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Weizmann Institute of Science
Mon 5 Jan 2015, 4:00pm
Department Colloquium
LSK 200
TBA
LSK 200
Mon 5 Jan 2015, 4:00pm-5:00pm

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Harvard University
Fri 9 Jan 2015, 3:00pm
Department Colloquium
LSK 200
TBA
LSK 200
Fri 9 Jan 2015, 3:00pm-4:00pm

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Note for Attendees

Refreshments will be served at 2:45pm in the Math Lounge area, MATH 125 before the colloquium.

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UT Austin
Mon 12 Jan 2015, 4:00pm
Department Colloquium
LSK 200
TBA
LSK 200
Mon 12 Jan 2015, 4:00pm-5:00pm

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Stanford University
Fri 16 Jan 2015, 3:00pm
Department Colloquium
LSK 200
The log-Sobolev inequality for unbounded spin systems
LSK 200
Fri 16 Jan 2015, 3:00pm-4:00pm

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The log-Sobolev inequality (LSI) is a very useful tool for analyzing high-dimensional situations. For example, the LSI can be used for deriving hydrodynamic limits, for estimating the error in stochastic homogenization, for deducing upper bounds on the mixing times of Markov chains, and even in the proof of the Poincaré conjecture by Perelman. For most applications, it is crucial that the constant in the LSI is uniform in the size of the underlying system. In this talk, we discuss when to expect a uniform LSI  in the setting of unbounded spin systems. We will also explain a connection to the KLS conjecture.
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Caltech
Fri 30 Jan 2015, 3:00pm
Department Colloquium
ESB 2012 (PIMS) TBA (time and date to be confirmed)
PIMS-UBC distinguished colloquium
ESB 2012 (PIMS) TBA (time and date to be confirmed)
Fri 30 Jan 2015, 3:00pm-4:00pm

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Note for Attendees

Coffee, tea and cookies served at 2:30pm in the PIMS Lounge, ESB 4133.
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UCLA
Fri 6 Mar 2015, 3:00pm
Department Colloquium
LSK 200 (Note the special location)
TBA
LSK 200 (Note the special location)
Fri 6 Mar 2015, 3:00pm-4:00pm

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Brown University
Fri 13 Mar 2015, 3:00pm
Department Colloquium
ESB 2012 (PIMS)
PIMS-UBC Distinguished Colloquium, TitleTBA
ESB 2012 (PIMS)
Fri 13 Mar 2015, 3:00pm-4:00pm

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Note for Attendees

Coffee, tea and cookies served at 2:30pm in the PIMS Lounge, ESB 4133.
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UBC
Fri 20 Mar 2015, 3:00pm
Department Colloquium
LSK 200 (Note the special location)
Graduate Research Award Lecture
LSK 200 (Note the special location)
Fri 20 Mar 2015, 3:00pm-4:00pm

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Note for Attendees

Refreshments will be served at 2:45pm in the Math Lounge area, MATH 125 before the colloquium.
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TBA
Fri 27 Mar 2015, 3:00pm
Department Colloquium
ESB 2012
CRM-Fields-PIMS prize lecture
ESB 2012
Fri 27 Mar 2015, 3:00pm-4:00pm

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Yakov Sinai
Princeton University
Fri 23 Oct 2015, 3:00pm SPECIAL
Department Colloquium / PIMS Seminars and PDF Colloquiums
ESB2012
TBA-PIMS/UBC Distinguished Colloquium
ESB2012
Fri 23 Oct 2015, 3:00pm-4:00pm
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