Past Events at Simon Fraser University

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Past Events

  • 11-Jul-06

The Physics of Eternity

The Physics of Eternity Recent evidence points to an open universe, where time might run forever. If we take the current laws of physics, and run things forward, what could we see of the far future? We find some predictions out to 10**15 years are fa   more››

Scientific Event

  • 7-Jul-06

Polynomials, Permutations, Prime Ideals, and factoring Polynomials modulo p

The talk began as an attempt to answer the following question - if f(x) is an irreducible polynomial with integer coefficients, does it remain irreducible modulo p for infinitely many primes p? It turns out that the answer is sometimes yes and som   more››

Scientific Event

  • 27-Jun-06

On the Untraced Second Bianchi Identities in General Relativity

Einstein's equations set space-time curvature traces proportional to the space-time's mechanical content expressed as a stress- energy tensor. The divergence of a stress-energy tensor is the external force density acting on the matter described by th   more››

Scientific Event

  • 26-Jun-06
  • 1-Jul-06

10th PIMS Industrial Problem Solving Workshop

The Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Science (PIMS) is pleased to announce the 10th PIMS Industrial Problem Solving Workshop which will be held at the Simon Fraser University, June 26-30, 2006.   more››

Industrial Event

  • 13-Jun-06

Relativistic Wave equations in Discrete phase space

A new representation of quantum mechanics involving finite difference operators will be presented. Relativistic lattice Klein-Gordon equation, Dirac equation, and Maxwell's equations as partial difference equations will be discussed. It is proved tha   more››

Scientific Event

  • 5-Jun-06

Stochastic PDEs for Sampling Conditioned SDEs

Stochastic PDEs for Sampling Conditioned SDEs   more››

Scientific Event

  • 5-Jun-06

Large Inverse Problems and Infinite Dimensional Sampling: Stochastic PDE for Sampling Conditioned SD

There are a variety of important applications which may be formulated as inverse problems where the object of interest is the time-dependent solution of a dynamical system. Examples include the sampling of rare events in molecular dynamics, data assi   more››

Scientific Event

  • 25-May-06

Data Driven Algorithm Design

Bernard Chazelle (born November 5, 1955) is a professor of computer science at Princeton University. Although he is best known for his invention of the soft heap data structure and the most asymptotically efficient known algorithm for finding mini   more››

Scientific Event

  • 20-Apr-06
  • 6-Apr-06

Some applications of the graph of supersingular elliptic curves over a finite field

The graph of supersingular elliptic curves over a finite field connected by isogenies has many applications in computational number theory. In this talk we look at some old (in number theory) and new (in cryptography) applications of these gr   more››

Scientific Event

  • 4-Apr-06

Activation Analysis in Functional Magnetic Resonance Brain Imaging with Applications in Parkinsons Disease

This talk will present some of our recent work on spatial characterization of activation patterns in functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) of the brain. Exploiting techniques for region of interest (ROI) characterization and statistical a   more››

Scientific Event

  • 24-May-98
  • 25-May-98