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).
Organizers: Scott Armstrong and Leif Ristroph
Spring 2017 Colloquia
"Energy Identity for Stationary Yang Mills"
Aaron Naber, Northwestern University
Monday, November 14 at 3:45 P.M.
"Prime number theorems for hyperbolic manifolds and
Hee Oh, Yale University
Monday, November 21 at 3:45 P.M.
"Nonlocality in Fluids"
Peter Constantin, Princeton University
Monday, December 5 at 3:45 P.M.
Fall 2015 Colloquia
"Who Will save fusion- Harry Potter, Arnold
Schwarzenegger, Shaquille O'Neal, or Donald
Jeffrey Freidberg, MIT
Monday, October 5 at 3:45 P.M.
"Graphs, vectors and integers"
Noga Alon, Tel Aviv University and Institute for Advanced Study
Monday, October 19 at 3:45 P.M.
"From discrete dislocation models to
Stefan Mueller, Institute for Applied Mathematics & Hausdorff Center for Mathematics, Bonn
Monday, October 26 at 3:45 P.M.
"Proximal Processing for Big Data"
Patrick Combettes, Université Pierre et Marie Curie - Paris 6
Monday, November 2 at 3:45 P.M.
"Coordinate Descent Algorithms" (Joint
Stephen J. Wright, U. Wisconsin - Madison
Monday, December 7 at 3:45 P.M.
Spring 2015 Colloquia
Abstract: "Some aspects of realization spaces of polytopes"
Karim Adiprasito, IHES and Hebrew U. of Jerusalem
Monday, January 26 at 3:45 P.M.
"Arithmetic Statistics in Function Fields"
Jon Keating, Bristol
Monday, February 2 at 3:45 P.M.
"Self-Replication, Exponential Growth,
Selection and Competition in Artificial
Paul Chaikin, NYU
Monday, February 9 at 3:45 P.M.
"Fibrations in rational surfaces and
Brendan Hassett, Rice
Monday, February 23 at 3:45 P.M.
"The porous media equation: Local
Luis Caffarelli, UT Austin
Monday, March 2 at 3:45 P.M.
"Gliders, Bicycles, Toys and Walking
Andy Ruina, Cornell
Monday, March 9 at 3:45 P.M.
"Adventures in Urban Informatics"
Steve Koonin, NYU
Monday, March 23 at 3:45 P.M.
"Enabling small-scale hydraulics
through bio-inspired design and active
Anette Hosoi, MIT
Monday, April 6 at 3:45 P.M.
"Linear methods for large data"
Dean Foster, University of Pennsylvania
Monday, April 20 at 3:45 P.M.
Abstract: "Fast Direct Solvers for Elliptic PDEs"
Gunnar Martinsson, UC Boulder
Monday, May 4 at 3:45 P.M.
"Deep Gaussian Processes"
Neil Lawrence, University of Sheffield
Monday, May 11 at 3:45 P.M.
Abstract: "Discrete or Continuous?"
Nick Trefethen, NYU and University of Oxford
Monday, September 15 at 3:45 P.M.
"Ramanujan graphs and symmetric error
Alex Lubotzky, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Monday, September 29 at 3:45 P.M.
mysterious role of stability in solids
Gilles Francfort, Université Paris 13 and Institut Universitaire de France
Monday, October 27 at 3:45 P.M.
"The Surface Subgroup Problem"
Vladimir Markovic, Caltech
Monday, November 3 at 3:45 P.M.
"The Dynamics of Calcium:
Oscillations and Waves, Experiments and
James Sneyd, University of Auckland
Monday, November 10 at 3:45 P.M.
"Infinite Dimensional Superalgebras"
Efim Zelmanov, University of California, San Diego
Special Math Colloquium, Wednesday, November 12 at 11:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.
(Tea at 11:00 A.M.)
"Search games and Optimal Kakeya Sets"
Yuval Peres, Microsoft Research
Monday, November 17 at 3:45 P.M.
