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'''Analysis Seminar
 
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The seminar will  meet Tuesdays, 4:00 p.m. in VV B139, unless otherwise indicated.
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The 2020-2021 Analysis Seminar will be organized by David Beltran and Andreas Seeger.
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It will be online at least for the Fall semester, with details to be announced in September.
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The regular time for the Seminar will be Tuesdays at 4:00 p.m. (in some cases we will schedule the seminar earlier, or on different days, to accomodate speakers).
  
If you wish to invite a speaker please contact Brian at street(at)math
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Zoom links will be sent to those who have signed up for the Analysis Seminar List. For instructions how to sign up for seminar lists, see https://www.math.wisc.edu/node/230
  
===[[Previous Analysis seminars]]===
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If you'd like to suggest  speakers for the spring semester please contact David and Andreas (dbeltran at math, seeger at math).
  
= Analysis Seminar Schedule =
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=[[Previous_Analysis_seminars]]=
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https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Previous_Analysis_seminars
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= Current Analysis Seminar Schedule =
 
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|Sept 11
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|September 22
| Simon Marshall
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|Alexei Poltoratski
| UW Madison
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|UW Madison
|[[#Simon Marshall | Integrals of eigenfunctions on hyperbolic manifolds ]]
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|[[#Alexei Poltoratski |   Dirac inner functions ]]
 
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|'''Wednesday, Sept 12'''
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|September 29
| Gunther Uhlmann 
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|Joris Roos
| University of Washington
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|University of Massachusetts - Lowell
| Distinguished Lecture Series
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|[[#Polona Durcik and Joris Rooslinktoabstract  |  A triangular Hilbert transform with curvature, I ]]
| See colloquium website for location
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|'''Friday, Sept 14'''
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|Wednesday September 30, 4 p.m.
| Gunther Uhlmann 
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|Polona Durcik
| University of Washington
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|Chapman University
| Distinguished Lecture Series
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|[[#Polona Durcik and Joris Roos  |  A triangular Hilbert transform with curvature, II ]]
| See colloquium website for location
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|  
 
|-
 
|-
|Sept 18
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|October 6
| Grad Student Seminar
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|Andrew Zimmer
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|UW Madison
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|[[#Andrew Zimmer  |  Complex analytic problems on domains with good intrinsic geometry ]]
 
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|Sept 25
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|October 13
| Grad Student Seminar
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|Hong Wang
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|Princeton/IAS
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|[[#Hong Wang  |  Improved decoupling for the parabola ]]
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|  
 
|-
 
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|Oct 9
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|October 20
| Hong Wang
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|Kevin Luli
| MIT
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|UC Davis
|[[#Hong Wang About Falconer distance problem in the plane ]]
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|[[#Kevin Luli Smooth Nonnegative Interpolation ]]
| Ruixiang
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|  
 
|-
 
|-
|Oct 16
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|October 21, 4.00 p.m.
| Polona Durcik
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|Niclas Technau
| Caltech
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|UW Madison
|[[#Polona Durcik Singular Brascamp-Lieb inequalities and extended boxes in R^n ]]
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|[[#Niclas Technau Number theoretic applications of oscillatory integrals ]]
| Joris
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|  
 
|-
 
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|Oct 23
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|October 27
| Song-Ying Li
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|Terence Harris
| UC Irvine
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| Cornell University
|[[#Song-Ying Li Estimates for the first positive eigenvalue of Kohn Laplacian on a pseudo-Hermitian manifold ]]
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|[[#Terence Harris Low dimensional pinned distance sets via spherical averages ]]
| Xianghong
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|  
 
|-
 
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|Oct 30
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|Monday, November 2, 4 p.m.
|Grad student seminar
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|Yuval Wigderson
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|Stanford  University
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|[[#Yuval Wigderson  |  New perspectives on the uncertainty principle ]]
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|  
 
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|Nov 6
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|November 10
| Hanlong Fang
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|Óscar Domínguez
| UW Madison
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| Universidad Complutense de Madrid
|[[#Hanlong Fang A generalization of the theorem of Weil and Kodaira on prescribing residues ]]
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|[[#linktoabstract Title ]]
| Brian
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|  
 
