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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 x43484
Fax: 519 725 0160
Email: puremath@uwaterloo.ca
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Andreas Thom, Technische Universität Dresden
"Finitary approximation properties of groups"
Motivated by the study of equations over groups, I will explain various finitary approximation properties of groups. Related to this, old questions of Ulam will reappear and we will motivate and discuss the notion of stability of solutions and almost solutions to algebraic equations.
Zoom meeting: https://zoom.us/j/92568762391?pwd=djh2Q2R6OFlHbUtCUEZsbE42ZDhxZz09
Chris Sangwin, University of Edinburgh
"Assessing students' proofs online"
In this seminar I will describe how we, at the University of Edinburgh, have tried to help students learn proof through online assessment. This is ongoing work, driven by a practical need and constrained by current technology which cannot automatically assess students' free form proof. The seminar will discuss the nature of elementary proof more generally.
Joe Driscoll, University of Leeds
"Deformations of Asymptotically Conical G2Instantons"
Seda Albayrak, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo
"Sparse Automatic Sets"
I will present results in the theory of sparse automatic sets in three different contexts: the theory of algebraic power series, unlikely intersections, and the theory of representations in additive bases.
Online
Ákos Nagy, University of California Santa Barbara
"The asymptotic geometry of G_2monopoles"
Gigliola Staffilani, MIT
"The many faces of dispersive equations"
Yifeng Huang, University of Michigan  Ann Arbor
"A generating function for counting mutually annihilating matrices over a finite field"
Lei Alice Chen, California Institute of Technology
"Actions of Homeo and Diffeo groups on manifolds"
In this talk, I discuss the general question of how to obstruct and construct group actions on manifolds. I will focus on large groups like Homeo(M) and Diff(M) about how they can act on another manifold N. The main result is an orbit classification theorem, which fully classifies possible orbits. I will also talk about some low dimensional applications and open questions. This is a joint work with Kathryn Mann.
Caleb Suan, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo
"Intro to Knots and Knot Invariants"
Michael Brannan, Texas A&M University
"Quantum symmetries of graphs"
Brady Ali Medina, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo
"A different way to generalize the Weierstrass semigroup"
Jonathan Zhu, Princeton
"Mean curvature flow and explicit Łojasiewicz inequalities"
Departmental office: MC 5304
Phone: 519 888 4567 x43484
Fax: 519 725 0160
Email: puremath@uwaterloo.ca
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