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Friday, April 15, 2016

4:00 pm in 345 Altgeld Hall,Friday, April 15, 2016

A foundational look at entropy and the second law of thermodynamics after Lieb and Yngvason

Mahmood Etedadialiabadi (UIUC)

Abstract: We will go over "A guide to entropy and the second law of thermodynamics" by Elliott H. Lieb and Jakob Yngvason, Notices of the AMS, 1998. This is the third talk on this topic.

4:00 pm in 241 Altgeld Hall,Friday, April 15, 2016

$SL(2,\mathbb{C})$ Character Variety and Left-orderability.

Xinghua Gao (UIUC Math)

Abstract: It is conjectured that for irreducible $\mathbb{Q}$ homolgy 3-sphere $Y$, $\widehat{HF}(Y)$ being non-minimal, $\pi_1(Y)$ being left-orderable and $Y$ admitting a co-orientable taut foliation are equivalent. In this talk, I will tell you what an $SL(2,\mathbb{C})$-character variety is and how it could possibly be applied to the study of this conjecture.