1998 Seminars
1:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 6
Mathematical Physics Seminar
Dr. Sandy Rutherford, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Molecular Pseudorotations and Cartan's Isoparametric Family
of Hypersurfaces in S^4''
Room Math Annex 1102
1:30 p.m., Thursday, January 8
Math Graduate Student Seminar
Joy Kirchner, Don Taylor, Jack McIntosh, Reference Librarians,
Main and Math Libraries
``Pegasus, Mathscinet, New Mathematics Electronic Journals,
and other Library Services''
Room 301, Old Computer Science Bldg.
3:30 p.m., Friday, January 9
Mathematics Colloquium
Dr. John Heywood, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``On Xie's Conjecture"
Room Math 100
1:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 13
Mathematical Physics Seminar
Dr. Sandy Rutherford, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Molecular Pseudorotations and Cartan's Isoparametric Family
of Hypersurfaces in S^4 II''
Room Math Annex 1102
2:30 p.m., Wednesday, January 14
PDE Seminar
Dr. Joel Feldman, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Asymmetric Fermi Surfaces for Magnetic Schrodinger Operators''
Room Math Annex 1118
3:30 p.m., Wednesday, January 14
Probability Seminar
Dr. Richard Durrett, Department of Mathematics, Cornell Univ.
``Chutes and Ladders in Markov chains''
Room Math Annex 1118
3:30 p.m., Wednesday, January 14
Applied Mathematics Colloquium
Dr. Ian Affleck, Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, UBC
``Strongly Correlated Electrons''
Room 301, Old Computer Science Bldg.
12:00 p.m., Thursday, January 15
Emacs Grades Seminar
Michael Cherkassoff, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Gradebook mode for Emacs''
Room Math 100
1:30 p.m., Thursday, January 15
Math Graduate Student Seminar
Magdalena Luca, Institute of Applied Mathematics, UBC
``TemperatureDependent Sex Determination in Crocodilians''
Room 301, Old Computer Science Bldg.
3:30 p.m., Friday, January 16
Mathematics Colloquium
Dr. Kai Behrend, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Quantum Cohomology''
Room Math 100
3:30 p.m., Monday, January 19
IAM Distinguished Colloquium Series
Dr. Randal J. LeVeque, University of Washington
``Nonlinear Conservation Laws and ShockCapturing Numerical Methods''
Room 301, Old Computer Science Bldg.
1:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 20
Mathematical Physics Seminar
Dr. Sandy Rutherford, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Molecular Pseudorotations and Cartan's Isoparametric Family
of Hypersurfaces in S^4 III''
Room Math Annex 1102
2:30 p.m., Tuesday, January 20
Mathematical Biology Seminar
Dr. Colin Clark, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Modelling the migration of western sandpiper''
Room Math Annex 1102
2:30 p.m., Wednesday, January 21
PDE Seminar
Dr. Joel Feldman, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Asymmetric Fermi Surfaces for Magnetic Schrodinger Operators II''
Room Math Annex 1102
11:30 a.m., Thursday, January 22
Algebraic Geometry Seminar
Dr. Kai Behrend, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Stacks''
Room Math Annex 1118
1:30 p.m., Thursday, January 22
Math Graduate Student Seminar
Theodore Kolokolnikov, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Integrating factors of ODEs and systems of linear PDEs''
Room 301, Old Computer Science Bldg.
3:30 p.m., Friday, January 23
Mathematics Colloquium
Dr. Niky Kamran, Department of Mathematics & Statistics,
McGill University
``An abstract structure for the infinite pseudogroups
of Lie and Cartan''
Room Math 100
1:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 27
Mathematical Physics Seminar
Dr. Sandy Rutherford, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Molecular Pseudorotations and Cartan's Isoparametric Family
of Hypersurfaces in S^4 IV''
Room Math Annex 1102
3:30 p.m., Wednesday, January 28
IAM Colloquium
Dr. Carl F. OllivierGooch, Department of Mechanical Engineering, UBC
``HighOrder QuasiENO FiniteVolume Schemes for Unstructured Meshes''
Room 301, Old Computer Science Bldg.
1:30 p.m., Thursday, January 29
Math Graduate Student Seminar
Grace Chen, '97 B.A. in Mathematics graduate, UBC
``3D Proof of Pascal's Theorem''
Room 301, Old Computer Science Bldg.
