# Previous Weekly Bulletins

# Special Events

# Math Seminars

- Algebraic Geometry Seminar

- Analysis Seminar
- Applied Mathematics Seminar
- Applied Math Lab Seminar
- Atmosphere Ocean Science Colloquium
- Atmosphere Ocean Science Student Seminar
- Biomathematics/ Computational Biology Colloquium

- Computational Neuroscience and Biology Seminars
- Geometric Analysis and Topology Seminar
- Geometry Seminar
- Grad Student & Postdoc Seminar
- Harmonic Analysis and Signal Processing Seminar
- Magneto-Fluid Dynamics Seminar
- Mathematical Finance Seminar
- Mathematics Colloquium
- Number Theory Seminar
- Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing Seminar
- NYU Poly Mathematics Colloquium
- Probability and Mathematical Physics Seminar
- Dynamical Systems Seminar

# CS Seminars

- CS Colloquium
- Cryptography Seminar
- Formal Methods Seminar
- Machine Learning Seminar
- Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing Seminar
- Theory Seminar

# Previous Bulletins

### WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3

COLLOQUIUM IN ATMOSPHERE-OCEAN SCIENCE:3:30 - 4:30 P.M., WWH 1302

The Effects of Mesoscale Eddies on the Thermocline

Cara Henning, Princeton University

Sponsored by the Center for Atmosphere-Ocean Science.

http://math.nyu.edu/caos_teaching/colloquium/

### THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4

ANALYSIS SEMINAR:11:00 A.M. - 12:00 Noon, WWH 1302

Liouville Type Equations in Gauge Field Theory

Gabriella Tarantello, Universita di Roma ''Tor Vergata''

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/analysis_seminar.html

### FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5

STUDENT SEMINAR IN GEOPHYSICAL FLUID DYNAMICS:3:30 - 5:00 P.M., WWH 1314

Opening Session

Everyone

http://math.nyu.edu/caos_teaching/student_seminar/

### TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

MOSTLY BIOMATHEMATICS LUNCHTIME SEMINAR:12:00 Noon - 1:00 P.M., WWH 1314

The Protein State of a Cell as a Hypothetical Program State

Jack Schwartz, CIMS

### WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

COLLOQUIUM IN ATMOSPHERE-OCEAN SCIENCE:3:30 - 4:30 P.M., WWH 1302

Climate Forcing, Climate Change and Climate Modelling

Gavin Schmidt, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies

Sponsored by the Center for Atmosphere-Ocean Science.

http://math.nyu.edu/caos teaching/colloquium/

### THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11

ANALYSIS SEMINAR:11:00 A.M. - 12:00 Noon, WWH 1302

Analysis of Boundary Vortices in Ferromagnetic Thin Films

Roger Moser, CIMS

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/analysis_seminar.html

### FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12

COURANT-STONY BROOK JOINT SYMPLECTIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR:WWH 101

3:45 - 4:45:

Legendrian Contact Homology in Jet Spaces

John Etnyre, University of Pennsylvania5:00 - 6:00:

Punctured Holomorphic Curves and Lagrangian Embeddings

Kai Cieliebak, University of Munich

### WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

COLLOQUIUM IN ATMOSPHERE-OCEAN SCIENCE:3:30 - 4:30 P.M., WWH 1302

Tba

Olivier Pauluis, Princeton University

Sponsored by the Center for Atmosphere-Ocean Science.

http://mathnyu.edu/caos teaching/colloquium/

MINI-COURSE: ``SYMPLECTIC GEOMETRY OF STEIN MANIFOLDS'':4:00 - 6:00 P.M., WWH 1013

Kai Cieliebak, University of Munich

### FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

STUDENT SEMINAR IN GEOPHYSICAL FLUID DYNAMICS:3:30 - 5:00 P.M., WWH 1314

Tba

Tba

http://math.nyu.edu/caos_teaching/student_seminar/

MINI-COURSE: ``SYMPLECTIC GEOMETRY OF STEIN MANIFOLDS'':4:00 - 6:00 P.M., WWH 613

Kai Cieliebak, University of Munich

### SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

3:00 P.M., WWH 109NATASCHA ARTIN BRUNSWICK MEMORIAL:

Refreshments will be served at about 4:30 P.M.

### THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

ANALYSIS SEMINAR:11:00 A.M. - 12:00 Noon, WWH 1302

Stability of the Relativistic Maxwellian in a Collisional Plasma

Yan Guo, Brown University

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/analysis_seminar.html

## Special Announcements

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### WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

COLLOQUIUM IN ATMOSPHERE-OCEAN SCIENCE:3:30 - 4:30 P.M., WWH 1302

Climate Forcing, Climate Change and Climate Modelling

Gavin Schmidt, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies

Sponsored by the Center for Atmosphere-Ocean Science.

http://math.nyu.edu/caos teaching/colloquium/

SPECIAL JOINT MATH/CS SEMINAR:4:00 P.M., WWH 613

Asymptotically Fast Group Operations on Jacobians of General Curves

Kamal Khuri-Makdisi, Center for Advanced Mathemtical Sciences, American University of Beirut

Host: Peter Sarnak

### THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11

ANALYSIS SEMINAR:11:00 A.M. - 12:00 Noon, WWH 1302

Analysis of Boundary Vortices in Ferromagnetic Thin Films

Roger Moser, CIMS

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/analysis_seminar.html

### FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12

NYC NLP FORUM:2:30 P.M., WWH 102

Considerations of Methodology and Human Factors in Rating a Suite of Translated Sentences

Leslie Barrett, Transclick, Inc.

Evaluation of Machine Translation and Its Evaluation

Joseph Turian and I. Don Melamed, Computer Science Dept., NYU

See http://nlp.cs.nyu.edu/nycnlp/ for directions and additional information.

COURANT-STONY BROOK JOINT SYMPLECTIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR:WWH 101

3:45 - 4:45:

Legendrian Contact Homology in Jet Spaces

John Etnyre, University of Pennsylvania5:00 - 6:00:

Punctured Holomorphic Curves and Lagrangian Embeddings

Kai Cieliebak, University of Munich

### WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

COLLOQUIUM IN ATMOSPHERE-OCEAN SCIENCE:3:30 - 4:30 P.M., WWH 1302

Boundary Layer Dynamics and Cross-Equatorial Hadley Circulation

Olivier Pauluis, Princeton University

Sponsored by the Center for Atmosphere-Ocean Science.

http://math.nyu.edu/caos teaching/colloquium/

MINI-COURSE: ``SYMPLECTIC GEOMETRY OF STEIN MANIFOLDS'':

4:00 - 6:00 P.M., WWH 1013

Kai Cieliebak, University of Munich

### THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

ANALYSIS SEMINAR:11:00 A.M. - 12:00 Noon, WWH 1302

Nonlinear Instability for Periodic Waves in One-Dimensional Vlasov-Poisson

Zhiwu Lin, CIMS

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/analysis_seminar.html

DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS SEMINAR:3:30 P.M., WWH 613

Introduction to Nonautonomous Inertial Manifolds

Stefan Siegmund (Frankfurt)

MATHEMATICAL FINANCE SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., WWH 102

Options on Averages and Extremes

Farid Aitsahalia, Stanford University

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/math_finance_seminar.html

NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., Room 6417, CUNY Graduate Center

Periods and Epsilon Factors for Differential Equations

Spencer Bloch, University of Chicago

TEA: 5:00 - 5:30 P.M. served in the Math Lounge on the 4th floor

This year the Number Theory Seminar will be a joint seminar with CUNY Graduate Center and Columbia University

http://www.math.columbia.edu/%7Egoldfeld/ScheduleJointNTS.html

### FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM:11:30 A.M., WWH 1302

Cell Talk

Bud Mishra, NYU

Refreshments will be served at 11:15 A.M. in WWH 1302

SPECIAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR:1:00 P.M., WWH 1314

Statistical Properties of One-Dimensional Falling Bodies

C. Tutschka, Departamento di Matematicas, Universidad Carlos III, Madrid

STUDENT SEMINAR IN GEOPHYSICAL FLUID DYNAMICS:3:30 - 5:00 P.M., WWH 1314

Welcoming Reception for the Computer Science and Math Incoming Ph.D. Students

http://math.nyu.edu/caos_teaching/student_seminar/

MINI-COURSE: ``SYMPLECTIC GEOMETRY OF STEIN MANIFOLDS'':

4:00 - 6:00 P.M., WWH 613

Kai Cieliebak, University of Munich

### SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

3:00 P.M., WWH 109NATASCHA ARTIN BRUNSWICK MEMORIAL:

Refreshments will be served at about 4:30 P.M.

### WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

JOINT DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS/PROBABILITY SEMINAR:4:00 P.M., WWH 1013

Some Recent Advances in Averaging

Yuri Kifer (Jerusalem)

### THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

ANALYSIS SEMINAR:11:00 A.M. - 12:00 Noon, WWH 1302

Stability of the Relativistic Maxwellian in a Collisional Plasma

Yan Guo, Brown University

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/analysis_seminar.html

MATHEMATICAL FINANCE SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., WWH 102

A Meta-Model for Smile Models: The Answer Lies in Incomplete Markets

Elie Ayache, ITO 33, Paris

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/math_finance_seminar.html

NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., WWH 1302

Invariant Measures and the Set of Exceptions to the Littlewood Conjecture

Elon Lindenstrauss, CIMS

TEA: 5:00 - 5:30 P.M. served in the Math Lounge on the 13th floor, Warren Weaver Hall

The Number Theory Seminar is a joint seminar with CUNY Graduate Center and Columbia University

http://www.math.columbia.edu/%7Egoldfeld/ScheduleJointNTS.html

### FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

STUDENT SEMINAR IN GEOPHYSICAL FLUID DYNAMICS:3:30 - 5:00 P.M., WWH 1314

Research in the Arctic

Helga Schaffrin

http://math.nyu.edu/caos_teaching/student_seminar/

### THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2

MATHEMATICAL FINANCE SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., WWH 102

Practical Speculation

Victor Niederhoffer and Laurel Kenner, Niederhoffer Investments

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/math_finance_seminar.html

## Special Announcements

THE CIMS WEEKLY BULLETINis avilable on the World Wide Web at http://www.cims.nyu.edu/bulletin/

To see the listings for CIMS Seminars, go to: http://www.cims.nyu.edu/

Scroll down, then click on CIMS SEMINARS

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## Information Technology Services

**NOTICE:**

A complete listing of ITS classes, workshops, and talks is available on the NYU Web at http://www.nyu.edu/its/classes/. Printed copies can be obtained at the ITS Client Services Center, 10 Astor Place, 4th Floor.

##### Reader Information

###### Announcements Forms for Wednesday's Bulletin should be
sent to Pat Struse, WWH 1006. *Deadline: Tuesday, 4:00 P.M.*
Any errors in Wednesday's Bulletin should be directed to
Pat Struse at 998-3253. Not responsible for last minute changes or
corrections after 5:00 P.M. on Tuesday. No email
announcements after 4:00 P.M. on Tuesdays, please, if possible.

*Room Assignments:* Requests must be made separately
in writing to Jude Ali, WWH 909. (Room announcements
for classes and oral examinations take precedence over
seminars and colloquia)

*Circulation:* Please send address changes to
Pat Struse, CIMS-NYU, 251 Mercer Street, NY, NY 10012-1110,
or call (212) 998-3253, or email at struse@cims.nyu.edu

*Copying:* Larry Cohen

### WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

COLLOQUIUM IN ATMOSPHERE-OCEAN SCIENCE:3:30 - 4:30 P.M., WWH 1302

Boundary Layer Dynamics and Cross-Equatorial Hadley Circulation

Olivier Pauluis, Princeton University

Sponsored by the Center for Atmosphere-Ocean Science.

http://math.nyu.edu/caos teaching/colloquium/

MINI-COURSE: ``SYMPLECTIC GEOMETRY OF STEIN MANIFOLDS'':

4:00 - 6:00 P.M., WWH 1013

Kai Cieliebak, University of Munich

### THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

ANALYSIS SEMINAR:11:00 A.M. - 12:00 Noon, WWH 1302

Nonlinear Instability for Periodic Waves in One-Dimensional Vlasov-Poisson

Zhiwu Lin, CIMS

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/analysis_seminar.html

DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS SEMINAR:

Introduction to Nonautonomous Inertial Manifolds

Stefan Siegmund (Frankfurt)

MATHEMATICAL FINANCE SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., WWH 102

Options on Averages and Extremes

Farid Aitsahalia, Stanford University

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/math_finance_seminar.html

NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., Room 6417, CUNY Graduate Center

Periods and Epsilon Factors for Differential Equations

Spencer Bloch, University of Chicago

TEA: 5:00 - 5:30 P.M. served in the Math Lounge on the 4th floor

This year the Number Theory Seminar will be a joint seminar with CUNY Graduate Center and Columbia University

http://www.math.columbia.edu/%7Egoldfeld/ScheduleJointNTS.html

### FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM:11:30 A.M., WWH 1302

Cell Talk

Bud Mishra, NYU

Refreshments will be served at 11:15 A.M. in WWH 1302

SPECIAL STATISTICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR:1:00 P.M., WWH 1314

Statistical Properties of One-Dimensional Falling Bodies

C. Tutschka, Departamento di Matematicas, Universidad Carlos III, Madrid

APPLIED MATHEMATICS SEMINAR:2:30 - 3:30 P.M., WWH 1302

Kinetic Theory of Neuronal Networks: Mean-Driven vs. Fluctuation-Driven Dynamics

David Cai, CIMS

Note the new starting time for the seminar!

http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~eve2/ams.html

STUDENT SEMINAR IN GEOPHYSICAL FLUID DYNAMICS:3:30 - 5:00 P.M., WWH 1314

Welcoming Reception for the Computer Science and Math Incoming Ph.D. Students

http://math.nyu.edu/caos_teaching/student_seminar/

MINI-COURSE: ``SYMPLECTIC GEOMETRY OF STEIN MANIFOLDS'':

4:00 - 6:00 P.M., WWH 613

Kai Cieliebak, University of Munich

### SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

3:00 P.M., WWH 109NATASCHA ARTIN BRUNSWICK MEMORIAL:

Refreshments will be served at about 4:30 P.M.

### TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

MOSTLY BIOMATHEMATICS LUNCHTIME SEMINAR:12:00 - 1:00 P.M., WWH 1314

From Immersed Boundary Method to Immersed Continuum Method: With Applications to Hemodynamics

Xiaodong Wang, Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, NY

NOTE EARLIER TIME

SPECIAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR:3:30 - 4:30 P.M., WWH 1302

Optimal Transportation and Geometrical PDEs

Series of three lectures by Yann Brenier, Universite de Nice Sophia-Antipolis

2nd lecture on Sept. 30th; 3rd lecture on Oct. 2nd

### WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

COLLOQUIUM IN ATMOSPHERE-OCEAN SCIENCE:3:30 - 4:30 P.M., WWH 1302

Mount Logan Ice Core Evidence for Secular Changes in the Climate of the North Pacific Following the End of the Little Ice Age

Ken Moore, University of Toronto

Sponsored by the Center for Atmosphere-Ocean Science.

http://math.nyu.edu/caos teaching/colloquium/

JOINT PROBABILITY/DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS SEMINAR:4:00 P.M., WWH 1013

Some Recent Advances in Averaging

Yuri Kifer, Hebrew University, Jerusalem

### THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

ANALYSIS SEMINAR:11:00 A.M. - 12:00 Noon, WWH 1302

Stability of the Relativistic Maxwellian in a Collisional Plasma

Yan Guo, Brown University

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/analysis_seminar.html

APPLIED MATH LAB SEMINAR:12:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Efficient Modelling of Atmospheric Flow

Daan Crommelin, CIMS

MATHEMATICAL FINANCE SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., WWH 102

A Meta-Model for Smile Models: The Answer Lies in Incomplete Markets

Elie Ayache, ITO 33, Paris

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/math_finance_seminar.html

NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., WWH 1302

Invariant Measures and the Set of Exceptions to the Littlewood Conjecture

Elon Lindenstrauss, CIMS

TEA: 5:00 - 5:30 P.M. served in the Math Lounge on the 13th floor, Warren Weaver Hall

The Number Theory Seminar is a joint seminar with CUNY Graduate Center and Columbia University

http://www.math.columbia.edu/%7Egoldfeld/ScheduleJointNTS.html

### FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

JOINT PROBABILITY/DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS SEMINAR:10:30 A.M., WWH 1013

Aging and the Fluctuation Dissipation Theorem for Gradient Interface Models

Jean-Dominique Deuschel, TU-Berlin

GEOMETRY/TOPOLOGY SEMINAR:11:00 A.M. - 12:00 Noon, WWH 813

Topology of 4-Manifolds and Link Homotopy

Slava Krushkal, University of Virginia

STUDENT SEMINAR IN GEOPHYSICAL FLUID DYNAMICS:3:30 - 5:00 P.M., WWH 1314

Research in the Arctic

Helga Schaffrin

http://math.nyu.edu/caos_teaching/student_seminar/

### TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30

MOSTLY BIOMATHEMATICS LUNCHTIME SEMINAR:12:00 - 1:00 P.M., WWH 1314

A 3-D Model of Cellular Electrical Activity

Yoichiro Mori, CIMS

SPECIAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR:3:30 - 4:30 P.M., WWH 1302

Optimal Transportation and Geometrical PDEs

Series of three lectures by Yann Brenier, Universite de Nice Sophia-Antipolis

3rd lecture on Oct. 2nd

WNET, Channel 13, NOVA: Infinite Secrets:8:00 P.M.