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||'''Monday, Nov. 12, B139'''
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|November 17
| Kyle Hambrook
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|Tamas Titkos
| San Jose State University
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|BBS U of Applied Sciences and Renyi Institute
|[[#Kyle Hambrook Fourier Decay and Fourier Restriction for Fractal Measures on Curves ]]
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|[[#linktoabstract Title ]]
| Andreas
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|  
 
|-
 
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|Nov 13
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|November 24
| Laurent Stolovitch
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|Shukun Wu
| Université de Nice - Sophia Antipolis
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|University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign)
|[[#Laurent Stolovitch  |  Equivalence of Cauchy-Riemann manifolds and multisummability theory ]]
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||[[#linktoabstract  |   Title ]]  
|Xianghong
 
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|Nov 20
 
| Grad Student Seminar
 
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|[[#linktoabstract  |   ]]
 
 
|  
 
|  
 
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|Nov 27
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|December 1
| No Seminar
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| Jonathan Hickman
|  
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| The University of Edinburgh
|[[#linktoabstract  |   ]]
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|[[#linktoabstract  |   Title ]]
 
|  
 
|  
 
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|Dec 4
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|December 8
| No Seminar
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|Alejandra Gaitán
|[[#linktoabstract  |   ]]
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| Purdue University
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|[[#linktoabstract  |   Title ]]
 
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|  
 
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|Jan 22
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|February 2
| Brian Cook
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|Jongchon Kim
| Kent
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| UBC
|[[#Brian Cook Equidistribution results for integral points on affine homogenous algebraic varieties ]]
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|[[#linktoabstract Title ]]
| Street
 
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|Jan 29
 
| No Seminar
 
 
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|  
|[[#linktoabstract  |    ]]
 
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|Feb 5, '''B239'''
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|February 9
| Alexei Poltoratski
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|Bingyang Hu
| Texas A&M
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|Purdue University
|[[#Alexei Poltoratski  |  Completeness of exponentials: Beurling-Malliavin and type problems ]]
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|[[#linktoabstract  |  Title ]]
| Denisov
 
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|'''Friday, Feb 8'''
 
| Aaron Naber
 
| Northwestern University
 
|[[#linktoabstract  |  A structure theory for spaces with lower Ricci curvature bounds ]]
 
| See colloquium website for location
 
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|Feb 12
 
| Shaoming Guo
 
| UW Madison
 
|[[# Shaoming Guo | Polynomial Roth theorems in Salem sets  ]]
 
 
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|  
 
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|'''Wed, Feb 13, B239'''
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|February 16
| Dean Baskin
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|Krystal Taylor
| TAMU
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|The Ohio State University
|[[# Dean Baskin Radiation fields for wave  equations ]]
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|[[#linktoabstract Title ]]
| Colloquium
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|'''Friday, Feb 15'''
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|February 23
| Lillian Pierce
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|Dominique Maldague
| Duke
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|MIT
|[[# Lillian Pierce Short character sums ]]
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|[[#linktoabstract Title ]]
| Colloquium
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|'''Monday,  Feb 18, 3:30 p.m, B239.'''
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|March 2
| Daniel Tataru
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|Diogo Oliveira e Silva
| UC Berkeley
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|University of Birmingham
|[[#lDaniel Tataru A Morawetz inequality for water waves ]]
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|[[#linktoabstract Title ]]
| PDE Seminar
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|Feb 19
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|March 9
| Wenjia Jing
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|Tsinghua University
 
|Periodic  homogenization of Dirichlet problems in perforated domains: a unified proof
 
| PDE Seminar
 
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|Feb 26
 
| No Seminar
 
 
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|[[#linktoabstract  |  Title ]]
 
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|-
 
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|Mar 5
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|March 16
| Loredana Lanzani
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|Ziming Shi
| Syracuse University
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|Rutgers University
|[[# Loredana Lanzani On regularity and irregularity of the Cauchy-Szegő projection in several complex variables ]]
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|[[#linktoabstract Title ]]
| Xianghong
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|Mar 12
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|March 23
| Trevor Leslie
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| UW Madison
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|[[# Trevor Leslie Energy Equality for the Navier-Stokes Equations at the First Possible Blowup Time ]]
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|[[#linktoabstract Title ]]
 
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|Mar 19
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|March 30
|Spring Break!!!
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|[[#linktoabstract  |  Title ]]
 
