Past Colloquia
Date 
Speaker 
Title/Abstract 
Apr 12/19  Susan Holmes (Britton Lectures) Stanford University 
Combining Statistics and Geometry for Effective Data IntegrationCombining Statistics and Geometry for Effective Data Integration 
Apr 5/19  Seyed Moghadas York University 
Estimating Influenza Vaccine EffectivenessEstimating Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness 
Mar 29/19  JeanPierre Fouque University of California Santa Barbara 
Stochastic Games with Delay: a Toy Model 
Mar 22/19  Jacek Szmigielski University of Saskatchewan 
Inverse Spectral Problems Inspired by Lax Integrable Peakon Equations 
Mar 15/19  David Cox Amherst College 
Moment Maps of Toric Varieties, Linear Precision, and Maximum Likelihood Degree One 
Mar 8/19  Henry Towsner University of Pennsylvania 
Do We Need Infinity? 
Mar 1/19  Dan Ashlock University of Guelph 
Unary Genetic Programming with Applications 
Feb 15/19  Peter Horak University of WashingtonTacoma 
Algebraic Methods in Tilings 
Feb 8/19  Ihsan Topaloglu Virginia Commonwealth University 
Nonlocal Geometric Variational Problems: Anisotropic Extensions of Gamow’s Liquid Drop Model 
Feb 15/19  Peter Horak University of Washington 
Algebraic methods in tilings 
Jan 25/19  Kim McAuley Queen’s University 
Estimating parameters and Model Uncertainty in Fundamental Dynamic Models using Historical Data 
Jan 18/19  Vera Hur University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign 
Water waves: breaking, peaking and disintegration 
Jan 11/19  George Dragomir Yang Tang Jose Morales Escalante McMaster University 
Postdoc Threads 
Nov 30/18  Joel (Ronnie) Nagloo City University of New York 
Model theory, transcendence and automorphic functions 
Nov 23/18  Lei Sun University of Toronto 
Back to the future: ‘simple’ regression models for complex genetic association studies 
Nov 16/18  Eric Klassen Florida State 
Elastic Shape Analysis 
Nov 9/18  Anthony Bonato Ryerson University 
What we know and don’t know about the cop number of a graph 
Nov 2/18  Sebastian Jaimungal University of Toronto 
MeanField Games with Differing Beliefs for Algorithmic Trading 
Oct 26/18  Adrian Nachman, University of Toronto 
A Nonlinear Plancherel Theorem, Global WellPosedness for the Defocusing DaveyStewartson Equation and the Inverse Boundary Value Problem of Calderon 
Oct 5/18  Askold Khovanskii, University of Toronto 
Bkk Theorem, Convex Geometry and Intersection Theory 
Sept 28/18  Maryanthe Malliaris, University of Chicago 
Model theory and ultraproducts This colloquium is also part of the Nelson Lecture 
Sept 21/18  Dror Bar Natan, University of Toronto 
The KashiwaraVergne Problem and Topology 
Sept 14/18  Lia Bronsard J.P. Gabardo D. Pelinovsky McMaster University 
Faculty Threads 
Apr 16/18  Mark Lewis, University of Alberta  Genetic consequences of range expansion under climate change 
Apr 6/18  Karen Smith, University of Michigan  Measuring Singularities 
Mar 23/18  Lila Kari, University of Waterloo  The Mathematics of Genomes 
Mar 16/18  M. Ram Murty, Queen’s University  The Central Limit Theorem In Algebra And Number Theory 
Mar 9/18  Rene Carmona, Princeton University  Optimal Control of McKeanVlasov Equations (Mean Field Control) and the Price of Anarchy 
Mar 2/18  Jacob Tsimerman, University of Toronto  Results in Unlikely Intersections 
Feb 16/18  Xia Chen University of Tennessee 
Parabolic Anderson equations with rough noise 
Feb 9/18  B. Banaschewski McMaster University 
Remarks on the function rings of pointfree topology 
Feb 2/18  Matheus Grasselli McMaster University 
Macroeconomics for Mathematicians 
Jan 26/18  Elizabeth Milicevic Haverford College 
Flag Varieties and Alcove Walks 
Jan 19/18  David Duncan, Margaret Thomas, Dario Valdebenito McMaster University 
A tapestry of mathematical research: postdoc threads 
