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Discrete Rigidity Phenomena in Additive Combinatorics November 03, 2008 - November 07, 2008

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Nov 03, 2008
Monday
09:00 AM - 09:45 AM
  Discrete Rigidity Phenomena
Ben Green (University of Cambridge)
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
  Uniform spectral gap bounds
Alexander Gamburd (University of California, Santa Cruz)
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
  How does one recognize a nilsequence?
Bernard Host
02:15 PM - 03:00 PM
  Sum-Product and Character Sums in finite fields
Mei-Chu Chang (University of California)
Nov 04, 2008
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
  A strong Tits Alternative and Arithmetic Heights
Emmanuel Breuillard (Université Paris-Sud (Orsay))
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
  Growth in SL3
Harald Helfgott
01:45 PM - 02:30 PM
  Randomness Extractors
Avi Wigderson
02:35 PM - 03:20 PM
  Freiman-type theorems in nonabelian groups
Tom Sanders
03:45 PM - 04:30 PM
  Multiple recurrence along the shifted primes
Tamar Ziegler
Nov 05, 2008
Wednesday
09:00 AM - 09:45 AM
  Rigidity of unipotent joinings in positive characteristic
Manfred Einsiedler (ETH Zürich)
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
  Inverse Theorems and Inapproximability
Ryan O'Donnell
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
  On stationary measures and random walks on tori.
Elon Lindenstrauss (Hebrew University)
Nov 06, 2008
Thursday
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
  Eigenvalue multiplicity and growth of groups
James Lee
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
  The horocycle flow and primes
Adrian Ubis
01:45 PM - 02:30 PM
  Extension of Selberg's theorem and sieving in
Jean Bourgain (Institute for Advanced Study)
02:35 PM - 03:20 PM
  Uniform distribution and Hecke Operators
Akshay Venkatesh (Stanford University)
04:00 PM - 04:45 PM
  Additive Combinatorics and Piecewise Bohr Subsets of N
Hillel Furstenberg (Hebrew University)
Nov 07, 2008
Friday
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
  Decompositions into polynomial phase functions
Julia Wolf
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
  A Boosting proof of the weak regularity lemma
Luca Trevisan
01:45 PM - 02:30 PM
  Graph norms and Sidorenko's conjecture
Hamed Hatami
02:35 PM - 03:20 PM
  Distribution of Orbits on NIlmanifolds
Terence Tao (University of California, Los Angeles)