Infosheet (February 27th, 2018) |
Queen's University - Department of Mathematics and Statistics |
Wednesday, February 28 |
Number Theory Seminar Time: 2:15 p.m. Place: Jeffery 319 |
Speaker: François Séguin Title: Prime divisors of sparse values of cyclotomic polynomials Abstract Attached |
Wednesday, February 28 |
Curves Seminar Time: 3:30 p.m. Place: Jeffery 319 |
Speaker: Mike Roth Title: Zak’s theorems on tangencies II Abstract Attached |
Thursday, March 1 |
Math Club Time: 5:30 p.m. Place: Jeffery 118 |
Speaker: Ivan Dimitrov Title: The Fifteen Theorem Abstract Attached |
Friday, March 2 |
Dynamics Seminar Time: 10:30 a.m. Place: Jeffery 422 |
Speaker: Francesco Cellarosi Title: Spectral theory of dynamical systems Abstract Attached |
Friday, March 2 |
Department Colloquium Time: 2:30 p.m. Place: Jeffery 234 |
Speaker: Laura DeMarco, Northwestern University Title: Complex dynamics and arithmetic equidistribution Abstract Attached |
Monday, March 5 |
Geometry and Representation Theory Seminar Time: 4:30 p.m. Place: Jeffery 319 |
Speaker: Hugh Thomas, UQAM Title: The Robinson-Schensted-Knuth correspondence via quiver representations Abstract Attached |
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Wednesday, February 28, 2:15 p.m. Jeffery 319 - Number Theory Seminar
Speaker: François Séguin
Title: Prime divisors of sparse values of cyclotomic polynomials
Abstract: We will be presenting a result about the largest prime divisors of cyclotomic polynomials evaluated at a specific integer. We will also see how this ties in to problems we previously encountered.
Wednesday, February 28, 3:30 p.m. Jeffery 319 - Curves Seminar
Speaker: Mike Roth
Title: Zak’s theorems on tangencies II
Abstract: We will prove a result due to F. Zak on the secant variety to a smooth variety (under a certain codimension condition). This result proves a conjecture of Hartshorne on linear normality of subvarieties of small codimension.
Thursday, March 1, 5:30 p.m. Jeffery 118 Math Club
Speaker: Ivan Dimitrov
Title: The Fifteen Theorem
Abstract: Can you write every positive integer in the form x² +y² +z² +t² ?
How about x² + 2y² + 5z² + 5t²? Or x² + 2y² + 5z² + 5t² + 2yz + 2yt + 4zt?
There is a rather quick way to tell, which involves the number 15.(!)
. . . and what related question can possibly have answer 290?
Friday, March 2, 10:30 a.m. Jeffery 422 - Dynamics Seminar
Speaker: Francesco Cellarosi
Title: Spectral theory of dynamical systems
Abstract: I will give an introduction to the spectral theory of dynamical systems, including a spectral inequality and its application to twisted stationary sequences (generalizing von Neumann’s ergodic theorem).
Friday, March 2, 2:30 p.m. Jeffery 234 - Department Colloquium
Speaker: Laura DeMarco
Title: Complex dynamics and arithmetic equidistribution
Abstract: About 5 years ago, Matt Baker and I formulated a conjecture about the dynamics of rational maps on P^1, connecting geometry and arithmetic in the moduli space of such maps. My goal is to present recent progress on the conjecture, illustrating some of the main ideas appearing in proofs of special cases. One important special case includes a result about torsion points on elliptic curves, and I hope to discuss how this case can be related to dynamical stability and the Mandelbrot set.
Monday, March 5, 4:30 p.m. Jeffery 319 - Geometry and Representation Theory Seminar
Speaker: Hugh Thomas
Title: The Robinson-Schensted-Knuth correspondence via quiver representations
Abstract: The Robinson--Schensted--Knuth correspondence is a many-faceted jewel of algebraic combinatorics. In one variation, it provides a bijection between permutations of $n$ and pairs of standard Young tableaux with the same shape, which is a partition of $n$. In another (more general) version, it provides a bijection between fillings of a partition $\lambda$ by arbitrary non-negative integers and fillings of the same shape $\lambda$ by non-negative integers which weakly increase along rows and down columns (i.e., reverse plane partitions of shape $\lambda$). I will discuss an interpretation of RSK in terms of the representation theory of type $A$ quivers (i.e., directed graphs obtained by orienting a path graph). This allows us to generalize RSK to other Dynkin types (plus a choice of minuscule weight), and is related to periodicity results for piecewise-linear toggling. I will not assume familiarity with either RSK or with quiver representations. This is joint work with Al Garver and Becky Patrias.