We will hear from two passionate creators of successful mentoring programs in math for high school kids in educationally challenged environments. They will give back-to-back talks about their experiences and educational insights.
I will survey what is known about the construction of (the building blocks of) representations of p-adic groups, mention recent developments, and explain some of the concepts underlying all constructions. In particular, I will introduce filtrations of p-adic groups and indicate some of their remarkable properties.
This talk will be an introduction to the methods used in the study of spectral properties of Schroedinger operators with a potential defined via the action of an ergodic transformation. Open problems relating to Lyapunov exponents over a skew shift base will be discussed.