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Find out what's happening this week at MSI.

20
Feb

A bystander contemplating the Local Langlands Correspondence

  • Tue, Feb 20 2024, 3 - 4pm
  • Seminar Room 1.33
    Hanna Neumann Building 145
    Science Road
    Acton ACT 2601

  • Uri Onn (ANU)

Abstract

TBC

22
Feb

Quantum mechanics via counting rectangles

  • Thu, Feb 22 2024, 4 - 5pm
  • Room 1.33 (Seminar Room), Building 145, Science Road, ANU

  • Po Lam Yung (MSI)

Abstract:

A few months ago, Herr and Kwak made a remarkable breakthrough where they proved an optimal bound for the periodic Schrodinger equation in 2+1 dimensions. The key was to rephrase the problem using number theory and geometry. For instance, it was relevant to know how many rectangles you can form, if one chooses vertices from a given finite set of points in the Euclidean plane. The resolution of such a question ultimately relies on the topology of $\mathbb{R}^2$. We will discuss these developments and survey some other related open questions.

Afternoon tea will be provided.