2004 Seminars
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Monday, January 12,
2004
Event: IAM Colloquium
Speaker: Brian Seymour, Department of
Mathematics, UBC
Subject: ``Nonlinear Acoustic Resonance and
RMS''
Location: Room 301, Leonard S. Klinck Bldg.
Time and Date: 4:00 p.m., Monday, January 12,
2004
Event: Mathematics Colloquium
Speaker: Robert McCann, Department of
Mathematics, University of Toronto
Subject: ``Phase
transitions and symmetrybreaking in singular
diffusion''
Location: MATH 203
Refreshments will be served at 3:45 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge,
Math Annex (Room 1115).
Time and Date: 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 13,
2004
Event: DGMPPDE Seminar
Speaker: Robert McCann, University of Toronto
Subject: ``Exact semigeostrophic flows in
an elliptical ocean basin''
Location: MATX 1118
Time and Date: 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 13,
2004
Event: Problems in Discrete Maths
Seminar
Speaker: Jozsef Solymosi, Department of
Mathematics, UBC
Subject: ``Extremal pointline arrangements
on the plane''
Location: MATX 1102
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 14,
2004
Event: Probability Seminar
Speaker: Ed Perkins, Department of Mathematics,
UBC
Subject: ``Scaling limits for stochastic
LotkaVolterra models I''
Location: MATX 1102
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 14,
2004
Event: Algebraic Geometry Seminar
Speaker: Jim Bryan, Department of Mathematics,
UBC
Subject: ``On the
GromovWitten/DonaldsonThomas correspondence''
Location: MATH 103
Time and Date: 12:00 p.m., Thursday, January 15,
2004
Event: SCAIM Seminar
Speaker: Ozgur Yilmaz, University of Maryland,
College Park
Subject: ``Beta Encoders for Robust
AnalogtoDigital Conversion''
Location: MATX 1118
Pls note revised time and room location than previously announced.
Time and Date: 2:00 p.m., Thursday, January 15,
2004
Event: Joint StatisticsProbability
Seminar
Speaker: D.A.S. Fraser, Department of
Statistics, University of Toronto
Subject: ``Is there total inference?
Saddlepoint and beyond''
Location: MATH 103
Time and Date: 3:30 p.m., Thursday, January 15,
2004
Event: MITACS Mathematical Biology
Seminar
Speaker: Robert Miura, Departments of
Mathematical Sciences and Biomedical Engineering,
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Subject: ``Spreading Depression: A Paradigm
for Understanding Basic Brain Mechanisms''
Location: MATX 1101 (Math Annex, meeting room)
Pls note revised time and venue.
Time and Date: 4:004:50 p.m., Thursday, January
15, 2004
Event: Number Theory Seminar
Speaker: Mark Watkins, Department of
Mathematics, Penn State
Subject: ``Solving Systems of Polynomial
Equations via Multidimensional padic Newton iteration''
Location: SFU Campus, Room K9509 (Shrum Science
Bldg.)
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Friday, January 16,
2004
Event: Mathematics Colloquium
Speaker: Ozgur Yilmaz, University of Maryland,
College Park
Subject: ``Approximation
Theory of Quantization of Redundant
Expansions''
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, January 19,
2004
Event: IAMPIMS Distinguished
Colloquium Series
Speaker: Mary Pugh, Department of Mathematics,
University of Toronto
Subject: ``The Richness of Thin Films''
Location: Room 301, Leonard S. Klinck Bldg.
Time and Date: 12:301:45 p.m., Tuesday, January
20, 2004
Event: SCAIM Seminar
Speaker: Andrea Frisque, Department of
Mechanical Engineering, UBC
Subject: ``A Stochastic Particle Model for
Combustion Processes''
Location: MATX 1102
Time and Date: 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 20,
2004
Event: DGMPPDE Seminar
Speaker: Nassif Ghoussoub, UBC
Subject: ``Variational principles for
nonpotential equations''
Location: MATX 1118
Time and Date: 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, January
21, 2004
Event: AlgebraTopology Seminar
Speaker: Rick Jardine, University of Western
Ontario
Subject: ``Higher order principal bundles''
Location: MATX 1102
Time and Date: 3:05 p.m., Wednesday, January 21,
2004
Event: Probability Seminar
Speaker: Ed Perkins, UBC
Subject: ``Scaling limits for stochastic
LotkaVolterra models II''
Location: MATX 1102
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 21,
2004
Event: Algebraic Geometry Seminar
Speaker: Kai Behrend, UBC
Subject: ``Differential Graded Algebraic
Geometry''
Location: MATH 103
Time and Date: 11:00 a.m., Thursday, January 22,
2004
Event: AlgebraTopology Seminar
Speaker: Nitya Kitchloo, Johns Hopkins
University
Subject: ``Topology of the
Symplectomorphism groups''
Location: MATX 1118
Time and Date: 3:30 p.m., Thursday, January 22,
2004
Event: Algebraic Geometry Seminar
Speaker: A. Mustata, Department of Mathematics,
UBC
Subject: ``On the GromowWitten/Hurwitz
theory correspondence 
after A. Okounkov and R. Pandharipande''
Location: MATH 103
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Friday, January 23,
2004
Event: Mathematics Colloquium
Speaker: Nitya Kitchloo, Johns Hopkins
University
Subject: ``Topology
of Infinite dimensional groups''
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, January 26,
2004
Event: IAM Colloquium
Speaker: Gordon Semenoff, Department of Physics,
UBC
Subject: ``Random Matrix Ensembles and
Strings''
Location: Room 301, Leonard S. Klinck Bldg.
Time and Date: 4:00 p.m., Monday, January 26,
2004
Event: Mathematics Colloquium
Speaker: Ulrich Horst, Humboldt University of
Berlin
Subject: ``The
mathematical modelling of market microstructure''
Location: MATH 203
Refreshments will be served at 3:45 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge,
Math Annex (Room 1115).
Time and Date: 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, January 27,
2004
Event: SCAIM Seminar
Speaker: John Stockie, Department of
Mathematics, SFU
Subject: ``Nonlinear Diffusion in Moisture
Transport''
Location: CICSR 163 (Computer Science, 2366 Main
Mall)
Time and Date: 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 27,
2004
Event: DGMPPDE Seminar
Speaker: Richard Froese, UBC
Subject: ``AC spectrum for a class of
discrete Schrodinger operators
whose potentials have no decay at infinity''
Location: MATX 1118
Time and Date: 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 27,
2004
Event: Problems in Discrete Maths
Seminar
Speaker: Ben Young, Department of Mathematics,
UBC
Subject: ``Sheared tableaux and bases for
the symmetric functions''
Location: MATX 1102
Time and Date: 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 28,
2004
Event: MITACS Mathematical Biology
Seminar
Speaker: Eric Cytrynbaum, Departments of
Mathematics, U C Davis & UBC
Subject: ``Experimental and computational
studies of mitotis spindle morphorphogenesis''
Location: WMAX 240, (near PIMS) (1933 West Mall)
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 28,
2004
Event: Joint ProbabilityMath Finance
Seminar
Speaker: Ulrich Horst, Humboldt University of
Berlin
Subject: ``Probabilistic Interaction
Systems in Economics and Finance''
Location: MATH 104 (Note nonstandard room)
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 28,
2004
Event: Algebraic Geometry Seminar
Speaker: Gregory Berhuy, Department of
Mathematics, UBC
Subject: ``Cohomological Invariants and
Rtriviality of adjoint classical algebraic groups''
Location: MATH 103
Time and Date: 11:00 a.m., Thursday, January 29,
2004
Event: AlgebraTopology Seminar
Speaker: Dan Dugger, University of Oregon
Subject: ``Etale homotopy theory and the
Hurwitz sumsofsquares problem''
Location: MATX 1118
Pls note unusual day, time and location of this seminar.
Time and Date: 3:30 p.m., Thursday, January 29,
2004
Event: Algebraic Geometry Seminar
Speaker: A. Mustata, Department of Mathematics,
UBC
Subject: ``On the GromowWitten/Hurwitz
correspondence II  Operator formalism''
Location: MATH 103
Time and Date: 2:003:00 p.m., Friday, January
30, 2004
Event: Specialized Research Seminar
Speaker: Emina Soljanin, Bell Labs, Lucent
Subject: ``Network Coding: From Graph
Theory to Algebraic Geometry''
Location: MATX 1102
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Friday, January 30,
2004
Event: Mathematics Colloquium
Speaker: Dan Dugger, University of Oregon
Subject: ``Motivic
homotopy theory and some applications''
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, February 2,
2004
Event: IAM Colloquium
Speaker: Dominik Schoetzau, Department of
Mathematics,
UBC
Subject: ``Discontinuous Galerkin Methods
for the
TimeHarmonic Maxwell Equations''
Location: Room 301, Leonard S. Klinck Bldg.
