Spring 2014, Thursdays, Blocker 113, 4:00-4:50 PM

Date: February 6

"  Mini-Talks "
* Prof. Grigoris Paouris

* Prof. David Kerr


G. Paouris: "Geometry of high-dimensional measures"

: Dvoretzky's theorem states that every n-dimensional convex body has a section of dimension logn that is "close" to Euclidean. I will discuss this theorem and its analog in high-dimensional probability measures.

D. Kerr: "Recurrence in dynamics and the classification of nuclear C*-algebras"

: The Elliott classification program for separable nuclear C*-algebras has been one of the most active areas in operator algebra theory over the last few decades and continues to be the subject of remarkable progress. I will describe the classification program and how it connects with topological dynamics, which provides one of the main sources of examples and motivation.