GAPS
The Graduate Analysis and PDEs Seminar (GAPS) is intended to build community for graduate students in the different subfields of analysis and PDEs. The goal is to give accessible talks about your current research projects, papers you found interesting on the arXiv, or even just a theorem/result that you use and think is really cool!
We currently meet Wednesdays, 1:20pm-2:10pm, in Van Vleck 901. Cookies are provided. If you have any questions, please email the organizers: Summer Al Hamdani (alhamdani (at) wisc.edu) and Allison Byars (abyars (at) wisc.edu).
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Fall 2024 Schedule
Date | Speaker | Title | Comments |
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September 4 | Summer & Allison | Planning / Social! | |
September 11 | Jake Fiedler | Projection theorems in geometric measure theory | A continuation of this talk, "Universal sets for projections," will happen on September 13th in the Graduate Analysis Seminar (Fridays @ 1:20pm-2:10pm in VV B235). |
September 18 | Sam Craig | Structural properties of sticky Kakeya sets | A continuation of this talk will happen on September 20th in the Graduate Analysis Seminar. |
September 25 | Kaiyi Huang | A fast algorithm to solve the discrete integrable NLS | |
October 2 | Kaiwen Jin | $L^2$ Schrödinger maximal function estimate via fractal extension estimate | A continuation of this talk (title TBA) will happen on October 4th in the Graduate Analysis Seminar. |
October 9 | Chiara Paulsen | TBA | |
October 16 | Summer Al Hamdani | TBA | |
October 23 | Amelia Stokolosa & Allison Byars | TBA | |
October 30 | Multiple | Elevator Pitches | |
November 6 | Amelia Stokolosa | TBA | |
November 13 | |||
November 20 | Adrian Calderon | TBA | |
November 27 | CANCELLED | CANCELLED | Day before Thanksgiving! |
December 4 | Gustavo Flores | TBA | |
December 11 | Dimas de Albuquerque | TBA |
September 11. Jake Fiedler, Projection theorems in geometric measure theory.
Abstract: Geometric measure theory (GMT) investigates how certain geometric properties of sets or operations on sets affect their size. Orthogonal projections are one such operation, and have been closely studied in this context for many years. Marstrand's projection theorem is the most prominent result of this type and states that for any (reasonable) set, the projections of that set in almost every direction have maximal Hausdorff dimension. We will introduce some of the main ideas of GMT, discuss Marstrand's projection theorem and other projection results, and begin to explore some new tools that have enabled recent progress in this area. This is the first of two talks.
The second talk will happen on September 13th, at 1:20pm-2:10pm in VV B235 during the Graduate Analysis Seminar:
Title: Universal sets for projections
Abstract: In this talk, we will consider certain variants of Marstrand's projection theorem that hold for classes of sets in the plane. In particular, we will examine the class of sets with optimal oracles, the class of weakly regular sets, and the class of Ahlfors-David regular sets. This is the second of two talks and is based on joint work with Don Stull.
September 18. Sam Craig, Structural properties of sticky Kakeya sets.
Abstract: We heard last week about the Kakeya set conjecture, that a set in $\mathbb{R}^n$ with a line segment in every direction has Hausdorff dimension $n$. A 2022 paper by Hong Wang and Josh Zahl proves this in $\mathbb{R}^3$ for sticky Kakeya sets, which have an additional structural property called stickiness. I will outline how sticky Kakeya sets with near-minimal dimension must have additional structural properties Wang and Zahl call local and global grains and how these properties, along with previously known sum-product estimates, lead to a contradiction. This talk will be followed by a talk on Friday giving more details on how Wang and Zahl prove the existence of local and global grains.
September 25. Kaiyi Huang, A fast algorithm to solve the discrete integrable NLS.
Abstract: We study the discrete integrable nonlinear Schrödinger equation (aka. Ablowitz—Ladik equation) on the integer lattice with l^2 initial data. Thanks to the stability results of Schur’s algorithm and nonlinear Fourier transform properties, there is a fast algorithm to solve the equation of high accuracy.
October 2. Kaiwen Jin, L^2 Schrödinger maximal function estimate via fractal extension estimate.
Abstract: I plan to present the paper Sharp $L^2$ estimate of Schrödinger maximal function in higher dimensions by Xiumin Du and Ruixiang Zhang (2019) in two consecutive talks. In the GAPS seminar, the main focus will be how we can deduce the Schrödinger maximal function estimate, which in turn will imply pointwise convergence of the free Schrödinger equation, from the fractal extension estimate using a localization argument, parabolic rescaling, and locally constant property. If time permits, I will also give a proof sketch of the main theorem in the paper about fractal extension estimate. In the second talk on Friday, I will give a more detailed sketch of the proof of the fractal extension estimate.
October 9. Chiara Paulsen, Norm convergence of ergodic averages.
Abstract: We will look at the norm convergence of ergodic averages of the form $\frac{1}{N}\sum_{n=0}^{N-1}T^nf_1T^{2n}f_2...T^{kn}f_k$ where $T$ is the dynamic of an ergodic system and $f_1,...,f_k\in L^\infty$ using the method of characteristic factors..
October 16. Summer Al Hamdani, TBA.
Abstract: TBA.
October 23. Amelia Stokolosa & Allison Byars, TBA.
Abstract: TBA.
October 30. Multiple, Elevator Pitches.
Abstract: TBA.
November 6. Amelia Stokolosa, TBA.
Abstract: TBA.
November 13. TBA, TBA.
Abstract: TBA.
November 20. Adrian Calderon, TBA.
Abstract: TBA.
December 4. Gustavo Flores, TBA.
Abstract: TBA.
December 11. Dimas de Albuquerque, TBA.
Abstract: TBA.
Previous Semesters
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