2003 Seminars
3:00 p.m., Monday, January 6, 2003
Mathematics Colloquium
Gavril Farkas, University of Michigan
``The Global Geometry of the Moduli Space of Curves''
MATX 1100
3:003:50 p.m., Monday, January 6, 2003
Number Theory Seminar (note unusual day of seminar)
David Savitt
``Strongly divisible lattices and (almost) explicit Galois deformation rings''
WMAX 216
3:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 7, 2003
Mathematical Biology Seminar
Christoph Hauert, Department of Zoology, UBC
``Cooperation in social dilemmas: Punishment and Reputation''
WMAX 216
4:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 7, 2003
Algebraic Geometry Seminar
Gavril Farkas, U. of Michigan
``Theta divisors, moduli of curves and the minimal resolution conjecture''
WMAX 216 (PIMS, 1933 West Mall)
3:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 8, 2003
Mathematics Colloquium
Christoph Hauert, Department of Zoology, UBC
``Cooperation in social dilemmas: Volunteering in public goods games''
MATX 1100
4:00 p.m. (please note change of time), Wednesday, January 8, 2003
Probability Seminar
Richard Bass, U. Connecticut
``Harnack inequalities for nonlocal operators''
MATX 1102
2:00 p.m., Thursday, January 9, 2003
Mathematical Biology Seminar
Eric Cytrynbaum, Mathematics, U C Davis
``Cytoskeletal mechanics and spindle morphogenesis
during mitosis in Drosophila embryos''
WMAX 216
3:00 p.m., Friday, January 10, 2003
Mathematics Colloquium
Eric Cytrynbaum, Mathematics, U C Davis
``Aggregation and centering in fish melanophore cells 
a quantitative exploration of cytoskeletal dynamics''
MATX 1100
3:00 p.m., Monday, January 13, 2003
IAMPIMS Distinguished Colloquium Series
Parviz Moin, Center for Turbulence Research, Stanford University
``Turbulence and its Computation''
LSK Bldg., Room 301
4:00 p.m., Monday, January 13, 2003
Mathematics Colloquium
Duane Nykamp, Department of Mathematics, UCLA
``Reconstructing the coupling of neurons from spike times''
MATH Bldg., Room 203
Refreshments will be served at 3:45 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge,
Math Annex (Room 1115).
2:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 14, 2003
Mathematical Biology Seminar
Duane Nykamp, Mathematics, UCLA
``Assessing the inherent nonlinearity of visual neurons:
simple cells versus complex cells''
WMAX 216 (PIMS Seminar Room, 1933 West Mall)
3:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 15, 2003
Mathematics Colloquium
Peter J. Thomas, Computational Neurobiology Laboratory,
The Salk Institute for Biological Studies
``Applications of Turing Pattern Formation,
from Geometric Visual Hallucinations to Eukaryotic Chemotaxis''
MATX 1100
Refreshments will be served at 2:45 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge,
Math Annex (Room 1115).
4:30 p.m., Wednesday, January 15, 2003
Problems in Discrete Maths Seminar
Steph van Willigenburg, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Peak functions and Eulerian enumeration''
WMAX 216
2:00 p.m., Thursday, January 16, 2003
Mathematical Biology Seminar
Peter J. Thomas, Salk Institute
``Inside the Mind of the Amoeba:
Simulation and Analysis of Biochemical SignalTransduction Networks''
WMAX 216
3:00 p.m., Friday, January 17, 2003
Mathematics Colloquium
Nathan Dunfield, Harvard University
``Surfaces in finite covers of 3manifolds:
The virtual Haken conjecture''
MATX 1100
Refreshments will be served at 2:45 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge,
Math Annex (Room 1115).
3:00 p.m., Monday, January 20, 2003
Algebra/Topology Seminar
Nathan Dunfield, Harvard University
``Laminations of 3manifolds and subgroups of Homeo(S^1)''
MATX 1102
3:00 p.m., Monday, January 20, 2003
IAM Colloquium
Gene H. Golub, Department of Computer Science, Stanford University
``Solution of NonSymmetric, Real Positive Linear Systems''
LSK Bldg., Room 301
4:00 p.m., Monday, January 20, 2003
Mathematics Colloquium
Dan Coombs, Theoretical Biology and Biophysics Group,
Los Alamos National Laboratory
``Chirality Inversions Propagating on Bacterial Flagella''
MATH Bldg., Room 203
Refreshments will be served at 3:45 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge,
Math Annex (Room 1115).
10:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 21, 2003
Mathematical Biology Seminar
Dan Coombs, Los Alamos National Laboratory
``Modeling T Cell Activation''
WMAX 240, 1933 West Mall (down the hall from PIMS seminar room)
3:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 22, 2003
Mathematics Colloquium
Donald Stanley, Department of Mathematics & Statistics,
University of Ottawa
``Lefschetz Duality Revisited''
MATX 1100
Refreshments will be served at 2:45 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge,
Math Annex (Room 1115).
4:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 22, 2003
Probability Seminar
Anita Winter, Univ. of Erlanger
``Finite system scheme of interacting FisherWright diffusions
in the historical picture''
MATX 1102
11:00 a.m., Thursday, January 23, 2003
Topology Seminar
Note: Revised Time (previously 1 p.m. now 11:00 a.m.)
Donald Stanley, Department of Mathematics & Statistics,
University of Ottawa
``The Homotopy Theory of Complements''
WMAX 216 (PIMS Seminar Room)
3:00 p.m., Thursday, January 23, 2003
PDE Seminar
Tao Luo, Department of Mathematics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
``Phase Transition in Nonlinear Elasticity with Viscosity
and HeatConductivity''
WMAX 240
3:00 p.m., Friday, January 24, 2003
Mathematics Colloquium
Tao Luo, Department of Mathematics, University of Michigan
``Qualitative behaviour of Solutions of Nonlinear Partial
Differential Equations of Balance Laws''
MATX 1100
Refreshments will be served at 2:45 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge,
Math Annex (Room 1115).
3:00 p.m., Monday, January 27, 2003
Problems in Discrete Maths Seminar
Nantel Bergeron, York University
``Combinatorial Hopf Algebras''
MATX 1102
3:00 p.m., Monday, January 27, 2003
IAM and PIMS Distinguished Colloquium
Leon Glass, Department of Physiology, McGill University
``Dynamics of Genetic Networks''
LSK Bldg., Room 301
Note: Refreshments served at 2:40 p.m.
4:00 p.m., Monday, January 27, 2003
Mathematics Colloquium
Kalle Karu, Harvard University
``On rational and nonrational polytopes''
MATH 203
Refreshments will be served at 3:45 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge,
Math Annex (Room 1115).
2:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 28, 2003
Algebraic Geometry Seminar
Kalle Karu, Harvard University
``Factorization of birational maps''
MATX 1102
3:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 29, 2003
Mathematics Colloquium
MeiChu Chang, Department of Mathematics, U C Riverside
``Some recent results on combinatorial number theory''
MATX 1100
Refreshments will be served at 2:45 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge,
Math Annex (Room 1115).
4:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 29, 2003
Probability Seminar
Ed Perkins, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Title: ``SLE 5''
MATX 1102
12:30 p.m., Thursday, January 30, 2003
Graduate Seminar
Olivier Rousseau, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``A propos of divergent series''
MATX 1118
2:00 p.m., Thursday, January 30, 2003
Specialized Applied/Numerical Mathematics Seminar
Ping Lin, Department of Mathematics, National University of Singapore
``Analysis and Computation for Some Problems
in Material and Physical Science''
WMAX 216 (PIMS Seminar Room)
3:00 p.m., Thursday, January 30, 2003
Algebraic Geometry Seminar
MeiChu Chang, Department of Mathematics,
University of California, Riverside
``Bounding the Euler numbers of some 3folds''
WMAX 216
4:15 p.m., Thursday, January 30, 2003
Number Theory Seminar
Nike Vatsal, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Ostrowski's Theorem''
MATX 1102
4:30 p.m., Thursday, January 30, 2003
PIMSMITACS Math Finance Seminar
Ali Lazrak, UBC Finance
``Revisiting Treynor and Black (1973):
an Intertemporal Model of Active Portfolio Management''
WMAX 216
3:00 p.m., Friday, January 31, 2003
Mathematics Colloquium
Ping Lin, Department of Mathematics,
National University of Singapore
``The Sequential Regularization Method and Its Applications''
MATX 1100
Refreshments will be served at 2:45 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge,
Math Annex (Room 1115).
