Analysis Seminar

Benoit Charbonneau

Nov 01, 15:30 - 16:30

MC 108

The study of instantons on the infinite cylinder $\mathbb{R} \times \mathbb{T}^3$ is facilitated by the Nahm transform, a sort of non-linear Fourier transform for connections. Proving that the Nahm transform does what one believes it should do is a task requiring input from geometric analysis and algebraic geometry. This talk focuses on the geometric analysis aspects. This is joint work with Jacques Hurtubise.
Speaker's web page: http://www.math.uwaterloo.ca/~bcharbon/

Homotopy Theory

Luis Scoccola

Nov 03, 13:0 - 14:30

MC 107

The first objective of this talk is to generalize the concept of adjoint functors to the theory of quasicategories. The second is to discuss some basic properties of the quasicategory of spaces, presenting in particular the quasicategorical analog of the Yoneda embedding.

Analysis Seminar

Rob Corless

Nov 08, 15:30 - 16:30

MC 108

The American Mathematical Monthly has published over fifty papers on the Gamma function, factorials, or Stirling's formula.* In this talk I review (some of!) what's been said, identify some surprising lacunae, and give some easy new results. Some of this work was joint with Jonathan M. Borwein.
*One of the papers won its author, Philip J. Davis, the Chauvenet Prize in 1963. Another paper's author, Manjul Bhargava, won the 2014 Fields Medal. Other notable authors include Richard Askey, Bruce Berndt, and Walter Rudin.
Speaker's homepage: http://www.apmaths.uwo.ca/~rcorless/