Courant Institute of
New York University
Mondays, 3:45pm in room 1302; tea at 3:15
The Mathematics Colloquium
offers survey talks in mathematics and related fields. A
colloquium talk offers a broad overview for a general mathematical
audience rather than technical details for specialists.
The colloquium meets
on Mondays at 3:45 p.m. in room 1302
of Warren Weaver Hall at 251 Mercer Street, New York. Colloquium Tea
Preceding Talks 3:15-3:45 pm in the lounge (13th floor).
Fall 2013 Colloquia
"Survey on the Farrell-Jones Conjecture" Wolfgang Luck, Hausdorff
Institute for Mathematics Monday, October 21
at 3:45 P.M.
"Tales of Our Forefathers" Barry Simon, Math Dept., Caltech Monday, October 28 at 3:45 P.M.
"Random walks on groups and the
Kaimanovich-Vershik 1983 conjecture for
lamplighter groups" Yuval Peres, Microsoft Research
Monday, November 4 at 3:45 P.M.
"Cutting and pasting in algebraic geometry" Ravi Vakil, Stanford University
Monday, November 11 at 3:45 P.M.
"Droplet Splashing" Michael Brenner, School of Engineering and
Applied Sciences, Harvard University Monday, November 18 at 3:45 P.M.
"Hamiltonian Evolution Equations - Where They Come
From, What They Are Good For" Juerg Froehlich, ETH Zurich (& IAS)
Monday, December 2 at 3:45 P.M.
"Waves in honeycomb structures" Charles Fefferman, Princeton University
Monday, December 9, at 3:45 P.M.
"Introduction to incidence geometry" Larry Guth, MIT
Monday, December 16, at 4:00 P.M.
Upcoming Spring 2014 Colloquia
Title: "TBA" Charles Wampler, General Motors and University of Notre Dame
Monday, April 28 at 3:45 P.M.
Spring 2013 Colloquia
Abstract:"Mathematics of Crime" Andrea
Bertozzi, UCLA (Exceptionally) Tuesday, February 5 at
(Tea preceding at 1:30 P.M.)
"The Camassa-Holm Equation --- A Survey" Helge Holden, Norwegian
University of Science and Technology, Norway
Monday, February 25 at 3:45 P.M.
time-periodic water waves" Jon Wilkening, UC Berkeley
Monday, March 4 at 3:45 P.M.
use of information concepts in molecular simulation" Gabor Csanyi, University of
Monday, March 11 at 3:45 P.M.
equation with random forcing in noncompact setting" Yuri Bakhtin, Georgia
Institute of Technology
Monday, April 1 at 3:45 P.M.
The universality phenomenon for non-hermitian random
Van Vu, Yale Monday, April 8 at 3:45 P.M.
a bird's eye view" Christian Bohning,
Monday, April 15 at 3:45 P.M.
"Geometric complexity and
Guoliang Yu, Texas A&M Monday, April 29 at 3:45 P.M.
for sofic group actions" Lewis Bowen, University of
Monday, May 6 at 3:45 P.M.
Fall 2012 Colloquia Abstract: "Conformal metrics of prescribed
Michael Struwe, ETH Zurich
Monday, October 8 at 3:45 P.M.
Probability" Ivan Corwin, Clay Mathematics
Institute/MIT, Microsoft Research New England
Monday, October 15 at 3:45 P.M.
maps" Daniel Tataru, University of
Monday, October 22 at 3:45 P.M.
"TBA" Dmitry Panchenko, Texas
Monday, November 5 at 3:45 P.M.
Dettmann's 'Horizon' conjectures" Domokos Szasz , Budapest University of Technology
Monday, November 12 at 3:45 P.M.
Surface Subgroup Theorem and the Ehrenpreis conjecture" Jeremy Kahn, Brown University
Monday, November 26 at 3:45 P.M.
"Gaussian Elimination As An Iterative
Algorithm" Lloyd N. Trefethen, Oxford
Monday, December 10 at 3:45 P.M.
