Welcome to the Department of Mathematics


The Elisha Netanyahu Memorial Lecture

High dimensional expanders and Ramanujan complexes

Professor Alex Lubotzki- Hebrew University of Jerusalem

April 1, 2015, at 17:00

Auditorium 231 Amado

ברכות חמות לסטודנטים לתואר ראשון ניצן טור ועשהאל רייטר

בעקבות הצלחתם בשלבים א' וב' של האולימפיאדה הארצית במתמטיקה לסטודנטים, זכו להצטרף לנבחרת ישראל שתשתתף באולימפיאדה הבינלאומית בקיץ.

עלו והצליחו!

ברכות לאורי שפירא על זכייתו בפרס קריל (KRILL) לשנת תשע"ה.

פרס קריל ניתן על הצטיינות מדעית ומוענק יל ידי קרן וולף היוקרתית.

הפרס הוא אות כבוד לאורי, לפקולטה למתמטיקה ולטכניון כולו.

Faculty Activities
29/03/2015, Sunday, 14:30
Type : Seminar
Name : Nonlinear Analysis and Optimization
Title : An algorithmic approach to problems involving feasibility seeking
Speaker : Rafal Zalas
Place : Room 814, Amado Mathematics Building, Technion
The convex feasibility problem (CFP) is defined as the problem of finding 
a point lying in the intersection of given closed and convex sets C_i,
i=1,2,...,m, which are called constraints. A typical example of such a
problem is solving a system of linear inequalities. In this talk I will
discuss an algorithmic approach to solving the CFP reformulated as the 
common fixed point problem (CFPP) for quasi-nonexpansive mappings U_i,
i=1,...,m, satisfying the relation Fix(U_i)=C_i. The solution strategy,
roughly speaking, exploits the underlying assumption that the computation of
each U_i is simple. The presented method, called Modular String Averaging,  
is based on three simple concepts: relaxation, convex combination and 
composition of the input operators U_i. The algorithm, despite its simple
description, covers a wide class of methods commonly used for CFPs and
CFPPs. It will be shown that under certain additional assumptions, a similar
algorithm can be adapted to variational inequalities.
This talk is partially based on my PhD thesis and on some recent results
obtained jointly with Simeon Reich.
Submitted by : Simeon Reich, sreich@tx.technion.ac.il
Event № : 1403
31/03/2015, Tuesday, 11:30
Type : Seminar
Name : Seminar in Probability and Stochastic Processes
Title : The Uniform Spanning Forest of Planar Graphs
Speaker : Asaf Nachmias (TAU)
Place : Meyer bldg (elec. eng.), room 861. , Technion
The free uniform spanning forest (FUSF) of an infinite graph G is obtained as the weak limit of the law of a uniform spanning tree on G_n, where G_n is a finite exhaustion of G. It is easy to see that the FUSF is supported on spanning graphs of G with no cycles, but it need not be connected. Indeed, a classical result of Pemantle ('91) asserts that when G=Z^d, the FUSF is almost surely a connected tree if and only if d=1,2,3,4. 

In this talk we will show that if G is a plane graph with bounded degree and bounded number of edges to each face, then the FUSF is almost surely connected, answering a question of Benjamini, Lyons, Peres and Schramm ('01). An essential part of the proof is the circle packing theorem, which no knowledge of will be assumed.

Joint work with Tom Hutchcroft
Submitted by : Oren Louidor, oren.louidor@gmail.com
Event № : 1433
Elisha Netanyahu Memorial Lecture - Professor Alex Lubotzki- Einstein Institute, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
01/04/2015, Wednesday, 17:00
Type : Lecture
Name : Elisha Netanyahu Memorial Lecture
Title : High dimensional expanders and Ramanujan complexes
Speaker : Professor Alex Lubotzki- Einstein Institute, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Place : Auditorium 231 Amado Mathematics Building, Technion

Expander graphs have played, in the last few decades, an important role in computer science, and in the last decade, also in pure mathematics.  In recent years a theory of "high-dimensional expanders" is starting to emerge - i.e., simplical complexes which generalize various properties of expander graphs. This has some geometric motivations (led by Gromov) and combinatorial ones (started by Linial and Meshulam).  The talk will survey the various directions of research and their applications, as well as potential applications in math and CS.  Some of these lead to questions about buildings and representation theory of p-adic groups.

We will survey the work of a number of people. The works of the speaker in this direction are mainly with Tali Kaufman, David Kazhdan and Roy Meshulam.

Files : PosterInvitation
Submitted by : Shiri Kaplan-Shabat, mathsec@tx.technion.ac.il
Event № : 49
Algebra Seminar - Efrat Bank
16/04/2015, Thursday, 13:30
Type : Seminar
Name : Algebra Seminar
Title : Prime polynomial values of linear functions in short intervals
Speaker : Efrat Bank
Place : Amado 814, Technion
In this talk I will present a function field analogue of a conjecture in number
theory. This conjecture is a combination of several famous conjectures, including the 
Hardy-Littlewood prime tuple conjecture, conjectures on the number of primes in 
arithmetic progressions and in short intervals, and the Goldbach conjecture. I prove 
an asymptotic formula for the number of simultaneous prime values of n linear 
functions, in the limit of a large finite field.

