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Analysis Seminar

The seminar will meet Tuesdays, 4:00 p.m. in VV B139, unless otherwise indicated.

If you wish to invite a speaker please contact Betsy at stovall(at)math

Previous Analysis seminars

2017-2018 Analysis Seminar Schedule

date speaker institution title host(s)
September 8 in B239 (Colloquium) Tess Anderson UW Madison A Spherical Maximal Function along the Primes Tonghai
September 19 Brian Street UW Madison Convenient Coordinates Betsy
September 26 Hiroyoshi Mitake Hiroshima University Derivation of multi-layered interface system and its application Hung
October 3 Joris Roos UW Madison A polynomial Roth theorem on the real line Betsy
October 10 Michael Greenblatt UI Chicago Maximal averages and Radon transforms for two-dimensional hypersurfaces Andreas
October 17 David Beltran Basque Center of Applied Mathematics Fefferman-Stein inequalities Andreas
Wednesday, October 18, 4:00 p.m. in B131 Jonathan Hickman University of Chicago Factorising X^n Andreas
October 24 Xiaochun Li UIUC Recent progress on the pointwise convergence problems of Schroedinger equations Betsy
Thursday, October 26, 4:30 p.m. in B139 Fedor Nazarov Kent State University The Lerner-Ombrosi-Perez bound in the Muckenhoupt Wheeden conjecture is sharp Sergey, Andreas
Friday, October 27, 4:00 p.m. in B239 Stefanie Petermichl University of Toulouse Higher order Journé commutators Betsy, Andreas
Wednesday, November 1, 4:00 p.m. in B239 (Colloquium) Shaoming Guo Indiana University Parsell-Vinogradov systems in higher dimensions Andreas
November 14 Naser Talebizadeh Sardari UW Madison Quadratic forms and the semiclassical eigenfunction hypothesis Betsy
November 28 Xianghong Chen UW Milwaukee Some transfer operators on the circle with trigonometric weights Betsy
Monday, December 4, 4:00, B139 Bartosz Langowski and Tomasz Szarek Institute of Mathematics, Polish Academy of Sciences Discrete Harmonic Analysis in the Non-Commutative Setting Betsy
Wednesday, December 13, 4:00, B239 (Colloquium) Bobby Wilson MIT Projections in Banach Spaces and Harmonic Analysis Andreas
Monday, February 5, 3:00-3:50, B341 (PDE-GA seminar) Andreas Seeger UW Singular integrals and a problem on mixing flows
February 6 Dong Dong UIUC Hibert transforms in a 3 by 3 matrix and applications in number theory Betsy
February 13 Sergey Denisov UW Madison Title
February 20 Ruixiang Zhang IAS (Princeton) The (Euclidean) Fractal Uncertainty Principle Betsy, Jordan, Andreas
February 27 Detlef Müller (tent.) University of Kiel Title Betsy, Andreas
Wednesday, March 7, 4:00 p.m. Winfried Sickel Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena Title Andreas
March 13 Title
March 20 Title
April 3 Title
April 10 Title
April 17 Title
April 24 Title
May 1 Title
Gennady Uraltsev Cornell University Title Betsy, Andreas
May 16-18, Workshop in Fourier Analysis Betsy, Andreas


Brian Street

Title: Convenient Coordinates

Abstract: We discuss the method of picking a convenient coordinate system adapted to vector fields. Let X_1,...,X_q be either real or complex C^1 vector fields. We discuss the question of when there is a coordinate system in which the vector fields are smoother (e.g., C^m, or C^\infty, or real analytic). By answering this in a quantitative way, we obtain coordinate charts which can be used as generalized scaling maps. When the vector fields are real this is joint work with Stovall, and continues in the line of quantitative sub-Riemannian geometry initiated by Nagel, Stein, and Wainger. When the vector fields are complex one obtains a geometry with more structure which can be thought of as "sub-Hermitian".

Hiroyoshi Mitake

Title: Derivation of multi-layered interface system and its application

Abstract: In this talk, I will propose a multi-layered interface system which can be formally derived by the singular limit of the weakly coupled system of the Allen-Cahn equation. By using the level set approach, this system can be written as a quasi-monotone degenerate parabolic system. We give results of the well-posedness of viscosity solutions, and study the singularity of each layers. This is a joint work with H. Ninomiya, K. Todoroki.

