Math Calendar

Friday, February 22, 2019
15:00-17:00
HFG 610
Friday Fish
Luca Accornero - Universal bundles I - classification theorem and examples

In this talk we are going to start studying universal principal G-bundles for topological groups, whose base spaces exhibit as ordinary cohomology the equivariant cohomology of the point. We will prove the classification theorem for principal G-bundles: this states that a principal G-bundle with contractible total space is universal. Then we will provide a bunch of examples, focusing especially on the group U(n). The existence problem is postponed to the next talk.
Monday, February 25, 2019
13:00-15:00
HFG 610
Master Seminar Differential Geometry
Jan Denkers - Lie algebras
13:00-15:00
Duistermaat
Master Seminar Applications of Modular Forms
Piers van der Sluis - Codes
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
13:00-15:00
Master seminar topology
Jorge Becerra - Simplicial sets
15:30-16:00
HFG Library
Institute Tea
16:00-17:00
HFG 611
Utrecht Geometry Center Seminar
Elba García Failde (CEA Saclay) - Simple maps, Hurwitz numbers and topological recursion
In this talk, we call ordinary maps a certain type of graphs embedded on surfaces, in contrast to fully simple maps, which we introduce as maps with non-intersecting disjoint boundaries. It is well-known that the generating series of ordinary maps satisfy a universal recursive procedure, called topological recursion (TR). We propose a combinatorial interpretation of the important and still mysterious symplectic transformation which exchanges $x$ and $y$ in the initial data of the TR (the spectral curve). We give elegant formulas for the disk and cylinder topologies which recover relations already known in the context of free probability. For genus zero we provide an enumerative geometric interpretation of the so-called higher order free cumulants, which suggests the possibility of a general theory of approximate higher order free cumulants taking into account the higher genus amplitudes. We also give a universal relation between fully simple and ordinary maps involving double monotone Hurwitz numbers, which relies on a matrix model interpretation of fully simple maps via the formal hermitian matrix model with external field. In particular, we obtain an ELSV-like formula for double strictly monotone Hurwitz numbers with ramification profile $(2,\ldots,2)$ over $0$ and arbitrary one over $\infty$.
17:00-22:00
HFG 610
Russian style seminar
An overview of modern Symplectic Topology
We will go over some of the themes that form the backbone of Contact and Symplectic Topology. We will do this Russian style: the seminar starts at 5 and it is open ended (and at some point we will order dinner). Additionally, it will be extremely informal and it will probably devolve into a discussion among the participants. The topics to be covered are: Floer theory, Contact and Symplectic flexibility, and generating functions.
Friday, March 1, 2019
10:30-13:00
HFG 610
Topology Seminar
Jack Davies - Andre-Quillen homology and the cotangent complex, Mingcong Zeng - Complex-oriented cohomology theories and formal groups.
Monday, March 4, 2019
13:00-15:00
Duistermaat
Master Seminar Applications of Modular Forms
Rodney Bixerman - Lattices and Codes
13:00-15:00
HFG 610
Master Seminar Differential Geometry
Pascal Sitbon - Principal bundles
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
12:00-13:00
MI library 7th floor HFG
Bring Your Own Lunch meeting
15:30-16:00
HFG Library
Institute Tea
16:00-17:00
HFG 611
Utrecht Geometry Center Seminar
Rahul Pandharipande (ETH Zuerich) - Enumerative geometry and the holomorphic anomaly equation
Abstract: I will give a (gentle) introduction to the role of the holomorphic anomaly equation in curve counting problems starting with maps to elliptic curves, proceeding to local toric geometries, and concluding with the famous quintic 3-fold. Though I will discuss joint work with Hyenho Lho, much of what I will say is work of others (Pixton, Oberdieck-Pixton, Chen-Guo-Janda-Ruan, Jun Li and collaborators).
