2024 CMS Summer Meeting

Saskatchewan, May 30 - June 3, 2024


Schedule - by Session

Detailed session schedules will be posted on the web site beginning in late April. Once the schedules are made available to us by the organizers, we will post them as quickly as possible. Please note that schedules are subject to change without notice.

Applied Topology: DNA topology, Material Science, Topological Data Analysis
Org: Ryan Budney (University of Victoria), Allison Moore (Virginia Commonwealth University) and Chris Soteros (University of Saskatchewan)
This session will bring together mathematicians, physicists, computational scientists and others who are studying topology and its applications. The session will emphasize the two topics of an associated mini-course: applications of knot theory to molecular biology, and persistent homology/topological data analysis. Applications of topology to materials science such as to the design of supermolecules and polymeric materials or to the study of liquid crystals are also of interest.
Association schemes and their applications
Org: Allen Herman (University of Regina), Roghayeh Maleki (University of Primorska) and Andriaherimanana Sarobidy Razafimahatratra (University of Primorska)
Association schemes are structures that can be viewed as generalizations of algebraic structures such as groups, as well as combinatorial structures such as distance-regular graphs. These structures have been applied to prove various results from a wide range of areas of mathematics which can be of algebraic aspects (representation theory of quantum groups, scaffold calculus, Terwilliger algebras) and combinatorial aspects (Erdős-Ko-Rado type theorems, design and coding theory, finite geometry). This session is dedicated to recent trends in the study of association schemes and their applications.
Schedule to be determined
Owen Goff (University of Wisconsin)
Himanshu Gupta (University of Regina)
Allen Herman (University of Regina)
Roghayeh Maleki (University of Primorska)
Andrew Misseldine (Southern Utah University)
Mikhail Muzychuk (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev)
Venkata Raghu Tej Pantagui (University of Regina)
Alyssa Sankey (University of New Brunswick)
Paul Terwilliger (University of Wisconsin)
Luc Vinet (Université de Montréal)
Steven Wang (Carleton University)
Meiri Zaimi (Université de Montréal)
Hanmeng Zhan (Worcester Polytechnic Institute)
Xiaohong Zhang (Université de Montréal)
CH-Thirty Years Later
Org: Xiangke Chang (AMSS, Institute of Mathematics, Chinese Academy of Sciences) and Jacek Szmigielski (University of Saskatchewan)
In 1993, Roberto Camassa and Darryl Holm, then at Los Alamos National Laboratory, published a paper, “An integrable shallow water equation with peaked solitons”, in a prime physics journal, Physical Review Letters, about a new candidate for the shallow water equation with a non-linear dispersion term. The equation they proposed is called the Camassa-Holm equation, abbreviated below as (CH). The paper has had a monumental impact on a legion of researchers in many different areas of mathematics, ranging from Analysis, Mathematical Physics, Random Matrix Theory, Approximation Theory, and Theory of Orthogonal Polynomials, to name a few. To celebrate this important discovery, our session brings together more than one generation of researchers working on many mathematical theories and problems rooted in the CH paper.
Friday May 31  (ARTS 106)
14:00 - 14:50 Roberto Camassa (University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, USA)
15:00 - 15:50 Alex Himonas (University of Notre Dame, USA)
16:00 - 16:50 Andrew Hone (University of Kent, UK)
17:00 - 17:50 Michael Gekthman (University of Notre Dame, USA)
Saturday June 1  (ARTS 106)
8:30 - 9:20 Darryl Holm (Imperial College, UK)
9:30 - 10:20 Helge Holden (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway)
15:00 - 15:50 Dmitry Pelinovsky (McMaster, Canada)
16:00 - 16:50 Simonetta Abenda (Universitat de Bologna, Italy)
17:00 - 17:50 Hans Lundmark (University of Linkoping, Sweden)
Sunday June 2  (ARTS 106)
8:30 - 9:20 Zhijun Qiao (University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, USA)
9:30 - 10:20 Katrin Grunert (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway)
15:00 - 15:50 Bo Xue (Zhengzhou University, China)
16:00 - 16:50 Stephen Anco (Brock University, Canada)
Erdos-Ko-Rado Combinatorics
Org: Karen Meagher and Venkata Raghu Tej Pantangi (University of Regina)
The famous Erdos-Ko-Rado (EKR) theorem gives the size and structure of the largest collection of intersecting k-sets. Versions of this theorem exist for many different objects, and there are many extensions and generalization of this result and n recent years the number of results in this area has grown greatly. The purpose of this session is to bring together researchers in this area to share recent results and approaches. The focus will be on algebraic method to prove EKR theorems, recent result on EKR for groups, EKR on designs and in geometry and EKR on graphs. I do not believe that there has been such a meeting in this emerging field.
