PIMS-ULethbridge Distinguished Visitor: Jean-Marc Deshouillers

  • Start Date: 04/04/2018
  • End Date: 04/11/2018

Jean-Marc Deshouillers (Université Bordeaux)


Professor Deshouillers is a world expert in analytic, combinatorial, additive, and probabilistic number theory. He has published over a hundred influential research papers and has trained an exceptional generation of analytic number theorists in France. 


University of Lethbridge


An Introduction to Automatic Sequences


The first introductory lecture may be followed as a colloquium talk, independent of the subsequent lectures. Lectures 1 and 2 are independent. Lectures 3 and 4 are independent, but each of them depends on Lecture 2. The lectures will be completed by some “tutorials” on a very flexible programme, e.g. to give requested details, to present examples of automatic and non-automatic sequences, invertible automata, some hints of the proof of Cobham’s theorem...


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Lecture 1: Introduction

Wednesday, April 4 | 12:00 - 12:50pm | Room B756


Lecture 2: Definition and characterisations of automatic sequences

Friday, April 6 | 12:00 - 12:50pm | Room B650


Lecture 3: Algebraicity of q-automatic sequences: Christol’s theorem 

Monday, April 9 | 2:00 - 2:50pm | Room B660


Lecture 4: Automatic sequences and Sarnak’s conjecture  

Wednesday, April 11 | 12:00 - 12:50pm | Room B756