ALGEBRAIC MODEL THEORY PROGRAM
August 1996 June 1997
In 199697 The Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences
will be sponsoring an emphasis year in Algebraic Model Theory. The program
will consist of a mixture of workshops, graduate courses and several lecture
series and seminars. The participation of graduate students and postdoctoral
fellows will be an integral part of the year's activities.
ORGANIZERS
B. Hart (McMaster
University)
A. Macintyre (University of Oxford),
M. Makkai (McGill
University),
R. McKenzie (Vanderbilt University),
A. Lachlan (Simon
Fraser University),
M. Valeriote (McMaster University)
ONGOING ACTIVITIES (BOTH TERMS)
 regular research and graduate seminars
 Robinson lecture series concerning
the interaction between model theory and other disciplines
FALL TERM (SEPTEMBER  DECEMBER)
The following graduate courses will be offered:
There will be a NATO
ASI on Algebraic Model Theory from August 19 to August 30 at The
Fields Institute.
Seminars
September
 Classification of stongly minimal modules over commutative rings
Ivo Herzog (University of Notre Dame)
 Some problems in algebra
Keith Kearnes (University of Arkansas
 Mekler's construction preserves CMtriviality
Andreas Baudish (HumboldtUniversität zu Berlin)
 Purity on Model Theory
Philip Rothmaler (Christian Albrechts Universität, Kiel)
 On central extension of algebraic groups
Tuna Altinel (The Fields Institute)
 Stable varieties
Bradd Hart (McMaster University/The Fields Insitute)
 Which algebras can be represented by modules?
Agnes Szendrei (Bolyai Insitute, University of Szedged)
October
 Open problems in the model theory of valued fields
FranzViktor Kuhlmann (Universität Heidelber)
 The number of countable models of a simple theory
Byunghan Kim (The Fields Insitute)
 Valuation theory of exponential fields
Salma Kuhlmann (Universität Heidelberg)
 Pregeometries in finite diagrams
Oliver Lessman (Carnegie Mellon University)
 DPC  Some remarks
Pawel Idziak (Jagillonian University)
 Finite algebras with small free spectrum
Emil Kiss (E^tv^s Lor· nd University)
 Some remarks on Davey/Werner duality
Ross Willard (University of Waterloo)
 Limit laws and generalized number theory
Stan Burris (University of Waterloo)
November
 Countable model theory
Ludomir Newelski (Wroclaw University)
 Elementary equivalence of elliptic function fields
David Pierce (University of Maryland)
 Imperfect bounded PAC fields
Zoe Chatzidakis (Universitè de Paris VII/CNRS)
 The Z4 Problem
Keith Kearnes (University of Arkansas)
 Probabilities for identities
Joel Berman (University of Illinois at Chicago)
 Semigroups and finite algebras
Steven Seif (University of Louisville)
 Big lattices
Ralph Freese (University of Hawaii at Manoa)
 Six easy problems
George McNulty (University of South Carolina)
 Toward undecidability in duality theory via Minsky machines
Ralph McKenzie (Vanderbilt University)
 Categorical equivalence, and the structure of subalgebra lattices
Cliff Bergamn (Iowa State University)
December
 Imperfect bounded PAC fields (II)
Zoe Chatzidakis (Universitè de Paris VII/CNRS)
 A truncationfree solution of Hardy's problem and undefinability
questions
FranzViktor Kuhlmann (Universität Heidelberg)
 The Chautauqua problem
Ross Willard (University of Waterloo/The Fields Institute)
 Automorphism groups of planar lattices
Csaba Szabo (McMaster University/The Fields Institute)
WINTER TERM (JANUARY  JUNE)
January 610, 1997,
Workshop on Topology
of Real Algebraic Varieties,
organized by S. Akbulut, G. Mikhalkin, O. Viro
 January 1317, Workshop on Geometric
Model Theory,
organized by E. Hrushovski, D. Lascar and A. Pillay.

 March 1721, Workshop on The
Model Theory of Analytic Functions,
organized by A. Macintyre and D. Marker.
June 26, Informal
Workshop in Model Theory
organized by B. Hart
Seminars
January
 The quasiminimality of Cr
Boris Zil'ber (Kemerovo State University)
 Computational complexity of polynomial satisfiability in finite
rings
Ross Willard (University of Waterloo/The Fields Institute)
February
 Structure theorems for linearly bounded ominimal expansions of
groups
Mario Edmundo (Oxford University)
 Nonisolated types in countable superstable
Predag Tanovic (The Fields Institute)
 Quasiominimal groups
Frank Wagner (Oxford University)
 Affine converse of Lie goeometries and the amalgamation property
Ambar Chowdhury (University of Connecticut)
 The ominimality of the real fields with Pfaffian functions
Simon Chatterjee (Oxford University)
 Finite algbras: labeled congruence lattices
Steve Seif (University of Louisville)
 The residual character of 3element algebras
Ross Willard (University of Waterloo/The Fields Institute)
March
 Affine covers of Lie geometries and the amalgamation property
Bradd Hart (McMaster University/The Fields Institute)
 Expansions of the real line with ominimal kernels
Chris Miller (University of Illinois at Chicago)
 The residual character of 3element algebras, II
Ross Willard (University of Waterloo/The Fields Institute)
 Computational complexity problems involving satisfiability of equations
in semigroups and rings
Steve Seif (University of Louisville), Zeljko Sokolovic (McMaster
University) and Csaba Szabo (McMaster University/The Fields Institute)
 A finite equational babis theorem
Ross Willard (University of Waterloo/The Fields Institute)
April
 Rigid analytic geometry after Tate, Raynaud, Berkovich...
Tim Gardener (Oxford University)
 An undergraduate proof of the TarskiSeienberg Theorem
Hans Schoutens (McMaster University/The Fields Institute)
 The compactness and completeness theorems
Salma Kuhlmann (Universität Heidelberg)
June
 The valuation property and the structure of Hardy fields
Salma Kuhlmann (Universität Heidelberg)
 The exponentiallogarithmic power series field
FranzViktor Kulman (Universität Heidelberg)
 The Pfaffian closure of an ominimal structure
Patrick Speissegger (The Fields Institute)
 Expansions of the real line with ominimal core
Chris Miller (University of Illinois at Chicago)
 Coordinatisation in simple theories
Bradd Hart (McMaster University/The Fields Insitute)