Events & Seminars

2018 Apr 25

Analysis Seminar: Latif Eliaz "The Essential Spectrum of Schroedinger Operators on Graphs"

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Room 70, Ross Building

It is known that the essential spectrum of aSchrödinger operator H on\ell^2(\mathbb{N})  is equal to the union of the spectra of right limits ofH. The naturalgeneralization of this relation to \mathbb{Z}^n  is known to hold as well.In this talk we study thepossibility of generalizing this characterization of \sigma_{ess}(H)  tographs. We show that the general statement fails, while presenting natural families of models where it still holds. 

2017 Apr 27

Group actions: Yair Glasner (BGU) - On Highly transitive permutation representations of groups. 

10:30am to 11:30am

Location: 

Ross 70
Abstract: A permutation representation of a group G is called highly transitive if it is transitive on k-tuples of points for every k. Until just a few years ago groups admitting such permutation representations were thought of as rare. I will focus on three rather recent papers: G-Garion, Hall-Osin, Gelander-G-Meiri (in preparation) showing that such groups are in fact very common.
2017 Nov 02

Group actions: Remi Coulon (Rennes) - Growth gap in hyperbolic groups and amenability

10:30am to 11:30am

Location: 

hyperbolic groups and amenability
(joint work with Françoise Dal'Bo and Andrea Sambusetti) Given a finitely generated group G acting properly on a metric space X, the exponential growth rate of G with respect to X measures "how big" the orbits of G are. If H is a subgroup of G, its exponential growth rate is bounded above by the one of G. In this work we are interested in the following question: what can we say if H and G have the same exponential growth rate? This problem has both a combinatorial and a geometric origin. For the combinatorial part, Grigorchuck and Cohen
2018 May 10

Groups & dynamics: Sanghoon Kwon (Kwandong University) - A combinatorial approach to the Littlewood conjecture in positive characteristic

10:30am to 11:30am

Location: 

Ross 70
The Littlewood conjecture is an open problem in simultaneous Diophantine approximation of two real numbers. Similar problem in a field K of formal series over finite fields is also still open. This positive characteristic version of problem is equivalent to whether there is a certain bounded orbit of diagonal semigroup action on Bruhat-Tits building of PGL(3,K).

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