# Events for October 2017

### Monday, October 2nd, 2017

- 2:00 PM
**Geometry Seminar**

\epsilon-Regularity for 4-dimensional shrinking Ricci solitons

Shaosai Huang, Stony Brook UniversityHylan 1106A - 5:00 PM
**G. Milton Wing Lecture**

What do shapes have to do with fair voting?

Moon Duchin, Tufts University140 Hutchison Hall (Lander Auditorium)

### Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

- 11:05 AM
**G. Milton Wing Lecture**

Sprawl and other dispersion metrics

Moon Duchin, Tufts University116 Wilmot Hall - 2:00 PM
**G. Milton Wing Lecture**

Can you hear the shape of a billiard table?

Moon Duchin, Tufts UniversityHylan 1106A

### Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

- 12:00 PM
**Algebra/Number Theory Seminar**

Waring’s Problem in Finite Rings

Yesim Demiroglu, University of RochesterHylan 1106A

### Thursday, October 5th, 2017

- 1:00 PM
**Analysis Seminar**

A sharp X-ray Strichartz inequality for the Schrodinger equation

Taryn Flock from University of Massachusetts AmherstGavett 310

### Friday, October 6th, 2017

- 2:45 PM
**Probability, Ergodic Theory, Mathematical Physics Seminar**

Anomalous diffusion in passive scalar transport

Gautam Iyer, Carnegie Mellon UniversityHylan 1106A

### Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

- 12:00 PM
**Algebra/Number Theory Seminar**

Dwork cohomology and Hecke polynomials

C. Douglas Haessig, University of RochesterHylan 1106A - 3:40 PM
**Topology Seminar**

An etale realization functor which does NOT exist

Kirsten Wickelgren, Georgia Institute of TechnologyHylan 1106A

### Friday, October 13th, 2017

- 2:00 PM
**Probability, Ergodic Theory, Mathematical Physics Seminar**

An introduction to non-commutative probability

Michael Hartglass '07, Santa Clara UniversityHylan 1106A - 5:00 PM

### Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

- 12:00 PM
**Algebra/Number Theory Seminar**

p-adic heights and rational points on curves

Jennifer Balakrishnan, Boston UHylan 1106A - 3:40 PM

### Friday, October 20th, 2017

- 10:30 AM
**Combinatorics Seminar**

Solymosi’s conjecture on rich lines in grids

Brendan Murphy (Heilbronn Institute, UK)Hylan 1106A - 1:00 PM
**Analysis Seminar**

Problems on Fourier Decay and Fourier Restriction for Fractal Measures

Kyle Hambrook, University of RochesterHylan 1106A - 2:00 PM
- 2:45 PM
**Probability, Ergodic Theory, Mathematical Physics Seminar**

On unitarily invariant ensembles of infinite Hermitian matrices

Joseph Najnudel, University of CincinnatiHylan 1106A

### Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

- 12:00 PM
- 3:40 PM

### Thursday, October 26th, 2017

- 3:30 PM
**Combinatorics Seminar**

Erdös distinct distances problem and extensions

Thang Pham, University of California San DiegoHylan 102

### Friday, October 27th, 2017

- 5:00 PM

### Monday, October 30th, 2017

- 2:00 PM
**Geometry Seminar**

Rate of asymptotic convergence near isolated singularity of a G2 manifold

Gao Chen, Institute for Advanced StudyHylan 1106A