Departmental Colloquium  Spring 2014
Usually meets Friday at 3:00 pm in SEO 636.
Date  Speaker  Title 

January 15

Jeffrey Danciger
University of Texas, Austin 
Moduli spaces of constant curvature spacetimes 
January 17

Antonio C. Auffinger
University of Chicago 
Recent Advances in First Passage Percolation. 
January 24


January 31

Ben Weinkove
Northwestern 
Geometric flows on complex surfaces 
February 3

Karin Melnick
University of Maryland 
Normal forms for local flows on parabolic geometries 
February 7

Isaac Goldbring
UIC 
Existentially closed C* algebras and a conjecture of Kirchberg 
February 14


February 17

Daniel Fiorilli
University of Michigan 
Nuclear physics and number theory 
February 20

Benjamin Antieau
University of Washington 
Division algebras and and classifying spaces of complex algebraic groups 
February 21
(3:00 pm; LC C6)

Brendan Hassett
Rice University 
Projective embeddings of holomorphic symplectic manifolds 
February 28


March 7
(3:00 pm; LC D5)

Michael Hopkins
Harvard University 
Distinguished Lecture Series 
March 14

Ramin TaklooBighash
UIC 
Algebraic varieties with many rational points 
March 21

Rakesh Vohra
University of Pennsylvania 
Predicting The Unpredictable 
March 28

No seminar

Spring Break 
April 4

Matthew Foreman
UC Irvine 
Classifying Diffeomorphisms of the Torus 
April 11

Jeff Brock
Brown University 
Entomology and morphology in hyperbolic geometry 
April 18

Douglas Arnold
University of Minnesota 
Finite element exterior calculus: where scientific computing meets algebraic topology 
April 25

Mircea Mustata
University of Michigan 
Combinatorics and topology of toric maps 
May 2
(3:00 pm; LC C4)

Showu Zhang
Princeton University 
Atkin Memorial Lecture: The congruent number problem and Lfunctions 