Seminars & Events for Special Events and Conferences

December 15, 2014
9:00am - 5:00pm
Analysis, Spectra, and Number Theory: A Conference in Honor of Peter Sarnak on his 61th Birthday

The conference will focus on analytic number theory, with emphasis on its many relationships with analysis and spectral theory. Topics to be highlighted include arithmetic quantum chaos, analysis of families of L-functions, arithmetic statistics, and connections with ergodic theory. It will include a problem session to suggest future directions for the field.

For registration and the full list of speakers, see the conference website.

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McDonnell Hall A02
March 6, 2015
9:30am - 9:30am
Columbia-Princeton Probability Day 2015


  • Davar Khoshnevisan (Utah)
  • Fraydoun Rezakhanlou (Berkeley)
  • Prasad Tetali (Georgia Tech)
  • Balint Virag (Toronto)

Junior Speakers:

  • Alex Drewitz (Columbia)
  • Leonid Petrov (Virginia)


Contact Mykhaylo Shkolnikov for further details.

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March 18, 2015
9:00am - 5:00pm
Geometry and Topology: A conference in honor of Martin Bendersky's seventieth birthday and in commemoration of our friend and colleague Sam Gitler

For the full schedule, please see the conference website at:

Sponsors: CUNY Graduate Center and the Mathematics Department of Princeton University.

A banquet will be held on Friday, March 20.


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April 22, 2015
12:15pm - 5:30pm
Celebrating the work of Prof. Edward Nelson (1932-2014)

In place of the regular departmental colloquium and pre-colloquium presentations, we shall have three talks focused on different aspects of Prof. Edward Nelson's work:

12:15 - 1:15 (Fine Hall Common Room, 3rd fl.)
"Ed Nelson's Work in Analysis, Especially Related to Quantum Field Theory"
Barry Simon, California Institute of Technology

4:30 - 5:30 pm (Fine Hall 314)

"Questioning the Infinite"
Greg Lawler, University of Chicago
"Ed Nelson's stochatic mechanics"
Eric Carlen, Rutgers University
Presentations moderated by professor emeritus Simon Kochen.

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April 30, 2015
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Annual Department Recital

Taplin Auditorium
Reception to follow in the Common Room
Performances by our very own:
Adrian Banner*02 (piano) & Alex Kontorovich’02 (clarinet/saxophone)
Matthew de Courcy-Ireland, GS3 (piano)
Billy Fang'15 (piano)
Yuchen Liu, GS2 (classical guitar)
Nikita Lvov, GS2 (piano)
Mark McConnell, lecturer (baritone) & Ryan Peckner*15 (piano)
Ryan Peckner*15 (piano)
Florian Sprung, instructor (bandoneón)
Junho Peter Whang, GS2 (piano)
Don’t miss it! Family and friends invited!


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May 18, 2015
9:30am - 7:00pm
Women and Mathematics - Princeton Day

The mathematics department will host the Princeton day of this year's Women and Mathematics program on Monday, May 18. Since 1994 the Princeton mathematics department and the Institute for Advanced Study have hosted the Women and Mathematics program. The program brings graduate and undergraduate women together with leading researchers for an 11-day intensive mentoring program.

10:00 a.m., Fine 314:
"A connection between representation theory and Severi degrees"
Yaim Cooper *13
Lecturer, Harvard University

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May 29, 2015
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Alumni Open House

Please join the Mathematics Department for our annual Alumni Open House, Friday, May 29 from 2-3:30 pm in the Fine Hall common room (3rd floor). Connect with old friends and hear about some of the current research being done by Math faculty and students.

There will be informal tea refreshments for the speakers and participants throughout the open house.

Speakers and times:

2 p.m.:                  Introduction by Professor David Gabai ‘77,*80, Chair

 2:10:                      Professor Maria Chudnovsky *03

 2:30:                      Alex D. Smith (Class of 2015)

 2:40:                      Kubrat Danailov (Class of 2015)

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Fine Hall Common Room
June 15, 2015
8:45am - 8:45pm
Princeton Low-Dimensional Topology Workshop 2015

The workshop will focus on recent developments in low-dimensional topology, with a particular emphasis on modern homological invariants such as Heegaard Floer homology. The workshop is open to anyone; if you wish to register and be included in the mailing list for workshop related updates, please see the conference website at:

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