## 2008 Scientific Events

- 8-Dec-08
- 20-Dec-08

International Conference on Cluster Algebras and Related Topics

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Morelia, Mexico

- 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››

University of Victoria

- 2-Dec-08

- 28-Nov-08

PIMS Postdoctoral Colloquium 01

Extremal metrics and the Calabi flow more››

University of British Columbia

- 27-Nov-08

Recent results for Special Lagrangian equations more››

University of British Columbia

- 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››

University of Victoria

- 18-Nov-08

Obstruction for the existence of prescribed curvature hypersurfaces more››

University of British Columbia

- 13-Nov-08

Statistical analysis of Illness Death and Semi-competing Risk Data more››

University of British Columbia

- 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››

University of Victoria

- 8-Nov-08

The Tenth Northwest Probability Seminar

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University of Washington

- 4-Nov-08

Gluing Constructions of Special Lagrangians more››

University of British Columbia

- 28-Oct-08

On a MEMS model involving a fourth order elliptic equation more››

University of British Columbia

- 25-Oct-08

The PIMS Postdoc Day will take place on Saturday, October 25th. This will be a gathering of math postdocs with the goal of of discussing issues which are relevant to postdoctoral fellows such as: - applying for tenure track job more››

University of British Columbia

- 20-Oct-08

2008-09 IAM-PIMS-MITACS Distinguished Colloquium Series - 02

Transport and Mixing in Complex Fluids more››

University of British Columbia

- 14-Oct-08

- 4-Oct-08
- 5-Oct-08

AMS 2008 Fall Western Section Meeting

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University of British Columbia

- 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››

University of Victoria

- 29-Sep-08

2008-09 IAM-PIMS-MITACS Distinguished Colloquium Series - 01

Hydrodynamic Instabilities Mediated by Active Interfaces more››

University of British Columbia

- 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››

University of Victoria

- 26-Sep-08

The Plane With Density r^p and The Poincaré Conjecture

Putting a density (as in calculus or physics) on the plane can make for some interesting geometry. Perelman used such an idea in his proof of the Poincaré conjecture. No prerequisites. more››

University of Calgary

- 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››

University of Victoria

- 25-Sep-08

The idea of putting a density on a manifold has appeared throughout mathematics, recently in Perelman's paper on the Poincaré Conjecture. The prime example is Gauss space: R^n with Gaussian density. Despite interesting progress, the geometry of mani more››

University of Calgary

- 24-Sep-08
- 29-Sep-08

International Conference on Infinite Dimensional Dynamical Systems

Complete information on this event can be found at: http://www.fields.utoronto.ca/programs/scientific/08-09/ more››

York Univerisity

- 23-Sep-08

Superquadratic curvature functionals and approximation of the Willmore energy more››

University of British Columbia

- 19-Sep-08
- 21-Sep-08

- 16-Sep-08

The mean value property of harmonic functions in weighted spaces more››

University of British Columbia

- 5-Sep-08

The West Coast Optimization Meeting

University of British Columbia, Okanagan

- 27-Aug-08
- 1-Sep-08

Geometric Analysis: Present and Future

For more information, please visit the external site at: http://www.math.harvard.edu/conferences/yau_2008/ more››

Harvard University

- 19-Aug-08
- 24-Aug-08

The Ninth International Conference on Quantum Communication, Measurement and Computing (QCMC)

For more information, please visit the external site: http://www.qcmc2008.org/ more››

University of Calgary

- 18-Aug-08
- 20-Aug-08

- 11-Aug-08
- 15-Aug-08

Similarity: Generalizations, Applications and Open Problems

Conservation law methods using multipliers and symmetriesStephen AncoBrock UniversityTime: Monday 16:55-17:35The first part of this talk will review the basic methods for finding conservation more››

University of British Columbia

- 10-Aug-08
- 13-Aug-08

International Conference on Information Theoretic Security - ICITS 2008

For more information, please visit the external site at: http://www.iqis.org/ more››

University of Calgary

- 9-Aug-08
- 13-Aug-08

The International Graduate Summer School on Statistics and Climate Modeling

Topics * Introduction to foundations and methods for estimating curves and surfaces * Basic climate model science * Regional climate and assessing impacts of climate change * Reconstructing past climate * Int more››