Joris Roos

Title: A polynomial Roth theorem on the real line

Abstract: For a polynomial P of degree greater than one, we show the existence of patterns of the form (x,x+t,x+P(t)) with a gap estimate on t in positive density subsets of the reals. This is an extension of an earlier result of Bourgain. Our proof is a combination of Bourgain’s approach and more recent methods that were originally developed for the study of the bilinear Hilbert transform along curves. This talk is based on a joint work with Polona Durcik and Shaoming Guo.

Michael Greenblatt

Title: Maximal averages and Radon transforms for two-dimensional hypersurfaces

Abstract: A general local result concerning L^p boundedness of maximal averages over 2D hypersurfaces is described, where p > 2. The surfaces are allowed to have either the traditional smooth density function or a singularity growing as |(x,y)|^{-t} for some 0 < t < 2. This result is a generalization of a theorem of Ikromov, Kempe, and Mueller. Similar methods can be used to show sharp L^p to L^p_a Sobolev estimates for associated Radon transform operators when p is in a certain interval containing 2.

David Beltran

Title: Fefferman Stein Inequalities

Abstract: Given an operator T, we focus on obtaining two-weighted inequalities in which the weights are related via certain maximal function. These inequalites, which originated in work of Fefferman and Stein, have been established in an optimal way for different classical operators in Harmonic Analysis. In this talk, we survey some classical results and we present some recent Fefferman-Stein inequalities for pseudodifferential operators and for the solution operators to dispersive equations.

Jonathan Hickman

Title: Factorising X^n.

Question: how many ways can the polynomial $X^n$ be factorised as a product of linear factors? Answer: it depends on the ring... In this talk I will describe joint work with Jim Wright investigating certain exponential sum estimates over rings of integers modulo N. This theory serves as a discrete analogue of the (euclidean) Fourier restriction problem, a central question in contemporary harmonic analysis. In particular, as part of this study, the question of counting the number of factorisations of polynomials over such rings naturally arises. I will describe how these number-theoretic considerations can themselves be approached via methods from harmonic analysis.

Xiaochun Li

Title: Recent progress on the pointwise convergence problems of Schrodinger equations

Abstract: Recently, Guth, Du and I solved the pointwise convergence problem of Schrodinger equations in two-dimensional case. We proved that the solution to free Schrodinger equation in R^2 converges to its initial data, provided the initial data belongs to H^s for s larger than 1/3. This result is sharp, up to the end point, due to Bourgain's example. The proof relies on the polynomial partitioning method and the decoupling method. In addition, the pointwise convergence problem is closely related to Fourier restriction conjecture.

Fedor Nazarov

Title: The Lerner-Ombrosi-Perez bound in the Muckenhoupt-Wheeden conjecture is sharp.

Abstract: We show that the upper bound $[w]_{A_1}\log (e+[w]_{A_1})$ for the norm of the Hilbert transform on the line as an operator from $L^1(w)$ to $L^{1,\infty}(w)$ cannot be improved in general. This is a joint work with Andrei Lerner and Sheldy Ombrosi.

Stefanie Petermichl

Title: Higher order Journé commutators

Abstract: We consider questions that stem from operator theory via Hankel and Toeplitz forms and target (weak) factorisation of Hardy spaces. In more basic terms, let us consider a function on the unit circle in its Fourier representation. Let P_+ denote the projection onto non-negative and P_- onto negative frequencies. Let b denote multiplication by the symbol function b. It is a classical theorem by Nehari that the composed operator P_+ b P_- is bounded on L^2 if and only if b is in an appropriate space of functions of bounded mean oscillation. The necessity makes use of a classical factorisation theorem of complex function theory on the disk. This type of question can be reformulated in terms of commutators [b,H]=bH-Hb with the Hilbert transform H=P_+ - P_- . Whenever factorisation is absent, such as in the real variable setting, in the multi-parameter setting or other, these classifications can be very difficult.

Such lines were begun by Coifman, Rochberg, Weiss (real variables) and by Cotlar, Ferguson, Sadosky (multi-parameter) of characterisation of spaces of bounded mean oscillation via L^p boundedness of commutators. We present here an endpoint to this theory, bringing all such characterisation results under one roof.

The tools used go deep into modern advances in dyadic harmonic analysis, while preserving the Ansatz from classical operator theory.

