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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'''.
  
[[Colloquia/Spring 2015 | Tentative schedule for Spring 2015]]
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== Spring 2015 ==
 
 
== Fall 2014 ==
 
  
 
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|September 12
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| January 23
| [http://mduchin.math.tufts.edu/index.html Moon Duchin] (Tufts University)
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| Tentatively reserved for possible interview
| [[Colloquia#September 12:  Moon Duchin (Tufts University) | Geometry and counting in the Heisenberg group]]
 
| Dymarz and WIMAW
 
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|September 19
 
|[http://www.mast.queensu.ca/~ggsmith/ Gregory G. Smith] (Queen's University)
 
|[[Colloquia#September 19: Gregory G. Smith (Queen's University) | Nonnegative sections and sums of squares]]
 
|Erman
 
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|September 26
 
|[http://www.math.uci.edu/~jxin/ Jack Xin] (UC Irvine)
 
|[[Colloquia#September 26:  Jack Xin (UC Irvine) | G-equations and Front Motion in Fluid Flows]]
 
|Jin
 
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|October 3
 
|[http://math.arizona.edu/~tiep/ Pham Huu Tiep] (University of Arizona)
 
|[[Colloquia#October 3: Pham Huu Tiep (Arizona) | Adequate subgroups]]
 
|Gurevich
 
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|October 10
 
|[http://www.math.ubc.ca/~adem/ Alejandro Adem] (UBC)
 
|[[Colloquia#October 10: Alejandro Adem (UBC) | Topology of Commuting Matrices]]
 
|Yang
 
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|October 17
 
|[http://www.icse.cornell.edu/ziagroup/ Roseanna Zia] (Cornell University)
 
|[[Colloquia#October 17: Roseanna Zia (Cornell) | A micro-mechanical study of coarsening and rheology of colloidal gels: Cage building, cage hopping, and Smoluchowski’s ratchet]]
 
|Spagnolie
 
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|October 24
 
|[http://www.math.utoronto.ca/almut/ Almut Burchard] (Toronto)
 
|[[Colloquia#October 24:  Almut Burchard (Toronto) | Symmetrization, sharp inequalities, and geometric stability for integral functionals]]
 
|Stovall
 
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|October 31
 
|[http://www.math.uchicago.edu/~ngo/ Bao Chau Ngo] (Chicago)
 
|[[Colloquia#October 31:  Bao Chau Ngo (Chicago) | L-Function, Trace Formula and Moduli Spaces]]
 
|Gurevich
 
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|November 7
 
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|November 14
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| January 30
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| Tentatively reserved for possible interview
 
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|<b>Monday</b> November 17
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| February 6
|[http://web.stanford.edu/~klho/cv.html Kenneth Ho] (Stanford)
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| Morris Hirsch (UC Berkeley and UW Madison)
|[[Colloquia#(Monday) November 17:  Kenneth Ho (Stanford) | Fast direct methods for structured matrices]]
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| Fixed points of Lie group actions
|Jin
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| Stovall
 
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|<b>Wednesday</b> November 19
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| February 13
|[http://hydra.math.ucla.edu/~craig/ Craig Schroeder] (UCLA)
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| [http://www.mihaiputinar.com/ Mihai Putinar] (UC Santa Barbara, Newcastle University)
|[[Colloquia#(Wednesday) November 19:  Craig Schroeder (UCLA) | Tackling the robustness problem in physically-based simulation]]
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| TBA
|Jin
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| Budišić
 
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|November 21
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| February 20
|[http://math.uchicago.edu/~hung/ Hung Tran](Univ. of Chicago)
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| [http://www.mathcs.emory.edu/~dzb/ David Zureick-Brown] (Emory University)
||[[Colloquia#November 21:  Hung Tran (Univ. of Chicago) | Selection problems for a discounted degenerate viscous
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| TBA
Hamilton--Jacobi equation]]
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| Ellenberg
| Mikhail Feldman
 
