# 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.

## SEPTEMBER 22 - 26, 2014

**MONDAY, September 22, 2014**

**12:15
NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY GEOMETRY-ALGEBRA-SINGULARITIES-COMBINATORICS SEMINAR
**Anthony Iarrobino (Northeastern University), “Jordan Types of Two Commuting Nilpotent Matrices,” Northeastern University, 511 Lake Hall.

http://www.math.neu.edu/content/geometry-algebra-singularities-combinatorics

**3:30
UMASS LOWELL MATHEMATICS COLLOQUIUM
**James Propp (UMass Lowell), “Homomesy,” OLN212. Refreshments at 3 in OLN 428Q.

**4:00
WPI STOCHASTIC ANALYSIS COMMON
**Xingjie Li (Brown University), “Equation free method for computing self-semilar solutions of Smoluchowski's dynamics,” (Joint work with Yannis Kevrekidis, Govind Menon and Matthew Williams), Stratton Hall Room 308.

http://www.wpi.edu/academics/math/news.html

**4:15
BOSTON UNIVERSITY NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR
**Giovanni Rosso (Columbia University), “Derivative of the symmetric square p-adic L-function via pull-back formula,” MCS B21, 111 Cummington Mall. Tea and Cookies in MCS 144 at 4:00pm.

**MIT PROBABILITY SEMINAR
**Allan Sly (UC Berkeley), “Increasing subsequences on the plane and the Slow Bond Conjecture,” (Joint work with Riddhipratim Basu and Vladas Sidoravicius). Room E17-139.

**TUESDAY, September 23, 2014**

**4:00
FIVE COLLEGE NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR
**Jeffrey Hatley (UMass Amherst), “Level Raising and Deformation Rings,” Amherst College, SM 207. Tea at 3:30 pm in SM 208.

**MIT MMEC SEMINAR
**Jacy Bird (Boston University), Room 3-370, refreshments beforehand, outside Room 3-370.

http://web.mit.edu/mmec/

WEDNESDAY, September 24, 2014

**4:30
HARVARD LOGIC SEMINAR
**Gil Sagi (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat, Munchen), “What is a Fixed Term?” 2 Arrow Street, Room 408. (Note the slight time change and room change. 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 4:30 -- we will have someone at the door. There will be a reception (with wine and cheese) to follow.)

**THURSDAY, September 25, 2014**

**4:00
MIT DISTINGUISHED SEMINAR SERIES IN COMPUTATIONAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
**Christoph Schwab (ETH Zurich), “Infinite-Dimensional Numerical Analysis,” Seminar for Applied Mathematics, 56-114.

**4:30
BRANDEIS-HARVARD-MIT-NORTHEASTERN JOINT MATHEMATICS COLLOQUIUM
**Gunnar Carlsson (Stanford University), “The structure of spaces of persistence barcodes,” E25111. Reception at 4PM in Room E17-401.

**FRIDAY, September 26, 2014
11:00
WPI CIMS COLLOQUIUM
**Vanessa Lopez (IBM), “Simulating heat and mass transfer in buildings equipped with sensor networks,” Stratton Hall Room 203. Refreshments at 10:30 in the Mathematical Sciences Department Lounge, SH107.

http://www.wpi.edu/academics/math/news.html

**4:00
TUFTS UNIVERSITY MATHEMATICS COLLOQUIUM
**Luis Dorfmann (Civil and Environmental Engineering, Tufts University), “Modeling of highly deformable materials,” Bromfield-Pearson Building, Room 101.

http://math.tufts.edu/seminars

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