Philosophy Department Colloquia - Doing justice to Bentham: Rawls's separateness of persons objection to utilitarianism
Elizabeth Ashford, St. Andrew's. Open to the public.
Take advantage of this great opportunity, co-sponsored by McGill CAPS and Merck Frosst. Come meet professionals from the life sciences, pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors and hear their perspective on career opportunities. We encourage students of all levels, alumni, faculty and staff to attend. Not only is it a potential avenue to a career in the science sector, it is an excellent networking event!
Analysis Seminar: Maciej Zworski
Rick Durrett, Cornell University
Wes Huang, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Dr. Linda R. Watkins, University of Colorado at Boulder. Pain Rounds in the Dept of Anesthesia at the MGH have been structured to meet the accreditation criteria for Group Learning Activities under Section 1 of the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. One credit can be received per lecture.
Geometric Group Theory Seminar: Daniel Wise. Gitik-Mitra-Rips-Sageev has proven that any quasiconvex subgroup of a word-hyperbolic group has finite width, and hence finite height. Prof. Wise will discuss proof of this result aimed towards a generalization. Joint work with Chris Hruska.
Christophe Reutenauer, UQAM. Christoffel words are a finitary version of sturmian sequences. They are related to continued fractions, discretization of lines in the plane and to combinatorics on words and palindromes. We give some elements of this theory, by stressing the geometric approach.