 
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|<b>Monday</b> November 24
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| February 27
|[http://www.ictp.it/research/math/members/postdoctoral-fellows/qingtao-chen.aspx Qingtao Chen] (ICTP, Italy)
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| [http://www.math.rochester.edu/people/faculty/allan/ Allan Greenleaf] (University of Rochester)
|[[Colloquia#(Monday) November 24:  Qingtao Chen (ICTP, Italy) | Congruent skein relations for various quantum invariants of links]]
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| TBA
|Maxim
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| Seeger
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|<b>Tuesday</b> November 25
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| March 6
|[http://users.cms.caltech.edu/~qinli/ Qin Li] (Caltech)
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| [http://math.mit.edu/~lguth/ Larry Guth] (MIT)
|[[Colloquia#(Tuesday) November 25:  Qin Li (Caltech) | Intrinsic Sparse Mode Decomposition of High Dimensional Random Fields with
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| TBA
Applications to Stochastic Elliptic PDEs]]
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| Stovall
|Jin
 
 
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|November 28
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| March 13
|University holiday
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|[http://www.ma.utexas.edu/text/webpages/gordon.html Cameron Gordon] (UT-Austin)
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| TBA
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| Maxim
 
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|<b>Monday</b> December 1
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| March 20
|[http://www.ma.utexas.edu/users/jneeman/index.html Joseph Neeman](UT Austin)
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|[http://banajim.myweb.port.ac.uk Murad Banaji] (University of Portsmouth)
||[[Colloquia#(Monday) December 1:  Joseph Neeman (UT Austin)| Some phase transitions in the stochastic block model]]
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| TBA
|Maxim
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| Craciun
 
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|<b>Wednesday</b> December 3
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| March 27
|[http://www.chernikov.me Artem Chernikov] (GTM,Paris)
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|[http://php.indiana.edu/~korr/ Kent Orr] (Indiana University at Bloomigton)
||[[Colloquia#(Wednesday) December 3:  Artem Chernikov (GTM, Paris) | Some applications of model theory to geometric Ramsey theory]]
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| TBA
|Lempp
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| Maxim
 
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|<b>Friday</b> December 5
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| April 3
|[http://math.mit.edu/~liuyf/ Yifeng Liu] (MIT)
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| University holiday
|[[Colloquia#(Friday) December 5: Xifeng Liu (MIT) | Diophantine equations, L-functions, and automorphic periods]]
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| Ellenberg
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|<b>Monday</b> December 8
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| April 10
|[http://math.uchicago.edu/~akwalker/ Alden Walker](Univ. of Chicago)
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| [http://www-users.math.umn.edu/~jyfoo/ Jasmine Foo] (University of Minnesota)
||[[Colloquia#(Monday) December 8:  Alden Walker (Univ. of Chicago) | Gromov's surface subgroup question]]
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|TBA
|Maxim
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| Roch, WIMAW
 
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|<b>Tuesday</b> December 9 (4pm-5pm, B239)
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| April 17
|[http://www.math.wisc.edu/~yaoyao/ Yao Yao](UW Madison)
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| [http://www.math.uiuc.edu/~kkirkpat/ Kay Kirkpatrick] (University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign)
||[[Colloquia#(Tuesday) December 9 :  Yao Yao (UW Madison) | Singularity and mixing in 2D incompressible fluid equations]]
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| TBA
|Denissov
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| Stovall
 
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|<b>Wednesday</b> December 10
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| April 24
|[http://math.columbia.edu/~hom/ Jennifer Hom](Columbia)
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| Marianna Csornyei (University of Chicago)
||[[Colloquia#(Wednesday) December 10:  Jennifer Hom (Columbia) | The knot concordance group]]
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| TBA
|Maxim
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| Seeger, Stovall
 
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|December 12
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| May 1
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| [http://www.math.washington.edu/~bviray/ Bianca Viray] (University of Washington)
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| TBA
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| Erman
 
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| May 8
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| [http://www.math.ucla.edu/~mroper/www/Home.html Marcus Roper] (UCLA)
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| TBA
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| Roch
 
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== Abstracts ==
 
== Abstracts ==
  
===September 12:  Moon Duchin (Tufts University)===
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== Past Colloquia ==
 
 
====Geometry and counting in the Heisenberg group====
 
 
 
The growth function of a finitely-generated group enumerates how many words can be spelled with each possible number of letters-- this should be thought of as a sort of volume growth in any geometric model of the group.  A major theorem of Gromov tells us exactly which groups have growth in the polynomial range:  those that are (virtually) nilpotent.  But we can still wonder how regular the growth of a nilpotent group is:  is it actually a polynomial?  Or could it exhibit some transcendentality together with pretty slow growth? 
 