AtChristie's,New York in 1998, in a blaze of publicity, an extraordinary item was put up for sale. To the untrained eye, it was nothing more than a small and unassuming Byzantine prayer book, yet it sold for over $2 million. In this program, scientists attempt to unlock the secrets hidden in this ancient prayer book containing long-lost works by the ancient Greek Scholar Archimedes.

Chris Rorres, Courant Alumni and creator of an Archimedes website will be interviewed.

### WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1

COLLOQUIUM IN ATMOSPHERE-OCEAN SCIENCE:3:30 - 4:30 P.M., WWH 1302

The Milankovitch Hypothesis of Orbital Climate Control and the Observed Record

Carl Wunsch, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Sponsored by the Center for Atmosphere-Ocean Science.

http://math.nyu.edu/caos teaching/colloquium/

### THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2

ANALYSIS SEMINAR:11:00 A.M. - 12:00 Noon, WWH 1302

Deformations of Tiling Spaces or Can You Hear the Shape of a Tile?

Lorenzo Sadun, University of Texas

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/analysis_seminar.html

APPLIED MATH LAB SEMINAR:12:30 P.M., WWH 1314

An Analysis of fMRI Data

Cliona Golden, CIMS

SPECIAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR:2:00 - 3:30 P.M., WWH 813

Optimal Transportation and Geometrical PDEs

Last of the three lectures by Yann Brenier, Universite de Nice Sophia-Antipolis

MATHEMATICAL FINANCE SEMINAR:6:00 - 7:30 P.M., Room 914, Kimmel Hall (60 Washington Square South)

Impostors in the Market

Victor Niederhoffer and Laurel Kenner, Niederhoffer Investments

NOTE the change in building and time.

A reception sponsored by Instinet-Island ECN will follow in Room 912.

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/math_finance_seminar.html

NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., Room 520, Columbia University

Tba

Eric Urban, Columbia University

TEA: 5:00 - 5:30 P.M. served in the Math Lounge on the 5th floor

The Number Theory Seminar is a joint seminar with CUNY Graduate Center and Columbia University

http://www.math.columbia.edu/%7Egoldfeld/ScheduleJointNTS.html

### FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3

PROBABILITY AND MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR:10:30 A.M., WWH 1013

Slab Percolation for the Ising Model

Thierry Bodineau (Paris 7)

COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM:11:30 A.M., WWH 1302

Collaborative Tele-Experience and the Co-Opticon

Ken Goldberg, UC Berkeley

Refreshments will be served at 11:15 A.M. in WWH 1302

PROBABILITY AND MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR:11:45 A.M., WWH 1013

Informal Talk on ``2D Scaling Limits in Percolation''

Charles Newman, CIMS

APPLIED MATHEMATICS SEMINAR:2:30 - 3:30 P.M., WWH 1302

Computational Studies of Conformational Transitions of Parts of the ATP Synthase

Paul Maragakis, Harvard University

http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~eve2/ams.html

STUDENT SEMINAR IN GEOPHYSICAL FLUID DYNAMICS:3:30 - 5:00 P.M., WWH 1314

Physics of General Vertical Coordinates in Ocean Models

Chris Konig

http://math.nyu.edu/caos_teaching/student_seminar/

### FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10

PROBABILITY AND MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR:10:30 A.M., WWH 1013

On the Equilibrium Problem in Economics and Finance

Shmuel Kaniel, Hebrew University, Jerusalem

## Special Announcements

THE CIMS WEEKLY BULLETINis avilable on the World Wide Web at http://www.cims.nyu.edu/bulletin/

To see the listings for CIMS Seminars, go to: http://www.cims.nyu.edu/

Scroll down, then click on CIMS SEMINARS

To SUBSCRIBE electronically for the CIMS Weekly Bulletin, send an email message to

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## Information Technology Services

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A complete listing of ITS classes, workshops, and talks is available on the NYU Web at http://www.nyu.edu/its/classes/. Printed copies can be obtained at the ITS Client Services Center, 10 Astor Place, 4th Floor.

##### Reader Information

###### Announcements Forms for Wednesday's Bulletin should be sent to Pat Struse, WWH 1006. Any errors in Wednesday's Bulletin should be directed to Pat Struse at 998-3253, or email struse@cims.nyu.edu Not responsible for last minute changes or corrections after 5:00 P.M. on Tuesday. No email announcements after 4:00 P.M. on Tuesdays, please, if possible.

*Room Assignments:* Requests must be made separately
in writing to Jude Ali, WWH 909. (Room announcements
for classes and oral examinations take precedence over
seminars and colloquia)

*Circulation:* Please send address changes to
Pat Struse, CIMS-NYU, 251 Mercer Street, NY, NY 10012-1110,
or call (212) 998-3253, or email
struse@cims.nyu.edu

*Copying:* Larry Cohen

### WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

COLLOQUIUM IN ATMOSPHERE-OCEAN SCIENCE:3:30 - 4:30 P.M., WWH 1302

Mount Logan Ice Core Evidence for Secular Changes in the Climate of the North Pacific Following the End of the Little Ice Age

Ken Moore, University of Toronto

Sponsored by the Center for Atmosphere-Ocean Science.

http://math.nyu.edu/caos teaching/colloquium/

JOINT PROBABILITY/DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS SEMINAR:4:00 P.M., WWH 1013

Some Recent Advances in Averaging

Yuri Kifer, Hebrew University, Jerusalem

### THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

ANALYSIS SEMINAR:11:00 A.M. - 12:00 Noon, WWH 1302

Stability of the Relativistic Maxwellian in a Collisional Plasma

Yan Guo, Brown University

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/analysis_seminar.html

APPLIED MATH LAB SEMINAR:12:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Efficient Modelling of Atmospheric Flow

Daan Crommelin, CIMS

MATHEMATICAL FINANCE SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., WWH 102

A Meta-Model for Smile Models: The Answer Lies in Incomplete Markets

Elie Ayache, ITO 33, Paris

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/math_finance_seminar.html

NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., WWH 1302

Invariant Measures and the Set of Exceptions to the Littlewood Conjecture

Elon Lindenstrauss, CIMS

TEA: 5:00 - 5:30 P.M. served in the Math Lounge on the 13th floor, Warren Weaver Hall

The Number Theory Seminar is a joint seminar with CUNY Graduate Center and Columbia University

http://www.math.columbia.edu/%7Egoldfeld/ScheduleJointNTS.html

### FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

NO APPLIED MATHEMATICS SEMINAR TODAY

Replaced by the Courant Instructor Day

JOINT PROBABILITY/DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS SEMINAR:10:30 A.M., WWH 1013

Aging and the Fluctuation Dissipation Theorem for Gradient Interface Models

Jean-Dominique Deuschel, TU-Berlin

GEOMETRY/TOPOLOGY SEMINAR:11:00 A.M. - 12:00 Noon, WWH 813

Topology of 4-Manifolds and Link Homotopy

Slava Krushkal, University of Virginia

COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM:11:30 A.M., WWH 1302

Genome Assemblies and Interval Graphs

Martin Farach-Colton, Rutgers University

Refreshments will be served at 11:15 A.M. in WWH 1302

ALGEBRAIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR:12:15 P.M., WWH 1013

Isotropy of Quadratic Forms over Function Fields of p-adic Curves

Parimala, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, India

COURANT INSTRUCTORS' DAY:WWH 1302

- 2:00 - 2:15 P.M.

Spines in Symplectic Geometry

Joseph Coffee- 2:15 - 2:30

Determinants, Traces, and Geometry

Jean Steiner- 2:30 - 2:45

Hyperbolic Dynamics and Resonances

Kevin Lin- 2:45 - 3:00

A Randomly Forced Burgers Equation on the Line

Toufic Suidan- 3:00 - 3:15

An Analysis of fMRI Data

Gliona Golden- 3:15 - 3:45 P.M. --
Break- 3:45 - 4:00

Corner Singularities for Elliptic Systems

Jon Wilkening- 4:00 - 4:15

Thin-Film Micromagnetics and Boundary Vortices

Roger Moser- 4:15 - 4:30

The Incompressible Limit in Nonlinear Elastodynamics

Becca Thomases- 4:30 - 4:45

Instability of Ideal Plane Flows

Zhiwu Lin

STUDENT SEMINAR IN GEOPHYSICAL FLUID DYNAMICS:3:30 - 5:00 P.M., WWH 1314

Research in the Arctic

Helga Schaffrin

http://math.nyu.edu/caos_teaching/student_seminar/

### MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

MAGNETICS WORKING GROUP:12:30 - 1:30 P.M., WWH 1314

This informal working seminar will address the physics and mathematics of magnetic materials. Roger Moser will give the first talk on PDE aspects of dynamic micromagnetics and related problems -- especially existence, regularity, and partial regularity. Future meetings willNOTbe announced in the weekly bulletin. If you would like to be on the mailing list, contactBob Kohn(kohn@cims.nyu.edu )

### TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30

MOSTLY BIOMATHEMATICS LUNCHTIME SEMINAR:12:00 - 1:00 P.M., WWH 1314

A 3-D Model of Cellular Electrical Activity

Yoichiro Mori, CIMS

SPECIAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR:3:30 - 4:30 P.M., WWH 1302

Optimal Transportation and Geometrical PDEs

Series of three lectures by Yann Brenier, Universite de Nice Sophia-Antipolis

3rd lecture on Oct. 2nd

WNET, Channel 13, NOVA: Infinite Secrets:8:00 P.M.

AtChristie's,New York in 1998, in a blaze of publicity, an extraordinary item was put up for sale. To the untrained eye, it was nothing more than a small and unassuming Byzantine prayer book, yet it sold for over $2 million. In this program, scientists attempt to unlock the secrets hidden in this ancient prayer book containing long-lost works by the ancient Greek Scholar Archimedes.

Chris Rorres, Courant Alumni and creator of an Archimedes website will be interviewed.

### WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1

COLLOQUIUM IN ATMOSPHERE-OCEAN SCIENCE:3:30 - 4:30 P.M., WWH 1302

The Milankovitch Hypothesis of Orbital Climate Control and the Observed Record

Carl Wunsch, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Sponsored by the Center for Atmosphere-Ocean Science.

http://math.nyu.edu/caos teaching/colloquium/

SPECIAL SEMINAR:4:0O0 P.M., WWH 1314

Counting Manifolds

Tsachik Gelander, Yale University

### THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2

ANALYSIS SEMINAR:11:00 A.M. - 12:00 Noon, WWH 1302

Deformations of Tiling Spaces or Can You Hear the Shape of a Tile?

Lorenzo Sadun, University of Texas

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/analysis_seminar.html

APPLIED MATH LAB SEMINAR:12:30 P.M., WWH 1314

An Analysis of fMRI Data

Cliona Golden, CIMS

http://www.math.nyu.edu/research/vandenbe/aml/index.html

SPECIAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR:9:30 - 11:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Optimal Transportation and Geometrical PDEs

NOTE THE CHANGE IN TIME AND ROOM NUMBER!

Last of the three lectures by Yann Brenier, Universite de Nice Sophia-Antipolis

LECTURE SERIES:2:00 - 3:00 P.M., WWH 1314

Topics in Dynamical Systems with a Number Theoretic and Geometric Flavor

Elon Lindenstrauss

First meeting

MATHEMATICAL FINANCE SEMINAR:6:00 - 7:30 P.M., Room 914, Kimmel Hall (60 Washington Square South)

Impostors in the Market

Victor Niederhoffer and Laurel Kenner, Niederhoffer Investments

NOTE the change in building and time.

A reception sponsored by Instinet-Island ECN will follow in Room 912.

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/math_finance_seminar.html

NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., Room 520, Columbia University

On the Main Iwasawa Conjecture for GL(2)

Eric Urban, Columbia University

TEA: 5:00 - 5:30 P.M. served in the Math Lounge on the 5th floor

The Number Theory Seminar is a joint seminar with CUNY Graduate Center and Columbia University

http://www.math.columbia.edu/%7Egoldfeld/ScheduleJointNTS.html

### FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3

PROBABILITY AND MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR:10:30 A.M., WWH 1013

Slab Percolation for the Ising Model

Thierry Bodineau (Paris 7)

COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM:11:30 A.M., WWH 1302

Collaborative Tele-Experience and the Co-Opticon

Ken Goldberg, UC Berkeley

Refreshments will be served at 11:15 A.M. in WWH 1302

PROBABILITY AND MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR:11:45 A.M., WWH 1013

Informal Talk on ``2D Scaling Limits in Percolation''

Charles Newman, CIMS

APPLIED MATHEMATICS SEMINAR:2:30 - 3:30 P.M., WWH 1302

Computational Studies of Conformational Transitions of Parts of the ATP Synthase

Paul Maragakis, Harvard University

http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~eve2/ams.html

STUDENT SEMINAR IN GEOPHYSICAL FLUID DYNAMICS:3:30 - 5:00 P.M., WWH 1314

Physics of General Vertical Coordinates in Ocean Models

Chris Konig

http://math.nyu.edu/caos_teaching/student_seminar/

### TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7

MOSTLY BIOMATHEMATICS LUNCHTIME SEMINAR:12:00 - 1:00 P.M., WWH 1314

Aerodynamics Transitions in the Flight of the Smallest Insects

Laura Miller, CIMS

MATH COLLOQUIUM:3:15 P.M., WWH 1302

Improved Kato Inequalities

Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, IHES

The colloquium is preceded by tea in the 13th floor lounge at 2:45 P.M.

### THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9

ANALYSIS SEMINAR:11:00 A.M. - 12:00 Noon, WWH 1302

Fourth Order PDEs of Critical Growth

Emmanuel Hebey, Universite Cergy-Pontoise

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/analysis_seminar.html

APPLIED MATH LAB SEMINAR:12:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Dynamics of the Ancient Carbon Cycle

Daniel Rothman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

http://www.math.nyu.edu/research/vandenbe/aml/index.html

MATHEMATICAL FINANCE SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., WWH 102

The Analysis of the Statistical Distribution of the Stock Market via Particle Filtering under Gaussian and Non-Gaussianl Stochastic Volatility Models

Alireza Javaheri, RBC Capital Markets

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/math_finance_seminar.html

NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., Room 6417, CUNY Graduate Center

Tba

Johan de Jong, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

TEA: 5:00 - 5:30 P.M. served in the Math Lounge on the 4th floor

The Number Theory Seminar is a joint seminar with CUNY Graduate Center and Columbia University

http://www.math.columbia.edu/%7Egoldfeld/ScheduleJointNTS.html

### FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10

PROBABILITY AND MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR:10:30 A.M., WWH 1013

On the Equilibrium Problem in Economics and Finance

Shmuel Kaniel, Hebrew University, Jerusalem

NYC NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING FORUM:11:30 A.M., WWH 1302

Rational Kernels: A General Machine Learning Framework for the Analysis of Natural Language and Biological Sequences

Mehryar Mohri, AT&T Labs-Research (joint work with Corinna Cortes and Patrick Haffner)

Note the unusual time and place!

See http://nlp.cs.nyu.edu/nycnlp/ for directions and additional information.

APPLIED MATHEMATICS SEMINAR:2:30 - 3:30 P.M., WWH 1302

Dense Granular Flow

Thomas C. Halsey, ExxonMobil Research and Engineering

Note the new starting time for the seminar!

http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~eve2/ams.html

STUDENT SEMINAR IN GEOPHYSICAL FLUID DYNAMICS:3:30 - 5:00 P.M., WWH 1314

The Effect of Boundary Layer Friction on Equatorial Waves

Joseph Biello

http://math.nyu.edu/caos_teaching/student_seminar/

COURANT/STONY BROOK JOINT SYMPLECTIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR:Stony Brook, Math Building, Room P 131

- 3:45 - 4:45 P.M.:

Making Lagrangian Intersection Perturbative: Applications to 3-Manifold Invariants

Sylvain Cappell, CIMS- 5:15 - 6:15 P.M.:

Lefschetz Fibrations in Homological Mirror Symmetry

Denis Auroux, MIT

### TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14

MOSTLY BIOMATHEMATICS LUNCHTIME SEMINAR:12:00 - 1:00 P.M., WWH 1314

Deformation of Elastic Cell Membranes

Chun Liu, Penn State

### THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16

ANALYSIS SEMINAR:11:00 A.M. - 12:00 Noon, WWH 1302

Tba

Becca Thomases, UC Santa Barbara

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/analysis_seminar.html

## Special Announcements

** MATHEMATICS DOCTORAL STUDENTS planning to take the Fall 2003
foreign language examination should note that the application deadline is
MONDAY, OCTOBER 13. The examination will take place on
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 11:00 - 2:00 P.M. **

THE CIMS WEEKLY BULLETINis avilable on the World Wide Web at http://www.cims.nyu.edu/bulletin/

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## Information Technology Services

**NOTICE:**

A complete listing of ITS classes, workshops, and talks is available on the NYU Web at http://www.nyu.edu/its/classes/. Printed copies can be obtained at the ITS Client Services Center, 10 Astor Place, 4th Floor.