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|Mar 26
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|April 6
| No seminar
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|[[#linktoabstract  |   ]]
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|[[#linktoabstract  |   Title ]]
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|Apr 2
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|April 13
| Stefan Steinerberger
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| Yale
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|[[#Stefan Steinerberger t  |  Wasserstein Distance as a Tool in Analysis ]]
 
| Shaoming, Andreas
 
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|Apr 9
 
| Franc Forstnerič
 
| Unversity of Ljubljana
 
 
|[[#linktoabstract  |  Title ]]
 
|[[#linktoabstract  |  Title ]]
| Xianghong, Andreas
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|Apr 16
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|April 20
| Andrew Zimmer
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| Louisiana State University
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|[[#linktoabstract  |  Title ]]
 
|[[#linktoabstract  |  Title ]]
| Xianghong
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|Apr 23
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|April 27
| Person
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| Institution
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|[[#linktoabstract  |  Title ]]
 
|[[#linktoabstract  |  Title ]]
| Sponsor
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|Apr 30
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|May 4
| Reserved
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| Institution
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|[[#linktoabstract  |  Title ]]
 
|[[#linktoabstract  |  Title ]]
| Shaoming
 
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=Abstracts=
 
=Abstracts=
===Simon Marshall===
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===Alexei Poltoratski===
  
''Integrals of eigenfunctions on hyperbolic manifolds''
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Title: Dirac inner functions
  
Let X be a compact hyperbolic manifold, and let Y be a totally geodesic closed submanifold in X. I will discuss the problem of bounding the integral of a Laplace eigenfunction on X over Y, as the eigenvalue tends to infinity.  I will present an upper bound for these integrals that is sharp on average, and briefly describe ongoing work with Farrell Brumley in which we attempt to produce eigenfunctions with very large periods.
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Abstract: My talk will focus on some new (and old) complex analytic objects arising from Dirac systems of differential equations.
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We will discuss connections between problems in complex function theory, spectral and scattering problems for differential
 +
operators and the non-linear Fourier transform.
  
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===Polona Durcik and Joris Roos===
  
===Hong Wang===
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Title: A triangular Hilbert transform with curvature, I & II.
  
''About Falconer distance problem in the plane''
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Abstract: The triangular Hilbert is a two-dimensional bilinear singular
 +
originating in time-frequency analysis. No Lp bounds are currently
 +
known for this operator.
 +
In these two talks we discuss a recent joint work with Michael Christ
 +
on a variant of the triangular Hilbert transform involving curvature.
 +
This object is closely related to the bilinear Hilbert transform with
 +
curvature and a maximally modulated singular integral of Stein-Wainger
 +
type. As an application we also discuss a quantitative nonlinear Roth
 +
type theorem on patterns in the Euclidean plane.
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The second talk will focus on the proof of a key ingredient, a certain
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regularity estimate for a local operator.
  
If E is a compact set of Hausdorff dimension greater than 5/4 on the plane, we prove that there is a point x\in E such that the set of distances between x and E has positive Lebesgue measure. Our result improves upon Wolff's theorem for dim E> 4/3. This is joint work with Larry Guth, Alex Iosevich and Yumeng Ou.
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===Andrew Zimmer===
  
===Polona Durcik===
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Title:  Complex analytic problems on domains with good intrinsic geometry
  
''Singular Brascamp-Lieb inequalities and extended boxes in R^n''
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Abstract: In this talk, I will describe a new class of domains in complex Euclidean space which is defined in terms of the existence of a Kaehler metric with good geometric properties. This class is invariant under biholomorphism and includes many well-studied classes of domains such as strongly pseudoconvex domains, finite type domains in dimension two, convex domains, homogeneous domains, and embeddings of Teichmuller spaces. Further, certain analytic problems are tractable for domains in this family even when the boundary is non-smooth. In particular, it is possible to characterize the domains in this family where the dbar-Neumann operator on (0, q)-forms is compact (which generalizes an old result of Fu-Straube for convex domains).
 
 
Brascamp-Lieb inequalities are L^p estimates for certain multilinear forms on functions on Euclidean spaces. In this talk we consider singular Brascamp-Lieb inequalities, which arise when one of the functions is replaced by a Calderon-Zygmund kernel. We focus on a family of multilinear forms in R^n with a certain cubical structure and discuss their connection to some patterns in positive density subsets in R^n. Based on joint works with V. Kovac and C. Thiele.
 