3:00 p.m., Monday, February 3, 2003
IAM Colloquium
Henning Struchtrup, Department of Mechanical Engineering,
University of Victoria, B.C.
``Microscale Transport in Gases''
LSK Bldg., Room 301
Note: Refreshments served at 2:40 p.m.
4:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 5, 2003
Probability Seminar
Steffen Rohde, University of Washington
``Properties of the SLEpath''
MATX 1102
12:30 p.m., Thursday, February 6, 2003
Graduate Student Seminar
Theodore Kolokolnkkov, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``About Chebychev polynomials''
MATX 1118
2:00 p.m., Thursday, February 6, 2003
Applied Math/Numerical Analysis Seminar
Alexei Novikov, Caltech
``Use of variational principles in homogenization''
WMAX 216
3:00 p.m., Friday, February 7, 2003
Mathematics Colloquium
Alexei Novikov, Caltech
``Eddy viscosity of cellular flows''
MATX 1100
Refreshments will be served at 2:45 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge,
Math Annex (Room 1115).
3:00 p.m., Monday, February 10, 2003
IAM Colloquium
Vikram Krishnamurthy, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UBC
``Stochastic Optimization Algorithms in Wireless Telecommunications and Learning''
LSK Bldg., Room 301
Note: Refreshments served at 2:40 p.m.
4:00 p.m., Monday, February 10, 2003
Mathematics Colloquium
Dominik Schotzau, Department of Mathematics, University of Basel
``Mixed Discontinuous Galerkin Methods for Saddle Point Problems''
MATH 203
Refreshments will be served at 3:45 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge,
Math Annex (Room 1115).
3:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 12, 2003
Mathematics Colloquium
James J. Feng, Levich Institute,
City College of the City University of New York
``A Complete Rheological Theory for Liquid Crystalline Polymers''
MATX 1100
Refreshments will be served at 2:45 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge,
Math Annex (Room 1115).
4:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 12, 2003
Probability Seminar
John Imbrie, University of Virginia
``Supersymmetric Models of SelfAvoiding Walks and Branched Polymers''
MATX 1102
4:30 p.m., Wednesday, February 12, 2003
Problems in Discrete Maths Seminar
Jaydeep Chipalkatti, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Classical invariant theory and coincident root loci''
WMAX 216
12:30 p.m., Thursday, February 13, 2003
Graduate Student Seminar
Lloyd Bridge, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``A couple of fuel cell problems''
MATX 1118
3:00 p.m., Friday, February 14, 2003
Mathematics Colloquium
Bill Casselman, Mathematics, UBC
``4000 years of Pythagoras' Theorem''
MATX 1100
Refreshments will be served at 2:45 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge,
Math Annex (Room 1115).
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Monday, February 24, 2003
Event: IAM Colloquium
Speaker: JaeHun Jung, IAM, UBC
Subject: ``Multidomain Spectral Penalty Methods for Hyperbolic Systems''
Location: LSK Bldg., Room 301
Time and Date: 4:00 p.m., Monday, February 24, 2003
Event: Mathematics Colloquium
Speaker: Neil Balmforth, Department of Applied Mathematics, UC Santa Cruz
Subject: ``Mode saturation in ideal plasma and inviscid fluid''
Location: MATH 203
Refreshments will be served at 3:45 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge,
Math Annex (Room 1115).
Time and Date: 12:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 25, 2003
Event: Joint Earth and Ocean Sciences & Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Neil Balmforth, UC Santa Cruz
Subject: ``Dynamics of Viscoplastic Fluid Flow''
Location: EOS Main Room 330A, 6339 Stores Rd.
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 26, 2003
Event: Mathematics Colloquium
Speaker: Srinivasa M. Salapaka, Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Subject: ``Efficient Solutions to Lower Rank Extracted Systems''
Location: MATX 1100
Refreshments will be served at 2:45 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge,
Math Annex (Room 1115).
Time and Date: 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 26, 2003
Event: Probability Seminar
Speaker: Alexander Holroyd, UC Berkeley/Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject: ``Twodimensional bootstrap percolation''
Location: MATX 1102
Time and Date: 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, February 26, 2003
Event: Problems in Discrete Maths Seminar
Speaker: Jeremy Barbay, Computer Science, UBC
Subject: ``Bak Sneppen models for Coevolution''
Location: WMAX 216
Time and Date: 12:30 p.m., Thursday, February 27, 2003
Event: Graduate Student Seminar
Speaker: Jeremy Flowers, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject: ``Axiom of choice and its equivalent formulations''
Location: MATX 1118
Time and Date: 1:00 p.m., Thursday, February 27, 2003
Event: E.E.C.E. Seminar
Speaker: Srinivasa M. Salapaka, Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems, M.I.T.
Subject: ``System and Control Perspectives for Nanopositioning''
Location: MCLD Room 418, Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2356 Main Mall
Time and Date: 4:004:50 p.m. and 5:106:00 p.m., Thursday, February 27, 2003
Event: Number Theory Seminar
Speaker: Greg Martin, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject: ``Prime number races, Part 1
Prime number races, Part 2''
Location: MATX 1102
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Friday, February 28, 2003
Event: Mathematics Colloquium
Speaker: Conan Leung, School of Mathematics, University of Minnesota
Subject: ``Geometry over R, C, H and O''
Location: MATX 1100
Refreshments will be served at 2:45 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge,
Math Annex (Room 1115).
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Monday, March 3, 2003
Event: IAM Colloquium ** Cancelled **
Speaker: Lee Iverson, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UBC
Subject: ``A Discretization of Geometry and Topology for Early Vision''
Location: LSK Bldg., Room 301
Time and Date: 4:00 p.m., Monday, March 3, 2003
Event: Mathematics Colloquium
Speaker: Umut Cetin, Cornell University
Subject: ``Liquidity Risk and Arbitrage Pricing Theory''
Location: MATH 203
Refreshments will be served at 3:45 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge,
Math Annex (Room 1115).
Time and Date: 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 4, 2003
Event: PIMSMITACS Math Finance Seminar
Speaker: Umut Cetin, Cornell University
Subject: ``Liquidity Risk and Arbitrage Pricing Theory''
Location: WMAX 216
Time and Date: 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 5, 2003
Event: Probability Seminar
Speaker: Martin Barlow, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject: ``Random walks on percolation clusters''
Location: MATX 1102
Time and Date: 12:30 p.m., Thursday, March 6, 2003
Event: Graduate Student Seminar
Speaker: Olivier Rousseau, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject: ``Nonlinear alternative for Banach contraction principle
and applications to PDEs''
Location: MATX 1118
Time and Date: 2:00 p.m., Thursday, March 6, 2003
Event: Mathematical Biology Seminar
Speaker: Stan Maree, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject: ``Modelling Slime Mould Morphogenesis: the Culmination''
Location: WMAX 216
Time and Date: 4:005:00 p.m., Friday, March 7, 2003
Event: Mathematics Colloquium ***CANCELLED ***
Speaker: Isadore Singer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Univ. of California, Santa Barbara
Subject: ``Introduction to Twisted KTheory''
Location: MATX 1100
Refreshments will be served at 3:45 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge,
Math Annex (Room 1115).
