Nov

30

Thu

David Webb will present a new notion of effective dimension, inescapable dimension, which is in a sense dual to complex packing dimension.

The latter was introduced by Freer and Kjos-Hanssen in 2013 in the context of trying to show that the reals of effective Hausdorff dimension 1 are not Medvedev above the bi-immune sets.

Webb will show that the two notions are incomparable, among other results.

Dec

7

Thu

Speaker : Michael Yampolsky (University of Toronto)

Title : Computability of Julia sets.

Abstract : Informally speaking, a compact set in the plane is computable if there exists an algorithm to draw it on a computer screen with an arbitrary resolution. Julia sets are some of the best-known mathematical images, however, the questions of their computability and computational complexity are surprisingly subtle. I will survey joint results with M. Braverman and others on computability and complexity of Julia sets.

Feb

2

Fri

This semester the Logic Seminar continues at a new day and time, Fridays at 2:30 in Keller 314.

For the first meeting this Friday I will (probably) speak about _Skolem polynomials_:

Abstract:

Over 100 years ago Hardy proved that a certain large class of real functions

was linearly ordered by eventual domination. In 1956 Skolem asked

whether the subclass of integer exponential polynomials is *well*-ordered

by the Hardy ordering, and conjectured that its order type

is epsilon_0. (This class is the smallest containing 1, x, and closed

under +, x, and f^g.) In 1973 Ehrenfeucht proved that the class is

well-ordered, and since then there has been some progress on the order

type.

The proof of well-ordering is rather remarkable and very short, and I

will attempt to expose it (which is to say, cover it) in the hour.

David Ross

Feb

9

Fri

Mushfeq Khan will speak on amenability and symbolic dynamics.

As usual the seminar is in Keller 314.

Feb

16

Fri

Continuing the theme of symbolic dynamics, I will demonstrate a proof of Simpson’s result that “Entropy = Dimension” for N^d and Z^d, and discuss some of Adam Day’s work generalizing these results to amenable groups.

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