Schedule to be determined
Sergey Goryainov (Hebei Normal University)
Glenn Hurlbert (Virginia Commonwealth University)
Lord Kavi (University of Ottawa)
Andrey Kupavskii (Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology)
Nathan Lindzey (Technion)
Karen Meagher (University of Regina)
Venkata Raghu Tej Pantangi (University of Regina)
Sarobidy Razafimahatratra (University of Primorska)
Mahsa Shirazi (University of Manitoba)
Cody Solie (University of Regina)
Brett Stevens (Carleton)
Geometry and Representation Theory
Org: Mahmud Azam (University of Saskatchewan), Kuntal Banerjee (University of Saskatchewan), Robert Cornea (University of Waterloo), Ha Minh Dat (University of Saskatchewan) and Brady Ali Medina (University of Waterloo)
Interactions between representation theory and geometry have been a major driving force for both areas. These interactions have been fruitful in computing invariants of important objects in both fields, each benefiting from results obtained in the other. These interactions are mediated by functors between categories relevant to the two fields, which are often homotopically invariant given suitable notions of homotopy on both sides. It is thus no wonder that homotopy theory and homotopical algebra have been applied to geometry and representation theory to great effect resulting in the ongoing generalisation and simplification of many of the most important concepts and results. These continue to facilitate advances in moduli theory and mathematical physics. The theme of the proposed session is this collective picture of geometry, homotopy theory, representation theory, moduli theory and mathematical physics. Furthermore, many recent contributions in these areas have been made by early career researchers, and it is the purpose of this session to highlight these efforts and to encourage mathematical exchanges between these researchers.
Integrable systems and quantization
Org: Eric Boulter (University of Saskatchewan) and Christopher Mahadeo (University of Illinois at Chicago)
This session delves into the topics of Integrable Systems and Quantization, two pivotal concepts at the forefront of contemporary mathematical research. Quantization is a fundamental process in mathematical physics that lies at the heart of translating classical systems into the language of quantum mechanics. Integrable systems, with their rich symplectic structures and conserved quantities, provide a natural bridge to the quantum realm through the process of quantization. This session will serve as a platform for mathematicians, researchers, and enthusiasts to engage in stimulating discussions, share novel insights, and foster collaboration within these dynamic fields. The goal of this session will be to discuss deep connections between geometry and modern physics that offer insight to further work in both disciplines.
Schedule to be determined
Kuntal Banerjee (University of Saskatchewan)
Peter Crooks (Utah State University)
Reinier Kramer (University of Alberta)
Brady Ali Medina (University of Waterloo)
Evan Sundbo (University of Toronto)
Aiden Suter (University of Waterloo/Perimiter Institute)
Inverse Eigenvalue Problems and Matrix Theory
Org: Shaun Fallat and Himanshu Gupta (University of Regina)
Inverse Eigenvalue Problems encompass a vast array of topics in Matrix Theory and continue to play a significant role in many applications. Research involving various aspects of inverse eigenvalue problems spans subjects including: analysis, combinatorics, algebra, and computing.