"The Riemann-Hilbert Method"
Alexander Its, IUPUI
Monday, November 24 at 3:45 P.M.
"Singular Eigenvalue Perturbation
Barry Simon, Caltech
Monday, December 1 at 3:45 P.M.
"A new potential-theoretic formulation
for Maxwell's equations: geometry
Felipe Vico, Polytechnic University of Valencia
Monday, December 8 at 3:45 P.M.
"On the Computational and Statistical
Interface & 'Big Data"
Michael I. Jordan, University of California, Berkeley
Monday, February 24 at 5:10 P.M.
Cantor Film Center (36 E 8th Street), Room 101
"Random matrix and partial differential
Horng-Tzer Yau, Harvard University
Monday, March 10 at 3:45 P.M.
"Taming diverging stochastic PDEs"
Martin Hairer, The University of Warwick
Monday, April 7 at 3:45 P.M.
"On the geometry of maximum entropy
Michele Pavon, UniversitÃ di Padova
Monday, April 14 at 3:45 P.M.
"Numerical Algebraic Intersection with
Charles Wampler, General Motors and University of Notre Dame
Monday, April 28 at 3:45 P.M.
"Lax pairs, Hankel operators and
transition to high frequencies"
Patrick Gerard, Université Paris-Sud and Institut Universitaire de France
Monday, May 5 at 3:45 P.M.
"Best approximation by algebraic and
Shmuel Friedland, University of Illinois at Chicago
Monday, May 12 at 3:45 P.M.
"Survey on the Farrell-Jones
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
Ravi Vakil, Stanford University
Monday, November 11 at 3:45 P.M.
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
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.
of Aspherical Manifolds"
Professor Shmuel Weinberger, University of Chicago
Monday, September 13, at 3:45 P.M.
framework to variable selection with
Professor Jianqing Fan, Princeton University
Monday, September 20, at 3:45 P.M.
Modeling in Multivariate Time Series:
Structure, Sparsity & Computation"
The Arts & Sciences Professor of Statistical Science, Duke University
Monday, October 18, at 3:45 P.M.
Particle Filters for Data Assimilation"
Professor Alexandre Chorin, UC Berkeley
Monday, November 8, at 3:45 P.M.
The Fritz John Lecture Series: (November 22 and 29)
formation of shocks in three space
Demetrios Christodoulou, ETH Zurich
Monday, November 22, at 3:45 P.M.
history of the vector-field method and the
by F. John"
Sergiu Klainerman, Princeton
Monday, November 29, at 3:15 P.M. (reception to follow)
of Galois representations"
Chandrashekhar Khare, UCLA
Monday, December 6, at 3:45 P.M.
Arithmetic progressions in sumsets"
Endre Szemeredi, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Monday, December 13, at 3:45 P.M.
Spring 2010 Colloquia
Abstract: "Exchangeability and continuum limits of discrete random structures"
Professor David Aldous, U.C. Berkeley
Monday, February 8, at 3:45 P.M.
Abstract: "Certified Reduced BasisMethods for Harmonic Wave Problems"
Professor Jan Hesthaven, Brown
Monday, March 1, at 3:45 P.M.
Abstract: "Beyond the Elliptic Genus" [joint work with Orlando Alvarez]
I. M. Singer, MIT
Monday, April 19, at 3:45 P.M. (cancelled)
Katepalli Screenivasan, Sr. Vice Provost and Professor of Physics and Mathematics, NYU
Monday, April 26, at 4:30 P.M.
Boundaries and spectral theory"
Professor Barry Simon, Caltech
Monday, May 3, 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.
"Probabilistic phenomena in the space of
Alexander Barvinok, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
Monday, November 17, at 3:45 P.M.
Richard Taylor, Harvard University
Monday, November 24, at 3:45 P.M.
"Expander graphs: a
playground for combinatorics, algebra and
Avi Wigderson, The
Monday, Dec. 1, at 3:45 P.M.
Bubble Evolution and Grain Growth in all
Dimensions: beyond von Neumann-Mullins"
Professor David Srolovitz,