Thursday, March 7, 2019
15:30-16:30
MIN 2.01
The Utrecht Mathematical Colloquium
Rahul Pandharipande (ETH Zürich) - From Abel-Jacobi to the double ramification cycle and beyond
Abstract:

A basic question in the theory of algebraic curves is whether a
divisor represents the zeros and poles of a rational function.
An explicit solution in terms of periods was given by the work of Abel
and Jacobi in the 19th century. In the past few years, a different
approach to the question has been pursued: what is the class
in the moduli of pointed curves of the locus of such divisors? I will
explain the answer in Gromov-Witten theory given by Pixton's formula
for the double ramification cycle. More recently, the subject has been
developing in several new directions which I will present. My work
here is joint with F. Janda, A. Pixton, and D. Zvonkine.
16:00-17:00
Utrecht
Complex Systems Seminar
Caterina Zeppieri (Universität Münster) - Homogenization of high-contrast Mumford-Shah energies , HFG 611
Title: Homogenization of high-contrast Mumford-Shah energies

Abstract: We prove a homogenization result for Mumford-Shah-type functionals with degenerate periodic coefficients. These kind of functionals can be used to model the energy of a brittle periodic material whose constituents have very different mechanical properties. We show that the high-contrast behavior of the constituents leads, in the homogenized limit, to the emergence of nonstandard macroscopic effects.
Monday, March 11, 2019
13:00-15:00
HFG 610
Master Seminar Differential Geometry
Aaron Gootjes-Dreesbach - Correspondence between vector and principal bundles
13:00-15:00
Duistermaat
Master Seminar Applications of Modular Forms
Onno van Zomeren - Theta series
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
15:30-16:00
HFG Library
Institute Tea
16:00-17:00
HFG 611
Utrecht Geometry Center Seminar
Lóránt Szegedy (MPIM) - Topological field theory on r-spin surfaces and the Arf invariant
After a brief introduction to r-spin structures on surfaces we present a state-sum construction of r-spin TFTs based on a combinatorial model of r-spin surfaces. We give an example of such a TFT which computes the Arf invariant for even values of r. Using the combinatorial model and this TFT we calculate diffeomorphism classes of r-spin surfaces with parametrized boundary. This is joint work with Ingo Runkel.
Thursday, March 14, 2019
16:00-17:00
Utrecht
Complex Systems Seminar
Marco Morandotti (TUM) - TBA, HFG 611
Friday, March 15, 2019
09:00-17:00
Mini-Workshop on Symplectic Geometry (a-e)
MIN 2.02 & KBG Cosmos
09:30-10:30
(a) Alvaro del Pino Gomez - t.b.a.
10:59-16:30
Intercity Number Theory Seminar (1-4)
KBG Atlas & MIN 2.01
11:00-12:00
(1) Efrat Bank (Technion) - Primes in short intervals on curves over finite fields
We prove an analogue of the Prime Number Theorem for short intervals on a smooth proper curve of arbitrary genus over a finite field. Our main result gives a uniform asymptotic count of those rational functions, inside short intervals defined by a very ample effective divisor E, whose principal divisors are prime away from E.In this talk, I will discuss the setting and definitions we use in order to make sense of such count, and will give a rough sketch of the proof. This is a joint work with Tyler Foster.
11:00-12:00
(b) Sonja Hohloch - t.b.a.
13:15-14:15
(2) Francesca Balestrieri (MPIM Bonn) - Arithmetic of zero-cycles on products of Kummer varieties and K3 surfaces
Abstract: The following is joint work with Rachel Newton. In the spirit of work by Yongqi Liang, we relate the arithmetic of rational points to that of zero-cycles for the class of Kummer varieties over number fields. In particular, if X is any Kummer variety over a number field k, we show that if the Brauer-Manin obstruction is the only obstruction to the existence of rational points on X over all finite extensions of k, then the Brauer-Manin obstruction is the only obstruction to the existence of a zero-cycle of any odd degree on X. Building on this result and on some other recent results by Ieronymou, Skorobogatov and Zarhin, we further prove a similar Liang-type result for products of Kummer varieties and K3 surfaces over k.
