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#### Generalisations of Roth's theorem on finite abelian groups

(University of Waterloo, 2012-12-18)

Roth's theorem, proved by Roth in 1953, states that when A is a subset of the integers [1,N] with A dense enough, A has a three term arithmetic progression (3-AP). Since then the bound originally given by Roth has been ...

#### K-theory for C*-Algebras and for Topological Spaces

(University of Waterloo, 2015-04-27)

K-theory is the study of a collection of abelian groups that are invariant to C*-algebras or to locally compact Hausdorff spaces. These groups are useful for distinguishing C*-algebras and topological spaces, and they are ...

#### On Transcendence of Irrationals with Non-eventually Periodic b-adic Expansions

(University of Waterloo, 2010-05-18)

It is known that almost all numbers are transcendental in the sense of Lebesgue measure. However there is no simple rule to separate transcendental numbers from algebraic numbers. Today research in this direction is about ...

#### The Mordell-Lang Theorem from the Zilber Dichotomy

(University of Waterloo, 2010-04-30)

We present a largely self-contained exposition of Ehud Hrushovski's proof of the function field Mordell-Lang conjecture beginning from the Zilber Dichotomy for differentially closed fields and separably closed fields. Our ...

#### The Differential Geometry of Instantons

(University of Waterloo, 2009-08-07)

The instanton solutions to the Yang-Mills equations have a vast range of practical applications in field theories including gravitation and electro-magnetism. Solutions to Maxwell's equations, for example, are abelian gauge ...

#### Operator Theoretic Methods in Nevanlinna-Pick Interpolation

(University of Waterloo, 2009-03-31)

This Master's thesis will develops a modern approach to complex interpolation problems studied by Carath\'{e}odory, Nevanlinna, Pick, and Schur in the early $20^{th}$ century. The fundamental problem to solve is as follows: ...

#### On the Modular Theory of von Neumann Algebras

(University of Waterloo, 2010-09-17)

The purpose of this thesis is to provide an exposition of the \textit{modular theory} of von Neumann algebras. The motivation of the theory is to classify and describe von Neumann algebras which do not admit a trace, and ...

#### On Convolution Squares of Singular Measures

(University of Waterloo, 2010-08-25)

We prove that if $1 > \alpha > 1/2$, then there exists a probability measure $\mu$ such that the Hausdorff dimension of its support is $\alpha$ and $\mu*\mu$ is a Lipschitz function of class $\alpha-1/2$.

#### Zigzags of Finite, Bounded Posets and Monotone Near-Unanimity Functions and Jónsson Operations

(University of Waterloo, 2009-09-25)

We define the notion of monotone operations admitted by partially ordered sets,
specifically monotone near-unanimity functions and Jónsson operations. We then
prove a result of McKenzie's in [8] which states that if a ...

#### Algebraic characterization of multivariable dynamics

(University of Waterloo, 2009-03-26)

Let X be a locally compact Hausdorﬀ space along with n proper continuous maps σ = (σ1 , · · · , σn ). Then the pair (X, σ) is called a dynamical system. To each system one can associate a universal operator algebra called ...