Events & Seminars

2018 Apr 29

GAME THEORY AND MATHEMATICAL ECONOMICS RESEARCH SEMINAR:Michal Feldman, Tel Aviv University "Interdependent Values without Single-Crossing (Joint work with Alon Eden, Amos Fiat and Kira Goldner)"

1:30pm to 2:30pm


Elath Hall, 2nd floor, Feldman Building, Edmond Safra Campus


We consider a setting where an auctioneer sells a single item to n potential agents with {\em interdependent values}. That is, each agent has her own private signal, and the valuation of each agent is a function of all n private signals. This captures settings such as valuations for oil fields, broadcast rights, art, etc.

2018 Apr 25

Special Talk : Justin Noel (University of Regensburg) - "Blue-shift and thick tensor ideals"


Justin Noel (University of Regensburg)
2:30pm to 3:30pm


Shprinzak 27


I will discuss a recent generalization of Kuhn's Blue-shift theorem about Tate cohomology. Combining this result with work of Arone, Dwyer, and Lesh we resolve a conjecture of Balmer and Sanders and classify the thick tensor ideals of compact genuine $A$-spectra, where $A$ is a finite abelian group. This is joint work with Tobias Barthel, Markus Hausmann, Niko Naumann, Thomas Nikolaus, and Nathaniel Stapleton.

2018 Apr 16

Special talk: Yonatan Harpaz (Paris 13) - "Towards a universal property for Hermitian K-theory"


Yonatan Harpaz (Paris 13)
4:30pm to 5:30pm


Ross 70

Abstract: Hermitian K-theory can be described as the "real" analogue of algebraic K-theory, and plays a motivic role similar to the role played by real topological K-theory in classical stable homotopy theory. However, the abstract framework surrounding and supporting Hermitian K-theory is less well understood than its algebraic counterpart, especially in the case when 2 is not assumed to be invertible in the ground ring.

2018 Jun 27

Analysis Seminar: Barry Simon (Caltech) "Heinävarra’s Proof of the Dobsch–Donoghue Theorem"

12:00pm to 1:00pm


Ross Building, Room 70
Abstract: In 1934, Loewner proved a remarkable and deep theorem about matrix monotone functions. Recently, the young Finnish mathematician, Otte Heinävarra settled a 10 year old conjecture and found a 2 page proof of a theorem in Loewner theory whose only prior proof was 35 pages. I will describe his proof and use that as an excuse to discuss matrix monotone and matrix convex functions including, if time allows, my own recent proof of Loewner’s original theorem.