Colloquia di dipartimento

Due to Covid-19, colloquia are temporarily suspended.

Martin Hairer Thursday, March 26, 2020
16:30 - 17:30

Martin Hairer, Imperial College, London

Geometric Stochastic PDEs

We will give a quick review of Parisi and Wu's stochastic quantisation procedure and apply it to the non-linear sigma model as well as the Yang-Mills model. We then review a number of recent results on the resulting equations, which in particular sheds new light on an old controversy.

Due to the medical emergency for Covid-19 the event was canceled

Jean-Benoît BostTuesday, October 29, 2019
16:30 - 17:30

Jean-Benoît Bost, Université Paris-Sud Orsay

Theta invariants of Euclidean lattices

Euclidean lattices have been studied for a long time, because of their role in crystallography and in arithmetics. More recently, they have also been studied in computer science, because of their application to cryptography. During the last decades, new invariants of Euclidean lattices defined in terms of the associated theta series have become increasingly important to investigate them from these diverse perspectives. In this talk, I will give a gentle introduction to the theory of Euclidean lattices, and try to explain the significance of their theta invariants from various points of view.
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Colloquia di dipartimento 2018-2019

Tristan RiviereTuesday, June 25, 2019
16:30 - 17:30

Tristan Rivière, ETH Zürich

Looking at 2 spheres in R3 with a Morse theoretic perspective

The so called Willmore Lagrangian is a functional that shows up in many areas of sciences such as conformal geometry, general relativity, cell biology, optics... We will try first to shed some lights on the universality of this Lagrangian. We shall then present the project of using the Willmore energy as a Morse function for studying the fascinating space of immersed 2-spheres in the euclidian 3 space and relate topological obstructions in this space to integer values and minimal surfaces.
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Caucher BirkarMonday, May 6, 2019
16:30 -17:30

Caucher Birkar, University of Cambridge

Birational geometry of algebraic varieties

Birational geometry has seen tremendous advances in the last two decades. This talk is a gentle introduction to some of the main concepts and recent advances in the field.
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Christian LubichTuesday, December 11, 2018
16:30 - 17:30

Christian Lubich, Universität Tübingen  

Dynamics, numerical analysis and some geometry

Geometric aspects play an important role in the construction and analysis of structure-preserving numerical methods for a wide variety of ordinary and partial differential equations. Here we review the development and theory of symplectic integrators for Hamiltonian ordinary and partial differential equations, of dynamical low-rank approximation of time-dependent large matrices and tensors, and its use in numerical integrators for Hamiltonian tensor network approximations in quantum dynamics.
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