Upcoming Events

Derived Categories Feb 1516, 2020, Charles University in Prague.
A conference in celebration of the 60th Birthday of Amnon Yekutieli (Ben Gurion University) and the publication of his new book Derived Categories
Recent Events

The HUJIBGU Workshop in Arithmetic Jan 13, 10:3016:15, 2020.
10.30  11.00 Welcome
11.00  11:50 Francesco Saettone (BGU), Analytic continuation of Lfunctions of characters: Tate’s thesis.
12.05  12.55 Zev Rosengarten (HUJI), Lfunctions of characters and regulators: Beilinson’s conjecture.
14.15  15.05 Amnon Besser (BGU), The padic Beilinson conjectures for number fields.
15.20 16.00 Yotam Svoray (BGU), Polylogarithms and their geometry.
16.00 16.15 (bonus content): Ishai DanCohen (BGU) Regulators are polylogarithms.
All talks in room 101.

האריה המתמטי: יום עיון לקהל מתמטי רחב Oct 24, 09:3018:00, 2019, אוניברסיטת בןגוריון בנגב (קמפוס ע"ש משפחת מרקוס), בניין 26, אולם 5.
הנכם מוזמנים ליום עיון “האריה המתמטי” באוניברסיטת בןגוריון בנגב. יום העיון יכיל 6 הרצאות בנושאים שונים במתמטיקה, המיועדות לקהל מתמטי רחב. תכנית מפורטת של יום העיון, כולל תקצירי הרצאות ודרישות קדם לכל הרצאה, תופיע באתר האירוע. מחכים לכם!
המרצים:

דור אלימלך

גילי גולן

איליה טיומקין

אריאל ידין

מנחם קוג’מן

לירן רון


Department picnic Oct 20, 11:0016:00, 2019, Amphitheater, Ashkelon National Park.
You are cordially invited to a “beginningoftheyear” informal picnic/potluck for the math department.
We will meet in the Amphitheater in Ashkelon National Park on Sunday, October 20th, 2019, at 11:00, take a walk and have a picnic.A potluck is a party or a picnic where each guest brings some food to share with the others. It is recommended that every family with $N$ members brings a dish (choice of dish entirely up to you), which should be enough for at least $(N+4)$ people.
If you are interested in attending, please register here.
Here is some information about the park.
Remark: one needs to buy a ticket at the entrance to enter the park (the prices appear in the website above).
Some older events may be found on the pages of the Center for Advanced Studies.
Past Events

Award ceremony in honor of Noriko Sakurai, Hillel Gauchman and Yossi Friedman(*) May 21, 12:3016:15, 2019, Seminar room 101, Deichmann bldg. 58.

Geometry in the Spring: a miniconference on geometry(*) May 21, 11:0018:00, 2019, Seminar room 101, Deichmann bldg. 58.
Geometry in the Spring
Program:
11:0011:30 Gathering and light refreshements
11:3012:30 Ran Tessler (Weizmann Institute of Science), “The open arf invariant and stratifications of moduli spaces of surfaces with boundary”.
12:3014:00 Lunch
14:0016:15 Award ceremony in honor of Noriko Sakurai, Hillel Gauchman and Yossi Friedman.
 Honorary speaker: Sergey Fomin (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor), “Cluster Transformations”.
16:4017:40 Eugenii Shustin (Tel Aviv University), TBA
Organizers:
 Prof. Miriam Cohen (Ben Gurion University),
 Prof. Daniel Sternheimer (Rikkyo University, Institut de Mathematiques de Bourgogne),
 Dr. Inna EntovaAizenbud (Ben Gurion University).
The award ceremony will be held in the presence of Prof. Daniel Sternheimer and Ms. Julia Gauchman.

Mathematical Midrasha in the Negev(*) Feb 19, 09:00Feb 21, 17:00, 2019, שדה בוקר.
המדרשה היא כנס מתמטי המיועד לתלמידי מתמטיקה משנה ג’ והלאה, והיא תכלול ארבע סדרות של הרצאות על ידי חברי סגל מהמחלקה למתמטיקה באוניברסיטת בןגוריון בנגב. זוהי הזדמנות להכיר חוקרים פעילים במתמטיקה, לשמוע הרצאות על תחום מחקרם באווירה ידידותית, לשוחח עימם ולשאול שאלות על מחקר מתמטי.

Lie Superalgebra Day(*) Dec 25, 2018, room 101.
Official Website (containing the full program) and Poster

Complex and Symplectic geometry(*) May 8, 11:0016:00, 2018, Math 101, BGU.

Set Theory, Model Theory and Applications(*) Apr 2226, 2018, Eilat Campus of BenGurion University of the Negev (Israel).

Cohn’s theory of universal skew fields of fractions Feb 6, 11:30Feb 18, 11:30, 2018, Room 101.
Jurij Volcic (BGU) will give three lectures on the theory of universal skew fields of fractions due to P.M. Cohn, a beautiful and powerful tool of noncommutative algebra little known outside of a small circle of cognoscenti. Everybody is invited (the lectures should be accessible for graduate students).
Time and place:
Tuesday Feb. 6, Thursday Feb. 15, and Sunday Feb. 18 at 11:3013:00 in Room 101
Abstract:
As opposed to the commutative setting, localization in noncommutative rings is a much more intricate topic, accompanied with various subtle obstacles and at first sight counterintuitive phenomena. An exceptional contribution to this field has been made by Paul Moritz Cohn (19242006) with the introduction of universal skew fields of fractions in the 70’s, and his subsequent development of this theory. In the selfcontained course of three talks I will try to present some of Cohn’s core results with the view towards the universal skew field of fractions of a free algebra.
In the first lecture we will consider the general problem of embedding rings into skew fields, and early difficulties accompanying it. Following Cohn we will then introduce the category of epic skew fields and specializations assigned to a fixed ring. This will allow us to talk about universal skew fields of fractions and to draw parallels with the commutative theory.
In the second lecture we will explain the interplay between specializations, singular kernels, matrix ideals in matrix representation of fractions. Our aim will be to determine necessary and sufficient conditions for a ring to admit a (universal) skew field of fractions.
In the last lecture we will finally look at a concrete family of rings admitting universal skew fields of fractions: free ideal rings (firs), among which are free algebras, and their generalizations. We will trace down their distinguishing property that fulfills the sufficient condition from the previous lecture.