13:30-14:30
(c) Tobias Ekholm - t.b.a.
14:15-15:15
(3) Kęstutis Česnavičius (Orsay) - Macaulayfication of Noetherian schemes
To reduce to resolving Cohen-Macaulay singularities, Faltings initiated the program of "Macaulayfying" a given Noetherian scheme X. Under various assumptions Faltings, Brodmann, and Kawasaki built the sought Cohen-Macaulay modifications without preserving the locus where X is already Cohen-Macaulay. We will discuss an approach that overcomes this difficulty and hence completes Faltings' program.
15:00-15:45
t.b.a.
(d) Frances Kirwan - colloquium talk
15:30-16:30
(4) Judith Ludwig (Heidelberg) - Perfectoid Shimura varieties and applications
Abstract:

Given a tower of Shimura varieties (where the level at a fixed prime p grows) one may ask whether one can equip the inverse limit with a geometric structure.
As I will explain in the talk, this is possible in many cases. The geometric structure is that of a perfectoid space.

I will then show you the impact of this results by explaining some applications.
16:00-16:45
(e) Frances Kirwan - t.b.a.
Monday, March 18, 2019
13:00-15:00
Duistermaat
Master Seminar Applications of Modular Forms
Alex Braat - Eisenstein series
13:00-15:00
HFG 610
Master Seminar Differential Geometry
Nina Rutten - G-structures and integrability
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
15:30-16:00
HFG Library
Institute Tea
16:00-17:00
HFG 611
Utrecht Geometry Center Seminar
Emily Norton (Universität Bonn) - t.b.a.
Thursday, March 21, 2019
16:00-17:00
Utrecht
Complex Systems Seminar
Matthias Ruf (Universite Libre de Bruxelles) - TBA, HFG 611
Monday, March 25, 2019
13:00-15:00
HFG 610
Master Seminar Differential Geometry
Kevin Collins - Symplectic structures and foliations
13:00-15:00
Duistermaat
Master Seminar Applications of Modular Forms
Leah Bekkering - Modular forms
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
15:30-16:00
HFG Library
Institute Tea
16:00-17:00
HFG 611
Utrecht Geometry Center Seminar
Christoph Winges (MPIM Bonn) - Coarse homology theories and assembly maps
Coarse homology theories provide an analog of homology theories which is adapted to the purposes of large-scale geometry. I will survey how they can be utilised to provide concrete models of assembly maps. As time allows, I will also explain an axiomatic framework which facilitates proofs of split-injectivity results for various assembly maps. This recovers known results eg for the algebraic K-theory of discrete group rings, but also accomodates invariants such as A-theory. Joint work with Ulrich Bunke, Alexander Engel and Daniel Kasprowski.
Thursday, March 28, 2019
16:00-17:00
Utrecht
Complex Systems Seminar
Cristian Spitoni (UU) - TBA, HFG 611
Monday, April 1, 2019
13:00-15:00
Duistermaat
Master Seminar Applications of Modular Forms
Mar Curco Iranzo - Isospectral manifolds and modular forms
13:00-15:00
HFG 610
Master Seminar Differential Geometry
Santiago Quintero De Los Rios - Principal connections
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
15:30-16:00
HFG Library
Institute Tea
16:00-17:00
HFG 611
Utrecht Geometry Center Seminar
Stefano Marseglia (Universiteit Utrecht) - t.b.a.
Monday, April 8, 2019
13:00-15:00
HFG 610
Master Seminar Differential Geometry
Thomas Bakx - Connections compatible with G-structures
13:00-15:00
Duistermaat
Master Seminar Applications of Modular Forms
Evelien van Dijk - Introduction to sphere packings
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
15:30-16:00
HFG Library
Institute Tea
16:00-17:00
HFG 611
Utrecht Geometry Center Seminar
Noah Arbesfeld - t.b.a.
