Columbia Mathematics Department Colloquium

Columbia University Mathematics Colloquium

Spring 2009


Columbia Mathematics Department Colloquium meets in Math 312 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.

Jan. 28

Assaf Naor (Courant, NYU)

The story of the Sparsest Cut problem

Feb. 18 

Robert McCann (Toronto)

Extremal doubly stochastic measures and optimal transportation

Mar. 4

David Kazhdan (Hebrew U. of Jerusalem)

The second adjointness and the Plancherel measure

Mar. 27 (Friday)

Sir Roger Penrose (Oxford)

Joint Applied Mathematics/Mathematics Colloquium

Aeons Before the Big Bang?

Apr. 1

Ivan Fesenko (Nottingham)

Geometric-analytic dualities on arithmetic surfaces

Apr. 15

Benedict Gross (Harvard)

Values of zeta functions at negative integers and the dimensions

of spaces of modular forms.

Apr. 29

Horng-Tzer Yau (Harvard)

Dyson's Sine Kernel, Wigner Random Matrices, and Interacting Particle Systems


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