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### North meets South

## Abstract

There will be free pizza provided for all attendees directly after the event just outside L1, so please do come along!

__North Wing__**Speaker:** Alexandru Pascadi **Title:** Points on modular hyperbolas and sums of Kloosterman sums**Abstract: **Given a positive integer c, how many integer points (x, y) with xy = 1 (mod c) can we find in a small box? The dual of this problem concerns bounding certain exponential sums, which show up in methods from the spectral theory of automorphic forms. We'll explore how a simple combinatorial trick of Cilleruelo-Garaev leads to good bounds for these sums; following recent work of the speaker, this ultimately has consequences about multiple problems in analytic number theory (such as counting primes in arithmetic progressions to large moduli, and studying the greatest prime factors of quadratic polynomials).

__South Wing__**Speaker:** Tim LaRock**Title:** Encapsulation Structure and Dynamics in Hypergraphs**Abstract: **Within the field of Network Science, hypergraphs are a powerful modelling framework used to represent systems where interactions may involve an arbitrary number of agents, rather than exactly two agents at a time as in traditional network models. As part of a recent push to understand the structure of these group interactions, in this talk we will explore the extent to which smaller hyperedges are subsets of larger hyperedges in real-world and synthetic hypergraphs, a property that we call encapsulation. Building on the concept of line graphs, we develop measures to quantify the relations existing between hyperedges of different sizes and, as a byproduct, the compatibility of the data with a simplicial complex representation–whose encapsulation would be maximum. Finally, we will turn to the impact of the observed structural patterns on diffusive dynamics, focusing on a variant of threshold models, called encapsulation dynamics, and demonstrate that non-random patterns can accelerate spreading through the system.