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Monday, March 10, 2003
Event: IAM Colloquium
Speaker:Robert Russell, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, SFU
Subject: ``Moving Mesh Methods for TimeDependent PDEs''
Location: LSK Bldg., Room 301
Time and Date: 2:00 p.m., Wednesday (pls note unusual day of week for this seminar), March 12, 2003
Event: Mathematical Biology Seminar
Speaker:Anders E. Carlsson, Department of Physics, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri
Subject: ``Growth of Branched Actin Networks: Theory and Simulation''
Location: West Mall Annex 216 (PIMS Seminar Room)
Time and Date: 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 12, 2003
Event: Probability Seminar
Speaker: Ivar Ekeland, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject: ``A variational problem arising from Monte Carlo approximation of conditional expectations''
Location: MATX 1102
Time and Date: 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 12, 2003
Event: Problems in Discrete Maths Seminar
Speaker: Catherine Webster, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject: ``Braid groups and cryptography''
Location: WMAX 216
Time and Date: 12:30 p.m., Thursday, March 13, 2003
Event: Graduate Student Seminar
Speaker: Gabriel Eduard Mititica
Subject: ``The 70^2 Puzzle''
Location: MATX 1118
Time and Date: 4:004:50 p.m., Thursday, March 13, 2003 (tea break 4:505:10 p.m.)
Event: Number Theory Seminar
Speaker: Peter Borwein, Mathematics and Statistics, SFU
Subject: ``The Mahler measure of polynomials with odd coefficients''
Location: SFU Campus, Room K9509, Shrum Science Bldg.
Time and Date: 5:106:00 p.m., Thursday, March 13, 2003
Event: Number Theory Seminar
Speaker: Stephen Choi, Mathematics and Statistics, SFU
Subject: ``On Planar Functions''
Location: SFU Campus, Room K9509, Shrum Science Bldg.
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Friday, March 14, 2003
Event: Mathematics Colloquium
Speaker: M. Ram Murty, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Queen's University
Subject: ``Ramanujan Graphs''
Location: MATX 1100
Refreshments will be served at 2:45 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge,
Math Annex (Room 1115).
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Monday, March 17, 2003
Event: IAM and PIMS Distinguished Colloquium
Speaker: Lloyd N. Trefethen, Computing Laboratory, Oxford University
Subject: ``Fast accurate solution of stiff PDE''
Location: LSK Bldg., Room 301
Time and Date: 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 19, 2003
Event: Probability Seminar
Speaker: Davar Khoshnevisan, University of Utah
Subject: ``Additive Levy Processes''
Location: MATX 1102
Time and Date: 12:30 p.m., Thursday, March 20, 2003
Event: Graduate Student Seminar
Speaker: Gabriel Eduard Mititica
Subject: ``The 70^2 Puzzle''
Location: MATX 1118
Time and Date: 2:00 p.m., Thursday, March 20, 2003
Event: Mathematical Biology Seminar
Speaker: Fred Brauer, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject: ``Backward Bifurcations in Simple Vaccination Models''
Location: West Mall Annex 216, (PIMS Seminar Room)
Time and Date: 4:30 p.m., Thursday, March 20, 2003
Event: PIMSMITACS Math Finance Seminar
Speaker: Alexander Melnikov, University of Alberta
Subject: ``On the Pricing of LifeInsurance Contracts Based on Risky Assets''
Location: WMAX 216
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Monday, March 24, 2003
Event: IAM and MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Lecture
Speaker: Lawrence Bernstein, Spectral Sciences Inc., Burlington, MA
Subject: ``Atmospheric Correction of Remotely Sensed Images:
Why the world seems so hazy when flying coach''
Location: LSK Bldg., Room 301
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Monday, March 24, 2003 (pls note unusual day and location)
Event: Problems in Discrete Maths Seminar
Speaker: Stefan Mykytiuk, York University
Subject: ``Peak and shifted quasisymmetric functions''
Location: MATX 1102
Time and Date: 4:00 p.m., Monday, March 24, 2003
Event: Mathematics Colloquium
Speaker: Peter Li, Department of Mathematics, U of California, Irvine
Subject: ``The geometry and topology of manifolds with positive spectrum''
Location: MATH 203
Refreshments will be served at 3:45 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge,
Math Annex (Room 1115).
Time and Date: 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 25, 2003
Event: IAM and MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Lecture
Speaker: Lawrence Bernstein, Spectral Sciences Inc., Burlington, MA
Subject: ``Automated Atmospheric Correction of Remotely Sensed Images:
When will my pictures be ready?''
Location: MacDonald Dettwiler, 13800 Commerce Parkway, Richmond
Time and Date: 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 25, 2003
Event: Specialized Geometry Seminar
Speaker: Peter Li, Department of Mathematics, U C, Irvine
Subject: ``Minimal hypersurfaces of nonnegatively curved manifolds''
Location: MATX 1118
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 26, 2003
Event: Probability Seminar
Speaker: Balint Toth, Technical University Budapest
Subject: ``Derivation of Leroux system as the hydrodynamic limit of a two component system''
Location: MATX 1102
Time and Date: 4:004:50 p.m. (tea break 4:505:10 p.m.), Thursday, March 27, 2003
Event: Number Theory Seminar
Speaker: Hiro Goto, Hokkaido University of Education, Hakodate
Subject: ``K3 surfaces in positive characteristic''
Location: Math Annex 1102 (UBC Campus)
Time and Date: 5:106:00 p.m., Thursday, March 27, 2003
Event: Number Theory Seminar
Speaker: Kevin Hare, U C, Berkeley
Subject: ``Generalized GorshkovWirsing polynomials and the Integer Chebyshev Problem''
Location: Math Annex 1102 (UBC Campus)
Time and Date: 2:00 p.m., Friday, March 28, 2003
Event: Special Geometry Seminar
Speaker: Rafe Mazzeo*, Stanford *Speaker is CRC candidate.
Subject: ``On PoincareEinstein metrics''
Location: WMAX 216 (PIMS Seminar Room) (1:45 p.m. Refreshments served in PIMS Lounge.)
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Friday, March 28, 2003
Event: Mathematics Colloquium
Speaker: Ken Ribet, U C, Berkeley
Subject: ``Galois groups arising from modular forms''
Location: MATX 1100
Refreshments will be served at 2:45 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge,
Math Annex (Room 1115).
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Monday, March 31, 2003
Event: IAM Colloquium
Speaker: Michael Novak, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, UBC
Subject: ``Wind Regimes in a Forest on Sloping Terrain on the East Coast of Vancouver Island''
Location: LSK Bldg., Room 301
Time and Date: 4:00 p.m., Monday, March 31, 2003
Event: Mathematics Colloquium
Speaker: Rafe Mazzeo, Department of Mathematics, Stanford University
Subject: ``New directions in the global theory of noncompact constant mean curvature surfaces''
Location: MATH 203
Refreshments will be served at 3:45 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge,
Math Annex (Room 1115).
Time and Date: 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 1, 2003
Event: PIMSMITACS Math Finance Seminar
Speaker: Emmanuel Gobet, Centre de Mathematiques Appliquees, Ecole Polytechnique
Subject: ``Monte Carlo methods in finance, I''
Location: WMAX 216 (PIMS Seminar Room)
Time and Date: 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 2, 2003
Event: Probability Seminar
Speaker: Gordon Slade, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject: ``Percolation on finite graphs''
Location: MATX 1102
Time and Date: 12:30 p.m., Thursday, April 3, 2003
Event: Graduate Student Seminar
Speaker: Alexandre Girouard, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject: ``Something about Lie algebras or Galois theory''
Location: MATX 1118
Time and Date: 2:00 p.m., Thursday, April 3, 2003
Event: MITACS Mathematical Biology Seminar
Speaker: Daniel Promislow, University of Georgia
Subject: ``A network perspective on the evolutionary genetics of aging''
Location: WMAX 216
Time and Date: 4:00 p.m., Thursday, April 3, 2003
Event: PIMSMITACS Math Finance Seminar
Speaker: Emmanuel Gobet, Centre de Mathematiques Appliquees, Ecole Polytechnique
Subject: ``Monte Carlo methods in finance, II''
Location: WMAX 216
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Friday, April 4, 2003
Event: Mathematics Colloquium
Speaker: Karl Rubin, Department of Mathematics, Stanford University
Subject: ``Ranks of elliptic curves''
Location: MATX 1100
Refreshments will be served at 2:45 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge,
Math Annex (Room 1115).
