## UBC Mathematics Department## Colloquium Schedule 2005-2006 |
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The colloquium will normally take place
in the Math Annex room 1100
at
3:00pm on Fridays and there will be tea and cookies in the math lounge
at
approximately 2:45pm. Occasionally, the colloquium will be on a Monday
4:00pm in the Math building room 104 or on a Wednesday 3:00PM in the
PIMS building room WMAX 110.

DATE and TIME |
SPEAKER |
TITLE |

September 9 Friday, 3pm |
Michael
Bennett (UBC) |
Diophantine Equations, Old and New |

September
16 Friday, 3PM |
Alexander
Holroyd (UBC) |
The Bootstrap Percolation Cellular
Automaton
- a case study in Theory versus Experiment |

September
23 Friday, 3PM |
Rachel
Kuske (UBC) |
Hidden time scales and stochastic dynamics |

Septemer 30 Friday, 3PM |
Vlada
Limic (UBC) |
Lambda-coalescent processes and genealogies |

October 7 Friday, 3PM |
Steve
Smith (Univ. of Illinois, Chicago) |
Quasithin groups and the classification of
the finite simple groups |

October
14 Friday, 3PM |
Jim
Bryan (UBC) |
Topological Quantum Field Theory and its
applications ancient and modern. |

October
17 Monday, 4PM MATH 104 |
Michael
Cowling (Univ. of New South Wales) |
Mappings that preserve familes of curves |

October 21 Friday, 3PM |
Prakash
Belkale (UNC at Chapel Hill) |
Eigenvalue problem and a new product in
the cohomology of flag varieties |

October 28 Friday, 3PM |
Nigel
Boston (University of Wisconsin) |
Invariant-based Face Recognition |

November
4 Friday, 3PM |
Michael
Thaddeus (Columbia University) |
Holomorphic curves on
infinite-dimensional homogeneous spaces |

November 11 Friday, 3PM |
Remembrance Day | |

November
18 Friday, 3PM |
Vladimir
Chernousov (University of Alberta) |
Essential dimensions of algebraic
groups |

November 21 Monday, 4PM MATH 104 |
Peter
Walters (University of Warwick). |
Cohomology for Subshifts |

November
25 Friday, 3PM |
Ivar
Ekeland (UBC) |
Nuts, bolts, and markets |

December
2 Friday, 3PM |
Maciej
Zworski (U.C. Berkeley) |
Counting states in wave mechanics |

December 9 Friday, 3PM WMAX 110 |
Ian
Hambleton (McMaster University) |
Groups and Geometry |

December 14 Wednesday, 2PM WMAX 110 |
Alexander Jones (University of Toronto) |
Locus theorems in ancient Greek geometry |

December
16 Friday, 3PM |
Ramesh Sreekantan (Tata Institute) |
Drinfeld Modular Curves and special values of L-functions |

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