Visiting addressUllevål Stadion Sognsveien 77B
Riccardo De Bin (Department of Mathematics, University of Oslo) will give a seminar in the lunch area, 8th floor Niels Henrik Abels hus at 14:15.
The classical s-cobordism theorem classifies completely h-cobordisms from a fixed manifold, but it does not tell us much about the relationship between the two ends. In the talk I will present some old and new results about this. I will also discuss how this relates to a seemingly different problem: what can we say abobut two compact manifolds M and N if we know that MxR and NxR are diffeomorphic? This is joint work with Slawomir Kwasik, Tulane, and Jean-Claude Hausmann, Geneva.
I will survey the connection between the space H(M) of h-cobordisms on a given manifold M, several categories of spaces containing M, Waldhausens algebraic K-theory A(M), and the algebraic K-theory of the suspension ring spectrum S[?M] of the loop space of M. The results extend the h-cobordism theorem of Smale and the s-cobordism theorem of Barden, Mazur and Stallings to a parametrized h-cobordism theorem, valid in a stable range established by Igusa, first discussed by Hatcher and finally proved and published by Waldhausen, Jahren and myself.
M.Sc. Abushet W. Simanesew ved Matematisk institutt vil forsvare sin avhandling for graden ph.d.:
Directional characteristics and surface wave predictions in weakly nonlinear directional seas
M.Sc. Abushet W. Simanesew ved Matematisk institutt avholder prøveforelesning over oppgitt emne: "Modeling and Simulation of Avalanches".
Elizabeth Gillaspy, p.t. Münster (Germany) will give a talk with title "Wavelets and spectral triples for higher-rank graphs"
Erik Bølviken (University of Oslo) gives a lecture with the title: Where models meet reality - The Solvency II regulation of European insurance
The Barratt nerve BSd X of the Kan subdivision Sd X of a simplicial set X \in sSet is a triangulation. The Barratt nerve is defined as taking the poset of non-degenerate simplices, thinking of it as a small category and then finally taking the nerve.Waldhausen, Jahren and Rognes (Piecewise linear manifolds and categories of simple maps) named this construction 'the improvement functor' because of the homotopical properties and because its target is non-singular simplicial sets. A simplicial set is said to be 'non-singular' if its non-degenerate simplices are embedded. There is a least drastic way of making a simplicial set non-singular called 'desingularization', which is a functor D:sSet -> nsSet that is left adjoint to the inclusion. The functor DSd^2 is the left Quillen functor of a Quillen equivalence where the model structure on sSet is the standard one where the weak equivalences are those that induce weak homotopy equivalences and the fibrations are the Kan fibrations. I will talk about the main steps of the proof that the natural map DSd X -> BX is an isomorphism for regular X. This implies that DSd^2 is a triangulation and that the improvement functor is less ad hoc than it may seem. Furthermore, I will explain how the result provides evidence that any cofibrant non-singular simplicial set is the nerve of some poset.
Inge S. Helland (Professor emeritus at Department of Mathematics,UiO) will give a seminar in the lunch area, 8th floor Niels Henrik Abels hus at 14:15.
A conference celebrating the work of Ragni Piene on the occasion of her 70th birthday.
Siv.ing. Marie Lilleborge ved Matematisk institutt vil forsvare sin avhandling for graden ph.d.:
Efficient Information Gathering in Bayesian Networks
Siv.ing. Marie Lilleborge ved Matematisk institutt avholder prøveforelesning over oppgitt emne: "Inference in Bayesian networks".
Triangulated categories of motives over schemes are sort of the "universal derived categories" among various derived categories obtained by various cohomology theories like l-adic cohomology. Ayoub constructed them using the A1-homotopy equivalences and étale topology. I will introduce the construction of triangulated categories of motives over fs log schemes. Fs log schemes are kinds of "schemes with toroidal boundary," and A1-homotopy equivalences and étale topology are not enough to obtain all homotopy equivalences between fs log schemes. I will explain what extra homotopy equivalences and topologies are neeeded.
The symposium is a follow-up of four highly successful previous symposia, held 14-15 October 2008 in the Norwegian Academy in Oslo, 1-2 November 2010 in RSE in Edinburgh, 2013 Oslo and 2015 Edinburgh. Topics of this year's symposium include: internal waves, waves and ice, freak waves and wave-structure interaction as well as related aspects of stratified and buoyancy-driven oceanic flows.
The scope of the programme will reflect the ongoing wave research projects in Norway and Scotland individually and in collaboration and it will include a special session celebrating the 6oth birthday of John Grue, the co-Director of the DNVA-RSE Waves symposia since their inception.
The 17th Danish-Norwegian workshop in Operator algebras will take place at Lysebu (Oslo), January 5 - 8, 2017, with support from the Foundation for Danish-Norwegian Cooperation. It will start with lunch on Thursday, January 5, and end after breakfast on Sunday, January 8.
One day of the workshop will be devoted to commemorate our dear colleague and friend, Ola Bratteli, who passed away in 2015 and would have turned 70 in October 2016. Ola’s nearest collaborators over the years (George Elliott, David Evans, Akitaka Kishimoto, Palle Jorgensen and Derek Robinson) will then give talks reflecting the great impact of Ola’s work within several topics (e.g. AF-algebras, derivations, C*-dynamical systems, mathematical physics, wavelets).
Participation is possible only by personal invitation from the organizing committee.
The programme will be made available around the beginning of December.
Daniel Roy (Department of Statistical Sciences, University of Toronto) will give a seminar in the lunch area, 8th floor Niels Henrik Abels hus at 14:15.
M.Sc. Olav Nikolai Breivik ved Matematisk institutt vil forsvare sin avhandling for graden ph.d.:
Bayesian spatio-temporal hierarchical modeling: Bycatch in the Barents Sea shrimp fishery and North Atlantic windiness
M.Sc. Olav Nikolai Breivik ved Matematisk institutt avholder prøveforelesning over oppgitt emne: "Models and methods for compositional data".
Ulrik Bo Rufus Enstad (Oslo) will give a talk with title: Connections between Gabor frames and Noncommutative Tori
Abstract: A Gabor frame is a special type of frame in the Hilbert space of square-integrable functions on the real line. Gabor frames provide robust, basis-like representations of functions, and have applications in a wide range of areas. They have a duality theory which is deeply linked to Rieffel’s work on imprimitivity bimodules over noncommutative tori. We explore several links between Gabor frames and noncommutative tori, and show how operator algebras can be used to give alternative proofs of theorems from time-frequency analysis. This talk is based on my Master’s thesis written at NTNU, which reviews Franz Luef’s work on the connections between Gabor frames and modules over noncommutative tori, as well as some joint work with Franz Luef.
Rodwell Kufakunesu (University of Pretoria, South Africa) gives a lecture with the title: Pricing and hedging quanto commodity options.
Nacira Agram (University of Oslo) gives a lecture with the title: Model Uncertainty Stochastic Mean-Field Control.
A continuation of part I.