Time and Date: 4:00 p.m., Monday, February 2,
2004
Event: Mathematics Colloquium
Speaker: Emina Soljanin, Bell Labs (Lucent)
Subject:
``Frames in Quantum and Classical Information Theory''
Location: MATH 203
Refreshments will be served at 3:45 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge,
Math Annex (Room 1115).
Time and Date: 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, February 3,
2004
Event: SCAIM Seminar
Speaker: Jianliang Qian, Department of
Mathematics,
UCLA
Subject: ``A Local Level Set Eulerian
Method for
Paraxial Geometrical Optics''
Location: CICSR 163 (Computer Science, 2366 Main
Mall)
Time and Date: 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 3,
2004
Event: DGMPPDE Seminar
Speaker: Ivar Ekeland, UBC
Subject: ``An optimal matching problem''
Location: MATX 1118
Time and Date: 2:30  3:30 p.m., Tuesday,
February 3,
2004
Event: Electrical Engineering and
Computer
Engineering Seminar
Speaker: Emina Soljanin, Bell Labs (Lucent)
Subject: ``Hybrid ARQ with Random
Transmission
Assignments''
Location: MACLEOD Bldg. 418 (2356 Main Mall)
Time and Date: 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 4,
2004
Event: MITACS Mathematical Biology
Seminar
Speaker: Judith Miller, Department of
Mathematics,
Georgetown University
Subject: ``A finite locus effect diffusion
model
for the evolution of a quantitative trait''
Location: WMAX 240, (near PIMS) (1933 West Mall)
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 4,
2004
Event: Algebraic Geometry Seminar
Speaker: Maciej Mizerski, Department of
Mathematics,
UBC
Subject: ``GEquivariant Stable Curves and
Maps''
Location: MATH 103
Time and Date: 3:05 p.m., Wednesday, February 4,
2004
Event: Probability Seminar
Speaker: Kevin Buhr, Department of Mathematics,
UBC
Subject: ``Interface Solutions of Lookdown
Particle Systems, II''
Location: MATX 1102
Time and Date: 3:30 p.m., Thursday, February 5,
2004
Event: Algebraic Geometry Seminar
Speaker: Jacob Shapiro, Department of
Mathematics, UBC
Subject: ``On the equivariant GromowWitten
theory of P^1''
Location: MATH 103
Time and Date: 4:30 p.m., Thursday, February 5,
2004
Event: Math Finance Seminar
Speaker: Gordan Zitkovic, Carnegie Mellon
University
Subject: ``Optimal consumption, bipolar
theorems
and finitelyadditive probability''
Location: MATH 104
Time and Date: 1:002:00 p.m., Friday, February
6,
2004
Event: AlgebraTopology Seminar
Speaker: Don Stanley, University of Regina
Subject: ``Comments on the Ganea
conjecture''
Location: MATX 1118
Please note nonstandard time and location of this seminar.
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Friday, February 6,
2004
Event: Mathematics Colloquium
Speaker: Gordan Zitkovic, Carnegie Mellon
University
Subject:
``Maximizing utility in financial markets''
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, February 9, 2004
Event: IAM Colloquium
Speaker: Rustum Choksi, Department of Mathematics, SFU
Subject: ``Scaling Laws and Pattern Formation in
Two Physical Systems''
Location: Room 301, Leonard S. Klinck Bldg.
Time and Date: 4:00 p.m., Monday, February 9, 2004
Event: Mathematics Colloquium
Speaker: Adam Oberman, Department of Mathematics,
University of Texas at Austin
Subject: ``Building
solutions to nonlinear elliptic and parabolic partial differential
equations''
Location: MATH 203
Refreshments will be served at 3:45 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge,
Math Annex (Room 1115).
Time and Date: 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, February 10, 2004
Event: SCAIM Seminar
Speaker: Adam Oberman, Department of Mathematics,
University of Texas at Austin
Subject: ``Convergent difference schemes for
nonlinear PDEs from Mathematical Finance''
Location: MATX 1102
Time and Date: 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 10, 2004
Event: DGMPPDE Seminar
Speaker: Wolfgang Spitzer, Department of Mathematics,
UBC
Subject: ``The ferromagnetic Heisenberg model:
some recent results''
Location: MATX 1118
Time and Date: 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 10, 2004
Event: Problems in Discrete Maths Seminar
Speaker: Kris Shaw, UBC
Subject: ``Braid Group Cryptography''
Location: MATX 1102
Time and Date: 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 11,
2004
Event: AlgebraTopology Seminar
Speaker: Professor Shiuchun Wong, Zhejiang University,
China
Subject: ``Little Cube operad and combinatorial
models related to loop spaces''
Location: MATX 1102
Time and Date: 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 11, 2004
Event: MITACS Mathematical Biology Seminar
Speaker: Adriana Dawes, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject: ``The Establishment of Cell Polarity in
the Early C. elegans Embryo''
Location: WMAX 240, (near PIMS) (1933 West Mall)
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 11, 2004
Event: Algebraic Geometry Seminar
Speaker: Dagan Karp, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject: ``The closed topological vertex via the
Cremona transform''
Location: MATH 103
Time and Date: 3:05 p.m., Wednesday, February 11, 2004
Event: Probability Seminar
Speaker: David Brydges, UBC
Subject: ``Introduction to the renormalization
group analysis''
Location: MATX 1102
Time and Date: 2:30 p.m., Thursday, February 12, 2004
Event: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Seminar
Speaker: Murti V. Salapaka, Electrical Engineering
Department
Iowa State University
Subject: ``High Resolution, High Bandwidth
NanoInterrogation Tools''
Location: MACLEOD Bldg. 418 (2356 Main Mall)
Time and Date: 3:00  3:50 p.m., Thursday, February
12, 2004
Event: Number Theory Seminar
Speaker: Igor Shparlinski, Macquarie University,
Sydney, Australia
Subject: ``Character sums and congruences with
n!''
Location: SFU Campus, Room K9509 (Shrum Science Bldg.)
Time and Date: 4:10  5:00 p.m., Thursday, February
12, 2004
Event: Number Theory Seminar
Speaker: Kevin O'Bryant, University of California, San
Diego
Subject: ``A onedimensional tiling problem''
Location: SFU Campus, Room K9509 (Shrum Science Bldg.)
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Friday, February 13, 2004
Event: Mathematics Colloquium
Speaker: Murti V. Salapaka, Iowa State University
Subject: ``MultiObjective
Robust Control''
Location: MATX 1100
Refreshments will be served at 2:45 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge,
Math Annex (Room 1115).
Time and Date: 4:30 p.m., Thursday, February 19, 2004
Event: PIMS  MITACS Math Finance Seminar
Speaker: Professor Tom Hurd, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, McMaster University
Subject: ``Indifference pricing for reciprocal affine stochastic volatility models''
Location: MATH 104
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Monday, February 23, 2004
Event: IAM Colloquium
Speaker: Jimmy Feng, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject: ``A DiffuseInterface Method for Simulating Drop Dynamics in Complex Fluids''
Location: Room 301, Leonard S. Klinck Bldg.
Time and Date: 4:00 p.m., Monday, February 23, 2004
Event: Mathematics Colloquium
Speaker: Burak Erdogan, Department of Mathematics, University of California, Berkeley
Subject:
``Distance set problem and weighted Fourier extension estimates''
Location: MATH 203
Refreshments will be served at 3:45 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge,
Math Annex (Room 1115).
Time and Date: 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 24, 2004
Event: DGMPPDE Seminar
Speaker: Burak Erdogan, University of California, Berkeley
Subject: ``Energy growth for Schrodinger equations with Markovian forcing''
Location: MATX 1118
Time and Date: 10:0011:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 25, 2004
Event: AlgebraTopology Seminar
Speaker: Dale Rolfsen, UBC
Subject: ``Paris' proof of Birman's conjecture on singular braids''
Location: MATX 1102
Time and Date: 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 25, 2004
Event: MITACS Mathematical Biology Seminar
Speaker: Rachel Bearon, School of Oceanography, University of Washington
Subject: ``Swimming microorganisms: from individual trajectories to population distributions''
Location: MATX 1102
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 25, 2004
Event: Algebraic Geometry Seminar
Speaker: Amnon Yekutieli, Ben Gurion University
Subject: ``On Deformation Quantization in Algebraic Geometry''
Location: MATH 103
Time and Date: 3:05 p.m., Wednesday, February 25, 2004
Event: Probability Seminar
Speaker: Kevin Buhr, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject: ``Interface Solutions of Lookdown Particle Systems, III''
Location: MATX 1102
Time and Date: 3:30 p.m., Thursday, February 26, 2004
Event: Algebraic Geometry Seminar
Speaker: Amnon Yekutieli, Ben Gurion University
Subject: ``Differential Graded Algebras in Arithmetic Geometry''
Location: MATH 103
Time and Date: 4:00 p.m., Thursday, February 26, 2004
Event: Mathematics Colloquium
Speaker: Xiaochun Li, University of California, Los Angeles
Subject:
``Hilbert transform along a C^{1+\epsilon} vector field''
Location: MATH 229
Refreshments will be served at 3:45 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge,
Math Annex (Room 1115). Please note special day, time and location
of this colloquium.