2:003:30 p.m., Thursday, January 29
Number Theory Seminar
Dr. Ed Granirer, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Some subsets of the reals and the integers which occur
in harmonic analysis''
Room Math Annex 1118
3:30 p.m., Friday, January 30
Mathematics Colloquium
Dr. Bill Casselman, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Our Sun Site''
Room Math 100
3:30 p.m., Monday, February 2
IAM Colloquium
Dr. Douw G. Steyn, Atmospheric Science Program,
Department of Geography, UBC
``Scaling the vertical structure of seabreezes''
Room 301, Old Computer Science Bldg.
2:30 p.m., Tuesday, February 3
Riemann Surfaces Seminar
Dr. Denis Sjerve, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Group Actions on Riemann Surfaces and
the Spherical Space Form Problem''
Room Math 225
3:30 p.m., Wednesday, February 4
Joint PDE/Probability Seminar
Dr. Martin Barlow, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``On the Liouville property for divergence form operators''
Room Math Annex 1102
11:30 a.m., Thursday, February 5
Algebraic Geometry Seminar
Dr. Kai Behrend, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Stacks III''
Room Math Annex 1118
1:30 p.m., Thursday, February 5
Math Graduate Student Seminar
David Maxwell, '97 M.Sc. graduate, UBC
``Using Computers to Teach Math''
Room 301, Old Computer Science Bldg.
3:30 p.m., Friday, February 6
Mathematics Colloquium
Dr. Gordon Slade, McMaster University and Microsoft Research
``Statistical mechanics and superBrownian motion''
Room Math 100
2:30 p.m., Tuesday, February 10
Riemann Surfaces Seminar
Dr. Denis Sjerve, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Group Actions on Riemann Surfaces
and the Spherical Space Form Problem II''
Room Math 225
3:30 p.m., Wednesday, February 11
Joint PDE/Probability Seminar
Dr. Martin Barlow, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``On the Liouville property for divergence form operators II''
Room Math Annex 1102
3:30 p.m., Wednesday, February 11
IAM Colloquium
Dr. Flavian Abramovici, School of Mathematical Sciences, TelAviv University
``The Particle Motion of Reflected SWaves at Near Incidence''
Room 301, Old Computer Science Bldg.
11:30 a.m., Thursday, February 12
Algebraic Geometry Seminar
Dr. Kai Behrend, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Stacks IV''
Room Math Annex 1118
1:30 p.m., Thursday, February 12
Math Graduate Student Seminar
Stefan Reinker, IAM student, UBC
``Pope matrices and Pope numbers''
Room 301, Old Computer Science Bldg.
3:30 p.m., Thursday, February 12
Mathematical Physics Seminar
Dr. Sandy Rutherford, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Molecular Pseudorotations and Cartan's Isoparametric Family
of Hypersurfaces in S^4 V''
Room Math Annex 1102
3:30 p.m., Friday, February 13
Mathematics Colloquium
Dr. Peter Li, Department of Mathematics, University of California, Irvine
``Polynomial growth harmonic functions on complete manifolds''
Room Math 100
2:30 p.m., Monday, February 23
Mathematics & Zoology Seminar
Dr. David Earn, Department of Zoology, Cambridge University
``Infectious Diseases in Time and Space:
Biological Complexity and Mathematical Simplicity''
Room Math 104
Note: Dr. Earn is a candidate for the mathematicalecologist position in the Departments of Mathematics and Zoology.
3:30 p.m., Monday, February 23
IAM Distinguished Colloquium Series
Dr. Andrew J. Bernoff, Department of Applied Mathematics, Northwestern University
``SelfSimilarity and its Stability in Evolution Equations''
Old Computer Science Bldg., Room 301
2:30 p.m., Tuesday, February 24
Riemann Surfaces Seminar
David Burggraf, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Belyi functions and Maps on Riemann Surfaces''
Room Math 225
4:30 p.m., Tuesday, February 24
Mathematics & Zoology Seminar
Dr. David Earn, Zoology, Cambridge
``Ecology and Mathematics: A Synergistic Interaction''
Biol. Sci. Room 2449
3:30 p.m., Wednesday, February 25
PDE Seminar
Dr. Jingyi Chen, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Reduction from instantons to holomorphic curves''
Room Math Annex 1102
1:30 p.m., Thursday, February 26
Math Graduate Student Seminar
Grace Chen and Kathy Lo, SWIFT Coordinator and Avalanche Coordinator, UBC
``What's math got to do with it?''