School on Polish Groups(*) May 2227, 2016, Midreshet SdeBoker.
The School will focus on Polish Groups. General theory, examples, representations of discrete groups with Polish targets, and applications to discrete groups, geometry and dynamics. The three main courses will be:
MiniCourses###
 General theory of Polish groups Jullien Melleray, Christian Rosendal and Todor Tsankov.
 Algebraic groups over Polish fields. Jean Lécureux and Bertrand Rémy.
 Infinite dimensional Lie groups and their symmetric spaces Bruno Duchesne.

ערב חשיפה לתארים מתקדמים Apr 12, 17:0018:30, 2016, חדר סמינרים (101), בניין 58.

Algebraic Combinatorics day(*) Mar 29, 2016, Room 101, Math building (58), BGU.
In honor of Prof. Mikhail Klin, on the occasion of his retirement

Special Seminar Jun 16, 10:0011:00, 2015, Room 101, BGU.
Speaker: Antoine Ducros (Paris 6)
Title: Stability of Gauss valuations
Abstract:
A valued field $(k,.)$ is said to be stable (this terminology has no link with modeltheoretic stability theory) if every finite extension $L$ of $k$ is defectless, i.e., satisfies the equality $\sum e_vf_v=[L:k]$, where $v$ goes through the set of extensions of $.$ to $L$, and where $e_v$ and $f_v$ are the ramification and inertia indexes of $v$. The purpose of my talk is to present a new proof (which is part of current joint reflexions with E. Hrushovski and F. Loeser) of the following classical fact (Grauert, Kuhlmann, Temkin,…) : let $(k,.)$ be a stable valued field, and let $(r_1,\dots,r_n)$ be elements of an ordered abelian group $G$ containing $k^*$. Let $.’$ be the $G$valued valuation on $k(T_1,\dots,T_n)$ that sends $\sum a_I T^I$ to $\max_I a_I\cdot r^I$. Then $(k(T_1,\dots,T_n),.’)$ is stable too.
Our general strategy is purely geometric, but the proof is based upon modeltheoretic tools coming from model theory (which I will first present; no knowledge of model theory will be assumed). In particular, it uses in a crucial way a geometric object defined in modeltheoretic terms that Hrushovski and Loeser attach to a given $k$variety $X$, which is called its stable completion; the only case we will have to consider is that of a curve, in which the stable completion has a very nice modeltheoretic property, namely the definability, which makes it very easy to work with.

Operator algebras and operator theory May 13, 11:1015:30, 2015, BGU.
Joint Operator Algebras and Operator Theory Seminar, bringing together people from BenGurion University, the Technion, Tel Aviv University and the University of Haifa

Award of the Noriko Sakurai Postdoctoral Fellowship(*) May 12, 2015, BGU.

Distinguished Lecture Series: Prof. Ilijas Farah, York University, Canada May 718, 2015, BGU.

Ergodic Theorems and Applications in Probability(*) May 38, 2015, Eilat.

Action NOW(*) Mar 24, 2015, BGU.

The Moshe Flato Lecture Series 2015 Mar 12, 2015, BGU.

Workshop on Generalized Cohomology(*) Feb 812, 2015, Sde Boker.

TRATC2014  Tropicalization, Realization, and AlgebraicTropical Correspondence(*) Sep 28Oct 3, 2014, Eilat.

Award of the Noriko Sakurai Postdoctoral Fellowship(*) May 20, 2014, BGU.

30th European Workshop on Computational Geometry (EuroCG 2014)(*) Mar 35, 2014, Ein Gedi.

Workshop on the Central Limit Theorem(*) Jul 2, 2013, BenGurion University, math. dept. building.

Interactions between Logic, Topological structures and Banach spaces theory(*) May 1924, 2013, Eilat.

Action Now Seminar: Mostow and Rigidity(*) May 7, 2013, BenGurion University Math dept. building.

Workshop on Algebraic, Analytic, and Tropical Geometry (AATG2013)(*) Apr 28May 3, 2013, Kibbutz Ein Gedi.

Mini conference in operator algebras(*) Apr 910, 2013, BGU.

Spring School on Group C*algebras(*) Mar 1721, 2013, Sde Boker.

Workshop on C*algebras and Noncommutative Dynamics(*) Mar 1114, 2013, Sde Boker.

Dynamics on parameter spaces 2013 Jan 27Feb 1, 2013, Sde Boker.

Award of the Noriko Sakurai Postdoctoral Fellowship for 2013(*) Dec 25, 2012, BGU.

The Moshe Flato Lecture Series 2011 Mar 10, 2011, BGU.

The Moshe Flato Lecture Series 2008 Nov 27, 2008, BGU.

The Moshe Flato Lecture Series 2007 Mar 20, 2007, BGU.

The Moshe Flato Lecture Series 2004 Nov 25, 2004, BGU.

The Moshe Flato Lecture Series 2002 Nov 28, 2002, BGU.