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Monday, October 5, 2009 |
4:00-5:00 pm | BESC 180 |
Some applications of geometry to logicAlthough geometry and logic are subfields that seem far apart, there are many interesting cross-connections. We will discuss some of these, in particular how geometric structures such as sheaves can be used to shed light on what can and what cannot be proved in specific formalisations of mathematics. (Monday's lecture should be accessible to a general audience with some mathematical background.) Following Monday's lecture, there will be a reception in honor of Professor Moerdijk at the Koenig Alumni Center, 1202 University Avenue (the SE corner of Broadway and University). |

Wednesday, October 7, 2009 |
4:00-5:00 pm | DUAN G125 |
To what extent is Lie theory for groupoids like that for groups?Lie groupoids play an increasingly important role in foliation theory, symplectic and Poisson geometry, and non-commutative geometry. In this lecture, we explain how some basic properties of Lie groups extend to groupoids, and how some other properties don't. (Wednesday's lecture is independent of the first lecture and requires some minimal familiarity with Lie groups and/or differential geometry.) |

Friday, October 9, 2009 |
4:00-5:00 pm | DUAN G125 |
An extension of the theory of simplicial setsSimplicial sets form the main combinatorial tool for algebraic topologists. For example, simplicial sets occur as nerves of categories, and as such play a central role in algebraic K-theory. I will sketch a theory of "dendroidal sets", which contains that of simplicial sets and allows one to construct the nerves of operads. The theory involves interesting combinatorial aspects of finite trees. (Friday's lecture is independent of the first two lectures and will be more in the style of a topology seminar.) |

## Ieke Moerdijk |
Izak (Ieke) Moerdijk studied Mathematics, Philosophy and General Linguistics at the University of Amsterdam. He received his PhD in Mathematics from the same institution in 1985, with the distinction Cum Laude. Subsequently he worked at the University of Chicago and at the University of Cambridge, before joining the Mathematics Department of the University of Utrecht in 1988, where he has been a Professor of Topology since 1996. Professor Moerdijk was awarded a Huygens Fellowship from NWO in 1986 and a PIONIER grant, again from NWO, in 1995. He held visiting positions at Cambridge (St John's College), Montreal (McGill University), Sydney (University) and Aarhus, among others. Professor Moerdijk was elected member of the KNAW (Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences) in 2006. Professor Moerdijk's current research interests include algebraic and differential topology (operads, Lie groupoids, Lie algebroids), and applications of topological structures in mathematical logic. He is the coauthor of several well-known books, including "Sheaves in Geometry and Logic: a first introduction to topos theory" with Saunders Mac Lane (Springer-Verlag, 1992, 1994), and "Introduction to Foliations and Lie Groupoids" with J. Mrcun (Cambridge University Press, 2003). |

This Lecture Series is funded by an endowment given by Professor Ira M. DeLong, who came to the University of Colorado in 1888 at the age of 33. Professor DeLong essentially became the mathematics department by teaching not only the college subjects but also the preparatory mathematics courses. Professor DeLong was a prominent citizen of the community of Boulder as well as president of the Mercantile Bank and Trust Company, organizer of the Colorado Education Association, and president of the charter convention that gave Boulder the city manager form of government in 1917. After his death in 1942 it was decided that the bequest he made to the mathematics department would accumulate interest until income became available to fund DeLong prizes for undergraduates and DeLong Lectureships to bring outstanding mathematicians to campus each year. The first DeLong Lectures were delivered in the 1962-63 academic year.

1962-1963 Paul Halmos

1963-1964 Marshall Hall Jr.

1964-1965 Edwin Hewitt

1965-1966 George Polya

1966-1967 Alfred Tarski

1967-1968 John Milnor

1968-1969 Paul Cohen

1969-1970 Jurgen Moser

1970-1971 Mark Kac, Irving Kaplansky

1971-1972 Abraham Robinson

1972-1973 George Mackey

1973-1974 Olga Taussky Todd

1974-1975 Andrew Gleason

1975-1976 Tosio Kato

1976-1977 Hugh Montgomery

1977-1978 Elias Stein

1978-1979 Raoul Bott

1979-1980 Alan Weinstein

1980-1981 Enrico Bombieri

1981-1982 Richard S. Varga

1963-1964 Marshall Hall Jr.

1964-1965 Edwin Hewitt

1965-1966 George Polya

1966-1967 Alfred Tarski

1967-1968 John Milnor

1968-1969 Paul Cohen

1969-1970 Jurgen Moser

1970-1971 Mark Kac, Irving Kaplansky

1971-1972 Abraham Robinson

1972-1973 George Mackey

1973-1974 Olga Taussky Todd

1974-1975 Andrew Gleason

1975-1976 Tosio Kato

1976-1977 Hugh Montgomery

1977-1978 Elias Stein

1978-1979 Raoul Bott

1979-1980 Alan Weinstein

1980-1981 Enrico Bombieri

1981-1982 Richard S. Varga

1982-1983 Charles Fefferman

1983-1984 S.S. Chern

1984-1985 Robert Zimmer

1985-1986 Gerd Faltings

1986-1987 Dennis Sullivan

1987-1988 Stephen Smale

1988-1989 Branko Grunbaum

1989-1990 Ronald Graham

1990-1991 Kenneth Ribet

1991-1992 Michael Atiyah

1992-1993 John H. Conway

1993-1994 John Tate

1994-1995 Vladimir Arnold

1996-1997 Alain Connes

1997-1998 Barry Mazur

1999-2000 Nigel Higson

2000-2001 Jeff Cheeger

2001-2002 Vaughan F. R. Jones

2002-2003 Richard Taylor

2003-2004 Phillip A. Griffiths

1983-1984 S.S. Chern

1984-1985 Robert Zimmer

1985-1986 Gerd Faltings

1986-1987 Dennis Sullivan

1987-1988 Stephen Smale

1988-1989 Branko Grunbaum

1989-1990 Ronald Graham

1990-1991 Kenneth Ribet

1991-1992 Michael Atiyah

1992-1993 John H. Conway

1993-1994 John Tate

1994-1995 Vladimir Arnold

1996-1997 Alain Connes

1997-1998 Barry Mazur

1999-2000 Nigel Higson

2000-2001 Jeff Cheeger

2001-2002 Vaughan F. R. Jones

2002-2003 Richard Taylor

2003-2004 Phillip A. Griffiths

2004-2005 Paul Baum

2005-2006 Isadore M. Singer

2006-2007 Sir Roger Penrose

2007-2008 Maxim Kontsevich

2008-2009 Persi Diaconis

2009-2010 Ieke Moerdijk

2010-2011 Endre Szemerédi

2011-2012 Vitaly Bergelson

2012-2013 Yuval Peres

2013-2014 Benedict H. Gross

2014-2015 Robert Bryant

2015-2016 Magdalena Musat

2017-2018 Michael J. Hopkins

2018-2019 Kristin Lauter

2019-2020

2005-2006 Isadore M. Singer

2006-2007 Sir Roger Penrose

2007-2008 Maxim Kontsevich

2008-2009 Persi Diaconis

2009-2010 Ieke Moerdijk

2010-2011 Endre Szemerédi

2011-2012 Vitaly Bergelson

2012-2013 Yuval Peres

2013-2014 Benedict H. Gross

2014-2015 Robert Bryant

2015-2016 Magdalena Musat

2017-2018 Michael J. Hopkins

2018-2019 Kristin Lauter

2019-2020

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