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Spring 2019 Undergraduate Research Assistantship Program (URA). Applications for the Spring 2019 program are now closed.
The very successful Tutte's 100th Distinguished Lecture Series has now completed. That success has led to a Tutte Distinguished Lecture once per term. The next lecture will happen in the Spring term.
*Recordings of occurred talks are all available on C&O's YouTube Channel.
New Deadline: February 1, '19
- Sep. 21, 2019
Professors David Gosset, Luke Postle and Laura Sanita will receive $120,000 supplements to their NSERC Discovery Grants.
- Sep. 1, 2019
Professor Carsten Thomassen, one of the foremost graph theorists in the world, will hold the Faculty of Mathematics Dean's Distinguished Visiting Professorship in Fall 2019.
- July 14, 2019
C&O graduate students Samuel Jaques and John Schanck have won the Best Young Researcher Paper Award at Crypto 2019, the 39th Annual International Cryptology Symposium. Their paper, Quantum cryptanalysis in the RAM model: Claw-finding attacks on SIKE, will be presented on August 20 in Santa Barbara.
- Sep. 25, 2019
Title: Improving Implementations of CSIDH
Speaker: Jason LeGrow Affiliation: University of Waterloo Room: MC 5417
I will present on some papers related to implementations of CSIDH .
- Sep. 26, 2019
Title: LP bounds and the addition formula
Speaker: Chris Godsil Affiliation: University of Waterloo Room: MC 5479
I will show how we can derive useful bounds on the size of codes and designs, using linear programming and the addition formula.
- Sep. 26, 2019
Title: Chord diagrams, generating functions, and qft
Speaker: Karen Yeats Affiliation: University of Waterloo Room: MC 5417
I'll talk about some joint work with Julien Courtiel where some nice enumerative combinatorics tells us something about how gauge theories are such special quantum field theories.