




GENDER INCLUSIVITY IN MATHEMATICS SEMINAR 
Gelonia Dent (BROWN UNIVERSITY) 
Seeing Myself in Science: How Identity and Representation Impact Retention in STEM 

April 18, 2019, 3:30 pm at Emerson 105 
CMSA COLLOQUIUM 
YiZhuang You (UCSD) 
Machine Learning Physics: From Quantum Mechanics to Holographic Geometry 

April 17, 2019, 4:30 pm 5:30 pm at CMSA, 20 Garden St, G10 
CMSA FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR 
Maziar Raissi (NVIDIA) 
Hidden Physics Models: Machine Learning of NonLinear Partial Differential Equations 

April 17, 2019, 3:00  4:00 pm at CMSA, 20 Garden Street, G02 
NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR 
Brian Smithling (JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY) 
On Shimura varieties for unitary groups 

April 17, 2019, 3:00 pm at Science Center 507 
DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Connor Mooney (UC IRVINE) 
Minimizers of convex functionals with small degeneracy set 

April 16, 2019, 4:00 pm at Science Center 507 
MATHEMATICAL PICTURE LANGUAGE SEMINAR 
Emil Prodan (YESHIVA UNIVERSITY) 
Pushing index theorems into the Sobolev 

April 16, 2019, 3:00 pm at Jefferson 356 
COLLOQUIUM 
Xinwen Zhu (CALTECH) 
Hilbert's twentyfirst problem for padic varieties 

April 16, 2019, 3:00 pm at Science Center 507 
CMSA MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Junliang Shen (MIT) 
Perverse sheaves in hyperKähler geometry 

April 15, 2019, 12:00  1:00 pm at CMSA, 20 Garden Street, G02 
LOGIC SEMINAR 
Rebecca Coulson (WEST POINT) 
Bipartite Metrically Homogeneous Graphs of Generic Type: Their Generic Theories and the Almost Sure Theories of their Ages 

April 15, 2019, 5:40 pm at Science Center 507 
OPEN NEIGHBORHOOD SEMINAR 
Lauren Williams (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Combinatorics of shallow water waves (via the KP hierarchy) 

April 15, 2019, 4:30 pm at Science Center 507 
GAUGETOPOLOGYSYMPLECTIC SEMINAR 
Joel Fish (UMASS BOSTON) 
Feral pseudoholomorphic curves and minimal sets 

April 12, 2019, 3:30 pm at Science Center 507 
HARVARDMITMSR COMBINATORICS SEMINAR 
Carly Klivans (BROWN UNIVERSITY) 
Flowfiring processes 

April 12, 2019, 4:45 pm 5:45 pm at Science Center 507 
CMSA METRIC LIMITS OF CALABIYAU MANIFOLDS 
Valentino Tosatti (NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY) 
Noncollapsing degenerations 

April 12, 2019, 3:00 pm at CMSA, 20 Garden St, G10 
JOINT CMSA AND DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS RANDOM MATRIX AND PROBABILITY THEORY SEMINAR 
Rui Han (GEORGIA TECH) 
Spectral gaps in graphene structures 

April 11, 2019, 4:30 pm at CMSA, 20 Garden St, G10 
GENDER INCLUSIVITY IN MATHEMATICS SEMINAR 
Genevieve Walsh (TUFTS UNIVERSITY) 
Geometric Topology and Group Theory 

April 11, 2019, 4:30 pm  6 pm at Science Center Hall C 
CMSA GENERAL RELATIVITY SEMINAR 
Amir Babak Aazami (CLARK UNIVERSITY) 
Kähler metrics via Lorentzian geometry in dimension 4 

April 11, 2019, 3:00  4:00 pm at Science Center 411 
THURSDAY SEMINAR 
Sander Kupers and Mike Hopkins (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Discussion of two points 

April 11, 2019, 3:00  5:00 pm at Science Center 507 
CMSA SPECIAL SEMINAR 
Juven Wang (IAS) 
Quantum 4d YangMills and TimeReversal Symmetric 5d TQFT: New Higher Anomalies to AnyonicString/Brane Induced Topological Link Invariants 

April 10, 2019, 10:30 am at CMSA, 20 Garden St, G10 
FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR 
Luc Deike (PRINCETON UNIVERSITY) 
Wave breaking in ocean atmosphere interactions 

April 10, 2019, 3:00 pm at Science Center 530 
NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR 
Naser Talebi Zadeh (UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN) 
The Siegel variance formula for quadratic forms 

April 10, 2019, 3:00 PM at Science Center 507 
COLLOQUIUM 
Pietro Veronesi (UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO) 
Inequality Aversion, Populism, and the Backlash Against Globalization 

April 10, 2019, 2:303:30 pm at CMSA, 20 Garden Street, G10 
JOINT CMSA AND DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS RANDOM MATRIX AND PROBABILITY THEORY SEMINAR 
Giulio Biroli (ENS) 
Large deviations for the largest eigenvalues and eigenvectors of spiked random matrices 

April 09, 2019, 12:00  1:00 pm at CMSA, 20 Garden Street, G02 
MATHEMATICAL PICTURE LANGUAGE SEMINAR 
Claus Koestler (UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK, IRELAND) 
Markovianity as a distributional system 

April 09, 2019, 3:00 pm at Jefferson 356 
MATHEMATICAL PICTURE LANGUAGE SEMINAR 
Alina Vdovina (UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE, UK) 
Higher dimensional picture languages 

April 09, 2019, 4:30 pm at Jefferson 356 
DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Spiro Karigiannis (UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO) 
A curious system of second order nonlinear PDEs for U(m)structures on manifolds 

April 09, 2019, 3:00 pm at Science Center 232 
COLLOQUIUM 
Laura DeMarco (NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY) 
Complex dynamics and arithmetic equidistribution 

April 08, 2019, 3:00 pm at Science Center 507 
TOPOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF CONDENSED MATTER SEMINAR 
Adam Nahum (OXFORD UNIVERSITY) 
Emergent statistical mechanics of entanglement in random unitary circuits 

April 08, 2019, 10:00 am at CMSA, 20 Garden St, G10 
LOGIC SEMINAR 
Douglas Blue (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Equivalence relations and effective cardinality 

April 08, 2019, 5:40 pm at Science Center 507 
CMSA MATH PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Yoosik Kim (BOSTON UNIVERSITY) 
String polytopes and GelfandCetlin polytopes 

April 08, 2019, 12:00  1:00 pm at CMSA, 20 Garden St, G10 
GAUGETOPOLOGYSYMPLECTIC SEMINAR 
Melissa Liu (COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY) 
The YangMills Equations over Klein Surfaces 

April 05, 2019, 3:30 pm at Science Center 507 
NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR 
Avner Ash (BOSTON COLLEGE) 
Resolutions of the Steinberg module for GL(n) 

April 04, 2019, 3:00 pm at Science Center Hall E *note different day and location* 
THURSDAY SEMINAR 
Ben Knudsen (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Toward the immersion conjecture 

April 04, 2019, 3:00  5:00 pm at Science Center 507 
CMSA GENERAL RELATIVITY SEMINAR 
Marcus Khuri (STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY) 
Stationary Vacuum Black Holes in Higher Dimensions 

April 04, 2019, 3:00  4:00 pm at CMSA, 20 Garden Street, G02 
JOINT CMSA AND DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS RANDOM MATRIX AND PROBABILITY THEORY SEMINAR 
Paul Bourgade (NYU) 
Logcorrelations and branching structures in analytic number theory 

April 04, 2019, 4:30 pm 5:30 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
CMSA FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR 
Christopher Rycroft (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
The reference map technique for simulating complex materials and multibody interactions 

April 03, 2019, 4:00 pm at CMSA, 20 Garden Street, G10 
CMSA COLLOQUIUM 
Sarah Moshary (UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO) 
Deregulation through Direct Democracy: Lessons from Liquor 

April 03, 2019, 2:303:30 pm at CMSA, 20 Garden Street, G10 
COLLOQUIUM 
Christopher Hacon (UNIVERSITY OF UTAH) 
On the geometry of Algebraic varieties 

April 03, 2019, 3:00 pm at Science Center 507 
MATHEMATICAL PICTURE LANGUAGE SEMINAR 
Mikael Rordam (UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN) 
Highlights of the Classification of Simple Nuclear C*Algebras 

April 02, 2019, 3:00 pm at Jefferson 356 
MATHEMATICAL PICTURE LANGUAGE SEMINAR 
Magdalena Musat (UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN) 
Quantum Correlations, Factorizable Channels, and the Connes Embedding Problem 

April 02, 2019, 4:00 pm at Jefferson 356 
CMSA SPECIAL LECTURE SERIES ON DERIVED ALGEBRAIC/DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY 
Artan Sheshmani (CMSA) 
Examples and applications 2 (Part II) 

April 02, 2019, 3:00  4:30 pm at CMSA, 20 Garden St, G10 
DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Ao Sun (MIT) 
Local Entropy and Generic Multiplicity One Singularities of Mean Curvature Flow of Surfaces 

April 02, 2019, 4:00 pm at Science Center 507 
OPEN NEIGHBORHOOD SEMINAR 
John Mackey (CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY) 
Tournaments having the most cycles 

April 01, 2019, 4:30 pm at Science Center 507 
CMSA MATH PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Athanassios S. Fokas (UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE) 
Asymptotics: the unified transform, a new approach to the Lindelöf Hypothesis, and the ultrarelativistic limit of the Minkowskian approximation of general relativity 

April 01, 2019, 12:00  1:00 pm at CMSA, 20 Garden St, G10 
LOGIC SEMINAR 
Elliot Glazer (HARVARD UNIVERSITY AND ZHEJIANG UNIVERSITY) 
Set theory with randomness 

April 01, 2019, 5:40 pm at Science Center 507 
GAUGETOPOLOGYSYMPLECTIC SEMINAR 
Chris Scaduto (SIMONS CENTER) 
Instantons and lattices of smooth 4manifolds with boundary 

March 29, 2019, 3:30 pm at Science Center 222 
GENDER INCLUSIVITY IN MATHEMATICS SEMINAR 
Eunice Kim (TUFTS UNIVERSITY) 
Dynamical Systems and Physical Phenomena 

March 28, 2019, 4:30 pm  6 pm at Science Center Hall E 
JOINT CMSA AND DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS RANDOM MATRIX AND PROBABILITY THEORY SEMINAR 
Xuwen Chen (UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER) 
The Derivation of the Energycritical NLS from Quantum Manybody Dynamics 

March 28, 2019, 4:30  5:30 pm at CMSA, 20 Garden St, G02 
NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR 
KaiWen Lan (UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, TWIN CITIES) 
Local systems of Shimura varieties: a comparison of two constructions 

March 27, 2019, 3:00 pm at Science Center 507 
CMSA COLLOQUIUM 
Tatyana Sharpee (SALK INSTITUTE FOR BIOLOGICAL STUDIES) 
Hyperbolic geometry of the olfactory space 

March 27, 2019, 5:15 pm  6:15 pm at CMSA, 20 Garden St, G10 
CMSA SPECIAL LECTURE SERIES ON DERIVED ALGEBRAIC/DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY 
Artan Sheshmani (CMSA) 
Examples and applications 2 (Part II) 

March 26, 2019, 3:00  4:30 pm at CMSA, 20 Garden St, G10 
HARVARD/MIT ALGEBRAIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Changho Han (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
'Almost K3' stable log surfaces and curves of genus 4 

March 26, 2019, 3:00 pm at Science Center 507 
DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
TianJun Li (MINNESOTA) 
Geometry of symplectic log CalabiYau surfaces 

March 26, 2019, 4:00 pm at Science Center 507 
MATHEMATICAL PICTURE LANGUAGE SEMINAR 
Jinsong Wu (HARBIN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, CHINA) 
Fourier analysis on fusion rings 

March 26, 2019, 3:00 pm at Jefferson 356 
LOGIC SEMINAR 
Justin Cavitt (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Large Cardinals and Simpler Proofs 

March 25, 2019, 5:40 pm at Science Center 507 
CMSA MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Eduardo Gonzalez (UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS BOSTON) 
Stratifications in gauged GromovWitten theory 

March 25, 2019, 12:00  1:00 pm at CMSA, 20 Garden St, G10 
HARVARD  MIT  MSR COMBINATORICS SEMINAR 
Jim Haglund (UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA) 
Three faces of the Delta Conjecture 

March 22, 2019, 4:15 pm at Science Center 507 
CMSA SPECIAL LECTURE SERIES ON DERIVED ALGEBRAIC/DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY 
Artan Sheshmani (CMSA) 
Examples and applications 2 (Part I) 

March 21, 2019, 3:00  4:30 pm at CMSA, 20 Garden St, G10 
CMSA FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR 
Paris Perdikaris (UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA) 
Datadriven modeling of stochastic systems using physicsaware deep learning 

March 20, 2019, 3:00 PM  4:00 PM at CMSA, 20 Garden Street, G10 
CMSA COLLOQUIUM 
Sonia Jaffe (MICROSOFT) 
Quality Externalities on Platforms: The Case of Airbnb 

March 20, 2019, 4:30  5:30 pm at CMSA, 20 Garden St, G10 
CMSA SPECIAL LECTURE SERIES ON DERIVED ALGEBRAIC/DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY 
Artan Sheshmani (CMSA) 
Intersections of Lagrangians 

March 19, 2019, 3:00  4:30 pm at CMSA, 20 Garden St, G10 
GAUGETOPOLOGYSYMPLECTIC SEMINAR 
Emmy Murphy (NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY) 
Inductively collapsing Fukaya categories and flexibility 

March 15, 2019, 3:30 pm at Science Center 507 
CMSA SPECIAL LECTURE SERIES ON DERIVED ALGEBRAIC/DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY 
Artan Sheshmani (CMSA) 
Lagrangians and Lagrangian fibrations 

March 14, 2019, 3:00  4:30 pm at CMSA, 20 Garden St, G02 *note different room* 
BRANDEISHARVARDMITNORTHEASTERN JOINT COLLOQUIUM 
Emmy Murphy (NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY) 
Flexibility in contact and symplectic geometry 

March 14, 2019, Tea at 4:00 pm; Talk at 4:30 pm at Science Center Hall A 
JOINT CMSA AND DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS RANDOM MATRIX AND PROBABILITY THEORY SEMINAR 
Anna Vershynina (UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON) 
How fast can entanglement be generated in quantum systems? 

March 14, 2019, 5:45 pm at Science Center 232 *note different location* 
CMSA GENERAL RELATIVITY SEMINAR 
Peter Hintz (MIT) 
Stability of Minkowski space and polyhomogeneity of the metric 

March 14, 2019, 3:30 pm at Science Center 411 
CMSA COLLOQUIUM 
Greg Galloway (UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI) 
On the geometry and topology of initial data sets in General Relativity 

March 13, 2019, 5:15 PM  6:15 PM at CMSA, 20 Garden Street, G10 
NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR 
Samit Dasgupta (DUKE UNIVERSITY) 
On BrumerStark units 

March 13, 2019, 3:00 pm at Science Center 507 
CMSA SPECIAL SEMINAR 
Albrecht Klemm (UNIVERSITY OF BONN) 
Dbrane masses and the motivic Hodge conjecture 

March 13, 2019, 12:15  1:15 pm at CMSA, 20 Garden St, G10 
MATHEMATICAL PICTURE LANGUAGE SEMINAR 
Youwei Zhao (UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY OF CHINA) 
A review of the surface code from an experimental perspective 

March 12, 2019, 3:00 pm at Jefferson 356 
DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Yaiza Canzani (UNC) 
Understanding the growth of Laplace eigenfunctions 

March 12, 2019, 4:00 PM at Science Center 507 
HARVARD/MIT ALGEBRAIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Jake Levinson (UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON) 
BoijSöderberg Theory for Grassmannians 

March 12, 2019, 3:00 pm at Science Center 507 
CMSA SPECIAL LECTURE SERIES ON DERIVED ALGEBRAIC/DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY 
Artan Sheshmani (CMSA) 
Lagrangians and Lagrangian fibrations 

March 12, 2019, 3:00  4:30 pm at CMSA, 20 Garden St, G10 
LOGIC SEMINAR 
Cameron Freer (MIT) 
Computability of exchangeable sequences, arrays, and graphs 

March 11, 2019, 5:40 pm at Science Center 507 
CMSA SOCIAL SCIENCE APPLICATIONS FORUM 
Wes Pegden (CARNEGIE MELLON) 
Developing and applying theorems for the rigorous detection of gerrymandering in the realworld 

March 11, 2019, 4:00 pm at CMSA, 20 Garden St, G02 
CMSA SPECIAL SEMINAR 
Juven Wang (IAS) 
New Higher Anomalies and 3+1D Quantum Matter: From 4d YangMills Gauge Theory to 2d CP^N Sigma Model 

March 11, 2019, 4:15 pm at CMSA, 20 Garden St, G10 
SOCIAL SCIENCE APPLICATIONS FORUM 
Pietro Bonaldi (CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY) 
Synthetic Regression Discontinuity  Causal Identification with Machine Learning 

March 11, 2019, 2:30 PM at CMSA, 20 Garden Street, G02 
OPEN NEIGHBORHOOD SEMINAR 
Bill Dunham (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
A Recipe for π 

March 11, 2019, 4:30 pm at Science Center 507 
CMSA MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Yu Pan (MIT) 
Augmentations and exact Lagrangian cobordisms. 

March 11, 2019, 12:00 PM  1:00 PM at CMSA, 20 Garden Street, G10 
COLLOQUIUM 
Bhargav Bhatt (UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN) 
Title: Interpolating padic cohomology theories 

March 11, 2019, 3:00 PM at Science Center 507 
CMSA METRIC LIMITS OF CALABIYAU MANIFOLDS 
Valentino Tosatti (NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY) 
Proof of Yau's Theorem 

March 08, 2019, 3:00  4:00 pm at CMSA, 20 Garden St, G10 
GAUGETOPOLOGYSYMPLECTIC SEMINAR 
Thomas Walpuski (MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY) 
Superrigidity and Castelnuovo’s bound 

March 08, 2019, 3:30 PM at Science Center 507 
SOCIAL SCIENCE APPLICATIONS FORUM 
Jura Liaukonyte (CORNELL UNIVERSITY) 
Background Noise? TV Advertising Affects Real Time Investor Behavior 

March 07, 2019, 2:30 PM at CMSA, 20 Garden Street, G02 
CMSA SPECIAL LECTURE SERIES ON DERIVED ALGEBRAIC/DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY: TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS BEGINNING FEBRUARY 5, 2019 
Artan Sheshmani (CMSA) 
Lecture 4: Cotangent complexes 

March 07, 2019, 3:00  4:30 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
CMSA GENERAL RELATIVITY SEMINAR 
Laura Donnay (BLACK HOLE INITIATIVE) 
Carrollian physics at the blackhole horizon 

March 07, 2019, 3:00 PM  4:00 PM at Science Center 411 
NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR 
Nicholas Triantafillou (MIT) 
The Method of ChabautyColemanSkolem for Restrictions of Scalars 

March 06, 2019, 3:00 pm at Science Center 507 
JOINT CMSA AND DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS RANDOM MATRIX AND PROBABILITY THEORY SEMINAR 
Ilya Kachkovskiy (MICHIGAN STATE) 
Localization and delocalization for interacting 1D quasiperiodic particles 

March 06, 2019, 4:15 pm at Science Center 411 *note unusual day and location* 
CMSA COLLOQUIUM 
Philippe Sosoe (CORNELL UNIVERSITY) 
A sharp transition for Gibbs measures associated to the nonlinear Schrödinger equation 

March 06, 2019, 2:303:30 PM at CMSA, 20 Garden Street, G10 
CMSA FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR 
Zhong Yi Wan (MIT) 
Machine learning the kinematics of spherical particles in fluid flows 

March 06, 2019, 3:00 4:00 PM at CMSA, 20 Garden Street, G02 
DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Tristan Collins (MIT) 
The Inverse MongeAmpere flow 

March 05, 2019, 4:00 PM at Science Center 507 
MATHEMATICAL PICTURE LANGUAGE SEMINAR 
Kaifeng Bu (HARVARD UNIVERSITY AND ZHEJIANG UNIVERSITY) 
Efficient classical simulation of Clifford circuits with nonstabilizer input states 

March 05, 2019, 3:00 PM at Jefferson 356 
COLLOQUIUM 
Mihnea Popa (NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY) 
Dmodules in birational and complex geometry 

March 04, 2019, 3:00 pm at Science Center 507 
CMSA MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Zhenkun Li (MIT) 
Cobordism and gluing maps in sutured monopoles and applications 

March 04, 2019, 12:00  1:00 PM at CMSA, 20 Garden Street, G10 
GAUGETOPOLOGYSYMPLECTIC SEMINAR 
Peter Ozsváth (PRINCETON UNIVERSITY) 
Computing knot Floer homology 

March 01, 2019, 3:30 PM at Science Center 507 
CMSA METRIC LIMITS OF CALABIYAU MANIFOLDS LECTURE SERIES 
Valentino Tosatti (NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY) 
Introduction and Yau's Theorem 

March 01, 2019, 3:00 4:00 PM at CMSA, 20 Garden St, G10 
BRANDEISHARVARDMITNORTHEASTERN JOINT COLLOQUIUM 
Robert Lazarsfeld (STONY BROOK) 
How irrational is an irrational variety? 

