Author Archive: raphy

U. Haifa Topology & Geometry seminar: Tuesday, Apr. 9, 2024. Speaker: Kaif Hilman (Bonn). Title: “Equivariant Poincare duality for finite groups and fixed points methods”.

In this talk, I will introduce the notion of Poincar´e duality spaces in the equivariantsetting for finite groups and discuss an approach relating equivariant Poincar´e duality withPoincar´e duality on the fixed points. Time permitting, I will also indicate how one…
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U. Haifa Topology & Geometry seminar: Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2024. Speaker: Surojit Ghosh (IIT Roorkee). Title: “Higher homotopy invariants of diagrams of chain complexes”.

While encoding the homotopy invariants in a model category, one approach (due to Heller and Grothendieck) is to determine certain higher invariants in the homotopy categories of all small diagram categories. In this talk, we provide an explicit approach to…
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Colloquium: Tuesday Feb 13, 2024. Speaker: Nadav Dym (Technion). Title: “Approximation and Separation Results for Group Equivariant Machine Learning”.

In many machine learning tasks, the goal is to learn an unknown function which has some known group symmetries. Equivariant machine learning algorithms exploits this by devising architectures (=function spaces) which have these symmetries by construction. Examples include convolutional neural…
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U. Haifa Topology & Geometry seminar: Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2024. Speaker: Damien Calaque (Montpellier). Title: “Shifted symplectic reduction”.

This talk will be on Zoom:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83920631646?pwd=cWZRWjllZWEvdjVSNVhTdUxMMGlwUT09 I will start explaining that Hamiltonian reduction can be understood as a particular instance of Lagrangian intersections, within the framework of shifted symplectic geometry. One can see this first part of the talk as…
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U. Haifa Topology & Geometry seminar: Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2024. Speaker: Carles Casacuberta (Barcelona). Title: “Homotopy reflectivity is equivalent to the weak Vopenka principle”.

Homotopy localizations with respect to arbitrary (possibly proper) classes of maps are known to existin suitably structured model categories assuming the validity of Vopenka’s principle from set theory.Through recent progress in large cardinal theory, we prove that the existence of…
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