Old Computer Science Bldg., Room 301
2:003:30 p.m., Thursday, February 26
Number Theory Seminar
Dr. David Boyd, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Pisot and Salem numbers of negative trace
(some new results of C.J. Smyth)''
Room Math Annex 1118
3:30 p.m., Friday, February 27
Mathematics Colloquium
Alan J. King, Mathematical Sciences Department, IBM Research
``Martingales and Duality in Contingent Claims Analysis:
The discrete case''
Room Math 100
1:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 3
Mathematical Physics Seminar
Dr. Sandy Rutherford, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Molecular Pseudorotations and Cartan's Isoparametric Family
of Hypersurfaces in S^4 V''
Room Math Annex 1102
2:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 3
Math Biology Seminar
Dr. Yue Xian Li, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Tango Waves in a Model of Intracellular Calcium Waves:
A Preliminary Study''
Room Math 1102
2:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 3
Riemann Surfaces Seminar
David Burggraf, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Belyi functions and maps on Riemann surfaces II''
Room Math 225
2:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 4
PDE Seminar
Chaogui Yuan, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Sign changing solutions for PDEs involving the pLaplacian"
Room Math Annex 1102
3:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 4
Probability Seminar
Dr. Ted Cox, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``The Rescaled Voter Model Converges to Super Brownian Motion''
Room Math Annex 1118
3:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 4
IAM Colloquium
Dr. Alain Fournier, Department of Computer Science, UBC
``Wavelet Representation of Light Fields and its Uses''
Old Computer Science Bldg., Room 301
1:30 p.m., Thursday, March 5
Math Graduate Student Seminar
Linh Duong, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Math Education  Interactive Mathematics
(Math for those who do not like mathematics)''
Old Computer Science Bldg., Room 301
3:30 p.m., Friday, March 6
Mathematics Colloquium
Dr. Nassif Ghoussoub, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Perturbations from Symmetry in Nonhomogenous Boundary
Value Problems and Hamiltonian Systems''
Room Math 100
1:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 10
Mathematical Physics Seminar
Christine Allard, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Mourre theory for a Schroedinger operator on a binary tree graph''
Room Math Annex 1102
2:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 10
Riemann Surfaces Seminar
David Burggraf, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Belyi functions and Hypermaps on Riemann surfaces''
Room Math 225
3:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 11
Probability Seminar
Dr. Ted Cox, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``The Rescaled Voter Model Converges to Super Brownian Motion II''
Room Math Annex 1118
1:30 p.m., Thursday, March 12
Math Graduate Student Seminar
Deanna Verones, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Gauss' Class Number Problem for Imaginary Quadratic Fields''
Old Computer Science Bldg., Room 301
3:30 p.m., Friday, March 13
Mathematics Colloquium
Dr. Horst Knoerrer, Department of Mathematics, ETH, Zurich
``Evaluation of fermion loops by iterated residues''
Room Math 100
1:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 17
Mathematical Physics Seminar
Sebastian Jaimungal, Department of Physics & Astronomy, UBC
``The Role of Homology in Abelian Lattice Theories''
Room Math Annex 1102
3:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 18
Probability Seminar
Remco van der Hofstad
``An inductive approach to the lace expansion for selfavoiding walk''
Room Math Annex 1118
3:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 18
IAM Colloquium
Dr. Ricardo O. Foschi, Department of Civil Engineering, UBC
``Reliability Methods & Applications in Engineering''
Old Computer Science Bldg., Room 301
1:30 p.m., Thursday, March 19
Math Graduate Student Seminar
Jennifer EnnsRuttan, Institute of Applied Mathematics, UBC
``Modelling the electrical behaviour of cardiac cells and neurons''
Old Computer Science Bldg., Room 301
3:30 p.m., Friday, March 20
Mathematics Colloquium
Dr. Michael Ward, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Dynamic Metastability and Singular Perturbations''
Room Math 100
Note: Refreshments will be served at 3:15 in the Math Annex
Coffee Lounge, Room 1115.
