This seminar, supported by the Hewlett Foundation's Strengthening Interdisciplinary Connections at Brandeis Initiative, has replaced 2001-2002 Math/CS 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. Note that Math/CS seminar will be coming back occasionally during the spring semester as well.
|September 9||Jonathan Weitsman (Santa Cruz)||
Lattice points in convex polytopes,
Euler-MacLaurin formulas, old and new
|September 23||Alexander Polishchuk (BU)||Calculation of some integrals and Gamma-identities|
|September 30||Bong Lian||The Boson-Fermion Correspondence|
|October 7||Charles Doran (Columbia)||
On a theme of variations:
Algebraic geometry, |
differential equations, and the mirror map
|October 21||Emrah Paksoy||General Relativistic Models of Black Holes|
|October 28||Albion Lawrence||Supersymmetric Quantum Mechanics|
|November 4||Alexander Retakh (MIT)||Growth of groups and algebras|
|Lenore Cowen (Tufts)||Compact Routing Schemes In Static and Dynamic Networks|
|November 18||Harry Tamvakis||From linear algebra and puzzles to quantum cohomology|
|Richard Zippel (Hewlett-Packard)||Synchronization for Gossip Based Communications|
|December 2||Maxim Vybornov (MIT)||Stability in Abelian Categories|
|January 27||Pavel Etingof (MIT)||Feynman diagrams|
|February 3||Raj Prasad (UML)||Typical dynamics for volume preserving homeomorphisms|
|Harry Mairson||From Hilbert Spaces to Dilbert Spaces: Context Semantics Made Simple|
|February 17||Vladimir Retakh (Rutgers)||Noncommutative algebra and geometry: a down-to-Earth approach|
|February 24||Sergei Gukov (Harvard)||Geometric Ideas in Physics|
|March 10||David Ben-Zvi (Chicago)||Solitons and Many-Body Systems in Algebraic Geometry|
|March 17||Alex Lobkovsky (MIT)||Gradient flow of a singular functional|
|Eric Bone||The Elliptic Curve Discrete Logarithm Problem in Cryptography|
|March 31||Anette "Peko" Hosoi (MIT)||Wine tears and other instabilities in climbing films|
|April 7||Dmitry Kleinbock||Friendly Measures|
|April 14||Anna Lachowska (MIT)||Fusion category and beyond|
|April 28||Niclas Wyllard||Some aspects of random matrix models|
The goals of the seminar are:
Speakers in the seminar will explain a piece of mathematics or physics or both, 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 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: April, 2003.