Seminars

2017 Nov 02

Group actions: Remi Coulon (Rennes) - Growth gap in hyperbolic groups and amenability

10:30am to 11:30am

Location: 

hyperbolic groups and amenability
(joint work with Françoise Dal'Bo and Andrea Sambusetti) Given a finitely generated group G acting properly on a metric space X, the exponential growth rate of G with respect to X measures "how big" the orbits of G are. If H is a subgroup of G, its exponential growth rate is bounded above by the one of G. In this work we are interested in the following question: what can we say if H and G have the same exponential growth rate? This problem has both a combinatorial and a geometric origin. For the combinatorial part, Grigorchuck and Cohen
2017 Apr 27

Group actions: Yair Glasner (BGU) - On Highly transitive permutation representations of groups. 

10:30am to 11:30am

Location: 

Ross 70
Abstract: A permutation representation of a group G is called highly transitive if it is transitive on k-tuples of points for every k. Until just a few years ago groups admitting such permutation representations were thought of as rare. I will focus on three rather recent papers: G-Garion, Hall-Osin, Gelander-G-Meiri (in preparation) showing that such groups are in fact very common.
2017 Nov 28

T&G: Benjamin Ackermann (Hebrew University), Kodaira's embedding theorem

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Room 70A, Ross Building, Jerusalem, Israel
In this talk we present a proof of the Kodaira's theorem that gives a sufficient condition on the existence of an embedding of a Kahler manifold into CPn. This proof is based on the Kodaira Vanishing theorem, using a sheaf-cohomological translation of the embedding conditions. לאירוע הזה יש שיחת וידאו. הצטרף: https://meet.google.com/mcs-bwxr-iza
2015 Nov 09

Number theory: Ishai Dan-Cohen (Essen), "Towards Chabauty-Kim loci for the polylogarithmic quotient over an arbitrary number field"

4:00pm to 5:45pm

Location: 

Ross Building, room 70, Jerusalem, Israel
Title: Towards Chabauty-Kim loci for the polylogarithmic quotient over an arbitrary number field Abstract: Let K be a number field and let S be an open subscheme of Spec O_K. Minhyong Kim has developed a method for bounding the set of S-valued points on a hyperbolic curve X over S; his method opens a new avenue in the quest for an "effective Mordell conjecture". But although Kim's approach has lead to the construction of explicit bounds in special cases, the problem of realizing the potential effectivity of his methods remains a difficult and beautiful open problem.
2015 Dec 07

Number theory: Jean-Baptiste Teyssier (HUJI) "Kedlaya-Mochizuki theorem and applications"

4:00pm to 5:15pm

Location: 

Ross Building, room 70A
Let X be a complex manifold and let M be a meromorphic connection on X with poles along a normal crossing divisor D. Levelt-Turrittin theorem asserts that the pull-back of M to the formal neighbourhood of a codimension 1 point in D decom poses (after ramification) into elementary factors easy to work with. This decomposition may not hold at some other points of D. When it does, we say that M has good formal decomposition along D. A conjecture of Sabbah, recently proved by Kedlaya and Mochizuki independently, asserts roughly the
2017 Dec 19

T&G: Yakov Eliashberg (Stanford), Simplifying singularities of Lagrangian skeleta

1:00pm to 2:30pm

Location: 

Room 63, Ross Building, Jerusalem, Israel
I will discuss in the talk David Nadler’s “arborealizaton conjecture” and will sketch its proof. The conjecture states that singularities of a Lagrangian skeleton of a symplectic Weinstein manifold could be always simplified to a finite list of singularities, called ``arboreal”. This is a joint work with Daniel Albarez-Gavela, David Nadler and Laura Starkston.
2015 Dec 17

Groups & dynamics: Rene Rühr, Distribution of Shapes of Orthogonal Lattices

10:00am to 11:30am

Location: 

Ross building, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, (Room 70)
To every topological group, one can associate a unique universal minimal flow (UMF): a flow that maps onto every minimal flow of the group. For some groups (for example, the locally compact ones), this flow is not metrizable and does not admit a concrete description. However, for many "large" Polish groups, the UMF is metrizable, can be computed, and carries interesting combinatorial information. The talk will concentrate on some new results that give a characterization of metrizable UMFs of Polish groups. It is based on two papers, one joint
2017 Dec 12

T&G: Yoel Groman (Columbia), Generation of the Fukaya category of a Lagrangian torus fibration by a section

1:00pm to 2:30pm

Location: 

Room 70A, Ross Building, Jerusalem, Israel
The (wrapped) Fukaya category of a symplectic manifold is a category whose objects are Lagrangian submanifolds and which contains a wealth of information about the symplectic topology. I will discuss the construction of the wrapped Fukaya category for certain completely integrable Hamiltonian systems. These are 2n-dimensional symplectic manifolds carrying a system of n commuting Hamiltonians surjecting onto Euclidean space. This gives rise to a Lagrangian torus fibration with singularities.
2015 Nov 19

Groups & dynamics: Lei Yang (HUJI) "Equidistribution of expanding translates of curves in homogeneous spaces and Diophantine approximation"

10:00am to 11:00am

Location: 

Ross 70
Title: Equidistribution of expanding translates of curves in homogeneous spaces and Diophantine approximation. Abstract: We consider an analytic curve $\varphi: I \rightarrow \mathbb{M}(n\times m, \mathbb{R}) \hookrightarrow \mathrm{SL}(n+m, \mathbb{R})$ and embed it into some homogeneous space $G/\Gamma$, and translate it via some diagonal flow

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