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Canonical heights and vector heights in families


April 9, 2021      10:00 am
Speaker: Alex Carney - University of Rochester

Canonical heights are a standard tool of arithmetic dynamics over global fields. When studying families of dynamical systems, or systems over larger fields, however, there are significant geometric obstacles to...
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CMSA Math Science Literature Lecture Series


April 8, 2021      9:00 am
Speaker: Peter Shor - MIT

TITLE: Quantum error correcting codes and fault tolerance ABSTRACT: We will go over the fundamentals of quantum error correction and fault tolerance and survey some of the recent developments in the...
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Outward-facing mathematics


April 7, 2021      4:30 pm
Speaker: Jordan Ellenberg - Wisconsin

I will talk, pretty casually, about random walks, which I first learned about as part of my Harvard undergrad thesis in finite group theory, and which turn out to be...
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The motivic Satake equivalence


April 7, 2021      3:00 pm
Speaker: Timo Richarz - TU Darmstadt

The geometric Satake equivalence due to Lusztig, Drinfeld, Ginzburg, Mirković and Vilonen is an indispensable tool in the Langlands program. Versions of this equivalence are known for different cohomology theories such as...
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CMSA Math Science Literature Lecture Series


April 6, 2021      9:00 am
Speaker: Edward Witten - IAS

TITLE: Isadore Singer’s Work on Analytic Torsion ABSTRACT: I will review two famous papers of Ray and Singer on analytic torsion written approximately half a century ago. Then I will sketch the...
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