Past Events at the University of Victoria

The University of Victoria PIMS site office is located in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics (Social Sciences and Mathematics building) at the University of Victoria (Map | Contact).

 

Past Events

  • 13-Nov-08

PIMS Special Speaker-Problems in computational topology: Where pure mathematics meets computer science

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

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

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››

Scientific Event

  • 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››

Scientific Event

  • 14-Feb-08

Applied and Theoretical Challenges for Multi-Scale Hyperbolic PDE

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

Scientific Event

  • 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››

Scientific Event

  • 13-Dec-07

Disjoint Paths in Graphs

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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  • 30-Jul-07
  • 3-Aug-07

Summer School Tropical multiscale convective systems: Theory, modeling, and observations

This event is a 3-day summer school (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday) followed by a 2-day workshop (Thursday, Friday). The aim is to bring university researchers in applied math, physics, or meteorology departments working in the area of tropical meteorol   more››

Scientific Event

  • 27-Apr-07

Symposium on Kinetic Equations and Methods

A conference in honour of the 10th anniversary of the founding of the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences. World leaders from diverse branches of kinetic theory will gather for an intense two-day worksh   more››

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  • 24-Feb-07
  • 25-Feb-07

Eighth Coast Combinatorics Conference

The meeting consists of a sequence of contributed talks of 30-45 minutes in length. Some speaking slots may still be available.    more››

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  • 23-Jun-06
  • 25-Jun-06

Western Canada Linear Algebra Meeting (WCLAM)

The 2006 Western Canada Linear Algebra Meeting (WCLAM) will be held at the University of Victoria in room C112 of the David Strong Building on June 23-24, 2006. This is the seventh in a series of meetings that have been held since 1993; the p   more››

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