Abstract: I will review the research about dp-minimal expansions of (Z,+), and then present a recent result classifying (Z,+,<) as the unique dp-minimal expansion of (Z,+) defining an infinite subset of N. All the relevant notions will be defined in the talk.
Abstract: Perturbation theoryworks well for the the discrete spectrum below the essential spectrum. Whathappens if a parameter of a quantum system is tuned in such a way that abound state energy (e.g. the ground state energy) hits the bottom of theessential spectrum? Does the eigenvalue survive, i.e., the correspondingeigenfunction stays $L^2$, or does it dissolve into the continuumenergies?
One might say that there exist zeta functions of three kinds: the very well-known ones (whose stock example is Riemann's zeta function); some less familiar ones; and at least one type which has been totally forgotten for decades. We intend to mention instances of all three types. The first type is important, if not predominant, in algebraic number theory, as we will try to illustrate by (very few) examples. As examples of the second type we will discuss zeta functions of finite groups.