Colloquium 200405
Fall 2004
(Note: The first two colloquia are joint with the Seminar
on the History of Mathematics and the Commonwealth Consortium for the
History of Mathematics)

Sep 2
 Peter Neumann (Oxford University)
 Early Modern Algebra: a contribution of
{\'E}variste Galois (18111832)
 Host: Karen Parshall

Friday, Sep 3
 Jackie Stedall (Oxford University)
 Early Modern Algebra: the contribution of Thomas Harriot (15601621)
 Host: Karen Parshall

Sep 9
 No Colloquium

Sep 16
 No Colloquium

Sep 23
 No Colloquium

Sep 30
 Sa'ar Hersonsky (Ben Gurion University, Be'er Sheva, Israel)
 Diophantine Approximation in Negatively Curved Manifolds
 Host: G. Arone

Oct 7
 Slava Krushkal (UVA)
 Kazhdan groups, quantum representations,
and the Fourier transform

Oct 14
 Todd Williams (Sagamore Hill Capital Management)
 A Survey of Recent Monte Carlo Techniques
 L. Scott and the IMS

Oct 21
 Gene Wayne (Boston University)
 Dynamical systems and the NavierStokes equations
 Host: L. Thomas

Oct 28
 H. Abels (Univeristy of Bielefeld)
 Properly discontinuous and crystallographic
affine groups
 Host: A. Rapinchuk

Nov 4
 Carmen Chicone (University of Missouri)
 The Tiger Fountain Problem: An introduction to the mathematics of water waves
 Host: C. Zeng

Nov 11
 B. Sury (Indian Statistical Institute at Bangalore and UNC)
 Congruence kernels in nonarchimedean rank 1 groups
 Host: A. Rapinchuk

Nov 18
 Arun Ram (University of Wisconsin, Madison)
 Is there information in the turns?
 Host: W. Wang

Nov 25
 Thanksgiving  No colloquium

Dec 2
 David Evans (Department of Computer Science, University of Virginia)
 Host: IMS

Dec 9
 Dan Freed (University of Texas  Austin)
 Representations of loop groups and topology
 Host: S. Krushkal
Spring 2005

Jan 27
 Richard Schwartz (University of Maryland)
 Irrational triangular billiards (
abstract )
 Host: S. Krushkal

Feb 3
 Alex Szimayer (University of Western Australia)
 Leonard Scott and the IMS

Feb 10
 No colloquium

Feb 17
 No colloquium

Feb 24
 John Nolan (American University)
 Host: Leonard Scott and the IMS

Mar 3
 John Thompson (Professor Emeritus at Cambridge, currently at the University of Florida)
 Conjugacy classes in upper triangular groups
 Host: Leonard Scott

Mar 10
 Spring Break

Mar 17
 John Meier
 A case study in the new combinatorial group theory
 Host: KaiUwe Bux

Mar 24
 Mario Geysen (Department of Chemistry, UVA)
 Host: IMS

Mar 31
 Amol Sasane (London school of economics)
 Nullstellensatz for systems of PDEs
 Host: Sara Maad

April 7
 Mike Reed (Duke University)
 Probability and Neurobiology
 Host: I. Herbst

April 14
 Ed Swartz
 Counting Faces
 Host: KaiUwe Bux

April 21
 O. Schiffman (Paris)
 Vector bundles on curves and Lie algebras
 Hosts: S. Krushkal and W. Wang

April 28
 Reserved for a special occasion

May 5
 Marius Mitrea (University of Missouri)
 Host: I. Lasiecka
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