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Oct 6, 2016
4:30 pm
Melanie Matchett Wood (Wisconsin–Madison)
Zeta values in algebraic geometry, topology, and group theory
Oct 27, 2016
4:30 pm
Takashi Tsuboi (University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Mathematics)
Old and New problems on diffeomorphism groups” Part I
Oct 29, 2016
4:00 pm
Stanford Faculty Club

There will be a memorial service honoring Joe Keller this Saturday, October 29, 4-7pm at the Faculty Club, organized by the family. Joe’s wife, Dr. Alice Whittemore, encourages everybody interested in participating to do so. The Math Department, in collaboration with ICME is also planning an event honoring Joe in late spring, with more information to follow.
Nov 1, 2016
4:00 pm
Takashi Tsuboi (University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Mathematics)
Old and New problems on diffeomorphism groups” Part II
Nov 3, 2016
7:30 pm
Cubberley Auditorium
Jordan Ellenberg (Wisconsin–Madison)
How to Use Math to Get Rich in the Lottery*”    (* will not actually help you get rich in the lottery)
Nov 6, 2016
2:00 am

Set your clocks back one hour.
Nov 10, 2016
4:30 pm
Misha Gromov (NYU and IHÉS)
~~NOTE DIFFERENT ROOM~~ “Scalar curvature, convex polyhedra and differential operators
Nov 11, 2016
12:00 pm
Misha Gromov (NYU and IHÉS)
The unknown unknown in the logic of the mind
Nov 14, 2016
4:00 pm
Takashi Tsuboi (University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Mathematics)
Old and New problems on diffeomorphism groups” Part III
Feb 2, 2017
7:30 pm
CEMEX Auditorium
Mar 9, 2017
4:30 pm
Pigott Hall/Bldg. 260, Room 113
Laurent Saloff-Coste (Cornell)
~~NOTE CORRECTED VENUE~~“Groups and random walks
Mar 12, 2017
12:00 am
Set your clock ahead 1 hour

Apr 27, 2017
3:00 pm
Ofer Zeitouni (Weizmann Institute)
Cover times in the critical dimension
May 16, 2017
4:30 pm
Geordie Williamson (Max Planck Institute, Bonn)
Algebraic representations
May 18, 2017
4:30 pm
Geordie Williamson (Max Planck Institute, Bonn)
Constructible sheaves
May 23, 2017
4:30 pm
Geordie Williamson (Max Planck Institute, Bonn)
Higher representation theory
Aug 7, 2017
9:30 am
GEAR Network Retreat
Sloan Mathematics Center

Oct 5, 2017
7:00 pm
Cubberley Auditorium
Robbert Dijkgraaf (Institute for Advanced Study)
Quantum Mathematics and the Fate of Space, Time, and Matter
Oct 7, 2017
10:00 am
35th Bay Area Discrete Math (BADMath) Day
St. Mary’s College, Galileo Hall, Room 201
Oct 21, 2017
3:00 pm

Nov 2, 2017
4:30 pm
Dan Freed (University of Texas at Austin)
Nov 9, 2017
4:30 pm
James Norris (Cambridge)
Feb 8, 2018
4:30 pm

  “On the mathematical theory of graphene and its artificial analogues” Professor Michael I Weinstein, Columbia University Graphene is a two-dimensional material made up of a single atomic layer of carbon atoms arranged in honeycomb pattern. Many of its remarkable electronic properties, e.g. quasi-particles (wave-packets) that propagate as massless relativistic particles and topologically protected edge states, are closely related to the spectral properties of the underlying single-electron Hamiltonian: -Laplacian + V(x),where V(x) is a potential with the symmetries of a hexagonal tiling of the plane.
Mar 7, 2018
3:30 am
Charles Fefferman (Princeton University)
  Wednesday, March 7 – 3:30 pm — Room 380W Fitting smooth functions to data: Let X be our favorite Banach space of continuous functions on R^n. Given a function f defined on some given subset of R^n, how can we decide whether f extends to a function F on all of R^n, belonging to the space X?
Mar 8, 2018
4:30 pm
Jonathan Mattingly
Quantifying Gerrymandering: a mathematician goes to court In October 2017, I found myself testifying for hours in a federal court.  I had not been arrested.  Rather, I was attempting to quantify gerrymandering using analysis which grew from asking whether a surprising 2012 election was indeed surprising.  It hinged on probing the geopolitical structure of North Carolina using a Markov Chain Monte Carlo algorithm.  
Apr 5, 2018
4:30 pm
Erwin Bolthausen (University of Zurich)
“On the Pekar process and its connection with the polaron problem” The polaron describes an electron coupled to a polar crystal. A particular Hamiltonian was proposed by Herbert Froehlich. Already Feynman formulated the problem in terms of path integrals which leads to a three dimensional Brownian motion with a singular, and attractive, interaction kernel.
May 8, 2018
7:30 pm
Public Lecture: David Donoho
Cubberley Auditorium
David Donoho (Stanford University)
Leaping from Blackboard to Bedside: Medical Imaging and Higher-Dimensional Geometry In 2017, a new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) device by General Electric and Siemens entered the marketplace with an advertised 10-fold speedup over traditional MRI and the potential to impact 80 million MRI scans annually. This talk will discuss the applications and some of the mathematics behind this advance, coming from the field of “compressed sensing” that leverages higher-dimensional geometry in novel ways.
Stanford University Department of Mathematics
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