Shaoming Guo

Title: Parsell-Vinogradov systems in higher dimensions

Abstract: I will present a few results on counting the numbers of integer solutions of Parsell-Vinogradov systems in higher dimensions. Applications to Waring’s problem and to the problem of counting rational linear subspaces lying on certain hyper-surface will be discussed. Joint works with Jean Bourgain, Ciprian Demeter and Ruixiang Zhang.

Naser Talebizadeh Sardari

Title: Quadratic forms and the semiclassical eigenfunction hypothesis

Abstract: Let [math]Q(X)[/math] be any integral primitive positive definite quadratic form in [math]k[/math] variables, where [math]k\geq4[/math], and discriminant [math]D[/math]. For any integer [math]n[/math], we give an upper bound on the number of integral solutions of [math]Q(X)=n[/math] in terms of [math]n[/math], [math]k[/math], and [math]D[/math]. As a corollary, we prove a conjecture of Lester and Rudnick on the small scale equidistribution of almost all functions belonging to any orthonormal basis of a given eigenspace of the Laplacian on the flat torus [math]\mathbb{T}^d[/math] for [math]d\geq 5[/math]. This conjecture is motivated by the work of Berry\cite{Berry, Michael} on semiclassical eigenfunction hypothesis.

Xianghong Chen

Title: Some transfer operators on the circle with trigonometric weights

Abstract: A transfer operator is an averaging operator over the preimages of a given map. Certain dynamical properties of the map can be studied through its associated transfer operator. In this talk we will introduce a class of weighted transfer operators associated to the Bernoulli maps on the circle (i.e. multiplication by a given integer, mod 1). We will illustrate how the spectral properties of these operators may depend on the specific weight chosen and demonstrate multiple phase transitions. We also present some results on evaluating the spectral radii and corresponding eigenfunctions of these operators, as well as their connections to Fourier analysis. This is joint work with Hans Volkmer.

Bobby Wilson

Title: Projections in Banach Spaces and Harmonic Analysis

Abstract: In this talk, we will discuss the measure theoretic principles of orthogonal projections that follow from the classical Besicovitch-Federer projection theorem. The Besicovitch-Federer projection theorem offers a characterization of rectifiability of one-dimensional sets in R^d by the size of their projections to lines. We will focus on the validity of analogues to the Besicovitch-Federer projection theorem with respect to such sets in general Banach spaces. In particular, we will show that the projection theorem is false when the Banach space is infinite-dimensional and discuss related applications to questions in Harmonic Analysis. This is joint work with Marianna Csornyei and David Bate.

Andreas Seeger

Title: Singular integrals and a problem on mixing flows

Abstract: The talk will be about results related to Bressan's mixing problem. We present an inequality for the change of a Bianchini semi-norm of characteristic functions under the flow generated by a divergence free time dependent vector field. The approach leads to a bilinear singular integral operator for which one proves bounds on Hardy spaces. This is joint work with Mahir Hadžić, Charles Smart and Brian Street.

Dong Dong

Title: Hibert transforms in a 3 by 3 matrix and applications in number theory

Abstract: This talk could interest both analysts and number theorists. I will first present 35 variants of Hilbert transforms, with a focus on their connections with ergodic theory, number theory, and combinatorics. Then I will show how to use Fourier analysis tools to reduce a number theory problem (Roth theorem) to an algebraic geometry problem: this joint work Li and Sawin fully answers a question of Bourgain and Chang about three-term polynomial progressions in subsets of finite fields. I guarantee that a second-year graduate student can understand at least 50% of the talk.

Ruixiang Zhang

Title: The (Euclidean) Fractal Uncertainty Principle

Abstract: On the real line, a version of the uncertainty principle says: If a nonzero function f has its Fourier support lying in B and |A||B| is much smaller than 1, then the L^2 norm of f on A cannot be close to the whole L^2 norm of f. Recently, Bourgain and Dyatlov proved a Fractal Uncertainty Principle (FUP) which has a similar statement. The difference is that in FUP the product of |A| and |B| can be much bigger, but A and B both have to be porous at many scales. We will introduce the theorem and then discuss some unusual features of its proof, most notably the application of the Beurling-Malliavin Theorem. In the original work the dependence on the dimensions of both fractals was ineffective. We will also discuss why we can overcome this ineffectivity (joint work with Long Jin).


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