D.W.Weeks Lecture Series Archive

2012-2013

2010-05-09

Maria Gorelik ((Weizmann Institute of Science))

TBA [Abstract]

2011-09-26

Olivia Caramello (University of Cambridge)

Toposes as 'Bridges' for Unifying Mathematics [Abstract]

2011-10-17

Cathy O'Neil (Intent Media)

What's It Like to do Math in Business? [Abstract]

2011-11-07

Rita Meyer-Spasche (MPI fuer Plasmaphysik)

Oscar Buneman, Douglas Hartree, and the Development of Particle-Methods [Abstract]

2011-11-14

Monika Ludwig (Vienna University of Technology and NYU Poly)

Valuations on Convex Bodies: From Hilbert's Third Problem to Recent Results [Abstract]

2011-12-01

Carla Cederbaum (Duke University)

The Newtonian Limit of General Relativity [Abstract]

2011-12-05

Sarah Spence Adams (Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering)

Complex Orthogonal Designs and their Associated Space-Time Block Codes [Abstract]

2012-01-09

Tara Holm (Cornell University) and Janet Mertz (University of Wisconsin-Madison) ()

[Abstract]

2012-03-05

Julie Mitchell (University of Wisconsin - Madison)

The Geometry of Molecules [Abstract]

2012-04-09

Emina Soljanin (Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent)

Urns & Balls and Communications [Abstract]

2012-04-23

Laura Miller (University of North Carolina Chapel Hill)

Excitable Tissues in Fluids [Abstract]

2012-04-25

Joel Brewster Lewis (MIT)

Math and Origami (but mostly origami) [Abstract]

2012-04-30

Youngmi Hur (Johns Hopkins University )

Searching for New Alternatives to Tensor Product in Wavelet Construction [Abstract]

2012-05-09

Maria Gorelik (The Weizmann Institute of Science)

Queer Lie Superalgebras [Abstract]

2012-09-17

Elza Erkip (Polytechnic Institute of NYU)

Energy Efficient Wireless Communication: Impact of Energy Harvesting and Processing Energy [Abstract]

2012-10-22

Sennur Ulukus (University of Maryland at College Park)

Information-Theoretic Physical-Layer Security [Abstract]

2012-10-29

Bin Yu (UC Berkeley)

Data and a Career in Statistics [Abstract]

2012-11-05

Alice Guionnet (MIT)

The Spectrum of Non-Normal Random Matrices [Abstract]

2012-11-14

Margaret Readdy (University of Kentucky)

The Characteristic Polynomial [Abstract]

2012-11-26

Muriel Médard (MIT)

To PHY or not to PHY - on the Capacity of Wireless Networks at Different Levels of SNR [Abstract]

2012-12-03

Carla D. Savage ( North Carolina State University)

Lecture Hall Partitions [Abstract]

2012-12-10

Agnes H. Chan (Northeastern University)

Cloud Security [Abstract]

2013-01-07

Shan-Yuan Ho (MIT)

Horse Racing, Information Theory, and the Optimal Portfolio [Abstract]

2013-01-28

Nancy Reid (University of Toronto)

Statistics in Research [Abstract]

2013-02-25

Tamar Friedmann (University of Rochester)

From Representation Theory to Classification of Hadrons [Abstract]

2013-03-11

Silvia Sabatini (EPFL)

The Geography of (some) Manifolds with Symmetries [Abstract]

2013-03-18

Dana Randall (Georgia Institute of Technology )

Domino Tilings of the Chessboard: An Introduction to Sampling and Counting [Abstract]

2013-03-20

Rongsong Liu (University of Wyoming)

Interaction Between Plant Toxicity and Herbivores can Shape Landscapes [Abstract]

2013-04-22

Fu Liu (University of California, Davis)

Introduction to Ehrhart Polynomials [Abstract]

2013-04-29

Lynn Stein (Olin College)

TBA [Abstract]


2010-2011

09/13/2010

Alina Ioana Bucur (UCSD)

Size Doesn't Matter: Heights in Number Theory [Abstract]

10/06/2010

Tanya Khovanova (MIT)

Modern Coin Weighing Puzzles [Abstract]

10/20/2010

Lalitha Venkataramanan (Schlumberger)

Moment Estimation of a Random Variable Using Mellin Transform [Abstract]

10/27/2010

Amanda Folsom (Yale University)

Mock Theta Functions in Number Theory and Combinatorics: A Legacy of Ramanujan [Abstract]

11/3/2010

Amy Cohn (University of Michigan)

Planes, Politics, and Polyhedra [Abstract]

11/10/2010

Ragni Piene (University of Oslo)

Some Counting Problems and Their Generating Functions [Abstract]

11/15/2010

Olgica Milenkovic (UIUC)

Sorting Permutations by Cost-Constrained Transpositions [Abstract]

11/17/2010

Natalia Rozhkovskaya (Kansas State University)

Generalizations of Symmetric Polynomials With Origins in
Representation Theory [Abstract]

