Recent Events

Online Noriko Sakurai fellowship and Hillel Gauchman Prize(*) Jul 13, 12:30—14:00, 2021.
Some older events may be found on the pages of the Center for Advanced Studies.
Past Events

Online Special seminar: The Day after COVID19 Lockdown May 12, 15:10—16:00, 2020.
Speaker: Shai ShalevShwartz (CS HUJI)
Title: The Day after COVID19 Lockdown
Abstract: Given the latest statistics, we predict that with a proper differential social distancing placing different guidelines on the lowrisk group compared to the highrisk group one could maintain a working economy without quarantine and save a factor of 5 on mortality while not flooding the health system. The talk will highlight some of the computational tools used to reach these conclusions.
Based on joint work with Amnon Shashua
Here are some relevant articles:
https://medium.com/@amnon.shashua/thedayaftercovid19lockdownneedtofocusonthevulnerable42c0a360a27
https://medium.com/@amnon.shashua/thepathforeconomicrevival4d60d652b381
https://medium.com/amnonshashua/canwecontaincovid19withoutlockingdowntheeconomy2a134a71873f

Special Lecture Feb 27, 12:00—13:00, 2020.
Speaker: Yves de Cornulier (CNRS, University Lyon 1)
Place: Room 101, Math building (58)
Title: near actions
Abstract A near permutation of a set $X$ is a permutations “up to finite subset”. It can be formally defined as the germ at infinity of a homeomorphism of the onepoint compactification of $X$. A near action of a group is a homomorphism into the group of near permutations of a set. We notably study realizability of near actions, namely understanding obstructions to being induced by a genuine action. These concepts can be applied to the study of the class $(M)$ of maximal abelian subgroups of $S_\omega/fin$, where $S_\omega$ is the group of permutations of the countable set $\omega$ and $fin$ is its normal subgroup of finitely supported permutations. Uncountable groups in the class $(M)$ have been studied by Shelah and Steprans (2007). We characterize countable abelian groups that occur in the class $(M)$.

2020 המדרשה המתמטית השנייה בנגב(*) Feb 24, 10:00—Feb 26, 16:00, 2020, 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.

Derived Categories Feb 15—16, 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

The HUJIBGU Workshop in Arithmetic Jan 13, 10:30—16:15, 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.

Department picnic Oct 20, 11:00—16:00, 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).

School on Polish Groups(*) May 22—27, 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, 17:00—18:30, 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, 10:00—11:00, 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, 11:10—15:30, 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 7—18, 2015, BGU.

Ergodic Theorems and Applications in Probability(*) May 3—8, 2015, Eilat.

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

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

Workshop on Generalized Cohomology(*) Feb 8—12, 2015, Sde Boker.

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

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

30th European Workshop on Computational Geometry (EuroCG 2014)(*) Mar 3—5, 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 19—24, 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 28—May 3, 2013, Kibbutz Ein Gedi.

Mini conference in operator algebras(*) Apr 9—10, 2013, BGU.

Spring School on Group C*algebras(*) Mar 17—21, 2013, Sde Boker.

Workshop on C*algebras and Noncommutative Dynamics(*) Mar 11—14, 2013, Sde Boker.

Dynamics on parameter spaces 2013 Jan 27—Feb 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.