# 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, JANUARY 5

SPECIAL HISTORY OF MATHEMATICS LECTURE:3:00 P.M., WWH 813

What is a Function?

R. Thiele, Leipzig

### FRIDAY, JANUARY 14

CRYPTOGRAPHY SEMINAR:1:00 P.M., WWH 101

Tba

Masayuki Abe, NTT Labs

See the Cryptography Seminar webpage:http://www.scs.cs.nyu.edu/crypto/

### FRIDAY, JANUARY 21

DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY AND TOPOLOGY SEMINAR:10:30 A.M., WWH 613

Tba

Oleg Viro, University of Uppsala, Sweden

See the speaker's webpage!http://www.math.uu.se/%7Eoleg/

Visit the Seminar webpage at: http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/diff_geom.html

CRYPTOGRAPHY SEMINAR:1:00 P.M., WWH 101

Tba

Speaker Tba

See the Cryptography Seminar webpage:http://www.scs.cs.nyu.edu/crypto/

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

Multiscale Modeling of Complex Fluids and Micro-Fluidics

Weiqing Ren, Princeton University

See the AMS webpage and abstract:http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~eve2/ams.html

### MONDAY, JANUARY 24

MATH COLLOQUIUM:3:45 - 5:00 P.M., WWH 1302

Multiscale Analysis and Diffusion Geometries on Digital Data Sets

Ronald Coifman, Yale University

Preceded by Colloquium Tea in the Lounge at 3:15 P.M.

### TUESDAY, JANUARY 25

SPECIAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR:3:30 - 5:00 P.M., WWH 1302

Anti-self-dual Instantons with Lagrangian Boundary Conditions

Katrin Wehrheim, Institute for Advanced Study

See the speaker's webpage!http://www.math.princeton.edu/~wehrheim/main.html

See the Special Analysis Seminar webpage for abstract:http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/special_analysis_seminar.htm

### FRIDAY, JANUARY 28

CRYPTOGRAPHY SEMINAR:1:00 P.M., WWH 101

Tba

Nenad Dedic, BU

See the Cryptography Seminar webpage:http://www.scs.cs.nyu.edu/crypto/

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

Portfolio Optimization under Incomplete Information

Simon Brendle, Princeton University

See the AMS webpage and abstract:http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~eve2/ams.html

## *** SPECIAL UPCOMING CIMS EVENTS ***

16thInternational Conference on Domain Decomposition Methods (DD16 at Courant Institute)January 12 - January 15, 2005

Hosted by the Courant Institute, in cooperation with Columbia's Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics and SIAM Special Interest Group for Supercomputing

- Registration: Early registration ends November 15, 2004
- Tutorials: January 11, 2005 at 9:00 A.M. and January 12 at 12:00 Noon (held at Columbia University)
- Conference: January 12, 1:00 P.M. - January 15, 5:00 P.M.
- Welcome Reception: January 12, 2005, evening
- Conference Banquet: January 14, 2005, evening
For all further information, see the DD16 website:

http://www.cims.nyu.edu/dd16/index.html

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## Information Technology Services

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##### Reader Information

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Not responsible for last minute changes or
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### FRIDAY, JANUARY 14

CRYPTOGRAPHY SEMINAR:1:00 P.M., WWH 101

Tag-KEM/DEM: A New Framework for Hybrid Encryption

Masayuki Abe, NTT Labs

This is a joint work with Rosario Gennaro (IBM Research) and Kaoru Kurosawa (Ibaraki University)

See the Cryptography Seminar webpage for abstract:http://www.scs.cs.nyu.edu/crypto/

### FRIDAY, JANUARY 21

NUMERICAL ANALYSIS AND SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING SEMINAR:10:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Tba

Jon Wilkening, CIMS

http://www.cs.nyu.edu/overton/nasem/index.html

DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY AND TOPOLOGY SEMINAR:11:00 A.M., WWH 613

Enumeration Problems of Real Algebraic Geometry

Oleg Viro, University of Uppsala, Sweden

See the speaker's webpage!http://www.math.uu.se/%7Eoleg/

Visit the Seminar webpage at: http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/diff_geom.html

CRYPTOGRAPHY SEMINAR:1:00 P.M., WWH 101

Tba

Speaker Tba

See the Cryptography Seminar webpage:http://www.scs.cs.nyu.edu/crypto/

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

Multiscale Modeling of Complex Fluids and Micro-Fluidics

Weiqing Ren, Princeton University

See the AMS webpage and abstract:http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~eve2/ams.html

### MONDAY, JANUARY 24

MATH COLLOQUIUM:3:45 - 5:00 P.M., WWH 1302

Multiscale Analysis and Diffusion Geometries on Digital Data Sets

Ronald Coifman, Yale University

Preceded by Colloquium Tea in the Lounge at 3:15 P.M.

### TUESDAY, JANUARY 25

SPECIAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR:3:30 - 5:00 P.M., WWH 1302

Anti-self-dual Instantons with Lagrangian Boundary Conditions

Katrin Wehrheim, Institute for Advanced Study

See the speaker's webpage!http://www.math.princeton.edu/~wehrheim/main.html

See the Special Analysis Seminar webpage for abstract:http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/special_analysis_seminar.htm

### FRIDAY, JANUARY 28

NUMERICAL ANALYSIS AND SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING SEMINAR:11:30 A.M., WWH 1302

Tba

Paolo Bientinesi, University of Texas, Austin

Note the change in time for this seminar!

http://www.cs.nyu.edu/overton/nasem/index.html

CRYPTOGRAPHY SEMINAR:1:00 P.M., WWH 101

Tba

Nenad Dedic, BU

See the Cryptography Seminar webpage:http://www.scs.cs.nyu.edu/crypto/

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

Portfolio Optimization under Incomplete Information

Simon Brendle, Princeton University

See the AMS webpage and abstract:http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~eve2/ams.html

## *** SPECIAL UPCOMING CIMS EVENTS ***

16thInternational Conference on Domain Decomposition Methods (DD16 at Courant Institute)January 12 - January 15, 2005

Hosted by the Courant Institute, in cooperation with Columbia's Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics and SIAM Special Interest Group for Supercomputing

- Registration: Early registration ends November 15, 2004
- Tutorials: January 11, 2005 at 9:00 A.M. and January 12 at 12:00 Noon (held at Columbia University)
- Conference: January 12, 1:00 P.M. - January 15, 5:00 P.M.
- Welcome Reception: January 12, 2005, evening
- Conference Banquet: January 14, 2005, evening
For all further information, see the DD16 website:

http://www.cims.nyu.edu/dd16/index.html

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

SUBSCRIBING electronically to the CIMS Weekly Bulletin is easy:

Go to http://www.cs.nyu.edu/mailman/listinfo/cimsbulletin

where you may subscribe or unsubscribe easily using the web-based GNU Mailman. This process requires a password that you will choose at that time or where one would be then generated for you.AFTER you have subscribed to the CIMS Weekly Bulletin, the more technical might enjoy reading the email-based interface for users that goes into fine detail regarding using commands for the web-based GNU Mailman. You start by sending a message with just the word 'help' (no apostrophes) as subject or in the body, to:

cimsbulletin-request@cs.nyu.edu

## Information Technology Services

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.

**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, 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

### FRIDAY, JANUARY 21

COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM:10:00 A.M., WWH 1302

New Tools for Studying Stress-Driven Grain Boundary Diffusion

Jon Wilkening, CIMS

http://www.cs.nyu.edu/overton/nasem/index.html

DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY AND TOPOLOGY SEMINAR:11:00 A.M., WWH 613

Enumeration Problems of Real Algebraic Geometry

Oleg Viro, University of Uppsala, Sweden

See the speaker's webpage!http://www.math.uu.se/%7Eoleg/

Visit the Seminar webpage at: http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/diff_geom.html

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

Efficiently Refactoring Java Applications to Use Generic Libraries

Frank Tip, IBM Research

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

For abstract webpage:http://cs.nyu.edu/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/sp05/jan21.html/

See the CS Seminars webpage:http://cs.nyu.edu/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/sp05/

CRYPTOGRAPHY SEMINAR:1:00 P.M., WWH 101

Tba

Speaker Tba

See the Cryptography Seminar webpage:http://www.scs.cs.nyu.edu/crypto/

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

Multiscale Modeling of Complex Fluids and Micro-Fluidics

Weiqing Ren, Princeton University

See the AMS webpage and abstract:http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~eve2/ams.html

### MONDAY, JANUARY 24

MATH COLLOQUIUM:3:45 - 5:00 P.M., WWH 1302

Multiscale Analysis and Diffusion Geometries on Digital Data Sets

Ronald Coifman, Yale University

Preceded by Colloquium Tea in the Lounge at 3:15 P.M.

### TUESDAY, JANUARY 25

SPECIAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR:3:30 - 5:00 P.M., WWH 1302

Anti-self-dual Instantons with Lagrangian Boundary Conditions

Katrin Wehrheim, Institute for Advanced Study

See the speaker's webpage!http://www.math.princeton.edu/~wehrheim/main.html

See the Special Analysis Seminar webpage for abstract:http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/special_analysis_seminar.htm

### FRIDAY, JANUARY 28

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

Tba

Paolo Bientinesi, University of Texas, Austin

CRYPTOGRAPHY SEMINAR:1:00 P.M., WWH 101

Tba

Nenad Dedic, BU

See the Cryptography Seminar webpage:http://www.scs.cs.nyu.edu/crypto/

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

Portfolio Optimization under Incomplete Information

Simon Brendle, Princeton University

See the AMS webpage and abstract:http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~eve2/ams.html

### FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4

CRYPTOGRAPHY SEMINAR:1:00 P.M., WWH 101

Tba

Mike Freedman, NYU

See the Cryptography Seminar webpage:http://www.scs.cs.nyu.edu/crypto/

** *** SPECIAL UPCOMING CIMS EVENTS *** **

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

SUBSCRIBING electronically to the CIMS Weekly Bulletin is easy:

Go to http://www.cs.nyu.edu/mailman/listinfo/cimsbulletin

where you may subscribe or unsubscribe easily using the web-based GNU Mailman. This process requires a password that you will choose at that time or where one would be then generated for you.AFTER you have subscribed to the CIMS Weekly Bulletin, the more technical might enjoy reading the email-based interface for users that goes into fine detail regarding using commands for the web-based GNU Mailman. You start by sending a message with just the word 'help' (no apostrophes) as subject or in the body, to:

cimsbulletin-request@cs.nyu.edu

## Information Technology Services

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.

**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, 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

### THURSDAY, JANUARY 27

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

Model Free Results on Volatility Derivatives

Bruno Dupire, Bloomberg

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

### FRIDAY, JANUARY 28

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

New Results on the Ergodicity of the 2D Navier-Stokes Equations under Very Degenerate Forcing

Jonathan Mattingly, Duke University

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

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

Toward a Final Generation of Linear Algebra Libraries

Paolo Bientinesi, University of Texas, Austin

CRYPTOGRAPHY SEMINAR:1:00 P.M., WWH 101

Upper and Lower Bounds on Black-Box Steganography

Nenad Dedic, BU

Joint work with G. Itkis (BU), L. Reyzin (BU) and S. Russell (BU)

See the Cryptography Seminar webpage:http://www.scs.cs.nyu.edu/crypto/

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

A Brief Introduction to Topological Classification of Spaces and Their Subspaces and Symmetries

Sylvain Cappell, CIMS

For complete GSPD Seminar listings, seehttp://www.math.nyu.edu/~pender/seminar/

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

Portfolio Optimization under Incomplete Information

Simon Brendle, Princeton University

See the AMS webpage and abstract:http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~eve2/ams.html

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

Discussion of:Lorenz, E.N., 1963: Deterministic Nonperiodic Flow

Lyubov Chumakova

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

### TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1

GEOMETRY SEMINAR:6:00 - 7:00 P.M., WWH 613

Discrete Isoperimetry and Fourier Analysis of Boolean Functions

Gil Kalai, Hebrew University and Yale University

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

### FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4

NUMERICAL ANALYSIS AND SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING SEMINAR:10:00 A.M., WWH 1302

High-Frequency Cavity Modes: Efficient Computation and Applications

Alex Barnett, CIMS

http://www.cs.nyu.edu/overton/nasem/index.html

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

Immersive Virtual Reality in Scientific Viscualization

Andries van Dam, Brown University

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

For abstract webpage:http://cs.nyu.edu/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/sp05/feb4.html/

See the CS Seminars webpage:http://cs.nyu.edu/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/sp05/

CRYPTOGRAPHY SEMINAR:1:00 P.M., WWH 101

Tba

Mike Freedman, NYU

See the Cryptography Seminar webpage:http://www.scs.cs.nyu.edu/crypto/

APPLIED MATHEMATICS SEMINAR:CANCELLED. TO BE RESCHEDULED LATER THIS SPRING

The Ocean Internal Wave Field

Esteban Tabak, CIMS

See the AMS webpage and abstract:http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~eve2/ams.html

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

Discussion of:Leith, C.E., 1975: Climate Response and Fluctuation Dissipation

Andrea Barreiro

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

### MONDAY, FEBRUARY 7

MATH COLLOQUIUM:3:45 - 5:00 P.M., WWH 1302

The Information Contained in Statistical Predictions

Richard Kleeman, CIMS Center for Atmosphere Ocean Science

Preceded by Colloquium Tea in the Lounge at 3:15 P.M.

### WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9

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

The Partitioning of the Poleward Heat Transport between the Ocean and Atmosphere

Arnaud Czaja, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Sponsored by the Center for Atmosphere-Ocean Science.

See the CAOS Seminars webpage for abstract if available:http://math.nyu.edu/caos teaching/colloquium/

### FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11

NUMERICAL ANALYSIS AND SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING SEMINAR:10:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Two Stage Stochastic Semi-Definite Programming: Decomposition Methods, Implementation, and Applications

Sanjay Mehrotra, Northwestern University

http://www.cs.nyu.edu/overton/nasem/index.html

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

The Generalized Lindeberg Principle

Sourav Chatterjee, Stanford University

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

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

Tba

Anna-Karin Tornberg, CIMS

For complete GSPD Seminar listings, seehttp://www.math.nyu.edu/~pender/seminar/

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

Tba

Jon Greer, CIMS

See the AMS webpage and abstract:http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~eve2/ams.html

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

Discussion of:Plumb, R., 1977: The Interaction of Two Internal Waves with the Mean Flow: Implications for the Theory of the Quasi-Biennial Oscillation

Alex Hasha

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

** *** SPECIAL UPCOMING CIMS EVENTS *** **

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

Scroll down, then click on CIMS SEMINARS

SUBSCRIBING electronically to the CIMS Weekly Bulletin is easy:

Go to http://www.cs.nyu.edu/mailman/listinfo/cimsbulletin

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cimsbulletin-request@cs.nyu.edu

## Information Technology Services

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.

**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, 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

### THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3

DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS SEMINAR:3:30 - 4:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Transition State Theory for Ergodic Systems

Fabio Tal, University of Sao Paulo

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

Robust Bayesian Allocation

Attilio Meucci, Relative Value International

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

### FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4

NUMERICAL ANALYSIS AND SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING SEMINAR:10:00 A.M., WWH 1302

High-Frequency Cavity Modes: Efficient Computation and Applications

Alex Barnett, CIMS

http://www.cs.nyu.edu/overton/nasem/index.html

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

Immersive Virtual Reality in Scientific Viscualization

Andries van Dam, Brown University

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

For abstract webpage:http://cs.nyu.edu/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/sp05/feb4.html/

See the CS Seminars webpage:http://cs.nyu.edu/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/sp05/

CRYPTOGRAPHY SEMINAR:1:00 P.M., WWH 101

Keyword Search and Oblivious Pseudorandom Functions

Mike Freedman, NYU

Joint work with Yuval Ishai, Benny Pinkas and Omer Reingold

To see the abstract, see the pdf file at:

http://www.scs.cs.nyu.edu/mfreed/docs/FIPR05-ks.pdf

See the Cryptography Seminar webpage:http://www.scs.cs.nyu.edu/crypto/

APPLIED MATHEMATICS SEMINAR:CANCELLED. TO BE RESCHEDULED LATER THIS SPRING

The Ocean Internal Wave Field

Esteban Tabak, CIMS

See the AMS webpage and abstract:http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~eve2/ams.html

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

Discussion of:Leith, C.E., 1975: Climate Response and Fluctuation Dissipation

Andrea Barreiro

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

### MONDAY, FEBRUARY 7

MATHEMATICS COLLOQUIUM:3:45 - 5:00 P.M., WWH 1302

The Information Contained in Statistical Predictions

Richard Kleeman, CIMS Center for Atmosphere Ocean Science

Preceded by Colloquium Tea in the Lounge at 3:15 P.M.

### TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8

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

Small Population Effects in Stochastic Population Dynamics

Jerome Percus, CIMS

### WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9

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

The Partitioning of the Poleward Heat Transport between the Ocean and Atmosphere

Arnaud Czaja, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Sponsored by the Center for Atmosphere-Ocean Science.

