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= Mathematics Colloquium =
 
= Mathematics Colloquium =
  
 
All colloquia are on Fridays at 4:00 pm in Van Vleck B239, '''unless otherwise indicated'''.
 
All colloquia are on Fridays at 4:00 pm in Van Vleck B239, '''unless otherwise indicated'''.
  
== Fall 2015  ==
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The calendar for spring 2019 can be found [[Colloquia/Spring2019|here]].
 
 
Go to next semester, [[Colloquia/Spring 2016|Spring 2016]].
 
  
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==Spring 2019==
  
 
{| cellpadding="8"
 
{| cellpadding="8"
!align="left" | date
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!align="left" | date  
 
!align="left" | speaker
 
!align="left" | speaker
 
!align="left" | title
 
!align="left" | title
 
!align="left" | host(s)
 
!align="left" | host(s)
|-
 
| '''September 4'''
 
| [http://homepages.math.uic.edu/~isaac/  Isaac Goldbring] (UIC)   
 
| [[Colloquia#September 4:  Isaac Goldbring (UIC) | On Kirchberg's embedding problem]]
 
| Andrews/Lempp
 
 
|-
 
|-
| '''September 11'''  
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|Jan 25
| [https://sites.google.com/site/doronpuder/ Doron Puder] (IAS)
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| [http://www.users.miamioh.edu/randrib/ Beata Randrianantoanina] (Miami University Ohio) WIMAW
| [[Colloquia#September 11: Doron Puder (IAS) | Word-Measures on Groups]]
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|[[#Beata Randrianantoanina (Miami University Ohio) |  Some nonlinear problems in the geometry of Banach spaces and their applications  ]]
| Gurevich
+
| Tullia Dymarz
 +
|
 +
|-
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|Jan 30 '''Wednesday'''
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| [https://services.math.duke.edu/~pierce/ Lillian Pierce] (Duke University)
 +
|[[#Lillian Pierce (Duke University) |  Short character sums  ]]
 +
| Boston and Street
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
|Jan 31 '''Thursday'''
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| [http://www.math.tamu.edu/~dbaskin/ Dean Baskin] (Texas A&M)
 +
|[[#Dean Baskin (Texas A&M) | Radiation fields for wave equations  ]]
 +
| Street
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
|Feb 1
 +
| [https://services.math.duke.edu/~jianfeng/ Jianfeng Lu] (Duke University)
 +
|[[# TBA| TBA  ]]
 +
| Qin
 +
|
 
|-
 
|-
| '''September 18'''  
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|Feb 5 '''Tuesday'''
| [http://homepages.math.uic.edu/~coskun/ Izzet Coskun] (UIC)
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| [http://www.math.tamu.edu/~alexei.poltoratski/ Alexei Poltoratski] (Texas A&M University)
| [[Colloquia#September 18: Izzet Coskun (UIC) | The geometry of points in the plane]]  
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|[[# TBA|  TBA ]]
| Erman
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| Denisov
 +
|
 
|-
 
|-
| '''September 25'''
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|Feb 8
| [https://pantherfile.uwm.edu/ourmazd/www/ Abbas Ourmazd] (UW-Milwaukee)  
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| [https://sites.math.northwestern.edu/~anaber/ Aaron Naber] (Northwestern)
|   [[Colloquia#September 25:  Abbas Ourmazd (UW-Milwaukee) | Structure and Dynamics from Random Observations]]
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|[[#Aaron Naber (Northwestern) |   A structure theory for spaces with lower Ricci curvature bounds  ]]
| Mitchell
+
| Street
 +
|
 
|-
 
|-
| '''October 2'''
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|Feb 15
|
 
 
|  
 
|  
 +
|[[# TBA|  TBA  ]]
 
|  
 
|  
 +
|
 
|-
 
|-
| '''October 9'''
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|Feb 22
|
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| [https://people.math.osu.edu/cueto.5/ Angelica Cueto] (Ohio State)
| <!-- [[Colloquia#October 9: Chanwoo Kim  | "Hidden" elliptic operator in the Boltzmann equation ]] -->
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|[[# TBA| TBA  ]]
|
+
| Erman and Corey
 +
|
 
|-
 
|-
| '''October 16'''
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|March 4
| [http://mysite.science.uottawa.ca/hsalmasi/ Hadi Salmasian] (Ottawa)  
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| [http://www-users.math.umn.edu/~sverak/ Vladimir Sverak] (Minnesota) Wasow lecture
| <!-- [[Colloquia#October 23:  Speaker (University) | title]] -->
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|[[# TBA| TBA ]]
| Gurevich
+
| Kim
 +
|
 
