The Diamant symposium of Spring 2022 will take place on Thursday 21 April in Hotel Van der Valk in Utrecht. Invited speakers are Heidi Goodson (CUNY, New York), Fabien Pazuki (U Copenhagen & U Bordeaux) and Laura Sanità (TU/e).
The Dutch Mathematical Congress (NMC2022) is held at the same location on 19 and 20 april. The NMC will feature a DIAMANT session on april 19 including invited speakers Joanna Ellis Monaghan (UvA), Léo Ducas (CWI) and Karen Aardal (TU Delft).
How to contribute a talk
PhD students and postdocs are warmly welcomed to submit a contributed talk (25-30 mins.) to the Diamant symposium. In the registration form (see below) there is an option to submit title and abstract. Alternatively, after registration, a title+abstract can be sent to email@example.com at a later date.
Programme of the DIAMANT symposium
The symposium starts with a dinner on Wednesday April 20 at the Hotel Van der Valk from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, after the NMC has closed. The scientific programme starts on Thursday April 21 at 9:00 AM and ends around 5:00 PM.
For more information on the topics being presented, see the ‘Speakers’ section of this page.
|18:00||Dinner (location: Hotel van der Valk)|
|9:00-10:00||Heidi Goodson (CUNY, New York) – Sato-Tate Groups in Dimension Greater than 3|
|10:00-10:30||Stefano Marseglia (UU) – Every finite abelian group is the group of rational points of an
ordinary abelian variety over F2, F3 and F5.
|11:00-11:30||Ludwig Fürst (RUG) – Explicit methods for hyperelliptic genus 4 Kummer varieties|
|11:30-12:00||Sebastiano Tronto (UL) – Division in modules and Kummer theory|
|13:00-13:30||Altan Berdan Kilic (TU/e) – One-Shot Capacity of Networks with Restricted Adversaries|
|13:30-14:30||Laura Sanità (TU/e) – On the Simplex method for 0/1 polytopes|
|14:30-15:00||Sophie Huiberts (CWI) – Asymptotic Bounds on the Combinatorial Diameter of Random Polytopes|
|15:30-16:30||Fabien Pazuki (U Copenhagen & U Bordeaux) – Northcott numbers and applications|
|16:30-17:00||Remy van Dobben de Bruyn (UL) – Negative curves on rational surfaces|
|17:00||End of the symposium|
Heidi Goodson (CUNY, New York)
Sato-Tate Groups in Dimension Greater than 3
The focus of this talk is on Sato-Tate groups of abelian varieties — compact groups predicted to determine the limiting distributions of local zeta functions. In recent years, complete classifications of Sato-Tate groups in dimensions 1, 2, and 3 have been given, but there are obstacles to providing classifications in higher dimensions. In this talk, I will describe my recent work on families of higher dimensional Jacobian varieties. This work is partly joint with Melissa Emory.
Stefano Marseglia (UU)
Every finite abelian group is the group of rational points of an
ordinary abelian variety over F2, F3 and F5
We show that every finite abelian group G occurs as the group of rational points of an ordinary abelian variety over F2, F3 and F5. We produce partial results for abelian varieties over a general finite field Fq. In particular, we show that certain abelian groups cannot occur as groups of rational points of abelian varieties over Fq when q is large.
This is joint work with Caleb Springer.
Ludwig Fürst (RUG)
Explicit methods for hyperelliptic genus 4 Kummer varieties
An explicit construction of the Kummer variety of a hyperelliptic curve has only been done for genus up to 3. As part of my PhD thesis I do such an explicit construction in the case of g=4. In this talk I give an overview which methods have been made explicit and what functionality can be provided in the Magma language such as an specific embedding of the Kummer into (P)^15, duplication polynomials or an algorithm to compute the canonical height of points. I will also go into problems encountered in the research. This work was done under supervision of M. Stoll and S. Müller.
Sebastiano Tronto (UL)
Division in modules and Kummer theory
In this talk I will present some of the results of my recent paper “Division in modules and Kummer Theory”. Motivated by number-theoretic applications I will introduce a generalization of the classical concept of injective modules which also makes it possible to extend the concept of p-divisible abelian group over any ring. Classical results such as Baer’s criterion and the existence of injective hulls also hold in this more general setting. Finally I will show how one can use these purely algebraic concepts to study Kummer-like extensions arising from commutative algebraic groups.
Altan Berdan Kilic (TU/e)
One-Shot Capacity of Networks with Restricted Adversaries
In this talk, we will concentrate on the one-shot capacity of communication networks with an adversary who can possibly corrupt only a proper subset of network edges. That is, we want to compute the maximum number of information symbols that can be sent in a single use of network no matter how the adversary acts. We show that combining information linearly at the intermediate vertices of the network does not suffice in general to achieve capacity, in contrast with the standard scenario where the adversary is not restricted. We also propose new techniques to obtain bounds for the one-shot capacity of networks using combinatorics.
Laura Sanità (TU/e)
On the Simplex method for 0/1 polytopes
The Simplex method is one of the most popular algorithms for
solving linear programs, but despite decades of study, it is still not
known whether there exists a pivot rule that guarantees it will always
reach an optimal solution with a polynomial number of steps.
In fact, a polynomial pivot rule is not even known for linear programs
over 0/1 polytopes (0/1-LPs), despite the fact that the diameter of a
0/1 polytope is bounded by its dimension.
This talk will focus on the behavior of the Simplex method for 0/1-LPs,
and discuss pivot rules that are guaranteed to require only a
polynomial number of non-degenerate pivots.
Joint work with: Alexander Black, Jesus De Loera, Sean Kafer.
Sophie Huiberts (CWI)
Asymptotic Bounds on the Combinatorial Diameter of Random Polytopes
The combinatorial diameter diam(P) of a polytope P is the maximum shortest path distance between any pair of vertices. For example, the n-dimensional cube has combinatorial diameter n, while any simplex has combinatorial diameter 1. The combinatorial diameter is a combinatorial quantity closely related to questions surrounding the running time of the simplex method for solving linear programming problems. In this talk, we describe upper and lower bounds on the combinatorial diameter of a random “spherical” polytope, which is tight to within one factor of dimension when the number of inequalities is large compared to the dimension. Joint work with Gilles Bonnet, Daniel Dadush, Uri Grupel, and Galyna Livshyts.
Fabien Pazuki (U Copenhagen & U Bordeaux)
Northcott numbers and applications
A set of algebraic numbers with bounded degree and bounded height is a finite set, by Northcott’s theorem. The set of roots of unity is of height zero, but is infinite. What about other sets of algebraic numbers? When is a set of bounded height still infinite? A way to approach this question is through the Northcott number of these sets. We will study some of their properties, discuss links to Julia Robinson’s work on undecidability, and explain other applications towards height controls in Bertini statements. The talk is based on joint work with Technau and Widmer.
Remy van Dobben de Bruyn (UL)
Negative curves on rational surfaces
Two curves C ≠ D on an algebraic surface X meet in a finite nonnegative number of points, called the intersection number C ⋅ D ≥ 0. On the other hand, the “self-intersection” C ⋅ C of a curve C may also take negative values. I will explain what this means, and present progress on the Bounded Negativity Conjecture, a folklore conjecture going back at least to Enriques (1871–1946).
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