This seminar, supported by the Hewlett Foundation's Strengthening Interdisciplinary Connections at Brandeis Initiative, functioned in 2001-2002 as Math/CS Everyperson Seminar, and in 2002-2003 as Math/Physics Everyperson Seminar. The meeting time is on Mondays from 4 to 5 PM in Goldsmith 317 preceded by tea at 3:30 PM at the Math Department lounge.
|September 8||Uri Bader (Technion)||What is the Lorentzian analogue of the Riemannian sphere?|
|September 22||Guoce Xin (Brandeis)||A new algorithm on PFD and its application to generalized Dedekind sums|
|October 7||Kyle Petersen (Brandeis)||
Circles in Aztec Diamonds, Aztec Diamonds in Groves,
Circles in Groves!
Limiting behavior of two combinatorial models.
|October 20||Anna Varvak (Brandeis)||Rook Numbers and the Normal Ordering Problem (pdf)|
|October 27||Elon Lindenstrauss (NYU/Clay Mathematics Institute)||Dynamics on the Space of Lattices and Number Theory|
|November 3||Gerald Schwarz (Brandeis)||When Does a Real Polynomial have Real Roots? (pdf)|
|November 10||Anish Ghosh (Brandeis)||Orbits of group actions (pdf)|
|November 17||Santosh Vempala (MIT)||How to compute the volume?|
|December 1||Markus Hunziker (University of Georgia)||The Geometry of Quantum Computing|
|January 26||Rajesh Ravindran (Brandeis)||Plane and solid partitions of an integer|
|February 9||Ruth Charney (Brandeis)||Phylogenetics and the Geometry of Tree Space|
|February 23||Mario Bourgoin (Brandeis)||Virtual Knots and Beyond|
|March 1||Igor Pak (MIT)||The nature of partition bijections|
|March 8||Anna Varvak (Brandeis)||Combinatorial aspects of generalized continued fractions (pdf)|
|March 15||Akshay Venkatesh (MIT)||Counting integral solutions to polynomial equations|
|March 22||David Wittenberg (Brandeis)||Rigorous Modeling of Hybrid Systems using Interval Arithmetic Constraints|
|March 29||Stefan Friedl (University of Munich)||Slice knots: geometry in dimension 3.5|
||Jané Kondev (Brandeis)||Random Loops in Two Dimensions|
|April 19||Erez Lieberman (Harvard)||Evolutionary Graph Theory|
|April 26||Greg Huber (U Mass Boston)||Q theory: From the integers to informatic turbulence|
Speakers in the seminar will give lectures, related or unrelated to their research, that will be understandable by the audience with minimal background. We would like to invite members of Boston area Math, CS and Physics Departments to participate in this seminar by giving talks, attending talks, and suggesting graduate or undergraduate students who could talk at the seminar. Available funds will be used for honoraria for speakers and for refreshments before meetings.
Anyone who would like to volunteer to speak please contact the organizers, Dmitry Kleinbock, Albion Lawrence, or Bong Lian.
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Page last updated: September, 2004.