## Past Events at the University of Victoria

### Past Events

- 29-Jun-09
- 3-Jul-09

This is part of the PIMS/Accelerate Canada Thematic Program on Partial Differential Equations, and the more››

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- 24-Feb-09

Special PIMS Speaker - A History of Combinatorial Games

Combinatorial Game Theory---games of pure strategy where there are no chance devices---had its beginnings in 1902 and a major breakthrough in the theory was enunciated in the books "On Numbers and Games", Conway, 1978, and "Winning more››

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- 23-Jan-09

PIMS Special Speaker: Configurations of points and lines - A brief survey

A k-configuration is a finite collection of n points and n lines, such that each of the n points is on precisely k lines and each line contains precisely k points. Some relevant results were known long ago, but the recent years have seen a large n more››

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- 5-Dec-08

PIMS Special Speakers: Hamilton paths in vertex-transitive graphs

A graph is Hamilton-connected if for any two vertices u and v there is a Hamilton path whose terminal vertices are u and v. Similarly, a bipartite graph is Hamilton-laceable if for any two vertices u and v from distinct parts there is a Hamilton path more››

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- 20-Nov-08

Recent Advances in Optimal Experimental Designs: A well-designed study is crucial for the success of any scientific investigation. Despite advances in optimal design theory in the last few decades, applications to find efficient designs in many bi more››

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- 13-Nov-08

Some of the core problems in low-dimensional topology involve algorithms to identify and compare topological spaces. However, where these algorithms exist, they are often infeasibly slow and difficult to implement.Here we outline the ways i more››

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- 2-Oct-08

PIMS Special Speaker-Index Theory from a Non-Commutative Point of View

The Atiyah-Singer index theorem, which directs tools from Hilbert space operator theory toward problems in topology and geometry, fits very naturally into the framework of Alain Connes' non-commutative geometry.In fact index theory is a central more››

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- 27-Sep-08

7th Pacific Northwest PDE Meeting

Point singularities of very weak solutions of 3D stationary Navier-Stokes equations - Tai-Peng TsaiI will talk about a joint work with Hideyuki Miura, which characterizes the singularities of very weak solutions bounded by $C_*|x|^{-1 more››

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- 25-Sep-08

Special PIMS Speaker Series - What's new for Microstructure?

We don't call it the Stone Age because we use stones. Any biped can do this. We call it the Stone Age because we fabricated stone tools. This require tool stones, special because of their microstructural texture. So what's new for microstructure? Jus more››

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- 5-Aug-08
- 9-Aug-08

The Northwest Dynamics Symposium

If you are interested in giving a talk, please contact Michel Demyen: pims@math.uvic.ca more››

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- 21-Jul-08
- 23-Jul-08

This PIMS workshop is intended for graduate students, post-docs, and young researchers in applied math and atmosphere/ocean sciences who are interested in the application of stochastic and probabilistic modelling and analysis techniques for atmos more››

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- 14-Jul-08
- 18-Jul-08

Summer School on Stochastic and Probabilistic methods for atmosphere, ocean, and climate dynamics

This PIMS summer school is intended for graduate students, post-docs, and young researchers in applied math and atmosphere/ocean sciences who are interested in the application of stochastic and probabilistic modelling and analysis techniques for a more››

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- 10-Apr-08

A mathematical model for the control and eradication of a wood boring beetle infestation

We propose a mathematical model for an infestation of a wooded area by a beetle species in which the larva develop deep in the wood of living trees. Due to the difficulties of detection, we presume that only a certain proportion of inf more››

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- 26-Mar-08

Mathematical Change in the 19th Century: Issues and Approaches

The 19th Century is the period during which the university-based international mathematical community came into being. It is also a time when mathematics changed profoundly, becoming more abstract, and distancing itself to some degree in it more››

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- 7-Mar-08

Comparison of Misspecified Calibrated Models: The Minimum Distance Approach

This paper presents testing procedures for comparison of misspecified calibrated models. The proposed tests are of the Vuong-type (Vuong, 1989; Rivers and Vuong, 2002). In our framework, an econometrician selects values for more››

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- 14-Feb-08

Applied and Theoretical Challenges for Multi-Scale Hyperbolic PDE

http://pims.math.ca/science/2008/0802crgm/Majda_Feb14_Poster.pdf more››

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- 12-Feb-08

Information Theory, Statistical Mechanics, and Predicting Jupiter's Red Spot

Information Theory, Statistical Mechanics, and Predicting Jupiter's Red Spot. Feb 12, 2008 3:00pm-4:00pm, CORNETT B111 Galileo Journey to Jupiter This lecture blends ideas from probability theory, PDE’s, numeri more››

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- 31-Jan-08

When optimization becomes irrelevant: time-inconsistency and its consequences

In optimal control, one traditionally discounts the future at a constant rate: a gain u occurring at time t>0 is valued today at u exp(-rt), where r is the discount rate. If non-constant discount rates are used, as they should more››

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- 13-Dec-07

We consider the well-known edge-disjoint path problem (EDP) where we are given a graph G and pairs of nodes (“demands”) s1t1, s2t2, . . . sktk. A subset F of {1, 2, . . . , k} is routable if there exists |F| edge-disjoint paths in G that conne more››

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- 23-Nov-07

Efficent smooth GMM through dimension reduction

We propose a new GMM criterion for models defined by conditional moment restrictions that takes into account a number of moment conditions which increases with the sample size. Our criterion allows us to reduce the dimensionality of the conditioni more››

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