National Center for Atmospheric Research

- 8-Aug-08
- 16-Aug-08

SAGE DAYS 9: Mathematical Graphics and Visualization Workshop

Simon Fraser University

- 7-Aug-08

40 Years of Linear Algebra and Optimization at Stanford

I came to Stanford in 1967 as a very green graduate student (not in today's ecological sense). Computer Science was a new department, as was Operations Research. The CS qualifying exams allowed 3 out of 5 topics, including numerical analysis. more››

University of British Columbia

- 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››

University of Victoria

- 30-Jul-08
- 2-Aug-08

Society for Mathematical Biology Conference

For more information, please visit the external site at: http://www.fields.utoronto.ca/programs/scientific/CMM/08-09/SMB/ more››

University of Toronto

- 22-Jul-08
- 1-Aug-08

Summer School on Particles, Fields and Strings

Freddy Cachazo (Perimeter), New Techniques in Perturbation Theory: Gauge Theory and Gravity Jaume Gomis (Perimeter), Nonlocal Operators in Gauge Theory and Holography Clifford Johnson (USC), Perturbative and Nonperturba more››

University of British Columbia

- 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››

University of Victoria

- 18-Jul-08
- 22-Jul-08

Canadian Undergraduate Mathematics Conference

The Canadian Undergraduate Mathematics Conference (CUMC) is an annual gathering of undergraduate students interested in mathematics and related fields, such as physics, statistics, bio-informatics, economics, finance, and computer science. The more››

University of Toronto

- 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››

University of Victoria

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

Summer school on Bayesian modeling and computation

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University of British Columbia

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

Workshop on Transport, optimization, equilibrium in economics

Since Gaspard Monge formulated the problem of finding an optimal transportation plan for piles of soil in his 1781 "Memoire sur les deblais et remblais," the problem of transporting a given distribution of mass from one location to ano more››

University of British Columbia

- 9-Jul-08
- 12-Jul-08

15th Canadian Undergraduate Mathematics Conference

University of Toronto

- 8-Jul-08
- 11-Jul-08

Conference on Algebraic Aspects of Association Schemes and Scheme Rings

For more information, please visit the external site at: http://www.math.uregina.ca/~schemes/ more››

University of Regina

- 30-Jun-08
- 11-Jul-08

University of British Columbia

- 26-Jun-08

Optimal and better transport plans II

We consider the Monge-Kantorovick transport problem in a purely measure theoretic setting, i.e. without imposing continuity assumptions on the cost function. It is known that transport plans which are concentrated on c-monotone sets are optimal, pr more››

University of British Columbia

- 25-Jun-08
- 28-Jun-08

Workshop on Algorithms for Modern Massive Data Sets

For more information, visit the external site here: http://www.stanford.edu/group/mmds/ more››

Stanford University

- 24-Jun-08

Optimal and better transport plans I

We consider the Monge-Kantorovick transport problem in a purely measure theoretic setting, i.e. without imposing continuity assumptions on the cost function. It is known that transport plans which are concentrated on c-monotone sets are optimal, pro more››

University of British Columbia

- 20-Jun-08

The Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) cordially invites you to attend the Ekeland Banquet, recognizing the contributions of Professor Ivar Ekeland. more››

University of British Columbia

- 16-Jun-08
- 22-Jun-08

Workshop on Variational Methods and Nash-Moser

Mini-course 1 The Nash-Moser method and applications (Massimiliano Berti and Philippe Bolle) Lecture 1: Periodic and quasiperiodic solutions near an elliptic equilibrium for Hamiltonian PDEs: more››

University of British Columbia

- 12-Jun-08

Why Simple Algorithms Can Be Complex: Toward a Systematic Study of Algorithms?

