2015 – 2016 CMSA Colloquium, Wednesdays

The 2015-2016 CMSA Colloquium will take place every Wednesday from 4:30-5:30pm in CMSA Building, 20 Garden Street, G10.

The list of speakers is below and will be updated as details are confirmed.

Date Name Title
09-02-2015 Madhu Sudan Robust low-degree testing
09-09-2015 Mithat Unsal
What is QFT? Resurgent trans-series, Lefschetz thimbles, and new exact saddles
09-16-2015 Subir Sachdev Bekenstein-Hawking entropy and strange metals
09-23-2015 Felix Finster Linear hyperbolic equations in a rotating black hole geometry
09-30-2015 Leslie Valiant Holographic Algorithms
10-07-2015 Christopher Rogan Exploring the Frontier of Size and Energy with the Large Hadron Collider: sub-atomic particles, the Higgs Boson and beyond
10-14-2015 Boaz Barak, Harvard SEAS Convexity, Bayesianism, and the quest towards Optimal Algorithms
10-21-2015 Zhouping Xin Entropy and Uniqueness of Weak Solutions to The Multi-Dimensional Compressible Euler Systems
10-28-2015 Cristopher Moore Statistical inference, statistical physics, and the community detection problem
11-04-2015 Tom Hou Blowup or no blowup? The interplay between theory and computation in the study of 3D Euler equations
11-11-2015 Stan Osher, UCLA Overcoming the curse of dimensionality for certain Hamilton-Jacobi (HJ) equations arising in control theory and elsewhere
11-18-2015 Xiaole Shirley Liu Inference of transcriptional regulation in cancers
11-25-2015 Thanksgiving No seminar
12-02-2015 Scott Kominers Generalized Matching Market Design: Theory and Practice
12-09-2015 Matthew Holman Dynamical Chaos in Kepler Planetary Systems
01-27-2016 Conan Leung Some modern aspects of Morse theory 
02-03-2016 Camillo De Lellis From Nash to Onsager, funny coincidences across differential geometry and the theory of turbulence
02-10-2016 Chun Peng Wang
02-17-2016 Samuel Kou, Harvard Statistics Big data, Google and disease detection: the statistical story
02-24-2016 Dan Xie, Harvard CMSA Singularity theory and supersymmetric field theory
03-02-2016 Lydia Bieri Mathematical General Relativity
03-09-2016 Piotr Chrusciel The mathematics of gravitation
03-16-2016 Spring Break No Talk
03-23-2016 Richard Freeman, Harvard Economics Pulling Apart of Wages and Productivity: why “identical” workers have increasingly different pay and productivity.
03-30-2016 David Garfinkel, Oakland University Gravitational Wave Memory
04-04-2016 (Hall A, Science Center) Xianfeng David Gu, Stony Brook University A Discrete Variational Approach for Solving Monge-Ampere Equation
04-06-2016 Lars Hernquist, Harvard Next Generation Cosmological Simulations: Galaxy Assembly and Evolution
04-13-2016 Jun Zhang, Univ. of Michigan-Ann Arbor Kahler and Para-Kahler Structure in Information Geometry
04-20-2016 Sijue Wu, Univ. of Michigan On two dimensional gravity water waves with angled crests
04-27-2016 Paul Seidel, MIT Topological quantum field theory and the Gauss-Manin connection
05-04-2016 Hirosi Ooguri, Caltech String Theory And Its Applications in Mathematics and Physics
05-11-2016      (4pm – 5pm) Juerg Froehlich, ETH and IAS Implications of the Chiral Anomaly – From the Quantum Hall Effect to Topological Insulators and Out to Space

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