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###### Announcements Forms for Wednesday's Bulletin should be sent to Pat Struse, WWH 1006. Any errors in Wednesday's Bulletin should be directed to Pat Struse at 998-3253, or email struse@cims.nyu.edu Not responsible for last minute changes or corrections after 5:00 P.M. on Tuesday. No email announcements after 4:00 P.M. on Tuesdays, please, if possible.

*Room Assignments:* Requests must be made separately
in writing to Jude Ali, WWH 909. (Room announcements
for classes and oral examinations take precedence over
seminars and colloquia)

*Circulation:* Please send address changes to
Pat Struse, CIMS-NYU, 251 Mercer Street, NY, NY 10012-1110,
or call (212) 998-3253, or email
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### WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1

COLLOQUIUM IN ATMOSPHERE-OCEAN SCIENCE:3:30 - 4:30 P.M., WWH 1302

The Milankovitch Hypothesis of Orbital Climate Control and the Observed Record

Carl Wunsch, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Sponsored by the Center for Atmosphere-Ocean Science.

http://math.nyu.edu/caos teaching/colloquium/

SPECIAL SEMINAR:4:0O0 P.M., WWH 1314

Counting Manifolds

Tsachik Gelander, Yale University

### THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2

ANALYSIS SEMINAR:11:00 A.M. - 12:00 Noon, WWH 1302

Deformations of Tiling Spaces or Can You Hear the Shape of a Tile?

Lorenzo Sadun, University of Texas

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/analysis_seminar.html

APPLIED MATH LAB SEMINAR:12:30 P.M., WWH 1314

An Analysis of fMRI Data

Cliona Golden, CIMS

http://www.math.nyu.edu/research/vandenbe/aml/index.html

SPECIAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR:9:30 - 11:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Optimal Transportation and Geometrical PDEs

NOTE THE CHANGE IN TIME AND ROOM NUMBER!

Last of the three lectures by Yann Brenier, Universite de Nice Sophia-Antipolis

LECTURE SERIES:2:00 - 3:00 P.M., WWH 1314

Topics in Dynamical Systems with a Number Theoretic and Geometric Flavor

Elon Lindenstrauss

First meeting

MATHEMATICAL FINANCE SEMINAR:6:00 - 7:30 P.M., Room 914, Kimmel Hall (60 Washington Square South)

Impostors in the Market

Victor Niederhoffer and Laurel Kenner, Niederhoffer Investments

NOTE the change in building and time.

A reception sponsored by Instinet-Island ECN will follow in Room 912.

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/math_finance_seminar.html

NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., Room 520, Columbia University

On the Main Iwasawa Conjecture for GL(2)

Eric Urban, Columbia University

TEA: 5:00 - 5:30 P.M. served in the Math Lounge on the 5th floor

The Number Theory Seminar is a joint seminar with CUNY Graduate Center and Columbia University

http://www.math.columbia.edu/%7Egoldfeld/ScheduleJointNTS.html

### FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3

PROBABILITY AND MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR:10:30 A.M., WWH 1013

Slab Percolation for the Ising Model

Thierry Bodineau (Paris 7)

COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM:11:30 A.M., WWH 1302

Collaborative Tele-Experience and the Co-Opticon

Ken Goldberg, UC Berkeley

Refreshments will be served at 11:15 A.M. in WWH 1302

PROBABILITY AND MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR:11:45 A.M., WWH 1013

Informal Talk on ``2D Scaling Limits in Percolation''

Charles Newman, CIMS

GRADUATE STUDENT/POSTDOC SEMINAR:1:00 - 2:00 P.M., WWH 1302

Rough Path Theory and Applications to Stochastic Analysis

Peter Friz, CIMS

APPLIED MATHEMATICS SEMINAR:2:30 - 3:30 P.M., WWH 1302

Computational Studies of Conformational Transitions of Parts of the ATP Synthase

Paul Maragakis, Harvard University

http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~eve2/ams.html

STUDENT SEMINAR IN GEOPHYSICAL FLUID DYNAMICS:3:30 - 5:00 P.M., WWH 1314

Physics of General Vertical Coordinates in Ocean Models

Chris Konig

http://math.nyu.edu/caos_teaching/student_seminar/

### TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7

MOSTLY BIOMATHEMATICS LUNCHTIME SEMINAR:12:00 - 1:00 P.M., WWH 1314

Aerodynamics Transitions in the Flight of the Smallest Insects

Laura Miller, CIMS

MATH COLLOQUIUM:3:15 P.M., WWH 1302

Improved Kato Inequalities

Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, IHES

The colloquium is preceded by tea in the 13th floor lounge at 2:45 P.M.

### WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8

SPECIAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR:3:00 P.M., WWH 1314

Phenomena in Large Dimension

V. Milman, Tel Aviv

### THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9

ANALYSIS SEMINAR:11:00 A.M. - 12:00 Noon, WWH 1302

Fourth Order PDEs of Critical Growth

Emmanuel Hebey, Universite Cergy-Pontoise

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/analysis_seminar.html

APPLIED MATH LAB SEMINAR:12:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Dynamics of the Ancient Carbon Cycle

Daniel Rothman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

http://www.math.nyu.edu/research/vandenbe/aml/index.html

MATHEMATICAL FINANCE SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., WWH 102

The Analysis of the Statistical Distribution of the Stock Market via Particle Filtering under Gaussian and Non-Gaussianl Stochastic Volatility Models

Alireza Javaheri, RBC Capital Markets

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/math_finance_seminar.html

NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., Room 6417, CUNY Graduate Center

Tba

Johan de Jong, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

TEA: 5:00 - 5:30 P.M. served in the Math Lounge on the 4th floor

The Number Theory Seminar is a joint seminar with CUNY Graduate Center and Columbia University

http://www.math.columbia.edu/%7Egoldfeld/ScheduleJointNTS.html

### FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10

PROBABILITY AND MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR:10:30 A.M., WWH 1013

On the Equilibrium Problem in Economics and Finance

Shmuel Kaniel, Hebrew University, Jerusalem

NYC NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING FORUM:11:30 A.M., WWH 1302

Rational Kernels: A General Machine Learning Framework for the Analysis of Natural Language and Biological Sequences

Mehryar Mohri, AT&T Labs-Research (joint work with Corinna Cortes and Patrick Haffner)

Note the unusual time and place!

See http://nlp.cs.nyu.edu/nycnlp/ for directions and additional information.

APPLIED MATHEMATICS SEMINAR:2:30 - 3:30 P.M., WWH 1302

Dense Granular Flow

Thomas C. Halsey, ExxonMobil Research and Engineering

Note the new starting time for the seminar!

http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~eve2/ams.html

STUDENT SEMINAR IN GEOPHYSICAL FLUID DYNAMICS:3:30 - 5:00 P.M., WWH 1314

The Effect of Boundary Layer Friction on Equatorial Waves

Joseph Biello

http://math.nyu.edu/caos_teaching/student_seminar/

COURANT/STONY BROOK JOINT SYMPLECTIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR:Stony Brook, Math Building, Room P 131

- 3:45 - 4:45 P.M.:

Making Lagrangian Intersection Perturbative: Applications to 3-Manifold Invariants

Sylvain Cappell, CIMS- 5:15 - 6:15 P.M.:

Lefschetz Fibrations in Homological Mirror Symmetry

Denis Auroux, MIT

### TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14

MOSTLY BIOMATHEMATICS LUNCHTIME SEMINAR:12:00 - 1:00 P.M., WWH 1314

Deformation of Elastic Cell Membranes

Chun Liu, Penn State

### WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15

COLLOQUIUM IN ATMOSPHERE-OCEAN SCIENCE:3:30 - 4:30 P.M., WWH 1302

The Eddy-Driven Thermocline

Paola Cessi, Scripps Institute of Oceanography

Sponsored by the Center for Atmosphere-Ocean Science.

http://math.nyu.edu/caos teaching/colloquium/

### THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16

ANALYSIS SEMINAR:11:00 A.M. - 12:00 Noon, WWH 1302

Tba

Becca Thomases, UC Santa Barbara

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/analysis_seminar.html

SPECIAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR:3:30 P.M., WWH 1013

On the Motion of Domain Walls in Hard Ferromagnets

Giuseppe Tomassetti, University of Rome 2

MATHEMATICAL FINANCE SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., WWH 102

A Theory of Non-Gaussian Option Pricing: Capturing the Smile and the Skew

Lisa Borland, Evnine-Vaughan Associates

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/math_finance_seminar.html

NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., 13th Floor, WWH

Arithmetic Quantum Unique Ergodicity on Locally Symmetric Spaces

Akshay Venkatesh, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

TEA: 5:00 - 5:30 P.M. served in the Math Lounge on the 13th floor, Warren Weaver Hall

The Number Theory Seminar is a joint seminar with CUNY Graduate Center and Columbia University

http://www.math.columbia.edu/%7Egoldfeld/ScheduleJointNTS.html

### FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17

COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM:11:30 A.M., WWH 1302

LEO-DB2's Learning Optimizer

Volker Markl, IBM Almaden Research Center

Refreshments will be served at 11:15 A.M. in WWH 1302

APPLIED MATHEMATICS SEMINAR:2:30 - 3:30 P.M., WWH 1302

Tba

Leslie Greengard, CIMS

http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~eve2/ams.html

STUDENT SEMINAR IN GEOPHYSICAL FLUID DYNAMICS:3:30 - 5:00 P.M., WWH 1314

Tba

Miguel Maqueda

http://math.nyu.edu/caos_teaching/student_seminar/

### TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21

MOSTLY BIOMATHEMATICS LUNCHTIME SEMINAR:12:00 - 1:00 P.M., WWH 1314

Using a Complex Systems Approach to Understand Vulnerability and Resilience to Arousal in Normal and Diseased States

Lilianne Rivka Mujica-Parodi, Depts. of Biomedical Engineering and Psychiatry, SUNY at Stony Brook

## Special Announcements

* MONDAY, OCTOBER 13. * The examination will take place on
* FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 11:00 - 2:00 P.M. *

** MATHEMATICS GRADUATE STUDENTS ** who are planning to take the oral
preliminary examinations in February 2004 should note that the application
deadline is ** Monday, October 20. ** Applications are
available in Tamar's office, Room 723.

THE CIMS WEEKLY BULLETINis avilable on the World Wide Web at http://www.cims.nyu.edu/bulletin/

Scroll down, then click on CIMS SEMINARS

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## Information Technology Services

**NOTICE:**

A complete listing of ITS classes, workshops, and talks is available on the NYU Web at http://www.nyu.edu/its/classes/. Printed copies can be obtained at the ITS Client Services Center, 10 Astor Place, 4th Floor.

##### Reader Information

###### Announcements Forms for Wednesday's Bulletin should be sent to Pat Struse, WWH 1006. Any errors in Wednesday's Bulletin should be directed to Pat Struse at 998-3253, or email struse@cims.nyu.edu Not responsible for last minute changes or corrections after 5:00 P.M. on Tuesday. No email announcements after 4:00 P.M. on Tuesdays, please, if possible.

*Room Assignments:* Requests must be made separately
in writing to Jude Ali, WWH 909. (Room announcements
for classes and oral examinations take precedence over
seminars and colloquia)

*Circulation:* Please send address changes to
Pat Struse, CIMS-NYU, 251 Mercer Street, NY, NY 10012-1110,
or call (212) 998-3253, or email
struse@cims.nyu.edu

*Copying:* Larry Cohen

### WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8

SPECIAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR:3:00 P.M., WWH 1314

Phenomena in Large Dimension

V. Milman, Tel Aviv

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/special_analysis_seminar.htm

### THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9

ANALYSIS SEMINAR:11:00 A.M. - 12:00 Noon, WWH 1302

Fourth Order PDEs of Critical Growth

Emmanuel Hebey, Universite Cergy-Pontoise

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/analysis_seminar.html

APPLIED MATH LAB SEMINAR:12:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Symmetry Breaking Leads to Forward Flapping Flight

Nicolas Vandenberghe, CIMS

Note change in speaker and title

http://www.math.nyu.edu/research/vandenbe/aml/index.html

DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS SEMINAR:3:30 - 4:30 P.M., WWH 613

Open Issues in Reversible Systems, with Impact on Some PDE's

Charles Tresser, IBM

MATHEMATICAL FINANCE SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., WWH 102

The Analysis of the Statistical Distribution of the Stock Market via Particle Filtering under Gaussian and Non-Gaussianl Stochastic Volatility Models

Alireza Javaheri, RBC Capital Markets

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/math_finance_seminar.html

NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., Room 6417, CUNY Graduate Center

Families of Rationally Connected Varieties and Brauer Groups

Johan de Jong, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

TEA: 5:00 - 5:30 P.M. served in the Math Lounge on the 4th floor

The Number Theory Seminar is a joint seminar with CUNY Graduate Center and Columbia University

http://www.math.columbia.edu/%7Egoldfeld/ScheduleJointNTS.html

### FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10

SPECIAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR:9:00 A.M., WWH 1302

The Optimal Evolution of the Free Energy of Interacting Gases and Its Applications to Geometric Inequalities

Nassif Ghoussoub, Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/special_analysis_seminar.htm

PROBABILITY AND MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR:10:30 A.M., WWH 1013

On the Equilibrium Problem in Economics and Finance

Shmuel Kaniel, Hebrew University, Jerusalem

NYC NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING FORUM:11:30 A.M., WWH 1302

Rational Kernels: A General Machine Learning Framework for the Analysis of Natural Language and Biological Sequences

Mehryar Mohri, AT&T Labs-Research (joint work with Corinna Cortes and Patrick Haffner)

Note the unusual time and place!

See http://nlp.cs.nyu.edu/nycnlp/ for directions and additional information.

GRADUATE STUDENT/POSTDOC SEMINAR:1:00 - 2:00 P.M., WWH 1302

Fluid Dynamics Research at Courant

Stephen Childress, Anna-Karin Tornberg, and Michael Shelley, CIMS

APPLIED MATHEMATICS SEMINAR:2:30 - 3:30 P.M., WWH 1302

Dense Granular Flow

Thomas C. Halsey, ExxonMobil Research and Engineering

Note the new starting time for the seminar!

http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~eve2/ams.html

STUDENT SEMINAR IN GEOPHYSICAL FLUID DYNAMICS:3:30 - 5:00 P.M., WWH 1314

Research in the Arctic

Helga Schaffrin

Note the change in speaker and title

http://math.nyu.edu/caos_teaching/student_seminar/

COURANT/STONY BROOK JOINT SYMPLECTIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR:Stony Brook, Math Building, Room P 131

- 3:45 - 4:45 P.M.:

Making Lagrangian Intersection Perturbative: Applications to 3-Manifold Invariants

Sylvain Cappell, CIMS- 5:15 - 6:15 P.M.:

Lefschetz Fibrations in Homological Mirror Symmetry

Denis Auroux, MIT

### TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14

MOSTLY BIOMATHEMATICS LUNCHTIME SEMINAR:12:00 - 1:00 P.M., WWH 1314

Deformation of Elastic Cell Membranes

Chun Liu, Penn State

### WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15

COLLOQUIUM IN ATMOSPHERE-OCEAN SCIENCE:3:30 - 4:30 P.M., WWH 1302

The Eddy-Driven Thermocline

Paola Cessi, Scripps Institute of Oceanography

Sponsored by the Center for Atmosphere-Ocean Science.

http://math.nyu.edu/caos teaching/colloquium/

### THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16

ANALYSIS SEMINAR:11:00 A.M. - 12:00 Noon, WWH 1302

Global Existence for 3D Nonlinear Incompressible Elastodynamics as a Limit of Slightly Compressible Material

Becca Thomases, UC Santa Barbara

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/analysis_seminar.html

APPLIED MATH LAB SEMINAR:12:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Tba

Claude Desplan, NYU Biology

http://www.math.nyu.edu/research/vandenbe/aml/index.html

SPECIAL COLLOQUIUM IN ATMOSPHERE-OCEAN SCIENCE SEMINAR:1:00 P.M., WWH 1302

Plankton Patchiness and Brownian Bugs

Bill Young, Scripps Institute of Oceanography

Sponsored by the Center for Atmosphere-Ocean Science.

http://math.nyu.edu/caos teaching/colloquium/

SPECIAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR:3:30 P.M., WWH 1013

On the Motion of Domain Walls in Hard Ferromagnets

Giuseppe Tomassetti, University of Rome 2

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/special_analysis_seminar.htm

