2018
Jan
16

# Eventss

2017
Dec
12

# Dynamics Seminar: Jakub Konieczny, " Automatic sequences, nilsystems and higer order Fourier analysis."

2:15pm to 3:15pm

## Location:

Ross 70

Automatic sequences are one of the most basic models of computation, with remarkable links to dynamics, algebra and logic (among other fields). In the talk, we will explore a point of view inspired by higher order Fourier analysis. Specifically, we will investigate the behaviour of Gowers norms of some automatic sequences, and (almost) classify all automatic sequences given by generalised polynomial fomulas. The tools used will include some non-trivial results concerning dynamics of nilsystems and their connection

2017
Dec
05

# Dynamics Seminar: Micheal Hochman (HUJI): Dimension of self-affine sets and measures

2:15pm to 3:15pm

## Location:

Ross 70

I will discuss joint work with Balazs Barany and Ariel Rapaport on the dimension of self-affine sets and measures. We confirm that under mild irreducibility conditions on the generating maps, the dimension is "as expected", i.e. equal to the affinity or Lyapunov dimension. This completes a program started by Falconer in the 1980s. In the first part of the talk I will explain how the Lyapunov dimension arises from Ledrappier-Young formula for self-affine sets, and then explain how additive combinatorics methods can be used to prove that this is the correct dimension.

2017
Nov
21

# Dynamics Seminar: Yakov Pesin (PSU), “A geometric approach for constructing equilibrium measures in hyperbolic dynamics”

2:15pm to 3:15pm

## Location:

Ross 70

In the classical settings of Anosov diffeomorphisms or more general locally maximal hyperbolic sets I describe a new approach for constructing equilibrium measures corresponding to some continuous potentials and for studying some of their ergodic properties. This approach is pure geometrical in its nature and uses no symbolic representations of the system. As a result it can be used to effect thermodynamics formalism for systems for which no symbolic representation is available such as partially hyperbolic systems.

2018
Jan
09

# Dynamics seminar: Zemer Kosloff (HUJI), "Proving Ergodicity via divergence of ergodic sums"

2:15pm to 3:15pm

## Location:

Ross 70

Ergodicity of a nonsingular transformation is equivalent to divergence of ergodic sums of all indicator functions of positive measure. In practice this divergence condition is easy to verify for “nice” sets and hard to verify for general sets. In this talk we will show two different arguments of how to pass from a

2018
Jan
02

# Dynamics Seminar: Ilya Khayutin (Princeton / IAS) - CM Points, Joinings and Intermediate Measures

2:15pm to 3:15pm

## Location:

Ross 70

A celebrated theorem of Duke states that Picard/Galois orbits of CM points on a complex modular curve, e.g. SL2(Z)\SL2(R)/SO2(R), equidistribute in the limit when the absolute value of the discriminant goes to infinity. Michel and Venkatesh have conjectured that a sequence of some 2-fold self-joinings of CM orbits equidistributes in the product space as long as it escapes any closed orbit of an intermediate subgroup, i.e. Hecke correspondences.

2017
Apr
30

# Combinatorics: Amir Yehudayoff (Technion) "An exposition to topological overlap in the plane"

11:00am to 1:00pm

## Location:

Rothberg B221 (CS building)

Speaker: Amir Yehudayoff (Technion)
Title: An exposition to topological overlap in the plane
Abstract: We shall discuss Gromov's proof for topological overlap in
the plane. We will also consider a weighted version of Gromov's
theorem and deduce a dual statement.

2017
Mar
02

# Joram Seminar: Discrete holomorphicity in planar statistical physics

## Lecturer:

Hugo Duminil Copin (IHES), Ori Gurel Gurevich (HUJI), Asaf Nachmias (Tel Aviv)

Thu, 02/03/2017 (All day) to Sat, 04/03/2017 (All day)

2017
Nov
07

# T&G: Ran Tessler (ETH - ITS), Open (CP^1,RP^1) intersection theory: properties, calculations and open Gromov-Witten/Hurwitz corrspondence.