Time and Date: 10:0011:00 a.m., Friday, February 27, 2004
Event: Special Analysis Seminar
Speaker: Xiaochun Li, University of California, Los Angeles
Subject:
``On multilinear oscillatory integrals''
Location: MATH 103
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Friday, February 27, 2004
Event: Mathematics Colloquium
Speaker: Yuval Peres, University of California, Berkeley and Microsoft Research
Subject:
``Point processes, the stable marriage algorithm, and Gaussian power series''
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 1, 2004
Event: IAM Colloquium
Speaker: Rachel Kuske, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject: ``MultiScale Dynamics and Noise Sensitivity''
Location: Room 301, Leonard S. Klinck Bldg.
Time and Date: 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 2, 2004
Event: Problems in Discrete Maths Seminar
Speaker: Brian Marcus, UBC
Subject: ``Constained coding I''
Location: MATX 1102
Time and Date: 10:0011:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 3, 2004
Event: AlgebraTopology Seminar
Speaker: Dale Rolfsen, UBC
Subject: ``Invariants of knots and singularity theory''
Location: MATX 1102
Time and Date: 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 3, 2004
Event: MITACS Mathematical Biology Seminar
Speaker: Colin Clark, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject: ``Fisheries Management: the problem of excess capacity''
Location: WMAX 240 (near PIMS) 1933 West Mall
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 3, 2004
Event: Algebraic Geometry Seminar
Speaker: Ajneet Dhillon, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject: ``Tamagawa Numbers and the Cohomology of Bun_G''
Location: MATH 103
Time and Date: 3:05 p.m., Wednesday, March 3, 2004
Event: Probability Seminar
Speaker: Martin Barlow, UBC
Subject: ``Random walks on critical percolation clusters''
Location: MATX 1102
Time and Date: 3:30 p.m., Thursday, March 4, 2004
Event: Algebraic Geometry Seminar
Speaker: Jacob Shapiro, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject: ``On the equivariant GromowWitten theory of P^1  II''
Location: MATH 103
Time and Date: 4:30 p.m., Thursday, March 4, 2004
Event: PIMSMITACS Math Finance Seminar
Speaker: Dr. L. Luo, FinancialCAD
Subject: ``Credit Derivatives and their Implementation in FincadXL''
Location: MATH 229
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Friday, March 5, 2004
Event: Mathematics Colloquium
Speaker: Giovanni P. Galdi, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh
Subject:
``Mathematical Modelling of NonNewtonian Fluids with Applications''
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 8, 2004
Event: IAM Colloquium
Speaker: Giovanni Galdi, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh
Subject:``Mathematical Modelling of NonNewtonian Fluids with Applications''
Location: Room 301, Leonard S. Klinck Bldg.
Time and Date: 3:305:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 9, 2004
Event: Special Geometry Seminar
Speaker: Ping Xu, Pennsylvania State University
Subject:``Twisted KTheory of Differentiable Stacks''
Location: MATX 1118
Time and Date: 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 9, 2004
Event: Problems in Discrete Maths Seminar
Speaker: Panu Chaichanavong, Univ. of California at San Diego
Subject:``Optimal BlockDecodable Encoders for Constrained Systems''
Location: MATX 1102
Time and Date: 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 10, 2004
Event: AlgebraTopology Seminar (Postponed until March 17th)
Speaker: Dale Rolfsen, UBC
Subject:``The proof of Birman's conjecture for singular braids''
Location: MATX 1102
Time and Date: 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 10, 2004
Event: MITACS Mathematical Biology Seminar
Speaker: Andrew MacDougall, Department of Botany, UBC
(and Leah Keshet, Mathematics, UBC in a supporting role)
Subject:``Predictable unpredictability in a disturbancedependent ecosystem''
Location: WMAX 216 (PIMS Seminar Room)
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 10, 2004
Event: Algebraic Geometry Seminar
Speaker: Balazs Szendroi, Univ. of Washington
Subject:``Approaches to the Mckay correspondence: motivic integration and derived categories''
Location: MATH 103
Time and Date: 3:05 p.m., Wednesday, March 10, 2004
Event: Probability Seminar
Speaker: Ander Holroyd, UBC
Subject:``A Stable Marriage of Poisson and Lebesgue''
Location: MATX 1102
Time and Date: 3:30 p.m., Thursday, March 11, 2004
Event: Algebraic Geometry Seminar
Speaker: Balazs Szendroi, Univ. of Washington
Subject:``Derived categories for noncrepant resolutions and singular varieties''
Location: MATH 103
Time and Date: 3:003:50 p.m., Thursday, March 11, 2004
Event: Number Theory Seminar
Speaker: Peter Borwein, SFU
Subject:``The Mahler measure of polynomials with odd coefficients''
Location: UBC Campus, MATH 104, (Mathematics Bldg., 1984 Mathematics Rd.)
Time and Date: 4:105:00 p.m., Thursday, March 11, 2004
Event: Number Theory Seminar
Speaker: Nicholas Ramsey, Harvard University
Subject:``Geometric and padic modular forms of halfintegral weight''
Location: UBC Campus, MATH 104, (Mathematics Bldg., 1984 Mathematics Rd.)
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Monday, March 15, 2004
Event: IAMPIMS Distinguished Colloquium Series
Speaker: Stephen Boyd, Department of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
Subject:``Recent Advances in Convex Optimization''
Location: Room 301, Leonard S. Klinck Bldg.
Time and Date: 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 16, 2004
Event: SCAIM Seminar
Speaker: Jianying Zhang, Mathematics Department, UBC
Subject:``Level Set Method for Shape Optimization of Plate Piezoelectric Patch''
Location: MATX 1102
Time and Date: 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 16, 2004
Event: DGMPPDE Seminar
Speaker: Changzheng Qu, Northwest University, X'ian
Subject:``Conditional Lie Backlund symmetries of nonlinear partial differential equations''
Location: MATX 1118
Time and Date: 3:004:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 16, 2004
Event: IAM Colloquium (pls note unusual time and location)
Speaker: Carlos CastilloChavez, Department of Mathematics, Arizona State University
Subject:``Multiple Time Scales in the Dynamics of Tuberculosis''
Location: MATH 203
Time and Date: 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 16, 2004
Event: Problems in Discrete Maths Seminar
Speaker: Lei Poo, Stanford
Subject:``A Graphtheoretic Approach to Constrained Systems with Unconstrained Positions''
Location: MATX 1102
Time and Date: 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 17, 2004
Event: AlgebraTopology Seminar
Speaker: Dale Rolfsen, UBC
Subject:``The proof of Birman's conjecture for singular braids''
Location: MATX 1102
Time and Date: 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 17, 2004
Event: MITACS Mathematical Biology Seminar
Speaker: Carlos CastilloChavez, Arizona State University
Subject:``Crossimmunity as a mechanism for multiple strain coexistence:
The case of influenza A''
Location: WMAX 216 (PIMS Seminar Room)
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 17, 2004
Event: Algebraic Geometry Seminar
Speaker: Kiumars Kaveh, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject:``Equivariant cohomology of wonderful compactification
and Euler characteristic of hypersurfaces in algebraic groups''
Location: MATH 103
Time and Date: 3:05 p.m., Wednesday, March 17, 2004
Event: Probability Seminar
Speaker: David Brydges, UBC
Subject:``Renormalisation group II''
Location: MATX 1102
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Thursday, March 18, 2004
Event: Special Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Professor Yau, Stanford University and Courant Institute
Subject:``Quantum Dynamics of manybody Systems''
Location: MATX 1118
Time and Date: 3:30 p.m., Thursday, March 18, 2004
Event: Algebraic Geometry Seminar
Speaker: Jim Bryan, UBC
Subject:``Virasoro constraints for target curves''
Location: MATH 103
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Friday, March 19, 2004
Event: Mathematics Colloquium CANCELLED.
Speaker: Greg Martin, UBC
Subject:
``Prime number races''
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 22, 2004
Event: IAM Colloquium
Speaker: Alla Sheffer, Department of Computer Science, UBC
Subject:``Fundamentals of Spherical Parameterization for 3D Meshes''
Location: Room 301, Leonard S. Klinck Bldg.