Richard Karp has called Computer Science the systematic study of algorithms. This raises the question as to how much the design and analysis of algorithms is a systematic study or science as opposed to say an art form as suggested by the title of Don more››

University of British Columbia

- 11-Jun-08
- 8-Jul-08

Summer School in Probability: An ACCELERATE BC Graduate Training Event

Discrete Spatial Processes in Probability, Geoffrey Grimmett (University of Cambridge, UK) Math 609E section 921 - catalogue #222075 Click h more››

University of British Columbia

- 9-Jun-08
- 26-Jun-08

Index Theory for Symplectic Matrix Paths with Applications

The fundamental solution of a linear Hamiltonian system is a symplectic matrix path starting from the identity matrix. The study of the index theory of symplectic paths aims at understanding properties of solutions of nonlinear Hamiltonian systems vi more››

University of British Columbia

- 8-Jun-08
- 13-Jun-08

TIES 2008: 19th Annual Conference of The International Environmetrics Society

Theme: Quantitative Methods for Environmental SustainabilityConference technical topics include: * Agro-climate risk * Analysis of extremes * Assessing status and trends * Design and analy more››

University of British Columbia, Okanagan

- 3-Jun-08

PIMS Vancouver Econometrics Workshop

Andrew Chesher: Instrumental variable models for discrete outcomes Shinichi Sakata: On Long-Run Covariance Matrix Estimation with the Truncated Flat Kernel more››

Simon Fraser University

- 30-May-08

Third Canadian Summer School on Communications and Information Theory

For more information, please visit the externals site at: http://www.ece.ualberta.ca/%7Ehcdc/ss08/index_ssv08.html more››

University of British Columbia

- 30-May-08
- 31-May-08

Western Canada Linear Algebra Meeting (WCLAM)

University of Manitoba

- 23-May-08

Critical mass in a generalized Smoluchowski-Poisson system

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University of Alberta

- 19-May-08
- 25-May-08

Lie Theory and Geometry: The Mathematical Legacy of Bertram Kostant

One Hour Talks Anton Alekseev, University of Geneva Title: The Kashiwara-Vergne conjecture and Drinfeld's associators Michel Brion, U more››

University of British Columbia

- 17-May-08
- 22-May-08

Eighth Algorithmic Number Symposium ANTS-VIII

Since their inception in 1994, the bi-annual ANTS meetings have become the premier international forum for the dissemination of new research in algorithmic number theory. The aim is to bring together leading experts in the field, as well as young res more››

University of Calgary

- 15-May-08

Ptolemy's theorem and extensions

Ptolemy's theorem is where serious trigonometry starts, although it is chords of circles rather than right triangles which are the building blocks. Ptolemy's theorem deals with cyclic quadrilaterals, their sides and the diagonals. In Ptolemy's book, more››

University of British Columbia

- 12-May-08
- 17-May-08

The Mathematical Interests of Peter Borwein

Simon Fraser University

- 11-May-08
- 12-Jun-08

IGTC Graduate Summer School in Mathematical Biology

The summer school will consist of a one month long graduate course, given by Leah Edelstein-Keshet, with three guest instructors: Profs. more››

University of British Columbia

- 10-May-08
- 11-May-08

- 9-May-08
- 12-May-08

2008 Canadian Young Researchers Conference in Mathematics and Statistics

The Canadian Young Researchers Conference in Mathematics and Statistics (CYRC) is an annual event that provides a unique forum for young mathematicians across Canada to present their research and to collaborate with their peers. All more››

University of Alberta

- 7-May-08
- 8-May-08

Number theory was coined the "Queen of Mathematics" by Gauss. It is one of the oldest branches of mathematics. Over the years, it has extended its roots into a variety of other domains such as probability, combinatorics, analysis, alge more››

University of Lethbridge

- 4-May-08
- 10-May-08

Climate Change Impacts on Ecology and the Environment

This workshop will bring together various experts in order to discuss the relevant issue of climate change. Climate change is a serious force on the world today. Potential impacts include greater intensity in rainf more››

University of Alberta

- 1-May-08
- 11-May-08

2008 Summer School on Mathematical Modeling of Infectious Diseases at the University of Alberta

We invite you to participate in the 2008 Summer School on Mathematical Modeling of Infectious Diseases at the University of Alberta. This is the 4th summer school organized by the MITACS team on Transmission Dynamics and Spatial Spread of Infectio more››

University of Alberta

- 29-Apr-08

On the size of the outermost minimal surface in a compact 3-manifold with a spherical boundary more››

