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Year 2010

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Monday, January 4, 2010

Number Theory Lunt 107, 3:00PM
Le Thai Hoang, UCLA
Title: Arithmetic Combinatorics in Function Fields
Abstract and details available

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:10pm
Justin Thomas,
Title: the Swiss cheese operad of Voronov
Abstract and details available

Friday, January 8, 2010

Colloquium Lunt 105, 3:00pm
James Yorke, University of Maryland
Title: How Chaos arises
Abstract and details available

Monday, January 11, 2010

Analysis Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Myoungjean Bae, Northwestern University
Title: Transonic Shocks and Free Boundary Problems
Abstract and details available
ESAM Colloquium Technological Instit M 416, 4:00PM
Professor Igor Aronson, Argonne National Laboratory
Title: Reduction of Viscosity in Suspensions of Swimming Microorganisms
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, January 12, 2010

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Reimundo Heluani, UC Berkeley
Title: On quantum sigma models with non-Abelian winding
Abstract and details available
Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 107, 5:15pm
Maria Stadnik, Northwestern University
Title: Class field theory and the Langlands correspondence
Contact Info here

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Danny Calegari, Caltech
Title: Faces of the stable commutator length norm ball
Abstract and details available

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Graduate Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 104, 3:00pm
Chi-Sheng Jan, Northwestern University
Title: The Furstenberg correpsondence principle
Contact Info here

Monday, January 18, 2010

ESAM Colloquium Technological Instit M 416, 4:00PM
Professor Jorge Nocedal, Northwestern University
Title: Optimization, Differential Equations and Machine Learning
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, January 19, 2010

Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 105, 5:15pm
Hiro Tanaka, Northwestern University
Title: Knots, tangles, and braid groups
Abstract and details available

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:10pm
Bhargav Bhatt,
Title:
Contact Info here
Graduate Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 104, 3:00pm
Pengfei Zhang, Northwestern University
Title: Stable and unstable density points of a hyperbolic set
Abstract and details available

Monday, January 25, 2010

Analysis Seminar Lunt 104, 3:00pm
Mihai Tohaneanu, Purdue
Title: Local Energy Estimates in Schwarzschild and Kerr
Special Note: Note unusual time, room.
Abstract and details available
ESAM Colloquium Technological Instit M 416, 4:00PM
Professor Marta C. Gonzalez, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Title: Understanding individual human mobility patterns using location
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
Number Theory Lunt 107, 3:00PM
Frank Calegari, Northwestern
Title: The Galois Groups of Graphs
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Tim Austin, UCLA
Title: Some recent convergence results on non-conventional ergodic averages
Abstract and details available
Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 105, 5:15pm
Takuo Matsuoka, Northwestern University
Title: On usefulness of spectra
Abstract and details available

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Special Event Chambers Hall, 600 Foster St. (Transportation Center), 4:00 PM
John Franks, Northwestern University
Title: What mathematicians actually do: some examples from dynamics.
Special Note: Noyes Chair Inaugural Lecture
Abstract and details available

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 105, 2:00pm
David Hyeon, Postech and Marshall University
Title: Geometric invariant theory and birational geometry of moduli
Abstract and details available

Monday, February 1, 2010

ESAM Colloquium Technological Instit M 416, 4:00PM
Dr. Yulia Peet, Northwestern University
Title: On the stability of grid overlapping methods with spectral elements
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 2, 2010

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Dave Constantine, University of Chicago
Title: Compact forms of homogeneous spaces and group actions
Abstract and details available
Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 107, 5:15pm
Jared Wunsch, Northwestern University
Title: Think microlocally, act globally
Contact Info here

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Steve Zelditch, Northwestern University
Title: Feynman diagrams and the Inverse Spectral Problem
Abstract and details available

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Graduate Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 104, 3:00pm
Conan Wu, Northwestern University
Title: Example of a non-ergodic C^1 Anosov diffeo
Abstract and details available

Friday, February 5, 2010

ESAM Colloquium Technological Instit M 416, 2:00PM
Jonathan Schwalbe, Northwestern University
Title: Dynamics of Lipid Bilayer Membranes
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 8, 2010

