## 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, June 4, 2019 — 9:30 AM EDT

**Speaker 1: Patrick Naylor, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo**

"Handles and Kirby diagrams"

Ever wanted to represent a manifold with a diagram? Via several examples, this talk will explain how low dimensional manifolds and the relationships between them can be described by Kirby diagrams. We will review the necessary Morse theory to describe handle decompositions, and then use this to draw many pictures.

**Speaker 2: Jason d'Eon, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo**

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 — 12:00 to 12:00 PM EDT

**Jeffrey Samuelson, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo**

"An Agrarian Interlude"

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 — 1:30 PM EDT

**Anton Mosunov, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo**

"Absolute Bounds on the Number of Solutions of Certain Equations of Thue and Thue-Mahler Type"

Let $F(X, Y)$ be an irreducible polynomial with integer coefficients of degree at least three. In 1909 it was proved by Thue that the Diophantine equation

$$F(x, y) = m,$$

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