# Previous Weekly Bulletins

# Special Events

# Math Seminars

- Algebraic
Geometry Seminar

- Analysis Seminar
- Applied Mathematics Seminar
- Applied Math Lab Seminar
- Atmosphere Ocean Science Colloquium
- Atmosphere Ocean Science Student Seminar
- Biomathematics/
Computational Biology Colloquium

- Computational Neuroscience and Biology Seminars
- Geometric Analysis and Topology Seminar
- Geometry Seminar
- Grad Student & Postdoc Seminar
- Harmonic Analysis and Signal Processing Seminar
- Magneto-Fluid Dynamics Seminar
- Mathematical Finance Seminar
- Mathematics Colloquium
- Number Theory Seminar
- Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing Seminar
- NYU Poly Mathematics Colloquium
- Probability and Mathematical Physics Seminar
- Dynamical Systems Seminar

# CS Seminars

- CS Colloquium
- Cryptography Seminar
- Formal Methods Seminar
- Machine Learning Seminar
- Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing Seminar
- Theory Seminar

# Previous Bulletins

### THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

JOINT PHYSICS-COURANT SEMINAR ON NONLINEAR DYNAMICS:2:00 P.M., Room 424b, Meyer Building (Physics)

The Transition from Regular to Irregular Motions Explained as Travel on Riemann Surfaces

Francesco Calogero, Physics Department, University of Rome `La Sapienza', Italy

### FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

MATH PH.D. STUDENT ORIENTATION:10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M., WWH 813

SPECIAL COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM:11:30 A.M., WWH 102

Supporting Early Design Exploration of Augmented Reality Experiences

Blair MacIntyre, Georgia Tech College of Computing

PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE IN TIME!

See the CS Seminars webpage:http://cs.nyu.edu/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/

CRYPTOGRAPHY SEMINAR:1:00 P.M., WWH 101

Reflexive Side-Channel Cryptanalysis: Cache and Acoustic Attacks

Eran Tromer, Weizmann Institute

Joint work with Dag Arne Osvik and Adi Shamir

A copy of the paper can be found at:

http://www.wisdom.weizmann.ac.il/~tromer/papers/cache.pdf

Visit the Cryptography Seminar webpage at:http://www.scs.cs.nyu.edu/crypto/

APPLIED MATHEMATICS SEMINAR:CANCELLED

Bodies in Fluids

Mike Shelley, CIMS

See the AMS webpage if updated:http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~eve2/ams.html

### MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12

INFORMAL COMPUTATIONAL FINANCE SEMINAR:6:00 P.M., WWH 1314

Organizational Meeting

Everyone is welcome, particularly graduate students interested in computational finance.Bring a sandwich!

See our web page at:

http://www.math.nyu.edu/faculty/goodman/seminars/ComputationalFinance/

For further information, please contact Jonathan Goodman at goodman@cims.nyu.edu

### TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13

MOSTLY BIOMATHEMATICS LUNCHTIME SEMINAR:12:00 - 1:00 P.M., WWH 1314

Simulating the Blood-Muscle-Valve Mechanics of the Heart by an Adaptive and Parallel Version of the Immersed Boundary Method

Boyce Griffith, CIMS

This is a public Defense of Thesis. All are welcome.

### WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

COLLOQUIUM IN ATMOSPHERE-OCEAN SCIENCE:3:30 4:30, WWH 1302

The Parameterization of Gravity-Wave Drag in General Circulation Models of the Atmosphere

John Scinocca, University of Victoria

Sponsored by the Center for Atmosphere-Ocean Science.

See the CAOS Seminars webpage for abstract if available:http://math.nyu.edu/caos teaching/colloquium/

MOSTLY BIOMATHEMATICS LUNCHTIME SEMINAR:3:45 - 4:45 P.M., WWH 1314

Stochastic Reaction-Diffusion Methods for Modeling Gene Expression and Spatially Distributed Chemical Kinetics

Samuel Isaacson, CIMS

This is a public Defense of Thesis. All are welcome.

Please note unusual day and time for this seminar.

### FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

PROBABILITY AND MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR:10:30 - 11:30 A.M., WWH 1013

Two Results About Large Random Matrices

Amir Dembo, Stanford University

See the abstract at:

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/probability_seminar.html

COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM:11:15 A.M., WWH 1302

HIERO: A Hierarchical Phase-based Model for Statistical Machine Translation

David Chiang, University of Maryland, Institute for Advanced Computer Studies

Refreshments will be served at 11:15 A.M. in WWH 1302

See the CS Seminars webpage:http://cs.nyu.edu/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/

APPLIED MATHEMATICS SEMINAR:2:30 - 3:30 P.M., WWH 1302

Computational Analysis and Design of DNA Devices

Niles Pierce, Caltech

See the AMS webpage if updated:http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~eve2/ams.html

PH.D. STUDENT WELCOME RECEPTION, MATH AND COMPUTER SCIENCE:3:30 - 5:30 P.M.,

13th Floor Commons

### SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 and SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

SYMPOSIUM ON THEORETICAL NEUROSCIENCE:9:15 A.M. - 5:30 P.M., WWH 101

### TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

GEOMETRY SEMINAR:6:00 - 7:00 P.M., WWH 613

Sticks, French Fries and Potatoes in Polygons

Joe Mitchell, Stony Brook University

To see the abstract using AcroDist application, click on the link:

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/geometry_seminar.html

### THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

NEW FACULTY RECEPTION:4:00 - 5:00 P.M., WWH 1303

MATHEMATICAL FINANCE SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., WWH 102

Functional Lattice Models for CDOs, CMSs, Quantos and Other Hybrids

Claudio Albanese, Imperial College

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/math_finance_seminar.html

### FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

MS MATH STUDENT ORIENTATION:10:00 - 11:30 A.M., WWH 1314

APPLIED MATHEMATICS SEMINAR:2:30 - 3:30 P.M., WWH 1302

New Singular Solutions of the Nonlinear Schroedinger Equation

Gadi Fibich, Tel Aviv University

Joint work with N. Gavish and X.P. Wang

See the AMS webpage if updated:http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~eve2/ams.html

MS COMPUTER SCIENCE WELCOME:6:00 - 8:00 P.M., 13th Floor Commons

### MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

CELEBRATIONof the Elections of Margaret Wright into theNational Academy of Sciencesand Marsha Berger into theNational Academy of Engineering, WWH 13thFloor Common at 4:00 P.M.!

### FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30

COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM:11:30 A.M., WWH 102

Sampling to Estimate Arbitrary Subset Sums

Mikkel Thorup, AT&T

Refreshments will be served at 11:15 A.M. in WWH 102

Note the change in room number!

See the CS Seminars webpage:http://cs.nyu.edu/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/

## *** SPECIAL UPCOMING CIMS EVENTS ***

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## Vol. 51, No. 2 -- September 14, 2005

A regional meeting of the Metropolitan New York Section of the
Mathematical Association of America conferred upon Melvin Hausner its
*Award for Distinguished Teaching* in recognition of
extraordinarily successful teaching and commitment to students. The
surprise event was held at York College, Long Island on 7*th* May
2005.

### WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

**COLLOQUIUM IN ATMOSPHERE-OCEAN SCIENCE:**

3:30-4:30, WWH 1302

*The Parameterization of Gravity-Wave Drag in General Circulation
Models of the Atmosphere*

John Scinocca, University of Victoria

Sponsored by the Center for Atmosphere-Ocean Science.

**See the CAOS Seminars webpage for abstract if available:**
http://math.nyu.edu/caos
teaching/colloquium/

**MOSTLY BIOMATHEMATICS TEA TIME SEMINAR:**

3:45-4:45 P.M., WWH 1314

*Stochastic Reaction-Diffusion Methods for Modeling Gene Expression
and Spatially Distributed Chemical Kinetics*

