UW Combinatorics Seminar  Winter 2015 Schedule
Padelford C401  Wednesdays 4:00pm
PreSeminar at 3:00pm also at C401


January 14 
Brendan Pawlowski, University of Minnesota
(webpage:
http://math.umn.edu/~bpawlows/
)
Title: Cohomology classes of rank varieties and a counterexample to a conjecture of Liu.



January 21 
Monty McGovern, University of Washington
Title: Standard domino tableaux and KazhdanLusztig cells: a mathematical mystery.



January 28 
Sasho Nikolov, Microsoft Research
(webpage:
http://research.microsoft.com/enus/um/people/alenik/
)
Title: Factorization Norms and Tusnady's Problem.



February 18 
Ioana Dumitriu, University of Washington
(webpage:
http://www.math.washington.edu/~dumitriu/
)
Title: Recovery in a Regular Stochastic Block Model.



February 25 
Ivan Izmestiev, Freie Universität Berlin
(webpage:
http://page.mi.fuberlin.de/izmestiev/
)
Title: Geometric Pachner moves, rigidity of nonconvex polyhedra, and polytopality of simplicial spheres.



March 4 
Sara Billey, University of Washington
(webpage:
http://www.math.washington.edu/~billey
)
Title: A bijective proof of Macdonald's reduced word formula.



March 6 
Colloquium: Lauren Williams, University of California, Berkeley
Title: The Positive Grassmanian.
Note: This is part of the UWPIMS colloquia series. It is in MEB 246 at 2:30pm.


March 11 
Josh Swanson, University of Washington
(webpage:
http://www.math.washington.edu/~jps314/
)
Title: Schubert multiplication rules and Bruhat chains".



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