Analysis Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Tanya Christiansen, University of Missouri, Columbia
Title: Probabilistic Weyl laws for quantized tori
Abstract and details available
ESAM Colloquium Technological Instit M 416, 4:00PM
Professor Neelesh A. Patankar, Northwestern University
Title: The hydrodynamics of aquatic locomotion and its potential impact on
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 9, 2010

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Howard Masur, University of Chicago
Title: Is a "random" element in the mapping class group Pseudo-Anosov?
Abstract and details available
Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 105, 5:15pm
Sonja Petrovic, University of Illinois at Chicago
Title: Algebraic statistics for random graph models
Abstract and details available

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Dmitry Kaledin, Steklov Mathematics Institute and Independent University of Moscow
Title: Hodge theory in non-commutative algebraic geometry
Abstract and details available

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Eric Zaslow,
Title: Applications of Microlocalization
Abstract and details available
Graduate Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 104, 3:00pm
Zhenghe Zhang, Northwestern University
Title: One dimensional Schrodinger operators with quasiperiodic potentials and Schrodinger cocycles
Contact Info here

Friday, February 12, 2010

ESAM Colloquium Technological Instit M 416, 2:00PM
Professor Carl Gardner, Arizona State University
Title: Modeling Ionic Flow in Biological 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
Special Seminar ESAM Conference Room, 2:00 pm
Professor Carl Gardner, Arizona State University
Title: Modeling Ionic Flow in Biological Cells
Special Note: Joint with ESAM (RTG seminar)
Abstract and details available

Monday, February 15, 2010

ESAM Colloquium Technological Instit M 416, 4:00PM
Professor Adilson E. Motter, Northwestern University
Title: Sensitive Dependence on Network Structure: To Sync or Not to Sync
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
Rick Jardine, University of Western Ontario
Title: Pointed torsors and Galois groups
Contact Info here

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Dan Thompson, Penn State
Title:
Contact Info here
Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 105, 5:15pm
Owen Gwilliam, Northwestern University
Title: TBA
Contact Info here
Topology Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10 pm
Justin Noel, RMA, Strasbourg
Title: On the Morava K-theory of some infinite loop spaces
Special Note: Special Time and Place.
Abstract and details available

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Department Meeting Lunt 105, 4:10pm
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Title: Departmental Meeting
Contact Info here

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Kevin Costello,
Title: A geometric construction of the Witten genus
Abstract and details available
Graduate Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 104, 3:00pm
Kiran Parkhe, Northwestern University
Title: A Foray into the World of Interval Exchange Transformations
Contact Info here

Monday, February 22, 2010

ESAM Colloquium Technological Instit M 416, 4:00PM
Dr. Michael Buice, National Institutes of Health
Title: Correlations, fluctuations and stability of a finite-size network
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
Number Theory Lunt 107, 3:00PM
Kai-Wen Lan, Princeton/IAS
Title: Vanishing theorems for torsion automorphic sheaves
Abstract and details available
Pinsky Lecture Series Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Mike Hopkins, Harvard University
Title: The Kervaire Invariant Problem
Abstract and details available
Topology Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Mike Hopkins, Harvard University
Title: See Pinsky Lecture
Contact Info here

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Ilie Ugarcovici, DePaul
Title: On a two-parameter family of continued fraction transformations
Abstract and details available
Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 105, 5:15pm
Chitrabhanu Chaudhuri, Northwestern University
Title: Moduli of curves through examples
Abstract and details available
Pinsky Lecture Series Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Mike Hopkins, Harvard University
Title: The Kervaire Invariant Problem
Abstract and details available

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Pinsky Lecture Series Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Mike Hopkins, Harvard University
Title: The Kervaire Invariant Problem
Abstract and details available

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Erik Carlsson,
Title: Vertex operators and localization
Abstract and details available

Monday, March 1, 2010

ESAM Colloquium Technological Instit M 416, 4:00PM
Professor Steve Cox, Rice University
Title: Toward a Minimal Model of a Large Spiking 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
Number Theory Lunt 107, 3:00PM
Frank Calegari, Northwestern
Title: Galois representations and the Fontaine-Mazur conjecture
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Marian Gidea, NEIU
Title: Shadowing and Diffusion in Hamiltonian Systems
Abstract and details available
Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 104, 5:15pm
Sam Gunningham, Northwestern University
Title: Character theory
Abstract and details available

