Seminars and Colloquia by Series

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 14:05 , Location: Skiles 005 , Akram Aldroubi , Vanderbilt University , Organizer: Shahaf Nitzan
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 14:05 , Location: Skiles 005 , Mishko Mitkovskii , Clemson University , Organizer: Shahaf Nitzan
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 14:05 , Location: Skiles 005 , Eyvi Palsson , Virginia Tech , Organizer: Shahaf Nitzan
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 14:05 , Location: Skiles 005 , Galyna Livshyts , Georgia Tech , Organizer: Shahaf Nitzan
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 02:05 , Location: Skiles 005 , Shahaf Nitzan , Georgia Tech , Organizer: Shahaf Nitzan
A Gaussian stationary sequence is a random function f: Z --> R, for which any vector (f(x_1), ..., f(x_n)) has a centered multi-normal distribution and whose distribution is invariant to shifts. Persistence is the event of such a random function to remain positive on a long interval [0,N].  Estimating the probability of this event has important implications in engineering , physics, and probability. However, though active efforts to understand persistence were made in the last 50 years, until recently, only specific examples and very general bounds were obtained. In the last few years, a new point of view simplifies the study of persistence, namely - relating it to the spectral measure of the process. In this talk we will use this point of view to study the persistence in cases where the spectral measure is 'small' or 'big' near zero. This talk is based on Joint work with Naomi Feldheim and Ohad Feldheim.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 14:05 , Location: Skiles 005 , Liran Rotem , University of Minnesota , lrotem@umn.edu , Organizer: Galyna Livshyts
In this talk we will discuss several ways to construct new convex bodies out of old ones. We will start by defining various methods of "averaging" convex bodies, both old and new. We will explain the relationships between the various definitions and their connections to basic conjectures in convex geometry. We will then discuss the power operation, and explain for example why every convex body has a square root, but not every convex body has a square. If time permits, we will briefly discuss more complicated constructions such as logarithms. The talk is based on joint work with Vitali Milman.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 14:05 , Location: Skiles 005 , Dario Mena , Georgia Tech , Organizer: Shahaf Nitzan
 We impose standard $T1$-type assumptions on a Calderón-Zygmund operator $T$, and deduce that for bounded compactly supported functions $f,g$ there is a sparse bilinear form $\Lambda$ so that $$   |\langle T f, g \rangle | \lesssim \Lambda (f,g). $$ The proof is short and elementary. The sparse bound quickly implies all the standard mapping properties of a Calderón-Zygmund on a (weighted) $L^p$ space.  
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 14:05 , Location: Skiles 006 , Artem Zvavitch , Kent State University , zvavitch@math.kent.edu , Organizer: Galyna Livshyts
For a compact subset $A$ of $R^n$ , let $A(k)$ be the Minkowski sum of $k$ copies of $A$, scaled by $1/k$. It is well known that $A(k)$ approaches the convex hull of $A$ in Hausdorff distance as $k$ goes to infinity. A few years ago, Bobkov, Madiman and Wang conjectured that the volume of $A(k)$ is non-decreasing in $k$, or in other words, that when the volume deficit between the convex hull of $A$ and $A(k)$ goes to $0$, it actually does so monotonically. While this conjecture holds true in dimension $1$, we show that it fails in dimension $12$ or greater. Then we consider whether one can have monotonicity of convergence of $A(k)$ when its non-convexity is measured in alternate ways. Our main positive result is that Schneider’s index of non-convexity of $A(k)$ converges monotonically to $0$ as $k$ increases; even the convergence does not seem to have been known before.  We also obtain some results for the Hausdorff distance to the convex hull, along the way clarifying various properties of these notions of non-convexity that may be of independent interest.Joint work with Mokshay Madiman, Matthieu Fradelizi and Arnaud Marsiglietti.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 14:05 , Location: Skiles 005 , Itay Londner , Tel-Aviv University , Organizer: Shahaf Nitzan
Given a set S of positive measure on the unit circle, a set of integers K is an interpolation set (IS) for S if for any data {c(k)} in l^2(K) there exists a function f in L^2(S) such that its Fourier coefficients satisfy f^(k)=c(k) for all k in K.  In the talk I will discuss the relationship between the concept of IS and the existence of arbitrarily long arithmetic progressions with specified lengths and step sizes in K. Multidimensional analogues of this subject will also be considered.This talk is based on joint work with Alexander Olevskii.
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 14:05 , Location: Skiles 005 , Jeff Geronimo , Georgia Tech , Organizer: Shahaf Nitzan
The theory of two variable orthogonal polynomials is not very well developed. I will discuss some recent results on two variable orthogonal polynomials on the bicircle and time permitting on the square associate with orthogonality measures that are one over a trigonometric polynomial. Such measures have come to be called Bernstein-Szego measures. This is joint work with Plamen Iliev and Greg Knese.

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