University of British Columbia

- 24-Apr-08
- 25-Apr-08

National Program in Complex Data Structures

Dr. Igor Burstyn. Occupational Medicine, University of Alberta. Title: A vignette from occupational epidemiology: Stitching evidence from tattered fabric Dr. Mahyar Etminan. Centre for Clinical Epidemiology & Evalua more››

University of British Columbia

- 15-Apr-08

- 15-Apr-08

Learn from Thy Neighbour: Parallel-Chain Adaptive MCMC

A considerable amount of effort has been recently invested in developing a comprehensive theory for adaptive MCMC. In comparison, there are fewer adaptive algorithms designed for practical situations. I will review some of the theoretical approaches more››

University of British Columbia

- 12-Apr-08
- 14-Apr-08

Title: Mahler measures in group rings (Lalin) Abstract: We will consider a generalization of the Mahler measure elements in group rings, in terms of the Lueck-Fuglede-Kadison determinant. A natural question is the variation of th more››

Simon Fraser University

- 12-Apr-08
- 17-Apr-08

Regulators and Heights in Algebraic Geometry

The Mahler measure of curves and surfaces by Marie José Bertin Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris 6), Institut de Mathématiques de Jussieu I report on some new examples of explicit logarithmic Mahler measures of m more››

University of Alberta

- 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››

University of Victoria

- 10-Apr-08

Estimation of High-dimensional Covariance Matrix

High dimensionality comparable to the sample size is a common feature in portfolio allocation, risk management, genetic network and climatology. In this talk, we first use a multi-factor model to reduce the dimensionality and to estimate the covarian more››

Simon Fraser University

- 9-Apr-08

Alberta Colleges Mathematics Conference

The Alberta Colleges Mathematics Conference will give you a chance to meet with colleagues from Alberta’s post-secondary institutions primarily to discuss teaching, technology, and curriculum, and to share perspectives on experiences and common int more››

University of Calgary

- 7-Apr-08

Particle Patterns in Dissipative Systems

Particle patterns mean any spatially localized structures sustained by the balance between inflow and outflow of energy/material, which arise in the form of chemical blobs, discharge patterns, morphological spots, or binary convection cells. These ar more››

University of British Columbia

- 7-Apr-08

Identifiability and Control of Biological Systems

Please see the attached lecture notes. more››

University of Alberta

- 3-Apr-08
- 6-Apr-08

This workshop will bring together scientists working on mathematical modeling of viral disease with a focus on viral evolution and epidemiology, and with particular application to influenza and HIV. Please note: People more››

University of British Columbia

- 1-Apr-08

- 31-Mar-08

The Evolutionary Biology of Autoimmune Disease

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University of Alberta

- 27-Mar-08

Model Equations for the Eiffel Tower Profile: Historical Perspective and New Results

A review of mathematical models for the shape of the Eiffel Tower show that they are not consistent with Eiffel's writings. Reported here is a new model derived from Eiffel's concern about wind loads on the tower, as documented in a communication more››

University of Alberta

- 27-Mar-08

Effective equidistribution of Hecke eigenvalues

For a fixed prime p, we consider the space S(N,k) of cusp forms of weight k and level N, with N coprime to p. In 1995, J.-P. Serre proved the existence of a measure up with respect to which the eigenvalues of the pth Hecke operator acting on S(N,k) a more››

University of British Columbia

- 27-Mar-08

In this expository talk, I'll be discussing the work of Granville and Soundararajan on sums of multiplicative functions in arithmetic progressions. more››

University of British Columbia

- 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››

University of Victoria

- 26-Mar-08

The stakes of capture-recapture models with state uncertainty

The development of the use of CR multistate models is a major feature of the last 5 years. However, concerns have rightfully appeared about uncertainty in state assignment. I examine situations where uncertainties seem to be intrinsic such as with more››

University of British Columbia

- 26-Mar-08

Error Estimates of Discontinuous Galerkin Methods for Elliptic Problems

We introduce the discontinuous Galerkin methods for elliptic problems, which are closely related to the penalty methods, to establish the optimal error estimates in the energy and L^2 norms of the discontinuous Galerkin methods, and to verify the more››

University of British Columbia

- 26-Mar-08

Classification problems in algebraic geometry

This talk will attempt to give a survey (for non-experts) of a few of the many fascinating problems and results concerning moduli spaces in algebraic geometry, and in particular some moduli spaces associated to the simplest objects of algebraic ge more››

University of Washington

- 26-Mar-08

Geometric approaches to parameter estimation for differential equations.

