Title: Unitary GroupsSpeaker: Chris Godsil Affiliation: University of Waterloo Room: MC 6486
Unitary groups play an important role in physics and in finite geometry. This talk, the first of two, will provide an introduction to the topic focusing on the case where the underlying field is the complex numbers.
Title: Counting matroidsSpeaker: Jorn van der Pol Affiliation: University of Waterloo Room: MC 5479
We discuss several recent results concerning matroid enumeration and typical properties of matroids, emphasizing the central role that sparse paving matroids play in these results.