2001 Seminars
2:30 p.m., Thursday, January 4, 2001
Algebraic Geometry Seminar
Zinovy Reichstein, Department of Mathematics, Oregon State University
``Recent results on Gtorsors''
WMAX 216
3:30 p.m., Friday, January 5, 2001
Mathematics Colloquium
Zinovy Reichstein, Department of Mathematics, Oregon State University
``Simplifying polynomials by Tschirnhaus transformations''
Math 100
3:30 p.m., Monday, January 8, 2001
Mathematics Colloquium
Bert Wiest, PDF, PIMS and Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Orderable groups in topology''
Math 100
1:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 9, 2001
IAM Colloquium
Boye K. Ahlborn, Department of Physics, UBC
``How Big and How Small Can Active Animals Be?
Thermodynamic Limits of the Body Dimensions of Warm Blooded Animals''
LSK Bldg. Room 301
4:30 p.m., Thursday, January 11, 2001
PIMSMITACS Mathematical Finance Seminar
A. Lazrak, USC and U. d'Evry
``Incomplete Information with Recursive Preferences''
WMAX 216
3:30 p.m., Friday, January 12, 2001
Mathematics Colloquium
Professor Jiaping Wang, University of Minnesota
``Harmonic functions and topology of complete manifolds''
Math 100
3:30 p.m., Monday, January 15, 2001
Mathematics Colloquium
Sergey Gavrilets, University of Tennessee
``Evolutionary dynamics on holey adaptive landscapes''
Math 100
10:30 a.m., Tuesday, January 16, 2001
Special Math Biology Seminar
Sergey Gavrilets, University of Tennessee
``Evolution of female mate choice by sexual conflict''
Math Annex 1102
1:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 16, 2001
IAMPIMS Distinguished Colloquium
David Baillie, Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, SFU
``Comparative Genomics''
LSK Bldg. Room 301
3:30 p.m., Wednesday, January 17, 2001
Algebraic Geometry Seminar
Kai Behrend, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Differential Graded Schemes II''
WMAX 216
4:30 p.m., Wednesday, January 17, 2001
Student Seminar on topics in algebraic geometry
Organizational Meeting.
All interested students are invited to attend.
WMAX 216
3:30 p.m., Friday, January 19, 2001
Mathematics Colloquium
Greg Martin, University of Toronto
``The Distribution of Primes: What we know, and how''
Math 100
1:30 p.m., Monday, January 22, 2001
Special Number Theory Seminar
Greg Martin, University of Toronto
``Biases in the ShanksRenyi Prime Number Race''
Math Annex 1102
1:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 23, 2001
IAM Colloquium
Fred Brauer, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Disease Transmission Models with Recoveries and Disease Fatalities''
LSK Bldg. Room 301
3:30 p.m., Wednesday, January 24, 2001
Algebraic Geometry Seminar
Kai Behrend, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Differential Graded Schemes III''
WMAX 216
4:30 p.m., Wednesday, January 24, 2001
Student Seminar on Algebraic Geometry
Behrang Noohi, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Serre Duality''
WMAX 216
2:30 p.m., Thursday, January 25, 2001
Special Geometry Seminar
Ping Xu, Pennsylvania State University
``Quantum Groupoids''
Math Annex 1118
3:30 p.m., Friday, January 26, 2001
Mathematics Colloquium
Ping Xu, Pennsylvania State University
``Poisson geometry and some applications''
Math 100
1:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 30, 2001
IAM Colloquium
Matthew W. Choptuik, Department of Physics and Astronomy, UBC
``Critical Phenomena in Gravitational Collapse''
LSK Bldg. Room 301
4:30 p.m., Wednesday, January 31, 2001
Student Seminar on Algebraic Geometry
Behrang Noohi, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Serre Duality, II''
WMAX 216
2:30 p.m., Thursday, February 1, 2001
Algebra/Topology Seminar
Bert Wiest, PIMS PDF anbd Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Configuration spaces of graphs''
WMAX 216 (PIMS)
3:30 p.m., Friday, February 2, 2001
Mathematics Colloquium
V.S. Sunder, The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai, India
(currently visiting MSRI, Berkeley)
``Principal Graphs of Subfactors''
Math 100
1:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 6, 2001
IAM Colloquium
Gerda de Vries, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Univ. of Alberta
``From Spikers to Bursters via Coupling:
