
THEMATIC PROGRAMS 

July 24, 2014  
THEMATIC PROGRAM ON NEW TRENDS IN HARMONIC
ANALYSIS

April 513, 2008

Audio and Slides of Talks  Workshop Schedule  Hotels and Housing 
Boris Bukh link to photos of the Conference  Visitor Information 
Mailing List : To receive
updates on the program please subscribe to our mailing list at www.fields.utoronto.ca/maillist
April 9,10,11, 2008  3:30:p.m.
Tim Gowers, University of Cambridge
Tim Austin (University of California,
Los Angeles) Antal Balog (Renyi Institute) Vitaly Bergelson (Ohio State University) Jean Bourgain (IAS) Boris Bukh (Princeton University) MeiChu Chang (UC Riverside) Alina Cojocaru (IllinoisChicago) Ernie Croot (Georgia Tech) Nikos Frantzikinakis (Memphis) Gregory Freiman (Tel Aviv University) Hillel Furstenberg (Hebrew University) Alexander Gamburd (UCSD) Weidong Gao (Nankai) Alexey Glibichuk (Moscow State University) Ron Graham (UCSD) Andrew Granville (U of Montreal) Ben Green (Cambridge University) Harald Helfgott (University of Bristol) Bernard Host (MarnelaVallee) Alex Iosevich (MissouriColumbia) Mihalis Kolountzakis (Crete) 
Vsevolod Lev (Haifa) YuRu Liu (U of Waterloo) Neil Lyall (University of Georgia) Akos Magyar (U of Georgia) Mate Matolcsi (Renyi Institute) Alex Samorodnitsky (Hebrew U) Tom Sanders (CambridgeIAS) ChunYen Shen (Indiana University Bloomington) Ilya Shkredov (Moscow State) Jozsef Solymosi (UBC) Yonutz V. Stanchescu (Afeka College and Open University) Balazs Szegedy (Toronto) Endre Szemeredi (Rutgers University) Terry Tao (UCLA) Akshay Venkatesh (Courant) Van Vu (Rutgers University) Philip Matchett Wood (Rutgers University) Mate Wierdl (University of Memphis) Trevor Wooley (University of Bristol) Tamar Ziegler (Technion) 
SCHEDULE (tentative):
(Speakers Abstracts)
Saturday, April 5  
9:0010:00

Morning Coffee 
10:0010:45

Andrew Granville (Montreal) 
Coffee Break  
11:0011:45

Trevor Wooley (Bristol) 
Lunch break  
2:002:20

Alexey Glibichuk (Moscow State University) Additive properties of product sets in finite fields 
2:302:50

Philip Matchett Wood (Rutgers) Polynomial Frieman isomorphisms 
Tea Break  
3:304:15

Ron Graham (University of California, San
Diego) Some Ramsey results for the ncube 
4:305:15

Alina Cojocaru (IllinoisChicago) The Koblitz Conjecture on average 
5:156:15

Reception cash bar 
Sunday, April 6  
9:0010:00

Morning Coffee 
10:0010:45

Vitaly Bergelson (Ohio State
University) Generalized polynomials and an Extension of the Polynomial Szemeredi Theorem 
Coffee Break  
11:0011:45

Tamar Ziegler
(Technion) Polynomial patterns in primes 
Lunch break  
2:002:20

Yonutz Stanchescu (Open University of
Israel) (slides) On the exact structure of multidimensional sets with small doubling property 
2:302:50

Boris Bukh (Princeton University) Sums of dilates 
Tea Break  
3:304:15

Van Vu (Rutgers University) 
4:305:15

YuRu Liu (University of Waterloo) Vinogradov's mean value theorem in function fields 
Monday, April 7  
9:0010:00

Morning Coffee 
10:0010:45

Terry Tao (University of California, Los
Angeles) The MobiusNilsequences conjecture 
10:4511:00

Coffee Break 
11:0011:45

Alex Samorodnitsky (Hebrew
University) Low degree tests at large distances 
Lunch break  
2:002:45

