Distinguished Colloquium Series in Interdisciplinary and Applied Mathematics

Applications have inspired the development of mathematical fields, while mathematics, driven by compelling ideas, has had important applications quite distant from the original context. This Colloquium Series highlights this dynamic exchange between mathematics and engineering, computation, the physical sciences, the biological sciences and the social sciences.

Organizing Committee
D. Goldfarb (IEOR), E. Grinspun (Computer Science & APAM), I. Karatzas (Mathematics), M.I. Weinstein (APAM & Mathematics)

This lecture series is made possible with the generous support of Columbia Engineering Dean Mary C. Boyce.

For information, please contact Professor M.I. Weinstein, miw2103@columbia.edu.



Andrea Bertozzi
Professor of Mathematics, Betsy Wood Knapp Chair for Innovation and Creativity, and Director of Applied Mathematics
University of California Los Angeles

"Mathematics of Crime"
5:00 PM
750 CEPSR, Costa Engineering

· Refreshments will be served at 4:30 PM in 200 SW Mudd (Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics).


Emmanuel Candes
Barnum-Simons Chair in Mathematics and Statistics
Stanford University

"Modern Optimization Meets Physics: Recent Progress on Phase Retrieval"
5:30 p.m.
Davis Auditorium, CEPSR (Shapiro Center)

· Refreshments will be served at 5:00 PM in 200 SW Mudd (Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics).


Stanislav Smirnov
Professor of Mathematics
University of Geneva

"The Ising Model of a Ferromagnet from 1920 to the Present Day"
3:30 p.m.
Davis Auditorium, CEPSR (Shapiro Center)


Michael Brenner
Glover Professor of Applied Mathematics and Applied Physics
Harvard University

"Geometrical Transformations and the Shape of Bird Beaks"
3:30 p.m.
Davis Auditorium, CEPSR (Shapiro Center)


Peter Schroeder
Professor of Computer Science and Applied and Computational Mathematics
California Institute of Technology

"Discrete Differential Geometry—From Geometry to Computation"
Time and Location TBA


Maria Chudnovsky
Professor of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research and Professor of Mathematics
Columbia University

"Perfection and Beyond"
Time and Location TBA


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