  
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===Hong Wang===
  
===Song-Ying Li===
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Title: Improved decoupling for the parabola
  
''Estimates for the first positive eigenvalue of Kohn Laplacian on a pseudo-Hermitian manifold''
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Abstract: In 2014, Bourgain and Demeter proved the  $l^2$ decoupling estimates for the paraboloid with constant $R^{\epsilon}$. 
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We prove an $(l^2, L^6)$ decoupling inequality for the parabola with constant $(\log R)^c$.  This is joint work with Larry Guth and Dominique Maldague.
  
In this talk, I will present my recent works with my collaborators on the lower bound and upper bounds estimates
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===Kevin Luli===
for the first positive eigenvalues of Kohn Laplacian and sub-Laplacian on a strictly pseudoconvex pseudo-Hermitian CR manifold,
 
which include CR Lichnerowicz-Obata theorem for the lower and upper bounds for the first positive eigenvalue for the
 
Kohn Laplacian on strictly pseudoconvex hypersurfaces.
 
  
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Title: Smooth Nonnegative Interpolation
  
===Hanlong Fan===
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Abstract: Suppose E is an arbitrary subset of R^n. Let f: E  \rightarrow [0, \infty). How can we decide if f extends to a nonnegative function C^m function F defined on all of R^n? Suppose E is finite. Can we compute a nonnegative C^m function F on R^n that agrees with f on E with the least possible C^m norm? How many computer operations does this take? In this talk, I will explain recent results on these problems. Non-negativity is one of the most important shape preserving properties for interpolants. In real life applications, the range of the interpolant is imposed by nature. For example, probability density, the amount of snow, rain, humidity, chemical concentration are all nonnegative quantities and are of interest in natural sciences. Even in one dimension, the existing techniques can only handle nonnegative interpolation under special assumptions on the data set. Our results work without any assumptions on the data sets.
  
''A generalization of the theorem of Weil and Kodaira on prescribing residues''
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===Niclas Technau===
  
An old theorem of Weil and Kodaira says that: For a K\"ahler manifold X, there exists a closed meromorphic one-form with residue divisor D if and only if D is homologous to zero. In this talk, I will generalize Weil and Kodaira's criterion to non-K\"ahler manifolds.
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Title: Number theoretic applications of oscillatory integrals
  
===Kyle Hambrook===
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Abstract: We discuss how the analysis of oscillatory integrals can be used to solve number theoretic problems. More specifically, the focus will be on understanding fine-scale statistics of sequences on the unit circle. Further, we shall briefly explain a connection to quantum chaos.
  
''Fourier Decay and Fourier Restriction for Fractal Measures on Curves''
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===Terence Harris===
  
I will discuss my recent work on some problems concerning
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Title: Low dimensional pinned distance sets via spherical averages
Fourier decay and Fourier restriction for fractal measures on curves.
 
  
===Laurent Stolovitch===
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Abstract: An inequality is derived for the average t-energy of weighted pinned distance measures, where 0 < t < 1, in terms of the L^2 spherical averages of Fourier transforms of measures. This generalises the result of Liu (originally for Lebesgue measure) to pinned distance sets of dimension smaller than 1, and strengthens Mattila's result from 1987, originally for the full distance set.
  
''Equivalence of Cauchy-Riemann manifolds and multisummability theory''
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===Yuval Wigderson===
  
We apply the multisummability theory from Dynamical Systems to CR-geometry. As the main result, we show that two real-analytic hypersurfaces in $\mathbb C^2$ are formally equivalent, if and only if they are $C^\infty$ CR-equivalent at the respective point. As a corollary, we prove that all formal equivalences between real-algebraic Levi-nonflat hypersurfaces in $\mathbb C^2$  are algebraic (and in particular convergent). This is a joint work with I. Kossovskiy and B. Lamel.
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Title: New perspectives on the uncertainty principle
  
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Abstract: The phrase ``uncertainty principle'' refers to a wide array of results in several disparate fields of mathematics, all of which capture the notion that a function and its Fourier transform cannot both be ``very localized''. The measure of localization varies from one uncertainty principle to the next, and well-studied notions include the variance (and higher moments), the entropy, the support-size, and the rate of decay at infinity. Similarly, the proofs of the various uncertainty principles rely on a range of tools, from the elementary to the very deep. In this talk, I'll describe how many of the uncertainty principles all follow from a single, simple result, whose proof uses only a basic property of the Fourier transform: that it and its inverse are bounded as operators $L^1 \to L^\infty$. Using this result, one can also prove new variants of the uncertainty principle, which apply to new measures of localization and to operators other than the Fourier transform. This is joint work with Avi Wigderson.
  
