Analysis/Probability Seminar

The joint Analysis/Probability seminar is alternately held in one of the following colleges: Imperial College, King's College (London) ,Queen Mary and Westfield College, and University College.

The seminar meets during a term on Thursdays from 3:00pm-5:30pm. All are welcome to attend the meetings.

For further information contact:


Summer Term Program, 2004



  • April 29, 3:00-5:30, UCL, Math, Room 500

            3pm: M. van den Berg (Bristol): TBA (EBD & YS)

      4:30: Jean Dolbeault (CEREMADE, Paris-Dauphine): Entropy Methods in Non-linear Parabolic Partial Differential Equations. (RS)


  • May 6, 3:00-5:30, Imperial College, Math, Huxley Building, room 130 (note a different room number)

            3pm: Dario Cordero-Erausquin (Universite de Marne la Vallee, France):

            Some elementary applications of mass transport to geometric and functional inequalities. (LP)

            4:30: Ma Zhi-Ming (Beijing): An extension of Levy-Khinchine formula in semi-Dirichlet forms setting. (BZ)


  • May 13, 3:00-5:30, UCL, Math, Room 500

            3pm: Nikita Sidorov (UMIST, Manchester):

            Spectra of the convolution operators in L^p on the circle parametrised by Pisot numbers (a Sarnak problem). Abstract (YS)

            4:30: David A Edwards (Oxford): Lattices of continuous real functions, and lattices of commuting projections in Hilbert space. (EBD)


Every Wednesday, 3:00-4:30, Imperial College, Math, Huxley Building,

PDE Study Group

All are welcome!

Starts on Wednesday, May 19 in room 139   ---    CANCELLED

Then Wednesdays May 26-June 16 room 132


  • May 26, 3:00-5:30, UCL, Math, Room 500 (note the unusual times)

            2:30: Dario Cordero-Erausquin (Marne la Valle): Complex version of Prekopa's theorem for plurisubharmonic functions. (UCL Colloquium)

            5pm: Zeev Rudnick (Tel Aviv/Bristol): Eigenvalue statistics and lattice points.  Abstract (LP)


  • May 27, 3:00-5:30, UCL, Math, Room 500

            3pm: Alexander Kiselev (Dublin): Existence of a weak annihilator and the spectral structure of a non-self-adjoint operator. (YS)

      4:30: Ingo Witt (Imperial College): Boundary value problems for a class of degenerate hyperbolic operators. (MR)


      4:30: A.Bendikov (Cornell): Sample path regularity of Brownian motion on locally compact groups.  (AG)


  • June 10, 3:00-5:30, UCL, Math, Room 500

            3pm: Yuri Kozitski: Euclidean Gibbs States of a Quantum Crystal: Existence and Properties. (BZ)

            4:30: L. Saloff-Coste (Cornell): Path regularity for Brownian motions on the infinite dimensional torus. Abstract (AG)


      3pm: Slava Kurylev (Loughborough): Boundary harmonic coordinates, geometric convergence and Gel'fand inverse problem. Abstract (IC)      

            4:30: Gerasim Kokarev (Heriot-Watt): Elliptic equations on maps from one manifold to another (in particular, perturbed harmonic maps). (AG)


            3pm: V. Rabinovich (National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico):

            Limit operators method and it applications to the essential spectrum of Schrodinger, Klein-Gordon and Dirac equations. (KCL)


      3pm: Hanno Gotschalk (Bonn): Feynman graph representation for the perturbation series of general functional measures. (BZ)


            4pm: N. Vasilevski (CINVESTAV, Mexico): Commutative C*-algebras of Toeplitz operators and quantization on the unit disk. (KCL)


  • Thursday July 29, 3:00, UCL, Math, Room 706

            3pm: A. Pechentsov (Moscow): Regularized traces of singular differential operators of higher orders. (LP)



Spring Term Program, 2004



Every Wednesday, 3:00-4:30, Imperial College, Math, Huxley Building, room 6M42

PDE Study Group

All are welcome!

Starts on Wednesday, January 28.


            3pm: A. Majewski (Gdansk University): On positive maps, quantum correlations and entanglement. (BZ)

      4:30: John Gibbon (Imperial College): The open problem of regularity in the three dimensional Navier-Stokes equations. (IC)


            3pm: Iosif Polterovich(Montreal): Estimates for the first eigenvalue on the Klein bottle. (YS)

            4:30: Ilya Goldsheid (QMW): Lyapunov exponents: towards a constructive approach.


            3pm: Christophe Brouttelande (Imperial College): Some optimal logarithmic Sobolev inequalities on Riemannian manifolds. (SG)

      4:30: Brian Davies (King’s College): Pseudospectra and semi-classical analysis.


