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Upcoming conferences & activities

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Geometric Representation Theory

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Date: 
Mon, 2020-06-22 (All day) - Fri, 2020-06-26 (All day)

Twinned conference "Geometric Representation Theory", June 22 - 26, 2020
 

This will be a twinned conference held simultaneously at Max Planck Institute in Bonn, Germany and Perimeter Institute in Waterloo, Canada. The two venues will be connected by live video streams, during both the talks themselves as well as informal discussion sessions.

Upcoming Talks

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Abstracts of upcoming talks at the MPIM. For an overview see also the calendar.

Recent developments in Quantum Topology -- Cancelled --

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We will review the basics of quantum topology such as the colored Jones polynomial of a knot, its standard conjectures relating to asymptotics, arithmeticity and modularity, as well as the recent quantum hyperbolic invariants of Kashaev et al, their state-integrals and their structural properties. The course is aimed to be accessible by graduate students and young researchers.

Some adjoint L-values and Hilbert modular Eisenstein congruences

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Speaker: 
Neil P. Dummigan
Affiliation: 
University of Sheffield
Date: 
Tue, 2020-01-21 10:15 - 12:00
Location: 
MPIM Lecture Hall

I will start from the situation of a cuspidal Hecke eigenform f of real quadratic character, congruent to its complex conjugate modulo a prime P ramified in the coefficient field.

The m-step solvable anabelian geometry of finitely generated fields

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Speaker: 
Mohamed Saidi
Affiliation: 
University of Exeter/MPIM
Date: 
Tue, 2020-01-21 14:00 - 15:00
Location: 
MPIM Lecture Hall

A celebrated theorem of Neukirch and Uchida states that two number fields are isomorphic if their absolute Galois groups are isomorphic. The Grothendieck birational conjecture predicts a similar result for all finitely generated fields. This has been proved by Pop, using in an essential way the Neukirch-Uchida theorem for global fields.

-- Cancelled -- Powers of the Dedekind eta function and the Bessenrodt-Ono inequality

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Speaker: 
Bernhard Heim
Affiliation: 
GUtech, Oman
Date: 
Tue, 2020-01-21 16:30 - 17:30
Location: 
MPIM Lecture Hall
Parent event: 
Number theory lunch seminar

In this talk I present recent results obtained with Markus Neuhauser towards the non-vanishing of the coefficients of the Dedekind eta function in the spirit of G.-C. Rota. This includes Serre’s table, pentagonal numbers, results of Kostant in the context of simple affine Lie algebras and the Lehmer conjecture. In the second part I will talk about partition numbers and the Bessenrodt-Ono inequality.

IMPRS seminar on various topics: Period domains

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Organiser(s): 
C. Kaiser
Date: 
Wed, 2019-12-11 13:30 - 15:00
Date: 
Wed, 2019-12-18 13:30 - 15:00
Date: 
Wed, 2019-12-25 13:30 - 15:00
Date: 
Wed, 2020-01-01 13:30 - 15:00
Date: 
Wed, 2020-01-08 13:30 - 15:00
Date: 
Wed, 2020-01-15 13:30 - 15:00
Date: 
Wed, 2020-01-22 13:30 - 15:00
Date: 
Wed, 2020-01-29 13:30 - 15:00
Location: 
MPIM Seminar Room

Local behaviour of the set of the values of Euler's totient function

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Speaker: 
Jean-Marc Deshouillers
Affiliation: 
Université Bordeaux 1
Date: 
Wed, 2020-01-22 14:30 - 15:30
Location: 
MPIM Lecture Hall
Parent event: 
Number theory lunch seminar

Let $V$ be the set of the values of the Euler's $\varphi$ function. It is known that the natural density of $V$, namely the limit of $V(x)/x$, as $x$ tends to infinity, is $0$.

In a paper to appear, M. K. Das, P. Eyyunni and B. R. Patil claim that this also applies to a local density of $V$, known as the uniform upper density, or the Banach density, defined by
$$
\delta^{*(}V) = \lim_{H \rightarrow \infty} \limsup_{x \rightarrow \infty} \frac{1}{H}\left(V(x+H) -V(x)\right).
$$

Higgs bundles on Riemann surfaces, II

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Speaker: 
Johannes Schaefer
Affiliation: 
MPIM
Date: 
Wed, 2020-01-22 16:15 - 17:45
Location: 
MPIM Seminar Room

On a Riemann Surface $\Sigma$, the moduli space of polystable $\mathrm{SL}_n(\mathbb{C}$)-Higgs bundles can be identified with the space of reductive representations $\pi _1 (\Sigma) \to \mathrm{SL}_n(\mathbb{C})$. In this talk, we discuss a proof of this so called non-abelian Hodge correspondence. Our goal is to understand how
to construct a Higgs bundle from a given representation and how this construction relates to the theory of harmonic maps.