3:30 p.m., Monday, March 23
IAM Distinguished Colloquium Series
Dr. Mohammed Dahleh, Department of Mechanical Engineering,
Univ. of California at Santa Barbara
``Transition to Microscale Structural Engineering:
Dynamics and Control of Microcantilevers''
Old Computer Science Bldg., Room 301
3:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 25
Mathematics Colloquium
Dr. Walter Rudin, Department of Mathematics,
Univ. of WisconsinMadison
``Analytic aspects of the Bohr Topology''
Room Math 100
Refreshments will be served at 3:15 in the Math Annex
Coffee Lounge, Room 1115.
11:30 a.m., Thursday, March 26
Algebraic Geometry Seminar
Anne O'Halloran, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``The Mirror Principle, I''
Room Math Annex 1118
1:30 p.m., Thursday, March 26
Special Algebraic Geometry Seminar
Dr. Barbara Fantechi , Trento Univ.
``Multiplicities of curves on K3 surfaces''
Room Math Annex 1118
1:30 p.m., Thursday, March 26
Math Graduate Student Seminar
Tim Lauck, Institute of Applied Mathematics, UBC
``Need an Extra Brain? Now its all possible with your desktop computer ...
and freely available''
Old Computer Science Bldg., Room 301
1:30 p.m., Friday, March 27
Mathematical Physics Seminar
Lori Paniak, Department of Physics & Astronomy, UBC
``Lie group representations and the physics of high temperature QCD''
Room Math Annex 1102
2:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 31
Riemann Surfaces Seminar
Dr. Sadok Kallel, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Around a Theme of Grothendieck I: Group Actions & Belyi's theorem''
Room Math 225
11:30 a.m., Thursday, April 2
Algebraic Geometry Seminar
Anne O'Halloran, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``The Mirror Principle, II''
Room Math Annex 1118
1:30 p.m., Thursday, April 2
Math Graduate Student Seminar
Chaogui Yuan, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Hardy Inequality and Applications to PDEs''
Old Computer Science Bldg., Room 301
3:305:00 p.m., Monday, April 6
PIMS Distinguished Lecture Series
Professor Avi Wigderson, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
``A Computational View of Randomness''
Multimedia Theatre, University Services Bldg, 2329 West Mall (South end)
11:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 7
Joint Mathematics/Computer Science Colloquium
Professor Avi Wigderson, Institute of Computer Science, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
``Tight TradeOffs between Hardness and Randomness''
CICSR/CS Room 208
Refreshments will be served at 11:25 a.m. (Room 208)
2:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 7
Special Mathematics Talk
Dr. Ben Bolker*, Dept. of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology,
Princeton Univ.
``Spatial strategies and coexistence:
using moment equations to understand plant community dynamics''
Room Math 100
Note: *The speaker is a candidate for joint position in Mathematics/Zoology.
2:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 7
Riemann Surfaces Seminar
Dr. Sadok Kallel, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Around a Theme of Grothendieck II: The Absolute Galois group''
Room Math 225
1:30 p.m., Thursday, April 9
Math Graduate Student Seminar
Joshua Madden, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Pessimal Algorithms and Simplexity Analysis''
Old Computer Science Bldg., Room 301
1:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 22
Special Topology Seminar
Yuriy Shkolnikov, U. Calgary, PIMS Postdoctoral Fellow
``Exact handle decompositions of smooth (or PL) 5manifolds''
Room Math Annex 1102
3:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 22
Special Topology Seminar
Beno Eckmann, ETH Zurich
``Amenable groups and coverings''
Room Math Annex 1102
3:30 p.m., Thursday, April 23
PIMS Distinguished Lecturer Series
Beno Eckmann, ETH Zurich
``Fourmanifolds and group invariants''
Room Multimedia Center, University Services Bldg, 2329 West Mall
2:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 5
Riemann Surfaces Seminar
Sadok Kallel, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Around a Theme of Grothendieck IV''
Room Math Annex 1102
