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Rainwater Seminar
The Rainwater Seminar covers a broad range of topics in Modern Analysis, including Real and Complex Analysis, Geometric Measure Theory, Ergodic Theory and Geometric Dynamics. This reflects the recent trends and emerging areas in Non-Smooth Analysis and Geometry, characterized by interdisciplinary connections. Some examples of these areas are Gromov's hyperbolic spaces, measure metric spaces, dynamics on translation surfaces, Schramm's Stochastic Loewner Evolution, the Zipper algorithm for conformal mappings, fractals arising in PDE's and in Dynamics, and PDEs on non-smooth domains.
The seminar meets on Tuesdays at 1:30 in C-401, and may last up to two hours. In a two hour session the first 30 minutes will provide a general introduction accessible to first and second year graduate students. Then there will be a 15-20 minute coffee break (at which time it is perfectly permissible to leave), followed by an hour talk.
The seminar is organized by Jayadev Athreya, Don Marshall, Steffen Rohde, Tatiana Toro, and Spencer Becker-Kahn. Graduate students can register for a credit. Please direct your questions to toro@uw.edu or rohde@math.washington.edu.
Past Events
- Nonconvexity and compact containment of mean value sets for second order uniformly elliptic operators in divergence form (Niles Armstrong, Kansas State University) - May 28, 2019
- Counting Conjugacy Classes: Groups Rebelling Against Dynamics (Catherine Pfaff, Queen's University) - May 21, 2019
- Ancient collapsed solutions of mean curvature flow (Theodora Bourni, University of Tennessee ) - May 14, 2019
- Regularity of soap films near the boundary (Guy David, University of Paris XI) - May 7, 2019
- Uniformizing surfaces via discrete harmonic maps (Ryokichi Tanaka, Tohoku University) - April 30, 2019
- Enumerating square-tiled surfaces in genus two. (Sunrose Shrestha, Tufts University) - April 23, 2019
- Counting square-tiled surfaces with prescribed real and imaginary foliations (Francisco Arana Herrera, Stanford) - April 16, 2019
- On the size of the singular set in the Stefan problem (Xavier Ros-Oton, Universität Zürich) - April 9, 2019
- An Introduction to the Little Lip Function (Bruce Hanson, St. Olaf) - March 26, 2019
- Borel Subsystems and Ergodic Universality for Compact Zd-systems via Specification and Beyond (Tom Meyerovitch, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev) - March 12, 2019
- Some recent results about geometric variational problems (Yannick Sire, Johns Hopkins) - March 5, 2019
- Combinatorial Problems Related to Automorphism Groups of Compact Riemann Surfaces (Charles Camacho, Oregon State) - February 26, 2019
- Minimal surfaces by way of complex analysis (Franc Forstneric, University of Ljubljana) - February 19, 2019
- Multi-phase problems for harmonic measure, harmonic polynomials, and platonic solids. (Matthew Badger) - February 12, 2019
- Combinatorial Gauss-Bonnet Theorem and its applications (Byung-Geun Oh (Hanyang University, Republic of Korea)) - February 12, 2019
- Low Regularity Solutions for Gravity Water Waves (Albert Ai (UC Berkeley)) - February 5, 2019
- On the dimension of Furstenberg measure for SL(2,R) random matrix products and the Diophantine condition in matrix groups. (Boris Solomyak (University of Bar-Ilan )) - January 29, 2019
- Anisotropic counterpart of Allard’s rectifiability theorem and Plateau problem. (Antonio De Rosa, Courant Institute) - December 4, 2018
- Soap films with gravity and almost-minimal surfaces (Salvatore Stuvard, UT Austin) - November 27, 2018
- TBA (Bobby Wilson, UW) - November 20, 2018
- Geometric realization of cyclically branched covers over spheres (Dami Lee, UW) - November 13, 2018
- Regularity of Weak Solutions to Linear Parabolic Systems with Measurable Coefficients (Simon Bortz, UW) - November 6, 2018