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Ofer Zeitouni, University of Minnesota and Weizmann Institute
Title: Sharp thresholds for the mixing time of random permutation
Abstract and details available

Thursday, March 4, 2010

ESAM Colloquium Technological Instit M 416, 4:00PM
Sheldon Natenberg, Chicago Trading Company
Title: Option Market-Making, Pricing, and Risk Management
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, March 8, 2010

Analysis Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Bernard Schiffman, Johns Hopkins
Title: Asymptotics of the Bergman-Szego kernel and applications to random zeros
Abstract and details available
ESAM Colloquium Technological Instit M 416, 4:00PM
Dr. Carson C. Chow, National Institutes of Health
Title: A tractable theory of ligand-mediated gene induction
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
Number Theory Lunt 107, 3:00PM
David Geraghty, Harvard
Title: Congruences between weight 2 Hilbert modular forms
Abstract and details available
Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Megan Guichard Shulman, University of Chicago
Title: RO(Z/p)-graded cohomology of some classifying spaces
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Charles Fefferman, Princeton University
Title: Fitting a smooth function to data
Abstract and details available

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Robert Bryant, MSRI and University of California, Berkeley
Title: Auf Wiedersehen Surfaces, Revisited
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Sergey Bezuglyi, Institute for Low Temperature Physics (Kharkov, Ukraine)
Title: Invariant Measures on Bratteli Diagrams
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4pm
Alina Marian, UIC
Title: The moduli space of stable quotients
Abstract and details available

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Vesna Stojanoska, Northwestern University
Title: Topological modular forms, group cohomology, and duality
Special Note: Special Day
Abstract and details available

Monday, April 5, 2010

Number Theory Lunt 107, 3:00PM
Jared Weinstein, UCLA
Title: Non-abelian local class field theory and the Lubin-Tate tower
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 105, 5:15pm
Ted Stadnik, Northwestern University
Title: The Riemann-Hilbert Correspondence of Emerton-Kisin
Abstract and details available

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Ben Green, Cambridge University and Radcliffe Institute, Harvard
Title: Approximate groups and their applications
Abstract and details available

Friday, April 9, 2010

ESAM Colloquium Technological Instit M 416, 2:00PM
Lisa Melanson, Northwestern University
Title: Numerical Modeling of Intracranial Aneurysms
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 12, 2010

Nemmers Lectures Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Prof. Simon Donaldson, Imperial College
Title: Gauge Theory and Exceptional Holonomy, I
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Nemmers Lectures Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Prof. Simon Donaldson, Imperial College
Title: Gauge Theory and Exceptional Holonomy, II
Abstract and details available

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Prof. Simon Donaldson, Imperial College, London
Title: Gauge Theory and Exceptional Holonomy
Abstract and details available
ESAM Colloquium Technological Instit M 416, 4:00PM
Lisa Goldberg, MSCI Barra
Title: How Well Can We Forecast the Risk of Financial Extremes?
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
Nemmers Lectures Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Prof. Simon Donaldson, Imperial College
Title: Gauge Theory and Exceptional Holonomy, Colloquium
Abstract and details available
ESAM Colloquium Technological Instit M 416, 4:00PM
Lisa Goldberg, MSCI Barra
Title: How Well Can We Forecast the Risk of Financial Extremes?
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, April 15, 2010

ESAM Colloquium Technological Instit M 416, 4:00PM
Professor Sy Levin, Princeton University There will be a reception following the
Title: The Challenges of Sustainability
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 Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 104, 3:00pm
Zhenghe Zhang, Northwestern University
Title: One dimensional quasi-periodic discrete Schrodinger operators and Schrodinger cocycles II
Contact Info here
Nemmers Lectures Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Prof. Simon Donaldson, Imperial College
Title: Gauge Theory and Exceptional Holonomy, IV
Abstract and details available

Friday, April 16, 2010

ESAM Colloquium Technological Instit M 416, 2:00PM
Professor Sy Levin, Princeton University Refreshments will be served at 1:30 PM.
Title: Collective Motion in Animal Populations
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
Nemmers Lectures Lunt 105, 3:30pm
Prof. Simon Donaldson, Imperial College
Title: Gauge Theory and Exceptional Holonomy, V
Abstract and details available

