Past Seminars- Colloquium

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  • Satyan Devadoss
    Thu May 31, 2018
    4:00 pm
    Associativity is ubiquitous in mathematics.  Unlike commutativity, its more popular cousin, associativity has for the most part taken a backseat in importance.  But over the past few decades, associativity has blossomed and matured, appearing in theories of particle collisions, elliptic curves, and enumerative geometry.  We start...
  • CANCELLED: Joel Tropp
    Thu May 24, 2018
    4:00 pm
  • Jesus de Loera
    Thu May 3, 2018
    3:00 pm
    Linear programs (LPs) are, without any doubt, at the core of both the theory and the practice of mondern applied and computational Optimization (e.g., in discrete optimization LPs are used in practical computations using branch-and-bound, and in approximation algorithms, e.g., in rounding schemes). At the same time  Dantzig’s...
  • Distinguished Lecture by Shing-Tung Yau
    Fri Apr 27, 2018
    3:30 pm
  • Jesse Wolfson
    Thu Mar 1, 2018
    4:00 pm
    There are still completely open fundamental questions about polynomials in one variable. One example is Hilbert's 13th Problem, a conjecture going back long before Hilbert.  Indeed, the invention of algebraic topology grew out of an effort to understand how the roots of a polynomial depend on the coefficients. The goal of this talk is to...
  • Barry Simon
    Thu Feb 15, 2018
    4:00 pm
    This is not a mathematics talk but it is a talk for mathematicians. Too often, we think of historical mathematicians as only names assigned to theorems. With vignettes and anecdotes, I'll convince you they were also human beings and that, as the Chinese say, "May you live in interesting times" really is a curse. More tales following...
  • Distinguished Lecture by C. McMullen
    Thu Feb 8, 2018
    4:00 pm