Date 
Place 
Speaker 
Title 
January 29 
Northeastern
509 Lake

Sergey Yakovenko
Weizmann Institute of Science

Infinitesimal Hilbert's 16th problem

February 5 
Brandeis 317 Goldsmith 
David Fisher
Indiana University

Coarse geometry of solvable groups

February 12 
Northeastern
509 Lake

Thomas Hales
University of Pittsburgh

Introduction to Formal Proof

February 19 
Harvard Science Center D 
Alexander Goncharov
Brown University

The quantum dilogarithm and quantization of cluster varieties

February 26 
Harvard Science Center D 
Vaughan F.R. Jones
University of California, Berkeley

Large N limit of random matrices, free probability and the graded algebra
of a planar algebra

March 5 
Brandeis 317 Goldsmith 
William Meeks
University of Massachusetts, Amherst

The classical theory of minimal and constant mean curvature
surfaces with emphasis on uniqueness of examples
of Euler, Delaunay, Scherk and Riemann

March 12 
MIT Room 2190 
Sergiu Klainerman
Princeton University

On the mathematical magic of Black Holes

March 19 
Harvard Science Center D 
Zoltan Szabo
Princeton University

Heegaard diagrams and invariants for threemanifolds

March 26 
Northeastern
509 Lake

Corrado De Concini
Università di Roma "La Sapienza"

Vector Partition functions and the index of transversally elliptic operators

April 2 
Brandeis 317 Goldsmith 
Lauren Williams
Harvard University

Positivity results for cluster algebras from surfaces

April 9 
Harvard Science Center D 
Henryk Iwaniec
Rutgers University

Is there a ghost in the house of prime numbers?

April 23 
MIT Room 2190 
Yuval Peres
Microsoft Research

Fair allocations to random points, using the stable marriage algorithm,
Riemann mapping, and Newtonian gravity

May 7 
MIT Room 2190 
Brian White
Stanford University

Formation of Singularities in Minimal Surfaces