Saturday June 1  (ARTS 104)
9:00 - 9:30 Shaun Fallat (Univeristy of Regina)
9:30 - 10:00 Hristo Sendov (Western University), On the Hadamard-Fischer Inequality, the Inclusion-Exclusion Formula, and Bipartite Graphs
10:00 - 10:30 Sarah Plosker (Brandon University)
15:00 - 15:30 Ahmad Mojallal (University of Regina)
15:30 - 16:00 Hein van der Holst (Georgia State University)
16:00 - 16:30 Jacik Szmigielski (University of Saskatchewan)
16:30 - 17:00 Chun-Hua Guo (University of Regina)
17:00 - 17:30 Volker Runde (University of Alberta)
17:30 - 18:00 Peter Zizler (Mount Royal University)
Sunday June 2  (ARTS 104)
9:00 - 9:30 Rajesh Pereira (University of Guelph)
9:30 - 10:00 Nathan Johnston (Mount Allison University)
10:00 - 10:30 Brendan Rooney (Rochester Institute of Technology)
15:00 - 15:30 Himanshu Gupta (University of Regina)
15:30 - 16:00 Mahsa Shirazi (University of Manitoba)
16:00 - 16:30 Steve Kirkland (University of Manitoba)
16:30 - 17:00 Hadi Kharaghani (University of Lethbridge)
17:00 - 17:30 Avleen Kaur (University of British Columbia)
17:30 - 18:00 Christopher Ramsey (MacEwan University)
Mathematical aspects of Quantum Science and Technology
Org: Jonas Fransson (Uppsala University) and Artur Sowa (University of Saskatchewan)
The session aims to bring together researchers interested in exploring innovative approaches to quantum theory, science, and technology. Of interest are all mathematical aspects of systems of bosons, generalized bosons, fermions, and qubits. Applications may include condensed matter theory, quantum measurement, quantum engineering, and postquantum cryptography.
Schedule to be determined
Mahmud Azam (University of Saskatchewan)
Madeline Berezowski (University of Saskatchewan)
Mandana Bidarvand (University of Saskatchewan), Analyzing arrays of qubits via a multi-scale approach
Hubert De Guise (University of Calgary), The regular representation of $S_n$ in interference of fermions and bosons
Rainer Dick (University of Saskatchewan)
Jonas Fransson (Uppsala University)
Elias Hassani (University of Saskatchewan)
Christopher Mahadeo (U. of Illinois at Chicago)
Gordon Sarty (University of Saskatchewan)
Carlo Maria Scandolo (University of Calgary)
Artur Sowa (University of Saskatchewan)
Ray Spiteri (University of Saskatchewan)
Alex Zagoskin (Loughborough University)
Mathematical Logic in Canada
Org: Ross Willard and Andy Zucker (University of Waterloo)
Mathematical logic has evolved during its 100+ year existence into a number of subfields, including set theory, model theory, and computability theory. In addition, logic interacts with several other areas of mathematics including topology, combinatorics, dynamics, ergodic theory, operator algebras, and universal algebra. This session will showcase recent research in these areas and encourage conversations across disciplines.
Schedule to be determined
Jananan Arulseelan (McMaster University)
Barbara Csima (University of Waterloo)
Christopher Eagle (University of Victoria)
Nicolas Chavarria Gomez (University of Waterloo)
Elliot Kaplan (McMaster University)
Rahim Moosa (University of Waterloo)
Bo Peng (McGill University)
Assaf Shani (Concordia University)
Iian Smythe (University of Winnipeg)
Spencer Unger (University of Toronto)
Ross Willard (University of Waterloo)
Andy Zucker (University of Waterloo)
Mathematics of Machine Learning
Org: Simone Brugiapaglia (Concordia University), Vakhtang Putkaradze (University of Alberta) and Hamid Usefi (Memorial University of Newfoundland)
Despite the profound impact of machine learning on many different sectors including scientific research, industry, and policymaking, its mathematical foundations are still far from being well understood. By bringing together researchers with diverse backgrounds, this session explores emerging ideas aimed at reducing the gap between theory and practice in this fast-growing and exciting field.
Schedule to be determined
Maxim Bazhenov (University of California, San Diego)
Nick Dexter (Florida State University)
Moutuou Elkaïoum (Concordia University)
Anthony Gruber (Sandia National Laboratories)
Samir Karam (Concordia University)
Kamyar Khodamoradi (University of Regina)
Anastasis Kratsios (McMaster University)
Martina Neuman (University of Vienna)
Vakhtang Putkaradze (University of Alberta)
Yifan Sun (Stony Brook University), Learning over very large graphs
Sandra Zilles (University of Regina)
Moduli Spaces in Complex and Algebraic Geometry: Recent Developments
Org: Robert Cornea and Ruxandra Moraru (University of Waterloo)
Moduli spaces serve as fundamental objects of study in geometry, providing a framework for understanding the space of solutions to geometric and algebraic problems. These spaces encapsulate the diverse geometric and algebraic structures that arise naturally in mathematics and physics, offering insights into their behavior. The purpose of this session is to explore recent developments in the study of moduli spaces in both complex and algebraic geometry.
