2016 Dec 08

# Amitsur Algebra: George Glauberman (Chicago)

12:00pm to 1:15pm

## Location:

Manchester Building, Room 209
Title: Fixed points of finite groups on modules Abstract: Suppose G is a finite group, p is a prime, S is a Sylow p-subgroup of G, and V is a G-module over a field of characteristic p. In some situations, an easy calculation shows that the fixed points of G on V are the same as the fixed points of the normalizer of S in G. Generalizations of this result have been obtained previously to study the structure of G for p odd. We plan to describe a new generalization for p = 2. (This is part of joint work with J. Lynd that removes the classification of finite simple groups
2017 Mar 02

# Amitsur Algebra: Lev Glebsky, " Almost Congruence Extension Property for subgroups of free groups"

12:00pm to 1:00pm

## Location:

Manchester Building, Room 209
Title: Almost Congruence Extension Property for subgroups of free groups. Abstract. The talk essentially based on: https://arxiv.org/abs/1606.02345 Let G be a group and H
2017 Feb 09

# Amitsur Algebra: Evan DeCorte, "The spectral method for geometric colouring problems"

12:00pm to 1:00pm

## Location:

Manchester Building, Room 209
Title: The spectral method for geometric colouring problems
2017 Jun 29

12:00pm to 1:00pm

## Location:

Manchester 209
Title: Stability patterns in representation theory and applications Abstract: Many natural sequences of objects come equipped with group actions, e.g. the symmetric group on n letters acting on a space X_n. This leads to fundamental instability of invariants, such as homology, arising from the representation theory of the sequence of groups. Representation stability is a new and increasingly important set of ideas that describe a sense in which such sequence of representations (of different groups) stabilizes.
2017 Jan 12

# Amitsur Algebra: Uriya First, "Semisimply degenerate quadratic forms and a conjecture of Grothendieck and Serre"

12:00pm to 1:00pm

## Location:

Manchester Building, Room 209
Title: Semisimply degenerate quadratic forms and a conjecture of Grothendieck and Serre (joint work with E. Bayer-Fluckiger) Abstract:
2015 Nov 12

# Groups & dynamics: Elon Lindenstrauss (HUJI), "Rigidity of higher rank diagonalizable actions in positive characteristic"

10:00am to 11:00am

## Location:

Ross 70
Title: Rigidity of higher rank diagonalizable actions in positive characteristic
2015 Dec 29

# Dynamics lunch: Tom Gilat (HUJI): "Measure rigidity for dense' multiplicative semigroups (following Einsiedler and Fish)"

12:00pm to 1:00pm

## Location:

Manchester building, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, (Coffee lounge)
2015 Nov 24

# Dynamics & probability: Yaar Salomon (Stonybrook) "The Danzer problem and a solution to a related problem of Gowers"

2:00pm to 3:00pm

## Location:

Manchester building, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, (Room 209)
The Danzer problem and a solution to a related problem of Gowers Is there a point set Y in R^d, and C>0, such that every convex set of volume 1 contains at least one point of Y and at most C? This discrete geometry problem was posed by Gowers in 2000, and it is a special case of an open problem posed by Danzer in 1965. I will present two proofs that answers Gowers' question with a NO. The first approach is dynamical; we introduce a dynamical system and classify its minimal subsystems. This classification in particular yields the negative answer to Gowers'
2015 Dec 15

# Dynamics & probability: Omri Solan (TAU) - Divergent trajectories in SL_3(R)/SL_3(Z)

2:00pm to 4:30pm

## Location:

Manchester building, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 209
Abstract:
2015 Nov 03

# Dynamics lunch: Or Landesberg (HUJI)

12:00pm to 1:00pm

## Location:

Manchester building, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, (Room 209)
Title: On the Mixing Property for Hyperbolic Systems [following a paper by Martine Babillot]
2015 Dec 02

# Dynamics & probability: Ron Rosenthal (ETHZ) "Local limit theorem for certain ballistic random walks in random environments"

2:00pm to 3:00pm

## Location:

Ross 70
Title: Local limit theorem for certain ballistic random walks in random environments Abstract: We study the model of random walks in random environments in dimension four and higher under Sznitman's ballisticity condition (T'). We prove a version of a local Central Limit Theorem for the model and also the existence of an equivalent measure which is invariant with respect to the point of view of the particle. This is a joint work with Noam Berger and Moran Cohen.
2015 Nov 17

# Dynamics & probability: Sebastian Donoso (HUJI), "Topological structures and the pointwise convergence of some averages for commuting transformations"

2:00pm to 3:00pm

## Location:

Manchester building, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, (Room 209)
Title: Topological structures and the pointwise convergence of some averages for commuting transformations Abstract: `Topological structures'' associated to a topological dynamical system are recently developed tools in topological dynamics. They have several applications, including the characterization of topological dynamical systems, computing automorphisms groups and even the pointwise convergence of some averages.  In this talk I will discuss some developments of this subject, emphasizing applications to the pointwise convergence of some averages.
2015 Nov 10

# Dynamics & probability: Ariel Rapaport (HUJI) " Self-affine measures with equal Hausdorff and Lyapunov dimensions"

2:00pm to 3:00pm

## Location:

Manchester building, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, (Room 209)
Title: Self-affine measures with equal Hausdorff and Lyapunov dimensions Abstract: Let μ be the stationary measure on ℝd which corresponds to a self-affine iterated function system Φ and a probability vector p. Denote by A⊂Gl(d,ℝ) the linear parts of Φ. Assuming the members of A contract by more than 12, it follows from a result by Jordan, Pollicott and Simon, that if the translations of Φ are drawn according to the Lebesgue measure, then dimHμ=min{D,d} almost surely. Here D is the Lyapunov dimension, which is an explicit constant defined in terms of A and p.
2015 Dec 17

# Groups & dynamics: Robert Hough (IAS) - Mixing and cut-off on cyclic groups

12:00pm to 1:00pm

## Location:

Einstein 110
Consider a sequence of random walks on $\mathbb{Z}/p\mathbb{Z}$ with symmetric generating sets $A= A(p)$. I will describe known and new results regarding the mixing time and cut-off. For instance, if the sequence $|A(p)|$ is bounded then the cut-off phenomenon does not occur, and more precisely I give a lower bound on the size of the cut-off window in terms of $|A(p)|$. A natural conjecture from random walk on a graph is that the total variation mixing time is bounded by maximum degree times diameter squared.
2015 Nov 17

# Dynamics lunch: Arie Levit (Weizmann) "Invariant random subgroups"

12:00pm to 1:00pm

## Location:

Manchester building, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, (Coffee Lounge)
Title: Invariant random subgroups