September 14: 
Wonderful compactifications of groups as moduli spaces of principal bundles 
 Michael Thaddeus (Columbia University), thaddeus@math.columbia.edu 
September 28: 
An introduction to essential dimension 
 Patrick Brosnan (University of Maryland), pbrosnan@umd.edu 
October 21: 
Rigidity of group actions, cohomology and compactness 
 David Fisher (Indiana University, Bloomington), fisherdm@indiana.edu 
October 28: 
A Filtration of Open/Closed Topological Field Theory 
 Ezra Getzler (Northwestern University), getzler@northwestern.edu 
November 2: 
Rational billiards and the SL(2,R) action on moduli space 
 Alex Eskin (University of Chicago), eskin@math.uchicago.edu 
November 9: 
Why and how do we use wavelets to study turbulence? 
 Marie Farge (Directrice de Recherche CNRS) 
November 16: 
Mixed volume computation and solving polynomial systems

 TienYien Li (Michigan State University), li@math.msu.edu 
December 2: 
Optimal and Practical Algebraic Solvers for Discretized PDEs Aziz Lecture 
 Jinchao Xu (Pennsylvania State University), xu@math.psu.edu 
December 7: 
DMS to THRIVE 
 Sastry G. Pantula (National Science Foundation) 
February 8: 
On the rigidity of black holes Douglis Lecture 
 Sergiu Klainerman (Princeton University ) 
February 17: 
Product formulas for positive measures and applications February Fourier Talks 
 Peter Jones (Yale University), jones@math.yale.edu 
February 22: 
Semismooth Newton Methods: Theory, Numerics and Applications Aziz Lecture 
 Michael Hintermüller (Humboldt University, Berlin), hint@math.huberlin.de 
February 29: 
On the size of the Navier  Stokes singular set 
 Walter Craig (McMaster University), craig@math.mcmaster.ca 
March 14: 
De Giorgi methods applied to regularity issues in Fluid Mechanics 
 Alexis Vasseur (UT Austin ) 
March 30: 
Birkhoff Normal Form and a problem of Herman
Dynamics Conference 
 Hakan Eliasson (University of Paris6 and IAS), hakane@math.jussieu.fr 
April 25: 
Lyapunov Functions: Towards an AubryMather theory for
homeomorphisms? 
 Albert Fathi (ENSLyon), afathi@enslyon.fr 
May 2: 
Contractions of Lie Groups and Representation Theory 
 Nigel Higson (Penn State University), higson@math.psu.edu 
May 9: 
TBA 
 Andrei Caldararu (University of Wisconsin, Madison), andreic@math.wisc.edu 