
Tue 4 Sep 2018, 9:00am
SPECIAL
MATH 104

Qualifying Exams  Analysis

MATH 104
Tue 4 Sep 2018, 9:00am12:00pm
Details
For more information on Qualifying Exams, please visit http://www.math.ubc.ca/Grad/QualifyingExams/index.shtml
Lunch (pizza) will be provided in Math 126 for students writing the Analysis exam.
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Tue 4 Sep 2018, 1:00pm
SPECIAL
MATH 104

Qualifying Exams  Algebra

MATH 104
Tue 4 Sep 2018, 1:00pm4:00pm
Details
For more info, please visit http://www.math.ubc.ca/Grad/QualifyingExams/index.shtml
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Tue 4 Sep 2018, 1:00pm
SPECIAL
MATH 104

Qualifying Exams  Differential Equations

MATH 104
Tue 4 Sep 2018, 1:00pm4:00pm
Details
For more info, please visit http://www.math.ubc.ca/Grad/QualifyingExams/index.shtml
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UBC

Tue 4 Sep 2018, 3:30pm
Diff. Geom, Math. Phys., PDE Seminar
MATH 105 [The NEW LOCATION!]

The Dyson Game (joint work with R. Carmona and M. Cerenzia)

MATH 105 [The NEW LOCATION!]
Tue 4 Sep 2018, 3:30pm4:30pm
Abstract
The Dyson game is an explicitly solvable N player dynamic game that admits Dyson Brownian motion as a Nash equilibrium. The game is motivated by the real world phenomenon found in the spacing of buses, parked cars and perched birds, which exhibit random matrix statistics (i.e. Dyson Brownian motion). We find the optimal repulsion parameter (universality class) of the equilibrium depends on the information available to the players, furthering the understanding of an open problem in random matrix theory proposed by Deift. The limiting mean field game has a local cost term, which depends on the optimal universality class due to the nontrivial asymptotic behavior of the players. We solve the mean field game master equation and the associated HamiltonJacobi equation on Wasserstein space exactly, and we discuss how generalizing our results will require answering novel questions on the analysis of these equations on infinite dimensional spaces.
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Tue 4 Sep 2018, 4:30pm
SPECIAL
MATH 125

Department Graduate Orientation

MATH 125
Tue 4 Sep 2018, 4:30pm6:00pm
Details
Refreshments available.
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University of Washington

Wed 5 Sep 2018, 3:15pm
Topology and related seminars
PIMS 4133


PIMS 4133
Wed 5 Sep 2018, 3:15pm4:15pm
Abstract
TBA
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Imperial College London

Mon 10 Sep 2018, 4:00pm
Algebraic Geometry Seminar
TBA

TBA

TBA
Mon 10 Sep 2018, 4:00pm5:00pm
Abstract
TBA
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Wed 12 Sep 2018, 3:45pm
SPECIAL
PIMS Lounge, ESB Bldg.

PIMS Afternoon Tea

PIMS Lounge, ESB Bldg.
Wed 12 Sep 2018, 3:45pm4:15pm
Details
The PIMS tea will be held on Wednesdays in term 1 starting September 12th.
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UCLA

Thu 13 Sep 2018, 4:00pm
SPECIAL
Algebraic Geometry Seminar
TBA

Hodge theory of classifying stacks

TBA
Thu 13 Sep 2018, 4:00pm5:00pm
Abstract
The goal of this talk is to create a correspondence between the representation theory of algebraic groups and the topology of Lie groups. The idea is to study the Hodge theory of the classifying stack of a reductive group over a field of characteristic p, the case of characteristic 0 having been studied by Behrend, Bott, Simpson and Teleman. The approach yields new calculations in representation theory, motivated by topology.
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UCLA

Fri 14 Sep 2018, 4:00pm
Department Colloquium
ESB 2012

Birational geometry and algebraic cycles

ESB 2012
Fri 14 Sep 2018, 4:00pm5:00pm
Abstract
A fundamental problem of algebraic geometry is to determine which algebraic varieties are rational, that is, isomorphic to projective space after removing lowerdimensional subvarieties
from both sides. We discuss the history of the problem. Some dramatic progress in the past 5 years uses a new tool in this context: the Chow group of algebraic cycles.
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University of Massachusets

Mon 24 Sep 2018, 4:00pm
Algebraic Geometry Seminar
TBA

TBA

TBA
Mon 24 Sep 2018, 4:00pm5:00pm
Abstract
TBA
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UBC Math

Fri 28 Sep 2018, 4:00pm
Department Colloquium
ESB 2012

Integers in manybody quantum physics

ESB 2012
Fri 28 Sep 2018, 4:00pm5:00pm
Abstract
Although integers are ubiquitous in quantum physics, they have different mathematical origins. In this colloquium, I will give a glimpse of how integers arise as either topological invariants or as analytic indices, as is the case in the socalled quantum Hall effect. I will explain the difficulties arising in extending wellknown arguments when one relaxes the approximation that the particles effectively do not interact with each other in matter. Recent advances have made such realistic generalizations possible.
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Note for Attendees
Refreshments will be served in ESB 4133 from 2:45 p.m.3:00 p.m.