1996 Seminars
3:35 p.m., Friday, January 5
Mathematics Colloquium
Dr. Gregory Reid, Okanagan University College and UBC
``Introduction to Geometric Methods for differential equations''
Room Math 100* *NOTE: Tea and cookies will be served at 3:15 in the Math
Annex Coffee Lounge, Room 1115.
3:30 p.m., Monday, January 8
Probability Seminar
Dr. J. Shapiro, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Brownian level sets are capacity equivalent''
Room Math Annex 1102
11:30 a.m., Thursday, January 11
Topology Seminar
Professor D. Gillman, UCLA
``Threemanifolds in the hyperprism Cone(K_4) x I''
Room Math Annex 1102
1:30pm, Thursday, January 11
Quantum Cohomology Seminar
Dr. Kai Behrend, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Quantum Cohomology''
Room Math Annex 1102
3:35 p.m., Friday, January 12
Mathematics Colloquium
Dr. Peter March, Ohio State/UBC
``PoissonDirichlet Distributions''
Room Math 104* *NOTE: Tea and cookies will be served at 3:15 in the Math
Annex Coffee Lounge, Room 1115.
3:30 p.m., Monday, January 15
Applied Mathematics Colloquium
Dr. Michael Ward, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Strong Localized Perturbations and Low Reynolds Number Flows''
Room Old Computer Science Bldg, Room 301
3:30 p.m., Monday, January 15
Probability Seminar
Professor N. Krylov, Department of Mathematics, Univ. of Minnesota
``Quasiderivatives for Itos' equations and their applications''
Room Math Annex 1102
12:30 p.m., Tuesday, January 16
Grad Student Seminar
Mike Cherkassoff, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Coxeter Groups''
Room TBA
1:30 p.m., Tuesday, January 16
Quantum Cohomology Seminar
Dr. Kai Behrend, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Quantum Cohomology''
Room Math 105
11:30 a.m., Thursday, January 18
Topology Seminar
Dr. Keqin Liu, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Kauffman's knot invariants and Hennings' 3manifold invariant
(Part 1)''
Room Math Annex 1102
3:35 p.m., Friday, January 19
Mathematics Colloquium
Dr. G. Tian, M.I.T.
Minimal surfaces in 4manifolds
Room Math 104* *NOTE: Tea and cookies will be served at 3:15 in the Math
Annex Coffee Lounge, Room 1115.
3:30 p.m., Monday, January 22
Probability Seminar
Professor N. Krylov, Department of Mathematics, Univ. of Minnesota
``$L^P$theory for stochastic PDEs''
Room Math Annex 1102
12:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 23
Grad Student Seminar
Jeff Orchard, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Somite Formation in Embryos: A Reaction Diffusion Model''
Room Math 225
1:30 p.m., Tuesday, January 23
Quantum Cohomology Seminar
Dr. Kai Behrend, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Quantum Cohomology''
Room Math 105
11:30 a.m., Thursday, January 25
Topology Seminar
Dr. Keqin Liu, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Kauffman's knot invariants and Hennings' 3manifold invariant (Part 2)''
Room Math Annex 1102
3:35 p.m., Friday, January 26
Mathematics Colloquium
Dr. G. Slade, McMaster Univ.
``Polymers, Percolation,
and Critical Exponents''
Room Math 104* *NOTE: Tea and cookies will be served at 3:15 in the Math
Annex Coffee Lounge, Room 1115.
3:30 p.m., Monday, January 29
Probability Seminar
Professor N. Krylov, Department of Mathematics, Univ. of Minnesota
``TBA''
Room Math Annex 1102
3:30 p.m., Monday, January 29
Institute of Applied Mathematics Colloquium
Dr. Mary Catherine Kropinski, Department of Mathematics, SFU
``Integral Equation Methods for the Stokes
and the NavierStokes Equations''
Room Old CPSC Bldg., Room 301
1:30 p.m., Tuesday, January 30
Quantum Cohomology Seminar
Dr. Kai Behrend, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Quantum Cohomology''
Room Math 105
11:30 a.m., Thursday, February 1
Topology Seminar
Dr. Keqin Liu, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Kauffman's knot invariants and Hennings'
3manifold invariant (Part 3)''
Room Math Annex 1102
2:30 p.m., Friday, February 2
Special Mathematics Colloquium
Dr. Satish Reddy, Department of Mathematics, Oregon State University
``On Transition to Turbulence in Channel Flows''
Room Math 225
3:35 p.m., Friday, February 2
Mathematics Colloquium
Dr. Jerrold E. Marsden, CalTech
``Dynamics, Stability and Control
of Mechanical Systems
with Symmetry''
Room Math 100*
*NOTE: Tea and cookies will be served at 3:15 in the
Math Annex Coffee Lounge, Room 1115.
2:30 p.m., Monday, February 5
Functional and Harmonic Analysis Seminar
Dr. John Fournier, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Hardy Inequalities for Vilenkin Systems of Unbounded Type''
Room Math Annex 1118
3:30 p.m., Monday, February 5
Probability Seminar
Alexander R. Pruss, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Inequalities for tail probabilities of sums
of independent random variables''
Room Math Annex 1102
1:30 p.m., Tuesday, February 6
Quantum Cohomology Seminar
Dr. Kai Behrend, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Quantum Cohomology''
Room Math 105
3:30 p.m., Wednesday, February 7
Joint I.A.M. / Special Mathematics Colloquium
Dr. Huaxiong Huang*, Department of Mathematics, SFU
``Motion of a Deformable Gas Bubble in a Stationary Liquid''
Room Old CPSC Bldg., Room 301 *Speaker is a candidate
for a position in the department. Faculty please attend.
11:30 a.m., Thursday, February 8
Topology Seminar
Zhong Mou Li, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Immersion of 3manifolds in 3space''
Room Math Annex 1102
2:30 p.m., Friday, February 9
Special Mathematics Colloquium
Dr. Anthony P. Peirce*, Department of Mathematics,
McMaster University
``Mathematical Models of Rock Fracture Processes: A Survey''
Room Math 225 *Speaker is a candidate for a position
in the department. Faculty please attend.
3:35 p.m., Friday, February 9
Mathematics Colloquium
Dr. George C. Papanicolaou, Department of Mathematics,
Stanford University
``Estimation of locally stationary processes and applications''
Room Math 104*
3:30 p.m., Monday, February 12
Applied Mathematics Colloquium
Dr. Mark Greenstreet, Department of Computer Science, UBC
``Analyzing VLSI Circuits: A Dynamical Systems Approach''
Room Old CPSC Bldg., Room 301
12:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 13
Grad Student Seminar
Jim Morey, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Java and Math''
Room TBA
3:30 p.m., Wednesday, February 14
Special Mathematics Colloquium
Dr. Mary Catherine A. Kropinski*, Simon Fraser University
``Integral Equation Methods for Fluid Dynamics''
Room Math 204* Speaker is a candidate for a position
in the department. Faculty please attend.
