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Tuesday, February 25, 2020
12:15 PM
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Math 383-N
Libby Taylor

Abstract: The theme for this talk will be taken from the famous physicist Randall Munroe: https://xkcd.com/171/

More specifically, we will try to understand how ideas from string theory…

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
4:00 PM
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Math 384-H
Joey Zou

Abstract: I will discuss the travel time tomography problem for the elastic wave equation, where the aim is to recover elastic coefficients in the interior of an elastic medium given the travel times of the corresponding elastic waves. I will consider in particular the transversely…

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
3:00 PM
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Math 383-N
Eugena Malinnkova

Abstract: In 1960's Landis conjectured that a nontrivial solution  to a time-independent Schrödinger equation with bounded potential cannot decay faster than exponentially. In 1992 the conjecture was disproved by Meshkov, who constructed…

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
3:15 PM
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Math 383-N
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
4:30 PM
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Math 384-H
Nicholas Cook

The Fisher-KPP equation was proposed in 1937 as a model for the spread of an advantageous gene through a one-dimensional habitat, such as a shoreline. Since then, remarkably precise information on the location of the traveling front has been achieved through a connection with branching Brownian…

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
4:30 PM
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Math 384-I
Naomi Kraushar

In my last talk, I discussed the Gersten spectral sequence for a finite-dimensional Noetherian scheme, starting from the K-theory of its residue fields and converging to its G-theory, and demonstrated an equivariant analogue. This time, we will take it in a different direction and show that one…

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
4:30 PM
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Math 380-C
Andras Vasy

Abstract: In this talk I will discuss and compare two approaches via Fredholm theory to resolvent estimates for the Laplacian of asymptotically conic spaces (such as appropriate metric perturbations of Euclidean space), including in the zero spectral…

Thursday, February 27, 2020
4:30 PM
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Math 380-W
Alex Smith (Harvard)

 A positive integer d is called a congruent number if there exists a right triangle with rational side lengths whose area is d.  After giving some…

Friday, February 28, 2020
11:30 AM
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Math 384-I
Umut Varolgunes
Friday, February 28, 2020
2:00 PM
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Math 384-H
Cole Graham