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UBC Math
Wed 11 May 2016, 11:00am
Probability Seminar
ESB 2012
Critical exponents for O(n) models
ESB 2012
Wed 11 May 2016, 11:00am-12:00pm

Abstract

TBA
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IMPA and Uppsala University
Wed 11 May 2016, 1:30pm
Probability Seminar
ESB 2012
Sharpness of the phase transition for continuum percolation on R^2
ESB 2012
Wed 11 May 2016, 1:30pm-2:30pm

Abstract

Many complex systems involving a large number of independent variables have come to be very well understood. One such example is Bernoulli percolation on a planar lattice. However, how to adapt the techniques to closely related models, such as continuum percolation in $\mathbb{R}^2$, may be far from obvious. We will describe some techniques of this kind that recently has been developed for Poisson Boolean percolation. We will focus on a certain two-stage construction that allows for a reduction to the discrete setting, where a larger arsenal of techniques is available for the study of phenomena such as sharp thresholds and noise sensitivity. Joint work with Vincent Tassion and Augusto Teixeira.
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Tel Aviv University
Wed 11 May 2016, 3:00pm
Probability Seminar
ESB 2012
Slightly subcritical hypercube percolation
ESB 2012
Wed 11 May 2016, 3:00pm-4:00pm

Abstract

We will present some recent results about bond percolation on the hypercube {0,1}^m in the "slightly" subcritical phase, that is, just below the critical percolation scaling window. We estimate the size, diameter and mixing time of the largest components. A difficulty that arises only in the subcritical phase is that the cluster of the largest size does not attain the largest possible diameter. Therefore, we are able to analyze rather accurately the cluster of largest diameter, but not the cluster of largest size, leaving some interesting open problems.
 
Joint work with Tim Hulshof.
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Mon 30 May 2016, 11:15am SPECIAL
MATH 126
Mathematics Grad Reception
MATH 126
Mon 30 May 2016, 11:15am-12:45pm

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The luncheon and awards presentation will be followed by the Niven Lecture at 1:00pm.
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IAS Institute for Advanced Study
Mon 30 May 2016, 1:00pm SPECIAL
MATX 1100
Niven Lecture: A glamorous Hollywood star, a renegade composer, and the mathematical development of spread spectrum communications.
MATX 1100
Mon 30 May 2016, 1:00pm-2:00pm

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Abstract: During World War II Hedy Lamarr, a striking Hollywood actress, together with George Antheil, a radical composer, invented and patented a secret signaling system for the remote control of torpedoes.  The ideas in this patent have since developed into one of the ingredients in modern digital wireless communications.  The unlikely biography of these two characters, along with some of the more modern developments in wireless communications will be described.
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RIMS Kyoto
Thu 23 Jun 2016, 3:00pm
Probability Seminar
ESB 2012
TBA
ESB 2012
Thu 23 Jun 2016, 3:00pm-4:00pm

Abstract

 TBA
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G. Huisken
Fri 9 Sep 2016, 3:00pm SPECIAL
Department Colloquium
ESB 2012
PIMS-UBC Distinguished Colloquium--TBA
ESB 2012
Fri 9 Sep 2016, 3:00pm-4:00pm

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University of Minnesota
Tue 20 Sep 2016, 3:30pm
Diff. Geom, Math. Phys., PDE Seminar
ESB 2012
TBA
ESB 2012
Tue 20 Sep 2016, 3:30pm-10:00am

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University of Minnesota
Fri 23 Sep 2016, 3:00pm SPECIAL
Department Colloquium
ESB 2012
PIMS-UBC Distinguished Colloquium--TBA
ESB 2012
Fri 23 Sep 2016, 3:00pm-4:00pm

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UBC Math
Fri 30 Sep 2016, 3:00pm
Department Colloquium
ESB 2012
UBC Mathematics and PIMS Faculty Award Colloquium -- TBA
ESB 2012
Fri 30 Sep 2016, 3:00pm-4:00pm

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Laue Saint-Raymond
Harvard University, ENS
Fri 7 Oct 2016, 3:00pm SPECIAL
Department Colloquium
ESB 2012
PIMS-UBC Distinguished Colloquium--TBA
ESB 2012
Fri 7 Oct 2016, 3:00pm-4:00pm

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McGill University
Fri 28 Oct 2016, 3:00pm
Department Colloquium
ESB 2012
CRM-Fields-PIMS Award Lecture: TBA
ESB 2012
Fri 28 Oct 2016, 3:00pm-4:00pm

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Princeton University
Fri 4 Nov 2016, 3:00pm SPECIAL
Department Colloquium
ESB 2012
PIMS-UBC Distinguished Colloquium--TBA
ESB 2012
Fri 4 Nov 2016, 3:00pm-4:00pm

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