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Calendar: Public Events

May 22, 2019

7:30 pm

7:30 pm

Public Lecture: Political Thicket, Mathematical Quagmire: How Voting Is and Is Not a Math Problem

Cubberley Auditorium

Cubberley Auditorium

Moon Duchin (Tufts University)

“Political Thicket, Mathematical Quagmire: How Voting Is and Is Not a Math Problem” For more information on talk and speaker: moon-duchin_PublicLecture

“Political Thicket, Mathematical Quagmire: How Voting Is and Is Not a Math Problem” For more information on talk and speaker: moon-duchin_PublicLecture

Apr 23, 2019

4:30 pm

4:30 pm

Irene Gamba (University of Texas, Austin)

“Kinetic multi-component gas system models” For more information on talk: Gamba Stefan and Adele Bergman Memorial Lecture

“Kinetic multi-component gas system models” For more information on talk: Gamba Stefan and Adele Bergman Memorial Lecture

Apr 16, 2019

4:30 pm

4:30 pm

Luis Caffarelli (University of Texas, Austin)

“Aspects of Diffusion Theory: Infinitesimal, Integral and their Interactions” There will be a reception at the 4th floor lounge from 3:30-4:30pm prior to the lecture You can learn more about Luis Caffarelli at: https://web.ma.utexas.edu/users/caffarel/

“Aspects of Diffusion Theory: Infinitesimal, Integral and their Interactions” There will be a reception at the 4th floor lounge from 3:30-4:30pm prior to the lecture You can learn more about Luis Caffarelli at: https://web.ma.utexas.edu/users/caffarel/

Mar 7, 2019

4:30 pm

4:30 pm

HENRI POINCARÉ DISTINGUISHED LECTURE

Math 380-W

Math 380-W

Henri Berestycki (EHESS, PSL University of Paris)

“Predators-prey Model with Competition: Emergence of Territoriality” Poincare Distinguished Lecture flyer – Berestycki2019

“Predators-prey Model with Competition: Emergence of Territoriality” Poincare Distinguished Lecture flyer – Berestycki2019

Feb 21, 2019

4:30 pm

4:30 pm

Distinguished Lecture

Math 380-W

Math 380-W

Fanny Kassel (Institut des Hautes Etudes)

F_Kassel_Distinguished Lecture_2019 “Discrete Subgroups of Lie Groups and Geometric Structures”

F_Kassel_Distinguished Lecture_2019 “Discrete Subgroups of Lie Groups and Geometric Structures”

Feb 14, 2019

7:30 pm

7:30 pm

Public Lecture

Cubberley Auditorium

Cubberley Auditorium

Alain Goriely, Professor of Mathematical Modelling at the University of Oxford

“Mathematics vs Dementia: The Ultimate Intellectual Folly” Alain Goriely Lecture

“Mathematics vs Dementia: The Ultimate Intellectual Folly” Alain Goriely Lecture

Feb 7, 2019

4:30 pm

4:30 pm

Beatrice Yormark Distinguished Lecture

Math 380-W

Math 380-W

Laura DeMarco (Northwestern)

“Complex Dynamics and Arithmetic Equidistribution” L_DeMarco_Yormark Distinguished Lecture Series2019

“Complex Dynamics and Arithmetic Equidistribution” L_DeMarco_Yormark Distinguished Lecture Series2019

Feb 5, 2019

4:30 pm

4:30 pm

MRC Distinguished Lecture

Math 380-W

Math 380-W

Eugenia Malinnikova (NTNU)

E_Malinnikova_Lect2019 “An Improvement of Liouville’s Theorem for Discrete Harmonic Functions”

E_Malinnikova_Lect2019 “An Improvement of Liouville’s Theorem for Discrete Harmonic Functions”

Jan 31, 2019

4:30 pm

4:30 pm

MRC Distinguished Lecture

Math 380-W

Math 380-W

Aleksandr Logunov (Princeton)

“Zeroes of Laplace Eigenfunctions”

“Zeroes of Laplace Eigenfunctions”

Jan 17, 2019

4:30 pm

4:30 pm

Kai Lai Chung Lecture

Math 380-C

Math 380-C

Hugo Duminil-Copin (Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques - IHES)

“A New Link between Bernoulli Percolation and the Gaussian Free Field” For more information: KaiLaiChungLecture2019 For more information on the Kai Lai Chung Memorial Lecture, please visit this website

“A New Link between Bernoulli Percolation and the Gaussian Free Field” For more information: KaiLaiChungLecture2019 For more information on the Kai Lai Chung Memorial Lecture, please visit this website

Jan 14, 2019

4:30 pm

4:30 pm

MRC Distinguished Lecture

Math 383-N

Math 383-N

John Pardon (Princeton)

“Partially Wrapped Fukaya Categories of Cotangent Bundles” JPardon_FlierJan2019 A special tea reception will be held prior to lecture, 3:30pm-4:30pm 4th Floor Lounge

“Partially Wrapped Fukaya Categories of Cotangent Bundles” JPardon_FlierJan2019 A special tea reception will be held prior to lecture, 3:30pm-4:30pm 4th Floor Lounge

Jan 11, 2019

4:00 pm

4:00 pm

MRC Distinguished Lecture

Math 380-C

Math 380-C

John Pardon (Princeton)

“Smoothing Finite Group Actions on Three-Manifolds” For more information on John Pardon’s scheduled lectures: JPardon_FlierJan2019

“Smoothing Finite Group Actions on Three-Manifolds” For more information on John Pardon’s scheduled lectures: JPardon_FlierJan2019