Lower Bounds for Discrete Negative Moments of the Riemann zeta Function

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Speaker: 
Jing Zhao
Date: 
Wed, 2020-01-22 16:30 - 17:30
Location: 
MPIM Lecture Hall
Parent event: 
Number theory lunch seminar

I will talk about lower bounds for the discrete negative 2k-th moment of the derivative of the Riemann zeta function for all
fractional
k > 0. The bounds are in line with a conjecture of Gonek and Hejhal. This is a joint work with Winston Heap and
Junxian Li. 

Coxeter Groups

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Speaker: 
Renee Hoekzema
Affiliation: 
MPIM
Date: 
Thu, 2020-01-23 10:15 - 11:45
Location: 
MPIM Seminar Room

1. Singular Hodge theory of matroids; 2. Logarithmic concavity of weight multiplicities for irreducible sln(C)-representations

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Speaker: 
Jacob Matherne
Affiliation: 
University of Oregon/MPIM
Date: 
Thu, 2020-01-23 15:00 - 16:00
Location: 
MPIM Lecture Hall
Parent event: 
MPI-Oberseminar

Talk 1: Title: Singular Hodge theory of matroids

If you take a collection of planes in R^3, then the number of lines you get by intersecting the planes is at least the number of planes. This is an example of a more general statement, called the “Top-Heavy Conjecture”, that Dowling and Wilson conjectured in 1974.

On the other hand, given a hyperplane arrangement, I will explain how to uniquely associate a certain polynomial (called its Kazhdan–Lusztig polynomial) to it.

Mathematical events in Bonn

Bonn Mathematics Calendar

All mathematical events in Bonn are listed in the Bonn Mathematics Calendar. For directions see the map.

University Calendar

All lectures and courses at Bonn University can be found in the university calendar.

 

Recurring seminars, series and courses

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Detailed list of recurring seminars, series of talks, and courses or lectures comprising multiple talks. For an overview see also the calendar.

Friedrich Hirzebruch Lecture

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Location: 
University Club Bonn

The annual Friedrich Hirzebruch Lecture is a series of lectures started in 2007 on the occasion of the 80th birthday of Prof. Friedrich Hirzebruch. The lectures address a general audience and aim at illustrating the relation between mathematics and art, society and other fields.

MPI-Oberseminar

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Organiser(s): 
C. Kaiser
Date: 
Thu, 2013-01-31 15:00 - Thu, 2026-12-31 16:00
Location: 
MPIM Lecture Hall

The Oberseminar is a very long running seminar at MPI (‘Ober‘ standing for 'upper'). Its idea is that the guests of the MPI speak in this seminar (hopefully early in their stay) and get the chance to explain their work to the other guests.

Reading group on "Integer points in polyhedra"

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Organiser(s): 
Gaetan Borot, Alessandro Giacchetto
Location: 
MPIM Seminar Room

Website: https://sites.google.com/view/integerpointsonpolyhedra/home

We will introduce the algebra of (indicator functions) of polyhedra and study its properties. Linear forms on this algebra produce functions on the set of polytopes (i.e. bounded polyhedra), that are compatible with set-theoretic decompositions of polyhedra. For polytopes, the lattice point count or the volume are examples of such linear forms.

IMPRS seminar on various topics: Hitchin systems

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Organiser(s): 
Christian Kaiser
Location: 
MPIM Seminar Room

Topics in Topology

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Location: 
MPIM Lecture Hall

Promotionskolloquium

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IMPRS Minicourse

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Organiser(s): 
C. Kaiser

Representation theory learning seminar

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Organiser(s): 
Hankyung Ko, Emily Norton, Thorsten Heidersdorf

Extra talk

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This is a collection of extra talks that don't fit into the other series.