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Monday, April 7, 2003
Event: IAM Colloquium (rescheduled from March 31, 2003)
Speaker: Michael Novak, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, UBC
Subject: ``Wind Regimes in a Forest on Sloping Terrain on the East Coast of Vancouver Island''
Location: LSK Bldg., Room 301
Time and Date: 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 9, 2003
Event: PIMSMITACS Math Finance Seminar
Speaker: Emmanuel Gobet, Centre de Mathematiques Appliquees, Ecole Polytechnique
Subject: ``Application of Malliavin calculus to the computation of Greeks in finance''
Location: West Mall Annex 240 (PIMS)
Time and Date: 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 9, 2003
Event: Problems in Discrete Maths Seminar
Speaker: Petr Lisonek, SFU
Subject: ``Caps in binary projective spaces''
Location: WMAX 216
Time and Date: 2:00 p.m., Thursday, April 10, 2003
Event: MITACS Mathematical Biology Seminar
Speaker: Chad Topaz, Department of Mathematics, Duke University
Subject: ``Dynamics of a twodimensional continuum model for swarming''
Location: WMAX 216
Time and Date: 4:00 p.m., Thursday, April 10, 2003
Event: PIMSMITACS Math Finance Seminar
Speaker: Emmanuel Gobet, Centre de Mathematiques Appliquees, Ecole Polytechnique
Subject: ``Sensitivity analysis in stochastic control problems and model misspecification''
Location: WMAX 216
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Friday, April 11, 2003
Event: Mathematics Colloquium
Speaker: David Bao, University of Houston
Subject: ``Are Riemannian metrics adequate on windy days?''
Location: MATX 1100
Refreshments will be served at 2:45 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge,
Math Annex (Room 1115).
Time and Date: 1:002:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 15, 2003
Event: PDE Seminar
Speaker: Francois Hamel, Universite of AixMarseille III
Subject: ``Nonlinear propagation of fronts in reactiondiffusion equations''
Location: West Mall Annex 216 (PIMS Seminar Room)
Time and Date: 2:00 p.m., Thursday, April 17, 2003
Event: MITACS Mathematical Biology Seminar
Speaker: Nathaniel Newlands, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject: ``Fisheryindependent abundance estimation of Atlantic bluefin tuna
(Thunnus thynnus) in the Gulf of Maine: integrating tracking, tagging and aerial survey data''
Location: WMAX 216
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 23, 2003
Event: Probability and PIMSMITACS Math Finance Seminar
Speaker: Emmanuel Gobet, Centre de Mathematiques Appliquees, Ecole Polytechnique
Subject: ``Approximation of stochastic processes: beyond Markovian techniques''
Location: West Mall Annex 216 (PIMS Seminar Room)
Time and Date: 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 30, 2003
Event: AlgebraTopology Seminar
Speaker: Bert Wiest, University of Rennes
Subject: ``Relaxation algorithms in braid groups: a linear bound''
Location: West Mall Annex 216 (PIMS Seminar Room)
Time and Date: 1:00 p.m., Thursday, May 8, 2003
Event: PDE Differential Geometry Seminar
Speaker: Robert Finn, Stanford University
Subject: ``Unusual comparison properties of capillary surfaces''
Location: West Mall Annex 216 (PIMS Seminar Room)
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Thursday, May 8, 2003
Event: PIMS Distinguished Lecture Seminar
Speaker: Klaus Schmidt, University of Vienna
Subject: ``Mahler measure, factors of Markov shifts and symbolic representations
of group automorphisms''
Location: West Mall Annex 216 (PIMS)
Time and Date: 12:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 14, 2003
Event: Graduate Student Seminar
Speaker: Alexandre Girouard, Department of Mathematics
Subject: ``Classical Mechanics and Symplectic Reduction''
Location: MATX 1118
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 21, 2003
Event: Probability Seminar
Speaker: Antal Jarai, CWI, Amsterdam
Subject: ``The stationary distribution of Abelian sandpile models''
Location: MATX 1102
Time and Date: 2:00 p.m., Thursday, May 22, 2003
Event: PIMSMITACS Math Biology Seminar
Speaker: Linghai Zhang, Department of Mathematics, Lehigh University, Pennsylvania
Subject: ``On the stability of traveling wave solutions of integraldifferential equations
arising from synaptically coupled neuronal networks''
Location: WMAX 216 (PIMS Seminar Room, 1933 West Mall)
Time and Date: 12:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 28, 2003
Event: Graduate Student Seminar
Speaker: Dennis The, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject: ``Quaternionic Analysis''
Location: MATX 1118
Time and Date: 9:0011:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 4, 2003
Event: Foundations of Mathematics in the Theory of Predicates Summer Seminar Series
Speaker: Dr. H.G.R. Millington, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of the West Indies
Subject: ``Introduction  Formal languages''
Location: MATX 1102
Time and Date: 12:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 4, 2003
Event: Graduate Student Seminar
Speaker: Olivier Rousseau, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject: ``On a generalized Rolle theorem''
Location: MATX 1118
Time and Date: 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 10, 2003
Event: MITACS Math Biology Seminar
Speaker: Ross Cressman, Department of Mathematics, Wilfrid Laurier University
Subject: ``Coevolution and the Stationary Density Surface''
Location: WMAX 216, PIMS Seminar Room, 1933 West Mall, UBC
Time and Date: 9:0011:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 11, 2003
Event: Foundations of Mathematics in the Theory of Predicates Summer Seminar Series
Speaker: Hugh Millington, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of the West Indies
Subject: ``The Existence of SetTheoretic Universes''
Location: MATX 1102
Time and Date: 9:0011:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 18, 2003
Event: Foundations of Mathematics in the Theory of Predicates Summer Seminar Series
Speaker: Hugh Millington, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of the West Indies
Subject: ``On the Consistency of ZF''
Location: MATX 1102
Time and Date: 2:00 p.m., Thursday, June 19, 2003
Event: MITACS Math Biology Seminar  Please note revised speaker and topic.
Speaker: Leonardo Huato, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Subject: ``Predicting migratory route and behaviour of migratory fishes: A fitnessbased approach to the modelling of the juvenile migration of sockeye salmon''
Location: WMAX 216, PIMS Seminar Room, 1933 West Mall, UBC
Time and Date: 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 24, 2003
Event: MITACS Math Biology Seminar
Speaker: Fred Brauer, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject: ``Population harvesting''
Location: WMAX 216, PIMS Seminar Room, 1933 West Mall, UBC
Time and Date: 9:0011:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 25, 2003
Event: Foundations of Mathematics in the Theory of Predicates Summer Seminar Series
Speaker: Hugh Millington, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of the West Indies
Subject: ``Relations and Functions''
Location: MATX 1102
Time and Date: 9:0011:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 2, 2003
Event: Foundations of Mathematics in the Theory of Predicates Summer Seminar Series
Speaker: Hugh Millington, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science,
University of the West Indies
Subject: ``Ordinals and Cardinals''
Location: MATX 1102
Time and Date: 4:00 p.m. (seminar: 4:30 p.m.), Wednesday, July 2, 2003
Event: PIMSMITACS Math Biology Reception and Seminar
Speaker: Albert Goldbeter, Unite de Chronobiologie theorique, Faculte des Sciences,
Universite Libre de Bruxelles, B1050 Brussels, Belgium
Subject: ``Computational models for the Drosophila and mammalian circadian clocks''
Location: WMAX 216, PIMS Seminar Room, 1933 West Mall, UBC
Time and Date: 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 8, 2003
Event: Topology/Geometry Seminar
Speaker: Professor P. Sankaran, Math. Research Institute, Madras, India
Subject: ``Cohomology of Toric Bundles''
Location: MATX 1102
Time and Date: 9:0011:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 9, 2003
Event: Foundations of Mathematics in the Theory of Predicates Summer Seminar Series
Speaker: Hugh Millington, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of the West Indies
Subject: ``The Theory of Categories''
Location: MATX 1102
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Thursday, July 10, 2003
Event: Probability Seminar
Speaker: ZhenQing Chen, Department of Mathematics, U. Washington
Subject: ``Boundary trace of reflecting Brownian motion''
Abstract: We establish a uniform dimensional result for normally reflected Brownian
motion (RBM) in a large class of nonsmooth domains. Exact Hausdorff dimensions
for the boundary occupation time and the boundary trace of RBM are given.
