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 2014 Colloquia
"Discrete or Continuous?"
Nick Trefethen, NYU and University of Oxford
Monday, September 15 at 3:45 P.M.
"Ramanujan graphs and symmetric error correcting
Alex Lubotzky, Hebrew University of Jerusalem Monday, September 29 at 3:45 P.M.
mysterious role of stability in solids with defects" Gilles Francfort, Universite 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 Theory"
James Sneyd, University of Auckland Monday, November 10 at 3:45 P.M.
"Search games and Optimal Kakeya Sets"
Yuval Peres, Microsoft Research Monday, November 17 at 3:45 P.M.
Alexander Its, IUPUI Monday, November 24 at 3:45 P.M.
"Singular Eigenvalue Perturbation Theory"
Barry Simon, Caltech Monday, December 1 at 3:45 P.M.
"A new potential-theoretic formulation for Maxwell's
equations: geometry and analysis" Felipe Vico, Polytechnic University of Valencia
Monday, December 8 at 3:45 P.M.
Spring 2015 Colloquia
Karim Adiprasito, IHES and Hebrew U. of Jerusalem Monday, January 26 at 3:45 P.M.
Jon Keating, Bristol Monday, February 2 at 3:45 P.M.
Paul Chaikin, NYU
Monday, February 9 at 3:45 P.M.
Brendan Hassett, Rice Monday, February 23 at 3:45 P.M.
"TBA" Andy Ruina, Cornell
Monday, March 9 at 3:45 P.M.
Title: "TBA" Steve Koonin, NYU
Monday, March 23 at 3:45 P.M.
"TBA" Anette Hosoi, MIT
Monday, April 6 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),
matrix and partial differential equation" Horng-Tzer Yau, Harvard University
Monday, March 10 at 3:45 P.M.
diverging stochastic PDEs" Martin Hairer, The University of Warwick
Monday, April 7 at 3:45 P.M.
the geometry of maximum entropy problems" Michele Pavon, Universit√ di Padova
Monday, April 14 at 3:45 P.M.
"Numerical Algebraic Intersection with Applications" Charles Wampler, General Motors and University of Notre
Monday, April 28 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.
problems: 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.
Modeling 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.
: "Complex Interpolation between Spaces of
Bounded Operators" Professor Gilles Pisier,
Universite Paris VI and Texas A&M University Monday, March 30, at
Abstract: "The 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.