Lancashire Yorkshire Model Theory Seminar
A regular series of meetings of the model theorists in Leeds, Manchester and Preston, supported by the London Mathematical Society
10:30-11:00 | Arrival and Coffee | |
11:00-12:00 | Fabrizio Barroero (Manchester) |
Unlikely intersections in families of powers of elliptic curves Abstract: Let E_t be the Legendre elliptic curve of equation Y^2=X(X-1)(X-t). In 2010 Masser and Zannier proved that, given two points on E_t with coordinates algebraic over Q(t), there are at most finitely many specializations of t such that the two points become simultaneously torsion on the specialized elliptic curve, unless they were already generically linearly dependent. One of the main ingredients of the proof is a result of Pila about counting rational points of bounded height on subanalytic surfaces, which is a special case and predates the celebrated Pila-Wilkie theorem. As a natural higher-dimensional analogue, we considered the case of n generically independent points on E_t with coordinates algebraic over Q(t). Then there are at most finitely many specializations of t such that two independent relations hold between the specialized points. Here one needs a more sophisticated counting theorem: relying on results of Pila, we estimate the number of points on some subanalytic surfaces lying on certain linear affine varieties defined by equations with rational coefficients of bounded height. This is joint work with L. Capuano. |
12:00-13:00 | Davide Penazzi (Preston) | Existence Theorems for Differential Equations Abstract: We build on the article "Existence Theorems for Systems of Implicit Differential Equations" of Grill, Knebusch and Tressl; where it was shown that given a polynomial differential ideal of R{X_1,...X_n} which is semireal, then there exists an analytic map c from an interval I in R to R^N such that c solves the differential equations of the ideal (i.e. f(c(t))=0 for all f in the ideal and t in I). Our work aims at obtaining similar results for differential equations with initial value conditions (IVPs) and in a more general context: when R is the ring of convergent power series in one variable, i.e. for differential equations with power series coefficients. I will outline the results we have obtained so far and some of the ideas behind them. |
13:00-14:30 | Lunch | |
14:30-15:30 | Ivo Herzog (Ohio State) | Universal *-regular rings Abstract: Using the model theory of modules, we prove that if (R,i) is a ring with involution, then there exists a morphism $u: (R,i) \to (R',i'),$ with R' a *-regular ring, that is universal, in the sense that any such morphism factors in a unique way through u. Recall that an involution i of a ring R is an anti-automorphism of order 2 and that a von Neumann regular ring R with involution is called *-regular if for all r in R, $i(r)r \neq 0.$ For a commutative ring equipped with the identity involution, the existence of a universal *-regular ring was proved by Olivier. Suppose that L is a split semisimple Lie algebra over a field k of characteristic 0. We will use a result from J.C. Jantzen's thesis together with a theorem of Harish-Chandra to prove that the universal enveloping algebra U(L) may be equipped with an involution i in such a way that the morphism of (U(L),i) into its universal *-regular ring is an embedding. |
15:30-16:00 | Coffee | |
16:00-17:00 | Vincenzo Mantova (Leeds) | Towards a composition on surreal numbers Abstract: In a recent work with Alessandro Berarducci, we have shown that surreal numbers admit the structure of a field of transseries with a compatible "simplest" derivation. This raises the question whether surreal numbers can also be interpreted as differentiable functions, forming in fact a non-standard Hardy fields closed under composition. I will present the early partial results on this problem, with both positive and negative answers. This is joint work with Alessandro Berarducci. |
17:00- | Pub and dinner |
10.30-11.00 | Arrival and coffee | |
11.00-12.00 | Daniel Wolf (Leeds) | R-macs and Lie coordinatisation Abstract: I will present the notion of an R-mac, a generalisation of the definition of an N-dimensional asymptotic class given by Elwes, Macpherson and Steinhorn in 2007. I will then go over my current efforts to try to adapt the work of Cherlin and Hrushovski on Lie Coordinatisation to the R-mac setting. Joint work with Sylvy Anscombe (UCLan), Dugald Macpherson (Leeds) and Charles Steinhorn (Vassar) |
