I will give an introduction to sheaves and microlocal sheaves, as pioneered by Kashiwara-Schapira. The goal will be to explain recent work with Shende establishing that microlocal sheaves on a Weinstein manifold are a symplectic invariant.
Combinatorial 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
Lachlan conjectured that any omega-categorical stable theory is even omega-stable. Later in 1980 it was shown that there is no omega-categorical omega-stable pseudo plane. In 1988, Hrushovski refuted Lachlan's conjecture by constructing an omega-categorical, strictly stable pseudo-plane.
We will give a quick overview of the construction and try to use this example to test if some properties of omega-categorical omega-stable theories lift to omega-categorical stable theories.
Fluctuations of linear statistics for Schroedinger operators with a random
Linear statistics provide a tool for the analysis of fluctuations of random
measures and have been extensively studied for various models in random
matrix theory. In this talk we discuss the application of the same
philosophy to the analysis of the finite volume eigenvalue counting measure
of one dimensional Schroedinger operators and demonstrate it with some
interesting results in the case of a random decaying potential.
This is joint work with Jonathan Breuer and Moshe White.
Abstract: We combine a technique of Steel with one due to Jensen and Steel to
obtain a core model below singular cardinals kappa which are
sufficiently closed under the beth function, assuming that there is no
premouse of height kappa with unboundedly many Woodin cardinals.
The motivation for isolating such core model is computing a lower bound for the strength of
the theory: T = ''ZFC + there is a singular cardinal kappa such that the set of ordinals below kappa where GCH holds is stationary and co-stationary''.
Repeats every week every Sunday until Sat Jun 29 2019 except Sun Apr 21 2019.
11:00am to 1:00pm
Zlil Sela and Alex Lubotzky "Model theory of groups"
In the first part of the course we will present some of the main results in the theory of free,
hyperbolic and related groups, many of which appear as lattices in rank one simple Lie groups
We will present some of the main objects that are used in studying the theory of these groups,
and at least sketch the proofs of some of the main theorems.
In the second part of the course, we will talk about the model theory of lattices in high rank simple Lie groups.
Repeats every week every Sunday until Sun Jun 23 2019 except Sun Apr 21 2019.
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Yun and Zhang compute the Taylor series expansion of an automorphic L-function over a function field, in terms of intersection pairings of certain algebraic cycles on the so-called moduli stack of shtukas. This generalizes the Waldspurger and Gross-Zagier formulas, which concern the first two coefficients.
The goal of the seminar is to develop the background necessary to state their formula, and then indicate the structure of the proof. If time allows, we may also discuss applications to the Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer conjecture for elliptic curves over function fields.
I'll tell a couple of anecdotes related to imaginary quadratic fields
(e.g. primes in the sequence n^2+n+41), and then open a new story --
local CFT and the explicit construction of K^ab due to Lubin-Tate.