Events & Seminars

2017 Dec 27

Logic Seminar - Omer Ben-Neria - "Singular Stationarity and Set Theoretic Generalizations of Algebras"

11:00am to 1:00pm

Location: 

Ross 63
Abstract: The set theoretic generalizations of algebras have been introduced in the 1960s to give a set theoretic interpretation of usual algebraic structures. The shift in perspective from algebra to set theory is that in set theory the focus is on the collection of possible algebras and sub-algebras on specific cardinals rather than on particular algebraic structures. The study of collections of algebras and sub-algebras has generated many well-known problems in combinatorial set theory (e.g., Chang’s conjecture and the existence of small singular Jonsson cardinals).
2017 Nov 01

Logic Seminar - Immanuel BenPorat - "Cardinal conditions for strong Fubini theorems"

11:00am to 1:00pm

Location: 

Math209
This talk will be largely based on a paper by Joseph Shipman with the same title. We will discuss some variations of Fubini type theorems. The focus will be on what is known as "strong Fubini type theorems". Apparently these versions were proved to be independent of ZFC,and our main aim will be to sketch a proof of this result. We will assume basic knowledge in measure theory. Aside from that, the material is rather self contained.
2017 Dec 07

Combinatorics: Shira Zerbib Gelaki (MSRI, U. Michigan) "Colorful coverings of polytopes -- the hidden topological truth behind different colorful phenomena"

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Room 101 in Sprinzak
Speaker: Shira Zerbib Gelaki (MSRI, University of Michigan) Title: Colorful coverings of polytopes -- the hidden topological truth behind different colorful phenomena Abstract: The topological KKMS Theorem is a powerful extension of the Brouwer's Fixed-Point Theorem, which was proved by Shapley in 1973 in the context of game theory. We prove a colorful and polytopal generalization of the KKMS Theorem, and show that our theorem implies some seemingly unrelated results in discrete geometry and combinatorics involving colorful settings.
2017 Dec 25

NG&AT: Zev Rosengarten (Stanford University), "Tamagawa Numbers of Linear Algebraic Groups Over Function Fields"

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

Room 70A, Ross Building, Jerusalem, Israel
Abstract: In 1981, Sansuc obtained a formula for Tamagawa numbers of reductive groups over number fields, modulo some then unknown results on the arithmetic of simply connected groups which have since been proven, particularly Weil's conjecture on Tamagawa numbers over number fields. One easily deduces that this same formula holds for all linear algebraic groups over number fields. Sansuc's method still works to treat reductive groups in the function field setting, thanks to the recent resolution of Weil's conjecture in the function field setting by Lurie and Gaitsgory.
2016 Jun 02

Number theory: Eran Asaf (HUJI) "Invariant norms in representations of GL_2(Q_p)"

12:00pm to 1:15pm

Location: 

Hebrew University, Givat Ram, Ross Building, room 63
A natural question is whether there exists a continuous p-adic analogue for the classical local Langlands correspondence for GL_n(F) . Namely, for a finite extension F of Q_p, we want to associate continuous p -adic representations of GL_n(F) to n-dimensional p-adic representations of the Weil group of F. The particular case, where F=Q_p and n=2 , is now known. One of the main tools for establishing this correspondence was the existence of GL_2(Q_p)-invariant norms in certain representations of GL_2(Q_p).
2017 Jan 02

NT&AG: Ehud de Shalit (HUJI), "Geometry modulo p of some unitary Shimura varieties"

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

Ros Building, 70A
Abstract: This talk will be about joint work with Eyal Goren about the structure of Picard modular surfaces at a prime p which is inert in the underlying quadratic imaginary field. The main tool for studying the bad reduction of Shimura varieties is the theory of local models (due to de Jong and Rapoport-Zink). Our results concern global geometric questions which go beyond the theory of global models. For example, we are able to count supersingular curves on the Picard surface. We also study certain foliations in its tangent bundle that have not been studied before, and
2016 Dec 05

NT&AG: Michael Temkin (Hebrew University), "Topological transcendence degree"

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Abstract: my talk will be devoted to a basic theory of extensions of complete real-valued fields L/K. Naturally, one says that L is topologically-algebraically generated over K by a subset S if L lies in the completion of the algebraic closure of K(S). One can then define topological analogues of algebraic independence, transcendence degree, etc. These notions behave much more wierd than their algebraic analogues. For example, there exist non-invertible continuous K-endomorphisms of the completed algebraic closure of K(x). In my talk, I will tell which part
2017 Jun 19

NT&AG: Ehud de Shalit (HUJI) "Ordinary foliations on unitary Shimura varieties"

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Abstract: Inseparable morphisms proved to be an important tool for the study of algebraic varieties in characteristic p. In particular, Rudakov-Shafarevitch, Miyaoka and Ekedahl have constructed a dictionary between "height 1" foliations in the tangent bundle and "height 1" purely inseparable quotients of a non-singular variety in characteristic p. In a joint work with Eyal Goren we use this dictionary to study the special fiber S of a unitary Shimura variety of signature (n,m), m < n, at a prime p which is inert in the underlying imaginary quadratic field. We
2016 Nov 28

NT&AG: Boris Zilber (University of Oxford), "On algebraically closed field of characteristic 1"

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

Ros Building, 70A
Abstract: I will start with a motivation of what algebraic (and model-theoretic) properties an algebraically closed field of characteristic 1 is expected to have. Then I will explain how these properties can be obtained by the well-known in model theory Hrushovski's construction and then formulate very precise axioms that such a field must satisfy. The axioms have a form of statements about existence of solutions to systems of equations in terms of a 'multi-dimansional' valuation theory and the validity of these statements is an open problem to be discussed.
2017 Apr 03

NT&AG: Izzet Coskun (University of Illinois at Chicago), "Birational geometry of moduli spaces of sheaves on surfaces"

4:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

Tel Aviv University, Schreiber building, 209
Abstract: In the last five years Bridgeland stability has revolutionized our understanding of the geometry of moduli spaces of sheaves on surfaces, allowing us to compute ample and effective cones and describe different birational models. In this talk, I will survey some of my joint work with Daniele Arcara, Aaron Bertram, Jack Huizenga and Matthew Woolf on the birational geometry of moduli spaces of sheaves on the plane. I will describe the ample and effective cones of these moduli spaces, concentrating on Hilbert schemes of points and concrete examples.
2015 Dec 22

Number theory: Alexei Entin (Stanford) "Monodromy of Hurwitz spaces and extensions of F_q(t)"

10:30am to 11:45am

Location: 

Ross Building, room 70A
Hurwitz spaces are moduli spaces for extensions of curves with prescribed ramification types. They arise naturally when enumerating extensions of global function fields and also in many other contexts. The classical Hurwitz space H_{m,n} may be viewed as a finite cover of the space of n-sets of points on P^1. We will show that this cover has a big monodromy group for n>4. This can be applied to study the statistics of extensions of F_q(t) with varying branching locus in the large q limit. Joint work with Chris Hall and Robert Guralnick.

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