Parameter estimation for differential equations is a fundamental problem, but work in this area is incomplete. One difficulty is the presence of local minima which trap optimization algorithms, resulting in poor fits. Incorporating geometric featu more››

University of British Columbia

- 26-Mar-08

The Adams-Riemann-Roch theorem and applications

We shall formulate the Adams-Riemann-Roch theorem, which is a refinement of the Grothendieck-Riemann-Roch theorem taking into account torsion. We shall apply the theorem to the de Rham complex. This will lead to a conjecture on the torsion of the more››

University of British Columbia

- 25-Mar-08

Composition of Time-Consistent Dynamic Monetary Risk Measures in Discrete Time

In discrete time, every time-consistent dynamic monetary risk measure can be written as a composition of one-step risk measures. We exploit this structure to give new dual representation results for time-consistent convex monetary risk measures in more››

University of British Columbia

- 25-Mar-08

A Computational Economics Approach to Policy Models: Applications to Natural Resources

Dr. Howitt's talk will focus on Maximum Entropy estimators and Chebychev polynomial approximations to costate functions, with examples available for download in two papers, more››

University of Calgary

- 21-Mar-08

Models of Initiation and Propagation of Dendritic Spikes in Hippocampal CA1 Pyramidal Neurons

In computational models of hippocampal CA1 pyramidal neurons with active dendrites, distal synaptic inputs trigger dendritic spikes, but in many cases these spikes do not propagate reliably to the soma to produce output action potentials in the ax more››

University of British Columbia

- 21-Mar-08

The weighted essentially non-oscillatory (WENO) methods are popular spatial discretization methods for hyperbolic partial differential equations. In this talk I show that the combination of the widely used fifth-order WENO spatial discretization ( more››

University of British Columbia

- 20-Mar-08

The moduli space of homotopy G-spheres

I will discuss joint work with Jesper Grodal. A homotopy G sphere is a space that is homotopy equivalent to a sphere and has an action of the group G. Two homotopy G spheres are equivalent if there is a zigzag of equivariant weak equivalneces that more››

University of British Columbia

- 20-Mar-08

Neighboring clusters at Bernoulli percolation

The study of Bernoulli percolation on general infinite transitive graphs was initiated by a paper of Benjamini and Schramm in 1996, and has been intensive since then. One of the interesting phenomena is that for certain graphs there is a value of more››

University of British Columbia

- 20-Mar-08

Entropy functionals and the Ricci flow

In this talk I'll present my recent results on the log entropy functional and the Sobolev inequalities along the Ricci flow, including their applications to the Ricci flow with surgery. I'll also present the extension of these results to noncompa more››

University of British Columbia

- 20-Mar-08

Entropy functionals and the Ricci flow more››

University of British Columbia

- 19-Mar-08

Invariants of 3-dimensional Kirby calculus and representation theory

Just as the Jones polynomial can be constructed from the Kauffman bracket, the coloured Jones polynomia l can be obtained from a coloured version of the Kauffman bracket, known as `Temperley-Lieb recoupling theory'. If the bracket is eval uated a more››

University of British Columbia

- 19-Mar-08

Direct Numerical Simulation of Particulate Flows with Collisions

The comprehension of fluid/solid interactions in moderately to highly concentrated particulate flows is still limited even if the fluid is Newtonian and particles are assumed to be ideal spheres (or circular cylinders in 2D modelling). M ost of t more››

University of British Columbia

- 18-Mar-08

Asymptotic stability of ground states in 3D subcritical nonlinear Schroedinger equation

The talk will start with an overview of asymptotic stability results for NLS. By definition, the ground states are stable if a solution starting nearby decomposes into a part convergent to a ground state and a part radiating away. For ma ny years more››

University of British Columbia

- 18-Mar-08

Novel strategies for G-CSF support of severe prolonged neutropenia

We develop, in an axiomatic fashion, structurally stable mathematical equations that describe the G-CSF -neutrophil dynamics (the majority of the white blood cells are neutrophils. G- CSF is a factor that may be injected to help patients p more››