Samuel Isaacson, CIMS

**This is a public Defense of Thesis. All are welcome.
Please note unusual day and time for this seminar.**

### FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

**PROBABILITY AND MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR:**

10:30 - 11:30 A.M., WWH 1013

*Two Results About Large Random Matrices*

Amir Dembo, Stanford University

**See the abstract at:**

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/probability_seminar.html

**COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM:**

11:30 A.M., WWH 1302

*HIERO: A Hierarchical Phase-based Model for Statistical Machine
Translation*

David Chiang, University of Maryland, Institute for Advanced Computer
Studies

**Refreshments will be served at 11:15 A.M. in WWH 1302**

**See the CS Seminars webpage:** http://cs.nyu.edu/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/

**APPLIED MATHEMATICS SEMINAR:**

2:30 - 3:30 P.M., WWH 1302

*Computational Analysis and Design of DNA Devices*

Niles Pierce, Caltech

**See the AMS webpage if updated:** http://www.cims.nyu.edu/ams/

**PH.D. STUDENT WELCOME RECEPTION, MATH AND COMPUTER
SCIENCE:**

3:30 - 5:30 P.M., 13th Floor Commons

### SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 and SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

**SYMPOSIUM ON THEORETICAL NEUROSCIENCE:**

9:15 A.M. - 5:30 P.M., WWH 109

**Please note the change in room number!**

### MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

**SPECIAL DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY AND TOPOLOGY SEMINAR:**

4:00 P.M., WWH 402

*An Etale Approach to the Novikov Conjecture*

Alexander Dranishnikov, University of Florida

**Visit the Seminar webpage at:** http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/diff_geom.html

### TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

**MOSTLY BIOMATHEMATICS LUNCHTIME SEMINAR:**

12:00 Noon - 1:00 P.M., WWH 1314

*Invertible and Quasistatic Finite Elements for Skeletal Muscle
Simulation*

Joseph Teran, CIMS

**GEOMETRY SEMINAR:**

6:00 - 7:00 P.M., WWH 613

*Sticks, French Fries and Potatoes in Polygons*

Joe Mitchell, Stony Brook University

To see the abstract using AcroDist application, click on the
link:

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/geometry_seminar.html

### THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

**MATHEMATICAL FINANCE SEMINAR:**

5:30 - 7:00 P.M., WWH 102

*Functional Lattice Models for CDOs, CMSs, Quantos and Other
Hybrids*

Claudio Albanese, Imperial College

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/math_finance_seminar.html

### FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

**MS MATH STUDENT ORIENTATION:**

10:00 - 11:30 A.M., WWH 1314

**COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM:**

11:30 A.M., WWH 1302

*Tba*

Jack Schwartz, Professor Emeritus, NYU

**Refreshments will be served at 11:15 A.M. in WWH 1302**

**See the CS Seminars webpage:** http://cs.nyu.edu/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/

**GRADUATE STUDENT/POSTDOC SEMINAR:**

1:00 - 2:00 P.M., WWH 1302

*Functional Analysis, Harmonic Analysis and Partial Differential
Equations*

Peter Lax, CIMS

**For complete GSPD Seminar listings, see** http://www.math.nyu.edu/~pender/seminar/

**APPLIED MATHEMATICS SEMINAR:**

2:30 - 3:30 P.M., WWH 1302

*New Singular Solutions of the Nonlinear Schroedinger
Equation*

Gadi Fibich, Tel Aviv University

**Joint work with N. Gavish and X.P. Wang**

**See the AMS webpage if updated:** http://www.cims.nyu.edu/ams/

**MS COMPUTER SCIENCE WELCOME:**

6:00 - 8:00 P.M., 13th Floor Commons

### MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

*CELEBRATION* of the Elections of Margaret Wright into the
*National Academy of Sciences* and Marsha Berger into the
*National Academy of Engineering* , WWH 13*th* Floor Common
at 4:00 P.M.!

### WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

**HARMONIC ANALYSIS AND SIGNAL PROCESSING SEMINAR:**

2:00 - 3:00 P.M., WWH 1314

*Noncommutative Wiener Lemma and Tracial State on the Banach Algebra
of Time-Frequency Shift Operators*

Radu Balan, Siemens Corporate Research

http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~gunturk/Seminar_Schedule.html

### THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

**MATHEMATICAL FINANCE SEMINAR:**

5:30 - 7:00 P.M., WWH 102

*On the Structure of General Mean-Variance Hedging
Strategies*

Ales Cerny, City University London

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/math_finance_seminar.html

### FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30

**COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM:**

11:30 A.M., WWH 102

*Sampling to Estimate Arbitrary Subset Sums*

Mikkel Thorup, AT&T

**Refreshments will be served at 11:15 A.M. in WWH 102**

**Note the change in room number!**

**See the CS Seminars webpage:** http://cs.nyu.edu/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/

**GRADUATE STUDENT/POSTDOC SEMINAR:**

No seminar due to Courant Instructor Day

**For complete GSPD Seminar listings, see** http://www.math.nyu.edu/~pender/seminar/

### WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9

** THEORY SEMINAR: **

12:30 - 1:45 P.M., WWH 101

* Recent Work on Supervised Ranking *

Cynthia Rudin, Center for Neural Science and CIMS

http://cs.nyu.edu/~wu/theory/

** MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR: **

1:00 - 2:00 P.M., WWH 1013

* Mode Dynamics and Active Control Studies and Experiments on RFX-mod
*

Roberto Paccagnella, Istituto Gas Ionizzati del C.N.R.

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/mfd_seminar.html

** COLLOQUIUM IN ATMOSPHERE-OCEAN SCIENCE: **

3:30 - 4:30, WWH 1302

* Hurricanes and Climate *

Kerry Emanuel, M.I.T.

Sponsored by the Center for Atmosphere-Ocean Science.

** See the CAOS Seminars webpage for abstract if available: **
http://math.nyu.edu/caos teaching/colloquium/

** SPECIAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR: **

3:30 - 4:30 P.M., WWH 1314

* Numerical Simulations of an Infinite Fiber Suspension *

Katarina Gustavsson

** Note special date and time! **

** See the Special Analysis Seminar webpage for abstract: **
http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/special_analysis_seminar.htm

**
COMPUTATIONAL NEUROSCIENCE FORUM:
4:00 - 5:00 P.M., 815 MEYER HALL,
Center for Neural Science, Room 815 **

*From Combinatorial Coding to Strongly Correlated Networks States in a Neural Population*

Elad Schneidman, Princeton University

**See the speaker's webpage!**http://www.princeton.edu/~elads/

**See the CNF website at:**

http://www.cns.nyu.edu/events/compneuro/

### THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10

** ANALYSIS SEMINAR: **

11:00 A.M. - 12:00 Noon, WWH 1302

* Conformally Parametrized Surfaces with Bounds on the Wilmore Energy
*

Ernst Kuwert, Brown University

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/analysis_seminar.html

** APPLIED MATH LAB SEMINAR: **

12:30 P.M., WWH 1314

* Invertible and Quasistatic Finite Elements for
Skeletal Muscle Simulation *

Joseph Teran, CIMS

See the AML website:
http://math.nyu.edu/aml/Seminar/index.html

** NONLINEAR DYNAMICS SEMIMAR: **

2:00 P.M., **
Meyer 424B (Physics Department Building) **

* Stretched Times and Divergent Time Scales Near the Glass Transition
*

Michael Shlesinger, Office of Naval Research

** MATHEMATICAL FINANCE SEMINAR: **

5:30 - 7:00 P.M., WWH 102

* Implied Volatility Processes: Evidence from the Volatility
Derivatives Market *

George Skiadopolous, University of Piraeus

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/math_finance_seminar.html

** JOINT COLUMBIA-CUNY-NYU NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR: **

**
5:30 - 7:00 P.M.,
Room 312 Math, Columbia University **

*Geometry of Unitary Eigenvarieties and Rank of Selmer Groups*

Joel Bellaiche, Columbia University

*TEA: 5:00 - 5:30 P.M. served in the Math Lounge on the 5**th*floorSee the Joint Number Theory Seminars webpage for link to abstract: http://www.math.columbia.edu/%7Egoldfeld/ScheduleJointNTS5.html

### FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11

** NUMERICAL ANALYSIS AND SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING SEMINAR: **

10:00 A.M., WWH 1302

* Discontinuous Galerkin Methods for Hyperbolic Equations
*

Lilia Krivodonova, CIMS

http://www.cs.nyu.edu/overton/nasem/index.html

** PROBABILITY AND MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR: **

10:30 - 11:30 A.M., WWH 1013

* Some Correlation Inequalities
*

Jeff Kahn, Rutgers University

**
Abstract available at: **

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/probability_seminar.html

** COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM: **

11:30 A.M., WWH 1302

* Algorithmic Theory of Sparse Approximation Problems *

S. Muthukrishnan, Rutgers University

** Refreshments will be served at 11:15 A.M. in WWH 1302 ****
**

** See the CS Seminars webpage: **
http://cs.nyu.edu/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/

** GRADUATE STUDENT/POSTDOC SEMINAR: **

1:00 - 2:00 P.M., WWH 1302

* Modeling Diffusion Processes in Unbounded Domains
*

Leslie Greengard

** For complete GSPD Seminar listings, see **
http://www.math.nyu.edu/~pender/seminar/

** NYC NLP FORUM: **

2:30 P.M., WWH 102

* Better k-best Parsing, Hypergraphs, and Dynamic Programming *

Liang Huang, University of Pennsylvania

http://nlp.cs.nyu.edu/nycnlp/index.shtml

** APPLIED MATHEMATICS SEMINAR: **

2:30 - 3:30 P.M., WWH 1302

* Functional and Evolutionary Inference in Gene Networks: Does Topology
Matter? *

Mark L. Siegal, Dept. of Biology, New York University

** See the AMS webpage: **
http://www.cims.nyu.edu/ams/

** STUDENT SEMINAR IN GEOPHYSICAL FLUID DYNAMICS: **

3:45 - 5:00 P.M., WWH 1314

* Wave-Driven Vortex Dynamics in the Near-Shore Region
*

Andrea Barreiro

http://math.nyu.edu/caos_teaching/student_seminar/

### MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14

** APPLIED MATHEMATICS SEMINAR: **

2:00 - 3:00 P.M., WWH 1314

* Toward the End of Cumulus Parameterization: Sensitivity of
Radiative-Convective Equilibrium Simulations to
Horizontal Resolution *

Olivier Paulius, CIMS

**
Note the slightly earlier starting time and the change in room number.
**

** See the AMS webpage: **
http://www.cims.nyu.edu/ams/

** MATHEMATICS COLLOQUIUM:
3:45 P.M., WWH 1302 **

*Index Theory for Subelliptic Boundary Value Problems*

C. Epstein, University of Pennsylvania

**Preceded by tea in the lounge at 3:15 P.M.**

http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~tschinke/.nyu/colloquium.html

### TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15

** MOSTLY BIOMATHEMATICS LUNCHTIME SEMINAR: **

12:00 Noon - 1:00 P.M., WWH 1314

A Stochastic Immersed Boundary Method Incorporating Thermal
Fluctuations: Toward Modeling Membrane Dynamics of the Cell

Paul Atzberger, RPI

** SPECIAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR: **

3:30 - 4:30 P.M., WWH 1302

* A Riemann-Hilbert Approach to Some Theorems on Toeplitz Operators and
Orthogonal Polynomials *

Jorgen Ostensson, CIMS

** See the Special Analysis Seminar webpage for abstract: **

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/special_analysis_seminar.htm

### WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16

** MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR: **

12:30 P.M., WWH 1013

* Nonadiabatic Ponderomotive Barriers
*

Ilya Dodin, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

**
Note the earlier time for this seminar! **

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/mfd_seminar.html

** COLLOQUIUM IN ATMOSPHERE-OCEAN SCIENCE: **

** RESCHEDULED TO THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17 **

* Tropical Teleconnections and Their Implications for Modern and
Past Climates *

R. Saravanan, NCAR

Sponsored by the Center for Atmosphere-Ocean Science.

