January 17, 2019

Fields Institute Graduate School Information Day

Saturday, November 20, 2004

On the afternoon of November 20, The Fields Institute will be hosting an information session for universities to display information on their graduate programs in mathematics, statistics and some computer science programs. As part of the day's activities there will be two keynote lectures aimed at undergraduate students in the mathematical sciences.
Please join us for this event and this opportunity to talk to representatives from the various university graduate programs.
All are welcome.

We are making a table (and poster board if requested) available to each university. Universities who wish to participate, and who have not already contacted The Fields Institute to confirm their participation should do so by sending an e-mail to the address listed below. Universities with several departments are asked to cooperate on using the space.
Fields can assist Universities with renting a van or bus to facilitate student travel for the afternoon, to request assistance please contact programs(PUT_AT_SIGN_HERE)


12:30-1:00 p.m.

Open time--Information available

1:00-2:00 p.m.

Speaker:Deirdre Haskell, McMaster
An infinite pigeonhole principle
The pigeonhole principle tells us that no finite set is bijective with itself minus a point. On the other hand, every infinite set is -- this can be taken to be the definition of a set being infinite. However, the function which gives the bijection may not be natural in some sense to the category of sets under consideration. In this talk, I will define a certain ring of equivalence classes of sets under allowable bijections, which measures whether or not the category has an infinite pigeonhole principle.

2:00 p.m. Reception and information sessions
3:00 p.m.

Speaker: Achim Kempf, (Waterloo)
Discreteness vs. Continuity: From Music Recordings to Cosmology

Prof. Haskell's area of research is in Model theoretic algebra.
She is interested in applying the techniques of model theory, which studies algebraic structures in a very general setting, to the examination of particular algebraic structures, especially valued fields.

Prof. Kempf is the Canada Research Chair in the Physics of Information, at the Department of Applied Mathematics within the Faculty of Mathematics in the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada.

Prof. Kempf is also cross-appointed to the Department of Physics at Waterloo, a member of the Guelph-Waterloo Physics Institute, a member of the Institute for Quantum Computing and an affiliated member of the independent Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics.

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