February 28, 2019, Tea at 4:00 pm; Talk at 4:30 pm at Science Center Hall A 
NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR 
Charlotte Chan (PRINCETON UNIVERSITY) 
Affine DeligneLusztig varieties at infinite level for GLn 

February 27, 2019, 3:00 PM at Science Center 507 
CMSA COLLOQUIUM 
Ian Martin (LSE) 
Sentiment and Speculation in a Market with Heterogeneous Beliefs 

February 27, 2019, 2:303:30 PM at CMSA, 20 Garden Street, G10 
HARVARD/MIT ALGEBRAIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Ethan Cotterill (UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL FLUMINENSE) 
Real inflection points of real linear series on real (hyper)elliptic curves (joint with I. Biswas and C. Garay López) 

February 26, 2019, 3:00 pm at Science Center B10 *note different location 
DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Antoine Song (PRINCETON UNIVERSITY) 
Existence of infinitely many minimal hypersurfaces in closed manifolds 

February 26, 2019, 4:00 PM at Science Center 507 
COLLOQUIUM 
Melanie Wood (UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN) 
Random groups from generators and relations, and unramified extensions of global fields 

February 26, 2019, 3:00 pm at Science Center 507 
MATHEMATICAL PICTURE LANGUAGE SEMINAR 
Fei Wei (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Entropy of arithmetic functions and arithmetic compactifications 

February 26, 2019, 3:00 PM at Jefferson 356 
CMSA MATH PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Hossein Movasati (IMPA) 
Modular vector fields 

February 25, 2019, 12:00  1:00 PM at CMSA, 20 Garden St, G10 
OPEN NEIGHBORHOOD SEMINAR 
Joe Harris (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Poncelet's theorem and the birth of modern algebraic geometry 

February 25, 2019, 4:30 PM at Science Center 507 
LOGIC SEMINAR 
Nathanael Ackerman (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Entropy of Invariant Measures 

February 25, 2019, 5:40 PM at Science Center 507 
CMSA SPECIAL SEMINAR 
Shinobu Hosono (GAKUSHUIN UNIVERSITY) 
Double cover family of K3 surfaces and mirror symmetry 

February 25, 2019, 1:002:00 PM at CMSA, 20 Garden Street, G10 
GAUGETOPOLOGYSYMPLECTIC SEMINAR 
John Baldwin (BOSTON COLLEGE) 
Instanton Lspace knots 

February 22, 2019, 3:30 PM at Science Center 507 
SOCIAL SCIENCE APPLICATIONS FORUM 
Bobby PakzadHurson (BROWN UNIVERSITY) 
Crowdsourcing and Optimal Market Design 

February 22, 2019, 3:00 PM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G02 
COLLOQUIUM 
June Huh (PRINCETON UNIVERSITY) 
Lorentzian polynomials 

February 21, 2019, 3:00 PM at Science Center 507 
JOINT CMSA AND DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS RANDOM MATRIX AND PROBABILITY THEORY SEMINAR 
Michael Loss (GEORGIA TECH) 
Some results for functionals of AharonovBohm type 

February 21, 2019, 4:30 pm at CMSA, 20 Garden St, G10 
CMSA GENERAL RELATIVITY SEMINAR 
HsinYu Chen (BLACK HOLE INITIATIVE) 
Measuring the Hubble Constant with Gravitational Waves 

February 21, 2019, 3:00 4:00 PM at Sci Center 411 
THURSDAY SEMINAR 
Morgan Opie (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Hopf algebras, Witt vectors, and BrownGitler spectra, ctd 

February 21, 2019, 3:00 5:00 PM at Sci Center Hall E 
CMSA SPECIAL SEMINAR 
Quan Wen (HEFEI NATIONAL LABORATORY FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES AT THE MICROSCOPE) 
Motor Systems: Searching for Principles 

February 20, 2019, 1:15 PM at CMSA, 20 Garden St, G10 
NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR 
Lillian Pierce (DUKE UNIVERSITY) 
Recent progress on understanding class groups of number fields 

February 20, 2019, 3:00 PM at Science Center 507 
CMSA COLLOQUIUM 
Michael Woodford (COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY) 
Optimally Imprecise Memory and Biased Forecasts 

February 20, 2019, 4:30 pm at CMSA, 20 Garden St, G10 
CMSA FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR 
Xiaolin Wang (SEAS, HARVARD) 
The effect of piezoelectric material on the stability of flexible flags 

February 20, 2019, 3:004:00 PM at CMSA, 20 Garden St, G10 
CMSA SPECIAL SEMINAR 
Xu Xu (WUHAN UNIVERSITY) 
Rigidity of sphere packing on triangulated 3manifolds 

February 19, 2019, 11:15 am  12:00 pm at CMSA, 20 Garden St, G02 
DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Valentino Tosatti (NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY) 
Ricciflat metrics and dynamics on K3 surfaces 

February 19, 2019, 4:00 pm at Science Center 507 
CMSA SPECIAL SEMINAR 
Feng Luo (RUTGERS UNIVERSITY) 
Volume and rigidity of hyperbolic polyhedral 3manifolds 

February 19, 2019, 10:30  11:15 am at CMSA, 20 Garden St, G02 
HARVARD/MIT ALGEBRAIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Maksym Fedorchuk (BOSTON COLLEGE) 
Standard models of low degree del Pezzo fibrations 

February 19, 2019, 3:00 pm at MIT 2147 
HARVARDMITMSR COMBINATORICS SEMINAR 
Sylvie Corteel (CNRS/UC BERKELEY) 
Arctic curves for bounded Lecture Hall Tableaux 

February 15, 2019, 3:30 pm at Science Center 530 (SC 232  backup location) 
GAUGETOPOLOGYSYMPLECTIC SEMINAR 
Cagatay Kutluhan (BUFFALO) 
Can Floertheoretic invariants detect overtwisted contact structures? 

February 15, 2019, 3:30 pm at Science Center 507 
CMSA SPECIAL ALGEBRAIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Jin Cao (TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY) 
Elliptic motives and related topics 

February 15, 2019, 3:00 pm at CMSA, 20 Garden St, G10 
BRANDEISHARVARDMITNORTHEASTERN JOINT COLLOQUIUM 
Allen Knutson (CORNELL UNIVERSITY) 
Schubert calculus and quiver varieties 

February 14, 2019, Tea at 4:00 pm; Talk at 4:30 pm at Science Center Hall A 
JOINT CMSA AND DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS RANDOM MATRIX AND PROBABILITY THEORY SEMINAR 
Nike Sun (MIT) 
Capacity lower bound for the Ising perceptron 

February 14, 2019, 4:30 pm at CMSA, 20 Garden St, G10 
THURSDAY SEMINAR 
Morgan Opie (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Hopf algebras, Witt vectors, and BrownGitler spectra 

February 14, 2019, 3:00  4:30 pm at Science Center 507 
CMSA GENERAL RELATIVITY SEMINAR 
Charles Marteau (ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE) 
Null hypersurfaces and ultrarelativistic physics in gravity 

February 14, 2019, 3:00 pm at Science Center 411 
NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR 
Preston Wake (INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDY) 
Variation of Iwasawa invariants in residually reducible Hida families 

February 13, 2019, 3:00 pm at Science Center 507 
CMSA HODGE AND NOETHERLEFSCHETZ LOCI SEMINAR 
Hossein Movasati (IMPA) 
Foliations and Hodge loci 

February 13, 2019, 1:30  3:00 pm at CMSA, 20 Garden St, G10 
CMSA SPECIAL ALGEBRAIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Qingyuan Jiang (IAS) 
Categorical duality between joins and intersections 

February 13, 2019, 3:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
CMSA COLLOQUIUM 
Christian Santangelo (UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS AT AMHERST) 
4D printing with folding forms 

February 13, 2019, 4:30 pm at CMSA, 20 Garden St, G10 
HARVARD/MIT ALGEBRAIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Dan Abramovich (BROWN UNIVERSITY) 
Moduli technique in resolution of singularities 

February 12, 2019, 3:00 pm at Science Center 507 
CMSA SPECIAL LECTURE SERIES ON DERIVED ALGEBRAIC/DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY: TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS BEGINNING FEBRUARY 5, 2019 
Artan Sheshmani (CMSA) 
Lecture 3: Derived Artin stacks 

February 12, 2019, 3:00  4:30 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Mitchell Faulk (COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY) 
Yau's theorem on Asymptotically Conical manifolds with prescribed decay rates 

February 12, 2019, 4:00 pm at Science Center 507 
MATHEMATICAL PICTURE LANGUAGE SEMINAR 
Liang Kong (SHENZHEN INSTITUTE FOR QUANTUM SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING AND SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY) 
A unified mathematical theory of gapped and gapless boundaries of 2d topological orders 

February 12, 2019, 3:00 pm at Jefferson 356 
COLLOQUIUM 
Hector Pasten (PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE) 
Modular forms and the ABC conjecture 

February 11, 2019, 3:00 pm at Science Center 507 
CMSA MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Tristan Collins (MIT) 
Stability and Nonlinear PDE in mirror symmetry 

February 11, 2019, 12:00  1:00 pm at CMSA, 20 Garden St, G10 
JOINT CMSA AND DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS RANDOM MATRIX AND PROBABILITY THEORY SEMINAR 
Ramis Movassagh (IBM RESARCH) 
Generic Gaplessness, and Hamiltonian density of states from free probability theory 

February 07, 2019, 4:30 pm at Science Center 530 
CMSA COLLOQUIUM 
Ulrich Mueller (PRINCETON UNIVERSITY) 
Inference for the Mean 

February 07, 2019, 4:30 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
CMSA GENERAL RELATIVITY SEMINAR 
PeiKen Hung (MIT) 
The linear stability of the Schwarzschild spacetime in the harmonic gauge: even part 

February 07, 2019, 3:00 pm at Science Center 411 
CMSA SPECIAL LECTURE SERIES ON DERIVED ALGEBRAIC/DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY: TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS BEGINNING FEBRUARY 5, 2019 
Artan Sheshmani (CMSA) 
Lecture 2: Grothendieck topologies and homotopy descent 

February 07, 2019, 3:00  4:30 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
CMSA HODGE AND NOETHERLEFSCHETZ LOCI SEMINAR 
Hossein Movasati (IMPA) 
Integrality properties of CY modular forms 

February 06, 2019, 1:30  3:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR 
Rong Zhou (IAS) 
Motivic cohomology of quaternionic Shimura varieties and level raising 

February 06, 2019, 3:00 pm at Science Center 507 
CMSA SPECIAL LECTURE SERIES ON DERIVED ALGEBRAIC/DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY: TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS BEGINNING FEBRUARY 5, 2019 
Artan Sheshmani (CMSA) 
Lecture 1: Model and NAcategories 

February 05, 2019, 3:00  4:30 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Xin Zhou (UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT SANTA BARBARA) 
Multiplicity One Conjecture in Minmax theory 

February 05, 2019, 4:00 pm at Science Center 507 
HARVARD/MIT ALGEBRAIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Mihai Fulger (UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT) 
Seshadri constants for bundles 

February 05, 2019, 3:00 pm at MIT 2142 
CMSA MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Netanel (Nati) RubinBlaier (HARVARD & BRANDEIS) 
Abelian cycles, and homology of symplectomorphism groups 

February 04, 2019, 12:00  1:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
COLLOQUIUM 
Dana Mendelson (UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO) 
Probabilistic methods and longtime dynamics for nonlinear dispersive PDEs 

February 04, 2019, 3:00 pm at Science Center 507 
SNAPSHOTS OF MATH AT HARVARD 
Ben Knudsen, Alison Miller, Sebastien Picard, Bena Tshishiku (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 


February 04, 2019, 4:30 pm at Science Center 507 
LOGIC SEMINAR 
Sebastien Vasey (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
On categoricity in successive cardinals 

February 04, 2019, 5:40 pm at Science Center 507 
HARVARD  MIT COMBINATORICS SEMINAR 
Michael Wheeler (THE UNIVERSITY OF MEBOURNE) 
Matrix product expressions for Macdonald polynomials and combinatorial applications 

February 01, 2019, 3:30 pm at Science Center 530 (SC 309a  backup location) 
GAUGETOPOLOGYSYMPLECTIC SEMINAR 
Zoltán Szabó (PRINCETON UNIVERSITY) 
Algebraic methods in knot Floer homology 

February 01, 2019, 3:30 pm at Science Center 507 
CMSA GENERAL RELATIVITY SEMINAR 
Shahar Hadar (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Latetime behavior of nearextremal black holes from symmetry 

January 31, 2019, 3:00  4:00 pm at Science Center 232 *note different location* 
COLLOQUIUM 
Simion Filip (HARVARD AND IAS) 
Discrete groups, Lyapunov exponents, and Hodge theory 

January 31, 2019, 4:00 pm at Science Center 507 
CMSA COLLOQUIUM 
Richard B. Freeman (HARVARD UNIVERSITY AND NBER) 
Innovation in Cell Phones in the US and China: Who Improves Technology Faster? 

January 30, 2019, 4:30 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
CMSA HODGE AND NOETHERLEFSCHETZ LOCI SEMINAR 
Hossein Movasati (IMPA) 
Constant Yukawa couplings 

January 30, 2019, 1:30  3:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Enno Kessler (HARVARD CMSA) 
Supergeometry, Super Riemann Surfaces and the Superconformal Action 

January 29, 2019, 4:00 pm at Science Center 507 
CMSA MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Per Berglund (UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE) 
A Generalized Construction of CalabiYau Manifolds and Mirror Symmetry 

January 28, 2019, 12:00  1:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
CMSA HODGE AND NOETHERLEFSCHETZ LOCI SEMINAR 
Hossein Movasati (IMPA) 
A new model for modular curves 

January 23, 2019, 1:30  3:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
CMSA HODGE AND NOETHERLEFSCHETZ LOCI SEMINAR 
Hossein Movasati (IMPA) 
Algebraic BCOV anomaly equation 

January 16, 2019, 1:30  3:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
CMSA TOPOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF CONDENSED MATTER SEMINAR 
Lukasz Fidkowski (UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON) 
Nontrivial quantum cellular automata in 3 dimensions 

January 08, 2019, 2:00 PM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
STUDENT/POSTDOC SYMPLECTIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Fenglong You (UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA) 
Mirror theorems for orbifold and relative GromovWitten invariants 

December 14, 2018, 2:00  3:15 pm at Science Center 507 
CMSA HODGE AND NOETHERLEFSCHETZ LOCI SEMINAR 
Hossein Movasati (IMPA) 
A conjectural Hodge locus for cubic tenfold 

December 12, 2018, 1:30  3:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
CMSA COLLOQUIUM 
Zhiwei Yun (MIT) 
Shtukas: what and why 

December 12, 2018, 4:30 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Lino Amorim (KANSAS STATE) 
Mirror symmetry for an orbifold sphere 

December 11, 2018, 4:00 pm at Science Center 507 
CMSA TOPOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF CONDENSED MATTER SEMINAR 
Anders Sandvik (BOSTON UNIVERSITY AND INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS, CAS, BEIJING) 
Quantum Monte Carlo simulations of exotic states in 2D quantum magnets 

December 10, 2018, 10:00  11:30 am at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G02 
CMSA MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Fenglong You (UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA) 
Relative and orbifold GromovWitten theory 

December 10, 2018, 12:00  1:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
STUDENT/POSTDOC SYMPLECTIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Patrick Clarke (DREXEL UNIVERSITY AND CMSA) 
Homological mirror symmetry for toric LandauGinzburg models: dual pairs, Tduality, and curved Ainfinity categories 

December 07, 2018, 2:00  3:15 pm at Science Center 507 
GAUGETOPOLOGYSYMPLECTIC SEMINAR 
Raphael Zentner (REGENSBURG) 
Irreducible SL(2,C)representations of homology3spheres 

December 07, 2018, 3:30 pm at Science Center 507 
CMSA SPECIAL MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Qintao Chen () 
Recent progress of various Volume Conjectures for links as well as 3manifolds 

December 06, 2018, 3:30  4:30 pm at Science Center 530 
THURSDAY SEMINAR 
Tomer Schlank (HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM) 
Ambidexterity in localizations of spectra 

December 06, 2018, 3:00  4:00 pm *note earlier ending time* at Science Center 507 
CMSA COLLOQUIUM 
Robert McCann (UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO) 
Displacement convexity of Boltzmann's entropy characterizes positive energy in general relativity 

December 05, 2018, 4:30 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
CMSA GENERAL RELATIVITY SEMINAR 
Pengzi Miao (UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI) 
Localization of the Penrose inequality and variation of quasilocal mass 

December 05, 2018, 11:00 am  12:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G02 
INFORMAL GEOMETRY AND DYNAMICS SEMINAR 
Curtis McMullen (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
The failure of Ratner’s theorem for moduli spaces 

December 05, 2018, 4:00 pm at Science Center 530 
NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR 
Sol Friedberg (BOSTON COLLEGE) 
Langlands functoriality, the converse theorem, and integral representations of Lfunctions 

December 05, 2018, 3:00 pm at Science Center 507 
CMSA HODGE AND NOETHERLEFSCHETZ LOCI SEMINAR 
Hossein Movasati (IMPA) 
Some explicit Hodge cycles 

December 05, 2018, 1:30  3:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G02 
JOINT DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS AND CMSA RANDOM MATRIX AND PROBABILITY THEORY SEMINAR 
Omer Angel (UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA) 
Balanced excited random walks 

December 05, 2018, 3:00  4:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G02 
DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Beomjun Choi (COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY) 
Evolution of NonCompact Hypersurface By Inverse Mean Curvature 

December 04, 2018, 4:00 pm at Science Center 507 
CMSA TOPOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF CONDENSED MATTER SEMINAR 
Claudio Chamon (BOSTON UNIVERSITY) 
Manybody scar states with topological properties in 1D, 2D, and 3D 

December 03, 2018, 10:00  11:30 am at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G02 
CMSA MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Monica Pate (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Gravitational Memory in Higher Dimensions 

December 03, 2018, 12:00  1:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G02 
LOGIC SEMINAR 
Tibor Beke (UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS  LOWELL) 
Schanuel functors and the Grothendieck (semi)ring of some theories 

December 03, 2018, 5:40 pm at Science Center 507 
GAUGETOPOLOGYSYMPLECTIC SEMINAR 
John Pardon (PRINCETON UNIVERSITY) 
Structural results in wrapped Floer theory 

November 30, 2018, 3:30 pm at Science Center 507 
STUDENT/POSTDOC SYMPLECTIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Daniel Pomerleano (UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS  BOSTON) 
Degenerations from Floer cohomology 

November 30, 2018, 2:00  3:15 pm at Science Center 507 
THURSDAY SEMINAR 
Sanath Devalapurkar () 
Stable splittings for classifying spaces of compact Lie groups 

November 29, 2018, 3:00 pm  5:00 pm at Science Center 507 
JOINT DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS AND CMSA RANDOM MATRIX AND PROBABILITY THEORY SEMINAR 
Sean O'Rourke () 
Universality and least singular values of random matrix products 

November 28, 2018, 3:00  4:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
CMSA HODGE AND NOETHERLEFSCHETZ LOCI SEMINAR 
Roberto Villaflor () 
Periods of Complete Intersection Algebraic Cycles 

November 28, 2018, 1:30  3:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR 
John Bergdall (BRYN MAWR COLLEGE) 
Upper bounds for constant slope padic families of modular forms 

November 28, 2018, 3:00 pm at Science Center 507 
LOGIC COLLOQUIUM 
Charles Parsons (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Kreisel and Gödel 

November 28, 2018, 3:00  4:00 pm at Logic Center, 2 Arrow St, Rm 420 
CMSA COLLOQUIUM 
Robert Haslhofer (UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO) 
Recent progress on mean curvature flow 

November 28, 2018, 4:30 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
HARVARD/MIT ALGEBRAIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Aaron Bertram (UTAH) 
Stability for Regular Coherent Sheaves 

November 27, 2018, 3:00 pm at MIT 2142 
DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Bin Guo (COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY) 
Geometric estimates for complex MongeAmpere equations 

November 27, 2018, 4:00 pm at Science Center 507 
CMSA MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Charles Doran (ALBERTA) 
Feynman Amplitudes from CalabiYau Fibrations 

November 26, 2018, 12:00  1:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
CMSA HODGE AND NOETHERLEFSCHETZ LOCI SEMINAR 
Hossein Movasati (IMPA) 
Periods of algebraic cycles 

November 21, 2018, 1:30  3:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
CMSA TOPOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF CONDENSED MATTER SEMINAR 
XiaoGang Wen (MIT) 
A classification of 3+1D topological orders 

November 19, 2018, 10:00  11:30 am at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
CMSA COLLOQUIUM 
Xiaoqin Wang (JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY) 
Computational Principles of Auditory Cortex 

November 19, 2018, 3:00 pm *note special day and time* at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
CMSA MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Yusuf Baris Kartal (MIT) 
Distinguishing symplectic fillings using dynamics of Fukaya categories 

November 19, 2018, 12:00  1:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Vaughan Jones (VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY) 
A stroll around the subfactor zoo 

November 19, 2018, 2:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 **note change in day and location** 
BRANDEIS  HARVARD  MIT  NORTHEASTERN JOINT COLLOQUIUM 
Andrei Okounkov (COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY) 
New worlds for Lie theory 

November 15, 2018, Tea at 4:00 pm, Talk at 4:30 pm at Science Center Hall A 
CMSA GENERAL RELATIVITY SEMINAR 
Niky Kamran (MCGILL UNIVERSITY) 
Lorentzian Einstein metrics with prescribed conformal infinity 

November 14, 2018, 11:00 am at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR 
Eric Urban (COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY) 
Eisenstein congruences and Euler systems 

November 14, 2018, 3:00 pm at Science Center 507 
CMSA COLLOQUIUM 
Dusa McDuff (COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY) 
The virtual fundamental class in symplectic geometry 

November 14, 2018, 4:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
CMSA HODGE AND NOETHERLEFSCHETZ LOCI SEMINAR 
Hossein Movasati (IMPA) 
Integral Hodge conjecture for Fermat varieties 

November 14, 2018, 1:30  3:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
JOINT DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS AND CMSA RANDOM MATRIX AND PROBABILITY THEORY SEMINAR 
David Gamarnik (MIT AND HARVARD) 
Two Algorithmic Hardness Results in Spin Glasses and Compressive Sensing 

November 14, 2018, 3:00  4:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
MATHEMATICAL PICTURE LANGUAGE SEMINAR 
William Norledge (PENN STATE) 
The adjoint braid arrangement as a free Lie algebra in species via the Steinmann relations 

November 13, 2018, 4:00 pm at Jefferson 356 
DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Siyuan Lu (RUTGERS UNIVERSITY) 
On a localized Riemannian Penrose inequality 

November 13, 2018, 4:00 pm at Science Center 507 
OPEN NEIGHBORHOOD SEMINAR 
Laure Flapan (NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY) 
The Luroth problem: algebraic curves, field extensions, and beyond 

November 12, 2018, 4:30 pm at Science Center 507 
LOGIC SEMINAR 
Rehana Patel (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Around Cherlin's question on countable universal $H$free graphs 

November 12, 2018, 5:40 pm at Science Center 507 
CMSA SPECIAL SEMINAR 
YangHui He (UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD) 
Deeplearning the Landscape 

November 09, 2018, 10:30 am  12:00 pm at Science Center 530 
SPECIAL DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Simon Donaldson (STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY) 
Multivalued harmonic functions and NashMoser theory 

November 09, 2018, 2:00 pm at Science Center 507 
MATHEMATICAL PICTURE LANGUAGE SEMINAR 
Xun Gao (HARVARD AND MAX PLANCK INSTITUTE) 
Pictorial language in quantum computation 

November 09, 2018, 3:30 pm at Jefferson 256 
GAUGETOPOLOGYSYMPLECTIC SEMINAR 
Mohammed Abouzaid (COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY) 
A formalism for Floer theory with coefficients 

November 09, 2018, 3:30 pm at Science Center 507 
CMSA SPECIAL SEMINAR 
Nima ArkaniHamed (INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDY) 
Spacetime, Quantum Mechanics and Positive Geometry 

November 09, 2018, 12:00  1:30 pm at Science Center 507 
THURSDAY SEMINAR 
Jeremy Hahn (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
The construction of BO/I_n 

November 08, 2018, 3:00 pm  5:00 pm at Science Center 507 
BRANDEIS  HARVARD  MIT  NORTHEASTERN JOINT COLLOQUIUM 
Steven Gubser (PRINCETON UNIVERSITY) 
Number theory and spacetime 

November 08, 2018, Tea at 4:00 pm, Talk at 4:30 pm at Tea: 100 Goldsmith; Talk: 317 Goldsmith 
CMSA GENERAL RELATIVITY SEMINAR 
Jordan Keller (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Linear Stability of Higher Dimensional Schwarzschild Black Holes 

November 07, 2018, 11:00 am at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
CMSA SPECIAL LECTURE SERIES 
Hossein Movasati (IMPA) 
Hodge and NoetherLefschetz Loci Seminar 

November 07, 2018, 1:30  3:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR 
Florian Herzig (UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO) 
Ordinary representations and locally analytic vectors for GL_n(Q_p) 