University of British Columbia

- 18-Mar-08

Asymptotic stability of ground states in 3D subcritical nonlinear Schroedinger equation more››

University of British Columbia

- 17-Mar-08

Mathematical Models of Marine Protected Areas

Please see the attached lecture notes. more››

University of Alberta

- 17-Mar-08

Cell Signalling Dynamics in Time and Space

The specificity of cellular responses to receptor stimulation is encoded by the spatial and temporal dynamics of downstream signalling networks. Computational models provide insights into the intricate relationships between stimuli and responses a more››

University of British Columbia

- 17-Mar-08

Mathematical Models of Marine Protected Areas

Marine protected areas (MPAs) have been promoted as conservation and fishery management tools, and at present, there are over 1300 MPAs in the world. Most researchers suggest that in the long term MPAs provide multiple benefits, including: reduced li more››

University of Alberta

- 14-Mar-08

The theory of the strong interactions on a space-time lattice

Quantum Chromodynamics has been accepted as the theory of the strong interactions for more than thirty years, ever since the discovery of asymptotic freedom by Gross, Politzer and Wilczek, whose work was recognized with the 2004 Nobel Prize. Des more››

University of British Columbia

- 14-Mar-08

The theory of the strong interactions on a space-time lattice more››

Simon Fraser University

- 13-Mar-08

Explicit Solutions of Consumption-Investment Problems in Financial Markets with Regime Switching

We consider a financial market with different regimes that are modeled through an observable continuous-time finite-state Markov chain. The rates of returns and volatilities of the market investing assets, the bank interest rate and the investors' ut more››

University of British Columbia

- 13-Mar-08

Character varieties of hyperbolic knot complements

To every hyperbolic 3-manifold M with nonempty boundary, one can associate a pair of related algebraic varieties X(M) and Y(M) called the character varieties of M. These varieties carry much topological info more››

Simon Fraser University

- 13-Mar-08

The Steinberg symbol and special values of L-functions

In this talk, we will describe a construction of Eisenstein classes in the parabolic cohomology of Γ0(M) with values in Milnor's K2-group of the ring of S-integers of the cyclotomic extension Q( more››

Simon Fraser University

- 13-Mar-08

Mathematical Study of Brain Tumor Therapies

Glioma is the most serious malignant brain tumor. In order to improve the efficacy of therapies, it is important to understand its progression with therapies and its genesis. In this talk, I will first present our effort in understanding of glioma more››

University of British Columbia

- 13-Mar-08

The abelian/nonabelian correspondence in Gromov-Witten theory II

Given a "good" action of a reductive complex algebraic group G on a projective manifold X, the abelian/nonabelian correspondence refers to a precise relation that exists between topological invariants (cohomology, K-theory) of the Geomet more››

University of British Columbia

- 11-Mar-08

University of British Columbia

- 11-Mar-08

Asymptotic Error Analysis of Finite Difference Methods

When computing approximations to PDE problems with smooth solutions using regular grids, the error has additional structure. For second order methods applied to elliptic or parabolic problems, an expansion for the error can be constructed t more››

University of British Columbia

- 11-Mar-08

- 10-Mar-08

An in-silico model of early tumor development dynamics - implications for treatment design

Cancer development may be considered an evolutionary process whereby genetically unstable cell clones compete under selective influences of the local environment and succeed in accordance with the relative fitnesses of their expressed phenotypes. The more››

University of Alberta

- 10-Mar-08

Manipulating Thin-Film Flows: From Patterned Substrates to Evaporating Systems

Here we describe two variants of thin-film flows, one involving wetting and the other involving evaporation. First, we describe the spreading of mostly wetting liquid droplets on surfaces decorated with assemblies of micron-size cylindrical posts more››

University of British Columbia

- 10-Mar-08

Chern-Simons/Gromov-Witten duality

In this talk I hope to introduce Large N duality relating Chern-Simons gauge theory and Gromov-Witten theory. I will discuss some conjectures and theorems surrounding this subject and joint work with Sergiy Koshkin. more››