===Brian Cook===
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===Name===
  
''Equidistribution results for integral points on affine homogenous algebraic varieties''
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Title
  
Let Q be a homogenous integral polynomial of degree at least two. We consider certain results and questions concerning the distribution of the integral points on the level sets of Q.
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Abstract
  
===Alexei Poltoratski===
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===Name===
  
''Completeness of exponentials: Beurling-Malliavin and type problems''
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Title
  
This talk is devoted to two old problems of harmonic analysis mentioned in the title. Both problems ask when a family of complex exponentials is complete (spans) an L^2-space. The Beruling-Malliavin problem was solved in the early 1960s and I will present its classical solution along with modern generalizations and applications. I will then discuss history and recent progress in the type problem, which stood open for more than 70 years.
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Abstract
  
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=Extras=
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[[Blank Analysis Seminar Template]]
  
===Shaoming Guo===
 
  
''Polynomial Roth theorems in Salem sets''
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Graduate Student Seminar:
  
Let P(t) be a polynomial of one real variable. I will report a result on searching for patterns of the form (x, x+t, x+P(t)) within Salem sets, whose Hausdorff dimension is sufficiently close to one. Joint work with Fraser and Pramanik.
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https://www.math.wisc.edu/~sguo223/2020Fall_graduate_seminar.html
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
===Dean Baskin===
 
 
 
''Radiation fields for wave equations''
 
 
 
Radiation fields are rescaled limits of solutions of wave equations near "null infinity" and capture the radiation pattern seen by a distant observer. They are intimately connected with the Fourier and Radon transforms and with scattering theory. In this talk, I will define and discuss radiation fields in a few contexts, with an emphasis on spacetimes that look flat near infinity. The main result is a connection between the asymptotic behavior of the radiation field and a family of quantum objects on an associated asymptotically hyperbolic space.
 
 
 
===Lillian Pierce===
 
 
 
''Short character sums''
 
 
 
A surprisingly diverse array of problems in analytic number theory have at their heart a problem of bounding (from above) an exponential sum, or its multiplicative cousin, a so-called character sum. For example, both understanding the Riemann zeta function or Dirichlet L-functions inside the critical strip, and also counting solutions to Diophantine equations via the circle method or power sieve methods, involve bounding such sums. In general, the sums of interest fall into one of two main regimes: complete sums or incomplete sums, with this latter regime including in particular “short sums.” Short sums are particularly useful, and particularly resistant to almost all known methods. In this talk, we will see what makes a sum “short,” sketch why it would be incredibly powerful to understand short sums, and discuss a curious proof from the 1950’s which is still the best way we know to bound short sums. We will end by describing new work which extends the ideas of this curious proof to bound short sums in much more general situations.
 
 
 
===Loredana Lanzani===
 
 
 
''On regularity and irregularity of the Cauchy-Szegő projection in several complex variables''
 
 
 
This talk is a survey of my latest, and now final, collaboration with Eli Stein.
 
 
 
It is known that for bounded domains $D$ in $\mathbb C^n$ that are of class $C^2$ and are strongly pseudo-convex, the Cauchy-Szegő projection is bounded in $L^p(\text{b}D, d\Sigma)$ for $1<p<\infty$. (Here $d\Sigma$ is induced Lebesgue measure.)  We show, using appropriate worm domains, that this fails for any $p\neq 2$, when we assume that the domain in question is only weakly pseudo-convex. Our starting point are the ideas of Kiselman-Barrett introduced more than 30 years ago in the analysis of the Bergman projection. However the study of the Cauchy-Szegő projection raises a number of new issues and obstacles that need to be overcome. We will also compare these results to the analogous problem for the Cauchy-Leray integral, where however the relevant counter-example is of much simpler nature.
 
