Past Events at Simon Fraser University

The Simon Fraser University PIMS site office is located in the Technology and Science Complex (TASC) 2 building on the Burnaby campus of Simon Fraser University (Map | Contact).

 

Past Events

  • 22-Feb-08

2008 PIMS-CSC Seminar - 02

Moving Unstructured Mesh Methods   more››

Scientific Event

  • 8-Feb-08

2008 PIMS-CSC Seminar - 01

Waves, Vortices, and Climate Modelling   more››

Scientific Event

  • 7-Feb-08

An extension to the Brun-Titchmarsh theorem

The Siegel-Walfisz theorem states that for any B>0, we have Sp=x, p?d (mod v) 1 ~ x/f(v) log(x) for v = logB(x) and (v,d)=1. This only gives an asymptotic formula for the number of primes in an arithmetic progression for quite a small modulus v co   more››

Scientific Event

  • 7-Feb-08

Manin conjectures for K3 surfaces

The Manin conjectures describe for geometrically easy varieties how the number of their rational points of bounded height should grow as the height bound varies. In this talk I will describe recent computations that suggest a similar statement for   more››

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  • 26-Jan-08
  • 27-Jan-08

AMGSC 2008

Welcome to the 2008 Applied Mathematics Graduate Student Conference (AMGSC) webpage. The conference was held on Saturday, January 26 and Sunday, January 27 at Simon Fraser University. Some students gave short presentations based on past course projec   more››

Scientific Event

  • 19-Jan-08

Frontiers in Biophysics: Forum 2008

http://www.sfu.ca/biophysics/frontiers/2008/   more››

Scientific Event

  • 18-Jan-08

Monitoring the health of Queensland's rivers: steps to designing an optimal spatial sampling scheme

Spatial sampling design is a key step in developing an optimal large-scale, multi-objective aquatic monitoring program. Aquatic systems can be complex and irregular, thus it is critical to ensure that a spatial design is statistically valid, imple   more››

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  • 26-Nov-07

What is Mathematical Biology and How Useful is It?

Biological processes are very complex, and mathematical models of such processes are at best just a crude approximation. Nevertheless, one can gain some useful knowledge from the models. In this talk, I shall give examples of biological and biomed   more››

Scientific Event

  • 2-Nov-07

2007 PIMS-CSC Seminar - 04

Nonsmooth, Nonconvex Optimization   more››

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  • 2-Nov-07
  • 3-Nov-07

Fall 2007 Joint UBC/SFU Graduate Student Workshop

Speaker: Derek Bingham Title: Statistical Research in a Collaborative Environment Modern statistical research is often motivated by applied problems that arise in other areas of science. Finding solutions to these applied   more››

Scientific Event

  • 19-Oct-07

2007 PIMS-CSC Seminar - 03

Finite element analysis of CAD large assemblies   more››

Scientific Event

  • 15-Oct-07

Nonsmooth, Nonconvex Optimization

There are many algorithms for minimization when the objective function is differentiable or convex, but few options when it is neither. We describe two simple algorithmic approaches for minimization of nonsmooth, nonconvex objectives: BFGS (a new   more››

Scientific Event

  • 29-Sep-07

6th Pacific Northwest PDE Meeting

The 6th Pacific Northwest PDE meeting will be held at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby on Saturday, September 29, 2007.    more››

Scientific Event

  • 28-Sep-07

2007 PIMS-CSC Seminar - 02

Towards Robust Finite Element Formulations for Acoustics   more››

Scientific Event

  • 21-Sep-07

2007 PIMS-CSC Seminar - 01

Design of a high quality optical resonator   more››

Scientific Event

  • 21-Sep-07

Design of a high quality optical resonator

We consider resonance phenomena for the scalar wave in an inhomogeneous medium. Resonance can be described as a solution to the wave equation that is spatially localized while its time dependence is (mostly) harmonic except for decay due to radiat   more››

Scientific Event

  • 20-Sep-07

Gradient Flows and Energy Landscapes II

Micromagnetics deals with the spatial pattern formed by the magnetization of a ferromagnet. From the point view of mathematics, micromagnetics is an ideal testbed for a pattern-forming system in materials science: There are abundant experiments on   more››

Scientific Event

  • 18-Sep-07

Gradient Flows and Energy Landscapes I

Micromagnetics deals with the spatial pattern formed by the magnetization of a ferromagnet. From the point view of mathematics, micromagnetics is an ideal testbed for a pattern-forming system in materials science: There are abundant experiments on   more››

Scientific Event

  • 11-Sep-07

Pattern formation in micromagnetics

Micromagnetics deals with the spatial pattern formed by the magnetization of a ferromagnet. From the point of view of mathematics, micromagnetics is an ideal testbed for a pattern-forming system in materials science: There are abundant experiments   more››

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