Time and Date: 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 23, 2004
Event: SCAIM Seminar
Speaker: Thomas Wihler, Department of Mathematics, U. of Minnesota
Subject:``Discontinuous Galerkin FEM for Elasticity Problems''
Location: MATX 1102
Time and Date: 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 23, 2004
Event: DGMPPDE Seminar
Speaker: Mark Fels, Utah State University
Subject:``Introduction to the method of moving frames''
Location: MATX 1118
Time and Date: 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 23, 2004
Event: Problems in Discrete Maths Seminar
Speaker: Van Vu, Microsoft and UCSD
Subject:``TBA''
Location: MATX 1102
Time and Date: 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 24, 2004
Event: MITACS Mathematical Biology Seminar
Speaker: Michael Gilchrist, University of New Mexico
Subject:``Modeling hostparasite coevolution and intra vs. interhost selection
through the use of nested models''
Location: WMAX 216 (PIMS Seminar Room)
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 24, 2004
Event: Algebraic Geometry Seminar
Speaker: Lotte Hollands, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject:``From Topological Field Theory to GromovWitten''
Location: MATH 103
Time and Date: 3:05 p.m., Wednesday, March 24, 2004
Event: Probability Seminar
Speaker: Anja Sturm, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject:``Strong uniqueness for the heat equation with nonLipschitz coefficients
and singular colored noise''
Location: MATX 1102
Time and Date: 3:30 p.m., Thursday, March 25, 2004
Event: Algebraic Geometry Seminar
Speaker: Jim Bryan, UBC
Subject:``Virasoro constraints for target curves''
Location: MATH 103
Time and Date: 3:003:50 p.m., Thursday, March 25, 2004
Event: Number Theory Seminar
Speaker: David Grant, University of Colorado, Boulder
Subject:``On almost rational torsion points''
Location: UBC Campus, MATH 104, (Mathematics Bldg., 1984 Mathematics Rd.)
Time and Date: 4:105:00 p.m., Thursday, March 25, 2004
Event: Number Theory Seminar
Speaker: Ravi Ramakrishna, Princeton University
Subject:``Constructions of Semisimple padic Galois Representations with prescribed properties''
Location: UBC Campus, MATH 104, (Mathematics Bldg., 1984 Mathematics Rd.)
Time and Date: 4:30 p.m., Thursday, March 25, 2004
Event: PIMS  MITACS Math Finance Seminar
Speaker: Erik Taflin, EISTI, Paris
Subject:``Optimal management of bond portfolios''
Location: MATH 229
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Friday, March 26, 2004
Event: Mathematics Colloquium
Speaker: Bruce Sutherland, Department of Mathematical & Statistical Sciences, University of Alberta
Subject:
``Gravity Wave Tunnelling''
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 29, 2004
Event: IAM Colloquium
Speaker: Gordon Semenoff, Department of Physics & Astronomy, UBC
Subject:``Random Matrix Ensembles and Strings''
Location: Room 301, Leonard S. Klinck Bldg.
Time and Date: 2:15 3:15 p.m., Tuesday, March 30, 2004
Event: SCAIM Seminar Pls note updated time and location of this seminar.
Speaker: Dave Muraki, Department of Mathematics, SFU
Subject:``Tales of the Nonlinear: a simple illustration of a spectral cascade''
Location: CICSR/CS 202 (previously announced as FSC Room 1615)
Time and Date: 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 30, 2004
Event: DGMPPDE Seminar
Speaker: Joel Feldman, UBC
Subject:``Construction of a 2d Fermi Liquid''
Location: MATX 1118
Time and Date: 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 30, 2004
Event: Problems in Discrete Maths Seminar
Speaker: Balin Fleming, UBC
Subject:``A conjecture for small forbidden configurations''
Location: MATX 1102
Time and Date: 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 31, 2004
Event: MITACS Mathematical Biology Seminar
Speaker: Yue Xian Li, UBC
Subject:``Models of ideal schooling behaviour''
Location: WMAX 216 (PIMS Seminar Room)
Time and Date: 3:05 p.m., Wednesday, March 31, 2004
Event: Probability Seminar
Speaker: Martin Barlow, UBC
Subject:``Random walks on critical percolation clusters II''
Location: MATX 1102
Time and Date: 3:30 p.m., Thursday, April 1, 2004
Event: Algebraic Geometry Seminar
Speaker: Ravi Vakil, Department of Mathematics, Stanford University
Subject:``Double Hurwitz numbers and the intersection theory
of the moduli space of (smooth) curves''
Location: MATH 103
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Friday, April 2, 2004
Event: Mathematics Colloquium
Speaker: Ravi Vakil, Department of Mathematics, Stanford University
Subject:
``A geometric LittlewoodRichardson rule''
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., Monday, April 5, 2004
Event: Mathematics Colloquium
Speaker: Richard Kenyon, Princeton and Universite de ParisSud
Subject:
``Asymptotic shapes of crystalline surfaces''
Location: MATH 203
Refreshments will be served at 3:45 p.m.in the Faculty Lounge,
Math Annex (Room 1115).
Time and Date: 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 6, 2004
Event: DGMPPDE Seminar
Speaker: Richard Kenyon, Princeton and Universite de ParisSud
Subject: ``Fluctuations of crystalline surfaces''
Location: MATH 204 (Please note unusual location.)
Time and Date: 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 7, 2004
Event: AlgebraTopology Seminar
Speaker: Prof. Duane Randall, Loyola University New Orleans
Subject: ``Selfcoincidences of Maps from S^qbundles over S^n to S^n''
Location: MATX 1102
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 7, 2004
Event: Algebraic Geometry Seminar
Speaker: Andrei Mustata, UBC
Subject: ``The orbifold Chow ring of toric DeligneMumford stacks II''
Location: MATH 103
Time and Date: 3:05 p.m., Wednesday, April 7, 2004
Event: Probability Seminar
Speaker: Feng Yu, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject: ``Diploid Branching Particle Systems with Rapid Stirring''
Location: MATX 1102
Time and Date: 2:00 p.m., Thursday, April 8, 2004
Event: DGMPPDE Seminar (Note special day.)
Speaker: Kuochang Chen, University of Arizona
Subject: ``Some recent progress on the Nbody problem by variational methods''
Location: MATX 1118
Time and Date: 3:30 p.m., Thursday, April 8, 2004
Event: Algebraic Geometry Seminar
Speaker: Kai Behrend, UBC
Subject: ``The orbifold Chow ring of toric DeligneMumford stacks III''
Location: MATH 103
Time and Date: 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 13, 2004
Event: PIMS Distinguished Lecture Series in Topology
Speaker: Roger A. Fenn, University of Sussex
Subject:``Turning Knots into Algebra I''
Location: WMAX 216 (PIMS Seminar Room)
Time and Date: 3:003:50 p.m., Tuesday, April 13, 2004
Event: Number Theory Seminar
Speaker: Greg Martin, UBC
Subject:``Dimensions of spaces of newforms''
Location: SFU Campus, Room AQ 4130 (Academic Quadrangle Bldg.)
Please note the change of location from Schrum Science Bldg.
Time and Date: 4:105:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 13, 2004
Event: Number Theory Seminar
Speaker: David Boyd, UBC
Subject:``The arithmetic of Turk's Head knots''
Location: SFU Campus, Room AQ 4130 (Academic Quadrangle Bldg.)
Please note the change of location from Schrum Science Bldg.