 
 
===Trevor Leslie===
 
 
 
''Energy Equality for the Navier-Stokes Equations at the First Possible Blowup Time''
 
 
 
In this talk, we discuss the problem of energy equality for strong solutions of the Navier-Stokes Equations (NSE) at the first time where such solutions may lose regularity.  Our approach is motivated by a famous theorem of Caffarelli, Kohn, and Nirenberg, which states that the set of singular points associated to a suitable weak solution of the NSE has parabolic Hausdorff dimension of at most 1.  In particular, we furnish sufficient conditions for energy equality which depend on the dimension of the singularity set in addition to time and space integrability assumptions; in doing so we improve upon the classical results when attention is restricted to the first blowup time. When our method is inconclusive, we are able to quantify the possible failure of energy equality in terms of the lower local dimension and the ''concentration dimension'' of a certain measure associated to the solution. The work described is joint with Roman Shvydkoy (UIC).
 
 
 
===Stefan Steinerberger===
 
 
 
''Wasserstein Distance as a Tool in Analysis''
 
 
 
Wasserstein Distance is a way of measuring the distance between two probability distributions (minimizing it is a main problem in Optimal Transport). We will give a gentle Introduction into what it means and then use it to prove (1) a completely elementary but possibly new and quite curious inequality for real-valued functions and (2) a statement along the following lines: linear combinations of eigenfunctions of elliptic operators corresponding to high frequencies oscillate a lot and vanish on a large set of co-dimension 1 (this is already interesting for trigonometric polynomials on the 2-torus, sums of finitely many sines and cosines, whose sum has to vanish on long lines) and (3) some statements in Basic Analytic Number Theory that drop out for free as a byproduct.
 
 
 
=Extras=
 
[[Blank Analysis Seminar Template]]
 

Latest revision as of 17:46, 23 October 2020

The 2020-2021 Analysis Seminar will be organized by David Beltran and Andreas Seeger. It will be online at least for the Fall semester, with details to be announced in September. The regular time for the Seminar will be Tuesdays at 4:00 p.m. (in some cases we will schedule the seminar earlier, or on different days, to accomodate speakers).

Zoom links will be sent to those who have signed up for the Analysis Seminar List. For instructions how to sign up for seminar lists, see https://www.math.wisc.edu/node/230

If you'd like to suggest speakers for the spring semester please contact David and Andreas (dbeltran at math, seeger at math).


Previous_Analysis_seminars

https://www.math.wisc.edu/wiki/index.php/Previous_Analysis_seminars

Current Analysis Seminar Schedule

date speaker institution title host(s)
September 22 Alexei Poltoratski UW Madison Dirac inner functions
September 29 Joris Roos University of Massachusetts - Lowell A triangular Hilbert transform with curvature, I
Wednesday September 30, 4 p.m. Polona Durcik Chapman University A triangular Hilbert transform with curvature, II
October 6 Andrew Zimmer UW Madison Complex analytic problems on domains with good intrinsic geometry
October 13 Hong Wang Princeton/IAS Improved decoupling for the parabola
October 20 Kevin Luli UC Davis Smooth Nonnegative Interpolation
October 21, 4.00 p.m. Niclas Technau UW Madison Number theoretic applications of oscillatory integrals
October 27 Terence Harris Cornell University Low dimensional pinned distance sets via spherical averages
Monday, November 2, 4 p.m. Yuval Wigderson Stanford University New perspectives on the uncertainty principle
November 10 Óscar Domínguez Universidad Complutense de Madrid Title
November 17 Tamas Titkos BBS U of Applied Sciences and Renyi Institute Title
November 24 Shukun Wu University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) Title
December 1 Jonathan Hickman The University of Edinburgh Title
December 8 Alejandra Gaitán Purdue University Title
February 2 Jongchon Kim UBC Title
February 9 Bingyang Hu Purdue University Title
February 16 Krystal Taylor The Ohio State University Title
February 23 Dominique Maldague MIT Title
March 2 Diogo Oliveira e Silva University of Birmingham Title
March 9 Title
March 16 Ziming Shi Rutgers University Title
March 23 Title
March 30 Title
April 6 Title
April 13 Title
April 20 Title
April 27 Title
May 4 Title

Abstracts

Alexei Poltoratski

Title: Dirac inner functions

Abstract: My talk will focus on some new (and old) complex analytic objects arising from Dirac systems of differential equations. We will discuss connections between problems in complex function theory, spectral and scattering problems for differential operators and the non-linear Fourier transform.

