The Mathematics Colloquium at Rutgers-Newark 


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.

Directions to Math. and CS Department:

By train: Take NJ Transit to Newark, there are TWO stops in Newark.  Newark Penn Station and Newark Broad Street Station (you can look at, either one will be fine although Newark Broad Street Station is closer to the campus (see infomation below)

From New York:  If you are coming from New York Penn Station through NJ transit, then it is about 17 minutes ride to either of the two stations. There are four lines to choose: Montclair-Booton Line and Morristown Line stop at Newark Broad Street Station; Northeast Corridor Line and North Jersey Coast Line stop at Newark Penn Station. They are pretty frequent and you may find schedule here.

Walk from Newark Penn station: It will take you 15 minutes to walk (, which is recommended) to the department on101 Warren St., or you can take the Newark Light Rail/City Subway (entrance by McDonald's in Newark Penn station) to Washington Street (take the train toward the Grove St stop).  For the Light Rail, you should buy a ticket and validate it before you get on the train ( I think it's 65 cents). From the Washington St. city Subway station, there's a campus map. The city subway comes out on Raymond Blvd. between University Av. and Washington St. The math dept at Rutgers Newark is in Smith Hall, 101 Warren St.  My office is 314.

Walk from Newark Broad Street Station:  It will take you 8 minutes to walk to the department along University Av.

By car: Here is the direction to the campus. For parking, you have two choices: Parking Deck 1 and 2. You shall follow the online directions to Parking Deck 1 or Parking Deck 2. Parking Deck 1 which will be on your LEFT off University Av., Parking Deck 2 which will be on your RIGHT off Washington St.. Make sure you keep the parking ticket  ( which you get when you enter the gate of  the parking lot) and bring it to me, since you need it to get out of the parking lot. Then the closest traffic light will be the intersection of University Av. or Washington St. and Warren St. Go toward the North along Warren St., you will see a sports field and Smith Hall will be right  across Warren St. and again there's a campus map.

Schedule of upcoming talks

Click on the title of a talk for the abstract (if available).
Date Colloquium Expository Talk
Oct 8
Chenyang Xu
(BICMR, Peking University, China)

Local Topology of Singularities and MMP
Oct 15
John Meier
(Lafayette College, PA)

The BNS-invariant of Pure Braid Groups
Oct 22
Tim Riley
(IAS, Cornell Univ. NY)

Taming the hydra: the word problem and extreme integer compression
Nov 5
Lie Fu
(IAS, Princeton; Ecole Normale Superieure, Univ. Lyon 1, France.)

Crepant Resolution Conjecture and Algebraic Cycles on HyperKahler Varieties 
Sam Taylor
(Yale University)

Hyperbolicity of Free Group Extensions
Nov 19
Patrick Brosnan
(University of Maryland, MD)

Normal Functions and the Archimedean Height
Nov 26
Thanks Giving

Dec 3
Radu Laza
(Stony Brook University, NY)

Moduli of Low Degree K3 Surfaces
Feb 11

Feb 18
Xiaowei is out of town

Feb 25
Doron Puder

Word Maps and Measure Preservation
Mar 11
Cancelled due to NJ Transit Suspension

Mar 18
 Spring Recess

Mar 25
William Keigher
(Rutgers, Newark)

Interlacing of Hurwitz Series
Apr 1
Zhiyu Tian
(CNRS, Grenoble, France/IAS)

Symplectic Topology and Low Degree Polynomials
Apr 7
Qile Chen
(Columbia University)

A^1 Curves on Quasi-projective Varieties
(Replacement of Mar  11)

Daniel Halpern-Leistner
(Columbia University/IAS)

Beyound Geometric Invariant Theory
Apr 15
Zsolt Patakfalvi
(Princeton University)

Ampleness of the CM Line Bundle on the Moduli Space of Varieties of General Type
Apr 22
Ian Morrison
(Fordham University)

Birational Geometry of Moduli Spaces of Stable Curves: model with three avatars
Apr 29
Steven Bradlow

From Hodge Theory to Higgs Bundle: Interactions Between Geometry, Topolgy and Analysis
May 6
Matt Kerr
(University of Washington, St. Louis/IAS)

K3-Surface and irrationality of zeta(3)

This page is maintained by Xiaowei Wang.
Past Colloquia:2013-2014, 2012-20132011-2012, 2010-20112009-2010, 2008-2009, 2007-2008, 2006-2007, 2005-2006, 2004-2005, 2003-2004.

Last updated 03/30/2011.