## Past Events at the University of Alberta

### Past Events

- 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››

Scientific Event

- 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››

Scientific Event

- 5-Oct-07
- 6-Oct-07

Plumes and Gravity Currents in Stratified Environments

http://www.ualberta.ca/~bsuther/events/pimscrg1007/ more››

Scientific Event

- 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

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››

Scientific Event

- 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››

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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››

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

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