Past Events at the University of British Columbia

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Past Events

  • 6-Aug-07
  • 19-Aug-07

Summer School on Particle Physics, Cosmology and Strings

The Summer School on Particle Physics, Cosmology and Strings is the 5th in an ongoing series offered by Perimeter Institute and PIMS. The summer school is targeted at 40 advanced graduate students in high energy physics with interests in at least one   more››

Scientific Event

  • 25-Jul-07

Bounded topology

The talk will show how a lot of classical results about topological manifolds can be proved using a little bit of controlled topology.   more››

Scientific Event

  • 21-Jul-07
  • 23-Jul-07

Mechanical Behaviour of Glassy Materials   more››

Scientific Event

  • 18-Jul-07

Understanding the stability of lipid bilayers

Lipid bilayers demonstrate an intriguing combination of properties: at a microscopic scale they consist of individual molecules without covalent bonding, but at larger scales they show behaviour reminiscent of elastic solids. Energy-based models,   more››

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  • 25-Jun-07

Viscous Hamilton-Jacobi(VHJ) equations (Part 6)

This is the final lecture   more››

Scientific Event

  • 25-Jun-07
  • 29-Jun-07

Conference on Applied Inverse Problems 2007

The enormous increase in computing power and the development of powerful algorithms has made it possible to apply the techniques of Inverse Problems to real-world problems of growing complexity. Applications include a number of medical as well a   more››

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  • 18-Jun-07
  • 18-Jun-07
  • 20-Jun-07

Synchronous Rhythms in the Brain

The brain is the main source of biological rhythms. These rhythms range from sleep-wake cycles and the life-supporting respiration rhythm to hormonal rhythms that control reproduction and from gaits in animal locomotion to the highly sophisti   more››

Scientific Event

  • 15-Jun-07

The spread and evolution of highly pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) H5N1 in Africa

rtant consequences for surveillance in Africa and beyond. As they scavenge on many dead species, they may also function as conspicuous sentinels in the African continent, similar to raptors or swans in Europe or cats in Indonesia. Proper disposal   more››

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  • 11-Jun-07
  • 10-Jun-07
  • 13-Jun-07

2007 Statistics Canada Annual Meeting in St John's   more››

Scientific Event

  • 4-Jun-07
  • 28-May-07
  • 28-May-07
  • 30-May-07

CanaDAM 2007: 1st Canadian Discrete and Algorithmic Mathematics Conference   more››

Scientific Event

  • 25-May-07

Mathematics: An experimental Science

We'll discuss some recent results that were conjectured via computer experiments and then proved. The examples will be drawn from number theory, Young tableaux, hypergeometric determinant evaluation, theory of matrices of 0s and 1s, etc. Several u   more››

Scientific Event

  • 23-May-07

Invasion percolation on regular trees

Invasion percolation is a dynamic process closely linked to critical percolation, but without an external parameter. In joint work with Omer Angel, Frank den Hollander and Gord Slade we showed that the cluster of inva   more››

Scientific Event

  • 18-May-07

Markov Chains and Web Ranking: a Multilevel Adaptive Aggregation Method

Google's PageRank method for ranking web pages models how a `random surfer' follows links between web pages in a random fashion. The stationary probability vector of the resulting Markov chain provides a ranking of all the pages in the network. Ca   more››

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  • 17-May-07

Monetary utilities and BDEs

TBA   more››

Scientific Event

  • 16-May-07

Oscillating random walk on Z driven by its occupation time at zero

I will consider a nearest-neighbor random walk X_n on integers with the drift at time n (conditional on the past expectation of $X_{n+1}-X_n$) equals to $-sign(X_n)f^{-1}(eta_n),$ where eta_n is the number of visits to zero by time n and f(n) is a   more››

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