Rainwater Seminar

The Rainwater Seminar covers a broad range of topics in Modern Analysis, including Real and Complex Analysis, Geometric Measure Theory, Ergodic Theory and Geometric Dynamics. This reflects the recent trends and emerging areas in Non-Smooth Analysis and Geometry, characterized by interdisciplinary connections. Some examples of these areas are Gromov's hyperbolic spaces, measure metric spaces, dynamics on translation surfaces, Schramm's Stochastic Loewner Evolution, the Zipper algorithm for conformal mappings, fractals arising in PDE's and in Dynamics, and PDEs on non-smooth domains.

The seminar meets on Tuesdays at 1:30 in C-401, and may last up to two hours. In a two hour session the first 30 minutes will provide a general introduction accessible to first and second year graduate students. Then there will be a 15-20 minute coffee break (at which time it is perfectly permissible to leave), followed by an hour talk.

The seminar is organized by Jayadev Athreya, Don Marshall, Steffen Rohde, and Tatiana Toro. Graduate students can register for a credit. Please direct your questions to toro@uw.edu or rohde@math.washington.edu


♦ January 17, 2017: Yilin Wang, ETH : Reversibility of the Loewner energy

♦ January 31, 2017: James Lee, UW : Conformal growth rates and spectral geometry on unimodular random graphs

♦ February 14, 2017: Steffen Rohde, UW: Conformal laminations and trees

♦ Thursday, February 23, 2017, 1:30-2:20, C-36: Chris Bishop, SUNY Stony Brook: NOT theory  (not knot theory)

♦ March 28, 2017: Stephane Benoist, MIT

♦ April 11, 2017: Chris Burdzy, UW

♦ May 2, 2017: Sasha Volberg, Michigan State University: Rectifiability of harmonic measure

♦ May 16,  2017: Richard Laugesen, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

♦ May 23, 2017: Peter Lin, UW