riemann-Roch Theorem for DG algebras
Special Note: Special Session
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Ayse Sahin, DePaul
Title: Dye's theorem in the almost continuous category
Abstract and details available

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 3:00 pm
Stavros Garoufalidis, Georgia Institute of Technology
Title: Arithmetic Resurgence in Quantum Topology
Abstract and details available

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Takuya Okuda, UCSB
Title: Bubbling Calabi-Yau geometry
Abstract and details available
PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Stefano Bianchini, SISSA-ISAS, Trieste, Italy
Title: ODE invariants and 2d Hamiltonian vector fields
Abstract and details available

Monday, April 14, 2008

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 104, 3:00pm
Paul Bressler, Indiana University
Title: Atiyah Class and Hochschild Cohomology
Special Note: Special Session (Please note room change)
Abstract and details available
ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Diego del Castillo Negrete, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Title: Fractional diffusion models of anomalous transport
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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Yitwah Cheung, San Francisco State University
Title: Divergent trajectories of homogeneous flows
Abstract and details available

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Steve Zelditch, Johns Hopkins University
Title: Nodal hypersurfaces, ergodicity and complex analysis
Abstract and details available

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Daniel Sternheimer, Keio University, Japan
Title: The deformation philosophy, quantization and noncommutative space-time structures
Special Note: Please note the room change
Abstract and details available
Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 107, 5:30pm
Jeff Allotta,
Title: Using the Modularity of Elliptic Curves to Calculate L-Functions
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Monday, April 21, 2008

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Aaditya Rangan, New York University
Title: The line motion illusion in a cortical network model
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 22, 2008

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Dave Morris, University of Lethbridge
Title: Amenable groups that act on the line
Abstract and details available

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Special Event Lunt 107, 3:00 pm
Professors Calegari, Herzig, Kim, Wilkinson and Wunsch,
Title: Graduate Student Panel: Applying for Postdocs
Abstract and details available

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Benjamin Young, UBC
Title: Counting colored 3D Young diagrams with vertex operators
Special Note: Please note the room change
Abstract and details available
Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 105, 5:30pm
Chuangxun Cheng,
Title: Introduction to Fontaine-Laffaille Theory
Contact Info here

Monday, April 28, 2008

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Professor Daniel Ben-Avraham, Clarkson University
Title: On the Ordering of Random Walkers on the Line
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 29, 2008

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Gregory Galperin, Eastern Illinois University
Title: Polygonal, Polyhedral, and other Traps for Non-Periodic Billiard Trajectories
Abstract and details available

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Special Event Lunt 105, 5:30
sponsored by Women in Mathematics and Math Club,
Title: Movie: Julia Robinson and Hilbert's Tenth Problem
Special Note: Dessert will be served after this movie
Abstract and details available

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Jake P. Solomon, Princeton
Title: Differential equations for the open Gromov-Witten potential
Abstract and details available
Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 105, 5:30pm
Tom Dunlap,
Title: Quantum Computing and Factoring
Contact Info here

Monday, May 5, 2008

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Professor Harry Swinney, University of Texas
Title: Emergence of Spatial Patterns in Physical, Chemical and Biological
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 Frank Quinn, Virginia Tech
Title: Stalking the Farrell-Jones conjecture
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Nikos Frantzikinakis, University of Memphis
Title: A Hardy Field Extension of Szemeredi's Theorem
Abstract and details available
ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Professor Harry Swinney, University of Texas
Title: Dynamical Systems Invariant Curves as Barriers to Transport in
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, May 8, 2008

PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Maciej Zworski, Berkeley
Title: Soliton Dynamics and Symplectic Geometry
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Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 105, 5:30pm
Shu Gao,
Title: The Navier Stokes Equation in Fluid Mechanics
Contact Info here

Friday, May 9, 2008

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 2:00PM
Anette (Peko) Hosoi, MIT
Title: Optimizing Low Reynolds Number Locomotion
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, May 12, 2008

Colloquium Lunt 105, 5:00pm
Professor Benedict Gross, Harvard
Title: On the irreducible representations of compact simply-connected Lie groups
Special Note: Graduate Student Colloquium
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Seonhee Lim, Cornell University
Title: Volume entropy rigidity for buildings (Joint work with François Ledrappier)
Abstract and details available

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Undergraduate Math Society Lunt 105, 5:00PM
Professor Andrew Granville, University of Montreal
Title: Patterns in the Primes
Special Note: Annual Undergraduate Prize Lecture & Awards Ceremony
Abstract and details available

Thursday, May 15, 2008

PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Dongho Chae, University of Chicago and Sungkyunkwan University
Title: On the blow-up problem and new apriori estimates for the 3D Euler eqautions
Contact Info here
Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Elizabeth Gasparim, University of Edinburgh
Title: Nekrasov conjecture for toric varieties
Abstract and details available
PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Carlotta Donadello, SISSA, Trieste, Italy
Title: On the Approximation of Conservation Laws by Vanishing Viscosity
Abstract and details available
Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 105, 5:30pm
Owen Gwilliam,
Title: A Little Classical Algebraic Geometry via Linear Algebra
Abstract and details available

Friday, May 16, 2008

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 2:00PM
David Salac, Department of Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics,
Title: Fast Marching Methods: Time Advancement and Non-Graded Cartesian
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, May 19, 2008

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
J. Rinzel, New York University (Courant Institute)
Title: Dynamics of perceptual bistability
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
Colloquium Lunt 105, 5:00pm
Professor Mark Behrens, MIT
Title: Modular Forms in Topology
Special Note: Graduate Student Colloquium
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Tom Sanders, IAS
Title: Differences and the primes
Abstract and details available

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Alina Marian, Institute for Advanced Study
Title: Theta dualities on moduli spaces of sheaves on K3 surfaces.
Abstract and details available
Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 105, 5:30pm
Ted Stadnik,
Title: An Accessible and Elementary Introduction to 'Strongly' Equivariant D-modules on Flag Varieties and the Associated Lie Algebra Representations through Examples with SL_2(k)
Contact Info here

Friday, May 23, 2008

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 2:00PM
David Hansen, Department of Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics,
Title: Singular Velocities Within a Low Reynolds Number Fluid
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, May 27, 2008

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Professor Pierre Berger, Stony Brook University
Title: Persistence of stratifications of laminations
Abstract and details available
ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Professor Stephen J. Watson, Glasgow University
Title: Undercooled Herring Crystals Violate the Wulff Construction
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 Jun Chen, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Title: Transonic flows past wedges governed by full Euler equations
Abstract and details available
Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Craig Westerland, Wisconsin
Title: Vanishing in string topology
Abstract and details available

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Dagan Karp, Berkeley
Title: Quantum geometry of local CP^1 and its cyclic quotients
Abstract and details available
Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 105, 5:30pm
Maria Salcedo,
Title: Galois Deformations
Contact Info here

Monday, June 2, 2008

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Jinqiao Duan , Illinois Institute of Technology
Title: Exit Phenomena under Non-Gaussian Fluctuations
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

Thursday, June 5, 2008

PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Monica Torres , Purdue University
Title: On the structure of solutions of multidimensional systems of conservation laws
Abstract and details available

Monday, July 28, 2008

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00PM
Professor Timothy P. Schulze, University of Tennessee
Title: Kinetic Monte Carlo Methods
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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Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 105, 5:30pm
Yongxia Hua,
Title: TBA
Contact Info here

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