# 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.

HARVARD LOGIC COLLOQUIUM

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.

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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

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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