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Geometry Colloquium

10:30-12:00   Room #128 (Graduate School of Math. Sci. Bldg.)
Hiroaki Ishida (Osaka City University Advanced Mathematical Institute)
Maximal torus actions on complex manifolds (JAPANESE)
[ Abstract ]
We say that an effective action of a compact torus $T$ on a connected manifold $M$ is maximal if there is an orbit of dimension $2\\dim T-\\dim M$. In this talk, we give a one-to-one correspondence between the family of connected closed complex manifolds with maximal torus actions and the family of certain combinatorial objects, which is a generalization of the correspondence between complete nonsingular toric varieties and nonsingular complete fans. As an application, we construct a lot of concrete examples of non-K\\"{a}hler manifolds with maximal torus actions.

Classical Analysis

16:00-17:30   Room #270 (Graduate School of Math. Sci. Bldg.)
Andrei Kapaev (SISSA, Trieste, Italy)
On the Riemann-Hilbert approach to the Malgrange divisor: $P_I^2$ case (ENGLISH)
[ Abstract ]
Equation $P_I^2$ is the second member in the hierarchy of ODEs associated with the classical Painlev\\’e first equation $P_I$ and can be solved via the Riemann-Hilbert (RH) problem approach. It is known also that solutions of equation $P_I^2$ as the functions of $x$ depending on the parameter $t$ can be used to construct a 4-parameter family of isomonodromic solutions to the KdV equation. Given the monodromy data, the set of points $(x,t)$, where the above mentioned RH problem is not solvable, is called the Malgrange divisor. The function $x=a(t)$, which parametrizes locally the Malgrange divisor, satisfies a nonlinear ODE which admits a Lax pair representation and can be also studied using an RH problem. We discuss the relations between these two kinds of the RH problems and the properties of their $t$-large genus 1 asymptotic solutions.

2012/12/04

Numerical Analysis Seminar

16:30-18:00   Room #002 (Graduate School of Math. Sci. Bldg.)
Hiroshi Kanayama (Kyushu University)
Tsunami simulation of Hakata Bay using the viscous shallow-water equations (JAPANESE)
[ Abstract ]
The tsunami caused by the great East Japan earthquake gave serious damage in the coastal areas of the Tohoku district. Numerical simulation is used for damage prediction as disaster measures to these tsunami hazards. Generally in the numerical simulation about the tsunami propagation to the coast from an open sea, shallow-water equations are used. This research focuses on viscous shallow-water equations and attempts to generate a computational method using finite element techniques based on the previous investigations of Kanayama and Ohtsuka (1978). First, the viscous shallow-water equation system is derived from the Navier-Stokes equations, based on the assumption of hydrostatic pressure in the direction of gravity. Next the numerical scheme is shown. Then, tsunami simulations of Hakata Bay and Tohoku-Oki are shown using the approach. Finally, a stability condition in L2 sense for the numerical scheme of a linearized viscous shallow-water problem is introduced from Kanayama and Ushijima (1988-1989) and its actual effectiveness is discussed from the view point of practical computation. This presentation will be done in Japanese.
[ Reference URL ]
http://www.infsup.jp/utnas/

Tuesday Seminar on Topology

16:30-18:00   Room #056 (Graduate School of Math. Sci. Bldg.)
Yoshitake Hashimoto (Tokyo City University)
Conformal field theory for C2-cofinite vertex algebras (JAPANESE)
[ Abstract ]
This is a jount work with Akihiro Tsuchiya (Kavli IPMU).
We consider sheaves of covacua and conformal blocks over parameter spaces of n-pointed Riemann surfaces
for a vertex algebra of which the category of modules is not necessarily semi-simple.
We assume the C2-cofiniteness condition for vertex algebras.
We define "tensor product" of two modules over a C2-cofinite vertex algebra.