November 07, 2018, 3:00 pm at Science Center 507 
JOINT DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS AND CMSA RANDOM MATRIX AND PROBABILITY THEORY SEMINAR 
Wilhelm Schlag (YALE UNIVERSITY) 
On the BourgainDyatlov fractal uncertainty principle 

November 07, 2018, 3:00  4:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
INFORMAL GEOMETRY AND DYNAMICS SEMINAR 
Curtis McMullen (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
A Panorama of Teichmueller Curves 

November 07, 2018, 4:00 pm at Science Center 530 
HARVARD/MIT ALGEBRAIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Alex Perry (COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY) 
Stability conditions and cubic fourfolds 

November 06, 2018, 3:00 pm at Science Center 507 
DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Pengfei Guan (MCGILL UNIVERSITY) 
Interior curvature estimates for immersed hypersurfaces in R^{n+1} 

November 06, 2018, 4:00 pm at Science Center 507 
LOGIC SEMINAR 
Gabriel Goldberg (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Descending sequences in the Mitchell order 

November 05, 2018, 5:40 pm at Science Center 507 
CMSA MATH PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Siqi He (SIMONS CENTER) 
The KapustinWitten Equations, Opers and Khovanov Homology 

November 05, 2018, 12:00  1:00 PM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
STUDENT/POSTDOC SYMPLECTIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Jingyu Zhao (HARVARD CMSA) 
A connection on symplectic cohomology 

November 02, 2018, 2:00  3:15 pm at Science Center 507 
GAUGETOPOLOGYSYMPLECTIC SEMINAR 
Laure Flapan (NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY) 
Monodromy of Kodaira fibrations 

November 02, 2018, 3:30 pm at Science Center 507 
THURSDAY SEMINAR 
Robert Burklund (MIT) 
Properties of BrownGitler spectra 

November 01, 2018, 3:00 pm  5:00 pm at Science Center 507 
CMSA GENERAL RELATIVITY SEMINAR 
Alex Lupsasca (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Polarization Whorls from M87 at the Event Horizon Telescope 

October 31, 2018, 11:00 am at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
CMSA COLLOQUIUM 
Moon Duchin (TUFTS) 
Exploring the (massive) space of graph partitions 

October 31, 2018, 4:30 PM 5:30 PM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden Street, Room G10 
NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR 
Chris Skinner (PRINCETON) 
Some recent results on Euler systems 

October 31, 2018, 3:00 pm at Science Center 507 
INFORMAL GEOMETRY AND DYNAMICS SEMINAR 
Ronen Mukamel (RICE UNIVERSITY) 
Teichmueller curves: Theory and exploration 

October 31, 2018, 4:00 pm at Science Center 530 
DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Sebastien Picard (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Anomaly Flows and CalabiYau Manifolds with Torsion 

October 30, 2018, 4:00 pm at Science Center 507 
JOINT DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS AND CMSA RANDOM MATRIX AND PROBABILITY THEORY SEMINAR 
Lauren Williams (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Introduction to the asymmetric simple exclusion process (from a combinatorialist's point of view) 

October 30, 2018, 10:30 am at Science Center 507 *note special day, time & location* 
MATHEMATICAL PICTURE LANGUAGE SEMINAR 
Chunlan Jiang (HEBEI NORMAL UNIVERSITY) 
Similarity Invariants of Geometric Operators 

October 30, 2018, 4:00 pm at Jefferson 453 
CMSA TOPOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF CONDENSED MATTER SEMINAR 
Dominic Williamson (YALE UNIVERSITY) 
Symmetry and topological order in tensor networks 

October 29, 2018, 10:00 am at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
CMSA MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Francois Greer (SIMONS CENTER) 
Rigid Varieties with Lagrangian Spheres 

October 29, 2018, 12:00  1:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
LOGIC SEMINAR 
Doug Blue (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Sacks' embedding problem 

October 29, 2018, 5:40 pm at Science Center 507 
CMSA SPECIAL SEMINAR 
John Loftin (RUTGERS UNIVERSITY) 
Equivariant minimal surfaces in real hyperbolic 3 and 4spaces 

October 26, 2018, 1:30 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
STUDENT/POSTDOC SYMPLECTIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
**Canceled** Patrick Clarke (DREXEL UNIVERSITY AND CMSA) 
**Canceled** Homological mirror symmetry for toric LandauGinzburg models: dual pairs, Tduality, and curved Ainfinity categories 

October 26, 2018, 2:00  3:15 pm at Science Center 507 
CMSA SOCIAL SCIENCE APPLICATIONS FORUM SPECIAL EDITION 
Daniel Marszalec (UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO) 
Auctions for complements: theories vs experiments 

October 26, 2018, 3:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G02 
GAUGETOPOLOGYSYMPLECTIC SEMINAR 
Michael Hutchings (UC BERKELEY) 
Equivariant symplectic capacities 

October 26, 2018, 3:30 pm at Science Center 507 
BRANDEIS  HARVARD  MIT  NORTHEASTERN JOINT COLLOQUIUM 
Gabor Szekelyhidi (UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME) 
GromovHausdorff limits of Kahler manifolds 

October 25, 2018, Tea at 4:00 pm, Talk at 4:30 pm at Science Center Hall A 
THURSDAY SEMINAR 
Ben Knudsen (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Braid groups and braid Thom spectra 

October 25, 2018, 3:00 pm  5:00 pm at Science Center 507 
NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR 
Wei Ho (UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN) 
Integral points on elliptic curves 

October 24, 2018, 3:00 pm at Science Center 507 
JOINT DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS AND CMSA RANDOM MATRIX AND PROBABILITY THEORY SEMINAR 
Tselil Schramm (HARVARD UNIVERSITY AND MIT) 
(Nearly) Efficient Algorithms for the Graph Matching Problem in Correlated Random Graphs 

October 24, 2018, 3:00  4:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G02 *note different location* 
HARVARDMIT COMBINATORICS SEMINAR 
Bernd Sturmfels (MPI LEIPZIG AND UC BERKELEY) 
Moment varieties of measures on polytopes 

October 24, 2018, 4:15  5:15 pm at Science Center Hall E 
LOGIC COLLOQUIUM 
Sam Buss (UC SAN DIEGO) 
Bounded Arithmetic, Expanders, and Monotone Propositional Proofs 

October 24, 2018, 3:00  4:00 pm at Logic Center, 2 Arrow St, Rm 420 
MATHEMATICAL PICTURE LANGUAGE SEMINAR 
Shamil Shakirov (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Rational integrable systems associated with higher genus surfaces 

October 23, 2018, 4:00 pm at Jefferson 356 
HARVARD/MIT ALGEBRAIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Tim Magee (INSTITUTO DE MATHEMáTICAS, UNAM) 
Toric degenerations of cluster varieties 

October 23, 2018, 3:00 pm at Science Center 507 
DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Mark Stern (DUKE UNIVERSITY) 
Monotonicity and Betti Number Bounds 

October 23, 2018, 4:00 pm at Science Center 507 
CMSA MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Sze Ning Mak (Hazel) (BROWN UNIVERSITY) 
Tetrahedral geometry in holoraumy spaces of 4D, $\mathcal{N}=1$ and $\mathcal{N}=2$ minimal supermultiplets 

October 22, 2018, 12:00  1:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G02 
CMSA TOPOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF CONDENSED MATTER SEMINAR 
YinChen He (PERIMETER INSTITUTE) 
Emergent QED3 and QCD3 in condensed matter system 

October 22, 2018, 10:00  11:30 am at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G02 
GAUGETOPOLOGYSYMPLECTIC SEMINAR 
Aleksander Doan (STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY) 
Harmonic Z/2 spinors and wallcrossing in SeibergWitten theory 

October 19, 2018, 3:30 pm at Science Center 507 
CMSA MIRROR SYMMETRY SEMINAR 
Jingyu Zhao (CMSA) 
Big quantum period theorem for the bulkdeformed potentials of toric surfaces 

October 19, 2018, 11:00 am  12:00 pm at Science Center 530 
HARVARDMIT COMBINATORICS SEMINAR 
Bruno Benedetti (UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI) 
Local constructions of manifolds 

October 19, 2018, 4:15  5:15 pm at MIT 2147 
STUDENT/POSTDOC SYMPLECTIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
YuWei Fan (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Bridgeland stability conditions and mirror symmetry 

October 19, 2018, 2:00  3:15 pm at Science Center 507 
THURSDAY SEMINAR 
Daniel ÁlvarezGavela (INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDY) 
SmaleHirsch inmersion theory via holonomic approximation 

October 18, 2018, 3:00 pm  5:00 pm at Science Center 507 
CMSA COLLOQUIUM 
Jeremy England (MIT) 
Wisdom of the Jumble 

October 17, 2018, 4:30  5:30 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
CMSA GENERAL RELATIVITY SEMINAR 
Sébastien Picard (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
The Anomaly flow over Riemann surfaces 

October 17, 2018, 11:00 am at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G02 
NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR 
Sean Howe (STANFORD UNIVERSITY) 
A unipotent circle action on padic modular forms 

October 17, 2018, 3:00 pm at Science Center 507 
INFORMAL GEOMETRY AND DYNAMICS SEMINAR 
Curtis McMullen (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Ergodic theory of foliations of surfaces 

October 17, 2018, 4:00 pm at Science Center 530 
JOINT DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS AND CMSA RANDOM MATRIX AND PROBABILITY THEORY SEMINAR 
Thomas Chen (UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN) 
Dynamics of a heavy quantum tracer particle in a Bose gas 

October 17, 2018, 3:30  4:30 pm * please note change in time* at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
HARVARD/MIT ALGEBRAIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Dori Bejleri (MIT) 
Compact moduli of elliptic fibrations and degree one del Pezzo surfaces 

October 16, 2018, 3:00 pm at MIT 2142 
CMSA SPECIAL SEMINAR 
Artan Sheshmani (CMSA) 
Atiyah class and sheaf counting on local CalabiYau four folds 

October 16, 2018, 2:30 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Teng Fei (COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY) 
cscK metrics and the coupled flow of LiYuanZhang 

October 16, 2018, 4:00 pm at Science Center 507 
MATHEMATICAL PICTURE LANGUAGE SEMINAR 
Christoph Gorgulla (HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL AND THE MATHEMATICAL PICTURE LANGUAGE PROJECT) 
A quantum mechanical free energy method based on Feynman's path integral formulation 

October 16, 2018, 4:00 pm at Jefferson 356 
CMSA SPECIAL SEMINAR 
Xin Wang (COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY) 
Quasimodularity and holomorphic anomaly equation for GW invariants of elliptic curve 

October 15, 2018, 3:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
CMSA MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Chris Gerig (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
A geometric interpretation of the SeibergWitten invariants 

October 15, 2018, 12:00  1:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
OPEN NEIGHBORHOOD SEMINAR 
Bena Tshishiku (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
The odd thing about can sunshades 

October 15, 2018, 4:30 pm at Science Center 507 
CMSA TOPOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF CONDENSED MATTER SEMINAR 
Ethan Lake (MIT) 
A primer on higher symmetries 

October 15, 2018, 10:00  11:30 am at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
LOGIC SEMINAR 
Will Boney (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Erd`sRado Classes 

October 15, 2018, 5:40 pm at Science Center 507 
STUDENT/POSTDOC SYMPLECTIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Yusuf Baris Kartal (MIT) 
Distinguishing open symplectic mapping tori via the dynamics of Fukaya categories 

October 12, 2018, 2:00  3:15 pm at Science Center 507 
GAUGETOPOLOGYSYMPLECTIC SEMINAR 
Paul Feehan (RUTGERS UNIVERSITY) 
Lojasiewicz inequalities and MorseBott functions 

October 12, 2018, 3:30 PM at Science Center 507 
BRANDEIS  HARVARD  MIT  NORTHEASTERN JOINT COLLOQUIUM 
Zhiwei Yun (MIT) 
From Kloosterman sums to exceptional groups 

October 11, 2018, Tea at 4:00 pm, Talk at 4:30 pm at Brandeis  317 Goldsmith 
THURSDAY SEMINAR 
Emily Saunders (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
The HirschSmale theorem 

October 11, 2018, 3:00 pm  5:00 pm at Science Center 507 
CMSA GENERAL RELATIVITY SEMINAR 
Salem Al Mosleh (CMSA) 
Thin elastic shells and isometric embedding of surfaces in threedimensional Euclidean space 

October 10, 2018, 11:00 am at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G02 
CMSA COLLOQUIUM 
Justin Solomon (MIT) 
Correspondence and Optimal Transport for Geometric Data Processing 

October 10, 2018, 4:30 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
INFORMAL GEOMETRY AND DYNAMICS SEMINAR 
Curtis McMullen (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Ergodic theory of foliations of surfaces 

October 10, 2018, 4:00 pm at Science Center 530 
NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR 
Max Menzies (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
The pcurvature and Bost's Conjecture for the GaussManin connection on nonabelian cohomology 

October 10, 2018, 3:00 pm at Science Center 507 
JOINT DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS AND CMSA RANDOM MATRIX AND PROBABILITY THEORY SEMINAR 
Alfonso Bandeira (NEW YORK UNIVERSITY) 
Statistical estimation under group actions: The Sample Complexity of MultiReference Alignment 

October 10, 2018, 3:00  4:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
CMSA TOPOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF CONDENSED MATTER SEMINAR 
Sagar Vijay (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Fracton Phases of Matter 

October 09, 2018, 3:00 PM  4:30 PM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Semyon Alesker (TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY) 
Quaternionic MongeAmpere equations on HKT manifolds 

October 09, 2018, 4:00 pm at Science Center 507 
MATHEMATICAL PICTURE LANGUAGE SEMINAR 
JeanBernard Zuber (SORBONNE UNIVERSITé) 
ADE and all that, 30 years after 

October 09, 2018, 4:00 pm at Jefferson 356 
HARVARD/MIT ALGEBRAIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Ignacio Barros (NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY) 
Uniruledness of strata of holomorphic differentials in small genus 

October 09, 2018, 3:00 pm at Science Center 507 
CMSA MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
PeiKen Hung (MIT) 
The linear stability of the Schwarzschild spacetime in the harmonic gauge: odd part 

October 08, 2018, 12:00  1:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
MATHEMATICAL PICTURE LANGUAGE SEMINAR 
Semyon Dyatlov (UC BERKELEY AND MIT) 
Fractal Uncertainty Principle and Quantum Chaos 

October 05, 2018, 4:30 pm at Jefferson 453 
GAUGETOPOLOGYSYMPLECTIC SEMINAR 
Anar Akhmedov (UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA AND HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Construction of symplectic 4manifolds and Lefschetz fibrations via Luttinger surgery 

October 05, 2018, 3:30 pm at Science Center 507 
CMSA SPECIAL SEMINAR 
XiaoGang Wen (MIT) 
Classification of topological orders in 2+1D and 3+1D 

October 05, 2018, 11:00 am  12:00 pm at Science Center 530 
**CANCELED** STUDENT/POSTDOC SYMPLECTIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
YuWei Fan (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
**CANCELED**Bridgeland stability conditions and mirror symmetry 

October 05, 2018, 2:00  3:15 pm at Science Center 507 **CANCELED** 
THURSDAY SEMINAR 
Bena Tshishiku (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Relations among StiefelWhitney classes of manifolds 

October 04, 2018, 3:00 pm  5:00 pm at Science Center 507 
OPEN NEIGHBORHOOD SEMINAR 
Matt Parker (STANDUP MATHS AND QUEEN MARY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON) 
Standup Maths: using performance to engage people with mathematics 

October 04, 2018, 5:00 pm at Science Center 507 
BRANDEIS  HARVARD  MIT  NORTHEASTERN JOINT COLLOQUIUM 
Semyon Dyatlov (MIT) 
Fractal uncertainty principle and quantum chaos 

October 04, 2018, Tea at 4:00 pm, Talk at 4:30 pm at MIT 2190 
JOINT DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS AND CMSA RANDOM MATRIX AND PROBABILITY THEORY SEMINAR 
Ian Jauslin (INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDY) 
Liquid Crystals and the HeilmannLieb model 

October 03, 2018, 3:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
CMSA COLLOQUIUM 
Richard Schoen (UC IRVINE) 
Perspectives on the scalar curvature 

October 03, 2018, 4:30  5:30 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
CMSA GENERAL RELATIVITY SEMINAR 
Christos Mantoulidis (MIT) 
The Bartnik mass of apparent horizons 

October 03, 2018, 11:00 am at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G02 
NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR 
Lynnelle Ye (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Geometry of eigenvarieties for definite unitary groups over the boundary of weight space 

October 03, 2018, 3:00 PM at Science Center 507 
MATHEMATICAL PICTURE LANGUAGE SEMINAR 
Victor Kac (MIT) 
Multiplicative Poisson vertex algebras and differentialdifference Hamiltonian equations 

October 02, 2018, 5:00 pm at Jefferson 356 
DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Hansol Hong (CMSA & BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY) 
Mirror construction via Lagrangian deformation 

October 02, 2018, 4:00 pm at Science Center 507 
HARVARD/MIT ALGEBRAIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Tom Bachmann (MIT) 
Affine Grassmannians in motivic homotopy theory 

October 02, 2018, 3:00 pm at MIT 22142 
SPECIAL SEMINAR 
Andre Neves (UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO) 
Abundance of minimal surfaces 

October 01, 2018, 3:00  4:00 pm at Science Center 507 
CMSA MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Dori Bejleri (MIT) 
Stable pair compactifications of the moduli space of degree one del Pezzo surfaces via elliptic fibrations 

October 01, 2018, 12:00  1:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
JOINT DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS AND CMSA RANDOM MATRIX AND PROBABILITY THEORY SEMINAR 
Yash Deshpande (MIT) 
Estimating lowrank matrices in noise: phase transitions from spin glass theory 

September 28, 2018, 3:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
STUDENT/POSTDOC SYMPLECTIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Yoosik Kim (BOSTON UNIVERSITY) 
GelfandCetlin systems and their applications 

September 28, 2018, 2:00  3:15 pm at Science Center 507 
BRANDEIS  HARVARD  MIT  NORTHEASTERN JOINT COLLOQUIUM 
Peter Bubenik (UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA) 
Mathematical Aspects of Topological Data Analysis 

September 27, 2018, 4:30 pm at Northeastern  509 Lake Hall 
THURSDAY SEMINAR 
Jun Hou Fung (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Immersions up to cobordism 

September 27, 2018, 3:00 pm  5:00 pm at Science Center 507 
CMSA GENERAL RELATIVITY SEMINAR 
Jordan Keller (BHI) 
Quasilocal Angular Momentum and CenterofMass at Future Null Infinity 

September 26, 2018, 11 AM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St., G02 
CMSA COLLOQUIUM 
XiaoGang Wen (MIT) 
A classification of low dimensional topological orders and fully extended TQFTs 

September 26, 2018, 4:30  5:30 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
INFORMAL GEOMETRY AND DYNAMICS SEMINAR 
Curtis McMullen (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Moduli spaces and dynamical systems 

September 26, 2018, 4:00 pm at Science Center 530 
NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR 
Frank Thorne (UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA & TUFTS UNIVERSITY) 
Error Terms in Arithmetic Statistics 

September 26, 2018, 3:00 pm at Science Center 507 
DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
PeiKen Hung (MIT) 
The smoothing time of convex inverse mean curvature flows 

September 25, 2018, 4:00  5:00 pm at Science Center 507 
CMSA MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Yi Xie (SIMONS CENTER) 
sl(3) Khovanov module and the detection of planar thetagraph 

September 24, 2018, 12:00  1:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
CMSA TOPOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF CONDENSED MATTER SEMINAR 
Max Metlitski (MIT) 
Surface Topological Order and a new 't Hooft Anomaly of Interaction Enabled 3+1D Fermion SPTs 

September 24, 2018, 10:00  11:30 am at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
STUDENT/POSTDOC SYMPLECTIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Tim Large (MIT) 
Steenrod operations and the Floer homotopy type 

September 21, 2018, 2:00  3:15 pm at Science Center 507 
GAUGE  TOPOLOGY  SYMPLECTIC SEMINAR 
Weiyi Zhang (UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK) 
From smooth to almost complex 

September 21, 2018, 3:30 pm at Science Center 507 
THURSDAY SEMINAR 
Mike Hopkins (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
The Immersion Conjecture, an overview 

September 20, 2018, 3:00 pm  5:00 pm at Science Center 507 
INFORMAL GEOMETRY AND DYNAMICS SEMINAR 
Curtis McMullen (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Moduli spaces and dynamical systems 

September 19, 2018, 4:00 pm at Science Center 530 
NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR 
Ben Howard (BOSTON COLLEGE) 
Moduli spaces of shtukas and a higher derivative GrossKohnenZagier formula 

September 19, 2018, 3:00 pm at Science Center 507 
CMSA GENERAL RELATIVITY SEMINAR 
PeiKen Hung (MIT) 
The linear stability of the Schwarzschild spacetime in the harmonic gauge: odd part 

September 19, 2018, 11:00 am at Science Center 530 
DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
William Minicozzi (MIT) 
Dynamics near singularities in mean curvature flow 

September 18, 2018, 4:00 pm at Science Center 507 
MATHEMATICAL PICTURE LANGUAGE SEMINAR 
Liming Ge (CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCE AND UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE) 
On Multiplicative Fourier Transforms 

September 18, 2018, 4:00 pm at Jefferson 356 
HARVARD/MIT ALGEBRAIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Austin Conner (TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY) 
New approaches to upper bounds on the complexity of matrix multiplication 

September 18, 2018, 3:00 pm at MIT 4153 
CMSA MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Gaetan Borot (MAX PLANCK INSTITUTE) 
A generalization of Mirzakhani's identity, and geometric recursion 

September 17, 2018, 12:00  1:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
OPEN NEIGHBORHOOD SEMINAR 
Moon Duchin (TUFTS UNIVERSITY) 
Random Everything 

September 17, 2018, 4:30 pm at Science Center 507 
CMSA TOPOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF CONDENSED MATTER SEMINAR 
Adrian Po (MIT) 
A modern solution to the old problem of symmetries in band theory 

September 17, 2018, 10:30 am  12:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
STUDENT/POSTDOC SYMPLECTIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Andrew Hanlon (UC BERKELEY AND HARVARD) 
A new perspective on homological mirror symmetry for toric varieties 

September 14, 2018, 1:30  3:00 pm at Science Center 507 
GAUGE  TOPOLOGY  SYMPLECTIC SEMINAR 
Denis Auroux (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
An invitation to homological mirror symmetry 

September 14, 2018, 3:30 pm at Science Center 507 
INFORMAL GEOMETRY AND DYNAMICS SEMINAR 
Curtis McMullen (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Moduli spaces and dynamical systems 

September 12, 2018, 4:00 pm at Science Center 530 
CMSA GENERAL RELATIVITY SEMINAR 
Aghil Alaee (CMSA) 
Massangular momentum inequality for black holes 

September 12, 2018, 11:00 am at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G02 
NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR 
Daniel Kriz (MIT) 
A new padic MaassShimura operator and supersingular RankinSelberg padic Lfunctions 

September 12, 2018, 3:00 pm at Science Center 507 
HARVARD/MIT ALGEBRAIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Jack Huizenga (PENN STATE) 
Moduli of sheaves on Hirzebruch surfaces 