Spring 2012 Colloquia
for Mathematicians" Hans
Christian Ottinger, ETH Zurich, Department of Materials Monday, February 6 at 3:45 P.M. Abstract:
in Harmonic Analysis"
Philip Gressman, UPenn, Mathematics Monday, March 5 at 3:45 P.M.
Theory of Laplacians on Manifolds, Graphs and Fractals" Bob Strichartz, Cornell
Monday, March 19 at 3:45 P.M.
renormalization group flow" Weinan E, PACM, Princeton
Monday, April 2 at 3:45 P.M.
constraint-based formulation for freely moving immersed
bodies in fluids " Neelesh Patankar, Department
of Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University
Monday, April 9 at 3:45 P.M.
diffusion via invariant cylinders and Mather variational
method" Vadim Kaloshin, University of
Monday, April 16 at 3:45
"Counting critical points of random
functions of many variables" Gerard Ben Arous, Courant
Institute of Mathematical Sciences
Monday, April 23 at 3:45 P.M.
"Product Formulas for Measures and Applications to Analysis
and Geometry" Peter Jones, Yale
Monday, April 30 at 3:45 P.M.
Singer, MIT Mathematics, 2004 Abel
Prize winner Monday, May 7 at 3:45 P.M. (Cancelled)
2011 Colloquia "Doing Science in the Open" Michael
Nielsen Monday, September 19, 2011 at 3:45 P.M.
and weak epsilon nets and their applications" Noga
Tel Aviv University and IAS, Princeton Monday, October 24, 2011 at 3:45 P.M.
Mechanics on Sparse Random Graphs: Mathematics and
Department of Statistics and Department of Mathematics
Stanford University Monday, November 7, 2011 at 3:45 P.M.
"Scale Bridging Simulations for Soft Matter: Current
status and Conceptual Problems" Kurt
Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany Monday, November 14, 2011 at 3:45 P.M. Abstract:
Kolmogorov-Obukhov Theory of Turbulence"
Bj?n Birnir, Center for Complex and Nonlinear Science and
Department of Mathematics University of California, Santa
Monday, November 28, 2011 at 3:45 P.M.
"Vector Diffusion Maps and the Connection Laplacian" Amit
Princeton University Monday, December 12, 2011 at 3:45 P.M.
Spring 2011 Colloquia
"New curvature flows" Gang Tian, Princeton University Monday, January 31, at 3:45 P.M. Abstract:
"Blow-up global existence
for dispersive critical problems" Frank
Universite Cergy-Pontoise & IHES Monday, February 7, at 3:45 P.M.
problems" Charles Epstein, University
Monday, February 28, at 3:45 P.M. Abstract:
of the Covering and Quantizer Problems as Ground States of
Interacting Particles" Salvatore Torquato,
Princeton University Monday, March 7, at 3:45 P.M. http://cherrypit.princeton.edu/
Hamiltonians and symplectic topology" Claude Viterbo Monday, March 21 at 3:45 P.M. Abstract:
"Sieving in Orbits" Alex Kontorovitch, Stony Brook Monday, March 28 at 3:45 P.M.
Monte Carlo" Malvin Kalos, Lawrence
Livermore National Labs
Monday, April 11 at 3:45 P.M.
Turn of the Screw: The History and Optimal Design of an
Archimedes Screw" Chris Rorres, University of
Monday, April 18 at 3:45 P.M. The
Fritz John Lecture Series: (April 25 and May 2, 2011) Hans
Lindblad Monday, April 25 at 3:45 P.M. (Cancelled - rescheduled to
"Fritz John's ellipsoid
and the geometry of high dimensional convex bodies"
Gilles Pisier, Texas A&M University Monday, May 2 at 3:45 P.M.
in Multivariate Time Series: Structure, Sparsity
& Computation" Mike West
The Arts & Sciences Professor of Statistical Science,
Duke University Monday, October
18, at 3:45 P.M. http://www.stat.duke.edu/~mw/
Allocations to Random Points" Professor Ron Peled, Courant
Institute of Mathematical Sciences, NYU
Monday, November 2, 2009, at 3:45 P.M.
