General Mathematics Colloquium
Lectures 20012014
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20012002
Date 
Lecturer 
Affiliation 
Title 

September 12, 2001 
Erik Koelink 
Delft University of Technology 
Special functions, the quantum dynamical YangBaxter equation and dynamical quantum groups 

September 19, 2001 (canceled) 
Harvard University 
An overview of the geometric Langlands conjecture. 

September 26, 2001 
Eva Hoogland 
University of Amsterdam 
A general picture of definability 

October 10, 2001 
Erik Balder 
Utrecht University 
New results in and applications of topological measure theory 

October 17, 2001 
CWI 
On the distribution of class numbers of real quadratic number fields 

October 24, 2001 
Marc Yor 
Université Paris VI & Paris VII 
On W. Doeblin's sealed envelope deposited in the Academie des Sciences (Feb. 1940) about Kolmogorov's equation 

October 31, 2001 
Johannes Kepler UniversitÃ¤t Linz 
Computer Algebra and Combinatorics: MacMahon's Partition Analysis Revisited 

November 7, 2001 
Universita di Roma "Tor Vergata" 
Class numbers of cyclotomic fields 

November 14, 2001 
Arjan van der Schaft 
Universiteit Twente 
Hamiltonian formulation of network models of physical systems 

November 21, 2001 
Debby Lanser 
CWI 
Efficient numerical methods for atmospheric flow problems 

November 28, 2001 
Bernd Kuckert 
University of Amsterdam 
Thermodynamic equilibrium states of moving quantum systems 

December 5, 2001 
Roxana Ion 
Eurandom 
New Nonparametric Shewhart Control Charts and Sharp ChebyshevType Inequalities 

January 9, 2002 
Alexa van der Waall 
Universiteit Utrecht 
Lamé equations with finite monodromy 

January 16, 2002 
Stefan Steiner 
University of Waterloo 
Seven Habits of Highly Effective Industrial Problem Solvers 

January 23, 2002 
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam 
There is a phasetransition in the BakSneppen evolution model 

January 30, 2002 
University of Amsterdam & University of Bristol 
Statistical Geometry in Econometrics and the Exact Geometry of Explosive Autoregressive Models 

February 13, 2002 
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam & Georgiatech 
Braids and differential equations 

February 20, 2002 
Oscar Lemmers 
Umea Universitet 
A decomposition problem in complex analysis 

February 27, 2002 
Universiteit van Amsterdam 
Imperfect Information Games; looking for the right model 

March 6, 2002 
Univ. of Georgia, Athens GA 
On the cohomology of hypersurfaces with automorphisms 

March 13, 2002 
Gerard Helminck 
University of Twente 
Integrable hierarchies and flag varieties 

March 27, 2002 
IBIS 
Quality Improvement from the Viewpoint of Statistical Method 

April 17, 2002 
Paul Beneker 
AOT 
The Bergman space: strongly exposed points and the Bergman projection 

April 24, 2002 
Jan Willems 
University of Leuven, RUG 
The behavioral approach to systems and control 

May 8, 2002 
Klaas Landsman 
University of Amsterdam 
Quantization and the BaumConnes conjecture 

May 22, 2002 
Peter Duren 
Ann Arbor 
Zeros of hypergeometric functions 

May 29, 2002 
TUE 
Whizzkids: Two exercises in computational discrete optimization 

June 19, 2002 
Rutgers University 
Recursive Sequences and Combinatorial Identities 
20022003
Date 
Lecturer 
Affiliation 
Title 

September 11, 2002 
Peter Wakker 
Universiteit van Amsterdam/Universiteit van Maastricht 
How to Add up Uncountably Many Numbers? (Hint: Not by Integration) 

September 25, 2002 
Richard Cushman 
Universiteit Utrecht 
Geometric phases in the Euler top 

October 2, 2002 
David Iron 
Universiteit van Amsterdam 
Stability and dynamics of multispike solutions to a system of reactiondiffusion equations 

October 9, 2002 
Michael Müger 
Universiteit van Amsterdam 
From conformal to topological field theory: Equivariant results 