** See the CAOS Seminars webpage for abstract if available: **
http://math.nyu.edu/caos teaching/colloquium/

** SEMINAR ON COMBINATORIAL COMPUTING: **

**
6:30 P.M., Room 6417,
Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, NY **

*The Alternating Cone of a 2-colored Graph*

Amitava Bhattacharya, University of Illinois at Chicago

http://www.math.nyu.edu/~pach/combinatorics_seminar.html

### THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17

**
FOURTH NORTHEAST PROBABILITY SEMINAR:
Room: KC 900 Series, Kimmel Center
(60 Washington Square South)
A two-day seminar to be held November 17 and 18**

*th*

- 9:30 - 10:15 A.M.:
*Registration, light refreshments* - 10:15 - 10:30 A.M.:
*Opening Remarks* - 10:30 - 11:30 A.M.:

Sergey Bobkov, University of Minnesota

*Randomized Limit Theorems for Sums of Dependent Random Variables* - 11:30 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.:
**Lunch Break** - 1:00 - 2:00 P.M.:

Pablo Ferrari, Universidade de Sao Paulo

*Multiclass Processes, Dual Points and Multitype Customer Queues* - 2:15 - 4:15 P.M.:

**Informal talks and discussion session, as at the Seminar for Stochastic Processes**

**Symposium Reception Thursday after lectures to be held at Courant Institute, 13**

*th*Floor Commons

** ANALYSIS SEMINAR: **

11:00 A.M. - 12:00 Noon, WWH 1302

* The Emergence of Large Scale Coherent Structure under Small Scale
Random Bombardments *

Xiaoming Wang, Florida State University

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/analysis_seminar.html

** APPLIED MATH LAB SEMINAR: **

12:30 P.M., WWH 1314

* Tba *

Jane Wang, Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Cornell University

See the AML website:
http://math.nyu.edu/aml/Seminar/index.html

** COLLOQUIUM IN ATMOSPHERE-OCEAN SCIENCE: **

3:30 - 4:30, WWH 1302

* Tropical Teleconnections and Their Implications for Modern and
Past Climates *

R. Saravanan, NCAR

Sponsored by the Center for Atmosphere-Ocean Science.

** See the CAOS Seminars webpage for abstract if available: **
http://math.nyu.edu/caos teaching/colloquium/

** JOINT COLUMBIA-CUNY-NYU NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR: **

**
5:30 - 7:00 P.M.,
Room C198, CUNY Graduate Center **

* Mahler Measures, Equidistribution, and Applications *

Thomas Tucker, Rochester University

**
TEA: 5:00 - 5:30 P.M. served in Room C198, C-level: one floor
down from lobby **

See the Joint Number Theory Seminars webpage for link to abstract: http://www.math.columbia.edu/%7Egoldfeld/ScheduleJointNTS5.html

### FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18

Room: KC 900 Series, Kimmel Center
(60 Washington Square South)

A two-day seminar to be held November 17 and 18*th*

- 9:30 - 10:30 A.M.:

Michael Cranston, University of California, Irvine

*Behavior of Solutions of the Parabolic Anderson Model* - 10:30 - 11:00 A.M.:
**Refreshments** - 11:00 A.M. - 12:00 Noon:

Alice Guionnet, Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon

*Random Matrices and Combinatorics of Maps* - 12:00 Noon - 1:30 P.M.:
**Lunch Break** - 1:30 - 3:30 P.M.:

**Informal talks and discussion session**

**Symposium Reception Friday after lectures to be held at Courant Institute, 13**

*th*Floor Commons

** NUMERICAL ANALYSIS AND SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING SEMINAR: **

10:00 A.M., WWH 1302

* Time-Stepping Methods for Stochastic Differential Equations
*

Jonathan Goodman, CIMS

http://www.cs.nyu.edu/overton/nasem/index.html

**
THE IBM RESEARCH | NYU | COLUMBIA THEORY DAY: **

WWH 109

- 9:30 - 10:00 A.M.:
*Coffee and bagels* - 10:00 - 10:55:

Eva Tardos

*Network Formation Games and the Price of Anarchy and Stability* - 10:55 - 11:05:
*Short Break* - 11:05 - 12:00 Noon:

Retsef Levi

*Provably Near-Optimal Policies for Hard Stochastic Inventory Control Policies* - 12:00 Noon - 2:00 P.M.:
*Lunch break* - 2:00 - 2:55:

Mario Szegedy

*Notorious Issues Concerning Quantum Walks* - 2:55 - 3:15:
*Coffee Break* - 3:15 - 4:10 P.M.:

Salil Vadhan

*The Complexity of Zero Knowledge*

** APPLIED MATHEMATICS SEMINAR: **

2:30 - 3:30 P.M., WWH 1302

* Protein Production and Stochastic Exclusion Processes
*

Tom Chou, UCLA

** See the speaker's webpage! **
http://www.biomath.ucla.edu/~tchou

** See the AMS webpage: **
http://www.cims.nyu.edu/ams/

** STUDENT SEMINAR IN GEOPHYSICAL FLUID DYNAMICS: **

3:45 - 5:00 P.M., WWH 1314

* Tba
*

Caroline Muller

http://math.nyu.edu/caos_teaching/student_seminar/

### MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21

** MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR: **

11:30 A.M., WWH 813

* How Good is the Conventional Quasilinear Operator for Ion Cyclotron
Heating? *

Choong-Seock Chang (CIMS) and Jaemin Kwon (PPPL)

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/mfd_seminar.html

### TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22

** MOSTLY BIOMATHEMATICS LUNCHTIME SEMINAR: **

12:00 Noon - 1:00 P.M., WWH 1314

* Coupling the Internal Force-Generating Mechanisms of Eucaryotic
Cilia and Flagella with External Fluid Mechanics
*

Lisa Fauci, Tulane and CIMS

### WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23

** COLLOQUIUM IN ATMOSPHERE-OCEAN SCIENCE: **

3:30 - 4:30, WWH 1302

* An Ice Free Arctic?
*

Bruno Tremblay, Columbia University

Sponsored by the Center for Atmosphere-Ocean Science.

** See the CAOS Seminars webpage for abstract if available: **
http://math.nyu.edu/caos teaching/colloquium/

### THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10

** ANALYSIS SEMINAR: **

11:00 A.M. - 12:00 Noon, WWH 1302

* Conformally Parametrized Surfaces with Bounds on the Wilmore Energy
*

Ernst Kuwert, Brown University

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/analysis_seminar.html

** APPLIED MATH LAB SEMINAR: **

12:30 P.M., WWH 1314

* Invertible and Quasistatic Finite Elements for
Skeletal Muscle Simulation *

Joseph Teran, CIMS

See the AML website:
http://math.nyu.edu/aml/Seminar/index.html

** NONLINEAR DYNAMICS SEMIMAR: **

2:00 P.M., **
Meyer 424B (Physics Department Building) **

* Stretched Times and Divergent Time Scales Near the Glass Transition
*

Michael Shlesinger, Office of Naval Research

** MATHEMATICAL FINANCE SEMINAR: **

5:30 - 7:00 P.M., WWH 102

* Implied Volatility Processes: Evidence from the Volatility
Derivatives Market *

George Skiadopolous, University of Piraeus

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/math_finance_seminar.html

** JOINT COLUMBIA-CUNY-NYU NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR: **

**
5:30 - 7:00 P.M.,
Room 312 Math, Columbia University **

*Geometry of Unitary Eigenvarieties and Rank of Selmer Groups*

Joel Bellaiche, Columbia University

*TEA: 5:00 - 5:30 P.M. served in the Math Lounge on the 5**th*floorSee the Joint Number Theory Seminars webpage for link to abstract: http://www.math.columbia.edu/%7Egoldfeld/ScheduleJointNTS5.html

### FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11

** NUMERICAL ANALYSIS AND SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING SEMINAR: **

10:00 A.M., WWH 1302

* Discontinuous Galerkin Methods for Hyperbolic Equations
*

Lilia Krivodonova, CIMS

http://www.cs.nyu.edu/overton/nasem/index.html

** PROBABILITY AND MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR: **

10:30 - 11:30 A.M., WWH 1013

* Some Correlation Inequalities
*

Jeff Kahn, Rutgers University

**
Abstract available at: **

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/probability_seminar.html

** COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM: **

11:30 A.M., WWH 1302

* Algorithmic Theory of Sparse Approximation Problems *

S. Muthukrishnan, Rutgers University

** Refreshments will be served at 11:15 A.M. in WWH 1302 ****
**

** See the CS Seminars webpage: **
http://cs.nyu.edu/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/

** GRADUATE STUDENT/POSTDOC SEMINAR: **

1:00 - 2:00 P.M., WWH 1302

* Modeling Diffusion Processes in Unbounded Domains
*

Leslie Greengard

** For complete GSPD Seminar listings, see **
http://www.math.nyu.edu/~pender/seminar/

** NYC NLP FORUM: **

2:30 P.M., WWH 102

* Better k-best Parsing, Hypergraphs, and Dynamic Programming *

Liang Huang, University of Pennsylvania

http://nlp.cs.nyu.edu/nycnlp/index.shtml

** APPLIED MATHEMATICS SEMINAR: **

2:30 - 3:30 P.M., WWH 1302

* Functional and Evolutionary Inference in Gene Networks: Does Topology
Matter? *

Mark L. Siegal, Dept. of Biology, New York University

** See the AMS webpage: **
http://www.cims.nyu.edu/ams/

** STUDENT SEMINAR IN GEOPHYSICAL FLUID DYNAMICS: **

3:45 - 5:00 P.M., WWH 1314

* Wave-Driven Vortex Dynamics in the Near-Shore Region
*

Andrea Barreiro

http://math.nyu.edu/caos_teaching/student_seminar/

## Vol. 51, No. 15 -- December 14, 2005

**
Last issue of the Fall 2005 Semester. **
**
Happy Holidays and Happy New Year! **

### WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14

** THEORY SEMINAR: **

3:30 P.M., WWH 813

* Robust Approximate Zeros for Newton's Method *

Vikram Sharma, CIMS

http://cs.nyu.edu/~wu/theory/

### THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15

** ANALYSIS SEMINAR: **

11:00 A.M. - 12:00 Noon, WWH 1302

* Long Range Scattering for the Maxwell-Schrðdinger System *

Giorgio Velo, Università di Bologna

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/analysis_seminar.html

** HOLIDAY LECTURE: **

3:00 P.M., WWH 109

* Nobody Knows Anything (a brief history of the future) *

Ken Perlin, CIMS

Holiday Party, 4:30 P.M., 13*th* Floor Commons

RSVP by December 9*th* to Anne Seaton,
seaton@cims.nyu.edu

or call (212) 998-3256.

** JOINT COLUMBIA-CUNY-NYU NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR: **

5:30 - 7:00 P.M.,
NYU-CIMS, 13*th* Floor

* Bounding Picard Numbers of Surfaces, or How to succeed in coding
theory without really trying *

Kiran Kedlaya, M.I.T.

**
TEA: 5:00 - 5:30 P.M. served in the Math Lounge on
the 13th floor
**

See the Joint Number Theory Seminars webpage for link to abstract: http://www.math.columbia.edu/%7Egoldfeld/ScheduleJointNTS5.html

### FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16

** PROBABILITY AND MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR: **

10:30 - 11:30 A.M., WWH 1013

* Corner Percolation on Z sup 2 and the Square Root of 17
*

Gabor Pete, UC Berkeley

**
Abstract available at: **

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/probability_seminar.html

** MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR: **

11:00 A.M., Room 813
* Tba *

Jeff Harris, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/mfd_seminar.html

** COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM: **

11:30 A.M.,
WWH 1302

* LogTM: Log-based Transactional Memory
*

Mark Hill, University of Wisconsin-Madison

** Refreshments will be served at 11:15 A.M. in WWH 1302 ****
**

** See the AMS webpage: **
http://www.cims.nyu.edu/ams/

** STUDENT SEMINAR IN GEOPHYSICAL FLUID DYNAMICS: **

** CANCELLED **

* Basics of Systematic Stochastic Modeling of Climate Variability
*

Christian Franzke

http://math.nyu.edu/caos_teaching/student_seminar/