2019
Jun
12

# Seminar - Yoav Tamir

1:20pm to 2:20pm

- 2019 Jun 12
# Seminar - Yoav Tamir

1:20pm to 2:20pm - 2019 Jun 06
# Groups and dynamics seminar - Yoav Gat (Technion) - Counting lattice points on the Heisenberg groups - A generalization of a classical problem to a non-commutative setting

10:00am to 11:00amAbstract: In this talk, I shall present a generalization of the lattice point counting problem for Euclidean balls in the context of a certain type of homogeneous groups, the so-called Heisenberg groups. - 2019 Jun 04
# Groups & dynamics seminar: Arie Levit(Yale) - Surface groups are flexibly stable

12:00pm to 1:00pmAbstract:

A group G is stable in permutations if every almost-action of G on a finite set is close to some actual action. Part of the interest in this notion comes from the observation that a non-residually finite stable group cannot be sofic.

I will show that surface groups are stable in a flexible sense, that is if one is allowed to "add a few extra points" to the action. This is the first non-trivial stability result for a non-amenable group. - 2019 May 21
# Special groups theory seminar: Abdalrazzaq R A Zalloum (Suny Buffalo) "Regular languages for hyperbolic-like geodesics".

4:00pm to 5:00pm## Location:

Ross 63Combinatorial group theory began with Dehn's study of surface groups, where he used arguments from hyperbolic geometry to solve the word/conjugacy problems. In 1984, Cannon generalized those ideas to all "hyperbolic groups", where he was able to give a solution to the word/conjugacy problem, and to show that their growth function satisfies a finite linear recursion. The key observation that led to his discoveries is that the global geometry of a hyperbolic group is determined locally: first, one discovers the local picture of G, then the recursive structure - 2019 May 02
# Kobi Peterzil (Haifa) - Closure of o-minimal flows on nilmanifolds

10:00am to 11:00amI will discuss joint work with S. Starchenko, which combines dynamical systems in the nilmanifold setting with definable objects in o-minimal structures (e.g. semi-algebraic sets): Let G be a real algebraic unipotent group and let L be a lattice in G with p:G->G/L the quotient map. Given a subset X of G which is semi-algerbaic, or more generally definable in an o-minimal structure, we describe the closure of p(X) in terms of finitely many definable families of cosets of positive dimensional algebraic subgroups of G. - 2019 Apr 11
# Groups & Dynamics Seminar: Erez Nesharim (Technion) - The t-adic Littlewood conjecture is false

10:00am to 11:00am## Location:

Ross 70The Littlewood and the p-adic Littlewood conjectures are famous open problems on the border between number theory and dynamics. In a joint work with Faustin Adiceam and Fred Lunnon we show that the analogue of the p-adic Littlewood conjecture over \mathbb{F}_3((1/t)) is false. The counterexample is given by the Laurent series whose coefficients are the regular paper folding sequence, and the method of proof is by reduction to the non vanishing of certain Hankel determinants. - 2019 Mar 14
# Manuel Luethi (ETH) : Effective equidistribution of primitive rational points along long horocycle orbits and disjointness to Kloosterman sums

10:00am to 11:30am## Location:

Ross 70Abstract: An observation by Jens Marklof shows that the primitive rational points of a fixed denominator along the periodic unipotent orbit of volume equal to the square of the denominator equidistribute inside a proper submanifold of the modular surface. This concentration as well as the equidistribution are intimately related to classical questions of number theoretic origin. We discuss the distribution of the primitive rational points along periodic orbits of intermediate size. In this case, we can show joint equidistribution with polynomial rate in the modular surface and in the torus. - 2019 Feb 07
# Special group actions seminar. On Tame Subgroups of Finitely Presented Groups: Prof. Rita Gitik, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

10:00am to 11:00am## Location:

Ross 70We describe several examples of tame subgroups of finitely

presented groups and prove that the fundamental groups of certain finite

graphs of groups are locally tame. - 2018 Jun 14
# Groups & Dynamics seminar. Mark Sapir (Vanderbilt): S-machines and their applications

10:30am to 12:00pm## Location:

Ross 70Title: S-machines and their applications

Abstract: I will discuss applications of S-machines which were first introduced in 1996. The applications include

* Description of possible Dehn functions of groups

* Various Higman-like embedding theorems

* Finitely presented non-amenable torsion-by-cyclic groups

* Aspherical manifolds containing expanders

* Groups with quadratic Dehn functions and undecidable conjugacy problem - 2018 Jun 07
# Groups & Dynamics seminar Arie Levit (Yale): Critical exponents of invariant random subgroups in negative curvature

10:30am to 12:00pm

Title : "Critical exponents of invariant random subgroups in negative curvature"