# All events

## Wednesday, November 1, 2017

### Geometric Representation Theory Seminar: Steenrod operations and the Coulomb branch

Seminar | November 1 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 738 Evans Hall

### On Gaussian-width gradient complexity and mean-field behavior of interacting particle systems and random graphs

Seminar | November 1 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

### Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Boundary amenability of Out\((F_n)\)

Seminar | November 1 | 4-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

### Leave out estimation of variance components

Seminar | November 1 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

### Applied Math Seminar: Interpolation of Manifold-Valued Functions via the Polar Decomposition

Seminar | November 1 | 4-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

### Representation Theory and Mathematical Physics Seminar: Bethe ansatz from geometry (II)

Seminar | November 1 | 4-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

## Thursday, November 2, 2017

### Serge Lang Undergraduate Lecture: When the precision of mathematics meets the messiness of the world of people

Lecture | November 2 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall | Note change in date

## Friday, November 3, 2017

### Talking About Combinatorial Objects Student Seminar: Oriented Matroids and Linear Programming

Seminar | November 3 | 1-2 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

### Student Probability/PDE Seminar: An overview of Homogenization Techniques for Hamilton-Jacobi PDE III

Seminar | November 3 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

### Logic Colloquium: Alan Turing and the Other Theory of Computation.

Colloquium | November 3 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

### Student / postdoc PDE seminar: A gradient flow approach to thresholding in higher codimensions

Seminar | November 3 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

### Student Arithmetic Geometry Seminar: Toric degenerations of projective varieties

Seminar | November 3 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

## Monday, November 6, 2017

### Combinatorics Seminar: Schubert polynomials and slide polynomials

Seminar | November 6 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

### String-Math Seminar: Knots quivers correspondence

Seminar | November 6 | 2-3 p.m. | 402 LeConte Hall

### Northern California Symplectic Geometry Seminar: The Legendrian topology of surface triangulations

Seminar | November 6 | 2:30-3:30 p.m. | Stanford University, Room 384H

### Modern Estimation of Information Theoretic Functionals

Seminar | November 6 | 3-4 p.m. | 540 Cory Hall

### Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: Regularity of polynomials in free variables ( after Charlesworth and Shlyakhtenko)

Seminar | November 6 | 3-5 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

### Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: Heights in families of abelian varieties and the Geometric Bogomolov Conjecture

Seminar | November 6 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

### Northern California Symplectic Geometry Seminar: Automatic transversality and contact homology with applications to dynamics

Seminar | November 6 | 4-5 p.m. | Stanford University, Room 383N

## Tuesday, November 7, 2017

### Seminar 217, Risk Management: Rough Heston model: Pricing, hedging and microstructural foundations

Seminar | November 7 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

### Mirror Symmetry and Symplectic Geometry Seminar: Monomial admissibility and monodromy

Seminar | November 7 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

### 3-Manifold Seminar: Schwarzian derivatives, projective structures, and the Weil-Petersson gradient flow for renormalized volume

Seminar | November 7 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

### Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): Stokes' theorem and construction of an invariant measure on an $L^2$ ball

Seminar | November 7 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

### Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Lower Bounds for Betti Numbers

Seminar | November 7 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

### Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Stillman's Question, Solved! (Part 2)

Seminar | November 7 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

## Wednesday, November 8, 2017

### Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Introduction to Weinstein manifolds

Seminar | November 8 | 2-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

### BLISS Seminar: Tight regret bounds for a latent variable model of recommendation systems

Seminar | November 8 | 3-4 p.m. | Cory Hall, 400 Cory

### Self-avoiding polygons and walks: counting, joining and closing.

Seminar | November 8 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

### Causal inference with interfering units for cluster and population level intervention programs

Seminar | November 8 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

### Applied Math Seminar: A High-Order Discontinuous Galerkin Method for Variable-Coefficient Advection-Diffusion Problems

Seminar | November 8 | 4-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

### Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Simplifying Weinstein Morse functions

Seminar | November 8 | 4-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

### Representation Theory and Mathematical Physics Seminar: Algebraic constructions of Markov duality functions

Seminar | November 8 | 4-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

## Thursday, November 9, 2017

### Representation Theory and Mathematical Physics Seminar: Perturbative Chern-Simons invariants from quantum BV-BFV formalism.

