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Mathematical Physics Seminars
2011 - 2012
 

SimonFest
March 27–31, 2006

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Since 1982, Barry Simon has run the annual Western States Mathematical Physics Meeting for two (or initially 2.5) days in the Winter. "Mathematical Physics" is interpreted in the broad sense (closer to the union than the intersection).
Click for programs of previous meetings:
2012
2010  2011
2008  2009
2005  2007

2004  2003 
2002  2001  2000  1999 1998  1997  1996


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Math Physics
Seminars 2010-11


REGULAR SEMINARS 

  • Wednesday, April 4, 2012
    Alexander Pushnitski (King's College London)
    Spectral theory of discontinuous functions of self-adjoint operators    
    Abstract
    12:00 – 1:00 p.m.  //  351 Sloan (Lounge)

  • Wednesday, April 11, 2012
    Rostyslav Kozhan
    (UCLA) 
    Zeros of random orthogonal polynomials on the unit circle     Abstract
    12:00 – 1:00 p.m.  //  351 Sloan (Lounge)

  • Wednesday, April 18, 2012
    William Yessen (UC Irvine)
    Uniform fractal properties of some quasiperiodic models    
    Abstract
    12:00 – 1:00 p.m.  //  351 Sloan (Lounge)
       

  • Wednesday, April 25, 2012
    Chris Marx (UC Irvine)
    Two dynamical aspects of quasi-periodic Jacobi co-cycles: (Self) duality and upper bounds for the LE     Abstract
    12:00 – 1:00 p.m.  //  351 Sloan (Lounge)

  • Wednesday, May 2, 2012
    Milivoje Lukic (Rice University)
    Schrödinger operators with decaying oscillatory potentials     Abstract
    12:00 – 1:00 p.m.  //  351 Sloan (Lounge)

  • Wednesday, May 9, 2012
    Maxim Zinchenko (University of Central Florida)
    Boundary data maps and a multi-dimensional variant of the Jost and Pais formula     Abstract
    12:00 – 1:00 p.m.  //  351 Sloan (Lounge)

  • Wednesday, May 16, 2012
    Jacob S. Christiansen (University of Copenhagen)
    Conformal mappings and spectral theory     Abstract
    12:00 – 1:00 p.m.  //  351 Sloan (Lounge)

  • Wednesday, May 23, 2012
    Gunther Uhlmann (UC Irvine and University of Washington)
    12:00 – 1:00 p.m.  //  351 Sloan (Lounge)
    On Calderón's inverse problem    
    Abstract

  • Wednesday, May 30, 2012
    Barry Simon (Caltech)
    12:00 – 1:00 p.m.  //  351 Sloan (Lounge)
    Spectral theory of orthogonal polynomials: An overview
    (Note: This is a review talk accessible to a wide audience.)


 

WORKING SEMINARS

  • April 4, 11, 18, 25; May 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, 2012
    Brown bag meeting

 

SEMINARS IN THE SECOND TERM

  • Wednesday, January 18, 2012
    Helge Krüger (Caltech)
    A special class of orthogonal polynomials on the unit circle    
    Abstract
    12:00 – 1:00 p.m.  //  351 Sloan (Lounge)

  • Wednesday, January 25, 2012
    Hrushikesh Mhaskar (Cal State Los Angeles; Caltech visiting associate) 
    A new look at some old problems     Abstract
    12:00 – 1:00 p.m.  //  351 Sloan (Lounge)

  • Wednesday, February 1, 2012
    Rowan Killip (UCLA)
    (Non)linear Schrödinger equation outside convex obstacles    
    Abstract
    12:00 – 1:00 p.m.  //  351 Sloan (Lounge)
       

  • Wednesday, February 8, 2012
    Igor Kukavica (USC)
    On the size of the nodal sets of solutions of elliptic and parabolic PDEs     Abstract
    12:00 – 1:00 p.m.  //  351 Sloan (Lounge)

  • Wednesday, February 15, 2012
    Fritz Gesztesy (University of Missouri, Columbia)
    On heat kernel bounds for Schrödinger operators on bounded Lipschitz domains with Robin-type boundary conditions      Abstract
    12:00 – 1:00 p.m.  //  351 Sloan (Lounge)

  • Wednesday, February 22, 2012
    Jonathan Breuer (Hebrew University, Jerusalem)
    A Jacobi decomposition for path commuting graphs    
    Abstract
    12:00 – 1:00 p.m.  //  351 Sloan (Lounge)

  • Wednesday, February 29, 2012
    Vidya Venkateswaran (Caltech)
    Vanishing integrals for Hall–Littlewood polynomials    
    Abstract

  • Wednesday, March 7, 2012  
    Nestor Guillen (UCLA)
    On pointwise estimates for non-local elliptic equations
         Abstract

 

 

SEMINARS IN THE FIRST TERM

  • Wednesday, October 5, 2011
    Tom Alberts (Caltech)

    Intermediate disorder for polymers on trees      Abstract
    12:00 – 1:00 p.m.  //  351 Sloan (Lounge) 

  • Wednesday, October 12, 2011
    Helen Lei (Caltech)
    Hamiltonian ODEs on a space of deficient measures    
    Abstract
    12:00 – 1:00 p.m.  //  351 Sloan (Lounge)

  • Wednesday, October 19, 2011
    Sergei Gukov (Caltech)
    Knots and partitions
    12:00 – 1:00 p.m.  //  351 Sloan (Lounge)

  • Wednesday, October 26, 2011
    Brian Simanek (Caltech) 
    Asymptotic properties of extremal polynomials     Abstract
    12:00 – 1:00 p.m.  //  351 Sloan (Lounge)

  • Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - No meeting

  • Wednesday, November 9, 2011
    Abel Klein (UC Irvine)
    Bounds on the density of states for Schrödinger operators
         Abstract
    12:00 – 1:00 p.m.  //  351 Sloan (Lounge)
     

  • Friday, November 11, 2011 - Special Mathematical Physics Seminar
    Rupert Frank (Princeton)
    How much energy does it cost to make a hole in the Fermi sea?     Abstract
    12:00 – 1:00 p.m.  //  351 Sloan (Lounge)

  • Monday, November 14, 2011 - Special Mathematical Physics Seminar
    Alexander Sodin (Institute for Advanced Study)
    A supersymmetric transfer matrix approach to random band matrices     Abstract
    12:00 – 1:00 p.m.  //  351 Sloan (Lounge)

  • Wednesday, November 16, 2011
    F. Alberto Grünbaum (UC Berkeley)
    Quantum walks and orthogonal polynomials on the unit circle     Abstract
    12:00 – 1:00 p.m.  //  351 Sloan (Lounge)

  • Wednesday, November 23, 2011
    Andrei Martinez-Finkelshtein (Univ. de Almeria, Spain, visiting Caltech)
    Dynamics of the support of the equilibrium measure in a quartic field
         Abstract
    12:00 – 1:00 p.m.  //  351 Sloan (Lounge)

  • Wednesday, November 30, 2011
    Maxim Derevyagin (TU Berlin)
    Jacobi matrices and their generalizations in Padé approximation    
    Abstract
    12:00 – 1:00 p.m.  //  351 Sloan (Lounge)

 

 


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