Tuesday Seminar of Analysis

16:30-18:30   Room #128 (Graduate School of Math. Sci. Bldg.)
Alexander Vasiliev (Department of Mathematics, University of Bergen, Norway) 16:30-17:30
Evolution of smooth shapes and the KP hierarchy (ENGLISH)
[ Abstract ]
We consider a homotopic evolution in the space of smooth
shapes starting from the unit circle. Based on the Loewner-Kufarev
equation we give a Hamiltonian formulation of this evolution and
provide conservation laws. The symmetries of the evolution are given
by the Virasoro algebra. The 'positive' Virasoro generators span the
holomorphic part of the complexified vector bundle over the space of
conformal embeddings of the unit disk into the complex plane and
smooth on the boundary. In the covariant formulation they are
conserved along the Hamiltonian flow. The 'negative' Virasoro
generators can be recovered by an iterative method making use of the
canonical Poisson structure. We study an embedding of the
Loewner-Kufarev trajectories into the Segal-Wilson Grassmannian,
construct the tau-function, the Baker-Akhiezer function, and finally,
give a class of solutions to the KP hierarchy, which are invariant on
Loewner-Kufarev trajectories.
Irina Markina (Department of Mathematics, University of Bergen, Norway) 17:30-18:30
Group of diffeomorphisms of the unit circle and sub-Riemannian geometry (ENGLISH)
[ Abstract ]
We consider the group of sense-preserving diffeomorphisms of the unit
circle and its central extension - the Virasoro-Bott group as
sub-Riemannian manifolds. Shortly, a sub-Riemannian manifold is a
smooth manifold M with a given sub-bundle D of the tangent bundle, and
with a metric defined on the sub-bundle D. The different sub-bundles
on considered groups are related to some spaces of normalized
univalent functions. We present formulas for geodesics for different
choices of metrics. The geodesic equations are generalizations of
Camassa-Holm, Huter-Saxton, KdV, and other known non-linear PDEs. We
show that any two points in these groups can be connected by a curve
tangent to the chosen sub-bundle. We also discuss the similarities and
peculiarities of the structure of sub-Riemannian geodesics on infinite
and finite dimensional manifolds.

2012/12/03

Seminar on Geometric Complex Analysis

10:30-12:00   Room #126 (Graduate School of Math. Sci. Bldg.)
Yu Kawakami (Yamaguchi University)
On the geometric meaning of the maximal number
of exceptional values of Gauss maps for immersed surfaces in space forms
(JAPANESE)

2012/12/01

Infinite Analysis Seminar Tokyo

13:30-15:00   Room #117 (Graduate School of Math. Sci. Bldg.)
Alexey Silantyev (Univ. Tokyo)
Manin matrices and quantum integrable systems (ENGLISH)
[ Abstract ]
Manin matrices (known also as right quantum matrices) is a class of
matrices with non-commutative entries. The natural generalization of the
usual determinant for these matrices is so-called column determinant.
Manin matrices, their determinants and minors have the most part of the
properties possessed by the usual number matrices. Manin matrices arise
from the RLL-relations and help to find quantum analogues of Poisson
commuting traces of powers of Lax operators and to establish relations
between different types of quantum commuting families. The RLL-relations
also give us q-analogues of Manin matrices in the case of trigonometric
R-matrix (which define commutation relations for the quantum affine
algebra).

2012/11/30

Colloquium

16:30-17:30   Room #123 (Graduate School of Math. Sci. Bldg.)
Siegfried BOECHERER (University of Tokyo)
What do Siegel Eisenstein series know about all modular forms? (ENGLISH)
[ Abstract ]
Eisenstein series came up in C.L.Siegel's famous work on quadratic forms. The main properties of such Eisensetin series such as analytic continuation and explict form of Fourier expansion are well understood. Nowadays, we use Eisenstein series of higher rank symplectic groups and their restrictions to study properties of all modular forms. I will try to survey the use of “pullbacks of Eisenstein series”: Basis problem, L-functions, p-adic properties, rationality and integrality questions.

