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Time: Dec. 5, 2022Dec. 9, 2022

Workshop at University of Oslo

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Time and place: Dec. 6, 2022 2:15 PM4:00 PM, Erling Sverdrups plass, Niels Henrik Abels hus, 8th floor
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Time: Dec. 8, 2022 1:00 PMDec. 9, 2022 3:00 PM

This mini-workshop provides young analysts in Norway with an arena to present their research and interact with their peers. 

Time and place: Dec. 8, 2022 1:15 PM3:00 PM, Georg Sverdrups hus, Lecture hall 1

The Thoralf Skolem Memorial Lecture 2022

Time and place: Dec. 8, 2022 2:15 PM4:00 PM, NHA B1120
Time and place: Dec. 13, 2022 2:30 PM3:30 PM, Abels Utsikt (NHA 1259)
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Time and place: Dec. 16, 2022 1:15 PM3:00 PM, Abels Utsikt, 12 etg. Niels Henrik Abels hus

Doctoral candidate Anton Yurchenko-Tytarenko at the Department of Mathematics will be defending the thesis Stochastic Volterra volatility models for the degree of Philosophiae Doctor.

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Time and place: Dec. 1, 2022 12:30 PM2:15 PM, NHA B1120
Specialization of (stable) birational types is an important tool when studying (stable) rationality in families. A crucial ingredient is to cook up one parameter degenerations such that the limit has certain combinatorial and geometric properties. Nicaise-Ottem studied these questions for hypersurfaces in algebraic tori, and used tropical geometry to construct degenerations that would have been hard (impossible) to construct geometrically. Even after these are constructed one must carefully study the limit in order to apply specialization techniques, this involves both combinatorics and questions about variation of stable birational types. I will talk about the specialization technique in the setup of Nicaise-Ottem, explain some natural questions that appear through the combinatorics, and give some positive results in this direction.
Time and place: Nov. 30, 2022 3:15 PM4:00 PM, NHA723

QOMBINE seminar talk by David Jaklitsch (Hamburg)

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Time and place: Nov. 29, 2022 11:00 AM12:00 PM, NHA 1020 and Online
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Time and place: Nov. 25, 2022 2:15 PM3:00 PM, Zoom

Doctoral candidate Alexander Lobbe at the Department of Mathematics will be defending the thesis Machine Learning for the Stochastic Filtering Problem for the degree of Philosophiae Doctor.

Time and place: Nov. 25, 2022 12:15 PM1:00 PM, Niels Henrik Abels hus, 9th floor

Ingeborg Gjerde (Simula Research Laboratory) presents joint work with Ridgway Scott (University of Chicago).

Abstract: Airflow around airplane wings is characterized by a wide range of flow scales, making it highly challenging to capture numerically. From a simulation viewpoint, the following questions are still being actively investigated: Why do airplanes fly? Can one reliably simulate the lift and drag of an airplane wing? In this talk, I will provide no good answers to these questions. Instead, I want to talk about some interesting results I've stumbled into tangentially, including:
- (Nonlinear) kinetic energy instability analysis, also referred to as Reynolds-Orr instability
- Slip boundary conditions and their connection to D'Alembert's paradox
- Stokes' paradox and its connection to weighted Sobolev spaces. I will show numerical results computed for flow around a cylinder, which serves as a proxy for flow around an airplane wing. In particular, I will talk about the impact of the friction boundary condition on the drag force and flow stability. Finally, I will comment on how these results might be interpreted in view of: New Theory of Flight, J. Hoffman, J. Jansson, C. Johnson (2016), Journal of Mathematical Fluid Mechanics.