MATHEMATICAL FINANCE SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., WWH 102

A Theory of Non-Gaussian Option Pricing: Capturing the Smile and the Skew

Lisa Borland, Evnine-Vaughan Associates

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/math_finance_seminar.html

NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., 13th Floor, WWH

Arithmetic Quantum Unique Ergodicity on Locally Symmetric Spaces

Akshay Venkatesh, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

TEA: 5:00 - 5:30 P.M. served in the Math Lounge on the 13th floor, Warren Weaver Hall

The Number Theory Seminar is a joint seminar with CUNY Graduate Center and Columbia University

http://www.math.columbia.edu/%7Egoldfeld/ScheduleJointNTS.html

### FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17

COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM:11:30 A.M., WWH 1302

LEO-DB2's Learning Optimizer

Volker Markl, IBM Almaden Research Center

Refreshments will be served at 11:15 A.M. in WWH 1302

http://cs/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/fall03/oct17.html

GRADUATE STUDENT/POSTDOC SEMINAR:1:00 - 2:00 P.M., WWH 1302

Research in Probability and Dynamical Systems at Courant

Lai-Sang Young, Charles Newman, and S.R.S. Varadhan, CIMS

APPLIED MATHEMATICS SEMINAR:2:30 - 3:30 P.M., WWH 1302

Tba

Leslie Greengard, CIMS

http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~eve2/ams.html

STUDENT SEMINAR IN GEOPHYSICAL FLUID DYNAMICS:3:30 - 5:00 P.M., WWH 1314

The Effect of Boundary Layer Friction on Equatorial Waves

Joseph Biello

Note the change in speaker and title

http://math.nyu.edu/caos_teaching/student_seminar/

### MONDAY, OCTOBER 20

SPECIAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR:4:30 - 5:30 P.M., WWH 1302

Weak KAM Theorem in Lagrangian Dynamics (Part 1)

Albert Fathi, ENS Lyon

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/special_analysis_seminar.htm

### TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21

MOSTLY BIOMATHEMATICS LUNCHTIME SEMINAR:12:00 - 1:00 P.M., WWH 1314

Using a Complex Systems Approach to Understand Vulnerability and Resilience to Arousal in Normal and Diseased States

Lilianne Rivka Mujica-Parodi, Depts. of Biomedical Engineering and Psychiatry, SUNY at Stony Brook

SPECIAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR:3:30 - 4:30 P.M., WWH 1302

Wiener-Hopf Determinants with Fisher-Hartwig Symbols

Estelle Basor, California Polytechnic, San Luis Obispo

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/special_analysis_seminar.htm

### WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22

COLLOQUIUM IN ATMOSPHERE-OCEAN SCIENCE:3:30 - 4:30 P.M., WWH 1302

Statistical Mechanics of Cumulus Convection

George Craig, DLR-Institut fur Physik der Atmosphaere

Sponsored by the Center for Atmosphere-Ocean Science.

http://math.nyu.edu/caos teaching/colloquium/

### THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23

ANALYSIS SEMINAR:11:00 A.M. - 12:00 Noon, WWH 1302

Weak KAM Theorem in Lagrangian Dynamics

Albert Fathi, ENS Lyon

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/analysis_seminar.html

NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., Room 520, Columbia University

Hida Families and Rational Points on Elliptic Curves

Henri Darmon, McGill University and Princeton

TEA: 5:00 - 5:30 P.M. served in the Math Lounge on the 5th floor

The Number Theory Seminar is a joint seminar with CUNY Graduate Center and Columbia University

http://www.math.columbia.edu/%7Egoldfeld/ScheduleJointNTS.html

MATHEMATICAL FINANCE SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., WWH 102

Island Goes Dark: Transparency, Fragmentation, and Liquidity Externalities

Terry Hendershott, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/math_finance_seminar.html

### FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24

APPLIED MATHEMATICS SEMINAR:2:30 - 3:30 P.M., WWH 1302

The Effect of Mean Shear and Boundary Layer Dissipation on the Nonlinear Interaction of Equatorial Baroclinic and Baratropic Rossby Waves

Joseph Biello, CIMS

http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~eve2/ams.html

STUDENT SEMINAR IN GEOPHYSICAL FLUID DYNAMICS:3:30 - 5:00 P.M., WWH 1314

Free-Surface Quasigeostrophy: Bridging the Gap Between Surface

Quasigeostrophy and the Shallow-Water Equations Ross Tulloch

http://math.nyu.edu/caos_teaching/student_seminar/

### TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28

MOSTLY BIOMATHEMATICS LUNCHTIME SEMINAR:12:00 - 1:00 P.M., WWH 1314

Incorporating Diffusion in Complex Geometries into Stochastic Chemical Kinetics Simulations

Samueln Isaacson, CIMS

### FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31

COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM:11:30 A.M., WWH 1302

IBM Research and Distributed Systems

Alfred Z. Spector, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center

Refreshments will be served at 11:15 A.M. in WWH 1302

http://cs/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/fall03/oct31.html

## Special Announcements

* MONDAY, OCTOBER 13. * The examination will take place on
* FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 11:00 - 2:00 P.M. *

** MATHEMATICS GRADUATE STUDENTS ** who are planning to take the oral
preliminary examinations in February 2004 should note that the application
deadline is ** Monday, October 20. ** Applications are
available in Tamar's office, Room 723.

THE CIMS WEEKLY BULLETINis avilable on the World Wide Web at http://www.cims.nyu.edu/bulletin/

Scroll down, then click on CIMS SEMINARS

majordomo@cs.nyu.edu

and in the body of the message type only the following 2 lines:

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## Information Technology Services

**NOTICE:**

A complete listing of ITS classes, workshops, and talks is available on the NYU Web at http://www.nyu.edu/its/classes/. Printed copies can be obtained at the ITS Client Services Center, 10 Astor Place, 4th Floor.

##### Reader Information

*Room Assignments:* Requests must be made separately
in writing to Jude Ali, WWH 909. (Room announcements
for classes and oral examinations take precedence over
seminars and colloquia)

*Circulation:* Please send address changes to
Pat Struse, CIMS-NYU, 251 Mercer Street, NY, NY 10012-1110,
or call (212) 998-3253, or email
struse@cims.nyu.edu

*Copying:* Larry Cohen

### WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15

COLLOQUIUM IN ATMOSPHERE-OCEAN SCIENCE:3:30 - 4:30 P.M., WWH 1302

The Eddy-Driven Thermocline

Paola Cessi, Scripps Institute of Oceanography

Sponsored by the Center for Atmosphere-Ocean Science.

http://math.nyu.edu/caos teaching/colloquium/

### THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16

ANALYSIS SEMINAR:11:00 A.M. - 12:00 Noon, WWH 1302

Global Existence for 3D Nonlinear Incompressible Elastodynamics as a Limit of Slightly Compressible Material

Becca Thomases, UC Santa Barbara

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/analysis_seminar.html

APPLIED MATH LAB SEMINAR:12:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Patterning the Fly Retina for Color Vision

Claude Desplan, NYU Biology

http://www.math.nyu.edu/research/vandenbe/aml/index.html

SPECIAL COLLOQUIUM IN ATMOSPHERE-OCEAN SCIENCE SEMINAR:1:00 P.M., WWH 1302

Plankton Patchiness and Brownian Bugs

Bill Young, Scripps Institute of Oceanography

Sponsored by the Center for Atmosphere-Ocean Science.

http://math.nyu.edu/caos teaching/colloquium/

SPECIAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR:3:30 P.M., WWH 1013

On the Motion of Domain Walls in Hard Ferromagnets

Giuseppe Tomassetti, University of Rome 2

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/special_analysis_seminar.htm

MATHEMATICAL FINANCE SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., WWH 102

A Theory of Non-Gaussian Option Pricing: Capturing the Smile and the Skew

Lisa Borland, Evnine-Vaughan Associates

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/math_finance_seminar.html

NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., 13th Floor, WWH

Arithmetic Quantum Unique Ergodicity on Locally Symmetric Spaces

Akshay Venkatesh, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

TEA: 5:00 - 5:30 P.M. served in the Math Lounge on the 13th floor, Warren Weaver Hall

The Number Theory Seminar is a joint seminar with CUNY Graduate Center and Columbia University

http://www.math.columbia.edu/%7Egoldfeld/ScheduleJointNTS.html

### FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17

COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM:11:30 A.M., WWH 1302

LEO-DB2's Learning Optimizer

Volker Markl, IBM Almaden Research Center

Refreshments will be served at 11:15 A.M. in WWH 1302

http://cs/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/fall03/oct17.html

GRADUATE STUDENT/POSTDOC SEMINAR:1:00 - 2:00 P.M., WWH 1302

Research in Probability and Dynamical Systems at Courant

Lai-Sang Young, Charles Newman, and S.R.S. Varadhan, CIMS

APPLIED MATHEMATICS SEMINAR:2:30 - 3:30 P.M., WWH 1302

Tba

Leslie Greengard, CIMS

http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~eve2/ams.html

STUDENT SEMINAR IN GEOPHYSICAL FLUID DYNAMICS:3:45 - 5:00 P.M., WWH 1314

The Effect of Boundary Layer Friction on Equatorial Waves

Joseph Biello

http://math.nyu.edu/caos_teaching/student_seminar/

### MONDAY, OCTOBER 20

SPECIAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR:4:30 - 5:30 P.M., WWH 1302

Weak KAM Theorem in Lagrangian Dynamics (Part 1)

Albert Fathi, ENS Lyon

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/special_analysis_seminar.htm

### TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21

MOSTLY BIOMATHEMATICS LUNCHTIME SEMINAR:12:00 - 1:00 P.M., WWH 1314

Using a Complex Systems Approach to Understand Vulnerability and Resilience to Arousal in Normal and Diseased States

Lilianne Rivka Mujica-Parodi, Depts. of Biomedical Engineering and Psychiatry, SUNY at Stony Brook

SPECIAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR:3:30 - 4:30 P.M., WWH 1302

Wiener-Hopf Determinants with Fisher-Hartwig Symbols

Estelle Basor, California Polytechnic, San Luis Obispo

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/special_analysis_seminar.htm

### WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22

COLLOQUIUM IN ATMOSPHERE-OCEAN SCIENCE:3:30 - 4:30 P.M., WWH 1302

Statistical Mechanics of Cumulus Convection

George Craig, DLR-Institut fur Physik der Atmosphaere

Sponsored by the Center for Atmosphere-Ocean Science.

http://math.nyu.edu/caos teaching/colloquium/

### THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23

ANALYSIS SEMINAR:11:00 A.M. - 12:00 Noon, WWH 1302

Weak KAM Theorem in Lagrangian Dynamics

Albert Fathi, ENS Lyon

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/analysis_seminar.html

APPLIED MATH LAB SEMINAR:12:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Tba

Nina Shapley, Columbia University

http://www.math.nyu.edu/research/vandenbe/aml/index.html

NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., Room 520, Columbia University

Hida Families and Rational Points on Elliptic Curves

Henri Darmon, McGill University and Princeton

TEA: 5:00 - 5:30 P.M. served in the Math Lounge on the 5th floor

The Number Theory Seminar is a joint seminar with CUNY Graduate Center and Columbia University

http://www.math.columbia.edu/%7Egoldfeld/ScheduleJointNTS.html

MATHEMATICAL FINANCE SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., WWH 102

Island Goes Dark: Transparency, Fragmentation, and Liquidity Externalities

Terry Hendershott, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/math_finance_seminar.html

### FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24

GRADUATE STUDENT/POSTDOC SEMINAR:1:00 - 2:00 P.M., WWH 1302

Research in Atmosphere-Ocean Science

David Holland, Richard Kleeman, and Andrew Majda, CIMS

APPLIED MATHEMATICS SEMINAR:2:30 - 3:30 P.M., WWH 1302

The Effect of Mean Shear and Boundary Layer Dissipation on the Nonlinear Interaction of Equatorial Baroclinic and Baratropic Rossby Waves

Joseph Biello, CIMS

http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~eve2/ams.html

STUDENT SEMINAR IN GEOPHYSICAL FLUID DYNAMICS:3:45 - 5:00 P.M., WWH 1314

Free-Surface Quasigeostrophy: Bridging the Gap Between Surface Quasigeostrophy and the Shallow-Water Equations

Ross Tulloch

http://math.nyu.edu/caos_teaching/student_seminar/

### TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28

MOSTLY BIOMATHEMATICS LUNCHTIME SEMINAR:12:00 - 1:00 P.M., WWH 1314

Incorporating Diffusion in Complex Geometries into Stochastic Chemical Kinetics Simulations

Samueln Isaacson, CIMS

### THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30

ANALYSIS SEMINAR:11:00 A.M. - 12:00 Noon, WWH 1302

Green's Functions and a Positive Mass Theorem on Spheres

Jean Steiner, CIMS

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/analysis_seminar.html

APPLIED MATH LAB SEMINAR:12:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Tba

Bruce Shaw, Columbia, L. Doherty Earth Observatory

http://www.math.nyu.edu/research/vandenbe/aml/index.html

NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., Room 5417, CUNY Graduate Center

Equidistribution of Small Points and Potential Theory

Matt Baker, University of Georgia

TEA: 5:00 - 5:30 P.M. served in the Math Lounge on the 4th floor

The Number Theory Seminar is a joint seminar with CUNY Graduate Center and Columbia University

http://www.math.columbia.edu/%7Egoldfeld/ScheduleJointNTS.html

### FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31

COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM:11:30 A.M., WWH 1302

IBM Research and Distributed Systems

Alfred Z. Spector, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center

Refreshments will be served at 11:15 A.M. in WWH 1302

http://cs/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/fall03/oct31.html

APPLIED MATHEMATICS SEMINAR:2:30 - 3:30 P.M., WWH 1302

Tba

Cyrill Muratov, NJIT

Note the new starting time for the seminar!

http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~eve2/ams.html

STUDENT SEMINAR IN GEOPHYSICAL FLUID DYNAMICS:3:45 - 5:00 P.M., WWH 1314

A Two-Column Model of the Tropical Atmosphere Using the Weak Temperature Gradient Approximation

Dan Shaevitz

Note starting time has been moved back by 15 minutes

http://math.nyu.edu/caos_teaching/student_seminar/

## Special Announcements

* MONDAY, OCTOBER 13. * The examination will take place on
* FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 11:00 - 2:00 P.M. *

** MATHEMATICS GRADUATE STUDENTS ** who are planning to take the oral
preliminary examinations in February 2004 should note that the application
deadline is ** Monday, October 20. ** Applications are
available in Tamar's office, Room 723.

THE CIMS WEEKLY BULLETINis avilable on the World Wide Web at http://www.cims.nyu.edu/bulletin/

Scroll down, then click on CIMS SEMINARS

majordomo@cs.nyu.edu

and in the body of the message type only the following 2 lines:

subscribe cimsbulletin

help

majordomo@cs.nyu.edu

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## Information Technology Services

**NOTICE:**

A complete listing of ITS classes, workshops, and talks is available on the NYU Web at http://www.nyu.edu/its/classes/. Printed copies can be obtained at the ITS Client Services Center, 10 Astor Place, 4th Floor.

