Boston Graduate Math Colloquium
This is a joint collaboration between graduate students and PhD candidates in Boston who happen to know each other. The aim is to provide a venue for grad students at all levels to give math talks accessible to a general audience, and meet fellow researchers who are right down the street or across the river. BU, Northeastern, BC, and Harvard will host four events throughout the academic year. Each Saturday will consist of 4-5 speakers discussing their research.
Date & Location
Date: Sat. 10/13
Location: Room 148 in MCS. 111 Cummington Mall, Boston, MA 02215.
10-10:30: Coffee and Breakfast
10:30-11: Jim LaDeuce (BU) - A Quick Introduction to Gauge Theory
11-12 : Mikhail Mironov (NEU) - Exceptional objects and exceptional collections in derived categories
12-1 : Lunch
1-2 : Eric Cooper (BU) - Selection of quasi-stationary states in 2d Stochastic Navier-Stokes on the symmetric and asymmetric torus
2-2:30: Anthea Chung (BU) - TBD
2:30-3: Afternoon Coffee/Tea
3-4: Clayton McDonald (BC) - (Tentative) Knot Theory in 3 and 4 dimensions
Speakers, Titles, and Abstracts
Jim LaDeuce, Boston University
Mikhail Mironov, Northeastern University
Eric Cooper, Boston University
Selection of quasi-stationary states in 2d Stochastic Navier-Stokes on the symmetric and asymmetric torus
Abstract: Recent numerical studies have revealed certain families of functions play a crucial role in the long time behavior of 2D Navier-Stokes with periodic boundary conditions. These functions, called bar and dipole states, exist as quasi-stationary solutions and attract trajectories of all other initial conditions exponentially fast. If the domain is the symmetric torus, then the dipole states dominate, while on the asymmetric torus the bar states dominate. Using the vorticity equation, we will formulate a mathematical framework to explain the evolution of solutions toward these metastable states in both a deterministic and stochastic setting.
Anthea Chung, Boston University
Clayton McDonald, Boston College
Boston University, Oct 21 2017. Speakers: Brian Hepler, Spencer Leslie, Jackson Walters, Yusheng Luo.
Northeastern University, Dec 2 2017. Speakers: Angus McAndrew, Eric Chang, Maria Fox, Emre Sen.
Boston College, Feb 10 2018. Speakers: Brian Choi, Roderic Guigo, Rahul Singh, Ben Thompson, Shucheng Yu
Harvard University, Apr 28 2018. Speakers: Siddhi Krishna, Jessica Nadalin, Monika Pickler, Elizabeth Upton, Ying Zhang