Everyperson Seminar

met on Mondays from 4 to 5 PM in Goldsmith 317, preceded by tea at 3:40 PM at the Math Department lounge (Goldsmith 300).

Schedule of Talks, Spring 2006

Date Speaker Title
January 18 (Wed)
Alexander Bufetov
(Chicago/Rice)
Interval exchange transformations and Teichm├╝ller flows
January 30 Ruth Charney (Brandeis) Introduction to Coxeter Groups
February 13 Ben Green (Bristol/Clay/MIT) Generalising the Hardy-Littlewood method for primes
March 6 Maxim Braverman (NEU) Index Theory, Old and New
March 13 Stefan Friedl (Rice) The Whitney trick and why 2 ⋅ 2 ≰ 4 makes topology interesting
April 24 Dmitry Kleinbock (Brandeis) Modified Schmidt Games and a conjecture of Margulis


The goals of the seminar are:

  • to expose students to research interests of faculty members of Mathematics, Computer Science and Physics Departments

  • to help students and faculty get to know each other in the informal atmosphere of seminar talks

  • to discuss and promote connections between mathematics, computer science and physics

  • to foster interactions between Brandeis community and other Boston area schools
  • 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 possible speakers. Available funds (thanks to the support from NSF and Departments of Mathematics and Physics at Brandeis) 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 or Albion Lawrence.

    Click here for directions to the Brandeis Mathematics Department.


    The seminar was supported by the Hewlett Foundation's Strengthening Interdisciplinary Connections at Brandeis Initiative during its first three years. Here is the full archive of the seminar's activity: 2001-2002, 2002-2003, 2003-2004, 2004-2005, and

    Fall 2005 Talks

    Date Speaker Title
    September 12
    Kojun Abe (Shinshu) On the equivariant diffeomorphisms of a smooth G-manifold and applications (pdf)
    September 26 Edward Goldstein (Brandeis) Minimal submanifolds and calibrations
    October 24 Gabriel Katz (Brandeis) Deconstructing Functions on Quadratic Surfaces into Multipoles (pdf)
    October 31 Curt McMullen (Harvard) Minkowski's conjecture, well-rounded lattices and topological dimension
    November 14 Jennifer Johnson-Leung (Brandeis) Think locally. Prove globally.
    December 5 Jim Tseng (Brandeis) The Shrinking Target Properties (pdf)