Seminars

2016 Dec 27

Special logic seminar - Itaï BEN YAACOV, "Baby version of the asymptotic volume estimate"

10:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Shprinzak 102
I'll show how the Vandermonde determinant identity allows us to estimate the volume of certain spaces of polynomials in one variable (or rather, of homogeneous polynomials in two variables), as the degree goes to infinity. I'll explain what this is good for in the context of globally valued fields, and, given time constraints, may give some indications on the approach for the "real inequality" in higher projective dimension.
2017 Dec 27

Logic Seminar - Omer Ben-Neria - "Singular Stationarity and Set Theoretic Generalizations of Algebras"

11:00am to 1:00pm

Location: 

Ross 63
Abstract: The set theoretic generalizations of algebras have been introduced in the 1960s to give a set theoretic interpretation of usual algebraic structures. The shift in perspective from algebra to set theory is that in set theory the focus is on the collection of possible algebras and sub-algebras on specific cardinals rather than on particular algebraic structures. The study of collections of algebras and sub-algebras has generated many well-known problems in combinatorial set theory (e.g., Chang’s conjecture and the existence of small singular Jonsson cardinals).
2017 Dec 07

Combinatorics: Shira Zerbib Gelaki (MSRI, U. Michigan) "Colorful coverings of polytopes -- the hidden topological truth behind different colorful phenomena"

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Room 101 in Sprinzak
Speaker: Shira Zerbib Gelaki (MSRI, University of Michigan) Title: Colorful coverings of polytopes -- the hidden topological truth behind different colorful phenomena Abstract: The topological KKMS Theorem is a powerful extension of the Brouwer's Fixed-Point Theorem, which was proved by Shapley in 1973 in the context of game theory. We prove a colorful and polytopal generalization of the KKMS Theorem, and show that our theorem implies some seemingly unrelated results in discrete geometry and combinatorics involving colorful settings.
2016 Feb 15

Number theory: Andrey Levin (Moscow) "Kronecker double series at CM points and dilogarithm"

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

Ross building, 70A
This talk is in natural in the context of the Zagier conjecture. We express values of the Kronecker double series at CM points in terms of values some version (Bloch-Wigner) of dilogarithm in algebraic numbers. As zeta-function of the Hilbert class field of quadratic field can be expressed as combination of the Kronecker double series at CM points my result gives explicit form of the Zagier conjecture. My technique is rather elementary and the proof is based on the introduction some new function (elliptic (1,1)-logarithm) and comparisons with it.
2017 May 29

NT&AG: Nicolas Templier (Cornell University), "Mirror symmetry for minuscule flag varieties"

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

Ros70A
We prove cases of Rietsch mirror conjecture that the quantum connection for projective homogeneous varieties is isomorphic to the pushforward D-module attached to Berenstein-Kazhdan geometric crystals. The idea is to recognize the quantum connection as Galois and the geometric crystal as automorphic. In particular we link the purity of Berenstein-Kazhdan crystals to the Ramanujan property of certain Hecke eigensheaves. The isomorphism of D-modules comes from global rigidity results where a Hecke eigenform is determined by its local ramification. We reveal
2016 Nov 21

NT&AG: Damaris Schindler (Utrecht University), "Systems of quadratic forms"

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

Ros Building, 70A
In this talk we discuss some aspects concerning the arithmetic of systems of quadratic forms. This includes a result on the frequency of counterexamples to the Hasse principle for del Pezzo surfaces of degree four (joint work with J. Jahnel), and a result on the representability of integers by systems of three quadratic forms (joint work with L. B. Pierce and M. M. Wood).
2018 Jan 01

NT&AG: Efrat Bank (University of Michigan), "Correlation between primes in short intervals on curves over finite fields"

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

Room 70A, Ross Building, Jerusalem, Israel
In this talk, I present an analogue of the Hardy-Littlewood conjecture on the asymptotic distribution of prime constellations in the setting of short intervals in function fields of smooth projective curves over finite fields. I will discuss the definition of a "short interval" on a curve as an additive translation of the space of global sections of a sufficiently positive divisor E by a suitable rational function f, and show how this definition generalizes the definition of a short interval in the polynomial setting.
2017 Feb 27

NT&AG: Eyal Goren (McGill University), "p-adic dynamics of Hecke operators"

3:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Ross 70A
Abstract: Motivated by understanding the action of Hecke operators on special sub-varieties of Shimura varieties, we consider the simplest possible case: the action of Hecke operators on the j-line, namely on the moduli space of elliptic curves, and in particular the action on singular moduli. Our interest is in this action considered in the p-adic topology. The emerging picture is surprisingly rich and the answers involve Serre-Tate coordinates, the Gross-Hopkins period map and finally involves random walks on GL_n. This is joint work with Payman Kassaei (King's College).
2016 Jun 02

Number theory: Eran Asaf (HUJI) "Invariant norms in representations of GL_2(Q_p)"

12:00pm to 1:15pm

Location: 

Hebrew University, Givat Ram, Ross Building, room 63
A natural question is whether there exists a continuous p-adic analogue for the classical local Langlands correspondence for GL_n(F) . Namely, for a finite extension F of Q_p, we want to associate continuous p -adic representations of GL_n(F) to n-dimensional p-adic representations of the Weil group of F. The particular case, where F=Q_p and n=2 , is now known. One of the main tools for establishing this correspondence was the existence of GL_2(Q_p)-invariant norms in certain representations of GL_2(Q_p).
2017 Dec 25

NG&AT: Zev Rosengarten (Stanford University), "Tamagawa Numbers of Linear Algebraic Groups Over Function Fields"

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

Room 70A, Ross Building, Jerusalem, Israel
Abstract: In 1981, Sansuc obtained a formula for Tamagawa numbers of reductive groups over number fields, modulo some then unknown results on the arithmetic of simply connected groups which have since been proven, particularly Weil's conjecture on Tamagawa numbers over number fields. One easily deduces that this same formula holds for all linear algebraic groups over number fields. Sansuc's method still works to treat reductive groups in the function field setting, thanks to the recent resolution of Weil's conjecture in the function field setting by Lurie and Gaitsgory.
2017 Jan 02

NT&AG: Ehud de Shalit (HUJI), "Geometry modulo p of some unitary Shimura varieties"

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

Ros Building, 70A
Abstract: This talk will be about joint work with Eyal Goren about the structure of Picard modular surfaces at a prime p which is inert in the underlying quadratic imaginary field. The main tool for studying the bad reduction of Shimura varieties is the theory of local models (due to de Jong and Rapoport-Zink). Our results concern global geometric questions which go beyond the theory of global models. For example, we are able to count supersingular curves on the Picard surface. We also study certain foliations in its tangent bundle that have not been studied before, and
2016 Dec 05

NT&AG: Michael Temkin (Hebrew University), "Topological transcendence degree"

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Abstract: my talk will be devoted to a basic theory of extensions of complete real-valued fields L/K. Naturally, one says that L is topologically-algebraically generated over K by a subset S if L lies in the completion of the algebraic closure of K(S). One can then define topological analogues of algebraic independence, transcendence degree, etc. These notions behave much more wierd than their algebraic analogues. For example, there exist non-invertible continuous K-endomorphisms of the completed algebraic closure of K(x). In my talk, I will tell which part

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