## 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

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 — 1:30 PM EDT

**Adian Diaconu, University of Minnesota**

"Moments of L-functions"

I will begin by discussing some recent results (joint in part with Ian Whitehead) about moments of quadratic Dirichlet L-functions. While our understanding of these moments over number fields still remains largely elusive, their function field analogs are more tractable. The main focus will be to describe some partial results in the function field setting. (Joint work with Jonas Bergström, Dan Petersen and Craig Westerland.)

MC 5417

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 — 2:00 PM EDT

**Luke MacLean, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo**

"REVERSE MATHEMATICS"

While most of mathematics is concerned with using a set of axioms to prove theorems, reverse mathematics is a relatively new form of mathematical logic that seeks to determine which axioms are required to prove certain theorems. This gives a notion of the “strength” of a certain theorem by looking at which theorems imply it, and which are implied by it.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 — 2:00 PM EDT

**Zack Cramer, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo**

"Compressible Matrix Algebras and the Distance from Projections to Nilpotents"

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

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200 University Avenue West

Waterloo,
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N2L 3G1