Events - Page 7

Time and place: Oct. 12, 2016 10:15 AM - 12:00 PM, B81

Andreas Andersson (UiO): An introduction to duality for compact groups in algebraic quantum field theory

Time: Oct. 11, 2016 2:15 PM

Tamara Broderick (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) will give a seminar in the lunch area, 8th floor Niels Henrik Abels hus at 14:15.

Time and place: Oct. 11, 2016 10:15 AM - 12:00 PM, B 738

In this talk, we will present some applications of the "transfer" to

algebraic K-theory, inspired by the work of Thomason. Let A --> B be a

G-Galois extension of rings, or more generally of E-infinity ring spectra

in the sense of Rognes. A basic question in algebraic K-theory asks how

close the map K(A) --> K(B)^hG is to being an equivalence, i.e., how close

K is to satisfying Galois descent. Motivated by the classical descent

theorem of Thomason, one also expects such a result after "periodic"

localization. We formulate and prove a general lemma that enables one to

translate rational descent statements as above into descent statements

after telescopic localization. As a result, we prove various descent

results in the telescopically localized K-theory, TC, etc. of ring

spectra, and verify several cases of a conjecture of Ausoni-Rognes. This

is joint work with Dustin Clausen, Niko Naumann, and Justin Noel.

Time and place: Oct. 4, 2016 10:15 AM - 12:00 PM, B 738

The Bass-Quillen conjecture states that every vector bundle over A^n_R is

extended from Spec(R) for a regular noetherian ring R. In 1981, Lindel

proved that this conjecture has an affirmative solution when R is

essentially of finite type over a field. We will discuss an equivariant

version of this conjecture for the action of a reductive group.  When R =

C, this is called the equivariant Serre problem and has been studied by

authors like Knop, Kraft-Schwarz, Masuda-Moser-Jauslin-Petrie. In this

talk, we will be interested in the case when R is a more general regular

ring. This is based on joint work with Amalendu Krishna

Time and place: Sep. 30, 2016 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM, B91, NHA bygget

Enrico Fermi and the birth of modern nonlinear physics

In the early fifties in Los Alamos E. Fermi in collaboration with J. Pasta and S. Ulam investigated a one dimensional chain of equal masses connected by a weakly nonlinear spring. The key question was related to the understanding of the phenomenon of conduction in solids; in particular they wanted to estimate the time needed to reach a statistical equilibrium state characterized by the equipartition of energy among the Fourier modes. They approached the problem numerically using the MANIAC I computer; however, the system did not thermailize and  they observed a recurrence to the initial state (this is known as the FPU-recurrence). This unexpected result has led to the development of the modern nonlinear physics (discovery of solitons and integrability). In this seminar, I will give an historical overview of the subject and present the different approaches that have been proposed in the last 60 years for explaining this paradox. Very recent results on the estimation of the time scale and on  the explanation of the mechanism of equipartition will also be discussed.

Time and place: Sep. 29, 2016 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM, B 735

In Part 2 we will delve into the worlds of derived and spectral algebraic

geometry. After reviewing some basic notions we will explain how motivic

homotopy theory can be extended to these settings. As far as time permits

we will then discuss applications to virtual fundamental classes, as well

as a new cohomology theory for commutative ring spectra, a brave new

analogue of Weibel's KH

Time and place: Sep. 29, 2016 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM, B 735

In Part 2 we will delve into the worlds of derived and spectral algebraic

geometry. After reviewing some basic notions we will explain how motivic

homotopy theory can be extended to these settings. As far as time permits

we will then discuss applications to virtual fundamental classes, as well

as a new cohomology theory for commutative ring spectra, a brave new

analogue of Weibel's KH

Time and place: Sep. 29, 2016 1:15 PM,

M.Sc. Tore Magnus Arnesen Taklo ved Matematisk institutt vil forsvare sin avhandling for graden ph.d.:

On the dispersion relation and spectral properties of surface gravity waves

Time and place: Sep. 29, 2016 10:15 AM,

M.Sc. Tore Magnus Arnesen Taklo ved Matematisk institutt avholder prøveforelesning over oppgitt emne: "Fluid mechanics of free surface swimming insects".

Time and place: Sep. 27, 2016 10:15 AM - 12:00 PM, B 738

We consider extensions of Morel-Voevodsky's motivic homotopy theory to the

settings of derived and spectral algebraic geometry. Part I will be a

review of the language of infinity-categories and the setup of

Morel-Voevodsky homotopy theory in this language. As an example we will

sketch an infinity-categorical proof of the representability of Weibel's

homotopy invariant K-theory in the motivic homotopy category.

Time and place: Sep. 26, 2016 9:15 AM - 10:00 AM, Niels Henrik Abels hus, Undervisningsrom 1036

Numerical methods for stochastic conservation laws

Time and place: Sep. 23, 2016 1:15 PM,

M. Sc. Bas P. A. Jordans ved Matematisk institutt vil forsvare sin avhandling for graden ph.d.:

Random walks on discrete quantum groups and associated categories

Time and place: Sep. 23, 2016 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM, NHA bygget 9 etg B91

Experimental investigation of linear stability mechanisms in stratified gas-liquid pipe flow

The evolution of interfacial waves on a stratified air water pipe flow is investigated experimentally. An oscillating plate introduced controlled perturbations at the inlet of the pipe. High speed cameras captured the evolution of these perturbations along the pipe by means of a phase-locked shadowgraphy technique. Thereby, it was possible to measure the temporal and the spatial evolution of the disturbances introduced in the flow. Particle image velocimetry was performed further downstream in order to evaluate changes in the base flow.

