The academic year starts today. As usual it is very hectic and it is wonderful to see the ever younger and younger students. Being a TelAvivian in residence in the last few years, I plan this year to split my time between HUJI and TAU.
Let me tell you about a special year taking place at the Israeli Institute of Advanced Science at Jerusalem on Geometric, Topological and Computational Aspects of High-Dimensional Combinatorics, the opening workshop of this conference at Sde boker, and my course on Helly-type theorems.
Geometric, Topological and Computational Aspects of High-Dimensional Combinatorics
organized by Alexander Lubotzky and Tali Kaufman
The web page of the semester is here. And the summary of its activity is:
Combinatorics in general and the theory of expander graphs, in particular, have been fruitful areas of interaction of pure and applied mathematics. In recent years a “high dimensional” theory has emerged. This theory, aside from its intellectual interest, also has great potential for various applications in mathematics and computer science. This theory calls for a collaboration of experts in combinatorics, topology, geometry, group theory and computer science. We propose to organize a program that will bring together people from these areas in order to create a community of scholars who can collaborate on these new challenges.
Starting tomorrow there will be a full day of activities every Monday with some additional activities on Sunday and Thursday.
9:00 – 11:00 – “High Dimensional Expanders and Group Stability”, a course by Alex Lubotzky
11:00 – 12:30 – Combinatorics research seminar
(this is the usual combinatorics seminar, which takes place in the IIAS this year instead of in the computer science building)
Organizer: Karim Adiprasito (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Upcoming talk (Oct. 23): “Counting lattice points inside a d-dimensional polytope via Fourier analysis”, Quang Nhat Le
14:00 – 16:00 – “Afternoon learning seminar on high dimensional combinatorics”, talks and series of talks by various lecturers, intended for studying various topics together
Upcoming talk (Oct. 23): “High-dimensional permutations”, Nati Linial
On Thursdays at 11 I will give a course on Helly-type theorems which is with some relations to the special year. (Time may change.)
Next week there will be an opening workshop at Sde Boker
Lecturers and Topics for Sde Boker 29.10 to 2.11 2017