Scientific General Events

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  • The climate statistics workshop provided a venue for scientific researchers and end users to discuss how statistical information can benefit agriculture, water and other climate sensitive operations. Applied scientific presentations increased understanding of what can be provided analytically using 'easy to understand statistics.' The usefulness and limitations of the tools were assessed by the user community, who engaged researchers in a dialogue aimed at suggesting appropriate statistical techniques for risk reduction. The dialogue was achieved by including users of climate information as workshop participants. Participants include representatives of government departments, commodity brokers, financial representatives and community groups whose activities are impacted by weather and climate.

  • Dear Graduate Students,

    Welcome to our conference website!
    This conference provides graduate students with a forum to discuss their research. With funds from PIMS and the University of Calgary, we can provide you with accommodation, meals and provide some reimbursement for travel. Please check the corresponding links for detailed information!
    The goal of this conference is to promote academic collaboration amongst young researchers. By giving graduate students a forum to discuss their work with other researchers, this conference promotes progress through discourse. This conference will give graduate students the opportunity to present their own research, learn about the research being conducted by other graduate students and discuss research issues.
    Every participant is encouraged to give a talk and funding is only available to conference presenters. Funding is limited, so register early!

    Sincerely,
    UC Organizing Committee

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  • The 40th Cascade Topology Seminar is a bi-annual gathering of topologists from the US Pacific Northwest and Southwestern Canada.
    All talks will be at the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences
    in Room 110 West Mall Annex, 1933 West Mall, Vancouver.

    Coffee and refreshments will be served at 9am Saturday and Sunday
    preceding the talks. On Saturday evening there will be a dinner for
    participants, at a location to be announced.

    This meeting honors the retirement of Professors Kee Lam and Denis Sjerve.

  • As a result of the meeting organized by the CMM and PIMS at the Banff International Research Station on Natural Resources and Mathematical Economics in November 2005,
    and of a sequence of personal and e-mail discussions with representatives of MASCOS, MATHEON and MITACS, all mentioned centers have decided to promote the organization
    of a workshop on Rock Mechanics and Logistics in Mining to be held in

    Santiago de Chile, from February 26 to March 2, 2007

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

  • Welcome to the 2007 Applied Mathematics Graduate Student Conference (AMGSC) webpage. The conference was held Saturday, February 3rd at Simon Fraser University. Some students gave a short 15 minute presentation based on either a past course project, or on current research. There was a social event in the evening following the conference.

  • Northwest Probability Seminars are one-day
    mini-conferences held at the University of Washington
    and organized in collaboration with
    the Oregon State University, the University of British Columbia,
    the University of Oregon, and the Theory Group at the Microsoft
    Research. There is no registration fee. Participants
    are requested to contact Chris Burdzy
    (burdzy@math.washington.edu
    ) in advance
    so that adequate facilities may be arranged for.

    The Scientific Committee for the NW Probability Seminar 2006
    consists of Chris Burdzy (U Washington), Zhenqing Chen (U Washington),
    David Levin (U Oregon), Ed Perkins (U British Columbia), and Ed Waymire
    (Oregon State U).

    The talks will take place in Savery 239 and 241.
    See the map
    of north-central campus for the location of Savery Hall and
    Padelford Hall (the Department of Mathematics is in the Padelford Hall).
    More
    campus maps
    are available at the UW Web site.

  • The Twentieth Annual Pacific Northwest Numerical Analysis Seminar will be
    hosted by the Department of
    Mathematics at
    Simon Fraser University.
    The meeting will run from 10:00am to 5:00pm at the
    IRMACS (Interdisciplinary Research in the
    Mathematical and Computational Sciences) Center,
    (maps,
    directions)
    followed by dinner at the Pink Pearl Restaurant.

    The PNWNAS has been an annual event since 1987, held on a
    Saturday each fall. Click here for
    past meetings
    .

    Organizers: Adam Oberman,
    Steve Ruuth and
    Bob Russell.

  • We consider a voter model on the integer lattice started with a single
    one at the origin. In dimensions 2 and 3, we establish the precise
    asymptotic behaviour of the probability for the voter model to hit a
    distant point. We use the scaling limit of the voter model started from
    a single one in terms of super-Brownian motion under its excursion
    measure. This invariant principle was proved by Bramson Cox and Le
    Gall, as a consequence of a theorem of Cox, Durrett and Perkins. We
    also derive less precise estimates in dimension less than 4.

  • Stability plays an essential role in many branches of science and engineering,
    including several aspects of fluid mechanics, high-speed transmission of
    information, and feasibility of MHD fusion devices. The objective of the
    workshop is to give an overview of current state-of-the-art methods for
    examining stability, as well as to present some widely applicable new
    techniques. The format will consist of four invited speakers giving a series of
    lectures at a level aimed at graduate students but useful for
    researchers from a variety of disciplines, such as mathematics, engineering,
    biology, etc.

  • The Canadian Conference on Computational
    Geometry (CCCG) focuses on the mathematics of discrete geometry from
    a computational point of view. Abstracting and studying the geometry problems
    that underlie important applications of computing (such as geographic information
    systems, computer-aided design, simulation, robotics, solid modeling, databases,
    and graphics) leads not only to new mathematical results, but also to improvements
    in these application areas. Despite its international following, CCCG maintains
    the informality of a smaller workshop and attracts a large number of students.