September 11, 2018, 3:00 pm at Science Center 507 
CMSA TOPOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF CONDENSED MATTER SEMINAR 
Dominic Else (MIT) 
Phases and topology in periodically driven (Floquet) systems 

September 10, 2018, 10:30 am  12:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
CMSA MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Xiaomeng Xu (MIT) 
Stokes phenomenon, YangBaxter equations and GromovWitten theory 

September 10, 2018, 12:00  1:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
STUDENT/POSTDOC SYMPLECTIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Denis Auroux (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
An introduction to Fukaya categories and homological mirror symmetry 

September 07, 2018, 1:30  3:00 pm at Science Center 530 
CMSA GENERAL RELATIVITY SEMINAR 
Christos Mantoulidis (MIT) 
Capacity and quasilocal mass 

September 07, 2018, 2:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G02 
INFORMAL GEOMETRY AND DYNAMICS SEMINAR 
Curtis McMullen (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Moduli spaces and dynamical systems 

September 05, 2018, 4:00 pm at Science Center 530 
MATHEMATICAL PICTURE LANGUAGE SEMINAR 
Bohan Fang (PEKING UNIVERSITY) 
Mirror symmetry for toric CalabiYau 3folds 

September 04, 2018, 4:00 pm at Jefferson 356 
CMSA SPECIAL SEMINAR 
Zhengcheng Gu (THE CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG) 
Towards a complete classification of symmetry protected topological phases for interacting fermions in three dimensions and a general group supercohomology theory 

August 29, 2018, 3:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS SPECIAL ALGEBRAIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Netanel RubinBlaier (CMSA, HARVARD) 
The Kontsevich compactification, AbelJacobi maps, and symplectomorphism of algebraic varieties 

May 24, 2018, 3:00  4:00 PM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden Street, Room G10 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS HOMOLOGICAL MIRROR SYMMETRY 2PART LECTURE SERIES 
Charles Doran (UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA AND ICERM) 
CalabiYau fibrations: construction and classification 

May 17, 2018, 1:00  3:00 PM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS HOMOLOGICAL MIRROR SYMMETRY 2PART LECTURE SERIES 
Charles Doran (UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA AND ICERM) 
PicardFuchs uniformization and CalabiYau geometry 

May 15, 2018, 1:00  3:00 PM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
HARVARD/MIT ALGEBRAIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Renzo Cavalieri (COLORADO STATE) 
Witten conjecture for Mumford's kappa classes 

May 08, 2018, 3:00 PM at Science Center 507 
DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Netanel RubinBlaier (CMSA, HARVARD) 
The Kontsevich compactification, AbelJacobi maps, and symplectomorphism of algebraic varieties 

May 01, 2018, 4:15 PM at Science Center 507 
CMSA SPECIAL SEMINAR ON SYMPLECTIC GEOMETRY 
Weiwei Wu (UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA) 
Lagrangian surgery formulae and applications 

April 30, 2018, 1:30  2:30 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden Street, Room G10 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Dmitry Tonkong (UC BERKELEY) 
Geometry of symplectic flux 

April 30, 2018, 12:00  1:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden Street, Room G10 
BRANDEIS, HARVARD, MIT, NORTHEASTERN JOINT COLLOQUIUM AT HARVARD 
Paul Hacking (UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS, AMHERST) 
Mirror Symmetry and Fano manifolds 

April 26, 2018, Tea at 4 pm, Talk at 4:30 pm at Science Center Hall A 
NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR 
Ali Altug (BOSTON UNIVERSITY) 
Beyond endoscopy, the trace formula, and its relatives 

April 25, 2018, 3:00 PM at Science Center 507 
INFORMAL DYNAMICS & GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Yongquan Zhang (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Andreev's theorem on hyperbolic polyhedra and Kleinian reflection groups 

April 25, 2018, 4:00 pm at Science Center 530 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS COLLOQUIUM 
Xi Yin (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
How we can learn what we want to know about Mtheory 

April 25, 2018, 4:30 PM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
HARVARD/MIT ALGEBRAIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Melody Chan (BROWN UNIVERSITY) 
Cohomology of M_g and the tropical moduli space of curves 

April 24, 2018, 3:00 PM at Science Center 507 
LOGIC SEMINAR 
Paul Baginski (FAIRFIELD UNIVERSITY) 
Model Theoretic Advances for Groups With Bounded Chains of Centralizers 

April 24, 2018, 5:15 PM at Science Center 507 
DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Jiaping Wang (MINNESOTA) 
Structure at infinity for four dimensional shrinking Ricci Solitons 

April 24, 2018, 2:00  3:00 PM at Science Center 232 
CMSA MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Baohua Fu (CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCE) 
Equivariant compactifications of vector groups 

April 23, 2018, 12:00  1:00 PM at CMSA Building, 20 garden St., G02 
CMSA MIRROR SYMMETRY SEMINAR 
Xiaomeng Xu (MIT) 
Stokes phenomenon, quantum groups and 2d topological field theory 

April 20, 2018, 9:30  10:45 AM at Sci Center 530 
CMSA MIRROR SYMMETRY SEMINAR 
Alan Thompson (CAMBRIDGE) 
Threefolds fibred by K3 surfaces and mirror symmetry 

April 20, 2018, 10:45 AM  12:00 PM at Sci Center 530 
RANDOM MATRIX & PROBABILITY THEORY SEMINAR 
Carl Lucibello (MIT) 
The Random Perceptron Problem: thresholds, phase transitions, and geometry 

April 20, 2018, 2:00  3:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G02 
RANDOM MATRIX & PROBABILITY THEORY SEMINAR 
Yas Despande (MIT) 
Phase transitions in estimating lowrank matrices 

April 20, 2018, 3:00  4:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G02 
HARVARD LOGIC COLLOQUIUM 
Alekos Kechris (CALTECH) 
Borel equivalence relations, cardinal algebras, and structurability 

April 19, 2018, 4:00 " 5:00 PM at Logic Center, Room 420, 2 Arrow Street 
THURSDAY SEMINAR 
Jacob Lurie (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Koszul Duality IV 

April 19, 2018, 3:00  5:00 pm at Science Center 507 
INFORMAL GEOMETRY & DYNAMICS SEMINAR 
Kathryn Lindsey (BOSTON COLLEGE) 
Galois conjugates of PCF generalized betatransformations 

April 18, 2018, 4:00 PM at Sci Center 530 
NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR 
John Voight (DARTMOUTH COLLEGE) 
On the paramodularity of typical abelian surfaces 

April 18, 2018, 3:00 PM at Sci Center 507 
CMSA COLLOQUIUM 
Washington Taylor (MIT) 
On the fibration structure of known CalabiYau threefolds 

April 18, 2018, 4:30 PM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS SPECIAL ALGEBRAIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Yefeng Shen (UNIVERSITY OF OREGON) 
LG/CY correspondence for Fermat elliptic curves 

April 17, 2018, 12:30  1:30 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden Street, G02 
HARVARD/MIT ALGEBRAIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
June Park (BROWN UNIVERSITY) 
Arithmetic of the moduli of quasimaps and the moduli of fibered algebraic surfaces with heuristics for counting curves over global fields 

April 17, 2018, 3:00 PM at MIT 4153 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Yuan Gao (STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY) 
On the extension of the Viterbo functor 

April 16, 2018, 12:00 PM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden Street, Room G10 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS MIRROR SYMMETRY SEMINAR 
Fabian Haiden (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Geometric flows, iterated logarithms, and balanced weight filtrations 

April 13, 2018, 11:00am  12:00pm at Science Center 530 
HARVARD LOGIC COLLOQUIUM 
Boris Zilber (UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD) 
Between Model Theory and Physics 

April 12, 2018, 4:00  5:00 pm at Logic Center, 2 Arrow St, Rm 420 
CMSA HOMOLOGICAL MIRROR SYMMETRY FOCUSED LECTURE SERIES 
Mauricio Romo (INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDY) 
Gauged Linear Sigma Models, Supersymmetric Localization and Applications, Part 2 

April 12, 2018, 3:00  5:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden Street, G02 
NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR 
Dino J. Lorenzini (UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA) 
Regular models of curves and wild quotient singularities 

April 11, 2018, 3:00 PM at Science Center 507 
INFORMAL GEOMETRY & DYAMICS SEMINAR 
Corey Bregman (BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY) 
Kaehler groups and surface bundles 

April 11, 2018, 4:00 PM at Science Center 530 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS 
Pablo Parillo (MIT) 
Graph Structure in Polynomial Systems: Chordal Networks 

April 11, 2018, 4:30 PM at CMSA building, 20 Garden St., G10 
CMSA HOMOLOGICAL MIRROR SYMMETRY FOCUSED LECTURE SERIES 
Mauricio Romo (INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDY) 
Gauged Linear Sigma Models, Supersymmetric Localization and Applications, Part 1 

April 10, 2018, 3:00  5:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden Street, G02 
HARVARD/MIT ALGEBRAIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Eric Larson (MIT) 
The Maximal Rank Conjecture 

April 10, 2018, 3:00 PM at Science Center 507 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Brandon B. Meredith (EMBRYRIDDLE AERONAUTICAL UNIVERSITY) 
Mirror Symmetry on Toric Surfaces via Tropical Geometry 

April 09, 2018, 12:00 PM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden Street, G02 
THURSDAY SEMINAR 
Gijs Heuts (UTRECHT UNIVERSITY) 
Coalgebras and the Goodwillie tower of the BousfieldKuhn functor 

April 05, 2018, 3:00  5:00 pm at Science Center 507 
INFORMAL GEOMETRY & DYNAMICS SEMINAR 
Francis Bonahon (UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA) 
What to do when you cannot confine your planes? Teichmüller spaces of noncompact Riemann surfaces 

April 04, 2018, 4:00 pm at Science Center 530 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS COLLOQUIUM 
Ramesh Narayan (DEPARTMENT OF ASTRONOMY, HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Black Holes and Naked Singularities *Postponed from 3/21/18* 

April 04, 2018, 4:30 PM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden Street, Room G10 
NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR 
Jennifer Balakrishnan (BOSTON UNIVERSITY) 
Effective aspects of quadratic Chabauty 

April 04, 2018, 3:00 PM at Science Center 507 
MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Marcel Bischoff (OHIO UNIVERSITY) 
Quantum Symmetries and Conformal Nets 

April 03, 2018, 4:00 PM at Jefferson 356 
HARVARD/MIT ALGEBRAIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Curtis McMullen (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Billiards, quadrilaterals and moduli spaces 

April 03, 2018, 3:00 PM at Science Center 507 
LOGIC SEMINAR 
Warren Goldfarb () 
Two Notes on Weak Arithmetic 

April 03, 2018, 5:15 pm at Science Center 507 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
CheukYu Mak (UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE) 
Discrete Legendre transform and tropical multiplicity from symplectic geometry 

April 02, 2018, 12:00 PM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden Street, Room G10 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS MIRROR SYMMETRY SEMINAR 
YuWei Fan (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Systoles, Special Lagrangians, and Bridgeland stability conditions 

March 30, 2018, 11:00  12:00 at Science Center 530 
SPECIAL DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
D.H. Phong (COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY) 
The Anomaly Flow and FuYau Hessian Equations 

March 30, 2018, 3:00  4:15 pm at Science Center 507 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS SPECIAL SEMINAR 
Zhiwei Zheng (TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY) 
Moduli Spaces of Cubic Fourfolds with Automorphisms 

March 30, 2018, 9:30  11:00 am at Science Center 530 
THURSDAY SEMINAR 
Jacob Lurie (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Koszul Duality II 

March 29, 2018, 3:00  5:00 pm at Science Center 507 
INFORMAL GEOMETRY & DYAMICS SEMINAR 
Curtis McMullen (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Planes immersed in hyperbolic 3manifolds 

March 28, 2018, 4:00 PM at Science Center 530 
NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR 
Chuck Doran (UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA AND ICERM) 
Arithmetic MIrror Symmetry for K3 Pencils and Hypergeometric Decomposition 

March 28, 2018, 3:00 PM at Science Center 507 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS COLLOQUIUM 
Andrea Montanari (STANFORD UNIVERSITY) 
A Mean Field View of the Landscape of TwoLayers Neural Networks 

March 28, 2018, 4:30 PM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden Street, Room G10 
HARVARD/MIT ALGEBRAIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Allen Knutson (CORNELL UNIVERSITY) 
Deformations of normal crossings 

March 27, 2018, 3:00 PM at Science Center 507 
MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Feng Xu (UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, RIVERSIDE) 
On Questions Around the Reconstruction Program 

March 27, 2018, 4:00 PM at Jefferson 356 
LOGIC SEMINAR 
Marcos Mazari Armida (CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY) 
Nonforking wgood frames 

March 27, 2018, 5:15 pm at Science Center 507 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Yi Xie (SCGP) 
Surgery, Polygons and Instanton Floer homology 

March 26, 2018, 12:00 PM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden Street, G02 
MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Wei Zhang (MIT) 
Superpositivity of Lfunctions and ‘completion of square’ 

March 23, 2018, 3:00 PM at Jefferson 250 
THURSDAY SEMINAR 
Jacob Lurie (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Koszul Duality 

March 22, 2018, 3:00  5:00 pm at Science Center 507 
CMSA SPECIAL LECTURE SERIES ON QUANTUM COHOMOLOGY, NAKAJIMA VARETIES AND QUANTUM GROUPS 
Artan Sheshmani (QGM & CMSA) 
GW Invariants via Quantum Cohomology 

March 22, 2018, 1:00  3:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden Street, Room G10 
HARVARD LOGIC COLLOQUIUM 
Donald Martin (UCLA) 
Cantor's Grundlagen 

March 22, 2018, 4:00  5:00 pm at Logic Center, 2 Arrow St, Rm 420 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS COLLOQUIUM 
Ramesh Narayan (DEPARTMENT OF ASTRONOMY, HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Black Holes and Naked Singularities 

March 21, 2018, 4:30 PM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden Street, Room G10 
NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR 
Ananth Shankar (MIT) 
Exceptional splitting of reductions of abelian surfaces 

March 21, 2018, 3:00 pm at Science Center 507 
INFORMAL DYNAMICS & GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Kenneth Bromberg (UNIVERSITY OF UTAH) 
Bounds on renormalized volume and the volume of the convex core 

March 21, 2018, 4:00 pm at Science Center 530 
HARVARD/MIT ALGEBRAIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Tathagata Basak (IOWA STATE) 
A complex ball quotient and the monster 

March 20, 2018, 3:00 PM at MIT 4153 
CMSA SPECIAL LECTURE SERIES ON QUANTUM COHOMOLOGY, NAKAJIMA VARETIES AND QUANTUM GROUPS 
Artan Sheshmani (QGM & CMSA) 
GW Invariants via Quantum Cohomology 

March 20, 2018, 1:00  3:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden Street, Room G10 
DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Tamás Darvas (UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND) 
Complex MongeAmpere equations with prescribed singularity 

March 20, 2018, 3:45 pm **change in time** at Science Center 507 
MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Jurg Frolich (ETH ZüRICH) 
Physics in 2D"from KosterlitzThouless Transition to Topological Insulators 

March 20, 2018, 4:00 PM at Jefferson 356 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Emanuel Scheidegger (ALBERT LUDWIGS UNIVERSITY OF FREIBURG) 
From Gauged Linear Sigma Models to LandauGinzburg orbifolds via central charge functions 

March 19, 2018, 12:00 PM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden Street, G02 
CMSA SPECIAL LECTURE SERIES ON QUANTUM COHOMOLOGY, NAKAJIMA VARETIES AND QUANTUM GROUPS 
Artan Sheshmani (QGM & CMSA) 
Quantum Cohomology 

March 15, 2018, 1:00  3:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden Street, Room G10 
CMSA HOMOLOGICAL MIRROR SYMMETRY FOCUSED LECTURE SERIES 
Dmytro Shklyarov (TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITäT CHEMNITZ) 
On categories of matrix factorizations and their homological invariants 

March 15, 2018, 3:00  4:00 PM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden Street, Room G10 
CMSA SPECIAL LECTURE SERIES ON QUANTUM COHOMOLOGY, NAKAJIMA VARETIES AND QUANTUM GROUPS 
Artan Sheshmani (QGM & CMSA) 
Quantum Cohomology 

March 13, 2018, 1:00  3:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden Street, Room G10 
CMSA HOMOLOGICAL MIRROR SYMMETRY FOCUSED LECTURE SERIES 
Dmytro Shklyarov (TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITäT CHEMNITZ) 
On categories of matrix factorizations and their homological invariants 

March 13, 2018, 3:00  4:00 PM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden Street, Room G10 
HARVARD/MIT ALGEBRAIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Ariyan Javanpeykar (JOHANNES GUTENBERG UNIVERSITY MAINZ) 
Arithmetic, algebraic, and analytic hyperbolicity 

March 13, 2018, 3:00 PM at MIT 4153 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS MIRROR SYMMETRY SEMINAR 
Guangbo Xu (PRINCETON UNIVERSITY) 
Open quantum Kirwan map 

March 09, 2018, 9:30  11:00 am at Science Center 530 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS MIRROR SYMMETRY SEMINAR 
Shinobu Hosono (GAKUSHUIN UNIVERSITY) 
Gluing monodromy nilpotent cones of a family of K3 surfaces 

March 09, 2018, 11:00  12:00 at Science Center 530 
CMSA HOMOLOGICAL MIRROR SYMMETRY FOCUSED LECTURE SERIES 
Dmytro Shklyarov (TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITäT CHEMNITZ) 
On categories of matrix factorizations and their homological invariants 

March 08, 2018, 3:00  4:00 PM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden Street, Room G10 
CMSA SPECIAL LECTURE SERIES ON QUANTUM COHOMOLOGY, NAKAJIMA VARETIES AND QUANTUM GROUPS 
Artan Sheshmani (QGM & CMSA) 
Quantum Cohomology 

March 08, 2018, 1:00  3:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden Street, Room G10 
HARVARD LOGIC COLLOQUIUM 
Dima Sinapova (UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO) 
Stronger tree properties and the SCH 

March 08, 2018, 4:00  5:00 pm at Logic Center, 2 Arrow St, Rm 420 
CMSA HOMOLOGICAL MIRROR SYMMETRY FOCUSED LECTURE SERIES 
Adam Jacob (UC DAVIS) 
The deformed HermitianYangMills equation (continued) 

March 08, 2018, 4:005:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St., G10 
THURSDAY SEMINAR 
Sander Kupers (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
The work of AroneDwyer 

March 08, 2018, 3:00  5:00 pm at Science Center 507 
INFORMAL GEOMETRY & DYAMICS SEMINAR 
Jesse Wolfson & Benson Farb (UC IRVINE & UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO) 
The geometry of Hilbert's 13th problem 

March 07, 2018, 4:00 PM at Science Center 530 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS COLLOQUIUM 
Richard Kenyon (BROWN UNIVERSITY) 
Harmonic functions and the chromatic polynomial 

March 07, 2018, 4:30 PM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden Street, Room G10 
NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR 
Jesse Wolfson (UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE) 
The theory of resolvent degree, after Hamilton, Klein, Hilbert, and Brauer 

March 07, 2018, 3:00 PM at Science Center 507 * please also note the talk at the Informal Geometry & Dynamics Seminar* 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS HOMOLOGICAL MIRROR SYMMETRY 
Adam Jacob (UC DAVIS) 
The deformed HermitianYangMills equation 

March 06, 2018, 4:00  5:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St., G10 
CMSA HOMOLOGICAL MIRROR SYMMETRY FOCUSED LECTURE SERIES 
Dmytro Shklyarov (TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITäT CHEMNITZ) 
On categories of matrix factorizations and their homological invariants 

March 06, 2018, 3:00  4:00 PM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden Street, Room G10 
CMSA SPECIAL LECTURE SERIES ON QUANTUM COHOMOLOGY, NAKAJIMA VARETIES AND QUANTUM GROUPS 
Artan Sheshmani (QGM & CMSA) 
Quantum Cohomology 

March 06, 2018, 1:00  3:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden Street, Room G10 
HARVARD/MIT ALGEBRAIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Michael Kemeny (STANFORD UNIVERSITY) 
Betti numbers of the canonical ring of a curve 

March 06, 2018, 3:00 PM at MIT 4153 
CMSA SPECIAL MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Emanuel Scheidegger (ALBERT LUDWIGS UNIVERSITY OF FREIBURG) 
Periods and quasiperiods of modular forms and the mirror quintic at the conifold 

March 05, 2018, 11:00  12:00 at CMSA Building, 20 Garden Street, Room G10 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Shinobu Hosono (GAKUSHUIN UNIVERSITY) 
Movable vs monodromy nilpotent cones of CalabiYau manifolds 

March 05, 2018, 12:00 PM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden Street, Room G10 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS MIRROR SYMMETRY SEMINAR 
Chuck Doran (UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA AND ICERM) 
Mirror Symmetry for Lattice Polarized del Pezzo Surfaces 

March 02, 2018, 11:00  12:00 at Science Center 530 
CMSA SPECIAL LECTURE SERIES ON QUANTUM COHOMOLOGY, NAKAJIMA VARETIES AND QUANTUM GROUPS 
Artan Sheshmani (QGM & CMSA) 
Quantum Cohomology 

March 01, 2018, 1:00  3:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden Street, Room G10 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS HOMOLOGICAL MIRROR SYMMETRY FOCUSED LECTURE SERIES 
Colin Diemer (IHES) 
Moduli spaces of LandauGinzburg models and (mostly Fano) HMS 

March 01, 2018, 3:00  5:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden Street, Room G10 
THURSDAY SEMINAR 
Mike Hopkins (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Background for the work of AroneDwyer 

March 01, 2018, 3:00  5:00 pm at Science Center 507 
INFORMAL GEOMETRY & DYNAMICS SEMINAR 
Richard Schwartz (BROWN UNIVERSITY) 
5 points on the sphere 

February 28, 2018, 4:00 PM at Science Center 530 
DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
YuShen Lin (COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY) 
Tropical/Holomorphic Correspondence for HyperK\ 

February 28, 2018, 4:15 PM at Science Center 232 
NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR 
Wei Zhang (MIT) 
Special cycles on simple Shimura varieties 

February 28, 2018, 3:00 PM at Sci Center 507 
HARVARD/MIT ALGEBRAIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Nick Salter (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Vanishing cycles for linear systems on toric surfaces 

February 27, 2018, 3:00 PM at Science Center 507 
LOGIC SEMINAR 
Alexander Van Abel (CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK) 
The FefermanVaught Theorem and the Product of All Prime Finite Fields 

February 27, 2018, 5:15 pm at Science Center 507 
CMSA HOMOLOGICAL MIRROR SYMMETRY FOCUSED LECTURE SERIES 
Colin Diemer (IHES) 
Moduli spaces of LandauGinzburg models and (mostly Fano) HMS 

February 27, 2018, 3:00  4:00 PM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden Street, Room G10 
MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Hans Wenzl (UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO) 
Coideal Algebras and Subfactors 

February 27, 2018, 4:00 PM at Jefferson 356 
CMSA SPECIAL LECTURE SERIES ON QUANTUM COHOMOLOGY, NAKAJIMA VARETIES AND QUANTUM GROUPS 
Artan Sheshmani (QGM & CMSA) 
Quantum Cohomology 

