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# PIMS Network-Wide Colloquium

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Thu., Oct. 28, 2021 2:30 p.m.
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**Speaker:** Maryanthe Malliaris (University of Chicago)

**Title:** Model theory and complexity

**Registration in advance and details at:** https://www.pims.math.ca/scientific-event/211028-pnwcmm

**Abstract:** Recent progress in model theory is changing our understanding of how the finite and infinite interact. One aspect of this story has to do with the emerging appearance of complexity in so-called simple unstable theories, which provide a model theoretic framework for studying certain families of "random" objects, such as the theories of random graphs or hypergraphs or pseudofinite fields.