(Joint with I. Benjamini and S. Rohde)
Location: MATX 1102
Time and Date: 2:003:00 p.m., Friday, July 18, 2003
Event: Algebraic Geometry Conference Seminar
Speaker: Kalle Karu, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject: ``The cdindex of polytopes''
Location: MATX 1102
Time and Date: 3:154:15 p.m., Friday, July 18, 2003
Event: Algebraic Geometry Conference Seminar
Speaker: Mark Goresky, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ
Subject: ``The geometry of the Fundamental Lemma''
Location: MATX 1102
Time and Date: 2:00 p.m., Thursday, July 24, 2003
Event: MITACS Mathematical Biology Seminar
Speaker: Nadine Wolff, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject: ``Recent Results in the Study of Complex Networks''
Location: MATX 1102
Time and Date: 2:00 p.m., Monday, August 18, 2003
Event: MITACS Mathematical Biology Seminar
Speaker: Ryan Gutenkunst, Cornell University
Subject: ``Analysis of movement pattern of Bluefin Tuna in homogeneous
and heterogeneous environments''
Location: Room 216, PIMS, 1933 West Mall, UBC
Time and Date: 2:00 p.m., Thursday, August 21, 2003
Event: MITACS Mathematical Biology Seminar
Speaker: Laurent PujoMenjouet, Centre for Nonlinear Dynamics, McGill
Subject: ``Analysis of Cell Kinetics using a Cell Division Marker:
Mathematical Modeling of Experimental Data''
Location: Room 216, PIMS, 1933 West Mall, UBC
Time and Date: 2:30 p.m., Thursday, September 4, 2003
Event: Algebraic Geometry Seminar
Organizational Meeting
You're invited to attend.
Location: PIMS Seminar Room 216, 1933 West Mall, UBC
Time and Date: 3:003:50 p.m., Thursday, September 4, 2003
Event: Number Theory Seminar
Speaker: Chris Skinner, University of Michigan
Subject: ``padic Lfunctions for Unitary Groups and Stable/Endoscopic Congruences''
Location: MATX 1102, (UBC Campus)
Time and Date: 4:105:00 p.m., Thursday, September 4, 2003
Event: Number Theory Seminar
Speaker: Chris Rowe, PIMS, SFU, UBC
Subject: ``CoatesWiles Towers for CMAbelian Varieties''
Location: MATX 1102, (UBC Campus)
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Friday, September 5, 2003
Event: Mathematics Colloquium
Speaker: John Heywood, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject: ``A curious phenomenon in a model problem,
suggestive of the hydrodynamic inertial range and smallest scale of motion''
Location: MATX 1100
Refreshments will be served at 2:45 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge,
Math Annex (Room 1115).
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Monday, September 8, 2003
Event: IAM Seminar
Speaker: Michael Ward, UBC
Subject: ``Oscillatory and Competition Instabilities of Localized Patterns
in the GiererMeinhardt and GrayScott Models''
Location: Room 301, LSK Bldg.
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 9, 2003
Event: Differential GeometryMathematical PhysicsPDE (DGMPPDE) Seminar
Organizational Meeting
Location: MATX 1102
Time and Date: 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 9, 2003
Event: Problems in Discrete Maths Seminar
Speaker: William Evans, UBC
Subject: ``Scheduling to Minimize VideoonDemand Delay''
Location: WMAX 216, PIMS Seminar Room
Time and Date: 12:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 10, 2003
Event: Scientific Computing and Applied & Industrial Math Seminar
Speaker: Uri Ascher, UBC
Subject: ``Symplectic and multisymplectic methods for the KdV equation?''
Location: WMAX 216, PIMS Seminar Room
Time and Date: 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 10, 2003
Event: AlgebraTopology Seminar
Speaker: Dale Rolfsen, UBC
Subject: ``Does the Jones polynomial detect the unknot?''
Location: MATX 1102
Time and Date: 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 10, 2003
Event: MITACS Mathematical Biology Seminar
Organizational Meeting
Location: WMAX 216, PIMS Seminar Room
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 10, 2003
Event: Probability Seminar
Speaker: Martin Barlow, UBC
Subject: ``Coupling and the lamplighter group''
Location: MATX 1102
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Friday, September 12, 2003
Event: Mathematics Colloquium
Speaker: Aaron Bertram, University of Utah
Subject: ``Localizing to get Relations in Cohomology''
Location: MATX 1100
Refreshments will be served at 2:45 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge,
Math Annex (Room 1115).
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Monday, September 15, 2003
Event: IAM Seminar
Speaker: Doron Levy, Department of Mathematics, Stanford University
Subject: ``Numerical Methods for Nonlinear Dispersive Equations''
Location: Room 301, LSK Bldg.
Time and Date: 4:00 p.m., Monday, September 15, 2003
Event: Special Dynamical Systems Seminar
Speaker: Albert M. Fisher, University of Sao Paulo
Subject: ``Fractals, flows and randomness''
Location: MATX 1100 (changed to MATX 1118)
Time and Date: 12:30 p.m. (Please note special date and time.), Tuesday, September 16, 2003
Event: Scientific Computing and Applied & Industrial Math Seminar
Speaker: Doron Levy, Department of Mathematics, Stanford University
Subject: ``HighOrder Central Schemes for HamiltonJacobi Equations''
Location: CICSR/CS 163
Time and Date: 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 16, 2003
Event: DGMPPDE Seminar
Speaker: Mohammad Reza Pakzad, UBC
Subject: ``On the Sobolev space of isometric immersions''
Location: MATX 1102 (see www.math.ubc.ca/~ttsai/dgmppde)
Time and Date: 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 17, 2003
Event: Algebra/Topology Seminar
Speaker: Kee Y. Lam, UBC
Subject: ``Nonsingular bilinear maps near the HurwitzRadon range''
Location: WMAX 216, PIMS Seminar Room
Time and Date: 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 17, 2003
Event: Algebraic Geometry Seminar
Speaker: Anca Mustata, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject: ``Lines on the Dwork pencil; rational curves on quintic threefolds''
Location: MATX 1118
Time and Date:2:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 17, 2003
Event: MITACS Mathematical Biology Seminar
Speaker: Brian Grenfell, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, UK
Subject: ``Childhood infections in space and time''
Location: WMAX 216, PIMS Seminar Room
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 17, 2003
Event: Probability Seminar
Speaker: Leonid Mytnik, Technion, Haifa
Subject: ``Regularity and irregularity of (1+\beta )stable superBrownian motion''
Location: MATX 1102
Time and Date: 2:30 p.m., Thursday, September 18, 2003
Event: Algebraic Geometry Seminar
Speaker: Andrei Mustata, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject: ``Intermediate moduli spaces of stable maps''
Location: WMAX 216, PIMS Seminar Room
Time and Date: 3:003:50 p.m., Thursday, September 18, 2003
Event: Number Theory Seminar
Speaker: Friedrich Littman, PIMS, SFU, UBC
Subject: ``An extremal problem in Fourier analysis''
Location: SFU Campus, Room K9509 (Shrum Science Bldg.)
Time and Date: 4:105:00 p.m., Thursday, September 18, 2003
Event: Number Theory Seminar
Speaker: Ben Green, PIMS, SFU, UBC
Subject: ``Roth's theorem in the primes''
Location: SFU Campus, Room K9509 (Shrum Science Bldg.)
Time and Date: 4:30 p.m., Thursday, September 18, 2003
Event: PIMSMITACS Math Finance Seminar
Speaker: Florina Halasan, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject: ``Interest rate dynamics and consistent forward rate curves
(an application of differential geometry)''
Location: WMAX 216, PIMS Seminar Room
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Friday, September 19, 2003
Event: Mathematics Colloquium
Speaker: Jingyi Chen, UBC
Subject: ``Recent progress of mean curvature flow in higher codimension''
Location: MATX 1100
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Monday, September 22, 2003
Event: IAMPIMS Distinguished Colloquium Series
Speaker: Jorge Nocedal, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Northwestern University
Subject: ``The New Faces of Nonlinear Optimization''
Location: Room 301, LSK Bldg.