Polona Durcik and Joris Roos

Title: A triangular Hilbert transform with curvature, I & II.

Abstract: The triangular Hilbert is a two-dimensional bilinear singular originating in time-frequency analysis. No Lp bounds are currently known for this operator. In these two talks we discuss a recent joint work with Michael Christ on a variant of the triangular Hilbert transform involving curvature. This object is closely related to the bilinear Hilbert transform with curvature and a maximally modulated singular integral of Stein-Wainger type. As an application we also discuss a quantitative nonlinear Roth type theorem on patterns in the Euclidean plane. The second talk will focus on the proof of a key ingredient, a certain regularity estimate for a local operator.

Andrew Zimmer

Title: Complex analytic problems on domains with good intrinsic geometry

Abstract: In this talk, I will describe a new class of domains in complex Euclidean space which is defined in terms of the existence of a Kaehler metric with good geometric properties. This class is invariant under biholomorphism and includes many well-studied classes of domains such as strongly pseudoconvex domains, finite type domains in dimension two, convex domains, homogeneous domains, and embeddings of Teichmuller spaces. Further, certain analytic problems are tractable for domains in this family even when the boundary is non-smooth. In particular, it is possible to characterize the domains in this family where the dbar-Neumann operator on (0, q)-forms is compact (which generalizes an old result of Fu-Straube for convex domains).

Hong Wang

Title: Improved decoupling for the parabola

Abstract: In 2014, Bourgain and Demeter proved the $l^2$ decoupling estimates for the paraboloid with constant $R^{\epsilon}$. We prove an $(l^2, L^6)$ decoupling inequality for the parabola with constant $(\log R)^c$. This is joint work with Larry Guth and Dominique Maldague.

Kevin Luli

Title: Smooth Nonnegative Interpolation

Abstract: Suppose E is an arbitrary subset of R^n. Let f: E \rightarrow [0, \infty). How can we decide if f extends to a nonnegative function C^m function F defined on all of R^n? Suppose E is finite. Can we compute a nonnegative C^m function F on R^n that agrees with f on E with the least possible C^m norm? How many computer operations does this take? In this talk, I will explain recent results on these problems. Non-negativity is one of the most important shape preserving properties for interpolants. In real life applications, the range of the interpolant is imposed by nature. For example, probability density, the amount of snow, rain, humidity, chemical concentration are all nonnegative quantities and are of interest in natural sciences. Even in one dimension, the existing techniques can only handle nonnegative interpolation under special assumptions on the data set. Our results work without any assumptions on the data sets.

Niclas Technau

Title: Number theoretic applications of oscillatory integrals

Abstract: We discuss how the analysis of oscillatory integrals can be used to solve number theoretic problems. More specifically, the focus will be on understanding fine-scale statistics of sequences on the unit circle. Further, we shall briefly explain a connection to quantum chaos.

Terence Harris

Title: Low dimensional pinned distance sets via spherical averages

Abstract: An inequality is derived for the average t-energy of weighted pinned distance measures, where 0 < t < 1, in terms of the L^2 spherical averages of Fourier transforms of measures. This generalises the result of Liu (originally for Lebesgue measure) to pinned distance sets of dimension smaller than 1, and strengthens Mattila's result from 1987, originally for the full distance set.

Yuval Wigderson

Title: New perspectives on the uncertainty principle

Abstract: The phrase ``uncertainty principle refers to a wide array of results in several disparate fields of mathematics, all of which capture the notion that a function and its Fourier transform cannot both be ``very localized. The measure of localization varies from one uncertainty principle to the next, and well-studied notions include the variance (and higher moments), the entropy, the support-size, and the rate of decay at infinity. Similarly, the proofs of the various uncertainty principles rely on a range of tools, from the elementary to the very deep. In this talk, I'll describe how many of the uncertainty principles all follow from a single, simple result, whose proof uses only a basic property of the Fourier transform: that it and its inverse are bounded as operators $L^1 \to L^\infty$. Using this result, one can also prove new variants of the uncertainty principle, which apply to new measures of localization and to operators other than the Fourier transform. This is joint work with Avi Wigderson.

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