Effects of Noise and Heterogeneity''
LSK Bldg. Room 301
2:30 p.m., Tuesday, February 6, 2001
MITACS/Math Biology Seminar
Nima Geffen, TelAviv University
``A Simple Geometric Model for a Simple Unicellular Organism''
WMAX 216 (PIMS)
4:30 p.m., Wednesday, February 7, 2001
Student Seminar on Algebraic Geometry
Mark Jackson, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``K3 Surfaces''
WMAX 216 (PIMS)
12:30 p.m., Thursday, February 8, 2001
Graduate Student Seminar
Patrick Ingram, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Random graphs''
Location: TBA
2:30 p.m., Thursday, February 8, 2001
Algebra/Topology Seminar
Denis Sjerve, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Equations for group actions on Riemann surfaces''
WMAX 216
4:30 p.m., Thursday, February 8, 2001
PIMSMITACS Mathematical Finance Seminar
Tan Wang, UBC Finance
``Model Misspecification and UnderDiversification''
WMAX 216
3:30 p.m., Friday, February 9, 2001
Mathematics Colloquium
Dirk Hundertmark, Caltech
``An optimal L^pbound on the Krein spectral shift function''
Math 100
1:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 13, 2001
IAM Colloquium
David Kirkpatrick, Department of Computer Science, UBC
``Optimal Motion of a Ladder in the Presence of Polygonal Obstacles:
Characterization, Complexity and Construction''
LSK Bldg. Room 301
3:30 p.m., Wednesday, February 14, 2001
Probability Seminar
THIS SEMINAR IS POSTPONED UNTIL FEB 28, (WED).
Akira Sakai, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Meanfield critical behavior for contact processes''
Math Annex 1118
3:30 p.m., Wednesday, February 14, 2001
Special Mathematics Colloquium
Jim Bryan*, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
``The enumerative geometry of K3 surfaces and modular forms''
WMAX 216 (PIMS Seminar Room, 1933 West Mall)
*Jim Bryan is a candidate for a position in the Department.
4:30 p.m., Wednesday, February 14, 2001
Algebraic Geometry Seminar
Jim Bryan, Tulane University
``BPS States and GromovWitten Invariants''
WMAX 216
2:30 p.m., Thursday, February 15, 2001
Algebra/Topology Seminar
Denis Sjerve, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Equations for group actions on Riemann surfaces, II''
Math Annex 1102 *note change of room location
3:30 p.m., Friday, February 16, 2001
Mathematics Colloquium
Antonin Novotny, University of Toulon, France
``Existence, uniqueness and qualitative properties of solutions
to NavierStokes equations for compressible fluids''
Math 100
1:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 27, 2001
IAM Colloquium
Gordon Slade, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Statistical Mechanics and SuperBrownian Motion''
Room 301, LSK Bldg.
2:30 p.m., Tuesday, February 27, 2001
MITACS/Math Biology Seminar
Amy Norris, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Survey of methods for studying large scale gene expression data''
WMAX Room 216, (PIMS Seminar Room)
3:30 p.m., Wednesday, February 28, 2001
Probability Seminar
Akira Sakai, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Meanfield critical behavior for contact processes''
Math Annex 1118
3:30 p.m., Wednesday, February 28, 2001
Algebraic Geometry Seminar
Stefan Kebekus, Bayreuth University
``Families of singular rational curves''
WMAX 216
4:30 p.m., Wednesday, February 28, 2001
Student Seminar on Algebraic Geometry
Mark Jackson, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``K3 Surfaces''
WMAX 216
4:30 p.m., Thursday, March 1, 2001
PIMSMITACS Mathematical Finance Seminar
Simon MacNair, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Delta Hedging and Survival Probabilities in Markets with Frictions''
WMAX 216
3:30 p.m., Friday, March 2, 2001
Mathematics Colloquium
Brian Wetton, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``The MITACS/Ballard Collaborative Project:
Rivulets and Condensation Front Modelling''
Math 100
3:30 p.m., Monday, March 5, 2001
Algebraic Geometry Seminar
Stefan Kebekus, Bayreuth University
``Contact Manifolds''
Math 105
1:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 6, 2001
IAMPIMS Distinguished Colloquium
Gunther Uhlmann, Department of Mathematics,
University of Washington, Seattle, WA
``The Mathematics of Reflection Seismology''
Room 301, LSK Bldg.
