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Colloquium Schedule 2013-2014

The colloquium takes place on Thursdays from 15:30 to 16:30, in room 611 of the Hans Freudenthal building, formerly known as the Wiskunde/Maths building, (campus De Uithof) Budapestlaan 6, Utrecht. The lecture is preceded by coffee, tea, and cookies from 15.00 to 15.30, in the same room.

If you will be giving a talk in the colloquium, please take some time to read the guidelines for speakers.

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September 2013

Sep   26, 2013 Fabian Ziltener (UU) What is symplectic geometry?


October 2013

Oct   03, 2013 Florian Simatos (Eindhoven) Scaling limits of branching processes
Oct   10, 2013 Yuri Kuznetsov (UU) Local Bifurcations in Neural Field Equations
Oct   17, 2013 Roland van der Veen (UvA) Hyperbolic polyhedra and spin networks
Oct   24, 2013 Carel Faber (UU) The moduli space of curves and its tautological ring
Oct   31, 2013 Stefaan Vaes (Leuven) Von Neumann algebras and ergodic theory of group actions


November 2013

Nov   07, 2013 Raf Bocklandt (UvA) Noncommutative mirror symmetry for surfaces
Nov   14, 2013 Jason Frank (UU) (Towards) geometric numerical integration of inviscid fluids
Nov   21, 2013 Jan Draisma (TUE) The commutative algebra of highly symmetric data
Nov   28, 2013 René Schoof (Rome) Elliptic curves and modular curves


December 2013

Dec   05, 2013 Lotte Hollands (Oxford) Spectral networks and abelianization
Dec   12, 2013 Marco Streng (Leiden) Elliptic Curves: complex multiplication, application, and generalization
Dec   19, 2013 Jens Hoppe (Stockholm) Noncommutative Surfaces


January 2014

Jan   23, 2014 Roel Nicolai (UU) Portolan charts, a cartographic and historical riddle
Jan   30, 2014 Jantien Dopper (UU) A life of learning in Leiden: Frans van Schooten (1615-1660)


February 2014

Feb   06, 2014 Klaas Landsman (Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen) Constraints on Determinism: Theorems of Bell and Conway-Kochen
Feb   13, 2014 Michael Kapovich (UC Davis) Polyhedral complexes and the topology of projective varieties
Feb   20, 2014 Fabio Pasquali (UU) Remarks on the Tripos to Topos Construction
Feb   27, 2014 Cristian Spitoni (UU) Metastability for Reversible Probabilistic Cellular Automata (PCA)


March 2014

Mar   06, 2014 Siamak Taati (UU) Do cellular automata follow the second law of thermodynamics?
Mar   13, 2014 Vivi Rottschaefer (Leiden) Singularities in natural systems -- existence and stability


April 2014

Apr   03, 2014 Jan van den Heuvel (London School of Economics) The Complexity of Change
Apr   10, 2014 Sergey Neshveyev (Oslo) Random walks, amenability, and claBoundary Value Methods:an alternative to classical Linear MultistepFormulas for differential equationsssification of quantum groups
Apr   17, 2014 No Staff Colloquium (Nederlands Mathematisch Congres)
Apr   24, 2014 Fredrik Manne (University of Bergen, Norway) Efficient Sequential and Multicore Weighted Matching Algorithms


May 2014

May   01, 2014 Antonella Marchesiello (Czech Technical University, Prague) Equivariant singularity analysis of the 2:2 resonance
May   08, 2014 Jan Stienstra (UU) Geometry with cyclotomy
May   22, 2014 Arjen Doelman (Leiden) The dynamics of localized structures in ecosystems, in polymer membranes, and in mathematics.
May   29, 2014 No Staff Colloquium (Hemelvaartsdag / Ascension Day)


June 2014

Jun   05, 2014 Rob van Gent (UU) The Astronomical and Mathematical Tables of Ulugh Beg and their Influence on Late-Islamic and Early-Modern European Science
Jun   12, 2014 Erik Balder (UU) The uses of measures as generalized functions
  Afscheidscollege / Farewell lecture15:00 - 16:30
Jun   19, 2014 Lidia Aceto (Pisa) Boundary Value Methods: an alternative to classical Linear Multistep Formulas for differential equations