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1 Geometry and Combinatorics
Geometry and Combinatorics Speaker: Johannes Hofscheier (University of Nottingham) "Experimenting with polytopes: exploring the landscape of lattice polytopes" Time: 13:30 Room: Zoom Algebraic geometry and combinatorics have a longestablished culture of producing and interrogating classification datasets. These datasets can be at the limit of current computing resources, e.g., the KreuzerSkarke classification has almost halfabillion entries. The time is ripe to explore the landscape of algebrageometric datasets by means of data science techniques. In this talk, I will report on initial joint work with Bao, He, Hirst, Kasprzyk, and Majumder investigating the effectiveness of machine learning (ML) methods for predicting properties of Hilbert series and lattice polytopes. Our results support the idea that in many cases a mathematical theorem underlies ML predictions of high accuracy. Furthermore, our observations show that ML can also provide hints to new exciting and unexpected relations. 
2 Random Matrix Theory Seminar
Random Matrix Theory Seminar Speaker: Masoud Khalkhali (Western) "Topological expansion for matrix integrals IV" Time: 14:30 Room: MC 106 Feynman rules, 1particle irreducible graphs, effective action and Legendre transform. 
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5 Algebra Seminar
Algebra Seminar Speaker: Khanh Nguyen Duc (OttovonGuerickeUniversity Magdeburg) "The relations between LittlewoodRichardson coefficients and its shifted version" Time: 14:30 Room: ZOOM (968 6609 0477) We give a new interpretation of the shifted LittlewoodRichardson coefficients $f_{\lambda\mu}^\nu$ ($\lambda,\mu,\nu$ are strict partitions). The coefficients $g_{\lambda\mu}$ which appear in the decomposition of Schur $Q$function $Q_\lambda$ into the sum of Schur functions $Q_\lambda = 2^{l(\lambda)}\sum\limits_{\mu}g_{\lambda\mu}s_\mu$ can be considered as a special case of $f_{\lambda\mu}^\nu$ (here $\lambda$ is a strict partition of length $l(\lambda)$). We also give another description for $g_{\lambda\mu}$ as the cardinal of a subset of a set that counts LittlewoodRichardson coefficients $c_{\mu^t\mu}^{\tilde{\lambda}}$. This new point of view allows us to establish connections between $g_{\lambda\mu}$ and $c_{\mu^t \mu}^{\tilde{\lambda}}$. More precisely, we prove that $g_{\lambda\mu}=g_{\lambda\mu^t}$, and $g_{\lambda\mu} \leq c_{\mu^t\mu}^{\tilde{\lambda}}$. We conjecture that $g_{\lambda\mu}^2 \leq c^{\tilde{\lambda}}_{\mu^t\mu}$ and formulate some conjectures on our combinatorial models which would imply this inequality if it is valid. We present an approach using Fomin diagrams and Viennot's geometric construction for RSK correspondence to attack the conjecture. 
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9 Transformation Groups Seminar
Transformation Groups Seminar Speaker: Kumar Sannidhya Shukla "The Weil model for the equivariant de Rham cohomology of $G$manifolds, III" Time: 09:30 Room: online Last time we described the Weil model for circle actions and showed that it is isomorphic to polynomial ring with coefficients in invariant forms. This week, we will prove the CartanWeil Isomorphism for general connected Lie groups and determine the Cartan differential. Then we will determine the Cartan model for torus actions. Lastly, we will compute the equivariant cohomology for torus action on a point.
Meeting ID: 997 4840 9440 Passcode: 911104 Random Matrix Theory Seminar
Random Matrix Theory Seminar Speaker: Nathan Pagliaroli (Western) "Matrix integrals and Maps" Time: 14:30 Room: MC 106 In this talk we will return our attention to matrix integrals and maps. I will review the definition and compare to the Feynman integrals previously discussed. 