See the CAOS Seminars webpage for abstract if available:http://math.nyu.edu/caos teaching/colloquium/

### THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10

PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM:4:00 P.M., Meyer Hall, Room 122

Induced-Charge Electro-Osmosis: Towards Portable Microfluidics

Todd Squires, Caltech

To see the abstract click on the link!

http://physics.nyu.edu/cgi-bin/forecast#DAY8/

### FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11

NUMERICAL ANALYSIS AND SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING SEMINAR:10:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Two Stage Stochastic Semi-Definite Programming: Decomposition Methods, Implementation, and Applications

Sanjay Mehrotra, Northwestern University

http://www.cs.nyu.edu/overton/nasem/index.html

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

The Generalized Lindeberg Principle

Sourav Chatterjee, Stanford University

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

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

Tba

Anna-Karin Tornberg, CIMS

For complete GSPD Seminar listings, seehttp://www.math.nyu.edu/~pender/seminar/

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

Computing PDEs on Implicit Surfaces

Jon Greer, CIMS

See the AMS webpage and abstract:http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~eve2/ams.html

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

Tba

Frederic Laliberte

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

### WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16

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

Dynamics of the NAO and Annular Patterns of Variability

Geoffrey Vallis, Princeton University

Sponsored by the Center for Atmosphere-Ocean Science.

See the CAOS Seminars webpage for abstract if available:http://math.nyu.edu/caos teaching/colloquium/

### THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17

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

Tba

Jean Van Schaftingen, Université Catholique de Louvain

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

### FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18

NUMERICAL ANALYSIS AND SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING SEMINAR:10:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Nonreflecting Boundary Conditions for Multiple Scattering Problems

Marcus Grote, University of Basel and CIMS

http://www.cs.nyu.edu/overton/nasem/index.html

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

Tba

Junyeop Park, CIMS

For complete GSPD Seminar listings, seehttp://www.math.nyu.edu/~pender/seminar/

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

Time-Reversal for Temporal Compression and Spatial Focusing of Acoustic Waves in Enclosures

Debbie Berebichez, CIMS

See the AMS webpage and abstract:http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~eve2/ams.html

** *** SPECIAL UPCOMING CIMS EVENTS *** **

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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### WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9

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

The Partitioning of the Poleward Heat Transport between the Ocean and Atmosphere

Arnaud Czaja, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Sponsored by the Center for Atmosphere-Ocean Science.

See the CAOS Seminars webpage for abstract if available:http://math.nyu.edu/caos teaching/colloquium/

### THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10

PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM:4:00 P.M., Meyer Hall, Room 122

Induced-Charge Electro-Osmosis: Towards Portable Microfluidics

Todd Squires, Caltech

To see the abstract click on the link!

http://physics.nyu.edu/cgi-bin/forecast#DAY8/

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

Stochastic Risk Premiums, Stochastic Skewness in Currency Options, and Stochastsic Discount Factors

Liuren Wu, Baruch College

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

### FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11

NUMERICAL ANALYSIS AND SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING SEMINAR:10:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Two Stage Stochastic Semi-Definite Programming: Decomposition Methods, Implementation, and Applications

Sanjay Mehrotra, Northwestern University

http://www.cs.nyu.edu/overton/nasem/index.html

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

The Generalized Lindeberg Principle

Sourav Chatterjee, Stanford University

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

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

Numerical Simulation of Fluid Flows with Dynamic Interfaces and Internal Structures

Anna-Karin Tornberg, CIMS

For complete GSPD Seminar listings, seehttp://www.math.nyu.edu/~pender/seminar/

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

Computing PDEs on Implicit Surfaces

Jon Greer, CIMS

See the AMS webpage and abstract:http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~eve2/ams.html

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

Discussion of:Manabe, S. and Wetherald, R., 1967: Thermal Equilibrium of the Atmosphere with a Given Distribution of Relative Humidity

Frederic Laliberte

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

### TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15

MOSTLY BIOMATHEMATICS LUNCHTIME SEMINAR:12:15 - 1:15 P.M., WWH 1314

Monotone Systems and the Stability of Biological Systems

German Enciso (speaker) and Eduardo Sontag, Rutgers University

NOTE SLIGHT CHANGE OF TIME (THIS WEEK ONLY)

### WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16

MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR:1:45 P.M., WWH 1013

On the Role of Magnetic Fluctuations in Plasma Turbulence

Frank Jenko, Tokamakphysik, Max-Planck Institute of Plasma Physics, Garching

NOTE THE CHANGE IN TIME!

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

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

Dynamics of the NAO and Annular Patterns of Variability

Geoffrey Vallis, Princeton University

Sponsored by the Center for Atmosphere-Ocean Science.

See the CAOS Seminars webpage for abstract if available:http://math.nyu.edu/caos teaching/colloquium/

### THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17

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

L1 Estimates for Vector Fields

Jean Van Schaftingen, Université Catholique de Louvain

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

### FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18

NUMERICAL ANALYSIS AND SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING SEMINAR:10:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Nonreflecting Boundary Conditions for Multiple Scattering Problems

Marcus Grote, University of Basel and CIMS

http://www.cs.nyu.edu/overton/nasem/index.html

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

A GUE Central Limit Theorem and Universality of Last Passage Percolation in Thin Rectangles

Toufic Suidan, CIMS

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

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

Dynamic Risk Factor Model for Correlation Matrices: From Random Matrix Theory to Econometrics

Junyeop Park, CIMS

For complete GSPD Seminar listings, seehttp://www.math.nyu.edu/~pender/seminar/

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

Time-Reversal for Temporal Compression and Spatial Focusing of Acoustic Waves in Enclosures

Debbie Berebichez, CIMS

See the AMS webpage and abstract:http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~eve2/ams.html

### TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22

GEOMETRY SEMINAR:6:00 - 7:00 P.M., WWH 613

Greedy Optimal Homotopy and Homology Generators

Jeff Erickson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

To see the abstract using AcroDist application, click on the link:

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

### THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24

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

Tba

Frank Merle, University of Chicago and University de Cergy-Pontoise

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

### FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25

NUMERICAL ANALYSIS AND SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING SEMINAR:10:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Tba

Marcus Sarkis, IMPA, Rio de Janeiro

http://www.cs.nyu.edu/overton/nasem/index.html

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

Eigenvalues of Large Sample Covariance Matrices of Spiked Population Models

Jinho Baik, University of Michigan

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

DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY AND TOPOLOGY SEMINAR:11:30 A.M., WWH 613

Global Convergence of the Q-curvature Flow on S [sup] 4

Simon Brendle, Princeton University

Please note the time change for this talk!

See the Princeton University webpage:http://www.princeton.edu/

Visit the Seminar webpage at: http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/diff_geom.html

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

Tba

Samuel Lisi, CIMS

For complete GSPD Seminar listings, seehttp://www.math.nyu.edu/~pender/seminar/

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

Transforming Mesoscopic (Bio)Materials with Holographic Optical Traps

David Grier, NYU Physics

See the AMS webpage and abstract:http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~eve2/ams.html

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

Discussion of:Emmanuel, K., 1988: The Maximum Intensity of Hurricanes

Agnieszka Smith Mrowiec

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

** *** SPECIAL UPCOMING CIMS EVENTS *** **

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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##### Reader Information

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*Deadline: Tuesday, 4:00 P.M.*
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seminars and colloquia)

*Circulation:* Please send address changes to
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or call (212) 998-3253, or email
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### WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16

MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR:1:45 P.M., WWH 1013

On the Role of Magnetic Fluctuations in Plasma Turbulence

Frank Jenko, Tokamakphysik, Max-Planck Institute of Plasma Physics, Garching

NOTE THE CHANGE IN TIME!

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

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

Dynamics of the NAO and Annular Patterns of Variability

Geoffrey Vallis, Princeton University

Sponsored by the Center for Atmosphere-Ocean Science.

See the CAOS Seminars webpage for abstract if available:http://math.nyu.edu/caos teaching/colloquium/

### THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17

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

L1 Estimates for Vector Fields

Jean Van Schaftingen, Université Catholique de Louvain

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

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

Modeling the Spatiotemporal Dynamics of the Primary Visual Cortex

Aaditya Rangan, CIMS

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

JOINT CRYPTO-GROUP AND THEORY SEMINAR:3:30 P.M., WWH 813

On the (Non)Universality of the One-Time Pad

Yevgeniy Dodis, CIMS

Joint work with Joel Spencer (NYU)

http://cs.nyu.edu/~wu/theory/

DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS SEMINAR:4:00 - 5:00 P.M., WWH 1314

Decay of Correlations for the Rauzy-Veech-Zorich Map and the Central Limit Theorem for the Teichmueller Geodesic Flow

Alexander I. Bufetov, Princeton University

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

Black-Scholes-Merton with Long Memory

Dmitry Ostrovsky, Lehigh University

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

JOINT COLUMBIA-CUNY-NYU NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., NYU, COURANT INSTITUTE, 13thFloor

A Whittaker-Placherel Inversion Formula for SL(2,R)

Moshe Baruch, Technion, Israel

TEA: 5:00 - 5:30 P.M. served in the Math Lounge on the 13thfloor

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

See the Joint Number Theory Seminars webpage:http://www.math.columbia.edu/~goldfeld/ScheduleJointNTS4.html

### FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18

NUMERICAL ANALYSIS AND SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING SEMINAR:10:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Nonreflecting Boundary Conditions for Multiple Scattering Problems

Marcus Grote, University of Basel and CIMS

http://www.cs.nyu.edu/overton/nasem/index.html

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

A GUE Central Limit Theorem and Universality of Last Passage Percolation in Thin Rectangles

Toufic Suidan, CIMS

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

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

Dynamic Risk Factor Model for Correlation Matrices: From Random Matrix Theory to Econometrics

Junyeop Park, CIMS

For complete GSPD Seminar listings, seehttp://www.math.nyu.edu/~pender/seminar/

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

Time-Reversal for Temporal Compression and Spatial Focusing of Acoustic Waves in Enclosures

Debbie Berebichez, CIMS

See the AMS webpage and abstract:http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~eve2/ams.html

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

EOF Lesson

Andrea Barreiro

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

### TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22

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

Delay-Induced Neural Oscillations and Communication in Electric Fish

Brent Doiron, Center for Neural Science

ANALYSIS SEMINAR:3:30 P.M., WWH 1302

Global Solutions for 2D Klein-Gordon with Critical Exponential Nonlinearity

Slim Ibrahim, McMaster University

NOTE SPECIAL TIME FOR THIS SEMINAR

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

GEOMETRY SEMINAR:6:00 - 7:00 P.M., WWH 613

Greedy Optimal Homotopy and Homology Generators

Jeff Erickson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

To see the abstract using AcroDist application, click on the link:

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

### THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24

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

On Profiles at the Blow-Up for Critical NLS

Frank Merle, University of Chicago and University de Cergy-Pontoise

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

SPECIAL CIMS-BIOLOGY JOINT SEMINAR:12:30 P.M., WWH 101

Evolutionary Dynamics of DNA Genomes: Extension of the Quasispecies Model to Living Systems

Emmanuel Tannenbaum, Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University

Please note special place

THEORY SEMINAR:3:30 P.M., WWH 813

Secure Network Coding via Filtered Secret Sharing

Jon Feldman, Columbia University

Please note the change in speaker and title of talk

http://cs.nyu.edu/~wu/theory/

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

A Two-Person Game for Pricing Convertible Bonds

Steve Shreve, Carnegie Mellon University

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

JOINT COLUMBIA-CUNY-NYU NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., CUNY Graduate Center, Room C198

Tba

Fernando Rodriguez Villegas, University of Texas, Austin

TEA: 5:00 - 5:30 P.M. served in Room C198, C-level: one floor down from lobby

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

See the Joint Number Theory Seminars webpage:http://www.math.columbia.edu/~goldfeld/ScheduleJointNTS4.html

### FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25

NUMERICAL ANALYSIS AND SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING SEMINAR:10:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Tba

Marcus Sarkis, IMPA, Rio de Janeiro

http://www.cs.nyu.edu/overton/nasem/index.html

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

Eigenvalues of Large Sample Covariance Matrices of Spiked Population Models

Jinho Baik, University of Michigan

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

DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY AND TOPOLOGY SEMINAR:11:30 A.M., WWH 613

Global Convergence of the Q-curvature Flow on S [sup] 4

Simon Brendle, Princeton University

Please note the time change for this talk!

See the Princeton University webpage:http://www.princeton.edu/

Visit the Seminar webpage at: http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/diff_geom.html

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

Transforming Mesoscopic (Bio)Materials with Holographic Optical Traps

David Grier, NYU Physics

See the AMS webpage and abstract:http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~eve2/ams.html

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

Discussion of:Emmanuel, K., 1988: The Maximum Intensity of Hurricanes

Agnieszka Smith Mrowiec

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

### MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28

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

Statistics, Geometry, Computation: Searching for Low Dimensional Manifolds in High Dimensional Data

Lawrence Saul, University of Pennsylvania

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

For abstract webpage:http://cs.nyu.edu/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/sp05/feb28.html/

See the CS Seminars webpage:http://cs.nyu.edu/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/sp05/

### TUESDAY, MARCH 1

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

Respective Contributions of Two Negative Feedback Processes in Relaxation Oscillations

Joel Tabak, National Institutes of Health

GEOMETRY SEMINAR:6:00 - 7:00 P.M., WWH 613

Decomposition of Multiple Coverings

Geza Toth, Renyl Institute, Budapest

To see the abstract using AcroDist application, click on the link:

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

### WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2

COMPUTATIONAL NEUROSCIENCE SEMINAR:4:00 - 5:00 P.M., Center for Neural Science, Meyer Building, 4 Washington Place, Room 815

TBA

Nicol Harper, University College London

http://www.cns.nyu.edu/events/compneuro/

### THURSDAY, MARCH 3

SPECIAL CIMS-BIOLOGY JOINT SEMINAR:12:30 P.M., WWH 101

Self-Organizing Molecular Machines in Cell Division: How Mathematical Models and Experiment Help to Understand Them

Alex Mogilner, Mathematics and Center for Genetics and Development, UC-Davis

Please note special place

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

5-Year Copula Function Approach to Credit Portfolio Modelings

David Li, Barclays Capital

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

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

Tba

Wieslawa Niziol, University of Utah

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

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

See the Joint Number Theory Seminars webpage:http://www.math.columbia.edu/~goldfeld/ScheduleJointNTS4.html

### FRIDAY, MARCH 4

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

Hunting for Homoclinic Orbits (with a geometric PDE)

Samuel Lisi, CIMS

For complete GSPD Seminar listings, seehttp://www.math.nyu.edu/~pender/seminar/

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

Tba

Nicolaus Rajevsky, NYU Biology

See the AMS webpage and abstract:http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~eve2/ams.html

** *** SPECIAL UPCOMING CIMS EVENTS *** **

**
"Submanifolds, Singular Varieties and Stratified Spaces" (Julius's Ides
of March Topology Festival), March 13-16, 2005
**

**
For information on the speakers, registration, hotel, and more see their
website at: **

http://www.cims.nyu.edu/short_courses/events/05geomfest.html.

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

Scroll down, then click on CIMS SEMINARS

Go to http://www.cs.nyu.edu/mailman/listinfo/cimsbulletin

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## Information Technology Services

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.

**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, 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

### THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24

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

On Profiles at the Blow-Up for Critical NLS

Frank Merle, University of Chicago and University de Cergy-Pontoise

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

SPECIAL CIMS-BIOLOGY JOINT SEMINAR:12:30 P.M., WWH 101

Evolutionary Dynamics of DNA Genomes: Extension of the Quasispecies Model to Living Systems

Emmanuel Tannenbaum, Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University

Please note special place

AUTOMORPHIC FORMS SEMINAR:3:00 P.M., WWH 1013

Growth of the Number of Simple Closed Geodesics on Hyperbolic Surfaces

Maryam Mirzakhani

THEORY SEMINAR:3:30 P.M., WWH 813

Secure Network Coding via Filtered Secret Sharing

Jon Feldman, Columbia University

Please note the change in speaker and title of talk

http://cs.nyu.edu/~wu/theory/

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

A Two-Person Game for Pricing Convertible Bonds

Steve Shreve, Carnegie Mellon University

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

JOINT COLUMBIA-CUNY-NYU NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., CUNY Graduate Center, Room C198

Tba

Fernando Rodriguez Villegas, University of Texas, Austin

TEA: 5:00 - 5:30 P.M. served in Room C198, C-level: one floor down from lobby

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

See the Joint Number Theory Seminars webpage:http://www.math.columbia.edu/~goldfeld/ScheduleJointNTS4.html

### FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25

DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS SEMINAR:9:30 - 10:30 A.M., WWH 1013

Variational Construction of Solutions for Planar Circular Restricted 3-body Problem

Vadim Kaloshin, Caltech

NUMERICAL ANALYSIS AND SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING SEMINAR:10:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Elliptic PDEs with Highly Oscillatory or Stochastic Coefficients: Numerical Discretizations and Analysis

Marcus Sarkis, IMPA, Rio de Janeiro and WPI

http://www.cs.nyu.edu/overton/nasem/index.html

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

Eigenvalues of Large Sample Covariance Matrices of Spiked Population Models

Jinho Baik, University of Michigan

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

DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY AND TOPOLOGY SEMINAR:11:30 A.M., WWH 613

Global Convergence of the Q-curvature Flow on S [sup] 4

Simon Brendle, Princeton University

Please note the time change for this talk!

