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 2018/19
- 05 October 2018: Agelos Georgakopoulos (Warwick)
From mafia expansion to analytic functions in percolation theory
- 12 October 2018: Robert Gilman (Stevens Institute)
Generating the symmetric group
- 19 October 2018: Joel Hamkins (Oxford)
The rearrangement number: how many rearrangements of a series suffice to validate absolute convergence?
- 26 October 2018: Andrzej Zuk (Paris 7 and Imperial)
From PDEs to groups
- 02 November 2018: Dorothy Buck (Bath) Topological Effects -- and Treatments -- of Confined Biopolymers
- 09 November 2018: Ed Brambley (Warwick) Mathematical modelling of aeroacoustics and metal forming
- 16 November 2018: Nathalie Wahl (Copenhagen and Newton Institute) Homological stability: what is that for?
- 23 November 2018: Impact colloquium - coordinated by Colm Connaughton
- 30 November 2018: Francesco Mezzadri (Bristol) Random Matrices, spectral moments and hypergeometric orthogonal polynomials
- 07 December 2018: Alejandro Adem (British Columbia and Newton Institute) The Topology of Commuting Matrices
Spring Term 2018/19
- 11 January 2019: Kathryn Hess (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) Topological adventures in neuroscience
- 18 January 2019: Desmond Higham (Strathclyde) A Nonlinear Spectral Method for Network Core-Periphery Detection
- 25 January 2019: Stavros Garoufalidis (Georgia Tech) A brief history of quantum topology
- 01 February 2019: Apala Majumbar (Bath) The Myriad Hues of Nematic Liquid Crystals across Mathematics, Physics and Applications
- 08 February 2019: Gernot Akemann (Bielefeld) Products of Random Matrices: Universality and Applications
- 15 February 2019: Filip Rindler (Warwick) Singularities in measures
- 22 February 2019: Richard Sharp (Warwick) Spectrum and growth covers and the Banach-Tarski paradox [Room B3.03]
- 01 March 2019: Sarah Rees (Newcastle) Building more automatic structures for groups
- 08 March 2019: Greg Smith (Queen’s, Canada) Nonnegative Certificates and Sums of Squares [Room B3.03]
- 15 March 2019: Tobias Grafke (Warwick) Hydrodynamic instantons and the universal route to rogue waves
Summer Term 2018/19
- 26 April 2019: Joel Ouaknine (Oxford / Max Planck) Decision Problems for Linear Dynamical Systems
- 03 May 2019: András Máthé (Warwick) Story of circle squaring
- 10 May 2019: Kevin Buzzard (Imperial College) What is a Proof?
- 17 May 2019: Shin Nayatani (Nagoya) Metrics maximizing the first eigenvalue of the Laplacian on a closed surface
- 24 May 2019: Peter Bürgisser (TU Berlin) Efficient algorithms for moment polytopes and the null cone problem from invariant theory
- 31 May 2019: Joel Tropp (CalTech) Applied random matrix theory
- 07 June 2019: Nina Snaith (Bristol) Random matrix theory and number theory: Zeros, moments and determinants
- 14 June 2019: PhD students (speaking with style)
- 21 June 2019: University Open Day
- 28 June 2019: Departmental barbecue