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The Mathematics Colloquium at Rutgers-Newark


The Colloquium of the Mathematics Department of Rutgers-Newark takes places on every Wednesday, from 4pm-5pm, via Zoom. All are welcome.

On alternate Wednesdays, the student colloquium features talks which are aimed in particular to be accessible to graduate students. Again, all are welcome.


Schedule of upcoming talks


Date Colloquium Speaker
Sep 2 No Talk
Sep 9 Rylee Lyman

(Rutgers – Newark)

Nielsen Realization for Infinite-Type Surfaces


Sep 16 Samit Dasgupta

(Duke University)

Stark’s Conjectures and Hilbert’s 12th Problem


Sep 23
Francis Bonahon

(University of Southern California)

Hyperbolic Geometry and Quantum Invariants of Surface Diffeomorphisms


Sep 30 Jacob Sturm

(Rutgers – Newark)

Bers Compactness and Higher Dimensional Teichmüller Theory


Oct 7 Yu-Wei Fan

(UC Berkeley)

Surfaces, braids, Stokes matrices, and moduli of points on spheres


Oct 14 Junliang Shen


Cohomology of the moduli of Higgs bundles


Oct 21 Andrew Yarmola


Volumes and filling collections of simple multicurves


Oct 28 Xi Chen

(University of Alberta)

Rational Curves on K3 Surfaces


Nov 4 Raphaël Beuzart-Plessis


On the Gan-Gross-Prasad conjecture for unitary groups


Nov 11 Liming Sun

(University of British Columbia)

Ancient finite entropy flows by powers of curvature in R^2


Nov 18 Chung-Jun Tsai

(National Taiwan U.)

Strong stability of minimal submanifolds


Nov 25 Thanksgiving Week
Dec 2 Justin Lanier

(U. Chicago)

Recognizing topological polynomials by lifting trees


Dec 9 Teng Fei

(Rutgers – Newark)

A geometric flow for Type IIA superstrings


Jan 20 No Talk
Jan 27 Changjian Su

(University of Toronto)

Characteristic classes of Schubert cells and applications


Feb 3 Jun Li

(U. Michigan)

Symplectic isotopy problems in dimension 4


Feb 10 Richard Ng

(Louisiana State U.)

Arithmetic of modular tensor categories


Feb 17 Maggie Miller


Light bulbs in 4-manifolds


Feb 24 Ping Xu

(Penn State U.)

Symplectic realizations of Poisson manifolds


Mar 3 Xiaodong Wang

(Michigan State U.)

Some geometric and analytic problems on compact Riemannian manifolds

with nonnegative Ricci curvature and strictly convex boundary


Mar 10 Radhika Gupta

(Temple University)

Non-uniquely ergodic arational trees in the boundary of Outer space


Mar 17 Spring Recess
Mar 24 Jeffrey Streets

(UC Irvine)

Generalized Ricci Flow


Mar 31 Lei Zhang

(National University of Singapore)

Fourier Coefficients of Automorphic Representations and Spherical Varieties


Apr 7 Ruixiang Zhang


A stationary set method for estimating oscillatory integrals


Apr 8 Tuomas Tajakka

(University of Washington)

Projective moduli spaces of complexes of sheaves


Apr 14 Jeff Viaclovsky

(UC Irvine)

Gravitational instantons and K3 surfaces


Apr 21 Caglar Uyanik


Hyperbolicity in automorphisms of free groups


Apr 28 Feng Luo

(Rutgers – New Brunswick)

Directions to the Department of Mathematics and Computer Sciences:

The Department of Mathematics & Computer Science at Rutgers University-Newark is in Smith Hall, which is located at 101 Warren Street. My office is 306.

By train: Take NJ Transit to Newark, there are two stops in Newark: Newark Penn Station and Newark Broad Street Station (you can look at the NJ Transit website), either one will be fine although Newark Broad Street Station is closer to the campus (see information below)


From New York: If you are coming from New York Penn Station through NJ transit, then it is about 17 minutes ride to either of the two stations. There are four  lines to choose from: Montclair-Booton Line and Morristown Line stop at Newark Broad Street Station; Northeast Corridor Line and North Jersey Coast Line stop at Newark Penn Station. Trains are  frequent and you may find schedule here.

Walk from Newark Penn station: It will take you approximately 15 minutes  to walk (which is recommended) to the department at 101 Warren Street., or you can take the Newark Light Rail/City Subway  (the entrance is next to McDonald’s in Newark Penn station) Grove Street/Branch Brook Park line to Washington Street (the second stop).  For the Light Rail, you should buy a ticket and validate it before you get on the train (the only option is 75 cents). As you exit the train, take the left (north) exit, which will lead closer to University Avenue on Raymond Boulevard. Turn right onto University Avenue, walk one block and turn left onto Warren Street at the traffic light. Smith Hall will be on the right.

Walk from Newark Broad Street Station:  It will take you 8 minutes to walk to the department along University Avenue. Turn right at Warren
Street. Smith Hall will be on the right.

By car: Here are the directions to the campus. For parking, you can only access Parking Deck 3 located at 180 Washington Street. The closest traffic light will be the intersection of Washington Street and Raymond Boulevard.

Past Colloquia: 2019-2020, 2018-2019, 2017-2018, 2016-2017, 2015-2016, 2013-2014, 2012-2013, 2011-2012, 2010-2011, 2009-2010, 2008-2009, 2007-2008, 2006-2007, 2005-2006, 2004-2005, 2003-2004.

Last updated 08/11/2020.