Millican lectures are made possible through the generosity of Mr. Olin Moore Millican (1904-1999) who established the Roy McLeod Millican memorial Fund in honor of his brother.
The talks typically take place on Mondays, 4:00-5:00 pm, in GAB 461. The talks are intended for a general audience and everyone is encouraged to attend (including undergraduates). Refreshments are served 30 minutes before the talk in the same room as the talk.
For more information, contact Lea Beneish.
2024-11-11, 4:00 pm, GAB 461: Larry Rolen (Vanderbilt University)
L-functions for Harmonic Maass Forms The theory of harmonic Maass forms and mock modular forms has seen an explosion of activity in the past 20 years, with applications to physics, partitions, enumerative geometry, and many other topics. Along the way, much has been developed in the theory of harmonic Maass forms. However, until recently, harmonic Maass form theory lacked analogues of key structures that exist for classical holomorphic modular forms and Maass waveforms, such as the theory of -functions. Recent work with Diamantis, Lee and Raji will be described which gives the first general such theory. In particular, I will sketch Weil-type Converse Theorems and a Voronoi-type summation formula in these settings. I will also describe connections with the construction of differential operators on these spaces and a more thorough explanation of a previous formula for a central L-value of the j-invariant, which had been discovered heuristically by Zagier and proven in that case by Bruinier, Funke, and Imamoglu. |
2024-11-18, 4:00 pm, GAB 461: Martin Raum (Chalmers University of Technology)
From Black Hole Mergers to Paramodular Forms Black holes are celestial objects that correspond to singularities in spacetime as
modeled by Einstein's General Relativity. While accessible to electromagnetic observation
since 1971, gravitational detection only became feasible a decade ago. This breakthrough
has sparked a surge in physics research, intertwining with and relying on input from
mathematics. |
Date | Speaker | Title |
2024-11-4 | Jiahui Chen, University of Arkansas | Integrating differential operators and deep learning in biology application |
2024-10-14 | Ken Ribet, University of California Berkeley | Why Fibonacci's Book of squares makes us dream of cubic curves |
2024-10-7 | Padi Fuster Aguilera, University of Colorado Boulder | Modelling the world through an analyst lens |
2024-9-16 | Henri Darmon, McGill University | Unique factorization domains, elliptic curves, and modular forms |
2024-4-22 | Sue Sierra, University of Edinburgh | Enveloping algebras of infinite-dimensional Lie algebras |
2024-4-15 | Dinakar Ramakrishnan, Caltech | An invitation to Diophantine equations, congruence numbers and beyond |
2024-4-10 | Hannah Larson, UC Berkeley | Moduli spaces of curves |
2024-3-18 | Sohail Farhangi, Adam Mickiewicz University | Uniform pointwise ergodic theorems via ultraproducts |
2024-3-4 | Xinfeng Liu, University of South Carolina | Data-driven mathematical modeling, computation and experimental investigation of dynamical heterogeneity in breast cancer |
2023-11-13 | Shuang Liu, UNT | Computational moving boundary problems |
2023-10-23 | Wesley Perkins, Lyon College | Modulational and subharmonic dynamics of periodic waves |
2023-10-9 | Natasha Sharma, UT El Paso | Unconditional energy stability and solvability for a co-interior penalty method for a sixth-order Cahn-Hilliard type equation modeling microemulsions |
2023-9-18 | Tamara Kucherenko, CUNY | Ergodic theory on coded shifts |
2023-9-6 | Paco Villaroya, Santa Clara University | A characterization of compactness for singular integral operators |