Seminar | November 9 | 2-3 p.m. | 732 Evans Hall

### Mathematics Department Colloquium: The Global Histories of Mathematics

Colloquium | November 9 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

## Friday, November 10, 2017

### Extended Probabilistic Operator Algebras Seminar

Workshop | November 10
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12,
2017 *every day* |
740 Evans Hall

## Saturday, November 11, 2017

### Extended Probabilistic Operator Algebras Seminar

Workshop | November 10
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12,
2017 *every day* |
740 Evans Hall

## Sunday, November 12, 2017

### Extended Probabilistic Operator Algebras Seminar

Workshop | November 10
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12,
2017 *every day* |
740 Evans Hall

## Monday, November 13, 2017

### Combinatorics Seminar: Frieze patterns

Seminar | November 13 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall | Note change in date

### Differential Geometry Seminar: High frequency limits in general relativity

Seminar | November 13 | 1-2 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

### String-Math Seminar: BPS Graphs of Class S Theories

Seminar | November 13 | 2-3 p.m. | 402 LeConte Hall

### BLISS Seminar: Primal-dual first-order methods for convex optimization

Seminar | November 13 | 3-4 p.m. | Cory Hall, 540 Cory

### Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: Towards a $p$-adic Deligne–Lusztig theory

Seminar | November 13 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

### Loeve Prize ceremony

Special Event | November 13 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

## Tuesday, November 14, 2017

### Seminar 217, Risk Management: Investor Behavior and Market Dynamics

Seminar | November 14 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

### Mirror Symmetry and Symplectic Geometry Seminar: Homological mirror symmetry for the genus 2 curve and its SYZ mirror

Seminar | November 14 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

### Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): Global quasilinear waves in 1+3 dimensions

Seminar | November 14 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

### Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: An introduction to a conjecture of Lech

Seminar | November 14 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

### Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Stillman's Question, Solved! (Part 3)

Seminar | November 14 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

## Wednesday, November 15, 2017

### Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Introduction to open book decompositions and Lefschetz fibrations

Seminar | November 15 | 2-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

### Probing neural circuits with shaped light

Seminar | November 15 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

### Topology Seminar (Main Talk): The Weinstein conjecture for iterated planar contact structures

Seminar | November 15 | 4-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

### Representation Theory and Mathematical Physics Seminar: Higher categories, generalized cohomology, and condensed matter.

Seminar | November 15 | 4-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

## Thursday, November 16, 2017

### Paris/Berkeley/Bonn/Zürich Analysis Seminar: On the stabilization of 1-D hyperbolic systems

Seminar | November 16 | 9:10-10 a.m. | 238 Sutardja Dai Hall

### Representation Theory and Mathematical Physics Seminar: Pfaffian Sign Theorem for the Dimer Model on a Triangular Lattice.

Seminar | November 16 | 2-3 p.m. | 732 Evans Hall

### Mathematics Department Colloquium: What is quantum chaos?

Colloquium | November 16 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

## Friday, November 17, 2017

### Talking About Combinatorial Objects Student Seminar: Matroid Representability via Stable Polynomials

Seminar | November 17 | 1-2 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

### Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Large Deviation Principle for random graphs

Seminar | November 17 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

### Logic Colloquium: Possibilities for Boolean, Heyting, and modal algebras

Colloquium | November 17 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

## Monday, November 20, 2017

### Combinatorics Seminar: Root system chip-firing

Seminar | November 20 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

### Differential Geometry Seminar: \(\epsilon \)-Regularity for 4-dimensional shrinking Ricci solitons

Seminar | November 20 | 1-2 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

### Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: Parallel transport and the p-adic Simpson correspondence

Seminar | November 20 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

### Fatma Kilinc-Karzan — Online First-Order Framework for Robust Convex Optimization

Colloquium | November 20 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 3108 Etcheverry Hall

### Oscillator-based Ising Network Computation

Seminar | November 20 | 4-5 p.m. | 531 Cory Hall

### Student Algebraic Geometry Seminar: Algebraicity of persistent homology

Seminar | November 20 | 4-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

## Tuesday, November 21, 2017

### Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: New methods for finite generation

Seminar | November 21 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

## Monday, November 27, 2017

### Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: On certain special values of L-functions associated to elliptic curves and real quadratic fields

Seminar | November 27 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

### Jon Lee — Comparing relaxations via volume for nonconvex optimization

Colloquium | November 27 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 3108 Etcheverry Hall

## Tuesday, November 28, 2017

### Seminar 217, Risk Management: The Futures Financing Rate

Seminar | November 28 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

## Wednesday, November 29, 2017

### Regularity and strict positivity of densities for the nonlinear stochastic heat equation

Seminar | November 29 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

### Applied Math Seminar: GPU Accelerated Incompressible Flow Solvers

Seminar | November 29 | 4-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

### Causal Inference in the Presence of Interference

Seminar | November 29 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

## Thursday, November 30, 2017

### Mathematics Department Colloquium: Algebraic Structures on Polytopes

Colloquium | November 30 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

### GraphXD Seminar: Data-Driven Methods for Learning Sparse Graphical Models

Seminar | November 30 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall