1995 Seminars
3:30 p.m., Monday, March 20
PDE Workshop Seminar
N. Ghoussoub and A. Pruss, Mathematics, UBC
``The improved AubinOnofri inequality on $S^2$''
Room Math Annex 1118
3:30 p.m., Monday, March 20
Applied Mathematics Colloquium
Dr. Robert Finn, Mathematics, Stanford University
``Capillary Surfaces in Wedge Domains''
Room Math 203
3:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 22
Probability Seminar
Dr. Martin Barlow, Mathematics, UBC
``Brownian motion on higher dimensional Sierpinski carpets''
Room Math Annex 1118
3:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 22
IAM Faculty Presentation
Dr. Brian Seymour,Mathematics, UBC
``Analytical Solutions Are Still Possible''
Room Math 203
10:30 a.m., Thursday, March 23
SeibergWitten Seminar
Dr. David Austin, Mathematics, UBC
``The Thom Conjecture II''
Room Math Annex 1118
11:30 a.m., Thursday, March 23
Topology Seminar
Jun Zhu, Mathematics, UBC
``Minimal Crossing Numbers for Links''
Room Math Annex 1102
2:30 p.m., Thursday, March 23
Number Theory Seminar
Ron Ferguson, Mathematics, UBC
``Units in class groups''
Room Math Annex 1118
11:30 a.m.1:00 p.m. , Friday, March 24
Information session
Dr. Steven Halperin, Department of Mathematics, Univ. of Toronto
``discussing NSERC  bring your lunch''
Room Geography 200
1:30 p.m., Friday, March 24
Special Mathematics Colloquium
Dr. Steven Halperin, Department of Mathematics, Univ. of Toronto
``Loop Spaces on Finite Complexes''
Room Geography 200
3:30 p.m., Friday, March 24
Mathematics Colloquium
Professor Jack W. Macki,
Department of Mathematics, University of Alberta, Edmonton
``Periodic Solutions of Systems with Delay and/or Hysteresis''
Room Math 203* *NOTE: Tea and cookies will be served at 3:15 in the Math
Annex Coffee Lounge, Room 1115.
11:00 a.m., Tuesday, Aug 22
Peter A. Clarkson, Institute of Mathematics & Statistics,
University of Kent, Canterbury, UK
Symmetry reductions and exact solutions of a
shallow water wave equation
Place: Math annex 1102
2:00 pm Tuesday, Aug 22
Elizabeth L. Mansfield, Institute of Mathematics & Statistics,
University of Kent
Algorithms for special integrals of ODEs
Place: Math annex 1102
2:00 pm Friday, Aug 25
Rick Jardine, University of Western Ontario,
Descent Problems for the the Ktheory of fields
Place: Math annex 1102
2:30 p.m., Monday, September 11
Functional AnalysisHarmonic Analysis Seminar
Dr. E. Granirer, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Groups of automorphisms on C* algebras. A biased survey''
Room Math Annex 1118
3:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 13
PDE/Math Physics Seminar
Dr. K.C. Chang, Beijing University
``Prescribing geodesic curvature problems''
Room Math Annex 1102
3:30 p.m., Friday, September 15
Mathematics Colloquium
Dr. D.F. Parker, Department of Mathematics, Univ. of Edinburgh
Coupled Nonlinear Schrodinger Equations of Fibre Optics
Room Math 104* *NOTE: Tea and cookies will be served at 3:15 in the Math
Annex Coffee Lounge, Room 1115.
2:30 p.m., Monday, September 18
Functional AnalysisHarmonic Analysis Seminar
Dr. E. Granirer, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Groups of automorphisms on C* algebras. A biased surveycontinuation''
Room Math Annex 1118
3:30 p.m.Monday, September 18
Applied Mathematics Colloquium
Dr. R.E. O'Malley, Department of Applied Mathematics, U. of Washington
``On the Evolution of Viscous Shocks''
Old CPSC Bldg Room 301
10:30 a.m., Wednesday, September 20
Grad Student Seminar
Jim Morey, Department of Mathematics
``The fractals made by Mobius transformations''
Room Geography, Room 101
3:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 20
Joint Probability/PDE Seminar
Dr. A. Naddef, Princeton/UBC
``A Central Limit Theorem for some Statistical Mechanical Models''
Room Math Annex 1102
2:30 p.m., Thursday, September 21
Polynomial Seminar
Dr. Graham Everest, U. East Anglia/UBC
``An Elliptic Mahler measure for Polynomials, Part I''
Room Math Annex 1118
3:30 p.m., Friday, September 22
Mathematics Colloquium
Dr. N.G. Makarov, Department of Mathematics, Caltech, Pasadena, CA
"On some simpler models related to the DLA"
Room Math 104* *NOTE: Tea and cookies will be served at 3:15 in the Math
Annex Coffee Lounge, Room 1115.
2:30 p.m., Monday, September 25
Functional and Harmonic Analysis Seminar
Guangwu Xu, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Weakly almost periodic functions and
Completely bounded multipliers of Locally compact groups''
3:30 p.m., Monday, September 25
Probability Seminar
Dr. P. March, Ohio State/UBC
``Weak uniqueness for FlemingViot type processes, after Ethier''
Room Math Annex 1102
1:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 26
Grad Student Seminar
James Watmough, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Self Organized Thermoregulation of Honeybee Clusters''
Room TBA
3:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 27
PDE/ Math Physics Seminar
Dr. H. Tehrani, Courant/UBC
``Infinite number of solutions to the Bolza problem''
Room Math Annex 1102
3:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 27
Applied Mathematics Colloquium
Dr. Sebastian Reich, Zuse Center, Berlin
``Timestepping in Molecular Dynamics''
Room Old CPSC Bldg., Room 301
11:30 a.m., Thursday, September 28
Topology Seminar
Professor Kee Lam, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``BorsukUlam theorems, image of the $J$homomorphism,
and geometric dimension''
Room Math Annex 1102
2:30 p.m., Thursday, September 28
Polynomial Seminar
Dr. Graham Everest, U. East Anglia/UBC
``An Elliptic Mahler measure for Polynomials, Part II''
Room Math Annex 1118
3:30 p.m., Friday,
Mathematics Colloquium
Speaker Dr. Dale Rolfsen, Department of Mathematics, UBC
"Braids"
Room Math 104*
NOTE: Tea and cookies will be served at 3:15 in the Math
Annex Coffee Lounge, Room 1115.
2:30 p.m., Monday, October 16
Functional and Harmonic Analysis Seminar
Dr. V. Operstein, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``A Characterization of Besov spaces in terms of approximation by algebraic
polynomials (open problem since 1950s)''
Room Math Annex 1118
3:30 p.m., Monday, October 16
Probability Seminar
Dr. Ed Perkins, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Long Range Contact Processes and Superprocesses''
Room Math Annex 1102
3:30 p.m., Monday, October 16
Applied Mathematics Colloquium
Dr. William Hsieh, Department of Oceanography, UBC
``Forecasting the El Nino''
Room Old Computer Science Bldg., Room 301
1:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 17
Grad Student Seminar
Jean Guerin, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Morse theory''
Room Math 104
3:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 18
Joint PDE/Math Physics & Probability Seminar
Dr. Peter Hislop, Univ. of Kentucky
``Random Shrodinger operators''
Room Math Annex 1102
11:30 a.m., Thursday, October 19
Topology Seminar
Professor James Lin, Department of Mathematics, Univ. of California, San
Diego/UBC
``Hspaces with finiteness conditions''
Room Math Annex 1102
12 p.m., Thursday, October 19
Polynomial Seminar
Dr. Peter Borwein, Department of Mathematics & Statistics, SFU
``On Polynomials with Coefficients 0,1, +1 and Related Matters''
Room Video Conferencing Room, Univ. Services Bldg, 2329 W. Mall
**N.B. Note the unusual time and place for this talk which will be by
an interactive video link between SFU and UBC.
3:35 p.m., Friday, October 20
Mathematics Colloquium
Speaker:Dr. R.J. Gardner, Department of Mathematics, Western Washington Univ.
``The solution to the BusemannPetty problem''
Room Math 104*
NOTE: Tea and cookies will be served at 3:15 in the Math
Annex Coffee Lounge, Room 1115.
2:30 p.m., Monday, October 23
Functional and Harmonic Analysis Seminar
Dr. Richard Loy, Australian National University
``Amenability of Banach and $C^*$ algebras on locally compact groups''
Room Math Annex 1118
3:30 p.m., Monday, October 23
Probability Seminar
Dr. John Walsh, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Numerical SPDE's via the finite element method''
Room Math Annex 1102
1:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 24
Grad Student Seminar
Ray Spiteri, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``DifferentialAlgebraic Inequalities and their Application
to Autonomous Robot Programming''
Room Math 104
3:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 25
Joint Applied Mathematics / PDE/Math Physics Colloquium
Dr. Maria Esteban, University of Paris, France
``Some Variational Models in Relativistic Physics''
Room Old Computer Science Bldg., Room 301
11:30 a.m., Thursday, October 26
Topology Seminar
Dr. Denis Sjerve, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Group actions on Riemann surfaces''
Room Math Annex 1102
2:30 p.m., Thursday, October 26
Polynomial Seminar
Ron Ferguson, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Irreducible polynomials with many roots of equal modulus''
Room Math Annex 1118
3:30 p.m., Friday, October 27
Mathematics Colloquium
Dr. K.C. Chang, Department of Mathematics, Beijing Univ./UBC
"`Morse theory and nonlinear analysis'"
Room Math 104*
3:30 p.m., Monday, November 27
Probability Seminar
Dr. A. Naddaf, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``Homogenization and central limit theorem for some
statistical mechanical models, Part 3''
Room Math Annex 1102
3:30 p.m., Monday, November 27
Applied Mathematics Colloquium
Dr. Judy Miller, Department of Mathematics, SFU
``Stability and Decay Rates for Viscous Scalar
Shock Fronts in Two Dimensions''
Room Old Computer Science Bldg, Room 301
11:30 a.m., Tuesday, November 28
Knot Theory Seminar
Professor Arkady Kholodenko, Clemson Univ./SFU
``Knot theory and polymer physics, Part 3''
Room Math Annex 1118
1:30 p.m., Tuesday, November 28
Grad Student Seminar
Lynn Van Coller, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``TBA''
Room Math 104
2:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 29
Probability Seminar
Dr. Michael Nussbaum, Humboldt University, Berlin
``Asymptotic Equivalence of Statistical Experiments''
Room Math Annex 1118
3:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 29
PDE/Math Physics Seminar
Dr. Yi Li, University of Rochester
``Travelling Fronts in Cylinders''
Room Math Annex 1102
11:30 a.m., Thursday, November 30
Topology Seminar
Professor David Austin, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``SU(2) representations and twisted signature
of knots, Part 3''
Room Math Annex 1102
2:30 p.m., Thursday, November 30
Polynomial Seminar
Dr. Vladimir Operstein, Department of Mathematics, UBC
``A MarkovBernstein type inequality for algebraic
polynomials in $L_p, 0
Room Math Annex 1118
1:30 p.m., Friday, December 1
Mathematical Biology Seminar
Dr. Jay Mittenthal, Department of Cell and
Structural Biology and Center for Complex Systems Research,
Beckman Institute, University of Illinois
``Possible Worlds: Designing Alternative Metabolic Pathways''
Room Math Annex 1102
Please hand all seminar notices in to Ann or email
them to artuso@math.ubc.ca by 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday.
