Organizers: Patrick Brosnan, Sandra Cerrai, and Vadim Kaloshin
When: 
Wednesday @ 3:15pm, 2:45pm Tea in 3201
Where:
Math 3206
From time to time special colloquia are held on other days, sometimes as part of conferences.
Other special colloquia are the Aziz Lectures and Avron Douglis Memorial Lectures.

  • The fundamental group of an algebraic variety, and hyperbolic complex manifolds


    Speaker: Burt Totaro (UCLA) - http://www.math.ucla.edu/~totaro/

    When: Wed, September 10, 2014 - 3:15pm
    Where: Math 3206

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    Abstract: It is a mystery which groups can occur as fundamental groups of smooth complex projective varieties. It is conceivable
    that whenever the fundamental group is infinite, the variety has some "negative curvature" properties. We discuss a result
    in this direction, in terms of "symmetric differentials". There are interesting open questions even about the special case
    of compact quotients of the unit ball in C^n. (Joint work with Yohan Brunebarbe and Bruno Klingler.)
  • Annual Department Welcome


    Speaker: Dr. Scott Wolpert (Chair, Dept. of Mathematics, UMCP) -

    When: Wed, September 17, 2014 - 3:15pm
    Where: MTH 3206
  • Existence of a solution to an equation arising from the theory of Mean Field Games


    Speaker: Wilfrid Gangbo (Georgia Institute of Technology) - http://people.math.gatech.edu/~gangbo/

    When: Wed, September 24, 2014 - 3:15pm
    Where: Math 3206

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    Abstract: We construct a small time strong solution of a nonlocal Hamilton–Jacobi equation
    introduced by Lions, the so-called master equation, which finds its origins in the theory of Mean Field Games. As a consequence we prove the existence of a Nash equilibrium for a game with a continuum of players, called non-atomic game by R. J. Aumann and L. S. Shapley. (This is a joint work with A. Swiech).
  • The Malliavin Calculus and its Applications


    Speaker: David Nualart (University of Kansas) - http://www.math.ku.edu/~nualart/

    When: Wed, October 1, 2014 - 3:15pm
    Where: Math 3206

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    Abstract: The purpose of this talk is to present an elementary introduction to the stochastic calculus of variations or Malliavin calculus.
    This is a differential calculus on a Gaussian space introduced by Paul Malliavin in the 70s to provide a probabilistic proof of Hormander's hypoellipticity theorem. We will also discuss a recent application of Malliavin calculus, combined with Stein's method, to normal approximations.
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    Speaker: Mihalis Dafermos (Princeton University) - https://www.math.princeton.edu/directory/mihalis-dafermos

    When: Wed, October 8, 2014 - 3:15pm
    Where: Math 3206
  • On the work of Fields Medalists Artur Avila and Maryam Mirzakhani


    Speaker: Giovanni Forni (University of Maryland) -

    When: Fri, October 10, 2014 - 3:15pm
    Where: Math 3206

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    Abstract: The cited work of both Avila and Mirzakhani includes
    contributions to the study of area-preserving flows on surfaces,
    (and related systems, such as Interval Exchange Transformations
    and Billiards in Rational Polygons) and/or to the study of the
    corresponding ''renormalization dynamics'', that is, the so-called
    Teichmueller geodesic flow on the moduli space of Riemann surfaces.
    In this talk we will survey their main results on these topics and discuss
    their significance mainly from the point of view of dynamical systems.
  • No Colloquium


    Speaker: () -

    When: Wed, October 22, 2014 - 3:15pm
    Where: Math 3206
  • No Colloquium


    Speaker: () -

    When: Wed, October 29, 2014 - 3:15pm
    Where: Math 3206
  • An introduction to the theory of noncommutative motives


    Speaker: Goncalo Tabuada (MIT) - http://math.mit.edu/~tabuada/

    When: Fri, October 31, 2014 - 3:15pm
    Where: Math 3206

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    Abstract: The theory of motives was envisioned by Grothendieck in the
    sixties. In contrast, noncommutative motives were only recently introduced
    by Kontsevich. The central tenet of noncommutative motives is that one
    should not work with algebraic varieties but rather with their (bounded)
    derived category of coherent sheaves: the later carries much more
    symmetries than the former. In this talk I will survey the foundations of
    noncommutative motives and describe some applications. I will end the talk
    with some speculative remarks regarding where the research on
    noncommutative motives might take us.
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    Speaker: Rafael de la Llave (Georgia Institute of Technology) - http://www.math.gatech.edu/users/rll6

    When: Wed, November 5, 2014 - 3:15pm
    Where: Math 3206
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    Speaker: Luis Caffarelli (University of Texas at Austin) - http://www.ma.utexas.edu/users/caffarel/

    When: Wed, November 12, 2014 - 3:15pm
    Where: Math 3206
  • TBA


    Speaker: Alexei Borodin (MIT) - http://math.mit.edu/people/profile.php?pid=1222

    When: Wed, November 19, 2014 - 3:15pm
    Where: Math 3206
  • TBA


    Speaker: Gigliola Staffilani (MIT) - http://math.mit.edu/~gigliola/

    When: Wed, December 10, 2014 - 3:15pm
    Where: Math 3206