THE FOURTEENTH COLLOQUIUMFEST

Organized by:
Franz-Viktor Kuhlmann (Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Saskatchewan),
J.C. Wang (Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Saskatchewan),
Chris Dutchyn (Department of Computer Science, University of Saskatchewan),
Katarzyna Kuhlmann (Institute of Mathematics, University of Silesia at Katowice, Poland).

with the generous support of:
the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences,
the College of Arts and Science,
the Department of Mathematics and Statistics,
and the Department of Computer Science


Centre for Algebra, Logic and Computation
University of Saskatchewan
106 Wiggins Road, Saskatoon, SK, S7N 5E6, Canada
Phone: (306) 966-6081 - Fax: (306) 966-6086

Dates:
Friday, February 28, and Saturday, March 1, 2014


The Fourteenth Colloquiumfest explored the present state of Fixed Point Theory and its applications in analysis, algebra and computer science. The second theme was the Theory of Fractals, in particular the various existing definitions and the question how to adapt them to structures that appear to be fractal but do not match the classical definitions. Both subjects are interwoven and also have interesting connections with topology. We discussed new directions and research topics in these areas.


Poster for the Fourteenth Colloquiumfest

Program with abstracts

Final report on the conference

Conference photos


Schedule of talks
(click on the title to see the slides)

Friday, February 28
Room ESB 18, Edward School of Business

COFFEE
Department of Computer Science, Thorvaldson Building, Room 274

1:30-2:20 pm:
Colloquium of the Department of Computer Science
Robin Cockett (Department of Computer Science, University of Calgary):
"Fixed points in programming: datatypes and protocols"

COFFEE BREAK
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Room 201 McLean Hall

3:30-4:20 pm:
Colloquium of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Anthony Lau (Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, University of Alberta):
"Fixed point and related geometric properties on the Fourier and Fourier Stieltjes algebras of locally compact groups"

4:30-5:20 pm:
Ralph Kopperman (Department of Mathematics, City College of New York):
"A generalized metric notion of partial knowledge"

6:30 pm
Banquet
Saskatoon Station Place, 221 Idylwyld North


Saturday, March 1
Room ESB 18, Edward School of Business

10:00-10:50 am:
Amr Sabry (School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University, Bloomington):
"Discrete Quantum Theories"

11:10-12:00:
Franklin Mendivil (Department of Mathematics & Statistics, Acadia University):
"Fractal set-valued measures"

12:10-13:00:
Wieslaw Kubiś (Institute of Mathematics, Czech Academy of Sciences):
"On topological iterated function systems"

LUNCH
room 201 McLean Hall

2:30-3:20 pm:
Tristan Tager (Department of Mathematics, Indiana University, Bloomington):
"Expecting the Unexpected: Surprises in the Hunt for Nonarchimedean Fractals"

3:30-4:20 pm:
Ralph Kopperman (Department of Mathematics, City College of New York):
"The computer screen: a rectangle with a finite number of points"

COFFEE BREAK

4:40-5:30 pm:
Rene Bartsch (Fachbereich Mathematik, TU Darmstadt):
"Hyperspaces in topological categories"

6:30 pm, the Kuhlmann's residence:
Party with Feuerzangenbowle



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Last update: March 29, 2014 --------- created and maintained by Franz-Viktor Kuhlmann