Activities This Week
Nov 16, 14:30—15:30, 2021, Math -101
Yaniv Ganor (Technion)
In various areas of mathematics there exist “big fiber theorems”, these are theorems of the following type: “For any map in a certain class, there exists a ‘big’ fiber”, where the class of maps and the notion of size changes from case to case.
We will discuss three examples of such theorems, coming from combinatorics, topology and symplectic topology from a unified viewpoint provided by Gromov’s notion of ideal-valued measures.
We adapt the latter notion to the realm of symplectic topology, using an enhancement of a certain cohomology theory on symplectic manifolds introduced by Varolgunes, allowing us to prove symplectic analogues for the first two theorems, yielding new symplectic rigidity results.
Necessary preliminaries will be explained. The talk is based on a joint work with Adi Dickstein, Leonid Polterovich and Frol Zapolsky.
Nov 17, 16:00—17:15, 2021, -101
BGU Probability and Ergodic Theory (PET) seminar
Nov 18, 11:10—12:00, 2021, Building 34, room 14
Anton Hase (Ben-Gurion University)
While there are earlier works on bounded cohomology, the topic was popularized by Gromov in 1982. In this introductory talk, we will give definitions of bounded cohomology of discrete groups with trivial coefficients. We will interpret bounded cohomology in low degrees in terms of quasimorphisms and central extensions. Then we will mention a few examples of how bounded cohomology has proved useful in applications, before concentrating on the classification of circle actions