1999 Seminars
1:30 p.m., Tuesday, January 12, 1999
Math Graduate Student Seminar
Colleen Robles, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``The Parallel Postulate (or which one is not like the others)''
Old Computer Science Bldg., Room 301
3:30 p.m., Wednesday, January 13, 1999
Applied Mathematics Colloquium
Eldad Haber, Departments of Computer Science and Geophysics, UBC
``Modelling 3D QuasiStatic Electromagnetic''
Old Computer Science Bldg. Room 301
3:00 p.m., Thursday, January 14, 1999
Algebra Seminar
Jonathon Funk, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Aspects of Distributions, IV''
Room Math Annex 1102
9:30 a.m., Friday, January 15, 1999
Mathematical Finance Seminar
Ulrich Haussmann, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``A Two Factor Model for Commodity Prices''
Room Math Annex 1102
3:30 p.m., Friday, January 15, 1999
Mathematics Colloquium
Dale Rolfsen, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Ordered groups and braids''
Room Math 100
3:30 p.m., Monday, January 18, 1999
IAM Distinguished Colloquium Series
Stephen L. Campbell, Department of Mathematics, North Carolina State University
``Non Linear Descriptor Systems''
Old Computer Science Bldg., Room 301
2:30 p.m., Thursday, January 21, 1999
Algebra Seminar
Richard Squire, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Notions of finiteness in a topos''
Room Math Annex 1102
2:30 p.m., Thursday, January 21, 1999
PIMS Distinguished Lecturer Series
Professor Gilbert Strang, Department of Mathematics, MIT
``Cosine Transforms and Wavelet Transforms and Signal Processing''
UBC Media Center, University Services Bldg.,
2329 West Mall, (broadcast from the Univ. of Victoria)
9:30 a.m., Friday, January 22, 1999
Mathematical Finance Seminar
Ulrich Haussmann, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Forward and Futures Contracts''
Room Math Annex 1102
3:30 p.m., Friday, January 22, 1999
Mathematics Colloquium
Florin Diacu, Department of Mathematics and Statistics,
University of Victoria
``The Anisotropic Manev Problem''
Room Math 100
Refreshments will be served at 3:15 in the Math Annex
Coffee Lounge, Room 1115.
1:30 p.m., Thursday, January 28, 1999
Math Graduate Student Seminar
Nathan Ng, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Chebychev's Bias''
Old Computer Science Bldg., Room 301
Refreshments at 1:20 in Room 300.
3:00 p.m., Thursday, January 28, 1999
Algebra Seminar
Richard Squire, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Finite boundedness in a topos''
Room Math Annex 1102
3:30 p.m., Friday, January 29, 1999
Mathematics Colloquium
Fred Brauer, Department of Mathematics,
University of Wisconsin and UBC
``Models for communicable diseases with agedependent mortality''
Room Math 100
Refreshments will be served at 3:15 in the Math Annex
Coffee Lounge, Room 1115.
1:30 p.m., Thursday, February 4, 1999
Math Graduate Student Seminar
Edwin Yu, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Why is e^{\pi \sqrt{163}} so close to an integer?''
Old Computer Science Bldg., Room 301
Refreshments at 1:20 in Room 300
3:00 p.m., Thursday, February 4, 1999
Algebra Seminar
Art Stone
``3categories and higher order logic''
Room Math Annex 1102
9:30 a.m., Friday, February 5, 1999
Mathematical Finance Seminar
Daniel Ng, FinancialCAD Corp.
``Commodity Pricing: Arbitrage Approach''
Room Math Annex 1102
3:30 p.m., Friday, February 5, 1999
Mathematics Colloquium
David Boyd, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Mahler's measure and the volume of hyperbolic manifolds''
Room Math 100
Refreshments will be served at 3:15 in the Math Annex
Coffee Lounge, Room 1115.
3:30 p.m., Monday, February 8, 1999
IAM Colloquium
John A. Mackenzie, Department of Mathematics,
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, U.K.