Ernie Croot (Georgia Tech) On rich lines in grids 
Coffee Break  
3:304:15

Antal Balog (Renyi Institute) Trigonometric sums with multiplicative coefficients 
4:305:15

Mate Matolsci (Renyi Institute) 
Tuesday, April 8  
9:0010:00

Morning Coffee 
10:0010:45

Terry Tao (University of California, Los Angeles) 
Coffee Break  
11:0011:45

Alexander Gamburd (University of California, San Diego) 
Lunch break  
1:30 1:50

Kevin Costello (IAS) 
2:002:45

Akshay Venkatesh (Courant) Random permutations in number theory 
Tea Break  
3:304:15

Vsevolod Lev (University of Haifa at Oranim) On the number of popular differences 
4:305:15

Gregory Freiman (Tel
Aviv University) On a detailed structure of sumsets and difference sets 
Wednesday, April 9  
9:0010:00

Morning Coffee 
10:0010:45

MeiChu Chang (UC Riverside) 
Coffee Break  
11:0011:45

Alex Iosevich (MissouriColumbia) Distribution of dot products in vector spaces in finite fields and applications to problems in additive number theory and geometric combinatorics 
12:001:30

Lunch break 
1:301:50

ChunYen Shen (Indiana) Quantitative sumproduct estimates 
2:002:45

Bernard Host (MarnelaVallee) Nilsequences in ergodic theory (joint work with B. kra) 
Tea Break  
3:304:30

Distinguished
Lecture Series: Timothy Gowers (Cambridge) Quadratic Fourier Analysis **NOTE **Location April 9: Bahen Building, Rm 1180 
4:306:00

Reception at Fields for Timothy Gowers 
Thursday, April 10  
9:0010:00

Morning Coffee 
10:0010:45

Harald Helfgott (University of Bristol) Growth in SL_3 
Coffee Break  
11:0011:45

Jean Bourgain (Institue for
Advanced Study) Invariant measures and stiffness for non Abelian actions on tori 
Lunch break  
1:301:50

Tim Austin (University of California, Los
Angeles) A very brief look at the Density HalesJewett Theorem 
2:002:45

Jaroslav Nesetril (Prague) 
Tea Break  
3:304:30

Distinguished
Lecture Series: Timothy Gowers (Cambridge) 
Friday, April 11  
9:0010:00

Morning Coffee 
10:0010:45

Ben Green (Cambridge University) Exponential sums and Gowers Norms in finite field models 
Coffee Break  
11:0011:45

Tom Sanders (Institute for
Advanced Study) Chowla's cosine problem in abelian groups 
Lunch break  
1:30 1:50

Matthew Smith (University of Georgia) On solutionfree sets for simultaneous additive equations 
2:002:45

Jean Bourgian (IAS) 
Tea Break  
3:304:30

Distinguished
Lecture Series: Timothy Gowers (Cambridge) Quadratic Fourier Analysis Location April 10: Fields Room 230 
Saturday, April 12  
9:0010:00

Morning Coffee 
10:0010:45

Jozsef Solymosi (University of British Columbia) 
Coffee Break  
11:0011:45

Balazs Szegedy (University
of Toronto) The symmetry preserving regularity and removal lemmas 
Lunch break  
2:002:45

Neil Lyall (University of Georgia) Optimal polynomial return times 
Tea Break  
3:304:15

Mate Wierdl (Memphis) 
4:305:15

Nikos Frantzikinakis (Memphis) Szemerédi's theorem, Hardy sequences, and nilmanifolds 
Sunday, April 13  
9:0010:00

Morning Coffee 
10:0010:45

Weidong Gao (Nankai University) Zerosum Problems in Abelian Groups 
Coffee Break  
11:0011:45

Mihalis Kolountzakis
(University of Crete) The discrepancy of a needle on a checkerboard 
12:0012:45

Endre Szemeredi (Rutgers) 