Week of 19 April 2015 Mathematics Seminars

 

Colloquium

Synthetic theory of Ricci curvature: When Monge meets Riemann

Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 3:30p.m.
Cedric Villani (Institut Henri Poincar\'e, Paris)

Monday, 20 April 2015

Topology Seminar

Moment graphs and the wonderful compactification at 2:30p.m. in VinH 570
Omar Ortiz  (University of Western Ontario)
The wonderful compactification X of a semisimple group of adjoint type was first constructed by De Concini and Procesi in 1983 and has been extensively ... ( more )

Automorphic Forms and Number Theory

Seeming paradoxes in eigenfunction expansions, IV at 3:35p.m. in VinH 364
Paul Garrett

Reading seminar on algebraic and arithmetic geometry

Theory of descent, I at 5:00p.m. in VinH 209
Yao Rui Yeo  (U of M Mathematics Department)

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Geometric Analysis Learning Seminar

Gauduchon metric with prescribed volume form at 10:00a.m. in VinH 364
Jun Li  (U of M Mathematics Department)

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Math Physics Seminar

Separation of variables, superintegrability and Bôcher contractions. at 12:20p.m. in VinH 570
Willard Miller  (University of Minnesota)
Quantum superintegrable systems are exactly solvable quantum eigenvalue problems. Their solvability is due to symmetry, but the symmetry is often “hidden”. The symmetry generators of ... ( more )

Reading seminar on algebraic and arithmetic geometry

Theory of descent, II at 5:00p.m. in VinH 209
Yao Rui Yeo  (U of M Mathematics Department)

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Math Club Seminar

Asymptotic questions in number theory at 12:20p.m. in VinH 570
Craig Westerland  (University of Minnesota)
This will be a talk about a collection of questions in algebraic number theory that range in age from conjectures of Gauss at the turn ... ( more )

Colloquium

Synthetic theory of Ricci curvature: When Monge meets Riemann at 3:30p.m. in VinH 16
Cedric Villani  (Institut Henri Poincar\'e, Paris)

Friday, 24 April 2015

Probability Seminar

Approximating the covariance matrix with heavy tailed columns and RIP. at 2:30p.m. in VinH 311
Alexander Litvak  (University of Alberta, Edmonton)
Let $A$ be a matrix whose columns $X_1,\dots, X_N$ are independent random vectors in $\R^n$. Assume that $p$-th moments of $\langle X_i, a\rangle$, $a\in S^{n-1}$, ... ( more )

Combinatorics Seminar

Representation theory of combinatorial categories at 3:35p.m. in VinH 570
John Wiltshire-Gordon  (University of Michigan)
Given an interesting sequence of objects X_0, X_1, X_2, ... , it's fun to ponder: is that subscript just a natural number, or is it ... ( more )

Math Biology Seminar

Using mathematical modeling to generate testable biological hypotheses driven by in vivo imaging data. at 3:35p.m. in VinH 209
Russell C. Rockne  (City of Hope, Beckman Research Institute)
Routine and advanced imaging is often used in clinical and research contexts to answer questions and provide characterizations of biological systems, such as cancer. Functional ... ( more )

MCFAM Seminar

Valuing Convertible Bonds with Dividend Protections at 5:30p.m. in VinH 16
Dr. Jing Wang  (Pine River Capital Management: https://pinerivercapital.com/)
We will give an overview of convertible bond market, and in particularly valuation methods used in the industry. We will also introduce a new method ... ( more )