Spring 2014 Kolchin Lecture by Prof. Melvin HochsterThe Spring 2014 Kolchin Lecture by Prof. Melvin Hochster (University of Michigan) will take place on Thursday, May 1, 2014. Prof. Hochster will deliver a talk titled: “Bounding syzygies and the nature of subrings of polynomial rings” Abstract: A famous theorem of Hilbert asserts that in the polynomial ring in N variables over a field [...]

Spring 2014 Ritt Lectures by Prof. Fernando Coda MarquesThe Spring 2014 Ritt Lectures by Prof. Fernando Codá Marques (IMPA) will take place on Monday, April 28, 2014 & Tuesday, April 29, 2014. Prof. Codá Marques will deliver a two talk series titled: “Min-max minimal surfaces and applications” Abstract: We will present general constructions of unstable minimal surfaces, and discuss several recent applications to [...]

Spring 2014 Minerva Lecture Series by Prof. Alexei BorodinThe Spring 2014 Minerva Lectures by Prof. Alexei Borodin (MIT) will take place during the week of April 21, 2014. Prof. Borodin will deliver the following talks: “Macdonald processes” Abstract: Our goal is to explain how certain basic representation theoretic ideas and constructions encapsulated in the form of Macdonald processes lead to nontrivial asymptotic results [...]

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