Colloquia and Seminars

Colloquia and Seminars


View Past Colloquia

Colloquium (Fridays, 3:00pm in ES-143)

To receive schedule updates by email, contact the Colloquium Chair, Prof. Marius Beceanu.
The colloquium usually meets on Friday at 3:00 pm in room ES-143.
The colloquium is partially supported from the Simons grant #584738 (Cristian Lenart)


  • Rostislav Grigorchuk (Texas A&M University)
    Joint-spectrum, self-similar groups and Schreier graphs
    Friday, February 21, 2020
    3:15 p.m. in ES-143

    Abstract: We will explain how the idea of joint spectrum of a pencil of operators was used to study the spectral problem for graphs and groups. Self-similar groups will be defined and their role in mathematics will be outlined. A few results about joint spectra of operators associated with self-similar groups such as the "first" group of intermediate growth, the lamplighter group, and the Hanoi Towers groups on three pegs will be stated. Also it will be explained how renormalization is involved into the spectral problem.

  • Changlong Zhong (University at Albany SUNY)
    Hecke algebra, Schubert calculus, and geometric representation theory
    Friday, April 24, 2020
    3:00 p.m., online

    For more information on how to join the meeting, please see the email announcement or write the colloquium chair, at the address listed above.

    Abstract: Hecke-type algebras are certain transforms of symmetric groups, and originated from representation and number theory. In this talk, I will give an overview on the role of various Hecke type algebras played in Schubert calculus and geometric representation. The main language is cohomology theory, like singular cohomology, K-theory, and general oriented cohomology theories.


  • Avy Soffer (Rutgers)


  • Rongwei Yang (University at Albany SUNY)
Wilhelm Schlag
  • Maheshwari Colloquium 
    Speaker: Wilhelm Schlag (Yale University)

    Wilhelm Schlag is a Professor in the Department of Mathematics at Yale University. He obtained his PhD at the California Institute of Technology in 1996 under the supervision of Thomas Wolff. Since then, he has held positions at Princeton University, California Institute of Technology, and the University of Chicago, where he was H. J. Livingston Professor of Mathematics, before moving to Yale University in 2018. He has done extensive work in Fourier Analysis, spectral theory and dispersive partial differential equations. His research has earned him numerous awards including a Sloan fellowship in 2001, a Guggenheim fellowship in 2009, and a speaking invitation at the International Congress of Mathematicians in 2014.

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the organizers, Marius BeceanuYunglong FengAntun Milas, and Rongwei Yang.


Algebra/Topology Seminar (Thursdays, 1:15pm in ES-143)

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Analysis and Data Science Seminar (Mondays, 11:30 in ES-143)

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UAlbany Math Club

The Math Club is open to all undergrads and grad students. We meet about once a month, with events ranging from math presentations to events about career opportunities for undergrads and grads with math degrees.

Events are driven by member interests. There is a Facebook Group for discussion and scheduling of events. Your participation is most welcome. If you are interested, please join the UAlbany Math Club on