2018
Apr
10

# Seminars

2018
May
01

# No Dynamics Seminar (Zabrodsky talk)

2:00pm to 3:00pm

2018
Apr
16

2018
Apr
09

2018
May
01

# Dynamics Lunch: Ofir David (Huji) "On Minkowski's conjecture"

12:00pm to 1:00pm

## Location:

Manchester lounge

One of the first algorithm any mathematician learns about is the Euclidean division algorithm for the rational integer ring Z. When asking whether other integer rings have similar such division algorithms, we are then led naturally to a geometric interpretation of this algorithm which concerns lattices and their (multiplicative) covering radius.

2018
Apr
24

2018
Apr
10

2018
Jun
19

# Dynamics Lunch: Amichai Lampert (Huji) "Equidistribution of Zeros of Polynomials"

12:00pm to 1:00pm

## Location:

Manchester lounge

A classical theorem of Erdos and Turan states that if a monic polynomial has small values on the unit circle (relative to its constant coefficient), then its zeros cluster near the unit circle and are close to being equidistributed in angle. In February 2018, K. Soundararajan gave a short and elementary proof of their result using Fourier analysis. I'll present this new proof.

2018
Mar
25

# Game theory: Jeffrey Mensch, HUJI "Cardinal Representations of Information"

2:00pm to 3:00pm

## Location:

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

2018
Mar
22

2018
Jun
04

# Combinatorics: Lior Gishboliner (TAU) "A Generalized Turan Problem and Its Applications"

11:00am to 12:30pm

## Location:

IIAS, room 130, Feldman Building, Givat Ram

Speaker: Lior Gishboliner, Tel Aviv University

Title: A Generalized Turan Problem and Its Applications

Title: A Generalized Turan Problem and Its Applications

2018
Apr
11

# Analysis Seminar: Cy Maor (Toronto) "The geodesic distance on diffeomorphism groups"

12:00pm to 1:00pm

## Location:

Ross Building, Room 70

Since the seminal work of Arnold on the Euler equations (1966), many equations in hydrodynamics were shown to be geodesic equations of diffeomorphism groups of manifolds, with respect to various Sobolev norms. This led to new ways to study these PDEs, and also initiated the study of of the geometry of those groups as (infinite dimensional) Riemannian manifolds.

2018
Apr
17

2018
May
07

# Combinatorics: Zur Luria (ETH), "New bounds for the n-queen's problem"

11:00am to 12:30pm

## Location:

IIAS, Eilat hall, Feldman bldg, Givat Ram

Speaker: Zur Luria, ETH
Title: New bounds for the n-queen's problem
Abstract:
The famous n-queens problem asks: In how many ways can n nonattacking queens be placed on an n by n chessboard? This question also makes sense on the toroidal chessboard, in which opposite sides of the board are identified. In this setting, the n-queens problem counts the number of perfect matchings in a certain regular hypergraph. We give an extremely general bound for such counting problems, which include Sudoku squares and designs.

2018
May
14

# Combinatorics: Joel Friedman (UBC) "Open Problems Related to the Zeta Functions"

11:00am to 12:30pm

## Location:

IIAS, Eilat hall, Feldman bldg, Givat Ram

Speaker: Joel Friedman, UBC
Title: Open Problems Related to the Zeta Functions
Abstract:
We express some open problems in graph theory in terms of Ihara graph zeta
functions, or, equivalently, non-backtracking matrices of graphs. We focus
on "expanders" and random regular graphs, but touch on some seemingly
unrelated problems encoded in zeta functions.
We suggest that zeta functions of sheaves on graphs may have relevance to
complexity theory and to questions of Stark and Terras regarding whether
coverings of a fixed graph can ramify like number field extensions.