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11 GAP Seminar
GAP Seminar Speaker: Rasul Shafikov (Western) "Survey of local theory of singular Leviflat hypersurfaces" Time: 10:30 Room: MC 108 Leviflat hypersurfaces are important in the context of minimal sets of holomorphic foliations in complex projective spaces. It is wellknown that closed smooth real analytic Leviflats do not exist in $\mathbb C \mathbb P^n$ for $n>2$, and it is an open problem if such hypersurfaces exist in $\mathbb C \mathbb P^2$. On the other hand, singular realanalytic Leviflats exist in any dimension, and we discuss some recent developments in this subject. 
12 Algebra Seminar
Algebra Seminar Speaker: Senate meeting  no Algebra Seminar "No Talk" Time: 14:30 Room: 
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Random Matrix Theory Seminar Speaker: Hamed Hessam (Western) "SchwingerDyson Equations" Time: 14:30 Room: MC 106 In this talk we shall derive Tutte's Recursion from 1 marked boundary planar maps. We shall then obtain the SchwingerDyson Equations (SDEs) and give a matrix model proof of Tutte's Recursion, and time permitting, we will study higher genus Tutt's Recursions.

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18 GAP Seminar
GAP Seminar Speaker: Hamed Hessam (Western) "Bootstrapping Dirac Ensembles" Time: 10:30 Room: MC 108 In this talk we will see a technique called bootstraps can be applied to find the moments of a single matrix and twomatrix models taken from finite noncommutative geometries. We will discuss the relationships between the order parameter of the model and the second moment. From there all other moments are able to be expressed as in terms of the order parameter and the second moment, allowing them to be computed. This work is based on the joint paper of mine with Masoud Khalkhali and Nathan Pagliaroli. 
19 Algebra Seminar
Algebra Seminar Speaker: Rachel Davis (The University of WisconsinMadison) "The Galois action on the exceptional curves of del Pezzo surfaces" Time: 14:30 Room: ZOOM This talk will be a survey of literature about the Galois action on exceptional curves on del Pezzo surfaces. We will begin by discussing the permutation of the 27 lines on a cubic surface and giving examples. Other examples are the 28 bitangents on a quartic plane curve and the 240 (1)curves on a degree 1 del Pezzo surface. The story will reference work by Carter, Corn, ElsenhansJahnel, Kulkarni, Shioda, and VarillyAlvarado. 
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23 Random Matrix Theory Seminar
Random Matrix Theory Seminar Speaker: Hamed Hessam (Western) "SchwingerDyson Equations Part 2" Time: 14:30 Room: MC 106 In this talk we shall derive Tutte's Recursion from 1 marked boundary planar maps. We shall then obtain the SchwingerDyson Equations (SDEs) and give a matrix model proof of Tutte's Recursion, and time permitting, we will study higher genus Tutt's Recursions. 
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GAP Seminar Speaker: Nathan Pagliaroli (Western) "Dirac Ensembles" Time: 10:30 Room: MC 108 In this talk I will give a brief introduction to random matrix theory and Dirac ensembles. We will discuss their spectral statistics, relationship to random matrix ensembles, and the use of a procedure known as "Topological Recursion". 
26 Algebra Seminar
Algebra Seminar Speaker: Xuan Kien Phung (UQAM  Universite du Quebec a Montreal) "On Noetherian group rings and linear symbolic dynamics" Time: 14:30 Room: ZOOM Abstract:
In this talk, we will explain recent finiteness results in the theory of linear symbolic dynamics. These results allow us to reformulate in the language of symbolic dynamics the very old classification problem of all groups whose group rings are Noetherian. If time permits, we will also mention another application on the shadowing property of linear cellular automata. 
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30 Transformation Groups Seminar
Transformation Groups Seminar Speaker: Rafael Gomes (Western) "TBA" Time: 09:30 Room: WSC 184 & online Meeting ID: 997 4840 9440 Passcode: 911104 
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Transformation Groups Seminar Speaker: Kumar Sannidhya Shukla "TBA" Time: 09:30 Room: online Meeting ID: 997 4840 9440 Passcode: 911104 GAP Seminar
GAP Seminar Speaker: Luuk Verhoeven (Western) "TBA" Time: 10:30 Room: MC 108 
3 Algebra Seminar
Algebra Seminar Speaker: Senate meeting  no Algebra Seminar (Western) "No talk" Time: 14:30 Room: 
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