The Colloquia are followed by a reception designed to give people the opportunity to have more informal contact with the speaker. A book display will be available at this time in the common room. The series is funded, in part, through the generous support of Oxford University Press.

The colloquia are aimed towards a general mathematical audience.

Please note that the list below only shows forthcoming events, which may not include regular events that have not yet been entered for the forthcoming term. Please see the past events page for a list of all seminar series that the department has on offer.


Past events in this series

Fri, 20/May/2022

16:00 - 17:00

New perspectives for higher-order methods in convex optimisation

Yurii Nesterov
(Universite catholique de louvain)
Further Information

This colloquium is the annual Maths-Stats colloquium, held jointly with the Statistics department.

In the recent years, the most important developments in Optimization were related to clarification of abilities of the higher-order methods. These schemes have potentially much higher rate of convergence as compared to the lower-order methods. However, the possibility of their implementation in the form of practically efficient algorithms was questionable during decades. In this talk, we discuss different possibilities for advancing in this direction, which avoid all standard fears on tensor methods (memory requirements, complexity of computing the tensor components, etc.). Moreover, in this way we get the new second-order methods with memory, which converge provably faster than the conventional upper limits provided by the Complexity Theory.
Fri, 27/May/2022

15:00 - 16:00

The nonlinear stability of Kerr for small angular momentum

Sergiu Klainerman

I will report on my most recent results  with Jeremie Szeftel and Elena Giorgi which conclude the proof of the nonlinear, unconditional, stability of slowly rotating Kerr metrics. The main part of the proof, announced last year, was conditional on results concerning boundedness and decay estimates for nonlinear wave equations. I will review the old results and discuss how the conditional results can now be fully established.

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