Leonid Polterovich's colloquium at 3pm on Wednesday, Feb 14 in Eckhart 206
The title of the colloquium is "Persistence barcodes in symplectic topology". We will discuss applications of persistence modules, a tool originated in topological data analysis, to geometry and dynamics of Hamiltonian diffeomorphisms. Based on joint works with Egor Shelukhin and Vukasin Stojisavljevic.
Craig Evans to give the 2018 Amick Lectures
Craig Evans, Professor of Mathematics at UC Berkeley, will be giving the upcoming Amick Lectures during March 6-8, 2018.
Alex Kontorovich's colloquium at 3pm on Wednesday, Mar 28 in Eckhart 206
The title of the colloquium is "Sphere Packings and Arithmetic". We define a general class of sphere packings, and study the subclass of "superintegral" such. By connecting these to the theory of hyperbolic arithmetic reflection lattices, we prove that they only exist in finitely many dimensions, and in fact in finitely many commensurability classes, in principle allowing for a complete classification.
Hee Oh to give 2018 Namboodiri Lectures
Hee Oh, Abraham Robinson Professor of Mathematics at Yale, will be giving the upcoming Namboodiri Lectures during April 16-18, 2018.
News and Announcements
2018 Wolf Prize in Mathematics (Feb 12, 2018)
We're happy to be able to share the news that Sasha Beilinson and Volodya Drinfeld have won the 2018 Wolf Prize in Mathematics. Please join us in congratulating them!
Welcome to the department (Jan 19, 2018)
We are happy to welcome Eduard Looijinga, Pierre-Louis Lions, and Leonid Polterovich to our department. Eduard will be here for all of Winter and Spring quarters, Pierre-Louis from 1/1 till 2/2, and Leonid from 1/21 till 2/24. Thank you all for coming!
Work of UChicago mathematicians featured in Quanta (Sep 26, 2017)
The work of UChicago's Maryanthe Malliaris (with her collaborator Saharon Shelah) has been featured in a recent article on Quanta, "Mathematicians Measure Infinities and Find They’re Equal".
More work of UChicago mathematicians featured in Quanta! (Sep 26, 2017)
The work of our current and former colleagues Alex Wright, Ronen Mukamel, Alex Eskin (with their collaborator Curt McMullen) has been featured in a recent article on Quanta, "New Shapes Solve Infinite Pool-Table Problem".