12.00-13.00 | Rosie Laking (Manchester) | Pointed morphisms and the lattice of pp formulas |
13.00-14.30 | Lunch | |
14.30-15.30 | Edith Vargas-Garcia (Leeds) | An introduction to the reconstruction of the topology on monoids of the rationals Abstract |
15.30-16.00 | Coffee | |
16.00-17.00 | Alessandro Berarducci (Pisa) | Compact domination, o-minimal homotopy and Pillay's conjectures Abstract: I will report on work Hrushovski, Peterzil, Pillay and Simon on NIP theories and compact domination and develop it further, yielding a new proof of Pillay's conjectures via an o-minimal "nerve theorem". This is joint work with Alessandro Achille |
17.00- | Pub and Dinner |
10:30-11:00 | Arrival and Coffee |
11:00-12:00 | Talk by Amador Martin-Pizarro. Title: Definable and interpretable groups in pairs of algebraically closed fields. Abstract: We will provide a characterisation of definable groups in a beautiful pair (K, E) of algebraically closed fields: every definable group projects, up to isogeny, onto the subgroup of E-rational points of some algebraic group defined over E with kernel an algebraic group. If time permits, we will discuss the characterisation of interpretable groups. |
12:00-13:00 | Question proposal session |
13:00-14:30 | Lunch |
14:30-17:00 | Question answer session and discussion |
17:00- | Pub and dinner |
10.30 - 11.00 |
Arrival and coffee | |
11.00 - 12.00 |
Dugald Macpherson (Leeds) | Pseudofinite dimension and pseudofinite structures
Abstract: I will discuss recent joint work with Garcia and Steinhorn on a notion of pseudofinite dimension for definable sets in pseudofinite structures, introduced by Hrushovski and Wagner and developed further by Hrushovski. In particular, I will discuss conditions on pseudofinite dimension which ensure that a structure is simple, or supersimple, or stable, or that forking can be characterised by dimension-drop. I will discuss examples, and some possible applications. |
12.00 - 13.00 |
Lovkush Agarwal (Leeds) | The 11 Reducts of the Generic Digraph Abstract: Given two structures M and N, we say that N is a reduct of M if, intuitively speaking, N is a less detailed version of M or if N is obtained from M by discarding information. In this talk, I will describe what the reducts of the generic digraph are and time permitting will describe some aspects of the proof. |
13.00 - 14.30 |
Lunch | |
14.30 - 15.30 |
Lorna Gregory (Manchester) | Interpretation functors, wild algebras and undecidability Abstract: In this talk I will present results about uniform interpretations between module categories over finite dimensional algebras. In particular, I will focus on attempts to prove a conjecture of Prest which says that if a finite-dimensional $k$-algebra is of wild representation type, a notion coming from representation theory, then it uniformly interprets $ Mod-k\langle x,y\rangle$ and hence has undecidable theory of modules. |
15.30 - 16.00 |
Tea/Coffee | |
16.00 - 17.00 |
Charlotte Kestner (UCLan) | Some model theory of bilinear forms
Abstract: I will give a short introduction to geometric stability theory and independence relations, focussing on the tree properties. I will then introduce one of the main examples for general measureable structures, the two sorted structure of a vector space over a field with a bilinear form. I will state some results for this structure, and give some open questions. |
17.00- | Pub and Dinner |
10:30-11:00 | Arrival and Coffee |
11:00-12:00 | Talk by Pierre Simon |
12:00-13:00 | Question proposal session |
13:00-14:30 | Lunch |
14:30-17:00 | Question answer session and discussion |
17:00- | Pub and dinner |
10.30-11.00 | Arrival and coffee | |
11.00-12.00 | Mike Prest (Manchester) | TBA |
12.00-13.00 | Immanuel Halupczok (Leeds) | Families of definable sets in the ordered group $\mathbb{Z}$ Abstract |
13.00-14.30 | Lunch | |
14.30-15.30 | Ronnie Nagloo (Leeds) | On Transformations in the Painlevé family Abstract |
15.30-16.00 | Coffee | |
16.00-17.00 | Ivan Tomašić (Queen Mary) | Applications of the twisted theorem of Chebotarev Abstract |
17.00- | Pub and Dinner |
10.30-11.00 | Arrival and coffee | |
11.00-12.00 | Charlotte Kestner (Preston) | NIP categories |
12.00-13.00 | Marcus Tressl (Manchester) | Externally definable sets in real closed fields |
13.00-15.00 | Lunch | |
15.00-16.00 | Tamara Servi (Lisbon) | Quantifier elimination for generalised quasianalytic classes. Abstract |
16.00-17.00 | Andres Aranda-Lopez (Leeds) | Supersimple homogeneous 3-graphs |
17.00- | Pub and Dinner |