## Contact Info

Pure MathematicsUniversity of Waterloo

200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

N2L 3G1

Departmental office: MC 5304

Phone: 519 888 4567 x33484

Fax: 519 725 0160

Email: puremath@uwaterloo.ca

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Please note: The University of Waterloo is closed for all events until further notice.

Friday, November 29, 2019 — 1:30 PM EST

**Will Rushworth, McMaster University**

"Ascent concordance"

Thursday, November 28, 2019 — 1:30 PM EST

**Artour Tomberg, Western University**

"Irreducible vector bundles on hyperkähler twistor spaces"

Thursday, November 28, 2019 — 11:00 AM EST

**Steven Lazzaro, McMaster University**

"NIP VIII"

We continue section 3.1.2 of Simon's Guide to NIP Theories.

MC 5413

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 — 3:30 PM EST

**Dan Ursu, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo**

"Relative C* - simplicity"

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 — 3:30 PM EST

**Eric Boulter, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo**

"Plane Old Tilings"

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 — 3:00 PM EST

**Kateryna Tatarko, University of Alberta**

"Geometric methods in isoperimetric problems and random matrix theory"

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 — 2:00 PM EST

**Luke MacLean, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo**

"Ramsey's Theorem"

We will discuss two different proofs of Ramsey's Theorem and compare their reverse mathematical strength.

MC 5413

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 — 1:30 PM EST

**Kübra Benli, University of Georgia**

"On the number of small prime power residues"

Monday, November 25, 2019 — 4:00 PM EST

**James Freitag, University of Illinois at Chicago**

"Model theory, automorphic functions, and differential equations"

Thursday, November 21, 2019 — 4:30 PM EST

**John Schanck, Department of Combinatorics & Optimization, University of Waterloo**

"Kummer's Theorem on binomial coefficients, etc."

Thursday, November 21, 2019 — 3:00 PM EST

**Polona Durcik, Caltech**

"On singular Brascamp-Lieb inequalities"

Thursday, November 21, 2019 — 11:00 AM EST

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

"NIP VII"

We begin chapter 3 of Simon's Guide to NIP theories.

MC 5413

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 — 3:30 PM EST

**Sam Kim, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo**

"Some logical aspects of hyperrigidity of operator systems"

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 — 3:00 PM EST

**Andrew Zimmer, Louisiana State University**

"Intrinsic and extrinsic geometries in several complex variables"

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 — 2:00 PM EST

**Brett Nasserden, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo**

"Preparing for polynomial dynamics of the affine plane"

We will begin applying our knowledge of the valuative tree to the case of polynomial dynamics of the affine plane. Our goal is to begin understanding when a dominant polynomial morphism of the affine plane has a zariski dense orbit.

MC 5501

Monday, November 18, 2019 — 4:00 PM EST

**Henry Yuen, University of Toronto**

"Connes’ Embedding Problem through the lens of complexity theory"

Thursday, November 14, 2019 — 12:00 PM EST

**Dan Ursu, Pure Math Department, University of Waterloo**

"Relative C*-Simplicity"

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 — 3:30 PM EST

**Boyu Li, University of Victoria**

"Amenable and Non-amenable Semigroups"

Since Nica introduced the notion of amenability of quasi-lattice ordered semigroups, the amenability for many classes of semigroups remain unanswered. We will give a brief overview of semigroup amenability, and show some recent developments on this topic using dilation theory. In particular, we shall show that Artin monoids are non-amenable except the class of right-angled. This is a joint work with Marcelo Laca.

MC 5417

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 — 3:00 PM EST

**Daniel Le, University of Toronto**

"Congruences between modular forms"

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 — 2:00 PM EST

**Dino Rossegger, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo**

"Determinacy in second order arithmetic"

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 — 1:30 PM EST

**Arpita Kar, Queen's University**

"Some reflections on the Riemann Hypothesis"

Thursday, November 7, 2019 — 11:00 AM EST

**Wilson Poulter, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo**

"NIP VI"

We finish section 2.2.2 of Simon's Guide to NIP theories and move on to 2.2.3.

MC 5413

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 — 3:30 PM EST

**Alexandru Nica, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo**

"Free probabilistic aspects of meandric systems"

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 — 2:30 PM EST

**Andrej Vukovic, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo**

We continue where last week's discussion left off by discussing the classification of semivaluations in the valuative tree. Then we return to our study of plane polynomial dynamics.

M3 3103

University of Waterloo

200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

N2L 3G1

Departmental office: MC 5304

Phone: 519 888 4567 x33484

Fax: 519 725 0160

Email: puremath@uwaterloo.ca

University of Waterloo

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