Geometric Data Analysis Conference, May 20-23, 2019, in the Stevanovich Center for Financial Mathematics, Room 112
This conference brings together experts from around the world in the combination of geometrical or topological methods with probabilistic and statistical ones for the study of data. Different ideas have been found valuable in the handling of different kinds of data, and we hope to promote discussions of what works and what fails, and when and why.
Persi Diaconis (Stanford) to give colloquium at 3:00pm on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in Eckhart 206
When numbers are added in the usual way 'carries' occur along the way. It turns out that the carries form a Markov chain with an 'amazing' transition matrix. This same matrix occurs in fractal geometry, the Veronese embedding AND in the analysis of shuffling cards. I will explain the connections 'in english'
Bhargav Bhatt (University of Michigan) to give colloquium at 3:00pm on Monday, February 25, 2019, in Eckhart 203
Integration of differential forms against cycles on a complex manifold helps relate de Rham cohomology to singular cohomology, which forms the beginning of Hodge theory. The analogous story for p-adic manifolds, which is the subject of p-adic Hodge theory, is richer due to a wider variety of available cohomology theories (de Rham, etale, crystalline, and more) and torsion phenomena. In this talk, I will give a bird's eye view of this picture, guided by the recently discovered notion of prismatic cohomology that provides some cohesion to the story.
News and Announcements
Undergraduate math major honored by Association for Women in Mathematics (Jan 18, 2019)
Naomi Sweeting, a fourth-year in the College, has been awarded the Alice T. Schafer Mathematics Prize, given annually by the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) to an undergraduate woman for excellence in mathematics.
2019 Wolf Prize in Mathematics (Jan 16, 2019)
We're happy to be able to share the news that Greg Lawler has won the 2019 Wolf Prize in Mathematics. Please join us in congratulating him!
Professor Emeritus Arunas Liulevicius has passed away (Jan 13, 2019)
Meet Our Students (Nov 5, 2018)
Meet some of the incredible students pursuing graduate degrees in the physical sciences.