Events & Seminars

2017 Jan 02

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

2:00pm to 3:00pm


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 Feb 22


Repeats every week every Monday until Sun Feb 28 2016 .
10:30am to 12:30pm


B221 Rothberg (CS and Engineering building)
Speaker: Asaf Nachmias (TAU) Title: The connectivity of the uniform spanning forest on planar graphs Abstract: The free uniform spanning forest (FUSF) of an infinite connected graph G is obtained as the weak limit uniformly chosen spanning trees of finite subgraphs of G. It is easy to see that the FUSF is supported on spanning graphs of G with no cycles, but it need not be connected. Indeed, a classical result of Pemantle ('91) asserts that when G=Z^d, the FUSF is almost surely a connected tree if and only if d=1,2,3,4.
2015 Nov 09

Combinatorics seminar

Repeats every week every Monday until Mon Nov 23 2015 .
11:00am to 1:00pm

11:00am to 1:00pm


B221 Rothberg (CS and Engineering building)
Speaker: Clara Shikhelman, TAU Title: Many T copies in H-free graphs. Abstract: For two graphs T and H and for an integer n, let ex(n,T,H) denote the maximum possible number of copies of T in an H-free graph on n vertices. The study of this function when T=K_2 (a single edge) is the main subject of extremal graph theory. We investigate the general function, focusing on the cases of triangles, complete graphs and trees. In this talk the main results will be presented as will sketches of proofs of some of the following: (i) ex(n,K_3,C_5) < (1+o(1)) (\sqrt 3)/2 n^{3/2}.
2015 Nov 19

Special Combinatorics seminar: Horst Martini (TU Chemnitz, Germany), "Discrete Geometry in Minkowski Spaces"

12:00pm to 1:00pm


Rothberg B314
Title: Discrete Geometry in Minkowski Spaces Abstract: In recent decades, many papers appeared in which typical problems of Discrete Geometry are investigated, but referring to the more general setting of finite dimensional real Banach spaces (i.e., to Minkowski Geometry). In several cases such problems are investigated in the even more general context of spaces with so-called asymmetric norms (gauges). In many cases the extension of basic geometric notions, needed for posing these problems in non-Euclidean Banach spaces, is already interesting enough.
2017 Dec 18

Combinatorics seminar: Orit Raz

11:00am to 12:30pm


Eilat Hal at IIAS
Title: Polynomials vanishing on Cartesian products Abstract: Let F(x,y,z) be a real trivariate polynomial of constant degree, and let A,B,C be three sets of real numbers, each of size n. How many roots can F have on A x B x C?
2017 Mar 20

Combinatorics: Doron Puder (TAU) "Meanders and Non-Crossing Partitions"

11:00am to 1:00pm


Rothberg B220 (CS bldg)
Speaker: Doron Puder, TAU Title: Meanders and Non-Crossing Partitions Abstract: Imagine a long river and a closed (not self-intersecting) racetrack that crosses the river by bridges 2n times. This is called a meander. How many meanders are there with 2n bridges (up to homeomorphisms of the plane that stabilizes the river)? This challenging question, which is open for several decades now, has connections to several fields of mathematics.