Jan 5/18  Dave Auckly, Kansas State University  Math Circles from the Navajo Nation and beyond Navago Nation Math Circles Project 
Dec 1/17  Josef Teichmann, ETH Zurich  Machine learning, regularity structures and applications to mathematical Finance 
Nov 24/17  Camillo De Lellis, University of Zurich  The Onsager Theorem and folding papers 
Nov 17/17  Paul G. Higgs, McMaster University  Folding and Replication of RNAs in the RNA World 
Nov 10/17  Ed Bierstone, Toronto  Geometry of quasianalytic classes 
Nov 3/17  Fernando Coda Marques, Princeton University  Denseness of minimal hypersurfaces for generic metrics 
Oct 27/17  Daniel Roy, Toronto  Applications of Nonstandard Analysis to Statistics 
Oct 20/17  Martin Hairer Imperial College London 
Random loops 
Oct 6/17  Alexey Shevyakov University of Saskatchewan 
Conservation laws of differential equations: origins, modern approach, properties, systematic computation, and applications 
Sept 29/17  Julia Gordon, UBC and Cornell  Uniform integration 
Sept 22/17  Soroosh Yazdani, Google, Waterloo  Machine Learning at Google 
Sept 15/17  Faculty Threads:  David Earn – Uncovering the epidemic patters of medieval plagues McKenzie Wang – Fields Thematic program on Geometric Analysis Patrick Speissegger – Quasianalytic Hyashenko algebras Abstracts 
April 7/17  Bob Rodrigues Statistics and Analytics Division of SAS 
Is the Statistics profession prepared for the World of Big Data? 
Mar 24/17  Kiumars Kaveh, University of Pittsburgh  Algebraic geometry, convex geometry and computational algebra 
Mar 10/17  Gary Kennedy Ohio State University 
Tropical geometry 
Mar 3/17  Julianna Tymoczko Smith College 
Geometry, combinatorics, and representation theory of Hessenberg varieties 
Feb 10/17  Ross Willard Department of Pure Mathematics University of Waterloo 
Evelyn Nelson Lecture
Finiteness conditions on the equational laws of finite algebraic structures 
Jan 27/17  Tom Davison, McMaster University  d’Alembert’s functional equation 
Jan 13/17  Frank Sottile Texas A&M University 
Galois groups in Enumerative Geometry and Applications 
Nov 25/16  Sean Bohun Ontario Institute of Technology 
Aspects of Drawn Glass Fibres 
Nov 18/16  Douglas Stebila McMaster University 
PostQuantum Key Exchange for the Internet 
Nov/16  Renming Song University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign 
Potential Theory of Subordinate Brownian Motions 
Oct 28/16  Colloquium/Britton Lecture Frederick R. Adler, University of Utah 
Control of Territory Size in Ants 
Oct 14/16  Chris Woodward, Rutgers University  Finding nondisplaceable Lagrangians 
Sept 30/16  Speakers – McMaster University

Faculty Threads Pseudofinite quantum mechanics Profit Maximization in The Federal Funds Market Probing Fundamental Bounds in Hydrodynamics using Variational Optimization Methods 
Sept 16/16  Michael Steele Univ of Pennsylvania 
Tweets, Retweets, and the Superstar Model for Dynamic Networks 
Apr 15/16  Jim Hoste Pitzer College 
Quandles and Knots 
Apr 8/16  Eric Marchand University of Sherbrooke 
Predictive Density Estimation: recent results 
Apr 1/16  David DeVidi Department of Philosophy University of Waterloo 
Mathematical Pluralism, Disagreement and Translation 
Mar 18/16  Lou van den Dries University of Illinois 
Transseries 
Mar 11/16  Matt Valeriote McMaster University 
Concept Learning 
Feb 26/16  Chris Bauch University of Waterloo 
Vaccine scares as critical transitions: an application of dynamical systems to data science 
Feb 12/16  Takashi Sakajo Kyoto University 
Toward a mathematical theory of turbulence: a survey and a model study 
Feb 5/16  Simon Thalabard University of Massachusetts, Amherst 
An optimal closure for turbulent flows 
Jan 29/16  Boris Khesin University of Toronto 
Invariants of functions on symplectic surfaces and ideal hydrodynamics 
Jan 27/16  John Bush MIT 