Time and Date: 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 23, 2003
Event: DGMPPDE Seminar
Speaker: Kyungkeun Kang, UBC
Subject: ``On boundary regularity for the Stokes and NavierStokes equations''
Location: MATX 1102 (see www.math.ubc.ca/~/dgmppde for abstract)
Time and Date: 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 23, 2003
Event: Algebraic Geometry Seminar
Speaker: Lawrence Ein, Department of Mathematics, Statistics & Computer Science, Univ. of Illinois at Chicago
Subject: ``Multiplier ideals and their applications''
Location: WMAX 216, PIMS Seminar Room
Time and Date: 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 24, 2003
Event: Algebra/Topology Seminar
Speaker: Dale Rolfsen, UBC
Subject: ``Knot theory and 3dimensional manifolds''
Location: WMAX 216, PIMS Seminar Room
Time and Date: 12:001:15 p.m., Wednesday, September 24, 2003
Event: SCAIM Seminar
Speaker: Ian Mitchell, Department of Computer Science, UBC
Subject: ``Level Set Methods for Constrained Path Planning and for Reachable Sets''
Location: CICSR/CS 163
Time and Date: 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 24, 2003
Event: MITACS Mathematical Biology 1/2 day workshop
Speaker: MITACS students, faculty
Subject: ``Semiannual local MITACS team workshop''
Location: WMAX 216, PIMS Seminar Room
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 24, 2003
Event: Probability Seminar
Speaker: Anja Sturm, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject: ``The coalescent for a population model with mutation, selection and recombination''
Location: MATX 1102
Time and Date: 2:30 p.m., Thursday, September 25, 2003
Event: Algebraic Geometry Seminar
Speaker: Jacob Shapiro, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject: ``A study of the GopakumarVafa conjecture for local K3surfaces''
Location: WMAX 216, PIMS Seminar Room
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Friday, September 26, 2003
Event: Mathematics Colloquium
Speaker: Brian Wetton, UBC
Subject: ``Computational Models of Electrically Coupled Hydrogen Fuel Cells''
Location: MATX 1100
Refreshments will be served at 2:45 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge, Math Annex (Room 1115).
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Monday, September 29, 2003
Event: IAM Colloquium Cancelled due to illness.
Speaker: Gordon Semenoff, Department of Physics & Astronomy, UBC
Subject: ``Random Matrix Ensembles and Strings''
Location: Room 301, LSK Bldg.
Time and Date: 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 30, 2003
Event: DGMPPDE Seminar
Speaker: Wolfgang Spitzer, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject: ``The ground state energy of atoms and coherent states''
Location: MATX 1102 (see www.math.ubc.ca/~ttsai/dgmppde for abstract)
Time and Date: 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 30, 2003
Event: Problems in Discrete Maths Seminar
Speaker: William Evans, Department of Computer Science, UBC
Subject: ``Scheduling to Minimize VideoonDemand Delay II''
Location: WMAX 216, PIMS Seminar Room
Time and Date: 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 1, 2003
Event: Algebra/Topology Seminar
Speaker: Denis Sjerve, UBC
Subject: ``Symmetries of Surfaces''
Location: MATX 1102 (moved from WMAX 216)
Time and Date: 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 1, 2003
Event: Algebraic Geometry Seminar
Speaker: Kalle Karu, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject: ``Toric Geometry I''
Location: MATX 1118
Time and Date: 12:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 1, 2003
Event: SCAIM Seminar
Speaker: YueXian Li, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject: ``A Theory of Forced Pattern Formation in Excitable Media''
Location: WMAX 216, PIMS Seminar Room
Time and Date: 2:30 p.m., Thursday, October 2, 2003
Event: Algebraic Geometry Seminar
Speaker: Zinovy Reichstein, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject: ``Cayley maps for algebraic groups''
Location: WMAX 216, PIMS Seminar Room
Time and Date: 3:003:50 p.m., Thursday, October 2, 2003
Event: Number Theory Seminar
Speaker: Jozsef Solymosi, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject: ``Sums, products, and convexity''
Location: MATX 1102, UBC Campus
Time and Date: 4:105:00 p.m., Thursday, October 2, 2003
Event: Number Theory Seminar
Speaker: Michael Bennett, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject: ``Euler's equation x^y=y^x revisited''
Location: MATX 1102, UBC Campus
Time and Date: 4:30 p.m., Thursday, October 2, 2003
Event: PIMSMITACS Math Finance Seminar
Speaker: Ivan Bandic, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject: ``Pricing MortgageBacked Securities and Collateralized Mortgage Obligations''
Location: WMAX 216, PIMS Seminar Room
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Friday, October 3, 2003
Event: Mathematics Colloquium
Speaker: Thamayanthi Chellathurai, Department of Systems Design Engineering, Univ. of Waterloo
Subject: ``Dynamic Portfolio Selection with Transaction Costs
using NonSingular Stochastic Optimal Control Theory''
Location: MATX 1100
Refreshments will be served at 2:45 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge,
Math Annex (Room 1115).
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Monday, October 6, 2003
Event: IAMPIMS Distinguished Colloquium Series
Speaker: Harry Swinney, Department of Physics, University of Texas at Austin
Subject: ``Spatial Patterns and Shock Waves in Sand''
Location: Room 301, LSK Bldg.
Time and Date: 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 7, 2003
Event: DGMPPDE Seminar
Speaker: David Hasler, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject: ``The heat kernel expansion for the electromagnetic field in a cavity and its application to the Casimir energy''
Location: MATX 1102
Time and Date: 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 7, 2003
Event: Problems in Discrete Maths Seminar
Speaker: Ben Green, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject: ``An arithmetic version of Szemeredi's regularity lemma''
Location: WMAX 216, PIMS Seminar Room
Time and Date: 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 8, 2003
Event: Algebra/Topology Seminar
Speaker: Dale Rolfsen, UBC
Subject: ``The existence of nonzero degree maps among manifolds''
Location: MATX 1102
Time and Date: 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 8, 2003
Event: Algebraic Geometry Seminar
Speaker: Kalle Karu, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject: ``Toric Geometry II''
Location: MATX 1118
Time and Date: 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 8, 2003
Event: MITACS Mathematical Biology Seminar
Speaker: Thomas Hillen, Department of Mathematics, Univ. of Alberta
Subject: ``L^2moment closure of transport equations and applications in biology''
Location: WMAX 216, PIMS Seminar Room
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 8, 2003
Event: Probability Seminar
Speaker: Larry Thomas, University of Virginia
Subject: ``The polaron and the functional integral representation for its ground state energy''
Location: MATX 1102
Time and Date: 2:30 p.m., Thursday, October 9, 2003
Event: Algebraic Geometry Seminar
Speaker: Jim Bryan, UBC
Subject: ``Topological Quantum Field Theory and the GromovWitten invariants of curves in threefolds''
Location: WMAX 216, PIMS Seminar Room
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Friday, October 10, 2003
Event: Mathematics Colloquium
Speaker: YueXian Li, UBC
Subject: ``A Model of Calcium Waves and a Theory of Waves in Inhomogeneous Media''
Location: MATX 1100
Refreshments will be served at 2:45 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge,
Math Annex (Room 1115).
Time and Date: 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 14, 2003
Event: DGMPPDE Seminar
Speaker: Theodore Kolokolnikov, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject: ``Stripe instabilities in the two dimensional GrayScott model''
Location: MATX 1102
Time and Date: 3:004:00 p.m.
