# Past Events

For each compact, orientable surface whose connected components have non-empty boundary, we define a dg category that categorifies the Temperley--Lieb skein of the surface. In the case when the surface is a disk, our categories are quasi-equivalent to the so-called "Bar-Natan category": the…

Abstract: In an effort to explain how anomalous dissipation of energy occurs in hydrodynamic turbulence, Onsager conjectured in 1949 that weak solutions to the incompressible Euler equations may fail to exhibit conservation of energy if their spatial regularity is below 1/3-Hölder. I will…

The binary perceptron problem asks us to find a sign vector in the intersection of independently chosen random halfspaces with a fixed intercept. The computational landscape of the binary perceptron is not yet well-understood. In some regimes there may be an information-computation gap, but…

Given an étale Z_p-local system of rank n on an algebraic variety X, continuous cohomology classes of the group GL_n(Z_p) give rise to classes in (absolute) étale cohomology of the variety. These characteristic classes can be thought of as p-adic analogs of Chern-Simons characteristic classes of…

The theories of KSBA stability and K-stability furnish compact moduli spaces of general type pairs and Fano pairs respectively. However, much less is known about the moduli theory of Calabi-Yau pairs. In this talk I will present an approach to constructing a moduli space of Calabi-Yau…

Fano varieties are one of the three building blocks of algebraic varieties.In this talk, we will discuss how to describe a *general* n-dimensional Fano variety.Although there is no consensus on how to answer to this question, we will explore some new invariants motivated by…

I'll discuss some recent work of Michael Christ which establishes smoothing for the integral of a four-fold product. In particular, I will outline some key ideas involving a reduction to the trilinear case using **spicy** Cauchy-Schwarz, a study of sublevel set estimates for a…

A major goal of additive combinatorics is to understand the structures of subsets A of an abelian group G which has a small doubling K = |A+A|/|A|. Freiman's celebrated theorem first provided a structural characterization of sets with small doubling over the integers, and subsequently Ruzsa in…