October 16, 2002 
Universiteit Twente 
A systems theoretic approach to list decoding of Reed Solomon codes 

November 6, 2002 
Reflexis/Katholieke Universiteit Nijmegen 
Diophantine equations after an idea of Lehman 

November 13, 2002 
Sander Zwegers 
Universiteit Utrecht 
Mock Theta Functions 

November 20, 2002 
Eurandom/Universiteit van Amsterdam 
On information bounds 

December 4, 2002 
École Polytechnique, Parijs 
Inversion of seismic data in complex media 

January 15, 2003 
Universiteit Leiden 
Counting solutions of systems of equations over finite fields 

January 29, 2003 
Universiteit Utrecht 
Some Hardy Ramanujan style counting problems 

February 5, 2003 
Gerton Lunter 
University of Oxford 
Statistical alignment of biological sequences 

February 12, 2003 
Hans van Duijn 
TU Eindhoven 
Mathematical issues in density driven porous media flow 

February 26, 2003 
CWI/TU Eindhoven 
Continuum modelling of lipid bilayers 

March 12, 2003 
Universiteit van Amsterdam 
Quantization and Topological Quantum Field Theory 

March 26, 2003 
Ton Levelt 
Katholieke Universiteit Nijmegen 
The other D.J. Korteweg: thermodynamics of binary mixtures 

April 9, 2003 
Universiteit van Amsterdam 
Some new insights into the volatility process 

April 16, 2003 
Universiteit Leiden 
Primes is in P 

May 7, 2003 
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam 
A lifting perspective to metric constrained interpolation 

May 21, 2003 
Universiteit Leiden 
Transient properties of random walk type processes 

June 4, 2003 
Academy of Sciences, Prague 
From Fermat Numbers to Geometry 
20032004
Date 
Lecturer 
Affiliation 
Title 

September 3, 2003 
HaeWon Uh 
Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum 
Kernel deconvolution 

September 10, 2003 
Klaas Slooten 
Universiteit van Amsterdam 
A combinatorial generalization of the Springer correspondence for classical type 

October 1, 2003 
Universiteit van Amsterdam 
Large Cardinals and Foundations of Mathematics 

October 15, 2003 
Universiteit Leiden 
Escher and elliptic curves 

October 29, 2003 
Universiteit van Amsterdam 
Modelling Developmental Regulatory Networks 

November 12, 2003 
Wessel van Wieringen 
Universiteit van Amsterdam 
Statistical models for the precision of categorical measurement systems 

November 26, 2003 
Universiteit Utrecht 
KP and a discrete family of rational solutions of Painlevé VI 

December 10, 2003 
Universiteit Utrecht 
Chess and switchboards in arithmetic geometry 

January 14, 2004 
Universiteit van Amsterdam 
A question about exp and what came out of it 

January 28, 2004 
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven 
A Linear Bound on the Diameter of the Transportation Polytope 

February 11, 2004 
BenGurion University of the Negev 
Reproducing kernel spaces and the theory of linear systems 

February 25, 2004 
CWI & UvA 
Statistics without probabilities (a la Kolmogorov) 

March 10, 2004 
Universiteit Utrecht 
On rigidity results 

March 17, 2004 
John Kuiper 
Universiteit Utrecht 
Brouwer's road to intuitionism 

March 24, 2004 
CWI en TU Eindhoven 
Branching sparks!  sparking math? 