Schedule to be determined
Kuntal Banerjee (University of Saskatchewan)
Francis Bischoff (University of Regina)
Eric Boulter (University of Saskatchewan)
Benoit Charbonneau (University of Waterloo)
Emily Cliff (Universite de Sherbrooke)
Lisa Jeffrey (University of Toronto), Character Varieties
Elena Kalashnikov (University of Waterloo)
Derek Krepski (University of Manitoba)
Haggai Liu (Simon Fraser University), Moduli Spaces of Weighted Stable Curves and their Fundamental Groups
Christopher Mahadeo (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Steve Rayan (University of Saskatchewan)
Number theory by early career researchers
Org: Félix Baril Boudreau (University of Lethbridge) and Nicolo Fellini (Queen's University)
This session aims to give a platform to graduating PhD students, recently graduated PhD holders and postdocs to showcase their research in the field of Number Theory. We hope that this will be a great opportunity to exchange ideas, network and gain exposure to different subjects in number theory. We plan to consider all contributions in algebraic, analytic, computational and elementary number theory, as well as arithmetic geometry.
Schedule to be determined
Abhishek Bharadwaj (Queen's University)
Jérémy Champagne (University of Waterloo)
Nic Fellini (Queen's University)
Zhenchao Ge (University of Waterloo), Irregularities of Dirichlet L-functions and a parity bias in gaps of zeros
Erman Isik (University of Ottawa)
Fatemeh Jalavand (University of Calgary)
Greg Knapp (University of Calgary)
Enrique Nuñez Lon-wo (University of Toronto)
Paul Péringuey (University of British Columbia)
Shuyang Shen (University of Toronto)
Alexander Slamen (University of Toronto)
Naik Sunil (Queen's University)
William Verreault (University of Toronto), Moments of random multiplicative functions over functions fields
Numerical Methods for and with Special Functions
Org: James Bremer (University of Toronto), Timon Gutleb (University of British Columbia) and Richard Slevinsky (University of Manitoba)
Special functions are ubiquitous in mathematical applications and play a key role in many numerical algorithms. This session provides an overview of the state-of-the-art in computing special functions, hypergeometric functions and more and presents novel ways to utilize them in a computational context.
Schedule to be determined
Cade Ballew (University of Washington)
Marco Bertola (Concordia University)
Thomas Bothner (University of Bristol)
James Bremer (University of Toronto), Rapid solution of singular Sturm-Liouville problems
Eleanor D. Byrnes (University of Washington)
Amparo Gil (University of Cantabria (Universidad de Cantabria (UniCan)))
Timon S. Gutleb (University of British Columbia)
Cecile Piret (Michigan Technological University)
Diego Ruiz-Antolín (University of Cantabria (Universidad de Cantabria (UniCan))
Javier Segura (University of Cantabria (Universidad de Cantabria (UniCan))
Kirill Serkh (University of Toronto)
Richard M. Slevinsky (University of Manitoba), Fast and stable rational approximation of generalized hypergeometric functions
Tom Trogdon (University of Washington), Some old and new perspectives on the convergence of spectral methods
Yiting Zhang (University of Washington)
Operators, Matrices, and Analytic Function Spaces
Org: Ludovick Bouthat (Université Laval), Javad Mashreghi (Université Laval) and Frédéric Morneau-Guérin (Université TÉLUQ)
The session will concentrate on topics such as composition operators between analytic spaces, Toeplitz and Hankel operators and matrices, and stochastic matrices.
Schedule to be determined
Ilia Binder (University of Toronto)
Matthew Kreitzer (University of Guelph)
Poornendu Kumar (University of Manitoba)
Hridoyananda Saikia (University of Manitoba)
Student Research Session
Org: William Verreault (University of Toronto) and Daniel Zackon (McGill University)
This session aims to get students to present their research at the CMS Meeting. The presentations should introduce the student’s research to a general mathematical audience.