Mathematical Biology Seminar

14:30-15:30   Room #056 (Graduate School of Math. Sci. Bldg.)
Michael Tildesley ( Infectious Disease Epidemiology (Modelling) at the University of Warwick)
Targeting control in the presence of uncertainty (ENGLISH)
[ Abstract ]
The availability of epidemiological data in the early stages of an outbreak of an infectious disease is vital to enable modellers to make accurate predictions regarding the likely spread of disease and preferred intervention strategies. However, in some countries, epidemic data are not available whilst necessary demographic data are only available at an aggregate scale. Here we investigate the ability of models of livestock infectious diseases to predict epidemic spread and optimal control policies in the event of uncertainty. We focus on investigating predictions in the presence of uncertainty regarding contact networks, demographic data and epidemiological parameters. Our results indicate that mathematical models could be utilized in regions where individual farm-level data are not available, to allow predictive analyses to be carried out regarding the likely spread of disease. This method can also be used for contingency planning in collaboration with policy makers to determine preferred control strategies in the event of a future outbreak of infectious disease in livestock.

Seminar on Probability and Statistics

14:50-16:00   Room #006 (Graduate School of Math. Sci. Bldg.)
YATA, Kazuyoshi (Institute of Mathematics, University of Tsukuba)
Effective PCA for high-dimensional, non-Gaussian data under power spiked model (JAPANESE)
[ Abstract ]
In this talk, we introduce a general spiked model called the power spiked model in high-dimensional settings. We first consider asymptotic properties of the conventional estimator of eigenvalues under the power spiked model. We give several conditions on the dimension $p$, the sample size $n$ and the high-dimensional noise structure in order to hold several consistency properties of the estimator. We show that the estimator is affected by the noise structure, directly, so that the estimator becomes inconsistent for such cases. In order to overcome such difficulties in a high-dimensional situation, we develop new PCAs called the noise-reduction methodology and the cross-data-matrix methodology under the power spiked model. This is a joint work with Prof. Aoshima (University of Tsukuba).
[ Reference URL ]
http://www.sigmath.es.osaka-u.ac.jp/~kamatani/statseminar/2012/11.html

2012/11/29

Lie Groups and Representation Theory

16:30-17:30   Room #122 (Graduate School of Math. Sci. Bldg.)
Masaki Watanabe (the University of Tokyo)
On a relation between certain character values of symmetric groups (JAPANESE)
[ Abstract ]
We present a relation of new kind between character values of
symmetric groups which explains a curious phenomenon in character
tables of symmetric groups. Similar relations for characters of
Brauer and walled Brauer algebras and projective characters of
symmetric groups are also presented.

GCOE lecture series

10:00-12:10   Room #123 (Graduate School of Math. Sci. Bldg.)
Haim Brezis (Rutgers University / Technion)
Sobolev maps with values into the circle (ENGLISH)
[ Abstract ]
Sobolev functions with values into R are very well understood and play an immense role in many branches of Mathematics. By contrast, the theory of Sobolev maps with values into the unit circle is still under construction. Such maps occur e.g. in the asymptotic analysis of the Ginzburg-Landau model. The reason one is interested in Sobolev maps, rather than smooth maps is to allow singularities such as x/|x| in 2D or line singularities 3D which appear in physical problems. Our focus in these lectures is not the Ginzburg-Landau equation per se, but rather the intrinsic study of the function space W^{1,p} of maps from a smooth domain in R^N taking their values into the unit circle. Such classes of maps have an amazingly rich structure. Geometrical and Topological effects are already noticeable in this simple framework, since S^1 has nontrivial topology. Moreover the fact that the target space is the circle (as opposed to higher-dimensional manifolds) offers the option to introduce a lifting. We'll see that "optimal liftings" are in one-to-one correspondence with minimal connections (resp. minimal surfaces) spanned by the topological singularities of u.
I will also discuss the question of uniqueness of lifting . A key ingredient in some of the proofs is a formula (due to myself, Bourgain and Mironescu) which provides an original way of approximating Sobolev norms (or the total variation) by nonlocal functionals. Nonconvex versions of these functionals raise very challenging questions recently tackled together with H.-M. Nguyen. Comparable functionals also occur in Image Processing and suggest exciting interactions with this field.

2012/11/28

Geometry Colloquium

10:30-12:00   Room #128 (Graduate School of Math. Sci. Bldg.)
Shouhei Honda (Kyushu University)
Ricci curvature and angles (JAPANESE)
[ Abstract ]
Let X be the Gromov-Hausdorff limit space of a sequence of Riemannian manifolds with a lower Ricci curvature bound. In this talk we will give the definition of angles between geodesics on X. We apply this to prove there is a weakly twice differentiable structure on X and prove there is a unique Levi-Civita connection allowing us to define the Hessian of a twice differentiable function.