See the Princeton University webpage:http://www.princeton.edu/

Visit the Seminar webpage at: http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/diff_geom.html

CRYPTO-GROUP SEMINAR:1:00 P.M., WWH 101

Toward Privacy in Public Databases

Adam Smith, Weizmann Institute of Science

Joint work with Shuchi Chawla (Carnegie Mellon University), Cynthia Swork and Frank McSherry (Microsoft Research SVC), and Hoeteck Wee (UC Berkeley)

See the speaker's webpage!

http://theory.csail.mit.edu/~asmith/

See the Crypto-Group webpage at:

http://www.scs.cs.nyu.edu/crypto/

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

Transforming Mesoscopic (Bio)Materials with Holographic Optical Traps

David Grier, NYU Physics

See the AMS webpage and abstract:http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~eve2/ams.html

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

Discussion of:Emmanuel, K., 1988: The Maximum Intensity of Hurricanes

Agnieszka Smith Mrowiec

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

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

- 4:00 - 5:00 P.M.:
Heegaard Splittings and Seiberg-Witten Monopoles

Yi Jen Lee, Purdue University- 5:15 - 6:15 P.M.:
Combinatorics in the Study of the Moduli Space of Bordered Riemann Surfaces and the Loop-Operations

Veronique Godin, IAS

### MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28

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

Statistics, Geometry, Computation: Searching for Low Dimensional Manifolds in High Dimensional Data

Lawrence Saul, University of Pennsylvania

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

For abstract webpage:http://cs.nyu.edu/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/sp05/feb28.html/

See the CS Seminars webpage:http://cs.nyu.edu/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/sp05/

### TUESDAY, MARCH 1

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

Respective Contributions of Two Negative Feedback Processes in Relaxation Oscillations

Joel Tabak, National Institutes of Health

SPECIAL SYMPLECTIC GEOMETRY MINI-COURSE:12:00 - 2:00 P.M., WWH 613

Tba

Liat Kessler, CIMS

First of three talks in this series

GEOMETRY SEMINAR:6:00 - 7:00 P.M., WWH 613

Decomposition of Multiple Coverings

Geza Toth, Renyl Institute, Budapest

To see the abstract using AcroDist application, click on the link:

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

### WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2

COMPUTATIONAL NEUROSCIENCE SEMINAR:4:00 - 5:00 P.M., Center for Neural Science, Meyer Building, 4 Washington Place, Room 815

TBA

Nicol Harper, University College London

http://www.cns.nyu.edu/events/compneuro/

### THURSDAY, MARCH 3

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

Nonlinear Instability for the Navier-Stokes Equations

Susan Friedlander, University of Illinois at Chicago

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

SPECIAL CIMS-BIOLOGY JOINT SEMINAR:12:30 P.M., WWH 101

Self-Organizing Molecular Machines in Cell Division: How Mathematical Models and Experiment Help to Understand Them

Alex Mogilner, Mathematics and Center for Genetics and Development, UC-Davis

Please note special place

DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS SEMINAR:3:00 - 5:00 P.M., WWH 1314

Spikes, Synchrony, and Decisions: A From-Scratch Tour of Some Dynamical Systems in Neuroscience

Eric Brown, CIMS and CNS

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

5-Year Copula Function Approach to Credit Portfolio Modelings

David Li, Barclays Capital

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

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

Tba

Wieslawa Niziol, University of Utah

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

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

See the Joint Number Theory Seminars webpage:http://www.math.columbia.edu/~goldfeld/ScheduleJointNTS4.html

### FRIDAY, MARCH 4

NUMERICAL ANALYSIS AND SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING SEMINAR:10:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Convergence of Iterative Eigensolvers, with Applications to Fluid Stability Problems

Mark Embree, Rice University

http://www.cs.nyu.edu/overton/nasem/index.html

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

Hunting for Homoclinic Orbits (with a geometric PDE)

Samuel Lisi, CIMS

For complete GSPD Seminar listings, seehttp://www.math.nyu.edu/~pender/seminar/

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

Tba

Nicolaus Rajevsky, NYU Biology

See the AMS webpage and abstract:http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~eve2/ams.html

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

Discussion of:Emmanuel, K. 1988: The maximum intensity of hurricanes

Agnieszka Smith Mrowiec

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

### MONDAY, MARCH 7

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

Robust Internet Routing

Nick Feamster, M.I.T.

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

For abstract webpage:http://cs.nyu.edu/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/sp05/mar7.html/

See the CS Seminars webpage:http://cs.nyu.edu/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/sp05/

### TUESDAY, MARCH 8

SPECIAL SYMPLECTIC GEOMETRY MINI-COURSE:12:00 - 2:00 P.M., WWH 613

Tba

Liat Kessler, CIMS

Second of three talks in this series. The final talk will be held on Tuesday, March 15th

ANALYSIS SEMINAR:3:30 P.M., WWH 1302

Landau-de Gennes Model and Nucleation of Smectics

Xingbin Pan, Michigan State University and East China Normal University

NOTE SPECIAL TIME

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

GEOMETRY SEMINAR:6:00 - 7:00 P.M., WWH 613

Convex Polytopies, Rigidity, and Classical Geometry

Igor Pak, M.I.T., Cambridge

To see the abstract using AcroDist application, click on the link:

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

### WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9

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

Westerly Wind Bursts: ENSO's Tail Rather Than the Dog?

Eli Tziperman, Harvard University

Sponsored by the Center for Atmosphere-Ocean Science.

See the CAOS Seminars webpage for abstract if available:http://math.nyu.edu/caos teaching/colloquium/

### THURSDAY, MARCH 10

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

Weighted Strichartz Estimates and Self-Similar Solutions to Nonlinear Wave Equations

Tohru Ozawa, Hokkaido University, Sapporo

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

SPECIAL CIMS-BIOLOGY JOINT SEMINAR:12:30 P.M., WWH 101

Comparative Mammalian Genomics: Models of Evolution and Detection of Functional Elements

Adam Siepel, Computer Science and Center for Biomolecular Sciences and Engineering, UC-Santa Cruz

Note special place

JOINT COLUMBIA-CUNY-NYU NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M., NYU, COURANT INSTITUTE, 13thFloor

The Arthur Trace Formula and a Weak Ramanujan Conjecture

Werner Mueller, Bonn and I.A.S.

TEA: 5:00 - 5:30 P.M. served in the Math Lounge on the 13thfloor

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

See the Joint Number Theory Seminars webpage:http://www.math.columbia.edu/~goldfeld/ScheduleJointNTS4.html

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

Fast and Flexible CDO Computations in the Affine Markov Chain Credit Model

Tom Hurd, McMaster University

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

### FRIDAY, MARCH 11

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

Tba

Alexander Gray, Stanford University

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

For abstract webpage:http://cs.nyu.edu/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/sp05/feb28.html/

See the CS Seminars webpage:http://cs.nyu.edu/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/sp05/

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

Tba

Sinan Gunturk, CIMS

For complete GSPD Seminar listings, seehttp://www.math.nyu.edu/~pender/seminar/

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

Quantum Monte Carlo Simulations: The Fixed-Node Approximation for Fermion Systems

Tony Lelievre, ENPC Paris

See the AMS webpage and abstract:http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~eve2/ams.html

** *** SPECIAL UPCOMING CIMS EVENTS *** **

**
For information on the speakers, registration, hotel, and more see their
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##### Reader Information

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Not responsible for last minute changes or
corrections after 5:00 P.M. on Tuesday. No email
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*Room Assignments:* Requests must be made separately
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### WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2

COMPUTATIONAL NEUROSCIENCE SEMINAR:4:00 - 5:00 P.M.,Center for Neural Science, Meyer Building, 4 Washington Place, Room 815

Neural Population Coding of Sound Level Adapts to Stimulus Statistics

Nicol Harper, University College London

See the speaker's webpage!http://www.physiol.ucl.ac.uk/research/spheres/nh/

http://www.cns.nyu.edu/events/compneuro/

SEMINAR ON COMBINATORIAL COMPUTING:6:30 P.M.,Room 6417, Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, NY

Independence in Euclidean Ramsey Theory

Jacob Fox, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

### THURSDAY, MARCH 3

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

Nonlinear Instability for the Navier-Stokes Equations

Susan Friedlander, University of Illinois at Chicago

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

SPECIAL CIMS-BIOLOGY JOINT SEMINAR:12:30 P.M., WWH 101

Self-Organizing Molecular Machines in Cell Division: How Mathematical Models and Experiment Help to Understand Them

Alex Mogilner, Mathematics and Center for Genetics and Development, UC-Davis

Please note special place

DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS SEMINAR:3:00 - 5:00 P.M., WWH 1314

Spikes, Synchrony, and Decisions: A From-Scratch Tour of Some Dynamical Systems in Neuroscience

Eric Brown, CIMS and CNS

THEORY SEMINAR:3:30 P.M., WWH 813

Hinged Dissection of Polypolyhedra

Jeff Lindy, NYU

http://cs.nyu.edu/~wu/theory/

MATHEMATICAL FINANCE SEMINAR:CANCELLED

5-Year Copula Function Approach to Credit Portfolio Modelings

David Li, Barclays Capital

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

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

Motivic Cohomology and p-Adic Periods

Wieslawa Niziol, University of Utah

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

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

See the Joint Number Theory Seminars webpage:http://www.math.columbia.edu/~goldfeld/ScheduleJointNTS4.html

### FRIDAY, MARCH 4

NUMERICAL ANALYSIS AND SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING SEMINAR:10:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Convergence of Iterative Eigensolvers, with Applications to Fluid Stability Problems

Mark Embree, Rice University

http://www.cs.nyu.edu/overton/nasem/index.html

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

Commutation of SLEs

Julien Dubedat, CIMS

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

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

Hunting for Homoclinic Orbits (with a geometric PDE)

Samuel Lisi, CIMS

For complete GSPD Seminar listings, seehttp://www.math.nyu.edu/~pender/seminar/

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

Computational Prediction of microRNA Targets

Nicolaus Rajevsky, NYU Biology

See the AMS webpage and abstract:http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~eve2/ams.html

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

Discussion of:Emmanuel, K. 1988: The maximum intensity of hurricanes

Agnieszka Smith Mrowiec

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

### MONDAY, MARCH 7

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

Robust Internet Routing

Nick Feamster, M.I.T.

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

For abstract webpage:http://cs.nyu.edu/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/sp05/mar7.html/

See the CS Seminars webpage:http://cs.nyu.edu/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/sp05/

### TUESDAY, MARCH 8

SPECIAL SYMPLECTIC GEOMETRY MINI-COURSE:11:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M., WWH 613

Torus Actions on Equal Symplectic Blow-Ups of CP^2

Liat Kessler, CIMS

NOTE THE CHANGE IN TIME!

Second of three talks in this series. The final talk will be held on Tuesday, March 15th

ANALYSIS SEMINAR:3:30 P.M., WWH 1302

Landau-de Gennes Model and Nucleation of Smectics

Xingbin Pan, Michigan State University and East China Normal University

NOTE SPECIAL TIME

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

GEOMETRY SEMINAR:6:00 - 7:00 P.M., WWH 613

Convex Polytopies, Rigidity, and Classical Geometry

Igor Pak, M.I.T., Cambridge

To see the abstract using AcroDist application, click on the link:

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

### WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9

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

A Framework for Learning Predictive Structures from Multiple Tasks and Unlabeled Data

Tong Zhang, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center

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

For abstract webpage:http://cs.nyu.edu/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/sp05/mar7.html/

See the CS Seminars webpage:http://cs.nyu.edu/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/sp05/

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

Westerly Wind Bursts: ENSO's Tail Rather Than the Dog?

Eli Tziperman, Harvard University

Sponsored by the Center for Atmosphere-Ocean Science.

See the CAOS Seminars webpage for abstract if available:http://math.nyu.edu/caos teaching/colloquium/

### THURSDAY, MARCH 10

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

Weighted Strichartz Estimates and Self-Similar Solutions to Nonlinear Wave Equations

Tohru Ozawa, Hokkaido University, Sapporo

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

SPECIAL CIMS-BIOLOGY JOINT SEMINAR:12:30 P.M., WWH 101

Comparative Mammalian Genomics: Models of Evolution and Detection of Functional Elements

Adam Siepel, Computer Science and Center for Biomolecular Sciences and Engineering, UC-Santa Cruz

Note special place

DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS SEMINAR:4:00 - 6:00 P.M., WWH 1314

Ergodicity and Averaging: A Discussion of a Theorem by Anosov and a Possible Application

Paul Wright, CIMS

JOINT COLUMBIA-CUNY-NYU NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M.,NYU, COURANT INSTITUTE, 13thFloor

The Arthur Trace Formula and a Weak Ramanujan Conjecture

Werner Mueller, Bonn and I.A.S.

TEA: 5:00 - 5:30 P.M. served in the Math Lounge on the 13thfloor

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

See the Joint Number Theory Seminars webpage:http://www.math.columbia.edu/~goldfeld/ScheduleJointNTS4.html

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

Fast and Flexible CDO Computations in the Affine Markov Chain Credit Model

Tom Hurd, McMaster University

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

### FRIDAY, MARCH 11

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

Homogenization of Stochastic Hamilton-Jacobi Equations

Elena Kosygina, CUNY

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

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

Computational Foundations for Statistical Learning: Enabling Massive Science

Alexander Gray, Stanford University

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

For abstract webpage:http://cs.nyu.edu/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/sp05/feb28.html/

See the CS Seminars webpage:http://cs.nyu.edu/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/sp05/

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

Tba

Sinan Gunturk, CIMS

For complete GSPD Seminar listings, seehttp://www.math.nyu.edu/~pender/seminar/

CRYPTOGRAPHY SEMINAR:1:00 P.M., WWH 101

Concurrent General Composition of Secure Protocols in the Timing Model

Yael Tauman Kalai

Joint work with Y. Lindell and M. Prabhakaran

To see the abstract, see:

http://www.eprint.iacr.org/2005/036

See the Cryptography Seminar webpage:http://www.scs.cs.nyu.edu/crypto/

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

Quantum Monte Carlo Simulations: The Fixed-Node Approximation for Fermion Systems

Tony Lelievre, ENPC Paris

See the AMS webpage and abstract:http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~eve2/ams.html

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

Discussion of:Plumb, R. 1977: The interaction of two internal waves with the mean flow: Implications for the theory of the quasi-biennial oscillation

Alex Hasha

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

### SUNDAY, MARCH 13 - WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16

JULIUS'S IDES OF MARCH TOPOLOGY FESTIVAL: ``Submanifolds, Singular Varieties and Stratified Spaces''

For the program, registration, transportation, and accommodation information, click on the link:

http://www.cims.nyu.edu/short_courses/events/05geomfest.html

### TUESDAY, MARCH 15

SPECIAL SYMPLECTIC GEOMETRY MINI-COURSE:11:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M., WWH 613

Torus Actions on Equal Symplectic Blow-Ups of CP^2

Liat Kessler, CIMS

NOTE THE CHANGE IN TIME!

Last talk in this series

### THURSDAY, MARCH 17

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

Scattering Theory for a Nonlinear Wave Equation with a Potential

Kimitoshi Tsutaya, Hokkaido University, Sapporo

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

JOINT COLUMBIA-CUNY-NYU NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M.,CUNY Graduate Center, Room C198

Tba

Fred Diamond, Brandeis University

TEA: 5:00 - 5:30 P.M. served in Room C198, C-level: one floor down from lobby

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

See the Joint Number Theory Seminars webpage:http://www.math.columbia.edu/~goldfeld/ScheduleJointNTS4.html

## *** SPECIAL UPCOMING CIMS EVENTS ***

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

Scroll down, then click on CIMS SEMINARS

Go to http://www.cs.nyu.edu/mailman/listinfo/cimsbulletin

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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
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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

### WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9

COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM:11:15 A.M., WWH 1302

A Framework for Learning Predictive Structures from Multiple Tasks and Unlabeled Data

Tong Zhang, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center

Refreshments will be served at 11:00 A.M. in room 1302 WWH

Please note the earlier time

See the CS Seminars webpage:http://cs.nyu.edu/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/sp05/

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

Westerly Wind Bursts: ENSO's Tail Rather Than the Dog?

Eli Tziperman, Harvard University

Sponsored by the Center for Atmosphere-Ocean Science.

See the CAOS Seminars webpage for abstract if available:http://math.nyu.edu/caos teaching/colloquium/

### THURSDAY, MARCH 10

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

Weighted Strichartz Estimates and Self-Similar Solutions to Nonlinear Wave Equations

Tohru Ozawa, Hokkaido University, Sapporo

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

SPECIAL CIMS-BIOLOGY JOINT SEMINAR:12:30 P.M., WWH 101

Comparative Mammalian Genomics: Models of Evolution and Detection of Functional Elements

Adam Siepel, Computer Science and Center for Biomolecular Sciences and Engineering, UC-Santa Cruz

Note special place

THEORY SEMINAR:3:30 P.M., WWH 813

Conflict-Free Colorings

Shakhar Smorodinsky, NYU

http://cs.nyu.edu/~wu/theory/

DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS SEMINAR:4:00 - 6:00 P.M., WWH 1314

Ergodicity and Averaging: A Discussion of a Theorem by Anosov and a Possible Application

Paul Wright, CIMS

JOINT COLUMBIA-CUNY-NYU NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M.,NYU, COURANT INSTITUTE, 13thFloor

The Arthur Trace Formula and a Weak Ramanujan Conjecture

Werner Mueller, Bonn and I.A.S.

