Mukund Madhav Mishra (Hansraj College) @ Lecture held in Elysium
Sep 22 @ 6:00 am – 8:00 am

Title: Potential Theory on Stratified Lie Groups
by Mukund Madhav Mishra (Hansraj College) as part of Topological Groups

Lecture held in Elysium.

Stratified Lie groups form a special subclass of the class of nilpotent Lie groups. The Lie algebra of a stratified Lie group possesses a specific stratification (and hence the name), and an interesting class of anisotropic dilations. Among the linear differential operators of degree two, there exists a family that is well behaved with the automorphisms of the stratified Lie group, especially with the anisotropic dilations. We shall see that one such family of operators mimics the classical Laplacian in many aspects, except for the regularity. More specifically, these Laplace-like operators are sub-elliptic, and hence referred to as the sub-Laplacians. We will review certain interesting properties of functions harmonic with respect to the sub-Laplacian on a stratified Lie group, and have a closer look at a particular class of stratified Lie groups known as the class of Heisenberg type groups.

Timothy McNicholl (Iowa State University)
Sep 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Title: Which Lebesgue spaces are computably presentable?
by Timothy McNicholl (Iowa State University) as part of Computability theory and applications

We consider the following question: “If there is a computably presentable $L^p$ space, does it follow that $p$ is computable?” The answer is of course `no’ since the 1-dimensional $L^p$ space is just the field of scalars. So, we turn to non-trivial cases. Namely, assume there is a computably presentable $L^p$ space whose dimension is at least $2$. We prove $p$ is computable if the space is finite-dimensional or if $p geq 2$. We then show that if $1 leq p < 2$, and if $L^p[0,1]$ is computably presentable, then $p$ is right-c.e.. Finally, we show there is no uniform solution of this problem even when given upper and lower bounds on the exponent. The proof of this result leads to some basic results on the effective theory of stable random variables. Finally, we conjecture that the answer to this question is `no’ and that right-c.e.-ness of the exponent is the best result possible.

Sutanu Roy (National Institute of Science Education and Research) @ Lecture held in Elysium
Sep 29 @ 6:00 am – 8:00 am

Title: Compact Quantum Groups and their Semidirect Products
by Sutanu Roy (National Institute of Science Education and Research) as part of Topological Groups

Lecture held in Elysium.

Compact quantum groups are noncommutative analogs of compact groups in the realm of noncommutative geometry introduced by S. L. Woronowicz back in the 80s. Roughly, they are unital C*-bialgebras in the monoidal category (given by the minimal tensor product) of unital C*-algebras with some additional properties. For real 0<|q|<1, q-deformations of SU(2) group are the first and well-studied examples of compact quantum groups. These examples were constructed independently by Vaksman-Soibelman and Woronowicz also back in the 80s. In fact, they are examples of a particular class of compact quantum groups namely, compact matrix pseudogroups. The primary goal of this talk is to motivate and discuss some of the interesting aspects of this theory from the perspective of the compact groups. In the second part, I shall briefly discuss the semidirect product construction for compact quantum groups via an explicit example. The second part of this will be based on a joint work with Paweł Kasprzak, Ralf Meyer and Stanislaw Lech Woronowicz.

Christopher Porter (Drake University)
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Title: Effective Dimension and the Intersection of Random Closed Sets
by Christopher Porter (Drake University) as part of Computability theory and applications

The connection between the effective dimension of sequences and membership in algorithmically random closed subsets of Cantor space was first identified by Diamondstone and Kjos-Hanssen. In this talk, I highlight joint work with Adam Case in which we extend Diamondstone and Kjos-Hanssen’s result by identifying a relationship between the effective dimension of a sequence and what we refer to as the degree of intersectability of certain families of random closed sets (also drawing on work by Cenzer and Weber on the intersections of random closed sets). As we show, (1) the number of relatively random closed sets that can have a non-empty intersection varies depending on the choice of underlying probability measure on the space of closed subsets of Cantor space—this number being the degree of intersectability of a given family of random closed sets—and (2) the effective dimension of a sequence X is inversely proportional to the minimum degree of intersectability of a family of random closed sets, at least one of which contains X as a member. Put more simply, a sequence of lower dimension can only be in random closed sets with more branching, which are thus more intersectable, whereas higher dimension sequences can be in random closed sets with less branching, which are thus less intersectable, and the relationship between these two quantities (that is, effective dimension and degree of intersectability) can be given explicitly.

