# 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 21 - 25, 2014

**MONDAY, April 21, 2014**

TUESDAY, April 22, 2014

**2:30
MIT PHYSICAL MATHEMATICS SEMINAR
**Owen Miller (MIT), “Extinguishing Light with Nanoparticles: Optimal Shapes and New Fundamental Limits,” 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
**Andrew V. Sutherland (MIT), “The generalized Sato-Tate conjecture groups,” Amherst College, SM 207. Tea at 3:30 pm in SM 208. This is joint work with Francesc Fite, Victor Rotger, and Kiran Kedlaya.

WEDNESDAY, April 23, 2014

**3:00
WPI STOCHASTIC ANALYSIS COMMON
**Anja Richter (Baruch College, CUNY), “Discrete Term Structure Models,” Stratton Hall 203. This is joint work with Josef Teichmann (ETH Zurich).

http://www.socialweb.net/Clients/WPI/mathseminars.lasso?id=167348

THURSDAY, April 24, 2014

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FRIDAY, April 25, 2014
3:10
WPI HAROLD J. GAY LECTURE
**Viorel Barbu (Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Iasi, Romania), “PDEs and Variational-based Models for Image Restoring,” Kaven Hall 116.

http://www.wpi.edu/academics/math/news/hgay-series.html

**4:00
TUFTS UNIVERSITY MATHEMATICS COLLOQUIUM
**Michael Overton (Courant Institute, New York University), “Investigation of Crouzeix’s Conjecture via Optimization,” Bromfield-Pearson Building, Room 101. Joint work with Anne Greenbaum, Adrian S. Lewis and Lloyd N. Trefethen.

http://math.tufts.edu/seminars/

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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

April 23-25, 2014

Skip Garibaldi

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)

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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