Here is a title and abstract for the lunch seminar:
Rigidity sequences for weakly mixing transformations
Abstract: I will present a recent result of Bassam Fayad
and Jean-Paul Thouvenot that shows that any rigidty
sequence for an irrational rotation is also a rigidity
sequence for some weakly mixing transformation.
The “geometrization" of mechanics (whether classical, relativistic or quantum) is almost as old as modern differential geometry, and it nowadays textbook material.
The formulation of a mathematically-sound theory for the mechanics of continuum media is still a subject of ongoing research. In this lecture I will present a geometric formulation of continuum mechanics, starting with the definition of the fundamental physical observables, e.g., force, deformation, stress and traction. The outcome of this formulation is a generalization of Newton’s "F=ma” equation for continuous media.
Let G be an infinite connected graph. For each vertex of G we decide randomly and independently: with probability p we paint it blue and with probability 1-p we paint it yellow. Now, consider the subgraph of blue vertices: does it contain an infinite connected component?
There is a critical probability p_c(G), such that if p>p_c then almost surely there is a blue infinite connected component and if pp_c or p<p_c.
We will focus on planar graphs, specifically on the triangular
Abstract: This talk will describe joint work with Aravind Asok
and Jean Fasel using the methods of homotopy theory to construct new
algebraic vector bundles. I will describe a natural conjecture
true, implies that over the complex numbers the classification
vector bundles over smooth affine varieties admitting an
decomposition coincides with the classification of topological
complex vector bundles.
Let H be a self-adjoint operator defined on an infinite dimensional Hilbert space. Given some
spectral information about H, such as the continuity of its spectral measure, what can be said about
the asymptotic spectral properties of its finite dimensional approximations? This is a natural (and
general) question, and can be used to frame many specific problems such as the asymptotics of zeros of
orthogonal polynomials, or eigenvalues of random matrices. We shall discuss some old and new results
in the context of this general framework and present various open problems.