Stanford Department of Mathematics Colloquium 2011-2012 |
---|
Thursdays, 4:15 in 380-W
(unless otherwise indicated)
Click on the title to see the abstract (if available). |
Previous years' pages can be found below: |
Spring Quarter 2012 | ||
---|---|---|
April 12 | Jean-Michel Bismut (Paris-Sud / Orsay) |
MRC Distinguished Lecturer Series Chern Gauss-Bonnet, index theory, and Fourier transform |
April 19 | Joaquin Perez (Granada) |
Classification of constant mean curvature spheres in metric Lie groups |
May 10 | Robert Finn (Stanford) |
Mutual Attractions Between Floating Bodies: an Idealized Case |
May 17 | Richard Thomas (Imperial College) |
The Göttsche conjecture |
May 24 | Eyal Lubetzky (Microsoft Research, Theory Group) |
The static and stochastic Ising models |
May 31 | Anna Wienhard (Princeton) |
Beatrice Yormark Distinguished Lecture Series Dynamics and geometry of discrete subgroups of semi-simple Lie groups |
Winter Quarter 2012 | ||
January 5 | NO SEMINAR | |
January 12 | Leonid Polterovich (Tel Aviv & Chicago) |
Geometry and dynamics of symplectic maps |
January 13 Room 380-C (note special day & room) |
Lexing Ying (Texas–Austin) |
On Fast Numerical Algorithms for Electronic Structure Calculation |
January 17 2:30pm; Room 383-N (note special day, time, & room) |
Laurent Saloff-Coste (Cornell) |
Random walks from a geometric perspective |
January 18 12:15pm; Room 383-N SPECIAL SEMINAR |
David Kazhdan (Hebrew University) |
Basics of BV-integration |
January 19 | Zhiwei Yun (MIT) |
Motives and the inverse Galois problem |
January 26 | William Minicozzi (Johns Hopkins) |
Dynamics and singularities of mean curvature flow |
February 2 | TBA | TBA |
February 9 | TBA | TBA |
February 16 | Burt Totaro (Cambridge) |
The integral Hodge conjecture for 3-folds |
February 23 | Valentino Tosatti (Columbia) |
Ricci curvature and complex geometry |
February 28 4:00pm; Room 383-N (note special day, time, & room) |
Charles Fefferman (Princeton) |
Formation of singularities in fluid interfaces |
March 1 | Dusa McDuff (Barnard) |
Beatrice Yormark Distinguished Lecture Series Embedding questions in symplectic geometry |
March 22 | Scott Sheffield (MIT) |
Imaginary geometry and SLE |
Fall Quarter 2011 | ||
October 6 | TBA | TBA |
October 13 | Leonard Susskind (Stanford Physics) |
P-adic numbers and Cosmology |
October 20 | Marcelo Aguiar (Texas A&M University) |
Algebra based on real hyperplane arrangements |
October 27 3:15pm / Room 380-C |
Jeff Cheeger (Courant Institute/NYU) |
Quantitative differentiation |
October 27 4:40pm / Room 380-C (note special time & room) |
Jeremy Quastel (University of Toronto) |
The Kardar-Parisi-Zhang equation and its universality class |
November 3 | Steve Smale (City University of Hong Kong) |
From Images to Vaccines and the Unifying Power of Mathematics |
November 10 | Steve Zelditch (Northwestern University) |
Geometry of nodal sets of eigenfunctions |
November 17 | Daniel Bump (Stanford University) |
Whittaker Functions and Demazure Characters |
November 24 | NO SEMINAR | Thanksgiving Holiday |
December 1 | Bradley Efron (Stanford University) |
A 250-Year Argument (Belief, Behavior, and the Bootstrap) |
December 2 FRIDAY! |
Nantel Bergeron (York University) |
Combinatorial Hopf algebras, Categorification and Representation Theory |
December 8 | NO SEMINAR |