Mon, 13 Jun 2022

16:00 - 17:00
C1

Arithmetic Topology and Duality Theorems

Jay Swar
Abstract

I'll introduce the classical arithmetic topology dictionary of Mumford-Manin-Mazur-Morishita-etc. I'll then present an interesting instance of parallel phenomena related to symplectic structures on moduli spaces of certain bundles. The arithmetic side turns out to be an application of Poitou-Tate duality. Depending on time, I'll delve into the delicate details which make the analogy useful for Diophantine geometers.

Mon, 30 May 2022

16:00 - 17:00
C1

TBA

Ollie McGrath
Mon, 23 May 2022

16:00 - 17:00
C1

TBA

TBA
Mon, 16 May 2022

16:00 - 17:00
C1

TBA

Emilia Alvarez
(University of Bristol)
Mon, 25 Apr 2022

16:00 - 17:00
C1

Primes in arithmetic progression

Lasse Grimmelt
Abstract

The distribution of primes in arithmetic progressions (AP) s a central question of analytic number theory. It is closely connected to the additive behaviour of primes (for example in the Goldbach problem) and application of sieves (for example in the Twin Prime problem). In this talk I will outline the basic results without going into technical details. The central questions I will consider are: What are the different tools used to study primes in AP? In what ranges of moduli are they useful? What error terms can be achieved? How do recent developments fit into the bigger picture?

Mon, 09 May 2022

16:00 - 17:00
C1

An Overview of Geometric Class Field Theory

Aaron Slipper
(University of Chicago)
Abstract

In this talk, I would like to discuss Deligne’s version of Geometric Class Field theory, with special emphasis on the correspondence between rigidified 1-dimensional l-adic local systems on a curve and 1-dimensional l-adic local systems on Pic with certain compatibilities. We should like to give a sense of how this relates to the OG class field theory, and how Deligne demonstrates this correspondence via the geometry of the Abel-Jacobi Map. If time permits, we would also like to discuss the correspondence between continuous 1-dimensional l-adic representations of the etale fundamental group of a curve and local systems.

Tue, 10 May 2022

16:00 - 17:00
C1

Representing the string 2-group on Clifford von Neumann algebras.

Peter Kristel
(University of Manitoba)
Abstract

The string 2-group is a fundamental object in string geometry, which is a refinement of spin geometry required to describe the spinning string. While many models for the string 2-group exist, the construction of a representation for it is new. In this talk, I will recall the notion of strict 2-group, and then give two examples: the automorphism 2-group of a von Neumann algebra, and the string 2-group. I will then describe the representation of the string 2-group on the hyperfinite III_1 factor, which is a functor from the string 2-group to the automorphism 2-group of the hyperfinite III_1 factor.

Tue, 21 Jun 2022

16:30 - 17:30
C1

Amenable actions and purely infinite crossed products

Julian Kranz
(University of Münster)
Abstract

Since the completion of the Elliott classification programme it is an important question to ask which C*-algebras satisfy the assumptions of the classification theorem. We will ask this question for the case of crossed-product C*-algebras associated to actions of nonamenable groups and focus on two extreme cases: Actions on commutative C*-algebras and actions on simple C*-algebras. It turns out that for a large class of nonamenable groups, classifiability of the crossed product is automatic under the minimal assumptions on the action. This is joint work with E. Gardella, S. Geffen, P. Naryshkin and A. Vaccaro. 

Tue, 14 Jun 2022

16:00 - 17:00
C1

Semifinite tracial ultraproducts

James Gabe
(University of Southern Denmark)
Abstract

One of the most important constructions in operator algebras is the tracial ultrapower for a tracial state on a C*-algebra. This tracial ultrapower is a finite von Neumann algebra, and it appears in seminal work of McDuff, Connes, and more recently by Matui-Sato and many others for studying the structure and classification of nuclear C*-algebras. I will talk about how to generalise this to unbounded traces (such as the standard trace on B(H)). Here the induced tracial ultrapower is not a finite von Neumann algebra, but its multiplier algebra is a semifinite von Neumann algebra.

Tue, 07 Jun 2022
16:00
C1

C*-algebras and multidimensional dynamics, ideal structure

Kevin Brix
(University of Glasgow)
Abstract

 I will discuss ongoing work with Toke Carlsen and Aidan Sims on ideal structure of C*-algebras of commuting local homeomorphisms. This is one aspect of a general attempt to bridge C*-algebras with multidimensional (symbolic) dynamics.

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