3:30  4:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 6
PIms Probability Seminar
Claudia Neuhauser, U. of Minnesota
``A spatially explicit version of the LotkaVolterra model
with interspecific competition''
Room Math Annex 1102
3:30  4:30 p.m., Thursday, May 7
PIms Math Biology Seminar
Claudia Neuhauser, U. of Minnesota
``Spatial strategies for interspecific competition''
Old Computer Science Bldg. Rm. 200
10:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 20
Special Mathematics Talk
Professor Shingtung Yau, Harvard University
``Mirror Principles"
Room Math Annex 1102
11:30 a.m., Thursday, June 18
Special Seminar
Professor Klaus Schmidt, University of Vienna and Erwin Schroedinger Institute
``Wang tiles, symbolic dynamics and cohomology"
Room Math Annex 1102
3:30 p.m., Thursday, September 10, 1998
PIms Distinguished Lecturer Series
Prof. Mitchell Luskin, School of Mathematics, University of Minnesota
``Modelling, analysis and computation of crystalline microstructures''
Room UBC Media Centre, University Services Bldg, 2329 West Mall
3:30 p.m., Friday, September 11, 1998
Mathematics Colloquium
Mitchell Luskin, University of Minnesota
``The uniqueness and stability of microstructure''
Room Math 104
2:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 16, 1998
PDE/Math Physics Seminar
Georgi Vodev, University of Nantes
``Uniform decay of the local energy in the transmission problem''
Room Math Annex 1102
3:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 16, 1998
Topology Seminar (brief organizational mtg followed by lecture)
Gyo Taek Jin, Korea Advanced Inst. of Technology
``Superbridge index of knots''
Room Math Annex 1118
3:30 p.m., Friday, September 18, 1998
Mathematics Colloquium
Ira Herbst, University of Virginia
``The Schrodinger equation with strong magnetic fields;
spectral orbits and topology''
Room Math 100
2:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 23, 1998
PDE/Math Physics Seminar
Changfeng Gui, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``A sharp MoserAubinOnofri inequality on S^2''
Room Math Annex 1102
3:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 23, 1998
Applied Mathematics Colloquium
Rachel Kuske, Department of Mathematics, University of Minnesota
``Localization of Coupled Nonlinear Oscillators''
Old Computer Science Bldg, Room 301
10:30 a.m., Thursday, September 24, 1998
Topology Seminar
Djun Kim, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Ordering the Pure Braid Groups''
Room Math Annex 1118
3:30 p.m., Friday, September 25, 1998
Joint Mathematics/IAM Colloquium
Steven Strogatz, Department of Theoretical & Applied Mechanics
and Center for Applied Mathematics, Cornell University
``Synchronous Fireflies''
Room Math 100
3:30 p.m., Monday, September 28, 1998
IAM Distinguished Colloquium Series
Steven Strogatz, Department of Theoretical
and Applied Mechanics
Cornell University
``SmallWorld Networks''
Old Computer Science Bldg, Room 301
2:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 30, 1998
Joint Probability and PDE/Math Physics Seminar
Changfeng Gui, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Liouville property and a conjecture of de Giorgi I''
(to be continued in future joint seminar)
Room Math Annex 1102
3:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 30, 1998
Probability Seminar
Rachel Kuske, Department of Mathematics, University of Minnesota
``Large Deviations in Localization''
Room Math Annex 1102
10:30 a.m., Thursday, October 1, 1998
Topology Seminar
Djun Kim, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Ordering the Pure Braid Groups II''
Room Math Annex 1118
3:30 p.m., Thursday, October 1, 1998
Number Theory Seminar
Matt Klassen, Safeco Life Insurance Company, Redmond
``Algebraic Points on Fermat Curves''
Room Math Annex 1102
3:30 p.m., Friday, October 2, 1998
Mathematics Colloquium
Elemer Rosinger, Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics,
University of Pretoria
``Global parametric Lie group actions, nonlinear PDEs
and Hilbert's fifth problem''
Room Math 100
3:30 p.m., Monday, October 5, 1998
IAM Distinguished Colloquium Series
Chris Budd, Mathematical Sciences, University of Bath, U.K.