TEA: 5:00 - 5:30 P.M. served in the Math Lounge on the 13thfloor

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

See the Joint Number Theory Seminars webpage:http://www.math.columbia.edu/~goldfeld/ScheduleJointNTS4.html

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

Fast and Flexible CDO Computations in the Affine Markov Chain Credit Model

Tom Hurd, McMaster University

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

### FRIDAY, MARCH 11

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

Homogenization of Stochastic Hamilton-Jacobi Equations

Elena Kosygina, CUNY

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

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

Computational Foundations for Statistical Learning: Enabling Massive Science

Alexander Gray, Stanford University

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

For abstract webpage:http://cs.nyu.edu/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/sp05/feb28.html/

See the CS Seminars webpage:http://cs.nyu.edu/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/sp05/

DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY AND TOPOLOGY SEMINAR:11:30 A.M., WWH 613

Mapping Class Groups and Complexes of Curves

Nikolai Ivanov, Michigan State University

See the speaker's webpage!http://www.mth.msu.edu/%7Eivanov/

Visit the Seminar webpage at: http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/diff_geom.html

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

Mathematics of Analog-to-Digital Conversion

Sinan Gunturk, CIMS

For complete GSPD Seminar listings, seehttp://www.math.nyu.edu/~pender/seminar/

CRYPTOGRAPHY SEMINAR:1:00 P.M., WWH 101

Concurrent General Composition of Secure Protocols in the Timing Model

Yael Tauman Kalai

Joint work with Y. Lindell and M. Prabhakaran

To see the abstract, see:

http://www.eprint.iacr.org/2005/036

See the Cryptography Seminar webpage:http://www.scs.cs.nyu.edu/crypto/

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

Quantum Monte Carlo Simulations: The Fixed-Node Approximation for Fermion Systems

Tony Lelievre, ENPC Paris

See the AMS webpage and abstract:http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~eve2/ams.html

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

Discussion of:Plumb, R. 1977: The interaction of two internal waves with the mean flow: Implications for the theory of the quasi-biennial oscillation

Alex Hasha

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

### SUNDAY, MARCH 13 - WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16

JULIUS'S IDES OF MARCH TOPOLOGY FESTIVAL: ``Submanifolds, Singular Varieties and Stratified Spaces''

For the program, registration, transportation, and accommodation information, click on the link:

http://www.cims.nyu.edu/short_courses/events/05program.html

### TUESDAY, MARCH 15

SPECIAL SYMPLECTIC GEOMETRY MINI-COURSE:11:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M., WWH 613

Torus Actions on Equal Symplectic Blow-Ups of CP^2

Liat Kessler, CIMS

NOTE THE CHANGE IN TIME!

Last talk in this series

### WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16

AUTOMORPHIC FORMS SEMINAR:2:00 P.M., WWH 613

A Burgess-like Subconvex Bound for Twisted L-Functions

Gergely Harcos, University of Texas at Austin

### THURSDAY, MARCH 17

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

Scattering Theory for a Nonlinear Wave Equation with a Potential

Kimitoshi Tsutaya, Hokkaido University, Sapporo

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

ANALYSIS SEMINAR:3:00 P.M., WWH 1302

Scattering Around Non-Zero Constants for the Nonlinear Schrodinger Equation

Kenji Nakanishi, Nagoya University

NOTE SPECIAL TIME!

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

JOINT COLUMBIA-CUNY-NYU NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M.,CUNY Graduate Center, Room C198

Tba

Fred Diamond, Brandeis University

TEA: 5:00 - 5:30 P.M. served in Room C198, C-level: one floor down from lobby

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

See the Joint Number Theory Seminars webpage:http://www.math.columbia.edu/~goldfeld/ScheduleJointNTS4.html

### MONDAY, MARCH 21

COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM:11:15 A.M., WWH 1302

Mathematical Analysis of Programs

Sriram Sankaranarayanan, Stanford University

Refreshments will be served at 11:00 A.M. in room 1302 WWH

Please note the earlier time

See the CS Seminars webpage:http://cs.nyu.edu/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/sp05/

### TUESDSAY, MARCH 22

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

Image-Based Modeling of Biological Systems for Clinical Predictions

Dalin Tang, Worcester Polytechnic Institutes

GEOMETRY SEMINAR:6:00 - 7:00 P.M., WWH 613

On Distinct Distances from a Vertex of a Convex Polygon

Adrian Dumitrescu, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

To see the abstract using AcroDist application, click on the link:

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

### WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23

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

Energy Sources and Sinks for Wind-Driven Ocean Circulation

David Straub, McGill University

Sponsored by the Center for Atmosphere-Ocean Science.

See the CAOS Seminars webpage for abstract if available:http://math.nyu.edu/caos teaching/colloquium/

### THURSDAY, MARCH 24

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

A New Approach to the Regularity of Free Boundaries via Free Boundary Measures and Level Sets

Marianne Korten, Kansas State University

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

SPECIAL LECTURE:3:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Power Series for Solutions of the 3D Navier-Stokes System

Yakov Sinai, Princeton University

JOINT COLUMBIA-CUNY-NYU NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M.,Columbia University, 312 MathSerre's Conjectures on MOD [sub p] Galois Representations

Chandrashekhar Khare, University of Utah

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

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

See the Joint Number Theory Seminars webpage:http://www.math.columbia.edu/~goldfeld/ScheduleJointNTS4.html

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

Asymptotic Analysis of Pricing and Hedging in Incomplete Markets for "Small" Number of Contingent Claims

Dmitry Kramkov, Carnegie-Mellon University

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

### FRIDAY, MARCH 25

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

End Point-Based Routing Strategies for Improving Internet Performance

Aditya Akella, CMU

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

For abstract webpage:http://cs.nyu.edu/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/sp05/mar7.html/

See the CS Seminars webpage:http://cs.nyu.edu/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/sp05/

SPECIAL SEMINAR:12:00 Noon - 1:00 P.M., WWH 1314

Locally Homogeneous Turbulence: Is it an inconsistent framework?

Uriel Frisch, Observatoire de Nice

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

Call Optinos, Semi-static Arbitrage and Markov Chain Models

Laurent Cousot, CIMS

For complete GSPD Seminar listings, seehttp://www.math.nyu.edu/~pender/seminar/

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

Critical Thresholds in Eulerian Dynamics

Eitan Tadmor, CSCAMM Maryland

See the AMS webpage and abstract:http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~eve2/ams.html

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### WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16

JULIUS'S IDES OF MARCH TOPOLOGY FESTIVAL: ``Submanifolds, Singular Varieties and Stratified Spaces'': WWH 101Last day!http://www.cims.nyu.edu/short_courses/events/05program.html

- 8:30 AM:
Breakfast- 9:00 AM: Tim Cockran, Rice University

Concordance of Classical Knots- 10:30 AM: Steve Ferry, Rutgers University

Pushing Manifolds Togther in Gromov-Hausdorff Spaces- 11:30 AM:
Morning Break- Blaine Lawson, SUNY Stoney Brook

Projective Linking and Boundaries of Varieties in P [sup n]

AUTOMORPHIC FORMS SEMINAR:2:00 P.M., WWH 613

A Burgess-like Subconvex Bound for Twisted L-Functions

Gergely Harcos, University of Texas at Austin

SEMINAR ON COMBINATORIAL COMPUTING:6:30 P.M., Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, Room 6417 (corner of 34th St.)

Random Walk on Oriented Hypercubes

Tibor Szabo, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

See the Seminar website at:

http://www.math.nyu.edu/~pach/combinatorics_seminar.html

### THURSDAY, MARCH 17

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

Scattering Theory for a Nonlinear Wave Equation with a Potential

Kimitoshi Tsutaya, Hokkaido University, Sapporo

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

ANALYSIS SEMINAR:3:00 P.M., WWH 1302

Scattering Around Non-Zero Constants for the Nonlinear Schrodinger Equation

Kenji Nakanishi, Nagoya University

NOTE SPECIAL TIME!

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

JOINT COLUMBIA-CUNY-NYU NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M.,CUNY Graduate Center, Room C198

Tba

Fred Diamond, Brandeis University

TEA: 5:00 - 5:30 P.M. served in Room C198, C-level: one floor down from lobby

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

See the Joint Number Theory Seminars webpage:http://www.math.columbia.edu/~goldfeld/ScheduleJointNTS4.html

### MONDAY, MARCH 21

COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM:11:15 A.M., WWH 1302

Mathematical Analysis of Programs

Sriram Sankaranarayanan, Stanford University

Refreshments will be served at 11:00 A.M. in room 1302 WWH

Please note the earlier time

See the CS Seminars webpage:http://cs.nyu.edu/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/sp05/

### TUESDSAY, MARCH 22

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

Image-Based Modeling of Biological Systems for Clinical Predictions

Dalin Tang, Worcester Polytechnic Institutes

GEOMETRY SEMINAR:6:00 - 7:00 P.M., WWH 613

On Distinct Distances from a Vertex of a Convex Polygon

Adrian Dumitrescu, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

To see the abstract using AcroDist application, click on the link:

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

### WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23

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

Energy Sources and Sinks for Wind-Driven Ocean Circulation

David Straub, McGill University

Sponsored by the Center for Atmosphere-Ocean Science.

See the CAOS Seminars webpage for abstract if available:http://math.nyu.edu/caos teaching/colloquium/

SEMINAR ON COMBINATORIAL COMPUTING:6:30 P.M., Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, Room 6417 (corner of 34th St.)

Sliding Disks in the Plane

Adrian Dumitrescu, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

See the Seminar website at:

http://www.math.nyu.edu/~pach/combinatorics_seminar.html

### THURSDAY, MARCH 24

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

A New Approach to the Regularity of Free Boundaries via Free Boundary Measures and Level Sets

Marianne Korten, Kansas State University

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

SPECIAL LECTURE:3:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Power Series for Solutions of the 3D Navier-Stokes System

Yakov Sinai, Princeton University

JOINT COLUMBIA-CUNY-NYU NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M.,Columbia University, 312 MathSerre's Conjectures on MOD [sub p] Galois Representations

Chandrashekhar Khare, University of Utah

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

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

See the Joint Number Theory Seminars webpage:http://www.math.columbia.edu/~goldfeld/ScheduleJointNTS4.html

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

Asymptotic Analysis of Pricing and Hedging in Incomplete Markets for "Small" Number of Contingent Claims

Dmitry Kramkov, Carnegie-Mellon University

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

### FRIDAY, MARCH 25

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

End Point-Based Routing Strategies for Improving Internet Performance

Aditya Akella, CMU

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

For abstract webpage:http://cs.nyu.edu/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/sp05/mar7.html/

See the CS Seminars webpage:http://cs.nyu.edu/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/sp05/

SPECIAL SEMINAR:12:00 Noon - 1:00 P.M., WWH 1314

Locally Homogeneous Turbulence: Is it an inconsistent framework?

Uriel Frisch, Observatoire de Nice

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

Call Optinos, Semi-static Arbitrage and Markov Chain Models

Laurent Cousot, CIMS

For complete GSPD Seminar listings, seehttp://www.math.nyu.edu/~pender/seminar/

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

Critical Thresholds in Eulerian Dynamics

Eitan Tadmor, CSCAMM Maryland

See the AMS webpage and abstract:http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~eve2/ams.html

### MONDAY, MARCH 28

COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM:11:15 A.M., WWH 1302

Program Analysis using Random Interpretation

Sumit Gulwani, Berkeley

Refreshments will be served at 11:00 A.M. in room 1302 WWH

Please note the earlier time

See the CS Seminars webpage:http://cs.nyu.edu/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/sp05/

### TUESDAY, MARCH 29

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

Exploring the Neural Code with a Simple Neural Encoding Model

Jonathon Pillow, Center for Neural Science, NYU

GEOMETRY SEMINAR:6:00 - 7:00 P.M., WWH 613

Boxes and Voting Paradoxes

Noga Alon, I.A.S. and Tel Aviv University

To see the abstract using AcroDist application, click on the link:

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

### WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30

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

Modeling Sea Ice Dynamics

Helga Schaffrin, CIMS

Sponsored by the Center for Atmosphere-Ocean Science.

See the CAOS Seminars webpage for abstract if available:http://math.nyu.edu/caos teaching/colloquium/

COMPUTATIONAL NEUROSCIENCE SEMINAR:4:00 - 5:00 P.M.,Center for Neural Science, Meyer Building, 4 Washington Place, Room 815

Tba

Anthony Zador, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

See the speaker's webpage!http://www.cshl.org/public/SCIENCE/zador.html

http://www.cns.nyu.edu/events/compneuro/

### THURSDAY, MARCH 31

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

Stabilization and Control for NLS on a Compact Surface

B. Dahmen, University of Tunis

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

JOINT COLUMBIA-CUNY-NYU NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M.,NYU, COURANT INSTITUTE, 13thFloor

Semisimple Lie Groups and Some Transcendental Number Theory

Gopal Prasad, University of Michigan

TEA: 5:00 - 5:30 P.M. served in the Math Lounge on the 13thfloor

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

See the Joint Number Theory Seminars webpage:http://www.math.columbia.edu/~goldfeld/ScheduleJointNTS4.html

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

Credit Spread, Endogenous Default, Implied Volatility with Jump Risk

Steven Kou, Columbia University

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

### FRIDAY, APRIL 1

NUMERICAL ANALYSIS AND SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING SEMINAR:10:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Computing the Stability Number of a Graph via Linear and Semidefinite Programming

Javier Pena, Carnegie Mellon University

http://www.cs.nyu.edu/overton/nasem/index.html

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

Make Better Design Decisions As You Code

Vibha Sazawal, Washington

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

See the CS Seminars webpage:http://cs.nyu.edu/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/sp05/

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

On the Continuity of Morphological Transitions in One Dimension

Olivier Pierre-Louis, Grenoble

See the AMS webpage and abstract:http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~eve2/ams.html

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

Moisture-Coupled Travelling Waves for a Simplified Tropical Climate Model

Sam Stechman

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

### MONDAY, APRIL 11

MATH COLLOQUIUM:3:45 - 5:00 P.M., WWH 1302

The Development of Nonlinear Science

Alwyn Scott, University of Arizona

Preceded by Colloquium Tea in the Lounge at 3:15 P.M.

## *** SPECIAL UPCOMING CIMS EVENTS ***

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*Deadline: Tuesday, 4:00 P.M.*
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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, MARCH 23

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

Energy Sources and Sinks for Wind-Driven Ocean Circulation

David Straub, McGill University

Sponsored by the Center for Atmosphere-Ocean Science.

See the CAOS Seminars webpage for abstract if available:http://math.nyu.edu/caos teaching/colloquium/

SEMINAR ON COMBINATORIAL COMPUTING:6:30 P.M., Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, Room 6417 (corner of 34th St.)

Sliding Disks in the Plane

Adrian Dumitrescu, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

See the Seminar website at:

http://www.math.nyu.edu/~pach/combinatorics_seminar.html

### THURSDAY, MARCH 24

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

A New Approach to the Regularity of Free Boundaries via Free Boundary Measures and Level Sets

Marianne Korten, Kansas State University

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

SPECIAL CIMS-BIOLOGY JOINT SEMINAR:12:30 P.M., WWH 101

Characterizing Patterns of Natural Selection Across the Human Genome

Scott Williamson, Cornell University

Please note special place

Presented by the Applied Math Lab Seminar. See their website: http://math.nyu.edu/aml/Seminar/index.html

AUTOMORPHIC FORMS SEMINAR:3:00 P.M., WWH 1013

Nonvanishing of Class Group L-Functions at the Critical Point

Valentin Blomer, University of Toronto

SPECIAL LECTURE:3:30 P.M., WWH 1314

Power Series for Solutions of the 3D Navier-Stokes System

Yakov Sinai, Princeton University

JOINT COLUMBIA-CUNY-NYU NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M.,Columbia University, 312 MathSerre's Conjectures on MOD [sub p] Galois Representations

Chandrashekhar Khare, University of Utah

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

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

See the Joint Number Theory Seminars webpage:http://www.math.columbia.edu/~goldfeld/ScheduleJointNTS4.html

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

Asymptotic Analysis of Pricing and Hedging in Incomplete Markets for "Small" Number of Contingent Claims

Dmitry Kramkov, Carnegie-Mellon University

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

### FRIDAY, MARCH 25

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

End Point-Based Routing Strategies for Improving Internet Performance

Aditya Akella, CMU

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

For abstract webpage:http://cs.nyu.edu/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/sp05/mar25.html

See the CS Seminars webpage:http://cs.nyu.edu/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/sp05/

SPECIAL SEMINAR:12:00 Noon - 1:00 P.M., WWH 1314

Locally Homogeneous Turbulence: Is it an inconsistent framework?