            3pm: Sandy Davie (Edinburgh): A discrete approach to rough differential equations. (ES)

            4:30: Jon Keating (Bristol): Random Matrix Theory and $\zeta(1/2+it)$.  (EBD)


            3pm: Dmitri Chelkak (St.Petersburg): The inverse problem for the harmonic oscillator perturbed by a potential. Characterization (YS)

      4:30: S. Naboko (St Petersburg University): Operator Herglotz functions: boundary behaviour (YS)


            3pm: Luigi Rodino (Torino): Gevrey classes and partial differential equations. (MR)

      4:30: Vladimir Eiderman (Moscow): Uniqueness theorems for bounded analytic functions. (LP)



Autumn Term Program, 2003



All Wednesdays, 3:00-4:30, Imperial College, Math, Huxley Building, room 6M42

PDE Study Group

All are welcome!


            3pm: Leonid Parnovski (UCL):  Bethe-Zommerfeld conjecture. (LP)

            4:30: Boris Khoruzhenko (QMW): Eigenvalue distribution for large non-Hermitian matrices. (King’s)


Wednesday, October 15, 3:00-4:30, Imperial College, Math, Huxley Building, room 6M42

PDE Study Group

3pm: Boguslaw Zegarlinski (Imperial College): Introduction to elliptic linear PDEs.


  • Thursday, October 16, 3:00-5:30, Imperial College, Math, room 642 (additional seminar)

            3pm: Guozhen Lu (Wayne State University): Convex functions on the Heisenberg and stratified groups. (MR)

            4:30:  Zeev Sobol (Imperial College): Navier-Stokes stochastic enforcing martingale solution.


3pm: Dima Vassiliev (Bath): Quadratic metric-affine gravity: a mathematical analysis. (LP/YS)

            4:30: Thierry Coulhon (University of Cergy, France):  Riesz transform on manifolds and heat kernel regularity. (AG)


  • Thursday, October 30, 3:00-5:30, Imperial College, Math, room 642 (additional seminar)

            3pm: Mitsuru Sugimoto (Osaka): Global L^2-boundedness theorems for a class of Fourier integral operators and their application. (YS/MR)

            4:30: Toshihiko Hoshiro (Himeji Institute of Technology): Unconditional convergence of unimodular wavelet expansions. (YS/MR)


  • Friday, October 31, 2:00-3:00, Imperial College, Math, room 642 (additional seminar)

            2pm: Ciryl Roberto (Marna Vale University, Paris): Interpolated Inequalities Between Poincare and Sobolev. (BZ)


            3pm: Dan Stroock (MIT): Some exotic boundary conditions for the heat equation. (EBD)

            4:30: Boguslaw Zegarlinski (Imperial College): Coercive Inequalities and Isoperimetry in Infinite Dimensions. (King’s)


            3pm: Maksim Skriganov (St.Petersburg): Harmonic Analysis on Totally Disconnected Groups and Irregularitis of Point Distributions. (LP)

            4:30: N.J. Young (Newcastle): Complex geometry related to a problem in control engineering.  Abstract (ES/YS)             


3pm: Jiaxin Hu (China, currently from Germany): Heat kernels for non-local Dirichlet forms on fractals. (AG)

            4:30: Jie Xiong (University of Tennessee): Nonlinear filtering: from Ornstein-Uhlenbeck to white noise. Abstract (DC)


            3pm: Martin Barlow (University of British Columbia, Canada): Random walks on percolation clusters. (AG)

            4:30: R.Duduchava (Georgia): Spatially homogeneous Boltzmann equation.  (ES)


      Thursday, December 11, 3:00-5:30, King’s College, Math, room 521

      analysis/geometry at King’s

            3pm: Theodore Voronov (Umist): The algebra of densities,  odd Laplacians and Poisson brackets. Abstract

            4:30: H.M. Khudaverdyan (Umist): Berezinians of supermatrices, exterior powers of superspaces, and recurrent sequences. Abstract




Schedule for planned visits in the coming terms:



Old 2003 Spring and Summer Term Program

Old 2002 Autumn Term Program

Old 2002 Spring and Summer Term Program

Old 2001 Autumn Term Program

Old 2001 Summer Term Program

Old 2001 Spring Term Program


Maps and Instructions

London Underground map.
Getting to Imperial College. (do not go in the tunnel if you travel to South Kensington tube station.)

The simplest way to get here:

Travel to the tube station Gloucester Road  (District, Circle, and Piccadilly Lines).

When you exit the station, turn left along Gloucester Road, crossing Cromwell Road 50 meters from the exit.

After 4-5 minutes walk along Gloucester Road, turn right to Queen's Gate Terrace.

This is a short road leading directly to the entrance of the Huxley Building, at 180 Queen's Gate. We are on floor 6.
Getting to King's College.
Getting to QMW. From Stepney Green tube go left along Mile End Road for about 200 metres.

From Mile End tube go west along Mile End Road for about 300 metres.
Getting to UCL.  The nearest tube station is `Euston square', but `Warren Street' and `Euston' are also quite close to the college.


Seminar links

The London Mathematical Society.
Relevant seminars at Imperial, King's, QMW.