Past Seminars- Graduate Seminar

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  • Martin Zeman
    Fri Mar 9, 2018
    4:00 pm
    I will discuss the important phenomenon in mathematics that the solution to a question may reach out to concepts of complexity significantly higher than concepts needed for the formulation of the question.  
  • Roman Vershynin
    Fri Mar 2, 2018
    4:00 pm
    Probability theorey is now being inspired and transformed by challenges of big data. This decade is marked by a fascinating convergence of mathematics, statistics, computer science and electrical engineering. I will describe some data-driven advances in high-dimensional probability and high-dimensional inference. 
  • Jesse Wolfson
    Fri Feb 23, 2018
    4:00 pm
    Algebraic topology was invented by Poincare in 1895 to study the behavior of algebraic functions.  In his seminal ICM address 5 years later, Hilbert posed a fundamental challenge to the field: find a topological obstruction to reducing the solution of the general degree 7 polynomial to an expression in functions of two or fewer variables....
  • Song-Ying Li
    Fri Feb 16, 2018
    4:00 pm
    In this talk, I will give you many ways to characterize  the unit ball in $R^n$ or in $C^n$. It involves, differential equations, first eigenvalue of Laplace-Beltrami  operator, etc.  
  • Alexander Figotin
    Fri Jan 26, 2018
    4:00 pm
    The theory of electromagnetic (EM) phenomena known as electrodynamics is one of the major theories in science. At macroscopic scales the interaction of the EM field with matter is described by the classical electrodynamics based on the Maxwell-Lorentz theory. Many of electromagnetic phenomena at microscopic scales are covered by the so-called...
  • John Lowengrub
    Fri Jan 19, 2018
    4:00 pm
    Mathematical and computational modeling have become an indispensible component of research across the sciences. Nevertheless, there are still many examples of research across the sciences where decision making processes are strongly influenced by empirical approaches rather than theory. One of the primary challenges in developing...
  • Alessandra Pantano and Neil Donaldson
    Fri Dec 8, 2017
    4:00 pm
    The last seminar of fall quarter will have Neil Donaldson bracing us for the common final exams, and then we'll discuss what worked and didn't work in our teaching this quarter.