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Seminars and Colloquiums
for the week of October 3, 2016


SPEAKER:

Arkady Leiderman, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel, Monday
Cara Sulyok, UTK, Monday
Chase Worley, UTK, Wednesday
Cory Hauck, ORNL/UTK, Wednesday - cancelled


TEA TIME -
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday
Room: Ayres 401

Hosted by: Hannah Thompson


Monday, October 3rd

TOPOLOGY/GEOMETRY SEMINAR
TITLE: Dimension theory and linear continuous surjective mappings between Cp(X)-spaces
SPEAKER: Arkady Leiderman, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
TIME: 2:30pm – 3:20pm
ROOM: Ayres 114
We consider the space Cp(X) of continuous real-valued functions on a Tychonoff space X equipped with the topology of point-wise convergence. In the talk we will survey the results obtained towards the solution of the following open problem PROBLEM 1. Characterize compact spaces X such that there exists a continuous linear (linear and open) map from Cp[0,1] onto Cp(X). We will show how the famous Kolmogorov Superposition Theorem is relevant to the existence of continuous linear surjections between Cp(X)-spaces.

PROBLEM 2. Let X and Y be Tychonoff spaces and suppose that there exists a linear continuous surjection from Cp(X) onto Cp(Y). Is it true that dim X = 0 implies that dim Y = 0? In a recent paper with Kazuhiro Kawamura we solved PROBLEM 2 positively assuming that X and Y are compact spaces. Our proof is based on the spectral theorem of Shchepin which allows to reduce the problem to the case of compact metrizable spaces.

MATH BIOLOGY SEMINAR
TITLE: Invasions in a Multispecies System
SPEAKER: Cara Sulyok, UTK
TIME: 2:30pm – 3:20pm
ROOM: Ayres G003


Wednesday, October 5th

ANALYSIS SEMINAR
TITLE: Parametric Families of Commuting Squares
SPEAKER: Chase Worley, UTK
TIME: 2:30pm-3:20pm
ROOM: Ayres 003
We investigate analytic deformations of commuting squares arising from finite groups G. In the case G=Z_n, the associated commuting square corresponds to the Fourier matrix of size n, and its deformations correspond to n x n complex Hadamard matrices. This allows us to find deformations of the Fourier matrix in the manifold of complex Hadamard matrices, which is rare and usually hard to do.

Since we want to construct families of commuting squares, we will look at the direction in which they might converge.  To do this, we will construct a basis of the tangent space of the commuting square.  Then we will examine which directions in the tangent space yield analytic deformations.  In doing so, we will be able to create multi-parametric families of commuting squares, and thus multi-parametric families of complex Hadamard matrices containing the Fourier matrix. Our work builds on the previous work of Nicoara and White.

COMPUTATIONAL AND APPLIED MATHEMATICS (CAM) SEMINAR - cancelled
TITLE: TBA
SPEAKER: Cory Hauck, ORNL/UTK
TIME: 3:35pm – 4:35pm
ROOM: Ayres 113



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