- Uniform level set estimates for the first Dirichlet eigenfunction (Thomas Beck, University of North Carolina) - October 30, 2018
- TBA (Priyam Patel, UCSD) - October 16, 2018
- Homomorphisms of pure mapping class groups to the integers (Priyam Patel, UCSD) - October 16, 2018
- C^ {1, α} Reifenberg Theorems for Sets and Measures (Silvia Ghinassi, Stony Brook ) - October 9, 2018
- Equidistribution of expanding translates of shrinking curves and Dirichlet's approximation theorem (Pengyu Yang , Ohio State University) - May 22, 2018
- Traveling along Hölder curves (Matthew Badger, University of Connecticut) - May 15, 2018
- Siegel-Veech transforms are in L^2 (Jayadev Athreya, University of Washington) - May 8, 2018
- Elliptic measures and the geometry of the domains (Zihui Zhao, University of Washington) - May 1, 2018
- Automatic convexity and Ornstein's L-one noninequalities (Bernd Kirchheim, Universität Leipzig) - April 24, 2018
- Stochastic Homogenization for Reaction-Diffusion Equations (Jessica Lin, McGill University) - April 17, 2018
- Boundary Regularity for the Free Boundary in the One-phase Problem (Hector Chang-Lara, Columbia University) - April 10, 2018
- Harmonic measure on sets of co-dimension larger than 1 (Guy David, Université Paris-Sud ) - March 27, 2018
- Heat flow on snowballs (Mathav Murugan, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver) - March 6, 2018
- The Zimmer Program (Sebastian Hurtado Salazar, University of Chicago) - February 27, 2018
- The nodal set of solutions to sublinear equations (Nicola Soave, Politecnico di Milano) - February 20, 2018
- (Uniform) rectifiability and (integral) Menger curvature (Max Goering, University of Washington) - February 13, 2018
- Minimal Surfaces Close to a Plane and Two-Valued Harmonic Functions (Spencer Becker-Kahn, University of Washington) - February 6, 2018
- From Period Coordinates to Teichmueller Distance (Ian Frankel, University of Chicago) - December 5, 2017
- The 1-dimensional extension property in complex analysis (Mark Lawrence, Nazarbayev University) - November 28, 2017
- On minimizers and critical points for anisotropic isoperimetric problems (Robin Neumayer, Northwestern University) - November 14, 2017
- Introductory talk: Introduction to Layer Potentials. Main talk: A Singular Integral Approach to Two-Phase Free Boundary Problems (Simon Bortz, University of Minnesota) - October 31, 2017
- Uniqueness of mean curvature flow through (some) singularities (Or Hershkovits, Stanford) - October 24, 2017
- Dynamics, geometry, and the moduli space of Riemann surfaces (Alex Wright, Stanford) - October 17, 2017
- A free boundary problem on three-dimensional cones (Mark Allen, Brigham Young University) - October 10, 2017
- Random trees via conformal welding (Peter Lin, UW) - May 23, 2017
- Asymptotically optimal shapes: the drum with lowest n-th frequency, and the ellipse enclosing the most lattice points (Richard Laugesen, University of Illinois) - May 16, 2017
- Absolute continuity of harmonic measure on rough domains (Murat Akman, University of Connecticut) - May 9, 2017
- Rectifiability of harmonic measure (Sasha Volberg, Michigan State University) - May 2, 2017
- On number of collisions of billiard balls (Chris Burdzy, UW) - April 11, 2017
- Conformally Invariant Measures on Simple Loops (Stéphane Benoist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology) - March 28, 2017
- NOT theory (not knot theory) (Chris Bishop, SUNY Stony Brook) - February 23, 2017
- Conformal laminations and trees (Steffen Rohde, University of Washington) - February 14, 2017
- Conformal Growth Rates and Spectral Geometry on Unimodular Random Graphs (James Lee, University of Washington) - January 31, 2017
- Reversibility of the Loewner energy (Yilin Wang, ETH Zurich) - January 17, 2017