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Colloquium 2017-2018

The Colloquium is held on Mondays at 4pm in Deady 208.

Spring Quarter, 2018

  • April 2, No Colloquium – Moursund Lectures (Dusa McDuff)
  • April 16, No Colloquium – Niven Lectures (Melanie Matchett Wood)
  • April 23, Emmy Murphy (Northwestern)
    Contact geometry and knot theory

  • April 30, Stefan Steinerberger (Yale)
    Nice Sets of Points on Spheres, the Heat equation and Graph Theory

  • May 14, John Etnyre (Georgia Tech)
    Invariants of embeddings and immersions via contact geometry

  • May 21, Akhil Mathew (U. Chicago)
    Integral p-adic Hodge theory (after Bhatt, Morrow, and Scholze)

Winter Quarter, 2018

  • January 8, Jonathan Kujawa (University of Oklahoma)
    From UO to OU, or There and Back Again

  • January 15, No Colloquium – MLK Holiday
  • January 22, David Pengelley (Oregon State University)
    “Voici ce que j’ai trouvé”: Did Sophie Germain (almost) prove Fermat’s Last Theorem?

  • February 5, Benson Farb (University of Chicago)
    Braids, polynomials and Hilbert’s 13th problem

  • February 19, Nikhil Srivastava (UC Berkeley)
    Interlacing Families

  • February 26, Emilie Purvine (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)
    Applied category theory – Oxymoron or surprisingly natural?

    Special Time: 3pm in Deady 208

  • March 5, Henry Cohn (Microsoft Research)
    The sphere packing problem in dimensions 8 and 24

Fall Quarter, 2017

  • September 25, No Colloquium
  • October 2, No Colloquium
  • October 9, Samuel Coskey (Boise State University)
    Borel complexity theory and classification problems

  • October 23, Kirsten Eisentraeger (Pennsylvania State University)
    Quantum algorithms and classical cryptography

  • October 30, Mark Rudelson (University of Michigan and MSRI)
    Non-asymptotic approach in random matrix theory
  • November 13, Dev Sinha (UO)
    Topological Data Analysis (&…)

  • November 27, Rafal Latała (Warsaw/MSRI)
    Upper and lower bounds for suprema of stochastic processes

  • December 4, Kathryn Hess (EPFL)
    Topological vistas in neuroscience

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