Monday, April 19, 2010

Analysis Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Hamid Hezari, MIT
Title: Spectral Rigidity of Integrable Systems
Contact Info here
Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Raul Ures, Universidad de la Republica, Uruguay
Title: Entropy maximizing measures for some partially hyperbolic systems
Contact Info here
ESAM Colloquium Technological Instit M 416, 4:00PM
Snezhana I. Abarzhi, The University of Chicago
Title: The effect of heterogeneities and noise on pattern formation and
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
Number Theory Lunt 107, 3:00PM
Ekin Ozman, Wisconsin
Title: Local Points on Quadratic Twists of the Classical Modular Curve
Abstract and details available
Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Marcy Robertson, UIC
Title: Derived Morita Theory for Enriched Symmetric Multicategories
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 102, 10:0am
Alex Gorodnik, University of Bristol
Title: Exponential mixing for automorphisms on nilmanifoldsq
Special Note: unusual time
Contact Info here
Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Albert Fathi, ENS Lyon
Title: Lyapunov functions: continuous, Lipschitz or smooth? Aubry-Mather Formalism for Homeomorphism.
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Max Lipyanskiy,
Title: Semi-Infinite Cycles in Floer Theory
Abstract and details available
Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 105, 5:15pm
Steve Zelditch, Northwestern University
Title: Quantum chaos and random waves
Abstract and details available

Friday, April 23, 2010

Analysis Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Dmitry Jakobson, McGill
Title:
Contact Info here

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Topology Seminar Swift 107, 9.30AM
Midwest Topology Seminar,
Title: Midwest Topology
Abstract and details available

Monday, April 26, 2010

Analysis Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Alexander Gorodnik, University of Bristol
Title:
Contact Info here
ESAM Colloquium Technological Instit M 416, 4:00PM
Professor C. Wolverton, Northwestern University
Title: First-Principles Discovery of Materials for Hydrogen Storage
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
Number Theory Lunt 107, 3:00PM
Liang Xiao, Chicago
Title: Ramification theory for complete discrete valuation field with imperfect residue field
Abstract and details available
Special Event Ryan Hall 4026, 08:30 am
Chi-Wang Shu, Sirui Tan, Eric Polizzi, Ashraf Alam, Mark Lundstrom, Jon Servaites, Tobin Marks, and Mark Ratner, Brown University Applied Mathematics, Univ. Massachusetts Elec. Comp. Eng., Purdue Univ. Elec. Comp. Eng., Northwestern Chemistry
Title: Solar Cell Modeling: Perspectives from Mathematics and Chemistry
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 104, 5:15pm
Vaibhav Kukreja, Northwestern University
Title: Hyperbolic Conservation Laws: Shocks and One-dimensional Cauchy Problem
Abstract and details available

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Analysis Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Andras Vasy, Stanford University
Title: Wave propagation on asymptotically de Sitter and Anti-de Sitter spaces
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Jean Bellissard, Affiliation: Georgia Institute of Technology
Title: Riemannian Geometry of Compact Metric Spaces
Abstract and details available

Friday, April 30, 2010

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00
Michael Douglas,
Title: Spaces of quantum field theories
Contact Info here

Monday, May 3, 2010

Analysis Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Frank Merle, Chicago/Cergy
Title: Interaction of soliton in the nonintegrable case
Contact Info here
ESAM Colloquium Technological Instit M 416, 4:00PM
Prof. S. Tsynkov, North Carolina State
Title: On SAR Imaging through the Earth's Atmosphere
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
Number Theory Lunt 107, 3:00PM
Guillermo Mantilla-Soler, Wisconsin
Title: Mordell-Weil ranks in towers of modular Jacobians
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Natalie Frank, Vassar College
Title: Self-similar tilings, finite local complexity, and generalized beta-transformations
Abstract and details available
Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 105, 5:15pm
Bryna Kra, Northwestern University
Title: Ergodic theory and combinatorics
Contact Info here

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Larry Guth, University of Toronto
Title: Metaphors in systolic geometry
Contact Info here

Friday, May 7, 2010

ESAM Colloquium Technological Instit M 416, 2:00PM
Peter Stewart, Northwestern University
Title: Local and Global Instabilities of Flow in a Flexible-Walled Channel
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 10, 2010