``Uniform convergence of numerical approximations of singularly perturbed
boundary value problems using adaptive grids''
Old Computer Science Bldg., Room 301
1:30 p.m., Thursday, February 11, 1999
Math Graduate Student Seminar
Kostis Sakellaris, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Pricing options in discrete time''
Old Computer Science Bldg., Room 301
Refreshments at 1:20 in Room 300.
3:00 p.m., Thursday, February 11, 1999
Algebra Seminar
Art Stone
``Horizontal composition of allo natural transformations''
Room Math Annex 1102
9:30 a.m., Friday, February 12, 1999
Mathematical Finance Seminar
John Walsh, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Term Structure of Interest Rates and Random Fields''
Room Math Annex 1102
3:30 p.m., Monday, February 22, 1999
IAM Colloquium
Huaxiong Huang, Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences
``Adaptive Methods, Sharp Transition Layers, and Asymptotic Error Analysis''
Old Computer Science Bldg., Room 301
10:30 a.m., Thursday, February 25, 1999
Topology Seminar
David Boyd, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Introduction to the Apolynomial''
Room Math Annex 1118
1:30 p.m., Thursday, February 25, 1999
Math Graduate Student Seminar
Djun Kim, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Braids, Orderings, and Algorithms''
Old Computer Science Bldg., Room 301
Refreshments at 1:20 in Room 300.
3:00 p.m., Thursday, February 25, 1999
Algebra Seminar
Jonathon Funk, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Lebesgue Subtoposes''
Room Math Annex 1102
9:30 a.m., Friday, February 26, 1999
Mathematical Finance Seminar
John Walsh, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Term Structure of Interest Rates and Random Fields, II''
Room Math Annex 1102
3:30 p.m., Friday, February 26, 1999
Mathematics Colloquium
Chris Woodward, MSRI and Rutgers University
``Eigenvalue Inequalities and Schubert Calculus''
Room Math 100
Refreshments will be served at 3:15 in the Math Annex
Coffee Lounge, Room 1115.
3:30 p.m., Monday, March 1, 1999
Number Theory Study Group
Deanna Verones, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Introduction to Elliptic Curves''
Room Math Annex 1102
3:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 3, 1999
IAM Colloquium
Don Ludwig, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``How viable is population viability analysis?''
Old Computer Science Bldg., Room 301
10:30 a.m., Thursday, March 4, 1999
Topology Seminar
David Boyd, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Apolynomials II''
Room Math Annex 1118
1:30 p.m., Thursday, March 4, 1999
Math Graduate Student Seminar
Doug James, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Subdivision Surfaces for Geometric Modeling
and Multiresolution Analysis''
Old Computer Science Bldg., Room 301
Refreshments at 1:20 in Room 300.
3:00 p.m., Thursday, March 4, 1999
Algebra Seminar
Jonathon Funk, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Lebesgue Subtoposes II''
Room Math Annex 1102
9:30 a.m., Friday, March 5, 1999
Mathematical Finance Seminar
Lawrence Luo, FinancialCAD
``Barrier, double barrier and window barrier options
and their application''
Room Math Annex 1102
3:30 p.m., Friday, March 5, 1999
Mathematics Colloquium
William Casselman, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Teaching mathematics on the Internet''
Room Math 100
Refreshments will be served at 3:15 in the Math Annex
Coffee Lounge, Room 1115.
3:30 p.m., Monday, March 8, 1999
IAM Colloquium
John Stockie, Department of Mathematics & Statistics, SFU
``Modeling Gas Transport in Fuel Cell Electrodes''
Room Old Computer Science Bldg., Room 301
10:30 a.m., Thursday, March 11, 1999
Topology Seminar
Wolfgang Heil, Department of Mathematics, Florida State University
``Stiefel Whitney surfaces in nonorientable 3manifolds''
Room Math Annex 1118
1:30 p.m., Thursday, March 11, 1999
Math Graduate Student Seminar
Magdalena Luca, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Preliminary Model of the Role of Toxic Proteins
and Microglia in Alzheimer's Disease''
Old Computer Science Bldg., Room 301
Refreshments at 1:20 in Room 300.