A relatively large data bank has been gathered with varying air and water flow rates as well as varying amplitudes and frequencies of the inlet perturbations. Some preliminary results contain a qualitative assessment of linear vs. non-linear regimes and momentum transfer into the water layer.

Time and place: Sep. 23, 2016 10:15 AM,

M.Sc. Bas P. A. Jordans ved Matematisk institutt avholder prøveforelesning over oppgitt emne: "Connections between quantum groups and operator algebras".

Time and place: Sep. 22, 2016 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM, B638, NH Abels hus

Yuan Wang (Utah), gives the Seminar in Algebra and Algebraic Geometry:

"On the characterization of abelian varieties for log pairs in zero and positive characteristic"

Time: Sep. 20, 2016 2:15 PM

Håvard Kvamme (UiO, Dept. of mathematics) will give a seminar in the lunch area, 8th floor Niels Henrik Abels hus at 14:15.

Time and place: Sep. 20, 2016 10:15 AM - 12:00 PM, B 738

We will discuss the motivic May spectral sequence and demonstrate how to  use it to identify Massey products in the motivic Adams spectral sequence.  We will then investigate what is known about the motivic homotopy groups  of the eta-local sphere over the complex numbers and discuss how these  calculations may work over other base fields.

Time and place: Sep. 15, 2016 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM, B638, NH Abels hus

Francesco Galuppi (UiO/Ferrara) gives the algebraic geometry seminar:

"Identifiability of polynomials and Cremona transformations."

Time and place: Sep. 14, 2016 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM, B 637

Certain 3-dimensional lens spaces are known to smoothly bound 4-manifolds with the rational homology of a ball. These can sometimes be useful in cut-and-paste constructions of interesting (exotic) smooth 4-manifolds. To this end it is interesting to identify 4-manifolds which contain these rational balls. Khodorovskiy used Kirby calculus to exhibit embeddings of rational balls in certain linear plumbed 4-manifolds, and recently Park-Park-Shin used methods from the minimal model program in 3-dimensional complex algebraic geometry to generalise Khodorovskiy's result. The goal of this talk is to give an accessible introduction to the objects mentioned above and also to describe a much easier topological proof of Park-Park-Shin's theorem.

Time and place: Sep. 14, 2016 10:15 AM - 12:00 PM, B81

Bartosz Kwasniewski (Odense) will give a talk with title: Paradoxicality and pure infiniteness of  C*-algebras associated to Fell bundles

Abstract: Abstract: In this talk we present conditions implying  pure infiniteness of the reduced cross-sectional $C^*$-algebra $C^*_r(\mathcal{B})$ of a Fell bundle $\mathcal{B}$ over a discrete group $G$. We introduce notions of aperiodicity, $\mathcal{B}$-paradoxicality and  residual $\mathcal{B}$-infiniteness.  We discuss their relationship with similar conditions studied, in the context of crossed products, by the following duos: Laca, Spielberg; Jolissaint, Robertson; Sierakowski, R{\o}rdam;  Giordano, Sierakowski and Kirchberg, Sierakowski.    (based on  joint work with Wojciech Szyma{\'n}ski)

Time and place: Sep. 13, 2016 9:15 AM - Sep. 16, 2016 11:00 AM, Seminar room 1133

Francesca Biagini, professor in mathematical finance from Ludwig-Maximillian University of Munich, will give an intensive course from Tuesday Sept 13 to Friday Sept 16.

Time and place: Sep. 9, 2016 - Sep. 10, 2016,

The statistics groups at the University of Oslo and the Norwegian University of Life Sciences invite all PhD-students and postdocs within statistics in the Oslo-region as well as their teachers and supervisors to a  2-days workshop.

Time and place: Sep. 8, 2016 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM, B738, NH Abels hus

Seckin Adali (UiO), gives the Seminar in Algebra and Algebraic Geometry:

Singularities of Restriction Varieties in OG(k,n)

Time and place: Sep. 8, 2016 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM, B637 NHA

In the nineties, Deninger gave a detailed description of a conjectural cohomological interpretation of the (completed) Hasse-Weil zeta function of a regular scheme proper over the ring of rational integers. He envisioned the cohomology theory to take values in countably infinite dimensional complex vector spaces and the zeta function to emerge as the regularized determinant of the infinitesimal generator of a Frobenius flow. In this talk, I will explain that for a scheme smooth and proper over a finite field, the desired cohomology theory naturally appears from the Tate cohomology of the action by the circle group on the topological Hochschild homology of the scheme in question.

Time and place: Sep. 7, 2016 10:15 AM - 12:00 PM, B801

Abstract: Exploring connections between subfactors and conformal field theories, Vaughan Jones recently observed that planar algebras give rise to unitary representations of the Thompson group F, and more generally,  to unitary representations of the group of fractions of certain categories. Remarkably, this procedure applies to oriented link invariants. In particular, a suitably normalized HOMFLYPT polynomial is a positive definite function on the oriented Thompson group. (Based on joint work with V. Aiello and V. Jones.)

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