February 27, 2018, 1:00  3:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden Street, Room G10 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS COLLOQUIUM 
Tom Hou (CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY) 
Computerassisted analysis of singularity formation of a regularized 3D Euler equation 

February 26, 2018, 4:30 PM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden Street, Room G10 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Jordan Keller (BHI) 
Linear Stability of Schwarzschild Black Holes 

February 26, 2018, 12:00 PM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden Street, Room G10 
JOINT DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS AND CMSA RANDOM MATRIX AND PROBABILITY THEORY SEMINAR 
Mustazee Rahman (MIT) 
On shocks in the TASEP 

February 23, 2018, 3:30 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden Street, G02 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS MIRROR SYMMETRY SEMINAR 
Jingyu Zhao (BRANDEIS & HARVARD) 
Connection on S^1equivariant Floer theory 

February 23, 2018, 11:00 am at Science Center 530 
MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Xinqi Gong (INSTITUTE FOR MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES, RENNIN UNIVERSITY OF CHINA) 
Mathematical Intelligence Applications in Biomedical Problems 

February 23, 2018, 3:00 pm at Jefferson 250 
CMSA SPECIAL LECTURE SERIES ON QUANTUM COHOMOLOGY, NAKAJIMA VARETIES AND QUANTUM GROUPS 
Artan Sheshmani (QGM & CMSA) 
Computing GW Invariants 

February 22, 2018, 1:00  3:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden Street, Room G10 
THURSDAY SEMINAR 
Jeremy Hahn (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Chromatic convergence of the Goodwillie tower on spheres 

February 22, 2018, 3:00  5:00 pm at Science Center 507 
INFORMAL DYNAMICS & GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Ian Biringer (BOSTON COLLEGE) 
Convex cores of thick hyperbolic 3manifolds with bounded rank 

February 21, 2018, 4:00 PM at Science Center 530 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS COLLOQUIUM 
Don Rubin (HARVARD STATISTICS) 
Essential concepts of causal inference " a remarkable history 

February 21, 2018, 4:30 PM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden Street, Room G10 
NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR 
Juan RiveraLetelier (UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER) 
Hecke and Linnik 

February 21, 2018, 3:00 PM at Science Center 507 
CMSA SPECIAL LECTURE SERIES ON QUANTUM COHOMOLOGY, NAKAJIMA VARETIES AND QUANTUM GROUPS 
Artan Sheshmani (QGM & CMSA) 
Computing GW Invariants 

February 20, 2018, 1:00  3:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden Street, Room G10 
LOGIC SEMINAR 
Andrew BrookeTaylor (UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS) 
Products of CW complexes: the full story 

February 20, 2018, 5:15 pm at Science Center 507 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS MIRROR SYMMETRY SEMINAR 
ManWai Cheung (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Quiver representations and theta functions 

February 16, 2018, 11:00 am at Science Center 530 
JOINT DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS AND CMSA RANDOM MATRIX AND PROBABILITY THEORY SEMINAR 
Reza Gheissari (NEW YORK UNIVERSITY) 
Dynamics of Critical 2D Potts Models 

February 16, 2018, 3:30 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden Street, G02 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS SPECIAL SEMINAR 
Jens Hoppe (KTH) 
New Constructions and Quantization of Minimal Surfaces 

February 16, 2018, 9:30 am at Science Center 530 
CMSA SPECIAL LECTURE SERIES ON QUANTUM COHOMOLOGY, NAKAJIMA VARETIES AND QUANTUM GROUPS 
Artan Sheshmani (QGM & CMSA) 
Computing GW Invariants 

February 15, 2018, 1:00  3:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden Street, Room G10 
NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR 
Hansheng Diao (PRINCETON UNIVERSITY) 
Towards a $p$adic RiemannHilbert correspondence 

February 14, 2018, 3:00 PM at Science Center 507 
INFORMAL DYNAMICS & GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Simion Filip (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Hypergeometric equations and Lyapunov exponents (via Hodge theory) 

February 14, 2018, 4:00 PM at Science Center 530 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS COLLOQUIUM 
Zhengwei Liu (HARVARD PHYSICS) 
A new program on quantum subgroups 

February 14, 2018, 4:30 PM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden Street, Room G10 
MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Nicholas Early (UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA) 
Canonical Bases for Permutohedral Plates 

February 13, 2018, 4:00 PM at Jefferson 356 
CMSA SPECIAL LECTURE SERIES ON QUANTUM COHOMOLOGY, NAKAJIMA VARETIES AND QUANTUM GROUPS 
Artan Sheshmani (QGM & CMSA) 
GromovWitten invariants 

February 13, 2018, 1:00  3:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden Street, Room G10 
HARVARD/MIT ALGEBRAIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Jesse Kass (UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA) 
How to count lines on a cubic surface arithmetically 

February 13, 2018, 3:00 PM at Science Center 507 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Matthew Stroffregen (MIT) 
Equivariant Khovanov Spaces 

February 12, 2018, 12:00 PM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden Street, Room G10 
LOGIC SEMINAR 
Alice Medvedev () 
Unions of chains of signatures 

February 12, 2018, 5:15 pm at Science Center 507 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS MIRROR SYMMETRY SEMINAR 
Dan Xie (CMSA, HARVARD) 
Three dimensional mirror symmetry 

February 09, 2018, 11:00  12:00 at Science Center 530 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS COLLOQUIUM 
Fan Chung (UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO) 
Sequences: random, structured or something in between 

February 08, 2018, 5:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden Street, Room G10 
THURSDAY SEMINAR 
Ben Knudsen (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
The derivatives of the identity functor 

February 08, 2018, 3:00  5:00 pm at Science Center 507 
INFORMAL DYNAMICS & GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Phil Engel (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Penrose Tilings of Riemann Surfaces 

February 07, 2018, 4:00 PM at Science Center 530 
NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR 
Alex Kontorovich (RUTGERS AND IAS) 
Sphere Packings and Arithmetic 

February 07, 2018, 3:00 PM at Science Center 507 
HARVARD/MIT ALGEBRAIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Bhargav Bhatt (UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN) 
Prisms and deformations of de Rham cohomology 

February 06, 2018, 3:00 PM at MIT  4153 
DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Linyuan Lu (UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA) 
Ricciflat graphs with girth at leave five 

February 06, 2018, 4:30 PM at Science Center 530 
MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Jacob Shapiro (ETH ZüRICH) 
BulkEdge Duality and Complete Localization for Disordered Chiral Chains 

February 06, 2018, 4:00 PM at Jefferson 356 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS HOMOLOGICAL MIRROR SYMMETRY FOCUSED LECTURE SERIES 
Ivan Losev (NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY) 
BGG category O: towards symplectic duality 

February 06, 2018, 3:00 PM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden Street, G02 
LOGIC SEMINAR 
Jesse Han (MCMASTER UNIVERSITY) 
Strong conceptual completeness for \omegacategorical theories 

February 06, 2018, 5:15 pm at Science Center 507 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Hyungchul Kim (CMSA & HARVARD PHYSICS) 
Seiberg duality and superconformal index in 3d 

February 05, 2018, 12:00 PM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden Street, G02 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS MIRROR SYMMETRY SEMINAR 
Minxian Zhu (YAU MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES CENTER, TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY) 
The hyperplane conjecture for periods of CalabiYau hypersurfaces in P^n 

February 02, 2018, 11:00 am at Science Center 530 
MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Yunxiang Ren (TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY) 
A New Skein Theory for OneWay YangBaxter Planar Algebras 

February 02, 2018, 4:00 PM at Jefferson 250 
THURSDAY SEMINAR 
Jacob Lurie (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Overview 

February 01, 2018, 3:00  5:00 pm at Science Center 507 
NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR 
Chen Wan (INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDY) 
The local trace formula for the GinzburgRallis model and the generalized Shalika model 

January 31, 2018, 3:00  4:00 PM at Science Center 507 
INFORMAL DYNAMICS & GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Curtis McMullen (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
The behavior of planes in confinement 

January 31, 2018, 4:00 PM at Science Center 530 
LOGIC SEMINAR 
Rehana Patel () 
Stable regularity for finite relational structures 

January 30, 2018, 5:15  6:15 pm at Science Center 507 
DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Valentino Tosatti (NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY) 
Estimates for collapsing CalabiYau metrics 

January 30, 2018, 4:15 PM at Science Center 507 
MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Kaifung Bu (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
De Finetti Theorems for Braiding Parafermions 

January 30, 2018, 4:00 PM at Jefferson 356 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS SPECIAL SEMINAR 
Cumrun Vafa (HARVARD PHYSICS) 
All genus GromovWitten invariants for Compact CalabiYau threefolds 

January 30, 2018, 1  2:30 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden Street, Room G10 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Qiang Wen (YAU MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES CENTER, TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY) 
Holographic entanglement entropy in general spacetimes 

January 29, 2018, 12:00  1:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden Street, Room G10 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS MIRROR SYMMETRY SEMINAR 
Matthew Young (CHINESE UNIVERISTY OF HONG KONG) 
Algebra and geometry of orientifold DonaldsonThomas theory 

January 26, 2018, 11:0012:00pm at Science Center 530 
HARVARD LOGIC COLLOQUIUM 
Aki Kanamori (BOSTON UNIVERSITY) 
AspectPerception and the History of Mathematics 

January 25, 2018, 4:005:00 PM at Logic Center, Room 420, 2 Arrow St 
CMSA SPECIAL SEMESTERLONG LECTURE SERIES 
Artan Sheshmani (QGM/CMSA) 
Quantum Cohomology, Nakajima Varieties and Quantum groups 

January 25, 2018, 1:00  3:00pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St., G10 
CMSA HOMOLOGICAL MIRROR SYMMETRY FOCUSED LECTURE SERIES 
Ivan Losev (NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY) 
BGG category O: towards symplectic duality 

January 25, 2018, 3:00  5:00pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St., G10 
MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Bin Gui (VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY) 
A Unitary Tensor Product Theory for Unitary Vertex Operator Algebra Modules 

January 23, 2018, 4:00 PM at Jefferson 356 
CMSA SPESIAL SEMINAR 
Shannon Ray (FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY) 
Wang and Yau’s QuasiLocal Energy for an Extreme Kerr Spacetime 

January 19, 2018, 4:00pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St., G10 
MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Marco De Renzi (UNIVERSITY OF PARIS 7) 
Renormalized Hennings Invariants and TQFTs 

January 16, 2018, 4:00 PM at Jefferson 356 
HARVARD/MIT ALGEBRAIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Marco Gualtieri (UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO) 
Holomorphic symplectic Morita equivalence and the generalized Kaehler potential 

December 12, 2017, 3:00 pm at Science Center Hall A 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Sara Venkatesh (COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY) 
Closedstring mirror symmetry for subdomains 

December 06, 2017, 12:00 PM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden Street, Room G10 
NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR 
Robert Lemke Oliver (TUFTS UNIVERSITY) 
TateShafarevich groups in quadatric twist families 

December 06, 2017, 3:15 pm *sharp at Science Center 507 
DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Eveline Legendre (INSTITUT DE MATHéMATIQUES DE TOULOUSE, UNIVERSITé PAUL SABATIER) 
An application of the equivariant localization formula in Sasaki geometry 

December 06, 2017, 4:15 PM at Science Center 507 
JOINT DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS AND CMSA RANDOM MATRIX AND PROBABILITY THEORY SEMINAR 
Ankur Moitra (MIT) 
A New Approach to Approximate Counting and Sampling 

December 06, 2017, 3:00  4:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden Street, Room G10 
JOINT DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS AND CMSA RANDOM MATRIX AND PROBABILITY THEORY SEMINAR 
Phillipe Rigollet (MIT) 
Exact recovery in the Ising blockmodel 

December 06, 2017, 2:00  3:00 PM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden Street, Room G10 
THURSDAY SEMINAR 
Jacob Lurie (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Comparison of Stable and Unstable v_nPeriodic Homotopy 

November 30, 2017, 4:00  6:00 PM at Science Center 507 
JOINT DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS AND CMSA RANDOM MATRIX AND PROBABILITY THEORY SEMINAR 
David Gamarink (MIT) 
(Arguably) Hard on Average Constraint Satisfaction Problems 

November 29, 2017, 3:00 PM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden Street, Room G10 
INFORMAL DYNAMICS & GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Jane Wang (MIT) 
Finitely many algebraically primitive Teichmüller curves in genus g at least 3 

November 29, 2017, 4:00 PM at Science Center 530 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Amitai Zernik (INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDY) 
Computing the A∞ algebra of RP^2m ↪ CP^2m using open fixedpoint localization 

November 29, 2017, 12:00 PM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden Street, Room G10 
NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR 
Renee Bell (MIT) 
LocaltoGlobal Lifting for Curves in Characteristic p 

November 29, 2017, 3:15 pm *sharp at Science Center 507 
HARVARD/MIT ALGEBRAIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Valentijn Karemaker (UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA) 
Dynamics of Belyi maps 

November 28, 2017, 3:00 PM at MIT 4237 
DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Gabor Szekelyhidi (UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME) 
New CalabiYau metrics on C^n 

November 28, 2017, 4:15 PM at Science Center 507 
SPECIAL SEMINAR ON GEOMETRY 
Ryosuke Takahashi (TOHOKU UNIVERSITY) 
A new parabolic flow approach to the KahlerEinstein problem 

November 22, 2017, 4:00  5:15 pm at Science Center 507 
DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
SiuCheong Lau (BOSTON UNIVERSITY) 
Moduli theory of Lagrangian immersions and mirror symmetry 

November 21, 2017, 4:15 PM at Science Center 507 
HARVARD/MIT ALGEBRAIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Dhruv Ranganathan (MIT) 
Curves, maps, and singularities in genus one 

November 21, 2017, 3:00 PM at Science Center Hall A 
LEARNING SEMINAR ON THE FARGUESFONTAINE CURVE 
Laurent Fargues (INSTITUTE OF MATHEMATICS OF JUSSIEU) 
Structure of the Picard stack and the AbelJacobi morphism for the curve. 

November 20, 2017, 4:00  6:00 PM at Science Center 507 
JOINT DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS AND CMSA RANDOM MATRIX AND PROBABILITY THEORY SEMINAR 
Yue M. Lu (HARVARD JOHN A. PAULSON SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCES) 
Asymptotic Methods for HighDimensional Inference: Precise Analysis, Fundamental Limits, and Optimal Designs 

November 20, 2017, 12:00 PM at Science Center 232 
BRANDEIS, HARVARD, MIT, NORTHEASTERN JOINT COLLOQUIUM AT HARVARD 
Spencer Bloch (UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO) 
Periods, motivic gamma functions, and Hodge structures 

November 16, 2017, Tea at 4 pm, Talk at 4:30 pm at Science Center Hall A 
NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR 
Lucia Mocz (PRINCETON UNIVERSITY) 
A New Northcott Property for Faltings Height 

November 15, 2017, 3:15 pm *sharp at Science Center 507 
HARVARD LOGIC COLLOQUIUM 
Steve Jackson (UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS) 
Combinatorics of Definable Sets 

November 15, 2017, 4:00  5:00 pm at Logic Center, 2 Arrow St, Rm 420 
LEARNING SEMINAR ON THE FARGUESFONTAINE CURVE 
Matthew Morrow (INSTITUTE OF MATHEMATICS OF JUSSIEU) 
Perfectoid afterparty: proetale topology 

November 15, 2017, 5:00 pm *note special day/time* at Science Center 507 
JOINT DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS AND CMSA RANDOM MATRIX AND PROBABILITY THEORY SEMINAR 
Daniel Sussman (BOSTON UNIVERSITY) 
Multiple Network Inference: From Joint Embeddings to Graph Matching 

November 15, 2017, 4:00  5:00 pm *note change in time* at CMSA Building, 20 Garden Street, G02 
LOGIC SEMINAR 
Linda Brown Westrick (UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT) 
Towards a notion of computable reducibility for discontinuous functions 

November 14, 2017, 5:15 pm at Science Center 507 
MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Dennis Gaitsgory (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Higher Representation Theory 

November 14, 2017, 4:00 PM at Jefferson 356 
LEARNING SEMINAR ON THE FARGUESFONTAINE CURVE 
Matthew Morrow (INSTITUTE OF MATHEMATICS OF JUSSIEU) 
Foundations of perfectoid spacesIV 

November 13, 2017, 4:00  6:00 PM at Science Center 507 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Yusuf Baris Kartal (MIT) 
Dynamical invariants of categories associated to mapping tori 

November 13, 2017, 12:30  1:30 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden Street, G02 
GAUGE THEORY, TOPOLOGY & SYMPLECTIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Siqi He (CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY) 
The extended Bogomolny Equations, Generalized Nahm Pole, and SL(2,R) Higgs bundle 

November 10, 2017, 3:30  4:30 PM at Science Center 507 
JOINT DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS AND CMSA RANDOM MATRIX AND PROBABILITY THEORY SEMINAR 
Zhe Wang (NYU) 
A Driven Tagged Particle in Onedimensional Simple Exclusion Process 

November 10, 2017, 12:00 PM at Science Center 232 
THURSDAY SEMINAR 
Jacob Lurie (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Coanalytic Functors 

November 09, 2017, 4:00  6:00 PM at Science Center 507 
BRANDEIS, HARVARD, MIT, NORTHEASTERN JOINT COLLOQUIUM AT HARVARD 
Jeremy Quastel (UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO) 
The KPZ fixed point 

November 09, 2017, Tea at 4 pm, Talk at 4:30 pm at Math Common Room & Science Center Hall A 
NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR 
Kazim Buyuboduk (UC DUBLIN AND HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Nonordinary symmetric squares and Euler systems of rank 2 

November 08, 2017, 3:15 pm *sharp at Science Center 507 
JOINT DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS AND CMSA RANDOM MATRIX AND PROBABILITY THEORY SEMINAR 
Elchanan Mossel (MIT) 
Optimal Gaussian Partitions 

November 08, 2017, 3:00  4:00 PM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden Street, Room G10 
HARVARD LOGIC COLLOQUIUM 
Victoria Gitman (CUNY GRADUATE CENTER) 
Virtual Large Cardinal Principles 

November 08, 2017, 4:00  5:00 pm at Logic Center, 2 Arrow St, Rm 420 
INFORMAL DYNAMICS & GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Eduard Duryev (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Squaretilings of modular curves X(d) 

November 08, 2017, 4:00 PM at Science Center 530 
MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Liming Ge (UNH AND CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES) 
From Riemann and Hilbert to KadisonSinger 

November 07, 2017, 4:00 PM at Jefferson 356 
HARVARD/MIT ALGEBRAIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Matthew Morrow (CNRS) 
(Topological) Hochschild homology and and crystalline cohomology 

November 07, 2017, 3:00 PM at Science Center Hall A 
DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Julius Ross (UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO) 
The MongeAmpere Equation and the HeleShaw flow 

November 07, 2017, 4:15 PM at Science Center 507 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Pietro Benetti Genolini (UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD) 
Topological AdS/CFT 

November 06, 2017, 12:00 PM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden Street, Room G10 
LEARNING SEMINAR ON THE FARGUESFONTAINE CURVE 
Matthew Morrow (INSTITUTE OF MATHEMATICS OF JUSSIEU) 
Foundations of perfectoid spacesIII 

November 06, 2017, 4:00  6:00 PM at Science Center 507 
GAUGE THEORY, TOPOLOGY & SYMPLECTIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Kevin Sackel (MIT) 
Perverse sheaves from complex Lagrangian intersections 

November 03, 2017, 3:30  4:30 PM at Science Center 507 
CMSA ALGEBRAIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Alexander Moll (IHES) 
Hibert Schemes from Geometric Quantization of Dispersive Periodic BenjaminOno Waves 

November 02, 2017, 3:00 PM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
JOINT DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS AND CMSA RANDOM MATRIX AND PROBABILITY THEORY SEMINAR 
WeiMing Wang (CNRS) 
Quasiperiodic solutions to nonlinear PDE's 

November 01, 2017, 3:00  4:00 PM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden Street, Room G10 
INFORMAL GEOMETRY & DYNAMICS SEMINAR 
Bena Tshishiku (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Cohomology of arithmetic groups and characteristic classes of manifold bundles 

November 01, 2017, 4:00 PM at Science Center 530 
NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR 
Alexander Smith (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
$2^\infty$Selmer groups, $2^\infty$class groups, and Goldfeld's conjecture 

November 01, 2017, 3:15 pm *sharp at Science Center 507 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS ALGEBRAIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Shamil Shakirov (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Undulation invariants of plane curves 

November 01, 2017, 5:00 PM *note time change* at CMSA Building, 20 Garden Street, Room G10 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Chenglong Yu (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
PicardFuchs systems of zero loci of vector bundle sections 

November 01, 2017, 12:30  1:30 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
JOINT MATHEMATICS AND CMSA RANDOM MATRIX AND PROBABILITY THEORY SEMINAR 
Kay Kirkpatrick (UIUC MATH AND PHYSICS, MIT MATH) 
Quantum groups, Free ArakiWoods Factors, and a Calculus for Moments 

November 01, 2017, 2:00  3:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
HARVARD/MIT ALGEBRAIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Nick Rozenblyum (UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO) 
Shifted symplectic structures and quantization 

October 31, 2017, 3:00 PM at MIT 4237 
DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Bill Goldman (BROWN UNIVERSITY AND UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND) 
Dynamics on moduli spaces of flat connections 

October 31, 2017, 4:15 PM at Science Center 507 
MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Zhenghan Wang (MICROSOFT) 
Reconstructing chiral CFTs/VOAs from 2D TQFTs/MTCs 

October 31, 2017, 4:00 PM at Jefferson 356 
LOGIC SEMINAR 
Sebastien Vasey (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Nonelementary classification theory 

October 31, 2017, 5:15 pm at Science Center 507 
LEARNING SEMINAR ON THE FARGUESFONTAINE CURVE 
Matthew Morrow (INSTITUTE OF MATHEMATICS OF JUSSIEU) 
Foundations of perfectoid spacesII 

October 30, 2017, 4:00  6:00 PM at Science Center 507 
GAUGE THEORY, TOPOLOGY & SYMPLECTIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Piotr Suwara (MIT) 
The Category of Perverse Sheaves is a Stack, cont'd 

October 27, 2017, 3:30  4:30 PM at Science Center 507 
JOINT DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS AND CMSA RANDOM MATRIX & PROBABILITY THEORY SEMINAR 
Noga Alon (TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY) 
Random Cayley Graphs 

October 25, 2017, 3:00  4:00 PM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR 
Pierre Colmez (UPMC AND IAS) 
On the cohomology of padic analytic curves 

October 25, 2017, 3:15 pm *sharp at Science Center 507 
JOINT DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS AND CMSA RANDOM MATRIX & PROBABILITY THEORY SEMINAR 
Subhabrata Sen (MICROSOFT AND MIT) 
Partitioning sparse random graphs: connections with meanfield 

October 25, 2017, 2:00  3:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
INFORMAL DYNAMICS & GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Sander Kupers (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
The metastable homology of mapping class groups 

October 25, 2017, 4:00 PM at Science Center 530 
HARVARD/MIT ALGEBRAIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
David Hansen (COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY) 
Vanishing theorems in rigid analytic geometry 

