Columbia Mathematics Department Colloquium

Columbia University Mathematics Colloquium

Fall 2008

Columbia Mathematics Department Colloquium meets in Math 520 every three weeks on Wednesday afternoons at 5:00, and is preceded by tea at 4:30. Colloquia are of general mathematical interest and aimed at both faculty and graduate students. Please click on the title for the abstract of the talk.

Sept. 3 

Nigel Hitchin (Oxford)

The space of icosahedra

Oct. 8

Frans Oort (Utrecht and Columbia)


Oct. 29

Andrei Okounkov (Princeton and Columbia)

Noncommutative geometry of random surfaces

Nov. 12

Igor Rodnianski (Princeton)

From rough space-time to black holes.

Evolution problem in General Relativity

Nov. 19

Neil Trudinger (Australian National University)

The higher order Yamabe problem

Dec. 3

Avraham Aizenbud an Dmitry Gourevitch  (Weizmann Institute, Israel)

Gelfand pairs and invariant distributions

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Co-Organizer: Panagiota Daskalopoulos, Eric Urban, and Mu-Tao Wang