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Calendar: Public Events

Oct 6, 2016

4:30 pm

4:30 pm

BEATRICE YORMARK DISTINGUISHED LECTURER

Math 380-W

Math 380-W

Melanie Matchett Wood (Wisconsin–Madison)

“Zeta values in algebraic geometry, topology, and group theory“

“Zeta values in algebraic geometry, topology, and group theory“

Oct 27, 2016

4:30 pm

4:30 pm

Takashi Tsuboi (University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Mathematics)

“Old and New problems on diffeomorphism groups” Part I

“Old and New problems on diffeomorphism groups” Part I

Oct 29, 2016

4:00 pm

4:00 pm

JOE KELLER MEMORIAL

Stanford Faculty Club

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

4:00 pm

MRC DISTINGUISHED LECTURER SERIES

Math 384-I

Math 384-I

Takashi Tsuboi (University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Mathematics)

“Old and New problems on diffeomorphism groups” Part II

“Old and New problems on diffeomorphism groups” Part II

Nov 3, 2016

7:30 pm

7:30 pm

PUBLIC LECTURE

Cubberley Auditorium

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)

“How to Use Math to Get Rich in the Lottery*” (* will not actually help you get rich in the lottery)

Nov 10, 2016

4:30 pm

4:30 pm

MRC DISTINGUISHED LECTURER SERIES

Math 380-C

Math 380-C

Misha Gromov (NYU and IHÉS)

~~NOTE DIFFERENT ROOM~~ “Scalar curvature, convex polyhedra and differential operators”

~~NOTE DIFFERENT ROOM~~ “Scalar curvature, convex polyhedra and differential operators”

Nov 11, 2016

12:00 pm

12:00 pm

MRC DISTINGUISHED LECTURER SERIES

Math 383-N

Math 383-N

Misha Gromov (NYU and IHÉS)

“The unknown unknown in the logic of the mind”

“The unknown unknown in the logic of the mind”

Nov 14, 2016

4:00 pm

4:00 pm

MRC DISTINGUISHED LECTURER SERIES

Math 383-N

Math 383-N

Takashi Tsuboi (University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Mathematics)

“Old and New problems on diffeomorphism groups” Part III

“Old and New problems on diffeomorphism groups” Part III

Feb 2, 2017

7:30 pm

7:30 pm

PUBLIC LECTURE

CEMEX Auditorium

CEMEX Auditorium

Ingrid Daubechies (Duke)

“Mathematicians helping Art Historians and Art Conservators“

“Mathematicians helping Art Historians and Art Conservators“

Mar 9, 2017

4:30 pm

4:30 pm

KAI-LAI CHUNG MEMORIAL LECTURE

Pigott Hall/Bldg. 260, Room 113

Pigott Hall/Bldg. 260, Room 113

Laurent Saloff-Coste (Cornell)

~~NOTE CORRECTED VENUE~~“Groups and random walks”

~~NOTE CORRECTED VENUE~~“Groups and random walks”

Apr 20, 2017

4:30 pm

4:30 pm

Ofer Zeitouni (Weizmann Institute)

“Nonlinear PDEs, random walk, Gaussian processes, random matrices and the zeta function“

“Nonlinear PDEs, random walk, Gaussian processes, random matrices and the zeta function“

Apr 26, 2017

4:15 pm

4:15 pm

Ofer Zeitouni (Weizmann Institute)

“Heat kernels for Liouville Brownian motion, Gaussian multiplicative chaos, and non-universality“

“Heat kernels for Liouville Brownian motion, Gaussian multiplicative chaos, and non-universality“

Apr 27, 2017

3:00 pm

3:00 pm

Ofer Zeitouni (Weizmann Institute)

“Cover times in the critical dimension“

“Cover times in the critical dimension“

May 16, 2017

4:30 pm

4:30 pm

MRC DISTINGUISHED LECTURER SERIES

Math 380-W

Math 380-W

Geordie Williamson (Max Planck Institute, Bonn)

“Algebraic representations“

“Algebraic representations“

May 18, 2017

4:30 pm

4:30 pm

MRC DISTINGUISHED LECTURER SERIES

Math 380-W

Math 380-W

Geordie Williamson (Max Planck Institute, Bonn)

“Constructible sheaves“

“Constructible sheaves“

May 23, 2017

4:30 pm

4:30 pm

MRC DISTINGUISHED LECTURER SERIES

Math 380-W

Math 380-W

Geordie Williamson (Max Planck Institute, Bonn)

“Higher representation theory“

“Higher representation theory“

Oct 5, 2017

7:00 pm

7:00 pm

PUBLIC LECTURE

Cubberley Auditorium

Cubberley Auditorium

Robbert Dijkgraaf (Institute for Advanced Study)

“Quantum Mathematics and the Fate of Space, Time, and Matter”

“Quantum Mathematics and the Fate of Space, Time, and Matter”

Oct 7, 2017

10:00 am

10:00 am

35th Bay Area Discrete Math (BADMath) Day

St. Mary’s College, Galileo Hall, Room 201

St. Mary’s College, Galileo Hall, Room 201

Nov 2, 2017

4:30 pm

4:30 pm

HENRI POINCARÉ DISTINGUISHED LECTURER

Math 380-W

Math 380-W

Dan Freed (University of Texas at Austin)

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.

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?

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.

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.

Apr 12, 2018

4:30 pm

4:30 pm

Frances Kirwan (Oxford)

“Moduli spaces of unstable curves”

“Moduli spaces of unstable curves”

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.

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