- Tuesday, January 13, 2009, 4:30pm, Geometry/topology Seminar

Andrew Putman (MIT),*The second rational homology group of the moduli space of curves with level structures*[abstract] - Friday, January 16, 2009, 4:30pm, Graduate/faculty Seminar

Richard Hain (),*Elliptic Curves and Multiple Zeta Numbers*[abstract] - Tuesday, January 20, 2009, 4:30pm, Geometry/topology Seminar

Aleksey Zinger (Stony Brook),*The Geometry of Genus-One Gromov-Witten Invariants and Mirror Symmetry*[abstract] - Wednesday, January 21, 2009, 4:30pm, Geometry/topology Seminar

Richard Hain (Duke),*Three-variable modular symbols for classical modular forms*[abstract] - Monday, January 26, 2009, 12:00pm, Department of Mathematics Seminar

Dapeng Zhan (Yale University),*Reversibility and duality of SLE*[abstract] - Monday, January 26, 2009, 4:30pm, Applied Math And Analysis Seminar

Govind Menon (Brown University),*Burgers turbulence, Chernoff's distribution, complete integrability and stochastic coalescence*[abstract] - Tuesday, January 27, 2009, 4:30pm, Geometry/topology Seminar

Fernando Marques (IMPA),*The space of positive scalar curvature metrics on the three-sphere*[abstract] - Wednesday, January 28, 2009, 4:30pm, Department of Mathematics Seminar

Thomas Lam (Harvard University),*Total positivity, Toeplitz matrices, and loop groups*[abstract] - Friday, January 30, 2009, 4:30pm, Graduate/faculty Seminar

Harold Layton (),*"Getting the Most out of Graduate School: A Conversation with the DGS"*[abstract] - Monday, February 2, 2009, 4:30pm, Department of Mathematics Seminar

David Speyer (MIT),*Matroids and Grassmannians*[abstract] - Tuesday, February 3, 2009, 4:30pm, Geometry/topology Seminar

Pankaj K. Agarwal (Duke),*Union of geometric objects, epsilon-nets, and hitting sets*[abstract] - Wednesday, February 4, 2009, 4:30pm, Department of Mathematics Seminar

Allan Sly (University of California Berkeley),*Mixing in Time and Space*[abstract] - Friday, February 6, 2009, 4:30pm, Graduate/faculty Seminar

Matt Bowen (),*Spectral Deferred Correction on a Reaction-Diffusion Problem*[abstract] - Monday, February 9, 2009, 12:00pm, Department of Mathematics Seminar

Patrick Brosnan (University of British Columbia),*Essential dimension and algebraic stacks*[abstract] - Tuesday, February 10, 2009, 2:50pm, CNCS Seminar

Jacqueline Krim (Dept of Physics, North Carolina State University),*Does Friction depend on Magnetism or Superconductivity?* - Tuesday, February 10, 2009, 4:30pm, Geometry/topology Seminar

Justin Sawon (Colorado State University),*Holomorphic coisotropic reduction*[abstract] - Thursday, February 12, 2009, 4:15pm, Probability Seminar

Firas Rassoul-Agha (University of Utah),*On the almost-sure invariance principle for random walk in random environment*[abstract] - Friday, February 13, 2009, 9:00am, Mathematical Biology (including CMCLM) Seminar

Cliff Cunningham (),*Modeling ecological niches of cod at the last glacial maximum* - Friday, February 13, 2009, 4:30pm, Graduate/faculty Seminar

Graham Cox (),*Paraskavedekatriaphobia, Hex, and the Brouwer Fixed Point Theorem*[abstract] - Monday, February 16, 2009, 4:30pm, Applied Math And Analysis Seminar

Michael Minion (UNC Chapel Hill, Department of Mathematics),*Parallel in time integration: parareal and deferred corrections*[abstract] - Wednesday, February 18, 2009, 4:30pm, Department of Mathematics Seminar

Margaret Beck (Brown University),*Using global invariant manifolds to understand metastability in Burgers equation with small viscosity.*[abstract] - Thursday, February 19, 2009, 4:15pm, Probability Seminar

John McSweeney (The Ohio State University),*A Nonuniform Stochastic Coalescent Process with applications to Biology and Computer Science*[abstract] - Friday, February 20, 2009, 4:30pm, Graduate/faculty Seminar

