UW-PIMS Mathematics Colloquium Video Archive

Why quantum computers cannot work
Gil Kalai of the Einstein Institute of Mathematics, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
November 22, 2013
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Nonnegative Polynomials, Moment Problems and Real Symmetric Tensor Decompositions
Greg Blekherman of Georgia Institute of Technology
October 25, 2013
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Search games and Optimal Kakeya Sets
Yuval Peres, Principal Researcher and Theory Group Manager at Microsoft Research
May 17, 2013
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Counting Graphs
S.R.Srinivasa Varadhan, New York University's Courant Institute
May 10, 2013
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How Math is Used Outside Academia
Cathy O'Neil, mathbabe.org and Data Scientist at Johnson Research Labs
March 20, 2013
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From the Applicable to the Abstruse: An Example in Representation Theory
Gerald Folland, University of Washington
February 22, 2013
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Approximating Bin Packing within O(log OPT * log log OPT) bins
Thomas Rothvoß, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
February 1, 2013
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On geometric properties of the Schramm-Loewner evolution
Fredrik Viklund, Columbia University
January 25, 2013
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Applications of Algebraic Geometry in Statistics
Mathias Drton, University of Washington (Statistics)
January 18, 2013
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Collaborations Between University Math Departments and Public Schools
Max Warshauer, Texas State University
November 16, 2012
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Topology of Random Flag Complexes
Matthew Kahle, Ohio State University
October 5, 2012
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The Secret Lives of Polynomial Identities
Bruce Reznick, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
May 18, 2012
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Geometry of Varieties of General Type
Christopher Hacon, University of Utah
April 6, 2012
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Representations of General Linear Lie Superalgebras
Jonathan Brundan, University of Oregon
March 9, 2012
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Gauge Theory and Khovanov Homology
Edward Witten, Institute for Advanced Study
February 17, 2012
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Elliptic Curve Cryptography and Applications
Kristin Lauter, Microsoft Research and UW
January 13, 2012
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On the Topology of Black Holes
Greg Galloway, University of Miami
November 8, 2011
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Two Needles in Exponential Haystacks
Joel Spencer, New York University
October 14, 2011
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From Hilbert's 17th Problem to Polynomial Optimization and Convex Algebraic Geometry
Rekha Thomas, University of Washington
April 29, 2011
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The Critical Probability of Percolation: Percolation on Self-Dual Polygon Configurations
Béla Bollobás, University of Cambridge, the University of Memphis, and Microsoft
February 18, 2011
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A Survey of Alternating Permutations
Richard Stanley, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
January 14, 2011
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Potential Theory Meets Geometric Measure Theory
Tatiana Toro, University of Washington
October 29, 2010
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The Geometry of Reimann's Theta Functions
Sebastian Casalaina-Martin, University of Colorado, Boulder
October 15, 2010
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Quasirandom Processes
Jim Propp, University of Massachusetts Lowell
May 28, 2010
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The Optimization Work of Paul Tseng
Zhi-Quan (Tom) Luo, University of Minnesota
May 7, 2010

Generalizing the Cross Ratio: The Moduli Space of n Points on the Projective Line Up to Projective Equivalence
Ravi Vakil, Stanford University
April 30, 2010
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Weak Solution Concepts for Nonlinear Elliptic PDE and Associated Regularity
Neil Trudinger, Australian National University
April 16, 2010
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Issues in Multivariate Polynomial Interpolation
Carl de Boor, University of Wisconsin and UW (affiliate)
February 5, 2010
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Growth Rates and Explosions in Sandpiles
Lionel Levine, M.I.T. and Microsoft Research
January 29, 2010
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Random Sorting Networks
Alexander Holroyd, University of British Columbia & Microsoft Research
January 15, 2010
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Cloaking and Transformation Optics
Gunther Uhlmann, University of Washington
November 20, 2009
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Character Formulas
Bill Fulton, University of Michigan
November 6, 2009
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