1:00pm to 2:30pm

## Location:

Room 70A, Ross Building, Jerusalem, Israel

We will start be explaining the difficulties in constructing enumerative open Gromov-Witten theories, and mention cases we can overcome these difficulties and obtain a rich enumerative structure.
We then restrict to one such case, and define the full genus 0 stationary open Gromov-Witten theory of maps to CP^1 with boundary conditions on RP^1, including descendents, together with its equivariant extension. We fully compute the theory.

2017
Dec
26

# T&G: Or Hershkovits (Stanford), Uniqueness of mean curvature flow through (some) singularities

1:00pm to 2:30pm

## Location:

Room 63, Ross Building, Jerusalem, Israel

Abstract: Given a smooth compact hypersurface in Euclidean space, one can show that there exists a unique smooth evolution starting from it, existing for some maximal time. But what happens after the flow becomes singular? There are several notions through which one can describe weak evolutions past singularities, with various relationship between them. One such notion is that of the level set flow.

2018
Jan
16

2017
Oct
31

# T&G: Pavel Giterman (Hebrew University), Descendant Invariants in Open Gromov Witten Theory

12:00pm to 1:30pm

## Location:

Room 70A, Ross Building, Jerusalem, Israel

In this talk we will consider the question of defining descendant invariants in open Gromov-Witten theory. In the closed Gromov-Witten theory, descendant invariants are constructed from Chern classes of certain tautological lines bundles which live on the moduli space of stable curves. The intersection numbers obtained from those classes (and other classes) can be incorporated in a generating function that satisfies various partial differential equations reflecting recurrence relations and which can sometimes be used to calculate the numbers explicitly.

2017
Nov
14

# T&G: Shmuel Weinberger (University of Chicago), Periodic transformations on aspherical manifolds

12:00pm to 1:30pm

## Location:

Room 70A, Ross Building, Jerusalem, Israel

Suppose Z/n acts on a manifold, then if it has a fixed point, the natural homomorphism Z/n --> Out(π) (π = the fundamental group) lifts to Aut(π). If π is centreless, and the aspherical manifold is locally symmetric and the action is isometric, the converse holds. We shall discuss the extent to which this observation is geometric and to what extent it's topological. (It will depend on M and it will depend on n).
לאירוע הזה יש שיחת וידאו.
הצטרף: https://meet.google.com/mcs-bwxr-iza

2018
Jan
02

# T&G: Shaofeng Wang (Hebrew University), GIT, symplectic reduction and the Kempf-Ness theorem

1:00pm to 2:30pm

## Location:

Room 63, Ross Building, Jerusalem, Israel

Let G be a group acting on a projective variety. If G is noncompact, the quotient space X/G is in general "bad". In this talk I will discuss two methods to make this quotient "good", i.e. GIT and symplectic reduction. Both methods include the idea of keeping "good orbits" and throwing away "bad orbits". Hilbert-Mumford criterion provides a way to distinguish good orbits (which are called stable orbits) and the Kempf-Ness theorem tells us two methods produce the same quotient space. I will use several examples to show how Hilbert-Mumford criterion and the Kempf-Ness theorem work.

2017
Oct
24

# T&G: Asaf Shachar (Hebrew University), Riemannian embeddings of minimal distortion

12:00pm to 1:30pm

## Location:

Room 70A, Ross Building, Jerusalem, Israel

This talk revolves around the question of how close is one Riemannian manifold to being isometrically immersible in another.
We associate with every mapping $f:(M,g) \to (N,h)$ a measure of distortion - an average distance of $df$ from being an isometry. Reshetnyak's theorem states that a sequence of mappings between Euclidean domains whose distortion tends to zero has a subsequence converging to an isometry.
I will present a generalization of Reshetnyak’s theorem to the general Riemannian setting.