3:00 p.m., Thursday, March 11, 1999
Algebra Seminar
John MacDonald, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Parameters and Fibrations''
Room Math Annex 1102
3:30 p.m., Friday, March 12, 1999
Mathematics Colloquium
Wolfgang Heil, Department of Mathematics, Florida State University
``The Seifert Fiber Space Conjecture''
Room Math 100
Refreshments will be served at 3:15 in the Math Annex
Coffee Lounge, Room 1115.
10:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 16, 1999
Special Topology Seminar
David Boyd, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Introduction to the Apolynomial, III''
Room Math Annex 1118
3:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 17, 1999
IAM Colloquium
Marty Anderies, Crisis Points Group of the Peter Wall Institute
for Advanced Studies / Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Economic growth in a bounded ecosystem: Feasible paths to a sustainable
ecological economic system''
Old Computer Science Bldg., Room 301
1:30 p.m., Thursday, March 18, 1999
Math Graduate Student Seminar
Michele Titcombe, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``A way to treat singular perturbation problems
involving reciprocal logarithms''
Old Computer Science Bldg., Room 301
Refreshments at 1:20 in Room 300.
3:30 p.m. *NOTE day, room changes* Thursday, March 18, 1999
Mathematical Finance Seminar
Joel Friedman, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``An Introduction to Statistical Arbitrage''
Room Math Annex 1118
3:30 p.m., Friday, March 19, 1999
Mathematics Colloquium
Nolan Wallach, Department of Mathematics,
Univ. of California, San Diego
``Quantum computing, entanglement, and invariant theory''
Room Math 100
Refreshments will be served at 3:15 in the Math Annex
Coffee Lounge, Room 1115.
3:30 p.m., Monday, March 22, 1999
Number Theory Study Group
Rajiv Gupta, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``The CoatesWiles Theorem, I''
Room Math Annex 1102
3:30 p.m., Monday, March 22, 1999
IAM Distinguished Colloquium Series
Bob Russell, Department of Mathematics and Statisitics, SFU
``Recent developments on adaptivity for solving partial differential equations''
Old Computer Science Bldg., Room 301
10:30 a.m., Thursday, March 25, 1999
Topology Seminar
Xingru Zhang, Department of Mathematics, SUNY at Buffalo
``The Apolynomials of knots and Dehn surgery''
Room Math Annex 1118
1:30 p.m., Thursday, March 25, 1999
Math Graduate Student Seminar
Richard Wan, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``An Introduction to nonstandard analysis: Infinitesmal Calculus
and Hyperfinite numbers''
Old Computer Science Bldg., Room 301
Refreshments at 1:20 in Room 300.
3:30 p.m., Thursday, March 25, 1999
Mathematical Finance Seminar
Jian Liu, Department of Statistics, UBC
``Portfolio Formation and Risk Management''
Room Math 103
3:30 p.m., Friday, March 26, 1999
Mathematics Colloquium
Lawrence C. Evans, University of California, Berkeley
``Averaging for HamiltonJacobi PDE''
Room Math 100
Refreshments will be served at 3:15 in the Math Annex Coffee
Lounge, Room 1115.
3:30 p.m., Monday, March 29, 1999
Number Theory Study Group
Rajiv Gupta, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``The CoatesWiles Theorem, II''
Room Math Annex 1102
10:30 a.m., Thursday, April 1, 1999
Topology Seminar
David Boyd, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Introduction to the Apolynomial, IV''
Room Math Annex 1118
3:00 p.m., Thursday, April 1, 1999
Algebra Seminar
Jonathon Funk, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Dimension theory for geometric morphisms''
Room Math Annex 1102
3:30 p.m., Friday, April 9, 1999
Mathematics Colloquium
Professor Daniel Pollack, University of Washington
``Surfaces of constant mean curvature in R^3''
Room Math 100
1:30 p.m., Thursday, April 15, 1999
Math Graduate Student Seminar
Greg Lewis, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Title to be announced
Room 301, Old Computer Science Bldg
Refreshments at 1:20 in Room 300.
3:30 p.m., Friday, September 10, 1999
Mathematics Colloquium
Izabella Laba, Princeton University
Recent work on the Kakeya conjecture
Room Math 100
Refreshments at 3:15 in Math Annex Room 1115.
