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Thursday, September 28, 2017

11:00 am in 241 Altgeld Hall,Thursday, September 28, 2017

Equations of hyperelliptic Shimura curves

Yifan Yang (National Chiao Tung University)

Abstract: Because of the lack of cusps on Shimura curves, there are few methods to construct modular forms on them. As a result, it is very difficult to determine equations of Shimura curves. In a recent work, we devised a systematic method to construct Borcherds form. Together with Schofer's formula for values of Borcherds forms at CM-points, this enabled us to determine equations of all hyperelliptic Shimura curves. This is a joint work with Jia-Wei Guo.

12:00 pm in 243 Altgeld Hall,Thursday, September 28, 2017

Effective Twisted Conjugacy Separability of Nilpotent Groups

Mark Pengitore (Purdue Math)

Abstract: There has been a recent interest in providing effective proofs of separability properties such as residual finiteness and conjugacy separability. Unlike residual finiteness, conjugacy separability does not respect finite extensions. Thus, we introduce twisted conjugacy separability, originally defined by Fel'shtyn, in order to study effective conjugacy separability of finite extensions of conjugacy separable groups. In joint work with Jonas Dere, we provide an effective proof of twisted conjugacy separability of finitely generated nilpotent groups. That, in turn, provides an effective bound for conjugacy separability of all finite extensions of a fixed nilpotent group in terms of the asymptotic behavior of conjugacy separability of the base nilpotent group.

3:00 pm in 345 Altgeld Hall,Thursday, September 28, 2017

W-Operators and Combinatorial Hurwitz Numbers

Hao Sun (University of Illinois)

Abstract: We will introduce the W-operator and show some interesting combinatorial properties about the W-operator. Then, we will show how the W-operator relates to the study of combinatorial Hurwitz numbers.

4:00 pm in 245 Altgeld Hall,Thursday, September 28, 2017

Fall Department Faculty Meeting

Abstract: The Fall Department Faculty Meeting will be held at 4 p.m. in 245 Altgeld Hall, followed by a reception in 239 Altgeld Hall.