A key role is played by the computation of some Galois groups.
Submitted by : Yakov Karasik, yaakov@tx.technion.ac.il
Event № : 1432
06/09/2015, Sunday, 08:30 - 10/09/2015, Thursday, 16:30
Type : Project
Name : Summer Projects in Mathematics at the Technion
Title : Summer Projects in Mathematics at the Technion
Speaker :
Place : T.B.A, Technion

Summer Projects in Mathematics at the Technion

The Mathematics Department at the Technion is inviting advanced undergraduate students to experience research level mathematics in a week of projects (Sunday-Thursday, September 6-10, 2015).  The projects will be mentored by members, postdocs and graduate students from the department.

Please visit the Summer Projects website for more details:


Organizers: Ram Band, Michah Sageev and Amir Yehudayoff.

Submitted by : Shiri Kaplan-Shabat, mathsec@tx.technion.ac.il
Event № : 38
Center for Mathematical Sciences Activities
CMS Special Lecture Series - Prof. John Hinch
27/04/2015, Monday, 15:30 - 30/04/2015, Thursday, 15:30
Type : Lecture series
Name : CMS
Title : CMS Special Lecture Series
Speaker : Prof. John Hinch
Place : Monday 27.4- Segoh 1, Tuesday 28.4- room 814, Thursday 30.4- room 231, Technion

Center for Mathematical Sciences

Supported by the Mallat Family Fund for Research in Mathematics

Invites you to a


Professor John Hinch

Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics

 University of Cambridge


 Lecture I: Explaining the behavior of elastic liquids

Monday, 27 April, 2015 at 15:30, Segoh, Segoh 1.

Lecture II: Viscous `drops' falling on a coated vertical fibre

(quite technical and mathematical)

Tuesday, 28 April, 2015 at 15:30, Amado, Room 814.

Lecture III: Fluctuations in the sedimentation of particles in a suspension

(review including resolution of long standing paradox)

Thursday 30 April, 2015 at 15:30, Amado, Auditorium 231.

For further administrative information please contact: Shiri Kaplan- Shabat, CMS Coordinator

Phone: +972-(0)4-8294276\8 Fax: +972-(0)4-8293388 E-mail: cms@math.technion.ac.il

Files : Prof. John Hinch
Submitted by : cms@math.technion.ac.il
Event № : 32
18/05/2015, Monday, 09:00 - 21/05/2015, Thursday, 16:00
Type : Conference
Name : CMS
Title : Conference in honor of Lin's 80th Birthday
Speaker :
Place : T.B.A, Technion

Center for Mathematical Sciences

Conference on

Algebraic Geometry, Braids, Analysis

Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

May 18 - May 21, 2015

The conference is held on the occasion of

Professor Vladimir Lin's 80th birthday

Registration is now open until April 1st. 

 The aim of this conference is to bring together researchers working on algebraic geometry, braids, and analysis, and to discuss some of the recent developments and to identify important problems and new research directions.


Participants include:

M. Agranovsky         P. Kuchment                  A. Pinkus

T. Bandman              A. Libgober                   P. Russell

G. Belitskii                 V. Lin                            I. Scherbak

V. Bergelson              M. Lyubich                   V. Tkachenko

A. Brudnyi                  Y. Lyubich                    V. Vassiliev 

A. Eremenko              L. Makar-Limanov         B. Wajnryb         

S. Gindikin                  K. Masuda                    Y. Zarhin  

V. Gurarii                    V. Milman                     M. Zaidenberg 

S. Kaliman                  M. Miyanishi                V. Zinde-Walsh  

A. Khovanskii               A. Olevskii                   N. Zobin

M. Koras                     S. Orevkov                    


The conference is supported by

The Center for Mathematical Sciences at the Technion


The  Gelbart Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Bar-Ilan University


Scientific Committee: Joan Birman, Mikhail Sodin, Evgeniĭ Gorin

Organization Committee: Yehuda Pinchover, Michail Zhitomirskii


For further information please contact: Shiri Kaplan-Shabat (Conference Coordinator),

E-mail cms@math.technion.ac.il ; Phone: +972-(0)4-8294278

Conference Web page: http://www.math.technion.ac.il/cms/decade_2011-2020/year_2014-2015/Lin/

Files : List of ParticipantsPosterTransportation
Submitted by : cms@math.technion.ac.il
Event № : 33
17/06/2015, Wednesday, 09:00 - 24/06/2015, Wednesday, 16:00
Type : Workshop
Name : CMS
Title : Generalizations of Symmetric Spaces
Speaker :
Place : Nachsholim Resort, Technion

ERC                CMS

Workshop on Generalizations of Symmetric Spaces

17th-24th June, 2015

Registration is now open

Important Note: When booking your flight, please take into consideration that the conference shuttle leaves on June 17th at 10 am from Binyamina railway station, which is one hour by train from Ben Gurion airport. We thus recommend that you arrive either in the early morning of the 17th, or at the 16th. In the latter case we can help you find accommodation in Tel Aviv or Haifa for the night.

The  following mini-courses will be given:

Michel Brion (Institute Fourier) "Spherical Varieties"

Kai-Uwe Bux (Universität Bielefeld) "Finiteness Properties of Arithmetic Groups"

Dima Gourevitch (Weizmann Institute) "Multiplicity One Spaces"

Bertrand Rémy (École Polytechnique) "Compactifications of Buildings"


Additional research talks will be given by the participants

Organizers: Tobias Hartnick (Technion), Aloysius Helminck (NC State University), Ralf Köhl (JLU Gießen), Amos Nevo (Technion)

For further administrative information please contact: Shiri Kaplan- Shabat, Workshop Coordinator

Phone: +972-(0)4-8294276\8 Fax: +972-(0)4-8293388 E-mail: cms@math.technion.ac.il

Files : Poster
Submitted by : cms@math.technion.ac.il
Event № : 34