 
 
I'll talk about some themes and techniques in the study of group growth and outline a geometry of numbers for nilpotent groups, including a recent result with M. Shapiro settling a long-standing question:  the Heisenberg group -- the simplest non-abelian nilpotent group -- has rational growth in any generating set. 
 
 
 
===September 19:  Gregory G. Smith (Queen's University)===
 
 
 
====Nonnegative sections and sums of squares====
 
 
 
A polynomial with real coefficients is nonnegative if it takes on only nonnegative values.  For example, any sum of squares is obviously nonnegative.  For a homogeneous polynomial with respect to the standard grading, Hilbert famously characterized when the converse holds, that is when every nonnegative homogeneous polynomial is a sum of squares.  After reviewing some history of this problem, we will examine this converse in more general settings such as global sections of a line bundles.  This line of inquiry has unexpected connections to classical algebraic geometry and leads to new examples in which every nonnegative homogeneous polynomial is a sum of squares.  This talk is based on joint work with Grigoriy Blekherman and Mauricio Velasco.
 
 
 
===September 26:  Jack Xin (UC Irvine)===
 
 
 
====G-equations and Front Motion in Fluid Flows====
 
 
 
G-equations are level set Hamilton-Jacobi equations (HJE) for modeling flame fronts in turbulent combustion where a fundamental problem is to characterize the turbulent flame speeds s_T.  The existence of s_T is connected with the homogenization of HJE, however classical theory does not apply due to the non-coercive and non-convex nature of the level set Hamiltonian. We shall illustrate the asymptotic properties of s_T from both Eulerian and Lagrangian perspectives in the case of two dimensional periodic incompressible flows, in particular cellular flows.
 
 
 
Analytical and numerical results demonstrate that G-equations capture well the enhancement, slow down and quenching phenomena observed in fluid experiments. We also comment on s_T in chaotic flows.  This is joint work with Yifeng Yu and Yu-Yu Liu.
 
 
 
===October 3: Pham Huu Tiep (Arizona)===
 
 
 
====Adequate subgroups====
 
 
 
The notion of adequate subgroups was introduced by Thorne. It is a weakening of the notion of big subgroups used in generalizations of the Taylor-Wiles method for proving the automorphy of certain Galois representations. Using this idea, Thorne was able to strengthen many automorphy lifting theorems. It was shown recently by Guralnick, Herzig, Taylor, and Thorne that if the degree is small compared to the characteristic then all absolutely irreducible representations are adequate. We will discuss extensions of this result obtained recently in joint work with R. M. Guralnick and F. Herzig. In particular, we show that almost all absolutely irreducible representations in characteristic p of degree less than p are adequate. We will also address a question of Serre about
 
indecomposable modules in characteristic p of dimension less than 2p-2.
 
 
 
===October 10:  Alejandro Adem (UBC)===
 
 
 
====Topology of Commuting Matrices====
 
 
 
In this talk we will describe basic topological properties of the space of commuting unitary matrices. In particular we will show that they can be assembled to form a space which classifies commutativity for vector bundles and which has very interesting homotopy-theoretic properties.
 
 
 
===October 17: Roseanna Zia (Cornell) ===
 
 
 
====A micro-mechanical study of coarsening and rheology of colloidal gels: Cage building, cage hopping, and Smoluchowski’s ratchet====
 
 
 