Time and Date: 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 14, 2004
Event: MITACS Mathematical Biology Seminar
Speaker: Donald Ludwig, Emeritus UBC
Subject:``Biodiversity and Precaution''
Location: WMAX 216 (PIMS Seminar Room)
Time and Date: 10:30 a.m., Thursday, April 15, 2004
Event: PIMS Distinguished Lecture Series in Topology
Speaker: Roger A. Fenn, University of Sussex
Subject:``Turning Knots into Algebra II''
Location: WMAX 216 (PIMS Seminar Room)
Time and Date: 9:00 a.m.  3:30 p.m., Monday, April 19, 2004
Event: Second SemiAnnual MITACS Biomedical Team Meeting
Speaker: MITACS students and faculty
Subject:``various presentations''
Location: WMAX 240, 1933 West Mall, UBC
Time and Date: 10:30 a.m., Monday, April 19, 2004
Event: PIMS Distinguished Lecture Series in Topology
Speaker: Roger A. Fenn, University of Sussex
Subject:``Turning Knots into Algebra III''
Location: MATX 1102
Time and Date: 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 21, 2004
Event: PIMS Distinguished Lecture Series in Topology
Speaker: Roger A. Fenn, University of Sussex
Subject:``Turning Knots into Algebra IV''
Location: MATX 1102
Time and Date: 3:00  4:30 p.m., Thursday, April 22, 2004
Event: PIMS Distinguished Lecture Series in Number Theory
Speaker: Sergei Konyagin, Moscow State University
Subject:``Exponential Sums over Multiplicative Groups in Fields of Prime Order
and Related Combinatorial Problems II''
Location: LSK Bldg. 462
Time and Date: 3:30  4:30 p.m., Friday, April 23, 2004
Event: Probability Seminar
Speaker: John Noble, Linkoping University, Sweden
Subject:``The Directed Polymer in a Random Environment''
Location: MATH 104
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 27, 2004
Event: Mathematics Colloquium
Speaker: Ben Green, PIMS & Mathematics Department, UBC
Subject:
``Arithmetic progressions of primes''
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, April 28, 2004
Event: MITACS Mathematical Biology Seminar
Speaker: Steven Viscido, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington
Subject:``Emergent properties of fish schools: a comparison of observation and theory''
Location: WMAX 240, PIMS facility, 1933 West Mall, UBC
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 28, 2004
Event: Algebraic Geometry Seminar
Speaker: Kevin Purbhoo, UC Berkeley
Subject:``Horntype inequalities for the Lagrangian Grassmannian''
Location: MATX 1102
Time and Date: 3:00  4:30 p.m., Thursday, April 29, 2004
Event: PIMS Distinguished Lecture Series in Number Theory
Speaker: Sergei Konyagin, Moscow State University
Subject:``Exponential Sums over Multiplicative Groups in Fields of Prime Order
and Related Combinatorial Problems III''
Location: MATX 1102
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Friday, April 30, 2004
Event: Mathematics Colloquium
Speaker: Vitaly Bergelson, Ohio State University
Subject:
``Ergodic Theory Along Polynomials and Ramsey Theory''
Location: MATH 100
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, May 5, 2004
Event: MITACS Mathematical Biology Seminar
Speaker: Leah Keshet, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject:``Macrophages in animals prone to Type 1 diabetes are defective''
Location: WMAX 240, PIMS facility, 1933 West Mall, UBC
Time and Date: 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 11, 2004
Event: DGMPPDE Seminar
Speaker: Luis Nirenberg, New York University
Subject:``The distance function to the boundary and HamiltonJacobi equations''
Location: MATX 1118
Time and Date: 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 12, 2004
Event: MITACS Mathematical Biology Seminar
Speaker: Franziska Michor, Program for Evolutionary Dynamics, Harvard University
Subject:``Somatic evolution of cancer''
Location: WMAX 240, near PIMS facility, 1933 West Mall, UBC
Time and Date: 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 8, 2004
Event: DGMPPDE Seminar
Speaker: Marta Lewicka, University of Chicago
Subject:``On the well posedness for hyperbolic systems of conservation laws with large \bf BV data''
Location: Math Annex 1118
Time and Date: 10:00 a.m., Monday, June 14, 2004
Event: Joint Mechanical Engineering  Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Professor Gabor Stepan, Department of Applied Mechanics, Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Subject:
``Dynamics of highspeed milling''
Location: AMPEL 311 (Brimacombe Bldg., 2355 East Mall, UBC)
Time and Date: 10:30 a.m., Monday, June 14, 2004
Event: Problems in Discrete Maths Seminar
Speaker: Christine Heitsch, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Subject:
``Combinatorial Results Motivated by Computational Biology''
Location: MATX 1102
Time and Date: 4:00 p.m., Monday, June 14, 2004
Event: Math Finance Lecture
Speaker: Dirk Becherer, Imperial College, London
Subject: ``On futures prices in supermartingale term structure models''
Location: WMAX 240, 1933 West Mall (Please enter through seminar room's exterior door.)
Time and Date: 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 16, 2004
Event: Math Finance Lecture
Speaker: Joern Sass, Johann Radon Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics (RICAM), Linz, Austria
Subject: ``Utility maximization under transaction costs in the CRR model''
Location: WMAX 240, 1933 West Mall (Please enter through seminar room's exterior door.)
Time and Date: 2:003:30 p.m., Monday, June 21, 2004
Event: PIMS Collaborative Research Group in Probability Seminar
Speaker: Erwin Bolthausen, Institut fur Mathematik, U. Zurich
Subject:``Spin glasses I''
Location: WMAX 110 (PIMS new lecture room)
Time and Date: 2:003:30 p.m., Friday, June 25, 2004
Event: PIMS Collaborative Research Group in Probability Seminar
Speaker: Erwin Bolthausen, Institut fur Mathematik, U. Zurich
Subject:``Spin glasses II''
Location: WMAX 110 (PIMS new lecture room)
Time and Date: 2:003:30 p.m., Monday, June 28, 2004
Event: PIMS Collaborative Research Group in Probability Seminar
Speaker: Erwin Bolthausen, Institut fur Mathematik, U. Zurich
Subject:``Spin glasses III''
Location: WMAX 110 (PIMS new lecture room)
Time and Date: 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, August 3, 2004
Event: Probability Seminar
Speaker:John Noble, Linkoping University
Subject:``Phase Transition for Stochastic Evolution on the Lattice''
Location: Math Annex 1102
Time and Date: 2:002:40 p.m., Wednesday, August 4, 2004
Event: Mathematical Biology Seminar
Speaker:J.K. Percus, Courant Institute and Physics Dept., New York University
Subject:``Small Population Effects in Stochastic Population Dynamics''
Location: West Mall Annex 240 (near PIMS), 1933 West Mall
Time and Date: 2:503:30 p.m., Wednesday, August 4, 2004
Event: Mathematical Biology Seminar
Speaker:Ora E. Percus, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University
Subject:``Can Two Wrongs Make a Right? Coin Tossing Games and Parrondo's Paradox''
Location: West Mall Annex 240
Time and Date: 10:00 a.m.  12:00 noon, Monday, August 9, 2004
Event: PIMS Collaborative Research Group in Scientific Computing Lecture Course
Speaker:Professor Otmar Scherzer, PIMS Distinguished Chair and Department of Computer Science, University Innsbruck
Subject:``Scale Space Methods and Regularization for Denoising and Inverse Problems''
Location: WMAX 240 (PIMS Bldg., 2nd floor), 133 West Mall, UBC
Course synopsis is at: www.pims.math.ca/science/2004/distchair/scherzer/.
Time and Date: 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 10, 2004
Event: Scientific Computing Lecture Course
Speaker:Otmar Scherzer, PIMS Distinguished Chair
Subject:``Scale Space Methods and Regularization for Denoising and Inverse Problems, II''
Location: WMAX 240
Time and Date: 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 11, 2004
Event: Scientific Computing Lecture Course
Speaker:Otmar Scherzer, PIMS Distinguished Chair
Subject:``Scale Space Methods and Regularization for Denoising and Inverse Problems, III''
Location: WMAX 240
Time and Date: 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 11, 2004
Event: Mathematical Biology Seminar
Speaker:James Keener, Department of Mathematics, University of Utah
Subject:``A Model for Length Control of Flagellar Hooks of Salmonella typhimurium''
Location: WMAX 240
Time and Date: 10:00 a.m., Thursday, August 12, 2004
Event: Scientific Computing Lecture Course
Speaker:Otmar Scherzer, PIMS Distinguished Chair
Subject:``Scale Space Methods and Regularization for Denoising and Inverse Problems, IV''
Location: WMAX 240
Time and Date: 10:00 a.m., Friday, August 13, 2004
Event: Scientific Computing Lecture Course
Speaker:Otmar Scherzer, PIMS Distinguished Chair
Subject:``Scale Space Methods and Regularization for Denoising and Inverse Problems, V''
Location: WMAX 240
Time and Date: 2:00  3:40 p.m., Wednesday, August 18, 2004
Event: Special Afternoon in Mathematical Biology
Speakers: Faculty and Summer Students in Mathematical Biology will present their projects.
Location: WMAX 240 (near PIMS), 1933 West Mall, UBC
Subjects:``Modelling a Yellow Fever Outbreak", Hannah McKenzie (Dalhousie University) and Isaac Holloway (UBC) (2:00 p.m);
``Modelling tree squirrel population dynamics in a managed forest", Brock Nyquist Student, Okanagan University College (2:40  3:40 p.m.);
``Assessing the effect of pheromone traps on the spatial distribution of moths", Kyle Newton Student, Okanagan University College;
``Modelling nematode swimming", Justin Hebert Student, Okanagan University College;
``Codling Moth Dispersal", Professor Rebecca Tyson, Okanagan University College
Link to the abstracts
Time and Date: 2:00  3:30 p.m., Thursday, August 26, 2004
Event: Complex Fluids Seminar
Speaker: Chuntao Deng, Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering, UBC
Subject:``Linear stability of a Berman flow in a channel partially filled with a porous medium''
Location: Math Annex 1118
Time and Date: 2:00 p.m., Thursday, September 2, 2004
Event: Complex Fluids Seminar
Speaker:Ian Frigaard, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject:``RayleighBenard Stability of a Bingham Fluid''
Location: Math Annex 1118
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Thursday, September 2, 2004
Event: Number Theory Seminar
Speaker:Igor Shparlinski, Macquarie University, Australia
Subject:``Spherical Configurations, Exponential Sums and Quantum Computation''
Location: WMAX 240 (down the hall from the PIMS lounge)
Time and Date: 3:05 p.m., Wednesday, September 8, 2004
Event: Probability Seminar
Subject:``Organizational Meeting''
Location: MATX 1115 (Faculty Lounge)
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Friday, September 10, 2004
Event: Mathematics Colloquium
Speaker: Klaus Schmidt, University of Vienna
Subject:
``Recurrence of stationary random walks''
Location: MATX 1100
Refreshments will be served at 2:45 p.m.in the Faculty Lounge,
Math Annex (Room 1115).
