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Thursday, April 25, 2019

11:00 am in 241 Altgeld Hall,Thursday, April 25, 2019

Local models for potentially crystalline deformation rings and the Breuil-Mézard conjecture

Stefano Morra (Paris 8)

Abstract: Available at https://faculty.math.illinois.edu/~pballen/stefano-morra-abstract.pdf

12:00 pm in 243 Altgeld Hall,Thursday, April 25, 2019

Mirzakhani's curve counting

Viveka Erlandsson (U Bristol)

Abstract: Mirzakhani proved two theorems about the asymptotic growth of the number of curves in a mapping class group orbit on a surface: one for simple curves and another for general curves. In this talk I will explain how to derive her second theorem from the one about simple curves. Time permitting, I will explain why similar methods can be used to also give a proof for the theorem about simple curves, hence giving a new (and very different) proof of both theorems.

2:00 pm in 243 Altgeld Hall,Thursday, April 25, 2019

Classification of irreversible and reversible operator algebras

Adam Dor-On (UIUC Math)

Abstract: C*-algebras have been studied quite extensively in the literature, especially in an attempt to classify them using K-theory. One canonical example is classification of Cuntz-Krieger algebras of a directed graph where K-theory was shown to coincide with Bowen-Franks groups of the subshift associated to the graph. On the other hand, non-self-adjoint operator algebras have been used to encode one-sided processes such as continuous maps on a compact space, stochastic matrices and graphs in their own right. In this talk we will survey results from both irreversible and reversible classification, and uncover a beautiful hierarchy of classification results for irreversible and reversible operator algebras.

2:00 pm in 347 Altgeld Hall,Thursday, April 25, 2019

Coupling and its applications

Peixue Wu (UIUC Math)

Abstract: I will define what is coupling. The beginning example is the transport problem, which leads to the concepts of optimal coupling and probability distance. We will also talk about applications of coupling to study ergodicity, gradient estimate and Harnack's inequality for Markov processes.

4:00 pm in 245 Altgeld Hall,Thursday, April 25, 2019

Spring Department Faculty Meeting

Abstract: The Spring Department Faculty Meeting will be held at 4 p.m. in 245 Altgeld Hall, followed by a reception in 239 Altgeld Hall.