Additional colloquia, titles and abstracts will be added as details become available.
Colloquia take place on Friday afternoons at 4.00pm, Lecture Room B3.02 in the Mathematics Institute, Zeeman Building (and are nearly always followed by wine and cheese in the Mathematics Common Room). They are directed towards a general mathematical audience. In particular, one of the functions of these colloquia is to inform non-specialists and graduate students about recent trends, ideas and results in some area of mathematics, or a closely related field.
Autumn Term 2019/20
- 04 October 2019: Edriss Titi (Cambridge, Texas A&M, Weizmann) Is dispersion a stabilizing or destabilizing mechanism? Landau-damping induced by fast background flows
11 October 2019: Oscar Randal-Williams (Cambridge) Spaces of manifolds
- 18 October 2019: Florian Theil (Warwick) Optimal and likely patterns
- 25 October 2019: Lasse Rempe - Gillen (Liverpool) Building surfaces from equilateral triangles
- 01 November 2019: Ruth Baker (Oxford) Mathematical and computational challenges in interdisciplinary bioscience: efficient approaches for exploring models and interfacing with quantitative data.
- 08 November 2019: Jack Thorne (Cambridge) The arithmetic of simple singularities
- 15 November 2019: Dave Benson (Aberdeen) Symmetry: A unifying thread in mathematics
- 22 November 2019: Elena Celledoni (NTNU, Trondheim) Shape analysis on Lie groups with applications in computer animation
- 29 November 2019: Eddie Wilson (Bristol) Mathematics to model the future driverless vehicle system
- 06 December 2019: Alessio Corti (Imperial College) Fanosearch
Spring Term 2019/20
- 10 January 2020: Alexander Veselov (Loughborough) Geometrization, integrability and knots
- Extra colloquium: MON 13 January 2020: Albert Schwarz (California, Davis) Geometric approach to quantum theory in MS.04 at 17:00
- 17 January 2020: John Toland (Bath) Finitely Additive Measures and Weak Convergence in
- 24 January 2020: Peter Ashwin (Exeter) Tipping points of nonautonomous dynamical systems: from theory to application
- 31 January 2020: John Parker (Durham) Kleinian groups with two parabolic generators
- 07 February 2020: Gabriel Paternain (Cambridge) The non-abelian X-ray transform
- 14 February 2020: Adam Harper (Warwick) The Riemann zeta function and probability
- 21 February 2020: Peter Kropholler (Southampton) How and why soluble groups became so important
- 28 February 2020: Benedikt Wirth (Münster) Variational models for transportation networks: old and new formulations
- 06 March 2020: Oleg Zaboronski (Warwick) Reaction diffusion particle systems: from chemistry to algebra and analysis
- 13 March 2020: Samir Siksek (Warwick) Which numbers are sums of seven cubes?