##### Reader Information

*Room Assignments:* Requests must be made separately
in writing to Jude Ali, WWH 909. (Room announcements
for classes and oral examinations take precedence over
seminars and colloquia)

*Circulation:* Please send address changes to
Pat Struse, CIMS-NYU, 251 Mercer Street, NY, NY 10012-1110,
or call (212) 998-3253, or email
struse@cims.nyu.edu

*Copying:* Larry Cohen

### WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22

COLLOQUIUM IN ATMOSPHERE-OCEAN SCIENCE:3:30 - 4:30 P.M., WWH 1302

Statistical Mechanics of Cumulus Convection

George Craig, DLR-Institut fur Physik der Atmosphaere

Sponsored by the Center for Atmosphere-Ocean Science.

http://math.nyu.edu/caos teaching/colloquium/

### THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23

ANALYSIS SEMINAR:11:00 A.M. - 12:00 Noon, WWH 1302

Weak KAM Theorem in Lagrangian Dynamics

Albert Fathi, ENS Lyon

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/analysis_seminar.html

APPLIED MATH LAB SEMINAR:12:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Complex Flow and Mixing of Concentrated Emulsions

Nina Shapley, Chemical Engineering, Columbia University

http://www.math.nyu.edu/research/vandenbe/aml/index.html

NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., Room 520, Columbia University

Hida Families and Rational Points on Elliptic Curves

Henri Darmon, McGill University and Princeton

TEA: 5:00 - 5:30 P.M. served in the Math Lounge on the 5th floor

The Number Theory Seminar is a joint seminar with CUNY Graduate Center and Columbia University

http://www.math.columbia.edu/%7Egoldfeld/ScheduleJointNTS.html

MATHEMATICAL FINANCE SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., WWH 102

Island Goes Dark: Transparency, Fragmentation, and Liquidity Externalities

Terry Hendershott, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/math_finance_seminar.html

### FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24

COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM:11:30 A.M., WWH 1302

Temporal Reasoning from Video to Temporal Synthesis of Video

Irfan Essa, GVU Center / College of Computing, Georgia Tech

Refreshments will be served at 11:15 A.M. in WWH 1302

http://cs/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/fall03/oct24.html

GRADUATE STUDENT/POSTDOC SEMINAR:1:00 - 2:00 P.M., WWH 1302

Atmosphere-Ocean Group I

David Holland, Richard Kleeman, and Andrew Majda, CIMS

http://www.math.nyu.edu/phd_students/albens/GSPD/GSPD_seminar.html

APPLIED MATHEMATICS SEMINAR:2:30 - 3:30 P.M., WWH 1302

The Effect of Mean Shear and Boundary Layer Dissipation on the Nonlinear Interaction of Equatorial Baroclinic and Baratropic Rossby Waves

Joseph Biello, CIMS

http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~eve2/ams.html

STUDENT SEMINAR IN GEOPHYSICAL FLUID DYNAMICS:3:45 - 5:00 P.M., WWH 1314

Free-Surface Quasigeostrophy: Bridging the Gap Between Surface Quasigeostrophy and the Shallow-Water Equations

Ross Tulloch

http://math.nyu.edu/caos_teaching/student_seminar/

### TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28

MOSTLY BIOMATHEMATICS LUNCHTIME SEMINAR:12:00 - 1:00 P.M., WWH 1314

Incorporating Diffusion in Complex Geometries into Stochastic Chemical Kinetics Simulations

Samuel Isaacson, CIMS

SPECIAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR:3:30 P.M., WWH 1013

Schroedinger Operators with Strong Magnetic Field of Compact Support

Rainer Hempel, TU Braunschweig

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/special_analysis_seminar.htm

### THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30

ANALYSIS SEMINAR:11:00 A.M. - 12:00 Noon, WWH 1302

Green's Functions and a Positive Mass Theorem on Spheres

Jean Steiner, CIMS

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/analysis_seminar.html

APPLIED MATH LAB SEMINAR:12:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Tba

Bruce Shaw, Columbia, L. Doherty Earth Observatory

http://www.math.nyu.edu/research/vandenbe/aml/index.html

NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., Room 5417, CUNY Graduate Center

Equidistribution of Small Points and Potential Theory

Matt Baker, University of Georgia

TEA: 5:00 - 5:30 P.M. served in the Math Lounge on the 4th floor

The Number Theory Seminar is a joint seminar with CUNY Graduate Center and Columbia University

http://www.math.columbia.edu/%7Egoldfeld/ScheduleJointNTS.html

### FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31

COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM:11:30 A.M., WWH 1302

IBM Research and Distributed Systems

Alfred Z. Spector, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center

Refreshments will be served at 11:15 A.M. in WWH 1302

http://cs/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/fall03/oct31.html

GRADUATE STUDENT/POSTDOC SEMINAR:1:00 - 2:00 P.M., WWH 1302

Algebraic Curves and Algebraic Numbers

Fedor Bogomolov, CIMS

http://www.math.nyu.edu/phd_students/albens/GSPD/GSPD_seminar.html

APPLIED MATHEMATICS SEMINAR:2:30 - 3:30 P.M., WWH 1302

Tba

Cyrill Muratov, NJIT

Note the new starting time for the seminar!

http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~eve2/ams.html

STUDENT SEMINAR IN GEOPHYSICAL FLUID DYNAMICS:3:45 - 5:00 P.M., WWH 1314

A Two-Column Model of the Tropical Atmosphere Using the Weak Temperature Gradient Approximation

Dan Shaevitz

Note starting time has been moved back by 15 minutes

http://math.nyu.edu/caos_teaching/student_seminar/

### MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3

MATHEMATICS COLLOQUIUM:3:45 P.M., WWH 1302

Ergodic Geometry and Non-Conventional Ergodic Averages

Hillel Furstenberg, Yale University and Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Colloquium preceded by tea in the Lounge at 3:15 P.M.

### WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5

SPECIAL ANALYSIS/GEOMETRY SEMINAR:4:00 P.M., WWH 1314

Estimates for Analytic Invariants Associated to Canonical and Arakelov Metrics

J. Jorgeson, CUNY

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/special_analysis_seminar.htm

### THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6

ANALYSIS SEMINAR:11:00 A.M. - 12:00 Noon, WWH 1302

Gamma-Convergence of Gradient Flows and Ginzburg-Landau Vortex Dynamics

Sylvia Serfaty, CIMS

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/analysis_seminar.html

APPLIED MATH LAB SEMINAR:12:30 P.M., WWH 1314

In vitro Genetic Circuits Assembly

Vincent Noireaux, Rockefeller University, Libchaber Lab

http://www.math.nyu.edu/research/vandenbe/aml/index.html

MATHEMATICAL FINANCE SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., WWH 102

Hedging Methodologies and Pricing of Equity-Linked Life Insurance Contracts

Alexander Melnikov, University of Alberta

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/math_finance_seminar.html

NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., 13th Floor, Courant Institute

Tba

K. Soudararajan, University of Michigan

TEA: 5:00 - 5:30 P.M. served in the Math Lounge on the 13th floor, Warren Weaver Hall

The Number Theory Seminar is a joint seminar with CUNY Graduate Center and Columbia University

http://www.math.columbia.edu/%7Egoldfeld/ScheduleJointNTS.html

### FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7

PROBABILITY AND MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR:10:30 - 11:30 A.M. , WWH 1013

Interpolation in Short-Range Spin Glasses

Pierluigi Contucci, University of Bologna

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/probability_seminar.html

PROBABILITY AND MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR:11:45 A.M. , WWH 1013

The Strange Case of the Mean-Field Spin Glass

Daniel Stein, University of Arizona

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/probability_seminar.html

DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY/TOPOLOGY SEMINAR:1:00 P.M., WWH 1013

Integrating the Nonintegrable

Alan Weinstein, UC Berkeley

APPLIED MATHEMATICS SEMINAR:2:30 - 3:30 P.M., WWH 1302

Energy Aware Algorithm Design via Management of Thermodynamic Entropy: From Probabilistic Algorithms and Models to Novel (Semiconductor) Devices

Krishna Palem, Georgia Tech

http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~eve2/ams.html

STUDENT SEMINAR IN GEOPHYSICAL FLUID DYNAMICS:3:45 - 5:00 P.M., WWH 1314

Energy Partition Between Inertial Waves and Geostrophic Currents

Minoru Katoda

http://math.nyu.edu/caos_teaching/student_seminar/

COURANT/STONY BROOK JOINT SYMPLECTIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR:Courant Institute, WWH 101

- 3:45 - 4:45 P.M.:

The Maslov Gerbe

Alan Weinstein, UC Berkeley- 5:00 - 6:00 P.M.:

Chain Level Floer Theory and Its Application to the Geometry of Hamiltonian Diffeomorphisms

Yong-Geun Oh, University of Madison

### MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10

MATHEMATICS COLLOQUIUM:3:45 P.M., WWH 1302

Scaling Limits of Quantum Dynamics

Hong-Tzer Yau, Stanford University and CIMS

Colloquium preceded by tea in the Lounge at 3:15 P.M.

## Special Announcements

* MONDAY, OCTOBER 13. * The examination will take place on
* FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 11:00 - 2:00 P.M. *

** MATHEMATICS GRADUATE STUDENTS ** who are planning to take the oral
preliminary examinations in February 2004 should note that the application
deadline is ** Monday, October 20. ** Applications are
available in Tamar's office, Room 723.

THE CIMS WEEKLY BULLETINis avilable on the World Wide Web at http://www.cims.nyu.edu/bulletin/

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## Information Technology Services

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A complete listing of ITS classes, workshops, and talks is available on the NYU Web at http://www.nyu.edu/its/classes/. Printed copies can be obtained at the ITS Client Services Center, 10 Astor Place, 4th Floor.

##### Reader Information

*Room Assignments:* Requests must be made separately
in writing to Jude Ali, WWH 909. (Room announcements
for classes and oral examinations take precedence over
seminars and colloquia)

*Circulation:* Please send address changes to
Pat Struse, CIMS-NYU, 251 Mercer Street, NY, NY 10012-1110,
or call (212) 998-3253, or email
struse@cims.nyu.edu

*Copying:* Larry Cohen

### THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30

ANALYSIS SEMINAR:11:00 A.M. - 12:00 Noon, WWH 1302

Green's Functions and a Positive Mass Theorem on Spheres

Jean Steiner, CIMS

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/analysis_seminar.html

APPLIED MATH LAB SEMINAR:12:30 P.M., WWH 1314

The Physics of Earthquakes: Integrating Theory and Observation

Bruce Shaw, Columbia, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory

http://www.math.nyu.edu/research/vandenbe/aml/index.html

NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., Room 5417, CUNY Graduate Center

Equidistribution of Small Points and Potential Theory

Matt Baker, University of Georgia

TEA: 5:00 - 5:30 P.M. served in the Math Lounge on the 4th floor

The Number Theory Seminar is a joint seminar with CUNY Graduate Center and Columbia University

http://www.math.columbia.edu/%7Egoldfeld/ScheduleJointNTS.html

### FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31

COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM:11:30 A.M., WWH 1302

IBM Research and Distributed Systems

Alfred Z. Spector, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center

Refreshments will be served at 11:15 A.M. in WWH 1302

http://cs/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/fall03/oct31.html

GRADUATE STUDENT/POSTDOC SEMINAR:1:00 - 2:00 P.M., WWH 1302

Algebraic Curves and Algebraic Numbers

Fedor Bogomolov, CIMS

http://www.math.nyu.edu/phd_students/albens/GSPD/GSPD_seminar.html

APPLIED MATHEMATICS SEMINAR:2:30 - 3:30 P.M., WWH 1302

Phase Transformation Kinetics in Ginzburg-Landau-type Problems

Cyrill Muratov, NJIT

http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~eve2/ams.html

SPECIAL COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM:2:30 P.M., WWH 102

Design and Evaluation of a Metropolitan Area Multitier WirelessAd HocNetwork Architecture

David B. Johnson, Rice University

http://cs/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/fall03/octob31.html

STUDENT SEMINAR IN GEOPHYSICAL FLUID DYNAMICS:3:45 - 5:00 P.M., WWH 1314

A Two-Column Model of the Tropical Atmosphere Using the Weak Temperature Gradient Approximation

Dan Shaevitz

Note starting time has been moved back by 15 minutes

http://math.nyu.edu/caos_teaching/student_seminar/

### MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3

MATHEMATICS COLLOQUIUM:3:45 P.M., WWH 1302

Ergodic Geometry and Non-Conventional Ergodic Averages

Hillel Furstenberg, Yale University and Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Colloquium preceded by tea in the Lounge at 3:15 P.M.

### WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5

SPECIAL ANALYSIS/GEOMETRY SEMINAR:4:00 P.M., WWH 1314

Estimates for Analytic Invariants Associated to Canonical and Arakelov Metrics

J. Jorgeson, CUNY

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/special_analysis_seminar.htm

### THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6

ANALYSIS SEMINAR:11:00 A.M. - 12:00 Noon, WWH 1302

Gamma-Convergence of Gradient Flows and Ginzburg-Landau Vortex Dynamics

Sylvia Serfaty, CIMS

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/analysis_seminar.html

APPLIED MATH LAB SEMINAR:12:30 P.M., WWH 1314

In vitro Genetic Circuits Assembly

Vincent Noireaux, Rockefeller University, Libchaber Lab

http://www.math.nyu.edu/research/vandenbe/aml/index.html

MATHEMATICAL FINANCE SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., WWH 102

Hedging Methodologies and Pricing of Equity-Linked Life Insurance Contracts

Alexander Melnikov, University of Alberta

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/math_finance_seminar.html

NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., 13th Floor, Courant Institute

Irregularities of Distribution of Arithmetic Sequences

K. Soudararajan, University of Michigan

TEA: 5:00 - 5:30 P.M. served in the Math Lounge on the 13th floor, Warren Weaver Hall

The Number Theory Seminar is a joint seminar with CUNY Graduate Center and Columbia University

http://www.math.columbia.edu/%7Egoldfeld/ScheduleJointNTS.html

### FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7

PROBABILITY AND MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR:10:30 - 11:30 A.M. , WWH 1013

Interpolation in Short-Range Spin Glasses

Pierluigi Contucci, University of Bologna

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/probability_seminar.html

COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM:11:30 A.M., WWH 1302

Metric Space Embeddings and Data Stream Algorithms

Muthu Muthukrishnan, Rutgers University and AT&T Reserch

Refreshments will be served at 11:15 A.M. in WWH 1302

http://cs/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/fall03/nov7.html

PROBABILITY AND MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR:11:45 A.M. , WWH 1013

The Strange Case of the Mean-Field Spin Glass

Daniel Stein, University of Arizona

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/probability_seminar.html

DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY/TOPOLOGY SEMINAR:1:00 P.M., WWH 1013

Integrating the Nonintegrable

Alan Weinstein, UC Berkeley

GRADUATE STUDENT/POSTDOC SEMINAR:1:00 - 2:00 P.M., WWH 1302

Tba

Speaker Tba

http://www.math.nyu.edu/phd_students/albens/GSPD/GSPD_seminar.html

APPLIED MATHEMATICS SEMINAR:2:30 - 3:30 P.M., WWH 1302

Energy Aware Algorithm Design via Management of Thermodynamic Entropy: From Probabilistic Algorithms and Models to Novel (Semiconductor) Devices

Krishna Palem, Georgia Tech

http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~eve2/ams.html

STUDENT SEMINAR IN GEOPHYSICAL FLUID DYNAMICS:3:45 - 5:00 P.M., WWH 1314

Energy Partition Between Inertial Waves and Geostrophic Currents

Minoru Katoda

http://math.nyu.edu/caos_teaching/student_seminar/

COURANT/STONY BROOK JOINT SYMPLECTIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR:Courant Institute, WWH 101

- 3:45 - 4:45 P.M.:

The Maslov Gerbe

Alan Weinstein, UC Berkeley- 5:00 - 6:00 P.M.:

Chain Level Floer Theory and Its Application to the Geometry of Hamiltonian Diffeomorphisms

Yong-Geun Oh, University of Madison

### MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10

MATHEMATICS COLLOQUIUM:3:45 P.M., WWH 1302

Scaling Limits of Quantum Dynamics

Hong-Tzer Yau, Stanford University and CIMS

Colloquium preceded by tea in the Lounge at 3:15 P.M.

### WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12

COLLOQUIUM IN ATMOSPHERE-OCEAN SCIENCE:3:30 - 4:30 P.M., WWH 1302

Energy Spectra of the Ocean's Internal Wave Field: Theory and Observations

Yuri Lvov, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Sponsored by the Center for Atmosphere-Ocean Science.

http://math.nyu.edu/caos teaching/colloquium/

SPECIAL JOINT DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS AND NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR:4:00 P.M., WWH 1013

Local Rigidity of Groups Actions

David Fisher, CUNY

http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~elonl/special031112.html

### THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13

ANALYSIS SEMINAR:11:00 A.M. - 12:00 Noon, WWH 1302

Blow Up Dynamics for the L^{ 2 }Critical Nonlinear Schrodinger Equation

Pierre Raphael, University of Cergy-Pontoise

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/analysis_seminar.html

APPLIED MATH LAB SEMINAR:12:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Tba

Todd Murphey, Northwestern University, Mechanical Engineering

http://www.math.nyu.edu/research/vandenbe/aml/index.html

APPLIED MATHEMATICS SEMINAR:2:30 - 3:30 P.M., WWH 1302

Theory and Simulation of Deformation Twinning in FCC Metals

Ellad Tadmor, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

Note special day

http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~eve2/ams.html

MATHEMATICAL FINANCE SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., WWH 102

How Widespread is Late Trading in Mutual Funds?

Eric Zitzewitz, Stanford GSB and Columbia

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/math_finance_seminar.html

NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., 312 Math, Columbia University

Harmonic Analysis on Buildings and the Cohomology of P-Adically Uniformized Varieties

Ehud De-Shalit, Hebrew University and Harvard

TEA: 5:00 - 5:30 P.M. served in the Math Lounge on the 5th floor

The Number Theory Seminar is a joint seminar with CUNY Graduate Center and Columbia University

http://www.math.columbia.edu/%7Egoldfeld/ScheduleJointNTS.html

### FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14

THE IBM RESEARCH / NYU / COLUMBIA THEORY DAY:WWH 109

For further information, please refer to this link:

- 9:30 - 10:00 A.M.:
Coffee and bagels- 10:00 - 10:55

On the Implementation of Huge Random Objects

Oded Goldreich- 10:55 - 11:05:
Short Break- 11:05 - 12:00 Noon

Maximum Coverage Problem with Group Budget Constraints and Applications

Chandra Chekuri- 12:00 - 2:00 P.M.:
Lunch Break- 2:00 - 2:55

Testing Bipartiteness: The Dense, the Spare, and the General

Dana Ron- 2:55 - 3:15:
Coffee Break- 3:15 - 4:10 P.M.

