Arithmetic Combinatorics Agenda

Institute for Advanced Study

School of Mathematics

Princeton, NJ 08540
 

Agenda

 

Mini conference on Arithmetic Combinatorics

December 10-12, 2007

Organizers:

Jean Bourgain, Institute for Advanced Study

Peter Sarnak, Institute for Advanced Study

Van Vu, Institute for Advanced Study
 

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All talks will be held in the Simonyi Hall Seminar Room

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Monday, December 10, 2007

11:00 am - 11:50  Avi Wigderson (IAS), Extractors, Ramsey Graphs and Arithmetic Combinatorics

12:00 pm - 12:30  Kevin Costello (IAS), Quadratic Littlewood-Offord and rank of random symetric matrices

12:30 pm - 2:00  LUNCH - IAS Dining Hall

2:00 pm - 2:50  Bryna Kra (Northwestern), Nilsequences in ergodic theory and additive combinatorics

3:00 pm - 3:30 H. Nguyen (Rutgers), On Erdos square sum free problem

3:30 pm - 4:00 TEA - IAS Fuld Hall Common Room

4:00 pm - 4:50 Izabella Laba (UBC), Arithmetic progressions in Salem sets

 

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

11:00 am - 11:50  Endre Szemeredi (Rutgers/IAS), When does A+A become a square?

12:00 pm - 12:30  Benjamin Sudakov (UCLA/IAS), Discrete Kakeya-type problems and small bases

12:30 pm - 2:00  LUNCH - IAS Dining Hall

2:00 pm - 2:50Ben Green (Cambridge/IAS), Gowers norms in characteristic two

3:00 pm - 3:30 A. Kontorovich (Brown), The hyperbolic lattice point count in infinite volume with applications to sieves

3:30 pm - 4:00 TEA - IAS Fuld Hall Common Room

4:00 pm - 4:30 Jozsef Solymosi(UBC/IAS), Variants of the sum-product problem

4:30 pm - 5:00 Emmanuel Breuillard (IAS), Tits alternative and arithmetic heights

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

11:00 am - 11:50  Yuri Bilu (Bordeaux), Transcendence of automatic numbers (after Adamczewski, Bugeaud)

12:00 pm - 12:30  Sergei Konyagin (IAS), Waring problem with the Ramanujan τ-function

12:30 pm - 2:00   LUNCH - IAS Dining Hall

2:00 pm - 2:50  Andrew Granville (Montreal/IAS), Pretentiousness in analytic number theory

3:00 pm - 3:30  Javier Cilleruelo (Madrid), Sidon sets and the distribution of powers in F_p

3:30 pm - 4:00  TEA - Fuld Hall Common Room

4:00 pm - 4:50   Peter Sarnak (IAS), An affine sieve