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Events by month

February 2014

Monday, February 3, 2014 — 4:00 PM EST

George Willis, University of Newcastle

“Classifying Symmetry”

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 — 2:30 PM EST

Renzhi Song, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo

“Pointed Decomposition: Part 1”

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 — 2:30 PM EST

Jason Bell, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 — 4:00 PM EST

Stanley Xiao, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo

“Zhang’s Theorem Implies Bounded Gaps Between Primes”

Thursday, February 6, 2014 — 1:30 PM EST

Chung Pang Mok, McMaster University

“Endoscopic classication of automorphic representations on classical groups: prospects and applications”

Friday, February 7, 2014 — 2:30 PM EST

Jesse Gell-Redman, University of Toronto 

“Index formulas on singular spaces”

Friday, February 7, 2014 — 3:30 PM EST

Adam Dor-On, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo

"Tensor algebras and Subproduct systems arising from Stochastic matrices”

Monday, February 10, 2014 — 4:00 PM EST

Brett Wick, Georgia Tech

“Carleson Measures for Spaces of Analytic Functions”

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 — 2:30 PM EST

Ian Payne, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo

“Pointed Decomposition without Absorption”

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 — 2:30 PM EST

Jason Bell, Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo

"Automorphisms of projective varieties and potential density, II"

In the second talk, we'll discuss Skolem's method and the analytic arc theorem as a means of studying the action of the automorphism group on a variety.  If time remains, we'll apply this method to show that if X is a surface defined over a number field and X has an automorphism that does not preserve a non-constant fibration then there is a number field K such that the K-points of X are Zariski dense.

Thursday, February 13, 2014 — 1:30 PM EST

Patrick Walls, McMaster University

"The Theta Correspondence and Periods of Automorphic Forms"

Thursday, February 13, 2014 — 4:30 PM EST

Stanley Xiao, Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo

"GENERATINGFUNCTIONOLOGY"

This talk is a homage to the late Professor Herbert Wilf's book of the same title. We will discuss several elementary counting problems and solve them using generating functional techniques. I will also include several identities that have appeared in my own work as well as in some prominent papers in number theory.

Friday, February 14, 2014 — 3:30 PM EST

Zhuang Niu, Memorial University

"A classification of approximately subhomogeneous C*-algebras"

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 — 4:00 PM EST

Tuyen Truong, Syracuse University

"Interesting automorphisms of smooth varieties"

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 — 4:00 PM EST

Daniel Fiorilli, University of Michigan

"Nuclear physics and number theory"

Thursday, February 20, 2014 — 2:19 PM EST

Sutanu Roy, Fields Institute, Toronto

“Quantum group-twisted tensor product of C*-algebras”

Thursday, February 20, 2014 — 4:00 PM EST

Matthew Satriano, University of Michigan

"Stacky Resolutions of Singularities"

We will discuss a technique which allows one to approximate singular varieties by smooth spaces called stacks. As an application, we will address the following question, as well as some generalizations: given a linear action of a group G on complex n-space C^n, when is the quotient C^n/G a singular variety? We will also mention some applications to Hodge theory and to derived equivalences.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 — 2:30 PM EST

Ian Payne, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo

“The End of the Proof of the Bounded Width Conjecture”

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 — 10:30 PM EST

Ehsaan Hossain, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo

“Semisimple Lie Algebras”

Thursday, February 27, 2014 — 1:30 PM EST

Jonas Jankauskas, Pure Math Department, University of Waterloo

“On the intersections of geometric and arithmetic progressions”

In my talk I present results from the joint paper [1]. We prove that the intersection G ∩ A of an infinite geometric progression

Friday, February 28, 2014 — 2:30 PM EST

Michael Hartz, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo

“The Corona Problem”

Friday, February 28, 2014 — 3:30 PM EST

Sutanu Roy, Fields Institute, Toronto

“Quantum group-twisted tensor product of C*-algebras”

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