Seminars

2016 Jun 02

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

12:00pm to 1:15pm

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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 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
2017 Jun 19

NT&AG: Ehud de Shalit (HUJI) "Ordinary foliations on unitary Shimura varieties"

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Abstract: Inseparable morphisms proved to be an important tool for the study of algebraic varieties in characteristic p. In particular, Rudakov-Shafarevitch, Miyaoka and Ekedahl have constructed a dictionary between "height 1" foliations in the tangent bundle and "height 1" purely inseparable quotients of a non-singular variety in characteristic p. In a joint work with Eyal Goren we use this dictionary to study the special fiber S of a unitary Shimura variety of signature (n,m), m < n, at a prime p which is inert in the underlying imaginary quadratic field. We
2018 Jan 08

NT&AG: Hershy Kisilevsky (Concordia University), "Special Values of twists of Modular/Elliptic L-Functions"

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

Room 70A, Ross Building, Jerusalem, Israel
Let L(E/Q, s) be the L-function of an elliptic curve E defined over the rational field Q. We examine the central value L(E, 1, χ) of twists of L(E/Q, s) by Dirichlet characters χ. We discuss the vanishing and non-vanishing frequencies of these values as χ ranges over characters of fixed order greater than 2. We also examine thee square-free part of the algebraic part of L(E/F, 1) for abelian fields F/Q when these values are non-zero.
2016 Nov 28

NT&AG: Boris Zilber (University of Oxford), "On algebraically closed field of characteristic 1"

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

Ros Building, 70A
Abstract: I will start with a motivation of what algebraic (and model-theoretic) properties an algebraically closed field of characteristic 1 is expected to have. Then I will explain how these properties can be obtained by the well-known in model theory Hrushovski's construction and then formulate very precise axioms that such a field must satisfy. The axioms have a form of statements about existence of solutions to systems of equations in terms of a 'multi-dimansional' valuation theory and the validity of these statements is an open problem to be discussed.
2017 Apr 03

NT&AG: Izzet Coskun (University of Illinois at Chicago), "Birational geometry of moduli spaces of sheaves on surfaces"

4:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

Tel Aviv University, Schreiber building, 209
Abstract: In the last five years Bridgeland stability has revolutionized our understanding of the geometry of moduli spaces of sheaves on surfaces, allowing us to compute ample and effective cones and describe different birational models. In this talk, I will survey some of my joint work with Daniele Arcara, Aaron Bertram, Jack Huizenga and Matthew Woolf on the birational geometry of moduli spaces of sheaves on the plane. I will describe the ample and effective cones of these moduli spaces, concentrating on Hilbert schemes of points and concrete examples.
2015 Dec 22

Number theory: Alexei Entin (Stanford) "Monodromy of Hurwitz spaces and extensions of F_q(t)"

10:30am to 11:45am

Location: 

Ross Building, room 70A
Hurwitz spaces are moduli spaces for extensions of curves with prescribed ramification types. They arise naturally when enumerating extensions of global function fields and also in many other contexts. The classical Hurwitz space H_{m,n} may be viewed as a finite cover of the space of n-sets of points on P^1. We will show that this cover has a big monodromy group for n>4. This can be applied to study the statistics of extensions of F_q(t) with varying branching locus in the large q limit. Joint work with Chris Hall and Robert Guralnick.
2017 Dec 25

NG&AT: Avner Segal (UBC) "Poles of the Standard L-function and Functorial Lifts for G2"

3:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Room 70A, Ross Building, Jerusalem, Israel
The functoriality conjecture is a key ingredient in the theory of automorphic forms and the Langlands program. Given two reductive groups G and H, the principle of functoriality asserts that a map r:H^->G^ between their dual complex groups should naturally give rise to a map r*:Rep(H)->Rep(G) between their automorphic representations. In this talk, I will describe the idea of functoriality, its connection to L-functions and recent work on weak functorial lifts to the exceptional group of type G_2.
2016 Mar 17

Number theory

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Location: 

Ross Building, room 63, Jerusalem, Israel
In his investigation of modular forms of half-integral weight, Shimura established, using Hecke theory, a family of relations between eigneforms of half-integral weight k+1/2 with a given level 4N and character chi and cusp forms of weight 2k and character chi^2. The level being subsequently determined by Niwa to be at most 2N.
2015 Dec 14

Combinatorics: Eli Shamir (HUJI)

11:00am to 1:00pm

Location: 

B221 Rothberg (CS and Engineering building)
Speaker: Eli Shamir, HUJI Title :Completing partial Latin Square[LS] using 2-sided Hall marriage theorem Abstract: Evans conjectured in 1960 that nxn partial LS with n-1 dictated entries can be completed. Smetaniuk gave an inductive, complicated proof in 1981 - it is reproduced in the "Proofs from the Book". My proof is direct-- filling row after row using a recent 2-sided extension of Hall marriage conditions - which will be presented. It gives all completions and also a generalized completion claim:

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