``New SelfSimilar Blowup Solutions
of the Nonlinear Schrodinger Equation''
Old Computer Science Bldg, Room 301
3:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 6, 1998
Mathematical Biology Seminar
Joseph Mahaffy, Department of Mathematical Sciences
and Computer Sciences, San Diego State University
``A Mathematical Model for Erythropoiesis''
Room Math Annex 1102
3:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 7, 1998
Joint Probability and PDE/Math Physics Seminar
Martin Barlow, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Liouville property and a conjecture of de Giorgi (II)''
Room Math Annex 1102
10:30 a.m., Thursday, October 8, 1998
Topology Seminar
Sadok Kallel, PIMS PostDoctoral Fellow, UBC
``On the topology of free mapping spaces''
Room Math Annex 1118
2:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 14, 1998
PDE/Math Physics Seminar
Ira Herbst, Department of Mathematics, University of Virginia
``The Schrodinger Equation with a Potential of Order 0''
Room Math Annex 1102
3:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 14, 1998
Probability Seminar
Takashi Kumagai, Kyoto Univ./UBC
``Large deviations and laws of the iterated logarithm
for Brownian motion on the Sierpinski gasket''
Room Math Annex 1102
3:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 14, 1998
IAM Colloquium
Jack Snoeyink, Department of Computer Science, UBC
``Tradeoffs between degree and efficiency for computing pairs
of intersecting line segments''
Old Computer Science Bldg, Room 301
10:30 a.m., Thursday, October 15, 1998
Topology Seminar
Sadok Kallel, PIMS PostDoctoral Fellow, UBC
``A theorem on fibrations with section, and applications''
Room Math Annex 1118
3:30 p.m., Thursday, October 15, 1998
Special Number Theory Seminar
Imin Chen*, Department of Mathematics, McGill University
``On nonsplit dihedral representations arising from modular
elliptic curves''
Room Math Annex 1102
*DCA candidate
3:30 p.m., Friday, October 16, 1998
Mathematics Colloquium
Imin Chen*, Department of Mathematics, McGill University
``Rational points on modular curves''
Room Math 100
*Note: Dr. Chen is a candidate for a position in our department.
All faculty are urged to attend this lecture.
3:30 p.m., Monday, October 19, 1998
Special Number Theory Seminar
Vinayak Vatsal*, University of Toronto
``Iwasawa Invariants of Elliptic Curves''
Room Math Annex 1102
*(DCA candidate)
3:30 p.m., Monday, October 19, 1998
Applied Mathematics/Atmospheric Sciences Joint Colloquium
KaKit Tung, Applied Mathematics, University of Washington
``A theory of nonlinear equilibrium of highly unstable waves,
with application to explaining the equilibrium spectrum
of transient waves in the atmosphere''
Old Computer Science Bldg., Room 301
2:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 20, 1998
Number Theory Seminar
Gary Walsh, CSE and University of Ottawa
``Elliptic curves with few rational points''
Room Math Annex 1102
3:45 p.m., Tuesday, October 20, 1998
Special Colloquium
Vinayak Vatsal*, University of Toronto
``The padic properties of Lfunctions''
Room Math 204
*Note: Dr. Vatsal is a candidate for a position in our department.
All faculty are urged to attend this lecture.
Refreshments will be served at 3:30 in the Math Annex
Coffee Lounge, Room 1115.
2:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 21, 1998
PDE/Math Physics Seminar
Elemer Rosinger, University of Pretoria
Singularities, nonlinear PDES, and a critique
of the functional analytic method
Room Math Annex 1102
3:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 21, 1998
Mathematical Biology Seminar
Alain Fournier, Computer Science, UBC
``Quantitative Analysis of Giraffe Spot Patterns''
Room Math Annex 1118
3:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 21, 1998
Probability Seminar
Ed Perkins, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Mutually catalytic branching processes''
Room Math Annex 1102
10:30 a.m., Thursday, October 22, 1998
AlgebraTopology Seminar
Sadok Kallel, PIms/Mathematics, UBC
``A theorem on fibrations with section, and applications, II''
Room Math Annex 1118
2:30 p.m., Thursday, October 22, 1998
Algebra Seminar
Jonathon Funk, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Aspects of Lawvere's distributions in topos theory''
Room Math Annex 1118
3:30 p.m., Thursday, October 22, 1998
Special Number Theory/Algebraic Geometry Seminar
Siman Wong*, Brown University
``Twists of Galois representations''
Room Math Annex 1102
*(DCA candidate)
3:30 p.m., Friday, October 23, 1998
Mathematics Colloquium
Siman Wong*, Brown University
``Automorphic Forms and Ideal Class Groups''
Room Math 100
*Note: Dr. Wong is a candidate for a position in our department.
