Past Events at the University of Alberta

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Past Events

  • 18-Jan-08

Isogeometric Analysis

The purpose of this talk is to explore the new generation of computational mechanics procedures based on modern developments in computational geometry. The emphasis will be on the Isogeometric approach in which basis functions generated from NURBS   more››

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  • 14-Jan-08

Switches, oscillations, and the dynamics of monotone dynamical systems

Please see the attached lecture notes.   more››

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  • 30-Nov-07

Banach algebras of continuous functions and measures, and their second duals

For every Banach algebra A, there are two products on the second dual space A'' that make A'' into a Banach algebra; they may or may not coincide. A lot of information about the original algebra A comes easily by looking at these second duals. We   more››

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  • 29-Nov-07

Multi-Banach spaces and Multi-Banach Algebras

The very extensive theories of Banach spaces and Banach algebras, including algebras of operators on Banach spaces, are the foundation stones of much modern analysis. For certain reasons M. Polyakov and I were led to introduce a more   more››

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  • 26-Oct-07

Sums of congruent convex bodies

The Minkowski linear combination is a fundamental operation for convex bodies. Further basic structures on the space of convex bodies are the topology induced by the Hausdorff metric, and the operation of the group of rigid motions. Suppose we hav   more››

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  • 25-Oct-07

Asymptotic shapes of random polytopes

We consider random polytopes, generated as intersections of closed halfspaces (containing 0) bounded by the hyperplanes of a Poisson process of hyperplanes (satisfying only some homogeneity property under dilatations). The central question (a very   more››

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  • 23-Oct-07

Random projections of regular polytopes and neighborliness

If an N-dimensional regular crosspolytope is projected to a uniform random d-dimensional subspace and N is large, then the projection has strong neighborliness properties, with high probability. Strong results in this direction were recently obtai   more››

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  • 5-Oct-07
  • 6-Oct-07

Plumes and Gravity Currents in Stratified Environments   more››

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  • 20-Aug-07
  • 23-Aug-07

Canadian Summer School on Communications and Information Theory, 2007

The summer school will consist of invited talks from leading experts in the areas of Communications and Information theory. The talks will be self-contained and aimed at introducing graduate students and researchers to new areas in Communications and   more››

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  • 30-Jul-07
  • 9-Aug-07

PIMS Algebra Summer School

The PIMS Algebra Summer School 2007 will have three minicourses: G. Benkart (University of Wisconsin): Lie algebras M. Brion: (University of Grenoble): Algebraic groups M. Karoubi (University of Paris VII): K-theory   more››

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  • 15-Jun-07

Mathematical Pedagogy

Many learners of mathematics seem to take a passive stance towards their studies, at best assenting to a sequence of definitions and theorems. The notion of personal example spaces will be developed as a setting for pedagogical strategies which ca   more››

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  • 11-Jun-07
  • 15-Jun-07

11th PIMS Industrial Problem Solving Workshop

"Connecting Industry to Solutions"   more››

Industrial Event

  • 21-May-07
  • 1-May-07

PIMS Mathematical Biology 2007 Summer Workshop   more››

Scientific Event

  • 30-Apr-07

Chow group of 0-cycles on a surface over a p-adic field with infinite torsion subgroup

In this talk I would like to demonstrate how Hodge theory can play a crucial role in an arithmetic question. The issue is to construct an example of a projective smooth surface X over a p-adic field K such that for any prime   more››

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  • 26-Apr-07

Adaptive evolution and concentrations in parabolic PDEs

Living systems are subject to constant evolution. Their environment can be considered as a nutrient shared by all the population. This allows certain individuals, characterized by a ‘physiological trait’, to expand faster because they are bett   more››

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  • 14-Apr-07
  • 15-Apr-07

ABC Algebra Workshop

The second ABC algebra workshop will be held on Saturday, April 14, and Sunday, April 15, 2007 at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. The workshop is sponsored by the PIMS   more››

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  • 23-Mar-07

Minimal determinants for the centres and topological centres of some

The algebraic centre of the uniformly continuous compactification GUC of an abelian locally compact group G is G itself. There is a stronger result: if u commutes with just two (carefully chosen) elements of   more››

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  • 14-Mar-07

Hardy's Uncertainty Principle for Lie Groups

A classical theorem due to Hardy says that a non-zero measurable function on the real line and irs Fourier transform cannot both have very strong exponential decay. Hardy's theorem also holds for Rn, and during the past ten years there   more››

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