## Contact Info

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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Wednesday, March 20, 2019 — 3:30 PM EDT

**Yuanhang Zhang, Jilin University**

"Connecting invertible analytic Toeplitz operators in $G(\mathcal{T}(\mathcal{P}^{\perp}))$"

We prove that there exists an orthonormal basis $\mathcal{F}$ for classical Hardy space $H^2$, such that each invertible analytic Toeplitz operator $T_\phi$ (i.e. $\phi$ is invertible in $H^\infty$) could be connected to the identity operator via a norm continuous path of invertible elements of the lower triangular operators with respect to $\mathcal{F}$.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 — 3:30 PM EDT

**Michael Deveau, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo**

"Generalizing $\omega^k$-c.e. for Relativization"

Just as the arithmetic hierarchy characterizes reductions below various Turing jumps of $\emptyset$, Anderson and Csima showed that the Ershov hierarchy -- related to the notion of $\omega^k$-c.e. -- characterizes reductions of bounded Turing jumps of $\emptyset$. We discuss how to relativize this to reductions below bounded Turing jumps of an arbitrary set.

MC 5413

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 — 4:30 PM EDT

**Patrick Naylor, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo**

“Is any knot not the unknot?”

Ever wanted to learn something about knots? This is your chance! We'll talk about some basics of knot theory, including how to prove some intuitively `obvious' but mathematically tricky results. Along the way, we'll see knot coloring invariants, polynomial invariants, and more. We'll even show how to produce a knotted surface: a sphere ($S^2$) in $\mathbb{R}^4$ that is `knotted'. This talk will be very accessible and will include many cool pictures.

University 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

University of Waterloo

University of Waterloo

43.471468

-80.544205

200 University Avenue West

Waterloo,
ON,
Canada
N2L 3G1

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