**
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY -
Department of Mathematics -
S E M I N A
R S - WEEK OF March 25, 2002**

**MONDAY, MARCH 25**

**
Number
Theory: (R.
Pries,
H.
Jacquet,
S.W.
Zhang)**

**
Kiran Kedlaya (Berkeley)
**"Monsky-Washnitzer cohomology and the computation of zeta functions"

5:30 p.m., 507 Math.

**TUESDAY, MARCH 26**

**
Ellis R. Kolchin
Memorial Lectures: (R. Friedman)
**

"Eigen and L-functions on arithmetic surfaces"

4:30 p.m.,

420 West 118th Street - Go to the 6th floor- Plaza Entrance

**
Mathematics
of Finance Practitioners Seminar****:
(M. Smirnov)
**

7:40-9:00 p.m., 203 Math.

**WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27**

**Symplectic Geometry: (J. Morgan, D.H. Phong)
**

Mark Jackson (Physics, Columbia)

By David Berenstein, Juan Maldacena, Horatiu Nastase: e-Print Archive: hep-th/0202021

2:00 p.m., 908 Pupin.

Tatiana Toro (Washington & Harvard)

4:15 p.m., 520 Math.

**THURSDAY, MARCH 28**

**Advanced Topics in String Theory:
(Greene,
Porrati)
Massimo Porrati
(NYU)**

12:30-2;30 p.m., Video-broadcast

From: NYU, 269 Mercer st. room 602 (videoconference room). To: 908 Pupin.

2:30 p.m., Video-broadcast To: 908 Pupin.

4:30 p.m., 507 Math.

**
Mathematics
of Finance Practitioners Seminar****:
(M. Smirnov)
**

7:40-9:00 p.m., 203 Math.

**FRIDAY, MARCH 29**

**
Samuel
Eilenberg Lectures:
**

11:00- 12:15 p.m., 417 Math.

**
Probability:
(J. Vecer)
**

"Limit theorems and some spectral theory for geometrically ergodic Markov chains"

11:00-12:15 p.m., 520 Math.

**Special String Lunch Seminar: (****Greene****,
Schalm)
Andrew Strominger (Harvard)
"**The de Sitter/Conformal field theory correspondence and Inflation"

Workshop in Arithmetic Geometry: (S.W. Zhang)

1:15- 2:30 p.m., 507 Math.

**
Algebraic
Geometry: (R.
Friedman)
**

"Kodaira dimension of moduli spaces of curves with marked points"

2:30 p.m., 417 Math.