All faculty are urged to attend this lecture.
3:30 p.m., Monday, October 26, 1998
Mathematical Biology Seminar
Peter M. Lansdorp, BC Cancer Research Center
``How many times do bloodforming stem cells divide?''
Room Math Annex 1102
3:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 28, 1998
Probability Seminar
Ed Perkins, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Mutually catalytic branching processes, II''
Room Math Annex 1102
3:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 28, 1998
Applied Mathematics Colloquium
Maarten Oosten, Faculty of Commerce, UBC
``Serving justice by improving the operation of the British
Columbia prison escort system''
Old Computer Science Bldg., Room 301
10:30 a.m., Thursday, October 29, 1998
AlgebraTopology Seminar
Keqin Liu, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Gauss sums and KauffmanRadfordHennings invariants of 3manifolds''
Room Math Annex 1118
11:30 a.m., Thursday, October 29, 1998
PIMS Mathematical and Theoretical Physics Seminar
Prof. Alexei Rosly, Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Physics, Moscow
``Symplectic geometry of holomorphic bundles over complex surfaces''
Room Math Annex 1102
1:00 p.m., Thursday, October 29, 1998
Algebra Seminar
Richard Squire, Eastern Washington
``A duality for the topos of graphs''
Room Math 203
2:30 p.m., Thursday, October 29, 1998
PIMS Distinguished Lecturer Series
Nicole TomczakJaegermann, University of Alberta
``Asymptotic Aspects in Geometric Functional Analysis''
Room Teleconference Centre, University Services Bldg., 2329 West Mall
3:30 p.m., Thursday, October 29, 1998
Number Theory Seminar
Fernando Rodriguez Villegas*, U. Texas (Austin)
``More Modular Mahler Measures''
Room Math Annex 1102
*(DCA candidate)
3:30 p.m., Friday, October 30, 1998
Mathematics Colloquium
Fernando Rodriguez Villegas*, U. Texas (Austin)
``Reflexive Loops: What's 12 got to do with it?''
Room Math 100
*Note: Dr. Villegas is a candidate for a position in our department.
All faculty are urged to attend this lecture.
3:30 p.m., Monday, November 2, 1998
Special Algebraic Geometry Seminar
Markus Hunziker*, Brandeis University
``Equivariant Dmodules on a reductive Lie algebra
and the Zuckerman functor''
Room Math Annex 1118
*(DCA candidate)
3:30 p.m., Monday, November 2, 1998
Applied Mathematics Colloquium
Mark Lewis, Faculty of Commerce, UBC
``Optimal Admission Strategies for a Telephone Trunk System
with Multiple Classes''
Old Computer Science Bldg., Room 301
3:30 p.m., Tuesday, November 3, 1998
Special Colloquium
Markus Hunziker*, Brandeis University
``Invariant differential operators and Weyl group representations''
Room Math 100
*Note: Dr. Hunziker is a candidate for a position in our department.
All faculty are urged to attend this lecture.
3:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 4, 1998
Probability Seminar
Peter Hooper, Univ. of Alberta/UBC
``Searching for the meaning of life: coding regions in genomic DNA''
Room Math Annex 1102
3:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 4, 1998
Mathematical Biology Seminar
Y.X. Li, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Synchrony in Pituitary Cells: I.
A Review of the Theory of Coupled Oscillators''
Room Math Annex 1100
10:30 a.m., Thursday, November 5, 1998
AlgebraTopology Seminar
Keqin Liu, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Gauss sums and KauffmanRadfordHennings invariants
of 3manifolds, II''
Room Math Annex 1118
1:00 p.m., Thursday, November 5, 1998
Algebra Seminar
Art Stone
``Introduction to adjunctions and 2categories''
Room Math 203
3:30 p.m., Friday, November 6, 1998
Mathematics Colloquium
F. den Hollander, Nijmegen Univ./Toronto
``Heat Conduction in Planar Domains''
Room Math 100
1:30 p.m., Saturday, November 7, 1998
Pacific Northwest Probability Seminar
F. den Hollander, Nijmegan Univ. and Fields Institute
``On the Volume of the Wiener Sausage''
Room Math Annex 1102
2:30 p.m. Tea
4:00 p.m., Saturday, November 7, 1998
Pacific Northwest Probability Seminar
Z. Chen, Univ. of Washington
``On Potential Theory of Symmetric Stable Processes''
Room Math Annex 1102
After the talks there will be a dinner, at a location to be arranged.