|-
 
|-
| '''October 23'''
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|March 8
| Lu Wang (UW)  <!-- [webpage Speaker Name] (University) -->   
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| [https://orion.math.iastate.edu/jmccullo/index.html Jason McCullough] (Iowa State)
| <!-- [[Colloquia#October16: Speaker (University) | title]] -->
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|[[# TBA|  TBA ]]
| <!-- host -->
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| Erman
 +
|
 
|-
 
|-
| '''October 30'''
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|March 15
|   [http://people.brandeis.edu/~charney/Charney15.html Ruth Charney] (Brandeis)    
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| Maksym Radziwill (Caltech)
| <!-- [[Colloquia#October 30: Ruth Charney (Brandeis) | title]] -->
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|[[# TBA|  TBA ]]
| Dymarz
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| Marshall
 +
|
 
|-
 
|-
| '''November 6'''
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|March 29
| [http://people.seas.harvard.edu/~chr/ Chris Rycroft] (Harvard)  
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| Jennifer Park (OSU)
| <!-- <!-- [[Colloquia#October 30: Chris Rycroft (Harvard) | title]] -->
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|[[# TBA|  TBA ]]
| Spagnolie
+
| Marshall
 +
|
 
|-
 
|-
| '''November 13'''
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|April 5
|   [http://pages.iu.edu/~fisherdm/ David Fisher] (Indiana)    
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| Ju-Lee Kim (MIT)
| <!-- [[Colloquia#October 30: Ruth Charney (Brandeis) | title]] -->
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|[[# TBA|  TBA ]]
| Dymarz
+
| Gurevich
 +
|
 
|-
 
|-
| '''November 20'''
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|April 12
Avy Soffer (Rutgers)
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Evitar Procaccia (TAMU)
| <!-- [[Colloquia#November 20: Avy Soffer (Rutgers) | title]] -->
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|[[# TBA|  TBA ]]
| Minh Binh Tran
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| Gurevich
 +
|
 
|-
 
|-
| '''November 27'''
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|April 19
| University Holiday
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| [http://www.math.rice.edu/~jkn3/ Jo Nelson] (Rice University)
No Colloquium
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|[[# TBATBA  ]]
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| Jean-Luc
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
| '''December 4'''
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|April 26
Reserved <!-- Remove if no job talks -->
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| [https://www.brown.edu/academics/applied-mathematics/faculty/kavita-ramanan/home Kavita Ramanan] (Brown University)
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|[[# TBATBA ]]
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| WIMAW
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
| '''December 11'''
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|May 3
| [http://www.math.wisc.edu/~jeanluc/ Jean-Luc Thiffeault] (UW Madison)
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| Tomasz Przebinda (Oklahoma)
|
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|[[# TBA|  TBA  ]]
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| Gurevich
 
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== Abstracts ==
 
== Abstracts ==
  
===September 4: Isaac Goldbring (UIC) ===
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===Beata Randrianantoanina (Miami University Ohio)===
Title: On Kirchberg's embedding problem
+
 
 +
Title: Some nonlinear problems in the geometry of Banach spaces and their applications.
 +
 
 +
Abstract: Nonlinear problems in the geometry of Banach spaces have been studied since the inception of the field. In this talk I will outline some of the history, some of modern applications, and some open directions of research. The talk will be accessible to graduate students of any field of mathematics.
  
Abstract: In his seminal work on the classification program for nuclear C*-algebras, Kirchberg showed that a particular C*-algebra, the Cuntz algebra O2, plays a seminal role. Subsequent work with Chris Phillips showed that O2 also plays a prominent role in regards to the wider class of exact C*-algebras, and this led Kirchberg to conjecture that every C*-algebra is finitely representable in O2, that is, is embeddable in an ultrapower of O2. The main goal of this talk is to sketch a proof of a local finitary reformulation of this conjecture of Kirchberg. The proof uses model theory and in particular the notion of model-theoretic forcing. No knowledge of C*-algebras or model theory will be assumed. This is joint work with Thomas Sinclair.
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===Lillian Pierce (Duke University)===
  
====  ====
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Title: Short character sums
  
