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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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Dennis The, The University of Tromso
"Exceptionally simple PDE"
Hongdi Huang, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo
"Quantum Groups and Hopf Algebras"
Faustin Adiceam, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo
"How far can you see in a forest?"
We will be answering the following question raised by Christopher Bishop: 'Suppose we stand in a forest with tree trunks of radius r > 0 and no two trees centered closer than unit distance apart. Can the trees be arranged so that we can never see further than some distance V < \infty, no matter where we stand and what direction we look in? What is the size of V in terms of r?'
MC 5417
Levon Haykazyan, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo
"Groups and Geometries"
The question whether groups with homogeneous pregeometries need to be commutative has been around for some time. I will give a partial positive answer to it. I will explain what is a pregeometry and when is it homogeneous.
MC 5403
Ross Willard, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo
"Boolean algebras, part I"
I will present Stone’s classical result that every Boolean algebra is embeddable into a power set algebra, and describe the equivalence of Boolean algebras with Boolean rings. Subsequent lectures will develop ultrafilters and Stone duality, on the way to explaining ultraproducts and proving a celebrated lemma of Jonsson.
MC 5403
Chadi Hamzo, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo
"Classification of Finitely Generated Operator Systems"
Hongdi Huang, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo
"Hopf Algebras GLq(2) and SLq(2)"
The algebra Mq(2) is the quotient of the free algebra k{a, b, c, d} by the twosided ideal Jq that is generated by some quadratic elements. In this talk, we will see how to reduce Hopf Algebra GLq(2) and SLq(2) from Mq(2).
MC 5403
Julia Brandes, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo
"Diophantine equations and the HardyLittlewood circle method"
Dustin Cartwright, University of Tennessee
"Topology of dual complexes"
Ross Willard, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo
"Boolean algebras, Part 2"
I’ll continue the elementary exposition of Boolean algebras, explaining their tight connection to Boolean rings and then moving on to ideals and filters.
MC 5479
Robert Martin, University of Cape Town
"A multivariable de BrangesRovnyak model for row contractions"
Ruodu Wang, Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, University of Waterloo
"Mathematics of the Financial Crisis: Aggregation, Measurement, and Optimization of Risks with Model Uncertainty"
Chris Schafhauser, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo
"On the quantum group M_q(2)"
This is a continuation of Hongdi's talk last week where she introduced the quantum plane k_q(2). We will discuss the quantum group M_q(2) and its relation to the quantum plane.
MC 5403
Anup Dixit, University of Toronto
"On the generalized BrauerSiegel Theorem"
Tristan Freiberg, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo
"The finer points of the distribution of primes"
I will explain why primes are like fatal horse kicks.
The talk will be accessible and expositoryif you know what a horse is, you're good to go!
MC 5403
Iordan Ganev, IST Austria
"The wonderful compactification for quantum groups"
Ross Willard, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo
"Boolean algebras, Part 3"
I’ll explain the tight relationship between Boolean algebras and Stone (or Boolean) topological spaces.
MC 5479
Sam Harris, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo
"Connes' embedding problem and quantum XOR games"
Michael Bailey, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo
"NewlanderNirenberg type theorems in unusual geometries"
Certain local structure results in generalized complex geometry may be seen as a (workin progress) muchmoregeneral NewlanderNirenberg theorem for stacks (or higher stacks/derived geometry).
MC 5403
Ehsaan Hossain, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo
"Problems on sofic and hyperlinear groups"
Brett Nasserden, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo
"Finiteness conditions of schemes"
To better understand the category of schemes I will explore finiteness properties that the morphisms between schemes may possess. In particular, affine, integral, and other finite type conditions will be examined. The lecture should be accessible to anyone with a basic understanding of scheme theory.
MC 5417
Departmental office: MC 5304
Phone: 519 888 4567 x33484
Fax: 519 725 0160
Email: puremath@uwaterloo.ca