Symmetry Methods and Analytical Techniques for Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations
Org: Stephen Anco (Brock University), Jean-Francois Ganghoffer (Université de Lorraine) and Alexey Shevyakov (University of Saskatchewan)
Mathematical models given by nonlinear partial differential equations (PDE) are fundamental in theoretical and applied science. The session will focus on areas of development and application of symmetry analysis, methods for conservation laws, and other analytical techniques for construction of exact and approximate solutions. Talks on both new theoretical advances and applications of novel methods to nonlinear PDE problems, in particular, in the areas of nonlinear mechanics and integrable equations, will be included.
Schedule to be determined
Mathew Alex (Brock)
Stephen Anco (Brock)
Nicoleta Bila (Fayetteville)
George Bluman (UBC)
Alexandr Chernyavskiy (Buffalo)
Alexei Cheviakov (Saskatchewan)
Kostya Druzhkov (Saskatchewan)
Matthew Farkas (Washington)
Thomas Hillen (Alberta)
Sougata Mandal (Indian Institute of Technology)
Jaskaran Mann (Brock)
Shawn McAdam (Saskatchewan)
Mahdieh Gol Bashmani Moghadam (Brock)
Subhankar Sil (UBC)
Cristina Stoica (Wilfrid Laurier)
Thomas Wolf (Brock)
Symplectic and Poisson geometry
Org: Lisa Jeffrey (University of Toronto) and Derek Krepski (University of Manitoba)
This session will focus on recent advances in symplectic and Poisson geometry and related areas, such as Lie theory, Lie groupoids/stacks, generalized geometry, quantization, reduction, and moment maps.
The Representation Theory and Geometry of Quantum Algebras
Org: Anne Dranowski (University of Southern California), Matthew Rupert (University of Saskatchewan), Alex Weekes (University of Saskatchewan) and Curtis Wendlandt (University of Saskatchewan)
In today’s mathematical landscape, the theory of quantum algebras is a vast area which intersects with numerous sub-branches of algebra, geometry, and mathematical physics. The goal of this scientific session is to provide a forum where mathematicians working on various problems with direct ties to quantum algebras can interact and share state-of-the-art developments. The session will put a strong emphasis on algebraic and geometric constructions arising in connection with those quantum algebras associated to Kac–Moody algebras and their generalizations.
Schedule to be determined
Francis Bischoff (University of Regina)
Emily Cliff (University of Sherbrooke)
Peter Crooks (Utah State University)
Noah Friesen (University of Saskatchewan)
Terry Gannon (University of Alberta)
Niklas Garner (University of Washington)
Sachin Gautam (The Ohio State University)
Nicolas Guay (University of Alberta)
Meng Guo (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)
Iva Halacheva (Northeastern University)
Jonas Hartwig (Iowa State University)
Valerio Toledano Laredo (Northeastern University)
Alexis Leroux-Lapierre (McGill University)
Dinushi Munasinghe (University of Toronto)
Shigenori Nakatsuka (University of Alberta), On the structure of W-algebras
Wenjun Niu (Perimeter Institute)
Manish Patnaik (University of Alberta)
Théo Pinet (Université Paris-Cité and Université de Montréal)
Surya Raghavendran (Yale University)
Yvan Saint-Aubin (Université de Montréal)
Hadi Salmasian (University of Ottawa)
Yorck Sommerhauser (Memorial University of Newfoundland)
Mamoru Ueda (University of Alberta)
Harshit Yadav (University of Alberta)
Unveiling Infinite Symmetries
Org: Abid Ali (University of Saskatchewan), Lisa Carbone (Rutgers University) and Steven Rayan (University of Saskatchewan)
Saturday June 1
8:15 - 9:15 Darlayne Addabbo (University of Arizona)
9:30 - 10:30 Maryam Khaqan (University of Toronto)
15:00 - 16:00 Scott Murray (Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey)
Sunday June 2
8:15 - 9:15 Elizabeth Jurisich (The College of Charleston)
9:30 - 10:30 Lisa Carbone (Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey)

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