TBA Joint with Physics and Astronomy 
Jan 22/16  Alex Sevigny Department of Communication Studies & Multimedia McMaster University 
Challenges and opportunities in studying unstructured mediated data sets for PR and communications evaluation 
Jan 8/16  Michela Procesi Universita’ degli Studi “Roma Tre” 
Stability and instability in Hamiltonian PDEs 
Dec 4/15  Philipp Hieronymi UIUC 
Evelyn Nelson Lectures Dimensional concordance and logical tameness 
Nov 27/15  Robert Haslhofer University of Toronto 
Weak solutions for the Ricci flow 
Nov 19/15  Ingrid Daubechies Duke University 
Image processing applications for Art History and Art Conservation 
Nov 19/15  Simon Levin Princeton University 
Evolutionary perspectives on the Commons 
Nov 13/15  Gregory Smith Queens University 
Nonnegativity certificates on real projective curves 
Nov 6/15  John Shareshian Washington University in St. Louis 
Prime divisors of binomial coefficients and topology of coset posets 
Oct 9/15  David MacKinnon University of Waterloo 
Rational curves and Rational points 
Oct 2/15  Sandra Lapointe Dept of Philosophy McMaster University 
Mathematics, Logic and Philosophy in the Works of Bernard Bolzano 
Sept 25/15  Anand Pillay Notre Dame 
Galois theory of linear differential equations and generalizations 
Sept 18/15  Adam Van Tuyl Shui Feng Megumi Harada McMaster University 
Faculty Threads The Waldschmidt constant for squarefree monomial ideals The PoissonDirichlet Distribution NewtonOkounkov bodies and symplectic geometry 
April 10/15  Hans de Sterck University of Waterloo 
Highorder adaptive simulation methods for compressible fluid flows with applications in space physics 
March 20/15  Victor Kuperman McMaster University 
Quantitative analyses of psychological distance and emotions as revealed through language 
March 20/15  Craig Evans University of California at Berkeley 
Britton Lectures 2014 Three interpretations of the infinity Laplacian PDE 
Mar 13/15  Tom Hurd McMaster University 
Percolation on Random Graphs and the Collapse of Financial Systems 
Mar 6/15  Arian Novruzi University of Ottawa 
Shape optimization problems with convexity constraint. Estimates of first and second order shape derivatives in nonsmooth multidimensional domains 
Feb 27/15  Robert McCann University of Toronto 
Academic Wages, Singularities, Phase Transitions and Pyramid Schemes 
Jan 9/15  Richard Arthur McMaster University 
Leibniz’s Infinitesimals and their Interpretation 
Nov 28/14  Nassif Ghoussoub University, British Columbia 
On the HardySchrodinger operator with a singularity on the boundary 
Nov 21/14  Jaroslav Nesetril Charles University, Prague 
Evelyn Nelson Lecture Homomorphisms, Ramsey theory and structural limits 
Nov 7/14  Alejandro Adem University of British Columbia 
Topology of commuting Matrices 
Oct 24/14  Paul Lee Chinese University of Hong Kong 
Ricci Curvature Lower Bounds: From Optimal Transportation to Sasakian manifolds 
Oct 17/14  Nikolai Saveliev University of Miami 
Index theory on manifolds with periodic ends 
Oct 3/14  Anniversary of the James Stewart Centre for Mathematics Panel DiscussionNiky Kamran, McGill University 
Some recent advances in mathematical general relativity 
Sept 26/14  N Balakrishnan Gail Wolkowicz Hans Boden McMaster University 
Faculty Threads Abstract Abstract Abstract 
Sept 19/14  Ergun Yalcin Bilkent University 
Finite group actions on spheres 
May 2/14  Marie Farge Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris 
D’Alembert’s paradom and the resistance of fluid flows in the fully developed turbulent regime:still an open problem 
Apr 11/14  Rustum Choksi McGill University 
SelfAssembly: Variational models and Energy Landscapes 
Apr 4/14  LekHeng Lim University of Chicago 
Hypermatrices 
Mar 28/14  Shamgar Gurevich University of Wisconsin 
The incidence and cross methods for efficient radar detection 