April 7, 2004 
Gerard Alberts 
CWI and UvA 
Aad van Wijngaarden and the ALGOL conspiracy  the battle on research agendas in computer science 

May 12, 2004 
Klaas Landsman 
Universiteit van Amsterdam 
The AtiyahSinger index theorem 

May 19, 2004 
Universiteit van Amsterdam 
Queues, heavy tails and the ForegroundBackground discipline 

May 26, 2004 
Odo Diekmann 
Universiteit Utrecht 
Population Dynamics, an impressionistic sketch 
20042005
Date 
Lecturer 
Affiliation 
Title 
September 8 
Princeton University 
Optimal decisions: From neural spikes, through stochastic differential equations, to behavior 

September 15 
Daniel Grunberg 
Max Planck Institut 

September 22 
Vrije Universiteit 

October 6 
Universiteit van Amsterdam 
Congruences between Modular Forms of Genus One and Genus Two 

October 20 
Universiteit van Amsterdam 
Connections between problems in combinatorics, statistical mechanics and algebraic geometry 

November 3 
Elena Mantovan 
Berkeley 
The role of the geometry of Shimura varieties in the Langlands program 
November 17 
Stockholm University 
Polynomials with simple ramification and some padic volumes 

December 1 
Robin de Jong 
UvA 

January 12 
CWI and UvA 
Large
deviations for Gaussian queues 

January 26 
Nguyen Huu Khanh 
UvA 
Global bifurcation to strange attractors in a thermal convection model 
February 9 
UvA 

February 23 
TU Delft 

March 9 
UvA 

March 23 
CWI and UvA 

April 6 
RUG 

April 20 
Jan Aarts 
TU Delft 

May 11 
Nicolas Guay 
UvA 

May 25 
University of Virginia 

June 1 
Gail Letzter 
Virginia Tech 

July 6 
Paulus Gerdes 
Maputo 
From the geometry of African sanddrawings to new symmetries and matrices 
20052006
Date 
Lecturer 
Affiliation 
Title 
September 7 
Universiteit van Amsterdam 

September 21 
Margit Rösler 
Universiteit van Amsterdam 

September 28 
Lev Aizenberg 
BarIlan University 
Classical results of Bohr and Rogosinski on power series and their multivariate analogs 
October 5 
Wolter Groenevelt 
Universiteit van Amsterdam 

October 12 
Bernhard Krötz 
Max Planck Institut, Bonn 

October 19 
Bas Kleijn 
Vrije Universiteit 

November 2 
Torsten Wedhorn 
Universität Bonn 
Classification of varieties and the wonderful compactification 
November 16 
Vrije Universiteit 

November 30 
Rijksuniversiteit Groningen 

December 7 
Frank van der Meulen 
Universiteit van Amsterdam 

February 8 
CWI/TUE/Bell Labs 

February 15 
Universität Hamburg 

February 22 
Irene Bouw 
HeinrichHeineUniversität Düsseldorf 

March 1 
Rutgers University 

March 8 
Ton Dieker 
CWI 

March 22 
University of Helsinki 

April 5 
Universiteit van Tilburg 

April 26 
Université de Caen 

May 17 
Johan Grasman 
Wageningen Universiteit 

May 24 
CWI/UvA 
20062007
Date 
Lecturer 
Affiliation 
Title 
September 6 
UniversitÃ© de MarnelaVallÃ©e 

September 20 
University of Glasgow 

October 4 
Erdal Emsiz 
Universiteit van Amsterdam 
Affine Weyl groups and integrable systems with deltapotentials 
October 18 
University of Crete 
Symmetric products of curves and connections with the Nagata problem 

November 1 
Universiteit Leiden 
Invariant measures for infinite dimensional stochastic differential equations 

November 22 
Thijs Vermaat 
UvA/IBIS 

November 29 
Universiteit Antwerpen 
Discrete tomography: exploiting the fact that nature is discrete 

December 13 
University of Surrey 

February 7 
Jaap Korevaar 
Universiteit van Amsterdam 

February 21 
Arnoud van Rooij 
Radboud Universiteit 

February 28 
Maarten Solleveld 
Universiteit van Amsterdam 

March 14 
Universiteit van Amsterdam 

March 28 
CWI / Universiteit van Amsterdam 
Attracting invariant manifolds for systems with multiscale dynamics 

April 25 
CWI 

May 2 
UvA 
19392004 : the development of classifying finite groups by means of nisoclism of groups 

May 30 
CWI 

June 6 
UvA/ILLC 
20072008
Date 
Lecturer 
Affiliation 
Title 
September 5 
Harrie Willems 

