Special Lecture Archives for Academic Year 2015


Various Titles

When: Mon, July 28, 2014 - 9:00am
Where: Colloquim Room 3206
Speaker: MAPS-REU Participants () -


Various Titles

When: Tue, July 29, 2014 - 9:00am
Where: Colloquim Room 3206
Speaker: MAPS-REU Participants () -


CANCELLED: Strong Cosmic Censorship

When: Fri, December 5, 2014 - 2:00pm
Where: PSC 3150
Speaker: Jim Isenberg (U. of Oregon) -
Abstract: The Hawking-Penrose theorems tell us that solutions of Einstein's equations are generally singular, in the sense of the incompleteness of causal geodesics (the paths of physical observers). These singularities might be marked by the blowup of curvature and therefore crushing tidal forces, or by the breakdown of physical determinism. Penrose has conjectured (in his "Strong Cosmic Censorship Conjecture") that it is generically unbounded curvature that causes singularities, rather than causal breakdown. The verification that “BKL behavior” (marked by the domination of time derivatives over space derivatives) is generically present in a family of solutions has proven to be a useful tool for studying Strong Cosmic Censorship in that family. We discuss what is known about BKL behavior and Strong Cosmic Censorship in families of solutions defined by varying degrees of isometry, and discuss new results which we believe will extend this knowledge and provide new support for Strong Cosmic Censorship.

Introduction to the new FAR and Lyterati

When: Thu, February 5, 2015 - 2:00pm
Where: Math 3206
Speaker: Jonathan Rosenberg (UMCP) - http://math.umd.edu/~jmr
Abstract: I will explain how to submit your OPA and annual report, and will also explain for Full Professors how to submit a CV in Lyterati format

Introduction to the new FAR and Lyterati

When: Mon, February 9, 2015 - 3:00pm
Where: Math 3206
Speaker: Jonathan Rosenberg (UMCP) - http://math.umd.edu/~jmr
Abstract: I will explain how to submit your OPA and annual report, and will also explain for Full Professors how to submit a CV in Lyterati format

Various Speakers

When: Thu, February 19, 2015 - 9:00am
Where: MATH 3206
Speaker: February Fourier Talks 2015 () -
Abstract: See link for schedule: http://www.norbertwiener.umd.edu/index.php

Various Talks

When: Tue, March 10, 2015 - 9:00am
Where: Colloquium Room 3206
Speaker: Kirwan Math Festival (View link below for schedule. ) - https://cmns.umd.edu/kirwan-math-festival
Abstract: Speakers will include Peter Duren, University of Michigan, Charles Fefferman, Princeton University, Mark Green, UCLA, Edward Saff, Vanderbilt, Uri Treisman, UT Austin, and Larry Zalcman, Bar Ilan (and formerly from Maryland).



Various Talks

When: Sat, April 18, 2015 - 8:30am
Where: MATH 3206
Speaker: The Workshop on Dynamical Systems and Related Topics 2015 () - http://www-math.umd.edu/dynamics-conference/registration.html
Abstract: See: http://www-math.umd.edu/dynamics-conference/titles-and-abstracts.html

Feuerbach’s Theorem: A Beautiful Theorem Deserves a Beautiful Proof

When: Thu, April 23, 2015 - 4:00pm
Where: Physics 1412
Speaker: Douglas Hofstadter (Center for Research on Concepts and Cognition, Indiana University, Bloomington) -
Abstract: Follow this link:
http://cmns.umd.edu/news-events/events/2939