2:30 p.m., Thursday, March 8, 2001
AlgebraTopology Seminar
Mark MacLean, Department of Mathematics and Science One, UBC
``Asymptotic homotopy''
WMAX 216
3:30 p.m., Friday, March 9, 2001
Mathematics Colloquium
Professor Dilip B. Madan, Robert H. Smith School of Business,
University of Maryland
``Levy Processes in Financial Modeling''
Math 100
1:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 13, 2001
Institute of Applied Mathematics Colloquium
David Hargreaves, MacDonald Detwiller and Associates
``A Tour of the Mathematics in SpaceBased Earth Observation''
Room 301, LSK Bldg.
2:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 13, 2001
Math Biology Seminar
YueXian Li, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Paradoxical Role of Ca2+activated K+(BK) Channels
in Controlling the Firing Patterns of Anterior Pituitary Cells
 A Modelling Study''
WMAX 216 (PIMS Seminar Room)
3:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 14, 2001
Algebraic Geometry Seminar
Jim Carrell, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Singular loci of Schubert varieties''
WMAX 216
4:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 14, 2001
Student Seminar in Algebraic Geometry
Mark Jackson, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``K3 Surfaces, II''
WMAX 216
2:30 p.m., Thursday, March 15, 2001
AlgebraTopology Seminar
Mark MacLean, Department of Mathematics and Science One, UBC
``Asymptotic homotopy, II''
WMAX 216
1:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 20, 2001
Institute of Applied Mathematics Colloquium
Konstantin Kabin, Department of Chemistry, UBC
``Shocks in Magnetohydrodynamics''
Room 301, LSK Bldg.
2:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 20, 2001
MITACS/Math Biology Seminar
Leah EdelsteinKeshet, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Spatial Regulation of Actin Dynamics in Cell Motion''
WMAX 216 (PIMS Seminar Room)
3:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 21, 2001
Algebraic Geometry Seminar
Sandor Kovacs, Univ. of Washington
``Boundedness and hyperbolicity for families of varieties of general type''
WMAX 216
4:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 21, 2001
Student Seminar in Algebraic Geometry
Boris Tschirschwitz, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``The Mukai Vector of Sheaves on K3 Surfaces''
Location: Wreck Beach
2:30 p.m., Thursday, March 22, 2001
AlgebraTopology Seminar
Catherine Webster, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Braid groups and cryptography''
WMAX 216
4:30 p.m., Thursday, March 22, 2001
PIMSMITACS Mathematical Finance Seminar
Alan King, IBM Research Division
``A Contingent Claims Approach to Setting the Franchise Fee
for Capacity Constrained, QuantityFlexible Supply Contracts''
WMAX 216
1:30 p.m., Friday, March 23, 2001
Mathematical Physics Seminar
Christian Borgs, Microsoft Research
``Complex Zeros of Partition Functions:
A Generalized LeeYang Theorem''
MATX 1102
3:30 p.m., Friday, March 23, 2001
Mathematics Colloquium
Jennifer Chayes, Microsoft Research
``Phase Transitions in Computer Science''
Math 100
1:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 27, 2001
IAMPIMS Distinguished Colloquium Speaker
Bengt Fornberg, Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Colorado
``T Radial Basis Functions  A Future Way to Solve PDEs to Spectral Accuracy
on Irregular Multidimensional Domains?''
Room 301, LSK Bldg.
2:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 27, 2001
MITACS/Math Biology Seminar
Magdalena Luca and Alexandra ChavezRoss, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Application of Chemotaxis Models to Alzheimer's Disease''
WMAX 216 (PIMS Seminar Room)
4:30 p.m., Thursday, March 29, 2001
PIMSMITACS Mathematical Finance Seminar
Robert Jones, SFU
``Valuing Revolving Lines of Credit under JumpDiffusion Credit Quality''
WMAX 216
3:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 4, 2001
Algebraic Geometry Seminar
Jim Carrell, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Singularities of Schubert Varieties, II''
WMAX 216
10:30 a.m., Monday, April 9, 2001
Special Algebraic Geometry Seminar
S.T. Yau, UIC
``Hyperplane Arrangements in P^2''
WMAX 216 (PIMS Seminar Room)
Refreshments will be served at 10:15 a.m.
2:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 10, 2001
MITACS/Mathbiology Seminar
Adriana Dawes, IAM & Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Estrogen biosynthesis: a modelling approach''
WMAX 216
3:30 p.m., Thursday, April 12, 2001
Special PIMS Colloquium
David Eisenbud, Director, Mathematical Science Research Institute (Berkeley)
``Chow Forms and Resultants  old and new''
WMAX 216
A reception will follow the seminar in the PIMS lounge.
3:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 5, 2001
Probability Seminar
Professor Y. Ogura, Saga University, Japan
``On a completion of a class of onedimensional
diffusion processes''
Math Annex 1102
2:00 p.m., Thursday, September 6, 2001
Math Biology Seminar
Marek Labecki, IAM PDF, UBC
``Protein transport in hollowfibre bioreactors
for mammalian cell culture''
West Mall Annex Room 216 (second floor)
4:30 p.m., Thursday, September 6, 2001
PIMSMITACS Mathematical Finance Seminar
Ali Lazrak, U. d'Evry and UBC
``Incomplete Information with Recursive Preferences''
West Mall Annex, Room 216 (second floor)
12:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 11, 2001
Algebra/Topology Seminar
Laura Scull, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Equivariant homotopy theory''
West Mall Annex, PIMS Seminar Room 216 (second floor)
Coffee and refreshments will be available preceding the seminar.
Feel free to bring a bag lunch, if you like. Grad students are
encouraged to attend.
3:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 12, 2001
Probability Seminar
Alexander E. Holroyd, UCLA
``How to find an extra head: optimal random shifts
of Bernoulli and Poisson random fields''
Math Annex 1102
3:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 12, 2001
Geometry/PDE Seminar
Jiguang Bao, PIMS
``Liouville and regularity properties of a Hessian equation''
West Mall Annex, PIMS Room 216
4:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 12, 2001
Algebraic/Geometry Seminar
Kai Behrend, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``C^*equivariant vector fields and cohomology algebras stable map spaces''
West Mall Annex, PIMS Room 216
1:00 p.m., Thursday, September 13, 2001 Cancelled
Special Seminar
Stephanie van Willigenburg, Cornell Univ.
``Pieri Operators and Eulerian Enumeration''
Math Annex 1101
2:00 p.m., Thursday, September 13, 2001
Math Biology Seminar
Nima Geffen, TelAviv Univ.
``Line and point singularities for sources in two and three dimensions''
West Mall Annex, PIMS Room 216
3:30 p.m., Thursday, September 13, 2001
Number Theory Seminar
David Boyd, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Mahler measure and unusual models for elliptic curves''
Math Annex 1102
3:00 p.m., Friday, September 14, 2001
Mathematics Colloquium
Stephanie van Willigenburg, Cornell Univ.
