A colloquium series in Mathematics and Computer Science
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Upcoming Colloquia

Date and Time Where Lecturer Title Language of the Talk
June 6, 2024
1A150 Prof. Daniel Tataru
(University of California, Berkeley)

The small data global well-posedness conjectures for cubic dispersive flows English

October 11, 2024
TBA Prof. Lidia Angeleri Hügel
(Università degli Studi di Verona)

TBA * Tailored for Students, open to anyone and everyone *
Italian or English
(depending on the audience)

TBA Prof. Alessandra Celletti
(Università di Roma Tor Vergata)

Italian or English
(depending on the audience)

Previous Colloquia

Date Lecturer Title Recorded Colloquia Language of the Talk
April 9, 2024
Prof. Fabrizio Catanese
(University of Bayreuth)

Severi Varieties of nodal surfaces and coding theory: quartic and K3 surfaces https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXgGwIswxko English
March 1, 2024 Prof. Remco van der Hofstad
(Eindhoven University of Technology)

Network Science: Structure and Function
* Tailored for Students, open to anyone and everyone *
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75XuaPHTjOI English
November 17, 2023
Massimo Robberto, Ph.D.
(Lead of NIRCam, STScI & researcher at Johns Hopkins University)

In Pursuit of the Last Photon: Data Analysis of the Most Powerful Space Telescopes