Please note special time and location, Tuesday, October 14, 2003
Event: IAM Colloquium
Speaker: Roy Adler, IBM Thomas Watson Research Center, New York
Subject: ``A Dynamical System and Color Printing''
Location: WMAX 216, PIMS Seminar Room
Time and Date: 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 15, 2003
Event: Algebra/Topology Seminar
Speaker: Kee Y. Lam, UBC
Subject: ``A combinatoric function arising from algebra, geometry and motivic cohomology''
Location: MATX 1102
Time and Date: 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 15, 2003
Event: Algebraic Geometry Seminar
Speaker: Jim Carrell, UBC
Subject: ``Equivariant Cohomology of Regular Varieties''
Location: MATX 1118
Time and Date: 12:001:15 p.m., Wednesday, October 15, 2003
Event: SCAIM Seminar
Speaker: Richard Bartels, University of Waterloo
Subject: ``Local Least Squares''
Location: CICSR/CS 163
Time and Date: 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 15, 2003
Event: MITACS Mathematical Biology Seminar
Speaker: Roy Adler, IBM Thomas Watson Research Center, New York
Subject: ``Scoliosis and modelling the spine''
Location: WMAX 216, PIMS Seminar Room
Time and Date: 2:30 p.m., Thursday, October 16, 2003
Event: Algebraic Geometry Seminar
Speaker: Kiumars Kaveh, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject: ``CarrellLieberman theorem and the cohomology ring of toric varieties''
Location: WMAX 216, PIMS Seminar Room
Time and Date: 3:003:50 p.m., Thursday, October 16, 2003
Event: Number Theory Seminar
Speaker: Idris Mercer, SFU
Subject: ``Probabilistic methods for unimodular polynomials''
Location: SFU Campus, Room K9509 (Shrum Science Bldg.)
Time and Date: 4:105:00 p.m., Thursday, October 16, 2003
Event: Number Theory Seminar
Speaker: TBA
Subject: ``TBA''
Location: SFU Campus, Room K9509 (Shrum Science Bldg.)
Time and Date: 12:30 p.m., Friday, October 17, 2003
Event: School of Computing Science, SFU and Pacific Institute
for the Mathematical Sciences Distinguished Lecture
Speaker: Prof. Stephen Cook, University of Toronto
Subject: ``The P vs NP Problem and its Place in Complexity Theory''
Location: SFU Campus, Room AQ3182 (Academic Quadrangle Bldg.)
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Friday, October 17, 2003
Event: Mathematics Colloquium
Speaker: Kai Behrend, UBC
Subject: ``Stacks''
Location: MATX 1100
Refreshments will be served at 2:45 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge,
Math Annex (Room 1115).
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Monday, October 20, 2003
Event: IAM Colloquium
Speaker: Dan Coombs, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject: ``Periodic Chirality Inversions Propagating on Bacterial Flagella''
Location: Room 301, Leonard S. Klinck Bldg.
Time and Date: 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 21, 2003
Event: DGMPPDE Seminar
Speaker: Martial Agueh, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject: ``Asymptotic behavior for doubly degenerate parabolic equations''
Location: MATX 1102
Time and Date: 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 21, 2003
Event: Problems in Discrete Maths Seminar
Speaker: Laura Chavez, SFU
Subject: ``Circular Chromatic and Flow Numbers of Matroids''
Location: WMAX 216, PIMS Seminar Room
Time and Date: 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 22, 2003
Event: Algebra/Topology Seminar
Speaker: Shicheng Wang, Peking University
Subject: ``Maps of nonzero degree between 2nmanifolds''
Location: MATX 1102
Time and Date: 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 22, 2003
Event: Algebraic Geometry Seminar
Speaker: Kiumars Kaveh, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject: ``SAGBI bases and deformation of spherical varieties to toric varieties''
Location: MATX 1118
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 22, 2003
Event: Probability Seminar
Speaker: Anna Talarczyk, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject: ``Particle picture approach to the selfintersection local time
of density processes in S'(R^d)''
Location: MATX 1102
Time and Date: 2:30 p.m., Thursday, October 23, 2003
Event: Algebraic Geometry Seminar
Speaker: Ajneet Dhillon, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject: ``The Cohomology of the Moduli of Stable Bundles''
Location: WMAX 216, PIMS Seminar Room
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Friday, October 24, 2003
Event: Mathematics Colloquium
Speaker: Shicheng Wang, Peking University
Subject: ``Certain dynamics on 3manifolds and embedding open 3manifolds into 3space''
Location: MATX 1100
Refreshments will be served at 2:45 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge,
Math Annex (Room 1115).
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Monday, October 27, 2003
Event: IAM Colloquium
Speaker: Steven Ruuth, Department of Mathematics, SFU
Subject: ``MonotonicityPreserving Time Discretization Methods''
Location: Room 301, Leonard S. Klinck Bldg.
Time and Date: 12:001:15 p.m., Tuesday (Pls note unusual day), October 28, 2003
Event: Scientific Computing and Applied & Industrial Mathematics (SCAIM) Seminar
Speaker: Alexei Cheviakov, Department of Mathematics, Queen's University
Subject: ``New methods of building exact 3dimensional anisotropic plasma equilibria''
Location: MATX 1101 (Previously announced as WMAX 216. Location has changed.)
Time and Date: 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 28, 2003
Event: DGMPPDE Seminar
Speaker: John Heywood, UBC
Subject: ``The Spatially Periodic NavierStokes Equations and Spectral Codes''
Location: MATX 1102
Time and Date: 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 29, 2003
Event: Algebra/Topology Seminar
Speaker: Izak Grguric, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject: ``Introduction to geometric and homotopical bordism''
Location: MATX 1102
Time and Date: 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 29, 2003
Event: MITACS Mathematical Biology Seminar
Speaker: David Brian Walton, Applied Mathematics, Univ. of Washington
Subject: ``Using Hidden Markov Models to Analyze SingleMolecule Motor Protein Experiments''
Location: WMAX 216, PIMS Seminar Room
Time and Date: 3:00  4:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 29, 2003
Event: Special Analysis Seminar
Speaker: Michael Lacey, Georgia Institute of Technology
Subject: ``Hilbert transform on smooth families of lines''
Location: MATH 203
Time and Date: 4:005:00 p.m. (Pls note unusual hour), Wednesday, October 29, 2003
Event: Probability Seminar
Speaker: Hamideh Hamedani, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject: ``Existence and uniqueness of stopped semimonotone
stochastic evolution equations with martingale noise''
Location: MATX 1102
Time and Date: 2:30 p.m., Thursday, October 30, 2003
Event: Algebraic Geometry Seminar
Speaker: Jaydeep Chipalkatti, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject: ``Degeneracy loci of transvectant morphisms''
Location: WMAX 216, PIMS Seminar Room
Time and Date: 3:003:50 p.m., Thursday, October 30, 2003
Event: Number Theory Seminar
Speaker: Alexa van der Waall, SFU
Subject: ``The start of differential rings and operators in Magma''
Location: MATX 1102, UBC Campus
Time and Date: 4:105:00 p.m., Thursday, October 30, 2003
Event: Number Theory Seminar
Speaker: Nils Bruin, SFU
Subject: ``TBA''
Location: MATX 1102, UBC Campus
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Friday, October 31, 2003
Event: Mathematics Colloquium
Speaker: Michael Lacey, Georgia Institute of Technology
Subject: ``Convergence of Fourier Series: Past, Present, Future''
Location: MATX 1100
Refreshments will be served at 2:45 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge,
Math Annex (Room 1115).
Time and Date: 9:00 a.m.5:15 p.m., Saturday, November 1, 2003
Event: PIMSMITACS Math Finance Seminar
Annual MITACS Team Workshop at UBC
Details at http://www.pims.math.ca/mitacs/mtrm/Events.htm
Location: Math Annex 1100
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Monday, November 3, 2003
Event: IAMPIMS 20032004 Distinguished Colloquium Series
Speaker: Chris Bretherton, Department of Atmospheric Science, University of Washington
Subject: ``Understanding the Circulation of the Tropical Atmosphere Using Simple Mathematical Models''
Location: Room 301, Leonard S. Klinck Bldg.