Reconfigurable soft solids such as viscoelastic gels have emerged in the past decade as a promising material in numerous applications ranging from engineered tissue to drug delivery to injectable sensors. These include colloidal gels, which microscopically comprise a scaffoldlike network of interconnected particles embedded in a solvent. Network bonds can be permanent or reversible, depending on the nature and strength of interparticle attractions. When attractions are on the order of just a few kT, bonds easily rupture and reform. On a macroscopic scale, bond reversibility allows a gel to transition from solidlike behavior during storage, to liquidlike behavior during flow (e.g., injection or shear), and back to solidlike behavior in situ. On a microscopic scale, thermal fluctuations of the solvent are occasionally strong enough to break colloidal bonds, temporarily allowing particles to migrate and exchange neighbors before rebonding to the network, leading to structural evolution over time. Prior studies of colloidal gels have examined evolution of length scales and dynamics such as decorrelation times. Left open were additional questions such as how the particle-rich regions are structured (liquidlike, glassy, crystalline), how restructuring takes place (via bulk diffusion, surface migration, coalescence of large structures), and the impact of the evolution on rheology. In this talk I discuss these themes as explored in our recent dynamic simulations. We find that the network strands comprise a glassy, immobile interior near random-close packing, enclosed by a liquidlike surface along which the diffusive migration of particles drives structural coarsening. We show that coarsening is a three-step process of cage forming, cage hopping, and cage arrest, where particles migrate to ever-deeper energy wells via “Smoluchowski’s ratchet.” Both elastic and viscous high-frequency moduli are found to scale with the square-root of the frequency, similar to the perfectly viscoelastic behavior of non-hydrodynamically interacting, purely repulsive dispersions. But here, the behavior is elastic over all frequencies, with a quantitative offset between elastic and viscous moduli, which owes its origin to the hindrance of diffusion by particle attractions. Propagation of this elasticity via the network gives rise to age-stiffening as the gel coarsens. This simple phenomenological model suggests a rescaling of the moduli on dominant network length scale that collapses moduli for all ages onto a single curve. We propose a Rouse-like theoretical model and, from it, derive an analytical expression that predicts the effects of structural aging on rheology whereby linear response can be determined at any age by measurement of dominant network length scale—or vice versa.
 
 
 
===October 24:  Almut Burchard (Toronto)===
 
 
 
====Symmetrization, sharp inequalities, and geometric stability for integral functionals====
 
 
 
Many integral functionals are maximized (under appropriate constraints) by radially symmetric functions.  For example, the Coulomb energy of a positive charge density --- the double integral of the Newton potential against the density --- increases under symmetrization.  The physical reason is that the interaction energy between the charges grows as the typical distance between the charges shrinks.  The energy increases strictly, unless the charge density is already radially decreasing about some point. Is this characterization of equality cases "stable"? In other words, must near-maximizers be close to maximizers?
 
 
 
Such stability questions have been well-studied for the isoperimetric inequality and other functionals that involve gradients since the 1990's; the first results in that direction are due to Bonnesen in the 1920's. For example, the excess perimeter of a set (as compared to a ball of the same volume) controls its difference from a suitable translate of that ball.  Much less is known about convolutions and other multiple integrals that describe "non-local" interactions. In some cases, not even a complete list of maximizers is known. I will discuss very recent developments (due to M. Christ, Figalli, Jerison, and others), mention open problems, and present joint work with Greg Chambers on the Coulomb energy.
 
 
 
 
 
===October 31:  Bao Chau Ngo (Chicago)===
 
 
 
====L-function, trace formula, and moduli space====
 
 
 
In his PhD thesis, J. Tate recast the construction of Riemann's
 
zeta function in term of harmonic analysis on the group of ideles. This
 
construction was generalized by Godement and Jacquet to principal
 
L-function of automorphic forms. In a minimalistic view, Langlands program
 
consists in understanding analytic properties of all automorphic L-functions.
 
Braverman and Kazhdan proposed a generalization of Godement-Jacquet's
 
construction. I will talk about these construction in connection with the trace
 
formula and the geometry of certain moduli spaces.
 
 
 
===(Monday) November 17:  Kenneth Ho (Stanford)===
 
 
 
====Fast direct methods for structured matrices====
 
 
 
Many linear systems arising in practice are governed by
 
rank-structured matrices. Examples include PDEs, integral equations,
 
Gaussian process regression, etc. In this talk, we describe our recent
 
work on fast direct algorithms that exploit such structure. These
 
methods are of particular interest due to their exceptional robustness
 
and high capacity for information reuse. Our main technical achievement
 
is a linear-complexity matrix factorization as a generalized LU
 
decomposition. This factorization permits fast multiplication/inversion
 
and furthermore supports rapid updating. We anticipate that such
 
techniques will be game-changing in environments requiring the analysis
 
of many right-hand sides or the solution of many closely related
 
systems, such as in protein design or other inverse problems. Similar
 
applications abound in computational statistics and data analysis.
 
 
 
===(Wednesday) November 19:  Craig Schroeder (UCLA)===
 
 
 
====Tackling the robustness problem in physically-based simulation====
 
 
 
Robustness is an important part of any practical numerical method.  I will
 
discuss two different aspects of robustness that are relevant to modern
 
physically-based simulation and the solutions that we have devised for each.
 