* Tailored for Students, open to anyone and everyone *
https://www.youtube.com/live/76shyqPNvuk?si=uV6jhDWFltpGVOZM English
June 21, 2023
Prof. Laurent Lafforgue (Huawei at Huawei Technologies France)
Glimpses on Grothendieck toposes in the perspective of AI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GB_UEjp2qqk English
May 23, 2023
Prof. Guido De Philippis (SISSA & Courant Institute of Mathematics)
Plateau problem: old and new results https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqhpQ9o45WI English
March 24, 2023
Prof. Chris Godsil (University of Waterloo)
Quantum Walks
* Tailored for Students, open to anyone and everyone *
https://youtube.com/live/JBk3G81sTCg English
October 26, 2021, 4:00pm Prof. Lucia Caporaso (Univ. Roma Tre)
Classification of algebraic varieties https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yucpMYuBG1c English
June 8, 2021, 4:00 pm Dr. Marc'Aurelio Ranzato (Facebook AI Research Lab, New York City)
The curse and blessing of learning from non-static datasets https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hlRAdM_wbQ English
June 23, 2020, 2:00 pm Prof. Cheryl Praegers (University of Western Australia)
Mathematics of shuffling https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7KTCA_1ntk English
November 28, 2019, 4:30 pm Prof. Lawrence C. Evans (University of California Berkeley)
Riccati equation methods for PDE theory --- English
November 14, 2019, 4:30pm Prof. Emmanuel Trelat (Sorbonne University)
Everything is under control: mathematics optimize everyday life
* Tailored for Students, open to anyone and everyone *
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXiLKYODvSA English
October 29, 2019, 4:00 pm Prof. Terry Lyons (University of Oxford & Alan Turing Institute)
What has rough paths got to do with data science https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEflrmcIwh0 English
June 11, 2019, 4:00 pm Prof. Mihalis Dafermos (Princeton University and Cambridge University)
On Falling Into Black Holes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEflrmcIwh0 English
May 28, 2019, 4:00pm Prof. Philip Lee Wadler (University of Edinburgh)
Programming Language Foundations in Agda https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b39ngNOVOrg English
May 6, 2019, 4:00pm Stefano Quintarelli
Cosa significa diventare umani digitali?
* Tailored for Students, open to anyone and everyone *
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4rd_Am1Uc8 Italian
April 16, 2019, 4:30pm Prof. Eric Urban (Columbia University)
Bernoulli numbers, Eisenstein series and cyclotomic units https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgnclrA_GBg English
March 14, 2019, 4:30pm Prof. Giovanni de Poli e Alvise Vidolin (CSC University of Padova)
La matematica dei suoni
* Tailored for Students, open to anyone and everyone *
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1kgNX4q8FY Italian
March 12, 2019, 3:30pm Prof. Alberto Conte
L'eredità scientifica di Ugo Morin www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEj1v3uVmA8 Italian
December 17, 2018, 4:30pm Prof. Gigliola Staffilani (MIT, Boston)
The Many Faces of Dispersive Equations https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DET73TGgiwo English
June 14, 2018, 4:00pm Prof. Pietro Perona (California Institute of Technology)
Visual recognition: From categorization to knowledge --- English
May 29, 2018, 4:30pm Nicola Pagani (University of Liverpool)
Moduli spaces, a gentle introduction
* Tailored for Students, open to anyone and everyone *
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlG0uYFvn2I English
May 8, 2018, 4:00pm Prof. Guido Kings (Univ. Regensburg)
The Birch-Swinnerton-Dyer conjecture, some recent progress --- English
April 19, 2018, 3:30pm Moreno Andreatta (CNRS - IRCAM - UPMC)
Nastri, orologi e ciambelle: un viaggio nella ricerca "matemusicale" contemporanea
* Tailored for Students, open to anyone and everyone *
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxZmFIWcLfs Italian
April 10, 2018, 4:00pm Prof. Glenn Stevens (Boston University)
p-adic variation in the theory of automorphic forms https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XfpjG29SIU English
March 20, 2018, 4:00pm Prof. Alessio Figalli (ETH Zü,rich)
Regularity of interfaces in phase transition via obstacle problems https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5u0nwTuPZY English
March 08, 2018, 4:30pm Prof. Marta Sanz-Solé, (Universitat de Barcelona)
A gentle walk through SPDEs
* Tailored for Students, open to anyone and everyone *
--- English
February 15, 2018, 4:00pm Prof. Camillo De Lellis (Univ. Zürich & IAS Princeton)
Pieces of soap films https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTS69X-DBiA English
November 29, 2017, 4:00pm Don Bernard Zagier (Max Plank Institute, Bonn - ICTP Trieste)
Modular Forms and their Appearances in Physics --- English
June 08, 2017, 4:00 pm Barbara Mazzolai (Center for Micro-BioRobotics, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia)
Learning by Nature: How to Build Soft Robots https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkLOzz1-izo English
May 19, 2017, 11:00 am Anand Rajan (Intel Labs)
A Tale of two Emerging Paradigms - IoT & 5G: Decoding the Security Research Challenges & Opportunities --- English
May 04, 2017, 04:00 pm Fedor A. Bogomolov (Courant Institute - NYU)
Unramified Correspondences and Torsion Points of Elliptic Curves https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZOPfGSqzwY English
April 11, 2017, 4:00 pm Corinna Ulcigrai (University of Bristol)
Billiards, Surfaces and Chaos https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhEwqlL10MqNxC9bz9VX84YMGpcgFlfrS English
April 06, 2017, 4:30 pm Franck Morgan (Williams College, USA)
The Isoperimetric Problem with Density
* Tailored for Students, open to anyone and everyone *
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-_QNXu4GEA English
February 28, 2017, 4:00 pm
Lloyd Nick Trefethen (University of Oxford)
Cubature, approximation, and isotropy in the hypercube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGYYyKrgrx0 English
November 30, 2016, 4:30pm
Gianluca Crippa (University of Basel)
How to optimally stir your coffee: Challenges in differential equations
* Tailored for Students, open to anyone and everyone *
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nA20KhxVeKM Italian
May 26, 2016 4:00pm
Dr. Ralph Droms (Cisco Systems, Inc.)
The Internet Protocols and ICN: Replacing Devices with Data in the Internet --- English
May 17, 2016 4:00pm
Prof. Marino Gatto (Politecnico di Milano)
Vito Volterra e lo studio della complessita' delle interazioni ecologiche --- Italian
May 10, 2016 - 4:00pm
Prof. Fernando Rodriguez Villegas (Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics)
Combinatorics as geometry --- English
April 19, 2016 - 4:00pm
Prof. Benoit Perthame (Univ. Pierre et Marie Curie) Adaptive evolution and concentrations in parabolic PDEs --- English
March 14, 2016 4:30pm
Prof. Francis Clarke (University of Lyon) Control &, Mathematics: a painless introduction
* Tailored for Students, open to anyone and everyone *
March 15, 2016 4:00pm
Prof. Luigi Preziosi (Politecnico di Torino) Modelli matematici di crescita e motilita' cellulare ---
June 9, 2015, 4:00pm
Prof. Ivar Ekeland (Univ. Paris Dauphine) Are people rational? Yes English
May 25, 2015, 9:30am
Prof. Silvio Micali (MIT, Boston) Proof, Secrets, and Computation Yes English
April 28, 2015, 4:00pm
Prof. Martin Grötschel (Zuse Institute, Technische Univ., and Matheon Berlin, Germany) Polyhedra: Their Description and Use
March 31, 2015, 4:30pm
Prof. Yves André (Institut de Math. de Jussieu) Volumes, complexity, transcendence ---
November 28, 2014, 2:30pm
Prof. Bruno Chiarellotto (Univ. di Padova) Il lavoro e la vita di Alexander Grothendieck -- Italian
March 25, 2014, 4:00pm
Prof. Alfio Quarteroni (Ecole Polytechnique de Lausanne and Politecnico di Milano) The challenge of complexity in numerical simulations -- English
April 8, 2014, 4:00pm
Prof. Camillo De Lellis (Univ. Zuerich) From Nash to Onsager: funny coincidences across differential geometry and the theory of turbulence English
May 13, 2014, 4:00pm
Prof. Massimo Fornasier (Univ. di Monaco) From Mantegna's frescoes to variational methods for the inpainting of images - (Colloquia Prodi) - Talk in memory of Vicent Caselles Italian
21.01.2014, 4:00pm
Prof. Ciro Ciliberto (Univ. Roma Tor Vergata) Limiting cases
20.11.2013, 4:00pm
Prof. Andrew S. Tanenbaum (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) Where are we going?
24.9.2013, 4:00pm
Avinoam Mann (Einstein Institute of Mathematics - Hebrew University of Jerusalem) What is asymptotic group theory?
Rainer Dahlhaus (Universitaet Heidelberg)

