Mathematics Department - Colloquium - Fall 2016

Colloquium - Fall 2016



Mathematics Department Colloquia take place on Friday afternoons from 4:00-5:00PM in the Hill Center, Room 705, on Busch Campus. Also, due to recent construction on Route 18, most on-line maps and driving instructions are out of date. Here are updated driving directions. If you need information on public transportation , you may want to check the New Jersey Transit page for information on fares and schedules for the Northeast Corridor Line. Taxis are available at the New Brunswick train station (fare about $7) and can take you to and from the Hill Center (Victory Cabs, (732) 545-6666). The Rutgers Campus Bus System provides free inter-campus transportation, with the A and H buses taking passengers between Busch Campus and College Avenue, with the A providing a faster ride from College Avenue and the H providing a faster ride from the Hill Center : please visit their website for bus schedules and maps, including real-time tracking of campus buses.

Unfortunately, colloquium cancellations do occur from time to time. Please feel free to call our department (732)-445-3921 before embarking on your journey.

Colloquium participants and hosts may wish to also consult the Rutgers University academic calendar, as well as its calendars of religious holidays and of weather emergencies and university closings.

Organizer(s)

Vladimir Retakh

Archive

Website

http://www.math.rutgers.edu/~az202/colloquium



Upcoming Talks


Friday, September 30th

Boris Zilber (Oxford) , Oxford

"On the geometric semantics of algebraic quantum mechanics "

Time: 4:00 PM
Location: Hill 705
Abstract: We approach the formalism of quantum mechanics from the logician point of view and treat the canonical commutation relations and the conventional calculus based on it as an algebraic syntax of quantum mechanics. We then aim to establish a geometric semantics of this syntax. This leads us to a geometric model, the space of states with the action of time evolution operators, which is a limit of finite models. The finitary nature of the space allows us to give a precise meaning and calculate various classical quantum mechanical quantities.

This talk is based on my paper "The semantics of the canonical commutation relation" arxiv.org/abs/1604.07745


Friday, October 7th

Charles Doering, University of Michigan

"Heat rises: 100 Years of Rayleigh-Benard convection"

Time: 4:00 PM
Location: Hill 705
Abstract: Buoyancy forces result from density variations, often due to temperature variations, in the presence of gravity. Buoyancy-driven fluid flows shape the weather, ocean dynamics and climate, and the structure of the earth and stars. In 1916 Lord Rayleigh published a paper entitled "On Convection Currents in a Horizontal Layer of Fluid, when the Higher Temperature is on the Under Side" that introduced a minimal mathematical model of buoyancy-driven fluid flows now known as "Rayleigh-Benard convection" that has served for a century as one of the primary paradigms for nonlinear science, dynamical pattern formation, chaos and turbulence. In this presentation, following an introduction to and history of Rayleigh's model and review of some applications of convection, we describe recent progress and open challenges for mathematical analysis in the strongly nonlinear regime of turbulent convection.


Friday, October 14th

Spyros Alexakis, University of Toronto

"TBA"

Time: 4:00 PM
Location: Hill 705


Friday, October 21st

Special Colloquium

John Pardon, Princeton University

"TBA"

Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Hill 705


Friday, October 28th

Amie Wilkinson, University of Chicago

"TBA"

Time: 4:00 PM
Location: Hill 705


Friday, November 4th

Paul Seidel, MIT

"TBA"

Time: 4:00 PM
Location: Hill 705


Friday, November 11th

Jared Speck, MIT

"TBA"

Time: 4:00 PM
Location: Hill 705


Friday, December 2nd

Ivan Corwin, Columbia

"TBA"

Time: 4:00 PM
Location: Hill 705


Friday, December 9th

Eric Bedford, SUNY at Stony Brook

"TBA"

Time: 4:00 PM
Location: Hill 705


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