October 24, 2017, 1:30  2:30 pm *note change in time at MIT 24449 *note change in location 
DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Yevgeniy Liokumovich (MIT) 
Heegaard splittings isotopic to an index 1 minimal surface 

October 24, 2017, 4:15 PM at Science Center 507 
LOGIC SEMINAR 
Will Boney (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Interpolation beyond $\mathbb{L}_{\omega_1, \omega}$ 

October 24, 2017, 5:15 pm at Science Center 507 
LEARNING SEMINAR ON THE FARGUESFONTAINE CURVE 
Matthew Morrow (INSTITUTE OF MATHEMATICS OF JUSSIEU) 
Review of foundations of perfectoid spaces 

October 23, 2017, 4:00  6:00 PM at Science Center 507 
JOINT DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS AND CMSA RANDOM MATRIX AND PROBABILITY THEORY SEMINAR 
Madhu Sudan (CS, HARVARD) 
General Strong Polarization 

October 23, 2017, 12:00  1:00 PM at Science Center 232 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Florian Beck (UNIVERSITY OF HAMBURG) 
Hitchin systems in terms of CalabiYau threefolds 

October 23, 2017, 12:00 PM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden Street, Room G10 
GAUGE THEORY, TOPOLOGY & SYMPLECTIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Piotr Suwara (MIT) 
The Category of Perverse Sheaves is a Stack 

October 20, 2017, 3:30  4:30 PM at Science Center 507 
THURSDAY SEMINAR 
Jacob Lurie (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
The BousfieldKuhn functor 

October 19, 2017, 4:00  6:00 PM at Science Center 507 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Nati Blaier (CMSA, HARVARD) 
Geometry of the symplectic Torelli group 

October 18, 2017, 12:00 PM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
INFORMAL DYNAMICS & GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Rohini Ramadas (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Algebraic dynamics from topological and holomorphic dynamics 

October 18, 2017, 4:00 PM at Science Center 530 
NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR 
V. Kumar Murty (UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO) 
The Lindelof class of Lfunctions 

October 18, 2017, 3:15 pm at Science Center 507 
LOGIC SEMINAR 
Cameron Freer (BORELIAN AND REMINE) 
Feedback Computability 

October 17, 2017, 5:15 pm at Science Center 507 
HARVARD/MIT ALGEBRAIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Dave Jensen (UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY) 
Linear Systems on General Curves of Fixed Gonality 

October 17, 2017, 3:00 PM at Science Center Hall A 
DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Gang Liu (NORTHWESTERN) 
Recent progress of Yau's uniformization conjecture 

October 17, 2017, 4:00 PM at Science Center 507 
LEARNING SEMINAR ON THE FARGUESFONTAINE CURVE 
Zijian Yao (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Properties of the curve (incl. line bundles) 

October 16, 2017, 4:00  6:00 PM at Science Center 507 
GAUGE THEORY, TOPOLOGY & SYMPLECTIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Jiangfeng Lin (MIT) 
Nearby cycles and vanishing cycles 

October 13, 2017, 3:30  4:30 PM at Science Center 507 
THURSDAY SEMINAR 
Jacob Lurie (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
v_nPeriodic Homotopy Groups 

October 12, 2017, 4:00  6:00 PM at Science Center 507 
SPECIAL MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Yasayuki Kawahigashi (UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO) 
From Vertex Operator Algebras to Operator Algebras and Back 

October 12, 2017, 2:00 pm *please note special date, time and location at Jefferson 453 
NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR 
Joseph Silverman (BROWN UNIVERSITY) 
Moduli Spaces of Rational Maps and a Dynamical Shafarevich Theorem 

October 11, 2017, 3:15 pm *sharp at Science Center 507 
MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Mike Hopkins (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Reflection Positivity and Invertible Topological Phases 

October 10, 2017, 4:00 PM at Jefferson 356 
LOGIC SEMINAR 
Nate Ackerman (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Trees, Sheaves and Definition by Recursion 

October 10, 2017, 5:15 PM at Science Center 507 
HARVARD/MIT ALGEBRAIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
ManWai Cheung (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Quiver representations and theta functions 

October 10, 2017, 3:00 PM at Science Center 411 
GAUGE THEORY, TOPOLOGY & SYMPLECTIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Jianfeng Lin (MIT) 
Constructible sheaves and nearby cycles 

October 06, 2017, 3:30 PM at Science Center 507 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Dingxin Zhang (BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY) 
<1 part of slopes under degeneration 

October 04, 2017, 12:00  1:00 PM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden Street, Room G10 
INFORMAL DYNAMICS & GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Nattalie Tamam (TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY) 
Divergent trajectories in arithmetic homogeneous spaces of rational rank two 

October 04, 2017, 4:00 PM at Science Center 530 
NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR 
David Corwin (MIT) 
Etale Homotopy Obstructions for Rational Points Applied to Open Subvarieties 

October 04, 2017, 3:15 pm at Science Center 507 
DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Valentino Tosatti (NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY) 
Special Kahler geometry and collapsing 

October 03, 2017, 4:15 PM at Science Center 507 
HARVARD/MIT ALGEBRAIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Yuchen Liu (YALE UNIVERSITY) 
Kstability of cubic threefolds 

October 03, 2017, 3:00 PM at MIT 4237 
MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Alina Vdovina (UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE AND NEW YORK UNIVERSITY) 
Buildings, surfaces and quaternions 

October 03, 2017, 4:00 PM at Jefferson 356 
LOGIC SEMINAR 
Jason Rute () 
A uniform reducibility in computably presented Polish spaces 

October 03, 2017, 5:15 pm at Science Center 507 
LEARNING SEMINAR ON THE FARGUESFONTAINE CURVE 
Jacob Lurie (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Constructing Functions on Y: Power Series in the Variable p 

October 02, 2017, 4:00  6:00 PM at Science Center 507 
BOSTON GRADUATE TOPOLOGY SEMINAR 
Melissa Zhang (BOSTON COLLEGE) 
Annular Khovanov homology of 2periodic links 

September 30, 2017, 10:30  11:15 am at Science Center 507 
BOSTON GRADUATE TOPOLOGY SEMINAR 
Yu Pan (MIT) 
Augmentations and Exact Lagrangian cobordisms 

September 30, 2017, 11:30 am  12:15 pm at Science Center 507 
BOSTON GRADUATE TOPOLOGY SEMINAR 
Cliff Taubes (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
What are Z/2 harmonic forms? 

September 30, 2017, 9:30  10:15 am at Science Center 507 
GAUGE THEORY, TOPOLOGY & SYMPLECTIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Boyu Zhang (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Orientation and duality 

September 29, 2017, 3:30  4:30 PM at Science Center 507 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
YuWei Fan (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
WeilPetersson geometry on the space of Bridgeland stability conditions 

September 27, 2017, 12:00  1:00 PM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden Street, Room G10 
RANDOM MATRIX AND PROBABILITY THEORY SEMINAR 
Herbert Spohn (TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY MUNICH & COLUMBIA) 
Hydrodynamics of integrable classical and quantum systems 

September 27, 2017, 3:00  4:00 PM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden Street, Room G10 
INFORMAL DYNAMICS & GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Yusheng Luo (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Trees in degenerating families of rational maps and isometric Gactions 

September 27, 2017, 4:00 PM at Science Center 530 
NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR 
David Rohrlich (BOSTON UNIVERSITY) 
Counting Artin representatives 

September 27, 2017, 3:15 pm at Science Center 507 
LOGIC SEMINAR 
Gabriel Goldberg (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
The least strongly compact cardinal and the Ultrapower Axiom 

September 26, 2017, 5:15 pm at Science Center 507 
HARVARD/MIT ALGEBRAIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Alina Marian (NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY) 
On the intersection theory of Hilbert schemes of points on a surface 

September 26, 2017, 3:00 PM at Science Center Hall A 
MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Jinsong Wu (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
The BrascampLieb Inequalities for Planar Algebras 

September 26, 2017, 4:00 PM at Jefferson 356 
LEARNING SEMINAR ON THE FARGUEFONTAINE CURVE 
Dennis Gaitsgory (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
The relative FarguesFontaine curve and ``untilts", continued 

September 25, 2017, 4:00  5:30 PM at Science Center 507 
GAUGE THEORY, TOPOLOGY & SYMPLECTIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Boyu Zhang (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Derived category of sheaves and the six functors 

September 22, 2017, 3:30  4:30 PM at Science Center 507 
THURSDAY SEMINAR 
Mike Hopkins (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Unstable chromatic localizations 

September 21, 2017, 4:00  6:00 PM at Science Center 507 
INFORMAL DYNAMICS & GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Nick Salter (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Plane curves, (higher) spin structures, and mapping class groups 

September 20, 2017, 4:00 PM at Science Center 530 
NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR 
Koji Shimizu (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Local constancy of generalized HodgeTate weights of a padic local system 

September 20, 2017, 3:15  4:15 pm at Science Center 507 
HARVARD/MIT ALGEBRAIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Giulia Sacca (MIT) 
Degenerations of hyperkahler manifolds 

September 19, 2017, 3:00 PM at MIT 4237 
LOGIC SEMINAR 
Will Boney (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Modeltheoretic characterizations of large cardinals 

September 19, 2017, 5:15 PM at Science Center 507 
DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Peter Smillie (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Weingarten foliations of three dimensional Lorentzian spaceforms 

September 19, 2017, 4:00  5:15 pm at Science Center 507 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Yoosik Kim (BOSTON UNIVERSITY) 
Monotone Lagrangian tori in cotangent bundles 

September 18, 2017, 12:00  1:00 PM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden Street, Room G10 
LEARNING SEMINAR ON THE FARGUEFONTAINE CURVE 
Dennis Gaitsgory (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
The FarguesFontaine curve and "untilts" 

September 18, 2017, 4:00  5:30 PM *note earlier ending at Science Center 507 
GAUGE THEORY, TOPOLOGY & SYMPLECTIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Boyu Zhang (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Flat SL_2(C) connections and complex Lagrangian intersections 

September 15, 2017, 3:30 PM at Science Center 507 
THURSDAY SEMINAR 
Mike Hopkins (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
The BousfieldKuhn functor 

September 14, 2017, 4:00  6:00 PM at Science Center 507 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS ALGEBRAIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
YuWei Fan (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Entropy of an autoequivalence on CalabiYau manifolds 

September 14, 2017, 3:30  4:30 PM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden Street, Room G10 
NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR 
Ari Shnidman (BOSTON COLLEGE) 
Ranks of abelian varieties in quadratic twist families 

September 13, 2017, 3:15  4:15 pm at Science Center 507 
INFORMAL DYNAMICS & GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Philip Engel (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Tilings and Hurwitz Theory 

September 13, 2017, 4:00  6:00 PM at Science Center 530 
DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Jordan Keller (HARVARD BLACK HOLE INITIATIVE) 
Linear Stability of Higher Dimensional Schwarzschild Black Holes 

September 12, 2017, 4:00  5:15 pm at Science Center 507 
HARVARD/MIT ALGEBRAIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Rohini Ramadas (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Dynamics on the moduli space of pointconfigurations on the Riemann Sphere 

September 12, 2017, 3:00 PM at Science Center 411 
LOGIC SEMINAR 
Sebastien Vasey (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Internal sizes in $\mu$abstract elementary classes 

September 12, 2017, 5:15 pm at Science Center 507 
MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
William Norledge (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
A Construction of Lattices in Buildings 

September 12, 2017, 4:00 PM at Jefferson 356 
LEARNING SEMINAR ON THE FARGUESFONTAINE CURVE 
Jacob Lurie (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
An Overview 

September 11, 2017, 4:00  6:00 PM at Science Center 232 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
YuShen Lin (HARVARD  CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES & APPLICATIONS) 
From the Decomposition of PicardLefschetz Transformation to Tropical Geometry 

September 11, 2017, 12:00  1:00 PM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden Street, Room G10 
THURSDAY SEMINAR 
Jacob Lurie (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
To Rational Homotopy Theory and Beyond 

September 07, 2017, 4:00  6:00 PM *note new time* at Science Center 507 
LOGIC SEMINAR 
Nate Ackerman (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Vaught's Conjecture for a Grothendieck topos 

September 05, 2017, 5:00  6:00 PM at Science Center 507 
MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Arthur Jaffe and Zhengwei Liu (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Introduction to the Mathematical Picture Language Project 

September 05, 2017, 4:00 PM at Jefferson 356 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS SPECIAL ALGEBRAIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Will Donovan (KAVLI IPMU) 
Twists and braids for general threefold flops 

August 31, 2017, 3:00 PM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden Street, Room G10 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES & APPLICATIONS SPECIAL SEMINAR 
Juven Wang (IAS) 
Link Invariants of Topological Quantum Matter and New Topological Boundary Conditions 

May 24, 2017, 11:30 AM at Science Center 507 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS SPECIAL SEMINAR 
ZhengCheng Gu (CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG) 
A topological world: from topological material to the origin of elementary particles 

May 23, 2017, 12:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS COLLOQUIUM 
Kwok Wai Chan (CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG) 
Scattering diagrams from asymptotic analysis on MaurerCartan equations 

May 17, 2017, 3:30  4:30 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
SPECIAL LECTURE SERIES 
JeanPierre Serre (COLLèGE DE FRANCE) 
Cohomological invariants mod 2 of Weyl groups, Pt. 2 

May 09, 2017, 2:00 pm at Science Center 507 
SPECIAL LECTURE SERIES 
JeanPierre Serre (COLLèGE DE FRANCE) 
Cohomological invariants mod 2 of Weyl groups, Pt. 1 

May 08, 2017, 3:00 pm at Science Center 507 
GAUGE THEORY, TOPOLOGY AND SYMPLECTIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Daniel CristofaroGardiner (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Two or infinity 

May 05, 2017, 3:30  4:30 pm at Science Center 507 
SPECIAL BASIC NOTIONS SEMINAR 
JeanPierre Serre (COLLèGE DE FRANCE) 
Some simple facts on lattices and orthogonal group representations 

May 03, 2017, 3:00 pm at Science Center Hall D 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS COLLOQUIUM 
XueMei Li (UNIV. OF WARWICK) 
Perturbation to conservation law and stochastic averaging 

May 03, 2017, 4:30 PM at Science Center 507 
JOINT DEPT OF MATHEMATICS AND CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES & APPLICATIONS RANDOM MATRIX AND PROBABILITY THEORY SEMINAR 
Ilya Soloveychik (HARVARD SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING & APPLIED SCIENCES) 
Deterministic Random Matrices 

May 03, 2017, 3:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G02 
INFORMAL GEOMETRY & DYNAMICS SEMINAR 
Ahmad Rafiqi (CORNELL UNIVERSITY) 
Surface homeomorphisms from matrices and typical properties of biPerron numbers 

May 03, 2017, 4:00  6:00 pm at Science Center 507 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS COLLOQUIUM 
Simona Cocco (CNRS & ECOLE NORMALE SUPéRIEURE, PARIS, FRANCE) 
Reverse modeling of protein sequence data: from graphical models to structural and functional predictions. 

May 02, 2017, 4:00pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS COLLOQUIUM 
Mehran Kardar (MIT) 
Levitation by Casimir forces in and out of equilibrium 

April 27, 2017, 3:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
THURSDAY SEMINAR 
Marc Hoyois (MIT) 
BlochKato implies BeilinsonLichtenbaum 

April 27, 2017, 4:00  6:00 pm *note change in time this week* at Science Center 507 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES & APPLICATIONS SPECIAL SEMINAR 
David Carchedi (GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY) 
Dgmanifolds as a model for derived manifolds 

April 27, 2017, 2:00  3:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR 
Henri Darmon (MCGILL UNIVERSITY) 
Singular moduli for real quadratic fields: a rigid analytic approach. 

April 26, 2017, 3:00 PM at Science Center 507 
RANDOM MATRIX & PROBABILITY SEMINAR 
Ashkan Nikeghbali (UNIVERSITY OF ZURICH) 
Random Matrix models in number theory: an infinite dimension point of view. 

April 26, 2017, 2:00  3:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
INFORMAL GEOMETRY & DYNAMICS SEMINAR 
Eduard Duryev (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Dilation surfaces: geometry, dynamics and moduli space. Part 2 

April 26, 2017, 4:00  6:00 pm at Science Center 530 
HARVARD MIT ALGEBRAIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Yaim Cooper (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
A Fock Space Approach to Severi Degrees 

April 25, 2017, 3:00 pm at Science Center 507 
MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Fei Wei (UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE) 
On divisor function in arithmetic progressions (joint work with Yitang Zhang and Boqing Xue) 

April 25, 2017, 2:45 PM at Jefferson 453 
DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Georgios Daskalopoulos (BROWN UNIVERSITY) 
Rigidity of Group Actions in General NPC Spaces 

April 25, 2017, 4:15 pm at Science Center 507 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Patrick Jefferson (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Towards A Classification of 5d N = 1 SCFTs 

April 24, 2017, 12:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
THURSDAY SEMINAR 
Dan BerwickEvans (UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS URBANACHAMPAIGN) 
Field theories and elliptic cohomology from the vantage of characters 

April 21, 2017, 3:00 pm at MIT 2131 *note special location* 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS SPECIAL LECTURE SERIES ON DONALDSONTHOMAS AND GROMOVWITTEN THEORIES 
Artan Sheshmani (THE QGM AARHUS AND CMSA HARVARD) 
Proof of Sduality conjecture on quintic threefold II 

April 21, 2017, 9:00  10:30 AM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
GAUGE THEORY, TOPOLOGY AND SYMPLECTIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Jonathan Weitsman (NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY) 
On the geometric quantization of (some) Poisson manifolds 

April 21, 2017, 3:30  4:30 pm at Science Center 507 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES & APPLICATIONS COLLOQUIUM 
Cumrun Vafa (HARVARD PHYSICS) 
String Swampland 

April 19, 2017, 4:30 PM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS SPECIAL LECTURE SERIES ON DONALDSONTHOMAS AND GROMOVWITTEN THEORIES 
Artan Sheshmani (THE QGM AARHUS AND CMSA HARVARD) 
Proof of Sduality conjecture on quintic threefold I 

April 19, 2017, 9:00  10:30 AM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR 
Noam Elkies (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Remarks on isogenies between elliptic curves over lowdegree number fields 

April 19, 2017, 3:00 pm at Science Center 507 
JOINT DPT OF MATHEMATICS AND CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS RANDOM MATRIX AND PROBABILITY THEORY SEMINAR 
Weijun Xu (UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK) 
Meaing of infinities in KPZ and Phi^4_3 

April 19, 2017, 3:00  4:00 PM *note correction of time* at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
INFORMAL GEOMETRY & DYNAMICS SEMINAR 
Jane Wang (MIT) 
Dilation surfaces: geometry, dynamics and moduli space. Part 1 

April 19, 2017, 4:00 PM at Science Center 530 
DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Fangyang Zheng (OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY) 
On compact Kahler manifolds with positive or negative holomorphic sectional curvature 

April 18, 2017, 4:15 pm at Science Center 507 
HARVARD MIT ALGEBRAIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Angelo Vistoli (SCUOLA NORMALE) 
Motive classes of classifying spaces 

April 18, 2017, 3:00 pm at Science Center 507 
MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Charles Zhaoxi Xiong (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
What generalized cohomology theories may have to do with symmetry protected topological phases 

April 18, 2017, 2:45 PM at Jefferson 453 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Ingmar Saberi (UNIVERSITäT HEIDELBERG) 
Holographic lattice field theories 

April 17, 2017, 12:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS SPECIAL LECTURE SERIES ON DONALDSONTHOMAS AND GROMOVWITTEN THEORIES 
Artan Sheshmani (AARHUS UNIVERSITY/CMSA) 
DT versus MNOP invariants and S_duality conjecture on general complete intersections 

April 14, 2017, 9:00  10:30 am at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
GAUGE THEORY, TOPOLOGY AND SYMPLECTIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Alvaro Pelayo (UC SAN DIEGO) 
Introduction to symplectic and spectral geometry of finite dimensional integrable systems 

April 14, 2017, 3:30  4:30 pm at Science Center 507 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS SPECIAL SEMINAR 
Lothar Göttsche (ICTP) 
Virtual refinements of the VafaWitten formula 

April 13, 2017, 9:30 am at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Nima ArkaniHamed (IAS, PRINCETON) 
The Amplituhedron and Scattering Amplitudes as Binary Code 

April 13, 2017, 2:45 pm at Jefferson 453 
HARVARD, BRANDEIS, MIT, NORTHEASTERN JOINT COLLOQUIUM AT HARVARD 
Tom Church (STANFORD UNIVERSITY) 
Asymptotic representation theory over Z 

April 13, 2017, Tea at 4:00 PM, the Austine & Chilton McDonnell Common Room, Science Center 4th Floor, Talk at 4:30 pm at Science Center Hall A 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS SPECIAL LECTURE SERIES ON DONALDSONTHOMAS AND GROMOVWITTEN THEORIES 
Artan Sheshmani (AARHUS UNIVERSITY/CMSA) 
Stable pair PT invariants on nodal fibrations: perverse sheaves, Wallcrossings, and an analog of fiberwise Tduality 

April 12, 2017, 9:00  10:30 am at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
JOINT DPT OF MATHEMATICS AND CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS RANDOM MATRIX AND PROBABILITY THEORY SEMINAR 
Oanh Nguyen (YALE UNIVERSITY) 
Roots of random polynomials 

April 12, 2017, 2:00  3:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR 
Jan Vonk (MCGILL UNIVERSITY) 
Crystalline cohomology of towers of curves 

April 12, 2017, 3:00 pm at Science Center 507 
JOINT DEPT OF MATHEMATICS AND CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES & APPLICATIONS RANDOM MATRIX AND PROBABILITY THEORY SEMINAR 
Subhajit Goswami (UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO) 
Liouville firstpassage percolation and Watabiki's prediction 

April 12, 2017, 3:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS COLLOQUIUM 
Shlomo Razamat (ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY) 
Complicated four dimensional physics and simple mathematics 

April 12, 2017, 4:30 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
HARVARD MIT ALGEBRAIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Mihnea Popa (NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY) 
Hodge ideals 

April 11, 2017, 3:00 pm at MIT 4153 
DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Luca Spolaor (MIT) 
Optimal regularity for three dimensional mass minimizing cones in arbitrary codimension 

April 11, 2017, 4:15 pm at Science Center 507 
HARVARD MIT ALGEBRAIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Mihnea Popa (NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY) 
Families of varieties and Hodge theory 

April 10, 2017, 12:00 pm **Special Talk** at MIT 2361 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Burkhard Schwab (CMSA) 
Large Gauge symmetries in Supergravity 

April 10, 2017, 12:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS SPECIAL LECTURE SERIES ON DONALDSONTHOMAS AND GROMOVWITTEN THEORIES 
Artan Sheshmani (AARHUS UNIVERSITY/CMSA) 
Stable pair PT invariants on nodal fibrations: perverse sheaves, Wallcrossings, and an analog of fiberwise Tduality 

April 07, 2017, 9:00  10:30 am at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS SPECIAL SEMINAR 
John Loftin (RUTGERS UNIVERSITY) 
Families of projective domains and neckseparating degenerations of convex $RP^2$ surfaces 

April 06, 2017, 3:00  4:30 pm at Science Center 232 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS SPECIAL LECTURE SERIES ON DONALDSONTHOMAS AND GROMOVWITTEN THEORIES 
Artan Sheshmani (AARHUS UNIVERSITY/CMSA) 
Stable pair PT invariants on smooth fibrations 