Paul-Elliot Angles d’Auriac (University of Lyon)
Oct 6 @ 3:00 am – 4:00 am

Title: The computable strength of Milliken’s Tree Theorem and applications
by Paul-Elliot Angles d’Auriac (University of Lyon) as part of Computability theory and applications

Devlin’s theorem and the Rado graph theorem are both variants of Ramsey’s theorem, where a structure is added but more colors are allowed: Devlin’s theorem (respectively the Rado graph theorem) states if S is ℚ (respectively G, the Rado graph), then for any size of tuple n, there exists a number of colors l such that for any coloring of [S]^n into finitely many colors, there exists a subcopy of S on which the coloring takes at most l colors. Moreover, given n, the optimal l is specified.

The key combinatorial theorem used in both the proof of Devlin’s theorem and the Rado graph theorem is Milliken’s tree theorem. Milliken’s tree theorem is also a variant of Ramsey’s theorem, but this time for trees and strong subtrees: it states that given a coloring of the strong subtrees of height n of a tree T, there exists a strong subtree of height ω of T on which the coloring is constant.

In this talk, we review the links between those theorems, and present the recent results on the computable strength of Milliken’s tree theorem and its applications Devlin and the Rado graph theorem, obtained with Cholak, Dzhafarov, Monin and Patey.

Nicolò Zava (University of Udine) @ Lecture held in Elysium
Oct 6 @ 6:00 am – 8:00 am

Title: Towards a unifying approach to algebraic and coarse entropy
by Nicolò Zava (University of Udine) as part of Topological Groups

Lecture held in Elysium.

In each situation, entropy associates to a self-morphism a value that estimates the chaos created by the map application. In particular, the algebraic entropy $h_{alg}$ can be computed for (continuous) endomorphisms of (topological) groups, while the coarse entropy $h_c$ is associated to bornologous self-maps of locally finite coarse spaces. Those two entropy notions can be compared because of the following observation. If $f$ is a (continuous) homomorphism of a (topological) group $G$, then $f$ becomes automatically bornologous provided that $G$ is equipped with the compact-group coarse structure. For an endomorphism $f$ of a discrete group, $h_{alg}(f)=h_c(f)$ if $f$ is surjective, while, in general, $h_{alg}(f)
eq h_c(f)$. That difference occurs because in many cases, if $f$ is not surjective, then $h_c(f)=0$.

In the first part of the talk, after briefly recalling the large-scale geometry of topological groups, we define the coarse entropy and discuss its relationship with the algebraic entropy. The second part is dedicated to the introduction of the algebraic entropy of endomorphisms of $G$-sets (i.e., sets endowed with group actions). We show that it extends the usual algebraic entropy of group endomorphisms and we provide evidence that it can represent a useful modification and generalisation of the coarse entropy that overcome the non-surjectivity issue.

Break (University of Hawaiʻi) @ Lecture held in Elysium
Oct 13 @ 6:00 am – 8:00 am

Title: Topological Groups Seminar Two-Week Hiatus
by Break (University of Hawaiʻi) as part of Topological Groups

Lecture held in Elysium.
Abstract: TBA

Leszek Kołodziejczyk (University of Warsaw)
Oct 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Title: Reverse mathematics of combinatorial principles over a weak base theory
by Leszek Kołodziejczyk (University of Warsaw) as part of Computability theory and applications

Reverse mathematics studies the strength of axioms needed to prove various
mathematical theorems. Often, the theorems have the form $forall X exists
Y psi(X,Y)$ with $X, Y$ denoting subsets of $mathbb{N}$ and $psi$
arithmetical, and the logical strength required to prove them is closely
related to the difficulty of computing $Y$ given $X$. In the early decades
of reverse mathematics, most of the theorems studied turned out to be
equivalent, over a relatively weak base theory, to one of just a few typical
axioms, which are themselves linearly ordered in terms of strength. More
recently, however, many statements from combinatorics, especially Ramsey
theory, have been shown to be pairwise inequivalent or even logically

The usual base theory used in reverse mathematics is $mathrm{RCA}_0$, which
is intended to correspond roughly to the idea of “computable mathematics”.
The main two axioms of $mathrm{RCA}_0$ are: comprehension for computable
properties of natural numbers and mathematical induction for c.e.
properties. A weaker theory in which induction for c.e. properties is
replaced by induction for computable properties has also been introduced,
but it has received much less attention. In the reverse mathematics
literature, this weaker theory is known as $mathrm{RCA}^*_0$.

In this talk, I will discuss some results concerning the reverse mathematics
of combinatorial principles over $mathrm{RCA}^*_0$. We will focus mostly on
Ramsey’s theorem and some of its well-known special cases: the
chain-antichain principle CAC, the ascending-descending chain principle ADS,
and the cohesiveness principle COH.

The results I will talk about are part of a larger project joint with Marta
Fiori Carones, Katarzyna Kowalik, Tin Lok Wong, and Keita Yokoyama.