Lenhard Ng (),*Symplectic Techniques in Topology: An Informal Introduction*[abstract] - Monday, February 23, 2009, 4:30pm, Applied Math And Analysis Seminar

Yoichiro Mori (University of Minnesota, School of Mathematics),*Convergence Proof of a Stokes Flow Immersed Boundary Method*[abstract] - Tuesday, February 24, 2009, 4:30pm, Geometry/topology Seminar

Benoit Charbonneau (Duke),*Singular monopoles on the product of a circle and a surface*[abstract] - Thursday, February 26, 2009, 4:15pm, Probability Seminar (Joint UNC/DUKE)

Christian Houdre (),*On the Limiting Shape of Random Young Tableaux for Markovian Words*[abstract] - Friday, February 27, 2009, 4:30pm, Graduate/faculty Seminar

Oliver Gjoneski (),*Eichler-Shimura vs. Harish-Chandra*[abstract] - Tuesday, March 3, 2009, 4:30pm, Geometry/topology Seminar

Katrin Wehrheim (MIT),*The symplectic category: correspondences, quilts, and topological applications*[abstract] - Thursday, March 5, 2009, 4:15pm, Probability Seminar

Jan Wehr (University of Arizona),*Entanglement percolation in quantum networks*[abstract] - Friday, March 6, 2009, 4:30pm, Graduate/faculty Seminar

Andrea Watkins (),*TBD*[abstract] - Monday, March 9, 2009, 4:30pm, Applied Math And Analysis Seminar

Jean-Philippe Thiran (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne),*Multimodal signal analysis for audio-visual speech recognition*[abstract] - Friday, March 13, 2009, 4:30pm, Graduate/faculty Seminar

N/A (),*Spring Break*[abstract] - Monday, March 16, 2009, 4:30pm, Applied Math And Analysis Seminar

Guillaume Bal (Columbia University, Dept. of Applied Physics & Applied Mathematics),*Some convergence results in equations with random coefficients*[abstract] - Tuesday, March 17, 2009, 4:30pm, Geometry/topology Seminar

Jacques Hurtubise (McGill),*Moduli and principal parts of a map into the flag manifold of a loop group*[abstract] - Tuesday, March 17, 2009, 4:30pm, CNCS/CTMS Joint Seminar

Mason A. Porter (University of Oxford, Oxford Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics),*Communities in Networks*[abstract] - Wednesday, March 18, 2009, 1:00pm, Geometry Forum

Mark Stern (Duke University),*Spectral asymmetry and special holonomy*[abstract] - Thursday, March 19, 2009, 4:15pm, Probability Seminar

Lea Popovic (Concordia),*Genealogy of Catalytic Populations*[abstract] - Friday, March 20, 2009, 4:30pm, Graduate/faculty Seminar

Sarah Schott (),*Computational Complexity*[abstract] - Monday, March 23, 2009, 4:30pm, Applied Math And Analysis Seminar

John Stockie (Simon Fraser University, Department of Mathematics),*Porous immersed boundaries*[abstract] - Tuesday, March 24, 2009, 4:30pm, Geometry/topology Seminar

Julio Rebelo (Institut de Mathématiques de Toulouse),*On closed currents invariant by holomorphic foliations*[abstract] - Wednesday, March 25, 2009, 10:00am, Janice McCarthy *PhD Defense*

Janice McCarthy (Duke Mathematics),*"L2 Index Theory and D-particle Binding"* - Thursday, March 26, 2009, 4:15pm, Probability Seminar

Asaf Nachmias (Microsoft),*The Alexander-Orbach Conjecture Holds in High Dimensions*[abstract] - Friday, March 27, 2009, 2:30pm, Abraham Smith *PhD Defense*

Abraham Smith (Duke Mathematics),*â€œIntegrability of Second-Order Partial Differential Equations and the Geometry of GL (2)-Structuresâ€* - Friday, March 27, 2009, 4:30pm, Graduate/faculty Seminar

Mike Jenista (),*Not Your Average Exact Sequence*[abstract] - Monday, March 30, 2009, 10:00am, Geometry Forum

Jer-Chin Chuang (Duke University),*Combinatorial Realization of the Thom-Smale Complex via Discrete Morse Theory (1)*[abstract] - Monday, March 30, 2009, 4:30pm, Applied Math and Analysis

Dmitry Shepelsky (),*Long time asymptotics for the Camassa-Holm equation, on the line and on the half-line*[abstract] - Tuesday, March 31, 2009, 4:30pm, Geometry/topology Seminar