Analysis Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Paolo da Pelo, OSU/Bari
Title: Gaussian Stochastic Calculus and Heat Equation
Contact Info here
ESAM Colloquium Technological Instit M 416, 4:00PM
Professor B. Ermentrout, University of Pittsburgh
Title: Double or nothing: driving the visual system
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
Number Theory Lunt 107, 3:00PM
Maria Stadnik, Northwestern
Title: Ray class fields of conductor (p)
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Analysis Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Carolyn Gordon, Dartmouth
Title: Inverse spectral problems on Riemann surfaces and locally symmetric spaces
Special Note: Note unusual date.
Abstract and details available
Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Ayse Sahin, DePaul
Title: Directional entropy and orbit equivalence for measurable Z^d actions
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 3:00pm
Tom Braden, U Mass Amherst
Title: Deformations of standard Koszul algebras and localization in equivariant cohomology.
Special Note: Note special time (3pm)
Abstract and details available
Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 105, 5:15pm
Tom Dunlap, Northwestern University
Title: Representation theory via polytopes
Contact Info here

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Special Event NOTE CHANGE OF PLACE: SWIFT 107, 5:00 pm
Carolyn S. Gordon, Dartmouth,
Title: You Can't Hear the Shape of a Drum
Special Note: Undergraduate Prize Lecture and Award Ceremony
Abstract and details available

Friday, May 14, 2010

Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Goncalo Tabuada, Universidade Nova de Lisboa/UIC
Title: Non-commutative motives
Special Note: Special Day
Abstract and details available

Monday, May 17, 2010

Analysis Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Randy Qian, Purdue
Title: Diffractive Theorems for the Wave Operators of Cone Type
Abstract and details available
ESAM Colloquium Technological Instit M 416, 4:00PM
Dr. W. Rappel, University of California - San Diego
Title: Which way to go? Modeling eukaryotic chemotaxis
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
Simona Paoli, Penn State Altoona
Title: Homotopical Properties of a weakly globular model of homotopy types
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
D. Ben McReynolds, U. of Chicago
Title: Symmetry and Teichmuller curves
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Vasiliy Dolgushev,
Title: Formality theorem for Hochschild cochains via transfer
Abstract and details available
Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 105, 5:15pm
Jesse Wolfson, Northwestern University
Title: Intro to (Complex) K-Theory
Abstract and details available

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Eric Friedlander, University of Southern California
Title: Elementary Representation Theory
Abstract and details available

Monday, May 24, 2010

Number Theory Lunt 107, 3:00PM
Mirela Çiperiani, Austin
Title: Divisibility of Heegner points on Z_p extensions
Abstract and details available
Yamabe Lecture , 4:10pm
Simon Brendle, Stanford University
Title: Curvature, sphere theorems, and the Ricci flow
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Anthony Quas, Victoria
Title: Semi-invertible Oseledets Theorems and Applications
Contact Info here
Yamabe Lecture , 4:10pm
Simon Brendle, Stanford University
Title: Blow-up phenomena for the Yamabe equation
Abstract and details available

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Alan Reid, University of Texas, Austin
Title: The geometry and topology of arithmetic hyperbolic 3-manifolds
Abstract and details available

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Dima Tamarkin,
Title: Microlocal category for a symplectic manifold
Abstract and details available

Friday, May 28, 2010

ESAM Colloquium Technological Institute M 416, 2:00PM
Dr. David Salac, Northwestern University
Title: Dynamic Behavior of Lipid Vesicles in Viscous Flows
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

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 3:00pm
Bruce Williams, Notre Dame
Title: Family Hirzebruch Signature Theorem with Converse
Abstract and details available

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Eigenfunctions Workshop


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Carlos Matheus, College de France
Title: C^1 Density of Axiom A for Benedicks-Carlesson toy models
Contact Info here

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Department Meeting , 4:00PM
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Title: Faculty Meeting
Contact Info here

Monday, September 27, 2010

Analysis Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Dean Baskin, Northwestern
Title: Wave equations on asymptotic de Sitter spaces
Abstract and details available
Number Theory Lunt 104, 2:00PM
Matthew Emerton, Northwestern University
Title: Iwasawa Theory of Modular Forms
Contact Info here

