2018 May 08

# Dynamics Seminar: Yinon Spinka (TAU): Finitary codings of Markov random fields

2:15pm to 4:15pm

## Location:

Ross 70
Let X be a stationary Z^d-process. We say that X is a factor of an i.i.d. process if there is a (deterministic and translation-invariant) way to construct a realization of X from i.i.d. variables associated to the sites of Z^d. That is, if there is an i.i.d. process Y and a measurable map F from the underlying space of Y to that of X, which commutes with translations of Z^d and satisfies that F(Y)=X in distribution. Such a factor is called finitary if, in order to determine the value of X at a given site, one only needs to look at a finite (but random) region of Y.
2018 Apr 12

# Special talk: Yonatan Harpaz (Paris 13) - "Small extensions in algebra and topology"

## Lecturer:

Yonatan Harpaz (Paris 13)
1:15pm to 2:15pm

## Location:

Ross 70
Abstract: In this talk, we will discuss the notion of small extensions in its various incarnations, from torsors under abelian groups to square-zero extensions of algebras. We will then focus on the somewhat less familiar case of small extensions of ∞-categories. Our main goal is to make this abstract concept concrete and intuitive through a variety of examples. In particular, we will advocate the point of view that small extensions of  ∞-categories offer a unifying perspective in understanding many constructions appearing in obstruction, classification, and deformation theoretic problems
2018 Apr 16

# HD-Combinatorics Special Day on Grassman Expanders and Unique Games (organized by Irit Dinur)

(All day)

## Location:

Room 130, IIAS, Feldman Building, Givat Ram
2018 Apr 11

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Ross 70A
2018 Apr 15

# GAME THEORY AND MATHEMATICAL ECONOMICS RESEARCH SEMINAR: Ron Peretz, Bar Ilan University: "The Rate of Innovation Diffusion in Social Networks (joint with Itai Arieli, Yakov Babichenko, and Peyton H Young)"

1:30pm to 2:30pm

## Location:

Elath Hall, 2nd floor, Feldman Building, Edmond Safra Campus
2018 May 22

# Dynamics Lunch: Tsviqa Lakrec (Huji)

12:00pm to 1:00pm

## Location:

Manchester lounge
2018 Jun 13

# Logic Seminar - Nick Ramsey - "Keisler measures in simple theories"

11:00am to 1:00pm

## Location:

Ross 63
Keisler measures were introduced in the late 80's by Keisler but they became central objects in model theory only recently with the development of NIP theories. This led naturally to the question of whether there might be a parallel theory of measures in other tame classes, especially in the simple theories where pseudofinite counting measures supply natural and interesting examples. We will describe some first steps toward establishing such a theory, based on Keisler randomizations and the theory of independence for NSOP1 theories in continuous logic.
2017 Jun 28

# Logic seminar - Shimon Garti, "Tiltan"

4:00pm to 6:00pm

## Location:

Ross 70
We shall try to prove some surprising (and hopefully, correct) theorems about the relationship between the club principle (Hebrew: tiltan) and the splitting number, with respect to the classical s at omega and the generalized s at supercompact cardinals.
2016 Dec 28

# Logic seminar - Matthew Foreman, "Better lucky than smart: realizing a quasi-generic class of measure preserving transformations as diffeomorphisms"

4:00pm to 6:00pm

## Location:

Ross 70
Better lucky than smart: realizing a quasi-generic class of measure preserving transformations as diffeomorphisms. Speaker: Matthew Foreman Abstract: In 1932, von Neumann proposed classifying measure preserving diffeomorphisms up to measure isomorphism. Joint work with B. Weiss shows this is impossible in the sense that the corresponding equivalence relation is not Borel; hence impossible to capture using countable methods.
2017 Jul 26

# Logic seminar - Andrés Villaveces, "Around non-elementary dependence"

2:00pm to 4:00pm

## Location:

Ross 70
Dependent theories have now a very solid and well-established collection of results and applications. Beyond first order, the development of "dependency" has been rather scarce so far. In addition to the results due to Kaplan, Lavi and Shelah (dependent diagrams and the generic pair conjecture), I will speak on a few lines of current research around the extraction of indiscernibles for dependent diagrams and on various forms on dependence for abstract elementary classes. This is joint work with Saharon Shelah.
2018 May 30

# Logic Seminar - Gianluca Paolini - "On the Admissibility of a Polish Group Topology"

11:00am to 1:00pm

## Location:

Ross 63
In [Sh771] Shelah rediscovered an old result of Dudley on the non-admissibility of a Polish group topology on an uncountable free group. Crucial to his proof is a so-called Compactness Lemma for Polish groups, concerning satisfaction of algebraic equations for certain sequences of group elements converging to 0 (in distance).
2018 Jan 10

# Logic Seminar - Alex Lubotzky - "First order rigidity of high-rank arithmetic groups"

11:00am to 1:00pm

## Location:

Ross 63
The family of high rank arithmetic groups is a class of groups playing an important role in various areas of mathematics. It includes SL(n,Z), for n>2 , SL(n, Z[1/p] ) for n>1, their finite index subgroups and many more. A number of remarkable results about them have been proven including; Mostow rigidity, Margulis Super rigidity and the Quasi-isometric rigidity.
2017 Dec 13

# Logic seminar - Omer Mermelstein - "Template structures for the class of Hrushovski ab initio geometries"

11:00am to 1:00pm

## Location:

Math 209
Zilber's trichotomy conjecture, in modern formulation, distinguishes three flavours of geometries of strongly minimal sets --- disintegrated/trivial, modular, and the geometry of an ACF. Each of these three flavours has a classic template'' --- a set with no structure, a projective space over a prime field, and an algebraically closed field, respectively. The class of ab initio constructions with which Hrushovski refuted the conjecture features a new flavour of geometries --- non-modular, yet prohibiting any algebraic structure.
2018 Apr 11

# Logic Seminar - Shahar Oriel - "The infinite random simplicial complex"

11:00am to 1:00pm

## Location:

Ross 63
This talk will be a review of a paper by Andrew Brooke-Taylor and Damiano Testa
2017 Mar 01

# Logic seminar - Yair Hayut, "Weak Prediction Principles"

4:00pm to 6:00pm

## Location:

Ross 70
Weak Prediction Principles Speaker: Yair Hayut Abstract: Jensen's diamond is a well studied prediction principle. It holds in L (and other core models), and in many cases it follows from local instances of GCH. In the talk I will address a weakening of diamond (due to Shaleh and Abraham) and present Abraham's theorem about the equivalence between weak diamond and a weak consequence of GCH. Abraham's argument works for successor cardinals. I will discuss what is known and what is open for inaccessible cardinals. This is a joint work with Shimon Garti and Omer Ben-Neria.