Abstract:"Structure of null sets, differentiability of
Lipschitz functions, and other problems in geometric measure theory" Professor Marianna
Csornyei, University College London
Monday, November 9, at 3:45 P.M. http://www.homepages.ucl.ac.uk/~ucahmcs
Abstract: "Universality of Random Matrices
and Dyson Brownian Motion"
Professor Horng-Tzer Yau, Harvard
Monday, December 7, at 3:45 P.M.
Spring 2009 Colloquia
"An estimate on weak solutions of
the Navier-Stokes equations and some of its consequences"
Craig, McMaster University
Monday, February 2, at 3:45 P.M.
Abstract: "Quantitative behavior of Lipschitz maps
from the Heisenberg group to L^1" Professor Jeff Cheeger,
New York University, Courant Institute of Mathematical
Sciences Monday, February 9, at
addition to a free boundary problem"
Yuval Peres, Microsoft Research
Monday, March 2, at 3:45 P.M.
Interpolation between Spaces of Bounded Operators" Professor Gilles Pisier,
Universite Paris VI and Texas A&M University Monday, March 30, at
second law of probability: entropy growth in the central
limit theorem." Professor Keith Ball, University
Monday, April 13, at 3:45 P.M.
NP-complete problems, Discrete Fourier Analysis, and Geometry" Professor Subhash Khot, New York
University, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
Monday, April 27, at 3:45 P.m.
Fall 2008 Colloquia
Application of Logic to p-adic Analysis" David Kazhdan, Hebrew
Special Mathematics Colloquium
Friday, September 5, at 4:00 P.M., tea at 3:30 P.M.
Location: Room 109
and linear waves" Igor Rodnianski, Princeton
Monday, November 3, 3:45 P.M.
"Probabilistic phenomena in the space of contingency tables"
Alexander Barvinok, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
Monday, November 17, at 3:45 P.M.
Taylor, Harvard University
Monday, November 24, at 3:45 P.M.
graphs: a playground for combinatorics, algebra
and computer science" Avi Wigderson, The
of Advanced Study
Monday, Dec. 1, at 3:45 P.M.
Spring 2008 Colloquia
PDE's and deterministic games" Professor Robert V. Kohn,
Courant Institute, NYU
Monday January 28, at 3:45 P.M.
scattering theory" Werner Muller, Universitat
Monday, February 11, at 3:45 P.M.
"Fully Nonlinear Equations with Integral Diffusions" Luis Caffarelli,
University of Texas, Austin
Monday, March 3, at 3:45 P.M.
Duality and the Non-linear Dirichlet Problem'' Blaine Lawson, SUNY,
Monday, March 10, 3:45 P.M.
Film screening about Wolfgang
Monday, April 14, at 3:45 P.M. in room 109
mechanics: atomic to tectonic" L. Mahadevan,Harvard University
Monday, May 5, at 3:45 P.M.
concept and properties of mass in general relativity" Professor S-T Yau, Harvard University Monday,
October 22, at 3:45 P.M.
"Single and multi-transition solutions for a class of PDE's" Paul Rabinowitz, University
Monday, October 29, at 3:45 P.M. "Learning
and Convergence of Beliefs in Social Networks" Joint
Colloquium Professor Matthew Jackson,
Stanford University Monday,
November 12, at 3:45 P.M.
"The circular Law" Professor Van Vu, Rutgers University Monday,
November 26, 2007 at 3:45 P.M.
Evolution and Grain Growth in all Dimensions: beyond von
Neumann-Mullins" Professor David Srolovitz,
YeshivaUniversity Monday, December 3, 2007 at
motions in random media" Alain-Sol Sznitman, ETH
Monday, March 5 at 3:45 P.M.
Jean-Michel Bismut, Orsay.
Monday, March 26 at 3:30 P.M. in 109 "Two-dimensional
(self-avoiding walks) and their
continuum limit" Greg Lawler,
University of Chicago.
Monday, April 23 at 3:45 P.M.