``The algebra of card shuffling''
Math 100
3:00 p.m., Monday, September 17, 2001 Cancelled
Institute of Applied Mathematics Colloquium
Herschel Rabitz, Department of Chemistry, Princeton University
``High Dimensional Model Representations with Applications
in the Chemical/Physical Sciences''
LSK Bldg. Room 301
12:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 18, 2001
Algebra/Topology Seminar
Sadok Kallel, University of Lille
``On the topology of some algebraic function spaces from curves to projective spaces''
WMAX 216 (PIMS Seminar Room)
3:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 19, 2001
Geometry/PDE Seminar
Colleen Robles, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Finsler geometry and some interesting examples''
WMAX 216
4:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 19, 2001
Algebraic/Geometry Seminar
Kai Behrend, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``C^*equivariant vector fields and cohomology algebras stable map spaces, II''
WMAX 216
2:00 p.m., Thursday, September 20, 2001
Math Biology Seminar
Amy Norris, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Investigation of Epidermal Growth Factor simulation data''
WMAX 216
3:30 p.m., Thursday, September 20, 2001
Number Theory Seminar
Michael Bennett, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Variants of Fermat's last theorem, d'apres Wiles''
Math Annex 1102
10:00 a.m., Monday, September 24, 2001
Special Seminar
Ailana Fraser, Department of Mathematics, Brown University
``Fundamental groups of manifolds of positive isotropic curvature''
Math Annex 1102
3:00 p.m., Monday, September 24, 2001
Mathematics Colloquium
Ailana Fraser, Department of Mathematics, Brown University
``The free boundary problem for minimal disks and applications''
Math 100
12:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 25, 2001
Algebra/Topology Seminar
Dale Rolfsen, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Free Lie algebras and the figureofeight knot''
WMAX 216 (PIMS Seminar Room)
3:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 26, 2001
Probability Seminar
Akira Sakai, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Meanfield behavior for the contact process''
Math Annex 1102
3:30 p.m., Thursday, September 27, 2001
Number Theory Seminar
Nils Bruin, PIMS, SFU, UBC
``Walking around a localglobal obstruction for elliptic curves''
WMAX 216 (note permanent change of location)
4:30 p.m., Thursday, September 27, 2001 Cancelled
PIMSMITACS Mathematical Finance Seminar
R. Tompkins, T.U. Vienna
``Pricing, Noarbitrage Bounds and Robust Hedging of Installment Options''
WMAX 216
3:00 p.m., Friday, September 28, 2001
Mathematics Colloquium
Alex Iosevich, University of MissouriColumbia
``Some combinatorial problems associated with the study of convex bodies''
Math 100
3:00 p.m., Monday, October 1, 2001
Institute of Applied Mathematics Colloquium
Philippe Spalart, Boeing, Seattle
``DetachedEddy Simulation''
LSK Bldg. Room 301
3:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 3, 2001
Probability Seminar
Akira Sakai, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Hyperscaling inequalities for the contact process''
MATX 1102
3:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 3, 2001
Geometry/PDE Seminar
Izabella Laba, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Spectral Cantor measures''
WMAX 216
3:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 3, 2001
(note different time and location for this week's seminar only)
Algebraic/Geometry Seminar
Rekha Thomas, Department of Mathematics, Univ. of Washington, Seattle
``The Combinatorics of the Toric Hilbert Scheme''
MATX 1118
2:00 p.m., Thursday, October 4, 2001
MITACS Math Biology Seminar
Kerry Landman, Department of Mathematics and Statistics,
Univ. of Melbourne, Australia
``Part 1. Can you still read the fine print?
Part II. Development of the nervous system of the gut''
WMAX 216
3:30 p.m., Thursday, October 4, 2001
Number Theory Seminar
Chris Smyth, University of Edinburgh
``Polylogs and Mahler measures''
WMAX 216
3:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 10, 2001
Probability Seminar
Antal Jarai, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``On a problem in percolation theory''
MATX 1102
3:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 10, 2001
Geometry/PDE Seminar
Nassif Ghoussoub, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``New HardySobolev Inequalities''
WMAX 216
4:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 10, 2001
Algebraic/Geometry Seminar
Jim Bryan, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``An informal discussion on the GopakumarVafa conjecture and related topics''
WMAX 216
2:00 p.m., Thursday, October 11, 2001
MITACS Math Biology Seminar
Leah Keshet, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Applications of mathematical modelling to social aggregation
and swarming behaviour''
WMAX 216
