- Thursday, November 23, 2017, 3:15pm, 119 Physics, Probability Seminar
*Thanksgiving*

no seminar - Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 4:30pm, SAS 4201, Triangle Topology Seminar
*A note on knot concordance*

Eylem Yildiz (Michigan State University)- I will discuss concordances of knots in 3-manifolds. In particular I will show that all the knots in the free homotopy class of $S^1\times pt$ in $S^1 \times S^2$ are concordant to each other. By Akbulut it turns out that many of these concordances are invertible.

- Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 12:00pm, 119 Physics, Applied Math And Analysis Seminar
*TBD*

Tam Do (USC) - Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 3:15pm, 119 Physics, Number Theory Seminar --- CANCELLED
*TBA*

Birgit Speh (Cornell) - Thursday, November 30, 2017, 4:15pm, UNC Hanes Hall 125, Probability Seminar
*Mean-Field Methods in Large Stochastic Networks*

Eric Friedlander- Analysis of large-scale communication networks (e.g. ad hoc wireless networks, cloud computing systems, server networks etc.) is of great practical interest. The massive size of such networks frequently makes direct analysis intractable. Asymptotic approximations using hydrodynamic and diffusion scaling limits provide useful methods for approaching such problems. In this talk, we study two examples of such an analysis. In the first, we present an asymptotic method of solving control problems in such networks. In the second, the technique is applied to a model for load balancing in a large, cloud-based, storage system. This is joint work with Amarjit Budhiraja.

- Monday, December 4, 2017, 3:15pm, 119 Physics, Geometry/topology Seminar
*TBA*

Daniel Scofield (North Carolina State University)- TBA

- Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 3:00pm, 119 Physics, CNCS Seminar
*Yielding in granular materials, from riverbeds to renormalization group*

Abram Clark (Naval Postgraduate School) - Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 3:30pm, French Science 2231, CTMS Adventures In Theory Lectures Seminar
*Programming shape: mathematics, physics and engineering*

L. Mahadevan (Harvard University)- Recent progress in understanding the shape-shifting abilities of thin sheets in natural and artificial settings naturally raises the prospect that we might be able to design and control shape. I will describe our attempts to solve this inverse problem in the context of such questions as inverse kirigami for programming planar shape, inverse origami for programming curvature, and inverse metric design for shape control of smooth surfaces in three dimensions.

- Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 12:00pm, 119 Physics, Applied Math And Analysis Seminar
*TBA*

Tarek Elgindi (UCSD) - Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 3:15pm, 119 Physics, Number Theory Seminar
*TBA*

Ma Luo (Duke University) - Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 4:30pm, French Science 2231, Public Lectures Seminar
*PLUM: Morphogenesis: geometry, physics and biology*

L. Mahadevan (Harvard University)- A century after the publication of D’Arcy Thompson’s classic “On growth and form”, his vision has finally begun to permeate into the fabric of modern biology. Within this framework, I will show how a combination of biological and physical experiments, mathematical models and computations allow us to begin unraveling the physical basis for morphogenesis in the context of examples such as shoots, leaves, guts and brains.

- Thursday, December 7, 2017, 3:15pm, UNC Hanes 125, Probability Seminar
*TBA*

Jim Nolen - Friday, December 8, 2017, 3:15pm, 119 Physics, Algebraic Geometry Seminar
*TBA*

Radu Laza (Stony Brook U)- TBA

- Thursday, April 26, 2018, 9:00am, Physics 128, The Fourth Duke Mathematical Journal Conference
*The Fourth Duke Mathematical Journal Conference*

Various- The talks will cover an array of subject areas that are well-represented in the Duke Journal. There will be nine talks by young mathematicians. These speakers are: Emmanuel Breuillard (Munster) Ivan Corwin (Columbia) Alessio Figalli (Zurich) John Pardon (Princeton) Lu Wang (Wisconsin) Melanie Matchett Wood (Wisconsin) Giulia Saccà (MIT) Alex Wright (Stanford) Zhiwei Yun (Yale)

- Friday, April 27, 2018, 9:00am, Physics 128, The Fourth Duke Mathematical Journal Conference
*The Fourth Duke Mathematical Journal Conference*

Various- The talks will cover an array of subject areas that are well-represented in the Duke Journal. There will be nine talks by young mathematicians. These speakers are: Emmanuel Breuillard (Munster) Ivan Corwin (Columbia) Alessio Figalli (Zurich) John Pardon (Princeton) Lu Wang (Wisconsin) Melanie Matchett Wood (Wisconsin) Giulia Saccà (MIT) Alex Wright (Stanford) Zhiwei Yun (Yale)

- Saturday, April 28, 2018, 9:00am, Physics 128, The Fourth Duke Mathematical Journal Conference
*The Fourth Duke Mathematical Journal Conference*

Various- The talks will cover an array of subject areas that are well-represented in the Duke Journal. There will be nine talks by young mathematicians. These speakers are: Emmanuel Breuillard (Munster) Ivan Corwin (Columbia) Alessio Figalli (Zurich) John Pardon (Princeton) Lu Wang (Wisconsin) Melanie Matchett Wood (Wisconsin) Giulia Saccà (MIT) Alex Wright (Stanford) Zhiwei Yun (Yale)

- Sunday, April 29, 2018, 9:00am, Physics 128, The Fourth Duke Mathematical Journal Conference
*The Fourth Duke Mathematical Journal Conference*

Various

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