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Tuesday, March 1, 2016 — 10:30 to 10:30 AM EST

Ehsaan Hossain, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo

“Morita Theory X: The Main Structure Theorem”

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 — 1:00 PM EST

Shubham Dwivedi, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo

“Analytic Techniques for the Yamabe Problem : Part 2”

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 — 1:00 PM EST

Steven Lazzaro, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo

“Model theory learning seminar”

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 — 3:30 PM EST

Rahim Moosa, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo

“Hatted spaces and Berkovich Spaces”

We move on to chapter 3 of Ducros’ Bourbaki paper.

MC 5403

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 — 11:00 to 11:00 AM EST

Raymond Cheng, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo

“The Teichmüller Theorems”

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 — 1:00 PM EST

Raymond Cheng, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo

“Symplecto-Morse Potpourri”

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 — 2:30 PM EST

Zhaoting Wei, Indiana University Bloomington

“Twisted complexes and the descent of dg-categories”

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 — 2:30 PM EST

Ehsaan Hossain, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo

“Kaplansky’s Density Theorem”

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 — 3:30 PM EST

Michael Deveau, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo

“Lowness For Weak 2 Randomness”

We first discuss lowness for pairs of randomness notions, and then begin proving the theo- rem mentioned last time: Low(W2R,MLR) = Low(MLR).

MC 5403

Thursday, March 3, 2016 — 1:30 PM EST

Amos Nevo, Technion University 

“Intrinsic Diophantine approximation”

Thursday, March 3, 2016 — 2:30 PM EST

Stanley Xiao, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo

“A refined large equidistribution result”

Friday, March 4, 2016 — 2:30 PM EST

Robert Haslhofer, University of Toronto

“Mean convex level set flow in general ambient manifolds”

Friday, March 4, 2016 — 3:30 PM EST

Amos Nevo, Technion University

“The non-Euclidean lattice points counting problem.”

Friday, March 4, 2016 — 4:30 PM EST

Henry Li, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo

“Superstrings”

Monday, March 7, 2016 — 4:00 PM EST
Doron Puder, I.A.S Princeton  

"Word Measures on Groups"

Let w be a word in the free group on k generators, and let G be
a finite (compact) group. The word w induces a measure on G by
substituting the letters of w with k independent uniformly
(respectively Haar) random elements of G and evaluating the
product.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 — 1:00 PM EST

Shubham Dwivedi, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo

“Analytic Techniques for the Yamabe Problem : Part 3”

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 — 1:00 PM EST

Steven Lazzaro, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo

“A Characterization of Stable Theories”

A brief summary of the planned talk is as follows:

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 — 2:30 PM EST

Stanley Xiao, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo


“The Bombieri-Vinogradov theorem”

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 — 11:00 to 11:00 AM EST

Raymond Cheng, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo

“Moduli Space of Riemann Surfaces”

Wednesday, March 9, 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, March 9, 2016 — 2:00 PM EST

Henry Liu, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo

“Superstrings”

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 — 2:30 PM EST

Jason Bell, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo

“A Cobham-theorem analogue for fractals.”

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 — 2:30 PM EST

Samuel Kim, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo

“Examples I.”

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 — 3:30 PM EST

Mohammad Mahmoud, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo

“K-trivial Sets”

Thursday, March 10, 2016 — 1:00 PM EST

Steven Lazzaro, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo

“Definability of Types in Stable Theories”

Thursday, March 10, 2016 — 1:30 PM EST

Allysa Lumley, York University

“A Zero Density Result for the Riemann Zeta Function”

Friday, March 11, 2016 — 2:30 PM EST

Goncalo Oliveira, Duke University

“Gerbes on G2 manifolds”

Friday, March 11, 2016 — 3:30 PM EST

Hun Hee Lee, Seoul National University

“Spectra of weighted Fourier algebras”

Abstract

Monday, March 14, 2016 — 4:00 PM EDT

John McCarthy, Washington University in St. Louis

“An introduction to noncommutative functions”

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 — 10:30 to 10:30 AM EDT

Ehsaan Hossain, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo

“The maximal right ring of quotients”