Uriel Frisch, Observatoire de Nice

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

Call Optinos, Semi-static Arbitrage and Markov Chain Models

Laurent Cousot, CIMS

For complete GSPD Seminar listings, seehttp://www.math.nyu.edu/~pender/seminar/

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

Critical Thresholds in Eulerian Dynamics

Eitan Tadmor, CSCAMM Maryland

See the AMS webpage and abstract:http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~eve2/ams.html

### MONDAY, MARCH 28

COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM:11:15 A.M., WWH 1302

Program Analysis using Random Interpretation

Sumit Gulwani, Berkeley

Refreshments will be served at 11:00 A.M. in room 1302 WWH

Please note the earlier time

See the CS Seminars webpage:http://cs.nyu.edu/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/sp05/

### TUESDAY, MARCH 29

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

Exploring the Neural Code with a Simple Neural Encoding Model

Jonathon Pillow, Center for Neural Science, NYU

GEOMETRY SEMINAR:6:00 - 7:00 P.M., WWH 613

Boxes and Voting Paradoxes

Noga Alon, I.A.S. and Tel Aviv University

To see the abstract using AcroDist application, click on the link:

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

### WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30

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

Modeling Sea Ice Dynamics

Helga Schaffrin, CIMS

Sponsored by the Center for Atmosphere-Ocean Science.

See the CAOS Seminars webpage for abstract if available:http://math.nyu.edu/caos teaching/colloquium/

COMPUTATIONAL NEUROSCIENCE SEMINAR:4:00 - 5:00 P.M.,Center for Neural Science, Meyer Building, 4 Washington Place, Room 815

Tba

Anthony Zador, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

See the speaker's webpage!http://www.cshl.org/public/SCIENCE/zador.html

http://www.cns.nyu.edu/events/compneuro/

### THURSDAY, MARCH 31

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

Stabilization and Control for NLS on a Compact Surface

B. Dahmen, University of Tunis

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

SPECIAL CIMS-BIOLOGY JOINT SEMINAR:12:30 P.M., WWH 101

Mapping Complex Disease Genes

Sebastian Zollner, Human Genetics, University of Chicago

Please note special place

Presented by the Applied Math Lab Seminar. See their website: http://math.nyu.edu/aml/Seminar/index.html

AUTOMORPHIC FORMS SEMINAR:4:00 P.M., WWH 1013

Nonvanishing of Rankin-Selberg L-Functions and Distribution

C. Cornut, University of Paris (Jessieu)

JOINT COLUMBIA-CUNY-NYU NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M.,NYU, COURANT INSTITUTE, 13thFloor

Semisimple Lie Groups and Some Transcendental Number Theory

Gopal Prasad, University of Michigan

TEA: 5:00 - 5:30 P.M. served in the Math Lounge on the 13thfloor

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

See the Joint Number Theory Seminars webpage:http://www.math.columbia.edu/~goldfeld/ScheduleJointNTS4.html

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

Credit Spread, Endogenous Default, Implied Volatility with Jump Risk

Steven Kou, Columbia University

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

### FRIDAY, APRIL 1

NUMERICAL ANALYSIS AND SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING SEMINAR:10:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Computing the Stability Number of a Graph via Linear and Semidefinite Programming

Javier Pena, Carnegie Mellon University

http://www.cs.nyu.edu/overton/nasem/index.html

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

Make Better Design Decisions As You Code

Vibha Sazawal, Washington

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

See the CS Seminars webpage:http://cs.nyu.edu/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/sp05/

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

KdV and All That

Henry McKean, CIMS

For complete GSPD Seminar listings, seehttp://www.math.nyu.edu/~pender/seminar/

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

On the Continuity of Morphological Transitions in One Dimension

Olivier Pierre-Louis, Grenoble

See the AMS webpage and abstract:http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~eve2/ams.html

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

Moisture-Coupled Travelling Waves for a Simplified Tropical Climate Model

Sam Stechman

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

### MONDAY, APRIL 4

COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM:11:15 A.M., WWH 1302

Probabilistic Models of Text and Images

David Blei, CMU

Refreshments will be served at 11:00 A.M. in room 1302 WWH

Please note the earlier time

See the CS Seminars webpage:http://cs.nyu.edu/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/sp05/

### WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6

COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM:11:15 A.M., WWH 1302

Automatically Checking the Correctness of Program Analyses and Transformations

Sorin Lerner, Washington

Refreshments will be served at 11:00 A.M. in room 1302 WWH

Please note the earlier time

See the CS Seminars webpage:http://cs.nyu.edu/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/sp05/

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

Energy Transports in an Idealized Moist GCM

Dargan Frierson, Princeton University

Sponsored by the Center for Atmosphere-Ocean Science.

See the CAOS Seminars webpage for abstract if available:http://math.nyu.edu/caos teaching/colloquium/

### THURSDAY, APRIL 7

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

Reduced Measures for Nonlinear Elliptical Equations

Augusto Ponce, I.A.S., Princeton University

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

SPECIAL CIMS-BIOLOGY JOINT SEMINAR:12:30 P.M., WWH 101

The Human Proteome Folding Project and the Inferelator: Two Examples of Computational Systems Biology

Richard Bonneau, Institute for Systems Biology, Seattle

Please note special place

Presented by the Applied Math Lab Seminar. See their website: http://math.nyu.edu/aml/Seminar/index.html

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

On the Numerical Evaluation of Option Prices in Jump Diffusion Models

Anita Mayo, Baruch College

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

JOINT COLUMBIA-CUNY-NYU NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M.,CUNY Graduate Center, Room C198

Tba

Jordan Ellenberg, Princeton University

TEA: 5:00 - 5:30 P.M. served in Room C198, C-level: one floor down from lobby

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

See the Joint Number Theory Seminars webpage:http://www.math.columbia.edu/~goldfeld/ScheduleJointNTS4.html

### FRIDAY, APRIL 8

NUMERICAL ANALYSIS AND SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING SEMINAR:10:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Tba

Lothar Reichel, Kent State University

http://www.cs.nyu.edu/overton/nasem/index.html

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

Robust DHT Lookups with Accordion

Jinyang Li, MIT

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

For abstract webpage:http://cs.nyu.edu/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/sp05/apr8.html

See the CS Seminars webpage:http://cs.nyu.edu/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/sp05/

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

Tba

Nikolaus Rajewsky

For complete GSPD Seminar listings, seehttp://www.math.nyu.edu/~pender/seminar/

### MONDAY, APRIL 11

MATH COLLOQUIUM:3:45 - 5:00 P.M., WWH 1302

The Development of Nonlinear Science

Alwyn Scott, University of Arizona

Preceded by Colloquium Tea in the Lounge at 3:15 P.M.

## *** SPECIAL UPCOMING CIMS EVENTS ***

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### WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30

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

Modeling Sea Ice Dynamics

Helga Schaffrin, CIMS

Sponsored by the Center for Atmosphere-Ocean Science.

See the CAOS Seminars webpage for abstract if available:http://math.nyu.edu/caos teaching/colloquium/

COMPUTATIONAL NEUROSCIENCE SEMINAR:4:00 - 5:00 P.M.,Center for Neural Science, Meyer Building, 4 Washington Place, Room 815

Sparse Representations for the Cocktail Party Problem

Anthony Zador, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

See the speaker's webpage!http://www.cshl.org/public/SCIENCE/zador.html

http://www.cns.nyu.edu/events/compneuro/

### THURSDAY, MARCH 31

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

Stabilization and Control for NLS on a Compact Surface

B. Dahmen, University of Tunis

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

SPECIAL CIMS-BIOLOGY JOINT SEMINAR:12:30 P.M., WWH 101

Mapping Complex Disease Genes

Sebastian Zollner, Human Genetics, University of Chicago

Please note special place

Presented by the Applied Math Lab Seminar. See their website: http://math.nyu.edu/aml/Seminar/index.html

AUTOMORPHIC FORMS SEMINAR:4:00 P.M., WWH 1013

Nonvanishing of Rankin-Selberg L-Functions and Distribution

C. Cornut, University of Paris (Jessieu)

JOINT COLUMBIA-CUNY-NYU NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M.,NYU, COURANT INSTITUTE, 13thFloor

Semisimple Lie Groups and Some Transcendental Number Theory

Gopal Prasad, University of Michigan

TEA: 5:00 - 5:30 P.M. served in the Math Lounge on the 13thfloor

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

See the Joint Number Theory Seminars webpage:http://www.math.columbia.edu/~goldfeld/ScheduleJointNTS4.html

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

Credit Spread, Endogenous Default, Implied Volatility with Jump Risk

Steven Kou, Columbia University

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

### FRIDAY, APRIL 1

NUMERICAL ANALYSIS AND SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING SEMINAR:10:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Computing the Stability Number of a Graph via Linear and Semidefinite Programming

Javier Pena, Carnegie Mellon University

http://www.cs.nyu.edu/overton/nasem/index.html

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

The Most Visited Sites for Symmetric Stable Processes

Jay Rosen, CUNY

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

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

Make Better Design Decisions As You Code

Vibha Sazawal, Washington

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

See the CS Seminars webpage:http://cs.nyu.edu/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/sp05/

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

KdV and All That

Henry McKean, CIMS

For complete GSPD Seminar listings, seehttp://www.math.nyu.edu/~pender/seminar/

CRYPTOGRAPHY SEMINAR:1:00 P.M., WWH 101

Spreading Rumors Quietly and the Subgroup Escape Problem

Aleksandr Yampolskiy, Yale University

Joint work with James Aspnes, Zoe Diamadi, Kristian Gjosteen and Rene Peralta

To see the abstract, see:

http://www.www.cs.yale.edu/~yampolsk/coupon.ps

See the Cryptography Seminar webpage:http://www.scs.cs.nyu.edu/crypto/

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

On the Continuity of Morphological Transitions in One Dimension

Olivier Pierre-Louis, Grenoble

See the AMS webpage and abstract:http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~eve2/ams.html

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

Moisture-Coupled Travelling Waves for a Simplified Tropical Climate Model

Sam Stechman

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

### MONDAY, APRIL 4

COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM:11:15 A.M., WWH 1302

Probabilistic Models of Text and Images

David Blei, CMU

Refreshments will be served at 11:00 A.M. in room 1302 WWH

Please note the earlier time

See the CS Seminars webpage:http://cs.nyu.edu/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/sp05/

ANALYSIS SEMINAR:4:00 P.M.,, WWH 1302

Gas Dynamics Beyond Navier-Stokes

David Levermore, University of Maryland

NOTE SPECIAL TIME

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

### TUESDAY, APRIL 5

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

Entrainment and Chaos in the Pulse-Driven Hodgkin-Huxley Oscillator

Kevin Lin, CIMS

2005 ABEL PRIZE CELEBRATION FOR PETER LAX: 3:30 - 5:30 P.M., 13thFloor Common, WWH

Please join us for the celebration!

### WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6

COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM:11:15 A.M., WWH 1302

Automatically Checking the Correctness of Program Analyses and Transformations

Sorin Lerner, Washington

Refreshments will be served at 11:00 A.M. in room 1302 WWH

Please note the earlier time

See the CS Seminars webpage:http://cs.nyu.edu/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/sp05/

APPLIED MATH LAB SEMINAR:11:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M., WWH 813

Elastic Turbulence in Viscoelastic Flows

Victor Steinberg, Department of Physics of Complex Systems, Weizmann Institute

NOTE SPECIAL TIME AND PLACE

Presented by the Applied Math Lab Seminar. See their website: http://math.nyu.edu/aml/Seminar/index.html

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

Energy Transports in an Idealized Moist GCM

Dargan Frierson, Princeton University

Sponsored by the Center for Atmosphere-Ocean Science.

See the CAOS Seminars webpage for abstract if available:http://math.nyu.edu/caos teaching/colloquium/

### THURSDAY, APRIL 7

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

Reduced Measures for Nonlinear Elliptical Equations

Augusto Ponce, I.A.S., Princeton University

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

SPECIAL CIMS-BIOLOGY JOINT SEMINAR:12:30 P.M., WWH 101

The Human Proteome Folding Project and the Inferelator: Two Examples of Computational Systems Biology

Richard Bonneau, Institute for Systems Biology, Seattle

Please note special place

Presented by the Applied Math Lab Seminar. See their website: http://math.nyu.edu/aml/Seminar/index.html

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

On the Numerical Evaluation of Option Prices in Jump Diffusion Models

Anita Mayo, Baruch College

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

JOINT COLUMBIA-CUNY-NYU NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M.,CUNY Graduate Center, Room C198

Tba

Jordan Ellenberg, Princeton University

TEA: 5:00 - 5:30 P.M. served in Room C198, C-level: one floor down from lobby

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

See the Joint Number Theory Seminars webpage:http://www.math.columbia.edu/~goldfeld/ScheduleJointNTS4.html

### FRIDAY, APRIL 8

NUMERICAL ANALYSIS AND SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING SEMINAR:10:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Iterative Methods for Tikhonov Regularization

Lothar Reichel, Kent State University

http://www.cs.nyu.edu/overton/nasem/index.html

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

Random Matrices, Statistical Mechanics, and Hyperbolic Symmetry Breaking

Tom Spencer, IAS, Princeton

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

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

Robust DHT Lookups with Accordion

Jinyang Li, MIT

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

For abstract webpage:http://cs.nyu.edu/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/sp05/apr8.html

See the CS Seminars webpage:http://cs.nyu.edu/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/sp05/

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

Tba

Nikolaus Rajewsky

For complete GSPD Seminar listings, seehttp://www.math.nyu.edu/~pender/seminar/

### MONDAY, APRIL 11

COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM:11:15 A.M., WWH 1302

Tba

Lakshminarayan Subramanian, Berkeley

Refreshments will be served at 11:00 A.M. in room 1302 WWH

Please note the earlier time

See the CS Seminars webpage:http://cs.nyu.edu/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/sp05/

MATH COLLOQUIUM:3:45 - 5:00 P.M., WWH 1302

The Development of Nonlinear Science

Alwyn Scott, University of Arizona

Preceded by Colloquium Tea in the Lounge at 3:15 P.M.

### TUESDAY, APRIL 12

COLLOQUIUM IN ATMOSPHERE-OCEAN SCIENCE:12:00 Noon - 1:00 P.M., WWH 1302

Well-Balanced Schemes of Arbitrary Order of Accuracy for Geophysical Flows

Sebastian Noelle, RWTH Aachen

NOTE SPECIAL DAY AND TIME

Sponsored by the Center for Atmosphere-Ocean Science.

See the CAOS Seminars webpage for abstract if available:http://math.nyu.edu/caos teaching/colloquium/

### WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13

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

Dynamics of Northern Hemisphere Teleconnection Patterns Growth and Decay

Christian Franzke, CIMS

Sponsored by the Center for Atmosphere-Ocean Science.

See the CAOS Seminars webpage for abstract if available:http://math.nyu.edu/caos teaching/colloquium/

COMPUTATIONAL NEUROSCIENCE SEMINAR:4:00 - 5:00 P.M.,Center for Neural Science, Meyer Building, 4 Washington Place, Room 815

Tba

Gayle Wittenberg, Princeton University

http://www.cns.nyu.edu/events/compneuro/

### THURSDAY, APRIL 14

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

Tba

Nikolay Tzvetkov, Universite des Sciences et Technologies de Lille

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

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

Surface Tension I

John Bush, Applied Math, MIT

Presented by the Applied Math Lab Seminar. See their website: http://math.nyu.edu/aml/Seminar/index.html

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

Independent Components Analysis

Dilip Madan, University of Maryland

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

JOINT COLUMBIA-CUNY-NYU NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M.,Columbia University, 312 MathTba

Barry Mazur, Harvard University

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

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

See the Joint Number Theory Seminars webpage:http://www.math.columbia.edu/~goldfeld/ScheduleJointNTS4.html

### FRIDAY, APRIL 15

THE IBM RESEARCH / NYU / COLUMBIA THEORY DAY: 412 Schapiro (CEPSR) Building, Columbia University, New York, New Yorkhttp://cs.nyu.edu/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/sp05/apr15.html

For the complete program of talks, see:

NUMERICAL ANALYSIS AND SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING SEMINAR:10:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Computational Electromagnetics for Microstructured Materials

Leslie Greengard, CIMS

http://www.cs.nyu.edu/overton/nasem/index.html

DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY AND TOPOLOGY SEMINAR:11:30 A.M., WWH 613

Area-Contracting Diffeomorphisms between Rectangles

Larry Guth, M.I.T.

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

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

Efficient and Robust Routing in the Presence of Competing Interests

Ratul Mahajan, Washington

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

See the CS Seminars webpage:http://cs.nyu.edu/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/sp05/

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

Regulatory Potential Scores from Multiple Mammalian Alignments

Francesca Chiaromonte, Courand and NYU Biology

See the AMS webpage and abstract:http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~eve2/ams.html

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

Discussion of:Plumb, R., 1977: The Interaction of Two Internal Waves with the Mean Flow: Implications for the Theory of the Quasi-Biennial Oscillation

Alex Hasha

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

### FRIDAY, APRIL 22

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

Exponential Decay of the Subcritical Contact Process on Nonamenable Graphs

Paul Jung, Cornell University

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

## *** SPECIAL UPCOMING CIMS EVENTS ***

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

Scroll down, then click on CIMS SEMINARS

Go to http://www.cs.nyu.edu/mailman/listinfo/cimsbulletin

where you may subscribe or unsubscribe easily using the web-based GNU Mailman. This process requires a password that you will choose at that time or where one would be then generated for you.

cimsbulletin-request@cs.nyu.edu

## 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, 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

### WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6

COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM:11:15 A.M., WWH 1302

Automatically Checking the Correctness of Program Analyses and Transformations

Sorin Lerner, Washington

Refreshments will be served at 11:00 A.M. in room 1302 WWH

Please note the earlier time

See the CS Seminars webpage:http://cs.nyu.edu/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/sp05/

APPLIED MATH LAB SEMINAR:11:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M., WWH 813

Elastic Turbulence in Viscoelastic Flows

Victor Steinberg, Department of Physics of Complex Systems, Weizmann Institute

NOTE SPECIAL TIME AND PLACE

Presented by the Applied Math Lab Seminar. See their website: http://math.nyu.edu/aml/Seminar/index.html

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

Energy Transports in an Idealized Moist GCM

Dargan Frierson, Princeton University

Sponsored by the Center for Atmosphere-Ocean Science.