University of British Columbia

- 7-Mar-08

Giving the physics a chance: how to reduce the impact of numerical errors

Numerical errors are generally a bother, but in the case of adverse mobility ratio flows, such as those encountered when injecting water or gas (CO2) in oil reservoirs, they can be a real nuisance. In this talk we discuss the well-known grid more››

Simon Fraser University

- 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››

University of Victoria

- 6-Mar-08

The abelian/nonabelian correspondence in Gromov-Witten theory I

Given a "good" action of a reductive complex algebraic group G on a projective manifold X, the abelian/nonabelian correspondence refers to a precise relation that exists between topological invariants (cohomology, K-theory) of the Geomet more››

University of British Columbia

- 6-Mar-08

Microtubules are dynamic polymers found in all eukaryotic organisms that build the cellular machines that separate chromosomes, polarize the cytoplasm, direct expansion and divide cells. Interestingly, plant cells lack the central microtubule-orga more››

University of British Columbia

- 6-Mar-08
- 16-Mar-08

PIMS Mathematical Biology Summer Workshops

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University of Alberta

- 5-Mar-08

An update on spaces of embeddings

The Cerf-Morlet comparison theorem states that the group of diffeomorphisms of the compact n-ball which is the identity on the boundary is an (n+1)-fold loop space, whose (n+1)-fold de-looping is the homotopy-quotient of the group of the PL-homeom more››

University of British Columbia

- 4-Mar-08

Asymptotic stability of lattice solitons in the energy space

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University of British Columbia

- 3-Mar-08

Analysis of membrane-localized binding kinetics with FRAP

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University of Alberta

- 3-Mar-08

Asymptotic stability of lattice solitons in the energy space more››

University of British Columbia

- 3-Mar-08

A Compactification of the space of Maps from Curves

We will present a new compactification of the moduli space of maps from pointed nonsingular complex projective stable curves to a nonsingular complex projective variety with prescribed ramification indices at the points. It will be explained that more››

University of British Columbia

- 1-Mar-08

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Simon Fraser University

- 29-Feb-08

Optimal Strong Stability Preserving Time Discretizations

Traditional stability concepts for ODE solvers typically deal with linear equations and/or bounds involving inner-product norms only. Modern problems of interest are typically nonlinear and in many casesthe relevant bounds for the problem inv more››

University of British Columbia

- 28-Feb-08

Primitive roots and the Euclidean algorithm

An integer s is called a primitive root modulo a prime p if the multiplicative set generated by s surjects onto all non-zero residue classes modulo p. Artin's primitive root conjecture states that all integers s other than -1 or squares are primitive more››

University of British Columbia

- 28-Feb-08

Eigenvalues of random matrices and not the Riemann Hypothesis

Random matrix theory has been a hot topic in number theory, particularly since the Rudnick and Sarnak landmark work on the spacing of consecutive zeros of L-functions. This highly accessible talk has a far more elementary flavour, focusing on eigenva more››

University of British Columbia

- 28-Feb-08

- 26-Feb-08

Regularity of optimal transportation maps more››

University of British Columbia

- 25-Feb-08

The effect of wind on the propagation of forest fires

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University of Alberta

- 25-Feb-08

Theories of the General Ocean Circulation

University of British Columbia

- 22-Feb-08

Moving Unstructured Mesh Methods

Simulation of moving physical interfaces in 3-D is complicated by the need to (1) resolve complex realistic geometries with a spatial discretization, (2) accurately compute evolving physical fields on the discretization, and (3) evolve the di more››

Simon Fraser University

- 22-Feb-08
- 23-Feb-08

First Canada-Mexico Statistics Meeting

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University of British Columbia

- 22-Feb-08

- 21-Feb-08

Modelling the Endothelial Cell Response to Fluid Flow

Following the onset of shear stress due to fluid flow endothelial cells polarise and elongate in the direction of flow. How the mechanical signal is transformed into an organised and directed response is poorly understood. A multi-scale cellular P more››

University of British Columbia

- 14-Feb-08

Applied and Theoretical Challenges for Multi-Scale Hyperbolic PDE

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

University of Victoria

- 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››

University of Victoria

- 11-Feb-08

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University of Alberta

- 8-Feb-08

- 7-Feb-08

An extension to the Brun-Titchmarsh theorem

The Siegel-Walfisz theorem states that for any B>0, we have Sp=x, p?d (mod v) 1 ~ x/f(v) log(x) for v = logB(x) and (v,d)=1. This only gives an asymptotic formula for the number of primes in an arithmetic progression for quite a small modulus v co more››