Phase Synchronization and Cointegration: Bridging Two Theories
Gene Abrams (University of Colorado)
Leavitt path algebras -- Something for everyone:
algebra, analysis, graph theory, number theory

Antonio Marquina (Universidad de Valencia)
The total variation norm in computational fluid dynamics ,
and image processing
Giovanna Citti (Univ. di Bologna)
A cortical inspired, geometrical model for contour perception and motion integration Yes
Mariano Giaquinta (Scuola Normale Superiore) Il periodo iniziale del Calcolo delle Variazioni Yes
Angelo Guerraggio (Univ. Insubria)
La nascita dell'Analisi funzionale Yes
Stuart Russell (UC Berkeley and Univ. Pierre et Marie Curie)
Unifying logic and probability: A "New Dawn" for Artificial Intelligence? Yes
Angelo Vistoli (Scuola Normale Superiore)
Dimensione essenziale Yes
Georges Gonthier (Microsoft Research) Proof engineering, from the Four Color to the Odd Order Theorem Yes
11.12.2012 Henry Berestycki (EHESS, Parigi) Reaction-diffusion equations and propagation phenomena Yes
Claudio Bartocci (Università di Genova) Hilbert e la rifondazione della geometria Yes
Adrian Iovita (Univ. Padova) p-Adic Families of Modular Forms
Giovanni Sambin (Univ. Padova)
Why point-free topology is more general than standard topology: an embedding of concrete spaces into positive topologies Yes
Alberto Gandolfi (Univ. Firenze)
Indipendenza, probabilita' condizionate, diseguaglianze di correlazione e grafi Yes
Gérard Meurant (Former Research Director, Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique, France) History of Supercomputers: past, present and future
Boi Faltings (EPFL, Lausanne)
Getting agents to tell the truth Yes
Susanna Terracini (Univ. Milano Bicocca)
Partizioni ottimali e problemi ellittici con forte competizione

Janos Pintz (Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
On the twin prime conjecture
Ian Sloan (University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia)
Lifting the curse of dimensionality: numerical integration in very high dimensions
Laszlo Fuchs (Tulane University, New Orleans)
When is an abelian group free abelian?

Hendrik Lenstra (Universiteit Leiden, The Netherlands)
Modelling finite fields
Daniele Mundici (Univ. Firenze)
La logica dei poliedri
Francis Clarke (Univ. Claude Bernard Lyon 1)
An introduction to discontinuous feedback in control
Bruce Olberding (New Mexico State University)
Noetherian rings from a non-Noetherian perspective

Donatella Marini (Univ. di Pavia)
Twist-Kirchhoff model for plate bending problems

Marco LiCalzi (Univ. Ca' Foscari Venezia)
L'ingegneria dell'interazione strategica

Gerhard Wanner (Univer. de Genève) Kepler, Newton and Numerical Analysis

Antonio Fasano (Univ. Firenze)
Nonstandard flows in porous media: mathematics vs.

* Recorded colloquia: some seminars have been recorded. They can be seen by accessing this web page with a computer located inside the department and with a wired network connection.

Archive of previous colloquia (before Academic Year 2010-2011)

For any information on the Colloquia Patavina series, please refer to the present colloquia committee:
Cristiana BERTOLIN, Laura CARAVENNA (chair since February 2023), Giovanna CARNOVALE, Marco CIRANT, Wolfgang ERB, Jorge Nuno DOS SANTOS VITORIA, Claudio Enrico PALAZZI, Gabriella PINZARI.

Previous committee: Fabio ANCONA (chair up to 2022), Lamberto BALLAN, Laura CARAVENNA, Riccardo COLPI, Adrian IOVITA, Francesco RANZATO, Orsola TOMMASI.

Web page maintained by Laura Caravenna