## Past Events at the University of Alberta

### Past Events

- 15-Jun-07

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››

Scientific Event

- 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

http://www.math.ualberta.ca/~mathbio/summerworkshop/2007/General.html 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››

Scientific Event

- 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››

Scientific Event

- 14-Apr-07
- 15-Apr-07

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››

Scientific Event

- 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››

Scientific Event

- 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››

Scientific Event

- 3-Mar-07
- 4-Mar-07

PIMS Graduate Students Workshop

http://www.math.ualberta.ca/~vtroitsky/pims-workshop.pdf more››

Scientific Event

- 28-Feb-07

On braided and ordinary Hopf algebras

Braided Hopf algebras occur naturally in the structure theory of ordinary Hopf algebras. I will show how they arise in this context and how they can be used to construct (and possibly to classify) ordinary finite dimensional Hopf algebras. more››

Scientific Event

- 26-Feb-07

Mathematical Modelling of Host-Parasitoid Systems: Spatio-Temporal Dynamics

Parasitoids are a specialised class of predators that use a single prey or host for their juvenile development but unlike parasites kill the host as a result of this development. Within this lifestyle there are many variations in life history that more››

Scientific Event

- 19-Feb-07

The Reality of Computer Models: Statistics and Virtual Science

Computer models are imperfect representations of real phenomena. An austere view is that validating a model cannot be done, the "primary value of models is heuristic: models are representations, useful for guiding further study but not suscep more››

Scientific Event

- 16-Feb-07

Subgaussian processes are well-balanced

Scientific Event

- 29-Jan-07

- 22-Jan-07

Habitat use and movements of plains zebra in response to predation

Prey species must adapt their behavior to avoid predation while meeting resource needs. In East Africa savannah, plains zebra are a key prey for lions. We study a population of 600 plains zebra in Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Kenya. We test how zebra mo more››

Scientific Event

- 6-Dec-06

If we would -say- estimate the anthropogenic contribution to climate change, we would have to understand the range of natural variability. Now, the climate of the Earth is an experiment, which is only run once, so in order to assess this we have t more››

Scientific Event

- 27-Nov-06

- 6-Nov-06

Modelling individual to collective cell movement

Kevin Painter is with Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland Abstract: Cell migration plays a major role in both embryonic development (e.g. gastrulation, neural crest migration) and the normal physiological responses of an adult (e.g. more››

Scientific Event

- 16-Oct-06

Epizootics of wild fish induced by farm fish

The continuing decline of ocean fisheries and rise of global fish consumption has driven aquaculture growth by 10% annually over the last decade. The association of fish farms with disease emergence in sympatric wild fish stocks remains one of the more››

Scientific Event