The Mathematics Colloquium at Rutgers-Newark 

2006-2007


The Colloquium of the Mathematics Department of Rutgers-Newark takes places on every second or third Wednesday, from 4pm-5pm, in 204 Smith Hall, 101 Warren St., Rutgers-Newark. All are welcome.

On alternate Wednesdays, the student colloquium features talks which are aimed in particular to be accessible to graduate students. Again, all are welcome.

Schedule of upcoming talks

Click on the title of a talk for the abstract (if available).
Date Colloquium Student Colloquium Title
2:30-3:30,
Sep 20
Jacob Sturm The Curve Shortening Flow
Sep 20 Maryam Mirzakhani (Princeton) Simple Geodesics on Hyperbolic Surfaces, Train Tracks, and Geometry of Moduli Spaces
Oct 4 Feng Luo (Rutgers, New Brunswick) Volume and Angle Structures on 3-Manifolds
Oct 11 Honglin Min Hyperbolic Graphs of Surface Groups, Part I
Tuesday,
Oct 17
Michael Hoffman (US Naval Academy) Multiple Zeta Values and the Gamma Function
Oct 25 Honglin Min Hyperbolic Graphs of Surface Groups, Part II
Nov 1 Robert Sczech The Quadratic Reciprocity Law -- Two Proofs Given by Eisenstein
Nov 15 Zheng-Chao Han (Rutgers, New Brunswick) On the Prescribing σk Curvature Equation
Nov 29 Zhengyu Mao The Congruent Number Problem
Monday,
Dec 4
Pierre Charollois (CRM) On the Argument of Stark Units
Jan 31
(rescheduled)
Sinai Robins (Temple) Polyhedral Theta Functions, Polyhedral Gauss Sums, and Extensions of the Gram Relations for Polytopes
Feb 7 Sergey Lysenko (Université Paris 6 & IAS) Geometric Aspects of the Langlands Program
Feb 21
(rescheduled)
Dipendra Prasad (Tata Institute & IAS) Period Integral, Central Critical Values, and Local Analogues
Feb 28 Adam Piggott (Tufts) Detecting the Growth of Free-Group Automorphisms
Mar 7 Yi-Zhi Huang (Rutgers, New Brunswick) Modular Invariance in Chiral and Full Conformal Field Theories
Mar 21 Timothy Foo Density Results Related to Finite Fields
Mar 28 Murray Elder (Stevens) Asymptotic Subgroups of Groups
Apr 4 Xiaofeng Sun (Lehigh) The Metric Geometry of the Moduli Space of Riemann Surfaces
3:15-4:15,
Apr 11
Vidur Malik Curves Generated on Surfaces by the Gilman-Maskit Algorithm
4:30-5:30,
Apr 11
Lee Mosher Ping-Pong
Apr 18 Mark Feighn Geometry and Logic
Apr 25 Li Guo From the Integration by Parts Formula
TBA TBA TBA



This page is maintained by John Loftin.
Past Colloquia: 2005-2006, 2004-2005, 2003-2004.

Last updated 08/01/06.