Seminar on Weighted Hurwitz numbers and topological recursion

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Organiser(s): 
Dan Betea and Danilo Lewanski

Archived Events

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MPI-Oberseminar

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Organiser(s): 
C. Kaiser
Date: 
Thu, 2013-01-31 15:00 - Thu, 2026-12-31 16:00
Location: 
MPIM Lecture Hall

The Oberseminar is a very long running seminar at MPI (‘Ober‘ standing for 'upper'). Its idea is that the guests of the MPI speak in this seminar (hopefully early in their stay) and get the chance to explain their work to the other guests.

Friedrich Hirzebruch Lecture

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Location: 
University Club Bonn

The annual Friedrich Hirzebruch Lecture is a series of lectures started in 2007 on the occasion of the 80th birthday of Prof. Friedrich Hirzebruch. The lectures address a general audience and aim at illustrating the relation between mathematics and art, society and other fields.

Geometric Representation Theory

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Date: 
Mon, 2020-06-22 (All day) - Fri, 2020-06-26 (All day)

Twinned conference "Geometric Representation Theory", June 22 - 26, 2020
 

This will be a twinned conference held simultaneously at Max Planck Institute in Bonn, Germany and Perimeter Institute in Waterloo, Canada. The two venues will be connected by live video streams, during both the talks themselves as well as informal discussion sessions.

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Speaker: 
Caterina Campagnolo
Affiliation: 
KIT Karlsruhe
Date: 
Thu, 2020-04-30 13:00 - 14:00
Location: 
MPIM Lecture Hall

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Speaker: 
Alexander Lytchak
Affiliation: 
Universität zu Köln
Date: 
Thu, 2020-04-23 13:30 - 14:30
Location: 
MPIM Lecture Hall

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Speaker: 
Wouter Van Limbeek
Affiliation: 
University of Michigan/MPIM
Date: 
Thu, 2020-04-16 13:00 - 14:00
Location: 
MPIM Lecture Hall

Reading group on geometric group theory

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Organiser(s): 
Rachael Boyd, Shi Wang
Date: 
Thu, 2019-10-24 10:15 - 11:45
Date: 
Thu, 2019-10-31 10:15 - 11:45
Date: 
Thu, 2019-11-07 10:15 - 11:45
Date: 
Thu, 2019-11-14 10:15 - 11:45
Date: 
Thu, 2019-11-21 10:15 - 11:45
Date: 
Thu, 2019-11-28 10:15 - 11:45
Date: 
Thu, 2019-12-05 10:15 - 11:45
Date: 
Thu, 2019-12-12 10:15 - 11:45
Date: 
Thu, 2019-12-19 10:15 - 11:45
Date: 
Thu, 2019-12-26 10:15 - 11:45
Date: 
Thu, 2020-01-02 10:15 - 11:45
Date: 
Thu, 2020-01-09 10:15 - 11:45
Date: 
Thu, 2020-01-16 10:15 - 11:45
Date: 
Thu, 2020-01-23 10:15 - 11:45
Date: 
Thu, 2020-01-30 10:15 - 11:45
Date: 
Thu, 2020-02-06 10:15 - 11:45
Date: 
Thu, 2020-02-13 10:15 - 11:45
Date: 
Thu, 2020-02-20 10:15 - 11:45
Date: 
Thu, 2020-02-27 10:15 - 11:45
Date: 
Thu, 2020-03-05 10:15 - 11:45
Date: 
Thu, 2020-03-12 10:15 - 11:45
Date: 
Thu, 2020-03-19 10:15 - 11:45
Date: 
Thu, 2020-03-26 10:15 - 11:45
Location: 
MPIM Seminar Room

