
THEMATIC PROGRAMS 

April 24, 2014  
Thematic Program on Asymptotic Geometric Analysis

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All courses will be held at the Fields Institute, Room 230 unless otherwise noted.
PAST SEMINARS:  
Wednesday September 22 11:00  12:00 pm Room 230 
Rafal Latala Gaussian approximation of moments of sums of independent subexponential random variables 
Monday September 27 11:00  12:00 pm Room 230 
Krzysztof Oleszkiewicz A convolution inequality which implies Khinchine inequality with optimal constants (joint with Piotr Nayar) 
Wednesday October 6 11 12 pm Room 230 
Carsten Schuett (Kiel) A note on Mahler's conjecture 
Thursday October 7 3:30  4:45 pm Room 230 
Eli Glasner (Tel Aviv) 
Special Meeting Friday October 8 3:30  4:30 pm Room 230 
Norbert Sauer (Calgary) Introduction to homogeneous structures and their partitions Abstract: The first part of the talk will be a basic introduction to Fraisse limits and their partition problems. Then the partial order of type sets, orbits, of their automorphism groups will be introduced and its connection to partitions of the structures explained. The connection to more recent work of Pestov and Kechris, Pestov, Todorcevic will touched on and the special case of metric spaces discussed. In the talk some of the basic tools needed for work in partition theory will be introduced. 
Wednesday October 20 11 12 pm Room 230 
Leonid Pastur (Academy of Sciences
of Ukraine) "YES" and "NO" for the validity of Cental Limit Theorem for spectral statistics of random matrices 
Thursday October 21 3:30  4:30 pm *3rd Floor Stewart Library* 
Sergey Bezuglyi (Institute for
Low Temperature, Kharkov) Full groups in Cantor, Borel and measurable dynamics 
Wednesday November 17 11:00  12:00 pm Room 230 
Vladimir Pestov (Universite d'Ottawa) The properties of such groups are, predictably, not the same as of their locally compact counterparts, and quite often in the locally compact case they are either trivially true or trivially false. In this small survey we will try to paint the picture of the present state of the study of such groups, putting an emphasis on concrete examples. In tune with the topic of the thematic program, we will pay a special attention to the role played by concentration of measure, (finite) oscillation stability, and Ramsey theory. 
Thursday November 18 3:30  4:30 pm 3rd Floor Stewart Library 
Vladimir Pestov (Universite d'Ottawa) Nonlocally compact Polish groups: some examples, techniques, results, and open problems, II Abstract: Topological groups which are not locally compact feature quite prominently in various parts of mathematics. Examples are the unitary groups of Hilbert spaces, infinite symmetric groups, groups of isometries of non locally compact metric spaces (such as the Urysohn space), groups of homeomorphisms, and so forth. The properties of such groups are, predictably, not the same as of their locally compact counterparts, and quite often in the locally compact case they are either trivially true or trivially false. In this small survey we will try to paint the picture of the present state of the study of such groups, putting an emphasis on concrete examples. In tune with the topic of the thematic program, we will pay a special attention to the role played by concentration of measure, (finite) oscillation stability, and Ramsey theory. 
Wednesday November 24, 2010  Nicole TomczakJaegermann Singular numbers of random matrices in asymptotic nonlimit regime Please visit the Math Department for location and more information. 
Thursday November 25, 2010 3:30  4:30 Room 230 
Radek Adamczak Bernstein type inequalities for geometrically ergodic Markov chains 
Wednesday December 1 11:00  12:00 pm Room 230 
Rafal Latala 
Thursday December 2 
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PAST SEMINARS  
Tuesday September 21 10 11:30 am Room 230 
Steven Taschuk (University of Alberta) Milman's other proof of the BourgainMilman theorem 
Tuesday September 28 4:30  6:00 pm Room 230 
Susanna Spektor (University of Alberta) Bernsteintype inequality for independent random matrices 
Tuesday October 5 4:30  6:00 pm *Room 210* 
Kei Funano (Kumamoto University) Can we caputure the asymptotic behavior of lambda_k ? 
Monday October 18 24 pm *Room 230* 
Yonatan Gutman (Université ParisEst
MarnelaVallée) Universal minimal spaces 
Tuesday October 19 4:30  6:00 pm 3rd Floor Stewart Library 
Anastasios Zouzias (University of Toronto) Low Rank Matrixvalued Chernoff Bounds and Approximate Matrix Multiplication 
Tuesday October 26 4:30  6:00 pm 3rd Floor Stewart Library 
Kostya Slutsky (University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign) Ramsey Action of Polish Groups 
Tuesday November 9 4:30  6:00 pm 3rd Floor Stewart Library 
Alexander Segal (TelAviv University) Stability of the BrunnMinkowski inequality 
Tuesday November 16 4:30  6:00 pm 3rd Floor Stewart Library 
Dominic Dotterrer (University of Toronto) Triangles in a box Abstract: If one is allowed to arrange n points in kdimensional box, how big can the smallest dsimplex be? 
Tuesday November 30 4:30  6:00 pm 3rd Floor Stewart Library 
David AlonsoGuttierez On the projections of polytopes and their isotropy constant 
Thursday December 2 3:30 pm Room 230 
Peter Pivovarov Isoperimetric problems for random convex sets 
Tuesday December 7 4:30  6:00 pm 3rd Floor Stewart Library 
Deping Ye Additivity conjecture via Dvoretzky's theorem 