- Lucy Liuxuan Zhang (lzhang **at^ math **dot^ utoronto **dot^ ca)
- Dana Bartosova (dana **dot^ bartosova **at^ utoronto **dot^ ca)
- Iva Halacheva (iva.halacheva **at^ utoronto **dot^ ca)

** Mission:** This seminar series exists for the purpose of encouraging, inspiring, showcasing and celebrating research of women in math, as well as for stimulating mathematical interactions within and around the still minority community. It is also hoped that this seminar will provide a little oasis where the audience are encouraged to try to learn about, judge and celebrate women's work in mathematics without the influence of gender considerations.

** Conception:** The idea was original suggested by our own graduate student Karene Chu probably as early as in

** Speakers:** If you are a

** Format and Time:** The seminar takes place once a month, usually towards the end of each month. The talk can be

** Audience: Everyone!** Regardless of your gender, you are very welcome to join us and get to know us as long as you are willing to strive for equality (complete mastery is not required).

- WiM 2011-2012 by Lucy Liuxuan Zhang, with support from Prof. Yale Karshon.

Hey, check out Women in Mathematics @ MIT! In case you are also kind of interested in physics, consider attending the Women in Physics Canada conference, held at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in 2011 and at UBC in 2012. More locally, there is the newly launched Laurier Centre for Women in Science which hosts and organizes interesting events from time to time.

Date | Time | Speaker | Title | Location | Chair | Extra |
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Thur, Sep 27, 2012 | 4:10-5pm | Natasha Dobrinen [U of Denver] | The structure of the Tukey types of ultrafilters | HU1018 | Dana | N/A |

Thur, Oct 25, 2012 | 4:10-4:40pm | Anne Dranovski [UofT] | The quest for irreducible representations of S_n | BA2139 | Lucy | N/A |

Thur, Oct 25, 2012 | 4:40-5:10pm | Viktoriya Baydina [UofT] | Group structure of elliptic curves | BA2139 | Lucy | N/A |

Tues, Nov 20, 2012 | 1:10-2pm | Lucy Liuxuan Zhang [UofT] | Fibre bundle framework for quantum fault tolerance | HU1018 | Dana | N/A |

Dec 2012 | Christmas break | |||||

Fri, Jan 18, 2013 | 12:30-1:30pm | N/A | N/A | BA Math Lounge | Yael | Math women lunch |

Wed, Jan 30, 2013 | 12:10-1pm | Dana Bartosova | Ramsey property for Boolean algebras with ideals and dynamics of the Cantor set | BA6180 | Iva | N/A |

Note: Room HU1018 is located on the 10th floor at 215 Huron Street.

**September (27) 2012 -- Natasha Dobrinen, Faculty @ U of Denver -- The structure of the Tukey types of ultrafilters**:
In joint work with Todorcevic, we study the structure of the Tukey types of ultrafilters. Tukey reduction is a means by which one may classify the strength of general partial orderings. The study of Tukey reducibility was first introduced in the study of Moore-Smith convergence in topology. Since then, it has been successfully used as a means to classify partial orderings in certain settings. A current area of research is the classification of ultrafilters up to Tukey reducibility. We give an introduction to this area of research and present an overview of the current findings.

**October (25) 2012 -- Anne Dranovski, Undergraduate and NSERC USRA 2012 awardee @ U of T -- The quest for irreducible representations of S_n**: We discuss how and why Young tableaux are used in the study of representations of the symmetric group.

**October (25) 2012 -- Viktoriya Baydina, Undergraduate @ U of T -- Group structure of elliptic curve**: A brief introduction to elliptic curves based on material taught at the two week WIM Summer School at Waterloo. What are elliptic curves and how can we define a group structure on them? We will discuss the group law, Lutz-Nagell theorem and Mordel's theorem.

**November (20) 2012 -- Lucy Liuxuan Zhang, PhD student @ U of T -- Fibre bundle framework for quantum fault tolerance**: Since it's a mathematical audience, I will start by giving a mathematical characterization of quantum error correction and fault tolerance, just what we need to understand this talk. We introduce a differential geometric framework for describing families of quantum error-correcting codes and for understanding quantum fault tolerance. In particular, we use fibre bundles and a natural projectively flat connection thereon to study the transformation of codewords under unitary fault-tolerant evolutions. We'll explain how the fault-tolerant logical operations are given by the monodromy group for the bundles with projectively flat connection, which is always discrete. Time permitting, we will discuss the construction of the said bundles for two examples of fault-tolerant families of operations, the string operators in the toric code and the qudit transversal gates.

**January (30) 2013 -- Dana Bartosova, PhD student @ U of T -- Ramsey property for Boolean algebras with ideals and dynamics of the Cantor set**: I will give an introduction to the theory connecting Frïssé theory, Ramsey theory and topological dynamics of Kechris, Pestov and Todorcevic. I will prove the Ramsey property for classes of finite Boolean algebras with distinguished ideals and apply the results to the dynamics of the Cantor set.

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