## 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

Wednesday, June 14, 2023 1:00 PM EDT

**Nicolas Banks, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo**

**"Intersection theory, Chow groups, and a generalized Bezout's Theorem"**

Bezout's Theorem is a classical result which states that two plane curves intersect in a number of points equal to the product of their degrees. This theorem has an interesting history: it was essentially known to Newton in the 17th century, while the first proof was attempted a century later by Bezout. The first rigorous, algebro-geometric proof was finally given by Serre in 1958.

Wednesday, June 14, 2023 2:30 PM EDT

**Hanming Liu, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo**

**"Introduction"**

We will be reading Audin and Damian's book "Morse Theory and Floer Homology". In this introductory talk, I will briefly talk about why symplectic geometers and geometric topologists would want to study Morse theory, and then present chapter 1 and the beginning of chapter 2.

M3 4206

Wednesday, June 14, 2023 3:00 PM EDT

**Rahim Moosa, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo**

**"Restricted Zilber Trichotomy"**

We will be reading Ben Castle's paper.

MC 4060

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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