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The Mathematics Colloquium at Rutgers-Newark


The Colloquium of the Mathematics Department of Rutgers-Newark takes places on every second or third Wednesday, from 4pm-5pm, in 204 Smith Hall, 101 Warren St., Rutgers-Newark. 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 4 No Talk
Sep 11 Hong Wang


Falconer distance problem on the plane


Sep 18 Francesco Lin

(Columbia U.)

Monopole Floer homology and spectral geometry


Sep 25
Hongbin Sun

(Rutgers – New Brunswick)

Subgroup distortion of 3-manifold groups


Oct 2 No Talk
Oct 8 Si Li

(Tsinghua U.)

Factorization algebra from quantum field theory and index theorem


Oct 9 Chenglong Yu


Moduli of symmetric cubic fourfolds and nodal sextic curves


Oct 15 Ziquan Zhuang


Alpha invariants, birational superrigidity and K-stability


Oct 16 Dan Cristofaro-Gardiner

(UC Santa Cruz)

Length and volume in symplectic geometry


Oct 23 Samuel Taylor

(Temple U.)

A central limit theorem for random closed geodesics on surfaces


Oct 30 Yang Li


Collapsing Calabi-Yau metrics on Lefschetz K3 fibred 3-folds


Nov 6 No Talk
Nov 13 Andrey Kupavskii


Kneser graphs: independent sets and chromatic number


Nov 20 Jingwei Xiao


Germ expansion of Jacquet-Rallis transfer


Nov 27 Thanksgiving
Dec 4 Alexey Ovchinnikov

(CUNY Queens College)

Identifiability of parameters in ODEs with differential algebra


Dec 11 Efstratia Kalfagianni

(Michigan State U.)

Geometric structures of 3-manifolds and quantum invariants


Jan 28 Wan Chen


Local multiplicity for spherical varieties


Jan 30 Robert Kropholler

(Tufts U.)

Incoherence and virtual fibering of free-by-free groups


Feb 4 Baiying Liu


Langlands functoriality and converse theorems


Feb 5 Alexandra Kjuchukova

(Max Planck Institute)

Knot colorings and quotients of knot groups


Feb 6 John Huerta

(Instituto Superior Tecnico)

G2 and the rolling ball


Feb 11 Mehdi Lejmi

(CUNY Bronx)

Problems related to the Chern scalar curvature


Feb 19 Yihang Zhu

(Columbia U.)

L-functions, orbital integrals, and algebraic varieties in the Langlands Program


Feb 26 Daniele Alessandrini


Higher Teichmuller Theory and character varieties


Mar 4 David Soudry

(Tel Aviv U.)

Rankin-Selberg integrals, Langlands functoriality and automorphic descent


Mar 11 Bach Nguyen

(Temple U.)

Mar 18 Spring Recess
Mar 25 Jason Behrstock

(CUNY Lehman)

Apr 1 No Talk
Apr 8 No Talk
Apr 14 Liming Sun

(Johns Hopkins)

Apr 22 No Talk
Apr 29 No Talk


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: 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 12/01/2019.