Harndess as a Randomness: A Survey of Universal Derandomization

Russell Impagliazzo

http://cs.nyu.edu/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/fall03/nov14.html

GRADUATE STUDENT/POSTDOC SEMINAR:1:00 - 2:00 P.M., WWH 1302

Atmosphere-Ocean Group II

Esteban Tabak, K. Shafer Smith, and Oliver Buhler, CIMS

http://www.math.nyu.edu/phd_students/albens/GSPD/GSPD_seminar.html

APPLIED MATHEMATICS SEMINAR:2:30 - 3:30 P.M., WWH 1302

The Use of Geometry and Entropy in Analyzing Large Networks

Jean-Pierre Eckmann, Geneva University

http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~eve2/ams.html

STUDENT SEMINAR IN GEOPHYSICAL FLUID DYNAMICS:3:45 - 5:00 P.M., WWH 1314

Climate Dynamics Course Presentation

Oleksii Mostovyi

http://math.nyu.edu/caos_teaching/student_seminar/

### THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20

The XX1(on topics related to Cathleen's work)stAnnual Courant Lectures Honoring the 80thBirthday of Cathleen Morawetz

- 1:30 P.M.

Barbara Keyfitz, University of Houston

What Studying Quasi-Steady Problems Can Tell Us About Steady Transonic Flow

WWH 109- 3:00 P.M.:
Coffee and Tea, 13th floor common area- 4:00 P.M.

Sergiu Klainerman, Princeton University

On the Mathematics of General Relativity and Nonlinear Wave Equations

WWH 109- 6:00 P.M.:
Reception, 13th floor common area

## Special Announcements

* MONDAY, OCTOBER 13. * The examination will take place on
* FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 11:00 - 2:00 P.M. *

THE CIMS WEEKLY BULLETINis avilable on the World Wide Web at http://www.cims.nyu.edu/bulletin/

Scroll down, then click on CIMS SEMINARS

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## Information Technology Services

**NOTICE:**

A complete listing of ITS classes, workshops, and talks is available on the NYU Web at http://www.nyu.edu/its/classes/. Printed copies can be obtained at the ITS Client Services Center, 10 Astor Place, 4th Floor.

##### Reader Information

*Room Assignments:* Requests must be made separately
in writing to Jude Ali, WWH 909. (Room announcements
for classes and oral examinations take precedence over
seminars and colloquia)

*Circulation:* Please send address changes to
Pat Struse, CIMS-NYU, 251 Mercer Street, NY, NY 10012-1110,
or call (212) 998-3253, or email
struse@cims.nyu.edu

*Copying:* Larry Cohen

### WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5

SPECIAL ANALYSIS/GEOMETRY SEMINAR:4:00 P.M., WWH 1314

Estimates for Analytic Invariants Associated to Canonical and Arakelov Metrics

J. Jorgeson, CUNY

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/special_analysis_seminar.htm

### THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6

ANALYSIS SEMINAR:11:00 A.M. - 12:00 Noon, WWH 1302

Gamma-Convergence of Gradient Flows and Ginzburg-Landau Vortex Dynamics

Sylvia Serfaty, CIMS

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/analysis_seminar.html

APPLIED MATH LAB SEMINAR:12:30 P.M., WWH 1314

In vitro Genetic Circuits Assembly

Vincent Noireaux, Rockefeller University, Libchaber Lab

http://www.math.nyu.edu/research/vandenbe/aml/index.html

MATHEMATICAL FINANCE SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., WWH 102

Hedging Methodologies and Pricing of Equity-Linked Life Insurance Contracts

Alexander Melnikov, University of Alberta

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/math_finance_seminar.html

NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., 13th Floor, Courant Institute

Irregularities of Distribution of Arithmetic Sequences

K. Soudararajan, University of Michigan

TEA: 5:00 - 5:30 P.M. served in the Math Lounge on the 13th floor, Warren Weaver Hall

The Number Theory Seminar is a joint seminar with CUNY Graduate Center and Columbia University

http://www.math.columbia.edu/%7Egoldfeld/ScheduleJointNTS.html

### FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7

PROBABILITY AND MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR:10:30 - 11:30 A.M. , WWH 1013

Interpolation in Short-Range Spin Glasses

Pierluigi Contucci, University of Bologna

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/probability_seminar.html

COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM:11:30 A.M., WWH 1302

Metric Space Embeddings and Data Stream Algorithms

Muthu Muthukrishnan, Rutgers University and AT&T Reserch

Refreshments will be served at 11:15 A.M. in WWH 1302

http://cs/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/fall03/nov7.html

PROBABILITY AND MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR:11:45 A.M. , WWH 1013

The Strange Case of the Mean-Field Spin Glass

Daniel Stein, University of Arizona

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/probability_seminar.html

DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY/TOPOLOGY SEMINAR:1:00 P.M., WWH 1013

Integrating the Nonintegrable

Alan Weinstein, UC Berkeley

GRADUATE STUDENT/POSTDOC SEMINAR:1:00 - 2:00 P.M., WWH 1302

Research in PDEs

Sylvia Serfaty and Fang-Hua Lin

http://www.math.nyu.edu/phd_students/albens/GSPD/GSPD_seminar.html

APPLIED MATHEMATICS SEMINAR:2:30 - 3:30 P.M., WWH 1302

Energy Aware Algorithm Design via Management of Thermodynamic Entropy: From Probabilistic Algorithms and Models to Novel (Semiconductor) Devices

Krishna Palem, Georgia Tech

http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~eve2/ams.html

STUDENT SEMINAR IN GEOPHYSICAL FLUID DYNAMICS:3:45 - 5:00 P.M., WWH 1314

Energy Partition Between Inertial Waves and Geostrophic Currents

Minoru Katoda

http://math.nyu.edu/caos_teaching/student_seminar/

COURANT/STONY BROOK JOINT SYMPLECTIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR:Courant Institute, WWH 101

- 3:45 - 4:45 P.M.:

The Maslov Gerbe

Alan Weinstein, UC Berkeley- 5:00 - 6:00 P.M.:

Chain Level Floer Theory and Its Application to the Geometry of Hamiltonian Diffeomorphisms

Yong-Geun Oh, University of Madison

### MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10

MATHEMATICS COLLOQUIUM:3:45 P.M., WWH 1302

Scaling Limits of Quantum Dynamics

Hong-Tzer Yau, Stanford University and CIMS

Colloquium preceded by tea in the Lounge at 3:15 P.M.

### TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11

MOSTLY BIOMATHEMATICS LUNCHTIME SEMINAR:12:00 - 1:00 P.M., WWH 1314

Recent Progress Modelling the Kinesin Motor Protein and the Neck-Linker Zippering Transition

Paul Atzberger, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

### WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12

SPECIAL JOINT MATH / COMPUTER SCIENCE SEMINAR:2:00 P.M., WWH 402

On the Universality of Adiabatic Quantum Computation

Dorit Aharonov, Hebrew University

COLLOQUIUM IN ATMOSPHERE-OCEAN SCIENCE:3:30 - 4:30 P.M., WWH 1302

Energy Spectra of the Ocean's Internal Wave Field: Theory and Observations

Yuri Lvov, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Sponsored by the Center for Atmosphere-Ocean Science.

http://math.nyu.edu/caos teaching/colloquium/

SPECIAL JOINT DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS AND NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR:4:00 P.M., WWH 1013

Local Rigidity of Groups Actions

David Fisher, CUNY

http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~elonl/special031112.html

### THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13

ANALYSIS SEMINAR:11:00 A.M. - 12:00 Noon, WWH 1302

Blow Up Dynamics for the L^{ 2 }Critical Nonlinear Schrodinger Equation

Pierre Raphael, University of Cergy-Pontoise

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/analysis_seminar.html

APPLIED MATH LAB SEMINAR:12:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Kinematic Reducibility of Multiple Model Robotic Systems

Todd Murphey, The Aerospace Corporation

http://www.math.nyu.edu/research/vandenbe/aml/index.html

APPLIED MATHEMATICS SEMINAR:2:30 - 3:30 P.M., WWH 1302

Theory and Simulation of Deformation Twinning in FCC Metals

Ellad Tadmor, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

Note special day

http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~eve2/ams.html

DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS SEMINAR:3:30 PM., WWH 613

Aperiodic Lorentz Gas

Marco Lenci, Stevens Institute

MATHEMATICAL FINANCE SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., WWH 102

How Widespread is Late Trading in Mutual Funds?

Eric Zitzewitz, Stanford GSB and Columbia

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/math_finance_seminar.html

NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., 312 Math, Columbia University

Harmonic Analysis on Buildings and the Cohomology of P-Adically Uniformized Varieties

Ehud De-Shalit, Hebrew University and Harvard

TEA: 5:00 - 5:30 P.M. served in the Math Lounge on the 5th floor

The Number Theory Seminar is a joint seminar with CUNY Graduate Center and Columbia University

http://www.math.columbia.edu/%7Egoldfeld/ScheduleJointNTS.html

### FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14

THE IBM RESEARCH / NYU / COLUMBIA THEORY DAY:WWH 109

For further information, please refer to this link:

- 9:30 - 10:00 A.M.:
Coffee and bagels- 10:00 - 10:55

On the Implementation of Huge Random Objects

Oded Goldreich- 10:55 - 11:05:
Short Break- 11:05 - 12:00 Noon

Maximum Coverage Problem with Group Budget Constraints and Applications

Chandra Chekuri- 12:00 - 2:00 P.M.:
Lunch Break- 2:00 - 2:55

Testing Bipartiteness: The Dense, the Spare, and the General

Dana Ron- 2:55 - 3:15:
Coffee Break- 3:15 - 4:10 P.M.

Harndess as a Randomness: A Survey of Universal Derandomization

Russell Impagliazzo

http://cs.nyu.edu/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/fall03/nov14.html

PROBABILITY AND MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR:10:30 - 11:30 A.M., WWH 1013

Characterization of Invariant Measures at the Leading Edge for Competing Particle Systems

Anastasia Ruzmiakina, Purdue University

GRADUATE STUDENT/POSTDOC SEMINAR:1:00 - 2:00 P.M., WWH 1302

Atmosphere-Ocean Group II

Esteban Tabak, K. Shafer Smith, and Oliver Buhler, CIMS

http://www.math.nyu.edu/phd_students/albens/GSPD/GSPD_seminar.html

APPLIED MATHEMATICS SEMINAR:2:30 - 3:30 P.M., WWH 1302

The Use of Geometry and Entropy in Analyzing Large Networks

Jean-Pierre Eckmann, Geneva University

http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~eve2/ams.html

STUDENT SEMINAR IN GEOPHYSICAL FLUID DYNAMICS:3:45 - 5:00 P.M., WWH 1314

Climate Dynamics Course Presentation

Oleksii Mostovyi

http://math.nyu.edu/caos_teaching/student_seminar/

### TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18

MOSTLY BIOMATHEMATICS LUNCHTIME SEMINAR:12:00 - 1:00 P.M., WWH 1314

Population Density Method in Two Spatial Dimensions: Applications to Neural Networks with Realistic Synaptic Kinetics

Felix Apfalter (Speaker) and Daniel Tranchina, CIMS

### WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19

COLLOQUIUM IN ATMOSPHERE-OCEAN SCIENCE:3:30 - 4:30 P.M., WWH 1302

Nonlinear Dynamics of Atmospheric Regime Transitions

Daan Crommelin, CIMS/CAOS

Sponsored by the Center for Atmosphere-Ocean Science.

http://math.nyu.edu/caos teaching/colloquium/

JOINT DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS AND PROBABILITY SEMINAR:4:00 P.M., WWH 1013

Decay of Correlation Functions in Hyperbolic Systems

Jean-Pierre Eckmann, Geneva

### THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20

FIRST NORTHEAST PROBABILITY SEMINAR:CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY

November 20 - 21, 2003

- 10:30 A.M., Room 9207

On the Infinite Divisibility of Squared Gaussian Processes

Nathalie Eisenbaum, Université Paris, VI- 1:30 P.M., Room 9207

Asymptotic Analysis via Mellin Transforms for Small Deviations in L2-Norm of Integrated Brownian Sheets

Jim Fill, Johns Hopkins University

ANALYSIS SEMINAR:11:00 A.M. - 12:00 Noon, WWH 1302

The Cauchy Problem for Quasilinear Schrodinger Equations

Carlos Kenig, University of Chicago

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/analysis_seminar.html

The XX1(on topics related to Cathleen's work)stAnnual Courant Lectures Honoring the 80thBirthday of Cathleen Morawetz

- 1:30 P.M.

Barbara Keyfitz, University of Houston

What Studying Quasi-Steady Problems Can Tell Us About Steady Transonic Flow

WWH 109- 3:00 P.M.:
Coffee and Tea, 13th floor common area- 4:00 P.M.

Sergiu Klainerman, Princeton University

On the Mathematics of General Relativity and Nonlinear Wave Equations

WWH 109- 6:00 P.M.:
Reception, 13th floor common area

APPLIED MATH LAB SEMINAR:12:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Weak-Turbulent Theory of the Wind-Driven Sea

Vladimir Zakharov, Landau Institute and U. Arizona, Math

http://www.math.nyu.edu/research/vandenbe/aml/index.html

MATHEMATICAL FINANCE SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., WWH 102

Disentangling Volatility from Jumps

Yacine Ait-Sahalia, Princeton University

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/math_finance_seminar.html

NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., Room 5417, CUNY Graduate Center

Visualizing Mordell-Weil Groups

William Stein, Harvard University

TEA: 5:00 - 5:30 P.M. served in the Math Lounge on the 4th floor

The Number Theory Seminar is a joint seminar with CUNY Graduate Center and Columbia University

http://www.math.columbia.edu/%7Egoldfeld/ScheduleJointNTS.html

### FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21

FIRST NORTHEAST PROBABILITY SEMINAR:CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY

November 20 - 21, 2003

- 10:30 A.M., Segal Theater

Central Limit Theorems for Random Walk in Mixing Random Environment

Ofer Zeitouni, University of Minnesota and Technion- 1:30 P.M., Segal Theater

Potential Theory of Additive Lévy Processes, Capacity and Hausdorff Dimension

Yimin Xiao, Michigan State University

GRADUATE STUDENT/POSTDOC SEMINAR:1:00 - 2:00 P.M., WWH 1302

Numerical Analysis Group

Yu Chen and Olof Widlund, CIMS

http://www.math.nyu.edu/phd_students/albens/GSPD/GSPD_seminar.html

JOINT COLUMBIA/COURANT/PRINCETON GEOMETRIC ANALYSIS SEMINAR:2:00 - 4:30 P.M., WWH 102

Differential Geometry

Richard Hamilton, Columbia University

APPLIED MATHEMATICS SEMINAR:2:30 - 3:30 P.M., WWH 1302

Large-Scale Diffusion in Models of Two-Dimensional Geostrophic Turbulence

Shafer Smith, CIMS

http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~eve2/ams.html

SPECIAL SEMINAR:3:00 P.M., WWH 813

Billiards and Dynamics of SL(2,R) over Moduli Space

C. McMullen, Harvard University

Hosted by Peter Sarnak

STUDENT SEMINAR IN GEOPHYSICAL FLUID DYNAMICS:3:45 - 5:00 P.M., WWH 1314

Research in the Antarctic

Ryan Walker

http://math.nyu.edu/caos_teaching/student_seminar/

### SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22

MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR BELOVED COURANT RETIREE GLORIA LEE:6:00 P.M., WWH 13th floor Common Area

## Special Announcements

THE CIMS WEEKLY BULLETINis avilable on the World Wide Web at http://www.cims.nyu.edu/bulletin/

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## Information Technology Services

**NOTICE:**

A complete listing of ITS classes, workshops, and talks is available on the NYU Web at http://www.nyu.edu/its/classes/. Printed copies can be obtained at the ITS Client Services Center, 10 Astor Place, 4th Floor.

