Smith Colloquium

Fall 2020

COVID-19 Update: During the Fall 2020 the Smith Colloquium will be held on-line on Thursdays at 4:00 pm.

Thursdays at 4:00 pm in 306 Snow Hall, the Aronszajn Seminar Room.
We cordially invite everyone interested in mathematics to attend.

Please contact Yannan Shen or  Agnieszka Międlar for arrangements.

Date Speaker, Title Local host
August 27 Organization Meeting
September 3
September 10
September 17
September 24 Yunfeng Jiang (KU)
A mathematical proposal for the S-duality conjecture of Vafa-Witten Abstract 
October 1 Kyle Maddox (KU)
Ideal Closure Operations in Prime Characteristic Rings Abstract
October 8 Glenn Shafer (Rutgers University)
Testing by Betting and the Randomness of Risk Abstract 
B. Pasik-Duncan, T. Duncan
October 15 Jingrui Cheng (Stony Brook University)
Constant scalar curvature Kahler metrics and properness theorem Abstract
Yuanqi Wang
October 22 Junliang Shen (MIT)
Cohomology of the moduli of Higgs bundles Abstract
Yunfeng Jiang
October 29 Anuradha Annaswamy (MIT)
Control for Learning: Adaptive Control and Real-time Machine Learning  Abstract
B. Pasik-Duncan
November 5 Linda Bushnell (UW)
Vehicle Network Security and Resiliency: Analysis of the Controller Area Network Protocol  Abstract
B. Pasik-Duncan
November 12 Dawn Tilbury (University of Michigan)
Convergence research addressing societal challenges: The central role of systems and control  Abstract
B. Pasik-Duncan
November 19 Mathematics Distinguished Lecture
Professor Ruth Williams
 (University of California, San Diego)
November 26 Thanksgiving
December 3 Mason Porter (UCLA)
Opinion Dynamics and Spreading Models on Social Networks  Abstract 
Yannan Shen

Events Calendar

Using Math

CTE course transformation grant helps Emily Witt, assistant professor of math, develop active learning with student groups in calculus.  Positive results using modules developed with Justin Lyle and Amanda Wilkens, math graduate students, were attained.  Read more

Math and COVID-19: Sources on how math is being used to track the virus and its spread.  AMS link.

A mathematician-musician's breakthrough melds East, West. Read more.

Researcher's innovative approach to flood mapping support emergency management and water officials. Read more.

Nicole Johnson found a way to express her baton twirling using math. See video.