Events & Seminars

2021 Jan 07

Colloquium: Gilles Francfort (Université Paris 13 and NYU) — Is stability a pertinent concept in solid mechanics?

2:30pm to 3:30pm

Whenever departing from a pure reversibility in models that are relevant to macroscopic solid behavior, one is most often confronted with 
coupled PDE-ODE systems that behave very badly and for which classical PDE methods fail. A modicum of order can be restored with the introduction of
a notion of unilateral stability. However the resulting energetic framework still displays marginal or severe loss of convexity resulting in non-smoothness and/or 
2020 Nov 10

Dynamics Seminar: Ariel Rapaport (Cambridge): Recent Progress on the Exact Overlaps Conjecture

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Abstract: A well known conjecture in fractal geometry says that the dimension of a self-similar measure on the real line is strictly smaller than its natural upper bound only in the presence of exact overlaps. That is, only if the maps in the generating iterated function system do not generate a free semigroup. I will present recent developments regarding this conjecture, focusing on my joint work with P. Varjú regarding homogeneous systems of three maps.

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2020 Nov 17

Dynamics Seminar: Yuri Lima (UFC) Symbolic dynamics for maps with singularities in high dimension

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Abstract: We construct Markov partitions for non-invertible and/or singular nonuniformy hyperbolic systems defined on higher dimensional Riemannian manifolds. The generality of the setup covers classical examples not treated so far, such as geodesic flows in closed manifolds, multidimensional billiard maps, and Viana maps, as well as includes all the recent results of the literature. We also provide a wealthy of
applications. Joint work with Ermerson Araujo and Mauricio Poletti.

2020 Nov 03

Dynamics Seminar: Jonathan Fraser (St. Andrews): A new perspective on the Sullivan dictionary

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Abstract: The Sullivan dictionary provides a conceptual framework to compare the actions of Kleinian groups and the dynamics of rational maps. Both of these settings generate interesting fractal sets (limit sets of Kleinian groups and Julia sets of rational maps). This dictionary provides a particularly strong correspondence when the dimensions of these sets are considered.
2020 Nov 19

Colloquium: Or Landsberg (HUJI, Zuchovitzky prize lecture) — Rigidity of horospherically invariant measures and the geometry of hyperbolic 3-manifolds

2:30pm to 3:30pm

Rigidity of horospherical group actions, and more generally unipotent group actions, is a well established phenomenon in homogeneous dynamics. Whereas all finite ergodic horospherically invariant measures are algebraic (due to Furstenberg, Dani and Ratner), the category of locally finite measures, particularly in the context of geometrically infinite quotients, is known to be much richer (following works by Babillot, Ledrappier and Sarig). The rigidity of such locally finite measures is manifested in them having large and exhaustive stabilizer groups.
2020 Dec 10

Colloquium: Aaron Naber (Northwestern) — Recent advances on the Structure of Spaces with Lower and Bounded Ricci Curvature

2:30pm to 3:30pm

The talk will introduce, hopefully at a basic level, the meaning and analysis of spaces with Ricci curvature bounds.  We will discuss the process of limiting spaces with such bounds, and studying the singularities on these limits.  The singularities come with a variety of natural structure which have been proven in the last few years, from dimension bounds to rectifiable structure, which is (measure-theoretically) a manifold structure on the singular set.  If time permits we will discuss some recent work involving the topological structure of boundaries of such spaces.
2020 Dec 03

Colloquium: Janos Pach (Rényi Institute, Budapest and MIPT, Moscow) — Erdős, Hajnal, and their relatives

2:30pm to 3:30pm

Erdős and Hajnal showed that graphs satisfying any fixed hereditary property contain much larger cliques or independent sets than what is guaranteed by (the quantitative form of) Ramsey's theorem. We start with a whirlwind tour of the history of this observation, and then we present some new results for ordered graphs, that is, for graphs with a linear ordering on their vertex sets.
2021 Jan 13

Analysis seminar: Tracey Balehowsky (Helsinki) — An inverse problem for the relativistic Boltzmann equation

12:00pm to 1:00pm

In this talk, we consider the following problem: Given the source-to-solution map for a relativistic Boltzmann equation on a neighbourhood $V$ of an observer in a Lorentzian spacetime $(M,g)$ and knowledge of $g|_V$, can we determine (up to diffeomorphism) the spacetime metric $g$ on the domain of causal influence for the set $V$?

2020 Nov 04

Analysis Seminar: Xavier Lamy (Toulouse) — On relaxed harmonic maps with anisotropy

12:00pm to 1:00pm


Consider maps $u:R^n\to R^k$ with values constrained in a fixed submanifold, and minimizing (locally) the energy $E(u)=\int W(
abla u)$. Here $W$ is a positive definite quadratic form on matrices. Compared to the isotropic case $W(
abla u)=|
abla u|^2$ this may look like a harmless generalization, but the regularity theory for general $W$'s is widely open. I will explain why, and describe results with Andres Contreras on a relaxed problem, where the manifold-valued constraint is replaced by an integral penalization.
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2020 Nov 25

Analysis Seminar: Massimiliano Morini (Parma) — The surface diffusion flow with elasticity in two and three dimensions

12:00pm to 1:00pm


We show short-time existence and uniqueness for the surface
diffusion flow with a nonlocal forcing of elastic type. We also
establish long-time existence and asymptotic behavior for a suitable
class of strictly stable initial data. To the best of our knowledge
these are the first rigorous results for a surface diffusion evolution
equation with elastic stress and without curvature regularization.
2020 Oct 22

Colloquium: Ehud de Shalit (HUJI) — Difference equations and elliptic functions

2:30pm to 3:30pm

A power series f is said to satisfy a p-Mahler equation (p>1 a natural number) if it satisfies a functional equation of the form
                   a_n(x).f(x^{p^n}) + ... + a_1(x).f(x^p) + a_0(x).f(x) = 0
where the coefficients a_i(x) are polynomials. These functional equations were studied by Kurt Mahler with relation to transcendence theory.
2020 Oct 21

Analysis Seminar: Klas Modin (Chalmers University and the University of Gothenburg) — The structure of groups of diffeomorphisms

12:00pm to 1:00pm


Ross 70/Zoom
In 1966 V. Arnold made an astonishing discovery: the incompressible Euler equations describe Riemannian geodesics on the infinite-dimensional “Lie group" of volume-preserving diffeomorphisms. This discovery led to geometric hydrodynamics – a field that today encompasses many equations of mathematical physics, information theory, shape analysis, etc. In this talk I shall address the infinite-dimensional manifold and group structures assigned to spaces of diffeomorphisms. Having such structures in place often enable out-of-the-box local existence and uniqueness results.
2020 Aug 05

HUJI Set Theory seminar - Uri Abraham

Repeats every week every Wednesday, 3 times .
11:00am to 1:00pm

11:00am to 1:00pm
11:00am to 1:00pm


Uri Abraham will continue his talks  about  

Coding well ordering of the reals with ladders.
Zoom Meeting Id:  995 0029 0990
Meeting Password:  789132

The following is a link to the recording of Uri's first talk-
2020 Jul 27

Combinatorics: Doron Puder (TAU)

2:00pm to 4:00pm

Speaker: Doron Puder (TAU)

Title: Random permutations sampled by surface groups