Irina Kogan (North Carolina State University),*Geometry of Hyperbolic Conservation Laws*[abstract] - Thursday, April 2, 2009, 2:45pm, String Theory Seminar

Robert Karp (Virginia Tech),*A convex optimization problem in string theory*[abstract] - Thursday, April 2, 2009, 4:30pm, Applied Math And Analysis Seminar

Alexandr Labovschii (University of Missouri, Department of Mathematics),*High accuracy numerical methods for fluid flow problems and turbulence modeling*[abstract] - Friday, April 3, 2009, 9:30am, Mihaela Froehlich *PhD Defense*

Mihaela Froehlich (Duke Mathematics),*"Two Coating Problems: Thin Film Rupture and Spin Coating"* - Friday, April 3, 2009, 4:30pm, Graduate/faculty Seminar

Tiffany Kolba (),*Stochastic Differential Equations with Periodicity Induced by Randomness* - Monday, April 6, 2009, 10:00am, Geometry Forum

Jer-Chin Chuang (Duke University),*Combinatorial Realization of the Thom-Smale Complex via Discrete Morse Theory (2)*[abstract] - Monday, April 6, 2009, 12:00pm, Applied Math And Analysis Seminar

Pete Casazza (University of Missouri, Department of Mathematics),*Applications of Hilbert space frames*[abstract] - Monday, April 6, 2009, 4:00pm, Sponser lecture today has been cancelled! The Gergen lectures will still take place.

Ingrid Daubechies (Princeton's Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics and Mathematics Department),*"Applications woven into the mathematical fabric"*[abstract] - Tuesday, April 7, 2009, 8:30am, Geometry Forum (special edition)

Jeff Jauregui (Duke University),*Four-manifolds without Einstein metrics*[abstract] - Tuesday, April 7, 2009, 2:30pm, Geometry/topology Seminar

Robert Lipshitz (Columbia),*Planar grid diagrams and bordered Floer homology*[abstract] - Tuesday, April 7, 2009, 4:30pm, John J. Gergen Memorial Lectures

Ingrid Daubechies (Princeton's Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics and Mathematics Department),*Wavelets and Applications*[abstract] - Wednesday, April 8, 2009, 12:00pm, John J. Gergen Memorial Lectures

Ingrid Daubechies (Princeton's Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics and Mathematics Department),*A case story: using wavelets to 'certify' paintings ...*[abstract] - Thursday, April 9, 2009, 8:30am, Geometry Forum (special edition)

George Lam (Duke University),*Self-duality in four-dimensional Riemannian geometry*[abstract] - Thursday, April 9, 2009, 4:30pm, Algebraic Geometry Seminar

Pete Clark (University of Georgia),*(Postponed to a later date) Algebraic Curves Violating the Hasse Principle*[abstract] - Friday, April 10, 2009, 9:00am, Jenny Law *PhD Defense*

Jenny Law (Duke Mathematics),*Approximately Counting Perfect and General Matchings in Bipartite and General Graphs* - Friday, April 10, 2009, 4:00pm, Undergraduate Seminar

Andy Ng (),*Retinoid Transport in the Vision cycle* - Friday, April 10, 2009, 4:30pm, Graduate/faculty Seminar

Alberto Teguia (),*TBA* - Friday, April 10, 2009, 4:30pm, Undergraduate Seminar

Mark Hallen (Duke University),*Improving accuracy and scope of quantitative FRAP analysis* - Friday, April 10, 2009, 5:00pm, Undergraduate Seminar

Brian Choi (),*Modeling Axonal transport system* - Monday, April 13, 2009, 4:30pm, Applied Math And Analysis Seminar

Jim Nolen (Duke University, Department of Mathematics),*Bumps in the road: stability and fluctuations for traveling waves in an inhomogeneous medium*[abstract] - Monday, April 13, 2009, 4:30pm, Undergraduate Seminar

Jason Ferguson (),*Factorization of Primes in Biquadratic Extensions of Q* - Monday, April 13, 2009, 5:00pm, Undergraduate Seminar

Aaron Pollack (),*Relations between special derivations on the free Lie Algebra on two generators arising from modular forms.* - Tuesday, April 14, 2009, 8:30am, Geometry Forum (special edition)

Graham Cox (Duke University),*The Yang--Mills equations over Riemann surfaces*[abstract] - Tuesday, April 14, 2009, 2:50pm, CNCS Seminar

