6 oktober (elektronische aflevering)
De eerstvolgende aflevering verschijnt omstreeks 20 oktober 2017.
Kopij kan worden gestuurd naar
medwg@cwi.nl; agenda-items kunnen ook
worden aangeboden via de website


1. Agenda
2. Colleges, voordrachten en cursussen
1. Agenda
Van de met * aangeduide activiteiten vindt men bijzonderheden in de rubriek
Colleges, voordrachten en cursussen.


UvA:? General Mathematics Colloquium
Speaker: Eric Bedford (Stony Brook University, USA)
Title to be announced
Time/location: 16 hr., KdVI meeting room, Science Park 107, room F3.20


*Leiden: Kloosterman lecture by Garth Dales (Lancaster univ.)


RUG:? Mathematical Colloquium
Spreker: dr. Alberto Fernando Boix, Ben-Gurion (Univ. of the Negev, Isra?l)

Title: An algorithm for producing differential operators in prime charactheristic
Tijd/locatie: 11.30 u., Bernoulliborg 22 (incl. lunch)



RUG:? Mathematisch Colloquium
Spreker: dr.
A. Waters (RUG)
Titel: The Nonlinear Elastography Problem
Lokatie/tijd: Bernoulliborg 222, 11.30 u.


UvA:? General Mathematics Colloquium
Speaker: Peter Bruin (Leiden University)
Title to be announced
Time/location: 16 hr., KdVI meeting room, Science Park 107, room F3.20


Lunteren:? The 46th annual meeting of the Dutch probability and statistics community

3/4-4 2018

Veldhoven: NMC 2018
The upcoming NMC will be a pilot under auspices of the Royal Dutch Mathematical Society (KWG). It will be a larger scale two day congress, offering a plenary program with internationally renowned mathematicians.


Lisbon, Portugal: The 11th European Conference on Mathematical and Theoretical Biology (ECMTB 2018)
If you wish to benefit from the early bird lower fees,
please register before April 15, 2018.
For important dates, and registrations see the
Conference webpage



Shanghai, China: The 29th International Workshop on Operator Theory and Applications (IWOTA 2018),
webstie is still under construction


2. Colleges, voordrachten en cursussen


Kloosterman lecture by Garth Dales Algebras of continuous functions and set theory
Date/Location/time: October 12th, 2017, Snellius building, room 174, 16-17hr
Garth Dales (Lancaster University) has been appointed Kloosterman professor at the
Mathematical Institute of Leiden University during the month of October 2017, as a guest
of Marcel de Jeu. His research interests include Banach algebras, abstract harmonic analysis,
and fundamental mathematics. It is a tradition that these distinguished researchers give a
general lecture. His lecture ``Algebras of continuous functions and set theory'' is on the
interface of Banach algebras and set theory. The abstract is as follows:

We begin by considering some properties of an apparently-innocent-looking algebra, that of
all continuous functions on, say, the closed unit interval. This is a Banach algebra with
respect to the uniform norm. Is it a normed algebra for any other norm? An investigation of
this leads us to consider the size of the real line, the Continuum Hypothesis, and the role
of independence in set theory, and even to muse a little on the philosophy of mathematics;
foundations have an impact on what we do in `real mathematics'.
We are also led to Hausdorff's theory of the order-properties of totally ordered sets, to
Hahn's construction of large ordered felds, to ultraproducts, to the existence of something
similar to a modulus on the finite elements of non-standard models of the real
line, and to consideration of a ?grown-up version' of the real numbers?.


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