• Jewellery from tessellations of hyperbolic space 

      [SNAP-2022-005-EN] Gangl, Herbert (Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach, 2022-06-02)
      In this snapshot, we will first give an introduction to hyperbolic geometry and we will then show how certain matrix groups of a number-theoretic origin give rise to a large variety of interesting tessellations of 3-dimensional ...
    • Representations and degenerations 

      [SNAP-2022-007-EN] Dumanski, Ilya; Kiritchenko, Valentina (Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach, 2022-10-25)
      In this snapshot, we explain two important mathematical concepts (representation and degeneration) in elementary terms. We will focus on the simplest meaningful examples, and motivate both concepts by study of symmetry.
    • The Robinson–Schensted algorithm 

      [SNAP-2022-002-EN] Thomas, Hugh (Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach, 2022-05-06)
      I am going to describe the Robinson–Schensted algorithm which transforms a permutation of the numbers from 1 to n into a pair of combinatorial objects called “standard Young tableaux”. I will then say a little bit about a ...
    • Searching for the monster in the trees 

      [SNAP-2022-003-EN] Craven, David A. (Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach, 2022-04-13)
      The Monster finite simple group is almost unimaginably large, with about 8 × 1053 elements in it. Trying to understand such an immense object requires both theory and computer programs. In this snapshot, we discuss finite ...
    • A tale of three curves 

      [SNAP-2022-010-EN] Balakrishnan, Jennifer S. (Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach, 2022-10-27)
      In this snapshot, we give a survey of some problems in the study of rational points on higher genus curves, discussing questions ranging from the era of the ancient Greeks to a few posed by mathematicians of the 20th ...