2016 Jan 05

# Dynamics lunch: Sebastian Donoso (HUJI) - Automorphism groups of low complexity subshifts

12:00pm to 1:00pm

## Location:

Manchester building, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, (Coffee lounge)
Abstract: The automorphism group of a subshift $(X,\sigma)$ is the group of homeomorphisms of $X$ that commute with $\sigma$. It is known that such groups can be extremely large for positive entropy subshifts (like full shifts or mixing SFT). In this talk I will present some recent progress in the understanding of the opposite case, the low complexity one. I will show that automorphism groups are highly constrained for low complexity subshifts. For instance, for a minimal subshifts with sublinear complexity the automorphism group is generated by the shift and a finite set.
2016 May 31

# Dynamics lunch: Yuri Kifer (HUJI) - On Erdos-Renyi law of large numbers and its extensions

12:00pm to 1:00pm

## Location:

Manchester building, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, (Coffee lounge)
2016 May 10

# Dynamics lunch: Ori Gurel Gurevitch (HUJI), Stationary random graphs

12:00pm to 1:00pm

## Location:

Manchester building, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, (Coffee lounge)
2016 Mar 22

# Dynamics lunch seminar: Brandon Seward (HUJI): Entropy theory for non-amenable groups (part III)

12:00pm to 1:45pm

Ross 70
2015 Dec 29

# Dynamics lunch: Tom Gilat (HUJI): "Measure rigidity for `dense' multiplicative semigroups (following Einsiedler and Fish)"

12:00pm to 1:00pm

## Location:

Manchester building, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, (Coffee lounge)
2016 Jun 21

# Dynamics lunch: Genadi Levin - Monotonicity of entropy in real quadratic family'

12:00pm to 1:00pm

## Location:

Manchester building, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, (Coffee lounge)
2016 Jan 12

# Dynamics lunch: Brandon Seward (HUJI), "Borel chromatic numbers of free groups"

12:00pm to 1:00pm

## Location:

Manchester building, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, (Coffee lounge)
Borel chromatic numbers of free groups Abstract: Recall that a coloring of a graph is a labeling of its vertices such that no pair of vertices joined by an edge have the same label. The chromatic number of a graph is the smallest number of colors for which there is a coloring. If G is a finitely generated group with generating set S, then for any free action of G on a standard Borel space X, we can place a copy of the S-Cayley graph of G onto every orbit. This results in a graph whose vertex set is X and whose edge set is Borel measurable. We can then consider Borel
2016 May 17

# Dynamics lunch: Elon Lindenstrauss (HUJI) - Bilu's theorem

12:00pm to 1:00pm

## Location:

Manchester building, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, (Coffee lounge)
I will describe Bilu's equidistribution theorem for roots of polynomials, and explain some implications this has on entropy of toral automorphisms.
2016 Mar 23

# Topology & geometry, Amitai Zernik (Hebrew University), "Fixed-point Expressions for Open Gromov-Witten Invariants - overview and $A_{\infty}$ perspective"

11:00am to 12:45pm

## Location:

Ross building, Hebrew University (Seminar Room 70A)
Abstract: In this pair of talks I will discuss how to obtain fixed-point expressions for open Gromov-Witten invariants. The talks will be self-contained, and the second talk will only require a small part of the first talk, which we will review. The Atiyah-Bott localization formula has become a valuable tool for computation of symplectic invariants given in terms of integrals on the moduli spaces of closed stable maps. In contrast, the moduli spaces of open stable maps have boundary which must be taken into account in order to apply fixed-point localization. Homological perturbation
2016 Jan 20

# Topology & geometry, Matan Prasma (Radboud University), "Model-categorical cotangent complex formalism"

11:00am to 12:45pm

## Location:

Ross building, Hebrew University (Seminar Room 70A)
Abstract: One of the first applications of model categories was Quillen homology. Building on the notion of Beck modules, one defines the cotangent complex of an associative or commutative (dg)-algebras as the derived functor of its abelianization. The latter is a module over the original algebra, and its homology groups are called the (Andre'-)Quillen homology. The caveat of this approach is that the cotangent complex is not defined as a functor on the category of all algebras.
2015 Nov 11

# Topology & geometry: Cy Maor (HUJI), "Limits of elastic energies of converging Riemannian manifolds"

11:00am to 12:45pm

## Location:

Ross building, Hebrew University (Seminar Room 70A)
Abstract: An elastic energy functional of a Riemannian manifold  is a function that measures the distance of an embedding u:→ℝd from being isometric. In many applications, the manifold in consideration is actually a limit of other manifolds, that is,  is a limit of n in some sense. Assuming that we have an elastic energy functional for each n, can we obtain an energy functional of  which is a limit of the functionals of n?
2016 Mar 09

# Topology & geometry, Frol Zapolsky (University of Haifa), "On the contact mapping class group of the prequantization space over the Am Milnor fiber"

11:00am to 12:45pm

## Location:

Ross building, Hebrew University (Seminar Room 70A)
Abstract: The contact mapping class group of a contact manifold V is the set of contact isotopy classes of its contactomorphisms. When V is the 2n-dimensional (n at least 2) Am Milnor fiber times the circle, with a natural contact structure, we show that the full braid group Bm+1 on m+1strands embeds into the contact mapping class group of V. We deduce that when n=2, the subgroup Pm+1 of pure braids is mapped to the part of the contact mapping class group consisting of smoothly trivial classes. This solves the contact isotopy problem for V.
2015 Dec 16

# Topology & geometry: Yochay Jerby (HUJI), " Exceptional collections on toric Fano manifolds and the Landau-Ginzburg equations"

11:00am to 2:30pm

## Location:

Ross building, Hebrew University (Seminar Room 70A)
Abstract: For a toric Fano manifold $X$ denote by $Crit(X) \subset (\mathbb{C}^{\ast})^n$ the solution scheme of the Landau-Ginzburg system of equations of $X$. Examples of toric Fano manifolds with $rk(Pic(X)) \leq 3$ which admit full strongly exceptional collections of line bundles were recently found by various authors. For these examples we construct a map $E : Crit(X) \rightarrow Pic(X)$ whose image $\mathcal{E}=\left \{ E(z) \vert z \in Crit(X) \right \}$ is a full strongly exceptional collection satisfying the M-aligned property.
2016 Jun 15

# Topology & geometry, Vasily Dolgushev (Temple University), "The Intricate Maze of Graph Complexes"

11:00am to 12:45pm

## Location:

Ross building, Hebrew University (Seminar Room 70A)
Abstract: In the paper "Formal noncommutative symplectic geometry'', Maxim Kontsevich introduced three versions of cochain complexes GCCom, GCLie and GCAs "assembled from'' graphs with some additional structures. The graph complex GCCom (resp. GCLie, GCAs) is related to the operad Com (resp. Lie, As) governing commutative (resp. Lie, associative) algebras. Although the graphs complexes GCCom, GCLie and GCAs (and their generalizations) are easy to define, it is hard to get very much information about their cohomology spaces.
2016 Mar 02

# Topology & geometry, Dmitry Tonkonog (University of Cambridge), "Monotone Lagrangian tori and cluster mutations"

11:00am to 12:45pm

## Location:

Ross building, Hebrew University (Seminar Room 70A)
Abstract: I will review a beautiful construction of an infinite collection of monotone Lagrangian tori in the projective plane (and other del Pezzo surfaces) due to Renato Vianna. These tori are obtained from a single one by a procedure called mutation, and I will talk about the wall-crossing formula which relates this geometric procedure to algebraic mutation known from cluster algebra. A proof of the wall-crossing formula is work in progress.