April 05, 2017, 9:00  10:30 am at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR 
Frank Calegari (UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO) 
Modularity lifting theorems beyond Shimura varieties 

April 05, 2017, 3:00 pm at Science Center 507 
JOINT DEPT OF MATHEMATICS AND CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES & APPLICATIONS RANDOM MATRIX AND PROBABILITY THEORY SEMINAR 
Steven Heilman (UCLA) 
Noncommutative Majorization Principles and Grothendieck's Inequality 

April 05, 2017, 3:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
ChiuChu Melissa Liu (COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY) 
GW theory, FJRW theory, and MSP fields 

April 04, 2017, 4:15 pm *change in time this week* at Science Center 507 *change in location this week* 
HARVARD/MIT ALGEBRAIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Scott Mullane (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Extremal effective divisors in Mg,n 

April 04, 2017, 3:00 pm at Science Center 507 
MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Zhengwei Liu (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Quon language in mathemtics 

April 04, 2017, 2:45 pm at Jefferson 453 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Nathan Haouzi (UC BERKELEY) 
Little Strings and Classification of surface defects 

April 03, 2017, 12:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G02 
THURSDAY SEMINAR 
Jacob Lurie (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Etale motivic cohomolgy II 

March 30, 2017, 3:00  5:00 PM at Science Center 507 
BRANDEIS, HARVARD, MIT, NORTHEASTERN JOINT MATHEMATICS COLLOQUIUM AT HARVARD 
Alexander Goncharov (YALE UNIVERSITY) 
Quantum Hodge Field Theory 

March 30, 2017, 4:30 pm, Tea at 4 pm in the Math Common Room at Science Center Hall A 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS SPECIAL SEMINAR 
RakKyeong Seong (UPPSALA UNIVERSITY) 
The Mirror and the Elliptic Genus of Brane Brick Models 

March 30, 2017, 3:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G02 
NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR 
Martin Olsson (UC BERKELEY) 
Local fundamental groups and reduction mod $p$ 

March 29, 2017, 3:00 pm at Science Center 507 
JOINT DEPT OF MATHEMATICS AND CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES & APPLICATIONS RANDOM MATRIX AND PROBABILITY THEORY SEMINAR 
Nina Holden (MIT) 
Percolationdecorated triangulations and their relation with SLE and LQG 

March 29, 2017, 3:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G02 
INFORMAL GEOMETRY & DYNAMICS SEMINAR 
Matt Bainbridge (INDIANA UNIVERSITY) 
Smooth compactifications of strata of abelian differentials 

March 29, 2017, 4:00 pm at Science Center 530 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS COLLOQUIUM 
Leslie Greengard (COURANT INSTITUTE) 
Inverse problems in acoustic scattering and cryoelectron microscopy 

March 29, 2017, 4:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Jordan Keller (COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY) 
Linear stability of Schwarzschild spacetime 

March 28, 2017, 3:00  4:00 PM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G02 
MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Hannes Pichler (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Photonic tensor networks produced by a single quantum emitter 

March 28, 2017, 2:45 pm at Jefferson 453 
HARVARD/MIT ALGEBRAIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
David Stapleton (STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY) 
Hilbert schemes of points on surfaces and their tautological bundles 

March 28, 2017, 3:00 pm at Science Center 507 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Agnese Bissi (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Loops in AdS from conformal symmetry 

March 27, 2017, 12:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G02 
JOINT DPT OF MATHEMATICS AND CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS RANDOM MATRIX AND PROBABILITY THEORY SEMINAR 
Chiranjib Mukherjee (COURANT INSTITUTE) 
Compactness and Large Deviations 

March 24, 2017, 2:00 at Science Center Room 232 
THURSDAY SEMINAR 
Jacob Lurie (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Etale motivic cohomology 

March 23, 2017, 3:00  5:00 PM at Science Center 507 
INFORMAL GEOMETRY & DYNAMICS SEMINAR 
Oleg Ivrii (CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY) 
Differentiating Blaschke products 

March 22, 2017, 4:00 pm at Science Center 507 
JOINT DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS AND CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS RANDOM MATRIX AND PROBABILITY THEORY SEMINAR 
Alexander Fribergh (UNIVERSITé DE MONTRéAL) 
The ant in the labyrinth 

March 22, 2017, 3:00 PM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR 
Peter Sarnak (PRINCETON UNIVERSITY) 
Integral points on Markoff type cubic surfaces 

March 22, 2017, 3:00 pm at Science Center 507 
MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
James Wootton (UNIVERSITY OF BASEL) 
Topological Error Correction 

March 21, 2017, 2:45 pm at Jefferson 453 
HARVARD/MIT ALGEBRAIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Brian Osserman (UC DAVIS) 
Limit linear series and the maximal rank conjecture 

March 21, 2017, 3:00 pm at Science Center 507 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS SOCIAL SCIENCE APPLICATIONS FORUM 
Danielle Li (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Financing Novel Drugs 

March 21, 2017, 4:30  5:30 PM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G02 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Philippe Sosoe (CMSA) 
New bounds for the chemical distance in 2D critical percolation 

March 20, 2017, 12:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
HARVARD/MIT ALGEBRAIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Aleksey Zinger (STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY) 
Enumerative geometry of curves: old and new 

March 14, 2017, **CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER. to be rescheduled** at **CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER** 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS SPECIAL LECTURE SERIES ON DONALDSONTHOMAS AND GROMOVWITTEN THEORIES 
Artan Sheshmani (THE QGM AARHUS AND CMSA HARVARD) 
Conifold Transitions and modularity of DT invariants on Nodal fibrations 

March 10, 2017, 9:00  10:30 am at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS SPECIAL SEMINAR 
Andreas Malmendier (UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY) 
Kummer surfaces, modular forms, and their roles in string dualities 

March 08, 2017, 11 am  12 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
CMSA SPECIAL LECTURE SERIES ON DONALDSONTHOMAS AND GROMOVWITTEN THEORIES 
Artan Sheshmani (AARHUS UNIVERSITY/CMSA) 
Modularity of DT invariants on smooth K3 vibrations II 

March 08, 2017, 9:00  10:30 am at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
JOINT DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS AND CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS RANDOM MATRIX AND PROBABILITY THEORY SEMINAR 
Xiaoqin Guo (STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY) 
Harnack inequality for a balanced random environment 

March 08, 2017, 3:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
INFORMAL GEOMETRY & DYNAMICS SEMINAR 
Dawei Chen (BOSTON COLLEGE & HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Extremal and rigid divisors on moduli spaces of curves 

March 08, 2017, 4:00 pm at Science Center 530 
NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR 
Taylor Dupuy (VERMONT) 
On The Integers of CC(t)^{alg} 

March 08, 2017, 3:00 pm at Science Center 507 
MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Andreas Malmendier (UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY) 
Kummer surfaces, modular forms, and their roles in string dualities 

March 07, 2017, 2:45 pm at Jefferson 453 
DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Teng Fei (COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY) 
A construction of infinitely many solutions to the Strominger system 

March 07, 2017, 4:15 pm at Science Center 507 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS SOCIAL SCIENCE APPLICATIONS FORUM 
Krishna Pendakur (HARVARD AND SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY) 
Infant Mortality and the Repeal of Federal Prohibition 

March 07, 2017, 4:30  5:30 PM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G02 
HARVARD/MIT ALGEBRAIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Bill Fulton (UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN) 
Degeneracy Loci with a Line Bundle 

March 07, 2017, 3:00 pm at Science Center 507 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Tom Rudelius (HARVARD PHYSICS) 
6D SCFTs and Group Theory 

March 06, 2017, 12:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
THURSDAY SEMINAR 
Akhil Mathew (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
The Rost Motive 

March 02, 2017, 3:00  5:00 PM at Science Center 507 
BRANDEIS, HARVARD, MIT, NORTHEASTERN JOINT MATHEMATICS COLLOQUIUM AT HARVARD 
Tony Yue Yu (UNIVERSITé PARISSUD) 
Counting open curves via Berkovich geometry 

March 02, 2017, 4:30 PM at Science Center Hall A 
INFORMAL GEOMETRY & DYNAMICS SEMINAR 
Russell Lodge (STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY) 
Global dynamics of multi curves in complex dynamics 

March 01, 2017, 4:00 pm at Science Center 530 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES & APPLICATIONS COLLOQUIUM 
Jun Liu (HARVARD UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS) 
Expansion of biological pathways by integrative Genomics 

March 01, 2017, 4:30 PM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR 
David Hansen (COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY) 
Some remarks on local Shimura varieties 

March 01, 2017, 3:00 pm at Science Center 507 
JOINT DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS AND CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS RANDOM MATRIX AND PROBABILITY THEORY SEMINAR 
Shirshendu Gangly (UC BERKELEY) 
Large deviation and counting problems in sparse settings 

March 01, 2017, 3:00 PM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Nick Edelen (MIT) 
Quantitative Reifenberg for Measures 

February 28, 2017, 3:15 PM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
HARVARD MIT ALGEBRAIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Daniel Litt (COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY) 
Arithmetic Restrictions on Geometric Monodromy 

February 28, 2017, 3:00 pm at MIT 4153 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Wenbin Yan (CMSA) 
ArgyresDouglas Theories, Vertex Operator Algebras and Wild Hitchin Characters 

February 27, 2017, 12:00 PM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
THURSDAY SEMINAR 
Mike Hopkins (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Voevodsky's condition H90(n) 

February 23, 2017, 3:00  5:00 PM at Science Center 507 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS COLLOQUIUM 
Steven Rayan (UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN) 
Higgs bundles and the Hitchin system 

February 22, 2017, 4:30 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
JOINT DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS AND CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS RANDOM MATRIX AND PROBABILITY THEORY SEMINAR 
Bob Hough (STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY) 
Random walk on unipotent groups 

February 22, 2017, 3:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR 
Yiwei She (IAS AND COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY) 
The (unpolarized) Shafarevich conjecture for K3 surfaces 

February 22, 2017, 3:00 pm at Science Center 507 
MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Masahito Yamazaki (UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO) 
Integrable Lattice Models from Gauge Theory 

February 21, 2017, 2:45 pm at Jefferson 453 
DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Alex Waldron (SIMONS CENTER AT STONY BROOK) 
Longtime existence for YangMills flow 

February 21, 2017, 3:15  4:15 PM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS SOCIAL SCIENCE APPLICATIONS FORUM 
Ravi Jagadeesan (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Complementary inputs and the existence of stable outcomes in large trading networks 

February 21, 2017, 4:30  5:30 PM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G02 
HARVARD/MIT ALGEBRAIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
David Hyeon (SEOUL NATIONAL UNIVERSITY) 
Commuting nilpotents modulo simultaneous conjugation and Hilbert scheme 

February 21, 2017, 3:00 pm at Science Center 507 
GAUGE THEORY, TOPOLOGY AND SYMPLECTIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Stefan Mueller (GEORGIA SOUTHERN) 
C^0characterization and rigidity of symplectic and Lagrangian 

February 17, 2017, 3:30  4:30 pm at Science Center 507 
THURSDAY SEMINAR 
Mike Hopkins (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Voevodsky's application of Steenrod operations to the Milnor conjecture II 

February 16, 2017, 3:00  5:00 PM at Science Center 507 
JOINT DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS AND CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS RANDOM MATRIX AND PROBABILITY THEORY SEMINAR 
Lisa Hartung (COURANT INSTITUTE) 
The Structure of Extreme Level Sets in Branching Brownian Motion 

February 15, 2017, 3:00 PM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES & APPLICATIONS COLLOQUIUM 
Masahito Yamazaki (IMPU) 
Geometry of 3manifolds and Complex ChernSimons Theory 

February 15, 2017, 4:305:30 PM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR 
Michael Zieve (UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN) 
Uniform boundedness for maps between curves 

February 15, 2017, 3:00 PM at Science Center 507 
HARVARD/MIT ALGEBRAIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Arnav Tripathy (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Further counterexamples to the integral Hodge conjecture 

February 14, 2017, 3:00 pm at MIT 4153 
DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Artan Sheshmani (AARHUS UNIVERSITY/CMSA) 
Nested Hilbert schemes and DT theory of local threefolds 

February 14, 2017, 4:15 pm at Science Center 507 
MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Shamil Shakirov (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Integrability of Refined ChernSimons Theory 

February 14, 2017, 2:45 pm at Jefferson 453 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS SOCIAL SCIENCE APPLICATIONS FORUM 
Mauricio Fernández Duque (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Pluralistic Ignorance and Preference Complementarities 

February 14, 2017, 4:30  5 :30pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G02 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Artan Sheshmani (AARHUS UNIVERSITY/CMSA) 
The theory of Nested Hilbert schemes on surfaces 

February 13, 2017, 12:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS SPECIAL SEMINAR 
Tom Luo (UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA) 
Semidefinite Relaxation of Nonconvex Quadratic Optimization 

February 09, 2017, 1:30  2:30 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
THURSDAY SEMINAR 
Mike Hopkins (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Voevodsky's application of Steenrod operations to the Milnor conjecture 

February 09, 2017, 3:00 pm at Science Center 507 
INFORMAL GEOMETRY & DYNAMICS SEMINAR 
Fabian Haiden (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Flat surfaces and stability structures on categories 

February 08, 2017, 4:00 pm at Science Center 530 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS COLLOQUIUM 
Matthew Headrick (BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY) 
Quantum entanglement, classical gravity, and convex programming: New connections 

February 08, 2017, 4:30 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR 
Joël Bellaïche (BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY) 
Lacunarity of modular forms 

February 08, 2017, 3:00 PM at Science Center 507 
HARVARD/MIT ALGEBRAIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Aaron Bertram (UNIVERSITY OF UTAH) 
Counting finite quot schemes 

February 07, 2017, 3:00 pm at Science Center 507 
DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Dan Mangoubi (HEWBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM) 
Harmonic functions sharing the same zero set 

February 07, 2017, 4:15 pm at Science Center 507 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS SOCIAL SCIENCE APPLICATIONS FORUM 
Nikhil Naik (MIT) 
Visual Urban Sensing: Understanding Cities with Computer Vision 

February 07, 2017, 4:30  5:30 PM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G02 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Christophe Keller (HARVARD PAULSON SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCES) 
Mathieu Moonshine and Symmetry Surfing 

February 06, 2017, 12:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
INFORMAL DYNAMICS & GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Philip Engel (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
The number of positively curved triangulations on the sphere 

February 02, 2017, 4:00 pm at Science Center 530 
THURSDAY SEMINAR 
Jacob Lurie (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Steenrod Operations in Motivic Cohomology 

February 02, 2017, 3:00  5:00 PM at Science Center 507 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS COLLOQUIUM 
Sean Eddy (HARVARD DEPT OF MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR BIOLOGY) 
Biological sequence homology searches: the future of deciphering the past 

February 01, 2017, 4:30 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR 
Bjorn Poonen (MIT) 
Local arboreal representations 

February 01, 2017, 3:00 PM at Science Center 507 
DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Yu Qiu (CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG) 
Stability conditions for quivers via exchange graphs 

January 31, 2017, 4:15 pm at Science Center 507 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Yu Qiu (CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG) 
Spherical twists on 3CalabiYau categories of quivers with potentials from surfaces and spaces of stability conditions 

January 30, 2017, 12:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Yong Lin (RENMIN UNIVERSITY) 
Heat kernel estimate and solution of semi linear heat equations on graphs 

January 24, 2017, 4:15 pm at Science Center 507 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS SPECIAL SEMINAR 
Anton Kapustin (CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY) 
Fermionic statesum models and topological field theory 

January 12, 2017, 4:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS SPECIAL SEMINAR 
Gerard Ben Arous (COURANT INSTITUTE) 
Complexity of random functions of many variables: from geometry to statistical physics and deep learning algorithms 

January 11, 2017, 4:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
JOINT DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS AND CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS RANDOM MATRIX AND PROBABILITY THEORY SEMINAR 
Brian Rider (TEMPLE UNIVERSITY) 
Universality for the random matrix hard edge 

December 14, 2016, 3:00 PM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS HOMOLOGICAL MIRROR SYMMETRY SEMINAR 
Lino Campos Amorim (BOSTON UNIVERSITY) 
Fukaya category of a compact toric manifold 

December 08, 2016, 2:00  4:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS COLLOQUIUM 
Valentino Tosatti (NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY) 
Metric limits of hyperkahler manifolds 

December 07, 2016, 4:30 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
JOINT DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS AND CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS RANDOM MATRIX AND PROBABILITY THEORY SEMINAR: 
Dan Romik (UC DAVIS) 
A Pfaffian point process for Totally Symmetric Self Complementary Plane Partitions 

December 07, 2016, 3:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR 
Andrew Sutherland (MIT) 
SatoTate in dimension 3 

December 07, 2016, 3:00 PM at Science Center 507 
DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Mattias Jonsson (UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN) 
A variational approach to the YauTianDonaldson conjecture 

December 06, 2016, 4:15 pm at Science Center 507 
HARVARD/MIT ALGEBRAIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Gabriele di Cerbo (COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY) 
Log birational boundedness of CalabiYau pairs 

December 6, 2016, 3:00 PM at Science Center 507 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Hansol Hong (CMSA) 
Mirror construction via formal deformation of Lagrangians 

December 05, 2016, 12:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
GAUGE THEORY, TOPOLOGY AND SYMPLECTIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Brendan McLellan (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Some 1loop results in contact ChernSimons theory 

December 02, 2016, 3:30  4:30 pm at Science Center 507 
THURSDAY SEMINAR 
Dennis Gaitsgory (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Voevodsky's motives 

December 01, 2016, 3:00 PM at Science Center 507 
JOINT DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS AND CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS RANDOM MATRIX AND PROBABILITY THEORY SEMINAR 
James Lee (UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON) 
Conformal growth rates, spectral geometry, and distributional limits of graphs 

November 30, 2016, 3:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G02 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS COLLOQUIUM 
Sharad Ramanathan (HARVARD MCB AND SEAS) 
Finding coordinate systemsd to monitor the development of mammalian embryos 

November 30, 2016, 4:20 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR 
Akshay Venkatesh (STANFORD) 
The action of the derived Hecke algebra on weight one forms 

November 30, 2016, 3:00 pm at Science Center 507 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS COLLOQUIUM 
Xiangfeng Gu (STONYBROOK) 
Differential Geometric Methods for Engineering Applications 

November 22, 2016, 4:00  5:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
HARVARD/MIT ALGEBRAIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Kenny Ascher (COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY) 
Uniformity of integral points and the LangVojta conjecture 

November 22, 2016, 3:00 PM at science Center 507 
JOINT DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS AND CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS RANDOM MATRIX AND PROBABILITY THEORY SEMINAR 
Jafar Jafarov (STANFORD UNIVERSITY) 
SU(N) Wilson loop expectations 

November 22, 2016, 3:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Hee Cheol Kim (HARVARD PHYSICS) 
Defects and instantons in 5d SCFTs 

November 21, 2016, 12:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
HARVARD, BRANDEIS, MIT, NORTHEASTERN JOINT COLLOQUIUM AT HARVARD 
Carlos Simpson (UNIVERSITE DE NICE) 
Calculating harmonic maps to buildingsa 2dimensional combinatorial reduction calculus 

November 17, 2016, Tea at 4:00 PM, the Austine & Chilton McDonnell Common Room, Science Center 4th Floor, Talk at 4:30 pm at Science Center Hall C 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS MEMBERS' SEMINAR 
Henri Guenancia (STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY) 
Singular varieties with trivial canonical bundle 

November 17, 2016, 5:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
THURSDAY SEMINAR 
Jacob Lurie (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
A^1 Homotopy Theory 

November 17, 2016, 3:00  5:00 PM at Science Center 507 
LOGIC COLLOQUIUM 
Haim Horowitz (HEWBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM) 
On the nonexistence and definability of mad families 

November 17, 2016, 4:00 pm at 2 Arrow St, Rm 408 
JOINT DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS AND CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS RANDOM MATRIX AND PROBABILITY THEORY SEMINAR 
Yu Gu (STANFORD) 
Local vs global random fluctuations in stochastic homogenization 

November 16, 2016, 2:30 pm *note change in time* at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR 
Chao Li (COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY) 
Goldfeld’s conjecture and congruences between Heegner points 

November 16, 2016, 3:00 pm at Science Center 507 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS COLLOQUIUM 
Tristan Collins (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Restricted volumes and finite time singularities of the KahlerRicci flow 

November 16, 2016, 3:30 pm *Special time* at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Sebastien Picard (COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY) 
Geometric Flows and Strominger systems 

November 15, 2016, 4:15 pm at Science Center 507 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS SOCIAL SCIENCE APPLICATIONS FORUM 
Ben Roth (MIT) 
Keeping the Little Guy Down: A Debt Trap for Informal Lending 

November 15, 2016, 4:30  5:30 PM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G02 
RANDOM MATRIX & PROBABILITY THEORY SEMINAR 
Boaz Barak (HARVARD PAULSON SCHOOL) 
Computational Bayesianism, sums of squares, cliques, and unicorns 

November 09, 2016, 3:00 PM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS COLLOQUIUM 
Norden E. Huang (NATIONAL CENTRAL UNIVERSITY) 
On HoloHilbert Spectral Analysis 

November 09, 2016, 4:30 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR 
Jared Weinstein (BOSTON UNIVERSITY) 
The cohomology of local Shimura varieties 

November 09, 2016, 3:00 PM at Science Center 507 
HARVARD/MIT ALGEBRAIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Francois Greer (UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME) 
NoetherLefschetz Theory and Elliptic CalabiYau Threefolds 

November 08, 2016, 3:00 PM at Science Center 507 
DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Nicolaos Kapouleas (BROWN UNIVERSITY) 
Gluing constructions for minimal surfaes and other geometric objects 

November 08, 2016, 4:15 pm at Science Center 507 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS SOCIAL SCIENCE APPLICATIONS FORUM 
Sifan Zhou (CMSA) 
NonCompete Agreements and the Career of PhDs 

November 08, 2016, 4:30 PM  5:30 PM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G02 
MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
SeungJoo Lee (VIRGINIA TECH) 
Multiple Fibrations in CalabiYau Geometry and String Dualities 

November 07, 2016, 12:00 PM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS SPECIAL SEMINAR 
An Huang (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Tautological Systems 

November 04, 2016, 2:00  3:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS HOMOLOGICAL MIRROR SYMMETRY 
Yusuf Baris Kartal (MIT) 
HMS for Del Pezzo surfaces 

November 03, 2016, 2:00 PM  4:00 PM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
LOGIC COLLOQUIUM 
Theodore A. Slaman (UC BERKELEY) 
Recursion Theory and Diophantine Approximation 

November 03, 2016, 4:00 pm at 2 Arrow St, Rm 420 
THURSDAY SEMINAR 
Marc Hoyols (MIT) 
The NesterenkoSuslinTotaro theorem 

November 03, 2016, 3:00  5:00 PM at Science Center 507 
SPECIAL SEMINAR 
Henry Cohn (MICROSOFT) 
Sphere packing problem in 8 and 24 dimensions 