Time and Date: 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 4, 2003
Event: DGMPPDE Seminar
Speaker: Daniel Ueltschi, University of Arizona
Subject: ``On the sum of lowest eigenvalues of the discrete Laplacian''
Location: MATX 1102
Time and Date: 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 4, 2003
Event: Problems in Discrete Maths Seminar
Speaker: Kalle Karu, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject: ``Polytopes and toric varieties''
Location: WMAX 216, PIMS Seminar Room
Time and Date: 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 5, 2003
Event: Algebra/Topology Seminar
Speaker: Dale Rolfsen, UBC
Subject: ``Degree one maps of knot complements and Alexander's polynomial''
Location: MATX 1102
Time and Date: 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 5, 2003
Event: MITACS Mathematical Biology Seminar
Speaker: Elena Braverman, University of Calgary
Subject: ``Logistic equations with harvesting''
Location: WMAX 216, PIMS Seminar Room
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 5, 2003
Event: Probability Seminar
Speaker: Daniel Ueltschi, University of Arizona
Subject: ``A selfavoiding random walk with attractive interactions''
Location: MATX 1102
Time and Date: 2:30 p.m., Thursday, November 6, 2003
Event: Algebraic Geometry Seminar
Speaker: Jim Carrell, UBC
Subject: ``Singularities of Schubert Varieties''
Location: WMAX 216, PIMS Seminar Room
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Friday, November 7, 2003
Event: Mathematics Colloquium
Speaker: Jon Wolfson, Department of Mathematics, Michigan State University
Subject: ``Lagrangian Cycles and Volume''
Location: MATX 1100
Refreshments will be served at 2:45 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge,
Math Annex (Room 1115).
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Monday, November 10, 2003
Event: IAM Colloquium
Speaker: Felix Herrmann, Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences, UBC
Subject: ``Imaging, Characterization and Modeling of Seismic Reflectors''
Location: Room 301, Leonard S. Klinck Bldg.
Time and Date: 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 12, 2003
Event: Algebra/Topology Seminar
Speaker: Liam Watson, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject: ``Braids acting on Tangles''
Location: MATX 1102
Time and Date: 12:001:15 p.m., Wednesday, November 12, 2003
Event: SCAIM Seminar
Speaker: Sarah Mitchell, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject: ``Application of the box scheme to reactive transport problems''
Location: WMAX 216, PIMS Seminar Room
Time and Date: 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 12, 2003
Event: MITACS Mathematical Biology Seminar
Speaker: Fred Brauer, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject: ``Some simple models for disease outbreaks''
Location: WMAX 216, PIMS Seminar Room
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 12, 2003
Event: Probability Seminar
Speaker: Arnaud de La Pradelle, Paris VI
Subject: ``Integration and rough paths''
Location: MATX 1102
Time and Date: 2:30 p.m., Thursday, November 13, 2003
Event: Algebraic Geometry Seminar
Speaker: Maciej Mizerski, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject: ``Twisted Quantum Cohomology''
Location: WMAX 216, PIMS Seminar Room
Time and Date: 3:003:50 p.m., Thursday, November 13, 2003
Event: Number Theory Seminar
Speaker: Patrick Ingram, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject: ``Diophantine approximation and rational points on elliptic curves''
Location: Room K9509, Shrum Science Bldg., SFU Campus
Time and Date: 4:105:00 p.m., Thursday, November 13, 2003
Event: Number Theory Seminar
Speaker: Keshav Mukunda, SFU
Subject: ``TBA''
Location: Room K9509, Shrum Science Bldg., SFU Campus
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Friday, November 14, 2003
Event: Mathematics Colloquium
Speaker: Oded Schramm, Microsoft
Subject: ``Scaling limits of random 2D processes''
Location: MATX 1100
Refreshments will be served at 2:45 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge,
Math Annex (Room 1115).
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Monday, November 17, 2003
Event: IAM Colloquium
Speaker: Ian Frigaard, Departments of Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering, UBC
Subject: ``The Mathematics of Cementing Oil Wells"
Location: Room 301, Leonard S. Klinck Bldg.
Time and Date: 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 19, 2003
Event: Algebra/Topology Seminar
Speaker: John MacDonald, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject: ``Categories, multicategories and operads"
Location: MATX 1102
Time and Date: 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 19, 2003
Event: MITACS Mathematical Biology Seminar
Speaker: Viktoria Hsu, Applied Mathematics, University of Washington
Subject: ``Mechanistic Modeling of Cell Membrane Potentials via a Quasi SteadyState Approximation"
Location: WMAX 216, PIMS Seminar Room
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 19, 2003
Event: Probability Seminar
Speaker: Anja Sturm, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject: ``The coelescent for a population model with mutation, selection and recombination, part II"
Location: MATX 1102
Time and Date: 4:00 p.m., Friday, November 21, 2003
Event: SCAIM Seminar
Speaker: Karl Meerbergen, FFT Belgium
Subject: ``The Arnoldi method for the solution of the quadratic eigenvalue problem"
Location: CICSR/CS 163
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Friday, November 21, 2003
Event: Mathematics Colloquium
Speaker: John Urbas, Australia National University
Subject: ``Selfsimilar solutions of Gauss curvature flows"
Location: MATX 1100
Refreshments will be served at 2:45 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge,
Math Annex (Room 1115).
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Monday, November 24, 2003
Event: IAM Colloquium
Speaker: John Stockie, Department of Mathematics, SFU
Subject: ``Parametric Resonance in Immersed Elastic Boundaries"
Location: Room 301, Leonard S. Klinck Bldg.
Time and Date: 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 25, 2003
Event: Problems in Discrete Maths Seminar
Speaker: Gabor Tardos, Renyi Institute, Budapest
Subject: ``Optimal probabilistic fingerprint codes"
Location: WMAX 216, PIMS Seminar Room
Time and Date: 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 26, 2003
Event: Algebra/Topology Seminar
Speaker: Laura Scull, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject: ``Group cohomology and grade school arithmetic"
Location: MATX 1102
Time and Date: 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 26, 2003
Event: Algebraic Geometry Seminar
Speaker: Kai Behrend, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject: ``Using vector fields to compute cohomology of stable map spaces I"
Location: MATX 1118
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 26, 2003
Event: Probability Seminar
Speaker: Silke Rolles, UCLA
Subject: ``Edgereinforced random walk on a ladder"
Location: MATX 1102
Time and Date: 2:30 p.m., Thursday, November 27, 2003
Event: Algebraic Geometry Seminar
Speaker: Kai Behrend, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject: ``Using vector fields to compute cohomology of stable map spaces II"
Location: WMAX 216, PIMS Seminar Room
Time and Date: 3:003:50 p.m., Thursday, November 27, 2003
Event: Number Theory Seminar
Speaker: Ron Ferguson, MITACS, SFU, UBC
Subject: ``Zeros of finite Dirichlet sums"
Location: MATX 1102, UBC Campus
Time and Date: 4:105:00 p.m., Thursday, November 27, 2003
Event: Number Theory Seminar
Speaker: Imin Chen, Simon Fraser University
Subject: ``Diophantine equations and elliptic curves"
Location: MATX 1102, UBC Campus
Time and Date: 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 3, 2003
Event: MITACS Mathematical Biology Seminar
Speaker: Peter Cripton, Mechanical Engineering, UBC
Subject: ``Kinematics of the Human Spine''
Location: WMAX 216, PIMS Seminar Room
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 3, 2003
Event: Probability Seminar
Speaker: Kevin Buhr, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject: ``Interface Solutions of Lookdown Particle Systems''
Location: MATX 1102
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 9, 2003
Event: Mathematics Colloquium
Speaker: Karl Rubin, Department of Mathematics, Stanford University
Subject:
``The Birch and SwinnertonDyer conjecture for elliptic curves''
Location: MATX 1100
Refreshments will be served at 2:45 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge,
Math Annex (Room 1115).
Time and Date: 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 10, 2003
Event: Joint SCAIM/Mathematical Biology Seminar
Speaker: Ridgway Scott, University of Chicago
Subject: ``Simulating Novel Materials''
Location: WMAX 216, PIMS Seminar Room
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Thursday, December 11, 2003
Event: Mathematics Colloquium
Speaker: Alejandro Adem, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Subject:
``Periodic Complexes, Fixity and Group Actions''
Location: MATX 1100
Refreshments will be served at 2:45 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge,
Math Annex (Room 1115).
Time and Date: 10:00 a.m., Friday, December 12, 2003
Event: Algebra/Topology Seminar
Speaker: Alejandro Adem, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Subject: ``On Representations and Ktheory of the Braid Groups''
Location: WMAX 216, PIMS Seminar Room
