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Thursday, November 15, 2018

**Abstract:** The recent work of George Andrews and Mircea Merca on the truncated version of Euler's pentagonal number theorem has opened up a new study on truncated theta series. Since then several papers on the topic have followed. For instance, Victor Guo and Jiang Zeng investigated two theta series of Gauss and proved analogous results to the truncated theorem of Andrews and Merca. In this talk, I will discuss their results along with some new discoveries from my collaboration with Chun Wang.