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Nov 15, 2018
4:30 pm
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
Nov 12, 2018
4:30 pm
Colin Guillarmou (Universite Paris - Sud)
“Ruelle resonances and zeta functions for hyperbolic dynamics” For more information: C_Guillarmou_Flier 2018 19
Oct 29, 2018
4:00 pm
June Huh (Institute for Advanced Study)
“Hodge-Riemann Relations for Potts-model Partition Functions” More Information
Oct 26, 2018
4:00 pm
June Huh (Institute for Advanced Study)
“Kazhdan-Lusztig Theory for Matroids”   For more information: J_Huh_Flier 2018-19
Oct 25, 2018
4:30 pm
June Huh (Institute for Advanced Study)
“Combinatorial Applications of the Hodge-Riemann Relations”   More Information: J_Huh_Flier 2018-19
Oct 1, 2018
2:30 pm
Paul Seidel (MIT)
“Lefschetz Pencils and their Noncommutative Counterparts”
Jun 17, 2018
12:30 pm
Commencement Sunday June 17, 2018
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
Antoine Gloria (Universite Paris VI)
“A Theory of Fluctuations in Stochastic Homogenization”
May 30, 2018
3:30 pm
Antoine Gloria (Universite Paris VI)
“Large-scale Regularity and Oscillations in Stochastic Homogenization”
May 29, 2018
4:00 pm
Antoine Gloria (Universite Paris VI)
“Stochastic Homogenization: Regularity, Oscillations, and Fluctuations”
May 24, 2018
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.
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.
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.
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.  
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?
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.
Nov 9, 2017
4:30 pm
James Norris (Cambridge)
Nov 2, 2017
4:30 pm
Dan Freed (University of Texas at Austin)
Oct 21, 2017
3:00 pm

Oct 7, 2017
10:00 am
35th Bay Area Discrete Math (BADMath) Day
St. Mary’s College, Galileo Hall, Room 201
Oct 5, 2017
7:00 pm
PUBLIC LECTURE
Cubberley Auditorium
Robbert Dijkgraaf (Institute for Advanced Study)
Quantum Mathematics and the Fate of Space, Time, and Matter
Aug 7, 2017
9:30 am
GEAR Network Retreat
Sloan Mathematics Center

May 23, 2017
4:30 pm
Geordie Williamson (Max Planck Institute, Bonn)
Higher representation theory
May 18, 2017
4:30 pm
Geordie Williamson (Max Planck Institute, Bonn)
Constructible sheaves
May 16, 2017
4:30 pm
Geordie Williamson (Max Planck Institute, Bonn)
Algebraic representations
Apr 27, 2017
3:00 pm
Ofer Zeitouni (Weizmann Institute)
Cover times in the critical dimension
Mar 12, 2017
12:00 am
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