Time and Date: 11:00 a.m., Monday, September 13, 2004
Event: Algebra/Topology Seminar Organizational Meeting
Location: WMAX 110 (PIMS 1st flr new lecture room)
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Monday, September 13, 2004
Event: IAM Colloquium
Speaker: Michael Ward, Director, IAM and Professor, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject:``Touchdown and PullIn Voltage Instability of a Simple MEMS Device''
Location: Room 301, Leonard S. Klinck Bldg.
Drop by for refreshments in Room 306 before the talk.
Time and Date: 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 14, 2004
Event: Problems in Discrete Maths Seminar
Speaker: Peter Keevash, Caltech
Subject:``The role of approximate structure in extremal combinatorics''
Location: WMAX 216 (PIMS 2nd flr Seminar Room)
Time and Date: 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 15, 2004
Event: Mathematical Biology Seminar
Speaker: Edwin Munro, Zoology, University of Washington
Subject:``Dynamics of cell polarization in the early C. elegans embryo:
regulatory gene networks meet cortical mechanics''
Location: WMAX 240
Time and Date: 2:45 p.m., Wednesday, September 15, 2004
Event: PIMS Afternoon Tea
The teas will be held every Wednesday.
Graduate students, professors and staff are cordially invited.
The location is PIMS, 1933 West Mall, UBC.
Time and Date: 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 15, 2004
Event: Probability Seminar
Speaker: Andreas Greven, University of Erlangen, Germany
Subject:``On mutually catalytic branching''
Location: WMAX 216 (PIMS 2nd flr Seminar Room)
Time and Date: 3:003:50 p.m., Thursday, September 16, 2004
Event: Number Theory Seminar
Speaker: Stephen Choi, SFU
Subject:``On linear independence of certain multivariate infinite products''
Location: WMAX 110 (PIMS)
First talk will be followed by a tea break (3:504:10 p.m.)
Time and Date: 4:10  5:00 p.m., Thursday, September 16, 2004
Event: Number Theory Seminar
Speaker: Greg Martin, UBC
Subject:``Lots of digits, locts of decimal places''
Location: WMAX 110
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Friday, September 17, 2004
Event: Mathematics Colloquium
Speaker: Otmar Scherzer, Department of Computer Science, University of Innsbruck
Subject:
``Linear, Nonlinear, Nondifferentiable, Nonconvex regularization involving Unbounded Operators''
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 20, 2004
Event: IAMPIMS Distinguished Colloquium Series
Speaker: Professor George Homsy, Department of Mechanical and Environmental Engineering,
University of California at Santa Barbara
Subject:``Novel Marangoni Flows''
Location: Room 301, LSK Bldg.
Time and Date: 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, September 21, 2004
Event: DGMPPDE Seminar
Speaker: Jens Rademacher, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject:``A pathfollowing approach to the computation of spectra of travelling waves''
Location: WMAX 110 (PIMS)
Time and Date: 12:30  2:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 21, 2004
Event: Scientific Computing and Applied & Industrial Mathematics (SCAIM) Seminar
Speaker: Tim Myers, Dept. of Mathematics & Applied Mathematics, University of Cape Town
Subject:``The Flow and Solidification of a Thin Fluid Film on an Arbitrary Shaped Substrate''
Location: Math Annex 1118
Time and Date: 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 22, 2004
Event: Mathematical Biology Seminar
Speaker: Anders Carlsson, Department of Physics, Washington Univ., St. Louis
Subject:``Structure of Branched Actin Networks in Solution''
Location: WMAX 216
Time and Date: 2:45 p.m., Wednesday, September 22, 2004
Event: PIMS Afternoon Tea
Location: PIMS Library, WMAX 101
Graduate students, professors and staff are cordially invited.
Time and Date: 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 22, 2004
Event: Probability Seminar
Speaker: Ted Cox, Syracuse University
Subject:``Recent results for a stochastic spatial LotkaVolterra Model''
Location: WMAX 216
Time and Date: 11:00 a.m., Thursday, September 23, 2004
Event: Algebra/Topology Seminar
Speaker: Kee Y. Lam, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject:``Fasttracking into characteristic classes''
Location: WMAX 110
Time and Date: 2:003:00 p.m., Thursday, September 23, 2004
Event: Complex Fluids Seminar
Speaker: Ehab AbuRamadan, Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering,
The University of Western Ontario
Subject:``Numerical studies in the flow and heat transfer of polymeric fluids''
Location: Math Annex 1118
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Friday, September 24, 2004
Event: Mathematics Colloquium
Speaker: Izabella Laba, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject:
``Distance sets corresponding to nonEuclidean norms''
Location: MATX 1100
Refreshments will be served at 2:45 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge,
Math Annex (Room 1115).
Time and Date: 12:001:00 p.m. (pls note this time), Monday, September 27, 2004
Event: Joint IAMMITACS Math Biology Seminar
Speaker: Alex Mogilner, Department of Mathematics and Center for Genetics and Development, University of California at Davis
Subject:``Monte Carlo Simulations and Probabilistic Analysis Shed Light on How Microtubules Search in Space''
Location: WMAX 110 (PIMS Seminar Room), 1933 West Mall, UBC
Time and Date: 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, September 28, 2004
Event: DGMPPDE Seminar
Speaker: Yu Yan, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject:``Compactness Results related to Scalar Curvature Deformation''
Location: WMAX 110 (PIMS)
Time and Date: 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 28, 2004
Event: Problems in Discrete Maths Seminar
Speaker: Jonathan Jedwab, SFU
Subject:``Constructing Binary Sequences with Merit Factor greater than 6.34''
Location: WMAX 216
Time and Date: 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 29, 2004
Event: Probability Seminar
Speaker: Omer Angel, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject:``Random planar maps I''
Location: WMAX 216
Time and Date: 11:00 a.m., Thursday, September 30, 2004
Event: Algebra/Topology Seminar
Speaker: Izak Grguric, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject:``Equivariant Characteristic Classes''
Location: WMAX 110
Time and Date: 2:003:00 p.m., Thursday, September 30, 2004
Event: Complex Fluids Seminar
Speaker: Juha Salmela, Pulp and Paper Center, UBC
Subject:``Sedimentation of bidispersed glass fibres''
Location: Math Annex 1118
Time and Date: 3:003:50 p.m., Thursday, September 30, 2004
Event: Number Theory Seminar
Speaker: Friedrich Littman, PIMS, SFU and UBC
Subject:``Tauberian theorems and an extremal problem in Fourier analysis''
Location: SFU Campus, Room K9509
First talk will be followed by a tea break (3:504:10 p.m.)
Time and Date: 4:105:00 p.m., Thursday, September 30, 2004
Event: Number Theory Seminar
Speaker: Nils Bruin, SFU
Subject:``The arithmetic of Prym varieties in genus 3''
Location: SFU campus, Room K9509
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Friday, October 1, 2004
Event: Mathematics Colloquium
Speaker: Greg Martin, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject:
``Prime number races''
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  4:00 p.m., Monday, October 4, 2004
Event: Joint IAM Colloquium  Mathematical Biology Seminar
Speaker: Robert Guy, Department of Mathematics, University of Utah
Subject:``Computational modelling of platelet aggregation in large arteries''
Location: Room 301, Leonard S Klinck Bldg.
Time and Date: 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 5, 2004
Event: DGMPPDE Seminar
Speaker: Alexei Cheviakov, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject:``The construction of exact 3D solutions of Plasma Equilibrium equations in different geometries''
Location: WMAX 110 (PIMS)
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 6, 2004
Event: Algebraic Geometry Seminar
Speaker: Amin Gholampour, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject:``The equivariant GromovWitten theory of P^2 bundles over curves''
Location: MATH 102
Time and Date: 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 6, 2004
Event: Probability Seminar
Speaker: Omer Angel, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject:``Random planar maps II''
Location: WMAX 216
Time and Date: 11:00 a.m., Thursday, October 7, 2004
Event: Algebra/Topology Seminar
Speaker: Laura Scull, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject:``An Introduction to Model Categories''
Location: WMAX 110
Time and Date: 2:003:00 p.m., Thursday, October 7, 2004
Event: Complex Fluids Seminar
Speaker: Andreas Putz, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject:``Linear Stability of Uniform Shear Flow in High Weissenberg Number Boundary Layers
of the Upper Convected Maxwell Fluid''
Location: Math Annex 1118
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Friday, October 8, 2004
Event: Mathematics Colloquium
Speaker: TaiPeng Tsai, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject:
``Stability of solitary waves''
Location: MATX 1100
Refreshments will be served at 2:45 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge,
Math Annex (Room 1115).
Time and Date: 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 12, 2004
Event: DGMPPDE Seminar
Speaker: Nassif Ghoussoub, BIRS Scientific Director, Department of Mathematics UBC
Subject:``The Emden equations with boundary singularities''
Location: WMAX 110 (PIMS)
Time and Date: 12:30  2:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 12, 2004
Event: SCAIM Seminar
Speaker: JianJun Xu, SFU
Subject:``Level Set Method for a Surfactant Problem''
Location: MATX 1118
Pizza and pop will be provided.