Reading group on geometric group theory

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Organiser(s): 
Rachael Boyd, Shi Wang
Date: 
Thu, 2019-10-24 10:15 - 11:45
Date: 
Thu, 2019-10-31 10:15 - 11:45
Date: 
Thu, 2019-11-07 10:15 - 11:45
Date: 
Thu, 2019-11-14 10:15 - 11:45
Date: 
Thu, 2019-11-21 10:15 - 11:45
Date: 
Thu, 2019-11-28 10:15 - 11:45
Date: 
Thu, 2019-12-05 10:15 - 11:45
Date: 
Thu, 2019-12-12 10:15 - 11:45
Date: 
Thu, 2019-12-19 10:15 - 11:45
Date: 
Thu, 2019-12-26 10:15 - 11:45
Date: 
Thu, 2020-01-02 10:15 - 11:45
Date: 
Thu, 2020-01-09 10:15 - 11:45
Date: 
Thu, 2020-01-16 10:15 - 11:45
Date: 
Thu, 2020-01-23 10:15 - 11:45
Date: 
Thu, 2020-01-30 10:15 - 11:45
Date: 
Thu, 2020-02-06 10:15 - 11:45
Date: 
Thu, 2020-02-13 10:15 - 11:45
Date: 
Thu, 2020-02-20 10:15 - 11:45
Date: 
Thu, 2020-02-27 10:15 - 11:45
Date: 
Thu, 2020-03-05 10:15 - 11:45
Date: 
Thu, 2020-03-12 10:15 - 11:45
Date: 
Thu, 2020-03-19 10:15 - 11:45
Date: 
Thu, 2020-03-26 10:15 - 11:45
Location: 
MPIM Seminar Room

Reading group on geometric group theory

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Organiser(s): 
Rachael Boyd, Shi Wang
Date: 
Thu, 2019-10-24 10:15 - 11:45
Date: 
Thu, 2019-10-31 10:15 - 11:45
Date: 
Thu, 2019-11-07 10:15 - 11:45
Date: 
Thu, 2019-11-14 10:15 - 11:45
Date: 
Thu, 2019-11-21 10:15 - 11:45
Date: 
Thu, 2019-11-28 10:15 - 11:45
Date: 
Thu, 2019-12-05 10:15 - 11:45
Date: 
Thu, 2019-12-12 10:15 - 11:45
Date: 
Thu, 2019-12-19 10:15 - 11:45
Date: 
Thu, 2019-12-26 10:15 - 11:45
Date: 
Thu, 2020-01-02 10:15 - 11:45
Date: 
Thu, 2020-01-09 10:15 - 11:45
Date: 
Thu, 2020-01-16 10:15 - 11:45
Date: 
Thu, 2020-01-23 10:15 - 11:45
Date: 
Thu, 2020-01-30 10:15 - 11:45
Date: 
Thu, 2020-02-06 10:15 - 11:45
Date: 
Thu, 2020-02-13 10:15 - 11:45
Date: 
Thu, 2020-02-20 10:15 - 11:45
Date: 
Thu, 2020-02-27 10:15 - 11:45
Date: 
Thu, 2020-03-05 10:15 - 11:45
Date: 
Thu, 2020-03-12 10:15 - 11:45
Date: 
Thu, 2020-03-19 10:15 - 11:45
Date: 
Thu, 2020-03-26 10:15 - 11:45
Location: 
MPIM Seminar Room

Reading group on geometric group theory

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Organiser(s): 
Rachael Boyd, Shi Wang
Date: 
Thu, 2019-10-24 10:15 - 11:45
Date: 
Thu, 2019-10-31 10:15 - 11:45
Date: 
Thu, 2019-11-07 10:15 - 11:45
Date: 
Thu, 2019-11-14 10:15 - 11:45
Date: 
Thu, 2019-11-21 10:15 - 11:45
Date: 
Thu, 2019-11-28 10:15 - 11:45
Date: 
Thu, 2019-12-05 10:15 - 11:45
Date: 
Thu, 2019-12-12 10:15 - 11:45
Date: 
Thu, 2019-12-19 10:15 - 11:45
Date: 
Thu, 2019-12-26 10:15 - 11:45
Date: 
Thu, 2020-01-02 10:15 - 11:45
Date: 
Thu, 2020-01-09 10:15 - 11:45
Date: 
Thu, 2020-01-16 10:15 - 11:45
Date: 
Thu, 2020-01-23 10:15 - 11:45
Date: 
Thu, 2020-01-30 10:15 - 11:45
Date: 
Thu, 2020-02-06 10:15 - 11:45
Date: 
Thu, 2020-02-13 10:15 - 11:45
Date: 
Thu, 2020-02-20 10:15 - 11:45
Date: 
Thu, 2020-02-27 10:15 - 11:45
Date: 
Thu, 2020-03-05 10:15 - 11:45
Date: 
Thu, 2020-03-12 10:15 - 11:45
Date: 
Thu, 2020-03-19 10:15 - 11:45
Date: 
Thu, 2020-03-26 10:15 - 11:45
Location: 
MPIM Seminar Room
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