3:30 p.m., Monday, September 13, 1999
Applied Mathematics Colloquium
Michael Ward, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Stability of Spike Solutions to the GiererMeinhardt Model''
Old Computer Science Bldg., Room 301
3:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 15, 1999
Probability Seminar
John Walsh, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Changes of variables and time reversal
in stochastic partial differential equations''
Room Math Annex 1102
3:00 p.m., Thursday, September 16, 1999
PDE/Math Physics Seminar
Vesselin Petkov, University of Bordeaux, France
``Analytic singularities of the dynamical zeta function"
Room Math Annex 1102
3:30 p.m., Friday, September 17, 1999
Mathematics Colloquium
Panagiota Daskalopolous, University of California, Irvine
``The Beetles and the Rolling Stones''
Room Math 100
Refreshments will be served at 3:15 in the Math Annex
Coffee Lounge, Room 1115.
1:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 21, 1999
Number Theory Seminar
Deanna Verones, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Heegner Points on X_0(N) and Rational Points on Elliptic Curves''
Room Math Annex 1102
3:30 p.m., Monday, September 27, 1999
Joint IAMPIMS Distinguished Colloquium
Michael Shelley, Courant Institute, New York University
``Modeling Neuronal Dynamics in the Visual Cortex''
LSK Bldg., Room 301
1:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 28, 1999
Number Theory Seminar
Deanna Verones, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Heegner Points on X_0(N) and Rational Points on Elliptic Curves, II''
Room Math Annex 1102
2:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 28, 1999
PDE's, eigenvalues, and geometry Seminar
Joel Friedman, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``On an upper bound on Neumann Laplacian eigenvalues''
Room Math Annex 1102
This seminar talk has been cancelled (Tues Sept 28).
3:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 29, 1999
Algebra/Topology Seminar
Jonathon Funk, Columbia College
``A problem of R.H. Fox solved''
Room Math Annex 1118
NOTE: This will be the regular time and meeting room
for the seminar.
3:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 29, 1999
Probability Seminar
Xiaowen Zhou, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Identifiability of exchangeable sequences
with identically distributed partial sums''
Room Math Annex 1102
2:30 p.m., Thursday, September 30, 1999
PIMS Distinguished Lecturer Series
Israel Gohberg, Tel Aviv University
``Infinite Systems of Linear Equations''
Multimedia Theatre, University Services Bldg., 2329 West Mall, UBC
Lecture will originate at the Univ. of Calgary and be videocast.
4:30 p.m., Thursday, September 30, 1999
PIMSMITACS Mathematical Finance Seminar
David Heath, CarnegieMellon University
``FuturesBased TermStructure Models''
PIMS Seminar Rm 216, 1933 West Mall Annex (second floor)
12:30 p.m., Friday, October 1, 1999
Special Joint Seminar on Algebra and Topology
Professor Alejandro Adem, University of Wisconsin
``Galois Groups and Group Cohomology''
Room Math Annex 1118
NOTE: Professor Adem will be speaking in the Cascade Topology Seminar
on Saturday, October 2 as well.
3:30 p.m., Friday, October 1, 1999
Mathematics Colloquium
Richard Melrose, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
``Determinants, bundles and Chern classes''
Room Math 100
Refreshments will be served at 3:15 in the Math Annex
Coffee Lounge, Room 1115.
Saturday & Sunday, October 23, 1999
Cascade Topology Seminar
Sponsored by:
Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS),
Canada National Science Foundation, USA
This meeting of the Cascade Topology Seminar will honor the
mathematical contributions of Prof. Erhard Luft, recently retired
from UBC. All talks will be in the seminar room of PIMS
at 1933 West Mall (second floor) on the UBC campus.
A web version of the schedule, with updates, will be available
at the site: http://www.pims.math.ca
3:30 p.m., Monday, October 4, 1999
Applied Mathematics Colloquium
Anne Condon, Department of Computer Science, UBC
``DNA Computing on Surfaces''
LSK Bldg., Room 301
2:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 5, 1999
PDE's, eigenvalues, and geometry Seminar
Joel Friedman, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``On an upper bound on Neumann Laplacian eigenvalues, II''
Room Math Annex 1102
3:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 6, 1999
Probability Seminar
George Stoica, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Regularity of solutions of anticipative stochastic equations''
Room Math Annex 1102
2:30 p.m., Thursday, October 7, 1999
Algebra/Topology Seminar
Akbar Rhemtulla, University of Alberta
``Rightordered groups''
Room Math Annex 1118
OCT. 7TH  THIS COLLOQUIUM HAS BEEN POSTPONED, TO A LATER DATE, TBA.