##### Reader Information

*Room Assignments:* Requests must be made separately
in writing to Jude Ali, WWH 909. (Room announcements
for classes and oral examinations take precedence over
seminars and colloquia)

*Circulation:* Please send address changes to
Pat Struse, CIMS-NYU, 251 Mercer Street, NY, NY 10012-1110,
or call (212) 998-3253, or email
struse@cims.nyu.edu

*Copying:* Larry Cohen

### WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12

SPECIAL JOINT MATH/COMPUTER SCIENCE SEMINAR:2:00 P.M., WWH 1314

On the Universality of Adiabatic Quantum Computation

Dorit Aharonov, Hebrew University

Please note room change

COLLOQUIUM IN ATMOSPHERE-OCEAN SCIENCE:3:30 - 4:30 P.M., WWH 1302

Energy Spectra of the Ocean's Internal Wave Field: Theory and Observations

Yuri Lvov, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Sponsored by the Center for Atmosphere-Ocean Science.

http://math.nyu.edu/caos teaching/colloquium/

SPECIAL JOINT DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS AND NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR:4:00 P.M., WWH 1013

Local Rigidity of Groups Actions

David Fisher, CUNY

http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~elonl/special031112.html

### THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13

ANALYSIS SEMINAR:11:00 A.M. - 12:00 Noon, WWH 1302

Blow Up Dynamics for the L^{ 2 }Critical Nonlinear Schrodinger Equation

Pierre Raphael, University of Cergy-Pontoise

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/analysis_seminar.html

APPLIED MATH LAB SEMINAR:12:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Kinematic Reducibility of Multiple Model Robotic Systems

Todd Murphey, The Aerospace Corporation

http://www.math.nyu.edu/research/vandenbe/aml/index.html

APPLIED MATHEMATICS SEMINAR:2:30 - 3:30 P.M., WWH 402

Theory and Simulation of Deformation Twinning in FCC Metals

Ellad Tadmor, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

Note special day

http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~eve2/ams.html

DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS SEMINAR:3:30 PM., WWH 613

Aperiodic Lorentz Gas

Marco Lenci, Stevens Institute

MATHEMATICAL FINANCE SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., WWH 102

How Widespread is Late Trading in Mutual Funds?

Eric Zitzewitz, Stanford GSB and Columbia

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/math_finance_seminar.html

NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., 312 Math, Columbia University

Harmonic Analysis on Buildings and the Cohomology of P-Adically Uniformized Varieties

Ehud De-Shalit, Hebrew University and Harvard

TEA: 5:00 - 5:30 P.M. served in the Math Lounge on the 5th floor

The Number Theory Seminar is a joint seminar with CUNY Graduate Center and Columbia University

http://www.math.columbia.edu/%7Egoldfeld/ScheduleJointNTS.html

### FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14

THE IBM RESEARCH / NYU / COLUMBIA THEORY DAY:WWH 109

For further information, please refer to this link:

- 9:30 - 10:00 A.M.:
Coffee and bagels- 10:00 - 10:55

On the Implementation of Huge Random Objects

Oded Goldreich- 10:55 - 11:05:
Short Break- 11:05 - 12:00 Noon

Maximum Coverage Problem with Group Budget Constraints and Applications

Chandra Chekuri- 12:00 - 2:00 P.M.:
Lunch Break- 2:00 - 2:55

Testing Bipartiteness: The Dense, the Spare, and the General

Dana Ron- 2:55 - 3:15:
Coffee Break- 3:15 - 4:10 P.M.

Harndess as a Randomness: A Survey of Universal Derandomization

Russell Impagliazzo

http://cs.nyu.edu/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/fall03/nov14.html

PROBABILITY AND MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR:10:30 - 11:30 A.M., WWH 1013

Characterization of Invariant Measures at the Leading Edge for Competing Particle Systems

Anastasia Ruzmiakina, Purdue University

GRADUATE STUDENT/POSTDOC SEMINAR:1:00 - 2:00 P.M., WWH 1302

Atmosphere-Ocean Group II

Esteban Tabak, K. Shafer Smith, and Oliver Buhler, CIMS

http://www.math.nyu.edu/phd_students/albens/GSPD/GSPD_seminar.html

APPLIED MATHEMATICS SEMINAR:2:30 - 3:30 P.M., WWH 1302

The Use of Geometry and Entropy in Analyzing Large Networks

Jean-Pierre Eckmann, Geneva University

http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~eve2/ams.html

AOS STUDENT SEMINAR SERIES:3:45 - 5:00 P.M., WWH 1314

Review of "Interannual Variability in a Tropical Atmosphere-Ocean Model: Influence of the Basic State, Ocean Geometry and Nonlinearity" (David S. Battisti and Anthony C. Hirst)

Oleksii Mostovyi

http://math.nyu.edu/caos_teaching/student_seminar/

### TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18

MOSTLY BIOMATHEMATICS LUNCHTIME SEMINAR:12:00 - 1:00 P.M., WWH 1314

Population Density Method in Two Spatial Dimensions: Applications to Neural Networks with Realistic Synaptic Kinetics

Felix Apfalter (Speaker) and Daniel Tranchina, CIMS

### WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19

SPECIAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR:2:00 P.M., WWH 1314

Considerations on the Entropy of Quantum Invariant Measures for Chaotic Geodesic Flows

Nalini Anantharaman, Ecole Normale Lyons

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/special_analysis_seminar.htm

COLLOQUIUM IN ATMOSPHERE-OCEAN SCIENCE:3:30 - 4:30 P.M., WWH 1302

Nonlinear Dynamics of Atmospheric Regime Transitions

Daan Crommelin, CIMS/CAOS

Sponsored by the Center for Atmosphere-Ocean Science.

http://math.nyu.edu/caos teaching/colloquium/

JOINT DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS AND PROBABILITY SEMINAR:4:00 P.M., WWH 1013

Decay of Correlation Functions in Hyperbolic Systems

Jean-Pierre Eckmann, Geneva

### THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20

FIRST NORTHEAST PROBABILITY SEMINAR:CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY

November 20 - 21, 2003

- 10:30 A.M., Room 9207

On the Infinite Divisibility of Squared Gaussian Processes

Nathalie Eisenbaum, Université Paris, VI- 1:30 P.M., Room 9207

Asymptotic Analysis via Mellin Transforms for Small Deviations in L2-Norm of Integrated Brownian Sheets

Jim Fill, Johns Hopkins University

ANALYSIS SEMINAR:11:00 A.M. - 12:00 Noon, WWH 1302

The Cauchy Problem for Quasilinear Schrodinger Equations

Carlos Kenig, University of Chicago

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/analysis_seminar.html

The XX1(on topics related to Cathleen's work)stAnnual Courant Lectures Honoring the 80thBirthday of Cathleen Morawetz

- 1:30 P.M.

Barbara Keyfitz, University of Houston

What Studying Quasi-Steady Problems Can Tell Us About Steady Transonic Flow

WWH 109- 3:00 P.M.:
Coffee and Tea, 13th floor common area- 4:00 P.M.

Sergiu Klainerman, Princeton University

On the Mathematics of General Relativity and Nonlinear Wave Equations

WWH 109- 6:00 P.M.:
Reception, 13th floor common area

APPLIED MATH LAB SEMINAR:12:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Weak-Turbulent Theory of the Wind-Driven Sea

Vladimir Zakharov, Landau Institute and U. Arizona, Math

http://www.math.nyu.edu/research/vandenbe/aml/index.html

MATHEMATICAL FINANCE SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., WWH 102

Disentangling Volatility from Jumps

Yacine Ait-Sahalia, Princeton University

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/math_finance_seminar.html

NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., Room 5417, CUNY Graduate Center

Visualizing Mordell-Weil Groups

William Stein, Harvard University

TEA: 5:00 - 5:30 P.M. served in the Math Lounge on the 4th floor

The Number Theory Seminar is a joint seminar with CUNY Graduate Center and Columbia University

http://www.math.columbia.edu/%7Egoldfeld/ScheduleJointNTS.html

### FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21

FIRST NORTHEAST PROBABILITY SEMINAR:CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY

November 20 - 21, 2003

- 10:30 A.M., Segal Theater

Central Limit Theorems for Random Walk in Mixing Random Environment

Ofer Zeitouni, University of Minnesota and Technion- 1:30 P.M., Segal Theater

Potential Theory of Additive Lévy Processes, Capacity and Hausdorff Dimension

Yimin Xiao, Michigan State University

SPECIAL SEMINAR:12:15 P.M., WWH 102

Billiards and Dynamics of SL(2,R) over Moduli Space

C. McMullen, Harvard University

Hosted by Peter Sarnak

Please note room and time change

GRADUATE STUDENT/POSTDOC SEMINAR:1:00 - 2:00 P.M., WWH 1302

Numerical Analysis Group

Yu Chen and Olof Widlund, CIMS

http://www.math.nyu.edu/phd_students/albens/GSPD/GSPD_seminar.html

JOINT COLUMBIA/COURANT/PRINCETON DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY SEMINAR:2:00 - 4:30 P.M., WWH 102

Ricci Flow: Part I

Richard Hamilton, Columbia University

Note: Part II will follow at 3:30 after a half-hour break

APPLIED MATHEMATICS SEMINAR:2:30 - 3:30 P.M., WWH 1302

Large-Scale Diffusion in Models of Two-Dimensional Geostrophic Turbulence

Shafer Smith, CIMS

http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~eve2/ams.html

JOINT COLUMBIA/COURANT/PRINCETON DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY SEMINAR:3:30 P.M., WWH 102

Ricci Flow: Part II

Richard Hamilton, Columbia University

AOS STUDENT SEMINAR SERIES:3:45 - 5:00 P.M., WWH 1314

Research in the Antarctic

Ryan Walker

http://math.nyu.edu/caos_teaching/student_seminar/

DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS SEMINAR:4:00 PM., WWH 1013

First and Second Order Perturbation Calculations for Smooth Dynamical Systems

David Ruelle, IHES

### SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22

MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR BELOVED COURANT RETIREE GLORIA LEE:6:00 P.M., WWH 13th floor Common Area

### TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25

MOSTLY BIOMATHEMATICS LUNCHTIME SEMINAR:12:00 - 1:00 P.M., WWH 1314

Some Roles of Noise in Cortical Responses

Kenneth D. Miller, Dept. of Physiology, University of California at San Francisco

### TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2

MOSTLY BIOMATHEMATICS LUNCHTIME SEMINAR:12:00 - 1:00 P.M., WWH 1314

Probabilistic Modeling of Pathogen Transmission in the Medical Intensive Care Unit

Marc M. Triola, NYU School of Medicine

## Special Announcements

THE CIMS WEEKLY BULLETINis avilable on the World Wide Web at http://www.cims.nyu.edu/bulletin/

Scroll down, then click on CIMS SEMINARS

majordomo@cs.nyu.edu

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## Information Technology Services

**NOTICE:**

A complete listing of ITS classes, workshops, and talks is available on the NYU Web at http://www.nyu.edu/its/classes/. Printed copies can be obtained at the ITS Client Services Center, 10 Astor Place, 4th Floor.

##### Reader Information

*Room Assignments:* Requests must be made separately
in writing to Jude Ali, WWH 909. (Room announcements
for classes and oral examinations take precedence over
seminars and colloquia)

*Circulation:* Please send address changes to
Pat Struse, CIMS-NYU, 251 Mercer Street, NY, NY 10012-1110,
or call (212) 998-3253, or email
struse@cims.nyu.edu

*Copying:* Larry Cohen

### WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19

SPECIAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR:2:00 P.M., WWH 1314

Considerations on the Entropy of Quantum Invariant Measures for Chaotic Geodesic Flows

Nalini Anantharaman, Ecole Normale Lyons

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/special_analysis_seminar.htm

COLLOQUIUM IN ATMOSPHERE-OCEAN SCIENCE:3:30 - 4:30 P.M., WWH 1302

Nonlinear Dynamics of Atmospheric Regime Transitions

Daan Crommelin, CIMS/CAOS

Sponsored by the Center for Atmosphere-Ocean Science.

http://math.nyu.edu/caos teaching/colloquium/

JOINT DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS AND PROBABILITY SEMINAR:4:00 P.M., WWH 1013

Decay of Correlation Functions in Hyperbolic Systems

Jean-Pierre Eckmann, Geneva

### THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20

FIRST NORTHEAST PROBABILITY SEMINAR:CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY

November 20 - 21, 2003

- 10:30 A.M., Room 9207

On the Infinite Divisibility of Squared Gaussian Processes

Nathalie Eisenbaum, Université Paris, VI- 1:30 P.M., Room 9207

Asymptotic Analysis via Mellin Transforms for Small Deviations in L2-Norm of Integrated Brownian Sheets

Jim Fill, Johns Hopkins University

ANALYSIS SEMINAR:11:00 A.M. - 12:00 Noon, WWH 1302

The Cauchy Problem for Quasilinear Schrodinger Equations

Carlos Kenig, University of Chicago

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/analysis_seminar.html

The XX1(on topics related to Cathleen's work)stAnnual Courant Lectures Honoring the 80thBirthday of Cathleen Morawetz

Barbara Keyfitz, University of Houston

What Studying Quasi-Steady Problems Can Tell Us About Steady Transonic Flow

WWH 109- 3:00 P.M.:
Coffee and Tea, 13th floor common area

Sergiu Klainerman, Princeton University

On the Mathematics of General Relativity and Nonlinear Wave Equations

WWH 109- 6:00 P.M.:
Reception, 13th floor common area

APPLIED MATH LAB SEMINAR:12:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Weak-Turbulent Theory of the Wind-Driven Sea

Vladimir Zakharov, Landau Institute and U. Arizona, Math

http://www.math.nyu.edu/research/vandenbe/aml/index.html

MATHEMATICAL FINANCE SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., WWH 1302

Disentangling Volatility from Jumps

Yacine Ait-Sahalia, Princeton University

Note change in room number

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/math_finance_seminar.html

NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., Room 5417, CUNY Graduate Center

Visualizing Mordell-Weil Groups

William Stein, Harvard University

TEA: 5:00 - 5:30 P.M. served in the Math Lounge on the 4th floor

The Number Theory Seminar is a joint seminar with CUNY Graduate Center and Columbia University

http://www.math.columbia.edu/%7Egoldfeld/ScheduleJointNTS.html

### FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21

FIRST NORTHEAST PROBABILITY SEMINAR:CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY

November 20 - 21, 2003

- 10:30 A.M., Segal Theater

Central Limit Theorems for Random Walk in Mixing Random Environment

Ofer Zeitouni, University of Minnesota and Technion- 1:30 P.M., Segal Theater

Potential Theory of Additive Lévy Processes, Capacity and Hausdorff Dimension

Yimin Xiao, Michigan State University

COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM:11:30 A.M., WWH 1302

Learning System Management Procedures by Demonstration

Dan Oblinger, IBM T.J. Watson Reserch Center

Refreshments will be served at 11:15 A.M. in WWH 1302

http://cs/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/fall03/nov_21_1.html

SPECIAL SEMINAR:12:15 P.M., WWH 102

Billiards and Dynamics of SL(2,R) over Moduli Space

C. McMullen, Harvard University

Hosted by Peter Sarnak

Please note room and time change

GRADUATE STUDENT/POSTDOC SEMINAR:1:00 - 2:00 P.M., WWH 1302

Numerical Analysis Group

Yu Chen and Olof Widlund, CIMS

http://www.math.nyu.edu/phd_students/albens/GSPD/GSPD_seminar.html

JOINT COLUMBIA/COURANT/PRINCETON DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY SEMINAR:2:00 - 4:30 P.M., WWH 102

Ricci Flow: Part I

Richard Hamilton, Columbia University

Note: Part II will follow at 3:30 after a half-hour break

APPLIED MATHEMATICS SEMINAR:2:30 - 3:30 P.M., WWH 1302

Large-Scale Diffusion in Models of Two-Dimensional Geostrophic Turbulence

Shafer Smith, CIMS

http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~eve2/ams.html

JOINT COLUMBIA/COURANT/PRINCETON DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY SEMINAR:3:30 P.M., WWH 102

Ricci Flow: Part II

Richard Hamilton, Columbia University

SPECIAL COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM:3:30 P.M., Room 2-60, 44 West Fourth St.

