"Stories from Another Pocket" (after Karel Capek and others).
Dmitry Burago, Penn State
Location: Stevenson 1310
This year, I have been delivering a number of talks under almost the same title. However, the talks are quite different. I have prepared about twenty topics, with two-three slides for each. For each talk, I select about eight topics; the choice depends on the audience, how long the talk is etc. The topics are united only by the fact they were of interest to me in the past several years. For each topic, I give only key definitions, one or two theorems and several open problems (which may form the most important part of the talk). The talk is supposed to be accessible to (reasonable) graduate students. We will not go into (almost:) any technicalities.