Colloquia 2012-2013
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Mathematics Colloquium
All colloquia are on Fridays at 4:00 pm in Van Vleck B239, unless otherwise indicated.
Fall 2012
date | speaker | title | host(s) |
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Sept 20, 4pm | Persi Diaconis (Stanford) | Spatial mixing: problems and progress | Jean-Luc |
Sept 21 | Joyce McLaughlin (RPI) | TBA | WIMAW |
Sept 28 | Eric Marberg (MIT) | TBA | Isaacs |
Oct 12 | Joachim Rosenthal (Univ. of Zurich) | TBA | Boston |
Oct 19 | Irene Gamba (Univ. of Texas) | TBA | WIMAW |
Tues, Oct 30 | Andrew Majda (Courant) | TBA | Smith, Stechmann |
Thurs, Nov 1 | Peter Constantin (Princeton) | TBA | Distinguished Lecture Series |
Nov 2 | Peter Constantin (Princeton) | TBA | Distinguished Lecture Series |
Nov 9 and later | Reserved for potential interviews |
Spring 2013
date | speaker | title | host(s) |
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Feb 15 | Eric Lauga (UCSD) | TBA | Spagnolie |
|- |March 22 |Neil O'Connell (Warwick) |TBA Timo Seppalainen |}
Abstracts
Thu, Sept 20: Persi Diaconis (Stanford)
Spatial mixing: problems and progress
One standard way of mixing (cards, dominos, Mahjong tiles) is to 'smoosh' them around on the table with two hands. I will introduce some models for this, present data (it's surprisingly effective) and some first theorems. The math involved is related to fluid flow and Baxendale-Harris random homeomorphisims.