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Events for 09/13/2019 from all calendars

Mathematical Physics and Harmonic Analysis Seminar

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Time: 1:50PM - 2:50PM

Location: BLOC 628

Speaker: Selim Sukhtaiev, Rice University

Title: Hadamard-type formulas and resolvent expansions

Abstract: In this talk I will discuss an Hadamard-type variation formula for eigenvalue curves of one-parameter families of self-adjoint operators. The main application will be given to computation of the spectral flow of differential operators in terms of the signature of the Maslov form. This is joint work (in progress) with Y. Latushkin.

Student/Postdoc Working Geometry Seminar

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Time: 2:00PM - 3:00PM

Location: BLOC 624

Speaker: C.J. Bott, TAMU

Title: The cactus variety of the Veronese after the Buczynski family

Abstract: discussion of

Algebra and Combinatorics Seminar

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Time: 3:00PM - 3:50PM

Location: BLOC 628

Speaker: Alexander Ruys de Perez, Texas A&M University

Title: Max Intersection Complete Codes and the Factor Complex

Abstract: A place cell is a neuron corresponding to a subset of Euclidean space known as a place field, that will fire if and only if the individual to which the neuron belongs is within that place field. The firing patterns of a collection of n place fields can be represented by a neural code C on n neurons, which is a subset of 2n . Determining whether C is convex, meaning that there is an arrangement of convex place fields for which C is the code, remains an open problem. A sufficient condition for convexity is being max intersection complete: any intersection of maximal codewords is also a codeword. Currently, the only way to determine this property is to evaluate all such intersections. We present a new method to determine max intersection completeness by introducing a simplicial complex for a code C called the factor complex ∆O(C) of C. We show how to construct ∆O(C) using Stanley-Reisner theory, describe how ∆O(C) encodes information about C, and give an algorithm to check whether C is max intersection complete using the factor complex of a closely related code.

Noncommutative Geometry Seminar

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Time: 4:00PM - 5:00PM

Location: BLOC 220

Speaker: Caterina Consani, Johns Hopkins University

Title: [Colloquium] Under and above Spec(Z)

Abstract: The talk will describe some recent geometric constructions related to the algebraic spectrum of the integers and the adele class space of the rationals which are part of a joint work with A. Connes.