Time and place: Nov. 24, 2022 2:15 PM4:00 PM, NHA B1120
The variety of sums of powers, VSP(F, r) of a homogeneous form F of rank r is the closure in the Hilbert scheme of apolar schemes of length r. A bad limit is a scheme in the closure that is not apolar to F. I will discuss examples of bad limits, including examples for quadrics found by Joachim Jelisiejew that contradicts earlier results on polar simplicies. This is report on work in progress with Jelisiejew and Schreyer and with Grzegorz and Michal Kapustka.
Time and place: Nov. 22, 2022 2:30 PM3:30 PM, Abels Utsikt (NHA 1259)
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Time and place: Nov. 22, 2022 2:15 PM4:00 PM, Erling Sverdrups plass, Niels Henrik Abels hus, 8th floor
Time and place: Nov. 17, 2022 2:15 PM4:00 PM, NHA B1120
Counterexamples to the integral Hodge conjecture can arise either from torsion cohomology classes (as in Atiyah's and Hirzebruch's original counterexample from 1961) or from non-torsion classes (as first seen in Kollár's counterexample from 1991). After Voisin proved the IHC for uniruled threefolds, Schreieder found a unirational fourfold where the IHC fails. His construction of a non-algebraic Hodge class relies on abstract arguments with unramified cohomology. It was an open question whether this class is of torsion type. In this talk, I want to explain a new method that gives an explicit geometric description of the unramified cohomology class appearing in his argument. In particular, this approach allows to prove that Schreieder's unirational counterexample is of torsion type.
Time and place: Nov. 17, 2022 10:15 AM11:00 AM, Room 1119, Niels Henrik Abels hus

The Section 4 seminar for the Autumn of 2022 will be held on Thursdays from 10:15–12:00 (see the schedule)

QC
Time and place: Nov. 16, 2022 9:00 AMNov. 18, 2022 4:00 PM, Blindern

A three-day school for master and PhD students in physics, mathematics and computer science who would like to learn about quantum computing.

Time and place: Nov. 11, 2022 12:15 PM1:00 PM, Niels Henrik Abels hus, 9th floor

In this talk, I will go through my past research before joining UiO, particularly at The University of Texas at Austin. This will include a brief introduction to the development of stable and adaptive finite element methods for challenging problems in engineering science. Second, I will focus on modeling efforts in coastal ocean hydrodynamics, including a review of the underlying physics and assumption and a review of the current state-of-the-art. I will also introduce several related to my focus of storm surge modeling and how the models are used by stakeholders beyond academia. 

Time and place: Nov. 10, 2022 2:15 PM4:00 PM, NHA B1120

As a consequence of the S-duality conjecture, Vafa and Witten conjectured certain symmetries concerning invariants derived from spaces of vector bundles on a closed Riemannian four-manifold. For a smooth complex projective surface X, a satisfying mathematical definition of Vafa-Witten invariants has been given by Tanaka and Thomas. Their invariants are a sum of two parts, one of which can be defined in terms of moduli spaces of stable vector bundles on X. Focusing on this instanton part of the VW invariants one can ask how it changes under blowing up the surface X. I will discuss joint work with Oliver Leigh and Yuuji Tanaka that answers this question.

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Time and place: Nov. 8, 2022 2:15 PM3:15 PM, Erling Sverdrups plass, Niels Henrik Abels hus, 8th floor
Time and place: Nov. 3, 2022 2:15 PM4:00 PM, NHA B1120

I will explain how a recent “universal wall-crossing” framework of Joyce works in equivariant K-theory, which I view as a multiplicative refinement of equivariant cohomology. Enumerative invariants, possibly of strictly semistable objects living on the walls, are controlled by a certain (multiplicative version of) vertex algebra structure on the K-homology groups of the ambient stack. In very special settings like refined Vafa-Witten theory, one can obtain some explicit formulas. For moduli stacks of quiver representations, this geometric vertex algebra should be dual in some sense to the quantum loop algebras that act on the K-theory of stable loci.

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Time and place: Nov. 3, 2022 1:00 PM3:45 PM, Abels utsikt, 12th floor of Niels Henrik Abels hus

On the occasion of Jørund Gåsemyr retiring earlier this year, we invite you to a half-day seminar celebrating his contributions to statistics over many years.

Time and place: Nov. 1, 2022 2:30 PM3:30 PM, Abels Utsikt (NHA 1259)
Time and place: Oct. 28, 2022 12:15 PM1:00 PM, Niels Henrik Abels hus, 9th floor

When a body (such as an offshore structure and ship) exists on the surface of the ocean, it is influenced by waves. At the same time, waves are deformed by the body. This interaction is essential for considering the problems of bodies in waves. Although these are complicated systems, the theory is well-established based on linear potential flow, and this explains these phenomena very well.
In the seminar, some applications of potential theory-based analysis are shown, including the seakeeping of a ship, multi-bodies interaction, and elastic plate in waves. In addition, the progress of the study of wave-ice interaction in a marginal ice zone is presented which is a current work in UiO.