Date and Time: Monday 17 February, 03:30 pm - 04:45 pm.
Venue: Room 215, Department of Mathematics.
Title: Asymptotic solutions of Hyperbolic PDE III.
Abstract: We discuss several aspects of asymptotic solutions to some
models of Hyperbolic PDE with small wave lengths including their
construction and their justification. Necessary tools to carry out these
tasks will be introduced.
Time:
3:30pm-5:00pm
Location:
Room 215, Department of Mathematics
Description:
Commutative Algebra seminar.
Speaker: Tony Joseph Puthenpurakal.
Affiliation: IIT Bombay.
Date and Time: Tuesday 18 February, 03:30 pm - 05:00 pm.
Venue: Room 215, Department of Mathematics.
Title: Localization of complete intersections.
Abstract: We give an elementary proof of the fact that localization of
complete intersection are complete intersections
Time:
4:30pm-5:30pm
Location:
Ramanujan Hall, Department of Mathematics
Description:
CACAAG seminar.
Speaker: Madhusudan Manjunath.
Affiliation: IIT Bombay.
Date and Time: Tuesday 18 February, 04:30 pm - 05:30 pm.
Venue: Ramanujan Hall, Department of Mathematics.
Title: Introduction to Tropical Algebraic Geometry, Part II: Applications.
Abstract: We will give a glimpse of applications of tropical geometry to
algebraic geometry, particularly the theory of algebraic curves. We will
also mention some potential topics for future work. The talk will not
assume any special background, PhD and MSc students are specially welcome
Time:
11:00am
Location:
Ramanujan Hall, Department of Mathematics
Description:
Combinatorics Seminar.
Speaker: Murali K. Srinivasan.
Affiliation: IIT Bombay.
Date and Time: Wednesday 19 February, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm.
Venue: Ramanujan Hall, Department of Mathematics.
Title: A simple recursive algorithm for computing the zonal characters of
the symmetric group (= eigenvalues of the perfect matching association
scheme).
Time:
2:30pm-3:45pm
Location:
Room No. 215 Department of Mathematics
Description:
Partial Differential Equations seminar.
Speaker: M. Vanninathan.
Affiliation: IIT Bombay.
Date and Time: Wednesday 19 February, 02:30 pm - 03:45 pm.
Venue: Room 215, Department of Mathematics.
Title: Asymptotic solutions of Hyperbolic PDE IV.
Abstract: We discuss several aspects of asymptotic solutions to some
models of Hyperbolic PDE with small wave lengths including their
construction and their justification. Necessary tools to carry out these
tasks will be introduced.
Time:
4:00pm-5:00pm
Location:
Ramanujan Hall, Department of Mathematics
Description:
Mathematics Colloquium I.
Speaker: Mythily Ramaswamy.
Affiliation: Chennai Mathematical Institute.
Date and Time: Wednesday 19 February, 04:00 pm - 05:00 pm.
Venue: Ramanujan Hall, Department of Mathematics.
Title: Time Periodic flows and their stabilization.
Abstract: Fluid flows have been studied for a long time, with a view to
understand better the models like channel flow, blood flow, air flow in
the lungs etc. Here we focus on a time periodic fluid flow model. Local
stabilization here concerns the decay of the perturbation in the flow near
a periodic trajectory. The main motivating example is the incompressible
Navier-Stokes system. I will discuss the general framework to study
periodic solutions and then indicate some results in this direction.
Time:
2:00pm-3:30pm
Location:
Ramanujan Hall, Department of Mathematics
Description:
Combinatorics Seminar.
Speaker: Nishad Kothari.
Affiliation: Institute of Computing, Campinas, Brazil.
Date and Time: Thursday 20 February, 02:00 pm - 3:30 pm.
Venue: Ramanujan Hall, Department of Mathematics.
Title: Generation Theorems for Bricks and Braces.
Abstract:
A connected graph G, on two or more vertices, is matching covered if each edge belongs to
some perfect matching. For problems pertaining to perfect matchings of a graph — such as
counting the number of perfect matchings — one may restrict attention to matching covered
graphs.
Every matching covered graph may be decomposed into a list of special matching covered
graphs called bricks (nonbipartite) and braces (bipartite); Lov´asz (1987) proved that this
decomposition is unique. The significance of this decomposition arises from the fact that
several important open problems in Matching Theory may be reduced to bricks and braces.
(For instance, a matching covered graph G is Pfaffian if and only if each of its bricks and
braces is Pfaffian.) However, in order to solve these problems for bricks and braces, one needs
induction tools; these may also be viewed as generation theorems for bricks and braces.
Norine and Thomas (2007) proved a generation theorem for simple bricks. In a joint work
with Murty (2016), we used their result to characterize K4-free planar bricks. However, it
seems very difficult to characterize K4-free nonplanar bricks. For this reason, I decided to
develop induction tools for a special class of bricks called ‘near-bipartite bricks’.
A brick G is near-bipartite if it has a pair of edges {α, β} such that G−α−β is matching
covered and bipartite. During my PhD, I (https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.
1002/jgt.22414) proved a generation theorem for near-bipartite bricks. In a joint work with
Carvalho (https://arxiv.org/abs/1704.08796), we used this result to prove a generation
theorem for simple near-bipartite bricks. Our theorem states that all near-bipartite bricks
may be built from 8 infinite families by means of (a finite sequence of) three operations.
McCuaig (2001) proved a generation theorem for simple braces, and used it to obtain
a structural characterization of Pfaffian braces — thus solving the Pfaffian Recognition
Problem for all bipartite graphs. A brace is minimal if removing any edge results in a graph
that is not a brace. In a recent work with Fabres and Carvalho (https://arxiv.org/abs/
1903.11170), we used McCuaig’s brace generation theorem to deduce an induction tool for
minimal braces. As an application, we proved that a minimal brace with 2n vertices has at
most 5n − 10 edges, when n ≥ 6, and we obtained a complete description of minimal braces
that meet this upper bound.
I will present the necessary background, and describe our aforementioned results. The
talk will be self-contained. I shall assume only basic knowledge of graph theory, and will not
present any lengthy proofs.
Time:
4:00pm-5:00pm
Location:
Ramanujan Hall, Department of Mathematics
Description:
Mathematics Colloquium II.
Speaker: Stefan Schwede.
Affiliation: University of Bonn.
Date and Time: Thursday 20 February, 04:00 pm - 05:00 pm.
Venue: Ramanujan Hall, Department of Mathematics.
Title: Equivariant properties of symmetric products.
Abstract: The ultimate aim of this talk is to explain a calculation of
equivariant homotopy groups of symmetric products of spheres. To lead up
to this, I will review the notion of degree of a map between spheres, and
of its equivariant refinement, for a finite group G of equivariance. The
answer is best organized as an isomorphism, due to Graeme Segal, to the
Burnside ring of the finite group G.
The filtration of the infinite symmetric product of spheres by number of
factors has received a lot of attention in algebraic topology. We
investigate this filtration for spheres of linear representations of the
finite group G; by Segal's theorem, the resulting sequence of 0th
equivariant homotopy groups starts with the Burnside ring, and it ends in
a single copy of the integers (independent of the group of equivariance).
We describe this sequence in a uniform and purely algebraic manner,
including the effect of restrictions and transfers maps that connect the
values for varying groups G.
An effort will be made to make a good portion of the talk accessible to
graduate students.