Past Events at the University of British Columbia

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Past Events

  • 13-Aug-07
  • 17-Aug-07

International Conference of Theoretical and Numerical Fluid Mechanics III

The International Conference of Theoretical and Numerical Fluid Mechanics III is being held in honor of Professors Giovanni Paolo Galdi and Rolf Rannacher, in celebration of their sixtieth birthdays. Reflecting their interests, it will be an   more››

Scientific Event

  • 8-Aug-07

How cells make measurements

A fundamental problem of cell biology is to understand how cells make measurements and then make behavioral decisions in response to these measurements. The full answer to this question is not known but there are some underlying principles that ar   more››

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  • 7-Aug-07
  • 7-Aug-07

Morphogen Gradients Stable During Growth? an example in plant development

In plant development, the phytohormone auxin plays a key-role, controlling cell identity, cell division and cell expansion. Interestingly, in both distal regions of plant roots and shoots, characteristic auxin maxima have been found which correlat   more››

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  • 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

http://pitp.physics.ubc.ca/confs/glass07/   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

http://ssc.ca/archive/2007/index_e.html   more››

Scientific Event

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

CanaDAM 2007: 1st Canadian Discrete and Algorithmic Mathematics Conference

http://www.cs.ualberta.ca/~mreza/CANADAM/   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››

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