Operator Algebra Seminars

16:30-18:00   Room #118 (Graduate School of Math. Sci. Bldg.)
Norio Nawata (Chiba University)
Fundamental group of simple $C^*$-algebras with unique trace (JAPANESE)

Lectures

10:45-11:45   Room #002 (Graduate School of Math. Sci. Bldg.)
Pascal Chossat (CNRS / University of Nice)
Pattern formation in the hyperbolic plane (ENGLISH)
[ Abstract ]
Initially motivated by a model for the visual perception of textures by the cortex, the problem of pattern formation in the hyperbolic plane, or equivalently the Poincaré disc D, shows some similar but mostly quite different features from the same problem posed on the Euclidean plane. The hyperbolic structure induces a large variety of possible periodic patterns and even the bifurcation of "hyperbolic" traveling waves. We call these patterns "H-planforms". I shall show how H-planforms are determined by the means of equivariant bifurcation theory and Helgason-Fourier analysis in D. However the question of their observability is still open. The talk will be illustrated with pictures of H-planforms that have been computed using non trivial algorithms based on harmonic analysis in D.

GCOE lecture series

13:30-14:30   Room #123 (Graduate School of Math. Sci. Bldg.)
Haim Brezis (Rutgers University / Technion)
How Poincare became my hero (ENGLISH)
[ Abstract ]
I recently discovered little-known texts of Poincare which include fundamental results on PDEs together with prophetic insights into their future impact on various branches of modern mathematics.

GCOE lecture series

14:50-17:30   Room #123 (Graduate School of Math. Sci. Bldg.)
Haim Brezis (Rutgers University / Technion)
Can you hear the degree of a map from the circle into itself? An intriguing story which is not yet finished (ENGLISH)
[ Abstract ]
A few years ago - following a suggestion by I. M. Gelfand - I discovered an intriguing connection between the topological degree of a map from the circle into itself and its Fourier coefficients. This relation is easily justified when the map is smooth. However, the situation turns out to be much more delicate if one assumes only continuity, or even Holder continuity. I will present recent developments and open problems. The initial motivation for this direction of research came from the analysis of the Ginzburg-Landau model.

2012/11/27

Tuesday Seminar on Topology

16:30-18:00   Room #056 (Graduate School of Math. Sci. Bldg.)
Hiraku Nozawa (JSPS-IHES fellow)
On a finite aspect of characteristic classes of foliations (JAPANESE)
[ Abstract ]
Characteristic classes of foliations are not bounded due to Thurston.
In this talk, we will explain finiteness of characteristic classes for
foliations with certain transverse structures (e.g. transverse
conformally flat structure) and its relation to unboundedness and
rigidity of foliations.
(This talk is based on a joint work with Jesús Antonio
Álvarez López at University of Santiago de Compostela,
which is available as arXiv:1205.3375.)

Lie Groups and Representation Theory

16:30-18:00   Room #126 (Graduate School of Math. Sci. Bldg.)
Hiroshi Konno (the University of Tokyo)
Convergence of Kahler to real polarizations on flag manifolds (JAPANESE)
[ Abstract ]
In this talk we will discuss geometric quantization of a flag manifold. In particular, we construct a family of complex structures on a flag manifold that converge 'at the quantum level' to the real polarization coming from the Gelfand-Cetlin integrable system.
Our construction is based on a toric degeneration of flag varieties and a deformation of K¥"ahler structure on toric varieties by symplectic potentials.
This is a joint work with Mark Hamilton.

