Eventss

2018 May 23

Colloquium: Janos Pach (EPFL Lausanne, IIAS and Renyi Institute Budapest) - "The Crossing Lemma"

4:15pm to 5:15pm

Location: 

Manchester Building (Hall 2), Hebrew University Jerusalem
The Crossing Lemma of Ajtai, Chvátal, Newborn, Szemerédi (1982) and Leighton (1983 )states that if a graph of n vertices and e>4n edges is drawn in the plane, then the number of crossings between its edges must be at least constant times e^3/n^2. This statement, which is asymptotically tight, has found many applications in combinatorial geometry and in additive combinatorics. However, most results that were obtained using the Crossing Lemma do not appear to be optimal, and there is a quest for improved versions of the lemma for graphs satisfying certain special properties.
2018 May 02

Analysis Seminar: Bo'az Klartag "Convex geometry and waist inequalities"

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

room 70, Ross Building
Abstract: We will discuss connections between Gromov's work on isoperimetry of waists and Milman's work on the M-ellipsoid of a convex body. It is proven that any convex body K in an n-dimensional Euclidean space has a linear image K_1 of volume one satisfying the following waist inequality: Any continuous map f from K_1 to R^d has a fiber f^{-1}(t) whose (n-d)-dimensional volume is at least c^{n-d}, where c > 0 is a universal constant. Already in the case where f is linear, this constitutes a slight improvement over known results.
2018 Jun 06

Analysis Seminar: Michal Pnueli "Dynamics in a Hamiltonian Impact System"

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Ross Building, Room 70

Abstract:
Hamiltonian impact systems are dynamical systems in which there are two main mechanisms which dictate the system’s behavior - Hamilton’s equations which govern the motion inside the impact system domain, and the billiard reflection rule which governs the motion upon reaching the domain boundary. As the dynamics in impact systems are piecewise smooth by nature due to the
collisions with the boundary, many of the traditional tools used in the analysis of Hamiltonian
2018 Jun 21

Colloquium: Erdos lecture - Canceled

2:30pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Manchester Building (Hall 2), Hebrew University Jerusalem
Given a convex polytope P, what is the number of integer points in P? This problem is of great interest in combinatorics and discrete geometry, with many important applications ranging from integer programming to statistics. From a computational point of view it is hopeless in any dimensions, as the knapsack problem is a special case. Perhaps surprisingly, in bounded dimension the problem becomes tractable. How far can one go? Can one count points in projections of P, finite intersections of such projections, etc.?
2016 Jun 09

Joint Amitsur Algebra&NT Seminar: Shai Haran (Technion), "New foundations for geometry"

12:00pm to 1:15pm

Location: 

Manchester Building (Ross 63), Jerusalem, Israel
*** Please note the LOCATION ***
We shall give a simple generalization of commutative rings. The
category GR of such generalized rings contains ordinary commutative
rings (fully, faithfully), but also the "integers" and the "residue
field" at a real or complex place of a number field ; the "field with
one element" F1 (the initial object of GR) ; the "Arithmetical
Surface" (the categorical sum of the integers Z with them self). We
shall show this geometry sees the real and complex places of a number
2018 Jun 28

Colloquium: Barry Simon (Caltech) - "More Tales of our Forefathers"

2:30pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Manchester Building (Hall 2), Hebrew University Jerusalem
This is not a mathematics talk but it is a talk for mathematicians. Too often, we think of historical mathematicians as only names assigned to theorems. With vignettes and anecdotes, I'll convince you they were also human beings and that, as the Chinese say, "May you live in interesting times" really is a curse. Among the mathematicians with vignettes are Riemann, Newton, Poincare, von Neumann, Kato, Loewner, Krein and Noether. This talk is in two parts. The second part will be given from 4:00 to 5:00 (not 5:30) in the Basic Notions seminar.

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