Virtual Cinematography Technology for The Matrix Sequels

George Borshukov, ECS Entertainment

http://cs/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/fall03/nov21.html

AOS STUDENT SEMINAR SERIES:3:45 - 5:00 P.M., WWH 1314

Research in the Antarctic

Ryan Walker

http://math.nyu.edu/caos_teaching/student_seminar/

DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS SEMINAR:4:00 PM., WWH 1013

First and Second Order Perturbation Calculations for Smooth Dynamical Systems

David Ruelle, IHES

### SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22

MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR BELOVED COURANT RETIREE GLORIA LEE:6:00 P.M., WWH 13th floor Common Area

### MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24

SPECIAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR:3:30 P.M., WWH 1302

A Piston Problem and Damping for the Multi-Dimensional Compressible Euler Equations

Dehua Wang, University of Pittsburgh

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/special_analysis_seminar.htm

### TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25

MOSTLY BIOMATHEMATICS LUNCHTIME SEMINAR:12:00 - 1:00 P.M., WWH 1314

Some Roles of Noise in Cortical Responses

Kenneth D. Miller, Dept. of Physiology, University of California at San Francisco

SPECIAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR:3:30 - 4:30 P.M., WWH 1302

Lieb-Thirring Inequalities and Absolutely Continuous Spectrum of Schrodinger Operators

Ari Laptev,, KTH, Stockholm

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/special_analysis_seminar.htm

### TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2

MOSTLY BIOMATHEMATICS LUNCHTIME SEMINAR:12:00 - 1:00 P.M., WWH 1314

Probabilistic Modeling of Pathogen Transmission in the Medical Intensive Care Unit

Marc M. Triola, NYU School of Medicine

### THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4

ANALYSIS SEMINAR:11:00 A.M. - 12:00 Noon, WWH 1302

Semiclassical Limit of the Nonlinear Schrodinger Equations in an Exterior Domain

Ping Zhang, Academia Sinica

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/analysis_seminar.html

JOINT MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS/NONLINEAR DYNAMICS AND CHAOS SEMINAR:11:00 A.M., WWH 1013

Exact Unsteady Solutions to the Viscous MHD Equations

Oleg Bogoyavlensky, Queen's University, Canada

Joint with Physics Department

APPLIED MATH LAB SEMINAR:12:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Tba

Petri Fast, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Tba

Andy Lau, PSU, Engineering

Note that there will be two seminars

http://www.math.nyu.edu/research/vandenbe/aml/index.html

MATHEMATICAL FINANCE SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., WWH 102

Index Volatility Surface via Moment-Matching Techniques

Peter Lee, Lehman Brothers

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/math_finance_seminar.html

NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., 312 Math, Columbia University

On the Main Conjecture for Supersingular Elliptic Curves

Adrian Iovita, Concordia University, Montreal

TEA: 5:00 - 5:30 P.M. served in the Math Lounge on the 5th floor

The Number Theory Seminar is a joint seminar with CUNY Graduate Center and Columbia University

http://www.math.columbia.edu/%7Egoldfeld/ScheduleJointNTS.html

### FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5

CURRENT PERSPECTIVES ON PREDICTABILITY FOR THE ATMOSPHERE AND OCEAN:Friday (beg. 8:30 A.M.) and Saturday (beg. 9:00 A.M.), December 5 and 6

Registration is required. No fee is required. However, it is recommended that you register early as seating is limited to 50-60 people. In order to register, please e-mail alvaro@cims.nyu.edu with the following information: Your name, affiliated institution, mailing address, telephone number, fax number and e-mail address. No registration is required for CIMS attendees.

Sponsored by the Center for Atmosphere Ocean Studies (CAOS), the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences (CIMS), and the Morse Chair of FAS

An Adobe Acrobat pdf file of the Workshop itinerary is being included with this week's Bulletin email version.

PROBABILITY AND MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR:10:30 - 11:30 A.M., WWH 1013

Largest Eigenvalue of Sample Covariance Matrix

Jinho Baik, University of Michigan

APPLIED MATHEMATICS SEMINAR:2:30 - 3:30 P.M., WWH 1302

Tba

Alexander Fisher, Free University of Berlin

http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~eve2/ams.html

### SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6

CURRENT PERSPECTIVES ON PREDICTABILITY FOR THE ATMOSPHERE AND OCEAN:Friday (beg. 8:30 A.M.) and Saturday (beg. 9:00 A.M.), December 5 and 6

Registration is required. No fee is required. However, it is recommended that you register early as seating is limited to 50-60 people. In order to register, please e-mail alvaro@cims.nyu.edu with the following information: Your name, affiliated institution, mailing address, telephone number, fax number and e-mail address. No registration is required for CIMS attendees.

Sponsored by the Center for Atmosphere Ocean Studies (CAOS), the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences (CIMS), and the Morse Chair of FAS

An Adobe Acrobat pdf file of the Workshop itinerary is being included with this week's Bulletin email version.

## Special Announcements

THE CIMS WEEKLY BULLETINis avilable on the World Wide Web at http://www.cims.nyu.edu/bulletin/

Scroll down, then click on CIMS SEMINARS

majordomo@cs.nyu.edu

and in the body of the message type only the following 2 lines:

subscribe cimsbulletin

help

majordomo@cs.nyu.edu

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## Information Technology Services

**NOTICE:**

A complete listing of ITS classes, workshops, and talks is available on the NYU Web at http://www.nyu.edu/its/classes/. Printed copies can be obtained at the ITS Client Services Center, 10 Astor Place, 4th Floor.

##### Reader Information

*Room Assignments:* Requests must be made separately
in writing to Jude Ali, WWH 909. (Room announcements
for classes and oral examinations take precedence over
seminars and colloquia)

*Circulation:* Please send address changes to
Pat Struse, CIMS-NYU, 251 Mercer Street, NY, NY 10012-1110,
or call (212) 998-3253, or email
struse@cims.nyu.edu

*Copying:* Larry Cohen

### TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2

MOSTLY BIOMATHEMATICS LUNCHTIME SEMINAR:12:00 - 1:00 P.M., WWH 1314

Probabilistic Modeling of Pathogen Transmission in the Medical Intensive Care Unit

Marc M. Triola, NYU School of Medicine

### THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4

ANALYSIS SEMINAR:11:00 A.M. - 12:00 Noon, WWH 1302

Semiclassical Limit of the Nonlinear Schrodinger Equations in an Exterior Domain

Ping Zhang, Academia Sinica

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/analysis_seminar.html

JOINT MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS/NONLINEAR DYNAMICS AND CHAOS SEMINAR:11:00 A.M., WWH 1013

Exact Unsteady Solutions to the Viscous MHD Equations

Oleg Bogoyavlensky, Queen's University, Canada

Joint with Physics Department

APPLIED MATH LAB SEMINAR:12:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Simulating Intercellular Calcium Signaling in Epithelial Cells Using a 3D Structured Multiblock Method

Petri Fast, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

http://www.math.nyu.edu/research/vandenbe/aml/index.html

MATHEMATICAL FINANCE SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., WWH 102

Index Volatility Surface via Moment-Matching Techniques

Peter Lee, Lehman Brothers

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/math_finance_seminar.html

NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., 312 Math, Columbia University

On the Main Conjecture for Supersingular Elliptic Curves

Adrian Iovita, Concordia University, Montreal

TEA: 5:00 - 5:30 P.M. served in the Math Lounge on the 5th floor

The Number Theory Seminar is a joint seminar with CUNY Graduate Center and Columbia University

http://www.math.columbia.edu/%7Egoldfeld/ScheduleJointNTS.html

### FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5

CURRENT PERSPECTIVES ON PREDICTABILITY FOR THE ATMOSPHERE AND OCEAN:Friday (beg. 8:30 A.M.) and Saturday (beg. 9:00 A.M.), December 5 and 6

Registration is required. No fee is required. However, it is recommended that you register early as seating is limited to 50-60 people. In order to register, please e-mail alvaro@cims.nyu.edu with the following information: Your name, affiliated institution, mailing address, telephone number, fax number and e-mail address. No registration is required for CIMS attendees.

Sponsored by the Center for Atmosphere Ocean Studies (CAOS), the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences (CIMS), and the Morse Chair of FAS

An Adobe Acrobat pdf file of the Workshop itinerary is being included with this week's Bulletin email version.

PROBABILITY AND MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR:10:30 - 11:30 A.M., WWH 1013

Largest Eigenvalue of Sample Covariance Matrix

Jinho Baik, University of Michigan

COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM:11:30 A.M., WWH 1302

The Computational Camera: Redefining the Image

Shree K. Nayar, Columbia University

Refreshments will be served at 11:15 A.M. in WWH 1302

http://cs/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/fall03/nov_21_1.html

APPLIED MATHEMATICS SEMINAR:2:30 - 3:30 P.M., WWH 1302

Tba

Alexander Fisher, Free University of Berlin

http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~eve2/ams.html

### SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6

CURRENT PERSPECTIVES ON PREDICTABILITY FOR THE ATMOSPHERE AND OCEAN:Friday (beg. 8:30 A.M.) and Saturday (beg. 9:00 A.M.), December 5 and 6

An Adobe Acrobat pdf file of the Workshop itinerary is being included with this week's Bulletin email version.

### MONDAY, DECEMBER 8

MATHEMATICS COLLOQUIUM:3:45 P.M., WWH 1302

The Calculus of Symmetry

Shmuel Weinberger, University of Chicago

Colloquium preceded by tea in the Lounge at 3:15 P.M.

### WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10

COLLOQUIUM IN ATMOSPHERE-OCEAN SCIENCE:3:30 - 4:30 P.M., WWH 1302

Linear Response-Functions Suitable for Atmospheric Climate Problems

Grant Branstator

Sponsored by the Center for Atmosphere-Ocean Science.

http://math.nyu.edu/caos teaching/colloquium/

### THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11

ANALYSIS SEMINAR:11:00 A.M. - 12:00 Noon, WWH 1302

Meromorphic Series and Completely Integrable Systems

Francois Treves, Rutgers University

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/analysis_seminar.html

APPLIED MATH LAB SEMINAR:12:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Local and Nonlocal Coarse Graining from Interpolation Theory and Its Applications to the Renormalization Group

David Reynolds, UC Santa Barbara, Dept. of Physics

http://www.math.nyu.edu/research/vandenbe/aml/index.html

3:00 P.M., WWH 109

Why is it possible to tie our shoelaces, and related problems in applied mathematics, with reflections on the early Paleolithic

Jacob Schwartz, CIMS

4:30 P.M., 13th floor common area

You are cordially invited to attend the CIMS annual holiday festivities!

MATHEMATICAL FINANCE SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., WWH 1302

Hedge Fund Performance and Risk Profile Analysis

Rapahel Douady, Riskdata

Note change in room number

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/math_finance_seminar.html

### FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12

PROBABILITY AND MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR:10:30 - 11:30 A.M., WWH 1013

Janossy Densities in Determinantal and Pfaffian Ensembles of Random Matrices

Alexander Soshnikov, University of California at Davis

APPLIED MATHEMATICS SEMINAR:2:30 - 3:30 P.M., WWH 1302

Tba

Ingrid Daubechies

http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~eve2/ams.html

AOS STUDENT SEMINAR SERIES:3:45 - 5:00 P.M., WWH 1314

Research in the Antarctic

Ryan Walker

http://math.nyu.edu/caos_teaching/student_seminar/

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### THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4

ANALYSIS SEMINAR:11:00 A.M. - 12:00 Noon, WWH 1302

Semiclassical Limit of the Nonlinear Schrodinger Equations in an Exterior Domain

Ping Zhang, Academia Sinica

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/analysis_seminar.html

JOINT MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS/NONLINEAR DYNAMICS AND CHAOS SEMINAR:11:00 A.M., WWH 1013

Exact Unsteady Solutions to the Viscous MHD Equations

Oleg Bogoyavlensky, Queen's University, Canada

Joint with Physics Department

APPLIED MATH LAB SEMINAR:12:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Simulating Intercellular Calcium Signaling in Epithelial Cells Using a 3D Structured Multiblock Method

Petri Fast, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

http://www.math.nyu.edu/research/vandenbe/aml/index.html

MATHEMATICAL FINANCE SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., WWH 102

Index Volatility Surface via Moment-Matching Techniques

Peter Lee, Lehman Brothers

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/math_finance_seminar.html

NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., 312 Math, Columbia University

On the Main Conjecture for Supersingular Elliptic Curves

Adrian Iovita, Concordia University, Montreal

TEA: 5:00 - 5:30 P.M. served in the Math Lounge on the 5th floor

The Number Theory Seminar is a joint seminar with CUNY Graduate Center and Columbia University

http://www.math.columbia.edu/%7Egoldfeld/ScheduleJointNTS.html

### FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5

CURRENT PERSPECTIVES ON PREDICTABILITY FOR THE ATMOSPHERE AND OCEAN:Friday (beg. 8:30 A.M.) and Saturday (beg. 9:00 A.M.), December 5 and 6

An Adobe Acrobat pdf file of the Workshop itinerary is being included with this week's Bulletin email version.

PROBABILITY AND MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR:10:30 - 11:30 A.M., WWH 1013

Largest Eigenvalue of Sample Covariance Matrix

Jinho Baik, University of Michigan

COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM:11:30 A.M., WWH 1302

The Computational Camera: Redefining the Image

Shree K. Nayar, Columbia University

Refreshments will be served at 11:15 A.M. in WWH 1302

http://cs/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/fall03/nov_21_1.html

APPLIED MATHEMATICS SEMINAR:2:30 - 3:30 P.M., WWH 1302

Uncoupled Markov Chains in Biomolecular Simulations

Alexander Fischer, Free University of Berlin

http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~eve2/ams.html

COURANT-STONY BROOK JOINT SYMPLECTIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR:Stony Brook, Math Building P131

- 4:00 P.M.: Tom Coates, Harvard University

A Quantum Lefschetz Hyperplane Theorem- 5:15 P.M.: Viktor Ginzburg, UC Santa Cruz

Branching Floer Homology

### SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6

CURRENT PERSPECTIVES ON PREDICTABILITY FOR THE ATMOSPHERE AND OCEAN:Friday (beg. 8:30 A.M.) and Saturday (beg. 9:00 A.M.), December 5 and 6

An Adobe Acrobat pdf file of the Workshop itinerary is being included with this week's Bulletin email version.

### MONDAY, DECEMBER 8

MATHEMATICS COLLOQUIUM:3:45 P.M., WWH 1302

The Calculus of Symmetry

Shmuel Weinberger, University of Chicago

Colloquium preceded by tea in the Lounge at 3:15 P.M.

### WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10

JOINT SEMINAR ON DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS (CIMS) AND NONLINEAR DYNAMICS AND CHAOS (PHYSICS):2:00 P.M., WWH 1013

Measure of Epsilon-Complexity

V. Afraimovich, San Luis Potosi State University, Mexico

Joint with Physics Department

COLLOQUIUM IN ATMOSPHERE-OCEAN SCIENCE:3:30 - 4:30 P.M., WWH 1302

Linear Response-Functions Suitable for Atmospheric Climate Problems

Grant Branstator

Sponsored by the Center for Atmosphere-Ocean Science.

http://math.nyu.edu/caos teaching/colloquium/

SPECIAL SEMINAR:4:00 P.M., WWH 1314

Representations of Groups Over Two Dimensional Fields

D. Kazhdan (Jerusalem)

Hosted by P. Sarnak

### THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11

ANALYSIS SEMINAR:11:00 A.M. - 12:00 Noon, WWH 1302

Meromorphic Series and Completely Integrable Systems

Francois Treves, Rutgers University

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/analysis_seminar.html

APPLIED MATH LAB SEMINAR:12:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Local and Nonlocal Coarse Graining from Interpolation Theory and Its Applications to the Renormalization Group

David Reynolds, UC Santa Barbara, Dept. of Physics

http://www.math.nyu.edu/research/vandenbe/aml/index.html

3:00 P.M., WWH 109

Why is it possible to tie our shoelaces, and related problems in applied mathematics, with reflections on the early Paleolithic

Jacob Schwartz, CIMS

4:30 P.M., 13th floor common area

You are cordially invited to attend the CIMS annual holiday festivities!

MATHEMATICAL FINANCE SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., WWH 102

Hedge Fund Performance and Risk Profile Analysis

Rapahel Douady, Riskdata

Note change in room number

http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/math_finance_seminar.html

### FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12

PROBABILITY AND MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR:10:30 - 11:30 A.M., WWH 1013

Janossy Densities in Determinantal and Pfaffian Ensembles of Random Matrices

Alexander Soshnikov, University of California at Davis

1:30 - 2:30 P.M., WWH 1302

David Nelson, Director, National Coordination Office for Information Technology Research and Development will speak on the work of the national task force for supercomputing and expected new directions

COLUMBIA/COURANT/PRINCETON DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY SEMINAR:Columbia University, Math Department, 2990 Broadway, Room 520

- 2:00 - 3:00 P.M.: Jeff Cheeger, CIMS

Collapsing and Non-Collapsing- 3:30 - 4:30 P.M.: Gang Tian, Princeton University

Extremal Kahler Metrics and Applications

APPLIED MATHEMATICS SEMINAR:2:30 - 3:30 P.M., WWH 1302

Tba

Ingrid Daubechies

http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~eve2/ams.html

NYCNLP FORUM:2:30 P.M., WWH 102

Behavioral Evidence for Enriched Semantic Composition in Human Language Comprehension

Brian McElree, Dept. of Psychology, NYU

AOS STUDENT SEMINAR SERIES:3:45 - 5:00 P.M., WWH 1314

Research in the Antarctic

Ryan Walker

http://math.nyu.edu/caos_teaching/student_seminar/

### TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16

SEMINAR:11:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M., 719 BROADWAY, ROOM 1221

Unsupervised One-Shot Learning of Object Categories

Li Fei-Fei, California Institute of Technology

### WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17

COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM:1:00 P.M., WWH 101

PCP Testers: Towards a Combinatorial Proof of the PCP Theorem

Omer Reingold, AT&T and IAS

Refreshments will be served at 11:15 A.M. in WWH 1302

http://cs/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/fall03/nov_21_1.html

### FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19

PROBABILITY AND MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR:10:30 - 11:30 A.M., WWH 1013

Zeros of the I.I.D. Gaussian Power Series: A Conformally Invariant Determinantal Process

Yuval Peres, University of California at Berkeley, currently visiting Microsoft Research

PROBABILITY AND MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR:11:30 A.M., WWH 1013

Isoperimetric Inequalities and Applications

Itai Benjamini, Weizmann Institute

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