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[2:30pm] A. Muhammed Uludag, Galatasaray University, Istambul
 Description:
 Title: Jimm, a fundamental involution
Abstract: Dyer's outer automorphism of PGL(2,Z) induces an involution
of the real line, which behaves very much like a kind of modular
function. It has some striking properties: it preserves the set of
quadratic irrationals sending them to each other in a nontrivial way
and commutes with the Galois action on this set. It restricts to an
highly nontrivial involution of the set unit of norm +1 of quadratic
number fields. It conjugates the Gauss continued fraction map to the
socalled Fibonacci map. It preserves harmonic pairs of numbers
inducing a duality of Beatty partitions of N. It induces a subtle
symmetry of Lebesgue's measure on the unit interval.
On the other hand, it has jump discontinuities at rationals though its
derivative exists almost everywhere and vanishes almost everywhere. In
the talk, I plan to show how this involution arises from a special
automorphism of the infinite trivalent tree


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4:00pm 
[4:00pm] Dr. M. Manjunath
 Description:
 Title: Tropical Algebraic Geometry: an Introduction.
Tropical algebraic geometry is in the interface of algebraic and polyhedral geometry with applications to both these topics. We start with a gentle introduction to tropical algebraic geometry. We then focus on the tropical lifting problem and discuss recent progress. Tropical analogues of graph curves play an important role in this study.
Please note:
1. Dr. Manjunath is a faculty candidate.
2. The talk will be via skype


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