2012/11/26

Algebraic Geometry Seminar

15:30-17:00   Room #122 (Graduate School of Math. Sci. Bldg.)
Toshiyuki Katsura (Hosei University)
A configuration of rational curves on the superspecial K3 surface (JAPANESE)

Seminar on Geometric Complex Analysis

10:30-12:00   Room #126 (Graduate School of Math. Sci. Bldg.)
Shin Nayatani (Nagoya University)
Quaternionic CR geometry (JAPANESE)

2012/11/22

Lectures

13:30-14:15   Room #002 (Graduate School of Math. Sci. Bldg.)
Danielle Hilhorst (CNRS / Univ. Paris-Sud)
A multiple scale pattern formation cascade in reaction-diffusion systems of activator-inhibitor type (ENGLISH)
[ Abstract ]
A family of singular limits of reaction-diffusion systems of activator-inhibitor type in which stable stationary sharp-interface patterns may form is investigated. For concreteness, the analysis is performed for the FitzHugh-Nagumo model on a suitably rescaled bounded domain in $\\R^N$, with $N \\geq 2$. It is proved that when the system is sufficiently close to the limit the dynamics starting from the appropriate smooth initial data breaks down into five distinct stages on well-separated time scales, each of which can be approximated by a suitable reduced problem. The analysis allows to follow fully the progressive refinement of spatiotemporal patterns forming in the systems under consideration and provides a framework for understanding the pattern formation scenarios in a large class of physical, chemical, and biological systems modeled by the class of reaction-diffusion equations, which we consider. This is joint work with Marie Henry and Cyrill Muratov.
[ Reference URL ]
http://www.ms.u-tokyo.ac.jp/gcoe/index_007.html

Lectures

14:25-15:10   Room #002 (Graduate School of Math. Sci. Bldg.)
Thanh Nam Ngyuen (University of Paris-Sud)
Formal asymptotic limit of a diffuse interface tumor-growth model (ENGLISH)
[ Abstract ]
We consider a diffuse interface tumor-growth model, which has the form of a phase-field system. We discuss the singular limit of this problem. More precisely, we formally prove that as the reaction coefficient tends to zero, the solution converges to the solution of a free boundary problem.

This is a joint work with Danielle Hilhorst, Johannes Kampmann and Kristoffer G. van der Zee.
[ Reference URL ]
http://www.ms.u-tokyo.ac.jp/gcoe/index_007.html

Lectures

15:30-16:15   Room #002 (Graduate School of Math. Sci. Bldg.)
Peter Gordon (Akron University)
Gelfand type problem for two phase porous media (ENGLISH)
[ Abstract ]
In this talk I will introduce a generalization of well known Gelfand problem arising in a Frank-Kamenetskii theory of thermal explosion. This generalization is a natural extension of the Gelfand problem to two phase materials, where, in contrast to classical Gelfand problem which utilizes single temperature approach, the state of the system is described by two different temperatures. As a result the problem is modeled by a system of two coupled nonlinear heat equations. The new ingredient in such a generalized Gelfand problem is a presence of inter-phase heat exchange which can be viewed as a strength of coupling for the system.

I will show that similar to classical Gelfand problem the thermal explosion (blow up of solution) for generalized Gelfand problem occurs exclusively due to the absence of stationary temperature distribution, that is non-existence of solution of corresponding elliptic problem. I also will show that the presence of inter-phase heat exchange delays a thermal explosion. Moreover, in the limit of infinite heat exchange between phases the problem of thermal explosion in two phase porous media reduces to classical Gelfand problem with re-normalized constants. The latter result partially justifies a single temperature approach to two phase systems often used in a physical literature.

This is a joint work with Vitaly Moroz (Swansea University).
[ Reference URL ]
http://www.ms.u-tokyo.ac.jp/gcoe/index_007.html

Lectures

16:25-17:10   Room #002 (Graduate School of Math. Sci. Bldg.)
Cyrill Muratov (New Jersey Institute of Technology)
On the shape of charged drops: an isoperimetric problem with a competing non-local term (ENGLISH)
[ Abstract ]
In this talk I will give an overview of my recent work with H. Knuepfer on the analysis of a class of geometric problems in the calculus of variations. I will discuss the basic questions of existence and non-existence of energy minimizers for the isoperimetric problem with a competing non-local term. A complete answer will be given for the case of slowly decaying kernels in two space dimensions, and qualitative properties of the minimizers will be established for general Riesz kernels.
[ Reference URL ]
http://www.ms.u-tokyo.ac.jp/gcoe/index_007.html

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