Columbia Mathematics Department Colloquium

Columbia University Mathematics Colloquium

Spring 2010

Columbia Mathematics Department Colloquium meets in Math 520 approximately 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.

Feb. 17

Doron Zeilberger (Rutgers)

The 13th Proof that n!/(k!(n-k)!)<=n!/((k+1)!(n-k-1)!) (if k<n/2)

Mar. 10

Pengfei Guan (McGill)

Convexity of solutions to nonlinear partial differential equations

Mar. 24

Manjul Bhargava (Princeton)

The average rank of elliptic curves

Apr. 7

Sijue Wu (Michigan)

Wellposedness of the two and three dimensional full water wave problem

Apr. 21

Ngo Bao Chau (IAS and Columbia)

Kloosterman sheaves for reductive groups

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Co-Organizer: Panagiota Daskalopoulos, Mikhail Khovanov and Mu-Tao Wang