Time and Date: 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 12, 2004
Event: Problems in Discrete Maths Seminar
Speaker: GuangYue Han, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject:``Multiple Antenna Communication Systems and Packing Problems on Compact Lie Groups''
Location: WMAX 216
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 13, 2004
Event: Algebraic Geometry Seminar
Speaker: Kiumars Kaveh, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject:``Vector fields and (Dolbeault) equivariant cohomology''
Location: MATH 102
Time and Date: 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 13, 2004
Event: Probability Seminar
Speaker: Tony Guttmann, University of Melbourne
Subject:``On rook's tour  or walks crossing a square abstract''
Location: WMAX 216
Time and Date: 11:00 a.m., Thursday, October 14, 2004
Event: Algebra/Topology Seminar
Speaker: Liam Watson, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject:``Braid Group Actions and the Jones Polynomial''
Location: WMAX 110
Time and Date: 2:003:00 p.m., Thursday, October 14, 2004
Event: Complex Fluids Seminar
Speaker: Xiaopeng Chen, Department of Chemical Engineering & Biological Engineering, UBC
Subject:``Deplasticization Effects on Bubble Growth during Polymer Foaming''
Location: MATX 1118
Time and Date: 3:003:50 p.m., Thursday, October 14, 2004
Event: Number Theory Seminar
Speaker: Frank Chu, UBC
Subject:``An old conjecture of Erdõs and Turán on additive bases''
Location: UBC Campus, WMAX 216 (PIMS Seminar Room)
First talk will be followed by a tea break (3:504:10 p.m.)
Time and Date: 4:105:00 p.m., Thursday, October 14, 2004
Event: Number Theory Seminar
Speaker: Idris Mercer, SFU
Subject:``Norms of zeroone polynomials and the ubiquity of Sidon sets''
Location: UBC Campus, WMAX 216 (PIMS Seminar Room)
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Friday, October 15, 2004
Event: Mathematics Colloquium
Speaker: Zinovy Reichstein, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject:
``Cayley maps for algebraic groups''
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  4:00 p.m., Monday, October 18, 2004
Event: IAM Colloquium
Speaker: Jens Rademacher, PIMS, SFU, and Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject:``SelfReplication of Travelling Localized Patterns''
Location: Room 301, Leonard S Klinck Bldg.
Time and Date: 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 19, 2004
Event: DGMPPDE Seminar
Speaker: Abbas Moameni, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject:``On the existence of solutions to quasilinear Schrodinger equations''
Location: WMAX 110 (PIMS)
Time and Date: 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 20, 2004
Event: Probability Seminar
Speaker: Codina Cotar, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject:``Lilypondtype growth models''
Location: WMAX 216
Time and Date: 11:00 a.m., Thursday, October 21, 2004
Event: Algebra/Topology Seminar
Speaker: Francois Lalonde, Universite de Montreal
Subject:``Universal Floer theory, localizations and applications''
Location: WMAX 110
Time and Date: 2:003:00 p.m., Thursday, October 21, 2004
Event: Complex Fluids Seminar
Speaker: Oleksandr Barannyk, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject:``Selfassembly of isotropic drops in a nematic matrix simulated by a diffuseinterface method''
Location: MATX 1118
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Friday, October 22, 2004
Event: Mathematics Colloquium
Speaker: Nassif Ghoussoub, BIRS Director, Department of Mathematics UBC
Subject:
``Antiself dual Lagrangians and variational formulations for non selfadjoint boundary value problems and dissipative evolutions''
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  4:00 p.m., Monday, October 25, 2004
Event: IAMPIMSMITACS Distinguished Colloquium Series
Speaker: Raymond E. Goldstein, Department of Physics and
Institute for Biomedical Science and Biotechnology, University of Arizona
Subject:``A Stirring Tale of Bacterial Swimming and Chemotaxis''
Location: Room 301, Leonard S Klinck Bldg.
Time and Date: 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 26, 2004
Event: Problems in Discrete Maths Seminar
Speaker: Kristin Shaw, UBC
Subject:``Multiplicity free expansions of Schur P functions''
Location: WMAX 216
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 27, 2004
Event: Algebraic Geometry Seminar
Speaker: Anca Mustata, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject:``The Chow ring of a weighted blowup of a regular local embedding''
Location: MATH 102
Time and Date: 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 27, 2004
Event: Probability Seminar
Speaker: ZhenQing Chen, University of Washington and UBC
Subject:``Traces of symmetric Markov processes''
Location: WMAX 216
Time and Date: 11:00 a.m., Thursday, October 28, 2004
Event: Algebra/Topology Seminar
Speaker: Carl Gladish, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject:``Spin Vector Bundles''
Location: WMAX 110
Time and Date: 2:003:00 p.m., Thursday, October 28, 2004
Event: Complex Fluids Seminar
Speaker: Jianying Zhang, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject:``Dispersive effects in the miscible displacement of two fluids in a duct of large aspect ratio''
Location: MATX 1118
Time and Date: 3:003:50 p.m., Thursday, October 28, 2004
Event: Number Theory Seminar
Speaker: ChiaFu Yu, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Subject:``Basic points in moduli spaces of PELtype''
Location: SFU Campus, Room K9509
First talk will be followed by a tea break (3:504:10 p.m.)
Time and Date: 4:105:00 p.m., Thursday, October 28, 2004
Event: Number Theory Seminar
Speaker: Mike Bennett, UBC
Subject:``Generalized Fermat equations''
Location: SFU Campus, Room K9509
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Friday, October 29, 2004
Event: Mathematics Colloquium
Speaker: Dan Rudolph, Department of Mathematics, University of Maryland at College Park
Subject:
``Entropy and Orbit Equivalence in Measure Preserving Dynamics''
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 1, 2004
Event: IAM Colloquium
Speaker: Jared Tanner, Department of Statistics, Stanford University
Subject:``High Resolution Algorithms through Localized Fourier Analysis''
Location: Room 301, Leonard S Klinck Bldg.
Time and Date: 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 2, 2004
Event: DGMPPDE Seminar
Speaker: David Brydges, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject:``Finite Range Decompositions of positive definite functions''
Location: WMAX 110 (PIMS)
Time and Date: 12:00  1:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 2, 2004 Pls note special time.
Event: Joint Applied Math/Civil Engineering Seminar
Speaker: Giles Hunt, Mechanical Engineering, University of Bath
Subject:``Buckling in Space and Time''
Location: WMAX 110 (Pizza will arrive after the seminar.)
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 3, 2004
Event: Algebraic Geometry Seminar
Speaker: Andrei Mustata, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject:``The Chow ring of a weighted blowup along a regular local embedding II''
Location: MATH 102
Time and Date: 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 3, 2004
Event: Probability Seminar
Speaker: David Wilson, Microsoft
Subject:``Balanced Boolean functions that can be evaluated so that every input bit is unlikely to be read''
Location: WMAX 216
Time and Date: 11:00 a.m., Thursday, November 4, 2004
Event: Algebra/Topology Seminar
Speaker: Yunfeng Jiang, UBC
Subject:``Introduction to Orbifolds and Orbifold (ChenRuan) Cohomology''
Location: WMAX 110
Time and Date: 2:003:00 p.m., Thursday, November 4, 2004
Event: Complex Fluids Seminar
Speaker: Bülent Güzel, Department of Mechanical Engineering, UBC
Subject:``LaminarTurbulent Transition in Pipe Flow for NonNewtonian Fluids''
Location: MATX 1118
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Friday, November 5, 2004
Event: Mathematics Colloquium
Speaker: Allen Knutson, University of California, Berkeley
Subject:
``Singularities of mappings, equivariant cohomology, and pipe dreams''
Location: MATX 1100
Refreshments will be served at 2:45 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge,
Math Annex (Room 1115).
Time and Date: 3:30  4:20 p.m., Friday, November 5, 2004
Event: SFU Centre for Scientific Computing/UBC Institute for Applied Mathematics Seminar
(with financial support from PIMS)
Speaker: Juan Restrepo, Mathematics Department and Department of Physics, University of Arizona
Subject:``Data Assimilation in Nonlinear Dynamics Models''
Location: SFU Harbour Centre, Room 1600 (Refreshments 3:00  3:30 p.m.)