The first is the development of a numerical integrator for high-deformation
 
solids that exhibits exceptional stability and reliability while being
 
faster
 
than comparable existing methods.  The second example is a provably robust
 
intersection algorithm for cutting meshes using floating point arithmetic.
 
I
 
will also talk about the method we developed with Disney that created the
 
most
 
dramatic snow scenes in Disney's "Frozen" and some of the things that we are
 
doing to make it robust..
 
 
 
 
 
===November 21: Hung Tran (Univ. of Chicago)===
 
 
 
====Selection problems for a discounted degenerate viscous Hamilton--Jacobi equation====
 
 
 
I will give first a brief overview on the selection problem for solutions of Hamilton--Jacobi equations, which leads to the theory of viscosity solutions. Then I will describe the cell/ergodic problem of interest and its interesting phenomena. Finally, I will state the corresponding selection problem, the main result, and explain some key ideas. This is a joint work with Hiroyoshi Mitake.
 
 
 
===(Monday) November 24:  Qingtao Chen (ICTP, Italy)===
 
 
 
====Congruent skein relations for various quantum invariants of links====
 
 
 
In knot theory, Jones, HOMFLY and Kauffman polynomials share the common feature that they can be defined via a purely combinatorial method called skein relation. By using a skein relation, a knot polynomial is defined recursively by reducing its crossings. From the discovery of quantum invariants, it is widely believed that such simple skein relations do not exist anymore due to the complexity of computation of quantum invariants. Recently, we proposed several very interesting congruent skein relations for colored HOMFLY invariants, as well as for colored Jones polynomials and su(n) invariants. We have proved series of infinite examples for these new conjectures, especially the knot case for congruent skein relation of colored Jones, as well as tested lots of highly nontrivial examples by using programming techniques. The motivation behind this phenomenon involves several areas of mathematics and string theory. We hope this will shed some light on the Volume conjecture and related topics. This is a joint work with Kefeng Liu, Pan Peng and Shengmao Zhu.
 
 
 
===(Tuesday) November 25:  Qin Li (Caltech)===
 
 
 
====Intrinsic Sparse Mode Decomposition of High Dimensional Random Fields with Applications to Stochastic Elliptic PDEs====
 
 
 
Inspired by the recent developments in data sciences, we introduce an
 
intrinsic sparse mode decomposition method for high dimensional random
 
fields. This sparse representation of the random field allows us to break a high dimensional stochastic field into many spatially localized modes with low stochastic dimension locally. Such decomposition enables us to break the curse of dimensionality in our local solvers. To obtain such representation,
 
we first decompose the covariance function into low-rank part plus sparse parts. We then extract the spatially localized modes from the sparse part by solving an $L^0$ minimization. We further relax this $L^0$ minimization
 
problem into an $L^1$ minimization and prove rigorously the equivalence of
 
the two formulations. Moreover, we provide an efficient algorithm to solve
 
it. As an application, we apply our method to solve elliptic PDEs with
 
random media having high stochastic dimension. Using this localized
 
representation, we propose various combinations of local and global solvers
 
that achieve different level of accuracy and efficiency. At the end of the
 
talk, I will also discuss other applications of the intrinsic sparse mode
 
extraction. This work is in collaboration with Thomas Y. Hou and Pengchuan
 
Zhang.
 
 
 
===(Monday) December 1:  Joseph Neeman (UT Austin)===
 
 
 
====Some phase transitions in the stochastic block model====
 
 
 
The stochastic block model is a random graph model that was originally 30 years ago to study community detection in networks. To generate a random graph from this model, begin with two classes of vertices and then connect each pair of vertices independently at random, with probability p if they are in the same class and probability q otherwise. Some questions come to mind: can we reconstruct the classes if we only observe the graph? What if we only want to partially reconstruct the classes? How different is this model from an Erdos-Renyi graph anyway? The answers to these questions depend on p and q, and we will say exactly how.
 