3:30 p.m., Friday, October 8, 1999
Mathematics Colloquium
Prof. Akbar Rhemtulla, Department of Mathematics,
University of Alberta
``Residually Finite Groups''
Room Math 100
Refreshments will be served at 3:15 in the Math Annex
Coffee Lounge, Room 1115.
1:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 12, 1999
Number Theory Seminar
Nathan Ng, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Some applications of Chebotarev's density theorem''
Room Math Annex 1102
2:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 12, 1999
PDE's, eigenvalues, and geometry Seminar
Jingyi Chen, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Lagrangian submanifolds and vector bundles in the mirror symmetry''
Room Math Annex 1102
3:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 13, 1999
Probability Seminar
George Stoica, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Large and moderate deviations principle''
Room Math Annex 1102
1:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 19, 1999
Number Theory Seminar
Nathan Ng, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Applications of the Chebotarev Density Theorem, II''
Room Math Annex 1102
2:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 19, 1999
PDE's, eigenvalues, and geometry Seminar
Jingyi Chen, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Special Lagrangian submanifolds and adiabatic limit''
Room Math Annex 1102
3:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 20, 1999
Probability Seminar
Siva Athreya, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``The duality method for various martingale problems''
Room Math Annex 1102
3:00 p.m., Thursday, October 21, 1999
Mathematical Physics/PDE Seminar
Stan Alama, McMaster University
``Vortex structures for a GinzburgLandau model
of highT_c superconductivity and antiferromagnetism''
Room Math Annex 1118
3:30 p.m., Friday, October 22, 1999
Mathematics Colloquium
Stan Alama, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, McMaster University
``Adventures with the mountain pass theorem:
existence, multiplicity, uniqueness''
Room Math 100
Refreshments will be served at 3:15 in the Math Annex
Coffee Lounge, Room 1115.
3:30 p.m., Monday, October 25, 1999
Joint IAMPIMS Distinguished Colloquium
Bassam Bamieh, Mechanical and Environmental Engineering,
Univ. of California, Santa Barbara
``Transition to Turbulence in Wall Bounded Shear Flows;
The Role of Uncertainty''
LSK Bldg., Room 301
1:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 26, 1999
Number Theory Seminar
Nike Vatsal, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Heights and Special Values''
Room Math Annex 1102
2:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 26, 1999
PDE's, eigenvalues, and geometry Seminar
Richard Froese, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Realizing constraints in classical and quantum mechanics''
Room Math Annex 1102
4:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 26, 1999
PIMSMITACS Mathematical Finance Seminar
Ioannis Karatzas, Columbia University
``Probabilistic Aspects of Finance''
PIMS seminar room, Rm 216, 1933 West Mall Annex (second floor)
10:30 a.m., Thursday, October 28, 1999
Math Biology Seminar
Les Loew, Director, Center for Biomedical Imaging Technology,
Univ. of Connecticut Health Center
``The Virtual Cell Project''
Room Chemistry 126
4:30 p.m., Thursday, October 28, 1999
PIMSMITACS Mathematical Finance Seminar
Ali LariLavassani, University of Calgary
``A Methodology for Pricing Swing Options''
PIMS seminar room, Rm 216, 1933 West Mall Annex (second floor)
9:30 a.m., Friday, October 29, 1999
PIMSMITACS Mathematical Finance Seminars
Speaker: Tony Ware, University of Calgary
``Efficient Numerical Algorithms for Pricing European Portfolio Options''
Room Math Annex 1118
10:30 a.m.
Speaker: Robert Stamicar, Mathematics, UBC
``Evaluation of a zero/par swap derivative"
Room Math Annex 1118
11:30 a.m.