3:30 p.m., Thursday, October 11, 2001
Number Theory Seminar
Nike Vatsal, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Uniform distribution of Heegner points''
WMAX 216
4:30 p.m., Thursday, October 11, 2001
PIMSMITACS Mathematical Finance Seminar
Jaksa Cvitanic, Univ. of Southern California
``Computation of Hedging Portfolios for Options
with Discontinuous Payoffs''
WMAX 216
3:00 p.m., Friday, October 12, 2001
Mathematics Colloquium
Mark Haiman, Department of Mathematics, Univ. of California, Berkeley
``The geometric significance of Macdonald positivity''
Math 100
3:00 p.m., Monday, October 15, 2001
Institute of Applied Mathematics Colloquium
William Reinhardt, Chemistry Department, Univ. of Washington
``The 2001 Nobel Prize in Physics: The Gaseous BoseEinstein Condensate,
a Field Day for Physics and Applied Maths''
LSK Bldg. Room 301
3:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 17, 2001
Geometry/PDE Seminar
Jingyi Chen, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Mean curvature flow of surface in 4manifolds''
WMAX 216
4:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 17, 2001
Algebraic/Geometry Seminar (postponed from 10th, October)
Jim Bryan, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``An informal discussion on the GopakumarVafa conjecture and related topics''
WMAX 216
2:00 p.m., Thursday, October 18, 2001
MITACS Math Biology Seminar
Dan Reinders, Department of Bioresource Engineering, UBC
``Computer Modelling of Endometrial Thermal Ablation for Menorrhagia''
WMAX 216
3:30 p.m., Thursday, October 18, 2001
Number Theory Seminar
Greg Martin, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Egyptian fractions with lots and lots and lots of terms''
WMAX 216
11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 20, 2001
Third North West Probability Seminar (4 talks)
David Brydges, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Branched Polymers and Dimensional Reduction''
Savery Hall 249, University of Washington
3:00 p.m., Monday, October 22, 2001
Institute of Applied Mathematics Colloquium
Susan Baldwin, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, UBC
``Mathematical Modelling of Thermal Damage in Human Tissues''
LSK Bldg. Room 301
3:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 24, 2001
Probability Seminar
Marten Klok, Delft University of Technology
``Performance analysis of advanced third generation receivers''
MATX 1102
4:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 24, 2001
Algebraic/Geometry Seminar
Jim Bryan, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``The enumerative geometry of K3 surfaces and modular forms''
WMAX 216
2:00 p.m., Thursday, October 25, 2001
MITACS Math Biology Seminar
Stan Maree, IAM, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Small variations in multiple parameters account
for wide variations in HIV1 set points: a novel modelling approach''
WMAX 216
3:30 p.m., Thursday, October 25, 2001
Number Theory Seminar
Izabella Laba, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``A characterization of finite sets that tile the integers''
WMAX 216
4:30 p.m., Thursday, October 25, 2001
PIMSMITACS Mathematical Finance Seminar
Joern Sass, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Maximizing the asymptotic growth rate under fixed
and proportional transaction costs''
WMAX 216
3:00 p.m., Monday, October 29, 2001
Institute of Applied Mathematics/Pacific Institute
of Mathematical Sciences Distinguished Colloquium
David Gottlieb, Division of Applied Mathematics, Brown University
``Spectral Methods for Discontinuous Problems''
LSK Bldg. Room 301
3:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 31, 2001
Probability Seminar
David Brydges, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Branched polymers and dimensional reduction, I''
MATX 1102
3:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 31, 2001
Geometry/PDE Seminar
Mihail Cocos, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Square integrable harmonic forms
and the heat flow on complete manifolds''
WMAX 216
3:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 31, 2001
Institute of Applied Mathematics Colloquium
Herschel Rabitz, Department of Chemistry, Princeton University
``High Dimensional Model Representations
with applications in the Chemical/Physical Sciences''
LSK Bldg. Room 301
3:30 p.m., Thursday, November 1, 2001
Number Theory Seminar
Imin Chen, SFU
``Rational points on a certain modular curve of level p^2''
WMAX 216
3:00 p.m., Friday, November 2, 2001
Mathematics Colloquium
Joel Spencer, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences,
New York University
``Erdos' Magic''
Math 100
3:00 p.m., Monday, November 5, 2001
Institute of Applied Mathematics Colloquium
Reinhard Illner, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Victoria
``An Enskog Equation for Inelastic Particle Dynamics:
Energy Dissipation and Diffusive Equilibria''
LSK Bldg. Room 301
3:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 7, 2001
Probability Seminar
David Brydges, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Branched polymers and dimensional reduction, II''
MATX 1102
4:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 7, 2001
Algebraic/Geometry Seminar
Zinovy Reichstein, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``A brief introduction to geometric invariant theory
and the Kirwan resolution''
WMAX 216
2:00 p.m., Thursday, November 8, 2001
MITACS Math Biology Seminar
Muhammad A.S. Chaudry, Biotech Lab, UBC
``Mathematical Modeling of Epidermal Growth Factor Signal Transduction Pathway''
WMAX 216
3:30 p.m., Thursday, November 8, 2001
Number Theory Seminar
Hugh Edgar, San Jose State University (emeritus)
``1/2PINT''
WMAX 216
3:00 p.m., Friday, November 9, 2001
Mathematics Colloquium
Nassif Ghoussoub, Director, Pacific Institute for the mathematical sciences,
Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Phase transitions, Domain walls and minimal surfaces''
Math 100
3:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 14, 2001
Institute of Applied Mathematics Special Seminar
David Kan, COMSOL
``FemlabMultiphysics Modeling''
LSK Bldg. Room 301
4:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 14, 2001
Algebraic/Geometry Seminar
Zinovy Reichstein, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``A brief introduction to geometric invariant theory
and the Kirwan resolution, II''
WMAX 216
2:00 p.m., Thursday, November 15, 2001
MITACS Math Biology Seminar
Donald Ludwig, Mathematics and Zoology, UBC
``Ecology, Conservation and Public Policy''
WMAX 216
3:00 p.m., Friday, November 16, 2001
Mathematics Colloquium
John Friedlander, Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto
``Sieve methods, old and new''
Math 100
3:00 p.m., Monday, November 19, 2001
Institute of Applied Mathematics Colloquium
Holger Hoos, Department of Computer Science, UBC
``Stochastic Local Search  Foundations and Applications''
LSK Bldg., Room 301
12:30 p.m., Tuesday, November 20, 2001
Algebra/Topology Seminar
Laura Scull, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Rational S^1equivariant homotopy theory''
WMAX 216
3:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 21, 2001
Probability Seminar
Remco van der Hofstad, Delft University of Technology
``Weak interaction limits of one dimensional polymers''
MATX 1102
2:00 p.m., Thursday, November 22, 2001
MITACS Math Biology Seminar
Colin Clark, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``The logic of fisheries management failures''
WMAX 216
3:00 p.m., Friday, November 23, 2001
Mathematics Colloquium
Michael Doebeli, Departments of Zoology and Mathematics, UBC
``Evolutionary branching and speciation''
Math 100
3:00 p.m., Monday, November 26, 2001
IAMPIMS Distinguished Colloquium
Joel H. Ferziger, Flow Physics & Computation Division,
Stanford University
``Numerical Simulation of Turbulence''
LSK Bldg., Room 301
12:30 p.m., Tuesday, November 27, 2001
Algebra/Topology Seminar
Sadok Kallel, University of Lille
``On the geometry of configuration spaces,
their loop spaces and the Nbody problem''
WMAX 216
3:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 28, 2001
Probability Seminar
Gianluca Guadagni, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Is it really Gaussian? Looking at an ``almost" Gaussian
integral through renormalization group glasses''
MATX 1102
2:00 p.m., Thursday, November 29, 2001
MITACS Math Biology Seminar
Gerald Lim, BioPhysics Group, Department of Physics, SFU
``ThreeDimensional Simulation of the Shapes
and Shape Transformations of the Human Red Blood Cell
(The StomatocyteDiscocyteEchinocyte Cycle and more)''
WMAX 216
3:30 p.m., Thursday, November 29, 2001
Number Theory Seminar
Michael Bennett, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Cubic Thue equations''
Math Annex 1102
4:15 p.m., Thursday, November 29, 2001
Special Seminar
Michael Thaddeus, Department of Mathematics, Columbia University
``Mirror symmetry and Higgs bundles''
Math 225
3:00 p.m., Friday, November 30, 2001
Mathematics Colloquium
Michael Thaddeus, Department of Mathematics, Columbia University
``Mirror symmetry and Langlands duality''
Math 100
3:00 p.m., Monday, December 3, 2001
Institute of Applied Mathematics Colloquium
Remco W. Van der Hofstad, Faculty of Information Technology and Systems,
Delft University of Technology
``Improving Performance of Third Generation Wireless Communication Systems''
LSK Bldg., Room 301
2:00 p.m., Thursday, December 6, 2001
MITACS Math Biology Seminar
Michael Shelley, Courant Institute and the Center for Neural Science,
New York University
``The Simple and the Complex in Visual Cortex Dynamics''
WMAX 216
3:30 p.m., Thursday, December 6, 2001
Number Theory Seminar
Kevin O'Bryant, University of Illinois
``The algebraic life of a combinatorial object arising in the analytic theory
of Diophantine approximation''
WMAX 216
