in honour of the (60+epsilon)-th Birthday of Murray Marshall.

(organized by Franz-Viktor and Salma Kuhlmann and Murray Marshall)

Mathematical Sciences Group
University of Saskatchewan
106 Wiggins Road, Saskatoon, SK, S7N 5E6, Canada
Phone: (306) 966-6081 - Fax: (306) 966-6086

The Third Annual Colloquiumfest was held in March 2002. We had several seminar talks from Monday 18th until Friday 22nd, three colloquium talks on Friday 22nd, and seven talks on Saturday 23rd.

The Third Annual Colloquiumfest was generously supported by the Vice-President Academic and the Dean's Office of the College of Arts and Science.

The emphasis of the colloquiumfest was on

Algebraic Geometry, Real Algebraic Geometry and Computational Algebra.

Schedule of talks

Friday, March 22

3-4 pm:
Edward Mosteig (Tulane):
An Overview of Generalized Gröbner Bases Via Valuations

4-5 pm:
Bernd Sturmfels (Berkeley):
Multigraded Hilbert Schemes

5-6 pm:
Pablo A. Parrilo (ETH Zürich):
Sums of squares, convex optimization, and the Positivstellensatz

Saturday, March 23

9:30-10:30 am:
Tom Craven (Hawaii):
Valuation Theory and Ordered *-Rings

10:30-11:30 am:
Tara Smith (Cincinnati):
Multiplicative Subgroups of Fdot/Fdot 2 : Additive Properties and Extensions

11:30 am-12:30 pm:
Dale Cutkosky (Missouri):
Ramification of Valuations


1:30-2:30 pm:
Roland Auer (Saskatoon):
Reduction of elliptic curves in equal characteristic 2 and 3

2:30-3:30 pm:
Hagen Knaf (Kaiserslautern):
Algebras over Prüfer domains: geometrically relevant properties and problems


4-5 pm:
Vincent Astier (Dublin):
Pfister's subform theorem for spaces of orderings

5-6 pm:
Markus Tressl (Regensburg):
A structure theorem for differential algebras with applications to real, differential algebra

7 pm, Marquis Hall:
Banquet (Cash bar at 6:30)
Welcoming address by the President
of the University of Saskatchewan, Dr. Peter MacKinnon

Further visitors from abroad were: Danielle Gondard and Max Dickmann (Paris)

Abstracts of Talks

Arrival and Departure Times of Our Guests

On the following web page, you will find information about the University, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and much more:

Useful information

The Colloquiumfest Series

The Valuation Theory Home Page

Centre for Algebra, Logic and Computation

The Algebra and Logic Seminar

Last update: January 22, 2004 --------- created and maintained by Franz-Viktor Kuhlmann