# Video Lectures

In this three-part lecture series, we will present a series of works by Bedrossian, Blumenthal and Punshon-Smith on the chaotic mixing and enhanced dissipation properties of a passive tracer subject to the motion of an ergodic Markovian flow of...

The question of optimizing an eigenvalue of a family of self-adjoint operators that depends on a set of parameters arises in diverse areas of mathematical physics. Among the particular motivations for this talk are the Floquet-Bloch decomposition...

The non-resistive electron magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) has some peculiar connection with the Euler equation. Some one-dimensional reduced models are suggested as an attempt to build intuition toward understanding the nonlinear structure and dynamics...

Gaussian elimination is one of the oldest and most well-known algorithms for solving a linear system. In this talk, we give a basic, yet thorough overview of the algorithm, its variants, and standard error and conditioning estimates. In addition, a...

Most work on Lagrangian fillings of Legendrian knots to date has concentrated on orientable fillings, but instead I will present some first steps in constructions of and (especially) obstructions to the existence of (decomposable exact) non...

Since the late 19th century, mathematicians have realized the importance and generality of selection problems: given a collection of sets, select an element in each set, possibly in a ``nice” way. Of particular importance in computer science is the...

The existence of rational plane curves of a given degree with prescribed singularities is a subtle and active area in algebraic geometry. This problem turns out to be closely related to difficult enumerative problems which arise in symplectic field...

I will discuss recent work with Maksym Radziwill in which we show that for any fixed tempered cuspidal representation π of GL(4) over the rationals, there exist infinitely many primitive characters χ such that the twisted L-function L(s,π×χ) is non...

I will discuss how black holes can become nature's laboratories for ultralight axions. When a boson's Compton wavelength is comparable to the horizon size of a black hole, energy and angular momentum from the black hole are converted into...

The Markoff equation x2+y2+z2=3xyz, which arose in his spectacular thesis (1879), is ubiquitous in a tremendous variety of contexts. After reviewing some of these, we will discuss joint work with Bourgain and Sarnak establishing forms of strong...