September 19 
Jonas Bergström 
UvA 

October 3 
Universiteit Leiden 

October 17 
Universiteit Utrecht 

October 31 
CWI 

November 14 
Fokko van de Bult 
UvA 

November 28 
Simon Ruijsenaars 
University of Leeds 

December 12 
UvA 

February 6 
UC Berkeley / UvA 

February 20 
UvA 
An introduction to some aspects of the (geometric) Langlands program 

March 5 
Hicham Zmarrou 
Deloitte 

March 19 
CWI 
Real Solving Polynomial Equations with Semidefinite Programming 

April 2 
UvA (ILLC) 
Mathematical Universals in Music CANCELLED 

April 16 
Universiteit Utrecht 

May 14 
Dietrich Notbohm 
Vrije Universiteit 
Combinatorics of simplicial complexes and StanleyReisner algebras from a topological point of view CANCELLED 
May 28 
UvA (ITFA) 
20082009
Date 
Lecturer 
Affiliation 
Title 
September 3 
UvA 

September 17 
Vrije Universiteit 

October 1 
Radboud Universiteit 

October 15 
Universiteit van Amsterdam 

October 29 
CWI 
Fluid and diffusion approximations of bandwidth sharing networks 

November 12 
Radboud Universiteit 
A computerverified implementation of Riemann integration  an introduction to computer mathematics 

November 26 
Universiteit van Amsterdam 

December 10 
Universiteit van Amsterdam 
The causes and effects of the credit crisis (download sheets) 

January 21 
Bar Ilan University 

February 4 
Universiteit van Amsterdam 

February 18 
Independent University of Moscow 
Poincare series of multiindex filtrations and their generalizations. 

March 4 

March 18 
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam 

April 1 
Universiteit Utrecht 

April 15 
University of Warwick 
Games, Fictitious play and Chaos 4pm room P.017 ! 

April 29 
Universität Mainz 

May 13 
Rob van der Waall 
KdV 
On the life and work of John Griggs Thompson Location: room A1.04, Science Park 
May 27 
UvA (Institute for Theoretical Physics) 
The physics of quantum groups and their breaking Location: room A1.04, Science Park 
20092010
Date 
Lecturer 
Affiliation 
Title 
September 2 
UvA 

September 16 
UvA 

September 30 
TU Eindhoven 

October 14 
Universiteit Utrecht 
Some highlights of the work of Mikhail Gromov, Abel laureate of 2009 

October 28 
TU Eindhoven 

November 11 
TU Delft / CWI 
The Heston model with stochastic interest rates and pricing options with Fouriercosine expansions 

November 25 
Vrije Universiteit 

December 3 
ETH Zürich 
Finite Element Methods for PDEs with Stochastic Coefficients (Odd room, day and time: A1.06, Thursday, 15:00  16:00) 

December 9 
CWI 
Combinatorial optimization and algorithmics for disease classification 

February 3 
Vrije Universiteit 

February 17 
Radboud Universiteit 

March 3 
Universiteit Utrecht 

March 17 
TU Delft 

March 31 
Universiteit Leiden 

April 14 
Oxford University 

April 28 
CWI / UvA 

May 19 
Marjan Sjerps 
NFI / UvA 
Forensic Statistics: recent developments and brand new plans 
May 26 
UvA, ILLC 

June 17 
HIM, Bonn 
Codes, Arthmetic and Manifolds (Odd time and day: Thursday 14:3015:30!) 
20102011
Date 
Lecturer 
Affiliation 
Title 
September 1 
UvA 
Knot invariants: from the Jones polynomial to hyperbolic geometry (Odd room and time: C1.112, 11:00  12:00 !) 

September 8 
CWI / UL 

September 22 
Rijksuniversiteit Groningen 

October 6 
no colloquium this week 

October 20 
UvA (ITFA) 

November 3 
TU/e 

November 17 
UvA (KdVI) 

December 1 
UvA (KdVI) 
Numerical Analysis meets Geometry: Acute and Nonobtuse Simplicial Partitions. 

