**THIS
WEEK'S SEMINARS**

**PLEASE CHECK WITH THE DEPARTMENT FOR ANY CHANGES
BEFORE ATTENDING**

**Monday 29**^{th} October 2001

*Seminar:* Topology Seminar

*Location & Time:* Meeting Room 4 (CMS) at 2.30 p.m.

*Speaker:* S. Illman

*Title:* The strong-weak topology on the set of G-equivariant
C^{∞} maps and applications
**Tuesday 30**^{th} October 2001

*Seminar:* Number Theory Seminar

*Location & Time:* Meeting Room 3 (CMS) at 4.15 p.m.

*Speaker:* Y. Hachimori
*Title:* On the µ-invariant of the Selmer groups of elliptic
curves
*Seminar:* Category Theory Seminar

*Location & Time:* Meeting Room 9 (CMS) at 2.15 p.m.

*Speaker:* Professor Burt Totaro
*Title:* An introduction to deformation theory
**Wednesday 31**^{st} October 2001

*Seminar:* Geometry Seminar

*Location & Time:* Meeting Room 11 (CMS) at 2.15 p.m.

*Speaker:* Martin Bridson
*Title:* Aspherical manifolds, curvature and subgroups of pi_
1
*Seminar:* Algebra Seminar

*Location & Time:* Meeting Room 12 (CMS) at 4.30 p.m.

*Speaker:* Professor Raphael Rouquier
*Title:* McKay correspondence and modular representations
*Seminar:* Analysis/Complex Analysis Seminar

*Location & Time:* Meeting Room 12 (CMS) at 2.00 p.m.

*Speaker:* Sanju Velani
*Title:* On a problem of Schmidt and Littlewood in
simultaneous Diophantine approximation

**Thursday 1**^{st} November 2001

*Seminar:* Combinatorics Seminar

*Location & Time:* Meeting Room 4 (CMS) at 2.00 p.m.

*Speaker:* Professor Graham Brightwell

*Title:* The number of 2-SAT functions
*Seminar:* Study Group on Iwasawa algebras

*Location & Time:* Meeting Room 3 (CMS) at 2.15 p.m.

*Organiser: *Professor John Coates
*Title:* Iwasawa algebras on p-adic Lie groups and related questions
in Number Theory and Algebra
*Seminar:* KUWAIT FOUNDATION LECTURE

*Location & Time:* Meeting Room 2 (Wolfson Room, CMS) at 5.00
p.m.

*Speaker:* Professor Marie-France Vigneras
*Title:* Local Langlands Correspondence between Galois and Linear
Groups
**Friday 2**^{nd} November 2001

*Seminar:* Number Theory Seminar

*Location & Time:* Meeting Room 4 (CMS) at 2.00 p.m.

*Speaker:* Professor M-F. Vigneras
*Title:* Mod p representations of p-adic GL(2)
*Seminar:* Analytic Number Theory Seminar

*Location & Time:* Meeting Room 11 (CMS) at 3.15 p.m.

*Speaker:* Professor D. Roger Heath-Brown
*Title:* Goldbach's Conjecture and Sums of Powers of Two