# Mathematics Department

###### Probability Seminar

##### Greg Lawler (Chicago)

**Thursday, November 14 - 3:15 pm**

**119 Physics**

The loop-erased walk is the process obtained be erasing loops chronologically from a simple random walk. It is closely related to a number of processes including uniform spanning trees. I will give a...

###### Applied Math And Analysis Seminar

##### Mariana Smit Vega Garcia (Western Washington University)

**Friday, November 15 - 12:00 pm**

**Physics 119**

In the applied sciences one is often confronted with free boundaries, which arise when the solution to a problem consists of a pair: a function u (often satisfying a partial differential equation (PDE...

###### Mathematical Biology Seminar

##### Marc D. Ryser

**Friday, November 15 - 1:30 pm**

**235 Physics**

In this talk we discuss the issue of cancer overdiagnosis and overtreatment as a multi-scale problem at the interface of cancer biology, population health and patient preferences. We highlight recent...

###### Algebraic Geometry Seminar

##### Yun Shi

**Friday, November 15 - 3:15 pm**

**Physics 119**

Donaldson-Thomas (DT) theory is an enumerative theory which counts ideal sheaves of curves on a Calabi-Yau 3-fold. Motivic Donaldson-Thomas theory is a categorification of the DT theory. This...

###### Graduate/faculty Seminar

##### Gabe Earle (Duke University)

**Monday, November 18 - 12:00 pm**

**119 Physics**

###### Geometry/topology Seminar

##### Aleksander Doan (Columbia/Cambridge)

**Monday, November 18 - 3:15 pm**

**119 Physics**

The number of embedded pseudo-holomorphic curves in a symplectic manifold typically depends on the choice of an almost complex structure on the manifold and so does not lead to a symplectic invariant...

###### Applied Math And Analysis Seminar

##### Katie Newhall (UNC Chapel Hill)

**Wednesday, November 20 - 12:00 pm**

**Physics 119**

Models for spatially extended magnetic systems are typically N nearest-neighbor coupled unit vectors that evolve stochastically in time due to unresolved thermal effects, and sample the Gibbs...

###### Frontiers In Mathematics Seminar

##### Stefan Steinerberger (Yale University)

**Wednesday, November 20 - 3:15 pm**

**Physics 119**

Spherical Designs are sets of points on the sphere with the property that the average of a low-degree polynomial over the points is the same as the average on the sphere. They are classical yet full...

###### Probability Seminar

##### Vincent Conitzer

**Thursday, November 21 - 3:15 pm**

**119 Physics**

When one cannot remember everything that happened before, how should one form beliefs and make decisions? Examples such as the Sleeping Beauty and Absentminded Driver scenarios provide some insight...

###### Data Dialogue

##### Daniel Egger (Executive in Residence, Duke Master of Engineering Management Program)

**Friday, November 22 - 11:45 am**

**Gross Hall 103**

Friday November 22, 2019 Data Dialogue Daniel Egger GH 103 11:45-1:00 pm