11/29/2010

Sarah Koch (Harvard University)

Matings of Polynomials [Abstract]

12/8/2010

Giulia Sarfatti (UMI and University of Florence)

Functions of a Quaternionic Variable [Abstract]

02/17/2011

Elizabeth Chen (University of Michigan)

Mandelbrot set + symmetry groups * higher dimensions = ? [Abstract]

02/28/2011

Christina Sormani (CUNY GC and Lehman College)

An Almost Isotropic Universe [Abstract]

03/07/2011

Trachette Jackson (University of Michigan)

Mathematical Insights into Cancer Therapy [Abstract]

03/16/2011

Moon Duchin (University of Michigan)

In Which We Think About Distance [Abstract]

03/30/2011

Margaret Murray (University of Iowa and ACT, Inc.)

Hiding in Plain Sight: Women Mathematicians in the United States [Abstract]

04/04/2011

Patricia Hersh (North Carolina State University)

Interplay of Combinatorics and Topology through Posets [Abstract]

04/11/2011

Erika Camacho (Arizona State University)

Mathematical Models of the Human Eye [Abstract]

04/20/2011

Emily Peters (MIT)

Knots, the Four-color Theorem, and von Neumann Algebras [Abstract]

04/25/2011

Susan J. Sierra (Princeton University)

What is a Noncommutative Polynomial Ring? [Abstract]

05/02/2011

Marina Epelman (University of Michigan)

Anisogamy, Expenditure of Reproductive Effort, and the Optimality of Having Two Sexes [Abstract]


2009-2010

09/16/2009

Johanna Franklin (Fields Institute)

Defining Randomness [Abstract]

10/22/2009

Julia Wolf (Rutgers University)

What the Fourier transform can and cannot tell us about the integers [Abstract]

10/26/2009

Valentina Harizanov ( George Washington University)

Priority methods [Abstract]

01/14/2010

Alison Malcolm (MIT)

Using Math to See Inside the Earth [Abstract]

01/12/2010

Natasa Pavlovic (University of Texas, Austin)

The Enigma of the Equations of Fluid Motion: a Survey of Existence and Regularity Results [Abstract]

12/02/2010

Debra Borkovitz ( Wheelock College)

SPECIAL PRESENTATION: Elementary Math is Not Elementary! Thoughts on Preparing Teachers. [Abstract]

01/21/2010

Lydia Bourouiba (MIT)

Mathematics and the Mitigation of Disease Spread [Abstract]

01/26/2010

Amanda Epping Redlich (MIT)

Knitting and Math [Abstract]

01/28/2010

Jill Pipher ( Brown University)

Discrepancy Theory [Abstract]

02/22/2010

Dr. Esther M. Pearson (Lasell College)

Making the Connection: Ethnic and Cultural Effects of Mathematics (Special Lecture Celebrating Black History Month) [Abstract]

03/01/2010

Megan M. Kerr (Wellesley College)

Homogeneous Spaces: Differential Geometry with Lie Groups [Abstract]

03/09/2010

Barbara Csima (Computable Structure Theory)

Mathematics and the Mitigation of Disease Spread [Abstract]

03/17/2010

Xiaomin Ma (Brown University)

Introduction to Discrepancy Theory from Integration Estimation [Abstract]

04/05/2010

Tara Javidi (University of California, San Diego)

Foster-Lyapunov Theorem and Routing in Wireless Networks [Abstract]

04/14/2010

Angelia Nedich (University of Illinois)

Random Projection Algorithms for Convex Minimization Problems [Abstract]

04/21/2010

Ragni Piene (University of Oslo)

Some Counting Problems and Their Generating Functions (Cancelled) [Abstract]

04/26/2010

Vera Hur (UIUC and IMA)

Symmetry or Not? [Abstract]

05/10/10

Marina Meila ( University of Washington)

Statistics and Computing with Permutations [Abstract]


2008-2009

02/12/2009

Susan Landau Sun Microsystems

√2 + √3: Four Different Views [Abstract]

02/19/2009

Matilde Lalin University of Alberta

So you think you can count? [Abstract]

03/03/2009

Rebecca Weber Dartmouth

What is computability theory? [Abstract]

03/17/2009

Rina Anno University of Chicago

The geometry of flag varieties and Springer fibers [Abstract]

3/19/2009

Angela Hicks University of California, San Diego

Combinatorics of the Diagonal Harmonics [Abstract]

3/30/2009

Tai Melcher University of Virginia

Brownian motion on curved spaces [Abstract]

4/1/2009

Ioana Dumitriu University of Washington

Linear computations: faster, bigger, better. Random?! [Abstract]

4/15/2009

Andrea Young University of Arizona

Curvature Flows [Abstract]

5/5/2009

Sara Billey University of Washington

How To Get A Ph.D. In Mathematics In A Timely Fashion And What To Do From There [Abstract]

5/8/2009

Bridget Tenner DePaul University

Mathematics and Voting [Abstract]