Selected Talks
Here are a few slide talks that I have given (plus one sequence of nonslide talks which come furnished with notes). One talk has been given five times in similar forms, but I will only list the most recent time and form that it was given.

Title: Local Energy Decay for Damped Waves

Given at the ASU PDE seminar on 4/15/2022

Length: one hour


Title: High Frequency Local Energy Decay for Damped Waves

Given at the 11th Ohio River Analysis Meeting on 4/2/2022 (and variants of this talk have been given many, many other times)

Length: 20 minutes


Title: What is Microlocal Analysis?

Given at UNC GMA Visions Seminar and UNC Graduate Analysis Seminar in three parts on 8/30/21, 9/2/21, and 9/9/21, respectively

Length: one hour


Title: Wave Equations, Local Energy Decay, and Trapping

Given at Launch Point on 4/11/2021

Video on slide 2: here

Length: 20 minutes


Title: Scattering, Resonances, and Wave Equations

Given at the UNC GMA Visions Seminar on 2/23/2021

Video on slide 4 (via Dr. Peter Hintz): first two videos here

Length: one hour


Title: What the Heck is a Distribution? A Survey for the NonAnalyst

Given at the UNC GMA Visions Seminar on 9/8/2020

On slide 8, the figure in bottom left was a video which showed the progression of a sequence of test functions which converge to the delta distribution; I made it myself, can send by request

Slides 7 and 14 were worked out live during the talk

For slide 7, see page 6 of these Fourier analysis notes.

For slide 14, interpret the aforementioned work distributionally.


Length: one hour