Thursday, April 11, 2019
16:00-17:00
Utrecht
Complex Systems Seminar
Felix Beckebanze (UU) - TBA, HFG 611
Monday, April 15, 2019
13:00-15:00
HFG 610
Master Seminar Differential Geometry
TBA - Intrinsic torsion of a G-structure
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
15:30-16:00
HFG Library
Institute Tea
16:00-17:00
HFG 611
Utrecht Geometry Center Seminar
David Carchedi (MPIM Bonn) - t.b.a.
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
15:30-16:00
HFG Library
Institute Tea
16:00-17:00
HFG 611
Utrecht Geometry Center Seminar
Manuel Krannich (Cambridge) - t.b.a.
Monday, April 29, 2019
13:00-15:00
HFG 610
Master Seminar Differential Geometry
TBA - Intrinsic curvature and higher torsions of a G-structure
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
15:30-16:00
HFG Library
Institute Tea
16:00-17:00
HFG 611
Utrecht Geometry Center Seminar
t.b.a. - t.b.a.
Thursday, May 2, 2019
16:00-17:00
Utrecht
Complex Systems Seminar
Patrick Dondl (Universität Freiburg) - TBA, HFG 611
Monday, May 6, 2019
13:00-15:00
HFG 610
Master Seminar Differential Geometry
TBA - Structure function of a G-structure and local equivalence
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
15:30-16:00
HFG Library
Institute Tea
16:00-17:00
HFG 611
Utrecht Geometry Center Seminar
Danica Kosanovic (MPIM Bonn) - t.b.a.
Monday, May 13, 2019
13:00-15:00
HFG 610
Master Seminar Differential Geometry
TBA - Prolongations of Lie algebras, Lie groups and G-structures
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
15:30-16:00
HFG Library
Institute Tea
16:00-17:00
HFG 611
Utrecht Geometry Center Seminar
Katrina Barron (University of Notre Dame) - t.b.a.
Monday, May 20, 2019
13:00-15:00
HFG 610
Master Seminar Differential Geometry
TBA - Integrability theorem for G-structures of finite type
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
15:30-16:00
HFG Library
Institute Tea
16:00-17:00
HFG 611
Utrecht Geometry Center Seminar
Irakli Patchkoria (Aberdeen) - t.b.a.
Thursday, May 23, 2019
15:30-16:30
The 5th Daniel Kan Memorial Lectures
Fabien Morel (LMU) - t.b.a.
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
15:30-16:00
HFG Library
Institute Tea
16:00-17:00
HFG 611
Utrecht Geometry Center Seminar
Ling Long (Penn State/MPIM) - t.b.a.
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
15:30-16:00
HFG Library
Institute Tea
16:00-17:00
HFG 611
Utrecht Geometry Center Seminar
Hana Kourimska (TU Berlin) - t.b.a.
Thursday, June 6, 2019
16:00-17:00
Utrecht
Complex Systems Seminar
Michal Branicki (Edinburgh) - TBA, HFG 611
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
15:30-16:00
HFG Library
Institute Tea
16:00-17:00
HFG 611
Utrecht Geometry Center Seminar
Victor Kac (MIT) - t.b.a.
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
15:30-16:00
HFG Library
Institute Tea
16:00-17:00
HFG 611
Utrecht Geometry Center Seminar
Juan Cuadra Díaz (Universidad de Almería) - t.b.a.
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
15:30-16:00
HFG Library
Institute Tea
16:00-17:00
HFG 611
Utrecht Geometry Center Seminar
t.b.a. - t.b.a.
Tuesday, July 2, 2019
15:30-16:00
HFG Library
Institute Tea
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
15:30-16:00
HFG Library
Institute Tea
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
15:30-16:00
HFG Library
Institute Tea
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
15:30-16:00
HFG Library
Institute Tea
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
15:30-16:00
HFG Library
Institute Tea
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
15:30-16:00
HFG Library
Institute Tea
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
15:30-16:00
HFG Library
Institute Tea
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
15:30-16:00
HFG Library
Institute Tea