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 102, 1:00pm
Siu-Cheong Lau, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Title: Quantum Corrections in SYZ Mirror Symmetry
Special Note: Pre-talk aimed at graduate students; main talk at 4PM
Abstract and details available
Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Aaron Brown, Tufts University
Title: Rigid properties of measure on the torus
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 103, 4:00pm
Naichung Conan Leung, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Title: Mirror Symmetry via SYZ Transformation for Toric Manifolds
Abstract and details available

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Karen Vogtmann, Cornell
Title: Maps into and out of automorphism groups of free groups
Abstract and details available

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 04:00pm
Susama Agarwala, Caltech
Title: Global beta-functions under zeta-function regularization
Abstract and details available
Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 105, 5:00pm
Austin Ford, Northwestern University
Title: The Fourier transform and its progeny
Abstract and details available

Friday, October 1, 2010

ESAM Colloquium Technological Institute M416, 2:00PM
Dr. Ian Griffiths, University of Oxford
Title: Mathematical modelling of adsorption kinetics and micellization in
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Abstract and details available

Monday, October 4, 2010

Analysis Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Parul Laul, University of North Carolina
Title: Localized energy estimates for wave equations on high dimensional Schwarschild space-times
Abstract and details available
ESAM Colloquium Technological Institute M416, 4:00PM
Professor Benjamin Vaughan, University of Cincinnati
Title: Numerical Simulations of the Propagation of a Liquid Plug through a
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Abstract and details available
Number Theory Lunt 104, 02:00PM
Frank Calegari, IAS and Northwestern
Title: Even Galois representations and the Fontaine-Mazur conjecture
Abstract and details available
Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Rosona Eldred, University of Illinois
Title: A Tale of Two Towers
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Victor Kleptsyn, Universite de Rennes
Title: Group actions on the circle
Abstract and details available

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 105, 11:00am
Robin Koytcheff, Brown University
Title: Pre-talk: Finite-type knot invariants and their generalizations
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Robin Koytcheff, Brown University
Title: A homotopy-theoretic view of Bott-Taubes integrals and knot spaces
Abstract and details available
Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 105, 5:00pm
Jesse Wolfson, Northwestern University
Title: Spin structures
Contact Info here

Monday, October 11, 2010

Analysis Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Vadim Kaloshin, University of Maryland
Title: Arnold diffusion for convex Hamiltonians in arbitrary degrees of freedom (joint with P. Bernard and K. Zhang)
Abstract and details available
ESAM Colloquium Technological Institute M416, 4:00PM
Professor B. Akers, University of Illinois at Chicago
Title: Water Waves with Surface Tension
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Abstract and details available
Number Theory Lunt 104, 2:00PM
Toby Gee, Northwestern University
Title: Potential automorphy for compatible systems of l-adic Galois representations
Abstract and details available
Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Mehdi Khorami, Northwestern
Title:
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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Vadim Kaloshin, University of Maryland
Title: Finiteness of central configurations and Smale's 6th problem (joint with A. Albouy)
Abstract and details available

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 102, 11:00am
Si Li, Harvard
Title: Pretalk: Feynman Diagrams, Perturbative field theory and Calabi-Yau geometry
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Si Li, Harvard University
Title: BCOV theory on the elliptic curve and higher-genus mirror symmetry
Contact Info here
32nd Midwest Probability Colloquium

Monday, October 18, 2010

Analysis Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Renming Song, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Title: Sharp two-sided estimates on the heat kernels and Green functions of subordinate Brownian motions in smooth domains
Abstract and details available
ESAM Colloquium Technological Institute M416, 4:00PM
Professor Sandip Ghosal, Northwestern University
Title: Transport Problems in Capillary Electrophoresis
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Contact Info here
Number Theory Lunt 104, 02:00PM
Bryden Cais, Wisconsin
Title: Hida families for GL_2 and Lambda-adic Hodge theory
Special Note: The speaker will give a preseminar talk for graduate students at 11 am in Lunt 104.
Abstract and details available
Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Christopher Dwyer, Northwestern
Title:
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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Ana Rechtman,
Title: Minimal Folner foliations are amenable
Abstract and details available

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Yuri Manin, Northwestern University
Title: Mordell-Weil problem for cubic surfaces: a combinatorial approach
Abstract and details available

