Gjesteforelesninger, seminarer og konferanser


Tid og sted: 25. okt. 2016 10:15 - 12:00, B 638

Given a Nisnevich sheaf (on smooth schemes of finite type) of spectra, there exists a universal process of making it 𝔸1-invariant, called 𝔸1-localization. Unfortunately, this is not a stalkwise process and the property of being stalkwise a connective spectrum may be destroyed. However, the 𝔸1-connectivity theorem of Morel shows that this is not the case when working over a field. We report on joint work with Johannes Schmidt and sketch our approach towards the following theorem: Over a Dedekind scheme with infinite residue fields, 𝔸1-localization decreases the stalkwise connectivity by at most one. As in Morel’s case, we use a strong geometric input which is a Nisnevich-local version of Gabber’s geometric presentation result over a henselian discrete valuation ring with infinite residue field.  

Tid og sted: 26. okt. 2016 10:15 - 12:00, B81
Tid og sted: 1. nov. 2016 10:15 - 12:00, B 638

In this talk I will explain how the use of functors defined on the category I of finite sets and injections makes it possible to replace E-infinity objects by strictly commutative ones. For example, an E-infinity space can be replaced by a strictly commutative monoid in I-diagrams of spaces. The quasi-categorical version of this result is one building block for an interesting rigidification result about multiplicative homotopy theories: we show that every presentably symmetric monoidal infinity-category is represented by a symmetric monoidal model category. (This is based on joint work with C. Schlichtkrull, with D. Kodjabachev, and with T. Nikolaus)   

Tid: 1. nov. 2016 14:15

Prof Per Mykland (University of Chicago) will give a seminar in the lunch area, 8th floor Niels Henrik Abels hus at 14:15.

Tid og sted: 4. nov. 2016 11:15 - 12:00, NHA 935
Tid og sted: 22. nov. 2016 10:15 - 12:00, B 738

We compute the generalized slices (as defined by Spitzweck-Østvær) of the motivic spectrum KQ in terms of motivic cohomology and generalized motivic cohomology, obtaining good agreement with the situation in classical topology and the results predicted by Markett-Schlichting.  

Tid: 22. nov. 2016 14:15

Peter Müller (University of Texas at Austin) will give a seminar in the lunch area, 8th floor Niels Henrik Abels hus at 14:15.

Tid og sted: 29. nov. 2016 10:15 - 12:00, B 738
Tid og sted: 2. des. 2016 11:15 - 12:00, NHA bygget 9 etg B91

Stereolithography - A Powerful Tool to Create almost Everything

Stereolithography or "SLA" printing is a powerful and widely used 3D printing technology for creating prototypes, models, and fully functional parts for production. This additive manufacturing process works by focusing an ultraviolet (UV) laser onto a vat of liquid resin. Layer by layer formation of a polymeric network allows printing parts that are almost impossible to create with other processes.At Formlabs, a startup that originated out of the MIT Media lab in 2011, we work on all aspects of SLA printing; we develop and manufacture 3D printers, resins, and software. In this talk, I will give a detailed overview of the printer technology, the chemistry of the materials, and how to use SLA for lots of exciting applications.


Tid og sted: 6. des. 2016 10:15 - 12:00, B 738

Framed correspondences were invented and studied by Voevodsky in the early 2000-s, aiming at the construction of a new model for motivic stable homotopy theory. Joint with Ivan Panin we introduce and study framed motives of algebraic varieties basing on Voevodsky's framed correspondences. Framed motives allow to construct an explicit model for the suspension P1-spectrum of an algebraic variety. Framed correspondences also give a kind of motivic infinite loop space machine. They also lead to several important explicit computations such as rational motivic homotopy theory or recovering the celebrated Morel theorem that computes certain motivic homotopy groups of the motivic sphere spectrum in terms of Milnor-Witt K-theory. In these lectures we shall discuss basic facts on framed correspondences and related constructions.  

Tid og sted: 8. des. 2016 14:15 - 16:00, B 738

A continuation of part I.

Tid og sted: 5. jan. 2017 12:00 - 8. jan. 2017 09:00, Lysebu (Oslo)

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.

The first 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, Davis 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 end of November.  




Tid og sted: 26. jan. 2017 11:00 - 28. jan. 2017 15:00, The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

A conference celebrating the work of Ragni Piene on the occasion of her 70th birthday.

Tid og sted: 7. aug. 2017 - 11. aug. 2017, Svolvær, Lofoten

The Abel symposium 2017


Tid og sted: 21. okt. 2016 14:15 - 16:00, B 637 NHA

The advances on the Milnor- and Bloch-Kato conjectures have led to a good  understanding of motivic cohomology and algebraic K-theory with finite  coefficients.  However, important questions remain about rational motivic  cohomology and algebraic K-theory, including the Beilinson-Soulé vanishing  conjecture.  We discuss how the speaker's "connectivity conjecture" for  the stable rank filtration of algebraic K-theory leads to the construction  of chain complexes whose cohomology groups may compute rational motivic  cohomology, and simultaneously satisfy the vanishing conjecture.  These  "rank complexes" serve a similar purpose as Goncharov's candidates for  motivic complexes, but have the advantage that they have a precise  relation to rational algebraic K-theory.

Tid og sted: 20. okt. 2016 14:15 - 16:00, B638, NH Abels hus
Tid og sted: 14. okt. 2016 14:15 - 15:15, B 738

The so-called Koras-Russell threefolds are a family of topologically

contractible rational smooth complex affine threefolds which played an

important role in the linearization problem for multiplicative group

actions on the affine 3-space. They are known to be all diffeomorphic to

the 6-dimensional Euclidean space, but it was shown by Makar-Limanov in

the nineties that none of them are algebraically isomorphic to the affine

3-space. It is however not known whether they are stably isomorphic or not

to an affine space. Recently, Hoyois, Krishna and Østvær proved that many

of these varieties become contractible in the unstable A^1-homotopy

category of Morel and Voevodsky after some finite suspension with the

pointed projective line. In this talk, I will explain how additional

geometric properties related to additive group actions on such varieties

allow to conclude that a large class of them are actually A^1-contractible

(Joint work with Jean Fasel, Université Grenoble-Alpes).

Tid og sted: 14. okt. 2016 11:15 - 12:00, NHA bygget 9 etg B91

Digital signalbehandling og bildeanalyse, UiO and PGS

The effects of moving rough sea surfaces on seismic data.

Tid og sted: 12. okt. 2016 10:15 - 12:00, B81

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

Tid: 11. okt. 2016 14:15

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

Tid og sted: 11. okt. 2016 10:15 - 12:00, 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.

Tid og sted: 4. okt. 2016 10:15 - 12:00, 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

Tid og sted: 30. sep. 2016 11:15 - 12:00, 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.

Tid og sted: 29. sep. 2016 14:15 - 16:00, 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

Tid og sted: 29. sep. 2016 14:15 - 16:00, 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