The Mathematics Colloquium at Rutgers University - Newark: 2015 - 2016

The Colloquium of the Mathematics Department of Rutgers University-Newark takes places on every second or third Wednesday, from 4pm-5pm, in 204 Smith Hall, 101 Warren Street, Rutgers University-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 Speaker Title
Sept. 2
Sept. 9 Shou-wu Zhang
(Princeton University)
Faltings Heights and Zariski Density of CM Abelian Varieties
Sept. 16
Sept. 23
Sept. 30 Zeev Rudnick
(Tel Aviv University, Israel / IAS)
Divisor Functions, Function fields and Matrix Integrals
Oct. 7 Christopher Cashen
(University of Vienna, Austria)
Contracting Geodesics in Graphical Small Cancellation Groups
Oct. 14
Oct. 21
Oct. 28 Wei Zhang
(Columbia University)
Euler Product and Taylor Expansion of L-function
Nov. 4 Han-Bom Moon
(Fordham University)
Classical Invariant Theory and Birational Geometry of Moduli Spaces
Nov. 11 Ziyang Gao
(CNRS, Institue de Mathematiques Jussieu, France / IAS)
Recent Developments on Andre-Oort Conjectures
Nov. 18 Balazs Strenner
Construction of Pseudo-Anosov Maps and a Conjecture of Penner
Nov. 25 Thanksgiving Recess
Dec. 2
Dec. 9 Brice Loustau
Bi-Lagrangian Structures and Teichmuller Theory
Directions to the Department of Mathematics & Computer Science:

The Department of Mathematics & Computer Science at Rutgers University-Newark is in Smith Hall, which is located at 101 Warren Street. My office is 314.

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 the NJ Transit website). 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 via NJ transit, it is about 17 minutes ride to either of the two stations. There are four lines to choose from: 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. Trains are frequent and you may find their schedules here.

Walk from Newark Penn station: It will take you approximately 15 minutes to walk (which is recommended) to the department at 101 Warren Street, or you can take the Newark Light Rail (the entrance is next to McDonald's in Newark Penn station) Grove Street/Branch Brook Park line to Washington Street (the second stop). For the Light Rail, you should buy a ticket and validate it at the machines before you get on the train (the underground-only option is 75 cents each way). As you exit the train, take the left (north) exit, which will lead closer to University Avenue on Raymond Boulevard. Turn right onto University Avenue, walk one block and turn left onto Warren Street at the traffic light. Smith Hall will be on the right.

Walk from Newark Broad Street Station: It will take you approximately 8 minutes to walk to the department along University Avenue. Turn right at Warren Street. Smith Hall will be on the right.

By car*: Here are the directions to the campus. For parking, you have two choices: Parking Deck 1 or 2. You should follow the online directions to Parking Deck 1 or Parking Deck 2.

Parking Deck 1 is located at 200 University Avenue which will be on your left. The closest traffic light will be the intersection of University Avenue and Warren Street. Take a right onto Warren Street and follow it until you reach Smith Hall on your right.

Parking Deck 2 is located at 166 Washington Street which will be on your right. The closest traffic light will be the intersection of Washington Street and Warren Street. Cross Washington Street and continue to follow Warren Street until you reach Smith Hall on your right.
Click here for a campus map.

*Make sure you keep the parking ticket you receive when you enter the parking lot, since you will need it to exit the parking lot.
This page was created by Katie Wcisel and is maintained by Xiaowei Wang.

Past Colloquia: 2014-2015, 2013-2014, 2012-2013, 2011-2012, 2010-2011, 2009-2010, 2008-2009, 2007-2008, 2006-2007, 2005-2006, 2004-2005, 2003-2004.
Last updated 08/20/2015.