Thomas Ward (Dept of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, NCSU),*Electrohydrodynamically driven chaotic advection in a translating drop*[abstract] - Tuesday, April 14, 2009, 4:30pm, Geometry/topology Seminar

Jeff Streets (Princeton),*A parabolic flow of Hermitian metrics*[abstract] - Tuesday, April 14, 2009, 4:30pm, Adventures in Theory : A Lecture Series in Theoretical and Mathematical Science

Emmanuel J. Candes (California Institute of Technology),*Exact Matrix Completion by Convex Optimization Theory and Algorithms*[abstract] - Wednesday, April 15, 2009, 12:00pm, Algebraic Geometry Seminar

Aaron Pollack (Duke University),*Modular forms and relations between special derivations*[abstract] - Wednesday, April 15, 2009, 1:00pm, Geometry Forum

Lenhard Ng (Duke University),*Categorification and Khovanov homology*[abstract] - Thursday, April 16, 2009, 8:30am, Geometry Forum (special edition)

Aaron Pollack (Duke University),*An instanton invariant for 3-manifolds*[abstract] - Thursday, April 16, 2009, 4:30pm, Undergraduate Seminar

Jared Haftel (),*A Closer Look at ADC multivariate GARACH* - Thursday, April 16, 2009, 5:00pm, Undergraduate Seminar

Barry Wright (),*Objective measures of preferential ballot voting systems* - Thursday, April 16, 2009, 5:30pm, Undergraduate Seminar

Jesse Thorner (),*Simplicial homology and DeRham's theorem* - Friday, April 17, 2009, 4:30pm, Graduate/faculty Seminar

N/A (),*N/A* - Monday, April 20, 2009, 12:00pm, Algebraic Geometry Seminar

Dick Hain (Duke University),*Elliptic Motives*[abstract] - Tuesday, April 21, 2009, 8:30am, Geometry Forum (special edition)

Alan Parry (Duke University),*The genus of embedded surfaces in the projective plane*[abstract] - Tuesday, April 21, 2009, 2:50pm, CNCS Seminar

Brian Mann (Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science, Duke University),*Nonlinear Energy Harvesting* - Tuesday, April 21, 2009, 4:30pm, Geometry/topology Seminar

Mauro Maggioni (Duke),*Parametrizations of manifolds via Laplacian eigenfunctions and heat kernels*[abstract] - Wednesday, April 22, 2009, 1:00pm, Geometry Forum

Lenhard Ng (Duke University),*Categorification and Khovanov homology (2)*[abstract] - Wednesday, April 22, 2009, 4:30pm, Algebraic Geometry Seminar

Arend Bayer (University of Utah),*Stability conditions on the local P2 revisited*[abstract] - Thursday, April 23, 2009, 2:45pm, String Theory Seminar

Mark Jackson (Leiden University),*Superstring Cosmology: New Physics in the Sky*[abstract] - Tuesday, April 28, 2009, 2:50pm, CNCS Seminar

Daniella E. Raveh (Technion (Israeli Institute of Technology), Haifa, Israel),*Nonlinear Dynamics of Aeroelastic Airfoil Systems in Buffeting Flows*[abstract] - Thursday, April 30, 2009, 4:15pm, Probability Seminar (Joint with UNC)

Xia Chen (University of Tennessee - Knoxville),*From random walk in random scenery to charged polymer and L^2 modulus of continuity of brownian local time*[abstract] - Friday, May 1, 2009, 10:30am, Duke/UNC Graduate student probability conference

David Aldous (UC Berkeley),*Spatial Random Networks*[abstract] - Friday, May 1, 2009, 4:30pm, Duke/UNC Graduate student probability conference

Russ Lyons (University of Indiana),*Asymptotic Enumeration of Spanning Trees via Traces and Random Walks*[abstract] - Saturday, May 2, 2009, 10:30am, Duke/UNC Graduate student probability conference

Dan Stroock (MIT),*Gaussian measures in infinite dimensions*[abstract] - Tuesday, May 5, 2009, 2:50pm, CNCS Seminar

Richard McLaughlin (Dept of Mathematics, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill),*Falling Spheres in Stratified fluids: Experiments and Theory* - Thursday, May 28, 2009, 1:00pm, Geometry Forum

Dan Rutherford (Duke University),*Open book decompositions and contact structures*[abstract]

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