Sala Seminari (Dip. Matematica)
The most common methods to compute roots of polynomials is to rephrase the problem in linear algebra terms: one constructs a companion matrix (or pencil) that has the roots of the polynomial as eigenvalues.
However, even when the eigenvalue method used is backward stable, it's non-trivial to map the backward error back on the polynomial. This problem has been studied extensively in the past and it has been shown that relying on the QR method does not provide a normwise backward-stable rootfinder. For this reason, one needs to rely on QZ + appropriate scaling.
Dato un fascio coerente F su una varieta' liscia proiettiva X, viene determinata l'algebra di Lie differenziale graduata che controlla le deformazioni della coppia (X,F). Viene poi introdotto un morfismo di traccia tra opportuni fasci di operatori differenziali mediante il quale viene esteso un classico risultato di Artamkin sulle deformazioni di fasci.
Most applications of gauge theory in 4-dimensional topology are concerned with simply-connected manifolds with non-trivial second homology. I will discuss the opposite situation, first describing the classical Rohlin invariant for manifolds with first homology = Z and vanishing second homology. I will give an interpretation in terms of a Seiberg-Witten theory, with an unusual index-theoretic correction term. I will discuss recent work with Jianfeng Lin and Nikolai Saveliev giving a new formula for this invariant in terms of monopole homology.
Abstract: We consider a class of nonlinear population models on a two-dimensional lattice which are influenced by a small random potential, and we show that on large temporal and spatial scales the population density is well described by the continuous parabolic Anderson model, a linear but singular stochastic PDE. The proof is based on a discrete formulation of paracontrolled distributions on unbounded lattices which is of independent interest because it can be applied to prove the convergence of a wide range of lattice models. This is joint work with Jörg Martin.
A cork is a contractible Stein domain that gives arise to exotic pairs of 4-manifolds. The first example was found by Akbulut. It is known that any two exotic, simply-connected, closed 4-manifolds are related by a cork twist. We show that there are no corks having shadow-complexity zero. We also show that there are infinitely many corks having shadow-conplexity 1 and 2.