Mar 21/14  Ilijas Farah York University 
Nelson Lecture Logic and the classification of C*algebras 
Mar 14/14  Victor Snaith Sheffield 
The barmonomial resolution and applications to automorphic representations 
Feb 28/14  Dan Knopf University of Texas 
Singularities and why we love them: universal behaviors in geometric heat flows 
Feb 7/14  Ignacio UriarteTuero Michigan State 
Two conjectures of Astala on distortion of sets under quasiconformal maps and related removability problems 
Jan 24/14  Ruth Charney Brandeis University 
Boundaries of spaces of nonpositive curvature 
Dec 10/13  Paul McNicholas Guelph 
Mixture ModelBased Clustering: Past, Present & Future 
Nov 29/13  Pawel Pralat Ryerson 
Modelling selforganizing networks 
November 1922, 2013 
Henri Darmon McGill University 
Britton Lecture 2013 Elliptic curves and Artin representations 
Nov 15/13  Masoud Khakhali University of Western Ontario 
A noncommutative view of zeta regularized determinants and analytic torsion 
Nov 8/13  Elaine Riehm  History of John Charles Fields and the origins of the Fields medal 
Nov 1/13  Kumar Murty University of Toronto 
Splitting of Abelian varieties 
Oct 25, 2013  JeanChristopher Nave McGill University 
Solving Interface problems on a Regular Grid 
Oct 18, 2013  Robert Shcherbakov University of Western Ontario 
RecordBreaking Avalanches 
Oct 11, 2013  Daniel Hambleton Mesh Consultants Fields Institute 
Architectural Geometry: Current Tools and Techniques 
Oct 4, 2013  Robert Jerrard University of Toronto 
Weak solutions of an equation describing vortex filaments 
Sept 20, 2013  Ailana Fraser University of British Columbia 
Minimal surfaces in the ball and an eigenvalue problem Abstract 
Sept 13, 2013  Ben Bolker Chung Pang Mok Andy Nicas McMaster University 
Faculty Threads Abstract Abstract Abstract 
Apr 12/13  Timothy Field Electrical and Computer Engineering McMaster University 
Dynamical theory of spin relaxation 
Apr 5/13  Sheldon Ross University of Southern California 
Dynamic Models for Selling Multiple Items 
Mar 15/13  Nail Ibragimov Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden 
Conserved vector associated with symmetries and exact solutions of PDEs obtained using conservation laws 
Mar 8/13  Robert Haslhofer Courant Institute 
Mean curvature flow of hypersurfaces 
Mar 1/13  Guillaume James University of Grenoble 
Nonlinear waves in granular crystals 
Feb 15/13  Chris Herald University of Nevada, Reno 
Traceless SU(2) representations of knot groups and the pillowcase 
Jan 25/13  Nicholas Kevlahan McMaster University 
The Cost of Knowledge Boycott and the Future of Academic Publishing 
Jan 18/13  Saugata Basu Purdue University 
Quantitative and algorithmic semialgebraic geometry and applications 
Jan 11/13  Vitali Vougalter University of Cape Town 
Sharp semiclassical bounds for the moments of eigenvalues 
Nov 30/12  Mu Tao Wang Columbia University 
A Minkowski inequality and the Penrose inequality 
Nov 23/12  William Goldman University of Maryland 
Complete affine 3manifolds, Lorentzian and hyperbolic geometry 
Nov 16/12  Stephen Anco Brock University 
Geometric curve flows and integrable systems 
Nov 9/12  Danny Ruberman Brandeis University 
An index theorem for endperiodic operators 
Oct 26/12  Kathleen Petersen Florida State 
Character Varieties and Hyperbolic 3manifolds 
Oct 19/12  Andrew Comech Texas A&M University 
Linear instability of solitary waves in nonlinear Dirac equation 
Oct 12/12  Renato Iturriaga Fields Institute 
The Hamilton Jacobi equation and some selection criteria 
Oct 5/12  Elton P. Hsu Northwestern University 
Stochastic Analysis on the Path Space over a Riemannian Manifold 
Sep 21/12  Thomas Wolf  Integrable Nonabelian Laurent ODEs 
Sep 14/12  JeanPierre Gabardo Nicholas Kevlahan Roman ViverosAguilera McMaster University 
Faculty Threads
