Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 Analysis Seminars

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The 2021-2022 Analysis Seminar will be organized by David Beltran and Andreas Seeger. Some of the talks will be in person (room Van Vleck B139) and some will be online. The regular time for the Seminar will be Tuesdays at 4:00 p.m. (in some cases we will schedule the seminar at different times, to accommodate speakers).

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If you'd like to suggest speakers for the fall semester please contact David and Andreas.

Analysis Seminar Schedule

date speaker institution title host(s)
September 21, VV B139 Dóminique Kemp UW-Madison Decoupling by way of approximation
September 28, VV B139 Jack Burkart UW-Madison Transcendental Julia Sets with Fractional Packing Dimension
October 5, Online Giuseppe Negro University of Birmingham Stability of sharp Fourier restriction to spheres
October 12, VV B139 Rajula Srivastava UW Madison Lebesgue space estimates for Spherical Maximal Functions on Heisenberg groups
October 19, Online Itamar Oliveira Cornell University A new approach to the Fourier extension problem for the paraboloid
October 26, VV B139 Changkeun Oh UW Madison Decoupling inequalities for quadratic forms and beyond
October 29, TBA Alexandru Ionescu (Colloquium) Princeton University Title
November 2, VV B139 Liding Yao UW Madison Title
November 9, VV B139 Lingxiao Zhang UW Madison Title
November 12, TBA Kasso Okoudjou (Colloquium) Tufts University Title
November 16, VV B139 Rahul Parhi UW Madison (EE) Title
November 30, VV B139 Alexei Poltoratski UW Madison Title
December 7 Person Institution Title
December 14 reserved Institution Title
Date Person Institution Title


Dóminique Kemp

Decoupling by way of approximation

Since Bourgain and Demeter's seminal 2017 decoupling result for nondegenerate hypersurfaces, several attempts have been made to extend the theory to degenerate hypersurfaces $M$. In this talk, we will discuss using surfaces derived from the local Taylor expansions of $M$ in order to obtain "approximate" decoupling results. By themselves, these approximate decouplings do not avail much. However, upon considerate iteration, for a specifically chosen $M$, they culminate in a decoupling partition of $M$ into caps small enough either as originally desired or otherwise genuinely nondegenerate at the local scale. A key feature that will be discussed is the notion of approximating a non-convex hypersurface $M$ by convex hypersurfaces at various scales. In this manner, contrary to initial intuition, non-trivial $\ell^2$ decoupling results will be obtained for $M$.

Jack Burkart

Transcendental Julia Sets with Fractional Packing Dimension

If f is an entire function, the Julia set of f is the set of all points such that f and its iterates locally do not form a normal family; nearby points have very different orbits under iteration by f. A topic of interest in complex dynamics is studying the fractal geometry of the Julia set.

In this talk, we will discuss my thesis result where I construct non-polynomial (transcendental) entire functions whose Julia set has packing dimension strictly between (1,2). We will introduce various notions of dimension and basic objects in complex dynamics, and discuss a history of dimension results in complex dynamics. We will discuss some key aspects of the proof, which include a use of Whitney decompositions of domains as a tool to calculate the packing dimension, and some open questions I am thinking about.

Giuseppe Negro

Stability of sharp Fourier restriction to spheres

In dimension $d\in\{3, 4, 5, 6, 7\}$, we establish that the constant functions maximize the weighted $L^2(S^{d-1}) - L^4(R^d)$ Fourier extension estimate on the sphere, provided that the weight function is sufficiently regular and small, in a proper and effective sense which we will make precise. One of the main tools is an integration by parts identity, which generalizes the so-called "magic identity" of Foschi for the unweighted inequality with $d=3$, which is exactly the classical Stein-Tomas estimate.

Joint work with E.Carneiro and D.Oliveira e Silva.

Rajula Srivastava

Lebesgue space estimates for Spherical Maximal Functions on Heisenberg groups

We discuss $L^p\to L^q$ estimates for local maximal operators associated with dilates of codimension two spheres in Heisenberg groups, sharp up to endpoints. The proof shall be reduced to estimates for standard oscillatory integrals of Carleson-Sj\"olin-H\"ormander type, relying on the maximal possible number of nonvanishing curvatures for a cone in the fibers of the associated canonical relation. We shall also discuss a new counterexample which shows the sharpness of one of the edges in the region of boundedness. Based on joint work with Joris Roos and Andreas Seeger.

Itamar Oliveira

A new approach to the Fourier extension problem for the paraboloid

An equivalent formulation of the Fourier Extension (F.E.) conjecture for a compact piece of the paraboloid states that the F.E. operator maps $ L^{2+\frac{2}{d}}([0,1]^{d}) $ to $L^{2+\frac{2}{d}+\varepsilon}(\mathbb{R}^{d+1}) $ for every $\varepsilon>0 $. It has been fully solved only for $ d=1 $ and there are many partial results in higher dimensions regarding the range of $ (p,q) $ for which $L^{p}([0,1]^{d}) $ is mapped to $ L^{q}(\mathbb{R}^{d+1}) $. One can reduce matters to proving that a model operator satisfies the same mapping properties, and we will show that the conjecture holds in higher dimensions for tensor functions, meaning for all $ g $ of the form $ g(x_{1},\ldots,x_{d})=g_{1}(x_{1})\cdot\ldots\cdot g_{d}(x_{d}) $. We will present this theorem as a proof of concept of a more general framework and set of techniques that can also address multilinear versions of this problem and get similar results. This is joint work with Camil Muscalu.




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