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Spring Semester 2005

Mathematics Colloquium

The Mathematics Colloquium takes place on Mondays at 17:15 in the Lecture Hall of Research II.
There will be tea starting at about 16:45 near the entrance to the lecture hall.
More detailed information on finding the way can be found here.

Talks are (or should be) directed at a general mathematical audience.
Everybody is encouraged to invite external speakers. Please use the table below to find out what dates are available and send me a line in order to reserve one.

We keep a Colloquium Book; each speaker is asked to write a handwritten abstract of the talk into it.

Date Speaker Title (with link to abstract)
Jan 10 Gregg Zuckerman (Yale) Infinite dimensional representations of finite dimensional Lie algebras
Jan 31
Lect. Hall
Res. III
Charles Doering (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; IUB) High Rayleigh Number Convection in a Fluid Saturated Porous Layer
Fri, Feb 11
Arthur Jaffe (Harvard) On the Unreasonable Effectiveness of Physics in Mathematics
Feb 14 Hans Triebel (Universität Jena) The recent theory of function spaces on Euclidean spaces, fractals, and quasi-metric spaces
Feb 21 Don Zagier (MPI für Mathematik, Bonn; Collège de France) The mock theta functions of Ramanujan
Feb 28 Klaus Künnemann (Universität Regensburg) Heights and extensions
Mar 07 Barbara Niethammer (Humboldt-Universität Berlin) Dynamics in classical mean-field models for Ostwald ripening
Mar 14 Ivan Todorov (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia) Problems and fashion in mathematical physics
Mar 21 No Colloquium (Spring Break)  
Mar 28 Easter Monday: no colloquium  
Apr 04 Adam Epstein (Warwick) Infinitesimal Thurston Rigidity and the Fatou-Shishikura Inequality
Apr 11 Harry Yserentant (TU Berlin) Quantum mechanics and approximation theory
Apr 18 Karl-Hermann Neeb (TU Darmstadt) Extreme points and convexity in representation theory
Apr 25 Lasse Rempe (Warwick) Siegel disks of entire functions
May 02 Matthias Kreck (Universität Heidelberg) What is more likely: Symmetric or asymmetric manifolds?
May 09 Frank Wagner (University Lyon-1) Bad fields, Mersenne primes and a generalised Lang-Weil estimate
May 16 Public Holiday  
May 23
15:00, 16:30
Student Talk
Serge Lang (Yale)
ABC conjecture and diophantine geometry, I and II
Tue, May 24 Joint Math Colloquium with Universität Bremen
Serge Lang (Yale)
Poisson inversion and zetas on Γ\G/K

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