See the CAOS Seminars webpage for abstract if available:http://math.nyu.edu/caos teaching/colloquium/

### THURSDAY, APRIL 7

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

Reduced Measures for Nonlinear Elliptical Equations

Augusto Ponce, I.A.S., Princeton University

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

SPECIAL CIMS-BIOLOGY JOINT SEMINAR:12:30 P.M., WWH 101

The Human Proteome Folding Project and the Inferelator: Two Examples of Computational Systems Biology

Richard Bonneau, Institute for Systems Biology, Seattle

Please note special place

Presented by the Applied Math Lab Seminar. See their website: http://math.nyu.edu/aml/Seminar/index.html

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

On the Numerical Evaluation of Option Prices in Jump Diffusion Models

Anita Mayo, Baruch College

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

JOINT COLUMBIA-CUNY-NYU NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M.,CUNY Graduate Center, Room C198

Tba

Jordan Ellenberg, Princeton University

TEA: 5:00 - 5:30 P.M. served in Room C198, C-level: one floor down from lobby

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

See the Joint Number Theory Seminars webpage:http://www.math.columbia.edu/~goldfeld/ScheduleJointNTS4.html

### FRIDAY, APRIL 8

COLUMBIA-PRINCETON PROBABILITY DAY:Princeton University Friend Center, Bowl 006

For agenda of talks, please contact Erhan Cinlar at: ecinlar@princeton.edu

NUMERICAL ANALYSIS AND SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING SEMINAR:10:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Iterative Methods for Tikhonov Regularization

Lothar Reichel, Kent State University

http://www.cs.nyu.edu/overton/nasem/index.html

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

Random Matrices, Statistical Mechanics, and Hyperbolic Symmetry Breaking

Tom Spencer, IAS, Princeton

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

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

Robust DHT Lookups with Accordion

Jinyang Li, MIT

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

For abstract webpage:http://cs.nyu.edu/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/sp05/apr8.html

See the CS Seminars webpage:http://cs.nyu.edu/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/sp05/

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

Decoding Gene Expression

Nikolaus Rajewsky

For complete GSPD Seminar listings, seehttp://www.math.nyu.edu/~pender/seminar/

CRYPTOGRAPHY SEMINAR:1:00 P.M., WWH 101

Hierarchical Identity Based Encryption with Constant Size Ciphertext

Nelly Fazio, CIMS, will be giving a talk on the work of Dan Boneh, Xavier Boyen and Eu-Jin Goh

See the Cryptography Seminar webpage:http://www.scs.cs.nyu.edu/crypto/

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

Eliciting the Information Need: The Core of Information Access and Refinement

Fredrik Olsson, SICS/Gothenburg University, Sweden

Followed by:

Acquiring Hyponymy Relations from Web Documents

Keiji Shinzato, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan

http://nlp.cs.nyu.edu/nycnlp/index.shtml

MUSIC AT CIMS:5:00 - 8:00 P.M., 13thFloor Commons

Works by Bach, Brahms, Rachmaninoff, Debussy, and Scriabin

David Schuster, piano

### MONDAY, APRIL 11

COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM:11:15 A.M., WWH 1302

Decentralized Security Mechanisms for Internet Routing

Lakshminarayan Subramanian, Berkeley

Refreshments will be served at 11:00 A.M. in room 1302 WWH

Please note the earlier time

See the CS Seminars webpage:http://cs.nyu.edu/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/sp05/

MATH COLLOQUIUM:3:45 - 5:00 P.M., WWH 1302

The Development of Nonlinear Science

Alwyn Scott, University of Arizona

Preceded by Colloquium Tea in the Lounge at 3:15 P.M.

### TUESDAY, APRIL 12

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

Computational Experiments with a Comprehensive Three-Dimensional Model of the Cochlea

Edward Givelberg, CIMS

COLLOQUIUM IN ATMOSPHERE-OCEAN SCIENCE:12:00 Noon - 1:00 P.M., WWH 1302

Well-Balanced Schemes of Arbitrary Order of Accuracy for Geophysical Flows

Sebastian Noelle, RWTH Aachen

NOTE SPECIAL DAY AND TIME

Sponsored by the Center for Atmosphere-Ocean Science.

See the CAOS Seminars webpage for abstract if available:http://math.nyu.edu/caos teaching/colloquium/

SYMPLECTIC GEOMETRY SEMINAR:12:00 Noon - 2:00 P.M., WWH 613

Closed Forms Transverse to Singular Foliations

Janko Latschev, University of Zurich

AUTOMORPHIC FORMS SEMINAR:3:00 P.M., WWH 613

Counting Rational Points on Smooth Hypersurfaces

Tim Browning, Oxford

### WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13

COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM:11:15 A.M., WWH 1302

Exceptional Situations and Program Reliability

Westley Weimer, Berkeley

Refreshments will be served at 11:00 A.M. in room 1302 WWH

Please note the earlier time

See the CS Seminars webpage:http://cs.nyu.edu/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/sp05/

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

Dynamics of Northern Hemisphere Teleconnection Patterns Growth and Decay

Christian Franzke, CIMS

Sponsored by the Center for Atmosphere-Ocean Science.

See the CAOS Seminars webpage for abstract if available:http://math.nyu.edu/caos teaching/colloquium/

COMPUTATIONAL NEUROSCIENCE SEMINAR:4:00 - 5:00 P.M.,Center for Neural Science, Meyer Building, 4 Washington Place, Room 815

Tba

Gayle Wittenberg, Princeton University

http://www.cns.nyu.edu/events/compneuro/

### THURSDAY, APRIL 14

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

Tba

Nikolay Tzvetkov, Universite des Sciences et Technologies de Lille

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

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

Surface Tension I

John Bush, Applied Math, MIT

Presented by the Applied Math Lab Seminar. See their website: http://math.nyu.edu/aml/Seminar/index.html

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

Independent Components Analysis

Dilip Madan, University of Maryland

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

JOINT COLUMBIA-CUNY-NYU NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M.,Columbia University, 312 MathDescent Bounds for Rational Points on Varieties

Barry Mazur, Harvard University

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

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

See the Joint Number Theory Seminars webpage:http://www.math.columbia.edu/~goldfeld/ScheduleJointNTS4.html

### FRIDAY, APRIL 15

THE IBM RESEARCH / NYU / COLUMBIA THEORY DAY: 412 Schapiro (CEPSR) Building, Columbia University, New York, New Yorkhttp://cs.nyu.edu/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/sp05/apr15.html

For the complete program of talks, see:

NUMERICAL ANALYSIS AND SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING SEMINAR:10:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Computational Electromagnetics for Microstructured Materials

Leslie Greengard, CIMS

http://www.cs.nyu.edu/overton/nasem/index.html

DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY AND TOPOLOGY SEMINAR:11:30 A.M., WWH 613

Area-Contracting Diffeomorphisms between Rectangles

Larry Guth, M.I.T.

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

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

Efficient and Robust Routing in the Presence of Competing Interests

Ratul Mahajan, Washington

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

See the CS Seminars webpage:http://cs.nyu.edu/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/sp05/

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

Regulatory Potential Scores from Multiple Mammalian Alignments

Francesca Chiaromonte, Courand and NYU Biology

See the AMS webpage and abstract:http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~eve2/ams.html

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

Discussion of:Plumb, R., 1977: The Interaction of Two Internal Waves with the Mean Flow: Implications for the Theory of the Quasi-Biennial Oscillation

Alex Hasha

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

### MONDAY, APRIL 18

COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM:11:15 A.M., WWH 1302

Alignment of Whole Genomes: Algorithms and Tools

Michael Brudno, Berkeley

Refreshments will be served at 11:00 A.M. in room 1302 WWH

Please note the earlier time

See the CS Seminars webpage:http://cs.nyu.edu/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/sp05/

### TUESDAY, APRIL 19

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

Population Density Methods in Two Spatial Dimensions and Application to Neural Networks with Realistic Synaptic Kinetics

Felix Apfaltrer, CIMS

GEOMETRY SEMINAR:6:00 - 7:00 P.M., WWH 613

Improved Approximation Algorithms for Geometric Set Cover

Ken Clarkson, Bell Laboratories

To see the abstract using AcroDist application, click on the link:

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

### WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20

COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM:11:15 A.M., WWH 1302

Classification Problems with Heterogeneous Information

Gert Lanckreit, Berkeley

Refreshments will be served at 11:00 A.M. in room 1302 WWH

Please note the earlier time

See the CS Seminars webpage:http://cs.nyu.edu/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/sp05/

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

Using Tracers of Last Saturation to Understand What Controls Subtropical Humidity

Adam Sobel, Columbia University

Sponsored by the Center for Atmosphere-Ocean Science.

See the CAOS Seminars webpage for abstract if available:http://math.nyu.edu/caos teaching/colloquium/

### THURSDAY, APRIL 21

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

Surface Tension II

John Bush, Applied Math, MIT

Presented by the Applied Math Lab Seminar. See their website: http://math.nyu.edu/aml/Seminar/index.html

AUTOMORPHIC FORMS SEMINAR:2:00 P.M., WWH 1013

L-Theory of PSL 2(Z) and Connected Sums of Manifolds

Jim Davis, Indiana

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

Correlation in Credit Risk

Stephen Figlewski, NYU Stern School of Business

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

RITT LECTURE AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY:5:30 - 7:00 P.M.,Columbia University, 312 Math

Functoriality Principle and the Spectral Theory of Automorphic Functions

Freydoon Shahidi, Purdue University

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

NOTE: No time, room, or tea time actually shown at the Joint Columbia-CUNY-NYU Number Theory website.

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

See the Joint Number Theory Seminars webpage:http://www.math.columbia.edu/~goldfeld/ScheduleJointNTS4.html

### FRIDAY, APRIL 22

NUMERICAL ANALYSIS AND SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING SEMINAR:10:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Tba

Donna Calhoun, University of Washington

http://www.cs.nyu.edu/overton/nasem/index.html

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

Exponential Decay of the Subcritical Contact Process on Nonamenable Graphs

Paul Jung, Cornell University

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

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

Riemannian Geometry and Text Classification

Guy Lebanon, CMU

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

See the CS Seminars webpage:http://cs.nyu.edu/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/sp05/

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

Atmosphere Ocean Science Research Group

Joseph Biello, Christian Franzke, and Rafail Abramov

For complete GSPD Seminar listings, seehttp://www.math.nyu.edu/~pender/seminar/

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

Algorithms for Comparative Genomics: The Lion, the Leopard, the Wolf or the Boar, Why Not More

Bud Mishra, CIMS

See the AMS webpage and abstract:http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~eve2/ams.html

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

Discussion of:Hilber, 1979: A Dynamic Thermodynamic Sea Ice Model

Chris Konig

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

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### WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13

COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM:11:15 A.M., WWH 1302

Exceptional Situations and Program Reliability

Westley Weimer, Berkeley

Refreshments will be served at 11:00 A.M. in room 1302 WWH

Please note the earlier time

See the CS Seminars webpage:http://cs.nyu.edu/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/sp05/

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

Dynamics of Northern Hemisphere Teleconnection Patterns Growth and Decay

Christian Franzke, CIMS

Sponsored by the Center for Atmosphere-Ocean Science.

See the CAOS Seminars webpage for abstract if available:http://math.nyu.edu/caos teaching/colloquium/

COMPUTATIONAL NEUROSCIENCE SEMINAR:4:00 - 5:00 P.M.,Center for Neural Science, Meyer Building, 4 Washington Place, Room 815

Dissecting Synaptic Learning Rules in the Hippocampus

Gayle Wittenberg, Princeton University

http://www.cns.nyu.edu/events/compneuro/

### THURSDAY, APRIL 14

ANALYSIS SEMINAR:CANCELLED!

Tba

Nikolay Tzvetkov, Universite des Sciences et Technologies de Lille

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

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

Waves Generated by Airflow over a Mountain Ridge

David Muraki, Math, Simon Fraser University

Please note change in speaker and title

Presented by the Applied Math Lab Seminar. See their website: http://math.nyu.edu/aml/Seminar/index.html

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

Independent Components Analysis

Dilip Madan, University of Maryland

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

JOINT COLUMBIA-CUNY-NYU NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M.,Columbia University, 312 MathDescent Bounds for Rational Points on Varieties

Barry Mazur, Harvard University

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

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

See the Joint Number Theory Seminars webpage:http://www.math.columbia.edu/~goldfeld/ScheduleJointNTS4.html

### FRIDAY, APRIL 15

THE IBM RESEARCH / NYU / COLUMBIA THEORY DAY: 412 Schapiro (CEPSR) Building, Columbia University, New York, New Yorkhttp://cs.nyu.edu/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/sp05/apr15.html

For the complete program of talks, see:

NUMERICAL ANALYSIS AND SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING SEMINAR:10:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Computational Electromagnetics for Microstructured Materials

Leslie Greengard, CIMS

http://www.cs.nyu.edu/overton/nasem/index.html

DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY AND TOPOLOGY SEMINAR:11:30 A.M., WWH 613

Area-Contracting Diffeomorphisms between Rectangles

Larry Guth, M.I.T.

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

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

Efficient and Robust Routing in the Presence of Competing Interests

Ratul Mahajan, Washington

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

See the CS Seminars webpage:http://cs.nyu.edu/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/sp05/

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

Regulatory Potential Scores from Multiple Mammalian Alignments

Francesca Chiaromonte, Courand and NYU Biology

See the AMS webpage and abstract:http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~eve2/ams.html

JOINT BIOLOGY/COURANT GENOMICS SEMINAR:3:45 P.M., WWH 1302

Classifiers for Detection of Regulatory Elements

Anirvan Sengupta, Department of Physics, Rutgers University

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

Discussion of:

Alex Hasha

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

### MONDAY, APRIL 18

COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM:11:15 A.M., WWH 1302

Alignment of Whole Genomes: Algorithms and Tools

Michael Brudno, Berkeley

Refreshments will be served at 11:00 A.M. in room 1302 WWH

Please note the earlier time

See the CS Seminars webpage:http://cs.nyu.edu/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/sp05/

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

Categories and Curvature

Michael McQuillan, University of Glasgoe

### TUESDAY, APRIL 19

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

Population Density Methods in Two Spatial Dimensions and Application to Neural Networks with Realistic Synaptic Kinetics

Felix Apfaltrer, CIMS

GEOMETRY SEMINAR:6:00 - 7:00 P.M., WWH 613

Improved Approximation Algorithms for Geometric Set Cover

Ken Clarkson, Bell Laboratories

To see the abstract using AcroDist application, click on the link:

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

### WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20

COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM:11:15 A.M., WWH 1302

Classification Problems with Heterogeneous Information

Gert Lanckreit, Berkeley

Refreshments will be served at 11:00 A.M. in room 1302 WWH

Please note the earlier time

See the CS Seminars webpage:http://cs.nyu.edu/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/sp05/

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

Using Tracers of Last Saturation to Understand What Controls Subtropical Humidity

Adam Sobel, Columbia University

Sponsored by the Center for Atmosphere-Ocean Science.

See the CAOS Seminars webpage for abstract if available:http://math.nyu.edu/caos teaching/colloquium/

### THURSDAY, APRIL 21

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

Local Energy Decay for Isotropic Hyperbolic Systems and Applications to Elasticity

Becca Thomases, CIMS

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

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

Surface Tension I

John Bush, Applied Math, MIT

Presented by the Applied Math Lab Seminar. See their website: http://math.nyu.edu/aml/Seminar/index.html

AUTOMORPHIC FORMS SEMINAR:2:00 P.M., WWH 1013

L-Theory of PSL 2(Z) and Connected Sums of Manifolds

Jim Davis, Indiana

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

Correlation in Credit Risk

Stephen Figlewski, NYU Stern School of Business

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

RITT LECTURE AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY:5:30 - 7:00 P.M.,Columbia University, 312 Math

Functoriality Principle and the Spectral Theory of Automorphic Functions

Freydoon Shahidi, Purdue University

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

NOTE: No time, room, or tea time actually shown at the Joint Columbia-CUNY-NYU Number Theory website.