Simon Fraser University

- 7-Feb-08

Manin conjectures for K3 surfaces

The Manin conjectures describe for geometrically easy varieties how the number of their rational points of bounded height should grow as the height bound varies. In this talk I will describe recent computations that suggest a similar statement for more››

Simon Fraser University

- 7-Feb-08

Analysis of immune cell chemotaxis and signal integration

In response to an injury, immune cells are recruited to fight off infecting microbes and clear cellular damage. A number of chemicals, called chemoattractants, are produced at or near sites of infection and inflammation and diffuse into the surrou more››

University of British Columbia

- 7-Feb-08

Newton Polyhedra and Sharp Estimates for Oscillatory Integrals more››

University of British Columbia

- 4-Feb-08

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University of Alberta

- 1-Feb-08

Mathematical modelling of intracellular polarization

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University of Alberta

- 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››

University of Victoria

- 29-Jan-08

Root numbers and Selmer groups of elliptic curves

The theory of root numbers predicts when elliptic curves over number fields have rational points of infinite order. In this talk, we shall discuss results which bring together the root numbers and non-commutative Iwasawa theory. It is joint work with more››

University of British Columbia

- 29-Jan-08

Elliptic divisibility sequences are integer recurrence sequences, each of which is associated to an elliptic curve over the rationals together with a rational point on that curve. I'll give the background on these and present a higher-dimensional ana more››

University of British Columbia

- 28-Jan-08

Mathematical Modeling of Colon Carcinogenesis

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University of Alberta

- 26-Jan-08
- 27-Jan-08

Welcome to the 2008 Applied Mathematics Graduate Student Conference (AMGSC) webpage. The conference was held on Saturday, January 26 and Sunday, January 27 at Simon Fraser University. Some students gave short presentations based on past course projec more››

Simon Fraser University

- 24-Jan-08

Financial Hedging of Operational Flexibility

We extend the framework of real options to value the compound timing option owned by a manager of an industrial asset. The operator has control over the production modes, but faces operational constraints which introduce path-dependency. Moreover, more››

University of British Columbia

- 24-Jan-08

The underlying contact structure among individuals that determines the pattern of disease transmission and the progression in time of this pattern are two crucial elements in understanding and controlling communicable disease spread within a socia more››

University of British Columbia

- 21-Jan-08

Mathematical approaches to understanding T cell activation by specific antigen

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University of Alberta

- 19-Jan-08

Frontiers in Biophysics: Forum 2008

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Simon Fraser University

- 18-Jan-08

The purpose of this talk is to explore the new generation of computational mechanics procedures based on modern developments in computational geometry. The emphasis will be on the Isogeometric approach in which basis functions generated from NURBS more››

University of Alberta

- 18-Jan-08

Monitoring the health of Queensland's rivers: steps to designing an optimal spatial sampling scheme

Spatial sampling design is a key step in developing an optimal large-scale, multi-objective aquatic monitoring program. Aquatic systems can be complex and irregular, thus it is critical to ensure that a spatial design is statistically valid, imple more››

Simon Fraser University

- 17-Jan-08

- 17-Jan-08

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University of Alberta

- 17-Jan-08

Determinants of Laplacians as functions on spaces of metrics more››

University of British Columbia

- 15-Jan-08

Polynomial configurations in difference sets more››

University of British Columbia

- 14-Jan-08

Switches, oscillations, and the dynamics of monotone dynamical systems

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University of Alberta

- 14-Jan-08

Sensors, signal processing hardware, and algorithms are under increasing pressure to accommodate ever larger and higher-dimensional data sets; ever faster capture, sampling, and processing rates; ever lower power consumption; communication over ev more››

University of British Columbia

- 10-Jan-08

A bound from below for the temperature in compressible Navier-Stokes equations more››

University of British Columbia

- 6-Jan-08
- 26-Jan-08

- 6-Jan-08

Mathematical Institutes Open House

University of British Columbia