Mathematical Gazette

The Mathematical Gazette is published weekly, currently by the Worcester Polytechnic Institute Mathematical Sciences Department. It provides a list of mathematical seminars and colloquia in the Massachusetts area. Please send all announcements to ma-gazette@wpi.edu by noon on Thursday of the week preceding the talk.

APRIL 14 - 18, 2014

MONDAY, April 14, 2014

12:15
NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY GEOMETRY-ALGEBRA-SINGULARITIES-COMBINATORICS SEMINAR
Jonathan Heckman (Harvard University), “What is a T-Brane?” Northeastern University, 511 Lake Hall.
http://www.math.neu.edu/content/geometry-algebra-singularities-combinatorics

4:00
BOSTON UNIVERSITY DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Jacob Bedrossian (Courant Institute, NYU), “Inviscid damping and the asymptotic stability of planar shear flows in the 2D Euler equations,” MCS 148, 111 Cummington Mall. Tea and cookies in MCS 153, 111 Cummington Mall, at 3:45.
http://math.bu.edu/dynamics/seminar.html


TUESDAY, April 15, 2014

2:30
MIT PHYSICAL MATHEMATICS SEMINAR
Patrick D. Weidman (University of Colorado, Boulder), “On the Digits of \Pi,” Building E17, Room 136. Reception following in Building E17, Room 401A (Math Dept. Common Room).
http://math.mit.edu/pms

4:00
FIVE COLLEGE NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR
John Bergdall (Boston University), “Examples of representations appearing in the completed cohomology of definite unitary groups,” Amherst College, SM 207. Tea at 3:30 pm in SM 208. Joint with Przemyslaw Chojecki.

WPI MATH BIO SEMINAR
Nessy Tania (Smith College), “Modeling Actin Regulation in Cancer Metastasis,” Stratton Hall, Room 203. This work is done jointly with John Condeelis (Albert Einstein College of Medicine) and Leah Edelstein-Keshet (University of British Columbia).


WEDNESDAY, April 16, 2014

10:30
NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY GEOMETRY-ALGEBRA-SINGULARITIES-COMBINATORICS SEMINAR
Thomas Church (Stanford University (visiting MIT)), “Uniform generators for the Johnson filtration,” Northeastern University, 511 Lake Hall.
http://www.math.neu.edu/content/geometry-algebra-singularities-combinatorics

4:00
HARVARD LOGIC COLLOQUIUM
Ilijas Farah (York University), “Logic and Operator Algebras,” 2 Arrow Street, Room 420. There will be a reception (with wine and cheese) to follow in Room 408. Please note that 2 Arrow Street is a card access building. If you have a Harvard ID you can access the building. If you do not then please arrive just before 4.
logic.harvard.edu.


THURSDAY, April 17, 2014

4:00
BOSTON UNIVERSITY PROBABILITY & STATISTICS SEMINAR
Ryan Adams (School of Engineering and Applied Science, Harvard University), “Accelerating Exact MCMC with Subsets of Data,” Room MCS 148. Tea served from 3:30-4:00pm, Room MCS 144.

UMASS LOWELL APPLIED MATHEMATICS SEMINAR
Vladimir Derkach (Donetsk National University,Ukraine), “Extension theory of symmetric operators and applications,” Olney 522.


FRIDAY, April 18, 2014

3:00
WPI LEVI L. CONANT LECTURE
John Huerta (2013 AMS Levi L. Conant Prize Recipient), “Symmetry in Mathematics and Physics,” Fuller Labs, Upper Perreault Hall.
http://www.wpi.edu/academics/math/news/lconant-series.html

4:00
BOSTON UNIVERSITY DYNAMICS SEMINAR
Sarah Koch (Michigan), “Eigenvalues and Thurston's theorem,” MCS 148, 111 Cummington Mall. Tea and cookies in MCS 153, 111 Cummington Mall, at 3:45.
http://math.bu.edu/dynamics/seminar.html

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UPCOMING CONFERENCES, SEMINARS AND MEETINGS
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NORBERT WIENER LECTURE SERIES
You are invited to this year’s Norbert Wiener Lecture Series, hosted by the Department of Mathematics at Tufts University:

EXPECT THE EXPTECTED
April 23-25, 2014
Skip Garibaldi
Associate Director, Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics, UCLA
Professor, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Emory University

Undergraduate Seminar
Topological and Generic Methods in Algebra
Wednesday, April 23, 4:00pm; Cabot Intercultural Center 205

Public Lecture
Some People Have All the Luck
Thursday, April 24, 4:30pm; Pearson 104

Colloquium
Groups Stabilizing Polynomials
Friday, April 25, 1:00pm; Bromfield-Pearson 101
This is joint work with Bob Guralnick.

The Norbert Wiener Lectures were initially funded by an anonymous gift to the Department of Mathematics. All talks are free and open to the public.

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PERSPECTIVES IN MATHEMATICS AND PHYSICS
Friday May 2, 2014
9AM-5PM
MIT Morss Hall (142 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 02139)

Join us at MIT as we celebrate the life and the extraordinary accomplishments of Isadore Singer on his 90th birthday!

In this one day conference, we hope to honor and recognize Isadore Singer's longstanding influence in Mathematics and Physics.

Please visit the conference website to register: http://math.mit.edu/conferences/singerconference/2014/index.php

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Stanley@70: A CONFERENCE IN HONOR OF RICHARD P. STANLEY
June 23-27, 2014
MIT, Cambridge Massachusetts, USA
Join us in celebrating Richard P. Stanley

Conference website: http://math.mit.edu/stanley70

Please visit website for
Registration for conference and banquet (payments due by May 23rd)
Hotel / Dorm information
Application for funding

With support from:
MIT Department of Mathematics - NSA – NSF
Microsoft Research - Akamai - Elsevier

 
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