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

See the Joint Number Theory Seminars webpage:http://www.math.columbia.edu/~goldfeld/ScheduleJointNTS4.html

### FRIDAY, APRIL 22

NUMERICAL ANALYSIS AND SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING SEMINAR:10:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Exact Far-Field Boundary Conditions for the Two-Dimensional Heat Equation

Donna Calhoun, University of Washington

http://www.cs.nyu.edu/overton/nasem/index.html

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

Exponential Decay of the Subcritical Contact Process on Nonamenable Graphs

Paul Jung, Cornell University

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

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

Riemannian Geometry and Text Classification

Guy Lebanon, CMU

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

See the CS Seminars webpage:http://cs.nyu.edu/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/sp05/

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

Atmosphere Ocean Science Research Group

Joseph Biello, Christian Franzke, and Rafail Abramov

For complete GSPD Seminar listings, seehttp://www.math.nyu.edu/~pender/seminar/

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

Algorithms for Comparative Genomics: The Lion, the Leopard, the Wolf or the Boar, Why Not More

Bud Mishra, CIMS and NYU School of Medicine

See the AMS webpage and abstract:http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~eve2/ams.html

2005 STUDENT PRIZES:3:30 P.M., WWH 109

Reception to follow in the 13th floor lounge

Henning Biermann Awardfor outstanding contributions by a doctoral student to education or service to the department of computer science

Michael FreedmanSandra Bleistein Prizefor notable achievement by a woman in applied mathematics or computer science

Bing SunHollis Cooley Pricefor excellence and promise in undergraduate mathematics

David ValdmanJanet Fabri Prizefor an outstanding dissertation in computer science

Lexing YingKurt O. Friedrichs Prizefor an outstanding dissertation in mathematics

Silas AlbenandMaria ReznikoffMax Goldstein Prizefor undergraduate creativity in computing

Eric ButhHarold Grad Memorial Prizefor outstanding performance and promise as a graduate student

Paris PenderandShabsi WalfishMoses A. Greenfield Research Awardfor outstanding interdisciplinary studies by a current student

Samuel IsaacsonWilhelm T. Magnus Memorial Prizefor significant contributions to the mathematical sciences

Paolo CasciniandSivan RottenstreichBella Manel Prizefor excellence and promise in mathematics on the graduate level by a woman or a member of another under-represented group

Xuemin TuMatthew Smosna Prizefor excellence in computer science

Benjamin Poserow

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

Discussion of:Hilber, 1979: A Dynamic Thermodynamic Sea Ice Model

Chris Konig

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

### MONDAY, APRIL 25

COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM:11:15 A.M., WWH 1302

Algorithms for Path-Planning

Shuchi Chawla, CMU

Refreshments will be served at 11:00 A.M. in room 1302 WWH

Please note the earlier time

See the CS Seminars webpage:http://cs.nyu.edu/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/sp05/

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

Fluctuations, Noise and Survival: An Outsider's View on Bacterial Life

Stanislas Leibler, Rockefeller University

Tea will be served at 3:15 P.M. in the Lounge

### TUESDAY, APRIL 26

GEOMETRY SEMINAR:6:00 - 7:00 P.M., WWH 613

Tba

Rom Pinchasi, Technion, Haifa

To see the abstract using AcroDist application, click on the link:

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

### WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27

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

Waves, Information and Local Predictability

Joseph Tribbia, National Center for Atmospheric Research

Sponsored by the Center for Atmosphere-Ocean Science.

See the CAOS Seminars webpage for abstract if available:http://math.nyu.edu/caos teaching/colloquium/

COMPUTATIONAL NEUROSCIENCE SEMINAR:4:00 - 5:00 P.M.,Center for Neural Science, Meyer Building, 4 Washington Place, Room 815

Tba

Josh Brumberg, Queens College

http://www.cns.nyu.edu/events/compneuro/

### THURSDAY, APRIL 28

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

The Diffusive Limit in the Boltzmann Theory: Beyond the Navier-Stokes Approximation

Yan Guo, Division of Applied Mathematics, Brown University

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

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

Surface Tension II

John Bush, Applied Math, MIT

Presented by the Applied Math Lab Seminar. See their website: http://math.nyu.edu/aml/Seminar/index.html

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

The Use and Misuse of Models

Emmanuel Derman, Columbia University

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

### FRIDAY, APRIL 29

NUMERICAL ANALYSIS AND SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING SEMINAR:10:00 A.M., WWH 1302

A Fast and Stable Polynomial Root-Finder

Ming Gu, SAC Meridian Fund

http://www.cs.nyu.edu/overton/nasem/index.html

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

Tba

George Candea, Stanford

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

See the CS Seminars webpage:http://cs.nyu.edu/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/sp05/

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

Dynamical Systems Research Group

Kevin Lin, William Ott, and Paul Wright

For complete GSPD Seminar listings, seehttp://www.math.nyu.edu/~pender/seminar/

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

Self-Assembly of Colloidal Spheres by Drying

Michael Brenner, Harvard University

See the AMS webpage and abstract:http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~eve2/ams.html

## *** SPECIAL UPCOMING CIMS EVENTS ***

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### WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20

SYMPLECTIC SEMINAR:11:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M., WWH 613

A Symplectic Approach to Tropical Geometry

Brett Parker, Stanford University

COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM:11:15 A.M., WWH 1302

Classification Problems with Heterogeneous Information

Gert Lanckreit, Berkeley

Refreshments will be served at 11:00 A.M. in room 1302 WWH

Please note the earlier time

See the CS Seminars webpage:http://cs.nyu.edu/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/sp05/

CRYPTOGRAPHY SEMINAR:3:30 P.M., WWH 101

The Complexity of Online Memory Checking

Guy Rothblum, Weizmann Institute

Joint work with Moni Naor

NOTE THE NON-STANDARD TIME AND DAY!

See the Cryptography Seminar webpage:http://www.scs.cs.nyu.edu/crypto/

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

Using Tracers of Last Saturation to Understand What Controls Subtropical Humidity

Adam Sobel, Columbia University

Sponsored by the Center for Atmosphere-Ocean Science.

See the CAOS Seminars webpage for abstract if available:http://math.nyu.edu/caos teaching/colloquium/

### THURSDAY, APRIL 21

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

Local Energy Decay for Isotropic Hyperbolic Systems and Applications to Elasticity

Becca Thomases, CIMS

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

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

Surface Tension I

John Bush, Applied Math, MIT

Presented by the Applied Math Lab Seminar. See their website: http://math.nyu.edu/aml/Seminar/index.html

AUTOMORPHIC FORMS SEMINAR:2:00 P.M., WWH 1013

L-Theory of PSL 2(Z) and Connected Sums of Manifolds

Jim Davis, Indiana

THEORY SEMINAR:3:30 P.M., WWH 813

String Matching with Wildcards for Large Alphabets and Related Problems

Richard Cole, CIMS

http://cs.nyu.edu/~wu/theory/

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

Correlation in Credit Risk

Stephen Figlewski, NYU Stern School of Business

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

RITT LECTURE AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY:5:30 - 7:00 P.M.,Columbia University, 312 Math

Functoriality Principle and the Spectral Theory of Automorphic Functions

Freydoon Shahidi, Purdue University

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

NOTE: No time, room, or tea time actually shown at the Joint Columbia-CUNY-NYU Number Theory website.

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

See the Joint Number Theory Seminars webpage:http://www.math.columbia.edu/~goldfeld/ScheduleJointNTS4.html

### FRIDAY, APRIL 22

NUMERICAL ANALYSIS AND SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING SEMINAR:10:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Exact Far-Field Boundary Conditions for the Two-Dimensional Heat Equation

Donna Calhoun, University of Washington

http://www.cs.nyu.edu/overton/nasem/index.html

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

Exponential Decay of the Subcritical Contact Process on Nonamenable Graphs

Paul Jung, Cornell University

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

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

Riemannian Geometry and Text Classification

Guy Lebanon, CMU

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

See the CS Seminars webpage:http://cs.nyu.edu/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/sp05/

CRYPTOGRAPHY SEMINAR:1:00 P.M., WWH 101

Mercurial Commitments with Applications to Zero-Knowledge Sets

Tal Malkin, Columbia University

See the Cryptography Seminar webpage:http://www.scs.cs.nyu.edu/crypto/

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

Applied Mathematics for the Atmospheric Sciences

Joseph Biello, Christian Franzke, and Rafail Abramov

Please note the change in the title of the talk!

For complete GSPD Seminar listings, seehttp://www.math.nyu.edu/~pender/seminar/

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

Algorithms for Comparative Genomics: The Lion, the Leopard, the Wolf or the Boar, Why Not More

Bud Mishra, CIMS and NYU School of Medicine

See the AMS webpage and abstract:http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~eve2/ams.html

2005 STUDENT PRIZES:3:30 P.M., WWH 109

Reception to follow in the 13th floor lounge

Henning Biermann Awardfor outstanding contributions by a doctoral student to education or service to the department of computer science

Michael FreedmanSandra Bleistein Prizefor notable achievement by a woman in applied mathematics or computer science

Bing SunHollis Cooley Pricefor excellence and promise in undergraduate mathematics

David ValdmanJanet Fabri Prizefor an outstanding dissertation in computer science

Lexing YingKurt O. Friedrichs Prizefor an outstanding dissertation in mathematics

Silas AlbenandMaria ReznikoffMax Goldstein Prizefor undergraduate creativity in computing

Eric ButhHarold Grad Memorial Prizefor outstanding performance and promise as a graduate student

Paris PenderandShabsi WalfishMoses A. Greenfield Research Awardfor outstanding interdisciplinary studies by a current student

Samuel IsaacsonWilhelm Magnus Memorial Prizefor significant contributions to the mathematical sciences

Paolo CasciniandSivan RottenstreichBella Manel Prizefor excellence and promise in mathematics on the graduate level by a woman or a member of another under-represented group

Xuemin TuMatthew Smosna Prizefor excellence in computer science

Benjamin Poserow

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

Discussion of:Hilber, 1979: A Dynamic Thermodynamic Sea Ice Model

Chris Konig

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

### MONDAY, APRIL 25

COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM:CANCELLED!

Algorithms for Path-Planning

Shuchi Chawla, CMU

Refreshments will be served at 11:00 A.M. in room 1302 WWH

Please note the earlier time

See the CS Seminars webpage:http://cs.nyu.edu/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/sp05/

MATHEMATICS COLLOQUIUM:RESCHEDULED TO MAY 3

Fluctuations, Noise and Survival: An Outsider's View on Bacterial Life

Stanislas Leibler, Rockefeller University

Tea will be served at 3:15 P.M. in the Lounge

### TUESDAY, APRIL 26

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

Spatiotemporal Dynamics of Line-Motion Illusion in Primary Visual Cortex

Aaditya Rangan, CIMS

SYMPLECTIC SEMINAR:12:00 Noon - 2:00 P.M., WWH 613

Some New Results on Calabi Quasimorphisms

Yaron Ostrover, Tel Aviv University

ANALYSIS SEMINAR:3:30 P.M, WWH 1302

On Schrodinger Maps Near Harmonic Maps

Stephen Gustafson, University of British Columbia

NOTE CHANGE IN TIME!

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

GEOMETRY SEMINAR:6:00 - 7:00 P.M., WWH 613

On Geometric Graphs with No Pair of Parallel Edges

Rom Pinchasi, Technion, Haifa

To see the abstract using AcroDist application, click on the link:

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

### WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27

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

Waves, Information and Local Predictability

Joseph Tribbia, National Center for Atmospheric Research

Sponsored by the Center for Atmosphere-Ocean Science.

See the CAOS Seminars webpage for abstract if available:http://math.nyu.edu/caos teaching/colloquium/

COMPUTATIONAL NEUROSCIENCE SEMINAR:4:00 - 5:00 P.M.,Center for Neural Science, Meyer Building, 4 Washington Place, Room 815

Tba

Josh Brumberg, Queens College

http://www.cns.nyu.edu/events/compneuro/

### THURSDAY, APRIL 28

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

The Diffusive Limit in the Boltzmann Theory: Beyond the Navier-Stokes Approximation

Yan Guo, Division of Applied Mathematics, Brown University

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

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

Surface Tension II

John Bush, Applied Math, MIT

Presented by the Applied Math Lab Seminar. See their website: http://math.nyu.edu/aml/Seminar/index.html

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

The Use and Misuse of Models

Emmanuel Derman, Columbia University

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

### FRIDAY, APRIL 29

NUMERICAL ANALYSIS AND SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING SEMINAR:10:00 A.M., WWH 1302

A Fast and Stable Polynomial Root-Finder

Ming Gu, SAC Meridian Fund

http://www.cs.nyu.edu/overton/nasem/index.html

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

Nonlinear Energy Transfer in a Simple Stochastic Model

Esteban Tabak, CIMS

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

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

Tba

George Candea, Stanford

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

See the CS Seminars webpage:http://cs.nyu.edu/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/sp05/

CRYPTOGRAPHY SEMINAR:1:00 P.M., WWH 101

New Explicit Constructions of Randomness Extractors from Weak Sources, and of Bipartite Ramsey Graphs

Guy Kindler, IAS

See the Cryptography Seminar webpage:http://www.scs.cs.nyu.edu/crypto/

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

Dynamical Systems Research Group

Kevin Lin, William Ott, and Paul Wright

For complete GSPD Seminar listings, seehttp://www.math.nyu.edu/~pender/seminar/

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

Self-Assembly of Colloidal Spheres by Drying

Michael Brenner, Harvard University

See the AMS webpage and abstract:http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~eve2/ams.html

### MONDAY, MAY 2

COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM:CANCELLED!

Adaptive Algorithms for Price-Setting and Overlay Routing

Robert Kleinberg, M.I.T.

Refreshments will be served at 11:00 A.M. in room 1302 WWH

Please note the earlier time

See the CS Seminars webpage:http://cs.nyu.edu/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/sp05/

### TUESDAY, MAY 3

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

Fluctuations, Noise and Survival: An Outsider's View on Bacterial Life

Stanislas Leibler, Rockefeller University

Tea will be served at 3:15 P.M. in the Lounge

GEOMETRY SEMINAR:6:00 - 7:00 P.M., WWH 613

Tba

Gabor Tardos, Renyi Institute, Budapest

To see the abstract using AcroDist application, click on the link:

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

### WEDNESDAY, MAY 4

MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR:1:30 P.M., WWH 1013

Extensions of Adiabatic Invariant Theory for a Charged Particle

Harold Weitzner, CIMS

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

SEMINAR ON COMBINATORIAL COMPUTING:6:30 P.M., Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, Room 6417 (corner of 34th St.)

Boosted Sampling and Minimum Spanning Trees

Jan Vondrak, M.I.T., Cambridge

See the Seminar website at:

http://www.math.nyu.edu/~pach/combinatorics_seminar.html

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

Tba

David Quere, College de France, Paris

Presented by the Applied Math Lab Seminar. See their website: http://math.nyu.edu/aml/Seminar/index.html

### FRIDAY, MAY 6

NUMERICAL ANALYSIS AND SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING SEMINAR:10:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Sparse Principal Component Analysis and Applications

Laurent El Ghaoui, SAC Meridian Fund

http://www.cs.nyu.edu/overton/nasem/index.html

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

Birth of the Equilibrium Droplet

Roman Kotecky, Charles University, Prague and Microsoft Research

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

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

Ancient Solutions for Mean Curvature Flow

Maria Calle

For complete GSPD Seminar listings, seehttp://www.math.nyu.edu/~pender/seminar/BR>Last seminar of the Spring 2005 semester!

### WEDNESDAY, MAY 11

SEMINAR ON COMBINATORIAL COMPUTING:6:30 P.M., Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, Room 6417 (corner of 34th St.)

Tba

Gabor Tardos, Renyi Institute, Budapest

See the Seminar website at:

http://www.math.nyu.edu/~pach/combinatorics_seminar.html

Last seminar of the Spring 2005 semester!

## *** SPECIAL UPCOMING CIMS EVENTS ***

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

Scroll down, then click on CIMS SEMINARS

Go to http://www.cs.nyu.edu/mailman/listinfo/cimsbulletin

where you may subscribe or unsubscribe easily using the web-based GNU Mailman. This process requires a password that you will choose at that time or where one would be then generated for you.

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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.
*Deadline: Tuesday, 4:00 P.M.*
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

### WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27

JOINT CIMS AND BIOLOGY COLLOQUIUM:11:15 A.M., WWH 1302

Richard Bonneau, Institute for Systems Biology

Refreshments will be served at 11:00 A.M. in WWH 1302

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

Richard Bonneau, Institute for Systems Biology

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

See the CS Seminars webpage:http://cs.nyu.edu/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/sp05/

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

Waves, Information and Local Predictability

Joseph Tribbia, National Center for Atmospheric Research

Sponsored by the Center for Atmosphere-Ocean Science.

