Columbia University Mathematics ColloquiumSpring 2005 
Columbia
Mathematics Department Colloquium meets in Math 520 every three weeks on
Wednesday afternoons at 4:15, and is preceded by tea at 3:45. 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.
Jan. 31 (Monday, 4pm in 507 Math) 
Mikhail KhovanovU. C. Davis 

Feb. 2 
Kefeng LiuU.C.L.A. 


ChingLi Chai U. Penn. 

Mar. 2 
Ravi RamakrishnaCornell 

Mar. 23 
Dinakar RamakrishnanCaltech 

Mar. 30 
(Joint Colloquium with Applied Mathematics) Peter ConstantinU. of Chicago 
Smoluchowski Equations 
Mar. 31 (Thursday,4:30pm in 507 Math) 
Luis CaffarelliU. of Texas Austin 
Random homogenization for non divergence equations 
Apr.19 (Tuesday, 2:45pm in 214 Mudd) 
(Joint Colloquium with Applied Mathematics) Peter LaxCourant Institute 
Dispersive Systems 
Apr. 20 
Rahul PandharipandePrinceton 
Relative GromovWitten theory 
Apr.29(Friday, 4:30pm in 312 Math 
(Combined with the Kolchin Lecture) Curt McMullenHarvard 
Billard 
Organizer: Eric Urban and MuTao Wang