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 — 1:00 PM EDT

Steven Lazzaro, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo

“Definability of Types in Stable Theories”

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 — 3:30 PM EDT

Omar Leon Sanchez, McMaster University

"Statement of the Main Theorem"

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 — 4:00 PM EDT

Michael Szestopalow, Combinatorics & Optimization, University of Waterloo

 

"Brouwer and Sperner’s Bogus Journey"

Abstract: In the award-winning “Brouwer and Sperner’s Excellent Adventure”, Michael and Michael discussed the connection between Brouwer’s Fixed Point Theorem and Sperner’s Lemma. In this long-awaited sequel, Michael will discuss some applications of Sperner’s Lemma; in particular, Michael will consider cake-cutting and the fundamental theorem of algebra.

MC 5501

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 — 11:00 to 11:00 AM EDT

Henry Liu, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo

“Deligne–Mumford compactification”

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 — 2:30 PM EDT

Sam Harris, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo

“Borel Functional Calculus - Part I ”

We will begin the construction of the Borel functional calculus.

MC 5417

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 — 3:30 PM EDT

Mohammad Mahmoud, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo

“Number of K-creative sets”

Last time we have seen an upper bound on the number of K-trivial sets via some constant b. This week we compute a lower bound which as we will see is also a ”tight” bound (close to the exact number).

MC 5403

Thursday, March 17, 2016 — 1:00 PM EDT

Steven Lazzaro, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo

“Definability of Types in Stable Theories”

Thursday, March 17, 2016 — 2:30 PM EDT

Matt Valeriote, McMaster University

“Testability”

Friday, March 18, 2016 — 3:30 PM EDT

Matthew Wiersma, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo

“Lp-Fourier and Fourier-Stieltjes algebras” 

Monday, March 21, 2016 — 1:00 PM EDT

Blake Madill, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo

"Köthe's conjecture, ideals, radicals, and all things nil"

Monday, March 21, 2016 — 4:00 PM EDT

Nikhil Srivastava, University of California at Berkeley

“Ramanujan Graphs from Finite Free Convolutions”

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 — 10:30 to 10:30 AM EDT

Hongdi Huang, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo

“The maximal ring of right fractions, continued”

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 — 3:30 PM EDT

Omar Leon Sanchez, McMaster University

“Chapter 4”

We begin to sketch a proof of the main theorem.

MC 5403

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 — 11:00 to 11:00 AM EDT

Henry Liu, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo

“Deligne–Mumford Compactification (Part 2)”

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 — 2:30 PM EDT

Shaoshi Chen, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing


"Creative Telescoping for Algebraic Functions"

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 — 2:30 PM EDT

Kari Eifler, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo

“Borel Functional Calculus - Part II ”

We will complete the construction of the Borel functional calculus.

MC 5417

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 — 3:30 PM EDT

Mohammad Mahmoud, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo

“Closure properties of K-trivial sets”

Thursday, March 24, 2016 — 2:30 PM EDT

Matt Valeriote, McMaster University

“Testability Part 2”

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 — 10:30 to 10:30 AM EDT

Blake Madill, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo

“Qmax(R)continued” 

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 — 1:00 PM EDT

Spiro Karigiannis, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo

“Section 3 of the Lee/Parker paper on the Yamabe problem”

I will cover section 3 of the paper, on the model case of the sphere. This will include a proof of the Obata Theorem.

MC 5479

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 — 2:30 PM EDT

Stanley Xiao, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo

“The Maynard-Tao sieve”

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 — 3:30 PM EDT

Jason Bell, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo

“Proof of the Main Theorem”

MC 5479

**Please Note Room**

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 — 2:30 PM EDT

Satish Pandey, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo

“Projections in von Neumann Algebras”

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 — 3:30 PM EDT

Jonathan Stephenson, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo

“Cost functions”

Thursday, March 31, 2016 — 2:30 PM EDT

Clair Dai, Pure Mathematics Department, University of Waterloo

“Introduction to Marsden-Weinstein Symplectic Reduction”

Thursday, March 31, 2016 — 2:30 PM EDT

Matt Valeriote, McMaster University

“Testability Part 2”

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