Infosheet (November 7th, 2017)

Queen's University - Department of Mathematics and Statistics


Wednesday, November 8

Number Theory Seminar

Time: 1:30 p.m.

Place: Jeffery 319

Speaker: Francesco Cellarosi

Title: Smooth Sums over Smooth k-Free Integers

Abstract Attached

Friday, November 10

Remembrance Day Services

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Place: Grant Hall

Classes cancelled 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Friday, November 10

Department Colloquium

Time: 2:30 p.m.

Place: Jeffery 234

Speaker: Hector Pasten, Harvard University

Title: In Quest of Arithmetic Derivatives

Abstract Attached

Friday, November 24

Ph.D. Thesis Defense

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Place: Jeffery 521

Ph.D. Student: Aaron Springford

Title: Spectral analysis of time series with latent and irregular times

Supervisors: D. Thomson and G. Takahara

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Wednesday, November 8, 1:30 p.m. Jeffery 319 - Number Theory Seminar

Speaker: Francesco Cellarosi

Title: Smooth Sums over Smooth k-Free Integers

Abstract: We provide an asymptotic estimate for certain sums over k-free integers with small prime factors. These sums depend upon a complex parameter $\alpha$ and involve a smooth cut-off $f$. They are a variation of several classical number-theoretical sums. One term in the asymptotics is an integral operator whose kernel is the $\alpha$-convolution of the Dickman-de Bruijn distribution, and the other term is explicitly estimated. The trade-off between the value of $\alpha$ and the regularity of $f$ is discussed.


Friday, November 10, 2:30 p.m. Jeffery 234 - Department Colloquium

Speaker: Hector Pasten

Title: In Quest of Arithmetic Derivatives

Abstract: There are well-known arithmetic analogies between integers and polynomials (or more generally, holomorphic functions), specially with respect to solutions of Diophantine equations. A crucial aspect that is missing in this analogy is that for polynomials and holomorphic functions one can use derivatives, while for integers there is no direct substitute of this operation. After some motivation, I will discuss a couple of possible candidates for arithmetic derivatives.

Contact Info

Department of Math & Stats
Jeffery Hall, 48 University Ave.
Kingston, ON Canada, K7L 3N6
Phone: (613) 533-2390
Fax: (613) 533-2964
mathstat@mast.queensu.ca
Office Hours: 8:30am-12:00pm & 1:00pm-4:30pm

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