Nov 15, 2018

4:30 pm

4:30 pm

Distinguished Lecture

Math 380-W

Math 380-W

Colin Guillarmou (Universite Paris-Sud)

“Rigidity results in Riemannian geometry, the case of geodesic lengths” For more information on Nov. 12 & 15 lectures: C_Guillarmou_Flier 2018 19 For more information on our Distinguished Lecture Series, please visit this website

“Rigidity results in Riemannian geometry, the case of geodesic lengths” For more information on Nov. 12 & 15 lectures: C_Guillarmou_Flier 2018 19 For more information on our Distinguished Lecture Series, please visit this website

Nov 12, 2018

4:30 pm

4:30 pm

Gilbarg Distinguished Lecture

Math 380-W

Math 380-W

Colin Guillarmou (Universite Paris - Sud)

“Ruelle resonances and zeta functions for hyperbolic dynamics” For more information: C_Guillarmou_Flier 2018 19

“Ruelle resonances and zeta functions for hyperbolic dynamics” For more information: C_Guillarmou_Flier 2018 19

Oct 29, 2018

4:00 pm

4:00 pm

Distinguished Lecture

Math 384-H

Math 384-H

June Huh (Institute for Advanced Study)

“Hodge-Riemann Relations for Potts-model Partition Functions” More Information

“Hodge-Riemann Relations for Potts-model Partition Functions” More Information

Oct 26, 2018

4:00 pm

4:00 pm

Distinguished Lecture

Math 380-W

Math 380-W

June Huh (Institute for Advanced Study)

“Kazhdan-Lusztig Theory for Matroids” For more information: J_Huh_Flier 2018-19

“Kazhdan-Lusztig Theory for Matroids” For more information: J_Huh_Flier 2018-19

Oct 25, 2018

4:30 pm

4:30 pm

June Huh (Institute for Advanced Study)

“Combinatorial Applications of the Hodge-Riemann Relations” More Information: J_Huh_Flier 2018-19

“Combinatorial Applications of the Hodge-Riemann Relations” More Information: J_Huh_Flier 2018-19

Oct 1, 2018

2:30 pm

2:30 pm

Paul Seidel (MIT)

“Lefschetz Pencils and their Noncommutative Counterparts”

“Lefschetz Pencils and their Noncommutative Counterparts”

Jun 17, 2018

12:30 pm

12:30 pm

Commencement Sunday June 17, 2018

Oak Grove between Sequoia & Sloan Halls

Oak Grove between Sequoia & Sloan Halls

The Mathematics Department, in conjunction with the Statistics and Mathematical & Computer Science Departments, will be conferring diplomas to this year’s graduates on Sunday, June 17, 2018, immediately following the University’s ceremony. The Mathematics diploma ceremony will take place in the oak grove between Sequoia Hall and Sloan Hall at 12:30pm.

May 30, 2018

4:40 pm

4:40 pm

Distinguished Lecture Series

Math 384-H

Math 384-H

Antoine Gloria (Universite Paris VI)

“A Theory of Fluctuations in Stochastic Homogenization”

“A Theory of Fluctuations in Stochastic Homogenization”

May 30, 2018

3:30 pm

3:30 pm

Distinguished Lecture Series

Math 384-H

Math 384-H

Antoine Gloria (Universite Paris VI)

“Large-scale Regularity and Oscillations in Stochastic Homogenization”

“Large-scale Regularity and Oscillations in Stochastic Homogenization”

May 29, 2018

4:00 pm

4:00 pm

Distinguished Lecture Series

Math 384-H

Math 384-H

Antoine Gloria (Universite Paris VI)

“Stochastic Homogenization: Regularity, Oscillations, and Fluctuations”

“Stochastic Homogenization: Regularity, Oscillations, and Fluctuations”

May 24, 2018

4:30 pm

4:30 pm

Nike Sun (UC Berkeley)

“Phase Transitions in Random Constraint Satisfaction Problems” Assistant Professor Nike Sun will discuss random constraint satisfaction problems (CSPs). Broadly, these are large systems of variables subject to randomly generated constraints. Examples include random graph coloring problems and the random k-SAT problem. For a broad class of random CSP models, heuristic methods from statistical physics yield detailed predictions on a rich set of phase transitions and other phenomena, reminiscent of behaviors seen in models of spin glasses or disordered magnets.

“Phase Transitions in Random Constraint Satisfaction Problems” Assistant Professor Nike Sun will discuss random constraint satisfaction problems (CSPs). Broadly, these are large systems of variables subject to randomly generated constraints. Examples include random graph coloring problems and the random k-SAT problem. For a broad class of random CSP models, heuristic methods from statistical physics yield detailed predictions on a rich set of phase transitions and other phenomena, reminiscent of behaviors seen in models of spin glasses or disordered magnets.

May 8, 2018

7:30 pm

7:30 pm

Public Lecture: David Donoho

Cubberley Auditorium

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.

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.

Apr 12, 2018

4:30 pm

4:30 pm

Frances Kirwan (Oxford)

“Moduli spaces of unstable curves”

“Moduli spaces of unstable curves”

Apr 5, 2018

4:30 pm

4:30 pm

The Mathematics Research Center Distinguished Lecture Series Presents: Erwin Bolthausen (University of Zurich)

Building 380, Room 380W

Building 380, Room 380W

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.

“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.

Mar 8, 2018

4:30 pm

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.

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.

Mar 7, 2018

3:30 am

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?

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?

Feb 8, 2018

4:30 pm

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.

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