## Montreal Analysis Seminar

Seminars are usually held on Mondays or Fridays at Concordia,
McGill or Universite de Montreal

For suggestions, questions etc. please contact Dmitry Jakobson
(jakobson@math.mcgill.ca), Iosif Polterovich
(iossif@dms.umontreal.ca) or
Alina Stancu (alina.stancu@concordia.ca)

## WINTER 2018

** Joint Analysis and Geometric Analysis seminar **

** Friday, February 16, 13:30-14:30, McGill, Room 920 (to be confirmed)
**

** Loredana Lanzani** (Syracuse)

Title TBA

## FALL 2017

** Friday, November 24, 13:30-14:30, McGill, Room 920**

** Damir Kinzebulatov** (Laval)

Title TBA

** Joint Analysis + Geometric Analysis seminar**

** Friday, November 10, 13:30-14:30, McGill, Room 920**

** Dan Pollack** (U. Washington)

Title TBA

** Friday, November 3, 13:30-14:30, McGill, Room 920**

** Niko Laaksonen** (McGill)

Prime Geodesic Theorem in the 3-dimensional Hyperbolic Space

** Abstract:**
On hyperbolic manifolds the lengths of primitive closed geodesics
(prime geodesics)
have many similarities with the usual prime numbers. In particular,
they obey
an asymptotic distribution analogous to the Prime Number Theorem.
The error in
this estimation is well-studied in two dimensions. In three dimensions the
only unconditional non-trivial estimate is by Sarnak. In this talk we show
how to improve on Sarnak's
pointwise bound for the error term. We also investigate the second
moment of the error term and highlight
some of the difficulties compared to the two dimensional case.

** Monday, October 16, 13:30-14:30, McGill, Room 920**

** Frederic Naud** (Avignon)

Sharp resonances and large covers of hyperbolic surfaces

** Abstract:**
(joint With D. Jakobson and L. Suares)
In this talk we will look at the spectral properties of infinite area
hyperbolic surfaces in families
of covers. Depending on the structure of the covering groups we
establish several asymptotic results on the distribution
of resonances in the large degree limit.

** Friday, October 6, 13:30-14:30, McGill, Room 920**

** Kay Kirkpatrick** (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Free Araki-Woods Factors and a Calculus for Moments in Quantum Groups.

**Abstract:**
We will discuss a central limit theorem for quantum groups: that the joint
distributions with respect to the Haar state of the generators of free
orthogonal quantum groups converge to free families of generalized
circular elements in the large (quantum) dimension limit. We also discuss
a connection to almost-periodic free Araki-Woods factors. This is joint
work with Michael Brannan.

** Spectral Theory seminar**

** Monday, September 25, 14:00-15:00, UdeM, Room 5340/5380**

** Lise Turner** (McGill)

Distribution of coefficients of rank polynomials for
random sparse graphs

** Abstract:**
We study the distribution of coefficients of rank polynomials of
random sparse graphs. We first discuss the limiting distribution for
general graph sequences that converge in the sense of Benjamini-Schramm.
Then we compute the limiting distribution and Newton polygons of the
coefficients of the rank polynomial of random d-regular graphs.
This is joint work with S. Norin and D. Jakobson

** Monday, September 18, 13:00-14:00, McGill, Burnside 920**

** Alexander Olevskii** (Tel Aviv University)

Around uncertainty principle

** Abstract:**
How "small" the support and the spectrum of a function
in R^d can be?
I'll present an introduction to the subject and discuss new results
joint with Fedor Nazarov and with my student T.Amit.

** Monday, September 18, 14:00-15:00, Burnside 920**

** Alex Iosevich** (Rochester University)

Finite point configuration in continuous, discrete and
arithmetic settings

** Abstract:**
The basic question we ask is, how "large" does a subset of a vector space
need to be to ensure that it contains a given geometric configurations, or
a positive proportion of congruence classes of a given geometric
configuration? This problem is connected with many interesting questions
in analysis, number theory and combinatorics, including the sum-product
phenomenon, the local smoothing conjecture for the wave equation and
various notions of rigidity in classical geometry. We will survey some
recent results in a variety of settings and describe the ideas behind them.

** Friday, September 15, 13:30-14:30, McGill, Burnside 920**

** Eli Liflyand** (Bar Ilan University)

Asymptotic relations for the Fourier transform of a function of bounded
variation

** Abstract:**
Earlier and recent one-dimensional estimates and asymptotic relations for the
cosine and sine Fourier transform of a function of bounded variation
are refined
in such a way that become applicable for obtaining multidimensional asymptotic
relations for the Fourier transform of a function with bounded Hardy variation.

** Monday, August 28, Univ. de Montreal,
13:30-14:30, Room 5183**

** Alexei Penskoi** (Moscow State University
and Higher School of Economics)

An isoperimetric inequality for Laplace eigenvalues on the sphere and
the projective plane

** Abstract:**
The ﬁrst subject of this talk is an isoperimetric inequality for the
second non-zero eigenvalue of the Laplace-Beltrami operator on the real
projective plane (based on a joint paper with N. Nadirashvili). For a metric
of area 1
this eigenvalue is not greater than 20\pi. This value could be attained as a
limit on a sequence of metrics of area 1 on the projective plane converging to
a singular metric on the projective plane and the sphere with standard metrics
touching in a point such that the ratio of the areas of the projective plane
and the sphere is 3:2. The second subject of this talk is a very recent
result (joint paper with M. Karpukhin, N. Nadirashvili and I. Polterovich)
about
an isoperimetric inequality for Laplace eigenvalues on the sphere. For a
metric
of area 1 the k-th eigenvalue is not greater than 8\pi k. This value could
be attained as a limit on a sequence of metrics of area 1 on the sphere
converging to a singular metric on k spheres with standard metrics of equal
radius touching in a point.

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