November 02, 2016, 10:30 AM  12:00 PM at Science Center 530 
JOINT DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS AND CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS RANDOM MATRIX AND PROBABILITY THEORY SEMINAR 
Ramon van Handel (PRINCETON UNIVERSITY) 
Inhomogeneous random matrices 

November 02, 2016, 3:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR 
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November 02, 2016, at 
INFORMAL GEOMETRY AND DYNAMICS SEMINAR 
Simion Filip (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
From Teichmueller curves to higherdimensional invariant subvarieties 

November 02, 2016, 4:00 PM at Science Center 530 
DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Robert Haslhofer (UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO) 
The moduli space of 2convex embedded spheres 

November 01, 2016, 3:00  4:00 PM *Special Time* at Science Center 507 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Joseph Minahan (UPPSALA UNIVERSITY) 
Supersymmetric gauge theories on $d$dimensional spheres 

October 31, 2016, 12:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS SPECIAL SEMINAR 
Bong Lian (BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY) 
Tautological systems 

October 28, 2016, 12:45 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS HOMOLOGICAL MIRROR SYMMETRY SEMINAR 
Philip Engel (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Mirror symmetry in the complement of an anticanonical divisor 

October 27, 2016, 2:00  4:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS COLLOQUIUM 
Henry Cohn (MICROSOFT) 
Sums of squares, correlation functions, and exceptional geometric structures 

October 26, 2016, 4:30 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR 
Ananth Shankar (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Abelian varieties isogenous to Jacobians 

October 26, 2016, 3:00 PM at Science Center 507 
JOINT DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS AND CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS RANDOM MATRIX AND PROBABILITY THEORY SEMINAR 
Wei Wu (NEW YORK UNIVERSITY) 
Extremal and local statistics for gradient field models 

October 26, 2016, 3:00 PM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
SPECIAL SEMINAR SERIES, JOINT DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS AND CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS 
Masaki Kashiwara (RIMS, KYOTO UNIVERSITY) 
Indsheaves and RiemannHilbert correspondence of holonomic Dmodules, Part 2 

October 25, 2016, 4:15  5:15 pm at Science Center 507 
HARVARD/MIT ALGEBRAIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Ian Shipman (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Ulrich bundles and a generalization 

October 25, 2016, 3:00 pm at Science Center 507 
DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Jonathan Zhu (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Entropy and selfshrinkers of the mean curvature flow 

October 25, 2016, 3:00  4:00 pm *special time at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 *different location 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Arnav Tripathy (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Spinning BPS states and motivic DonaldsonThomas invariants 

October 24, 2016, 12:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
GAUGE THEORY AND SYMPLECTIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Colin Adams (WILLIAMS COLLEGE) 
Volume and volume density for hyperbolic knots and links 

October 21, 2016, 3:30  4:30 pm at Science Center 507 
MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Vaughan Jones (VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY) 
Scale Invariant Transfer Matrix and Hamiltonian for Quantum Spin Chains Pt. II 

October 20, 2016, 1:15 pm at Jefferson 256 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS HOMOLOGICAL MIRROR SYMMETRY SEMINAR 
Tim Large (MIT) 
Symplectic cohomology and wrapped Fukaya categories 

October 20, 2016, 2:00  4:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
THURSDAY SEMINAR 
Marc Hoyois (MIT) 
Weight one motivic cohomology 

October 20, 2016, 3:00  5:00 PM at Science Center 507 
LOGIC COLLOQUIUM 
Joel David Hamkins (CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK) 
Recent advances in settheoretic geology 

October 20, 2016, 4:00 pm at 2 Arrow St, Rm 420 
INFORMAL DYNAMICS & GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Bena Tshishiku (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Moduli space, surface bundles, and the AtiyahKodaira examples 

October 19, 2016, 4:00 pm at Science Center 530 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS COLLOQUIUM 
Vaughan Jones (VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY) 
Are the Thompson groups any good as a model for Diff(S^1)? 

October 19, 2016, 4:30 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR 
Rong Zhou (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Mod p isogeny classes on Shimura varieties with parahoric level structure. 

October 19, 2016, 3:00 PM at Science Center 507 
HARVARD/MIT ALGEBRAIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Claudiu Raicu (UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME) 
Cohomology of determinantal thickenings 

October 18, 2016, 3:00 pm at MIT 4153 
DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Jian Xiao (NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY) 
Positivity in the convergence of the inverse $\sigma_k$ flow 

October 18, 2016, 3:00  4:00 PM *Special Time* at Science Center 507 
SPECIAL SEMINAR SERIES, JOINT DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS AND CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS 
Masaki Kashiwara (RIMS, KYOTO UNIVERSITY) 
Indsheaves and RiemannHilbert correspondence of holonomic Dmodules, Part 1 

October 18, 2016, 4:15  5:15 pm at Science Center 507 
MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Vaughan Jones (VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY) 
Scale Invariant Transfer Matrix and Hamiltonian for Quantum Spin Chains 

October 18, 2016, 2:45 pm at Jefferson 453 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Fabian Haiden (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Balanced filtrations and asymptotics for semistable objects 

October 17, 2016, 12:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS MEMBERS' SEMINAR 
Vaughan Jones (VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY) 
The Thompson groups as scaling symmetries of quantum spin chains 

October 14, 2016, 5:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
THURSDAY SEMINAR 
Mike Hopkins (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Statement of the Milnor conjectures 

October 13, 2016, 3:00  5:00 PM at Science Center 507 
NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR 
Yihang Zhu (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
The HasseWeil zeta functions of the intersection cohomology of minimally compactified orthogonal Shimura varieties 

October 12, 2016, 3:00 pm at Science Center 507 
JOINT DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS AND CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS RANDOM MATRIX AND PROBABILITY THEORY SEMINAR 
Michael Damron (GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY) 
Bigeodesics in firstpassage percolation 

October 12, 2016, 3:00 PM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS COLLOQUIUM 
Conan Leung (CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG) 
Coisotropic Abranes and their SYZ transform 

October 12, 2016, 4:30 PM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden Street, Room G10 
DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Mark Stern (DUKE UNIVERSITY) 
Instantons on ALF spaces 

October 11, 2016, 4:15 pm at Science Center 507 
HARVARD/MIT ALGEBRAIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Robert Friedman (COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY) 
Deformations of cusp singularities 

October 11, 2016, 3:00 pm at Science Center 507 
MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Yasuyuki Kawahigashi (UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO) 
Gapped Domain Walls Between Topological Phases and Subfactors 

October 11, 2016, 2:45 PM at Jefferson 453 
SPECIAL SEMINAR 
Nike Sun (UC BERKELEY) 
Phase transitions in random constraint satisfaction problems 

October 07, 2016, 3:30 PM at Science Center 507 
THURSDAY SEMINAR 
Jacob Lurie (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
KTheory of Henselian Rings II 

October 06, 2016, 3:00  5:00 pm at Science Center 507 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS HOMOLOGICAL MIRROR SYMMETRY SEMINAR 
Hansol Hong (CMSA) 
Homological mirror symmetry for elliptic curves 

October 06, 2016, 2:00  4:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS COLLOQUIUM 
Alexander Logunov (TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY) 
Zeroes of harmonic functions and Laplace eigenfunctions 

October 05, 2016, 4:30 PM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden Street, Room G10 
NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR 
William Yun Chen (INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDY) 
Moduli Interpretations for Noncongruence Modular Curves 

October 05, 2016, 3:00 PM at Science Center 507 
JOINT DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS AND CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS RANDOM MATRIX AND PROBABILITY THEORY SEMINAR 
Edgar Dobriban (STANFORD UNIVERSITY) 
Computation, statistics and random matrix theory 

October 05, 2016, 3:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Dietmar Bisch (VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY) 
Single Generated Planar Algebras 

October 04, 2016, 2:45 pm at Jefferson 453 
DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Alexander Logunov (ST. PETERSBURG & TELAVIV) 
Zero set of a nonconstant harmonic function in R^3 has infinite surface area 

October 04, 2016, 4:15 pm at Science Center 507 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Masahito Yamazaki (IMPU) 
Conformal Blocks and Verma Modules 

October 03, 2016, 12:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
GAUGE THEORY, TOPOLOGY, AND SYMPLECTIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Vladimir Chernov (DARTMOUTH UNIVERSITY) 
Minimizing intersection points of loops on a surface and the AndersenMattesReshetikhin Poisson bracket. (based on a joint work with Patricia Cahn) 

September 30, 2016, 3:30  4:30 PM at Science Center 507 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS HOMOLOGICAL MIRROR SYMMETRY SEMINAR 
Netanel Blaier (BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY) 
Intro to HMS 2 

September 29, 2016, 2:00  4:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
THURSDAY SEMINAR 
Jacob Lurie (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
KTheory of Henselian Rings 

September 29, 2016, 3:00  5:00 pm at Science Center 507 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS COLLOQUIUM 
Hong Liu (MIT) 
A new theory of fluctuating hydrodynamics 

September 28, 2016, 4:30 PM at Science Center 507 
NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR 
Min Ru (UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON) 
Height inequalities in Diophantine approximation 

September 28, 2016, 3:00 PM at Science Center 507 
JOINT HARVARD MATHEMATICS AND CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS RANDOM MATRIX AND PROBABILITY THEORY SEMINAR 
Antonio Auffinger (NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY) 
Parisi formula for the ground state energy of the SherringtonKirkpatrick model 

September 28, 2016, 3:00 PM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden Street, Room G10 
INFORMAL GEOMETRY AND DYNAMICS SEMINAR 
Curtis McMullen (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Introduction to Teichmueller curves in genus 2 

September 28, 2016, 4:00 pm at Science Center 530 
HARVARD MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Zhengwei Liu (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
A New Diagrammatic Approach to Quantum Informationthe four string model 

September 27, 2016, 2:45 pm at Jefferson 453 
HARVARD/MIT ALGEBRAIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Junliang Shen (ETH ZURICH) 
Elliptic CalabiYau 3folds, Jacobi forms, and derived categories 

September 27, 2016, 3:00 PM at Science Center 507 
DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
TianJun Li (UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA) 
Symplectic divisor compactifications in dimension 4 

September 27, 2016, 4:15 pm at Science Center 507 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Can Kozcaz (CMSA) 
Cheshire Cat Resurgence 

September 26, 2016, 12:00 PM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
GAUGE THEORY, TOPOLOGY, AND SYMPLECTIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Paul Feehan (RUTGERS UNIVERSITY) 
The LojasiewiczSimon gradient inequality and applications to energy discreteness and gradient flows in gauge theory 

September 23, 2016, 3:30  4:30 PM at Science Center 507 
THURSDAY SEMINAR 
Akhil Mathew (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Thomason's \'etale descent theorem in algebraic Ktheory 

September 22, 2016, 3:00  5:00 PM at Science Center 507 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS HOMOLOGICAL MIRROR SYMMETRY SEMINAR 
Netanel Blaier (BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY) 
Intro to HMS 

September 22, 2016, 2:00  4:00 PM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden Street, Room G10 
NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR 
Alexandra Shlapentokh (EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY) 
On firstorder definability and decidability problems over number fields and their infinite algebraic extensions 

September 21, 2016, 3:00 PM at Science Center 507 
JOINT HARVARD MATHEMATICS AND CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS RANDOM MATRIX AND PROBABILITY THEORY SEMINAR 
Stephane Benoist (MIT) 
Near critical spanning forests 

September 21, 2016, 3:00 PM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden Street, Room G10 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS COLLOQUIUM 
L. Mahadevan (SEAS, DEPT OF PHYSICS AND DEPT OF ORGANISMAL AND EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY, HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Morphogenesis: Biology, Physics and Mathematics 

September 21, 2016, 4:30 PM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden Street, Room G10 
DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Gao Chen (STONY BROOK) 
Classification of gravitational instantons 

September 20, 2016, 4:15 PM at Science Center 507 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Johannes Kleiner (UNIVERSITY OF REGENSBURG) 
A New Candidate for a Unified Physical Theory 

September 19, 2016, 12:00 PM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden Street, Room G10 
SPECIAL SEMINAR 
Maryna Viazovska (HUMBOLDT UNIVERSITY OF BERLIN) 
The sphere packing problem in dimensions 8 and 24 

September 19, 2016, 3:00 PM at Science Center 507 
GAUGE THEORY, TOPOLOGY, AND SYMPLECTIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Eli Grigsby (BOSTON COLLEGE) 
Annular KhovanovLee homology, Braids, and Cobordisms 

September 16, 2016, 3:30  4:30 PM at Science Center 507 
HARVARD, BRANDEIS, MIT, NORTHEASTERN JOINT COLLOQUIUM AT HARVARD 
Ziv Ran (UC RIVERSIDE) 
Generic Projections 

September 15, 2016, Tea at 4:00 PM, the Austine & Chilton McDonnell Common Room, Science Center 4th Floor, Talk at 4:30 pm at Science Center Hall A 
THURSDAY SEMINAR 
Mike Hopkins (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
The LichtenbaumQuillen conjectures 

September 15, 2016, 3:00  5:00 PM at Science Center 507 
INFORMAL DYNAMICS AND GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Curtis McMullen (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Almost simple geodesics on the triplypunctured sphere 

September 14, 2016, 4:00 PM at Science Center 530 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS COLLOQUIUM 
SzeMan Ngai (GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY) 
The multifractal formalism and spectral asymptotics of selfsimilar measures with overlaps 

September 14, 2016, 4:30 PM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden Street, Room G10 
NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR 
Jennifer Balakrishnan (BOSTON UNIVERSITY) 
Iterated padic integrals and rational points on curves 

September 14, 2016, 3:00  4:00 PM at Science Center 507 
HARVARD/MIT ALGEBRAIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Brooke Ullery (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Measures of irrationality for hypersurfaces of large degree 

September 13, 2016, 3:00 PM at Science Center 507 
DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Aruna Kesavan (PENN STATE/CMSA) 
Asymptotic structure of spacetime with a positive cosmological constant 

September 13, 2016, 4:15 PM at Science Center 507 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Chong Wang (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
A duality web in 2+1 dimensions 

September 12, 2016, 12:00 PM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden Street, Room G10 
GAUGE THEORY, TOPOLOGY, AND SYMPLECTIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Daniel CristofaroGardiner (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Symplectic embeddings and the Fibonacci numbers 

September 09, 2016, 3:30  4:30 PM at Science Center 507 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS COLLOQUIUM 
Bong Lian (BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY) 
RiemannHilbert Problem and Period Integrals 

September 09, 2016, 3:00 PM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden Street, Room G10 
THURSDAY SEMINAR 
Jacob Lurie (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) 
Comparing Algebraic and Topological KTheory 

September 08, 2016, 3:00  5:00 PM at Science Center 507 
CMSA CHINESE ECONOMY SEMINAR 
Lintong Li & Jian Wang (BEJING UNIV. & UNIV. OF LEUVEN) 


July 26, 2016, 1:30  3:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS CHINESE ECONOMY SEMINAR 
Wei Huang (HARVARD UNIVERSITY ECONOMICS) 
What do Social Pensions do for China's Rural Poor Elderly Citizens? 

July 19, 2016, 1:30  3:00 PM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden Street, Room G10 
RANDOM MATRIX AND PROBABILITY THEORY SEMINAR 
Paul Bourgade (NYU) 
Extremes of random matrices and logcorrelated fields 

June 08, 2016, 3:00 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G02 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS RANDOM MATRIX & PROBABILITY THEORY SEMINAR 
Jun Yin (UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN) 
Generalized Circular Law 

June 01, 2016, 3:00 PM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden Street, Room G02 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS GENERAL RELATIVITY SEMINAR 
Scott Hughes (MIT) 
The gravitationalwave event GW150914: What we learned, and how we learned it 

May 25, 2016, 12:00  1:00 PM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden Street, Room G10 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS GENERAL RELATIVITY SEMINAR 
Achilleas Porfyriadis (HARVARD UNIVERSITY PHYSICS) 
Gravitational waves from the Kerr/CFT correspondence 

May 18, 2016, 12:00  1:00 PM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden Street, Room G10 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS SPECIAL MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Tomoyuki Arakawa (RIMS, KYOTO UNIVERSITY) 
Vertex algebras and symplectic varieties 

May 13, 2016, 4:00  5:00 PM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden Street, Room G10 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS RANDOM MATRIX & PROBABILITY THEORY SEMINAR 
Laure SaintRaymond (ÉCOLE NORMALE SUPéRIEURE) 
Fluctuating dynamics for a 2D rarified gas of hard disks (joint work with T. Bodineau and I. Gallagher) 

May 11, 2016, 2:30 3:30 PM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden Street, Room G10 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS GENERAL RELATIVITY SEMINAR 
Piotr T. Chrusciel (UNIVERSITY OF VIENNA) 
Gluing things in general relativity 

May 11, 2016, 12:00  1:00 PM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden Street, Room G10 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS COLLOQUIUM 
Juerg Froehlich (ETH AND IAS) 
Implications of the Chiral Anomaly  From the Quantum Hall Effect to Topological Insulators and Out to Space 

May 11, 2016, 4:00  5:00 PM *please note change in time* at CMSA Building, 20 Garden Street, Room G10 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS COLLOQUIUM 
Hirosi Ooguri (CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY) 
String Theory And Its Applications in Mathematics and Physics 

May 04, 2016, 4:30 PM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden Street, Room G10 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS GENERAL RELATIVITY SEMINAR 
Robert Penna (MIT) 
BMS Invariance and the membrane paradigm 

May 04, 2016, 12:00  1:00 PM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden Street, Room G10 
NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR 
Shai Haran (TECHNION, ISRAEL) 
New Foundations for Arithmetical Geometry, Pt 1 (Follow up talk at MIT on 5/5/16) 

May 04, 2016, 3:00 PM at Science Center 507 
SPECIAL PRESENTATION 
Manjul Bhargava (Princeon), Barry Mazur (Harvard), Matt Brown (Writer and Director), Stephen Wolfram (CEO, Wolfram Research), Robert Kanigel (Author) () 
The Man Who Knew Infinity: Bringing Mathematics to the Silver Screen 

April 30, 2016, 3:30  4:45 pm at Science Center Hall D 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS SPECIAL SEMINAR 
Sijue Wu (UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN) 
Mathematical analysis of the water waves and some related problems 

April 29, 2016, 10:30 AM at Science Center 530 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS EVOLUTION EQUATIONS SEMINAR 
Mihalis Dafermos (PRINCETON UNIVERSITY) 
The linear stability of the Schwarzschild solution to gravitational perturbations 

April 28, 2016, 9:50  10:50 am at CMSA Building, 20 Garden Street, Room G10 
LOGIC COLLOQUIUM 
Andrew Marks (UCLA) 
Martin measure and strong ergodicity 

April 28, 2016, 2:00  4:00 PM at 2 Arrow Street, Room #420 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS SPECIAL SEMINAR 
Fraydoun Rezakhanlou (UC BERKELEY) 
Diffusions with Rough Drifts and NavierStokes Equation 

April 28, 2016, 3:00  4:00 PM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden Street, Room G10 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES & APPLICATIONS RANDOM MATRIX AND PROBABILITY THEORY SEMINAR 
Marek Biskup (UCLA) 
Local limit theory for extreme values of 2D Discrete Gaussian Free Field 

April 27, 2016, 2:15  3:30 pm at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G02 
NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR 
Xinwen Zhu (CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY) 
On some Tate cycles on Shimura varieties mod p 

April 27, 2016, 3:00  4:00 PM at Science Center 507 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES & APPLICATIONS COLLOQUIUM 
Paul Seidel (MIT) 
Topological quantum field theory and the GaussManin connection 

April 27, 2016, 4:30 PM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES & APPLICATIONS GENERAL RELATIVITY SEMINAR 
Andy Strominger and Milhalis Dafermos (HARVARD PHYSICS AND PRINCETON UNIVERSITY) 
The Scattering Problem in General Relativity 

April 27, 2016, 12:00  1:00 PM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS GEOMETRIC ANALYSIS SEMINAR 
Andre Neves (IMPERIAL COLLEGE LONDON) 
A path to Yau's conjecture 

April 26, 2016, 9:50  10:50 am at CMSA Building, 20 Garden Street, Room G10 
HARVARD/MIT ALGEBRAIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Xinwen Zhu (CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY) 
Towards a padic nonabelian Hodge Theory 

April 26, 2016, 3:00 PM at Science Center 507 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES & APPLICATIONS MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR 
Georg Oberdieck (MIT) 
Counting curves in K3xP1 and quasi Jacobi forms 

April 25, 2016, 12:00  2:00 PM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden St, G10 
THURSDAY SEMINAR 
Jared Weinstein (BOSTON UNIVERSITY) 
The FarguesFontaine curve 

April 21, 2016, 3:00  5:00 PM at Science Center 507 
HARVARD, BRANDEIS, MIT, NORTHEASTERN JOINT COLLOQUIUM AT HARVARD 
Alex Eskin (UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO) 
Polygonal Billiards and Dynamics on Moduli Spaces 

April 21, 2016, Tea at 4:00 PM, the Austine & Chilton McDonnell Common Room, Science Center 4th Floor, Talk at 4:30 pm at Science Center Hall E 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS EVOLUTION EQUATIONS SEMINAR 
Stefano Bianchini (SISSA) 
Quadratic interaction functional for system of conservation laws 

April 21, 2016, 9:50  10:50 am at CMSA Building, 20 Garden Street, Room G10 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS COLLOQUIUM 
Sijue Wu (UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN) 
On two dimensional gravity water waves with angled crests 

April 20, 2016, 4:30 PM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden Street, Room G10 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS GENERAL RELATIVITY SEMINAR 
Paul Chesler (HARVARD UNIVERSITY PHYSICS) 
Numerical relativity in asymptotically antide Sitter spacetime 

April 20, 2016, 12:00  1:00 PM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden Street, Room G10 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS RANDOM MATRIX & PROBABILITY THEORY SEMINAR 
Mark Rudelson (UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN) 
Delocalization of eigenvectors of random matrices 

April 20, 2016, 3:00 PM at CMSA Building, 20 Garden Street, Room G02 
LOGIC COLLOQUIUM 
Scott Cramer (RUTGERS UNIVERSITY) 
Woodin's ADconjecture for I0 

April 20, 2016, 2:00  4:00 PM at 2 Arrow Street, Room #420 
NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR 
Nicolas Templier (CORNELL UNIVERSITY) 
Kloosterman families, Quantum cohomology and geometric Langlands 

April 20, 2016, 3:00 PM at Science Center 507 
CENTER OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS GEOMETRIC ANALYSIS SEMINAR 
Xujia Wang (AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY) 
Boundary behavior of solutions to singular elliptic equations 

April 19, 2016, 9:50  10:50 am at Science Center 232 
DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Dmitry Jakobson (MCGILL UNIVERSITY) 
Nodal Sets in Conformal Geometry 

April 19, 2016, 4:15 PM at Science Center 507 
HARVARD/MIT ALGEBRAIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR 
Jonathan Wise (UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, BOULDER) 
Compactifying the Abel map with logarithmic geometry 

April 19, 2016, 3:00 PM at MIT 2131 
BASIC NOTIONS SEMINAR 
Camillo DeLellis (UNIVERSITY OF ZURICH AND CMSA) 
Singularity and regularity of area minimizing surfaces 

April 18, 2016, 3:00  3:55 pm at Science Center 507 