Eventss

2017 Dec 27

Jerusalem Analysis Seminar: "Optimal Gaussian Partitions", Elchanan Mossel (MIT)

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Ross 70

 How should we partition the Gaussian space into k parts in a way that minimizes Gaussian surface area, maximize correlation or simulate a specific distribution. The problem of Gaussian partitions was studied since the 70s first as a generalization of the isoperimetric problem in the context of the heat equation. It found a renewed interest in the context of the double bubble theorem proven in geometric measure theory and due to connection to problems in theoretical computer science and social choice theory. 

2017 Apr 27

PDE and Analysis Seminar: Grzegorz Swiderski (Wroclaw)

1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Ross 70
Title: Asymptotics of Christoffel functions in an unbounded setting
Abstract:
Consider a measure $\mu$ supported on the real line with all moments finite.
Let $(p_n : n \geq 0)$ be the corresponding sequence of orthonormal
polynomials. This sequence satisfies the three-term recurrence relation
\[
a_{n-1} p_{n-1}(x) + b_n p_n(x) a_n p_{n+1}(x) = x p_n(x) \quad (n > 0)
\]
for some sequences $a$ and $b$.
One defines the $n$th Christoffel function by
\[
\lambda_n(x) = \left[ \sum_{k=0}^n p_k(x)^2 \right]^{-1}.
\]
2017 Dec 06

Jerusalem Analysis and PDEs seminar: "Asymptotics of the ground state energy for relativistic heavy atoms and molecules" Victor Ivrii (Toronto)

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Ross 70.
We discuss sharp asymptotics of the ground state energy for the heavy atoms and molecules in the relativistic settings, without magnetic field or with the self-generated magnetic field, and, in particular, relativistic Scott correction term and also Dirac, Schwinger and relativistic correction terms. In particular, we conclude that the Thomas-Fermi density approximates the actual density of the ground state, which opens the way to estimate the excessive negative and positive charges and the ionization energy.
2016 Nov 10

Analysis and PDEs - Maurice Duits (KTH) Title: Global fluctuations for non-colliding processes

1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Ross 70
In this talk we will discuss the global fluctuations for a class of determinantal point processes coming from large systems of non-colliding processes and non-intersecting paths. By viewing the paths as level lines these systems give rise to random (stepped) surfaces. When the number of paths is large a limit shape appears. The fluctuations for the random surfaces are believed to be universally described by the Gaussian Free Field.
2017 Mar 16

Analysis and PDEs: Mayukh Mukherjee (Technion) - Some asymptotic estimates on the geometry of Laplace eigenfunctions

1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Ross 70
Given a closed smooth Riemannian manifold M, the Laplace operator is known to possess a discrete spectrum of eigenvalues going to infinity. We are interested in the properties of the nodal sets and nodal domains of corresponding eigenfunctions in the high energy limit.
We focus on some recent results on the size of nodal domains
and tubular neighbourhoods of nodal sets of such high energy eigenfunctions (joint work with Bogdan Georgiev).
2017 Jun 15

Analysis and PDEs, "Quantum state transfer on graphs", G. Lippner (neu)

1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Ross 70
Title: Quantum state transfer on graphs.
Abstract:
Transmitting quantum information losslessly through a network of particles is an important problem in quantum computing. Mathematically this amounts to studying solutions of the discrete Schrödinger equation d/dt phi = i H phi, where H is typically the adjacency or Laplace matrix of the graph. This in turn leads to questions about subtle number-theoretic behavior of the eigenvalues of H.
2017 Jun 29

Special Seminar: Ayala Byron (HUJI) "Homogeneity of torsion-free hyperbolic groups"

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

Ross 70

Abstract:
A (countable) group G is homogeneous if whenever g,h are tupples of the same type in G, there is an automorphism of G sending g to h.
We give a characterization of freely-indecomposable torsion-free hyperbolic groups which are homogeneous, in terms of a particular decomposition as a graph of groups - their JSJ decomposition. This is joint work with Chloe Perin.
2017 Jun 13

Topology and Geometry Seminar: Alexander Caviedes Castro (Tel-Aviv University), "Symplectic capacities and Cayley graphs"

1:00pm to 1:50pm

Location: 

Ross 70A
Abstract: The Gromov non-squeezing theorem in symplectic geometry states that is not possible to embed symplectically a ball into a cylinder of smaller radius, although this can be done with a volume preserving embedding. Hence, the biggest radius of a ball that can be symplectically embedded into a symplectic manifold can be used as a way to measure the "symplectic size'' of the manifold. We call the square of this radius times the number \pi the Gromov width of the symplectic manifold. The Gromov width as a symplectic invariant is extended through the notion of "Symplectic Capacity".

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