## 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

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 — 9:30 AM EDT

**Speaker 1: Christopher Lang, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo**

"Using Group Actions to Simplify Nahm Data"

The Nahm equations are a system of differential equations for $u(k)$-valued functions on $(a,b)\subset\mathbb{R}$. Solutions of the Nahm equations are called Nahm data. By imposing certain conditions on the Nahm data, the ADHM-Nahm procedure gives rise to monopoles in $\mathbb{R}^3$. Elaborating on [1], we examine how the actions of $\mathbb{R}^3$, $u(k)$, and $\mathrm{SU}(2)$ simplify the Nahm data.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 — 12:00 to 12:00 PM EDT

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

"Zariski Topology 101"

We'll (at least partially) answer the following questions: when is Spec(*R*) compact? Hausdorff? connected? irreducible? noetherian? Also, the basic open sets that Jeff described last time can be interpreted as localisations --- we will talk about that if time permits.

MC 5479

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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