School of Mathematical Sciences

School Colloquium

The School Colloquium takes place roughly three times per semester on Wednesdays at 15:00, generally in MB-503. 

The general purpose of the School Colloquia is to provide accessible and engaging introductions to a broad range of topics of current research interest in any branch of Mathematics or its applications.

The University website provides detailed directions for reaching the Mile End campus. The Mathematics Building is number 4 on the campus map. 

YEAR
  • Date
    Room
    Speaker
    Title
  • 03/10/2016 5:00 PM
    Mathematics Lecture Theatre
    Frank den Hollander (Leiden)
    Breaking of ensemble equivalence for complex networks
  • 31/10/2016 5:00 PM
    Mathematics Lecture Theatre
    Andrew Thomason (Cambridge)
    Containers in combinatorics
  • 05/12/2016 5:00 PM
    Mathematics Lecture Theatre
    Jens Marklof (Bristol)
    Kinetic transport, renormalization and measure rigidity
  • 16/01/2017 4:30 PM
    Lecture Theatre PP2, People's Palace
    Mihalis Dafermos (Cambridge)
    Mathematical problems in general relativity
  • 20/03/2017 4:30 PM
    Lecture Theatre PP2, People's Palace
    Vaughan Jones (UC Berkeley)
    Unitary representations of R. Thompson’s groups inspired by quantum spin chains.
  • 08/05/2017 4:30 PM
    Lecture Theatre PP2, People's Palace
    Antoine Joux (Paris 6)
    Technical history of discrete logarithms in small characteristic finite fields
  • 02/10/2017 4:30 PM
    Lecture Theatre PP2, People's Palace
    Stefaan Vaes (KU Leuven)
    Classification of von Neumann algebras
  • 06/11/2017 4:30 PM
    Lecture Theatre PP2, People's Palace
    Robert MacKay (Warwick)
    Three topics in electricity system management
  • 20/11/2017 4:30 PM
    Lecture Theatre PP2, People's Palace
    Dan Romik (UC Davis)
    The moving sofa problem
  • 12/12/2017 5:00 PM
    Lecture Theatre PP2, People's Palace (TBC) Seminar series: School Colloquium
    Leonid Pastur/Леонід Пастур (Verkin Institute, Kharkov)
    Disordered systems and related probabilistic structures
  • 15/01/2018 4:30 PM
    Lecture Theatre 2.10, Laws
    Imre Leader (Cambridge)
    Tiling with arbitrary tiles
  • 12/02/2018 4:30 PM
    Lecture Theatre PP2, People's Palace
    Shiri Artstein-Avidan (Tel Aviv)
    Around Godbersen's conjecture for mixed volumes
  • 12/03/2018 4:30 PM
    Lecture Theatre PP2, People's Palace
    Tim Roughgarden (Stanford)
    Distribution-free models of social and information networks
  • 23/04/2018 4:30 PM
    Lecture Theatre PP2, People's Palace
    Andrew Granville (UCL)
    The latest on pretentiousness
  • 10/12/2018 4:00 PM
    Bernd Sturmfels (UC Berkeley and Max Plank Institute, Leipzig)
    This Colloquium is cancelled
  • 25/01/2016 4:30 PM
    Prof. Alexander Gamburd (CUNY, New York)
    Markoff Triples and Strong Approximation
  • 15/02/2016 4:30 PM
    Prof. Martin Hairer FRS (Warwick)
    Taming infinities
  • 14/03/2016 4:30 PM
    Prof. Keith Ball FRS (Warwick)
    Where is a convex set?
  • 05/10/2015 4:30 PM
    Prof. Misha Sodin (Tel Aviv)
    Topology of zero sets of smooth random functions
  • 19/10/2015 2:57 PM
    Prof. Ivan Smith (Cambridge)
    Flat surfaces and symplectic topology
  • 07/12/2015 2:59 PM
    Prof. Günter M. Ziegler
    Geometry vs. Topology: On 4-polytopes and 3-spheres and their parameters
  • 09/02/2015 4:30 PM
    Prof. Nick Trefethen FRS (Oxford)
    Mathematics of the Faraday Cage
  • 02/03/2015 4:30 PM
    Prof. Mark Pollicott (Warwick)
    Counting circles in the Apollonian Circle Packing
  • 30/03/2015 4:30 PM
    Prof. Christian Krattenthaler (Vienna)
    Fuss-Catalan Combinatorics
  • 03/11/2014 4:30 PM
    Prof. Jon Keating FRS (Bristol)
    Primes and Polynomials in Short Intervals
  • 17/11/2014 4:30 PM
    Prof. Toby Gee (Imperial)
    The modularity of elliptic curves 20 years on
  • 01/12/2014 4:30 PM
    Prof. Helen Byrne (Oxford)
    Seeing the wood for the trees with mathematical modelling
  • 14/01/2019 4:00 PM
    GE Fogg Lecture Theatre
    Sergei Kuksin (Universite Paris-Diderot)
    Ergodicity, mixing and KAM
  • 12/11/2018 4:00 PM
    Lecture Theatre PP1, People's Palace
    Sean Meyn (University of Florida)
    Fastest Convergence for Reinforcement Learning
  • 01/10/2018 4:00 PM
    Lecture Theatre PP1, People's Palace
    Peter Keevash (Oxford)
    Designs and decompositions
  • 13/02/2019 3:00 PM
    Scape, Room: 0.14
    Gwyneth Stallard (Open University)
    Complex dynamics: the intriguing case of wandering domains
  • 18/09/2019 3:00 PM
    Mathematical Sciences Building, Room MB-503
    Mihai Putinar (UC, Santa Barbara)
    Christoffel-Darboux Analysis
  • 30/10/2019 3:00 PM
    Mathematical Sciences Building, Room: MB 503
    Johannes Carmesin (Birmingham)
    Embedding simply connected 2-complexes in 3-space