## Contact Info

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

Thursday, January 14, 2016 — 11:30 to 11:30 AM EST

**Ehsaan Hossain, Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo**

"Morita theory 1: Modules"

Let $\mathrm{Mod}_R$ be the category of right $R$-modules. Two rings $R,S$ are \textit{Morita equivalent}, denoted $R\sim S$, if $\mathrm{Mod}_R$ and $\mathrm{Mod}_S$ are equivalent as categories. For example $\mathbf{C}$ is Morita equivalent to $M_2(\mathbf{C})$, because any $\mathbf{C}$-vector space can double up to become an $M_2(\mathbf{C})$-module. Many properties are Morita invariant; for instance simplicity, semisimplicity, and chain conditions.

Thursday, January 14, 2016 — 1:00 PM EST

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

We will work through chapter 7 of Tent and Ziegler. We will develop the notions of forking and dividing as measures of how strongly a set depends on a set of parameters. We will then introduce simple theories, an important generalization of stable theories.

Thursday, January 14, 2016 — 1:30 PM EST

**Kevin Hare, Pure Math Department, University of Waterloo **

“Beta representations and Pisot numbers”

Thursday, January 14, 2016 — 2:30 PM EST

**Ian Payne, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo**

**"**A result on constraint satisfaction problems"

Thursday, January 14, 2016 — 3:30 PM EST

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

We will work through chapter 7 of Tent and Ziegler. We will develop the notions of forking and dividing as measures of how strongly a set depends on a set of parameters. We will then introduce simple theories, an important generalization of stable theories.

University 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

University of Waterloo

University of Waterloo

43.471468

-80.544205

200 University Avenue West

Waterloo,
ON,
Canada
N2L 3G1

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