February 23 
UvA (KdVI) 

March 2 
UCLA / U Bonn 

March 9 
UvA / CWI 

March 23 
CWI 
Complete identification of binaryvalued hidden Markov processes 

April 6 
UvA (KdVI) 
Insensitive, maximum stable allocations converge to proportional fairness 

April 20 
Radboud Universiteit 

April 27 
Universiteit Utrecht 

May 4 
UL 

May 11 
University of East Anglia 
20112012
20122013
Date 
Lecturer 
Affiliation 
Title 
More 
September 5 
Sameer Murthy 
NIKHEF 
Mock theta functions and their appearance in physics (Room C1.112) 

September 19 
Ragnar Sigurdsson 
University of Iceland 
Growth estimates of entire functions and PaleyWiener theorems (Room C1.112) 

October 3rd 
Koen De Turck 
University of Gent 
Poisson's equation for Markov chains and its use in perturbations (Room C1.112) 

October 17th 
Mehdi Tavakol 
University of Amsterdam 
Intersection theory on moduli spaces of curves. (Room C1.112) 

October 31st 
WONDERAfternoon at CWI 
University of Amsterdam and CWI 
Wonderafternoon. (CWI, room Z009 ) 

November 14th 
David F. Anderson 
University of Wisconsin Madison 
Stochastic models of biochemical systems. (Room C1.112) 

November 28th 
Bob Rink 
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam 
Coupled cell networks: semigroups, Lie algebras and normal forms (Room C1.112) 

February 6th 
Jop BriÃƒÂ«t 
CWI Amsterdam 
Grothendieck's inequality for quantum entanglement and combinatorial optimization (Room C1.112) 

February 20th 
Daan Crommelin 
CWI Amsterdam 
Stochastic representation of unresolved scales in atmosphere models (Room C1.112) 

March 6th 
Arthemy Kiselev 
University of Groningen 
On the geometry of the BatalinVilkovisky Laplacian (Room C1.112) 

March 20th 
Roland van der Veen 
University of Amsterdam 
Knots, representations and some physics (Room C1.112) 

April 3th 
Monique Laurent 
CWI 
Positive semidefinite matrix completion and geometric graph realizations (Room C1.112) 

April 17th 
Raf Bocklandt 
University of Amsterdam 
A noncommutative glance through the mirror (Room C1.112) 

May 15th 
(Room C1.112) 

May 29th 
Tobias Mueller 
Utrecht University 
Logic and random graphs (Room C1.112) 
20132014
Date 
Lecturer 
Affiliation 
Title 
September 19 
Hitoshi Murakami 
Tokyo Institute of Technology 
A survey of the volume conjecture and its generalization. (Room C1.112) 
October 3 
Harry van Zanten 
UvA 
The mathematics of nonparametric Bayesian statistics (Room A1.04) 
October 24 
Benno van den Berg (ILLC) 
UvA 
Nonstandard analysis and proof theory (Room C0.110) 
November 21 
Sander Dahmen 
Utrecht 
Diophantine problems and the modular method (Room C1.112) 
December 5 
Angela Ortega 
Humboldt UniversitÃ¤t 
PrymTyurin varieties (Room G2.13) 
Feburary 5 
Miranda Cheng 
UvA 
Mock Modular Forms, Niemeier Lattices, and Umbral Moonshine (Room B0.201 ) 
Feburary 19 
Guus Regts 
Uva 

March 5 
Fabian Ziltener 
Utrecht 

March 19 
Rob van der Mei 
CWI,VU 
Towards a unifying theory on polling models: new results and challenges ( B0.201 ) 
April 2 
Teun Koetsier and Jan van Mill 
VU, VU&UvA 
Irmgard Gawehn and the topological classification of manifolds. An attempt at rehabilitation. ( SP C1.112) 
April 23 
Lex Schrijver 
CWI, UvA 
GRAPHS, KNOTS, AND ALGEBRAS ( G0.05 ) 
May 28 
Mingmin Shen 
UvA 
Differential equations from an algebraic point of view (Room C1.112 ) 