===September 11: Doron Puder (IAS) ===
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Abstract: A surprisingly diverse array of problems in analytic number theory have at their heart a problem of bounding (from above) an exponential sum, or its multiplicative cousin, a so-called character sum. For example, both understanding the Riemann zeta function or Dirichlet L-functions inside the critical strip, and also counting solutions to Diophantine equations via the circle method or power sieve methods, involve bounding such sums. In general, the sums of interest fall into one of two main regimes: complete sums or incomplete sums, with this latter regime including in particular “short sums.” Short sums are particularly useful, and particularly resistant to almost all known methods. In this talk, we will see what makes a sum “short,” sketch why it would be incredibly powerful to understand short sums, and discuss a curious proof from the 1950’s which is still the best way we know to bound short sums. We will end by describing new work which extends the ideas of this curious proof to bound short sums in much more general situations.
Title: Word-Measures on Groups.
 
  
Abstract: Let w be a word in the free group on k generators, and let G be a finite (compact) group. The word w induces a measure on G by substituting the letters of w with k independent uniformly (Haar) chosen random elements of G and evaluating the product. Questions about word-measures on groups attracted attention in recent years both for their own sake and as a tool to analyze random walks on groups.
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===Dean Baskin (Texas A&M)===
  
We will explain some properties of word-measure, give examples and state conjectures. We will also talk about recent results regarding word-measures on symmetric groups and word-measures on unitary groups.
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Title: Radiation fields for wave equations
====  ====
 
  
===September 18: Izzet Coskun (UIC) ===
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Abstract: Radiation fields are rescaled limits of solutions of wave equations near "null infinity" and capture the radiation pattern seen by a distant observer. They are intimately connected with the Fourier and Radon transforms and with scattering theory. In this talk, I will define and discuss radiation fields in a few contexts, with an emphasis on spacetimes that look flat near infinity. The main result is a connection between the asymptotic behavior of the radiation field and a family of quantum objects on an associated asymptotically hyperbolic space.
Title:  The geometry of points in the plane
 
  
Abstract: Grothendieck's Hilbert scheme of points is a smooth  compactification of the configuration space of points in the plane. It has close connections with combinatorics, representation theory, mathematical physics and algebraic geometry. In this talk, I will survey some of the basic properties of this beautiful space. If time permits, I will discuss joint work with Arcara, Bertram and Huizenga on codimension one subvarieties of the Hilbert scheme.
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===Aaron Naber (Northwestern)===
====  ====
 
  
===September 25: Ourmazd (UW-Milwaukee) ===
+
Title:  A structure theory for spaces with lower Ricci curvature bounds.
Title: Structure and Dynamics from Random Observations
+
 
 +
Abstract: One should view manifolds (M^n,g) with lower Ricci curvature bounds as being those manifolds with a well behaved analysis, a point which can be rigorously stated.  It thus becomes a natural question, how well behaved or badly behaved can such spaces be?  This is a nonlinear analogue to asking how degenerate can a subharmonic or plurisubharmonic function look like.  In this talk we give an essentially sharp answer to this question.  The talk will require little background, and our time will be spent on understanding the basic statements and examples. The work discussed is joint with Cheeger, Jiang and with Li.
  
Abstract: At weddings, the bridal photo is taken under bright lights, with the happy couple holding still. Traditionally in science, the “best” observations are those with the largest signal from the most tightly controlled system. Like bridal photos, the results are not always exciting. In a wide range of phenomena – from the dance of proteins during their function, to the breaking of molecular bonds on the femtosecond scale – tight control is neither possible, nor desirable. Modern data-analytical techniques extract far more information from random sightings than usually obtained from set-piece experiments.
 
I will describe on-going efforts to extract structural and dynamical information from noisy, random snapshots. Examples will include YouTube videos, the structure and conformations of molecular machines such as the ribosome, and the ultrafast dynamics of bond-breaking in small molecules like nitrogen.
 
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== Past Colloquia ==
 
== Past Colloquia ==
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[[Colloquia/Blank|Blank]]
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[[Colloquia/Fall2018|Fall 2018]]
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[[Colloquia/Spring2018|Spring 2018]]
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[[Colloquia/Fall2017|Fall 2017]]
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[[Colloquia/Spring2017|Spring 2017]]
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[[Archived Fall 2016 Colloquia|Fall 2016]]
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[[Colloquia/Spring2016|Spring 2016]]
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[[Colloquia/Fall2015|Fall 2015]]
  
 
[[Colloquia/Spring2014|Spring 2015]]
 
[[Colloquia/Spring2014|Spring 2015]]

Latest revision as of 08:43, 24 January 2019

Mathematics Colloquium

All colloquia are on Fridays at 4:00 pm in Van Vleck B239, unless otherwise indicated.