Speaker: George Stoica, Mathematics, UBC
``Mathematical Tools for Jump Models in Electricity Prices"
Room Math Annex 1102
3:30 p.m., Friday, October 29, 1999
Mathematics Colloquium
Lia Bronsard, Department of Mathematics and Statistics,
McMaster University
``Geometrical flows of phase
boundaries and GinzburgLandau systems''
Room Math 100
Refreshments will be served at 3:15 in the Math Annex
Coffee Lounge, Room 1115.
3:30 p.m., Monday, November 1, 1999
Applied Mathematics Colloquium
Lia Bronsard, Department of Mathematics and Statistics,
McMaster University
``Vortex lattices for the LawrenceDoniach model
of layered superconductors in a parallel magnetic field''
LSK Bldg., Room 301
1:30 p.m., Tuesday, November 2, 1999
Number Theory Seminar
Nike Vatsal, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Heights and Special Values, mod p''
Room Math Annex 1102
2:30 p.m., Tuesday, November 2, 1999
PDE's, eigenvalues, and geometry Seminar
Richard Froese, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Realizing constraints in classical and quantum mechanics, II''
Room Math Annex 1102
3:30 p.m., Friday, November 5, 1999
Mathematics Colloquium
Peter Li, Department of Mathematics,
University of California, Irvine
``Sharp Asymptotic Bounds on the Dimensions of Harmonic Functions''
Room Math 100
Refreshments will be served at 3:15 in the Math Annex
Coffee Lounge, Room 1115.
1:30 p.m., Tuesday, November 9, 1999
Number Theory Seminar
Kevin Hare, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, SFU
``Some computations on Pisot numbers''
Room Math Annex 1102
12:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 10, 1999
Special IAM Seminar
David Muraki, Courant Institute for the Mathematical Sciences
and the Department of Mathematics, NYU
``Vortex Asymmetries in the Midlatitude Atmosphere''
Room Math 229
3:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 10, 1999
Probability Seminar
Siva Athreya, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``A duality calculation for a class of singular
stochastic pde's and stochastic de's''
Room Math Annex 1102
2:30 p.m., Tuesday, November 16, 1999
PDE's, eigenvalues, and geometry Seminar
Siva Athreya, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``On a Singular Boundary Value Problem
and the Boundary Harnack Principle''
Room Math Annex 1102
4:30 p.m., Tuesday, November 16, 1999
PIMSMITACS Mathematical Finance Seminar
Nikolai Dokuchaev, The Institute of Mathematics and Mechanics,
St. Petersburg State University
``Investment problem for stochastic market models
with unknown parameters''
PIMS Seminar Room 216, 1933 West Mall Annex (second floor)
3:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 17, 1999
MathematicalBiology IAM Colloquium
Joanna Masel, Department of Zoology, Oxford University, UK
``The kinetics of prion replication by nucleated polymerisation''
LSK Bldg, Room 301
3:30 p.m., Friday, November 19, 1999
Mathematics Colloquium
Jingyi Chen, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Holomorphic bundles and Lagrangian submanifolds
in mirror symmetry''
Room Math 100
Refreshments will be served at 3:15 in the Math Annex
Coffee Lounge, Room 1115.
3:30 p.m., Monday, November 22, 1999
Joint IAMPIMS Distinguished Colloquium
Tom Hou, Applied Mathematics, CALTECH
``Multiscale Finite Element Computations for Flow
and Transport in Strongly Heterogeneous Porous Media''
LSK Bldg, Room 301
4:30 p.m., Thursday, November 25, 1999
PIMSMITACS Mathematical Finance Seminar
John Chadam, University of Pittsburgh
``The Early Exercise Boundary for American Put Options:
Analytic and Numerical Approximations''
PIMS Seminar Room 216, 1933 West Mall Annex (second floor)
3:30 p.m., Friday, November 26, 1999
Mathematics Colloquium **CANCELLED**
John Chadam, Department of Mathematics, University of Pittsburgh
``A Mathematical Model of Bioremediation in a Porous Medium''
Room Math 100
Refreshments will be served at 3:15 in the Math Annex
Coffee Lounge, Room 1115.