Time and Date: 4:40  5:30 p.m., Friday, November 5, 2004
Event: SFU Centre for Scientific Computing/UBC Institute for Applied Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Chris Budd, Department of Mathematics, University of Bath
Subject:``Simple and Complex Impact Oscillators and their Bifurcations''
Location: SFU Harbour Centre, Room 1600
Time and Date: 11:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m., Saturday, November 6, 2004
Event: Pacific Northwest Algebraic Geometry Seminar
Speaker: Speakers are from Crete, UPenn, and Berkeley
Subject:Titles appear at www.math.washington.edu/~kovacs/pnw_ags
Location: Room TBA, Bond Hall, Western Washington University
Time and Date: 4:00  5:00 p.m., Monday, November 8, 2004
Event: Special Dynamical Systems Seminar
Speaker: Vidhu Prasad, University of Massachusetts at Lowell
Subject:
``Tiling Abelian Groups with a Single Tile''
Location: MATH 105
Time and Date: 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 9, 2004
Event: DGMPPDE Seminar
Speaker: Joel Feldman, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject: ``The Renormalization Group''
Location: WMAX 110 (PIMS)
Time and Date: 12:30  2:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 9, 2004
Event: SCAIM Seminar
Speaker: Chen Greif, Computer Science, UBC
Subject: ``Arnolditype algorithms for computing stationary distribution vectors of Markov chains, with application to PageRank''
Location: MATX 1118
Time and Date: 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 10, 2004
Event: Mathematical Biology Seminar
Speaker: James D. Johnson, Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences and Department of Surgery, UBC
Subject: ``New roles for intracellular calcium stores in pancreatic betacells''
Location: WMAX 216
Time and Date: 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 10, 2004
Event: Probability Seminar
Speaker: Yaozhong Hu, University of Kansas
Subject: ``Selfintersection local time of fractional Brownian motion''
Location: WMAX 216
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Friday, November 12, 2004
Event: Mathematics Colloquium
Speaker: Sebastian Ferrando, Ryerson University
Subject:
``Martingales and Wavelets: Applications to Hedging Financial Derivatives''
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 15, 2004
Event: IAM Colloquium
Speaker: Uri Ascher, Department of Computer Science, UBC
Subject:``On Effective Methods for Implicit Piecewise Smooth Surface Recovery''
Location: Room 301, Leonard S Klinck Bldg.
Time and Date: 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 16, 2004
Event: DGMPPDE Seminar
Speaker: Kyungkeun Kang, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject:``Schroedinger Flow near Harmonic Maps''
Location: WMAX 110 (PIMS)
Time and Date: 12:30  2:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 16, 2004
Event: SCAIM Seminar
Speaker: Juan M. Restrepo, Mathematics Department and Department of Physics, University of Arizona
Subject:``Wavegenerated Transport''
Location: MATX 1118
Time and Date: 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 16, 2004
Event: Problems in Discrete Maths Seminar
Speaker: Wael Bahsoun, University of Victoria
Subject:``Position dependent random maps and Generalized Skew Products''
Location: WMAX 216
Time and Date: 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 17, 2004
Event: Mathematical Biology Seminar
Speaker: Ivan Robert Nabi, Department of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology, UBC
Subject:``Autocrine receptor activation and the regulation of tumor cell motility''
Location: WMAX 216
Time and Date: 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 17, 2004
Event: Probability Seminar
Speaker: Omer Angel, UBC
Subject:``Multitype Totally Asymmetric Simple Exclusion Processes''
Location: WMAX 216
Time and Date: 11:00 a.m., Thursday, November 18, 2004
Event: Algebra/Topology Seminar
Speaker: John MacDonald, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject:``Monoids, Monads and Models''
Location: WMAX 110
Time and Date: 2:003:00 p.m., Thursday, November 18, 2004
Event: Complex Fluids Seminar
Speaker: Miguel Angel MoyersGonzalez, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject:``Unstable displacements in oil well cementing''
Location: MATX 1118
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Friday, November 19, 2004
Event: Mathematics Colloquium
Speaker: Michael Ward, UBC
Subject:
``Eigenvalue Optimization, Spikes, and the Neumann Green's Function''
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 22, 2004
Event: Joint IAM ColloquiumMITACS Math Biology Seminar
Speaker:Karl P. Hadeler, Department of Biomathematics, University of Tübingen
Subject:``Reaction Transport Systems and Applications to Biology''
Location:Room 301, Leonard S. Klinck Bldg.
Time and Date: 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 23, 2004
Event: DGMPPDE Seminar
Speaker:Frederic Robert, University of Nice, France
Subject:``Compactness and asymptotic estimates for 4th order Paneitztype equations''
Location:WMAX 110 (PIMS)
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 24, 2004
Event: Algebraic Geometry Seminar
Speaker:Jessica Young, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign, visitor to UBC
Subject:``MordellLang's conjecture for function fields: a proof from logic (due to Udi Hrushovski)''
Location:MATH 102
Time and Date: 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 24, 2004
Event: Probability Seminar
Speaker:Professor T. Kumagai, RIMS, Kyoto
Subject:``A trace theorem for Dirichlet forms on fractals''
Location:WMAX 216
Time and Date: 11:00 a.m., Thursday, November 25, 2004
Event: Algebra/Topology Seminar
Speaker:Graham Denham, MSRI
Subject:``The homotopy Lie algebra of an arrangement''
Location:WMAX 110
Time and Date: 2:003:00 p.m., Thursday, November 25, 2004
Event: Complex Fluids Seminar
Speaker:Chunfeng Zhou, Department of Chemical Engineering, UBC
Subject:``DNS of isotropic turbulence using PsudoSpectral Method''
Location:MATX 1118
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Friday, November 26, 2004
Event: Mathematics Colloquium
Speaker:Vladimir L. Popov
Subject:
``Polynomial automorphisms''
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 29, 2004
Event: IAMPIMSMITACS Distinguished Colloquium Series
Speaker:Andrea Bertozzi, Department of Mathematics, University of California at Los Angeles
Subject:``HigherOrder PDEs in Image Processing''
Location:Room 301, Leonard S. Klinck Bldg.
Time and Date: 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 30, 2004
Event: Problems in Discrete Maths Seminar
Speaker:Steph van Willigenburg, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject:``Decomposable compositions and equality of ribbon Schur functions''
Location:WMAX 216
Time and Date: 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 1, 2004
Event: Mathematical Biology Seminar
Speaker:Carl T. Bergstrom, Department of Biology, U Washington
Subject:``Mathematical models of RNA silencing: An intracellular immune system
uses multiple synergistic mechanisms to avoid autoimmunity and pathogen subversion''
Location:WMAX 216
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 1, 2004
Event: Algebraic Geometry Seminar
Speaker:Jessica Young, UIUC, visitor to UBC
Subject:``MordellLang's conjecture for function fields:
a proof from logic (due to Udi Hrushovski), II''
Location:MATH 102
Time and Date: 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, December 1, 2004
Event: Probability Seminar
Speaker:Chris Orum, Los Alamos
Subject:``Branching Processes and Partial Differential Equations''
Location:WMAX 216
Time and Date: 2:003:00 p.m., Thursday, December 2, 2004
Event: Complex Fluids Seminar
Speaker:Hongbin Li, Department of Chemistry, UBC
Subject:``Probing the conformational dynamics of biomacromolecules at the single molecule level''
Location:MATX 1118
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Friday, December 3, 2004
Event: Mathematics Colloquium
Speaker:Kee Lam, Department of Mathematics, UBC
Subject:
``The Kervaire Invariant: What we still don't know about the real projective plane''
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, December 6, 2004
Event: Mathematics Colloquium
Speaker:Helmut Hofer, Courant Institute, New York University
Subject:
``Quantitative Symplectic Geometry''
Location:MATX 1100
Refreshments will be served at 2:45 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge,
Math Annex (Room 1115).
Time and Date: 12:30  2:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 7, 2004
Event: SCAIM Seminar
Speaker:Jennifer Scott, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK
Subject:``Which sparse direct solver?''
Location:MATX 1118
Time and Date: 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 8, 2004
Event: Mathematical Biology Seminar
Speaker:Laurence Ward, Department of Psychology, UBC
Subject:``On the role of synchronous neural oscillations in cognitive processes''
Location:WMAX 216
Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 8, 2004
Event: Mathematics Colloquium
Speaker:John McKay, Departments of Mathematics and Computer Science, Concordia University
Subject:
``196884=196883 + 1 & the wonders of moonshine''
Location:MATX 1100
Refreshments will be served at 2:45 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge,
Math Annex (Room 1115).
Time and Date: 11:00 a.m., Thursday, December 9, 2004
Event: Special Algebraic Geometry Seminar
Speaker:Alistair Savage, Fields Institute and Department of Mathematics, U of Toronto
Subject:``Quiver Varieties and Representation Theory I''
Location:MATX 1102
Time and Date: 1:30  2:30 p.m., Thursday, December 9, 2004
Event: Special Algebraic Geometry Seminar
Speaker:Alistair Savage, Fields Institute and Department of Mathematics, U of Toronto
Subject:``Quiver Varieties and Representation Theory II''
Location:MATX 1102
Time and Date: 2:00 p.m., Monday, December 13, 2004
Event: Mathematical Biology Seminar
Speaker:Raibatak Das, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Cornell University
Subject:``Real time crosscorrelation image analysis of IgE receptor signaling''
Location:WMAX 216