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 103, 11:00am
Mohammed Abouzaid, MIT
Title: Pretalk: (Symplectic) Khovanov homology and constructible sheaves
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Mohammed Abouzaid,
Title: (Symplectic) Khovanov homology and constructible sheaves
Abstract and details available
Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 105, 5:00pm
Yuan Shen, Northwestern University
Title: Weighted projective space and Calabi-Yau manifolds
Abstract and details available

Monday, October 25, 2010

Analysis Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Emmanuel Schenk, Northwestern
Title: Stabilization without geometric control : a topological pressure condition
Abstract and details available
ESAM Colloquium Technological Institute M416, 4:00PM
Professor A. Rempel, University of Oregon
Title: Melting and sliding in glaciology and fault mechanics
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Number Theory Lunt 104, 2:00PM
Tom Weston, University of Massachusetts
Title: Unobstructed deformation problems for GSp(4)
Special Note: The speaker will give a preseminar talk for graduate students at 11 am in Lunt 104.
Abstract and details available
Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Gabriel Drummond-Cole, Northwestern
Title: BV-infinity and the Barannikov-Kontsevich construction
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Jon Chaika, University of Chicago
Title: Non-uniquely ergodic interval exchange transformations
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 104, 1:00pm
Yong-Geun Oh, Wisconsin
Title: Pretalk: Counting embedded curves in Calabi-Yau threefolds and Gopakumar-Vafa invariants
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:10pm
Yong-Geun Oh, Wisconsin
Title: Counting embedded curves in Calabi-Yau threefolds and Gopakumar-Vafa invariants
Abstract and details available

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Special Event Lunt 105, 4:00pm
RCR Panel, Members of the Departement
Title: Responsible Conduct in Research
Abstract and details available

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 105, 5:00pm
Hiro Tanaka, Northwestern University
Title: Lagrangian intersections recover cohomology
Abstract and details available

Friday, October 29, 2010

Midwest Dynamical Systems


Monday, November 1, 2010

Analysis Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Ioan Bejenaru, University of Chicago
Title: Near soliton evolution for equivariant Schroedinger Maps in 2D
Abstract and details available
ESAM Colloquium Technological Institute M416, 4:00PM
Dr. Kartik Srinivasan, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Title: Quantum and classical light-matter interactions in nanophotonic
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Abstract and details available
Number Theory Lunt 104, 2:00PM
Krzysztof Klosin, CUNY-Queens College
Title: R=T theorems for residually reducible Galois representations
Special Note: The speaker will give an introductory talk for graduate students at 11 am in Lunt 104.
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Pablo Carrasco, University of Toronto
Title: Normally Hyperbolic foliations by circles
Abstract and details available

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 104, 1:00pm
John Huerta, UC Riverside
Title: Division algebras, supersymmetry and Lie n-algebras
Contact Info here
Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:10pm
John Huerta, UC Riverside
Title: Division algebras, supersymmetry and Lie n-algebras
Contact Info here
Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 105, 5:00pm
Marc Hoyois, Northwestern University
Title: Tannakian duality for Tannakian categories
Abstract and details available

Monday, November 8, 2010

ESAM Colloquium Technological Institute M416, 4:00PM
Dr. J. Benson, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Title: Modeling and Optimization in Cryobiology
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Abstract and details available
Number Theory Lunt 104, 2:00PM
Joseph Rabinoff, Harvard University
Title: Metric aspects of the tropicalization of a Berkovich curve
Special Note: The speaker will give an introductory talk for graduate students at 11 am in Lunt 104.
Abstract and details available
Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Martin Frankland, UIUC
Title: Behavior of Quillen (co)homology with respect to adjunctions
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Darren Creutz, UCLA
Title: Mixing Properties of Random Sequences and Rank-One Transformations
Abstract and details available
Special Seminar Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Victor Donnay, Bryn Mawr College
Title: Math and Sustainability
Special Note: This talk is accessible to a general audience
Abstract and details available

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Davesh Maulik, MIT
Title: Noether-Lefschetz theory and Gromov-Witten theory
Abstract and details available

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 104, 1:00pm
Louis Kauffman, UIC
Title: An Introduction to Khovanov Homology
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Louis Kauffman, UIC
Title: Categorified Invariants in Virtual Knot Theory
Abstract and details available
Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 105, 5:00pm
Boris Hanin, Northwestern University
Title: Random Surfaces, the Gaussian Free Field, and the KPZ formula
Abstract and details available