 
 
===(Wednesday) December 3:  Artem Chernikov (GTM, Paris)===
 
 
 
====Applications of model theory to geometric Ramsey theory====
 
 
 
In a series of papers by Alon, Conlon, Fox, Gromov, Naor, Pach, Pinchasi, Radoicic, Sharir, Sudakov, Lafforgue, Suk and others, it was demonstrated that families of graphs with the edge relation given by a semialgebraic relation of bounded complexity satisfy much stronger regularity properties than arbitrary graphs, and can be decomposed into very homogeneous semialgebraic pieces modulo a small mistake (for example, the incidence relation between points and lines on the real plane, or higher dimensional analogues). We show that in fact the whole theory can be developed for families of graphs whose edge relation is uniformly definable in a structure satisfying a certain model theoretic property called distality, with respect to a large class of measures. Moreover, distality characterizes these strong regularity properties.
 
 
 
The result is similar to Tao's recent algebraic regularity lemma, but covers an orthogonal class of examples (and applies in particular to definable graphs in o-minimal theories and in p-adics).
 
 
 
This is joint work with Sergei Starchenko.
 
 
 
===(Monday) December 8:  Alden Walker (Univ. of Chicago)===
 
 
 
====Gromov's surface subgroup question====
 
 
 
Gromov asked whether every one-ended hyperbolic group contains a subgroup isomorphic to the fundamental group of a closed surface. This question is open in general, but the answer is known to be "yes" for several notable classes of hyperbolic groups.  I'll give some background on the question and describe the construction of surface subgroups of random groups, including why one might care about the case of random groups.  I'll also explain some (interestingly superficial) similarities with the construction of surface subgroups of closed hyperbolic 3-manifold groups due to Kahn and Markovic.  This is joint work with Danny Calegari.
 
 
 
===(Tuesday) December 9:  Yao Yao (UW Madison)===
 
 
 
====Singularity and mixing in 2D incompressible fluid equations====
 
 
 
The question of global regularity v.s. finite time blow-up remains open for many fluid equations, and even in the cases that the global regularity is known, solutions can develop small scales as time progresses. In this talk, I will first discuss a fluid equation in 2D with a parameter alpha, where for alpha=0 it becomes the 2D Euler equation, and for alpha=1/2 it becomes the surface geostrophic equation. We study patch dynamics for this equation in the half-plane, and prove that when alpha is small but positive, the solution can have a finite-time singularity. I will also discuss a transport equation where the density is passively transported by some incompressible flow, and we study how well a given initial density can be mixed if the flow satisfies some physically relevant quantitative constraints. This talk is based on joint works with A. Kiselev, L. Ryzhik and A. Zlatos.
 
  
===(Wednesday) December 10:  Jennifer Hom (Columbia)===
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====The knot concordance group====
 
 
 
Under the operation of connected sum, the set of knots in the 3-sphere forms a monoid. Modulo an equivalence relation called concordance, this monoid becomes a group called the knot concordance group. We will consider various algebraic methods -- both classical and modern -- for better understanding the structure of this group.
 
 
 
== Past Colloquia ==
 
  
 
[[Colloquia/Spring2014|Spring 2014]]
 
[[Colloquia/Spring2014|Spring 2014]]

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Mathematics Colloquium

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

Spring 2015

date speaker title host(s)
January 23 Tentatively reserved for possible interview
January 30 Tentatively reserved for possible interview
February 6 Morris Hirsch (UC Berkeley and UW Madison) Fixed points of Lie group actions Stovall
February 13 Mihai Putinar (UC Santa Barbara, Newcastle University) TBA Budišić
February 20 David Zureick-Brown (Emory University) TBA Ellenberg
February 27 Allan Greenleaf (University of Rochester) TBA Seeger
March 6 Larry Guth (MIT) TBA Stovall
March 13 Cameron Gordon (UT-Austin) TBA Maxim
March 20 Murad Banaji (University of Portsmouth) TBA Craciun
March 27 Kent Orr (Indiana University at Bloomigton) TBA Maxim
April 3 University holiday
April 10 Jasmine Foo (University of Minnesota) TBA Roch, WIMAW
April 17 Kay Kirkpatrick (University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign) TBA Stovall
April 24 Marianna Csornyei (University of Chicago) TBA Seeger, Stovall
May 1 Bianca Viray (University of Washington) TBA Erman
May 8 Marcus Roper (UCLA) TBA Roch

Abstracts

Past Colloquia

Fall 2014

Spring 2014

Fall 2013

Spring 2013

Fall 2012