# Past Events

Unlike for pseudodifferential operators, showing even just L²-boundedness for a general Fourier Integral Operators is nontrivial. This is especially true if the corresponding canonical relation cannot be written as a graph over the cotangent bundle of the source manifold. We will have a look at…

- Beatrice Yormark Lecture

The moduli space M_g of genus g curves (or Riemann surfaces) is a central object of study in algebraic geometry. Its cohomology is important in many fields. For example, the cohomology of M_g is the same as the cohomology of the mapping class group, and is also related to spaces of modular forms…

The moduli space M_g of genus g curves (or Riemann surfaces) is a central object of study in algebraic geometry. Its cohomology is important in many fields. For example, the cohomology of M_g is the same as the cohomology of the mapping class group, and is also related to spaces of modular forms…

Consider the incidence graph between the points of the unit square and the set of δ x 1 tubes for some δ > 0. What is the size n = n(δ) of the largest induced matching in this graph? We use ideas from projection theory to study this problem and show a non-trivial upper bound on n(δ). As a…

I will continue discussing the virtual fundamental class on the moduli space of stable maps with special attention to our example: counting rational curves on quintic 3-folds.

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I will discuss joint work in progress with N. Arala, J. R. Getz, J. Hou, C.-H. Hsu, and H. Li, concerning a new, nonabelian circle method and its applications to counting problems of a classical flavor.

We report on recent and on-going work joint with Joerg Bruedern concerning problems involving the representation of integer sequences by sums of powers. Our new tool is an upper bound for moments of smooth Weyl sums restricted to wide major arcs. This permits progress to be made on Waring's…

Given a four-manifold with non-vanishing Seiberg-Witten invariants, the adjunction inequality provides a lower bound on the genus of any smoothly embedded surface representing a fixed homology class. Stabilization (that is, taking a connected sum with a product of two 2-spheres) always kills the…

Abstract: Compressible Euler solutions develop jump discontinuities known as shocks. However, physical shocks are not, strictly speaking, discontinuous. Rather, they exhibit an internal structure which, in certain regimes, can be represented by a smooth function, the shock profile. We…

While unimodal probability distributions are well understood in dimension 1, the same cannot be said in high dimension without imposing stronger conditions such as log-concavity. I will explain a new approach to proving confinement (e.g., variance upper bounds) for high-dimensional unimodal…