Joint BCAM-UPV/EHU Analysis and PDE seminar: On Fourier uncertainty and extremal problems

Date: Thu, Apr 27 2023

Hour: 17:00

Location: Maryam Mirzakhani Seminar Room at BCAM 

Speakers: Emily Quesada Herrera

LOCATION: Maryam Mirzakhani Seminar Room at BCAM 

The uncertainty principle states, broadly, that one cannot have an unrestricted control of a function and its Fourier transform, simultaneously. This paradigm is related to different sorts of Fourier optimization problems, where one imposes conditions on a function and its transform and seeks to optimize a certain quantity of interest. We will discuss work (joint with E. Carneiro) on an uncertainty principle involving the sign of a function; some Fourier extremal problems (joint with A. Chirre and D. Dimitrov, and with E. Carneiro, M. Milinovich, and A. Ramos), and some connections to problems on other fields, such as the sphere packing problem and Linnik´s problem on the least prime in an arithmetic progression.

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Confirmed speakers:

Emily Quesada Herrera