Mathematics Events

April 22 - 28, 2018

Monday, April 23

Mathematical Finance Colloquium: Integration by parts and Quasi-invariance of horizontal Wiener measure on foliated manifolds

Qi Feng, University of Connecticut Abstract: In this talk, I will present a new result on quasi-invariance of horizontal Wiener measure on totally geodesic...

CAMS Colloqium: Automated Salt Recognition in 2D Seismic and Mapping Basin-Wide Salt in the Gulf of Mexico

John Grace, Earth Sciences Associates Abstract: The most powerful and widely utilized tool for mapping subsurface geologic structure is reflection seismic...

Algebra and Seminar: The theory of resolvent degree, after Hamilton, Klein, Sylvester, Hilbert, and Brauer

Jesse Wolfson, UC Irvine Abstract: Resolvent degree is an invariant of a branched cover which quantifies how "hard" is it to specify a point in the cover...

LATop Joint Topology Seminar at UCLA: Distance one lens space fillings and band surgery

Allison Moore, UC Davis Abstract: Band surgery is an operation that transforms a link into a new link. When the operation is compatible with orientations on...

LATop Joint Topology Seminar at UCLA: Seiberg-Witten invariants of 4-dimensional homology circles

Danny Ruberman, Brandeis Abstract: Most applications of gauge theory in 4-dimensional topology are concerned with simply-connected manifolds with...

Tuesday, April 24

Joint USC/UCLA Algebra Seminar: The geometry of Hilbert’s 13th problem

Jesse Wolfson, UC Irvine Abstract: This will largely be an examples driven talk recounting Klein and Hilbert’s geometric approach to solving polynomials. ...

Wednesday, April 25

USC Math Festival

See the fascinating world of mathematics in play at this event sponsored by USC Mathematics Department. There will be several stations for various areas of...

Combinatorics Seminar: From Klyachko models to involution words

Eric Marberg, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Abstract: A model for a finite group is a set of characters, each obtained by inducing a linear...

Mathematics Colloquium: Automorphic forms as rational points

Farrell Brumley, Université Paris 13 Abstract: In what sense can automorphic forms or Galois representations be viewed as rational points on an algebraic...

Thursday, April 26

FRG: Categorification Seminar: Categorification of Verma modules: sl(2)

Pedro Vaz, UC Louvain Abstract: In this talk I will explain how to categorify Verma modules for quantum sl(2) generalizing the categorification, due to ...

FRG: Categorification Seminar: Categorification of Verma modules: general case

Grégoire Naisse, UC Louvain Abstract: Following Pedro's talk, I'll explain how to extract the key ingredients in the geometric categorification of...

Friday, April 27

Probability and Statistics Seminar: Information geometry and optimal transport

Leonard Wong, USC, Department of Mathematics Abstract: Information geometry studies spaces of probability distributions using differential geometry. On the...

2018 CAMS Award Ceremony & Tea

Award Ceremony 2018 Winners Guher Camliyurt Department of Mathematics and Ehsan Emamjomeh-Zadeh Department of Computer Science