See the CAOS Seminars webpage for abstract if available:http://math.nyu.edu/caos teaching/colloquium/

COMPUTATIONAL NEUROSCIENCE SEMINAR:4:00 - 5:00 P.M.,Center for Neural Science, Meyer Building, 4 Washington Place, Room 815

The Barrel: A Window into Cortical Circuitry

Joshua C. Brumberg, Queens College, CUNY

http://www.cns.nyu.edu/events/compneuro/

### THURSDAY, APRIL 28

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

The Diffusive Limit in the Boltzmann Theory: Beyond the Navier-Stokes Approximation

Yan Guo, Division of Applied Mathematics, Brown University

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

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

Fluid Jets and Sheets

John Bush, Applied Math, MIT

Presented by the Applied Math Lab Seminar. See their website: http://math.nyu.edu/aml/Seminar/index.html

THEORY SEMINAR:3:30 P.M., WWH 813

Perturbations and Vertex Removal in a 3D Delaunay Triangulation

Monique Teillaud, INRIA

http://cs.nyu.edu/~wu/theory/

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

The Use and Misuse of Models

Emmanuel Derman, Columbia University

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

### FRIDAY, APRIL 29

NUMERICAL ANALYSIS AND SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING SEMINAR:10:00 A.M., WWH 1302

A Fast and Stable Polynomial Root-Finder

Ming Gu, SAC Meridian Fund

http://www.cs.nyu.edu/overton/nasem/index.html

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

Nonlinear Energy Transfer in a Simple Stochastic Model

Esteban Tabak, CIMS

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

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

A Reboot-based Approach to High Availability

George Candea, Stanford

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

See the CS Seminars webpage:http://cs.nyu.edu/csweb/Calendar/colloquium/sp05/

CRYPTOGRAPHY SEMINAR:1:00 P.M., WWH 101

New Explicit Constructions of Randomness Extractors from Weak Sources, and of Bipartite Ramsey Graphs

Guy Kindler, IAS

See the Cryptography Seminar webpage:http://www.scs.cs.nyu.edu/crypto/

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

Dynamical Systems Research Group

Kevin Lin, William Ott, and Paul Wright

For complete GSPD Seminar listings, seehttp://www.math.nyu.edu/~pender/seminar/

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

Self-Assembly of Colloidal Spheres by Drying

Michael Brenner, Harvard University

See the AMS webpage and abstract:http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~eve2/ams.html

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

- 4:00 - 5:00 P.M.: M. Pinsonnault, Toronto

Maximal Tori in Hamiltonian Groups of Symplectic Four-Manifolds- 5:15 - 6:15 P.M.: Y. Ostrover, Tel Aviv

On the Extremality of Hofer's Metric

### MONDAY, MAY 2

LECTURE:2:00 P.M.,719 Broadway, Room 1221

3D Photography

Jean Ponce, Beckman Institute and Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

See The Ponce Group Computer Vision and Robotics webpage!

http://www-cvr.ai.uiuc.edu/ponce_grp/

This lecture is hosted by Yann Lecun

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

A Computational Approach to Artistic Style

Dan Rockmore, Dartmouth College

Tea will be served at 3:15 P.M. in the Lounge

### TUESDAY, MAY 3

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

Fluctuations, Noise and Survival: An Outsider's View on Bacterial Life

Stanislas Leibler, Rockefeller University

Tea will be served at 3:15 P.M. in the Lounge

GEOMETRY SEMINAR:6:00 - 7:00 P.M., WWH 613

On the Complexity of Pseudo-Circle Arrangements

Gabor Tardos, Renyi Institute, Budapest

To see the abstract using AcroDist application, click on the link:

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

### WEDNESDAY, MAY 4

MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR:1:30 P.M., WWH 1013

Extensions of Adiabatic Invariant Theory for a Charged Particle

Harold Weitzner, CIMS

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

SEMINAR ON COMBINATORIAL COMPUTING:6:30 P.M., Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, Room 6417 (corner of 34th St.)

Boosted Sampling and Minimum Spanning Trees

Jan Vondrak, M.I.T., Cambridge

See the Seminar website at:

http://www.math.nyu.edu/~pach/combinatorics_seminar.html

### THURSDAY, MAY 5

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

Tba

David Quere, College de France, Paris

Presented by the Applied Math Lab Seminar. See their website: http://math.nyu.edu/aml/Seminar/index.html

### FRIDAY, MAY 6

NUMERICAL ANALYSIS AND SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING SEMINAR:10:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Sparse Principal Component Analysis and Applications

Laurent El Ghaoui, SAC Meridian Fund

http://www.cs.nyu.edu/overton/nasem/index.html

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

Birth of the Equilibrium Droplet

Roman Kotecky, Charles University, Prague and Microsoft Research

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

CRYPTOGRAPHY SEMINAR:1:00 P.M., WWH 101

On Error Correction in the Exponent

Prashant Puniya, NYU

See the Cryptography Seminar webpage:http://www.scs.cs.nyu.edu/crypto/

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

Ancient Solutions for Mean Curvature Flow

Maria Calle

For complete GSPD Seminar listings, seehttp://www.math.nyu.edu/~pender/seminar/

Last seminar of the Spring 2005 semester!

### MONDAY, MAY 9

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

Tba

Werner Mueller, University of Bonn and Institute for Advanced Study

Tea will be served at 3:15 P.M. in the Lounge

### TUESDAY, MAY 10

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

The IDA Architecture as a Cognitive System

Stan Franklin, Institute for Intelligent Systems, The University of Memphis

Tea will be served at 3:15 P.M. in the Lounge

GEOMETRY SEMINAR:6:00 - 7:00 P.M., WWH 613

Tiling 3-Space with Golden Rhombohedra

Marjorie Senechal, Smith College, Northampton

Last seminar of the season

To see the abstract using AcroDist application, click on the link:

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

### WEDNESDAY, MAY 11

SEMINAR ON COMBINATORIAL COMPUTING:6:30 P.M., Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, Room 6417 (corner of 34th St.)

Tba

Gabor Tardos, Renyi Institute, Budapest

See the Seminar website at:

http://www.math.nyu.edu/~pach/combinatorics_seminar.html

Last seminar of the Spring 2005 semester!

### THURSDAY, MAY 12

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

All Bent Out of Shape: Buckling Instabilities of Fluid Sheets and Threads

Neil Ribe, Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris

FOLLOWED BYPresented by the Applied Math Lab Seminar. See their website: http://math.nyu.edu/aml/Seminar/index.html

SPECIAL JOINT AML-APPLIED MATH SEMINAR:

Diffusion at Finite Speed and Multiple Eigenvalues

Joe Keller, Mathematics, Standford University

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

From Stochastic Integration to Integrated Finance

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Robert Merton, Harvard University

Event sponsored by Riskdata and Finance Concepts

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

PH.D. REPORTS:5:30 - 7:00 P.M.,CUNY Graduate Center, Room C198

Please see the Joint Columbia-CUNY-NYU Number Theory Seminar webpage for the list of speakers and titles of talks

TEA: 5:00 - 5:30 P.M. served in Room C198, C-level: one floor down from lobby

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

See the Joint Number Theory Seminars webpage:http://www.math.columbia.edu/~goldfeld/ScheduleJointNTS4.html

### WEDNESDAY, MAY 25 - FRIDAY, MAY 27

SECOND MINICONFERENCE:Columbia UniversityWorkshop on p-adic Methods in Automorphic Forms

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

See the Joint Number Theory Seminars webpage:http://www.math.columbia.edu/~goldfeld/ScheduleJointNTS4.html

## *** SPECIAL UPCOMING CIMS EVENTS ***

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### WEDNESDAY, MAY 4

MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS SEMINAR:1:30 P.M., WWH 1013

Extensions of Adiabatic Invariant Theory for a Charged Particle

Harold Weitzner, CIMS

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

CIMS LONGER SERVICE RECOGNITION AND RTIREMENT CELEBRATION:4:00 - 5:00 P.M., 13thFloor Commons

Staff:25 Years, Pat Struse; 30 Years, Larry CohenFaculty:

20 Years -- Fang-Hua Lin and Bud Mishra

25 Years -- Allan Gottlieb and Henry R. Strauss

35 Years -- Henry McKean

40 Years -- Simeon Berman

45 Years -- Mel Hausner and Ricky Pollack

Retirees:Robert Dewar, Mel Hausner, and Jack SchwartzChampagne, Cake and Soft Drinks will be served.

SEMINAR ON COMBINATORIAL COMPUTING:6:30 P.M., Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, Room 6417 (corner of 34th St.)

Boosted Sampling and Minimum Spanning Trees

Jan Vondrak, M.I.T., Cambridge

See the Seminar website at:

http://www.math.nyu.edu/~pach/combinatorics_seminar.html

### THURSDAY, MAY 5

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

Tortured Interfaces: Heavy Rain, Leidenfrost Drops and Samovars

David Quere, College de France, Paris

Presented by the Applied Math Lab Seminar. See their website: http://math.nyu.edu/aml/Seminar/index.html

### FRIDAY, MAY 6

NUMERICAL ANALYSIS AND SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING SEMINAR:10:00 A.M., WWH 1302

Sparse Principal Component Analysis and Applications

Laurent El Ghaoui, SAC Meridian Fund

http://www.cs.nyu.edu/overton/nasem/index.html

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

Birth of the Equilibrium Droplet

Roman Kotecky, Charles University, Prague and Microsoft Research

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

CRYPTOGRAPHY SEMINAR:1:00 P.M., WWH 101

On Error Correction in the Exponent

Prashant Puniya, NYU

See the Cryptography Seminar webpage:http://www.scs.cs.nyu.edu/crypto/

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

Ancient Solutions for Mean Curvature Flow

Maria Calle

For complete GSPD Seminar listings, seehttp://www.math.nyu.edu/~pender/seminar/

Last seminar of the Spring 2005 semester!

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

Walking on Water: Biolocomotion at the Interface

John Bush, Applied Math, MIT

NOTE special time and room

SPECIAL JOINT AML-APPLIED MATH SEMINAR

Presented by the Applied Math Lab Seminar. See their website: http://math.nyu.edu/aml/Seminar/index.html

### MONDAY, MAY 9

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

The Atiyah-Patodi-Singer Index Theorem and Number Theory

Werner Mueller, University of Bonn and Institute for Advanced Study

Tea will be served at 3:15 P.M. in the Lounge

### TUESDAY, MAY 10

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

The IDA Architecture as a Cognitive System

Stan Franklin, Institute for Intelligent Systems, The University of Memphis

Tea will be served at 3:15 P.M. in the Lounge

GEOMETRY SEMINAR:6:00 - 7:00 P.M., WWH 613

Tiling 3-Space with Golden Rhombohedra

Marjorie Senechal, Smith College, Northampton

Last seminar of the season

To see the abstract using AcroDist application, click on the link:

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

### WEDNESDAY, MAY 11

SPECIAL GEOMETRY SEMINAR:11:00 A.M., WWH 613

Analysis of the Hypoelliptic Laplacian

Jean-Michel Bismut, University of Paris, Orsay

### THURSDAY, MAY 12

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

Tba

Guillaume Bal, Columbia University

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

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

All Bent Out of Shape: Buckling Instabilities of Fluid Sheets and Threads

Neil Ribe, Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris

FOLLOWED BYPresented by the Applied Math Lab Seminar. See their website: http://math.nyu.edu/aml/Seminar/index.html

SPECIAL JOINT AML-APPLIED MATH SEMINAR:

Diffusion at Finite Speed and Multiple Eigenvalues

Joe Keller, Mathematics, Standford University

ANALYSIS/DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY SEMINAR:3:00 P.M., WWH 1013

Poisson Geometry and Deformation Quantization Near a Pseudoconvex Boundary

Alan Weinstein, University of California at Berkeley

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

From Stochastic Integration to Integrated Finance

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Robert Merton, Harvard University

Event sponsored by Riskdata and Finance Concepts

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

PH.D. REPORTS:5:30 - 7:00 P.M.,CUNY Graduate Center, Room C198

Please see the Joint Columbia-CUNY-NYU Number Theory Seminar webpage for the list of speakers and titles of talks

TEA: 5:00 - 5:30 P.M. served in Room C198, C-level: one floor down from lobby

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

See the Joint Number Theory Seminars webpage:http://www.math.columbia.edu/~goldfeld/ScheduleJointNTS4.html

SEMINAR ON COMBINATORIAL COMPUTING:6:30 P.M., Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, Room 6417 (corner of 34th St.)

Jim Propp's Random Walk Simulator

Gabor Tardos, Renyi Institute, Budapest

Please note the change in day!

See the Seminar website at:

http://www.math.nyu.edu/~pach/combinatorics_seminar.html

Last seminar of the Spring 2005 semester!

### TUESDAY, MAY 24

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

Tba

Sagun Chanillo, Rutgers University

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

### WEDNESDAY, MAY 25 - FRIDAY, MAY 27

SECOND MINICONFERENCE:Columbia UniversityWorkshop on p-adic Methods in Automorphic Forms

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

See the Joint Number Theory Seminars webpage:http://www.math.columbia.edu/~goldfeld/ScheduleJointNTS4.html

## *** SPECIAL UPCOMING CIMS EVENTS ***

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

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Go to http://www.cs.nyu.edu/mailman/listinfo/cimsbulletin

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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
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*Deadline: Tuesday, 4:00 P.M.*
Any errors in Wednesday's Bulletin should be directed to
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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

### WEDNESDAY, MAY 11

SPECIAL GEOMETRY SEMINAR:11:00 A.M., WWH 613

Analysis of the Hypoelliptic Laplacian

Jean-Michel Bismut, University of Paris, Orsay

SEMINAR ON COMBINATORIAL COMPUTING:6:30 P.M., Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, Room 6417 (corner of 34th St.)

Tba

Gabor Tardos, Renyi Institute, Budapest

See the Seminar website at:

http://www.math.nyu.edu/~pach/combinatorics_seminar.html

Last seminar of the Spring 2005 semester!

### THURSDAY, MAY 12

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

Kinetic Models for Wave Propagation in Random Media

Guillaume Bal, Columbia University

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

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

All Bent Out of Shape: Buckling Instabilities of Fluid Sheets and Threads

Neil Ribe, Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris

Presented by the Applied Math Lab Seminar. See their website: http://math.nyu.edu/aml/Seminar/index.html

SPECIAL JOINT AML-APPLIED MATH SEMINAR:3:00 - 4:00 P.M., WWH 1314

Diffusion at Finite Speed and Multiple Eigenvalues

Joe Keller, Mathematics, Standford University

Presented by the Applied Math Lab Seminar. See their website: http://math.nyu.edu/aml/Seminar/index.html

ANALYSIS/DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY SEMINAR:3:00 P.M., WWH 1013

Poisson Geometry and Deformation Quantization Near a Pseudoconvex Boundary

Alan Weinstein, University of California at Berkeley

See the speaker's webpage!http://math.berkeley.edu/%7Ealanw/

Visit the Seminar webpage at: http://www.math.nyu.edu/seminars/diff_geom.html

MATHEMATICAL FINANCE SEMINAR:5:30 - 7:00 P.M.,Room 101A, NYU's Silver Center, 100 Washington Square East

From Stochastic Integration to Integrated Finance

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Robert Merton, Harvard University

NOTE THE CHANGE IN PLACE!

There will be a cocktail reception afterwards

Event sponsored by Riskdata and Finance Concepts

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

PH.D. REPORTS:5:30 - 7:00 P.M.,CUNY Graduate Center, Room C198

Please see the Joint Columbia-CUNY-NYU Number Theory Seminar webpage for the list of speakers and titles of talks

TEA: 5:00 - 5:30 P.M. served in Room C198, C-level: one floor down from lobby

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

See the Joint Number Theory Seminars webpage:http://www.math.columbia.edu/~goldfeld/ScheduleJointNTS4.html

SEMINAR ON COMBINATORIAL COMPUTING:6:30 P.M., Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, Room 6417 (corner of 34th St.)

Jim Propp's Random Walk Simulator

Gabor Tardos, Renyi Institute, Budapest

Please note the change in day!

See the Seminar website at:

http://www.math.nyu.edu/~pach/combinatorics_seminar.html

Last seminar of the Spring 2005 semester!

### FRIDAY, MAY 13

CRYPTOGRAPHY SEMINAR:1:00 P.M., WWH 101

Collusion-Free Protocols

Carl Bosley

See the Cryptography Seminar webpage:http://www.scs.cs.nyu.edu/crypto/

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

Dynamical Systems Research Group

Kevin Lin, William Ott, and Paul Wright

For complete GSPD Seminar listings, seehttp://www.math.nyu.edu/~pender/seminar/

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

Self-Assembly of Colloidal Spheres by Drying

Michael Brenner, Harvard University

See the AMS webpage and abstract:http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~eve2/ams.html

### TUESDAY, MAY 17

ANALYSIS SEMINAR:3:30 P.M., WWH 1302

Concentration Phenomena and Bouquet Solutions for the H-Surface Equation

Sagun Chanillo, Rutgers University

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

### FRIDAY, MAY 20

CRYPTOGRAPHY SEMINAR:1:00 P.M., WWH 101

On Obfuscating Point Functions

Hoeteck Wee, Berkeley

See the Cryptography Seminar webpage:http://www.scs.cs.nyu.edu/crypto/

MUSIC AT CIMS:6:30 P.M., 13thFloor Lounge

Music by Chopin, Rachmaninov, Mendelsohn, Schubert, Ravel

Alexander Barnett and Roland Guillaume Nelet, piano

### WEDNESDAY, MAY 25 - FRIDAY, MAY 27

SECOND MINICONFERENCE:Columbia UniversityWorkshop on p-adic Methods in Automorphic Forms

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

See the Joint Number Theory Seminars webpage:http://www.math.columbia.edu/~goldfeld/ScheduleJointNTS4.html

### THURSDAY, MAY 26

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

Modeling of Quantum Transport in Nanostructures

Pinaud Olivier, Columbia University

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

## *** SPECIAL UPCOMING CIMS EVENTS ***

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

Scroll down, then click on CIMS SEMINARS

Go to http://www.cs.nyu.edu/mailman/listinfo/cimsbulletin

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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.