## Contact Info

Pure MathematicsUniversity of Waterloo

200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

N2L 3G1

Departmental office: MC 5304

Phone: 519 888 4567 x43484

Fax: 519 725 0160

Email: puremath@uwaterloo.ca

Friday, January 29, 2016 — 3:30 PM EST

**Emily Redelmeier **

will speak about

“Combinatorics and Asymptotics of Matrix Cumulants, and Connections to Second-Order Freeness ”

Thursday, January 28, 2016 — 4:00 PM EST

**John J.C. Saunders, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo**

"Sieve Methods in Random Graph Theory"

Thursday, January 28, 2016 — 2:30 PM EST

**Ian Payne, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo **

“A result on constraint satisfaction problems: part 2”

Thursday, January 28, 2016 — 1:30 PM EST

**Matilde Lalin, University of Montreal **

“The distribution of points on cyclic l-covers of genus g”

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 — 3:30 PM EST

**Jonathan Stephenson, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo **

“Lowness Notions”

We will continue our study of the relationships between different lowness notions. Each such notion captures the idea of a real number having minimal computational power according to some criterion.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 — 2:30 PM EST

**Ed Vrscay, Department of Applied Math, University of Waterloo **

“Generalized fractal transforms, contraction maps and associated inverse problems”

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 — 1:00 PM EST

**Raymond Cheng, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo **

“Hilbert Objects, First Examples”

I will reveal the secrets of the Hilbert function, speak of the Hilbert polynomial and then talk more about the Hilbert scheme. As an example of a Hilbert scheme, we talk about the Grassmannian.

MC 5403

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 — 3:30 PM EST

**Rahim Moosa, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo **

“Algebraically closed valued fields”

I will give an introduction and overview of the model theoretic approach to valued fields.

MC 5403

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 — 2:30 PM EST

**Stanley Xiao, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo**

“More on the Beurling-Selberg function”

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 — 10:30 AM EST

**Tyrone Ghaswala, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo **

“Morita Theory III: The Progeny Returns”

I will continue our discussion about generators and progenerators, resisting the urge to make extremely intelligent and witty jokes about going pro or supporting electricity production.

MC 5403

Friday, January 22, 2016 — 3:40 PM EST

**Anton Borissov, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo **

“Conformal Field Theory: A Worker’s Perspective”

Friday, January 22, 2016 — 3:30 PM EST

**Vern Paulsen, Pure Math Department, University of Waterloo**

“Quotients of Operator Systems, Nuclearity, and Lifting Problems”

Thursday, January 21, 2016 — 2:30 PM EST

**Matthew Moore, Vanderbilt University **

“Absorption and directed Jonsson terms”

Thursday, January 21, 2016 — 1:30 PM EST

**Arunabha Biswas, Queen’s University **

“Some aspects of higher Mahler Measure”

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 — 3:30 PM EST

**Jonathan Stephenson, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo **

“Lowness Properties”

AbstractGiven a class C of real numbers which can be relativized to a class C(X) depending on a real parameter X, we say that X is low for C if C(X)=C.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 — 2:30 PM EST

**Adam Chapman, Michigan State University **

“Linkage of p-algebras of prime degree”

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 — 1:00 PM EST

**Raymond Cheng, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo **

“Points in the Plane”

Nothing too fancy today: let us simply study schemes supported on finite subsets of the complex plane. Along the way, we will talk about Hilbert functions, Hilbert polynomials, families of schemes and maybe even something about moduli.

MC 5403

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 — 11:00 AM EST

**Henry Lui, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo **

“Teichmu ̈ller Spaces”

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 — 3:30 PM EST

**Deirdre Haskell, McMaster University **

will speak about

“Overview II ”

Abstract

We continue with the introduction to Ducros’ Bourbaki paper on Berkovich spaces (after Hrushovski and Loeser).

MC 5403

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 — 2:30 PM EST

**Stanley Xiao, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo**

“The basic large sieve inequality”

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 — 1:00 PM EST

**Spiro Karigiannis, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo **

“Weyl curvature, conformal geometry, and uniformization: Part I”

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 — 1:00 PM EST

**Christopher Hawthorne, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo **

“Model theory learning seminar”

We will prove some basic properties of dividing and forking.

MC 5023A

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 — 11:30 AM EST

**Christopher Schafhauser, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo **

“Goldie’s Theorem on semiprime rings”

Monday, January 18, 2016 — 4:00 PM EST

**Wlodek Bryc, University of Cincinnati **

“Normal distribution: Some characterization problems in Statistics”

Monday, January 18, 2016 — 1:30 PM EST

**Ifaz Kabir, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo **

“Finite model theory seminar”

We will begin going through Flum and Ebbinghaus’ Finite Model Theory.

MC 5403

University of Waterloo

200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

N2L 3G1

Departmental office: MC 5304

Phone: 519 888 4567 x43484

Fax: 519 725 0160

Email: puremath@uwaterloo.ca

University of Waterloo

University of Waterloo

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200 University Avenue West

Waterloo,
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N2L 3G1

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