Monday, November 15, 2010

Analysis Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Fang Wang, Princeton University
Title: Radiation field for Einstein Vacuum Equations
Abstract and details available
ESAM Colloquium Technological Institute M416, 4:00PM
Dr. Gregory A. Kriegsmann, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Title: Electric Discharge Sintering: A Mathematical Model
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Abstract and details available
Number Theory Lunt 104, 2:00PM
Matthew Morrow, University of Chicago
Title: A survey of two-dimensional adelic analysis
Special Note: The speaker will give an introductory talk for graduate students at 11 am in Lunt 104.
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Fanny Kassel, University of Chicago
Title: Deformation of compact quotients of homogeneous spaces
Abstract and details available
Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Charles Rezk, University of Illinois
Title: Modular cochain complexes, and power operations in Morava E-theory
Special Note: This is an unusual day
Abstract and details available

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Olga Lukina, University of Leicester
Title: Computation of ends of leaves in certain foliated spaces
Abstract and details available

Thursday, November 18, 2010

ESAM Colloquium Technological Institute M164, 4:00PM
Dr. K. Seshadri, Trading and Investments Educational Institute
Title: Innovative Market Trading Strategies
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Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 102, 1:00pm
Tanmay Deshpande, U of Chicago
Title: Character sheaves and minimal idempotents on unipotent groups
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Swarnendu Datta, U of Chicago
Title: Alternating biextension of commutative unipotent groups
Abstract and details available
Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 105, 5:00pm
Chitrabhanu Chaudhuri, Northwestern University
Title: Hurwitz spaces
Abstract and details available

Monday, November 22, 2010

Analysis Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Colin Guillarmou, Ecole Normale Superieure
Title: Cauchy data determine connections on surfaces with boundary
Contact Info here
ESAM Colloquium Technological Institute M416, 4:00PM
Dr. M. Favata, Caltech
Title: Observing the nonlinear dynamics of general relativity with
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Contact Info here
Number Theory Lunt 104, 2:00PM
Arthur Ogus, UC-Berkeley
Title: Relative rounding: the geometry underlying the smoothness of logarithmic cohomology
Abstract and details available
Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Nathaniel Stapleton , UIUC
Title: Transchromatic Generalized Character Maps
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 102, 4:00pm
Alexander Polishchuk, Oregon
Title: Hirzebruch-Riemann-Roch formula for matrix factorizations
Abstract and details available

Monday, November 29, 2010

Number Theory Lunt 104, 2:00PM
Melanie Wood, Stanford
Title: Parametrizing Ideal Classes
Special Note: The speaker will give an introductory talk for graduate students at 11 am in Lunt 104.
Abstract and details available

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Colloquium Lunt 105, 3.30pm
Hélène Esnault, Universität Duisburg-Essen
Title: Rational Fixed Points
Abstract and details available

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 103, 1:00pm
Nick Rozenblyum, MIT
Title: (Pretalk) Moduli spaces and chiral algebras
Contact Info here
Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Nick Rozenblyum, MIT
Title: Moduli spaces and chiral algebras
Abstract and details available
Graduate Student Seminar Lunt 105, 5:00pm
Ian Le, Northwestern University
Title: Lie groups 'n stuff
Abstract and details available

Friday, December 3, 2010

Colloquium Lunt 105, 3pm
Vladimir Markovic, Warwick
Title: Immersing essential surfaces in closed hyperbolic manifolds
Abstract and details available

Monday, December 6, 2010

Analysis Seminar Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Oana Ivanovici, Johns Hopkins
Title: Dispersive estimates for the wave equation inside strictly convex domains
Special Note: Note earlier time than usual; first talk of doubleheader
Contact Info here
Analysis Seminar Lunt 105, 5:00pm
Fabrice Planchon, Paris Nord
Title: Revisiting endpoint Serrin's criterion for the Navier-Stokes equation through profile decompositions
Special Note: Second talk of doubleheader
Abstract and details available

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 104, 1:00pm
Erik Carlsson, NU
Title: (Pretalk) Vertex operators on the K-theory of the hilbert scheme
Abstract and details available
Geometry/Physics Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Erik Carlsson, NU
Title: Vertex operators on the K-theory of the hilbert scheme
Abstract and details available

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