The calendar for spring 2019 can be found here.

Spring 2019

date speaker title host(s)
Jan 25 Beata Randrianantoanina (Miami University Ohio) WIMAW Some nonlinear problems in the geometry of Banach spaces and their applications Tullia Dymarz
Jan 30 Wednesday Lillian Pierce (Duke University) Short character sums Boston and Street
Jan 31 Thursday Dean Baskin (Texas A&M) Radiation fields for wave equations Street
Feb 1 Jianfeng Lu (Duke University) TBA Qin
Feb 5 Tuesday Alexei Poltoratski (Texas A&M University) TBA Denisov
Feb 8 Aaron Naber (Northwestern) A structure theory for spaces with lower Ricci curvature bounds Street
Feb 15 TBA
Feb 22 Angelica Cueto (Ohio State) TBA Erman and Corey
March 4 Vladimir Sverak (Minnesota) Wasow lecture TBA Kim
March 8 Jason McCullough (Iowa State) TBA Erman
March 15 Maksym Radziwill (Caltech) TBA Marshall
March 29 Jennifer Park (OSU) TBA Marshall
April 5 Ju-Lee Kim (MIT) TBA Gurevich
April 12 Evitar Procaccia (TAMU) TBA Gurevich
April 19 Jo Nelson (Rice University) TBA Jean-Luc
April 26 Kavita Ramanan (Brown University) TBA WIMAW
May 3 Tomasz Przebinda (Oklahoma) TBA Gurevich

Abstracts

Beata Randrianantoanina (Miami University Ohio)

Title: Some nonlinear problems in the geometry of Banach spaces and their applications.

Abstract: Nonlinear problems in the geometry of Banach spaces have been studied since the inception of the field. In this talk I will outline some of the history, some of modern applications, and some open directions of research. The talk will be accessible to graduate students of any field of mathematics.

Lillian Pierce (Duke University)

Title: Short character sums

Abstract: A surprisingly diverse array of problems in analytic number theory have at their heart a problem of bounding (from above) an exponential sum, or its multiplicative cousin, a so-called character sum. For example, both understanding the Riemann zeta function or Dirichlet L-functions inside the critical strip, and also counting solutions to Diophantine equations via the circle method or power sieve methods, involve bounding such sums. In general, the sums of interest fall into one of two main regimes: complete sums or incomplete sums, with this latter regime including in particular “short sums.” Short sums are particularly useful, and particularly resistant to almost all known methods. In this talk, we will see what makes a sum “short,” sketch why it would be incredibly powerful to understand short sums, and discuss a curious proof from the 1950’s which is still the best way we know to bound short sums. We will end by describing new work which extends the ideas of this curious proof to bound short sums in much more general situations.

Dean Baskin (Texas A&M)

Title: Radiation fields for wave equations

Abstract: Radiation fields are rescaled limits of solutions of wave equations near "null infinity" and capture the radiation pattern seen by a distant observer. They are intimately connected with the Fourier and Radon transforms and with scattering theory. In this talk, I will define and discuss radiation fields in a few contexts, with an emphasis on spacetimes that look flat near infinity. The main result is a connection between the asymptotic behavior of the radiation field and a family of quantum objects on an associated asymptotically hyperbolic space.

Aaron Naber (Northwestern)

Title: A structure theory for spaces with lower Ricci curvature bounds.

Abstract: One should view manifolds (M^n,g) with lower Ricci curvature bounds as being those manifolds with a well behaved analysis, a point which can be rigorously stated. It thus becomes a natural question, how well behaved or badly behaved can such spaces be? This is a nonlinear analogue to asking how degenerate can a subharmonic or plurisubharmonic function look like. In this talk we give an essentially sharp answer to this question. The talk will require little background, and our time will be spent on understanding the basic statements and examples. The work discussed is joint with Cheeger, Jiang and with Li.


Past Colloquia

Blank

Fall 2018

Spring 2018

Fall 2017

Spring 2017

Fall 2016

Spring 2016

Fall 2015

Spring 2015

Fall 2014

Spring 2014

Fall 2013

Spring 2013

Fall 2012