This meeting is supported by the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences.
3:30 p.m., Monday, November 9, 1998
Applied Mathematics Colloquium
Masayasu Mimura, Department of Mathematics, Hiroshima University
and Graduate School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Tokyo
``ReactionDiffusion Modelling of Bacterial Colonies''
Old Computer Science Bldg. Room 301
10:30 a.m., Thursday, November 12, 1998
Topology Seminar
Dale Rolfsen, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Representation Varieties and 3Manifolds''
Room Math Annex 1118
1:00 p.m., Thursday, November 12, 1998
Algebra Seminar
Jonathon Funk, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Aspects of Lawvere's distributions in topos theory, II''
Room Math 203
3:30 p.m., Friday, November 13, 1998
Mathematics Colloquium
Kung Ching Chang, Peking University
``An extension of HessKato Theorem to Elliptic Systems and Applications''
Room Math 100
3:30 p.m., Monday, November 16, 1998
IAM Distinguished Colloquium Series
Charles S. Peskin, Department of Mathematics,
Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University
``The immersed boundary method for biological fluid dynamics''
Old Computer Science Bldg. Room 301
9:30 a.m., Tuesday, November 17, 1998
Mathematical Biology Seminar
Charles S. Peskin, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences,
New York University
``The role of elasticity in the function of Brownian Ratchet
molecular motors''
Room Math Annex 1102
1:30 p.m., Thursday, November 19, 1998
Algebra Seminar
Terry Gannon, University of Alberta
``Fusion rings''
Room Math 203
3:30 p.m., Friday, November 20, 1998
Mathematics Colloquium
Terry Gannon, University of Alberta
``Monstrous Moonshine''
Room Math 100
3:30 p.m., Monday, November 23, 1998
Applied Mathematics Colloquium
Arieh Iserles, Department of Applied Mathematics
and Theoretical Physics, Cambridge University
``Solving linear differential equations in Lie groups''
Old Computer Science Bldg. Room 301
3:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 25, 1998
Algebra Seminar
Art Stone
``Distributive laws and the adjunction of adjunctions''
Room Math 203
3:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 25, 1998
Mathematical Biology Seminar
YueXian Li, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Synchrony in Pituitary Cells, Part II''
Room Math Annex 1118
3:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 25, 1998
Probability Seminar
Takashi Kumagai, Kyoto University
``Brownian motion penetrating fractals''
Room Math Annex 1102
10:30 a.m., Thursday, November 26, 1998
Topology Seminar
Erhard Luft, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``The universal covering space of a compact 3manifold''
Room Math Annex 1118
3:30 p.m., Friday, November 27, 1998
Mathematics Colloquium
A.R. Weiss, Department of Mathematics, University of Alberta
``Lvalues and multiplicative Galois module structure''
Room Math 100
3:30 p.m., Monday, November 30, 1998
Applied Mathematics Colloquium
Uri Ascher, Department of Computer Science
and Institute of Applied Mathematics
``DAEs that should not be solved;
invariants that should not be respected''
Old Computer Science Bldg. Room 301
3:30 p.m., Tuesday, December 1, 1998
Mathematical Biology Seminar
YueXian Li, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Synchrony in Pituitary Cells, III''
Room Math Annex 1101
3:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 2, 1998
Algebra Seminar
Art Stone
``Distributive laws and the adjunction of adjunctions, II''
Room Math 203
3:30 p.m., Wednesday, December 2, 1998
Probability Seminar
Anders MartinLof, U. Stockholm
``First Passage Times of Brownian Motion to a nonlinear Barrier
and AiryFunctions''
Room Math Annex 1102
10:30 a.m., Thursday, December 3, 1998
Topology Seminar
Kee Y. Lam, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``100 Years of Hurwitz's Problem on Composition of Quadratic Forms''
Room Math Annex 1118
